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that's not a big difference, but those fires have burned more than five times the average acreage. >> now this map shows you where wildfires are burning right now, including the largest fire ever in california, the mendocino complex. it's almost fully contained. 93% at current check. now we're not even a year past the north bay wildfires which rank among the most destructive and deadliest in state history. >> and of course wildfires can have a lasting impact, enduring for decades after those fires are extinguished. we have team coverage tonight with two examples. >> abc 7 news report laura anthony will join us from the oakland hills. let's begin with wayne freedman in the wine country in healdsburg. wayne? >> good evening, kristen. this is an economics story. the numbers aren't in yet, but the talk on the street is. we're seeing a drop in tourism in north bay, in healdsburg, especially to the wildfires. you can blame perception. empty glasses, waiting tables. they're a strange sight in
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healdsburg during tourist season. >> it's never this quiet at noon. >> and the blame? >> the misperception that the wine country is on fire, and we're not. >> hotels and restaurants, tasting rooms all report a drop in business, down as much as 30%, maybe more. >> we're about a third of what we should be getting in a normal august-september time frame. >> if anyone would be doing well, look at bill williamson who runs and owns the only free tasting rooms in home. he and others had hoped for more with harvest. tourists are coming, but not as expected. >> we had fires, and then we had fires and mud slides in southern cal. and then recently a little fire up here. and people just contribute now california equals fire country, don't go. >> we're definitely starting to feel the effects of the fire. especially with summer, we didn't have a lot of tourists in town. i believe that they canceled a element of their reservations coming out to wine country. >> some, but not everyone.
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before she left for this vacation, sue from michigan imagined all of the state in flames. what a surprise, she says, when she arrived. >> i thought i might see a lot of devastation. but they had to drive me to it. >> they had to drive her to it. it's worth noting that after the wildfires in october, sales taxes here in healdsburg, revenues from sales taxes dropped 11%. and then they recovered. we don't have the numbers yet from this season. they're hoping those numbers are better. live in healdsburg, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. last october's tubbs fire in the north bay ranks as the third deadliest wildfire in state history, blamed for 22 deaths. >> the second deadliest fire in california is the oakland hills fire in october 1991. 25 people died. 2900 buildings also burned down. more than a quarter century later, it's not just the people who live here who are worried about what would happen if fires sparked there again. >> abc 7 news reporter laura
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anthony is live now with that story. laura? >> well, hi, dan. many companies are so afraid of fire losses that they won't even sell insurance to new buyers here in the hills. others have taken it a step further. they're telling their old customers, people who have been with them for decades, to go get their insurance somewhere else. >> that roof is going to explode! >> it's an they're did suffer a devastating fire. nearly three decades ago. but oakland's hiller highlands hasn't seen anything like it since. >> i was disappointed. they should ensure us. >> still, hiller residents fred perkins received a letter from his insurance carrier saying his 15-year-old homeowners policy was not being renewed. the reason? >> the property listed poses an unacceptable risk for wildfire. >> perkins has since learned about a half dozen of his neighbors received similar notices. >> they told me what a great customer i was and how they really appreciate my business.
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and then told me there was no alternative at this point. >> according to the california insurance department, nonrenewals in areas with potentially high fire danger have increased in recent years. but the vast majority of homeowners can still find insurance. thinking is a growing problem in california. in alameda county, in particular, about 8.9% of the homes have been rated by the insurers as high or very high risk. that compares to tuolumne county where 89% of the homes have been rated high or very high risk. >> oakland broker told us while some companies are running from the hills, many others are sticking around, though often for a price. >> there are options through brokers where brokers have maybe six or eight different options or possible options for a property, depending on the risks. there is a scale to the risk. >> brokers say there are options, and in some cases
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homeowners just have to get creative, perhaps combining a homeowner's policy that does not include fire insurance with one that is specifically for fires. they have all of that information, much of it on their website, the state department of insurance. we have a link to that and a phone number. they want to hear from folks who have gotten those nonrenewal notices. that information is on our website, abc7news.com. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> okay, laura, thank you. now for homeowners who live in areas where wildfires burned, the governor is now considering a bill that would better protect them. lawmakers today approved a bill that would ban insurance companies from cancelling or maybe not renewing homeowner policies for a year after somewhere that was declared an emergency area. if you have issues with your insurance coverage, turn to michael finney. the 7 on your side hotline is open monday to friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 415-954-8151. he and his team will help you
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out you. also reach michael on his facebook page and through abc7news.com. a person involved in the case of a missing san francisco man was in court today, but not on charges related to that case. lance silva is a person of interest in the disappearance of brian egg. a headless and handless corporation was found in egg's home earlier this month. abc 7 reporter vic lee is live in dublin now with what we're learning about silva. vic? >> well, kristen, the san francisco medical examiner still has to identify that body. that body so mutilated and decomposed that reportedly the m.e. has to use dna to do that. now, there are two poempbs interest in this case. one of them was released from custody. the other one appeared here in court in dublin. lance silva, person of interest in the case of missing brian egg. alameda county prosecutors say he violated his probation on a grand theft conviction seven
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years ago. this after san francisco police arrested him two weeks ago for financial crimes, id theft and homicide. these charges related to the disappearance of the 65-year-old man who lived in the south of market home. police found a body without a head or hands in a fish tank. but san francisco prosecutors declined to file formal charges, saying the investigation continues. abc 7 news obtained this court document which gives an insight into silva's case. egg's neighbors say he disappeared some time in june, and that they would see strangers coming and going from his house. silva and another man were arrested in mid-august after police responded to neighbors' calls that a crime scene cleaning crew was in front of this t home. after a search of silva's belongings, police found egg's credit card and cash, which investigators believe silva withdrew from egg's bank account. on june 1, silva reportedly bought a bmw here at the auto
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sales lot in newark. he paid $5500. dealership owner remembers the sale. what name did he use? >> brian egg. >> everything looked legit. >> he paid part cash, part card. >> and the credit card said it belonged to whom? >> his name, brian egg. . >> when police showed up here august 16th, the day of his arrest, they showed him lance silva's picture. >> yeah, it was a picture of the guy that purchased the car from me. >> well, according to the court document we obtained, silva admitted to police he drove the bmw, but said that he found the car in front of egg's home. now police also say that silva paid for the crime scene cleaning crew using egg's credit card. the judge continued the arraignment for two more weeks. silva is being held without bail. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> all right, vic, thank you. this is an absolutely just
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frightening case, macabre case. we have put together a timeline of the clues and how the investigation unfold on abc7news.com. now along the peninsula, palo alto police are still searching for a woman who went missing almost two week association. 66-year-old lamatha miller disappeared friday, august 17th. she was last seen driving her silver 2002 mercedes-benz away from the country time market on university avenue in east palo alto. the investigation has so far not revealed signs of foul play, but police are asking the public for some help. the oakland raiders may be moving to las vegas, but they stepped up to help save sports in the oakland unified school district. district officials had planned to drop several sports because of budget issues. abc 7 news anchor eric thomas spoke with the raiders owner marc davis about this very kind and timely donation, eric.
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>> let's not forget that marc davis is a product of the oakland unified school district. as you mentioned, football is coming to the rescue of oakland unified, even though football, as you see behind me at skyline, wasn't one of the threatened sports. ten others were, and that is what's happening for them. >> i thought that he was going to be cut. and all of my classmates and friends thought so too. >> an anonymous donation earlier this week saved girls golf and three other sports in oakland skoochlts. >> >> if you play sports, it's something you're part of. >> today a $250,000 donation from the oakland raiders helped save six more. raiders owner marc davis, a product of oakland public schools, told us why they did it in an exclusive interview by phone today. >> after school sports were very important to me, and probably kept me out of more trouble than i got in. so, you know, i've always felt an affection for that. we decided to do the $250,000 to
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get this thing going, and it's all based on, you know, the raiders are born in oakland and it's always going to be part of our dna. >> that earlier donation helped save sports including girls golf and girls lacrosse, but several other sports were left on the bubble until the silver and black stepped in, including wrestling, swimming, boys golf, boys tennis, boys volleyball and girls badminton. several girls sports were in jeopardy. so did davis. >> i think the fact that there were such a dispreportion nat amount of women sports cut really stood out the me in this situation. and felt that it was great thing to help, help with them. >> even this girl's golf coach was impressed. >> speaking as a 49er fan, i had to kind of take a deep breath and give thanks to the oakland raiders for making that donation. because of them, these girls are at the course right now. >> so the sports teams are set for this year. but what about future years? well, the unified school district has set up a gofundme
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page. they're hoping to raise donations that way. marc davis says no specifics here, but he is having his people look at a five-year plan for having the raiders continue to help the oakland school district, even though the raiders will no longer be in oakland. they'll be the las vegas raiders. at skyline high school, eric thomas, abc 7 news. >> okay, eric, thank you so much. coming up, growing concerns over a federal recall of ground beef that's possibly contaminated with e. coli. >> the products were sold all over, including at safeway stores in northern california. you may have some of it. find out what to look for to protect you and your family. i'm spencer christian. if you're hoping for a nice, warm, summer like labor day weekend, vial a forecast i think you'll like, coming up. senator john mccain lying in state here at the arizona capitol building. i'm marci gonzalez in phoenix with more on today's emotional ceremony here coming up.
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new at 6:00, a san jose teacher was arrested in his classroom today. police say he had a loaded gun with him. 35-year-old charles soe is a suspect in a road rage incident in february. police say he attacked a man and took his cell phone. after an investigation, an arrest warrant is issued. he was arrested at middle school and will be booked into the santa clara county jail on charges of robbery, possession of a firearm at a school. the school's website lists him as an eighth grade language arts teacher. san francisco is testing out the idea of a safe injection site, a place specifically designed for people to inject illegal drugs. there is nothing like it in this country.
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>> other cities around the world do have places like this. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow gives us a look at what san francisco's site would look like. >> the site opens following the passage of a they'll be would allow san francisco to open safe injection sites under a three-year pilot program. the legislation will now be sent to governor jerry brown for his signature. mayor london breed touring safer inside today, the first model of an overdose prevention program in the united states. the mayor says the safe injection site like this one would provide an alternative for people who inject themselves on city sidewalks and leave used needles behind. >> part of a solution to addressing those particular challenges would be to bring this indoors. >> still, the mayor recognizes there are legal concerns for providers who could be charged federally. >> we want to open one as soon as possible, but i do think that it's going to be important that we protect the people who are going to be working at these facilities.
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>> the injection site will provide supplies, education and resources. it will not supply drugs. >> at the existing sites that are open demonstrate clearly that not one overdose has occurred in any of these sites around the world. >> this is the time in history to give this a chance. it's been proven in other countries. >> alex crawl agrees. the principle scientist at rti international, an independent nonprofit institute says he questions the findings of a new review of research that found safe consumption sites don't have a significant effect on overdose mortality. >> there is definitely the possibility of biases in terms of the small number of studies they actually chose to include in that study. >> laura thomas is the deputy state director in california for the drug policy alliance. >> this is not about enabling drug use. this is about providing people with some dignity and respect so that they can take that next step to get into treatment, if that's what they want. >> the safer inside demonstration is open through friday at glide in the tenderloin neighborhood.
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there will be no consumption of drugs at this demonstration silent. it's not clear when an actual site could open. in the newsroom, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> okay, melanie, thanks. as we said, san francisco's safe injection site initiative is modelled after a program in canada that started in vancouver. we spoke with people there about how that program is working. >> we found that in the first four years the facility was open, there were over one thousand overdose events within the facility itself. >> dr. mj malloy is with the british columbia center on substance use. he's been studying the impacts of safe injection sites like this one in vancouver called incite. it opened in 2003. >> the primary objectives of insight are to reduce the risk of disease transmission, and in particular hiv and hepatitis c, to reduce deaths from overdose, and to increase uptake of medical care. >> this video shows an addict coming to a center with heroin
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he bought on the streets, then shooting up with a nurse watching. he then relaxes in the chill-out room where he can talk with caseworkers who may convince him to go into rehab. researcher says the safe injection sites work. there are roughly two dozen similar centers across canada. >> rates of fatal overdos in the areas around insight declined 35% after the facility opened versus only 9% in the rest of the city of vancouver. >> there was also a 30% increase in people getting into detox and new hiv infections have declined 96%. but it isn't just addicts who experienced a significant change. neighbors were concerned safe injection sites would lead to an increase in problems in the neighborhood. it didn't happen. >> which makes sense. instead of people injecting in back alleys they were injecting at insight. so they were out of the public's way. >> public opinion polls in vancouver show support for the safe injection sites at about 80%. >> around the world, there are
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about 120 safe injection sites located in cities in a dozen different countries. >> all right. let's check with spencer christian who has been monitoring a slightly warming forecast. >> which is nice to see, spencer. >> yes, it's going to be more than slight by the time the weekend gets here. here is a live look at doppler 7. it was a bit warmer today. we have mainly sunny skies across the bay area, although the marine layer is starting to get organized. it's breezy around the bay area with a gust up to -- well, it disappeared. we had gust over 30 miles per hour at fairfield a moment ago. here is the view from the east bay hills camera of the low clouds, although not very well-organized at the moment beginning to move out over the bay. it's 67 degrees here in san francisco. oakland 70. 75 at mountain view and san jose. morgan hill 72 and 63 at half moon bay. here is view of mainly blue sky from the rooftop. napa and novato. low to mid-70s. one more live view of the soon to be setting sun from our
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emeryville camera. we'll see the marine layer expanding overnight. it will be mild tomorrow with passing high clouds with a noticeably warmer pattern beginning on friday. the forecast animation looks like this. we'll see low clouds and fog expanding across the bay and inland overnight with patchy drizzle here and there. overnight lows will be mainly in the upper 50s. so it will be pretty mild overnight. and this will be the view at 5:00 tomorrow morning as the commute gets under way. we'll see maybe reduced visibility in some spots and perhaps some wet spots in the pavement as well. high temperatures tomorrow will range from mid-60s at the coast to lower mid-70s around the bay. upper 70s to low 80s inland. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice how that warm-up begins on friday. temperatures bump up significantly with highs in the upper 80s inland on friday and saturday. low 90s on sunday. and temperatures drop back down just a degree or two on monday, which is labor day. so looks like it's going to be a mild to very warm labor day. and then tuesday and wednesday of next week, temperatures will moderate just a bit.
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u.s., mexico and canada, as you can see from the stock market results today. the nasdaq and s&p 500 both closd at new records for the third day in a row. san francisco-based salesforce stock jumped today after the release of a better than expected earnings report. the company's stock is up a whopping 65% in the past year. a historic san francisco mansion that went for a record $10,000 a night is undergoing a major trans formation now. droneview7 gives you a look at the payne mansion. it's off airbnb because it's being renovated to become a posh 14-room hotel, restaurant, and bar as well. the hotel will be called mansion on sutter. the restaurant will be called 1881. that's the year the mansion dates back to. the building itself is on the national registry of historic places. now inside the new owner was careful to keep the mansion's turn of the century character. rooms will go for on average 600
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to maybe $700 a night. in the basement, he plans to build a little surprise. >> oh? >> a speakeasy bar, which will be fun. a later call for last call is one step closer to reality in california. >> coming up, the last few hurdles that remain to keeping local bars open until 4:00 in the morning. and next, the beginning of the final farewells to american
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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> let these tears bring blooms in the desert he loved, in the country he served and in all our hearts. amen. >> a bay area catholic leader delivered the invocation at today's service for john mccain, the first of five days of memorials to honor this american patriot. father edward reese is the president of st. ignatius prep in san francisco and he met john
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mccain. >> today john mccain is lying in state in the arizona capitol building on what would have been his 82nd birthday. this is a live picture as mourners continue to file past his casket. >> abc news reporter marci gonzalez is in phoenix. >> paying final respects to an american icon. john mccain's flag-draped casket carried into the arizona capitol building. placed on the state seal, his widow cindy silently showing her love, daughter megan surrounded by her brothers in tears during this private ceremony in the rotunda. >> none of us were ready for this. we never would have been ready for this. >> the late six-term senator lying in state today. veterans, constituents, even those who didn't agree with him politically, lining up for hours to pay their respects on what would have been mccain's 82nd birthday. >> i love what he stands for. he represents america, what america should be. >> this the first of several days of services honoring mccain
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who died saturday after a year-long battle with brain cancer. friend and campaign manager rick davis on cnn sharing the war hero's final display of bravery. >> i saw the progression of the disease and what it did to his body, but his spirit and his mind stayed strong to the end. he was really an inspiration to us. >> an inspiration to the 10,000 people who are expected here today. and after a memorial service here in phoenix tomorrow, mccain's body will be brought to washington, d.c. for two more days of ceremonies before he is laid to rest in annapolis sunday. marci gonzalez, abc news, phoenix. >> and abc news will have live coverage of senator john mccain's memorial in washington, d.c. this saturday beginning at 6:00 a.m. here on abc 7. we'll also stream the service live at abc7news.com and on the abc 7 news app. 30 years ago, john mccain was snagged in the nation's savings & loan crisis. it threatened to derail his
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political crear in fact, while it disgraced several other dubbed the keating five. however, mccain showed his true character by stepping up and testifying on behalf of victims whose life savings had been wiped out. here is david louie. >> john mccain's political career almost became a train wreck because of a scandal involving southern california's lincoln savings and loan. its ceo, charles keating turned to five senators to intervene. mccain was one of the so-called keating five, five u.s. senators accused of ethics violations. the others were democrats allen cranston of california, dennis deconcini of arizona, john glenn of ohio and donald regal of michigan. each had contributions and other gifts from keating. a burlingame attorney sued keating and others on behalf of 26,000 people whose savings were converted into high risk bonds. they lost $300 million when lincoln savings and its parent
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filed for bankruptcy. >> john mccain was the only person that came to us voluntarily and said if you'd like me to testify, he will testify. he was the most decent man i've ever met. >> mccain had received $112,000 from keating, who was later convicted of fraud. the senate ethics committee found that mccain had done nothing wrong, but had exercised poor judgment for attending a meeting on behalf of keating. he said mccain had the strength of character to testify on behalf of keating's victims. >> he had tears in his eyes when he testified that he had helped charlie keating, and he didn't realize at the time, unfortunately, what was going on. >> he says the jurors were moved by mccain's sincerity. he recalled that several of them were moved to tears as well. in burlingame, david louie, abc 7 news. president trump is again taking aim at google. yesterday he said conservative media was left out of the search engine's results.
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today he tweeted this video with the #stop the bias. it shows google's text on home page promoting president obama's a state of the union speeches, but then nothing for trump speeches. in a statement, google says on january 30th, 2018, we highlighted the live stream of president trump's state of the union on the google.com home page. they say they didn't promote his 2017 speech because it wasn't a state of the union, but his first address to congress. safeway is warning you may have bought ground beef that is now under recall by the usda. the company has e-mailed some customers and posted flyers in stores letting them know the recalled meet was sold in the northern california scores between august 20th and the 23rd. 25,000 pounds of beef are linked to a cargill warehouse in colorado. some of the meat processed there tested positive for e. coli on august 22nd. 80 different products are affected, including beef patties and meatballs. health officials say consumers
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should immediately check their fridges. >> young children are at particular risk for very severe outcomes, including death. so play it safe. just discard the meat. >> safeway is offering a full refund to customers who return the meat with a receipt. we have a full list of affected products on our website, abc7news.c abc7news.com. we use the abc 7 news app to send out this push alert today. bill extending night life hours to 4:00 a.m. in san francisco, oakland passes assembly, heads to senate. the bill is the work of san francisco senator scott wiener. the senate is expected to approve it as soon as tomorrow. it will then head to the governor. governments in nine interested cities could choose to allow bars and nightclubs to serve alcohols as late as 4:00 a.m. supporters say it will be a boost to businesses and tourism, but opponents say it will be bad for public safety. currently last call is 2:00 a.m. while coming up here, a
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frustrating effort in the east bay. >> somebody shot at this eagle, and right now the race is on to get it back in the sky. also ahead -- >> a woman is stranded in a hurricane and can't get to her flight. so why won't the airline give her a
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the final day of viewing for aretha franklin just ended. the queen of soul passed away almost two weeks ago from cancer. fans lined up for hours today in detroit to pay their respects to the 76-year-old legend. franklin's funeral is on friday and limited to family, friends, and special guests. an all-star lineup of speakers and performers include former president clinton, reverend al sharpton and reverend jesse jackson, tyler perry, smokey robinson, jennifer hudson, and stevie wonder. we'll stream the service through our app and on abc7news.com. it is expected to begin friday at 6:30 a.m. our time and last about six hours. well, tonight veterinarians at the lindsey wildlife hospital in walnut creek are fighting to get an injured eagle back up in the air. the struggle is even more frustrating because investigators say that majestic bird was shot.
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for this injured golden eagle, the flight to the examination room was in the arms of veterinarians. they were examining the progress of the bird's injured right wing. the 6 1/2 pound female was discovered last week in pittsburgh, but vets at the lindsey wildlife hospital were stunned when they x-rayed the injured bone. >> notice the pellet right there. >> a lot of nuisance animals will sometimes get shot. it's hard to see why would somebody shoot an eveningle? >> fortunately, they say the pellet missed the joint area. but after removing it, the amount of damage was severe enough to require surgically implanted pins. >> and i secured them all together. so it's sort of holding that fracture securely. >> regular medication helps fight infection and inflammation, of course. but they say the bandage wrap will likely remain on for several weeks. if all goes well, the vets will then begin physical therapy, stretching the joints and wing muscles in the hopes that the golden evening occasional return
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to the sky. right now it is still only a hope. >> you know, we're still really much in the early stages. so it's one of those like i'm pleased with how it's going, what i'm going to kind of take it day by day and bandage change by bandage change basically. >> wildfire expert says the diablo range is home to one of the heaviest concentrations of golden eagles in the state. veterinarians are here are hoping with a little luck and work this majestic creature will be able to rejoin them. now circumstances of the shooting are still a mystery. rangers with the california department of fish and wildlife are investigating what happened. the fog failed to show up this morning, but it's returning now. here is a live look at the go
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we have one to two fires a day and when you respond together and you put your lives on the line, you do have to surround yourself with experts. and for us the expert in gas and electric is pg&e. we run about 2,500/2,800 fire calls a year
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and on almost every one of those calls pg&e is responding to that call as well. and so when we show up to a fire and pg&e shows up with us it makes a tremendous team during a moment of crisis. i rely on them, the firefighters in this department rely on them, and so we have to practice safety everyday. utilizing pg&e's talent and expertise in that area trains our firefighters on the gas or electric aspect of a fire and when we have an emergency situation we are going to be much more skilled and prepared to mitigate that emergency for all concerned. the things we do every single day that puts ourselves in harm's way, and to have a partner that is so skilled at what they do is indispensable, and i couldn't ask for a better partner.
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a grim anniversary today. 13 years ago today, hurricane katrina hit the gulf coast. the category 3 storm made landfall with 130-mile-per-hour winds. more than 1800 people died in connection with the storm. fema calls katrina the single most catastrophic natural disaster in u.s. history. >> 13 years. my. if you can't make a flight due to a natural disaster like a
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hurricane, should you get a refund? >> well, a bay area woman says it wasn't her fault when she missed her flight, and the airline didn't exactly help. so she came to 7 on your side's michael finney. >> who jumped into action as always. >> this is a view you're really going to relate to, because shea big rolling stone fan, and she built part of her vacation around the band's tour in new york. before she could hear even one note, disaster struck. it cost her a dream vacation and thousands of dollars. >> i just love the rolling stones. i've been following them since 1964. >> by now, barbar lewis is such a familiar face at rolling stones concerts, she often scores backstage passes. >> it's a great party. these guys are like -- they're still young at heart. >> barbara planned to follow the band's tour in new york last fall to cap her month-long vacation. she had no idea the disaster ahead. >> the whole thing was ruined. >> barbara and a friend began their vacation in the caribbean
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at the worst possible time, just as hurricane maria came barreling towards the islands. they got to the airport in puerto rico just as it shut down. no flights out. >> no electricity. the airport down, lines of people looking for help. >> barbara couldn't get to new york to catch her flight to europe. she tried to rebook. >> i had a little tiny phone. >> she says it was a miracle she got through to british airways. >> i'm in a hurricane. >> barbara says the airline refused to rebook her flight, even for a change fee. >> saying it's not my fault that you went to the caribbean. >> the hurricane slammed. barbara was desperate. >> i said i don't care. i will fly anywhere you're going. >> there was one last hope, a flight to madrid. she took it. >> took all my money. it took all my frequent flier miles. >> british airways refused to refund their ticket despite the hurricane. after a year of disputing the charge, barbara contacted 7 on your side and we contacted british airways. the airline said we did
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everything we could to accommodate our customers who had their travel plans disrupted due to the hurricane last year. while the customers' flights on british airways were not impacted by the storms, we were pleased to be able to help with a credit for travel and gave barbara $500 plus a $500 voucher. >> thank god for 7 on your side. >> now, as you can see, missing one flight had this huge domino effect of causing barbara to miss all the other connections along the way. so if you have a complicated itinerary with a lot of connections, it is in your best interest to buy travel insurance. it will also save me a lot of time time your 7 on your side hotline from monday through friday 10 to 2. the
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415-954-81 of 51. drone few 7 gives us this view. >> it's more clear than it's been, right? the day to be outside. blue skies, a few clouds. the temperatures were fairly mild. >> spencer is back with an update on the forecast. nice out there, spencer. >> it is nice out there. still pretty mild. we still have mainly clear skies, but that marine layer is going to make a push tonight. here is a look at live doppler 7 and the low clouds building near the coastline right now. and they'll make a push overnight. inland, across the bay, inland, and bring patches of drizzle. so 5:00 tomorrow morning is the commute gets under way, there may be some slick spots in the highways and maybe some reduced visibility. overnight lows will be mainly in the upper 50s. so it will be pretty mild overnight. a fairly mild day tomorrow with highs ranging from mid-50s at the coast to low and mid-70s around the bay. upper 70s to low 80s inland, and it's going to get a lot milder as we head into labor day saturday. mild to warm with inland highs
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to near 90 degrees in many locations. a little warmer on sunday with some locations breaking the 90-degree mark. and then on monday, labor day, still a very mild and pleasant day, but there will be a slight different temperatures, maybe by a couple of degrees. by the way, down to the tropics, the pacific tropics. it's quite active right now. we've got two hurricanes, minimal, miriam category 1 and norman, category 1. both moving away from populated areas. miriam will weaken to well below hurricane status in a couple of days. norman is going to strengthen. but as it does so, it will be moving far, far away from any populated areas. so once again, good news there. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast for the bay area. warm-up begins on friday. continues through the weekend. that will be nice and toasty on labor day, which is monday with highs near 90 inland. near 80 around the bay. and mid 60s on the coast. and then we'll see temperatures taper off just a couple degrees by midweek next week. >> thank you. >> some baseball to talk about here. >> i know. rooting for the a's. >> i know. they've been on such a great ride. a very unusual game for oakland
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today, though. they may have lost the season series to the astros, but they can still take their current three-game set against the defending world champions. it was a very strained outcome ♪ ♪
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now sports from abc 7 news. >> troubles away from the coliseum followed him into houston against the team that stands in the a's way for the division. but this game down to the last
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pitcher standing on the mound. this is the rubber game against the a.l. west leading astros. they led by two in the third, and jed lowry pulls this one. look at tony. a little outfield cartwheel. can't hold on. semien comes on. look again. unbelievable. there is a one-run game. stephen piscotty up. that barely stays fair. matt chapman and lowry come around. the a's take a 1-run lead. this is trevor cahill with the bases loaded facing alex bregman. he does not get strike three so he walks in a go-ahead run. the astros would also struggle with control as well. this is former a's prospect brad peacock. he walked the bases loaded and then hitscotty so the game tied four again. in the ninth, facing tyler white. in any other ballpark, this would be a standard pop-up. but nope, in houston, ugh, it's a walk-off home run. the astros take the series with the 5-4 win.
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so houston goes up 2 1/2 games on the a's in the division. seattle lost today as well, 8-3 to the padres. so oakland remains 5'2" 1/2" games ahead of the mariners in both the division and for the second american league wild card. the giants placed rookie steven duggar on the disabled list. he injured his shoulder sliding into second in the ninth inning last night. it's likely his promising season is over. outfielder gregor blanco joins the team from aaa. tonight first pitch at 7:15. sorry, jimmy garoppolo and matt ryan. aaron rodgers is once again the highest paid player in the nfl and in record fashion. the packers quarterback signed a four-year contract extension worth $134 million if he meets all of the incentives. according to nfl.com, rodgers' $5.5 million signing bonus, his $33 million annual salary and $103 million in guaranteed money are all record amounts. the extension keeps rodgers a at
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the packers. the chico kid before being drafted by the packers thanked packers fans and the organization in an instagram post. he wrote in part, quote, excited to start year 14 knowing that my future is here in green bay. for our 100th season. and drew brees has a new backup and teddy bridgewater a new opportunity. the jets traded bridgewater and a sixth round pick to the saints in exchange for a third round pick. bridgewater works his way back from a terrible knee injury that happened two years ago tomorrow. lebron james' newest venture is a talk show that takes place in a barbershop. it made its debut last night. one of the first gerry, draymond. the competition on court between them is real and so is the friendship and respect off of it. here draymond says james should definitely say he is the guest player ever. >> the last four years became lebron james. and it wasn't nothing to do with winning. he found himself. people didn't start to view him
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as they view him now until he became that force, that man though to say i'm here. >> odell beckham jr. is on the show. jon stewart and candace parker were there for the chat. the series is on hbo. i think if they can get the name of the vineyard as well as the vintage of the wine they're drinking in the barbershop while they're talking smack, it's a guaranteed hit. drinking wine, draymond? we need to go, spencer. >> i need a haircut. >> all right. sounds good. >> that's funny. >> short already. but okay, any excuse. >> join us tonight on nasa's discovery 100 billion miles away at 9:00. at 11:00, saving baby squirrels in silicon valley. what wildlife experts say you should do and what to do if you find one fall ft. mchenen from . modern family and more american housewife.
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at teng, shark tank. then we'll be back you for more news. jimmy kimmel, tonight don cheadle and zoe krav vats. . that is this edition of abc 7 news at 6:00. look for breaking news whenever you wish on the abc 7 news app. i'm dan ashley. we appreciate your time. >> i'm kristen sze. for spencer christian and the entire abc 7 news team, have a good night. >> we'll see you again at 9:00 and 11:00. it's a revolution in sleep. the new sleep number 360 smart bed is on sale now, from $899, during sleep number's 'biggest sale of the year'. it senses your movement, and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable.
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♪ this is the "jeopardy!" college championship! here is our third group of semi-finalists -- a sophomore at worcester polytechnic institute, from shrewsbury, massachusetts... a freshman at georgia tech, from memphis, tennessee... and a freshman at brown university, from gainesville, georgia... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. we had a great game yesterday, and i don't know why, but i got teary-eyed at the end of the match. so, dhruv, rishab, and alli,
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don't do that to me today, please, all right? take pity on an old man. here we go into the jeopardy! round, and here are the categories you three are dealing with... followed by... mm. and finally, double letters in the exact middle of each correct response. dhruv, you start. kids', $800. alli. -what is "bridge to terabithia"? -you got it. kids' books, $600. alli. -who is the grinch? -right. kids' books, $1,000.

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