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off. >> and a live look outside right now at sfo. if you're back to work or school after the long holiday weekend, get ready for some warmer weather. good morning. it's nice to have you back on this tuesday, september 4th. natasha is off. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast, and here's meteorologist mike nicco. hi, mike. >> hi, everybody. we'll look at live doppler 7. a couple features to show first, the winds, a very strong wind pushing up toward fairfield. for the rest of us, less than ten miles per hour. and all the gray as the clouds continue to march to the east, but i think they'll march back to the coast faster than yesterday. expect a lot of sunshine by noon, and look at by 4:00, pushing the upper 80s inland. mid 70s around the bay. near 60 at the coast. that's just a couple degrees warmer than we were yesterday. here's alexis. >> all right, good morning, mike. we have one new issue to talk about in the east bay. this is if you are coming into the vallejo area, westbound 80
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at columbus parkway, just getting reports of a motorcycle down. it sounds like this crash is fully contained to the shoulder, and i'm not seeing much backup approaching that, but emergency crews are not there yet. i'll keep a close eye on that one. we could have lanes taken away once they arrive. slow past that into vallejo and beyond at 24 miles per hour. and check out walnut creek, this commute has really filled in on southbound 680. nothing blocking, just everyone heading back to work and school after the long holiday weekend. next traffic update at around 6:10. >> developing news in south bay. police searching for the person who hit two kids on bikes and then took off. >> the scary incident in south san jose caught on surveillance video. an abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live at san jose police headquarters for us. hi, matt. >> good morning, jessica and reggie. three people were in that car. witnesses say they looked like teenagers. neighbors say that's no excuse for them to take off after hitting two young kids on their bikes. take a look at the video of the
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hit-and-run. this was on monday, august 27th, in the afternoon. you can see a 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl on their bikes approaching the crosswalk in south san jose. a white four-door honda civic rolls through the stop sign and hits the two kids. they go down. the driver reverses, makes a left turn, and takes off. a neighbor says her gardener witnessed the crash. >> i heard him. he said stop, stop! he was saying, trying to make them stop, so you know, but the boys did not stop. they just back up and make a quick left turn. >> now, the family of the young boy say he has a broken wrist, sprained fingers and bumps and bruises. nay say the girl suffered a concussion. both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. police say three people were inside that car, and of course, police are looking for them. reporting live here in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a recent lee released pennsylvania grand jury report on widespread sex abuse by
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catholic priests revealed a bay area case. according to our media partner the mercury news, the abuse allegedly happened 18 years ago at the st. alucious retreat in los gatos. it involves reverend ben addict vanter putin. he was part of a traditionalist priest society at the time. around the year 2000, he was accused of molesting a teenage girl and trying to abuse another girl. the society quickly send vander putin to its headquarters in europe and reported him to the vatican. vander putin did not respond to attempts to reach him. >> developing news in plaster county where a 650-acre fire is burning in the tahoe national forest. officials say the north fire is spreading aggressively and evacuations are in place around immigrant gap, which is about 30 miles west of truckee. it's recommended you don't travel on interstate 80 in that area if you can avoid it. here's a live picture of the fire from bald mountain in
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eldorado county. the fire was reported late yesterday afternoon and surprised people enjoying the area's campgrounds. >> they were screaming, abd get out. i started freaking out. i said let's go back. our baby's there. >> additional aircraft to help fight the fire will arrive today. >> friends are mourning a former bay area man who was killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan over the weekend. >> the man moved to union city from afghanistan to escape the taliban in 2015. the letter pleading for asylum in the u.s. they issued him a death penalty for refusing to join the taliban. he had to hide his family as a result. friends say after his immigration hearing was postponed, he moved back to afghanistan last year to be with his wife and four children who were in danger. >> it was a suicide mission for him. >> i told him he shouldn't go back because i knew that he was receiving a lot of threats. >> he died after the helicopter he was in crashed and caught fire shortly after taking off
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from an afghan military base. friends say they do not believe reports that the crash was they fear a bomb was planted in the helicopter. they say he would still be alive if the rest of his family had been granted asylum to come to the u.s. >> the ceo of usa gymnastics is resigning effective immediately. the board of directors released cary perry's formal announcement an hour ago. she took over last year after the previous ceo resigned in light of the larry nassar sexual abuse case. former olympians and current national team members have criticized perry for not communicating efforts to make the sport safer. the board released a statement saying it's been making the recommended changed. they include amending the organization's bylaws and the appointment of an entirely new board of directors. the board says usa gymnastics has been focused on athlete safety and wellbeing and insuring that programs and protocols are in place to prevent all forms of abuse.
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>> police paid at least 75 arres ancisco marriott yesterd. local workers from union 2 staged the progress. they're upset in the lack of progress over contract talks. they deal expired august 15th. local 2 represents employees at seven san francisco marriott-owned hotels. we reached out to marriott and have not yet heard back. >> a palo alto man who was recently released from prison in nepal is looking forward to a fresh start back here in the bay area. >> wolf price founded the organization, within the four walls, which educates and shelters young women and girls. the 31-year-old filmmaker was working on a documentary. his humanitarian work got cut short in april when police arrested him on marijuana polic were planted. his mom flew to kathmandu and spent six weeks working to get her son released. they returned to the u.s. sunday
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night. >> if i want to do social work, which i want to keep doing, i should do it here, i should help the housing or different types of problems that are affecting people here. >> price says he had to dissolve his organization in nepal, but he hopes to build something even more successful here in the bay area. >> a peninsula home under construction for over a decade and neighbors are fed up. how the city is taking action. >> uber's jump bikes rolling into another san francisco neighborhood. and they're making history at the same time. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my forecast. the bay area air quality district has issued an advisory. they believe the levels will stay below ♪ ♪ ♪ i put a spell on you ♪ yeah, because you're mine ♪
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you're never more than nev minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> how should you dress when you step outside? let's look at your neighborhood temperatures. looks like they have the thermometer fixed at mineta san jose international airport. it was stuck in the 70s all morning, now it's down to 58. that's what you're seeing until you get to los gatos at 71. there's some warmth lurking out there.
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most of us in the mid to upper 50s with increasing clouds. newark and redwood city at 60. here's a look from mt. tam. thinking of going for a hike today? check it out, smoke advisory, though. not a spare the air. beaches, we have lighter breezes today. same thing if you're going to be on the bay. calmer and a little brighter. so have the polarized sunglasses. the east bay, cloudy and 61 this morning. we'll run up into the mid 70s with sunshine this afternoon. here's alexis with your morning commute. >> all right, and it is already a busy one here. not a lot of incidents to talk about, just these volumes that really are filling in quickly here this morning. starting with the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights have been on for almost an hour already. 5:19, the official time. unless you're using the carpool lanes you'll have a wait to get through the toll plaza. the rest of the way into san francisco looking good. i do have a motorcycle crash in the vallejo area so i'll have an update on that shortly. 12 minutes across the bay braj,
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and southbound 101, that still looks great in the green at nine minutes. >> uber owns jump bikes making its way to san francisco's presidio. this will be the first national park in the west coast to offer electric bike sharing. there are ground rules including a requirement that e-bikes be parked at racks and it bans them from trails because they're considering motorized vehicles. this starts on friday. >> new at 6:00, a health alert for parents and why health officials want you to get your officials want you to get your kids a flu shot rig harry's eting clients... ...from far away. but they only see his wrinkles. if only harry used some... ...bounce, to dry. he would be a less wrinkly, winning guy. when i walked through a snowthat's when i knewtte, i had to quit. for real this time. that's why i'm using nicorette. only nicorette gum has patend dual-coated technology for great taste.
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we're back at 6:15. an iraq war veteran on a mission to bring awareness to veteran suicides just finished her 4,000-mile bike journey that went from virginia to right here in the bay area. sarah lee enlisted in the army when she was 17. she served for eight years including a 14-month deployment to iraq. she lost friends to suicide and was contemplating taking her own life. but then, she saw a bike for sale, and she said she chose life over death by purchasing it. she embarked on this coast to coast journey last year in virginia. >> the generosity and kindness i experienced on this mind-blowing. and we're not as divided as we think we are.
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>> i love how she ended this at ocean beach. lee wants to start a nonprofit to help veterans unplug from technology and get back to nature. she hopes they will reconnect with themselves and each other. >> if you or someone you know is struggli struggling, we have a list of allies. look for the allies and action part of our website. >> new this morning on "gma," an exclusive with cosby show actor jeffrey owens. fellow stars now coming to his defense after the 57-year-old was photographed working at a new jersey trader joe's. owens says shoppers usually recognize him as elvin from the cosby show, and it was never an ise ocial mee seeinorfob shtas t trader o necessity and the store gave him flexibility to go on auditions. >> also feel that those initial
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reports were trying to job shame you? >> i did. ort beuso sholy after that, these responses from, like, literally all over the world of support, so fortunately, the shame part didn't last very long. >> speaking of support, athlete turned actor terry crews tweeted, quote, i swept floors after the nfl. if need be, i would do it again. good honest work is nothing to be ashamed of. >> on the peninsula, this home in palo alto has been under construction for 11 years. and these images from google street view show the slow progress on mariposa street between the years 2008 and 2017. according to the palo alto daily post, the city just made a deal with the homeowner. he has promised to finish construction by the end of next july to avoid more than $79,000 in fines. he husband also agreed to renew his building permit and hide the construction behind a fence.
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>> i don't know what was behind this, but you think in palo alto, you would be able to rent that sucker out for quite a bit of money. >> put a tarp over it. it's got a roof, right? >> well, that, too, but all this time, i'm just saying, he could have had this built and this could be a profit center. >> having dealt with zoning and planning commissions, how did that go 11 years? >> it's not -- not very usual that something takes that long to get done. but by next year. by next year, it will be done. >> fingers crossed. >> let's take a look at what's going on outside. hi, everybody. a look from the east bay hills camera. a very colorful sunrise that's about to develop. i have a time lapse rolling on this, so come back to mike nicco abc 7 or look for the hashtag time lapse later and i'll post that. more sunshine, especially inland. more warmth, especially inland today. clouds will come back, fog possible. kind of like in the north bay and mist along the coast. temperatures back in the 50s. and the extended will be close to average levels for september.
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here's a look at the cloud cover. watch as we head to noon. still a few clouds along the east bay shoreline. for the most part, a lot of sunshine and then quickly after that, yeah, just total full-on sunshine along the bay except for that finger of fog roll across the golden gate during the afternoon hours. the coast, yeah, you'll be sockednshine, but that's about . widespread in the south bay. 78 in milpitas. 84 at san jose. 94 in gilroy. much narrower on the peninsula. 70, millbrae. 77 in redwood city and palo alto. 61 to 63 along the east -- should say along the coast, and 66 in downtown san francisco. mainly low to mid 80s through the north bay. farther north, you'll start to get 90s. a lot of comfort along the east bay shoreline with 73 to 78 your spread. as we move to the east bay valleys, possibly air conditioning weather, low to mid 90s. a couple degrees cooler for wednesday and thursday as the sea breeze ramps up once again. when it backs off, temperatures will fall back to average levels friday through the weekend. have a good one. here's alexis.
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>> good morning. checking out the roads this morning, of course, a lot more folks out early today as the long holiday weekend is over. we had a motorcycle crash in the vallejo area. westbound 80 at columbus parkway. that turned out to be not too big of a deal. fortunatelyerse just minor injuries. that rider was able to get off to the shoulder on his own accord, and there are no lanes blocked. so definitely stop and go through the area, but not terrible. things have ramped up on the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. looks like you have stop and go traffic approaching the toll plaza for that one, and a quick check of mass transit. that looks great all the way around. 54 b.a.r.t. trains in sufrbs. normal service has resumed. ace 1, 3, and 5 out on time. we did confirm the gps tracking on 3 is down, but they assure us that's on time, and no delays for san francisco bay ferry. >> "good morning america" coming up at 7:00 right here on abc 7. >> ginger zee is live with a look at what's ahead.
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good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, reggie and jessica. so nice to be with both of you this morning. on "gma," we're live on the gulf coast and i'm heading there, tracking tropical storm gordon. it's on the verge of becoming a hurricane. could make landfall as a category-1 hurricane. there are states of emergencies already declared in louisiana and mississippi. i'll time it out and tell you what's expected when it makes landfall and beyond, because that's a big part of the story. also ahead, an exclusive. jeffrey owens after he was shamed online for working at a grocery store. so many people took to his defense, and he's trying to provide for his family. he's here and he wore his trader joe's name tag, which is a cool detail. >> also, back to school dilemma for your parents. how do you get your kids to stop playing fortnite. we have expert advice this morning. >> plus, a big reveal. the brand-new bachelor is here live. we'll have fun with some of the
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old contestants too, and it's all coming up only on "gma." >> i found jeffrey owens to be really inspiring. we got that sound bite this morning, but i'm looking forward to seeing him on the show. >> wait until you see the full interview. it really -- he stole the entire show this morning, for sure. >> i'm glad to hear it. all right, we'll see you then. thank you, ginger. >> aretha franklin's family is saying a statement during her funeral was both offensive and distasteful. we'll have that story coming up. >> plus, nike just do it and kaepernick are all trending in san francisco this morning. the reaction to the company's newest ad campaign now coming in from all sides.
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seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. check out the highs, they're a little confused. the close to the bay and coast, you're below average, inland, a little above average. summer spread of mid 60s at the coast to low 90s inland. >> thank you. >> new at 6:00, a health alert for parents. the american academy of pediatrics is recommending children 6 months and older get the flu shot immediately. the cdc says last year's flu season was one of the most severe on record. 179 children died of flu-related causes. the cdc says about 80% of children who died did not get a flu shot. >> aretha franklin's family says the eulogy at her funeral last week was offensive and distasteful. >> a black woman cannot raise a
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black boy to be a man. >> reverend jasper williams was mmt.ed disrespectful for that frinas single mother of four boys. williams was also criticized for decrying the black mters movement. they chose williams to give the eulogy because he had spoken at other family memorials in the par. williams says he respects the opinion and he is sorry they feel that way. >> six officials are accused of providing and receiving kickbacks for referring medicare patients. a federal jury indicted three doctors and three employees of milpitas based medics home health. one of the suspects is also accused of threatening former employees who were voluntarily interviewed by fbi agents. >> today, officials at sfo will talk about the possibility of dedicating part of the airport after the late mayor ed lee.
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you're looking live here at sfo. and this would be the first step in the renaming process. the airport commission named terminal one after harvey milk for an outage that took down facebook, instagram, and whatsapp. >> also, supreme court showdown. judge brett kavanaugh on capitol hill right now and senators are ready for a fight after receiving thousands of documents
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. now at 6:30, colin kaepernick kneels in the national anthem of 2016. lm twost years later, he's the face of nike's just do it campaign and it's polarizing the country. >> happening now, senate confirmation hearings getting under way for judge brett kavanaugh. democrats are preparing for a showdown with republicans. we're live in washington, d.c. with the biggest issues facing the supreme court nominee. >> and nasa's new competition that could score you $750,000. what you have to do for the prize. >> spoiler alert, it's a lot. good morning on this tuesday, september 4th. natasha is off. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. median a ke nicco. >> don't even go there. i know.
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hi, everybody. welcome rk, to school, say hi t it carl the fog. some of us call it marine layer low clouds. it's gray on live doppler 7. >> you can see some of the smoke in the air. temperatures in the 50s to 60s. 50, 60s, and 70s at noon with faster sunshine, and that will make the summer spread even more today. 60 at the coast, 75 around the bay, to 87 inland. here's alexis with that extra traffic this morning. >> oh, yeah, we're feeling it today, mike. big difference, of course, from the labor day holiday yesterday and then just the summertime light volumes. they're over. welcome back to reality. southbound 680 in walnut creek definitely looking hazy here this morning, and then we're seeing a lot of brake lights, too. i have not had anything blocking along this entire route all morning but the volumes really have increased. you can feel that difference.
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drive times not great out of the central valley either. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, 1:19. southbound 680, dublin to mission boulevard, earlier crash near sunol boulevard had you slow early. you're coming in at 29, and northbound 85, still in the green at 21 minutes. >> now, a live desk update from abc 7 mornings. >> i want to show you a live look right now at capitol hill where supreme court confirmation hearings are just about to get started for judge brett kavanaugh. overnight, lawmakers pored over 42,000 new documents. they were released just hours before the hearing was set to begin. as you can see, a lot of people there right now awaiting his arrival. and abc news reporter emily rau is live in washington, d.c. for us this morning with what lawmakers are already planning to ask kavanaugh. hi, emily. >> good morning, jessica. as you can see from the live picture, the cameras are set up and ready to go. the hearings will begin any mbt now. a lot of senators very eager to
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start asking questions of judge kavanaugh because he could have a major impact in the supreme court for decades to come. as federal judge brett kavanaugh rounds out his intense preparation for this week's hearings, senate democrats are already making their case that the white house is withholding key information about kavanaugh's record. already, some 400,000 documents have been released, but it's the 100,000 from kavanaugh's time as a close aide to president george w. bush that democrats want. senator chuck schumer tweeting late monday, the senate was just given an additional 42,000 pages of kavanaugh documents the night before his hearing. this underscores just how absurd the process is. in response, republicans on the judiciary committee saying the team will be able to go through the latest batch in short order. >> he was very explicit in terms of what he wanted in a supreme court nominee. >> democrats are expected to
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grill the 53-year-old about his views on roe v. wade and whether kavanaugh would work to overturn it. and there's a new poll out this morning from abc news and "the washington post." it shows 6 in 10 americans want judge kavanaugh to publicly share his opinion on abortion before he is confirmed. as far as support of kavanaugh goes, the poll showed an even split in americans. in washington, emily rau, abc 7 news. >> i'll take it right now. we want to go back to a live look here at capitol hill where you can see judge brett kavanaugh just walked in. he's now sitting down, and you can see the large number of reporters that are there and photographers taking his picture. as this hearing is just about to get started. again, he just arrived there on capitol hill. as those senate confirmation hearings are set to begin. we'll be keeping our eye on things. we'll have updates throughout the morning as we get them. >> senator dianne feinstein
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responding to the kavanaugh hearings. she's the top democrat on the senate judiciary committee. here's what he had to say about 30 minutes ago. >> this entire process has cast a cloud over judge kavanaugh's nomination. democrats strongly object to moving forward when so much of his record remains secret. >> senator feinstein ended with saying that democrats are going to the kavanaugh hearings under protest. >> and now to developing news in plaster county this morning. a wildfire is forcing evacuations in the tahoe national forest. the north fire started late yesterday afternoon near immigrant gap. several nearby campgrounds have been evacuated, and traffic was very heavy due to labor day. at last check, the fire has burned about one square mile, but officials say it is still spreading. additional aircraft to help fight the flames are expected to arrive today. there this morning, new controversy surrounding former 49er colin kaepernick.
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he's back in the headlines. this time for being one of the faces for nike's latest ad campaign. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live at the nike store in san francisco. good morning, amy. >> hi, good morning, reggie. i'm checking nike's stock right now, and it is down since the market just opened a few minutes ago. that's the first financial reaction we have seen to this ad campaign. let me show you the ad. a big picture of colin kaepernick and across it, it says "believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything." there has been plenty of reaction online. one man posted himself on social media showing himself burning his nike shoes. serena williams made a post saying she was proud of the ad. we checked in with a professor at san francisco state who says she thinks this will boost nike's image. >> it's, you know, a continuation of a really strong history of athlete activism that nike is now inserting itself
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into. >> remember, colin kaepernick was the first to kneel during the national anthem at a football game. that was two years ago. he was protesting police brutality against african-americans. he's been out of a job in the nfl for more than a year. he is suing the nfl because of it. this ad with nike is a multi-year deal for him. this marks nike's 30th anniversary of its just do it campaign. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. a bay area man who drowned while swimming in stanislas county was not wearing a life jacket. that is according to the sheriff's department. deputies say the 26-year-old man was trying to swim across the woodward reservoir with his brothers yesterday just before noon. he then started to struggle and went underwater. a dive team found his body about 5:00 last night. the sunnyvale man was on a holiday weekend camping trip
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with family. >> developing news. the gulf coast on high alert this morning as tropical storm gordon barrels toward land. it passed by south florida yesterday. and it could become a category-1 hurricane today. this morning, there is a state of emergency in louisiana and mississippi. schools are closed in parts of three states. and people living along the gulf coast aren't taking any chances. >> i don't want to see another hurricane like katrina, at all. >> i went to sam's, bought a bunch of water and stuff for my family. and other than that, just kind of letting all my employees know to kind of prepare because you don't know what's going to happen. >> the national hurricane center is warning of a life-threatening storm surge up to five feet in some areas. forecasters say gordon could dump up to eight inches of rain. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's dig deeper into gordon. you see that's good news. it gives it less time to develop over that warm ocean water. nearly 90 degrees, the water
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temperature where it is right now. notice that the radar returns are not wrapping around. you do not see a strong eye at all. so it's going to hit, yes. it looks like gulfport, biloxi, straight on during the darkness of the evening and overnight hours. new orleans will be on the south side of this, which means you'll get a little less in the way of rainfall and storm surge. then it heads up into the arklamiss and up to northwest arkansas where it could cause flooding because there's potential where you see the magenta of 7 to 10 inches of rain, especially in arkansas as the storm slows there. back here, a little mist near the coast. that's about it. mainly cloudy elsewhere with mid to upper 50s not only in the east bay valleys but pretty much everywhere except for hayward and mountain view at 61, and los gatos at 64 degrees. if you're out and about, quick look at your commute planner. there's spotty fog in the north bay, otherwise, lighter breezes and temperatures in the 60serpre th lt much b presng
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n'it? summer unofficially over, i would say it's officially over as far as your commute is concerned. zooming into a couple slow areas on our traffic maps. we have known about a car fire for a while in the pittsburg area. westbound highway 4 got cnfirmation from chp that a lane is blocked due to the situation. the far right lane, lane number five, is blocked for emergency crews. it sounds like the actual vehicle that caught fire is off on the shoulder, but you're extra heavy getting out of antioch and stop and go through the bay point area, over to concord as well. this is an earlier problem. this has cleared on the nimitz, but southbound 880 before mowry, we had a disabled charter bus blocking one of the middle lanes. they were able to get it clear today the shoulder. residual delays, 11 miles per hour and 21 miles per hour. bay bridge commute, definitely busier, too. we'll look at that next. >> thank you. are you in the market for a new iphone? why waiting a couple weeks could save you money.
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this is abc 7 mornings. >> i saw a stat on espn yesterday about the a's. at the beginning of the season, they the less than a 10% chance of making the playoffs. now they have about a 90% chance.
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it helped last night that they into play theintoday.hey're grab a coat or hoodie. 90s through the central valley. near 100 in fresno. notice the thunderstorms possible in yosemite, up towards tahoe. this will continue again tomorrow in tahoe and then it will be dry with highs in the 90s and lows in the 30s through the weekend. >> thanks, mike. >> developing news in the south bay. police are searching for the person who hit two young people on bikes and then sped off. >> abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live at san jose police headquarters with the video investigators want you to see. matt. >> good morning, jessica and reggie. thankfully, there were no serious injuries but this was disturbing. two kids down in the street, and a driver who just took off. take a look at the video of the hit-and-run. this is from monday, august 27th, in the afternoon. you can see a 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl on their bikes approaching the crosswalk at cotyl road in south san jose. a white four-door honda civic
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rolls through the stop sign and hits the two kids. they go down. the driver reverses, makes a left turn and takes off. the family of the young boy says he has a broken wrist, sprained fingers and bumps and bruise. they say the girl suffered a concussion. both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. police say three people were inside the car. witnesses say they looked like teenagers. matt keller, abc 7 news. matt, thank you. san francisco leaders and health advocates are pushing for governor brown to sign a bill that would allow san francisco to become the first city in the u.s. to open safe injection sites. last week, the state legislature passed the bill to create a three-year pilot program. also last week, we got a look at what a safe injection site would look like. the site would supply -- provide supplies, i should say, education as well as resources, but it would not supply any drugs. the governor has uil the end ofhe month to sign the bill. >> also today, a north bay school district with a controversial name that some say references the confederacy will consider a name change.
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dixie school district is located in san rafael. critics of the name say dixie is a reference to the confederacy and slavery. the board has previously declined to change the name. several community members pushing for that change plan to address the school board tonight. >> new overnight, someone vandalized bill cosby's hollywood walk of fame star. you can see the words "serial rapist" over his na police say it happened some time last night. in april, cosby was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in his home in 2004. dozens of women have also acc e accused him of sexual misconduct. his star was vandalized again about four years ago. now your morning money report. if you're thinking about buying a new iphone, wait a second. >> apple is expected to introduce new additions of the phone later this month. after the new models are revealed, analysts say apple will put current models on sale the last week of september. and while you should wait to buy a new iphone. if you are thinking of selling
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your current iphone, analysts say now is the best time. used phones will flood the market in a few weeks. driving down those prices. >> facebook is blaming a networking issue for an outage that took down messenger, whatsapp, instagram, and facebook itself. service was affected for about 90 minutes yesterday. the #facebookdown a and #instagramdown bekim worldwide amid the outrage. >> its the south bay, strawless september in mountain view. the mountain view voice reports several restaurants and coffee shops on castro street have agreed to stop providing straws almostit. one resident started the movement asking for businesses to take part. she said the goal is to make people more aware about the environmental problems of using single-yeas plastic straws. >> and new this morning, he hopes the third time is the charm. >> colton underwood reveal. underwood has appeared on "the
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bachelorette" and "bachelor in paradise." he's 26, he loves dogs, washing on the beach. i don't know, maybe he does or doesn't. he's a former nfl player. he was on the raiders practice squad at one time. here he is telling "gma" what he's looking for in a woman. >> if i am on "the bachelor" and i'm trying to connect with you, do i have to be into sports? >> you don't. >> i'm not talking about for me. i'm talking about for the ladies out there. >> no, you just have to be passionate about something. ports was my passion growing up because i saw how it transformed my life. but just be passionate about something, have a passion, and just be a good person. >> and the next season of "the bachelor" is right here on abc 7. you have to wait a little while. it premieres in january. >> he's thinking it wouldn't hurt, though, if you're a chargers fan. >> i'm sure, and i was thinking, okay, he's going to be watching football all day long, right? whoever he ends up with better be okay with that. >> at least have to tolerate the
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tv being on football. >> maybe if she doesn't like it, she has to tolerate it. >> you know how i get away with that? i do laundry at the same time i'm watching football. that's hi i get away with it. just a little hint out there for anybody. >> now, if the raiders are on and then the niners are on afterwards, that's seven hours of laundry. >> that's a lot of laundry. >> wash the sheets and everything. >> very clean. >> then you have to start dusting. it's a mess. let's talk about what's going on weather wise. you're never more than seven minutes away. let's jump in with beautiful sunrises. east bay hills, absolutely gorgeous. here's another one from mt. tam. we're going to use this as the backdrop to talk about more sunshine today, especially inland where it will be slightly warmer. minor cooling during the middle parts of the week. 2 to 4 degrees. not a lot. a d.tubecause t biggestpread wi be in the south bay. look at the low to mid 90s in los gatos, morgan hill, and gilroy, and low to mid 80s for the rest of the south bay. 84 at san jose. about 73 in santa cruz this
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afternoon. 73 to 77 for most of the peninsula. a little cooler in millbrae at 70. 61 to 63 along the peninsula coast. and then 66 to 68 around downtown and south san francisco. up in the north bay, we'll have low to mid 80s until you get to cloverdale and ukiah, 90s there, real heat there. mid to upper 70s along the east bay shore, and it's getting close to needing to use the air conditioner, low to mid 90s in the east bay valleys. tonight's temperatures will hang out in the low 50s to around 60 degrees. and i want to show you quickly what's going on with norman because it's going to get close enough to the islands to create danchs surf on the big island. but that's about it. here's a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. what you're going to see, there you go, 2 to 4 degrees cooler near the coast, back into the mid 60s near the coast, near 80 to near 90 friday through monday. >> taking a look at the roads. we have been telling you be prepared for a busier than average commute. here's a prime example of that. you can see traffic stacked up
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into the maze at the bay bridge toll plaza. those meters lights on very early, at 5:19, the official time. taking you up to westbound 80, if you're coming in from vacaville, from the sacramento area, westbound 80 from the 680 split, a five-car collision that is only blocking one lane and it sounds like chp is there, they're working to get this cleared off the roadway shortly, but definitely stop and go for about a mile and a half, maybe two miles at this point. southbound 680, walnut creek to dublin, about 16 minutes. southbound 101, 1:05, and just a little delay, northbound 17 through the santa cruz mountains, about 27 minutes. >> thank you. a bay area priest who took part in all three memorials for senator john mccain is back home this morning. you can see here, father edward reese in this video from saturday's memorial. he's on the far left with the glasses. father reese became friends with mccain while serving as head of a private school that mccain's two sons attended in arizona. reese told abc 7 news he was
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honored to be involved. >> knowing that, you know, he chose and wanted me to be part of it was extraordinarily moving for me. and then just being with the family, seeing how strong they were and how much it meant to him is just dawning on me the larger scale of the thing. >> reese is currently the president of st. ignatius college prep in san francisco. this morning, an iraq war veteran and her comfort dog are back together. >> they were reunited last night after the dog escaped its fairfield home over the weekend. fairfield police gave u.s. army veteran dana martinez the good news. they called her to say a woman in suisun city found her german shepherd nala after seeing reports on the news. the woman says she found the dog wandering on a busy street so she brought her home and called police. when martinez got to the house to pick her up, she said nala was ready to go.
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>> she doesn't like the car, but as soon as he opened the car door, she jumped in the trunk, and we were trying to get her in the car. >> martinez says she's thankful for everyone who helped bring nala home. >> abc's new brand is sharing inspiring stories. it's in a weekly digital series called more in common. this week, it's the powerful journey of a navy veteran. he lost both of his legs in combat. >> when i surf, i don't want to come back on land. it's quite nice to be on the ocean and kind of weightless and feeling the energy of the ocean. when i come back on land and i change out, i feel a bit more disabled. but when i'm out on the water, it really makes me feel alive and, you know, intense.urngith having fun. we were looking at how he was actually surfing.
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we said, you know what. we're going to be able to help him take his surfing to a whole other level. we started collaborating about how could we make a custom surfboard that would work to fit my unique center of gravity, my unique body shape. >> we learned so much that's not just helping dan but it's helping every single one of the veterans we serve. >> i think we really hit the nail on the head with this latest design right here. >> you can watch more in common on facebook watch. new episodes come out every week. nasa has a competition for you. come up with new technology that uses carbon dioxide to make stuff. >> nasa is dreaming big and thinking about how humans can live on mars, a planet where the air is 95% carbon dioxite. scientists want to know how to use cz2 to convert solid waste to usable products and grow food on the red planet. that's all. the new tech could also help us on earth in the midst of global
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6:58. whether you're just joining us or out the door, here's are the seven things you need to know. capitol hill, judge kavanaugh's senate confirmation hearing off to a turbulent start. democrats quickly interrupted republican chair chuck grassley. they're demanding he's postpone this hearing until they get more documents and have more time to review the documents they have. there have been a couple times this has been interrupted by protesters. >> number two, the search continues for the hit-and-run driver caught on camera hitting two kids on cotyl road in san jose. the victims, a boy and girl, are recovering. police say the suspected vehicle is a newer four-door white honda civic. >> number three, it's all the rage on social media this morning. nike revealing that former 49er colin kaepernick is at the center of its new campaign. some on social media saying they're going to boycott the company. you can see there, some folks burning their shoes.
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>> and number four, tropical storm gordon is picking up speed and could hit louisiana and mississippi as a category-1 hurricane today. the national hurricane center is warning of a life-threatening storm surge up to five feet in some areas. >> i'll keep watching that on social media, if you want to follow along. let's talk about what going on here. an air quality alert. haze in the air from smoke due to the fires to our north. once the sun does break out, it will warm us a little more than yesterday. >> number six, welcome back, everyone heading back to work and school today. hard to see with the haze here, but southbound 680 definitely heavy through the walnut creek area. we have about 20inants on the d. it comes a few weeks of her september 29th show at levi's stadium. i just realized it was 2006 that she game out with her album b-day, which was, you know, beyonce day, birthday, all those
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things. >> i remember listening to that working out. i'm old.d she get the pumpe good morning, america. state of emergency. tropical storm gordon heading toward the gulf coast right now, on the verge of becoming a hurricane. new fears of major flooding and storm surge. a foot of rain in the forecast. evacuations already under way. we are live in the storm zone. supreme court showdown. the high-stakes battle to confirm judge brett kavanaugh gets under way this morning. the balance of the court at stake for a generation. what will it mean for the midterms? taking a stand. nike naming colin kaepernick one of the faces of its iconic just do it campaign. the sports giant picking a side in the debate over kneeling during the national anthem. the fierce reaction overnight.

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