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pre s suppressing it. >> reporter: the plan is to douse it with water, rather than the foam, as that firefighter mentioned. the fire is not threatening structures. firefighters will be here through the night. >> lisa, thank you. while firefighters are investigating this fire, tesla has issued guidelines on fire departments how to deal with battery fires. >> there's been several incidents of car batteries catching on fire. it tells firefighters to use large amounts of water. firefighters say they sometimes use foam because it works like a smothering blanket. >> we'll bring you updates on the fire on our nbc 7 news app and the website. our other story tonight, oakland unified teachers have
set a date to strike. >> teachers are demanding higher pay, smaller class sizes and more resources. >> our reporter has been covering this and has the latest from our newsroom. >> reporter: that's right. this afternoon, the teachers union nemessage was very clear. they will go on strike next thursday and 3,000 teachers will be part of this walkout. in five days, more than 37,000 students in oakland might show up to school with no teachers. >> 95 voted to authorize a strike. >> reporter: oakland teachers have been working without a contract since 2017. in five days, 37 teachers stated a12% pay increase, smaller class sizes and more resources. the district has offered a 5% increase. >> oakland teachers cannot afford to live in oakland.
one out of five leave each year. 500 classrooms are left with inexperienced teachers. >> liz hawk is one of the parents who supports a decision to strike. >> my family stands on the side of teachers and are asking families to join and not cross the picket lines. we're organizers with other families to create solidarity schools and to provide food for students through the time through the strikes. >> reporter: this decision comes after a fact-finding report that tried to find middle ground for a compromise between the two parties. >> we're hopeful we can head this out. we asked them this morning, we asked them to come to the table. we have a comprehensive proposal ready to go. we hope they come to the table and we can negotiate this. >> it's important to highlight that even with a strike, schools will remain hope, with substitute teachers anded a
state eaid straiters in the classroom. they would maintain buses to and from schools during the strike. the city of oakland is prepared to provide 15 recreation centers for parents who don't want to cross the picket line. here's more background on the school district. last school year, oak lands unified reported 36,286 students in its 87 schools. that number is different. it has just over 2,300 teachers. starting salary, $46,570. experienced teachers earn around $64,000. according to state data, that's the lowest of all alameda county school districts and the third-lowest in the bay area. >> we sent out a push alert in our abc 7 news app.
turn on notifications to send out alerts on the strike or a possible resolution. there's widespread problems throughout the bay area caused by this week's stormy weather. look at this mess a large redwood came down on wednesday. crews were rewiring some of the power lines that came down. marin county has declared a state of emergency because of all of the damage it suffered because of the storms. >> you have hills and creeks. there's events that bring us beyond what our capacities are. and we need to look to our partners forutl aid from the state and federal government. losed ther tree fell along lucas indefinitely. some marin county residents have been without power for three days. westbound lanes are closed
northeast because of flood damage. a levee breach created a pool of water on the road. the road will be closed for another week. drivers are being rerouted on to 101. drew tuma joins us now. he has been tracking the weather all week long. >> we'll get a break from the downpours for the evening. but we're not done with the storm system for the weekend. want to show you action as you go through the peninsula. closer to street level, there's some spotty, light sprinkles out there. in the higher elevations, could see some flurries flying in the atmosphere. it's a cold storm we have right now. the bigger picture, live doppler e i gng toext 12 toour ur 24 hours. more rain is in the forecast. on the storm impact scale for your sunday, a light level 1 system with hail and snow in our
highest peaks. we're going hour-by-hour. we'll show you drier weather and the full forecast in a few minutes. >> thank you. in sausalito, the woman whose house slid down a hill after storms this week, says she is still in shock. >> dozens of homes were evacuated and many were red tagged. we spoke with 75-year-old susan gordon today, the woman rescued after buried in debris. >> oh, my dposh. oh, my gosh. you have to be kidding me. i went through that? >> reporter: until susan gordon sat down with us at her hotel, she hasn't seen the wreckage from the mudslide. now, she can't get the image out of her head. her duplex went sliding down some 200 yards and into another home. gordon was inside. >> tumbled and tossed and smashed into things.
i was knee-deep up to here in mud. >> reporter: in front of us 72 hours later with cuts and bruises, it makes me wonder how. what did it sound like? >> a roar. a big lion. >> reporter: how did she get out? >> one firefighter said we have to be careful. >> reporter: gordon lost everything, including her cat, peaches, who was on her bed before the slide. >> a friend i share the house with said that, at her that she was the angel that saved you. >> reporter: gordon has plenty of others. >> my son set up an account. go me. >> gofundme. >> reporter: it's raised almost 40 grand. it won't replace everything. but gordon is committed to
healing and rebuilding. >> the sausalito city council will consider declaring a local emergency to contain state and federal assistance because of the storms. still ahead, a police chase ends in a massive crash in the caldecott tunnel. we'll look at the extensive damage the suspect did from ramming police cars and a pack of tourists starting a fistfight with a chp officer. and a look inside the orpheum theater after a ...you realize you can totally eat out more? that's yes for less. get the latest spring trends for your home at 20 to 60 percent off specialty store prices.
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chase that ended in the caldecott tunnel this afternoon. >> all of this started when a man driving a stolen car rammed two police cars. >> lisa picks up the story from there. >> reporter: the driver of the stolen mazda 6 series crashed into about ten cars, including two police cruisers. the high-speed chase that started in walnut creek, ended ith the suspect's mangled car stopping in the westbound direction of the caldecott tunnel. >> i spoke to two witnesses who said there were six others that were involved, too. six other passing motorists. >> reporter: police say the suspect crashed his car and got out on foot and ran through this passenger door. this is a cross bring over to the next door. he came back and jumped into a car with these european tourist suspect crashed into them at some point. >> the maniac hit us from
behind. and then, we were driving on the side here. we were waiting. the guy tried to steal our car. >> reporter: the suspect was stuck and he ran up this hill and into the neighborhood, where he was arrested. but not before punching a chp officer first. that officer is fine. new details are emerging tonight about the and that sent an audience from last night's showing of "hamilton" at the orpheum theater. you can hear the alarm going there. this is a look at the scene from inside the theater last night. a woman suffered a heart attack and a person nearby broke up an emergency defibrillator setting off the alarm. and at the same time, someone reportedly yelled gun and rushed out and hit. a gunshot heard at the time was
a musical. the woman who had the heart attack is in critical condition tonight. abc news 7 news was there today when a performance took place with no issues. >> when i saw the news this morning, i was thankful that we hadn't come last night. >> all audience members will have another chance to see the show. in the north bay, a ride share driver's request ended with a deputy getting a pair of shoes with drugs inside. the driver pulled up behind a deputy. he got a ride request from a woman in san francisco. but when he got there, a man greeted him, asking a driver to deliver the shoe box. when the ride was canceled, the driver got nervous and found the deputies. they found fentanyl inside one of the shoes. we got a break in the rain.
how long will it last? >> that's the big question. drew is standing by with more. >> a nice break as you're out and about. our next round of showers will move in tonight and will last through part of the day tomorrow. live doppler 7, an active sweep across the region. most spots are quiet at this hour. you look around cloverdale and ukiah, there's more moisture moving south overnight tonight. a look at live doppler 7. and we're piling on to what has been feet of snow over the past couple of days. back here in the bay, a live look from the explore tomorrow camera, atop pier 15. it's a quiet picture. a mix of stars and clouds right your. we have been mea in ev days, it's been feet of snow in the sierra. look at the snowfall totals. just the past 72 hours, tahoe pick up 58 inches of snow. at squaw, 78 inches there.
heavenly, just shy of that. kirkwood, 53. and mt. rose, coming in with 30 inches of snow. the winter storm warning does continue overnight tonight. the snow will taper tomorrow morning. back here, temperature-wise, it's cooling off into the 30s in our coldest spots. 33 in napa. at 47 in san francisco. 43 in fremont. brent wood, at 44 degrees. a break in the showers. more moving in after midnight. temperatures-wise, we are dropping into 30s and 40s. radar, live doppler 7 showing you, there's a brief pocket over us. that's what we're waiting to move in overnight. more showers around eureka. that will move south and tomorrow. level one, light system out there for your sunday. we saw hail today. hail is possible tomorrow, as well. and likely a dusting of snow on our highest peaks. likely mt. hamilton is the best
chance to find the snowflakes. tomorrow morning, early 2:00 a.m., light showers. up at 6:00 a.m., you will be dodging drops out there. we make it a break mid-day for the lunchtime hour, under a blend of sunshine and cloud cover. as the sun goes down, we could see a line of showers move through here. it will turn breezy on your sunday. we'll see wind gusts 15 to 30 miles per hour. not only in the morning but throughout the afternoon, as well. we'll see some drier pockets with some sunshine in the evening, i will likely see winds, as well. it's a cool day out there. temperatures in the 50s. if you have outdoor plans, i wouldn't cancel them at all. be prepared to move indoors for 10 or 15 minutes. here's the seven-day forecast. scattered showers tomorrow. look at the holiday on monday. we're completely dry. it is sunny. but a cold morning greets us on tuesday. a chance of showers wednesday evening.
otherwise, the pattern dominates thursday, friday, saturday. a nice break from the heavy downpours. >> you deserve a break. >> you deserve a break today. still ahead on nabc 7 news t 11:00, the san jose earthquakes scored it's a revolution in sleep. the sleep number 360 smart bed is on sale now, from $899, during the ultimate sleep number event. it senses your movement, and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. it even helps with this. so you wake up ready to hit the ground running. only at a sleep number store. during our presidents day weekend special, save 50% on the sleep number 360 limited edition smart bed. plus, 36-month financing. ends monday.
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fire. he put up 26 points in the finals, hitting all 5 on the bonus rack. those are worth two points each. steph went last. he made nine of his first ten shots. he needed to make all of the bonus balls to force overtime. he came up one basket short. but he's okay with that. >> so close, yet so far. steph curry came within one in and out of forcing overtime in the three-point shoot-out. instead, losing by two points to joe harris. >> it's a make-or-miss league. make-or-miss competition. it's a tough way to end it. joe shot the lights out. it's a great show, knowing how strong the feel was. >> i thought, this guy is not going to miss a shot at all. what was going through your mind? >> it's just such an adrenaline rush. that's what we were talking about on the bench the most, how much fun it was to do this
competition. that minute seemed like an eternity, because it's you and the racks and the basket out there. i definitely had fun. >> you have the bet on this. and how does that stand? you got him in points. >> yeah. we'll have to talk about it. we need to get a mediator in there and see what's going on. >> seth said coming in total points would decide this, regardless of the winner. he will pay for tickets. family tickets for life in their head-to-head meetings, yikes. in charlotte, larry beil, abc 7 sports. in the dunk competition, dennis smith jr. jumped over dwyane wade for that dunk. that is over shaquil o'ne he went vince carter hanging on. and look, rips open a superman shirt. he scored a perfect 50. in the skills competition, trey young went head-to-head with
jason tatum in the championship. first one to compete an obstacle course and hit a three wins. tatum trailed. but look at this. from half-court, he launches it. unbelievable. he makes it. jason tatum wins the skills challenge. that was fun. abc 7 sports report is sponsored by river rock casino. the big event, the game, is on sunday. i wonder who is going to sing the national anthem. who is going to top fergie. >> excuse me. the big event is not jumping over shaq to dump the ball? thank you. still more to come on abc 7 news at 11:00. caltrans is opening up roads on the way to tahoe. but it's a late reprieve for snowgoers who spent all day in bumper-to-bumper traffic. and
ed knows he could just have us deliver his prescriptions. but what's the fun in that? switch to cvs pharmacy. live, where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> thanks for being with us. i'm eric thomas. >> in tonight's headlines now, a fire burning outside the tesla factory in fremont is contained. it was reported around 8:30 on fremont boulevard. the fire was on the grounds just outside of the main building. firefighters are still on the scene. oakland teachers are vowing to strike. they've set a date. as of now, the strike will begin february 21st. teachers are demanding higher pay, smaller class sizes and more resources. the school district says it has an offer and is willing to talk any time.
marin county has declared a state of emergency. relentless storms have been reported across the county. some residents are reported without power for three days. >> storms have brought tons of snow to lake tahoe. it's been a nightmare for drivers. >> the roads are icy, slippery and wet and making for long delays, multiple spinouts and closures. >> i-80 was closed at alta. and traffic had been released around 8:00 tonight. we talked to some drivers who had been stuck. >> we're headed to reno. >> we're going out to east lake. >> we're going to tahoe, the hyatt regency. >> we're trying to get to tahoe for the concert. but 80 east is closed now. >> reporter: drivers had to deal with heavy traffic, icy road conditions and hours of waiting in the car after caltrans turned traffic around at alta due to
several spinouts. for some, it was their second attempt, trying to make it up the sierra this weekend. >> we tried to get up last night highway 50. after six hours of sitting on highway 50, we turned around to his place and spent the night tried to go up 80 today. >> got to be patient. that's it. we may go back to sac. >> reporter: it was veronica's second time trying to make it up to tahoe for the holiday weekend. >> we tried to come up yesterday. we got stopped at colfax. they weren't going to open up i-80. we got to the valley floor and they opened it up. we decided to try again today. i don't think that was a good decision. >> reporter: she was one of hundreds of drivers who stopped at a gas station as she waited to figure out if she should keep waiting for i-80 to open or go back home. you're trying to decide? >> yeah. we're going to decide if we go back to sac because we don't
know what's ahead. >> what to do? our own abc 7 news reporter, laura anthony, got stuck in traffic heading to tahoe. she sent this tweet out, after taking highway 50 to tahoe. it took them 14 hours to get there from the bay area. laura eventually made it. she tweeted this video earlier today. it looks like -- i don't know about you. long drive, seemed to be worth it. >> laura is an avid skier. it probably was worth it. let's check in with drew tuma who has been tracking the snow. >> laura was excited to get up there, even though it took her forever. we'll take you to sierra, where they have been snowing for several hours and it's added up over several days, measured in feet. live doppler 7, tracking that snow. still a winter storm warning in effect. this will lost through fr ve ho. it expires early tomorrow
morning at 4:00 a.m. the snow will wind down a bit tomorrow afternoon. if you think about going to the sierra the next couple of days, tomorrow, use cautious. the snow will be slick. the holiday monday is looking nice. a mixture of sun and clouds is dry. a similar setup on tuesday. and snow reenters the picture on tuesday. it will be slick again once again midweek. our snowpack is healthy right now. state-wide, 141% of average. a lot of snow will be beneficial for us in the summertime with our water supply. we'll see you a few minutes later. >> thanks a lot. >> the mytery of what happened to "empire" actor jussie smollett is growing. the police did not identify the two men as person of interest in surveillance video. now, they have questions for smollett himself. >> reporter: in a shocking twist of events, chicago police are investigating whether jussie
smollett may have woorchestratea hoax. police telling abc news, they want to talk to smollett urgency, after speaking with the two men seen in the surveillance image. according to investigators, information obtained from the two, who are brothers, shifted the trajectory of the investigation. the two were arrested wednesday, upon landing at o'hare airport from nigeria, questioned by detectives as authorities raided their home and seized computers and cell phones. investigators then looked at their phone records to figure out if they spoke to or saw smollett the night of the alleged incident. we are told detectives eventually confronted the brothers with evidence that they purchased the rope found around smollett's neck at a local hardware store, after threatening to charge them with battery and hate crimes. the brothers koo s cooperated w police. the men saying they have a relationship with smollett, one
appearing as an extra on "empire." detectives telling abc news, they have not found video evidence of anyone else at the scene. in an interview with abc's robin roberts earlier this week, smollett denied this was a hoax. >> who [ bleep ] would make something up like this up or add something to it or whatever it may be? i can't even -- i'm an advocate. >> reporter: saying, lying about something like this would be a disservice to other victims. >> now, his lawyer said that one of the reported suspects was his personal trainer. they say smollett is angered and devastated by reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with and that nothing is further from the truth than he played in a role in his own attack. jackie o.'s sister, sociali
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plane for a trip on july 18th. it also happens to be the 50th anniversary of apollo 11's moon landing. it happens to be branson's birthday. a founder of virgin galactic, says his company is not ready to take paying passengers. but there's plenty of people willing to pay $250,000 for that journey. america's newest warship is ready for service. ♪ "anchors away" played as sailors manned the "uss tulsa" this morning at pier 332 in san francisco. the independence class ship has been docked in the city for the last week ahead of today's big ceremony. it will be home to 70 officers and sailors. home port will be san diego. it will be outfitted to fight close in to land in the
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preparations are under way for hollywood's biggest night, including the five-star menu. >> wolfgang puck is fine-tuning his menu for the stars. and kayla whitworth got a neat speak. >> reporter: when the academy awards end -- >> the oscar goes to -- >> reporter: 1,500 of hollywood's elite head for the governors ball. but the star of this show, is wolfgang puck in his 25th year. >> what is that? >> reporter: serving up more than 400 pounds of beef. >> we get to be the first to taste test it.
it melts in your mouth. >> some of the dishes we make have become such favorites, we have to bring it back. like our chicken pot pie. our macaroni and cheese. this year, we have ham, which they aged for us for five years. >> reporter: you can wash it down with 1 of the 8,500 glasses of champagne. no one could ever buy this bottle of champagne with this label on it? >> those bottles are not for sale. >> reporter: or francis ford ko coppola wine. and a label that's a story of its own. >> this is an idea from francis that took five years to get on a bottle. >> reporter: ending the night with dessert. 22 pounds of gold luster spray used to create the chocolate oscar statue.
6,500 made this year alone. and the literal cherry on top, a new dessert this year. >> it looks like a cherry inside with a pit and everything. that's so beautiful. >> thank you. >> reporter: how many of these did you make? >> we're going to make 400 of each. >> reporter: abc news, los angeles. >> i think we're drooling here in the studio, right? you can watch the oscars only here on abc 7. the awards will be handed out sunday, february 24th, at 5:00 p.m. i'll be there starting friday, february 22nd, bringing you all that coverage as the preparations get under way. >> she'll want to try that. keep that in mind. one last check of the weather. >> drew is standing by. >> we're tracking rain moving in overnight tonight. live doppler 7, showing where the moisture is off the coast. mainly around cloverdale and ukiah. that will sink on south tonight. overnight, on and off showers.
temperatures in the low 30s in the next hour. we'll find the scattered showers. there's a possibility of hail popping up. we'll see snow in the highest peaks above 3,500 feet. "hamilton" is not the best bet of finding snow in the bay area. don't cancel the outdoor plans you have. be prepared to move inside as the shower move plus your neighborhood. a cool afternoon, though. temperatures are topping out in the low 50s across the board. scattered showers tomorrow. the holiday on monday, looking great. we're dry and sunny. we'll continue on tuesday, as well. the next chance of wet weather comes midweek on wednesday. and drier pattern for the second half of the seven-day forecast. >> it does prevail. >> it does. >> thanks. >> i love it when they get excited about the weather. time for a check on sports now. >> there was hockey tonight. vancouver again? yeah. the sharks skating against the canucks for a second time this
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meier's shot is stopped. but joe pavelski is there for h full-squad workout of the spring, giving bob melvin his first opportunity to speak to the entire team about expectations following last year's 97-win season. the a's are built around a core of young, talented players. marcus semien is the longest tendered player on the roster. he is not a big talker but he is one of the players that will set the tone. >> i do. i've been here for five years now. that's the most in the hoe. you knowme. i feel like being here and knowing just how things operate here will make me a leader. >> you know, the trick now, we'll hopefully go into a new ballpark and keep some of our younger core guys. and he seems to be a leader amongst those guys. it's nice to have a guy -- he goes about his business in the
fashion he does. he wants to play every day. he's ready every day. he takes great care of himself. maybe not the most vocal guy in the world, but certainly by -- he goes out there and leads by example. stanford taking on ucla. look at the rim. the game had to be delayed. the baskets were raised to the roof and brought in replacement baskets. stanford took that as a green light to do this. he's going to test that rim right away. how does he get behind all of those defenders. he would take a hard foul on that layup. did leave the game probably for precautionary reasons. big win for stanford, 104-80, the final. cal looking for its first conference win, taking on usc. the trojans got the first points of the game. boatright had 36. it didn't get better for cal.
conner vanover got a wide-open dunk of his own. cal praled by 15 at the half. harris from the corner. matthews added another one. usc had 13 degrees sthrees in . cal has lost 13-straight. st. mary's hosting pepperdi pepperdine. it was the fitts and ford show for the gayles. fitts had four defenders around him and did that. and jordan ford driving. floats it in beautifully and picks up the foul. he pitched in 20. fitts was five of seven from beyond the arc. points.shed with a team-high 25 st. mary's finishes with the win, 72-65 there. abc 7 sports report is sponsored by river rock casino. two of three local college teams had a successful outing tonight. cal needs to get it going.
>> can you say defensive krilei? with that, that's it for tonight. everybody, i'm dion lynn. >> abc 7 news continues at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. how about ten seconds on the weather. >> showers overnight. some tomorrow morning. then, drying out for the second half of the day. >> drying out. sounds good. thanks for joining us. have a great evening and a better morning.
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