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reached, the strike is set to start at 6:00 tomorrow morning. reporting live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. just to reiterate what she's reporting. oakland schools will stay open during the strike and students can still go to school. in addition, the city of oakland will open 15 recreation centers from 8:00 to 3:00 that will happen monday through friday. the teachers union will provide volunteers at the centers, meals will be provided for students. another option for parents, public libraries will be open during regular business hours. the city is asking that children 7 and younger be with a parent or care-giver there. ac transit says it may reduce service to schools. detour routes routes and temporarily close bus stops during the strike. we have more information at you can keep up on the strike by using our abc 7 news app. funky music. we'll send out information and
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how this impacts you. coincidentally happening today, oakland unified school district is holding its monthly recruitment event. drop-in interviews will be held for substitute positions, including teachers. paraeducators and others. it's also for those interested to meet school leaders. it's be held at college now elementary on international boulevard from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. it's 4:31. if you're just waking up to us, good morning. here's mike nicco >> thank you, reggie. let's look at live doppler 7. it's milder this morning. winds are gusting up. look at this. 30 in oakland. 25 at sfo. double digits in the peninsula and into the south bay. that's the changing of the guard coming bouncing this morning. we're frost-free this morning. 38 to 48 degrees. still a little bit of aimy.
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the chance we'll taper at 7:00. the temperatures will fall back into the mid-40s. out aacoat or blanket ifoul scale. i noticed it was breezy across the bay bridge this morning. i want to ask alexis, any wind advisories out there. >> the only one from chp is the san mateo bridge. i will watch that and make sure they don't issue any more. i noticed that too if you're in a high-profile vehicle, we have breezy spots. >> any of the east-west bridges and it could be a little bit of a bumpier commute. i don't think anything like labs week. looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza, we have a stack-up on the left side of the bridge. no issues for fastrak. the right side is the way to go if you're paying cash right now. overall, looking good for drive times. tracy to dublin, 34 minutes. southbound 680, dublin to mission boulevard. 16 and northbound 85.
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you're in green at 16 minutes. >> thank you, alexis. happening today, a woman accused of carjacking a ups truck and leading police on a chase is scheduled to appear in court. 24-year-old joanna mae macy rogers faces several charges. police shot and killed a male suspect after he ran from a ups truck with a gun in hand. the ups driver was taken hostage thursday along curtner avenue. developing news, matthew whitaker is under scrutiny by house democrats for possible perjury. this comes after a new york times report claims president trump pressured whitaker to change the prosecutor in the michael cohen case. he asked to put someone in charge of the case who is more sympathetic. whitaker denied that took place while testifying at a congressional hearing last week.
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house democrats are identifying if he committed perjury. in the north bay, emotional return home for people in sausalito whose houses slid down a hill in a mudslide. drone view 7 shows us what it looks like on sausalito boulevard. a duplex slid off its foundation six days ago. a second home was destroyed in the mudslide. structural engineers allowed residents to return to the duplex to pick up items. tenants had to use a rope and cross a plank to reach the building and enter through a window. >> i thought i was going to have a breakdown. it's okay. i had a list prepared. mentally sort of what i needed to do. i just got everything i needed to get, i think. >> the building's a contractor y to get their renters back in. at least two tenants are not returning. in the east bay, a star studded convention is inspiring
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hundreds of young men and yesterday former president barack obama sat down with warriors guard seven curry for a town hall event in oakland. michael b. jordan and ryan coogler who is an oakland native. kate larsen has the full story. >> barack obama showed up on stage in oakland to a rock star's welcome. the former president speaking to the audience about how the shooting death of trayvon martin led him to start my brothers keeper. >> trayvon could have been my son. >> young men are in the bay area for the two-day mbk rising convention hosted by the obama foundation. >> i am my brother's keeper. >> the goal of the nonprofit is to reduce youth violence and improve life for young men of color and create mentoring programs. >> we can all be surrogate fathers, we can all be big brothers. >> the former president sat down with warriors champion and friend, steph curry in a town hall discussion.
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both men talk about his father. obama said he met his father once and curry said his father was a tremendous influence in his life. >> how i carried myself in the classroom, how i carried myself at home, how i treated people whether they could do anything for me or not, the way that he carried himself on a daily, my eyeballs are locked in. >> i did not have a sense of purpose or a clear sense of direction to a big chunk of my high school years. in retrospect, i recognize some of it was out of i was angry about my father not being there. >> award winning musician john legend performed and led a panel with the mothers of trayvon martin and jordan davis. >> i'm kate larsen, abc 7 news. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast.
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look at how much warmer the temperatures are. up to 19 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. let's take a look at the numbers. we'll go up to the north bay where we're freezing cold yesterday. now we're in the low to upper 40s except for ukiah at 39 degrees. let's take a look at some of the other neighborhoods. remember the east bay, we were in the 20s. san ramon, 44 degrees right now. 50 in alameda. newark, redwood city, cupertino, san jose. here's a look at san rafael. one. first areas to receive the scattered showers today. the breezes are a big deal right now especially on the east-west bridges. small craft advisory on the bay today for those gusty breezes. look at the bell shape to our temperatures today. 46 at 8:00. 56 at noon. 47 at 8:00. notice you don't see a raindrop on there. it's going to happen. that's how scatter and isolated they're going to be. same thing with the peninsulament upper 40s from 8:00 to teoon.
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back in the mid-40s by 8:00. our last stop is in the south bay. we're starting off in the 40s all the way to 10:00. low to mid-50s this afternoon. back down into the 40s this evening with your best chance of wet weather around 4:00 and 6:00. so storm is a 1 on the storm impact scale. we have another chance this weekend. we want to bring in alexis and get out there when it's dry i guess? >> for sure. not going to have to scrape the windshield today. that was nice. >> that was nice. >> hopefully you get to work on time. the south bay, northbound 280 at the state route 87 merge. possibly a little further north of here, still working on the location. it is a rollover crash. initially, s in the area. i think we have one vehicle involved. emergency crews are there and still keeping on eye on that. a quick check of mass transit.
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no b.a.r.t. trains in service. ace 1 out of the central valley. they're having gps issues. normal service, no delays for muni. crews are working to repair the richmond-san rafael bridge. they're wrapping up for the morning. eastbound lanes are back open. it looks like the westbound side, they are still working on there. that should be done by 5:00. they did close one lane in each direction overnight. the crews are fixing -- cal trans says it failed. the faulty joint caused the concrete to fall from the upper deck on to the lower deck earlier this month. it will take two weeks to install a permanent fix. b.a.r.t. is now responding to questions from riders about seating and fare evaders. nothing quite like the belly of a lobster? why scientists say it could help develop body armor. >>
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check out how crazy the weather is in so cal. a foot to two feet of snow possible in the mountains to the east of san diego and l.a. and towards palm springs. a warning for today through friday. we've got more snow in the sierra with the rest of us scattered eureka at 46. a winter weather advisory. it's just a winter weather
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advisory. not like a winter storm where we get ten feet of snow like last week. it's going to be powdery. not only today and tomorrow but heavier snow monday and tuesda next week. >> thank you, mike. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area and transit is one area we're focused on improving. >> that's why we spent last week talking about b.a.r.t. which hundreds of thousands of us take each day. we have to deal with trash and crowded trains. some complained about seats being taken out. >> for every person that hates that we took out the extra seats, we have people demand thag we take out even more seats. removing the seats ecreated a wide aisle in the car so you can fit more, people are coming on and off the train quicker. at the end ofday, people would rather get on the train than have it pass you up. >> b.a.r.t. is work to go modify entry gates to prevent fare
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evaders. recommendations will be unveiled march 28th. we want to hear from you about b.a.r.t. and building a better bay area. go to, search better bay area and send us your comments, concerns, questions, suggestions. on twitter, use the #better bay area. on facebook, we have a better bay area group. we're four days away from the oscars and one category has tight competition. >> reporter marci gonzalez is in los angeles explaining why entertainment experts say the race for best actress is one of the most apd parts of show. >> it's being called one. most interesting best actress oscars races in years. pitting a seasoned a-libser against a musical superstar wnd with a first time actress making history. >> best actress is a two or three-person race. >> glenn close is.favorite to win. she's been nominated six other times but never taken home an oscar. >> glenn close.
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>> after her golden globes win for her role in the wife and that moving acceptance speech. >> i'm thinking of my mom. >> this could be her year. but she faces tough competition from olivia coleman foreher role in the favorite. >> lady gaga for her debut in a star is born. >> some think the likelihood of her winning in the best original song category could work against her. >> people realize lady gaga is probably leaving the oscars with an award whether or not she wins in best actress. >> the other two nominees are long shots. but fascinating choices nonetheless. an aspiring teacher from mexico who never acted before is the first indigenous woman ever nominated in the category. >> it was an incredible moment when i found out i was nominated. >> too much in the relationship department. >> melissa mccarthy nominated
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after trading in comedy hi-jinks for a serious portrayal manufacture a woman in can you ever forgive me. >> since 1969 when barbra streisand and katherine hepburn both won. abc news hollywood. dion lim will be in hollywood for the oscars. she's covering the preparations leading up to the show. and dion will be reporting from los angeles on friday tomorrow -- sorry, two days. >> oh, man. why did you do that? >> you can only watch the oscars here on abc 7. the awards will be handed out sunday at 5:00. yes, today is only wednesday. >> nice try. >> sorry. >> wednesday morning everyone. >> hump day according to the camel on the old retro geico commercial. >> exactly. >> scattered showers today. if we're going to have them, might as well be today.
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smile on your face. sutro tower is bouncing around. kind of a brisk morning. that's going to blow in and blowout scattered light showers. the showers taper tonight and the clouds clear out. cooler tomorrow morning and there you go. the weekend trending drier. still a chance of rain. not for the entire weekend like yesterday. temperatures around 53 to 55. cooler in lakeport, ukiah. snow today, our best chance will be in lake county. as far as our lows tonight, you can see the 30s are back. freezing cold temperatures in the north bay. we'll have 30s in the east bay. mid to upper 30s from fremont and redwood city southward towards oakland and richmond. only san francisco, san mateo and half moon bay in the 40s. live doppler 7. you can see snow developing in the sierra. up to our north, the green is rain. the pink is a wintry mix. the shades of white to dpra. the snow. >> only at the highest peaks.
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we're looking at the north bay. diablo towards hamilton. still a 1. at 7:00, a few showers possible across the north bay. by noon, we have a chance. in the afternoon hours, another chance. there you go. some of the snow showing up. that's going to continue down hamilton. things are starting to clear out. less than .2 inches of rain. we're going to keep temperatures below average. most of the day saturday. there's a chance of rain in the north bay sunday. a better chance monday and especially tuesday. alexis? >> thank you, mike. looking quiet here as mike mentioned earlier today. we're pretty breezy on a lot of the east-west bridges. we have ay in effect for the san mateo bridge. the only one so far this morning. pretty breezy i should say coming across the bay bridge as
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well. not busy yet. >> in fact, i will prove it. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze. in the green at 17 minutes. ten-minute drive. southbound 101, san francisco and sfo still in the green at nine minutes. thanks, alexis. we're learning more about samsung's upcoming foldable phone. >> here are the details. >> in today's techbytes, samsung's foldable phone. >> it will be called a galaxy fold. this is video of a prototype unveiled last year. samsung's unpacked event this afternoon. audi wants to help you hit the green lights. the company is expanding its traffic light information system to more cities. the system wirelessly sends the timing of traffic lights to your car. as you approach your light, a timer shows up on the dashboard telling the driver how much the light will be either red or
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? today's storm a level 1. keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. download the abc 7 news app now. some scattered light showers in the forecast for today. let's fast forward to saturday where it always seems like rain threatens the chinese new year parade. this time it's trending drier. 54 at 5:00. dropping to 48 by the end. have fun. thank you, mike. burr berry is apologizing for showcasing a hood kbri with a drawstring in the shape of a noose. a model where the hoodie during london fashion week. another model, liz kennedy tweeted it with the quote, suicide is not fashion. she also raised the issue of lynching. burr berry said it was inspired by the marine theme.
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the hoodie has now been removed. puma might be in t with in-n-out for this shoe. the accents are red and yellow, the same colors as in-n-out. images of hamburgers printed on the insole as well. a puma says it was not a collaboration between puma and in n prout. >> couldn't it also be mcdonald's? same colors, right? >> yeah. santa cruz is launching the first graduate program in serious games. students will study design and technology to create games to help people with special needs develop basic skills. sirius games will -- to get accepted, students should have experience in computer programming. that program will be available starting in the fall. let's fast forward to what's going to happen this weekend.
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pretty cloud by 8:00 saturday morning. our best chance of rain during te day will be up in the north bay. way up in the north bay. that's where it's going to stay until sunday when it starts to try to dip down into the heart of the bay. sprinkles possible there. the best chance of rain is -- when it starts to slide south. monday and tuesday are definitely going to be wetter. here's your rain potential. another storm coming down from the north. not much rain saturday. as we head into sunday morning, not much sunday evening. that's when we'll start to get rain. >> mike, overall, looking good. one issue to talk about. south baio owe northbound 280. they have updated the location. it's a little closer to ray street other than 87 where we previously had it. vehicle flipped over. landed on its wheels. we have injuries. emergency crews are on the scene. i believe we're all contained to the right shoulder. we have not seen any backup due to that. taking you out to the
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central valley, we're heavy as usual. 14, 15 miles an hour for your average. a quick check outside. golden gate bridge, zipper trucks have been through giving you another lane on that southbound side and no delays from marin county. two mountain lion cubs at the oakland zoo after being captured in half moon bay. that's quite a shot. department much wildlife shared this picture of a cub caught in a net. one found a warm place to hang out. take the cubs in because they were alone without their mom. researchers say great white sharks may hold the secret to curing cancer and other age-related diseases. >> a team of scientists at a university in florida say the first map of great white sharks dna revealed protections against cancer and other illnesses. the great white's ability to repair its own dna has evolved and is more tolerant to damage.
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shark dna is 1.5 times bigger than human dna meaning there are things coded into the animals that humans can't do. next at 5:00 a.m., an app to sell drugs. it's disguised as a game. the local college student accused of making it. a message for the teenage suspect who ran away from home. sounds like sky ens fiction. some people are buying young people's blood and injecting it into their own bodies. the fda has a warning. before we head to break, you see the flag in the wind this morning. it's 4:57. we'll be right back.
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that leave therea lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins, or the sight of soft fur, warmed by the morning sun. you might remember new flavours, the sound of an old friend's laugh, or a view that defies all expectations. these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. good morning north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. it's 5:00 a.m. good morning on this wednesday, february 20th. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco is here. >> guys, we're going to start with live doppler 7. you can see i was putting the finishing touches on your activity


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