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taken 11:00 yesterday morning. the ones on the right 11:00 this morning. the most notable difference is that the safeway in the center of town. the red car on the left-hand side surrounded by water, today, however, it is not. >> still a lot of water, though. we have team coverage of when the water is expected to recede. >> wayne freedman has more. >> reporter: good evening. welcome to monte rio. we were here yesterday in front of the theater and where we were standing yesterday, we would have been underwater. this is a street in the area. that's the way to guerneville from here. the water is still at roughly 40 feet. it's still very tough going. in flooded guerneville, there were two ways to get around. one small, the other large. in these circumstances, neither ideal. we're on an army national guard truck seeing firsthand how floods make strange bedfellows. as the russian river began
reseegd, so did expectations in the community that has seen floods before. where some residents acted surprised. >> 46 feet. it's crazy. >> you sound like you didn't believe it. >> i didn't. no. >> you believe it now? >> hell yes. >> that's hell as in high water. north of main street. a region where front porches double as docks. wendell juice is glad he raised his house. >> how high was the water last night. >> right about maybe four steps up. >> from where you are? >> yeah. so step i'm stepping on, it would have been underwater. >> here's how the flood looked and sounded last night. matt lenard owe shot this. how much room did you have? >> until it got in our house?
maybe four feet. we're in a three-story house. >> guerneville still exists on paper at least, wet paper. fire chief steve -- >> what happens now is the water goes down. then people come in to see the damage. then we start, the power has been out for a couple days, rotten food in the refridge ray store. trees blocking. >> you've seen this strip? >> oh, yeah. >> in guerneville, proof once again that history repeats itself. when water hits 46 feet, that learning will take people only so far. >> what is the rest need to know about guerneville? >> that we're still alive and functioning. >> thank you, jim. >> you bet. >> the army national guard is still alive. a lot of people are grateful for it. that's the same truck we took into guerneville a little while ago making yet another trip into town. the water there extends another 200 feet or 200 yards or so. then it's dry, then it goes
deep. this is the russian river tonight. way beyond its banks still, but yes, receding and people here are grateful for that. live in guerneville -- actually monte rio. wayne freedman, abc 7 news. wayne, the scenes are just unbelievable. the only way to get around is a kayak. you mentioned guerneville there. did the water reach main street in guerneville? >> reporter: it did reach main street in guerneville. we could tell, as we walked down the street, there were large trunks of trees from the middle. it would take a lot of water to put it on the yellow line. but it did. so yes, water reached main street. >> wayne, thank you. first responders are still making water rescues in guerneville and the surrounding area. droneview 7 shows a crew from the fire department racing down the river this morning to help someone whose car was stuck. we saw a pickup go through standing water. that's what you're looking at
there. this is why the national guard is still here. along with fire crews to rescue people who need help. sonoma county firefigters rescued a man by boat after he tried driving his prius on a flooded street. this happened just after 9:00 last night on occidental road in santa rosa. the water stalled his car, so he climbed on the roof and called for help. the golden gate division posted this video showing them assisting. their main message continues to be stay out of the floodwater. sky 7 was over guerneville today wsh the water level has been dropping but it's still high. >> jobina fortson continues our team coverage in sonoma county. jobina? >> reporter: larry and ama, a press conference wrapped up just not long ago. the big take away, officials are hoping to get residents back so their homes by tomorrow afternoon. that's dee pepending on the wat that's not receding as quickly as they hoped. a lot of it behind me here back
into this farm and there's also still plenty of water sebastopol where people got to -- >> not enough to access many streets by anything beyond boats. >> preparedness is the big thing. we knew this was coming. >> which had some business owners at the barlow community market, a popular grocery, asking why they weren't better protected. >> the flood gates should have been staged and ready to be put on. but they weren't. that's a big frustration for everybody. why weren't they? >> we couldn't get a straight answer to that question. shop owners are just trying to roll with it. if the food can be sold, this is probably the next best thing. everything safe to eat is going to the food bank. the water goes on for blocks, swallowing up mobile homes and much the community center. >> there's a number of activities from -- for all citizens and to have this happen, it's -- we're trying to figure out what to do next.
>> a fundraiser for next week is a good start. we can't end without showing the tenacious spirit of the community. we caught this man grabbing his kayak to pull out -- his company is catering an event in san francisco. >> the opening of off the grid. so we have to do this. it's the first day of it. >> if you went there to get pots, i can just imagine what he can do in the kitchen. >> officials say about 2600 homes have been impacted by the flood. and as you heard in the story, there is a fundraiser planned for that community center next week. if you'd like more information on that, find it on abc7news.com. for now, reporting live in sonoma county, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. thank you. we're seeing lots of videos of flooded roads. this one posted by the sonoma county sheriff's office in old monte rio school. you see the water still streaming across the road. follow our reporters on twitter
to get even more coverage. you might see your pictures on air or online. let's get to spencer christian for a look at when all the water will be receding. >> it is receding now. but the russian river is still at a level of flooding considered major. major flooding remains for the next couple of hours at least, by 6:00 this evening, we expect the level of flooding to be down to moderate. in the late night hours, minor flooding by midnight and the water will continue to recede overnight. finally, sometime tomorrow morning, we expect conditions on the river to be back to normal. that doesn't mean the life will be back to normal. flood warning remains in effect until 4:20 tomorrow afternoon along the russian river and on we go to a flood warning for creeks and urban streams along the highway 101. mainly between cloverdale and santa rosa.
near highway 101 in that stretch of sonoma county, should be on the lookout for flooding on streams, creeks and highway flooding even until 7:45 this evening. let's move along and take a look at the current doppler radar image. you can see there is no precipitation falling or at least no detectable precipitation in the bay area right now. forecast animation taking us through the overnight hours and through the day tomorrow. shows partly to mostly cloudy skies. the clouds will increase significantly tomorrow evening as our next storm approaches. it's going to start bringing us rain by saturday morning. i'll give you a closer look at that storm and weekend forecast in a few minutes. over to you. >> thanks so much. the last two months of the atmospheric river storms has brought the snow pack to the highest level seen in the past 40 years. the surveyors recorded it as a staggering 152% of the historic average. this after they measured below average snow levels at the end of december of just last year. here's a look at a side by side comparison with this time last
year. surveyors found only a few feet of snow at the very same spot, which was 37% of the historic average. winter storm warning that has been in effect for four days in the sierra nevada has finally expired. a short time ago, 80 reopened to the sierra. you can see snow piled high on the sides of the road there. the roads are clear. however, that may not last long. another storm is expected to hit the sierra this weekend. we've learned the name of the woman buried in a landslide. kyra sunshine scarlet was walking with her dog along with a friend on friday when the hillside collapsed. her friend and the dog managed to get out on time. rescue crews spent days searching for scarlet. they could not find her body. today they captured crews doing work in the area. heavy equipment there. her family released a statement saying she was a beautiful, sweet, amazing woman who died in one of her favorite places with her sweet dog iris and her dear friend. four siblings traveling to
san francisco involved in a fatal accident this morning. abc 7 news learned they were on the way to visit their father in the hospital. their suv rear ended a parked big rig while approaching the bay bridge toll plaza in 'em vi ril. three of the siblings were killed, the fourth in the hospital with critical injuries. te cause is unknown. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow working to learn more details and will have more at 5:00. a huge admission from civic gas and electric about the devastating camp fire in butte county. pg&e acknowledged that the power equipment is likely to blame for the fire. the deadliest fire in state history. wildfire liabilities raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a corporation and and utility. the information came as they announced the fourth quarter financial results. they filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
two major announcement today from tesla. first, the bay area condition says it's going to close most of its show rooms and it will only take orders for cars online. secondly, tesla, announced it's dlifg oren the original promise to deliver a version for $35,000. the model 3 is the newest and lowest cost vehicle. it's been available for about three years. but until today, buyers would have had to pay about $43,000. they're desperately trying to cut costs. the oakland teachers strike hits one week. the support to the striking teachers, they're getting around the bay. a b.a.r.t. report card. we've talked about what you think. now how does b.a.r.t. think it's doing? >> the costliest commutes in the bay area? is it really worth the drive and your money. speaking of commutes, this is a live look at the skyway in
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breakthrough. reporter laura anthony is live in downtown oakland at the california state building. laura? >> reporter: hi, ama. this is where the negotiation rs going on. they started up again this afternoon. a week ago when the strike started, the oakland education association said it would be a short one. well, at this point it is one of the longest in oakland's history. >> i am overwhelmed, frustrated, sad. i miss my kids. >> now that their strike is nearly a week old, some teachers like marjorie lee are beginning to realize this may not be over any time soon. >> we're here at the rally to support one another. we're ready for it to end. but i'm in it until it ends. >> reporter: some may be getting weary, but there's no wavering in their energy and commitment for the cause. >> i expected a hard fight. i think we're ready to fight and be here until we win and see the results that we need.
>> the rally at city hall became a march as hundreds walked to the california state building where negotiations are ongoing between oakland education association and the district. >> certainly the fact that we're still talking in the wee hours of the night, that's encouraging. we're hopeful. >> the teachers want a 12% raise over four years. the district is offering a 2% bonus plus 8% over three years. on this day, the oakland teachers were joined by ed educators from other districts as part of a sick-out including from albany, san lorenzo and san francisco. >> for the same cause. it's important to us. it's important for all the students. >> reporter: now, negotiators for the two sides have very long sessions going well past midnight the past several days. but larry and ama, at this point, we've had no indication
that they've made any progress. >> laura, the teachers successfully shut down yesterday's shool board meeting. has that been rescheduled. >> reporter: yes. we learned from the district spokesperson that meeting has been rescheduled for 2:00 tomorrow afternoon at the la he is poe -- elementary school. the district is saying they need to have that meeting. there's $22 million in proposed cuts that they need to discuss. they say that would free up money to pay the teachers more. the teachers are saying it's inappropriate to have those discussions about budget cuts while they're still here negotiating. >> laura anthony, thank you for that update. many bay area commuters spend the equivalent of $15,000 a year getting around. if you compare time and money. bloomberg analysis of u.s. census data in 2017 it all the math. it compared the average salary in the county with the average time it took to get to work. if time is money, the bay area
is paying a heavy price. contra costa county spends 15h $300 in commuting time each year. marin county it's more with commuters spending the equivalent of roughly $17,600 to commute to work. a neighborhood tradition is about to heat up on san francisco's ocean beach. work crews began placing the first of 16 bonfire pits on the beach this morning. visitors can roast marshmallows or use the dedicated pits free of charge. the bonfire season officially kicks off tomorrow and runs through the end of october. >> if you need a touch of color amidst the winter gloom, head to union square this weekend. more than 100,000 tulips will be on display on saturday. as san francisco celebrates american tulip day. get this. anybody who attends the event can pick their own bouquet and take it home free of charge. it runs from 1:00 to 4:30 in downtown san francisco.
i'm wondering, will it be raining on the tulips? >> well, words from my two lips you don't want to hear. rain is on the way. it's great to see bright skies on the way. even though we have a few clouds around. it's a sunny day and it's bright. you can see that we have dry conditions right now. it was a nice word to be able to say as well. let's move along and take a look at live views, first, from sutro tower looking out over san francisco under partly cloudy but bright skies. it's 54 degrees in the city right now. oakland 56. 57 mountain view. 58 at san jose and morgan hill. the view from emeryville looking westward toward the golden gate. partly cloudy skies. it's bright. temperature readings are in the mid-50s at santa rosa, napa. petaluma 60 degrees. fairfield, 59. 56 at livermore. from the east bay hills, clouds at various levels in the atmosphe atmosphere.
these are forecast features. they'll be remaining dry through tomorrow. the next storm arrives tomorrow night into saturday morning. more rainy days in the middle of next week. overnight conditions here will be partly cloudy in some places and mostly cloudy in others. overnight lows will be mainly in the low to mid-40s. chillier in the north bay valleys. lows in the mid-to upper 30s. tomorrow, look for, again, partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. it will be mostly cloudy tomorrow in the north. but other regions will see an abundant serving of sunshine. high temperatures in the low 60s in most locations. now, our next storm ranks 2 on the impact scale. it will be a moderate storm arriving early saturday morning. it will produce light to moderate rainfall and about half an inch to an inch of rain in most areas. breezy at times as well. it's going to push through rather quickly. here's a look at the forecast animation taking us into overnight hours. just after midnight, 2:00 a.m. or so, the first wave of rain arrives in the bay area. there will be heavy downpours
with the first wave moving through in the early morning hours, probably moving out the heaviest rain before 7:00 or 8:00 a.m. that will be followed by a little pocket of lighter rain and later into the day and into saturday afternoon. then we get cloudy skies into sunday and possibly some trailing showers on sunday. it's saturday morning that's going to be the rainiest period of time over the weekend. rainfall totals by saturday night, half inch to an inch in most locations. in the sierra, winter storm watch in effect from 10:00 tonight to 4:00 a.m. sunday. expect 10 to 20 inches of new snow above 4,000 feet or so. in the higher elevations, up to 2 feet of snow could fall. here's the seven-day forecast. dry tomorrow with bright flashes of sunshine. but it will be wet, especially saturday morning. wet and breezy with showers tapering off late in the day but perhaps lingering a little bit into early sunday. monday is expected to be a dry day at this point the way things
are shaping up. showers return on tuesday with a wet and gusty storm on wednesday. morning showers on thursday. even though we're getting dry breaks in the seven-day period, because we're getting so many periods of rain following what we had, saturated soil, there may be some concern about minor flooding next week. >> thank you, spencer. all right. a shock for fans of luke perry. he's now hospitalized. we'll tell you what happened. plus -- >> in the shallow ♪ in the shallow ♪ >> that oscar performance that shook social media. what lady gaga said was really going on there.
actor luke perry is in a southern california hospital a day after suffering a massive stroke. paramedics were called to his home yesterday morning. a spokesman says he's under observation but will not say what he was being treated for. perry currently stars on the cw drama riverdale. he's known for his long running role on the '90s series, beverly hills 90210. martha stewart diving into the cannabis business. stewart announced she's partnering with ak canadian cannabis giant canopy growth to develop cannabinoids. she said the first offerings will be products for pets. but didn't say what they would be. it's one of the most high-profile companies in the rapidly growing market. sells marijuana, oils and other products for medical and recreational users. lady gaga is opening up about her oscar win and her intriguing performance with bradley cooper.
>> people saw love. guess what? that's what we wanted you to see. this is a long song, shallow. the movie, a star is born, it's a love story. from a performance perspective, it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time. >> she also called social media, the toilet of the internet. what do you think about that? >> a lot of people would agree with that. >> i think so. >> tomorrow is national day of unplugging. a 24-hour detox challenge from your technology. >> let's do it. >> a filmmaker tiffany slain was on midday live to talk about the importance of unplugging. >> it's too much. 24/7 we're stressed out and getting pinged and available to everyone and everything all the time. i don't think that's good for anyone. >> this is such a great weekend for everyone who has thought about it. you're on the screen too much. on your phone too much. you want to do something dramatic, try it for a whole
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fill your heart with ireland. here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. a state of emergency has been declared in sonoma and four other counties because of the heavy flooding you see. the waters of the russian river are slowly starting to recede. one person died in a flooding in ferndale in humboldt county. wayne freedman posted this picture showing a look at all the flooding in guerneville. jobina fortson tweeted a picture of the barlow market in sebastopol. there are questions about why the flood gates were not put up there. the flooding, crazy weather not just hang here. in jerusalem, this man had to be rescued amid heavy rain in that region. president trump stopped off in
alaska today on his way home from his second summit with north korean leader kim jong-un. the summit ended without an agreement on the country's nuclear program. karen travers with the latest from hanoi. >> it was an abrupt ending to the second u.s. north korea summit. a working lunch and a signing ceremony canceled. president trump at a press conference explaining what happened. >> basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety. and we couldn't do that. >> the president said kim jong-un was willing to dismantle north korea's nuclear complex but in return he wanted all sanctions lifted. trump said that was not enough. >> you'll have to be prepared to walk. we actually had papers ready to be signed. it just wasn't appropriate. i want to do it right. >> still, the president insisted the summit didn't end badly. >> i think the relationship was very warm and when we walked away, it was a very friendly walk. >> the president was asked if
confronted kim about the death of american college student otto warmbier who spent time -- >> he felt very badly. he knew the case very well, but he knew it later. >> early in the day, a remarkable scene. a reclusive north korean leader engaging with american reporters. he asked if he's ready to denucleari denuclearize. he said if i'm not willing to do that, i wouldn't be here right now. after the summit last summer, the white house said kim jong-un is willing to give up his nuclear weapons before sanctions were lifted. either kim saw it differently or he changed his terms. president trump says talks between the u.s. and north korea will continue. karen travers, abc news, hanoi. now to new developments on capitol hill. members of the house intelligence committee had their chance today to ask questions of michael cohen. >> they probed deeper into what he knows about president trump and the ongoing investigation
into alleged collusion and campaign finance violations. here's reporter lana zak. >> president trump's former attorney and fixer, michael cohen spent his third day on capitol hill in a tense meeting behind closed doors. >> good morning everybody. >> yesterday cohen went after the president's character, calling him a con man, racist, and a cheat. he told lawmakers he was aware of other alleged crimes by the president but that he couldn't comment. >> those are part of the investigation that's currently being looked at by the southern district of new york. >> members of congress divided by party. >> from what i've seen and investigated, doesn't give me any pause whatsoever about this president. >> his testimony was highly incriminating, explosive, a bombshell and the leads it should provide if corroborated by other witnesses and documents. plainly, he laid out a roadmap of criminality committed by the president. >> among the explosive allegations made public, cohen testifying that while president,
trump continued to reimburse him for hush money paid during the campaign to porn star stormy daniels. initially, he said he knew nothing about it. senator lindsey graham discounted that evidence today. >> we'll see what the southern district of new york does, but generally speaking, people don't write checks if they think they're committing a crime. >> two of president trump's closest allies in congress asked the department of just is to investigate. lana zak, abc news, washington. kristen sze and reggie aqui talked about cohen's testimony. >> you realize you're responsible for a trending word on merriam webster dictionary? >> no. >> yes, it is true. >> you wished cohen luck on his road to redemption at the end of your questioning of him saying the opposite of that is perdition as i remember. what was your ins pags for that
statement? what was that about? >> actually, it's fairly personal. my father was a judge in massachusetts who was accused of being involved in the mafia. a month from now, it will be the 30th anniversary of him committing suicide. redemption and perdition, i have dealt with since that period. i believe in redemption. but i'm also very aware from my personal life and education that perdition is the opposite of that. perdition is if you don't accept responsibility in this lifetime, you will live in perdition, particularly impactful your children live with you in perdition. that was my message. >> for more great interviews, you can catch kristen sze and reggie aqui on midday live on weekdays. will not be a san francisco skbrie giant after all. bryce harper and the philadelphia phillies agreed to a 13-year $330 million contract. that is the largest deal in
baseball history. sources say the agreemnt won't become final until harper passes a physical. this reported signing comes only a couple of days after the 26-year-old outfielder met with top giants officials in las vegas where harper lives. harper had spent his entire seven-year career with the washington nationals. if you do the math, it adds up to $45,000 per plate appearance. >> not too shabby. >> not too bad. b.a.r.t. releases performance reports. how is it doing? >> i'd like about 50 at-bats. we'll take a look from mt. tam at partly cloudy skies over the bay area. bright, though. the clouds are thickening and more r
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we're committed to building a better bay area. transit is one area we're focused on improving. >> earlier this month we spent a week talking about b.a.r.t. which hundreds of thousands of people ride every day. we received dozens of e-mails with questions and suggestions. we've been combing through all of the e-mails asking b.a.r.t. for answers. >> b.a.r.t. released the quarterly performance report and made some progress. they agree there's a hot more work left to do. abc 7 news anchor eric thompson is live at walnut creek. eric. >> reporter: they've been touting the on-time performance, the crackdown on fare evaders. the acknowledgment of police
presence in the stations. however, the complaints still track with what we heard during b.a.r.t. week. that a lot of things can still be fixed with the system. >> what's your major gripe about b.a.r.t.? >> to me, it's dirty. >> not being too clean. >> i find it kind ofs. >> cleanliness was one of the areas riders were sounding off about in b.a.r.t.'s latest quarterly performance report released during the board meeting. >> they're spinning it this way. >> in overview, it was an excellent quarter. >> an overview, maybe. but in a few key areas, the news was not that good. ridership was down for more than 419,000 last quarter to just over 405,000 in the most recent quarter. the biggest drop in off peak hours and weekend. they blame the smoke from the
fires last year. >> they were staying in their homes where it's safe. we're not too concerned about this quarter. obviously, if it continues, that would be a concern. >> crimes against persons were up to five per million riders from 3.8 the quarter before. >> this data driven by cell phone robberies and thefts. >> what, if anything, can b.a.r.t. do about that? >> we've increased our rider education campaigns. making sure people know that it's a problem and what they can do to prevent it. >> two, is having more police officers. >> according to e-mails from riders, problems persist. one rider says i counted up to eight homeless/drug addicts on each car. i've seen drug add ikts smoking their drugs and moved cars fearful of what i was inhaling. they're responsible for the dirty train cars some complain about. >> we push people out of the stations, they typically go on to the cars. >> there was a good piece of news released today.
bike thefts were cut in half from 122 last quarter to 57 this quarter. >> when you do complain, we take those complaints directly to b.a.r.t. and we ask them to respond to him and ask what their plans are for improving things. we want you to keep the comments about b.a.r.t. coming so we can hold them accountable. back to you guys. >> eric, kind of a mixed bag in terms of the rort. is there anything that b.a.r.t. officials seem especially happy with? >> reporter: i tell you, there was applause in the room when officials announced for the first time in the history of b.a.r.t., they met their goal for elevators and escalators being in operation. their goal is 98%. last quarter they finally hit that amount. >> eric thomas reporting live in walnut creek. thanks, eric. we want to hear your questions or thoughts about b.a.r.t. or about anything.
we can do to keep building a better bay area. head to abc7news.com. search the words better bay area on twitter. use the #better bay area and on facebook, join our better bay area group. let's go to spencer christian. finally a little bit of relief. we saw sunshine today. >> great, spencer. >> partly cloudy with sunshine was abundant. looks like tomorrow, most of the day will be as well. live doppler 7, no precipitation at the moment all over the bay area. overnight, clouds increase in a few areas. we'll call it partly cloudy. it will be unseasonably overnight lows in the low to mid-40s. the lows will drop into the mid to upper 30s. tomorrow, it will be another bright day. mostly cloudy in the north bay. but only partly cloudy to mostly sunny in other locations. highs will range from upper 50s in the north bay and along the coastline to low 60s in some bay shore locations and down in the south bay. on we go to the approaching storm. our next storm will be coming in overnight tomorrow night into early saturday morning. it will be a moderate storm
ranking 2 on the storm impact scale. we expect rainfall totals to range from about half an inch to an inch in most locations. meanwhile, in the sierra, winter storm watch in effect. we expect 10 to 20 inches of new snow. up to 2 feet of snow could fall over the peaks. limited visibility and travel delays. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. again, our approaching storm for saturday ranks 2 on the impact scale. it will be produce some scattered downpours. brief downpours early saturday morning and it will be breezy as well. the storm will taper off to showers later in the day and into sunday. then we have wet weather again middle of next week. >> thank you, spencer. pioneering operation that happens inside the womb. meet the parents who say the surgery is a life kanger. changer. i'm 7 on your side michael finney. don't have time to recycle? you're not alone. there's a reason
before birth through infancy and into childhood. lana zak has been following one family's remarkable story. >> might be down there. >> what you're witnessing is a modern medical miracle. hadley miller is walking. four years ago jenny received a stunning diagnosis. >> in tears and she had said spina bifida. i remember being like, i have no idea what it is. >> at that time the doctors at the mayo clinic began performing revolutionary open fetal surgery to improve the prognosis for babies diagnosed with spina bifida. before she was born, she underwent the groundbreaking intra uterine procedure. >> once the baby's back is brought up to that opening in the uterus, then we repair the spina bifida defect. >> it is a complicated delicate surgery. in this case, the opening was so large doctors used a patch from a cow's heart to try and protect
the baby's delicate spine. for the next three months everyone prayed that the patch hild. >> jennifer invites us into the operating room to see the moment her child is born. we'll learn how successful that surgery really was. >> the mayo team was thrilled. a beautiful baby girl named hadley. >> we were cautioned that the surgery is not a cure for spina bifida and hadley would have a long road ahead. talking to the millers today. >> she goes to dance every monday and dances with the other pre skillers. >> it's a road she intends to travel on her own two feet. lana zak, abc news, washington. incredible. the millers say they encourage anyone facing a spina bifida diagnosis to advocate for their child, especially as the surgery has continued to make progress. amazing. the world's smallest baby is finally on the way home. this baby was born in tokyo,
weight 268 grams at birth. that's about a half a pound. after five months in the hospital, the baby weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces. the world's smallest baby boy to be sent home healthy. >> that's great. california consumers have lost out on millions of dollars in returns on recycled beverages. >> 7 on your side's michael finney with what's keeping consumers from getting refund. >> $308 million a nickel at a time. that's what we've missed out on. we'll talk about that. mostly because they can't find a place to recycle bottles and cans. the new report by consumer watchdog says 40% of state recycling centers have closed during the past five years. the report says the centers struggle to make a profit and blames state regulators for failing in their oversight duties. the consumer group says state recycling programs should favor consumers and recycling centers not curbside haulers and trash
collectors. you may remember, you pay a nickel or a dime depending upon the size of the container. next week, amazon is rolling out a new delivery option to cut down on waste and reduce package theft. starting next tuesday, prime customers will be able to select which day of the week they want all their packages to arrive. this will help reduce the number of stops for amazon drivers and cut down on the chance of package theft. amazon says it will also help with excess packaging. pardon me. the online giant is hoping to make half shipments carbon neutral by 2030. two different topical anesthetics are being recalled because of a risk of poisoning and faulty child proof packaging. the product are biotouch's ezy gel and numb 100. topical anesthetic cream. both products contain lidocaine
which can kill a child if swallowed and neither meet federal safety regulations. they're offering a full refund. take the products away from your children right away. >> thank you, michael. we've seen dogs that look like their owners. even dogs who dress like their owners. according to a new study, your dog may act like you too. researchers at michigan state university found a dog's personality will often mimic their humans. for example, extra verted people have active dogs. bottom line, researchers say dogs have their own personality, just like people, their personality can change over time. >> this explains your dog's behavior. >> what does that mean? >> they know. the food that is worth the wait. i would wait in line for two hours. >> two hours might get longer after this popular restaurant was nominated for a james beard award. we'll take you inside.
>> dan is here with a look at what's coming up. >> louie, louie. >> new at 5:00, are you earning a quarter million dollars a year. you'll need it to buy a house here. is this the secret to more housing in san francisco? the mayor thinks so. also teachers salaries, why they're 40% higher in santa clara than in san jose. the house encased in ice. those stories and more at 5:00.
tonight in primetime on abc 7, grais anatomy. at 9:00, catch a million little things followed by how to get away with murder at 10:00. woe take you inside san francisco's salon oyster depot. a new james beard nominee for best service. >> the service fans are willing to wait for. >> ♪ >> i would wait in line for two hours. >> i'm kevin, i'm the son and nephew of the owners, proprietors of swan oyster depot. we serve fresh seafood. >> we have four different miyagis from british columbia.
>> the oysters are down right fresh. they are perfect and delicious right now. >> he had the crab head. oyster. the urchins. everything is so good. >> people see one of these items come out on the counter and they go, i didn't see that. where is that on the menu? that's the foundation. our menu is. >> we could tailor made anything. there are certain things that are popular, rather than crab salad or crab cocktail, a lot of people like the beautiful legs arranged on a plate. my uncle named it the crab san antonio mum. because it looked like a flower. it's practically a menu item even though it's not up there. >> our dad, bought the business in 1946. my brothers and i, all six of us
at one point worked here together. >> my dad there. my uncle jim and tom getting the prawns ready. mostly a family affair. you're talking to the guy preparing your food, serving your food and taking your order. you see everything going on in front of you. >> i've been coming for generations. you could go to a lousy place that's not crowded. i don't think so. >> we were taking some pictures. everything was so delicious. there's the sign and the takeout line. takeout line, you can grab beer, wine. you keep -- you pay -- >> we start selling stuff to go at 8:00 a.m. >> number one, we only have 18 stools. number two, look at me. i'm old, i'm slow. people have to wait sometimes. beer and wine outside. does make the wait go more
smoothly. you can check out the brand of local-ish.com. thanks for joining us at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. i'm larry beil. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts right now. like a little community and now everybody is gone. >> i hope we can all get through it. >> there is still a lot to get through. sonoma county begins the long road to recovery. getting around is still very difficult. >> this is what's keeping people from coming into guerneville. people still going around in row boats. people still if houses. >> a crash killed three siblings. a family already devastated is dealing with the unimaginable. plus, the camp foyer and pg&e's new admission. why teachers are earning 40% more in santa clara than san jose. swift water teams were able to walk in and get her out. she went around the barricades that said road closed.
>> i'm trying to get to a doctor's appointment in forestville. i've taken four different roads. >> be patient. there's a lot of heavy flooding. >> when is the last time you saw a log in the middle of the road? >> yeah. >> they'll have to clean the debris sitting on the roads before the cars start driving through. >> cars can't drive through yet but at least some of the water is still start to go recede. good evening, thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley. i'm kristen sze. governor newsom declared a state of emergency today. >> the russian river finally started to recede but the devastation is so widespread. reporter wayne freedman is live in monte rio. wayne? >> reporter: good evening. the last 48 hours they're going to be talking about those for the next several years. probably for decades. getting a. trying to launch a boatright now. this is the road you need to get through to get to guerneville. i'm not sure if he's going to