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>> you sound like you didn't believe it. >> no, i didn't. no. >> you believe it now? >> hell yes. >> that's hell as in high water, block after block. porches double as docks. wendell is glad he raised his house after the flood of '97. >> how high was the water? >> right about maybe four steps up. >> from where you are? >> yeah. so the step i'm stepping on it would have been underwater. >> reporter: here's how the flood looked and sounded. matt leonardo shot this. >> how much more room did you have? >> until it got in our house? >> yeah. >> maybe four feet. but we're a three on story house. >> guerneville still exists on paper at least, wet pape fi water goes down.
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then people come to see the damage. then we start the -- the power has been out, refrigerator full of rotten food, that kind of stuff. we got to start clearing roads. >> you've seen this? >> oh, yeah. >> in guerneville, proof that history repeats itself and when water hits 46 feet, learning will take people only so far. >> what does the rest of the world need to know about guerneville? >> that we're still alive and functioning. >> reporter: as we come back outside the monte rio theater, the latest small drama. that man has gotten across what remains of the russian river and heading in his own direction. that is the russian river behind noal. between 8 to 12 weeks, it depends on theciuman jt because problems are over. monte rio, wayne freedman, abc 7 news.
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meanwhile, four districts are closed today to due to flooding concerns. guerneville, monte rio, west sonoma county union high school districts have canceled class. be prepared for the next round of rain with the abc 7 news app. you can customize the app and it gives you constant access to live doppler 7. >> it's 4:32. if you're just joining us, time for an update on that forecast. here's mike nicco. >> we'll start with the flood warning. technically up until 4:20 today. it's mainly for guerneville and jenner. as it's working towards the ocean. here's good news. we continue to drop. down to 36 feet now. we'll be at moderate flooding at 4:00, which is right now. at 5:00, we'll be minor. by 6:00, barely flooding and then 10:00 this morning. we should be below flood stage. the mark west creek is moderate. we've got laguna de santa rosa.
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all of these should be below flood stage at some point this afternoon. >> how about that for good news on a friday. here's a look at the planner. a lot of cloud cover and sunshine. cooler this morning. low to mid-40s. mid-50s to upper 50s from noon to 4:00. there's a slight chance that the first part of our storm will bring us the scattered showers at 7:00. we'll talk more about that. one new issue is the east bay. solo vehicle crash. someone lost control northbound 880. embarcadero. they're facing the wrong way. blocking both lanes of the off ramp. doesn't sound like it's impacting the main lanes of the interstate. no delays through that stretch. more details in. drive times looking friday. westbound 580. tracy to dublin, under half an hour. we'll take it. 28 minutes. dublin to mission boulevard in the green at 15. cupertino, that's looking good at 16 minutes.
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thank you, alexis. breaking news. the governor of washington is wi h hat in the race for the nomination for president. >> i'm running for president because i'm the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation's number one priority. governor jay inslee officially announced this morning. he will make his first trip to iowa as a candidate next tuesday. he will visit nevada and california later this month. inslee will appear on this week with george stephanopoulos this sunday morning on abc 7. you can keep up with the candidates running for president on 2020 by going to abc7news.com. this article has a complete list of the democratic candidates. pittsburg police have released body camera video. some people may find this video disturbing. here it is. on monday, officers were called to a domestic dispute between a father and his 33-year-old son,
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mark maura, who was armed with a knife. ater trying to get him to surrender, a canine grabbed maura to the ground. as officers attempted to put him in handcuffs, he allegedly stabbed an officer in the neck with an open blade. the officer was not seriously hurt. a man is dead and three others hurt after shooting in oakland. police say it happened around 5:00 last night. sky 7 flew over the scene near nevada street. the man who died is from san lorenzo. his identity has not been released. no word what led to the shooting. new developments, pg&e says that it's power equipment is likely to blame for the devastating camp fire in butte county. the information came as the utility announced fourth quarter financial results. the company said its wildfire liabilities raise substantial o continue as a corporation and utility. pg&e filed for bankruptcy new contractst month.
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offer from the district. so their strike will continue now for a seventh day. undreds of teachers and their the oakland education association and the district are still in negotiations. the district is now offering a 2% bonus plus 8% raise over four years. teachers want a 12% raise over three years. oakland unified school board will meet today at 2:00 p.m. the meeting was shut down on wednesday because of demonstrators. major changes for tesla as it gets ready to close a lot of stores. >> elon musk's company trying to cut costs to lower the sticker price of its cars. chris nguyen live for us in san jose. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning. it's all about cost reduction. as the company tries to bring a cheaper model 3 to market, the move to online only sales. for now, you can forget about taking a test drive or buying a
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car in person. sl announcing that it will close all but a small number of stores to save money. company officials say the decision will allow them to fulfill their promise of finally delivering a $35,000 model 3 sedan. analysts say with the grassroots movement that tesla seems to have, there will be still people willing to buy a vehicle without touching or driving it first. >> they're rolling out an extended test drive where there's a guaranteed money back program in lieu of that test drive experience. >> reporter: this morning, we're getting more specifics about the plan. drivers will be able to return a car within seven days or within 1,000 miles for a full refund. back here live, the fate of this store at santana row remains unclear. the company is saying some of the locations will be converted to show rooms, galleries or information centers where customers can still learn about
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the vehicles are being sold. live in san jose, chris nguyen, san jose, abc 7 news. never more than seven minutes away. the fact that fremont, san leandro are sleeping in. 42 in orinda. these are some of the coolest temperatures this week. or moving forward. 46 right now in san jose. 47 in oakland and san francisco. 42 in santa rosa. concord 46. brentwood, about 47 degrees. just about everywhere, they're about 3 to 5 degrees cooler than yesterday. dress warmer. it is dry as you look at the western side of the bay bridge. roads good today. both commutes will be dry. mass transit cooler this morning. cooler and milder this afternoon. light breezes on the bay. let's go through neighborhoods. east bay ostly dy see a little bit of sunshine. the clouds up until -- the clouds get thicker as we reach
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the upper 50s. 53 at 8:00. for the south sunshine breaking through the clouds. we reach 59 at 4:00. for san francisco, a little sunshine up until 10:00. then pretty cloudy the rest of the day. look at the first sign of the next storm shows up at 10:00 this evening. if you're headed out, i'll show you hour by hour. it's going to be a -- we'll have a look at that. pretty dry out there. definitely ideal driving conditions and overall things are quiet today. >> we're enjoying this while it lasts. hopefully a smooth commute. we've earned that. looking at an empty golden gate bridge. looks like the zipper truck still needs to come through. so yep, i think you should be fine leaving at your normal time today. i have a mass transit note to pass along. they'll be doing platform repair
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at the richmond b.a.r.t. station. they'll be single tracking them through that area saturday and sunday. should be a five to 15-minute delay on b.a.r.t. that's just the richmond station this weekend. thanks, alexis. the u.s. versus north korea. the two two countries giving vastly different accounts of why second summit ended early. changing the features on videos for kids. this is not a scene from a mo
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have you heard, the ski season is extended? kirkwood going to april 14th. and three day weekend, april 19th to 291st. north star, april 21st. heavenly, may 3rd, 4th and 5th they'll be open. upper 50s to mid-60s. cloud cover about everywhere. also, tonight at 10:00, the winter storm warning begins. another 1 to 2 feet possible up in the sierra. just keep adding to that near record snowfall. right now it's pretty quiet out there. let's take a look at what's going to happen. moderate to heavy snow tomorrow. lighter snow sunday. traveling monday will be better. there will be a few sunny spots and light snow to moderate snow comes in tuesday and wednesday. >> thank you, mike. developing news, the u.s. and north korea have contradicting
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jong-un ended early. the president says talks stop because kim insisted all sanctions the u.s. imposed be lifted without the north committing to denuclearization. north korea said it asked for some sanctions to be lifted for shutting down the main nuclear facilities. this morning, big questions about how president trump may have influenced security clearances at the white house. >> a new report claims the president ordered officials to give his family clearances even when the cia said they should be denied. here's zachary quiche. >> these clearances immediate access to the most sensitive inormation in the country. jared kushner appearing on fox news saying he received clearance through the regular process and without pressure from anybody. a stunning report in "the new york times" outlining how the president ordered his former chief of staff, john kelley, to give his son-in-law, jared kushner, a top secret security clearance. according to the times, both the
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cia and former white house counsel, don mcgahn recommended that kushner be denied top secret clearance. last year, trump's former chief of staff, john kelley wrote a memo saying the president had ordered quote -- that contradicts comments made at the time by the president last month. >>. >> no, i don't think i have the authority to do that. i'm not sure i do. but i wouldn't do it. >> elijah cummings is threatening to subpoena the white house if they don't cooperate. saying in a statement, the security clearance process is supposed to function in an even handed and neutral manner based on the national security interests of the united states. white house press secretary sara sanders issuing a statement saying we don't do --
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a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in san francisco for california pacific medical center on van ness. the 11-story 274-bed hospital officially opens for patients tomorrow morning. it will specialize in maternity, pediatric care, as well as emergency and cardiac care. patients will be moved from two hospitals over the weekend. it looks like a scene out of jurassic park. maybe godzilla. mercury news photographer karl monday done captured this photo as floodwaters took over neighborhoods. a guerneville resident paddling through a mini golf course with a dinosaur t rex on his tail. that is bizarre. >> he's not rattled. just like, there's a t-rex behind me. >> that picture makes it look like it's the end of the world. >> i know. those are scary eyes. he's got like blood red mouth.
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>> yeah. >> just had a meal. >> and a bloody nose it looks like. >> i think we're doing a lot of an niezing in here. >> jurassic park, the water version. the water ride. >> hopefully that's not the cae much longer. that water will be out of there. >> the water is going to recede. unfortunately, it's going to take a while. let's take a look at what's going on. i do not believe the rain we get is going to aggravate the situation. fingers crossed about that. we're looking at san jose. mostly cloudy, milder today, need the sunglasses from time to time. rain tonight, light to moderate in spots. stronger storm tuesday, wednesday and thursday. here's a look. dry temperatures from the to 60. 53 in lakeport. tonight is a little milder. mid-40s to low 50s. look at the yellows and oranges out there. that's the moderate rain we're talking about. one low to the ne to the
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southwest. one is bringing energy. one is bringing moisture. pretty impressive looking they're going to arrive together on top of our neighborhoods tonight. you can see it to the south bay. that's when we could have heavier rain. here we are at 6:00. the first signs of a stray shower or two, especially across the north bay and that's where it's mainly going to stay during the evening hours. we could have a random shower elsewhere. the full on comes in after midnight. hopefully we're sleeping through 8:00 in the morning. reds starting to show up. that's the possibility of a thunderstorm on livermore. then by 11:00, it trans ixs over to scattered showers for the afternoon hours and the scattered showers continue during the evening hours to a lesser extent. they won't cover as much real estate. by midnight, the best chance of measurable rain in the north bay. the santa cruz mountains.
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by the morning, .75 to an inch of rain. only 2/3 of an inch in the north bay. that will not aggravate the situation. my forecast, temperatures going to remain in the 60s and the strongest storms will jump up to 2s tuesday and wednesday. alexis? >> all right. we're very quiet here. friday light so far this morning. hoping to keep it that way. lot of green on the traffic maps. i want to take you to oakland. our only issue on the board right now. as you can see, it's not causing delays. we've got a solo vehicle clichlgts i believe it's blocking one lane of that off ramp. main lanes are not impacted. i will keep an eye on this. as of right now, you don't need an alternate. 580 is open if you want to use that. walnut creek to dublin, 680 looking good. 49 in the green santa rosa to san francisco. >> highway 17 to los gatos, 38
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minutes. youtube is turning off the comments section on nearly all videos involving kids. >> kenneth moton explains why. >> in today's techbytes. youtube getting rid of comments on nearly all videos featuring kids. >> pedophiles leaving inappropriate messages on the pages. youtube says comments are ideos pages must be strictly monitored. tesla's model 3 is finally for sale. the company unveiled the car in 2016. the $35,000 car is being sold exclusively online. tesla says it's closing most stores in an effort to save money. it's time to disconnect. today is day of unplugging. >> urging people to shut off smartphones and computers to connect with people around them. it lasts until sundown on saturday. >> it's the tenth year it's been marked. >> let's connect.
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those are your techbytes >> i have a call. sorry. talked all about it yesterday on midday live. the woman who is the proponent of this. we'll see. >> okay. >> falling sales is forcing more big name retailers to close really big named stores. a van that rose to fame on the disney channel has dropped for the first time in years.
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let's look at the storm impact scale so you know what to expect tonight and tomorrow morning. light to moderate rain. half inch to inch in areas. breezy. right now no flood watches. we don't have any wind advisories. going to be a whole lot of rain and hopefully it runs off and not causes any issues. thanks, mike. spacex is counting down to a historic test flight of its first capsule built for nasa astronauts. there won't be astronauts. leftoff at 11:48 pacific time. they hope to learn lessons to improve safety when two nasa astronauts strap in as early as july. they're scheduled to dock at the international space station on sunday. it's set to return to earth on march 8th. victoria's secret is planning to close 53 stores. its parent company says the overall performance of the brand is not meeting expectations with year on year declines.
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victoria's secret has not released a list of closing stores. 30 locations closed last year. j.c. penney is going to close 18 more department stores because holiday sales didn't go so well. j.c. penney already announced three of the store closings last month. specific locations have not been announced. san francisco-based gap and old navy are parting ways. old navy will become its own company. others will make up a new company which hasn't been named yet. old navy mate about $8 billion in revenue last year. roughly the same amount of gap's other brands combined. let's look at what's going to happen sunday. you see at midnight there's some rain up across the northern sonoma county and then it spreads over the rest of our neighborhoods. it may miss the south bay in the east bay valleys early in morning. you can see scattered light
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showers. they taper into the evening hours. the rainfall from this storm going to be significantly less. let's roll it out there starting sun at midnight. all the way to 11:30. less than a tenth of an inch in neighborhoods. up to a quarter of an inch in the north bay. again, fingers crossed. it does not aggravate the situation there. alexis? >> we're off to a quiet start on the roads. taking a look at the south bay. northbound 101 at 880. that's about it. as you can see, we've got dry pavement and pretty ideal driving conditions this morning. the one point we don't have dry pavement is state route 37 in novato. still, a lot of water in the lanes on the westbound side of the roadway. those westbound lanes between atherton and 101, eastbound side is open. chp not able to provide any estimate. they're unsure when they'll be able to get it back open. next update at 5:00. this is an s.o.s. the jonas brothers back with new
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music for the first time in six years. ♪ >> i'm a sucker for you ♪ the brothers released their new video titled sucker last night. it features their leading ladies. the band tweeted they had the best time shooting the video in england with their family and feels good to be back. welcome back. >> what are they doing? eating cupcakes and stuff? >> sure. why not? >> having cocktails. >> living the good life. taking a bath outside. next at 5:00 a.m., flooding disaster in sonoma county. we're going to be looking at all the damage before some evacuees are allowed to return home. we're taking your questions straight to b.a.r.t. the transit agency addressing cleanliness and drug use at stations and on trains. plus, how uber and lyft
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now at 5:00, a live look through our abc 7 group camera. enjoy the break from the rain because another storm is on the way. mike is monitoring the situation. >> good morning to you. it's friday, march 1st. thanks for joining us. >> right now you don't need an umbrella. that changes later. hi, mike. >> during the day it will be dry. once the evening unfolds, the rain starts to roll in. first, i want to talk about the russian river really quick and the accuweather 12-hour planner. we're at 35.64. still dr

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