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hi. good morning. it is monday, march 5th. thanks for joining us. >> we're told that it is not going to rain today. let us rejoice and be glad in it. >> lisa. >> >> i thought it was sunday after that. >> hallelujah. >> good morning. i'm not a liar. you do see green on the screen. this is moisture in the atmosphere. we could see an isolated shower along the coast. the upper elevations. we are looking at yes, a drier day today before check check it out. this leds to the north. this will be bringing us the rain tomorrow. this will bring heavier rain to san luis obispo, santa barbara and we'll escape another atmospheric river. it's 49 in santa rosa. your forecast today, maybe that isolated shower, sun coming up at 6:37. mostly cloudy with a few peeks
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of sun throughout the afternoon. mid and upper 50s. sun setting at 6:06. we're looking at change of our clocks next weekend. we'll have longer daylight. something to look forward to. >> thank you for that reminder. something on the roads this morning, told you about the san mateo bridge. we have one lane blocked as we get through the toll plaza area on westbound 92. we have this one as well. major delays here north of the antioch bridge on state route 160. about two miles north of that bridge. all lanes remain closed due to a serious head-on collision. one person transported by medical helicopter. the tow trucks are trying to get to the scene. they are stuck in traffic as well. if you can use sherman island levy that's your best bet to avoid that scene. quick check of drive times. 26 minutes in the yellow 4 o to the maze. 15 across the bay bridge. the metering lights on.
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san francisco to sfo in the green at nine minutes. thank you, alexis. this morning, two young sisters are waking up at home after spending the weekend lost in the humboldt county forest. >> 8-year-old leah and 5 year oiled caroline reunited with their parents yesterday. lucki luckily, they learned survival skills through 4h and knew to stay put once they were lost. >> oh, lord. >> and that is the moment they reunited with their family. hundreds of people helped search for the girls. but it was actually footprints from their rain boots that finally led two volunteer firefighters to the girls yesterday morning much the mom said she's grateful to everyone who helped bring her babies home. >> absolutely. we're grateful they're safe and okay.s morning. now to a different story in t south bay. a neighborhood really on high alert this morning after a mother of two was found dead inside herjose.
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matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and jessica. san jose police started extra patrols in the thousand oaks neighborhood. so far, they've not announced an arrest. >> it's scary. it's pretty safe neighborhood otherwise. there's hardly any crime around. it's disturbing. >> reporter: sources tell abc 7 san jose police have a person of interest in mind for the murder of bambi larson. the other of two adult children found dead inside her home on thursday. that afternoon, larson hadn't come to work. a worried co-worker called the victim's son. they came to the house, unlocked the door and found her body in the bedroom. close friend of the victim who did not want to be on camera spoke to us about larson. >> it's so surreal. i can't imagine anyone wanting to harm this lady. she's a beautiful person. she goes out of her way to help people in the neighborhood.
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it's just unbelievable. i'm devastated. >> reporter: no suspect has been identified by police. this is the seventh homicide of the year here in san jose. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. matt, thank you. we want to get to breaking news just coming in from kenya where four americans and a local pilot died in a helicopter crash. happened overnight on an island in lake tur kana located in the northern part of the country. the ubs 'em bass a named three of the four americans killed. they are anders asher, josiah burke, brandon how staper and kyle john ford i. hometo released. the latest group to sue to block the release of previously confidential personnel records of members.
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senate bill took affect january 1st and makes things available to the public. they pertain to police misconduct, including excessive force by officers and criminal con dung. the p.o.a. is seeking a court order barring the city from releasing that information. they become the latest police officers union in the state to sue to keep the records confidence ziefrng in the east bay, details on priests accused of sex abuse. reverend alexander castillo was placed on administrative leave the end of january. he served in fremont and oklahomaly. castillo may have fled the country. the pease is a nay testify of costa rica. he was last heard from on february 20th. oakland police notified the diocese that castillo may be located outside the u.s. but wouldn't specify pact exactly where. a celebration of life. a long-time san francisco public defender, jeff adachi. a public memorial starts at 11:00 this morning. he died february 22nd after a medical emergency.
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his cause of death remains under investigation. he was 59 years old. famynd colleagues remembered him at a vigil last week. west point military academy is remembering 21-year-old cadet peter zoo of concord. he died on thursday after getting hurt while skiing last month. this is memorial video posted to youtube. it shows his fellow cadets trekking through snow with his photo on their backpacks. they went to the ski area on academy grounds where he died. he was an inspiring leader they say. the incident surrounding his death is under investigation. an advocacy group for homeless stooew lengths will ho a rally at noon. more than 13% of the spartan student body is homeless. they've been impacted by soaring silicon valley rent. the student homeless alliance is demanding that safe parking spots are given in university garages so students can stay
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overnight in their cars. they want to expand the amount of time that homeless students can stay in temporary beds in the dorms and also $2500 in housing aid. big changes coming to oakland's macarthur maze. now you have a chance to weigh in sniefrmts c in. cal trans is accepting proposals online. one proep sam calls for closein parts of the maze for months and diverting three-way traffic on to surface streets. section was the maze need modifying so taller trucks can drive through it. cal trans wants to raise overpasses, lower ramps and possibly replace connector ramps. work expected to begin in 2022. you can find out more including a link to the survey on abc7news.com. the teenager who got vaccinated against his parents' wishes is spreading his message on a bigger scale. the appearance he's expected to make tomorrow. new at 6:00, anl zon plans a new challenge to the grocery industry that has nothing to do with whole foods.
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and we're looking at temperatures climbing to the upper 50s this afternoon. we will have a lot of cloud cover. but a few sunny breaks this morning, though, you may run
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good monday morning. we're waking up to a few sprinkles, light showers from the city to the coast. the golden gate bridge into the east bay. the south bay. but its moisture in the at fear won't amount to much much the clouds, perhaps they get a decrease by this afternoon. you'll notice that, it will be a break before the next storm comes in midday tomorrow. 52 in oakland. good morning fremont. it is 48 for you. 49 in san jose. you had a shower. you can see a few drops on the lens here. if you're headed out and about later on today. it should be good conditions with temperatures in the upper 0s. we will see partly to mostly cloudy skies. overall numbers in a narrow runs from 56 in richmond, 59 in fremont. 60 in concord and san jose. more clouds tonight. we'll look for more drizzle and bridge.in coming in tomorrow. just had our crash lear from
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the board. it was there close to an hour right around the toll plaza. five vehicles involved. we have a 20-minute delay. i hope we can bounce back. that's a tough spot to have lanes down. all lanes should be back open and 92 and 808 should start improving. we have a full closures of route 116 north due to a serious head-on collision. someone had to be transported by medical helicopter. so we're talking about major delays in both directions. lisa and i were looking at this camera during the commercial break. a decent amount of moisture on the pavement. richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. you could run into mist or drizzle this morning. make sure you drive for conditions. alexis, thank you. new at 6:00, amazon is planning another challenge to the industry. according to the "wall street journal," the company is preparing to open dozens of grocery stores. they'll have separate branding from whole foods which you know is owned by amazon. the first store in l.a. with
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you're looking at a massive natural gas pipeline fire in a rural community in missouri. flames shooting high into the air. this fire roared on for hours. this happened sunday morning northeast of klum yachlt the fire burned out in about 40 minutes. rob, how scary does that look. somehow, there are no injuries and no damage to structures. investigators are on the scene looking into a cause. in southern california, the fbi has arrested a long beach man in connection with an explosion that killed his ex-girlfriend in her day spa. 59-year-old steven beal was arrested on suspicion of poe possessing explosives. investigators found more than 100 pounds of explosive material inside his home. prosecutors later dropped those charges. no details on beal's current
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arrest. but the fbi says he's directly connected to his ex-girlfriend's death. the giants officials talked privately about moving forward after a video captured a between -- the wife lands on the ground after an argument on friday. both major league baseball and san francisco police are investigating what happened. the giants have more than 20 different owners. the owners have not reached a decision. one option would be giving day-to-day control of the team to another executive. hollywood heavy weights are sounding off on steven spielb g spielberg's crusade to block movies that stream on services from oscar contention. >> his position divided the industry and touched off the debate of tech in the movie business. spielberg says films that debut on netflix or hulu should
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qualify for the emmys instead of the academy awards. netflix responded by saying their platform allows people to access films wherever they are and at a low price. the los gatos company says it gives directors more ways to share their art. regardless of what you think, it's probably a good week to catch up on netflix. rain in the forecast again, lisa. >> you can't trust the dry slot. supposedly we're in one now but we're not. we have a few isolated showers out there. the dry slot comes later on this afternoon. this morning, don't be surprised if you need your wipers. there is a little mist and drizzle out there. here's live doppler 7 to the coast. you can see pink there in mt. hamilton. last check, temperature was there 32 degrees. a lot of this is overdone and in the upper levels of the atmosphere. it is a little moist out there. we will be looking for pretty mild start to the day. 52 in san rafael with 50 in
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mountain view. 47 in livermore. looking at the highs today ranging from the mid-50s around richmond. 56 san mateo. 60 san jose. skies partly cloudy. they will thin out. the cloud cover throughout the afternoon. right now, 7:00. you can see some of the green representing the moisture in the atmosphere. then by 3:30, partly to mostly cloudy. more clouds tonight into your dry tuesday morning commute. then by 11:00 tomorrow, we'll see things change as increasing clouds, lower clouds allow for the rain to arrive. this will take us through wednesday morning. some showers and late in the day wednesday, this moves on out. really a two-day event. nothing too excessive. oakland ver an inch santa rosa, and .75 in fremont. the accuweather forecast, heavy rain tuesday night into wednesday. good morning, lisa.
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taking a look at the bay bridge plaza. we had the metering lights flipped on at 5:21. if you're using the carpool lanes, you'll have a significant wait to get through the cash and fastrak lanes. checking out the traffic maps, confusion as to whether or not we're clear on state route 160. north of antioch bridge. we have residual delays in either direction. all northbound lanes are open. not sure about southbound. i'm trying to confirm that. boy, we had over an hour delay on the southbound side at one point. looks like it's down to 30 minutes now. it is improving. that was a serious collision involving two vehicles that crashed head on. 48 trains in service for b.a.r.t. no delays. ace 1, 3, 5 on time. regular service resuming today with ac transit. that's following the oakland teachers strike. thank you, alexis. new at 6:00, we've had the cinnamon challenge, the mannequin challenge. now it's the cheese challenge
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need your wipers this morning. it's slick out there. very light mist and drizzle around the bay area. by this afternoon, in the east bay and concord, look for mild conditions. even working on the sunshine for you in concord. 57 to near 60 degrees in antioch and fairfield. then looking at more partly cloudy skies after mist and drizzle. 57 in sausalito. >> thanks, lisa. sub row recalling 3.1 million suvs. it could be caused by common household cleaners. the affected models including foresters, cross treks and imprezas. the cleaners can seep into the housing and make the contact switch loose to connectivity and cause brake lights not to work. new developments about a family feud over vaccines. an 18-year-old who got vaccinated against his mother's wishes has been invited to speak
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before senate committee tomorrow. ethan linden berger says his mother chose never to get him or his siblings vaccinated and his story caught the attention of congress. he will be speaking at a hearing for the committee of health education labor intentions. it will be devoted to examining outbreaks of preventable diseases. happening today, two bay area athletes will visit a san francisco elementary school to read to student. kevon looney and yamaguchi will be there. the event is sponsored by the warriors women 'em pourpt -- yamaguchi is a best selling children's author. make sense if she read her own book. >> it's called karam owe, my story of embracing human purpose and hope. his goal is to inspire people
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now at 6:30, oakland teachers and students getting ready to head back to classrooms. the contract finally approved after seven days of striking. >> breaking news. another democrat running for president. why former colorado governor john hickenlooper says it's his time. >> jetblue is offering free flights for a year. of course, there's a catch.
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we'll explain. good morning. it's monday, march 4th. thanks for joining us. >> yes, i was getting a complaint from someone on twitter that it was raining in the castro. i mean, that's what's -- this is where we are now. it rains constantly. >> right. this morning, we're looking at light showers. the afternoon will trend drier, but as we look at live doppler 7, the drops on the lens there for sure. temperatures are looking like this with the 40s and 50s from 51 in san francisco, 49 in san jose. this is our east bay hills camera. you can see that moisture moving from west to east. 49 santa rosa and by the delta. 51 in concord. the rest of the day will trend with mostly cloudy skies. mid and upper 50s. looking at sun setting. 6:05. we're dry tonight before the next storm arrives midday tomorrow. good morning, alexis. >> taking a look at the roads this morning. overall, not too bad. we haven't had any huge backups
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with a couple of exceptions. this is one of them. state route 160. north of the antioch bridge still in recovery mode from a serious head-on collision. one person had to be transported by medical helicopter. we received reports from chp and cal trans that the northbound side is back open. still trying to confirm the southbound side is open. those delays starting to shrink. i think we have one lane blocked. a quick check of walnut creek. southbound 680. heavy north of the 24 split. looks like we have flashing lights in the middle lane. right around main street. i will double-check and make sure we don't have incidents reported there. next update at 6:40. thank you, alexis. kids headed to school this morning, it's finally back to school for oakland unied. achers ratified a cont t on strese reportmy nsroomh >> h gg.tehersayhehtov i't. ups
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contract doesn't address school closures. they will be back in class today. they voted on it yesterday at the paramount theater. it was 58% in favor of the new contract. it will give them an 11% raise ovr four years and a one-time 3% bonus. it also calls for smaller class sizes. the union president says he knows the membership wanted a promise that schools would not be shut down. this issue will have to be dealt with at another time. >> we do realize that the fight does not end with this contract. it is only a beginning. we are committed as educators in oakland to ensure that our students get vital90% of oaklan skipped school during this week-long strike. some of them were on the picket line supporting their teachers. a special school board meeting has been set for this morning.
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the board is planning to vote on budget duts cuts to be able to pay for the teacher raises. some staff layoffs are anticipated. that meeting is scheduled for 10:30 this morning. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield 7 news. amy, thank you. we're tracking breaking news. the crowded field of democrats looking to become president is growing. former colorado governor, john hickenlooper announced he will run for the democratic nomination for president. i'm running for president because we need dreamers in washington. we also need to get things done. i've proven again an again, i can bring people together. to produce the progressive change washington has failed to deliver. >> there it is. his message to voters this morning. in his pitch to the public, he laid out his past from being laid off as a geologist to becoming the owner of a brew pub. he then became the mayor of denver and served two terms as colorado's governor. the 67-year-old will appear later this morning on "good
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morning america" for an interview. when that announcement was made overnight, we sent out a push alert shortly after he announced his campaign. be sure to download the abc 7 news app and enable push notifications to get alerts like those. in the north bay, people focused on rebuilding after floods along the russian river. government officials answered questions inside a high school gym. it cost about $155 million in damage across sonoma county. flood damaged 19,000 homes. many items they cannot replace. >> i threw away a lot of pictures today. or clean your motorcycle up. >> we've got a local assistance center open to try to bring the state and local agencies together to support those impacted. >> the local assistance center is located on main street in
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guerneville. it will stay open through at least saturday. the guerneville school district remains closed today for cleanup and maintenance after the flooding last week.we. this morning, we have an update on a deadly crash that killed three siblings and left their brother fighting for his life. that young man, 17-year-old aaron villarreal is now breathing on his own. he's recovering from a broken leg and collapsed lung. meanwhile, his siblings, eli, sarah and eva villarreal all died when their suv crashed into a big rig along interstate 80 thursday morning. they were driving to see their father in the hospital with stage 4 colon cancer. abc 7 news has learned that their father's health has slightly improved. inde a c ne in linda ayft o pplu march neighborhood while police searched the home. police discovered the bodies in
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the home yesterday th're working to identify the people and determine how they died. stephon clark's family is asking for the state attorney general's help. this comes after the prosecutors announced no charges for the police officers who shot and killed him. when police opened fire last march, they say the actions were justified. the 22-year-old was suspected of vandalism. they fired 20 shots at him after mistaking his cell phone for a gun. his family says he was shot several times in the back. >> my stance is this was murder. these officers need to be charged and d.a. should be fired. >> our lives are suffering, our hearts are shattered. my family is traumatized: we are in agony ever since the callous murder of my brother. >> clark's family filed a wrongful death suit against the city for at least $20 million.
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demarcus -- he wrote clark's name along the bottom of each shoe. cousins played for the sa sacramento kings for years. developing news, officials say the death toll is expected to go up after at least a dods tornadoes touched down in alabama. >> so far 23 people have died. the twisters left behind a path of destruction knocking holes off their foundation, taking down trees and crushing cars. officials skriet damage as catastrophic. >> organizing teams coming into the area here at the marshalling yard. we'll be sending them out to groups to specific areas of damage and concentrate on the areas that had the most damage where we've had the concentration of where we found the victims. we still have individuals unaccounted for. that's where we're going to begin our search this morning. >> search and rescue crews are
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using drones with heat sensing devices attached to them to search for any survivors. what a disaster, lisa. yes. it's been an awful winter all across the nation. as we get into march, still the rain really not letting un. today, supposed to be our dry break, but we're starting out with showers. san francisco in the north bay into the east bay, it's damp. you're going to need your wipers down through the city and the mission. we'll be looking at partly cloudy skies. upper elevations, a little rain, snow mix. mt. hamilton, you can see the moisture here on the lens. if you're headed out roads or mass transit, you'll have sprinkles to light showers the. on the bay, it will be a little damp. the moisture coming off of the ocean, a lot of the low level moisture and not everyone is seeing it. 50 in napa. 49 in san jose. later on today, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy upper 50s to near
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60. 58 santa rosa. wednesday morning, it's a 2. the rain gets going tuesday night. looking at some heavier downpours headed our way. but the main activity is heading to the south of us from san luis obispo to santa barbara and the first piece of energy brings the rain anywhere from half an inch san francisco on south. maybe .75 inches to over an inch in the north bay. this is not expected to bring rivers out of their banks again. it's worth watching. this morning, somism prochlts out there. we were looking at the wet roadways here and there. >> not totally dry this morning. some of you might have to use your wipers. one half of my commute was soggy and the other totally fine. you might run into the same thing today. starting to improve. walnut creek, we have something in the middle lane. saw flashing lights on the camera. north of the 24 split. whatever it was, it's gone now. never did show up according to
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chp. they didn't have it on their log. things are moving along better. it will be a nonissue. okay on northbound 280. just north of 17. it sounds like on the 880 connector to head north, we have a motorcycle that crashed. the left lane blocked. the bike caught fire. it is heavy south of this point. once you make it to the 17 split, you're starting to look better. we confirmed all lanes back open. just the shoulder blocked on state route 160 north of the antioch bridge. that's still in recovery mode from an earlier serious crash. alexis, thank you. san francisco-based gymboree is bankrupt. now we know the brands will live on. a live look -- this is definitely a video of parents throwing cheese on their baby's faces. we'll explain what's going on next. >> at what point do we say shut down the internet.
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as we head to break, slow motion video. that's a huge wave broking over a lighthouse in malta last week. yikes. >> beautiful. >> the worst storm since 1982 hit the island creating that rough sea. >> wow.
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good monday morning to you. some of you waking up to a few scattered showers statewide.
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a cloudy afternoon for most of you. rainho56n sacramento. spring break for some and if it is, today is a great day to get away and go to the mountains. it will be dry tomorrow in the 40s. watch out. a winter weather advisory wednesday and thursday. winter storm warning. looking at several additional feet of snow. jessica, reggie. >> lisa, thank you. developing news in the south bay. a mother of two was found dead in her home and now police have extra patrols in the neighborhood. >> matt keller is live in san jose. >> matt? >> reporter: reggie, police say -- san jose police are doing extra patrols in the thousand oaks neighborhood. but so far they have not announced an arrest. >> we've been seeing the police cars going around the neighborhood. it's extremely disturbing to say the least. >> reporter: sources tell us that san jose police have a person in interest for the murder of bambi larsonment she
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was found dead inside her home on thursday. that afternoon, larson hadn't come to work. a worried co-workers called the victim's son. the two of them came to the house, unlocked her door and found her pod approximabody in . a friend of hers didn't want to be on camera spoke to us. >> southeast going to be missed by a -- she's going to be missed by at lot of people. she was a caring person and did a lot for her neighbors and her friends. >> reporter: no suspec has been identified by police. this is the seventh homicide of the year here in san jose. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. happening today, the chairman of the house judiciary committee says he will be issuing dozens of documents requestinggggggg information for an investigation. he says the document request goes to 60 individuals at the white house, department of justice. donald trump jr. a obstruction, corruption and abuse of power.
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the white house did not respond to abc news request for comment. >> ucsf benioff children's hospital aims to give doctors transgender treatments for youth. this started in 201 and a first of ids kind according to our media partners at the mercury news. it's looking at 300 youth undergoing transgender treatment where they're taking estrogen, testosterone or puberty-blocking hormones to better align with the gender that they best identify with. there's a lack of information when it comes to the impact of the treatmnts on the health and mental well-being of kids. that study is metropolitan to fill the void. one san francisco woman is doing his part to help build a better bay area. one item of clothing at a time. >> it's an initiative we launched to examine and tackle some of the issues facing our region. one is sustainability. one women's zero waste boutique
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sells clothe made from discarded fabric like this. she estimate her company has diverted 35,000 pounds of fabric that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill or worse. >> i'm hoping that what we're doing in having this mission can inspire other people to even think about their waste as not as something to be thrown away but to make it into something beautiful. >> items range in price from $40 to $200. we have a link on our website at abc7news.com with more about the boutique. we do want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. what issues do you see where you live? what would make them better? use the #better bay area on social media to join our conversation. now your morning money report much the future of bankrupt -- >> splitting assets between two other retailers. according to a bankruptcy document filed saturday, the gymboree and crazy 8 brands will live on to its canadian rival,
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the children's place. the jane i and jack clothing line will go to gap along with gymbor gymboree's online businesses and store leases. they filed for bankruptcy in january. the deals have to be approved. >> tess ha ceo elon musk says the new model y will debut march 14th. we've never seen the vehicle except for this teaser image. musk says the model y is based off the model 3 sedan. in a tweet over the weekend, he said it will be 10% larger and 10% more expensive than the car. taking a live look at the new york stock exchange. a little bit up today. about 85 points. the nieationwide search is underext "american idol." there's, let's say, some unique talent. >> jane, i think your biggest hurdle is just your
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burn. yikes. thousands of contestants from all over the country sang their hearts out hoping to get a golden ticket to hollywood. from the very bizarre to the show stopping talent, including myra tran. the teen had the judges on their feet comparing her to former idol winner kelly clarkson. ♪ >> the 19-year-old from vietnam became an instant front-runner. there's much more to come on wednesday. you can watch the new season of "american idol" at 8:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. that was a savage critique. have you ever been to an open audition? >> no. >> that's what they would say about me if i ng >> i givenef those young people credit. it takes a lot of guts to get in front of famous people and sing. especially when you can't sing. new at 6:00, the latest viral video craze. this makes me shut down
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the internet. videos of people throwing cheese at their babies. it is called the cheese challenge. it started last week after a dad in michigan, alexis, shared a video of him throwing a slice of american cheese at his baby. first of all, american cheese? since then, thousands of videos appeared online with millions of views. why are you all watching this? >> it's so weird. kind of mean. >> i don't think it's funny. i hate it. why would you do that to your baby? >> not cute, right? >> it's not. >> american cheese. if i can just reiterate. >> that's the only kind that it works with. >> velveeta out here soon? that's like a block. t do that. don't do any of this. >> that's a new low >> you didn't think it's possible but it was. >> some showers out there this
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morning. >> just a little bit before we get into a next storm system that heads our way by tomorrow's commute. evening commute. live doppler 7, see a little bit of that green. san francisco south and also east over to richmond in 'emer emeryville. not all of it reaching the ground. what is reaching the ground, you have to use wipers and the slick roadways. it is 60 in san mateo. good morning foster city. 49 for you. 51 in hayward. napa at 50. livermore, 47. we don't have any issues in terms of visibility. looking at temperatures later on today with a few peeks of sun improving and having highs near 60 in spots. the showers this morning, rain returning tomorrow and then looking at drier conditions by thursd and friday. 59 today in fremont. 58 in napa. partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. let's get you going throughout the rest of your workweek. you'll notice today we are looking at that break. into tomorrow morning, the
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midday, also not raining. tomorrow, 12:30. by 6:30, here comes the rain. that evening commute into your wednesday morning. maybe heavier downpours and this pushes out of here for snow in the sierra. rainfall amounts anywhere from a half inch, three quarters of an inch from the san francisco area to fremont. 1.33 inches. no problems with the rivers. we've had enough rain, alexis and today, hopefully this afternoon enjoying a bit of a break. how are the roadways? >> yeah, we do have some slick spots this morning. looking at golden gate bridge, you may have to use the wipers. it's a light rain. certainly nothing heavy. we all know it does not take much, especially on the ramps and curves. take it easy today. moving over to the traffic maps, we have a problem. car went off the roadway eastbound 24 past ak a
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road. no delays. westbound side is heavy in lafayette through orinda and caldecott tunnel. here's a quick check of drive times. tracy to dublin, just under an hour at 57 minutes. southbound 680, dublin to mission boulevard, about 23. north 85, 101 to cupertino, 24 minutes. thank you, alexis. hang today, you can voice your opinion about a cannabis dispensary in inside a movie theater. the telegraph health center filed an application to move the dispensary to the old parkway theater on telegraph avenue. the group also applied for an on-site cannabis consumption permit. there will be a public hearing at 3:00 this afternoon at oakland city hall. operations at sutter house, new california pacific medical center in san francisco are now in full swing. the hospital delivered its first baby at the facility on van ness yesterday. this is a little baby boy with mom and dad. no word yet on a name. he was born at 11:45 yesterday
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morning. this little girl, 12 day old child transported from the old hospital to the new one. she and 29 other babies made the journey over the weekend and all patients have been moved from the pacific and california campuses. last month governor gavin newsom announced plans to scale back the high-speed rail project. the l.a. times looked at the plans to build a high-speed rail between bakersfield and merced. it's estimated to cost 16 to $18 billion. the cost depends on federal grants and other funding sources. with constantly ib creasing costing, it will likely run out of cash. are you willing to get rid of your instagram photos, all of them, to get free airfare for a year? that's the offer from jetblue airlines. they will get a free flight for th entire year if they clear
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their instagram feeds. jetblue says with a blank slate, the winners will have room to post all the destinations and activities they'll capture on their travels. people can enter the contest on jetblue's website through friday. bee were saying earlier, what a hassle. it depend how many photos you have on instagram. >> it's a big ask. >> it's it's a big reward. >> for a full year. coming up, the 7 innings to know before you go. if you haven't yet, follow us at abc news bay area. you can see more great photos like this one. it was rainy this weekend and more rain in the
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if you're just joining us or headed out the door, the 7 things to know. number one, students are back in class today after teachers reach an agreement. teachers walked off the job february 21st, prompting marathon negotiations for better pay and classroom conditions. number 2, the two young girls who spent the weekend lost in the forest say they learned survival skills in 4-h. they stayed put when they realized they were lost. volunteer firefighters found them because of their food prints. number 3, a celebration of life scheduled this morning for jeff adachi. the public memorial at 11:00 a.m. at city hall. number 4, former colorado governor, john hickenlooper
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jumped into the race for president. he joins a crowded field of candidates. he aims to fix things. number 5, some of you've seen scattered height showers, mist and drizzle, san francisco into the east bay. partly to mostly cloudy, 60 in concord as well as san jose. number 6, we're still dealing with a crash in san jose. northbound 280 around the 880 connector. two-vehicle collision. the motorcycle tipped over and caught fire. that's still blocking the left lane causing almost a 20-minute delay. number 7, girl scout cookie season is over and learned the lemon savannah smiles are getting the ax. they're being discontinued. next year they will be replaced by lemonade cookies that are short bread cookies topped with lemongood-bye to savannah smile. >> they're obsessed with lemon. the new one also -- >>
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good morning, america. a deadly winter storm wreaking havoc this morning. that massive winter storm hitti heavy snow and a dangerous deep freeze to millions. schools and roads closed in new york. philadelphia bracing for a messy commute. boston hit by fast-moving snow. a state of emergency declared in new jersey. while out west, this terrifying avalanche caught on camera, swallows cars, shutting down an interstate. >> that storm also spawned a deadly tornado outbreak overnight. as many as 36 across four states. rescue crews trying to find survivors from one town hit by a twister. a statewide emergency now declared in alabama. the desperate search for tho

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