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rain this morning. 47 to 51. you'll notice it's humid but cooler this morning. noon to 4:00, we're around 51 to 53. a chance of showers that will linger into the evening hours when we drop into the 40s. let's say good morning to alexis on the compute. >> doing a traffic report here. >> i feel for you. i really do. >> the bay bridge, we have a problem on the incline here. past the toll plaza, inside yerba buena tunnel. it has been there for0minutes. sounds like the big rig tow truck is on the scene. they've got to get it towed away. this is causing a backup. we'll look at drive times here that are being impacted by this issue. westbound 80 highway 4 to maze. 24 minutes in the yellow. 17 across the bay bridge now. that's once you're past the metering lights were on about 5:22 this morning. southbound 101, san francisco to sfo, in the green at nine
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you, alexis. alex trebek is determined to beat his stage 4 pancreatic cancer. >> he's preparing to undergo treatment and viewers may see the impacts in the coming months. janai norman has more on his diagnosis. >> he's guided contestants and fans through countless questions sfiemt here comes the jeopardy round. >> and answers for more than 35 years at host of jeopardy. >> welcome america's favorite answer and question game. >> now he's sharing his own personal uncertainty. a stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. >> normally the prognosis for this is not encouraging. but i'm going to fight this. >> the 78-year-old posted this video with a touch of humor that fans have grown to adore. >> i plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. truth told, i have to because under the terms of my contract, i have to hos jeopardy for three
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more years. >> doctors say there's no screening test for pancreatic cancer because it's so rare and one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose because it progresses so quickly. >> it's a rare but aggressive type of cancer. it's one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. often, it's not caught until it's a late stage. the majority of cases are diagnosed when it's already pred. >> this morning, friends and fans are offering support. wheel of fortune host, pat sajak says on twitter, he's saddened to hear the news but quote, there is no one i know who is stronger and more determined. i would never bet against him. >> ken jennings writing, alex trebek is in a way the last cronkite, authoritative, reassuring tv voice you hear every night almost to the point of ritual. >> so help me keep the faith and we'll win. >> janai norman, abc news, new york. we've posted more information about pancreatic ab
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a tragic story in the south bay. a mother and her two children are dead after an apparent murder-suici murder-suicide. police responded to the apartment on dent avenue yesterday afternoon. the woman died by suicide after taking the lives of her two young saons. the father returned from the grocery store and discovered the horrific scene. >> he was saying help me, my boys are dead. that's all he said. >> police have not confirmed a motive. one neighbor and family friend, though, says she believes the mother may have been battling depression after recently losing her job. investigators are asking for the public to come forward with any information. if you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can find your ally at abc7news.com/take action. we have links to resources on suicide and other issues like domestic violence, bullying and school safety which we hope
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helps. governor gavin newsom will focus on communities along the california-mexico border. he'll meet with local leaders concerned about preft's national emergency declaration. newsom will visit a shelter helping asylum seekers in san ysidro. they insist the crisis at the southern border is not manufactured. >> nielsen said it's a sustained crisis. she also defended the president's mergency declaration. democrats fired back grilling her on the united states application of asylum laws and family separation policy. >> you said you waited to give direction on implementing the zero tolerance policy because you wanted do it with compassion. do you know how outrageous that sounds? you wanted to separate children and families and with compassion? in the meantime, you did nothing at all and let kids be separated
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without tracking them. do you know how outrageous that is, madam secretary? >> the senate is expected to vote next week and join the house in rejecting president trump's national emergency declaration. it is a move the president vowed to veto, leaving the issue to be settled in the courts. happening today, paul manafort's sentencing for tax and bank fraud, president trump's former campaign chair was convicted an eight felonies related to fraud. he could receive a 20-year prison sentence. manafort pled guilty to two charges in washington in a separate case. he faces up to five years in prison on each of those counts. >> dozens of homeless and low-income families will have secure housing in san francisco starting today. city officials will celebrate the grand opening of a new apartment building on mission near 6th street. it was specifically built to provide affordable housing. residents include 40 formerly homeless families and 43
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low-income families. treasure island, will be a town meeting tonight. he wants to hear concerns about frequent power outages to toxic contaminati contamination. that starts at 6:30 at the ship shape community center. three reports of measles. we'll tell you the common link between the patients. b.a.r.t.'s john going battle against fare evaders. officers are writing tickets but what happens after that has become a problem. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. they say you should always listen to your heart. and where better to do that, than the island of ireland?
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this is abc 7 mornings. i'm tracking rain around cummings skyway. highway 4 in pinole valley the western parts of contra costa county. temperatures that are running around 49 to 51 degrees. in the south bay, pretty much everywhere. novato and is sebastopol. if you're out and about, showers and shine. brelland sunglasses. not as well if you're exercising. high country, still snowing. be careful heading up there. we start in the 40s in the north
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bay, end up in the 40s from 8:00 to 6:00. in between, low to mid-50s under a mostly cloudy sky. our least likely area to have wet weather. in the east bay, mostly cloudy all day with temperatures spiking in the mid-50s and the peninsula, mostly cloudy conditions with a random shower. we'll be in the 50s until the evening hours at 48. alexis? mike, a little bit of better news here on the bay bridge commute. westbound 80 on the incline. that's where we've had a disabled semi blocking the right lane for 45 minutes. i watched them slowly start to tow that away with a big rig tow truck. i don't think they've made it to treasure island yet. i'm hoping they can take it off there until getting it into san francisco. as soon as we have an update from chp, i'll let you know. i'll show you what that's doing to traffic. in the meantime, a look at the traffic mans. quite heavy past the maze to get to the point where we had a lane down. 9 miles per hour for you. before you get to that point, we've got heavy traffic northbound 880, as far as i know, we have a disabled semi there blocking lane number 3.
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welcome back. b.a.r.t. riders see it every day. fare evaders jumping over the gates and hopping on to trains without a ticket. the chronicle reports, even if they're caught, they rarely pay fines. b.a.r.t. fare evasion teams caught thousands of evaders last year. more than 90% have not paid up. here's a breakdown of the numbers. b.a.r.t. was owed more than $497,000 in fines from nearly 6800 violators last year. fewer than 600 have paid fines. bringing in $64,000. half of that money, i should say went to a private company which processed the tickets and b.a.r.t. was left with just $32,000 from an enforcement program that has cost $1.4 million since going into effect last year.
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there is a new luxury retreat for elderly workers in the tech industry. when we say that, we mean people over 30. the elder academy opened in el pescadero. they apply for one week workshops and if accepted, pay $5,000 for tuition, room and board. they focus on careers, wellness and personal growth. they're geared toward people in tech but open to people of all fields. >> i don't know how i feel about being called elderly after 30 years old. >> i went to the on tomorrow rist yesterday and talking about, when we get these reading glasses. i was like -- >> oh, no. >> i'm sorry, reggie. >> over 30 elderly resort. >> oh, no. that's depressing, srnt it? >> yeah. >> i'm ignoring it. i'm pretending likeoteng. >> sp birthdays. let's look at the roads this morning. i'm checking on the bay bridge camera on south beach.
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traffic coming into the city. i don't know if they're going to pull that disabled semi all the way to san francisco or if they were able to take it to treasure island. i'm hopeful they could get it off tresh yasure island. the good news, it's clearing either way. let's take a look at the drive times. we have residual delays behind it. highway 4 to the maze coming in at 27 minutes. 17-minute drive across the bay bridge and southbound 101, san francisco to sfo. you're in the green at nine minutes. i'll be right back with the toyota tahoe report. let's check in with mike nicco. >> a lot of cloud cover out there. once in a while, they give the form of drizzle and light rain this morning. that's not too breezy out there. scattered showers possible. showers will taper. sre sunshin here's a look at today's temperatures. where i think the rain will fall this afternoon. which is around lakeport at 48.
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half moon bay, 54 to 56. the best chance of showers. santa cruz mountains if we have scattered showers. definitely cooler again tomorrow with low to upper 30s in the north bay valleys. upper 30s in the east bay valleys. low to mid-40s elsewhere. winter chill hanging around. let's go through san francisco. you can see right there heading straight down from 237, to the airport, and south of that through downtown to south 7th street and all the way down to about center road. we have light rain and also, as you get over towards alum roke and evergreen and columbia road, we have light rain. sierra, we've got snow. we've got the shades of gray to blue. until 6:00 today, another foot a 7:00,till scattered showers and they do decrease a little bit by lunch. s a churing the afternoon just pay chance of light
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showers. now, tomorrow morning the snow levels down to 4,000 feet. there may be a slight dusting in the santa cruz mountains and also on mt. hamilton, something to keep an eye on. a 1 for saturday. push outdoor plans to sunday. another chance of light rain on tuesday. let's talk about the snow with alexis. >> time for the toyota tahoe report. taking a look at driving conditions this morning, you'll have the chains up no matter what route. 89, 80 and 50. all requiring chains right now. drive times to all of our resorts are looking pretty good. if you're leaving 6:18 thursday morning, you won't have any issues. the totals are looking healthy. it's been an incredible year if you're into skiing or snowboarding. you have to chain up sugar bowl and kirkwood. we have a portion closed past kirkwood. that's looking okay. sugar bowl, 158 to 225-inch base, though. travel safely and have fun.
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alexis, thanks. "good morning america" is coming up at 7:00 here on abc 7. >> ginger zee live from new york with a look at what's ahead. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, reggie, hi jssica. good to be with you in northern california where the storm, by the way, made its way through. we'll show images from the foothills of the sierra and across the rockies tomorrow. the same storm. eventually, it will be severe storms again in the south this weekend much the pattern is setting up. i'll warn you about all of it and track it, of course. also this morning, new trouble for singer r. kelly now back behind bars facing a new allegation of sexual misconduct. we're in chicago with the latest on that story. the new study on the popular keto diet, it could be bad for your heart. dr.s about that. deals, deals and more deals. we've got a deals and steals extravaganza. it's extra special, because it's in honor of women's history month. every single product is made by
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a company founded and run by a woman. it is all at least 50% off. you'll want to see it coming up on gma. >> we're excited for that. you can read the prompters. >> a second ago, i went to my optometrist. she said in a few years, we'll have to talk about bifocals. i wanted to die. i heard there's some sort of glasses situation coming up on the show. i guess, me and all of my -- >> there is. they're like $13. >> affordable. >> i can buy them now. thanks for making me feel better, jessica. ginger, great to see you. >> have a great show. >> you too. a big social media response photographer a slight slip-up by the president. what he called apple's ceo during a face-to-face meeting. he survived on hot sauce packets from taco bell. this
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in an easy-to-use, non-greasy collar. seresto, seresto, seresto. ohh no, jake. seresto. 8-month. seresto, seresto, seresto. good news and not so good news. good news, it's not raining everywhere. the rain over land starting to shrink. not so good news as the rain developing south of the santa cruzunins.he goingad way. this is our best area for wet weather throughout the day. the storm is a 1, light on the storm impact scale. jessica? >> thank you, mike. at least three bay area residents contracted measles.
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we've learned that they were on an international flight that landed at sfo last month. two of the not clear if the person knew they had measles at the time. health officials say the public is at a low risk and so far, no other cases have been reported. we're hearing from the oregon man who survived a snowstorm by eating only taco bell hot sauce. jeremy taylor says his suv was stuck in the snow last week. he planned to strap his ski rack to his feet and walk three miles for help. but another blizzard forced him back to his vehicle. taylor was stuck there for five days. he says he ate the only edible things he could find. three small packets of taco bell fire sauce. >> there's onions or hajalapeno something you can chew on for a second. whether or not it's nutritional
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value, in your mind it's something. >> it's made of water tomato puree and malto decks trin, it's a food additive. i can't pronounce it. his dog also survived the ordeal on a little bit of dog food. emergency crews eventually rescued them. to me, this is like a whole marketing opportunity for taco bell. i don't feel they're using it. >> well -- >> you have to think of everything. >> we have to think of everything, reggie. i am not a hot sauce fan. i'd have a problem with that. desperate times call for desperate measures. starbucks customers say there are reports that the rewards program is changing. you'll still be rewarded based on how much you spend. the rewards will be different. 25 stars gets you free drink modifications. 50 stars, a free cup of black coffee or tea. 150 stars, a beverage or
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breakfast sandwich, which was only worth 125. 200 stars gets awe a lunch item and 400 gets you merchandise up to 20 bucks. no word on when the changes start. now to an awkward moment at the white house between president trump and apple ceo tim cook. >> they had a meeting when the president accidentally flubbed the tech giant's name. >> people like tim, you're expanding all over and doing things i want you to do from the beginning. i said tim, start doing it over here. you really have. you've butt a big investment in our company. we appreciate it very much tim apple. >> tim apple, who is that? >> good for tim cook. he sat there and acted like it didn't happen. earlier in the meeting president trump referred to him by his correct name. also called him a friend. this was at the american workforce policy advisory board meeting yesterday. the president slipped before. he referred to marilyn hugh senn
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as marilyn lockheed. >> he was just talking. i'm giving him the ben fifth the doubt. >> other than john smith, tim cook is about the easiest name. he's one of the most famous people in the world. >> true. next at 6:30, san ramon valley teachers, will they strike? cleaning up after recent flooding a
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>> announcer: good morning east bay. let's get up and get going. right now at 6:30, no deal. san ramon valley teachers and district officials deadlocked on one element of a new contract. we'll tell you about the issue that could lead to a strike. >> singer r. kelly is waking up in jail. the new allegation against him this morning. plus, back in business. the milestone for a north bay restaurant that burned down in the 2017 wildfires. good morning. it's thursday, march 7th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. mike nicco, how does i look? >> let me throw a statistic at you. less than 11% of the state is dry right now. that's the lowest level in 7 1/2 years. >> wow. >> pretty good, huh?
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>> it's all due to the rain of the we've had the wettest winter ever across the united states. it continues for us today with just scattered showers. less than o .2 inches of rain. more of a nuisance. keeping things damp and slipp y slippery, especially on the dubridge. towards east palo alto, drizzle to light rain. more is developing in the santa cruz mountains. we had a little bit of a mudslide yesterday. hopefully that doesn't happen again today. >> we're a little bit cooler this morning. even if you aren't getting wet, you need to dress for cooler conditions. we'll stay cool this afternoon. temperatures in the 50s. a little breezy. but a chance of a shower. iemt alexis? >> checking out a new problem in the south bay. want to take you to southbound 101. this is just do have a sig-aler. still working to sort out the details. a lot of vehicles involved in a crash. initially, they're saying maybe as many as 12. some those were just pulling
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over to help after the first spinout crash. sounds like a couple other vehicles -- it is the counter commute direction. that's a little bit of good news. definitely seeing a backup in the area. improving news in oakland, too. looking much better on northbound 85. we had the disabled semi sitting in one of the middle lanes before the -- well over an hour. chp got there, cleared it. all of those residual delays cleaned out quickly. east bay facing possible classroom disruptions. >> teachers in the san ramon valley district could soon be on the picket lane. amy hollyfield is live in danville with an update on the late-night negotiations. amy? >> reporter: jessica, they walked away from a marathon negotiating session without a deal. they do not have any plans to meet today. 98% of the teachers in the school district have voted to authorize a strike. they have reached a tentative agreement on a pay raise.
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the sticking point right now is class sizes andrs, nd counselors. >> district unwilling to negotiate with us around this class size to something that our membership will be willing to ratify, we have to go to a strike. >> reporter: a district spokesperson to san ramon valley is the fourth lowest funded unified district in the state of california. both sides had expressed a lot of hope that they would reach a tentative agreement yesterday. but that did not happen. teachers could strike as soon as the end of april if they don't reach an agreement. reporting live in danville, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. happening today, classes will resume at richmond high school one day after they had to be canceled because of a power outage. the school will be on a modified schedule, though, meaning that classes start at 10:00 this morning and go to 2:30 this afternoon.
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the equipment that caused the outage should be repaired before students return to campus this morning. also new this morning, new allegations against singer r. kelly. >> the detroit police department revealing that they tried to contact the woman who says she was victimized in 2010 0 1 only 13 years old. that new allegation comes as kelcy waking up in jail. he was arrested after the explosive interview on cbs. three the alleged victims are minors. >> how come it was okay for me to see them until they wasn't getting no money from me? y'all trying to kill me? >> that interview was something else. the cook county sheriff's office says kelly will remain in jail until he pays back the more than $160,000 he owes in child support. we turn now to the north bay. sonoma county supervisors meet to get an update on the recovery
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after the russian river flooding. growing piles of trash are a major concern. we were in guerneville where people are asking for help. the county is providing places for people to dump flood debris, but you have to haul it there yourself. >> you're never ready for this. i've been through a flood before. but not this. >> everybody knows it's been a tragic event, but jesus, give us some help here. >> the county in the red following the wildfires in 2017. the supervisors may turn to the state and federal government for more cleanup money. the i-team learned that the federal judge wants to prohibit pg&e from issuing dividends to investors until it does more to prevent wildfires. it's the latest development involving the utility. as we've been reporting, the judge overseeing the probation for the san bruno pipeline explosion has ordered the company to trim or remove trees so they don't fall on to power lines and spark wildfires. pg&e says that order is too
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costly. here's reaction from katherine sandoval, a california public utilities commissioner. >> em hoping for an attitude change in pg&e because they have come back a couple of times and said this is impossible. this is a really -- >> the final decision on the judge's order is expected next month. >> in the north bay, a beloved santa rosa restaurant that burned in the 2017 tubbs fire is starting a new chapter today. tweet t's restaurant is reopening at its new location off brooks road in windsor. they look very happy about it. these are photos from the soft opening on friday. the restaurant's owner are promising to serve the same southern-inspired dishes long-time guests remember. abc news tried to get a reser vase online, but they're booked until monday. that's a great thing for them. >> from open to close, part of hi in big sur is close to lands. cal trans closed the highway between mud creek and paul slide
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until further notice. recent storms are triggering landslides. cal trans says it's found unstable boulders and mud flowing off the hillside in the area. part of mud creek slumped three to five feet since last thursday as well. cruising the bay to get to oracle park could soon be more expensive. >> transportation officials will hold a public hearing to get your input. the san francisco bay ferry provides extra service from oakland, alameda and vallejo on days when the giants play. they need to raise fares to cover operating costs. if you wanted a ferry ticket from oakland or alameda. you would pay up to $9.60. youth and disabled pay slightly less. a ticket from vallejo, much more, $15.90 for an adult. today's hearing starts at 1:00 this afternoon at the port of san francisco. all right. here's a look at what's going on. i wanted to start with the newest information from the u.s. drought monitor. we're out of it.
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no dryness here anywhere. look, it's just across the border with oregon and the mexican border that we have abnormally dry conditions. a little over 10% of the state is technically dry. that's the lowest since august of 2011. so long time ago. we're in the upper 40s to 50 degrees in san francisco. some of our milder temperatures. we've got 50 in richmond, belmont. american canyon, pittsburg, tracy, union city. if i didn't mention your neighborhood, dress for 40 to 45 degrees. a deck of clouds still letting go of some drizzle. even light clouds here and there. it will be damp for many of us. just soggy spots for mass transit. damp. it will be calmer on the bay. a few showers this afternoon mo afternoon hours. we've had drizzle to light showers elsewhere. the radar is shooting over them
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because they're so low. that's why a lot of the road are damp. a mostly cloudy day, 51 at 8:00 to 56 at 2:00. 8:00 back down to 49 degrees. the south bay, this is where we have our best chance of scattered showers. especially during the lunch-hour into the early afternoon hours. san francisco, a little bit of drizzle. then just mainly cloudy with spotty drizzle the rest of today. a more organized area of a shower or two maybe here during the evening hours. it's just a 1 and mainly for the south bay. are you seeing anything better this morning because of yesterday? >> overall, much, much better than yesterday. however, i have a pretty significant problem. let's look at sky 7. they're on the way to an issue right now. this is in south san jose. southbound 101, just past state route 85 there, a few minutes out from getting to the scene of the crash. we'll check back in with them in a few minutes. i can show you where this is on the traffic maps. it is a sig-alert. as many as 12 vehicles involved. although, i am seeing three of the vehicles need tow trucks.
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i think a few of those initially reported stopped to help out. we've got the three left lanes blocked. the two middle lanes are open and then the far right lane is blocked as well. that's the last update from chp. again, once we get eyes on this from sky 7, we'll have more information. definitely continuing to see the backup grow. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze in the yellow at 41 minutes. bay bridge, down to 13 minutes once you get through the toll plaza. southbound 101, san francisco to sfo, still in the green at ten minutes. thanks, alexis. san francisco's pothole problem, how the city is responding after a huge holes open up on a busy street and why it's taking so long to fix it. a live look right now at the big board at the new york stock exchange. down 124 points right now. we'll have another update next. the warning about the keto guy et. doctors warn it could have a negative impact on your heart.
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one of the rules when wrurng an item to a store. i am michael finney with a 7 on your side quick tip. in the state of california, a retailer is allowed to have any rule they want about returns and exchanges, anything at all. but they have to tell you in advance before you purchase. that means there needs to be a sign and that sign needs to be next to the cash register. if there isn't a sign, the state assumes they've given you seven days to return the item. now,
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when the kids head off to school, a little bit of drizzle and light rain. dress them warmer. temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. chance of showers possible. but also a lit bit of sunshine. low to mid-r50s from 11:00 to 3:00. temperatures cooler across the state. 50s, 60. 73 in palm springs. 30s and 40s across the high country. a weather advisory until 6:00. at 6:00 this evening, another foot of snow is possible. here's a look at heavenly right now. you can see a little bit of fog and a few flurries out there right now. we'll have light snow, then showers today. snow showers tomorrow. good travel weather saturday and sunday are flurries and moderate snow. we add to the pack tuesday. thank you, mike. we have new video from india where two lawmakers from the country's ruling party face discipline after using a shoe as
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a weapon. in this video of their fight went viral on social media. it's now making international headlines. it embarrassed india's ruling party and it started over an argument about the placement of names on a foundation stone project they're building. in india, shoes are considered unclean and using one as a weapon is seen as especially offensive. >> that's bizarre. alex trebek is preparing to undergo treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. >> in a message viewed 3 million times, trebek announced his cancer diagnosis. >> i plan to beat the low survival statistics for this disease. truth told, i have to. because under the terms of my contract, i have to host jeopardy for three more years. >> doctors warn jeopardy viewers may begin to see the impact the treatment is having in the months ahead. it's the same disease that has taken the lives of apple ceo steve jobs. actors patrick swayze and mike
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an landon and recently aretha franklin. >> he looked relatively healthy. i like the balance between being hopeful and having a strong stirt say i'm going to beat this. realistic at the same time. recognizing that for stage 4 pancreatic cancer the likelihood of an actual cure is really very, very remote. >> doctors say pancreatic cancers is one of the most difficult to diagnose because it progresses so quickly and often caught in the later stages. as i was telling you earlier this morning, i have an aunt who died of pancreatic cancer. it happens so quickly. that's the tough part for family and friends. >> it's becoming more common in the united states they're saying too. we wish him the absolute best. >> absolutely. in the east bay, developer is pushing to build up to 2400 homes in brentwood covering 8 hundred acres. about 80% of the homes would be for seniors. the development would be phased in over several years.
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the proposal calls for a ballot measure to expand the urban limit line. that limits where housing can be built. a legendary fortune cookie factory in chinatown may be facing concerns over its own fortune as rent in san francisco and rest of the bay area continue to skyrocket. >> abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area. that's one issue we're foclcus on tackling. golden gate -- it's been in town for 60 years. one of the owners is worried about future rent hikes. three years ago, he says it was $1400 a month. now he says rent has more than doubled. >> this is the issue that everybody has to face. the issue that's getting worse and worse. >> it's really important we protect small businesses like this one. we're going to do everything we can to support them. >> as a san francisco legacy business, the city says the golden gate fortune cookie factory qualified for rent stabilization grants among other benefits. we want to hear your thoughts about what we can do to keep
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building a better bay area. head to abc7news.com and search the words better bay area to send us your comments or suggestions. you can also join our conversation on social media, use the #better bay area and find our group on facebook. recent storms gnarled some streets and turned intersections into bumpy mine fields. look at this roller coaster. it's a problem that crops up whenever there's a really wet winter. water seeps into the road surface, the weight of the cars and the trucks repeatedly driving over them causes the dips. >> let's look at a typical dry month. we might fill about 350 potholes in san franc're lookin at 1800 potholes were filled. >> public works says repairs have been slow going because of the constant rain. they can't fix potholes in the rain. now your morninger
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emerging from bankruptcy, the company is being sued. the lawsuit is over sears iconic craftsman brand. the company sold it to black and decker in 2017 with an agreement to license a limited number of craftsman products. sears launched an entire line of new craftsman products. black and decker says that line violate their agreement. dollar tree is closing nearly 400 family doll or and will convert others. therefore several dollar tree stars but only one family dal lore. it's struggled to keep up with dollar general. looking at at the new york stock exchang. you can see that we are down almost 200 points in morning. stocks are falling after the european central bank cut its economic growth forecast for 2019 stoking fears of a global economic slowdown. people on low carb diets like keto and pail yoe are more
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likely to develop a heart rhythm disorder. that according to a new study. researchers looked at almost 14,000 people over 22 years. they found people on low carb diets were 18% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation or a-fib compared to those on a moderate carb diet. jennifer ashton is talking approximate it. >> the caveat. this is a classic example of association, not cause and effect. it's a tradeoff george. we talk about low carb. if that's effective in losing weight and, therefore, reducing risk of coronary heart disease, that might be worth it if you have to trade a little for the risk of a-fib. >> dr. ashton will have a full report at 7:00 right after abc 7 mornings. all right. friends look at your screens. a new world record for something you didn't know existed. look at this weightlifting champ. he's tearing aecord 23 vehicle
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license plates in half in one minute. bill clark accomplished the feat in august in new york. guinness world records recently posted this video on youtube. he tore the license plates with his bear hands. strange. >> they have a category for this. >> sounds like something happened when a bunch of guys were hanging around each other on a friday night. >> i wonder how many you can do. 23 in in one minute. >> it's impressive, i guess. i don't know why you want to rip up license plates. >> can you imagine the calluses on his hands? >> that's what i was thinking. >> how did he practice? >> more questions than answers. >> that's the story i want to know less about. let's move on. let's talk about they. it6:52 o bit about everywhere. drier at 87 south of mineta san
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jose. looking northbound into san jose. cool highs today. random showers. 1 on the storm impact scale. showers tonight, snow level down to -- watch out on mt. hamilton. 50/50 weekend coming. let's talk about the temperatures. mainly at 52 in half moon bay. the rest of us around 53 to 56 degrees. well below average. a little bit of a breeze out there also. lakeport at 32. mid to upper 30s in the east bay valleys. cooler yet. here's a look at the low coming at us and bring us a best chance today and tonight. especially south of some scattered showers. then we'll watch this area of low pressure slide down the coast. bring drizzle and light rain for saturday. we're getting hit from two different angles. here we are at 7:00. let's move forward in time. you can see really random showers out there. little bit of sunshine. 6:00 during the evening commute, the best chance in the south bay. a few showers line up along the coast during the latter parts of
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y bump into hamilton there, absolutely a little bit of snow. by tomorrow afternoon, increasing sunshine. another push of drier and cool air rolls in. temperatures in the low to upper 50s. low to mid-50s with drizzle turning to light rain. several hours f rain saturday. so if you can push your plans outdoors into sunday. light saving begins an the sunsets an hour later. alexis. >> let's go to sky. they've arrived at the scene of this, i think it's a three-vehicle crash at this point in south san jose. southbound 101 past the 85 submit initially. we're hearing maybe as many as 12 vehicles involved. a lot of the folks were stopping to help out. the white vehicle, very crunched up. a black sedan and another vehicle on the right shoulder. they're working on getting them hooked up to the tow trucks. the three left lanes are blocked. that includes the right shoulder. one of the main lanes is blocked as well. three lanes blocked, three lanes
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open. we have a few miles of backup. this is the counter commute direction. that's a little bit of good news. use monterey road. if you can take a look at the traffic maps as well. southbound 101, south of that 85 mrge. this is a sig-alert still. the san mateo bridge, looking drier here. westbound 92 filled in. at about 39 minutes if you're leaving the area. hayward ward to foster city. this morning, hundreds of working moms at amazon are taking on ceo jeff bezos, fighting for new job benefit. it's specifically for child care. they are calling themselves the mama jozone ans. we want them to offer backup daycare saying it will help women rise through the ranks. >> working mother doesn't have a backup. she's forced to miss critical meetings and critical opportunities that could lead to promotion. when you literally cannot be there because you have a sick kid that day, obviously, your
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career is hindered over time. >> according to bloomberg, the group is set to meet with company officials in the coming weeks. they issued a statement saying we are proud to offer valuable competitive benefits to our over 250,000 u.s. employees. coming up, the seven things to know. a beautiful look at the san francisco skyline first. if you haven't yet, follow us at abc remember the way we used to do things? hey man... like connect with friends? dig it! or get in shape? or sell a house and pay a real estate agent a big commission. [crash] at redfin, we charge you a 1% listing fee. and because redfin.com is america's #1 brokerage site
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if you're just joining us, good morning. if you're headed out the door, ston for a second. the first, it is raining. especially the santa cruz mountains in the east bay hills and into the south bay. you look at live doppler 7. it is drizzle to light rain through the morning commute. scattered showers, breezy and cooler. number 2, crash over south san jose. 101 at the 85 split. this is a three-vehicle collision. we did have more vehicles stop to help out initially. e t shouer three left lanes crews are working on clearing that now. contract talks have broken off between the san ramon unified school district after a 13-hour
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bargaining session yesterday. the union says a disagreement on class sizes is a remaining sticking point. >> number 4, an outpouring of support for alex trebek who announced he's battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. pat sajak tweeted there's no one i know stronger or more determined. i would never bet against him. singer r. kelly is back in custody in chicago after missing a deadline to pay child support. kelly was out on bond already charged with ten counts of criminal sexual abuse. number 6, charlotte russe going out of business. liquidation sales at stores began today. they plan to close all locations after filing bankruptcy. number 7, get ready for summer skiing in the sierra. squaw valley and alpine valley plan to stay open until at least july 7th. they've reached 49 feet of snowfall since october 1st. it's stunning. >> incredible. >> that's the latest it's ever
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gone? >> i think a couple of years ago it went that late. it's been the good morning, america. the new winter storm warning right now. dangerous torrential rain pounding the west, causing heavy flash flooding and rockslides now moving across the country. 19 states from california to ohio on alert as millions wake up to bitter cold. ginger here tracking the latest. bombshell admission. michael cohen's lawyer now says the president's former attorney and fixer did ask about a possible pardon despite that testimony on capitol hill. this as the president's former chief of staff john kelly speaks out for the first time since leaving the white house about working for the trump administration. also this morning, r. kelly now back behind bars. the singer sent to jail while overnight a new sexual misconduct allegation emerges after that explosive interview.

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