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surprised that love lynn was named in the scandal. >> i love -- i would watch that since i was a child and she has a moral standard. >> love lynn and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters considered as recruits for the usc crew team even though they didn't row. showing one of their daughters on a rowing machine. >> in this day and age, that's white privilege. >> her daughter olivia is a social media influencer. >> i want the experience of, like gamedays, partying. i don't rile care about school as you know. >> asking for a bribe? >> desperate housewives star allegedly paid $15,000 to help arrange for her daughter to take the proctor could secretly arrange to correct her answers. >> i would do anything for her, but to cheat to get her into a school, the wrong lesson to
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teach them sneemt both have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. the actresses and more than 30 other parents face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. kate larsen, abc 7 news. let's talk about some of the other parents. the list of the bay area residents charged in the alleged college admissions scam is one of the top viewed stories on our website. i don't blame you for looking. you can learn more about the case on that website. abc7news.com. >> it is shunning. the sheer number of people implicated. >> ceos, presidents of companies. >> athletic coaches, parents. it's wild. 4:31 right now. j if yoinius let's's look at live. there's absolutely nothing to talk about there. issue be. on the east bay hills, 10 to 20 miles per hour. the camera is shaking there. breezy through the morning commute.
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with temperatures around 39 to 46, it's a little nippy. you may want to dress in a little thicker clothing this morning. you'll shed it quickly. we'll be calmer and brighter by noon. 54 to 56. how about 4:00. 56 to 61. it's a little milder this afternoon. you will feel it. at 52 to 56 with the sun still up at 7:00. let's find out more about the commute. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. we had a minor issue on westbound 80 around the fremont exit. initially sounded like a semi that caught fire this morning. yesterday, we had a big issue with that where the entire truck eventually caught fire. today, sounds like smoking a bit. it never caught fire and that issue has cleared. we could have the shoulder blocked as you get into san francisco. that's not slowing down traffic at this point. >> tracy to dublin, a terrible day for you yesterday. finally got the lanes back open in the early afternoon. today we're starting off good. 32 minutes for you.
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southbound 680 dublin to mission 15 minutes. 85, 16 minutes highway 101 to cupertino. governor newsome is expected to suspend the death penalty in california. >> this will grant a reprieve to inmates on death row. amy hollyfield is live for us at san quentin this morning. amy? >> reporter: good morning, jessica. the governor is being criticized and receiving support for his decision. reality tv star kim kardashian issued his support saying the system isn't fair while one victim's mother spoke out saying the governor should be concerned with the victims, not the perpetrators. the last time the state of california executed someone was 13 years ago. the court put a stop to them to reevaluate the system. it l like the courts were close to clearing the process. that could be why the governor
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is doing it now. he's expected to issue anned the immediate shutdown. >> it is without a doubt very important. it's a huge step. it's a monumental thing for the governor to do. it may have influence in other states. it may well lead to even more dramatic change within the state of california. >> there are 737 people on death row in california. it's the largest death row in the country. governor gavin newsom says the death penalty is expensive. he says it's not a deterrent. he points to racial inequalities in the system as a reason to abolish it. reporting live in san quentin, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. it's a big move. amy, thank you. we're getting reaction now this morning from senator kamala harris who supports newsom and here's the quote. as a career law enforcement official, ifo posed the death
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penalty because it is immoral, discriminatory, ineffective and a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars. harris, of course, is currently running for president. eric thomas will be in sacramento for the announcement this morning. after, he'll be speaking one-on-one with the governor. you can look for eric's live reports on abc 7 news at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. pg&e will not face criminal charges in connection with the october 2017 wildfires. district attorneys in snoen a, napa, humboldt and lake counties decided against prosecuting the utility company. sonoma says there's not enough evidence to prove pg&e acted with a reckless disregard. they've determined the equipment caused numerous wildfires, adobe i, and oakmont fires. pg&e still faces several civil lawsuits. san francisco supervisors passed an ordinance to allow 420
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to -- permits are limited to events such as outside lands, hardly strictly and pride. they've been held regularly with unpermitted pot smoking. they will have to pay a nonrefundable application fee between $500 and $3,000. permits won't be available in time for the next 420 hang next month at hippy hill. in east bay, teachers in dublin are voting whether to authorize a potential strike. they've been without a contract for almost a year. contract talks are at an impasse. but both sides plan to meet next week. teachers want caps on class siz sizes, a 3% pay raise and health insurance benefits. the they're offering a 2% and 3% bonus. board members will vote on a proposal for fare increases in july of 2019. 2021 and 2023. it would apply to cash and
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clipper card fares. if approved, adults have to pay an extra 15 cents to ride this share and additional 25 cents in 2021 and 2023. ac transit tells the daily californian operating kobss and capital need to have increase. what's going on outside. let's start in san francisco. your temperatures waking up right now, upper 40s to low 50s. we have chris i field, excelsior the warm spots. everywhere else. a 50 at pittsburg. low to mid-40s for the rest of the neighborhoods. low to mid-30s at walnut creek. here's a look at the commute. one. breezy areas of the bay bridge. we have the northerly winds. watch out for the breezes during the morning commute. it will be more relaxed when we head home this afternoon and evening. mass transit, a brisk morning and getting calmer on the bay. no more small craft advisories. the peninsula at 8:00. total sunshine today and temperatures stair stepping into the upper 50s by 4:00.
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down to 50 under the stars at 8:00. east bay valleys, 44 at 8:00. near 60 at noon. low to mid-60s 2:00 to 6:00. down to 54 at 8:00. let's head down to the south bay where we're stuck in the 40s until 10:00. we escape the 50s by 2:00. back down to 52 from stars to shine back to stars today. it's going to get even warmer. i am tracking one chance of rain coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. i'll talk about that in a minute. first, let's talk to alexis. >> good morning. not too much going on other than roadwork at this early hour. that's good. off to a quiet start. better start than at this time yesterday. i want to head back to marin county. southbound 101 between hamilton drive and golden gate bridge where we have the emergency paving work going on. we have one lane open. i double checked with cal trans. the crews are out there in the three lanes. sounds like they will be until the scheduled pickup time of 5:00 this morning. now on top of that, they were
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also doing barrier work. once you make it on to golden gate bridge. i believe that's wrapped up. we had a little delay 45 minutes ago. that's thinned out. even with one lane open. no red on the traffic flows right now. bay bridge toll plaza. lineup in the cash lanes. no issues if you're using fastrak. thank you, alexis. building a better bay area one cigarette butt at a time. a new trash app to help clean up the streets of san francisco. san jose skyline is in for tall changes. the plan passed to dramatically the plan passed to dramatically change the for 50 years, cracker barrel has been making folks feel right at home, with meals like homestyle country fried steak, grandma's sampler, and our signature chicken n' dumplins. so, come on home to what you love. come on home to cracker barrel. so, come on home to what you love. and families are gathering itaround the table.america, thanks to reynolds wrap, dinner preparation is perfect, and everyone knows to be mindful of their manners.
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dinnertime has changed. our quality hasn't. reynolds wrap: foil made in the usa since 1947.
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the forecast gets easier and easier to get to the high country. look at this. wall to wall sunshine today. 70s in l.a. and palm springs. 64 in san diego. low 60s through the central valley, monterey. eureka 54. 30s and 40s in the high country. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. it will take until saturday to get to the 50s. a storm coming wednesday. thanks, mike. taller buildings coming to san jose. the city council approved a plan to increase building heights by 35 feet downtown and 150 feet
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near deerd on station. google plans to build a huge campus near deer done. >> like seattle and portland and denver for some of the real estate investments. critics say taller buildings could limit the airspace planes need in the event of an emergency landing at mineta san jose airport. the city is on track to build 17,000 new homes by 2024. but oakland is not close to meeting its goals for affordable housing. in the past three years, the city has issued building permits only 7% of those were reserved for low-income families. that is way below mayor libby schaaf's pledge of 28%. streets littered with trash, needles and worse. it's a fact of life for many people who live and work in san francisco. >> for two friends, they've had enough. they're working to clean up
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their community and build a better bay area with a new app. we checked it out. >> is it safe to say you love litter? >> yes. >> that's why this pair created rubbish. >> equal to the -- to be able to tag two pieces at once. >> they launched the site and app last summer. the duo wanted a way to categorize, quantify, pick up and change the trash scene in the city. >> when we go out picking up litter, we follow owe the code i a lot like a sport. >> the rubbish runs got simpler once they created a so-called beam which picks up trash while taking a cell phone picture that uploads to the site. >> it automatically pops up on the screen. >> this would be considered other. so i just press that button. that photo location, the time it was picked up is all recorded
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and put into our database. >> it's part of a pilot program. they've walking up and down the same corridor picking up trash three times a week and gathering data. if you're wondering what that looks like, 8,000 cigarette butts over two months. the next step to reach out to the department of public works to possibly partner up. a spokesperson said she likes the idea and quote, it may not be your trash, but it is your city and we need to work together. in san francisco, lisa a memin gulezi gulezian, abc 7 news. what are your ideas. add the #better bay area. released video of two adorable mountain lion cubs born last month. they're part of a scientific project aimed to help people in rural sonoma county live safely with mountain lions. the cub's mother wears a gps collar. a mountainion family has since
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moved. they are very cute. living with lions research is run in marin county. >> they grow up to be scary looking, but they're cute in the beginning. >> oh, my gosh. so cute. >> i love the way the mother carries them around by their neck. >> that was really big. >> cumbersome, maybe. >> i was looking at the cute little cubs. >> i'm worried about her neck fashion. needs to be slimming. >> she hasn't complained yet. has to file a formal complaint. >> i saw it in her eyes. >> have to see if it matches her coat too when the sun comes up. let's look at what's going on outside. show you the big picture. we have a major storm interrupting our travel through denver. last i heard, hundreds, maybe thousands if not delayed because of the major snowstorms through
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there. the winds will be incredible. for to 70 mile per hour winds. lot of wind damage. you can see the flags on the ferry bilgd. unfurled because it's -- relax the breezes and bring a milder day. it's going to feel great to be outside today. warming trend through at least monday and the next chance of rain, not a good chance but a chance. 60 at half moon bay. we've got 65 at napa. look at santa rose. 67. 64 in concord and down towards palo alto and san jose. tonight will be chilly in the deepest valleys. in the north bay, mid to upper 30s. fremont and also redwood city, san jose, morgan hill, everybody else in the low to mid-40s. the dry air and calm conditions will cool down. tomorrow will be one of the coolest mornings. look at the temperatures knocking on the door. friday to reach 70.
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but then they do saturday, sunday and monday with mid-60s at the coast. the storm is a 1 right now for tuesday. here's alexis. good morning, mike. you mentioned breezy conditions out there. we're looking live at san mateo bring. a high-wind advisory for san mat yoerks benicia and bay bridges this morning. could rock your vehicle around just a bit out over the water. should not be a major issue. that is starting to calm down further into the morning commute. southbound 680. walnut creek to dublin. southbound 101, santa rosa to san francisco. higher than usual but in the green. 57 minutes. that could be because of the roadwork going on in marin county. northbound 17 highway 1 to los gatos, through the santa cruz mountains. that's great at 23 minutes. >> thank you, alexis. toyota is showing off a solar powered rover it could send to the moon. >> a new 3d printer can help. an suv for the moon?
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>> toyota has unveiled a rover it plans to send to the moon with japan's space agency. the country plans to send astronauts to the moon in a to hold two people and run on solar power. an alleged scammer under arrest for selling stolen log-in details. the australian man is accused of making more than $200,000 through the sales. he allegedly ran a website that sold netflix, spotify and hulu log-ins. a texas company hopes a 3d printer can help solve the affordable housing crisis. >> the vulcan 2 can print out a 500 square foot home in a day but as much as half the cost. the goal is build 100 homes this year. incredible. those are your techbytes. have a great day. wow. that printer is incredible. >> things are changing quickly. yes. check your laptop this morning. more than 78,000 of them could
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be a fire hazard. the city of berkeley celebrates its heritage in a unique way. plus, sea creatures on the move to
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has been making folks feel right at home, with meals like homestyle country fried steak, grandma's sampler, and our signature chicken n' dumplins. so, come on home to what you love. come on home to cracker barrel. so, come on home to what you love. and families are gathering itaround the table.america, thanks to reynolds wrap, dinner preparation is perfect, and everyone knows to be mindful of their manners. dinnertime has changed. our quality hasn't. reynolds wrap: foil made in the usa since 1947. welcome back. notice your co-workers kneesisn wl the grass pollen. pollens r. the trees putting out the most,
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ash, pine and willow. don't forget the uv index is high now. if you're going to be working outside, slap on the sunscreen, might as well make it a habit now. >> jessica. thanks, mike. you might want to look at the well konl signs before berkeley. you will find words alone i territory. they will go up in 30 locations along the borders of the city. berkeley is the first bay area to a acknowledge the owe loneys. about 3,000 descendants still call the bay area home. >> this is a recognition that our people not only have been here but continue to be here. we have a resiliency and are work towards preserving our sacred sites. >> one city sign will go up at 4th street and university. developers are suing to build housing on this land that
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ohlones say was once a sacred sight. marine biologists say animal species common in warmer water off baja have been spotted near they documented 37 species so far including jellyfish, crabs and even sea turtles. a study suggests a giant patch of warm water coined the warm water blob is the reason. this first appeared in 2014. the scientists say it's linked to changes i ecosystems. a snowboarder got a real treat while hitting the powder at north star. he realized he wasn't alone. the snowboarder spotted this black bear climbing up a snow-covered tree. apparently the elements are no match. it made its bay to the top, mike. >> it's cute. >> hibernation? >> are they out? >> i don't know how bears work.
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>> a long winter full of extra snow didn't stop him, did it? time to come out. look at the wind gusts. 10 to 20 at 7:00 this morning. look at how pressure comes in. it's easier day. down to around 15. it will get down to single digits by the time you drive home this evening. let's look at the 17th through the 21st. next week. 60% chance of above normal temperatures. there's that one storm tuesday. it brings us enough rain. we've got a 30 to 40% chance of above normal precipitation. it's going to be pretty dry the next seven days. remember, this is the 17th through the 21st. i wanted to give you a bonus couple of days past the seven-day forecast. i'll set up what this storm is going to be next. alexis? mike, a new issue in the east bay. actually issued a sig-alert. we have reports of a vehicle fire. i believe the vehicle made it off to the shoulder and the
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person got out of the vehicle okay. but sounds like this is fully engulfed at this point. fire crews on the way to the scene and they shut down the connector. you can take 980 and connect with 580 trying to get to the bay bridge this morning. we are trying to see if we can spot anything on our emeryville camera. we have flipped this around here. not seeing much at the moment. this is a little beyond our reach i'm guessing. not seeing any smoke or anything like that. i'll have another update in a few minutes. alexis, thank you. hewlett-packard is recalling notebook spcomputers. the lithium ion batters could overheat and i can night. this affects more than 78,000 units sold between december of 2015 and april of 2018. 50,000 additional units were recalled in january of last year. to see if your device is part of this recall. go to abc7news.com. it looks like americans are
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expected to spend a little less green this st. patrick's day. the national retail federation says a typical person will spend about $40 for the holiday. the celebration will bring in $5.6 billion. that is well below last year's total of close to 6 billion. the bulk of the money spent is expected to be on food and drinks. 30% are buying new clothing to celebrate as well. >> that's pretty much the holiday as we celebrate it here. food and drink. what else are you supposed to do? >> right. road rage, where san francisco ranks when it comes to cities with the most aggressive drivers. then boeing backlash. the calls for the faa to act following the ethiopian airlines crash. a lot -- the way
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now at 5:00, college bribery bust. the bay area parents prosecutors say were involved in the nationwide scandal. >> good morning to you. it is monday, march 13th. we're not going to cheat our way into the forecast. hi, mike nicco. >> no reason to. it's going to be gorgeous today. still breezy. especially above a thousand feet. at 25 to nearly 45 mile per hour winds. down where most of us live or drive, it's gusting at 28 in novato. 15 to 20 across the east-west bridges. that's for the morning commute. as we head deeper into the forecast, we'll have calmer conditions, sunshine, lot more than yesterday and even war

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