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good morning. it is saturday, march 16th. i'm kate larson in for chris nguyen. we'll start with some weather with meteorologist frances dinglasan who's in for lisa argen today. we're looking at some sunshine later on. >> that's right, kate. today is going to be a beach day so slather on the sunscreen. here's a look at live doppler 7. it is clear out there right now and it is going to be gorgeous with plenty of sunshine this afternoon. most temperatures will be in the 40s. sunny and mild by lunchtime, we'll be climbing into the 60s. it's warming up this afternoon. low 70s for inland neighborhoods around the bay, even near 70
degrees, and at the coast mid-60s for you. sun sets at 7:17 and the warming trend continues. i'll tell you about that coming up. >> thanks, frances. we have developing news on the deadly terror attack at two mosques in new southeastlazeala. the 28-year-old suspect appeared in court. at least 49 people are confirmed dead and dozens remain in the hospital. abc news reporter elizabeth herr has more. >> reporter: new zealand in morni mourning with the nation paying tribute to an atrack where authorities say the attack was motivated by hate. the prime minister condemning the terror attack with police there alleging one suspect in custody had written lengthy anti-immigrant statements online. that discovery made after police say two mosques just miles apart
came under attack by at least one gunman targeting muslims attending friday prayers. >> people were running out. i see some people had blood on their body. >> reporter: the 28-year-old man, seen here in court, charged with murder with officials say more charges are pending. >> the offender was in possession of a gun license. now is the time for change. >> reporter: two other armed suspects also taken into custody, but their association still under investigation. the president condemning the attack, calling it a monstrous terrorist attack. >> i told the prime minister that the united states is with them all the way, 100%, whatever they need. we will be there. >> reporter: police are not yet saying if the same gunman is behind the two mosque attacks. they will only confirm no one in custody was on any watch list. elizabeth herr, abc news, new york. at islamic centers around
the south bay police presence is easy to see. many people say instead of fear, there is faith. amanda dell castillo has the details. >> reporter: the weight of thursday's massacre in christchurch, new zealand, is being felt a world away. in the south bay, a local community and law enforcement are helping to carry that load. >> it's good to see people around us at this moment. >> reporter: during the day my photographer and i saw police patrolling outside the muslim association in santa clara. in the evening officers were outside in san jose. they say this is reality. >> it's just really being prepared for the possibility for this to happen. i think individuals who went to that mosque in new zealand in christchurch did not anticipate to be victims of violence. >> reporter: taking proactive and preventative measures is the mission. >> we don't take chances. >> reporter: the president of the evergreen islamic center says right now any place of worship for muslims is likely
the safest place to be. during friday night prayer, police were close. sayed says private and undercover security also present. >> there was security all around the perimeter, and also we have surveillance camera. anybody who comes in, goes out, they are captured. >> reporter: measures many hope will keep the muslim community focused on prayer and peace. >> don't let things go to your head because there are people out there who don't understand really in depth what islam is. >> reporter: there are several vigils in the south bay planned through monday. for that information visit abc7news.com. in santa clara, i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> and abc 7 news spoke with america's top diplomat in new zealand. ambassador scott brown described how the u.s. is helping its long-time ally and friend. >> we have a security intelligence relationship that's
been going on for decades, so that free flow of information happens on a daily basis and it has been increased over the last 24 hours. we will be there and offer and provide any and all assistance as we have done and will continue to do. >> ambassador brown expressed shock over what happened and described how violence and crime are extremely rare in new zealand. >> there's not a heck of a lot of hate crime problems here, or crime problems for that matter. with 4.6 million people, everyone pretty much knows everybody. >> some facebook users actually saw a live stream of the terror attack captured by a camera that the suspect was wearing, but facebook only took it down after being alerted by police. that alarmed one local expert on media ethics. >> their attention has primarily been getting markets onto product and maximizing profits rather than the safety issues.
and i think we've seen time and time again the safety issues have to start taking precedent. >> official intelligence could help detect violence on social media. another idea includes a panic button for users that would resemble the like button. when you click it, the site host would be notified. stay with abc 7 as we stay on top of this developing story. we'll bring you the latest on abc7news.com and the abc 7 news app. you can enable push alerts to get new information as it comes in. there's developing news out of los angeles county. firefighters have knocked down a massive fire that broke out at a phillips 66 oil refinery in cars carson. crews battled the flames from all sides for more than two hours before containing those flames. officials say a seal failure in a crude oil pump is to blame. one person was treated for an injury. a teenager girl is fighting for her life after being hit by a car near san francisco's lake merced. police tell the 14-year-old and
her mother were in a crosswalk with their dog when a car hit them. the mother is expected to recover from her injuries. investigators say the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. dangerous streets have forced san francisco to take action. following a cyclist's death, parking along hourld street has been removed to expand the bike lane, but activists say that's not enough. they have identified two other streets, full sum and the 'em embarcadero that need immediate improvements. luz pena has the story. >> reporter: in single file, over a hundred cyclists got very close to cars. they say this is nothing compared to what they go through on a daily basis without protected bike lanes. >> i was hit, fortunately not too bad, in a hit and run. a car running a red light crossing market street. >> reporter: patrick lived to tell his story. ones who didn't were remembered with a bouquet of flowers. >> we lost someone named kevin
manning on 'em dark beembarembek it's been eight months ago. nothing has changed where he died. that's one of the most unprotected bike lanes in the whole city. >> reporter: the most recent, last friday. tess rothstein was hit by a truck on howard. >> i'm just scared and sad. >> how many close calls have you had? >> today three. >> reporter: since rothstein's death, parking on 6th and howard has been removed and the bike lane was extended. now this group of cyclists want permanent protected bike lanes installed on howard, embarcadero and fulsom. >> the mta is the only one who can get this done. >> reporter: they are looking into expediting a permanent change. >> here's a request for bike lanes going all the way to embarcadero and we're working on ways to do that. >> reporter: the sf bike coalition is planning to rally on the steps of city hall next tuesday. they want permanent protected
bike lanes from fulsom to howard. luz pena, abc 7 news. a suspect broke into tears inside a courtroom yesterday while watching surveillance video. prosecutors say it shows him tossing a puppy into a garbage chute. that dog, named rocky, survived a violent ordeal. he lost a leg after suffering a serious fracture. his attacker, ronald jones, plee pleaded not guilty. >> when you see the evidence we saw, it's cleared us that the person had no respect for life. >> an animal control officer is adopting rocky. the suspect was released from jail but is due back in court later on this month. the widespread college admissions cheating scandal now has a connection to uc berkeley. former canadian football player, businessman and vancouver resident david sadu is accused of paying $200,000 for a proctor to take the s.a.t. for his two
sons. jordan sadu was admitted to berkeley in 2014 where he joined the rowing program. their father pleaded not guilty yesterday to mail and wire fraud charges in boston. >> we're going to address all the allegations in court. we're happy to be in a great court like the united states district court for boston. we look forward to our day in court. >> no administrator or coach at cal has been implicated in those wrongdoings. happening today, the biggest st. patrick's day celebration on the west coast is back. san francisco will host its annual st. patrick's day parade. liam frost talked about the parade on midday live yesterday morning where you can expect a little bit of everything. >> if you go out to the parade, you realize it's a community parade that happens in a big city. we have all the little dancers,
the adult dancers, the bagpipes, dancing horses, dancing steers. do we have insurance for this? we have a bull that comes out and dances. >> wow. i love that he had green on his glasses. the parade will start on the corner of market and 2nd street at 11:30 a.m. mayor london breed will be the grand marshal. an estimated 100,000 people will lne up to see the marching bands, the dancers, the floats. other st. patrick's day celebrations in the bay area include the shamrock run in san jose and a festival in dublin in the east bay. frances, it should be nice and warm for everyone outside celebrating. >> it's going to be gorge out, warm, sunny. you'll need the sunscreen and sunglasses. we are in a warming trending so get ready for get ready to temperatures to be above average and even warmer tomorrow. i'll let you know what temperature to expect for your neighborhood. also next, it's a peninsula home that's hard to miss. find out why the so-called
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>> reporter: yang's campaign picked up serious steam after he appeared on a popular podcast making a case for universal income or ubi. >> we're going to get this across the finish line because it's something everyone can get excited about. >> reporter: yang is proposing the country set guaranteed payments of $1,000 per month to all u.s. citizens 18 or older. >> never in a million years would i think a president would actually preach this. >> reporter: some don't find it realistic, but yang thinks ubi will help millions of working americans who will inevitably lose their jobs to automation. in recent years the midwest has been hit hard by this. matt says that's why people in his hometown of cleveland supported donald trump. >> they really thought trump was their way to have a chance to solve their problems. i don't think he has the right policies to do it. i think andrew addresses the same problems. >> reporter: friday's san francisco rally was yang's largest yet and the world is
watching to see if the so-called yang gang will continue to build momentum. jobina fortson, abc 7 news. the town of hills borough has filed a suit against the so-called flintstone house calling it a public nuisance. a former publisher of the "san francisco chronicle" purchased the home for $2.8 million back in 2017. she has added a herd of dinosaur sculptures and other structures to accommodate future parties. the suit alleges the modifications are in violation of several municipal codes. following the warriors game on abc tonight, join abc 7 sports director larry beil, kerry keegt and adonal foyle for toyota after the game. the postgame show will come to you live from the chase center, which, yes, is still under construction but only a few months away from completion. toyota after the game is on
immediately after the warriors/thunder game at 8:00 p.m. coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. with the nba countdown. we've got meteorologist frances dinglasan now with our accuweather forecast which is looking beautiful today. >> hi, kate. yeah, not a cloud in the sky right now, clear conditions out there. here's a live view from our roof camera looking out towards the beautiful bay bridge. it's quiet right now. temperatures are in the 40s and even some 50s. also here's a live look from emeryville as we see clear across the bay. santa rosa, napa, 40. petaluma and vacaville, though, only in the upper 30s right now. concord and livermore in the mid to low 40s. and from the east bay hills you can see how calm and quiet it is. the water there reflecting the lights, so it is going to be a gorgeous day. here's your forecast.
we have sunny conditions. above average temperatures this weekend and the warming trending continues all the way through monday. rain returns to our forecast on tuesday but at this point it looks very light so not much to worry about. highs will be climbing up a bit again so temperatures with plenty of sunshine will be in the upper 60s, even though 70s. san francisco 68, oakland 69 degrees, san jose 71. check out the low 70s through santa rosa, napa hitting 72. it's going to be a great day to head to the beaches. here's what you can expect there, lots of mid-60s around bodega bay, ocean beach, half moon bay. but santa cruz getting up to 72 today and monterey bay up to 68. high uv index so you'll definitely need a lot of the sunscreen and reapply it for the kids. lows tonight will be quite cool as well. mostly clear conditions with high clouds moving in. so expect 40s for the most part,
low 40s through santa rosa and napa. san francisco 49 degrees. we'll see mid-40s through fremont, redwood city and san jose. here's another live look as we check out the downtown san francisco area. what you need to know about today is that the pollen is coming up for trees. right now it's moderate, but climbing up to high. weed and grass none. mold exposure low. uv index will be high. so here's what you can expect in terms of the week ahead the next seven days. in san jose, our average high is 66. notice we are above that. we're warming up even more tomorrow. monday will be the warmest day. tuesday we start to drop again because we have a system moving through bringing us some of that light rain. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. so it feels like spring today. mid-60s at the coast, low 70s around the bay and the inland areas. we've got the luck of the irish for tomorrow, as temperatures
climb even more. the warmth peaks on monday. we're talking upper 70s, almost near 80 for inland areas on monday. around the bay mid-70s, at the coast upper 60s. a great day for any outdoor activities this weekend. light rain returns on tuesday, but we're talking a few hundredhundre hundredths of an inch so we're ranking that a 1 on the storm impact scale. >> i think your forecast will be the talk of the town because after a cold, wet winter people are looking forward to getting outside and warming up. >> this is going to be a great weekend to do that and, yes, we finally get a break from the rain. >> thank you so much. just ahead, the dream is about to begin on "american idol" and it is clear one bay area singer is already a standout.
how long have you had your credit card? if you can't remember, 7 on your side's michael finney says it may be time to apply for another one. >> we use our credit cards every day, but some, like super user barry grice does more than work a card, he works it. >> i have three credit cards. >> do you get points, miles, money back? >> all of the above. i use them extensively. >> really? >> oh, yeah, yeah. it's major. >> barry says by using the right cards, you can make more than just a few bucks. >> if you get 1% or 2%, that's a couple thousand dollars, so yeah. it's absolutely fantastic. >> how? well, for one, use your card for every purchase, and use the right card. >> the absolute best deal is going to be travel rewards. that's where if you know the loopholes and you're willing to
do a little research, that's where you can get 3, 4, 5 cents per point or mile, maybe even more if you really play your cards right. >> ted rossman is with creditcards.com which recently did a survey of credit card users and found that travel points aren't the most popular. >> we found that cash back is king. wi about two-thirds of people who told us that they like their rewards from their ongoing spending, told us it was cash back. only 5% said airline miles. only 2% said hotel points. >> whichever card type you choose, keep in mind carrying a balance can erase any point value in short order. >> we put everything on our credit card. you know, as long as you pay it off, you don't pay those interest charges, you're using the system, and the system is fantastic. >> so what about the bonuses for signing up? well, be sure to read the fine print. generally you have to spend at
least a couple thousand dollars within a few months to get the bonus rewards. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. and following the warriors game on abc tonight, you can join larry beil, nbc analyst kerry keating and adonal foyle for toyota after the game. it will come live from the chase center which is only a few months from completion. it started with synchronized dancing cranes, golden shovels, and a dash of optimism. >> it's going to take about three years to build, so the chances of be standing on the sidelines for the warriors are slim to hopeful. >> it will be fun playing in there. >> hey! >> after the pomp and circumstance, the real coordination began, a massive hole in the earth that would transform before our very eyes.
>> it really will follow those walls all the way around. >> each visit packed with new surprises. >> this is the first time i've actually been in the theater lobby of chase center. >> here we are. >> here we are, we're in the lobby. >> i love what you've done with the place. it's beautiful. >> as the chase center grew, abc 7 was there to experience it all. >> i'm not sure anybody else has video of this yet. >> what are we looking at here? >> look at that. well, you're looking at center court. we are in coach ker rchl's office. >> we were the very first station to walk out onto the court, to sit in the seats, and the first to learn of its buried secrets. >> a rick berry bobblehead will be underneath the fricking foundation supposed toe near where the free-throw line is. that was pretty cool of them to do that. >> now it's entombed in cement. >> now six months away from completion, abc 7 is the first station to ever broadcast a live show from inside the new home of the warriors.
>> very cool. toilet toyota after the game is immediately after the warriors/thunder game at 8:00 p.m. only on abc 7. coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. with the nba countdown. a bay area singer could be the next american idol. ashley hess is from fremont. you can watch her this weekend. here's a sneak peek at what happens when she goes before the judges. >> hold on, everybody, can we take our chairs, and let's move them by the piano. >> would you do that again for us, please. ♪ my heart is drenched drenchedd >> she sounds good. ashley auditions in front of all-star judging panel luke bryan, katy perry and lionel ritchie. the bay area will be cheering her on tomorrow night. "american idol" airs at 8:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. still to come on abc 7 mornings, thousands of students
skipped school yesterday, but not because they were playing hooky. the effort to spark a national conversation about climate change coming up. also, how the giants are paying tribute to the paradise high school baseball team today. alice loves the smell of gain so much, she wished it came in a fabric softener too. [throat clears] say hello to your fairy godmother, alice. oh and look they got gain scent beads and dryer sheets too! prestige creams not living up to the hype? one jar shatters the competition.
welcome back. we're going to start this half hour with a look at weather with meteorologist frances dinglasan, who's in for lisa argen this morning. >> hi, kate. good morning, everyone. it's going to feel like spring this afternoon with lots of sunshine and temperatures climbing. here's a look at live doppler 7. it is quiet out there. we have lots of clear skies. your 12-hour planner today, sunrise at 7:19. most temperatures will be in the 40s. sunny and mild by lunchtime, already in the 60s. and then a warmer afternoon in store for us. inland areas in the low 70s. around the bay, upper 60s to near 70.
and even at the coast it's going to be gorgeous. at the beaches some mid to upper 60s. sun sets at 7:17 with sunny conditions continuing and warming continuing in through tomorrow and monday. i'll let you know what temperature you can expect in your neighborhood. kate. now to the latest on the attack in new zealand. 49 people were killed, 40 other people were hospitalized with a range of injuries, including a 4-year-old who's in critical condition. investigators have identified the suspected gunman as a 28-year-old australian man. he and two other people are in custody but more arrests are possible. new zealand's prime minister said he used five weapons in the shooting, all legally acquired. the council on american islamic relations condemned the attack and urged muslim here in the united states not to shy away from worship out of fear. >> do not be afraid. do not abandon your mosques. >> law enforcement is on high alert at mosques across the
united states, including here in the bay area. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony explains. >> reporter: so many people showed up for friday prayers at the islamic center of fremont that dozens had to pray outside under the watchful eye of a private security guard. >> we're trying to make sure that people don't panic. >> reporter: the imam said he and his fellow priests have spent the last several hours trying to reassure concerned congregants. >> as a muslim community, we are one. if one part of us hurts, one part is bleeding, the pain resonates through all of us. >> everybody has the right to believe whatever they want but we should respect each other and whatever religion we are in. >> reporter: alameda county has a sizeable muslim community, one that grows closer in times like these. >> the way islam actually preach, you're not supposed to hate each other, you're supposed
to love each other. >> reporter: these congregants told us they will not let a terror attack as horrific as it was dissuade them from practicing what they believe. >> it is up to the god. at the end of judgment day we will see who was right and who was wrong. in the meantime you leave me alone and i'll leave you alone. >> reporter: this 15-year-old attends school in fremont. >> does this make you worry about the future? >> it's all in god's hands. whatever happens, happens. it's destiny. >> reporter: various police departments here in the east bay told us some will keep up extra patrols indefinitely. in walnut creek, laura anthony, abc 7 news. president trump says there should be no mueller report. it comes just after the house voted overwhelmingly in favor of making the mueller report public for all to see. the battle is now putting more pressure on the attorney general. abc news senior congressional correspondent mary bruce is on capitol hill.
>> reporter: less than 24 hours after nearly all house republicans joined democrats to send an overwhelming message, make the mueller report public, the president responding. tweeting the special counsel should never have been appointed and there should be no mueller report. after nearly two years of investigation, lawmakers say the american people deserve to see the results. >> the taxpayers paid millions for this information, and they should get to see all of it and not just the assessment of one person. >> reporter: the measure was killed in the senate by one of the president's top allies, senator lindsey graham. ultimately what gets made public is up to the new attorney general, and he's promised transparency. >> i am going to make as much information available as i can, consistent with the rules and regulations that are part of the special counsel regulations. >> reporter: mary bruce, abc news, washington. happening today, the san francisco giants will host a special baseball game at oracle park. the game will be between paradis
high school and corning union high school. it's free and open to the public. friends will get a limited edition paradise strong t shirt. the high school survived the campfire that killed 85 people in november. the giants hope the experience will help lift the spirits of everyone in paradise as they rebuild. the first pitch is at 4:00 this afternoon. and it looks like the raiders will be staying in oakland for at least one more season. yesterday the oakland coliseum authority approved a one-year deal with an option for a second year. the rent will be going up by $4 million, plus the raiders will have to cough up $750,000 to settle a dispute over parking. this ends months of drama after owner mark davis went looking for a new home after the city sued the team and the nfl over the pending move to las vegas. >> when mark davis took the deal off the table was, look, we understand you're probably not pleased about a lawsuit. but on the other hand, why don't you go ahead, go out and take a
look at what else is out there. they went and did their window shopping and found out that what they had here was still a pretty good deal. >> the deal still needs approval of the oakland city council and alameda county supervisors before it becomes final. abc 7 news broke the story on february 8th that the raiders and the coliseum had re-engaged in talks on a new lease. before that, the team had held discussions with the giants with possibly playing at oracle, but the 49ers reportedly refused to concede their territorial rights to allow the raiders to play in san francisco. there had also been reports that the raiders had discussed or been approached by officials in san diego, tucson, san antonio, and even birmingham, alabama, to play in those cities in 2019. this whole ordeal began on december 11th when the city of oakland filed an antitrust lawsuit against the raiders. the nfl and its owners over the team's upcoming move to las vegas. the raiders announced they wouldn't sign a lease deal to
play at the coliseum in 2019. the new lease deal doesn't impact that lawsuit. hundreds of students in the bay area ditched school yesterday to march for climate change. it was a demand global leaders take action. lyanne melendez was there. >> reporter: the truth is these students didn't actually ditch school on their own. their schools were behind their participation in the march against climate change. >> feel the community and really get involved with something bigger than ourselves outside school. >> this is our lives that will be over if you're not here with us. not against us, with us. >> reporter: the fact that you have green braces, is that on purpose? >> yeah. because i wanted every time i smile people to be reminded that this is our planet. >> reporter: their intentions were clear, target lawmakers who have the power to change policy and laws. students protested in front of
the offices of senator dianne feinstein and house speaker nancy pelosi. their demands include a national embrace of the green new deal and calling for a national emergency declaration on climate change. >> we need to show them what we want, the younger people who are soon to be voters, and they're going to listen to us because they have to listen to us if they want to remain in power. this is change happening right now. >> reporter: this was not an only in san francisco moment. students from 123 countries and more than 2,000 cities all over the world participated in these marches. their message was if you don't act like adults, we will. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. happening today, don't be alarmed if you see some smoke in the east bay. the fire technology program will conduct live fire training in san leandro from 8:00 until 5:00 today and tomorrow. people in the area may see a
column of black smoke. it may also be visible from b.a.r.t. and interstate 880. you are asked to call 911 only if you are unsure that it's coming from the training site. still ahead on abc 7 mornings, a 66-year-old surfer has reason to celebrate. >> that's the best feeling in the world. >> he tells abc 7 what it was like to suffer a heart attack while taking on mavericks near half moon bay. and here is a live look from our roof camera. the sun is not up yet but it's going to be a beauty. frances dinglasan will have your full forecast in a few
happening today, more than 150 volunteers will shave their heads to help children battle cancer. this is the 12th annual st. baldrick foundation's brave the shave event. the organization hopes to raise d. $200,000 today. it starts at 9:00 this morning. spencer christian will serve as the emcee. i wonder if he's going to shave his head? i don't know. happening today, the city of dublin is ready to celebrate st. patrick's day. the fun begins with the 36th annual st. patrick's day parade at 9:30 this morning. after that it's the city's official two-day festival at the dublin civic center. 80,000 people are expected to attend. >> i do want to suggest that people be green with their transportation as well. we strongly encourage people to take public transportation and
we have a partnership with b.a.r.t. >> the event will feature live entertainment, 250 vendors and of course plenty of guinness. the festival runs today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. frances, i'm loving your forecast today and i think so will everyone else attending these events. >> we'll get plenty of sunshine and temperatures are well above average. here's a live look in san francisco. we've got clear conditions, very calm wind right now. with this offshore flow, temperatures will be hitting the upper 70s in some spots. not today, but soon. i'll let you know when. >> thanks so much. also next, steve kerr wants to see appropriate fear tonight. will the warriors bring the intensity? larry beil has a preview coming up in sports. with this one little nexgard chew comes power, confidence, reassurance you're doing what's right to protect your dog from fleas and ticks for a full month.
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mavericks is of course known for enormous waves that draw surfers from around the world, but a bay area surfer defied the odds while out on the water this week and lived to tell his story to abc 7 news anchor dion lim. >> i'm very tired and washed out but i'm actually feeling good being here looking at the ocean. >> reporter: looking out over moss beach, this is surfer christey davis' first time smelling the salty ocean air after what happened just four days earlier at mavericks. >> i was having a great session. i got four really good waves. about 10, 15 minutes later i started having pain. >> reporter: at 66 years old, this was his 28th season surfing mavericks. that pain, just the beginning of something much worse. >> and i actually gagged and dry he heaved a few times all signs of
a heart attack. >> reporter: taking it all in stride literally, even walking himself half a mile back to his car. >> being in great shape probably saved my wife. my lovely wife, fiona, is like okay, here we go again. >> reporter: again refers to may of 2018 when he broke his neck and several vertebrae while surfing. even a heart attack won't stop his wife of more than 30 years from letting her husband pursue his passion. >> no. it's like what, are you just going to stay in bed? wrap him in bubble wrap? no, i'm not going to do that. >> reporter: fiona believes karma is what keeps him alive, a way for the universe to thank him for saving two fisherman who capsized 20 years ago. >> it still chokes me up, still to this day. >> reporter: a day he is fortunate to have. >> you know what, the sky is blue, i can wiggle my toes. there will be another wave. >> reporter: so what's next? he plans to be back on his long board this summer and returning for his 29th mavericks season
later this fall. at moss beach, i'm dion lim, abc 7 news. all right, meteorologist frances dinglasan joins us now with the accuweather forecast. hi there, frances. >> hi, kate. it's enclosuclear out there wit doppler 7, no rain and not too many clouds in the sky. check out this live shot. notice the winds are calm, the flag not even blowing as we look towards the exploratorium there. temperatures right now 40s and 50s. san francisco 50, oakland 46, san jose 44, morgan hill a little cooler at 41. this time we're looking from emeryville across the bay. in santa rosa, napa, it's 40 degrees. upper 30s through petaluma and vacaville. so temperatures will be climbing today as we check out this other pretty shot from the east bay hills. notice how calm the waters are and how clearly you can see across the bay. so your forecast for today is going to be sunny and above average temperatures this weekend. the warming trend continues tomorrow all the way through
monday. that will be the warmest day this week. and then the rain returns on tuesday, but it's very light rain at best. for san francisco, a lot of stuff going on for the st. patrick's day. plenty of sunshine all day long. notice, we will be near 60 by about noon, upper 60s this afternoon. then you'll need a jacket by about 8:00 tonight after the sun sets. we'll be dropping into the 50s. highs today really nice and mild. we're talking upper 60s to low 70s. san francisco 68, oakland 69, san jose 71 degrees. we'll see up to 72 degrees in napa. it's going to be a great day to head to the beaches where we'll see plenty of sunshine as well. santa cruz will be warming up to 72. now, overnight lows will be dropping on the cool side. we've got clear conditions with a few high clouds, mostly in the north bay. some upper 40s around the bay.
san francisco 49. mid-40s in san jose at 46. a little cooler in levivermore 42. if your eyes have been bothering you and you've been sneezing a bit, it's probably the tree pollen. that's moderate right now, climbing up to high. weed and grass, none right now. mold low. uv index high, of course, especially with the sunshine. so make sure you have the sunscreen handy today and you'll need to reapply. tomorrow we'll see spring-like weather once again. we'll see mid-70s through san jose, even through parts of the east bay. i think san francisco will get close to 70 degrees tomorrow. and then the heat peaks. sunny and warm on monday as well. we're talking upper 70s. 77 in concord, antioch, even 78 in san jose. tuesday things change. we have a system moving in. it's going to bring us some light showers looking likely tuesday afternoon into evening and then continuing into wednesday. we'll see some sprinkles for the first day of spring. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. it feels like spring today.
warming up even tomorrow for the luck of the irish. the warmth peaks on monday. inland areas upper 70s around the bay, mid-70s at the coast upper 60s. light rain comes in tuesday into wednesday for spring. near average on thursday, friday, so enjoy the warmth and the heat because we have a little unsettled weather after tuesday into possibly next weekend. >> that's enough of a spring tease to get us all excited. it's like, no, back to more rain. >> and you can always stay updated with our accuweather app. in sports tonight, the sharks will try to rebound from thursday night's loss to florida as they battle for first place in the western conference. the men in teal battle the nashville predators at sap center. the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. the sharks can clinch a playoff spot with a win. just 15 games left in the regular season for the warriors as they try to hold on to the top seed in the western
conference. the dubs take on the oklahoma city thunder in what could be a playoff preview. you can watch the game only on abc 7. tipoff is at 5:30 p.m. at the chesapeake energy arena. coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. with nba countdown. abc 7 sports director larry beil has a preview in this morning's sports. good morning, everybody. the warriors showed what steve kerr likes to call appropriate fear in their win over houston on wednesday. can they maintain that focus? tonight at okc, 5:30 tipoff right here on abc 7. kevin durant listed as questionable with an ankle injury but he did practice yesterday. warriors got a great game from boogie cousins. they were aggressive. that's what steve kerr would like to see in the final 15 games of the regular season. >> i think our guys enjoy a tough environment on the road. we tend to play our best when we're threatened and when people question us and even when we question ourselves. a couple of days there, come on, we've got to get things going.
hopefully we maintain that level of appropriate fear. >> a reminder we'll be live with the very first broadcast from the chase center right after the warriors/thunder game. all the highlights and a tour of the new arena, which is still under construction. 8:00 or thereabouts from the future home of the warriors. college hoops, acc semis. duke and north carolina, zion williamson, as good a game as you might expect. second half, zion steal and with authority. 6'7", like 280, 285. what an athlete. 48 seconds to go, carolina down one. we're calling this a pass to nasir white. tar heels take the lead. 30 seconds left. check out zion. crossover, spin move, follow your own shot. tips it back. he had 31. duke up one. last chance for carolina. koby white trying to create. fade-away, no.
tip, no. duke wins 74-73. they'll face florida state in the acc championship game tonight. spring training action, phillies and bluejays, near disaster for the 330 million dollar man, bryce harper. look out. hit square in the ankle by a fastball. did walk off the field. that was the first good sign. x-rays reveal it was merely a bruise and not a broken ankle. the phillies say they are not overly concerned at this point. reminder, warriors/okc right here 5:30 on abc 7. have a great, with everybody. i'm larry beil. all right, next, many people hoping the luck of the irish will be with them this st. patrick's day weekend.
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trelegy and the power of 1-2-3. ♪ trelegy 1-2-3 save at trelegy.com. good morning, it is saturday, march 16th. i'm kate larson in for chris nguyen this morning. we are going to start with a look at a wonderful forecast today with meteorologist frances dinglasan who's in for lisa argen this morning. >> hi, kate. if you like yesterday, i think you'll love today. here's live doppler 7 showing us quiet conditions. winds are calm, skies are clear. the cool side right now, especially in santa rosa, vacaville, half moon bay and livermore, we're in the upper 30s currently. lots of 40s and 50s around the bay. here's your 12-hour planner. sunrise at 7:19. most temperatures will be in the 40s. by lunchtime we'll be in the 60s, sunny and mild