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puppies on 7. abc 7 news is partnering with local animal shelters today to help puppies find forever home. we'll be checking in on these little guys throughout the morning. look at all our colleagues hard at work this morning over there in the puppy pen. hmm. >> those puppies got up very early this morning. we'll be checking in throughout the morning. welcome on this friday, march 22 pd. >> they're certainly adorable. right now we have to talk weather. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> i've never seen so many colleagues come into work early as they do on this day every year and stay late. those puppies getting a lot of loving today. hopefully some forever homes. hi everybody. we have rain to talk about today. a 1 on the storm impact scale.
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heavier showers this afternoon and evening. a third of an inch to an inch. gusty in our hills along the coast and the bay shore. best radar returns, around san pablo bay from larkspur, lucas valley, towards richmond, he will so brapt and hercules. it's about to get wet if it's not already. the san jose, one of the last areas to get wet. we've got a good chance of steady light rain this morning. a little bit of a break as we head from mid-morning to mid afternoon as the storm gathers itself up in the north bay. then at 4:00 and 7:00, it will start pushing into the rest of our neighborhoods with light to moderate rain. it's going to get heavier throughout the day. here's frances. >> we'll start with a live shot as the golden gate bridge is looking -- we had a few earlier problems this morning. right now, majorly delay-free. here and across many parts of the -- 101 andse.
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headli moving northbound. gilroy up the peninsula. if you're considering mass transit and taking some of the trains this morning, that's a great option. b.a.r.t., ace and the capitol corridor reporting no delays. reggie, jessica? >> you may have to shell out more cash across the golden gate bridge. >> officials will vote whether to increase tolls to $10 over the next five years. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield has details. amy? >> reporter: hi, jessica. well, this is expected to pass today. so the cost of passing through this toll booth is likely about to go up. let's take a look at the numbers. you can see what this means for you. drivers with a fastrak pass pay $7 to cross the gold ep gate bridge. that could go up to $8.75 in five years. those who pay as they go, they pay about $8. that could go up to $9.80. this would be a gradual increase
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over the next five years. for commuters, that could be an extra $91 more a year. commuters who will bep fit from the toll hike are those who take the bus or the ferry. officials say the money goes towards improving those options. without the money, they would likely have to cut bus or ferry service. the money will also go toward bridge maintenance. this vote is scheduled for later this morning. but it does sound like it's basically a formality. it sounds like it's likely to pass. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. developing news now in the investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election. >> special counsel, robert mueller is expected to wrap up his investigation soon. don't expect harsh condemnation of president trump in that report. abc news reporter stephanie ramos is in washington to explain. >> good morning. for months now, plenty of
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attention on robert mueller and his investigation. there's still no reporthere are wrapping up. >> the white house, congress and the american public all still waiting for special counsel robert mueller to complete his investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election. sources familiar with the probe tell abc news, they expect no more indictments from the special counsel. but when it's all said and done, it's expected the report won't condemn anyone not actually charged with committing crimes. but will mueller's report be released to the public? >> let it come out, let people see it. that's up to the attorney general. >> in an op-ed, former fbi director james comey criticized the president again. but also said he wouldn't want him to be impeached. comey writing, i don't meawi pr if congress thinks the provable facts are there. i just hope it doesn't because
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if mr. trump were removed from office by congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup. >> as we wait for the time report, the white house has to deal with other investigations. just yesterday, they rejected from congressional democrats for documents related to president trump's foep calls and meetings with russian president trump vladimir putin. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. two jetblue flight attendants are suing the airline after they say they were drugged and raped. it claims the pilot drugged the women and one of the men raped them. the lawsuit accuses the airline of failing to discipline the pilots when the women reported the assault. jetblue and the pilot's lawyers declined to answer questions about the lawsuit and jetblue says it takes these kinds of allegations very seriously. only at 7, we're hearing
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suivedn aedckg. first him i story weesght. he was taken at gunpoint by two su police chasing behind. in the end, one suspect surrender surrendered, the other mark morasky was shot and killed by police. ellard is a husband and fear of three. he's eager to return to work. >> i'm okay with it. it's just when i close my eyes. for whatever reason, i have nightmares. >> ellard says to this day, he makes no judgment about the man who put his life at risk and he refuses to paint him as a monster. we posted more of the interview with the ups driver taken hostage on our website at abc7news.com. two san francisco lawmakers are working on a plan to shut down juvenile hall. supervisors, hillary row anyone and walton are drafting
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legislation to close the juvenile detention center by 2021. they say the city is spending more than $13 million a year to lock kids up in a facility that's 70 to 75% empty. instead, the money should be used to fund rehabilitation programs to help young people build healthy and stable lives. governor newsom is considering a plan to prohibit new death penalty sentences in criminal cases. the l.a. times reports the pronounsment could set up a possible conflict with state attorney general javier becerra who has been a supporter of capital punish am. newsom hopes to work with becer becerra. last week the governor put a moratorium on the execution of death row inmates. >> i've got street level live doppler 7. you can see heading up to 80,
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towards mission street, a moderate shower. same thing in guadalupe canyon parkway and bay shore there. also in brisbane. you can see in south san francisco and sfo and about to put on 280 just to the west of san carlos. >> you can see some of the light rain falling in the golden gate bridge. errands, to figure out a way to stay dry. if you're headed up to the high country, snow is developing there. we've got a winter weather advisory up to 14 inches. in the 40s through 9:00 with steady rain in the north bay. becoming lighter at 9:00. 11:00, scattered showers. but then the steady rain returns around 3:00. heads into the 7:00 hour. for the east bay, light rain at 7:00. then scattered rain at 9:00. a little bit of a break 11:00 and 1:00. the scattered showers return at 3:00. steadier rain at 5:00 and 9:00. here's a look at san francisco.
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steady rain at 7:00. scattered rain at 9:00. a little bit of a break. drizzle possible. the cloerser you are to the coast. the steady rain returns at 3:00 and gets heavier by 5:00 and 7:00. notice most of the temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees today. the worst of the wet weather is -- here she is. >> mike, we've had a few problems this morning. a new crash reported in the macarthur maze. this was reported eastbound 580 near highway 24. we'll keep you posted on that. one car is off to the right-hand side. i want to show you a live shot of 680 in walnut creek. southbound traffic on the right-hand side. it's getting more crowded. a few brake lights there. tapping on the brakes. so far, it has been pretty good. friday light despite the couple problems we've had. the westbound 580 ride out of tracy to dublin is a bit slow as you make your way through the at memorial hospital pass. the drive time is now yellow at 31 minutes. reggie, jessica. >> frances, thank you.
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the raiders will remain in e season. yesterday the oakland city council gave final approval to a 2019 lease for the raiders to play in the coliseum. it includes an option for 2020. the raiders will pay $7.5 million to representative the stadium and the practice in alameda for the upcoming season. the team plans to start the 2020 season in the new stadium currently under construction in las vegas. they have that option in case it's not built in time. uber plans to list stock on the new york stock exchange. a source tells bloomberg it could be one of the five biggest listings of all-time. uber's ipo set for release in april is expected to boost the company's value $120 billion. lyft plans to start trading on the nasdaq next week. it's reveal week at the chase center. one final event will be announced today. mayor london breed told us who
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she'd like to see perform there. why miller coors is suing anheuser-busch. what could make fridays he any better? this. it's puppy day at abc 7. look how adorable and cute they are. early. >> once you stop dngit, the puppy wants to let you kno it's time for mee in fd lhe puies a forever home today in celebration of national puppy day, which is tomorrow. we're celebrating early. you can watch the live stream on our app and abc7news.com. join in the fun by posting pictures of your dog on social media as well. look at the cute ones we've received. use the #puppies on in your noise cancelling trheadphones?ry maybe not. maybe you could trust you won't be next to a loud eater.
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all right. it's here. this is a street level look at san francisco over towards sausalito and tiburon. you can see moderate showers trying to reach the ground there surrounded by lighter rain. watch as this is all marching off to the east. we have a chance at light rain with heavier rain this afternoon and evening. thanks, mike. this afternoon will be the final announcement of performances at the new chase center in san francisco this fall. >> each day the warriors have been announcing the first slate of acts for reveal week that's
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going to perform at the new stadium. san francisco's mayor made a special concert request when they talked about it on midday live yesterday. >> i have definitely made a request for beyonce who is not touring right now. that's one of the only reasons why. >> she's always ready, though. >> she's always ready. beyonce, come to san francisco. we need you. >> she is always ready. >> always ready to go. it was so much fun talking to mayor breed about this yesterday. hopefully queen begets the message. metallica and symphony kick things off. dave matthews and the black keys and the chain smokers and andrea bocelli and phil collins and the wwe. we wait to see what happens. rolling out new hot products from hemp-based cbd that includes creams, sprays, lotions infused with cannabis extract.
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many people say cbd offers them some of the same health benefits as marijuana without getting high. that is for ailments like pain relief to reducing anxiety. not everyone believes cbd products should be sold over the counter. they'd like to see more research. they will begin selling the new product in a few few weeks. they will not include cbd edibles. game of thrones star revealing a health scare that nearly took her life. janai norman has details. >> in irs look, a stunning admission from game of thrones actress, amelia carp. the 32-year-old revealing for the first time that behind the scenes she was extremely close to death. suffering a brain aneurysm soon after filming the first season of the series. >> i'm doing the plank and i suddenly get this unbelievable
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pain that felt very much like an elastic band around my brain. excruciating. >> immediately, she knew something was very, very wrong. >> i knew in that moment, i knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that means brain damage. >> what are the warning signs for an aneurysm and how can someone so young and healthy be at risk? george gets the answers at 7:00 a.m. with your dpchlt ma first look, i'm ja-mgentleman -- the owner of miller lite and coors light is suing -- they're accusing them of launching a false and misleading advertisement against them saying miller coors product contain high fructose corn sirup. they want them to launch a new
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campaign. >> that they focused group this ad campaign and found it intentionally deceived people. not being able to distinguish sh between high fructose corn seerup. >> miller coors does brew beer using corn syrup. >> a new ipa being named after ruth bader ginsburg. it's part of the contribution to the pink boot society. a nonprofit for women in the brewing industry. it was inspired by international national women's day earlier this month. that's all your beer news for the today. >> beers and beers and puppies. >> that's going to be strong beer. that's a strong lady. >> she sure is. >> amazing what she's been through. i want to talk about the puppies, but we have to talk about the rain. frances is up there.
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let's get to frances and the puppiesft i talk about this. you can s exploratorium camera, it's raining in san francisco. we're going to have light rain this morning and it will turn over to heavier showers that will move from north to south i. it's going to be dry and breezy most of the weekend and then you'll need an umbrella. just about every day next week. here's a look at live doppler 7 down to street level. around tiburon, towards bay bridge, towards 7th street, 980, 880, all along the east bay shore there. moderate showers. the leading edge of the light rain is marching across the san mateo and dumbarton bridges heading towards hayward, union city and fremont. the rain is starting to move into the santa cruz mountains. hasn't quite made it full-on on to 17 and the summit yet. it's pretty imminent. there's the area of low pressure bringing us the heavier showers as we head into the afternoon evening. here we are at 7:00. a lot of light rain out there. then here we go.
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the cold front starts to come in. notice the north bay gets hit w. threst of us in the afternoon and evening. the front stalls over the top of us during and then a wave of low pressure, an area of energy in intensity and kofrmg outside of the north bay during the evening hours. if you head out at 6:00 or 7:00, it's not raining. it's not going to rain anymore. it may rain again. for saturday and sunday, we're looking at a clearing trend. a few light showers early tomorrow morning. sunday the chance rolls in during the evening. monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, we've got the light rain. it's time for puppies on 7 with frances. >> that's right. mike. i'm upstairs with puppies on 7:00. first a quick traffic report. here's a look at the traffic map. the macarthur maze looks westbound 80 approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. that's where we're seeing
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slowing. a live shot for you. zoom in more. you'll see this slow in that area. westbound 80. it's been turned on. traffic is starting to back up. a ten-minute wait right now. if you want to take mass transit. that's a great option. reporting no delays and right now no other major problems around the bay area. now we're going to get to the fun part, guys. we are here at the puppy center. i want to show you, introduce you to shannon and the stars for today. shannon is from the friends of the alameda animal shelter. what can you tell us about these two cuties. >> this is aurora, the little girl and spunky, they're brother and sister. about 8 weeks old. they are available for adoption today. we do include training with all of our adoptions. being a new puppy, that's perfect to start off. we'll get them spayed and neutered as well.
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you get a free health examination with our adoption. >> right now, these are brother and sisters. we've noticed that they're falling asleep. they seem like really good puppies. >> they are. they're really good. doing good with puppy pad training and they are a bunch of fun. >> what's the best way for someone seeing this right now to get in line to adopt som o alameda 1590 -- -- open at 9:00 and close at 5:00. they're open at 11:00 today. these guys are going to be here. you can always tag us with your photos. #puppies on 7. any last words? >> they're just so cute. >> they're so cute. >> they seem to be like they're falling asleep really soon, which is better than what i can say for my kids. >> they're so cute. aurora's little eyes. >> i want the one closest to
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frances. >> spunky. >> this is spunky. >> i want spunky. i like how spunky is occasionally giving the side eye. i feel like that's my personality to 2019. >> all right. >> coming up next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> looking live at the
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case to delay the trial by six g murdered son of oakland city cocimember. 21-year-old victor mcelhaney was shot during a robbery on march 10th. number 4, governor newsom will take new action to protect california's most wildfire vulnerable communities. last year the state's worst year for wildfires ever in recorded history. number 5, a final vote slated for today that could increase the toll for the golden gate bridge to about $10 over the next four years. they need to pay for ferries, buses and maintenance. and number 6, traffic is slow at the bay bridge toll plaza with an accident just reported approaching the tolls. you can see it starting to sprinkle there. roads are getting wet. there's also an accident reported in the maze. it may be on southbound 880 through oakland.
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we thought maybe you had a squishy toy, frances, but it was the puppy. number 7. we're celebrating national puppy day. a day early. check out our l our newsroom. you can see how much fun we're having this morning. all morning long, i should say, we're telling you how to give these adorable puppies a forever home. if you're in the market, please check out the puppy cam and our website, abc7news.com and find out how to adopt one and take one home. >> coming back with another 90 minutes of news, including the big change coming to parks in marin county. also, fears of a firebomb on the peninsula. the surveillance video that police are hoping will now help them crack this case. just because we can't get enough, another live look at the puppy cam.
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good morning north bay. let's get up and geto delay the trial for several months. >> expect rain across the bay area today and here's a look at our live doppler 7 radar. mike nicco tracking the storm. >> puppies on 7. we're highlighting pups from local animal shelters. this is a live look from upstairs at abc 7 news where a bunch much puppies are currently corralled as we try to get them homes. use the #7 on social media. there's my woodstock in the bottom left-hand corner. love that little guy. >> good morning, it's friday, march 22nd. feelts li feels like a friday for us. >> i wish we could take them to the park sort ofatcase. ju the adoptn center, play with them there. then take them to the park this weekend when we have more
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sunshine. how about that. >> we do have rain out there. here it is in richmond heading towards 580 towards marina bay parkway and scott avenue. street level shows the bay bridge toll plaza, harbor bay parkway, about to get a drenching from this 1 on the storm impact scale. we've got steady rain this morning. then heavier showers during the afternoon and evening hours. it will be a little gusty. i'm not expecting any damage from this. that's why it's a 1. here's a look at the rain at the bay bridge toll plaza. i just checked the camera at the richmond toll plaza. it's wet also. areas of rain at 7:00. then we'll get a tapering as the storm starts to gather again off the coast and in the north bay. then it pushes north to south during the afternoon and evening hours. that's when the light t moderate rai rolls bk in. he'ss. >>llri.we area near the maze. there's a crash reported in the maze. eastbound 580 approaching 24. it does look like we're picking up slowing in the area.
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you notice it's bay bridge. traffic is backed up towards a foot of the maze. sohbnd880 rough oakland. that's because of roadwork. you'll find more brake lights through the east bay on southbound 680 and walnut creek. the right-hand side getting more crowded as you make your way towards highway 24 and elsewhere, lots of friday light traffic. but we do see the typical slowing through the altamont pass as well. reggie, jessica? >> frances, thank you. ail judge considering whether to delay the ghost ship fire trial for six months. >> the defense is asking for extra time and they want to dismiss some of the charges. reporter jobina fortson live with the latest developments. >> good morning. the defense is asking for the delay because of newly discovered evidence because of a terk almena are charged with 36 counts of manslaughter for the fire that killed 36 people at the warehouse. the new evidence could impact
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the defense strategy. the judge said at a recent hearing, she expects the trial to be lengthy. harris' attorney has upcoming cases that could conflict, which is another reason why he's asking for the delay. among other requests, almena's attorney wants to bar any reference to the warehouse or ghost ship being called a fire trap or anything similar to that. today, the defense will also ask the judge to dismissal men a and harris' charges on the grounds of quote, potentially exonerating evidence was lost or destroyed under the watch of prosecutors. reporting in the newsroom, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. jobina, thank you. police searching forwoen caught on c neighborhood. >> one was so pad that a business had to close. three were set in 30 minutes much each other in downtown san
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mateo. police are on the look for these suspected arsonists. the worst of the damage here. they're taking something out of the garbage bins and lighting it on fire. the wall is burnt and the sprinklers went off forcing the business to close yesterday. happening today, governor newsom scheduled to announce new action to protect the state's most wildfire vulnerable communities. he will make the announcement later this morning at the middletown library in lake county. last year was california's worst year for wildfires in recorded history. there were more than 8,000 fires that burned more than 1.8 million acres. the largest was the mendocino complex which was a pair of fires that burned in lake and mendocino counties. a star from modern family is throwing her support behind a asure thatp news. hi lbi with state lawmakers in sacramento yesterday on a bill that would
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get rid of the sales tax on diapers. lawmakers say the state sales tax on diapers amounts to about $12 a month. this bill would save families $120 a year. >> it just is a simple thing. it looks silly. it's just a piece of fabric and yet, it sets off an entire chain of events that either allows a woman to go to work, a child to go to daycare or not. >> a previous cost analysis shows state and local governments would lose $35 million a year if the sales tax was repealed. former governor jerry brown vetoed a similar measure in 2016. white house senior adviser and president trump's son-in-law, jared kushner used whatsapp to message people from outside the u.s. kushner september screen shots of his whatsapp message to his white housey mail account and
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the white house security council. he can't say whether he discussed classified information on whatsapp. all right. let's take a look at live doppler 7. street level, you can see we're on eastern side of the richmond -- of the san mateo bridge and the dumbarton bridge headed towards hayward, union city and fremont. those are areas about to get wet as this shield of green marches off to the east. there may be a few sprinkles in the san ramon valley. up to concord and benicia. some of the heavier rain falling in oakland and alameda right now. you can see a solid shield of that warm front we talked about yesterday. it's kicking up steady rain for the morning commute. here's a look at the richmond side. the san rafael bridge. it's slippery outside. if your roads aren't wet yet, prepare. especially if you're driving to the west. you're going to run into wet weather this morning.etgear.eez.
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g t day. 's a look at. dy rainsc sho a9: ll from 11 che commerce -- 11:00. east bay valleys, a few drifts this morning through 7:00. scattered showers at 9:00. you're dry at 11:00. scattered showers again at 1:00 to 3:00 and steadier rain from 5:00 to 7:00. last stop will be the south bay where we have a few random showers now through about 9:00. it looks like we're dry from 11:00 to 1:00. random showers at 3:00 and your steady rain moves in at 5:00 to 7:00. looks like all of us will get wet more so during the evening hours. just talking to frances. heads up. new accident. someone hydroplaning. not slowing down. >> uh-huh. the wet weather comes in and we see accidents pile up. the new crash reported in the novato area westbound 37 at atherton and black point. and a car spun out off to the
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right-hand side. but injuries have been reported. once emergency crews get there, we might see traffic slow lane . we'll keep you posted on that. it's been slow and go through the east bay as well. eastbound 580 approaching the macarthur maze, there's been an accident approaching the scene. you'll notice a little bit of redheaded towards the bay bridge toll plaza. more crowded on the westbound 80 ride through emeryville. you can see it sluggish right there as you make your way to the maze and the bay bridge toll plaza which is backed up to the foot of the maze. westbound across the bay brimg, it's a 12-minute ride right now into san francisco. reggie, jessica. >> you want to change your facebook password after hearing how they may have been exposed. puppies on 7. we've posted this live stream on abc7news.com. in just a
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winter weather advisory at 11:00 for the western slope through 5:00 tomorrow evening. it's going to be a gradual snow but eventually it could accumulate up to about a foot. maybe 14 inches. it will become all snow saturday in tahoe. you get a break sunday. look at all that wet rain and snow next week. jessica? >> thank you, mike. a new report finds california has a long way to go to solve housing shortage. the partnership study says the state needs 1.4 million more affordable rental units. researchers say of more than 2 million very low-income renter household in the state about 2/3 are cost burdened. it calls for the state to give $1 billion annually to cities and counties to fund more housing. in the north bay, marin county is allowing electric bikes in its parks for the first time. the county voted unanimously to allow e-bikes on paved and multiuse pathways. before this, people weren't
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alloidel bes on the pathways unless they had a physical disability. they will be available at sonoma area rail and transit stations as part of a bike share pilot program. there are still safety and other concerns to be worked out. facebook says it has fixed a password issue impacting hundreds of millions of users. the menlo park company says the log-in systems are designed to hide passwords. something went wrong and they were accidentally stored in a readable format within the data the company claims the passwords were never visible to anyone outside of facebook. it's notifying everyone whose passwords were stored. it's probably a good idea to change your password frequently. 11 public elementary schools in san francisco are making mindfulness part of their daily routine. experts say practicing mindfulness helps when feeling overwhelmed with your surroundings. for kindergartners, keeping your
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distracted puppy brain focused ger. >>hen they're fighting or stressed out at recess, they really turn to breathing to help them calm down. >> when we breathe, it makes my body calm. and be respectful and responsible. >> it also helps you get your puppy mind asleep. >> get that puppy mind asleep. >> breathing in two. >> puppy stamp as well. look at that. >> very zen. >> i like that. puppy brain. >> we did a lot of that when i was swimming. visualization in swimming. breathing techniques. it helped out a lot. i still do it sometimes when i'm trying to sleep. >> i try to meditate every day. >> really? >> yeah. it really helps. kierganersnd lotsfteach it
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ultoo. g ideaood day yon'bebltoucstai gear. it is wet. let's take a look and show you what's going on. hi everybody. sfo is getting wet thisin a lo r showers this afternoon. the rain this morning is moving west to east. the rain and showers this afternoon, evening will move north to south. two different features creating two different types of weather. dry but for all of us it's going to be wet. dry and breezy for the weekend. umbrella, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday. feel bad for the roofers and the contractors trying to get stuff finished. it's not been a great time for that. but, good ski season. everything is green. here's a look at the north bay. everything wet up there. we've got moderate showers possible. pockets around 880 and oakford street there. you can see rain encroaching in sunnyvale, cupertino. thk you'll see rain out of this. the low comes through and we
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have a better chance of heavier rain. here we are at 7:00 with a warm front. maybe a little lull for some of showers develop once again and start moving across. they'll be light to moderate. now at 6:00,ing to taper a little bit. the cold front stalls on top of us. chunk of energy comes through. through the overnight hours, it gets heavier through the south bay and the east bay. we wake up with a few random showers. increasing northerlily breezes bringing us increasing sunshine and drier weather. increasing clouds sunday and sunday night through thursday. that's the next chance of rain. all right. it's already been a little bit of a tough commute this morning. not so friday light because of the wet weather now. we had a car hydroplane in novato. that's in atherton. injuries have been reported. i think we'll see minor slowing as you make your way past that
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until they clear everything. you can see how slick the roads are right now on the raindrops of the camera shot on the richmond-san rafael bridge. this is a great option here. not much of a delay. the bay bridge toll plaza is backed up into the foot of the maze because of an earlier crash. the typical slowdowns on westbound 580. from tracy to dublin, it's 38 minutes. also little sluggish eastbound. 580 through the altamont pass because of some roadwork that's going to be blocking lanes until 9:00 this morning. another live shot in the south bay. you can see here roads are dry and probable lenl-free on 87. jessica. >> frances, thank you. national puppy day is tomorrow. we're celebrating a day early. reggie has left me all alone. now you have your shot at the furry friends up there. >> i do. gess who i have here? >> a dog named reggie. >> can you believe? look at this. look at him. he seems a little nervous right now. he's shaking a bit because there's a big light on him and
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strangers, including a stranger holding him right now. he's super sweet. these folks are from silicon valley humane society. did you just name him reggie a second ago before i came up in order to get me to fall in love with him to adopt him. >> basically. >> i didn't think -- >> this is alex and this is jesse and mikey over there. >> where are these guys from? >> they came from the central valley, madera shelter. we get a lot of puppies through the regional rescue program because puppies are very vulnerable in the shelter. they are susceptible to a lot of diseases because they don't have vac nations fully yet. thanks to our generous donors, we're able to bring them into our shelter and get them into a foster home. weave talented foster parents. >> tell me about that foster program you have. >> we have a great foster program. animals like these come to us from all over th of
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the shelters, especially since they're all puppies. our foster parents basically raise them until they're ready to be adopted. the humane society provide all the supplies that you need. food. pads, crates, anything. anybody interested in fostering, even at local shelters near you, contact them and foster some puppies. >> ung start as a foster parent and become the permanent parent. >> we call those foster failures. >> those are good things. >> always a good thing. >> these guys are about how old? >> ten weeks old. >> brand new. >> tomorrow they'll go in for neuter surgery and they'll be available in probably four days after that. after they heal up a little bit. >> the biggest difference this that i think jessica you would like this reggie more. he's very quiet and well-behaved. >> he is very quiet. such a cutie. did i hear there' a jesse and
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mikey up there too. i think we're getting replaced. >> they're naming them after everyone on abc 7 mornings. >> this is mikey. >> this is mikey for mike nicco. >> there's a resemblance. >> that kind of looks like mike. >> we had to be creative. >> this is jesse and alex. >> they're trying. >> they're really trying. >> such a cutie. i know. don't tempt me. it's hard for me to resist. >> i know. so cute, isn't she? >> she you guys later. >> i'm up there soon. the secret to cleaning your jeans. the ceo of levi strauss weighing in on whether freezing them actually wo could be a traffic for drivers this weekend. >> the abc 7 storm impact scale. the storm is level 1. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive
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safely. track the storm on
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find your neighborhood and see how much rain you're going to get. the rain ranges from a third of an inch to nearly three quarters of an inch. it's going to be soggy most of date. i promise you. the weekend will be drier. >> thank you, mike. jimmy carter celebrating a lon president in american history. er is94ea and 172 days young. that's now one day beyond the life span of george h.w. bush who died back in november.
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both men were one-term presidents born in 1924. a spokesperson for the carter center says the former president and his wife enjoy taking walks and they have followed a healthy diet for a lifetime. looking good. in the east bay, about 10,000 runners will hit the streets of oakland for a series of races this weekend. we were in oakland to hear about the oakland running festival. sunday's event includes a 5k race and marathon and half marathon. they will face a new challenge. they will race across the eastern span of the bay bridge. >> which is a big deal and help us sell out the marathon very quickly. ten years this event has also contributed more than $2 million to local charities. >> race organizers and mayor libby schaaf presented two
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checks. the money generated will benefit nonprofits to help -- the full marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. on sunday. it will take them to jack london square, west oakland and through uptown oakland to the finish line on grand avenue at lake merritt. this will impact traffic and transit from early in the morning to the afternoon. plan ahead. on sunday, right, frances? >> right. definitely plan ahead. mike is keeping track of the forecast for sunday also. we have a new problem at alum rock. a crash just reported there. you can see traffic is slow approaching the scene. once you get past that, no injuries reported on this one. hopefully that will clear quickly. where injuries have been reported is in the north bay. novato, westbound 37 near black point and atherton. even though he's on the runnin
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traffic breaks. traffic is slowing at the scene. also, you'll have slow and go traffic westbound through the altamont pass. eastbound is slow because of roadwork that should be cleared by 9:00. we've got rain on the way. but how about sunday for the oakland marathon, mike? >> looking great, frances. hi everybody. runners, good luck sunday. we're waking up in the mid-40s. by 9:00, about 50 degrees with a light breeze out of the south. a few clouds out there. you still want to wear the sunscreen as you normally do when you're running that long of a distance. today, the morning commute, drizzle to light rain. then for the evening commute, it will be light to moderate showers. the streets will be as slippery if not more so during the evening hours. my biggest concern are the streets. just how slick they are. frances has told us of a couple of spinouts because of hydroplaning. possibility of gusty breezes in the higher elevations.
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let get back to the news with reggie and jessica. >> thank you, mike. at 6:00, a new plan to shut down the juvenile hall in san francisco. a final vote on the golden gate toll hike this morning. guest announcers, the celebrity who showed up
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good morning, it's friday, march 2 27bd. we are celebrating national puppy day. here's a look at the puppy cam. >> tomorrow is officially puppy day. we celebrate on friday so you can see it here. we can bring in all the pups visiting from bay area shelters. they are all looking for a home. hopefully, one of you or a lot of you can make a phone call and adopt these guys. we'll introduce you to some of them. if you'reeading odo,castream pul
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morning long on abc7news.com and our news app. right now, we warrant nt to get check of the weather. >> i want to lay down with them and cuddle with them. that looks awesome. we've got rain in the forecast. let me show it to you. first by giving you an idea what to expect from the storm impact scale. steady rain this morning. heavier showers this afternoon and evening. it will be a little breezy in our hills along the bay shoreline and also out at the coast. the line is trying to move into the south bay and east bay right now of the we have plenty of reports of rain on the peninsula much the east bay shoreline and in the north bay. look at the initial line moving directly from west to east. this is the way it looks in san francisco right now. areas of rain through 7:00 and then from mid-morning to early afternoon, it's more scattered. not as steady. the cold front comes through and we kick up the light to moderate showers from 4:00 all the way through the end of the

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