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hey there. time to get up and get going. it is wednesday, april 3rd. >> yes, and you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. mike nicco, what's it look like? >> it's pretty quiet at least on live doppler 7. there are some pockets of drizzle and light rain there that the radar just tends to be overshooting because it's so low to the ground. a look at walnut creek, if you're heading south into the san ramone valley via 24 you're
going to run into some of that drizzle. so we'll keep that in the forecast. my 12-hour planner for this morning, those temperatures are mild. mid to upper 50s. 50s at the coast. low and mid-60s with a mostly cloudy day and a random shower. notice there's no storm impact scale on this graphic. it does return tomorrow and also friday. more on that coming up. first want to get sue in here. you saw somewhere it was raining. >> some rain on our live cameras. first to emeryville. a solid stream of headlights into the bay bridge. that's where we see the rain on our bay bridge toll plaza camera. just a light mist. you can see the sheen on the roadway there. no metering lights. just a slight delay for those cash paying folks to get through. once you're on the span, it's a pretty good right all the way into san francisco. a 40-minute drive over the altamont pass. okay, thanks, sue. happening today a fight over where to house the homeless. a public meeting is scheduled
for a proposed navigation center on the embarcadero. >> thousands of dollars being raised on two go fund me pages. one is for the homeless center. the other one against it. abc 7 news reporter jobina fortson is live in the newsroom with the latest. jobina? >> reporter: good morning. these two go fund me accounts caught the attention of mayor london breed. for the first time she said she's willing to reconsider her proposal for the center. the initial plan called for 225 beds and a parking lot. on one page called safe embarcadero more than $80,000 raised by more than 200 people willing to pay for an attorney to fight the navigation center proposal. >> for the program i think the shelters themselves are great but the location of a shelter in this neighborhood does not take into consideration the dynamics of our neighborhood here. >> i do understand that people are upset. they want assurances that it's not going to affect, you know,
their lives, and i do understand that, and i don't disagree with what they're requesting. but i do think it's necessary because this is a great location. >> in response to the opposition page, an account called safer embarcadero was created. a page where the navigation center has raised over $160,000. the public meeting tonight about all of this will be at 6:00. reporting in the newsroom, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. >> jobina, thank you. hundreds of people are remembering two teenagers who died while rescuing a dog in solano county. >> a vigil for jacob snyder safely pulled a dog from the canal. when the teens tried to get out of the water, they were electrocu electrocuted. the mom says they grabbed on to a bridge that had live wires. >> a senior in high school, to
graduate and start his life, and it's too soon for any young person to be taken off this earth. >> investigators are trying to figure out how the bridge carried an electrical current. this week our building a better bay area series is focused on the ride sharing industry and drivers face risks on the job every day. now the family of one uber driver is suffering after he was killed on the job. abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard reconnected with the loved ones left behind. i know a lot of people are praying for us. >> reporter: sadat barakzi is missing his friend waheed etimad. he worked as a translate for for u.s. troops. during that time he was shot and wounded by the taliban. >> in a sense he's an american hero. he served the american people. >> reporter: etimad started driving for uber. but on february 3rd, he was
killed on the job in a horrific head-on crash on highway 101 in san francisco caused by a wrongway driver. >> my mom remembers my dad e dae day and she cries for him. >> reporter: 14-year-old yahya is stepping up to help his siblings. a go fund me account has now raised $327,000 for family. >> our main purpose is to get them a house. >> reporter: the family is still waiting to hear from uber about what can of financial help they may be entitled to. uber offers additional driver injury protection at a cost of about 4 cents per mile offering survivor benefits for families up to $150,000 if you are killed. it's unclear if waheed etimad was enrolled. >> they have been in contact with us. >> reporter: this was a horribly tragic incident and our hearts continue to be with the driver's
grieving family. we have been in touch with the family and will work with authorities to assist in any way they can. philip mcafee founded ride share justice.org where the pictures of killed or injured drivers are posted. many who can't pay their medical bills. >> i think that's the weakest part of the economy, to put people out in this very risky business and not make sure they have the basic protections everybody else has at the work place. >> reporter: he is advocating for better protections like workman's comp for ride share drivers out there 24/7 trying to make a living just like waheed etimad was. cornell bernard, abc 7 news. we're looking at ride sharing and the impact these companies are having on efforts to build a better bay area. we invite to you see what your neighbors think by joining our better bay area facebook group. happening today six more bay area parents will appear in
federal court to answer charges in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. >> two actresses, felicity huffman and lori loughlin will also go before a judge in boston, accused in operation varsity blues, too. prosecutors say loughlin and her husband paid $500,000 to have their daughters labelled as recruits for the crew team at the university of southern california. all of the parents charged with conspiring with the admissions consultant to get their children admitted to elite schools. b.a.r.t. police chief rojas will step down may 6th. he announced plans to retire yesterday. rojas has led the department for nearly two tu mumultuous years. a man was stabbed at fruitvale. and last year wilson and her sister were stabbed. nia died while her sister survived. >> if things were being done right, there wouldn't be so many
tragedies that's happening on b.a.r.t. >> he's really been pushing recruitment, having incentives, changing some of the hiring process. i think he's been successful at that. >> of course many challenges for chief rojas, but he found some success during his tenure as well. b.a.r.t. police officer vacancies were cut in half from 40 to 20. some riders tell abc 7 news officers are more visible at civic center station. all right. let's take a look at what's going on in the east bay. we have temperatures ranging from about 52 to 55 degrees. very mild this morning. and that's the temperature range for just about everywhere else, novato and pacifica at 52. t sfo and it's dry. the clouds may cause some delays. we'll keep an eye. i'll let you know on twitter if anything does happen. out and about today much drier
than the last couple days.eratu. out on the bay, damp this morning. not too breezy. the breezes come back tomorrow. a look at the north bay and there could be a little bit of fog forming. a lot of cloudiness and 50s all the way until 11:00. near 60 for the afternoon hours. 58 if you're heading out around 7:00. the east bay 12-hour planner shows a whole lot of cloud cover but temperatures do hit the low to mid-60s starting at 11:00 through 7:00. and our last stop will be san francisco where we have a chance at 10:00 of one of those random showers. and then you can see for the rest of the day mainly cloudy and temperatures hovering around 60 to 61 degrees. the closer you are to the coast, the more likely you are to get wet and stay in the 50s. all right, we'll talk more about the rain coming for tomorrow and friday and a warm weekend on the way. here is sue with traffic first. pretty light conditions so far this morning over the waldo grade and across the golde fnciu ca se u ranes in hbnd comte and ty'
reconfigured for two lanes. a few brake lights there on the causeway. the flat section of the san mateo bridge. some slow and go for about a 17-minute drive from 880 over to 101. if that's your commute this morning and it's bound to get a little thicker too as the morning goes on. overall we're doing good out there. we just have a few delays over the altamont pass which is very typical. ba.r.t. has 17 trains on schedule. no problems with cal train. so far so goose for ace with train number 1 heading in on time. thank you, sue. next the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> all our winter storms are really paying off. results of the latest snow survey are in. and ready to get to work. how a bay area startup
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5:13. here are the seven things to know this morning. number one, six more bay area parents are due in court to answer charges in the nationwide college admission scandal. actresses lori loughlin and felicity huffman will appear before a federal judge in boston today. number two, san francisco mayor london breed is reconsidering a plan to build a homeless shelter along the embarcadero after the plan got a lot of pushback. a public meeting is set for tonight at 6:00. number three, today marks
exactly one year since the shooting at youtube's headquarters in san bruno. several people were hurt. the suspect died by suicide after the shooting. she was upset about changes to youtube's revenue policies. b.a.r.t. police chief carlos rojas says he is retiring after just two years on the job. his last day as police chief may 6. number five, watch out for some patchy drizzle, even a random shower today. we're really between storms as you can see they're lined up in the pacific, and they're going to hit us hard tomorrow and especially friday. the weekend is looking warmer and drier. a pretty light commute this morning. a look at walnut creek as the taillights are southbound. just getting reports of an accident. and number seven, lunchables breaking into the breakfast business. it is coming out with a new line called brunchables.
do you remember, what is it -- lunchables, do you remember them when you were little? >> no. i didn't have lunchables. >> your parents loved you. >> i don't think they existed. i'm too old. >> it's just a cracker with ham and cheese. >> my gosh, okay. >> now there's brunchables. >> good luck, kids. chicago became the largest american city ever to elect a black woman as mayor. she will be the city's first openly gay mayor. she faced a run-off against another black woman. a former u.s. assistant attorney and told supporters they would remake chicago. she has never held elective office. a woman from china faces charges after an incident at president trukend. prosecutors say the woman made it past secret service agents
and mar-a-lago security by posing as a club member. officials claim the woman carried four cell phones, two passports and a thumb drive containing harmful computer malware. president trump wasn't at the resort at the time. he was at an event nearby. everyone can stop saying we need the rain. a state crew measured 106.5 inches of snow near lake tahoe in the latest snowpack survey. it would produce 51 inches of water if you melted it. that is the fourth highest level ever at that level in april. how significant is that? four years ago at this time, look, not a single inch of snow. last year it was just 52% oal. dozens of peninsula kids are spending their spring break in the classr students taking partn
a weeklong s.t.e.m. education program at palo alto high school. classes like virtual reality dezion, java coding taught by an education based company. leaders say the goal is to train the next generation of students to fill the more than 2 million jobs in science and technology. >> we want to spark a passion inside of them. go on to college and career on the pathway. >> a spring break course as a great opportunity to put its curriculum into action before its 12-week summer camps offered at 200 locations around the world. start them early. >> a bay area company is testing out a cool new robot. it's from the team in menlo park which was bought by boston dynamics. meet handle. using 3d vision technology he
can find individual boxes, pick them up, and then stack them on a pallet. it is a prototype for now. >> looks like an elephant trunk where it's suctioning in the box. >> it is amazing. it also looks like it could come to your house, knock on the door and steal your children. >> and suction you away. >> i was hoping it would just vacuum my house like an i-robot or rumba. >> but those exist already. >> that is kind of big for a house. >> a little frightening. >> and that's our robots are going to -- >> take over the world. >> -- segment for the day. what's going on weatherwise. oh, my goodness, look at this, 101 and 180. your commute is much drier than this time yesterday. most of us are in the same boat. mostly cloudy and a shower or
two. spring warmth coming. 59 at half moon bay to 60 in san francisco and lake port. mild nights. low to mid-50s. you can see a few specks of green out there. the best chance is up in the north bay and right along the coast down to half moon bay. and then as we rotate the winds up from the south to the north you can see hardly any specks except for the north bay. there could be more showers more than this morning.
there's a lot more goose eggs than areas that get actual rain. tomorrow is a 1. friday is a 1. the rain will come through during the midday hour. saturday morning the chance of rain and saturday afternoon through tuesday drying and warming. sue? we're going to take you to the south bay where highway 87 is looking really good past the s.a.p. center. the taillights are heading in the northbound direction up to the airport which you can see the runway lights at the top of the left of your screen there. otherwise just some usual slowing over the altamont pass. first reports of an accident south 880 after the montague expressway, could partial block a lane. a car apparently flipped over but landed on its wheels. we'll check back with more details. thank you, sue. a mother in canada is credited with saving her son's life after a cougar attacked him. >> in fact, she jumped on the big cat and fought to pry its
mouth open. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look" a mother's unbelievable act of courage to rescue her 7-year-old son. >> i heard the metal fence, the barrier to the property, bang, bang, bang. >> reporter: the terrifying noise, a cougar attacking their son in the backyard. >> i turned the corner and see this animal on my child. >> reporter: his mom jumped into action fighting the big cat. >> i just leaped on it and just tried to pry its mouth open. >> reporter: mom, a petite woman without even thinking about it twice, wrestling a hungry cougar. >> and i'm just crying out to the lord, you know, just really deep from the depths of the inside of me. and three sentences into my praying, it just released and it ran away. >> reporter: and coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll tell you what experts say to do if you ever come face-to-face with cga abc news, new york. work is under way on a
project in the east bay that's expected to save the lives of e. abc 7 news was in walnut creek where animal rescue foundation co-founders tony and lorraine la russa took part in an expansion ceremony. the new building will be next to our current facility. it will include nearly 5,000 square feet for dog kennels, vet and pets program which matches veterans with emotional support animals. >> the more that people recognize the animals could help people, the more value and the more rehelp people. >> arf for animal rescue foundation. it was founded in 1991 when the la russas were managing the oakland a's. don't criticize the refs. up next, a punishment for three warriors stars after they didn't watch their words. >> and the state finds itself in
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♪ give extra. get extra. show you how much rain the next storm could potentially lay down on us. about a quarter to a half inch. a lot of the rain will fall friday when the giants are trying to start their season at home. we'll talk more about how i don't think it's going to happen up next. >> thank you, mike. it has been five years since california's last strong earthquake that caused destruction in napa. >> seismologists say we're in an earthquake drought and that the big one is overdue. the seismograph measures the strength of earthquakes, and it has been quiet lately. in 190 a massive quake leveled large parts of san francisco. since then there have been only
three in the bay area. that includes, of course, the loma prieta three years >> we don't know when, where, or how big they're going to be. we do know that earthquake swarms come and go. >> scientists and elsewhere have been working on an early warning system that can send out alerts seconds after an earthquake starts urging you to take cover. the nba is imposing a fine against three warriors. kevin durant hit with a $15,000 fine, steph curry $25,000, and draymond green gets the most, $35,000. statements about officials after friday's loss to minnesota. in particular they questioned two game changing calls made with less than six seconds. the timberwolves won by a point. we're coming back with another 90 minutes of news.
more parents are due in court this morning in the college cheating scand going to talk about two in particular that will be getting the most attention. >> and major overnight development in the ethiopia plane crash, what the black boxes revealed the pilots were doing in the minutes before the deadly disaster. a live look outside at 5:27 a live look outside at 5:27 on your wedn i'm paige, and well the little thing that i like about the grilled chicken sandwich is that it's picture perfect. it's juicy and it just has all the right combinations. i think i could be considered a grilled chicken sandwich influencer. my name is frank and the little thing i like about the grilled chicken sandwich is the first bite. i love how juicy the chicken is but there's also the tomatoes and the lettuce and it's incredible. make sure you get it with waffle fries, because that's my favorite.
at 5:30 right now he was left with broken bones and missing teeth. an abc 7 news viewer has a big surprise for a fremont man brutally beaten. vandals trash a school but the community is now fighting back. san jose state student gets tired of missing classes because he can't find a place to park. his solution is pure silicon valley. good morning. it is wednesday, april 3. we're halfway there.
>> we are. thank goodness. you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. here is mike nicco. >> today will be our driest day of the week. there's a very random chance. a moist flow coming off the ocean. good morning. that's bringing us a little bit of drizzle this morning. it hugs the ground more. the radar overshoots it. there are some damp spots and the possibility of a random shower this afternoon. i'm going to go for the brighter, glass half full side and say mostly cloudy and mainly dry. we'll be in the mid to upper 50s at the coast, low to mid-60s for the rest of us. even 7:00 is still mild. a check of the commute. how is it going, sue? >> metering lights turned on about ten minutes ago so you're stacking up to the mcarthur maze, filling in with those car-poolers. if you have an option to
car-pool always a good bet. as far as the san mateo bridge a few brake lights on the flat side. about a 17-minute drive from 880 to 101. traffic is moving pretty well in that vicinity. one accident to talk about we have fire and ambulance en route. apparently the right lanes, four and five to the right are blocked here. happening today, more bay area parents charged in the college admission cheating scandal will be in a boston courtroom. >> reporter jobina fortson live with more on who these people are. jobina? >> reporter: good morning. one couple is facing significantly more charges in comparison to the other parents. in addition to being accused of paying for the college entrance exam cheating scheme, gregory and amy colburn have been indicted on money laundering
charges. their attorney says the couple's son took his s.a.t. without help and the parents were unaware it had been altered. the daughter was reported as a soccer player is also expected in court today. so is elizabeth and manuel henriquez. elizabeth, her daughter and the test procter gloated about cheating and getting away with it. packaged food entrepreneur peter sartorio of menlo park accused of paying for the college entrance exam cheating scheme for his daughter. a criminal attorney doug rappaport provided legal analysis of this case and says people who plead guilty generally receive lesser sentences. >> my guess is a judge will be sentencing parents somewhere between six months and probably two years depending on the extent of the conduct. >> reporter: prosecutors have not charged any children in the
case. actresses felicity huffman and lori loughlin and her husband mossimo giannulli are expected in the courtroom. jobina fortson, abc 7 news. thank you. only on abc 7 one of our viewers stepping up to help a man who was badly hurt. frederick ibonie lost three team when he defended a waiter at denny's. a dentist, dr. dr. nidhi pai, saw our story and dr. pai contacted abc 7 news reporter kate larsen with an offer to help him. >> so this is frederick. >> hi, thank you so much. >> we promise that frederick will have the best smile. whatever it takes to get his smile back we guarantee we are going to make sure he's happy. free of charge, of course. >> it filled my heart with so much joy.
i can't express my thanks. >> police have shared images of the man accused of beating ibonie. new developments in one of the deadly crashes involving a boeing 737 max jetliner. investigators say ethiopian airlines pilots followed boeing's emergency procedures before their plane crashed, but they could not get the plane to start climbing again after shutting off an automatic flight control system. it promptd them to ground 737 aircraft. boeing is working on a software update. police say nipsey hussle was gunned down after an argument. 29-year-old eric holder is in an l.a. county jail this morning arrest arrested. a woman was later released. surveillance video shows holder talking to hussle outside of his store sunday. police say he returned and then opened fire on hussle. an east bay priest accused
of harming a teenager is charged with 30 counts of lewd acts on a child. father david mendoza-vela made his first appearance yesterday. prosecutors say the alleged abuse took place at st. john's in san lorenzo. he was transferred to corpus christi church in fremont in 2016. mendoza-vela has served as a priest in alameda county since the year 2013. the diocese of oakland is now encouraging anyone who may have been victimized to call the alameda county d.a.'s office. in the east bay a total mess at an oakland school after an act of vandalism. and now the community is stepping in to help pay for the cleanup. teachers and students discovered the damage when they arrived at manzanita yesterday morning. windows broken, they smashed computers and also broke up a toilet. the librarian was one of the first to discover the destruction. >> the hallway was two feet of debris pulled off shelves.
>> the vandals are still on the loose and the damage will cost thousands of dollars to repair a. go fund me account has been launched to raise money so far they have $2,000. they're hoping to get $20,000. let's talk about the weather. look at these temperatures in the east bay. 52 in castro valley. oakland and also alameda the warm spots at 56. we have fremont, berkeley at 53 right now. other neighborhoods, 50 in albany. 52 in livermore and brentwood. 55 in san jose. pretty comfortable this morning. here is a look at the dry san mateo bridge. a few pockets of drizzle out there. your commute may take you through areas that had rain during the overinto the hours. random shower possible if you're driving. the ferry ride, light breezes today. not tomorrow, though.
the peninsula. you see a lot of cloud cover today in one of our drier areas. we'll be in the 50s through 11:00. as far as the east bay valleys go, we're in the 50s until 9:00. low to mid-60s from 11:00 all the way through 7:00. if it's not raining too much, might be able to sit on the back porch and have a good evening. the south bay temperatures in the upper 50s at 11:00 and then low 60s as we head into the afternoon hours. so no storm impact scale for today. but it does come bck tomorrow and friday. i'll show that you coming up. good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning to you. >> how are we doing? >> fine. >> really? nice. >> we do have a couple traffic incidents. we'll get to those, of course. we do have nice conditions. if you're traveling south through san rafael, it's moving nicely although my camera just froze there. you're looking at about a 22-minute drive all the way to the golden gate bridge. here you go, four lanes
southbound, across the waldo grade and the golden gate with no delays here. looks like it might be wet on the roads. you can see a little sheen happening there. no major moisture to speak of, as mike has 45-minute drive, an look at this accident once again, two cars involved. you can see the red sensors now. they have two lanes blocked. the two right lanes blocked with fire and ambulance on scene there and apparently the car is high centered over the concrete dividers. >> sue, thank you. two san jose state graduates create a stress-free parking app, but it is creating some problems for the surrounding community. we'll explain. we'll explain. a busy and dangerous for comfort food at a comfortable price, try my sourdough patty melt combo with fries and a drink for just $4.99. it's the perfect remedy for the uncomfortable things in life... like flying, the dentist ...and guys named ronald. i have my reasons. try my $4.99 sourdough patty melt combo today.
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l.a. 65. a look at my seven-day forecast for tahoe. a little bit of rain tomorrow. a little bit of snow and more monday. mike, thank you. happening today a bill is up for discussion that would make medication abortion available at student health centers. they will review senate bill 24. it would require public universities to off abortion medication by 2023. the bill's sponsors say they've raised enough to cover the cost of training and abortion pills. they just need the state to provide each on campus health center with $200,000. now supporters say easy access to safe, affordable abortions can help students. >> residents and fellows plan to walk off the job today. they are overworked and
underpaid. they are part of a union undergoing contrat negotiations. the union is fighting for better wages and housing allowances. they have proposed cutting cafeteria privileges and reimbursements for certain licenses. employees will protest outside the hospital at 12:30 this afternoon. one of san francisco's busiest streets has just gotten an upgrade. mayor london breed and dozens of children celebrated the completion of the project yesterday, a 1.8 mile strech and include 136 new trees, dozens of new street ed a the completion of this project and i'm so excited about what it is going to do to improve public safety for each and every one of us. there are also 30 blocks of improved bike lanes intended to
make polk street safer for bicyclists. a bill to allow homeless to sleep in their cars is being pitched and made it out of committee. a recent survey showed one in five community college students in california have been homeless within the past year. how depressing is that. we are spotlighting transportation in the south bay. >> finding parking around school is difficult and a new app is connecting drivers with private parking spaces. about 20,000 san jose state students drive to school but sjsu only has about 5,000 parking spaces on its main campus. that led to the park stash app. think airbnb for parking. it matches commuters with people who rent out their driveways.
>> i have missed classes and my exams. i wanted a solution to my own problem. >> the app concerns some residents of san jose's neighborhoods right near campus. at least one neighbor shared their concerns off camera. they include security and liability. not all the neighbors are onboard with the idea. >> we'll see how that goes. this morning a 2-year-old boy in minnesota has a new wheelchair, and it's all thanks to some very nice high school students. >> this is great. the robotics team at farmington high built him a power wheelchair. his parents couldn't afford to get him one because it was just too much for them. the students put their skills to work. they built the chair from a big wheel. he was born with a genetic condition that makes it hard for him to move his body. his mom says the chair helps her boy explore like he has never been able to before.
i like the color. it's like batman colors, right? >> very slick. >> he's really getting around now, it's sweet. >> gives him a lot of control. >> so neat seeing people tackle issues and come up with solutions that could be right in front of your face like that. >> like a candy dish, gave it to my mom. good for them. >> we had the grade school kids taking s.t.e.m. classes now during their spring break. wow. >> the future. >> sure not like programming on that commodore 64 back in the day. just trying to figure out how to do tic-tac-toe and 21. it's pretty quiet out there. drizzle this morning. cloudy this afternoon. a random shower.
it may aggravate the driest day forward until we get to sunday. spring warmth blooms next week. half moon bay, the cool spot. everybody else around 60 in san francisco and lake port to antioch and morgan hill. tonight we have some mid to upper 40s in lake port. ukiah and clover dale. future radar, a few green blips. that will be around at noon. still hanging out. the humidity they're bringing with them and the mild weather. absolutely none during the evening hours. rainfall totals will be suppop c sporadic.
here is a look at my seven-day forecast. that changes tomorrow with a better chance of showers. the best chance will be friday mid-morning to mid-afternoon with that river event. a few showers but saturday afternoon, sunday, monday and tuesday spring is off to the races. >> 5:20 this morning. the car-pool lanes getting by without delay. you're about a 12-minute backup to get through the tolls and sluggish on the incline session making your way into san francisco. problems in milpitas, this accident is southbound 880 right near the montague expressway. the two right lanes blocked in. they may have been able to clear it because the sensors have gone from red to green. we'll check with chp and get you an update in a couple of minutes. a look at your dry times. tracy into dublin. that's over the sunol grade.
and highway 85 from 101 into cupertino looking good, about 15, 16 minutes. thanks, sue. p patagonia takes a stand and why it will stop selling products to some people. the proposal to help cut the number of lost dogs and cats. plus, the kind of son every parent would want. the sacrifice to buy his struggling mom a car. >> it's a sweet story you don't want it all started that one family night in dumfries, virginia. family night is for everybody, it's a time for families to do crafts together. the kids just love going to chick-fil-a for dinner. being a single mom and getting everybody ready - it was tough. we would get there a little bit late, like on the tail end of it. helen saw that i was having trouble getting them to chick-fil-a for the family night on time and actually got it extended another hour. noticing things like that,
let's talk baseball a little bit. boston's in town. the third game of the four-game set with the a's and guess who has won the first two by shutout. hometown a's. game tonight 7:07. 60, dropping down to 57 degrees. this is the least likely game to be threatened by random shower. >> well done a's. go a's. senator dianne feinstein has asked state officials to suspend racing at santa anita park until more can be learned about the deaths of nearly two dozen horses. 23 have died since the winter spring meet opened in late december. santa anita recently closed while the deaths of those horses were being investigated. saturday is the santa anita derby. state lawmakers are working to pass a bill they say will help reduce the number of lost dogs and cats. the measure would require micro chipping for every dog or cat
released from a local animal shelter. >> many shelters already do this. lawmakers say lost animals that have tracking devices stand a 75% better chance of being reunited with their owners. a nevada teenager recently parted with his xbox all for a worthy cause and used the money to help buy his mom a car. >> very sweet. william is only 13. he has two siblings and their mom recently started a new life and didn't have any means of transportation. william said he had seen videos on youtube in which people buy cars for their moms. he found a car on facebook and sent a message to the seller. >> i asked if i could trade the xbox or earp n it. at first she said no, and then she thought about it and then she said yes. >> i bawled so bad. i was just like there's no way. what 13-year-old do you know buys their mom a car? i don't know any.
>> william also did some yard work for the woman to earn the car for his mom. what a kid. >> oh, amazing. every parent wants someone that thoughtful as a child. a look at thursday, 4:00 in the morning. you can see some drizzle and random showers and they just increase as we head through the morning. and then we have just some random light showers and drizzle for friday morning. friday, heavier rain comes in. guess what time the game is supposed to be, the home opener for the giants on friday. after we look at the rain potential, i'll show you a third of an inch in the san francisco area. the game is supposed to start at 1:35 when it's raining heaviest. i don't know if they can postpone it, how soggy the outfield will be with a third to possibly half an inch or push it off until saturday when it's going to be drier. either way the game is going to be threatened with wet weather.
take a look at the san mateo bridge if you're headed to foster city, the flat section. you're looking at about an 18-minute drive from 880 to 101. let's head down to the south bay, highway 87 past the s.a.p. center. the taillights are headed north to san jose and the airport. ominous looking skies. we do have this accident in milpitas. it is still out there. behind that southbound 880 before highway 237 we have reports of an accident there as well. you make your way to san jose. netflix is sending emails to customers. did you get one? i did this week, reminding you they are increasing their prices and they take effect this month. netflix announced the price hikes in january. the price of the basic plan is going up to $9 a month.
the standard plan will be $13 and the premium plan will go up to $16 a month. netflix says this is all to help add more tv showse aren't enoug those. flower power. >> they walked the streets of san francisco's haight asbury. a study found that flowers can make you happier. >> it is the iconic movement of flower power so what we intuitively knew 50 years ago is proved by science. i think the important thing with this research is everyone can relate to feeling stress and so if we can provide a moment of calm today, then weno achieved our goal. random acts of kindness when you approach someone, they just can't believe it. you get hugs, tears, smiles, lots of different emotions going on.
>> the flower brigade helps to stress there. >> having lived in the northwest, there's not that much stress there. >> well, okay. they can stay here. i would love a bouquet. >> we're a little more stressed out and they are. >> you think? mayor london breed's reaction to the newly elected mayor of chicago. also ahead, what the usda just announced about its research project using kittens. >> and the new "avengers" movie isn't out for another three weeks, but the buzz is breaking the internet. the problem with
so few that it really doesn't show up on live doppler 7 because it's so close to the ground. a look at san jose at 87. look how much drier than this time yesterday. no rain being reported down there. so we'll keep drizzle in the forecast through 7:00. temperatures, mild once again. 54 to 57. we'll hang out in the upper 50s at the coast most of the day. low to mid-60s for our bay and inland neighborhoods, under a mostly cloudy sky and because it's just so humid out there we could have a random shower or two. i wouldn't plan on getting wet if i was most of you. now tomorrow and friday that's a whole different scene. we'll talk about that coming up. first want to get sue in here and talk about the commute. good morning to you and good morning to you at home. we have some good conditions. those taillights headed to highway 24. further to the north the connector there is a stall blocking that connector ramp backing into fairfield on 80.