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the family are planning a news conference for tomorrow morning but i've obtained a copy of the lawsuit. it says the tesla model x was defective in that the passenger protection systems would not, could not and did not perform in a manner as safely as an ordinary consumer would expect. march of last year walter wong was headed to his job as a apple engineer when his tesla x veered into a barrier. he died at the hospital from impact injuries. the battery bursting into flames. i was the first to report that walter wong reported to his family on seven to ten occasions, his model x veered towards that same barrier and he took it to the dealer but they couldn't address the issue. his wife explained what happened in our exclusive issue. >> he want to show me the last time it happen. so -- >> he told you that the car would drive to that same
barrier? >> yes. >> the same barrier that he finally hit? >> yeah. that's why i saw the news. i know that's him. >> so huang, the couple's two children and his parents are also suing caltrans. the safety cushion that walter hit had been collapsed by another crash 11 days before. if it had been in working order, the family believes he would still be alive. no response from caltrans or tesla late today, but last year a company spokeswoman told me auto pilot is intended for use only driver. we'll find out more tomorrow at that news conference. well, a study came out today warning that drinking california tap water over many years can cause cancer. >> certainly ang ad. luz pena went to find out more and asked what, if anything, you can do about it. >> reporter: cancer and water, two words that no one wants to
hear in one in a population of one million will develop cancer over their lifetime. >> after a year long research looking into california water data from 2010 to 2015, this doctor along with her colleagues found that everyday californians are exposed to contaminants that can cause cancer one drop at a time. >> arsenic is related to lung cancer and skin cancer. exposure can increase your stomach cancer. disinfection byproducts can be associated with bladder cancer and other types of cancer. >> reporter: we contacted the san francisco water district to see what are they doing to prevent these contaminants from sneaking into your tap water. >> tap water in oakland, is it safe? >> our customers can trust that our tap water is completely safe. we disinfect, treat and filter every single drop that goes to our customers and it surpasses
all state and federal standards. >> san francisco's water district responded. we test our water more than 100,000 times annually throughout the system to ensure we consistently meet or exceed state and federal standards. these scientists found those contaminants could contribute to tens of thousands of cancer cases in california over the course of 70 years. >> estimated 15,000 cases from drinking water exposure. >> reporter: so we asked what can you do? well, maybe boiling water kill these contaminants? the answer is no. boiling water will only kill bacteria. so our best bet according to the study is to filter your water. not everyone has access to filtered water. >> systems that had the highest cancer risk were those that served smaller communities in california. those that served about under 10,000 residents. >> reporter: now, to check the level of contaminants in the water of your region, visit our website, abc7news.com.
we have this story up with a link where you can enter your zip code and it will tell you those levels in your area. >> luz, before you go, if many water d federal water guideline why are there still these levels of contaminants in our water? >> reporter: great question. the scientists who published this paper explain that the federal water guidelines are enforced across the state but health-based levels of this water are not enforced. the health-based levels are smaller percentages of contaminants that can affect the human body in the long run and that's what they are talking about. >> thank you, luz. in the east bay oakland is making progress in trying to make the water a little cleaner and healthier at its schools. the school district is installing filtered water fountains to cut out contaminants like lead. the fountains are being paid for by money raised through a soda tax. no notice, no time, no way to escape. that was part of opening statements today in the ghostoae
district caught fire and went up in flames. it's one of the deadliest building fires in the nation's history. leslie brinkley was in court today and says at times you could hear a pin drop. >> reporter: somberly, prosecutors went through the names and the photos of the 36 people who died on december 2nd, 2016, in the ghost ship fire as the jurors sat in silence. in his opening statement, assistant d.a. casey bates hammered the point, no notice, no time, no way to escape. defendants max harris and derrick el menna dressed in suits and flanked by their attorneys listened as emotional 911 calls were played by prosecutors, who then showed the lease they say was signed agreeing it was for sole use for an art collective, no subletting. they showed police body cam video of harris insisting the a.
prosecutors claim on the day of the fire, there were as many as 25 people living at ghost ship, with five rvs and two trailers parked inside. harris' attorney, curtis briggs, said harris' title of creative director started as a joke. max was cinderella, he said, mopping floors. he added, the people who went into ghost ship warehouse and set it on fire are not on trial. >> and to fail to adequately rule out or rule in arson, it was a major misstep and it's the reason why they didn't solve this particular crime. that's the reason why they have the wrong people in the defendant chair. >> it was certainly an intense beginning to the trial. >> reporter: supporters of harris were in court as well as victims' families. >> we'll be there as often as we can, to stand up and hold space for our children who died. >> i just hope the jurors will see what we see. >> reporter: the judge said someone tried to illegally communicate a juror during a lunch break today.
she met with the attorneys in closed court at the end of the day. opening statements continue tomorrow in a trial that could last for months. in oakland, i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. and to reiterate, as leslie said, the ghost ship trial could last several months. abc 7 news is prepared to cover each day of the trial. it's crucial. when there are major developments we'll send out a breaking news alert through the abc 7 news app. you can read up on the case on our website, abc7news.com. at the state capitol today a bill to protect tenants from what lawmakers call a growing eviction crisis advanced. it would prohibit landlords from evicting tenants without just cause, meaning there would have to be a reason, like missed rent payments or illegal activity before an eviction notice is issued. >> it doesn't make it harder for a tenant to be evicted for fair and just reasons. if there is a fair and just reason, that should be able to
be proven through lit dpaigatiod in court. >> lawmakers sayslr in place in many local governments. the bill would make it a requirement statewide. f-8, facebook's annual glitzy conference for its developers is under way in san jose. it used to be the kind of event mark zuckerberg could brag. now the company faces blame for all sorts of problems, from privacy breaches to deep social divides. chris reyes listened to the keynote speech and explains how zuckerberg plans to take the world's largest social network into the future. >> today we are going to talk about building a privacy focused social platform. >> reporter: first line out of the gate, there is no beating around the bush for ceo mark zuckerberg, who seemed to make a point of using the word "private" or "privacy" over and over and over again. >> in our digital lives, we also need both public and private spaces. privacy gives us the freedom to be ourselves. that's why i believe that the
future is private. >> reporter: his speech netted applause and cheers from this captive audience. on the street, more caution and skepticism. >> i think the proof will be in the delivery. >> you use facebook. >> yes. >> even if you don't trust him with your information? >> yeah. >> why is that? >> hey, you know what, i think this is a tool that got created for all of us without us really knowing what it was going to look like in the future. >> reporter: and that's the reality. with billions of daily users around the world, many are tied to the social network, unable or sometimes unwilling to leave despite the privacy scandals and intense criticism that facebook erodes social ties. for josh, editor at large for tech crunch who's been covering facebook for many years, zuckerberg is on message, but his tone isn't quite right. >> we don't exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly. >> is zuckerberg trying to laugh
off the privacy problems of the past may have worked well here in the conference room at f-8 but when you're talking to the general public, they want to know that facebook is dead serious about protecting their privacy. i don't think facebook did enough to instill that sense of confidence. >> reporter: a few other things you can expect, that blue banner to be gone replaced with a cleaner interface. a focus on dating apps all designed to keep facebook relevant. a reminder that in 15 years the social network is ancient by digital standards. kris reyes for abc 7 news. abc 7 news as made a commitment to building a better bay area. >> the bay area's population is growing and infrastructure needs expanding. next, what could help the north bay's main airport take off.
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bay area's fourth airport, sts. that's the airport code for santa rosa. wayne? >> reporter: good evening, dan. aside from the architecture here, nothing is the same at santa roa airport as it was a few years ago. they have more flights, they have more passengers, and they're having difficulties accommodating them. on another busy day at charles m. schultz sonoma county airport, here comes united flight 5805 from denver which will become flight 5789 to denver. mary durnham will tell you all about the pace here. >> it gets so busy in our little permanent tent as we like to call it. >> reporter: actually it's a temporary tent with soft walls which might be helpful to some airline passengers. >> united to denver. >> reporter: also problematic for the airport manage, john stout. >> the old airport is fine. the terminal needs some help. >> reporter: sonoma county
airport has come a long way since resuming commercial passenger service in march of 2007. from one plane serving seattle and los angeles then, the small 15,000 square foot terminal now serves close to 2,000 passengers a day. we're used to feeling like sardines in a fuselage, but an airport? >> i've never seen one this small. >> reporter: hence the pending application for $20 million. that money would triple the size of the terminal, expand service and perhaps take pressure away from other airports in the region. >> our argument is we are the smallest commercial service terminal in the state of california. >> reporter: studies show each additional flight will create 70 jobs for sonoma county. they have already seen that here. jeff goff has run the restaurant franchise since 2007. >> when you started how many employees did you have? >> 4. >> and now? >> 29. >> reporter: if the money comes through, look for construction to begin next year. >> what makes this tn o or oakland?
>> 90 minutes. >> reporter: some other things that make it easier, the parking is less if you get on the airplane, you can carry your own bag and put it on the plane. you board on a ramp. that's not bad. that's looking back to the past and living it in the present and maybe the future. live in sonoma county, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. share them by joining our group on facebook. we love to hear from you. so up by one, but can the warriors make it two? >> oh, it's going to be tense tonight. golden state plays the rockets in game two of the western conference semifinals. >> that's right. abc 7 news sports anchor mindi bach is live at oracle arena for tonight's game. >> reporter: all the talk leading up to this game has been on the officiating after the rockets, including their general ying tha homplained to the nba
nevied that game and did not agree with the rockets' assessment. just moments ago warriors head coach steve kerr spoke to the media. when he was asked about the officiating, he said he's not focused on it. >> we've got to be poised right away. we had eight turnovers the first quarter the other night. i thought we were in way too much of a rush. so we've got to be solid and poised and play through the whistle. whatever is called is called. you know, just get back to playing basketball. you know, i think stuff has been annoying more than anything. we just want to play and compete. it's two great teams and that's where the focus should be. >> starteee scott foster was assigned to game two. he also has history with the rockets. the last game of the rockets he officiated was in february. after that game james harden was fined $25,000 for his criticism
of foster. no just moments ago, mike d'antoni of the rockets called foster a good official, said all of that is in the past. it's interesting to note, dan and ama, that the rockets are 0-6 in the postseason when foster is the referee on the court during their games. so this will be a very interesting one to watch. >> that's an interesting stat. thanks, mindi. after tonight the series shifts to houston for game three saturday, only on abc 7. the nba countdown begins at 5:00 p.m. >> can't wait to see what happens tonight at oracle, that will be fun. midweek forecast, a little breezy out there today. >> yeah, the winds came back, spencer. >> they did indeed. the breezes will be diminishing overnight. right now looking at live doppler 7, you can see we have clear conditions, sunny skies. looking westward, the sun appears to be setting into the bay. current temperature readings are 56 here in san francisco, 61 in
oakland and mid-60s at mountain view, san jose, morgan hill and half moon bay 54 degrees. a view at the golden gate of blue skies above. current temperature readings up north 66 at santa rosa and 63 at napa. vacaville 71. 69 at concord and 64 at livermore. here's a different perspective on the soon-to-be setting sun from the east bay hills camera. these are our forecast features. it will be breezy tonight but breezes will taper off overnight. we pay see patchy coastal fog. sunny and warmer tomorrow, thursday and friday as well. showers are possible sunday and monday. we'll get a bit of a cooldown over the weekend. right now looking at surface winds of 15 miles an hour here at san francisco and gusts to 18 miles an hour in san carlos. most locations are looking at wind speeds of 10 to 15 miles per hour. it's calm at half moon bay. this is the wind gust animation taking us into the overnight hours. by midnight wind will be very, very light. no measurable wind at all to
maybe four or five miles per hour. we'll start the day tomorrow with bright, sunny skies and very, very light wind. overnight, though, look for mainly enclosuclear skies inlan chance of patchy fog along the coast. about 50 degrees here in san francisco. in the south bay tomorrow, look for high temperatures in the upper 70s, about 78 at san jose, 77 at morgan hill. on the peninsula mainly mid-70s. 74 in most locations. coastal highs, low to mid-60s. downtown san francisco will top out at 67 tomorrow. petaluma 75, napa and sonoma 78. 71 in oakland, 74 at union city, 73 castro valley. the inland east bay will be upper 70s to 80 at antioch, about 82 at brentwood. and looking ahead to thursday, pretty much the same range as tomorrow, maybe a couple more locations will top out at 80. on thursday. on friday it will be warmer
still with lots of upper 70s in the inland areas and up to about 70 or low 70s around the bay shoreline. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice after three mild to warm days going through friday, we get some extra clouds moving in on saturday. it cools down a bit and becomes breezy. there's a slight chance of showers sunday night, very light, into early monday and then by midday monday we'll start drying out getting partly sunny skies. >> all right, sounds good. thank you so much, spencer. violent clashes going on in venezuela tonight. >> next,
we have breaking news to tell you about out of north carolina where at least two people were killed and four others injured during a shooting on a college campus. it happened during the last day of classes before finals at the university of north carolina charlotte. people were seen running from the library with their hands up as police swarmed the building. we're told one person is in custody and the campus remains on lockdown. officers are going building to building and room to room to identify suspects -- or students, rather, and faculty. in developing news, a man accused of opening fire inside a southern california synagogue pleaded not guilty today. 19-year-old john ernest had his first court appearance today. investigators say he opened fire on members
gilbert kaye and injuring three other people. he said he martyred himself for the white race. the san diego district county attorney said he came prepared to kill many people. >> five loaded magazines and a tactical helmet were found inside the car. a total of 50 unfired bullets were found in the magazines. >> ernest is charged with murder and a hate crime. he's in jail without bail and faces life in prison if convicted. a day of chaos and violence in venezuela after opposition leader juan guaido called for the military to rise up. they are trying to oust socialist leader nicolas maduro. clashes between anti-government protesters and law enforcement officers erupted today. several countries recognize guaido as venezuela's rightful leader, arguing that maduro's re-election was the story of those shared
bird may have found a way to get its scooters back onto the streets of san francisco, months after the city made them leave. abc 7 is committed to building a better bay area. one of the main issues here is transportation. >> huge issue. as traffic gets more congested, people are finding new ways to get around and shared electric scooters have become hugely popular. it got to the point they were scattered all over the streets of san francisco. >> the city ended up banning all scooters an then issuing permits to just two companies to get the situation under control. >> today melanie woodrow explains how bird got creative to get its cut of the ci scooter market. >> reporter: in san francisco, scoot and skip have the market when it comes to scooters.
the sfmta chose those two companies out of 12 when it granted permits. the sfmta did not grant bird a permit. but now bird says it's scooting back in with personal, unlimited monthly rentals as opposed to shared by the minute rentals. >> once again, bird is giving san francisco the proverbial bird. >> reporter: the city's permitting process was established following nearly 2,000 complaints to 311 in a little more than a month about scooters blocking sidewalks and unsafe riding in the public right of way. the sfmta publicly shared ratings for all of the applicants. bird received two fair ratings in the safety and disabled access categories. it received poor ratings in those same categories and poor ratings in all of the other categories considered. >> there may be a loophole in the law. if there is, i suspect given the
thousands of complaints that we received against bird before we had our permitting system, that will close that loophole. if it's illegal now, the city will do what we did last year. we'll pick them all up, collect them and fine them. >> reporter: in an emailed statement, an sfmta spokesperson wrote we learned about this new program today and are going to get more details to determine whether or not this program complies with existing regulations. the city attorney's office spokesperson said we're evaluating this new service to see if it complies with state and local laws. >> we're not saying that we don't want them. we're saying they have to be used appropriately and in the appropriate numbers. >> reporter: bird would not respond to abc 7 news on the record about these concerns. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. ride-share rules meantime are changing at san francisco international airport. here's a live look at sfo. the airport announced today it is moving all ride-share pickups to the top level of the domestic
hourly parking garage beginning june 3rd. officials say this is part of its ongoing efforts to improve traffic flow around the terminals. if you're being dropped off by a ride-share service, that will still happen curbside, just so you know. ride sharing has become the normal way to get around the bay area but not for everyone. >> advocates for people with disabilities say uber and lyft have left some passengers in the dust without equal access to rides. >> 7 on your side's michael finney has one man's just crushing experience. >> oh, it is. the americans with disabilities act requires transportation providers to serve everyone. advocates have sued both uber and lyft saying the companies aren't providing enough access for those with disabilities or enough training for gig economy drivers. but are they required to do it? an east bay man says he'd appreciate sharing a ride. >> i hit a tree on the passenger side really hard. >> reporter: one terrible car crash changed joshua foster's
life forever. >> becoming paralyzed is hard. i've gone through all this crap, it's hard. >> reporter: yet the concord man says he's stronger than ever. >> i live in my own house. i live and take care of my own self. >> reporter: and drives his own car. >> and then -- >> he dismantles his wheelchair and he's off. >> you just take a minute to get used to it. it's just like pedals. >> reporter: it's not his only strength. >> i'm here to remind you to always pursue your dreams. >> reporter: joshua is called an inspiration. a world class wheeled chair body builder. >> you have never met a more able handicapped person than myself. >> reporter: so he was shocked about what happened one night. >> i wanted to go out and have fun. so i called uber. >> reporter: josh wanted to drink and not drive. but when the uber driver pulled up, he didn't see josh. he saw a man in a wheelchair. >> and he literally went no.
no. no. no, i can't do this. >> reporter: josh tried to explain he didn't need help. >> i said, hey, man, this is how it goes. i'm going to hop over in the seat. i'm going to take the wheels off. >> he said nope. shut the door. he just backs up. i was like, wow. >> reporter: the driver took off, leaving josh in the driveway. >> i just want people to understand that you can't keep doing this. you can't make people feel like they're less than human just because of a wheelchair. >> reporter: joshua tried to report it to uber. >> i got a response, but it's like would you rate your experience a 5 or a 1? >> reporter: he contacted 7 on your side. we told uber his story. the company said it complies with ada, the americans with disabilities act, and, quote, drivers who use the uber app agree to accommodate riders with disabilities. we do not condone discrimination. >> you can't just drive up and see someone in a wheelchair and say i'm out of here.
>> reporter: attorney melissa reese of disability rights advocates says ada doesn't require riders to use special vehicles, but they must serve those with disabilities if it's possible. >> you have collapsible wheelchair that can fit in the trunk. they are obligated not to discriminate against you on the basis that you're in a wheelchair. >> reporter: which brings us back to josh. another driver picked him up that night and uber refunded that $8 fare. it also promised to investigate the incident. still, he worries. >> i don't want people with disabilities to be afraid to do stuff, to go have fun. no, the number one thing is we're human. >> uber is testing a service that will let riders request wheelchair-accessible vehicles but it's not yet here in the bay area. as for lyft, it refers riders with disabilities to paratransit services. believe me, i will be following up on this. i want to hear from you.
the 7 on your side hotline is open from 10:00 to 2:00. 415-954-8151. you can also reach me on my facebook page. i can't imagine the karma deficit that driver has today. >> that's just an awful thing. >> good for him to stepping forward. >> oh, he did help people. that was a real community service he performed. >> thanks, michael. happening now, traffic is moving through the bay bridge toll plaza as you see there. it's pretty empty actually. and it's not so bad on the san francisco side. earlier today, though, it was at a stand still for hours for thousands of commuters. a motorcyclist who tried to outrun a chp officer crashed on the upper tech aroudeck around morning and died. officers shut down several lanes to investigate what happened. one driver told us it took three hours to get to san francisco from berkeley. now, today's crash comes on the eve of motorcycle safety awareness month. the chp says it's urging everyone to share the road and
be alert. outreach in may will include reminding riders to make themselves visible, to use helmets and to always ride sober. well, stranger things. house of cards, 13 reasons why all top netflix shows. >> they're not just about entertainment, they're about real life as well. tonight we'll have an example from right here in the bay area. usually you don't see aything to make you smile in aything to make you smile in the back of a cop yoooh, hello yellow! at ross and you find... yes! that's yes for less. spring forward with the latest brand-name styles at 20 to 60 percent off department store prices. at ross. yes for less.
a new style of catamaran racing will take place this weekend. teams representing six nations including the u.s. will complete in the second stop of the inaugural season of sail gp. sky 7 spotted them practicing today. each team races identical 50-foot foiling catamarans. organizers say they are the fastest and most technologically advanced catamarans anywhere in the world, able to hit speeds in excess of 60 miles an hour. on the peninsula, this little guy right here created an interesting morning commute today for drivers on 101. they spotted the sea lion near the 380 split. chp says drivers pulled over and were corralling the sea lion to
make sure that it didn't go out into traffic. officers weren't sure what to think when they got the call. >> essentially when we got the call i couldn't believe there's a lion on the freeway. usually we get dogs, cats, things like that. at first it was like, oh, we'll see when we get there. sure enough, it was an actual sea lion. >> sea lions kind of bark sometimes, don't they? sky 7 shows us a canal close by that feeds into the bay, so that could possibly have been its path. the sea lion has been tagged before, meaning it likely had been found wandering in the past. the marine mammal center will examine it to determine the animal's age as well as condition. it's a nice day to be out on the water. check out the sea lions at san francisco's pier 39 in this live picture. >> they are where they should be. spencer has the weather forecast for us, next.
aired in 2017. >> reporter: with its charming old-time look, downtown vallejo would like to think of itself as a perfect destination for hollywood. jack martin, a resident here, says the netflix series "13 reasons why" brought many curious teenagers and families to vallejo. >> i would see children and teenagers come to the set and take pictures, selfies, because, you know, they can relate to that. >> reporter: vallejo likes to boast about the series being filmed here. in fact several film locations are highlighted on the official visitors bureau website. here's one you probably won't immediately recognize. let me get out of the picture to show you. the theater is featured in the series and on the website. the baker's drugstore is not there, it's really an art store. while vallejo is trying to make these places iconic, a new study
shows the show was associated with a 28.9% increase in teen suicide rates. >> everyone is so nice until they drive you to kill yourself and sooner or later the truth will come out. >> reporter: the study was published in the journal of child and adolescent psychiatry. some residents are not surprised. >> people think that's a great idea. i sort of thought about doing it but now i'm going to do it for sure, now that they have made it into this series. i think you just have to be careful about how you present things. >> reporter: here's what netflix said today. by shedding a light on these difficult topics, we hope our show can help viewers start a conversation. but if you are struggling with these issues yourself, this series may not be right for you. vallejo city hall is staying out of the debate and the visitors bureau said while saddened by the studt has no plans to take the pictures of the series down from the website, saying it helps put vallejo on the map.
lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> if you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there's help. you can find your ally at abc7news.com/takeaction. we have links to resources on suicide prevention and e.other issues like bullying, domestic violence and school safety. there is help available. we now need to turn our attention to the weather as we approach midweek. tuesday, kind of. >> we're almost there. wednesday, it's hump day tomorrow. >> the wind is going to diminish tonight and we have a couple of mild to warm days coming our way. here's live doppler 7, sunny at the moment. overnight we'll have mainly clear skies. tomorrow's highs, look at this, up to 80 degrees in the warmest inland locations. 60s on the coast. as you see on the seven-day forecast it's going to be even warmer on friday with highs in the low 80s inland and mid to upper 70s around the bay. then the weekend will bring us
clouds and a cooldown and possibly, possibly some light showers sunday night into early monday. so the clouds will hang around for a while going into early next week. all in all it looks pretty pleasant. >> thanks, spencer. normally at a game you'd be watching steph and james harden and everybody playing. tonight we'll be looking at the referee. >> a lot of drama, larry. >> and everybody's feet. where are they landing? are you over the line? where are you. officiating center stage as we count down to game two between the warriors and the rockets. james harden had a
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good evening. game two between the warriors and the rockets tonight at oracle arena. almost all of the focus after golden state's game one win has been on the officiating. the ref they despise the most in the whole league, scott foster, is working tonight's game. the rockets are upset they're just not getting the calls when the warriors close out on their shooters. james harden tends to kick his legs out initiating contact and the refs were not buying it in game one. here's the rule, you have to give the shooter a place to land. so often harden is creating the collision. he wraps his arm around and he gets the foul call. one man the rockets did not want to see tonight, let's go live to roar cu oracle and mindi bach. >> reporter: earlier we were talking about load management and now we're talking about
landing zones. these two teams have a history. this is the fourth time they have met in the last five postseasons so the rockets are upset at those missed calls. they say they cost them game one just like they said they cost them game seven and a western conference title last year. the nba reviewed game one and said, yes, there were missed calls but did not agree with the rockets' assessment. the warriors contend the missed calls go both ways. >> just the talk of calls and officiating, it should be about how great all of these players are and how they uniquely bring something different to the table. it's been a fun last couple of days. >> there's going to be 50-50 calls, that's just how it is. it sucks that that is the narrative coming out of it because we literally could exhaust our energy on that as well. >> reporter: now, scott foster was assigned to this game before has history with the rockets.
james harden was fined $25,000 for comments he made about foster's officiating the last time he refed one of the houston rockets game back in february. just before tonight's game, mike d'antoni said that's all in the past, scott foster is a very good official. but it's interesting to note the rockets are 0-6 in the postseason when scott foster is the referee on the court, so this is going to be interesting. >> for sure. thank you, mindi. the warriors have had issues with scott foster in the past. this is a really great breakdown of the situation from scott van pelt. when nobody is guarding harden, he jumps up and lands in pretty much the same spot time and time again. when there's a defender nearby, he kicks his legs forward and tries to get the foul called. look at the left leg kicking out. it's so obvious what's going on. we'll see if the refs go for it
tonight and give him the call. you expect that because of all the noise he's going to get some calls even though he's initiating contact. meanwhile we're only a few minutes away between game three between the san jose sharks and the colorado avalanche. we know team teal will be without their captain. joe pavelski did not travel. he suffered a head injury in the final period of game seven against the golden knights. >> this is a very emotional series. it took a lot out of us. i thought we've done a pretty good job so far of moving on here. obviously we didn't get the outcome we wanted in game two, but we feel good about heading into game three. >> we have some bumps and bruises but at the end of the day you're playing for the stanley cup playoffs. if youan'tind so're noteant to be a ayer. eed to play more energized and find it tonight. rough start to the season for the oakland a's. in fourth place in the a.l. west
and trying to snap a streak to. one way to drum up interest. check him out. excellent balance as well. no score in the first. aaron brooks facing mookie betts. you can bet that is gone. 1-0 red sox. 2-0 game in the fourth. mitch moreland, high, deep and aloha. means good-bye. brooks allowed five runs, four of them earned. raun red sox win it 5-1. the giants are playing the dodgers. they are just under way down the road at oracle park. >> thank you for that great explanation of what james harden is doing. interesting technique. kind of sneaky smart. >> it's obvious when there's nobody around he just jumps straight up and down. when you're guarding, suddenly he iseaping airspace. sma smart. >> it's hard enough to shoot but then he's got to remember, oh, now is the situation i kick my legs out.
>> i go full rockettes. >> he's in a foul mood. >> oh, very good. >> thanks, larry. now we're in a foul mood. join us tonight at 9:00 on channel 713. a moving mountain of snow. that's at 9:00. >> on abc 7 news at 11:00, warriors games are about more than just draining shots. tonight we go behind the scenes to see what it takes to whip nearly 20,000 fans into a frenzy. >> tonight at 8:00, catch american housewife, followed by the kids are all right, blackish and bless this mess. then at 10 clongz it's the lo-- the rookie. >> at 11:35 it's jimmy kimmel live. tonight's guests include zac efron. >> that is this edition of abc 7 news. look for breaking news on the abc 7 news app. we appreciate your time. >> for all of us, the entire abc 7 news team, have a great evening. enjoy the beach.
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