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>> yes. >> the same barrier that he finally hit? >> yes, that's why i saw the news and knew it was him. >> reporter: the family is suing caltrans, the safety cushion mr. huang hit collapsed 11 days before in another accident. the family believes if the barrier was still in working order mr. huang would still be alive. we did reach out to caltrans and tesla and did not hear back from comment. anser hassan, abc 7 news. it is now 4:30. if you're just waking up to us, good morning. that up here's mike nicco. yes, does. on a cool n up once you're snuggled under those blankets. look at how relaxed it is compared to yesterday. we're gusting to 30 in fairfield. now we' do five. some of the winds are blowing offshore. look at this. you can see the stars behind the exploratorium. let's map out all the sunshine we can handle today from it
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coming up at 6:14 to setting at 8:00. starting off mainly in the 40s, one or two 50s around. the 40s are going to dominate our morning commute. we'll stay in the 50s at the coast at noon, 4:00 and 7:00. look at the upper 60s, milder at noon and low to mid-70s, what a gorgeous day to be outside. before you can do that you've got to get to work and back home. let's find out about the commute with alexis. good morning, mike. overall we are looking good sta route 87 just south of minieta airport. a quick check of drive times. southbound 680 dublin to mission boulevard, looking better than northbound. the northbound side is where we had that road work. northbound 85 between highway 101 and cupertino you're in the green as well at 15 minutes. caltrans crews have repair work to do after concrete fell
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interest a highway overpass in san francisco. it happened at harriet and harrison streets. the street was closed so that caltrans and the police department could investigate. no one was hurt, no vehicles damaged. they did reopen at about 10:00 last night. the lockdown is lifted where a gunman opened fire in a classroom on the last day of classes at unc. two are dead, four others injured. jessica, you've been tracking updates. what do we know? >> we have been tracking updates this morning. its sports reporter is recovering from surgery after he was wounded. the fbi is joining the investigation as well as police identify the suspect as 22-year-old trystan terrell. law enforcement officials say an officer found him armed with a pistol. he was quickly disarmed and taken into tunt s they mistook
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the gunfire as a senior prank including trystan field. >> at first i didn't think they were gunshots. so many screams, so many things went on. i don't know how even got out of there. >> this is actually happening. i grabbed the girl next to me. we need to hide. ffic were able to qck arri homicide detectives are looking for a motive. they warned students in a tweet saying shots reported near kennedy, run, hide, fight. secure yourself immediately. the suspect trystan terrell was most recently enrolled last fall as a history major. it was the same semester he transferred to the school and, guys, if you're wondering if he was on the radar at all, unc charlotte police chief saying at this point he was not someone that was on their radar.
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they were not looking at him as a student to keep their eye on. >> still looking for a motive in the case. thank you, jessica. happening today hillsborough couple is expected to plead guilty in the college bribery scandal in boston federal court. they are accused of playing bribes of more than $600,000 in stock including shares of facebook in 2019. their daughters were admitted to ucla and usc with falsified athletic profiles. the isacksons have said they are profoundly sorry. yesterday we heard the prosecutor in the case say victims had no notice, no time, no exits. abc 7 news was in the oakland courtroom for opening statements. jurors heard emotional 911 calls from the night of the deadly fire that killed 36 people. prosecutors claim as many as 25
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people were living in the warehouse illegally. the attorney representing defendant max harris suggested the fire was arson. he told the jury people who wanted to harm derick almena intentionally set the fire. an effort to build a better bay area focusing on safer communities and neighborhoods. >> dangerous side shows spinning out of control in many parts of the bay area. we're asking, what are the solutions? last night in san jose the city council voted to make it illegal to even attend a sideshow.r rad sml ubire tracks signseet race. the city is giving the green light to crack down on crowds that come with the crime. >> oftentimes these individuals are doing these sideshows because people are watching. >> reporter: now anyone watching could face a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. police chief eddie garcia emphasizes the danger goes beyond the driver seat. people usually gather by the
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hundreds, spectators using their cars to block traffic and their bodies as human shields. innocent bystanders put in danger. >> it seems like a lot of fun but it's not because people get hurt and killed. >> reporter: a street racing accident killed an innocent bystander in 2015. an officer was injured in a sideshow in 2017. and in october 2018 a driver in a suspected street race struck another vehicle killing an innocent person. >> they're doing them right where people live, right where their kids are. that's not what we want. >> reporter: the ordinance looks for spectators within 200 feet of an illegal street show or where preparations are being made. what if someone was in the wrong place at the wrong time with no plans to participate? police will have to use their own discretion in those cases. the hope is to deter spectators. we know the police department is expected to meet in six months to discuss the measure's
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success. in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. 4:37 this morning, 36 at castro valley. orinda, f to 49. just about 50 everywhere else. alameda 54 degrees. 50 san francisco, san carlos, mountain view, san jose. mid-40s to mid-50s in our east bay valleys. 49 in sut valleys. now these temperatures are up to about 11 degrees cooler than yesterday, but we'll get faster sunshine today. so make sure you grab the sunglasses and watch out for some minor fog. right now tracking a little bit near half moon bay and near napa. it's minor. cool to mild if you're taking mass transit. lighter breeze. take a look at the peninsula today at 7:00, 51. we're up in the mid-60s by lunch. topping out around 71 at 3:00. look at that. 50s only until 7:00 in the east bay.
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one last stop the south bay in the 50s through 9:00. low to mid-70s this afternoon. doesn't get much picture perfect than this day today. we'll bring alexis in. >> hopefully we don't jinx anything. the toll plaza, once you get through we have a two-car collision in lane 11 or 12. it sounds like a bridge crew is on the screen and it doesn't sound too serious. i don't think we have any injuries. hopefully they'll clear that soon. as of right now it is not causing any significant delays. a quick check of mass transit. trains begin running at 5:00 a.m. for b.a.r.t. ace one on time. no delays for ac transit. thanks, alexis. more questions about tesla's finances. why it may not have made as much money as it reported. fighting homelessness is a big part of building a better bay area. sales force ceo and his wife are
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meeting the challenge with a $30 million gift. hear the difference they to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california.
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a live look from the east bay hills. let's talk about the tree pollen, the cedar, juniper, oak and pine. burn time 20 minutes. everybody is jumping up, eureka sunny and 59. sunshine in monterey, 66.
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no more showers in san diego and l.a., up in the upper 60s there. 80 in fresno. 60 in yosemite with a chance of showers. we'll get a better chance of thunderstorms saturday and heavier showers sunday ifou he to tahoe. >> good to know. thank you, mike. apparently tesla's disappointing financial results releas l worse. the "l.a. times" reports the palo alto-based carmaker did not mention its revenue included $200 million in regulatory credits. and without the credit revenue analysts say tesla's first quarter loss would have been much bigger than the $702 million the company reported. an analyst tells the "l.a. times" the fact the ceo did not mention it in an analyst call will raise even more eyebrows among investors. solving homelessness is a major part of building a better bay area initiative. san francisco will get a big boost in the effort to solve the crisis from sales force ceo marc benioff and his wife. >> they are donating $30 million
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to the center for vulnerable populations. benoff talked with abc 7 news anchor dan ashley about his mission to make a difference. it's a story you'll only see on abc 7. >> reporter: marc, you've been so ke homesmy number one and lynnn filropic thetyt now more an evem crisis to catastrophe that is fueling marc benioff to take his commitment to another step forward, he and his wife donating $30 to the center for vulnerable populations at ucsf to study the causes of and solutions for homelessness. >> this is an opportunity for ucsf to scale already successful
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research to really be the north star on how to clean up the homelessness problem. >> reporter: this gift is exciting. >> it's really exciting. we're thrilled. >> reporter: tell us how it will be used. >> we'll use it for a few purposes. we want to end homelessness. >> reporter: the director of the ucsf center for vulnerableth toi >> reporter: one is providing more affordable housing. when it comes to health, housing is the best medicine. what do you want to tell people today that you think will come out of that study and that amount of money being spent? >> we think it have as an investment to get to policies that are going to solve this problem. >> reporter: with roughly 7,500 people living on the streets of
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the city and undergrowing pressure to do something, mayor london breed pushed through a plan to build a so-called navigation center for the homeless along the embarcadero. the growing problem compelled marc benioff to lobby for theas year which impose as new tax on major corporations in the city to generate roughly $300 million a year. that is being collected not yet spent. you're optimistic we'll see a difference? >> well, there's a lot of work still to do as you can see by walking down the streets in our city. everybody needs to be focused on homelessness. this is our number one issue. >> reporter: it's not just an academic pursuit. you mean for this academic, scientific research to be used out on the streets? >> well, just walking down the streets in san francisco i know that there are so many things we can do and the research says so, but many people are confused
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about what we should do. this gives people clarity this is what to do, how to do it, why it works. and it's been proven through a scientific process. it's not one person coming up with anol rie problem and help build a better bay area. in san francisco, dan ashley, abc 7 news. >> and we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. share them on facebook. the warriors will head to houston with a 2-0 lead in their series against the rockets. >> steph curry returned after dislocating one of his fingers in the first quarter. the warriors are asking the nba to rescind a technical foul for draymond green. he got tangled with a rockets player and both were issued ts. if it stands, green will have four techs this postseason. players are allowed seven before getting a one-game115-109. >> you know so much about
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sports, reggie. >> i say ts and what i mean is spilling the tea, is that what i mean? >> t-shirts. >> probably what i mean. that's how i talk. the series shifts to houston for game three only on game seven. the countdown begins at 5:00 p.m. tipoff at 5:30 followed by toyota after the game. >> a gorgeous day in store. i want steph to stop and enjoy himself. no more of that. get it out of the way now. >> what's the "t"? >> technical. >> what is the "t" -- >> with the weather today. >> what's the truth? >> the truth, i am the seeker of truth when it comes to weather. the sharks won last night, also. a look at walnut creek with temperatures in the mid-40s this morning. be ready for that. sunny and we're going to warm a lot today, 30, 35 degrees in most neighborhoods from this morning to this afternoon. cool again tonight so if your
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heater kicked on, may kick o hi. 74 in milpitas. santa cruz, 71. on the peninsula, 70 to 74 today. low 60s along the coast pacific. sunset, upper 60s downtown, south san francisco, sausalito, mid to upper 70s throughout the north bay valleys until you get to lake port at theas bay oakland to 75 in orinda. 76 to 82 degrees. a few signs of warmth there. 42 in napa. here is my accuweather seven-day forecast. steady tomorrow, a little bit warmer on friday. and then the clouds start to creep in. i'll take a greater look at showers sunday and monday next. alexis? a couple new problems to talk about. one is a truck fire.
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sounds like a u haul truck caught fire and that is fully engulfed before state route 84. the fire department is on the scene and that is blocking the right lane. i'm not seeing any delays through that area, though. we also have some road work, various lanes scheduled to be closed until 6:00 this morning, nort 680 between mission and washington. i believe they were picking that up early. now a collision through the same stretch. 680 just past washington and according to the call in to chp that person mayav hituneven construction. refha cont whave at leastoore inrm we'll ta aook at drive times gg retaliation. mark zuckerberg unveils changes. in today's te"tech bytes" t new focus on privacy. >> mark zuckerberg is promising to do more.
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he announced changes to facebook's app and a new dating feature called secret crush. so it's been six months since google workers demonstrated against the handling of sexual harassment allegations against key executives. >> today google employees will stage a sit-in to protest retaliation from management toward employee organizers at the company. major league baseball is coming to >> the new partnership will bring 13 live games to youtube later this season. bcale cdule in which teams wild with pgamend postgame ows. just in time for summer. hit it. >> those are your "tech bytes." >> have a good one. moving mountains of snow. we have a drone's eye view of the job under way in yosemite. the job under way in yosemite. >>buckhe c put it in gear and take off. ne i thingn your hand! stop! ne i thingn your hand! we should be holding the wheel,
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not holding the phone. it's a busy world out there. and we're all in it together. go safely, california.
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put it in gear and take off., next thing you know, the phone is in your hand! stop! we should be holding the wheel, not holding the phone. it's a busy world out there. and we're all in it together. go safely, california. i threw this graphic together not only for my family on the morning show crazy enough to go to bed when it's dark outside but some of you who do, also, have you noticed how late it's getting, the sun light? 8:00 the sun sets. end of the month we gain another 25 minutes. 8:25. the latest the sun sets this year is for about a two-week span in the middle to late june at 8:35 in the evening, which is great for the weekends. during the week, not so much. thanks, mike. a warning if you use your phone while driving.
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lawmakers are pushing for a new crackdown, a bill by east bay assemblyman jim frazier would add a point to a driver's record. frazier says the current penalty, which is $20, is too lenient. points can lead to a driver's license suspended or revoked. 10% of adult drivers in california say they use their smart phones while driving. if you use uber or lyft at sfo, listen to me. ride share changes are coming. it is moving all ride share pickups to the top level of the domestic hourly parking garage. it begins on june 3rd. passengers will have to take the escalator up, make your way to the garage's fifth floor now. this move is in an effort to end the traffic chaos at the airport for all of can, hover, be cbsshe rvic >> that is a big change. road clearing is under way on the tioga pass. snowpack at 176% of normal.
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caltrans sent out this drone interview. crews have to clear downed trees and debris. no estimated date for opening this. the last time it was this deep it didn't open until late june. >> my goodness, that's a long time to clear that out. everybody, well, took a loss last night, the giants did. they'll go back to the dodgers this evening. 6:45 first pitch. almost as chilly as it was last night. a look at 4:00 sunday morning. the clock shows 9:00 and we start to see our first chances in the early evening hour as a storm system shifts to the north. sunday will be our best chance for wet weather. the areas around us will have a better chance monday. we don't get big storms in may. if we get rain, it is a bonus. here is alexis. good morning, east bartou 6n
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unfoun hearing th cra d. emgeeang to the scene. sounds like some vehicles are stopping to assist the rider. i will pass that along to you. and a quick check of drive times, westbound 80 to the maze, 17 minutes. about ten across the bay bridge. southbound 101 san francisco to sfo still in the green at ten minutes. a new style the racing will take place this weekend on san francisco bay. teams representing the u.s. and five other nations will compete in the second stop of sail gp. sky 7 spotted them practicing yesterday. they face catamaras that can hit speeds more than 60 miles an hour. sonic the hedgehog is coming to the screen. >> people upset about this trailer. it's not just that the popular video game character from the
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'90s is appearing, watch closely. it's his appearance some people can't get over. look, his teeth. they wonder why the hedgehog's pearl whites are so human like. real hedgehogs have sharp, fan like teeth. critics are creeped out by his human chicklet teeth. >> he looks like the grinch when jim carey played the grinch. i don't like it. >> he looks kind of cute. >> you think so? >> kind of cute, yeah. next at 5:00 a.m., the mayday protests across the bay area. >> and what the epa has determined about the weed killer roundup and its effects on human health. william barr testifying on capitol hill. the questions he's expected to answer. and chaos in venezuela after a day of uprising. a coup attempt as the opposition leader tried to oust the president with international support. so i will let you know what is
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happening right now this tto harrison, the wine tcollection.. grace, you get the beach house, just don't leave the lights on, okay? to mateo, my favorite chair. to chris, the family recipes. to craig, this rock. to jamie, well, let's just say, enjoy the ride. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. the almonds to walter. the beaches to the bums. and the fog to, who else, karl. i leave these things to my heirs,
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all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california.
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and now at 5:00 mayday protests across the bay area and google employees are planning a sit-in. and an update on california's high-speed rail. the project may be smaller but it's going to cost us more. >> we start with the weather as we always do. good morning on this wednesday, may 1st. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. let's take a look at live doppler 7. it is bone-dry this morning. in fact, look


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