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and look at that. 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday, may 1st. >> we have a lot to look forward to, mike. >> a lot of sunshine, warmer temperatures. just a little bit of fog this morning around napa, american canyon, vallejo and benicia that will be around for the morning commute. it hasn't made it over to places like san rafael. looking south on 101 there. that is about it. that and we're cooler this morning. temperatures in the 40s through 7:00. by noon temperatures are where our highs were yesterday. we'll hit to the low to mid-70s and comfortable upper 60s at 7:00. what is going on with the commute. >> i am waiting for more information on a crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist at hesperian and lewelling boulevard. no additional details with
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emergency crews on the scene and calling for an ambulance. 880 through san lorenzo down to 21 miles an hour. metering lights on looks like a traffic stop. looking typical. google employees are planning another protest today. >> this sit-in comes exactly six months after the big walkout. reporter amy hollyfield live for us in san francisco. >> reporter: google employees are planning to stick together, rally together. today they have a sit-in planned. this will be different than we saw about six months ago when they walk out and had allowed protests. that was in november.
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it was to protest how to handle allegations of sexual misconduct. they say the company did not do enough. some say they've been retaliated against for planning the walkout. the #notokaygoogle. google said they would not comment on today's sit-in. also putting out that employees have several different channels they can use to express concerns. employees will do that with a sit-in and are starting at 11:10 this morning. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. at the live desk i want to show you this. hundreds of workers and allies
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are demanding union jobs for people who live in oakland. you see them there marching in, holding signs. workers gathering at two construction sites right now, one on webster street and the other on 13th street. urging developers to hire local residents to avoid gentrification and displacement. they say that union construction jobs put workers on track to the middle class. this rally is expected to move to oakland city hall later in the day. the port of oakland will be impacted while they stage a mayday rally. >> taking aim at the proposed oakland a's ballpark gentry figs areas that provide higher paying union jobs. developing news in the north bay the woman who was hit and killed while walking her dogs in san anselmo has reportedly been
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identified, 72-year-old cal lynn allen. 30-year-old james boswell is accused of driving drunk killing allen and one of her dogs on saturday night. he was arrested for felony dui. a neighbor started a petitiono demand officials install a flashing light at the cross walk where allen was hit. the man accused of opening fire inside a southern california synagogue is pleading not guilty. john earnest appeared in court yesterday. investigators say he shot mels of the chabad of poway synagogue killing one and injuring three others. earnest was prepared to kill many people. five loaded ammunition magazines were found in his car. earnest is charged with murder and a hate crime. in the north bay an off leash dog attacked and killed a threatened species of fur seal in a protected beach. >> the seal pup was bitten at north beach and point reyes.
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these are examples of the guadalupe fur seal. they were hunted to near extinction in the 1800s. the park service says the dog attacked it in a nesting area where dogs are not allowed. abc 7 news spoke with an expert who tried to save its life. >> most likely she died because the trauma was so extensive to her chest and caused a lot of damage to her lungs. when it's a threatened or endangered species that's even more of a problem because those animals are just trying to recover as a whole. >> the dog owner and dog allegedly left the beach after the attack and the park service is investigating. former first daughter chelsea clinton is in the bay area today. the project she's promoting at one south bay school. new rules at disneyland start today. what is not allowed in the park anymore. and a live look from sutro tower. some of that fog trying to slip out of the north bay and go across the east bay shoreline. the real focus on this forecast is look at how much warmer we're
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let's take a look at temperatures so you know how to dress around san francisco. mildest neighborhoods 50 to 53 across the area. 51 in richmond. 50 in belmont. 54 in pittsburg. 56 in tracy. otherwise from 40 in american canyon to about 49 in union city. we still have a little bit of a sea breeze out there.
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you can see a broken deck of clouds. it is so much weaker. coat, no kout if you're out and about this afternoon and the bay. total sunshine and lighter breezes. a look at the peninsula, in the 50s through 9:00. we touched 70 at 3:00. that's with total sunshine. some of our warmest areas, the east bay we warm from the 40s to 51 at 7:00. to near 70 at noon. mid-70s this afternoon. and the south bay pretty much the same, 50s through 9:00, mid-60s and then mid-70s this afternoon. by the time we get to 7:00 sunshine and dropping already down to 69 degrees. warmer weather coming up before a chance of rain in my accuweather seven-day forecast. how is the commute, alexis? we are looking at typical slow spots but that's about it at the moment. north of 24 we definitely are seeing a lot of brake lights.
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no incidents to report along that stretch. and a quick check of some drive times, no surprise here either. we're in the red at 55 minutes. dublin to mission boulevard. holding on to the green. the first part of the high speed rail project may cost an additional $1.8 billion. it won't be complete until 2026 and 2030. according to the "l.a. times" the legislature today. updated to reflect governor newsom's orders to only build a rail between bakersfield and merced from now. the total cost of building the operating system and the rail in the central valley is $20.4 billion. thank you, alexis. chelsea clinton is coming to the south bay. the former first daughtr will be visiting an elementary school in san jose today talking to students about saving animals from extinction. it's part of a national tour
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hi there, welcome back. i want to get you caught up on the latest in venezuela, day two of protests. these are live images coming in from caracas. opposition leader juan guaido is leading an uprising to oust president nicolas maduro from office. it started yesterday morning. today guaido has called for even more mass protests. you can see how many people are out on the street right now. you see them pretty peaceful at this point just walking and i do want to be clear that there are people on both sides, protests for both sides. and new in the last hour we have learned that secretary of state mike pompeo is saying the u.s. is prepared to take military action if need be. he said it in an interview with fox business earlier this morning, but he does also say that he wants a peaceful transition obviously in venezuela. the u.s. and about 50 other
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nations supporting guaido in this attempt to oust president nicolas maduro. we have seen things get chaotic yesterday, about 100 people were hurt. so today at least right now things looking pretty good at this point and i'm watching these live pictures for you throughout our newscast as we get those updates i will pass them along. reggie, back to you. the epa determined roundup is safe for people. the agency looked into an active ingredient in the weed killer and released the findings yesterday. they say the chemical is not likely to cause cancer. last year a california jury decided it caused the cancer of a school groundskeeper who was awarded $78 million in damages. the company is appealing the case. building a better bay area. one of the issues is transportation. bird may have found a way to get its scooters back on to the streets of san francisco months
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after the city made them leave. it was not one of two issued permits. now it's offering personal unlimited monthly rentals as opposed to shared by the minute rentals. >> there may be a loophole in the law. if there is i suspect given the thousands of complaints against byrd that will close that loophole. >> bird would not respond to abc 7 news on the record about these concerns. starting today disneyland is going smoke free. they have eliminated the remaining designated smoking areas inside disneyland, adventure park, and has banned smoking inside downtown disney. so that means if you want to smoke or vape you have to go outside the security perimeter. anyone who has been there recently know that is will be a
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real pain. starting today strollers wider than 31 inches and wagons are banned. the new rule was to improve traffic flow. star wars fans make sure you have all of this in mind if you want to go to disneyland. starting tomorrow you will be able to make a reservation to visit galaxy's edge. guests looking to guarantee a reservation can get one by staying in a disneyland resort hotel between may 31st and june 23rd. after that day guests will be entered into a queue system similar to a boarding pass. details to get a reservation will be on the website tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. i should warn you, you need to have a disney account to register so you might want to set that up before then. go to abc7news.com for more information. disney is the parent company of abc 7. on may 30th. i'm going to galaxy's edge. >> i know! i couldn't think of a better
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person to do this. >> i'm so excited. if you can't go when it opens, i'll be there for you, show you all the things, i'll get on the ride and we'll see how it is. >> you can't take a selfie stick so can i hold your phone? >> unfortunately, there's just a party of one invited. i'm sorry, mike. i would bring you if i could. >> we'll go virtually, mike. >> or can you repeat everything you said so we'll know how to do it. >> may be the force be with you. >> take a look outside. the sun will be with us today. a look at mt. tam, a broken deck o clouds trying to push in with that weak sea breeze, what you can see from mt. tam. let's talk about sunshine, highs rebounding back to average if not a little bit above. the shower chance still lingers. mid to upper 70s in the south bay today with san jose at 78 degrees. 70 to 74 on the peninsula, san
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mateo at 72. low to mid-60s along the coast to upper 60s in downtown south san francisco and sausalito. 74 to 78 through the north bay valleys with napa at 75. along the east bay shore, 71 to 74 degrees. hercules and richmond and hayward and newark all about 73. pleasanton to brentwood. here is a look at our lows tonight. chilly from 42 in napa to about 52 in antioch. i want to show you sunday's forecast at 4:00 in the morning. now we're up to 9:00. see a few green blips showing up around the bay. most of the moisture offshore. this is just a scattered chance of light showers with less than a tenth of an inch of rain. most of us will miss out on it. keep your plans going. have a great day. here is alexis. take you to the east bay where we do still have a crash involving a vehicle and a bicycle.
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a busy intersection hesperian and lewelling. an area that is slowing down due to that. in the south bay we are hearing about a disabled vehicle blocking the left lane. drive times overall looking good. in the yellow at 28 minutes. a 23-minute drive across the bay bridge. and southbound 101 san francisco to sfo you're in the green at ten minutes. hi there. i want to keep you updated on what's happening in the east bay. there's a mayday strike happening right now. a live look from sky 7 above those workers that are there gathering hundreds of construction workers and allies
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demanding union jobs for people who live in observing. one on webster and the other 13th street. organizers want developers to avoid gentrification and displacement. they say the union construction jobs put workers on track to get to the middle class. this will move to oakland city hall. a heads up. this is one of many in the bay area. that's the very latest. >> the free concert series coming to observing. >> it is the end of an era. >> sorry to see that go. as you get your day into gear a live look outside. it is now 6:21 and we will be right back. breaking news on
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let's take a look at the pollen forecast. here are some people sneezing around town and it will continue. tree pollen is your kryptonite. we're going to have high levels of that.
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really gorgeous sun rise about to develop on the exploratorium camera. major league baseball is coming to youtube. bringing 13 live games to youtube later this season and those broadcasts come with pregame and postgame coverage. the exact schedule and which teams involved has not yet been released. >> i am so sorry to say good-bye to the ravioli company. >> abc 7 news was in the mission district for the final day of business. the family owned delly closed after 94 years. the same family is selling the building. the owner is retiring and the children didn't want to take over the business. >> such a shame. take a look at the video from a san francisco concert. the 51-year-old singer is getting ready to perform in oakland.
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today he will be launching a free concert series. it will include live street performances by more than 300 artists in downtown oakland. it goes through october. >> facebook wants to play matchmaker. william barr testifying on capitol hill this morning. the questions he's expected to answer. >> where concrete fell from an overpass. so glad you're with us right
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now at 6:30 a young family ripped apart after a deadly crash involving a tesla. what attorneys now claim about the car. >> you can see that we need it now more than ever. a major announcement from the man behind the biggest building in san francisco. the positive impact it could have for years to come. and thumbs up or thumbs down, the changes you'll notice in your facebook feed. good morning. it is wednesday, may 1st. coming up on 6:30. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. mike nicco has a beautiful day in store. santa rosa and petaluma, napa, some that have is leaking down interstate 80 all the way to oakland. we'll keep an eye on that. winds are kind of light and
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variable showing you the sea breeze is still out there but will not have the influence the last couple of days. the sun rise, isn't that gorgeous, sitting on top o o o o treasure island. temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. we'll be in the 50s to low 60s at the coast, a better part of the afternoon hours. we're already in the upper 60s at noon. low to mid-70s by 4:00. real comfortable evening i the upper 60s. alexis? mike, chp has not confirmed this but we did hear from westbound 80 and our traffic maps and the flows there you can see it as heavy. we're looking typical at the toll plaza. metering lights were turned on over an hour ago. i have an update on a crash up next.
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julian assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison in the uk. british authorities say he skipped bail when he took refuge inside london. this comes one day before his planned extradition hearing. assange faces charges, and is accused of hacking computers. a tesla crashed in mountain view. >> his car was on autopilot at the time. lawyers will be speaking this morning. abc 7 news reporter anser hassan is live for us. anser? >> reporter: good morning. the attorney for the family of walter huang will be holding a 10:00 a.m. press conference to talk about the wrongful death lawsuit. they say the tesla x has a design defect, that it was defective in its design and that the protection would not, could not and did not perform in a manner as sachl as an ordinary
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consumer would expect. the family says huang was driving on autopilot when it veered into a traffic barrier in mountain view. the batteries burst into flames on impact. the family spoke exclusive to i-team reporter dan noyes. they said huang complained about the problem before. >> he told you the car would drive to that same barrier? >> yes. >> the same barrier he hit? >> i saw the news and knew it was him. >> reporter: the safety cushion huang hit collapsed 11 days before and in another accident the family says if that had been in working order he would still be alive. we would like to add we did
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reach out to caltrans and tesla. did not hear back for comment. police say a gunman opened fire in a classroom on the last day of classes. >> two people are dead, four others are injured. jessica castro has been tracking this. a very sad story. the school very quiet, not a lot of people, the school is trying to shut down. we got word overnight their sports reporter is recovering from surgery. the fbi is joining the investigation as well. police identify the suspect as trystan terrell. law enforcement officials say he was found armed with a pistol but he was quickly disarmed and then taken into custody. many say they mistook the gunfire as a senior prang and
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take a listen to these students inside the classroom. >> oh, my gosh. this is real this is actually happening. i grabbed the girl next to me and i was like we need to hide. >> they were able to disarm him actually before he was able to reload his gun. perhaps saving a lot of lives there. the suspect is a former student. he was there for the fall semester as a history major. he had transferred to the school. homicide detectives right now are looking for a motive. as i mentioned earlier in our newscast they had this guy not on their radar, the police chief saying they don't know why he opened fire and i do want to mention that three of four of the victims who were hurt are facing life threatening injuries so we are hoping that they obviously pull through this morning. >> so heartbreaking. thank you, jessica. this morning the jury in the
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ghostship warehouse fire trial will hear from the attorney representing derick almena. yesterday we heard the prosecutor in the case say victims had no notice, no time, and 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 people were living in that warehouse illegally. the attorney representing defendant max harris suggested the fire was arson. he told the jury people who wanted to harm co-defendant derick almena intentionally set the fire. in an effort to build a better bay area focusing on safer communities and neighborhoods. >> dangerous side shows are spinning out of control around the bay area, so we're asking what are the solutions? last night in san jose the city council unanimously voted to make it illegal to even attend a sideshow. the ordinance will make it a crime to attend as a spectator. mayor sam liccardo says illegal street racing poses a threat to residents' safety and quality of life.
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in the last four years we've lost six young people to illegal street races. that is six too many. it is clear that these are horribly dangerous. were losing too many young lives and we need to do more to be able to crack down. >> spectators could face a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. the warriors will head to houston with a 2-0 lead in their series against the rockets. >> steph curry returned to the game after dislocating one of his fingers in the first quarter. the warriors are asking the nba to rescind a technical foul assessed to draymond green. he got tangled with a rockets player when both were issued fouls. if it stands green will have four during the postseason. he's allowed seven before a one-game suspension. the warriors won. >> the series shifts to houston for game three on saturday only on abc 7. the nba countdown begins at 5:00
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p.m. tipoff at 5:30. of course followed by toyota after the game. time to see how warmly we should dress. mid to upper 40s just about everywhere. 40 at morgan hill. we've got 54 in alameda. sa pablo and latch yet at 50 degrees. and everyone else in the low to upper 40s. those temperatures up to 11 to 12 degrees cooler than yesterday. by the afternoon hours you won't want a coat as we jump into the 70s. so cool to comfy today on mass transit driving. there's minor fog especially through the north bay valleys and lighter breezes. northbound, down to 44 at 7:00. 50s at 9:00. 60s at 11:00. low to mid-70s this afternoon. for the east bay, we do have a little bit of cloud cover and fog spilling out of the north bay. 60s most of the afternoon. we could get to 70 by 3:00.
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san francisco, look at this, wall-to-wall sunshine on the bay side and temperatures in the low 60s this afternoon. a couple more days of warm weather before a slight chance of showers this weekend. i'll show that you coming up. are we following the pattern earlier this week kind of light out there but still a few areas? yeah, i think that's pretty much a safe summary so far this morning. maybe we have some folks just taking the day off to enjoy the beautiful weather. great news in the east bay. hesperian at lewelling. that has cleared. all lanes back open. looks a little heavy in the area. it is in recovery mode. richmond side of the bridge about a 15-minute delay has built on westbound 580. that, of course, due to the emergency road repair and metal plates. and mass transit overall looking good. 55 b.a.r.t. trains in service, no delays. ace 1, 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule due to some signal
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issues. no delays for ac transit. caltrans crew also have repair work to do after concrete fell from a highway overpass in san francisco just after 6:00 last night. the street was closed so that caltrans and the san francisco police department could investigate. no one was hurt, no vehicles were damaged and harriet street reopened at 10:00 last night. from a walkout to a sit-in why google employees are protesting today. alex trebek sits down with robin roberts in a brand-new interview this morning. the word he used to describe bigger, tastier strips of juicy chicken with crunchy batter. spice them up with hot sauce or cool them down with buttermilk ranch. try my 100% all-white meat
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try my new spicy chicken strips combo today. with 100% all-white meat chicken. happy hump day, 6:42. the kids are going to have a coat on this morning as we're in the 40s. make sure they bring it home as we end up in the 60s at the coast. low to mid-70s elsewhere. around the state today we do have a slight chance of a shower or two around yosemite, partly cloudy in tahoe. showers are gone from socal. the sunshine is back in the upper 60s. 88, though,palm springs. 66 in monterey. 59 in eureka with total sunshine today. look at the weekend forecast, showers and thunderstorms in tahoe saturday. just heavier showers and temperatures dropping into the upper 50s sunday. we are watching the nation's capital carefully. attorney general william barr will face questions over his handling of the mueller report.
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lawmakers getting their chance to question barr. a live look here just outside the hearing room. may look not that impressive right now. this is where all the action is going to be today. barr will testify before the senate judiciary committee. lawmakers just starting to arrive there. that's why you're not seeing too much in the hallway. barr has prepared remarks. i was able to read them in the last half hour or so. he is going to be explaining how he made those redactions in the mueller report. he also goes into details on why he announced those bottom line conclusions, his role to determine as part of the doj if a crime had been committed, the prosecution, and ultimately the question of obstruction of justice. the hearing will begin at 7:00 a.m. we are streaming live on abc 7 news as well as on our abc 7 news app. six months ago they walk out. today they sit in. google employees plan another protest.
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>> and this time some employees say the company is retaliating against them for demonstrating. amy hollyfield live in san francisco. good morning, amy. >> reporter: hi, good morning. this morning google plans to show its strength in its numbers and wants to show that they all rally around each other. you will be seeing them do a sit-in today. it's different from what we have seen as far as action in the past from google. here is a look at them protesting last year. this was a walkout. 20,000 protesting how the company handled sexual harassment allegations. last week two google employees say they have been retaliated against for organizing this walkout. google employees since then have been sharing other stories online using the #notokaygoogle. google will not comment on today's planned sit-in, but a spokesperson said the company prohibits retaliation in the work place and that google
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employees have multiple channels to report concerns. google employees are going to show those concerns today. they're going to show them with a sit-in, and that is scheduled to get started at 11:10 this morning. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. on to your morning money report. the online pet food and supply company owned by pet smart is going public. >> chewy says they made about a 65% increase in the previous year. two-thirds of sales come from customers who order through its automatic refill service. it was founded in 2011 and pet smart bought it in 2017. a live look at the new york stock exchange. we are up about 61 points in the early part of trading today. apple's bottom line is taking a big hit after a drop in iphone sales. the company says sales tanked 17% in the first three months of the year. that dragged the revenue down.
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earlier this year apple blamed the decrease in sales on china's trade dispute with the u.s. they are offering cheaper phones than the iphone. happening today, day two of facebook's annual conference in san jose. >> mark zuckerberg said the company was focusing on privacy. facebook unveiled new features for its family of apps including the one that made the biggest splash, a dating feature called secret crush. it will allow them to crush on a current facebook friend and only be notified if the feeling is mutual. crickets. crickets. facebook is considering hiding the number of likes you get on an instagram photo or video. t.j. holmes talked about that on "gma." >> you wouldn't be able to see how many likes somebody else's post gets. it's a big deal. instagram has turned into a popularity contest. many have said kids have
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self-esteem and mental health issues because of this popularity contest. they're trying to take that part away from instagram. >> interesting. facebook is getting a new look. the app and website will be redesigned in the coming weeks. >> more to come. secret crush, interesting. could have helped in high school. you know how you can talk to almost anyone and then with your crush you can't say anything at all, you turn into a quiet -- do you know what i'm talking about, reggie? >> no, because i would just talk. i would just talk to my crush. >> mike, come through for me. >> it wasn't such a secret. >> you get nervous, you can't say anything at all, that was my experience. >> yeah, yeah. >> thank you. thanks for having my back. >> completely agree. they make movies about those kinds of things, don't they? absolutely. a look from the exploratorium, a gorgeous sun rise and you can see it will be hazy today but full-on sunshine, highs rebound. warmer highs tomorrow.
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low 70s at half moon bay. low to mid-70s around the bay. mid to upper 70s inland, even an 80 in antioch. if you're going to the game tonight, deciding match, dodgers and giants, 6:45. still an early first pitch dropping down to 54 degrees. lows tonight, 42 in napa. the rest of us in the low to upper 40s. you can see the curl there heading our way for sunday. the chance of scattered showers. if you look through at 4:00, they start about 9:00 and then more scattered showers, early evening hours. very light, less than a tenth of an inch. don't change your plans. thursday and friday we'll be back in the 50s, 60s and 70s sunday. taking a look at the roads this morning we do have a
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slowdown on the peninsula. at first it sounded like it wasn't that big of a deal. off on the shoulder and now blocking the two left lanes. you're quite heavy southbound 101 approaching the scene at ralston avenue, backup north of state route 92. you do have el camino real or 280. we are looking for a crash, bd westbound 80 before you get to the metering lights. we have a collision between a car and pickup truck in lane number three. it does sound like they're on their way. drive times looking okay here. walnut creek to dublin. you're in the green. quite foggy across a lot of the north bay at this point. santa rosa to san francisco, in the green at 26 minutes. >> solving homelessness is a
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major part. solching the crisis from sales force ceo marc benioff and his wife. >> they are donating $30 million to the ucsf center for vulnerable populations and benioff talked with dan ashley about his mission to make a difference. it's a story you'll see only on abc 7. >> reporter: marc, you've been so generous to this city and this community and you and lynn are being generous once again with the $30 million donation. why? >> dan, lynn has really inspired me to make homelessness my number one philanthropic goal in the city. you can see we need it now more than ever. >> reporter: it is that sense of urgency, that sense homelessness in san francisco has tipped from crisis to catastrophe that is fueling marc benioff to take his commitment another step forward,
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donating $30 million to the center for vulnerable populations to study the causes of and solutions for homelessness. >> already successful research to be the north star on how to clean up the homelessness problem. >> reporter: this is exciting. >> it's really exciting. we're thrilled. >> reporter: tell us how it will be used. >> we will use it for a free purposes. we want to end homelessness. >> reporter: the director of the ucsf center for vulnerable populations will spear head of research the benioff gift will fund. >> we can let the general public know what we know about the pathways to end the crisis. >> reporter: one is providing more permanent affordable housing in one of the most expensive places in the country. when it comes to health, housing
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is the best medicine. what do you want to tell people today you think will come out of that study and amount of money being spent? >> we realize it's a large amount of money and we think of it as an investment, an investment to get to policies that will solve this problem. >> reporter: undergrowing pressure to do something, mayor breed wants a so-called navigation center along the embarcadero. the growing problem compelled marc benioff to lobby for the passage of proposition c last year which imposes a new tax on major corporations in the city to generate roughly $300 million a year. that is being collected not yet spent. so you're pleased and optimistic we'll see a difference once the money is released? >> there's a lot of work to do. this is our number one issue. >> it's not just an academic
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pursuit. you mean for this research to be used out on the streets. >> just walking down the streets i know there are so many things we can do. and the research says so. many are confused about what we should do. this gives people clard, this is what to do, how to do it, why it works and it's been proven. it's not just one person coming up with an idea. >> knowledge to solve a problem and to help build a better bay area. >> we want to hear your ideas. share them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. we're hearing from alex trebek. >> he stopped by to update his fans on his cancer battle. >> how are you doing? >> my oncologist tells me i'm
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doing well even though i don't always feel it. i've had kidney stones, ruptured disks, so i'm used to dealing with pain. what i'm not used to dealing with is the surges that come on suddenly of deep, deep sadness, and it brings tears to my eyes. i discovered in the whole episode, ladies and gentlemen, that i'm a bit of a woos. but i'm fighting through it. >> i don't think anyone thinks he's a woos. this is his first live interview since revealing his stage four pancreatic cancer diagnosis. you can watch the full interview coming up on "gma." >> it's hard to hear him say that. a warning if you use your phone while driving. lawmakers are pushing for a new crackdown. a bill by east bay assemblyman jim frazier would add a point to a driver's record. he says the current penalty which is $20 is too lenient. points can lead to a driver's license being suspended or
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revoked. 10% of adult drivers in california say they use their smart phones while they're driving. up next the 7 things you need to know before you go. >> first our instagram picture of the day. follow us. you can see a lot more great photos like this. and that's a good one of yosemite valley. i love to see that. share your photos and video. use th
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it's 6:57. whether you're just joining us or headed out the door, the seven things you need to know before you go. number one, mayday protests happening across the bay area today. sky 7 was over this picketing in oakland about an hour ago. this group will march to oakland city hall in about an hour. number two a hills br owe couple expected to plead guilty in the college bribery scandal today. bruce and davina isackson are accused of paying more than $600,000 in bribes. number three, a live look, well, inside the hearing room on capitol hill. you just see a lot of people standing around there. that's because attorney general william barr just arrived inside the room. he will testify about his handling of the mueller report, all those reporters taking pictures of him now. you can watch his testimony live on our app. number four, sales force ceo marc benioff and his wife announcing a $30 million donation to try to solve the homeless crisis in san
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francisco. see the interview with dan ashley on our app and abc7news.com. number five, we'll round out the morning commute with fog in the north bay valleys. the rest of us seeing a lot of sunshine. temperatures are cool this morning. grab a coat. 40s. number six, our new normal, a backup approaching the richmond side of the bridge due to the emergency road repair westbound 580 marina bay parkway, 55 minutes. number seven, i guess this is a good problem to have. redwood city based impossible foods says its impossible burger is so popular they're having trouble keeping up with demand. some restaurants reporting they can't get supply because the product has become so popular. >> lots of people going plant based. >> burger king announced they're going to have the impossible burger. they will have to ramp up production, ramp up another line of production to have more people come and work there. >> a good problem to have. some breaking news, sky 7 just arriving at this water main
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break at kensington street and claremont street in san francisco. >> we'll keep our eye on that throughout the morning in our updates here every 30 minutes. until then have a good morning. good morning, america. horror on the college campus after a gunman opens fire. the terrifying moments in the assroom. >> active shooter situation at unc-charlotte. >> a 22-year-old armed with a pistol opening fire on the last day of school killing two, wounding four others before police apprehend him. now the students who were right there speaking out as the fbi joins the investigation. tornado outbreak. overnight at least 25 twisters tearing across the heartland. the incredible video showing the massive funnel clouds up close. >> tornado coming down. >> from texas to missouri, now eight states bracing for flooding. the attorney general william

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