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we're learning that san francisco drivers are planning to turn off their apps for 12 hours starting at noon today. reporting live from sfo, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. >> jobina, thank you. it is now 4:30. if you're just waking up to us, good morning. a quick update now on your weather and traffic. we'll start with live doppler 7. you can see the gray, that's the cloud cover, the winds showing a pretty stout sea breeze but the marine layer is drying and so even faster sunshine than yesterday. there could be more fog developing in the north bay and along the coast than we've seen. in the low to mid-50s. we'll stay in the upper 50s to low 60s at the coast. we'll hit the upper 60s, a comfortable lunch. low to mid-70s at 4:00. and mid-60s starting to need a jacket as the sun sets around 8:00. let's get another check of the commute. hi, alexis. we are looking live at walnut creek, still nice and light. we did have road work here right around the 24 split, treat
boulevard. looks like they have picked that up for the evening. everything is moving along fine. no delays concord into walnut creek. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, 1:03, much worse than that if you're starting on 205 due to road work that has gone late this morning. 680 dublin to mission boulevard in the green. northbound 85 highway 101 to cupertino in the green. and i'm watching things in colorado where police are expected to hold a news conference in about 30 minutes at 5:00 a.m. to update us on the school shooting near denver. one student is dead, eight others are injured. police say two students opened fire on their classmates setting off a panic throughout the campus. abc news reporter joins us live at the scene live. >> good morning, jessica. you mentioned that panic that happened here at this school.
we are now hearing from parents and students about that sheer terror. this morning two students, at least two students, still remain in serious condition. one of the two suspects was evaluated in hospital as this community grapples with that deadly school shooting. terror sent through the colorado s.t.e.m. school. >> we were exiting the building, there was a trail of blood. >> reporter: one student, an 18-year-old, was killed. >> a guy pulled, i believe, a pistol. i'm not sure, out of a guitar case and started to shoot. >> reporter: the students immediately put on lockdown as police went on the hunt for the shooters. >> as officers were arriving at the school, they could still hear gunshots and as they were entering the school. >> reporter: parents waiting anxiously hoping to be reunited with their children.
>> you have no idea what's going on, bullets are hitting the window. it's a horrible feeling. >> reporter: investigators say two shooters began firing in two separate locations. the school so big it took officers two hours to clear every room. >> we're going to the first shooter. the second shooter is still on the loose. dark hair, nirvana hoodie. second shooter has purple. >> reporter: they are both students at the school, identifying one as 18-year-old devonn erickson, the other a transgender teen. police towing the car from this home, the side sprayed with two wor words. and authorities do not have any information as to whether the victims were targeted and they have not release add possible motive. reporting live from highlands ranch, colorado, danya bachus,
abc 7 news. one person is being treated for smoke inhalation at a downtown santa rosa apartment building. fire erupted in a six-floor unit at mendocino avenue just after midnight. firefighters responded within minutes and evacuated the entire building. the fire was quickly put out by sprinklers and contained to that unit. a dozen people have been displaced and being cared for now by the red cross. the cause still under investigation. 4:34 now. today marks six months to the day since the towns of paradise burned in the campfire. the worst wildfire in california history. rebuilding is under way in paradise with 100 crews of 10 to 15 people each cleaning up every day, but the region has a long way to recover. another issue with most of the population gone businesses are suffering. the mayor tells abc 7 news that in a recent poll only 51% of the fire victims say they intend to move back.
86 people were killed in paradise with 18,000 structures burned. a federal judge plans to order pg&e's board of directors to visit paradise and san bruno. both suffered devastating fires because of pg&e equipment. the judge says he wants the board to see the result of the damage firsthand. he also wants the board to meet with city leaders in san bruno where a gas pipeline explosion killed eight people in 2010. the judge wants this all to happen by july. muni officials say an equipment problem on its light rail fleet is bigger than they first thought. the chronicle reports between 25 and 30 train car couplers are damaged on the new vehicles. couplers link the cars together. muni first became aware of the problem last month and since then the new trains have been limited to one car. muni hopes to have the equipment fixed some time next month. officials say siemens is paying for the redesign. businesses will be required
to accept cash payments under an ordinance approved by the board of supervisors. food trucks, pop yums and ride share services are exempt. supporters say cashless merchants discriminate against the poor by requiring credit or debit cards for purchases. many low-income residents can't afford or can't get the cards, and the law goes into effect in 90 days. history made at the oakland coliseum last night. a's pitcher mike fiers struck out reds third baseman suarez to complete his second career no-hitter in oakland's 2-0 victory. fiers becomes the 35th pitcher with no-hitters in his career, also the 300th in major league baseball history. we have all seen it, right, graffiti covering bay area highway signs. they're stopping it in southern california so why not here? also, an update coming in on a deadly fire in new york city making overnight headlines across the nation, a family killed and we have now learned some are children.
california teachers are about to get a new education in teaching your children about sex and some parents aren't happy. 4:37. that is all ahead. first, you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. hi, mike. good morning. a look at neighborhood temperatures. we're 51 in daly city. 52 in pacifica. everybody else 54 to 55 in redwood city. a little different at 53. a very mild morning compared to where we could be. 46 also in los gatos up in the hills. a look at a dry south beach picture looking at the western span of the bay bridge. i didn't run into any drizzle today. haven't heard of anybody. expect a drier drive today. a little warm this afternoon and light breezes out on the bay. a look at the north bay, clouds hanging around through 9:00 and we'll be mostly sunny this afternoon. we'll stay in the 50s through 9:00. we'll be near 70 most of the afternoon hours. for the east bay, the clouds hang around through 9:00, 10:00,
and then you can see total sunshine this afternoon and upper 60s and for san francisco we'll have clouds and sunshine through about 11:00. will starthe low 6s. a little closer to average. we'll take a look at the chance of rain coming tomorrow and friday. mother's day weekend coming up. first i want to bring in a mother here. >> yes. >> and a commuter, also. did you run into any drizzle this morning? >> nothing, no. didn't have to turn the wipers on whatsoever today. we're off to a pretty good start. we don't have any incidents to talk about. we're looking ahead to tonight in the east bay. we have a very busy evening here in oakland. the a's taking on cincinnati at 7:07. first pitch, warriors just across the plaza there taking on the rockets at 7:30. you know the drill, the parking lots will fill up very quickly. you are encouraged to use mass transit and get there early so you don't miss out on the action. a live look outside, san mateo bridge, westbound 92 slowly starting to fill in. that's about it so far this morning. i do have some better news for
the super commuters getting o 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.
with a lot of cloudiness there and also in san diego, 90 in palm springs to chico, mid to upper 60s in the high country. here is the way it looks at tahoe this sleepy wednesday morning. friday we're going to be hi, everyone. there's a really terrible story emerging overnight from new york city where a family of six has been killed in an apartment fire and four of them believed to be children. it happened in harlem in a seven-story new york city housing authority apartment building. the fire appears to be an accident, flames moved really fast and claimed the lives of an adult man and woman, two young girls and two young boys, all of them died at the scene. the other people in the building managed to escape safely through the smoke and fire. investigators are still working to determine an exact cause. this is the deadliest since the 2017 fire in the bronx that
killed 13 people. >> jessica, thank you. happening this morning california's board of education set to vote on a major change on sex education. some angry parents and conservative groups are expected to voice their opposition to the plan this morning. the proposal doesn't require schools to teach anything, but it will give teachers guidance on several issues including how to talk to students about gender identity, puberty, and safe lgbt sex. abc 7 news viewers are joining in on efforts to help build a better bay area. one viewer in the south bay reached out on our better bay area facebook group about graffiti he sees on signs. he says the vandalism here is a safety hazard. he wants caltrans crews to consider more proactive changes. abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo talked to brian and caltrans. >> reporter: south bay resident brian posted to our group about an issue he couldn't ignore.
>> i see a lot of tagging on our signage on the overhead freeway signs out there. >> reporter: we didn't have to travel far to see what he was talking about, graffiti. drivers don't want to see it. the bigger problem, they can't see through it. the post mentioned measures he's noticed around southern california, steps taken to prevent graffiti vandals in los angeles and ventura county. we reached out to district seven in southern california, plastic film around signs and spiked columns are a few ways. >> some of the methods we use are barbed wire that we post up on signs that are sometimes above the freeway. >> reporter: menjivar calls it an everyday batting, ultimately costing taxpayers millions for tedious cleanup. >> put themselves in harm's way just to get a tag up on a high location. >> reporter: we reached out to our local district.
while no one was immediately available to comment, the district says it works with chp and has maintenance crews focused on graffiti removal. still, more should be done proactively. >> if l.a. can do that and orange county can do that, why can't we do that up here? >> reporter: something you can do is report any graffiti to caltrans. we have a link on our website. in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. brian did it. so can you. share your story idea by joining our building a better bay area facebook group. >> dub nation, are you getting nervous? it seems inconceivable but tonight could be the final warriors game at oracle arena. >> the game shifts back to oakland for game five. the rockets won both games in houston to even the series at two games apiece. if the warriors lose tonight the rockets could wrap up the series friday in houston. of course if the dubs win they could close out friday.
tipoff tonight at 7:30. >> we're wearing blue. let's do this. >> i think the crowd will will them to a victory tonight. i believe that. that's an amazing place to watch a game. a look at the roof camera at 4:46. you can see the sea breeze on our ferry building, flags unfurled to the east. highs will climb under a faster sun filled sky today, mostly cloudy, drizzle near the coast tonight. a real treat for mother's day. nice weather on the way. for today we have a few 80s out there. antioch, mid to upper 70s for our inland neighborhoods. mid-60s along the coast and low to mid-70s around the bay. for tonight we'll drop down into the low to upper 50s. could be a few 40s in places like clover dale and petaluma and you can see some of the green showing up along the coast signifying a little bit of drizzle. here we are thursday in the morning. let's roll through time t. looks quiet during the day, but then you get into the evening hours
and we'll watch the showers blow up over the sierra and make the trip southeast clipping the east bay and the south bay and again friday morning a chance of some light rain and a stray shower in the south bay during the afternoon hours but then by friday evening everything is quiet. and then we'll roll into the weekend after our coolest days, thursday and friday. we'll hit the low 60s at the coast. mid-70s to near 80 for mother's day with just about total sunshine. hi, alexis. good morning, mike. i have better news if you're trying to get out of tracy. we had a really rough start due to some paving work that went about 30 minutes later than it should have. it should have been done at 4:00. they wrapped it up just after 4:30. checking these speeds, five miles an hour still westbound 205 getting out of tracy. four miles an hour westbound 580 south of the merge and then all the way up to 57 miles an hour once you make it on to 580 closer to the altamont pass. all lanes are back open. in have residual delayswead 4 t
delays. and no significant delays here. a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza. so far everything is looking good. and now from our live desk our first look at the brand-new royal baby. this is brand-new video of prince harry and duchess meghan and baby boy sussex. only a short time ago, hard to see the baby's face, all bundled up in a white blanket, a white hat matching mama. meghan gave birth monday. we still don't know the baby's name. we're hoping to find that out in a short time but, of course, the couple and mom looking great, and the little bundle of joy is nicely wrapped up there, like i said. a little hard to see his face obviously. >> meghan saying she has the two
best guys in the world so she's really happy. >> that's sweet. and from what we can tell, very cute. >> i have no idea. i can't see it. i can see a blanket. >> it's great to see that. thank you for bringing it to us, jessica. people talking about it already. google wants to sell you a much cheaper phone. >> and nasa is working on robots for the moon and mars. what's new from google? >> the developers conference kicked off with word goog le is launching more affordable versions. the home hub will recognize your face to customize responses. if you played pokemon as a kid you may have altered your brown. >> long time pokemon fans show similar images. all of that activity took place in a specific area of the brain behind the ears. and nasa is working on new soft
robot robots. >> developers say they could hand dirty or dull tasks. the robots move and could be used to create temporary shelters. those are your "tech bytes." she said that in an interesting way. get ready to pay more for tomatoes. the looming jump in price. a police officer body slamming a local woman. the family is outraged and demanding action. and boosting the intel jenls of your kids. it may come down to a snack. i harken back to 1972 at kgo-tv. happy 70 anniversary.
we're back at 4:53. a look at walnut creek looking southbound 180. one of the neighborhoods that will make a run at 80 degrees, livermore. about four degrees warmer than average. everyone is going to be warmer than average except for redwood city. you're spot on at 73. a nice rebound in our temperatures with that afternoon sunshine. mike, thank you. a police department in solano county is investigating a violent encounter between an officer and a woman. this happened in rio vista on sunday. look it. the officer picks up and body slams a woman during a traffic stop. people in the karsay the officer told them the vehicle's registration was suspended and it was going to be towed.
police say the woman ignored the officer's direction. the mother tells a different story. >> he's aggressing her, walking towards her. her hands weren't cuffed. he slapped the phone out of her hand. >> the woman who was slammed to the ground says she is sore and has been having headaches. 4:54. in building a better bay area we take on the issues that affect our quality of life. that quality takes a big hit if you don't have a home. some california lawmakers say they're taking steps towards a solution. a bill that would make it easier to turn old motels into transitional housing for the homeless has passed the state senate and is headed to assembly. the measure would exempt the buildings from the environmental quality act. the law often results in so much red tape that projects never happen. we've all heard of rain delays in baseball. last night the a's had a lightning delay in oakland. first pitch was scheduled for 7:07 but 15 minutes before the game the a's announced play would be delayed because lights
above the upper deck in left field were only partially lit. you see here that someone was working on the problem. there is no word just yet on what caused the lightning issue. the game actually didn't get under way until 8:45. mike, considering they had a no-hitter last night, perhaps that was good luck. >> yeah, and worth the wait, no doubt. it's rare you get to see one of those. let's talk about sports. we have three games, game seven, do or die for the sharks. at least the games at home. they'll drop the puck at 6:00 in the shark tank. look at that, low to mid-70s. when you come out, though, after the game, temperatures in the upper 50s. watching the reds or the a's again with a first pitch at 7:07 or you're across championship plaza over at the warriors game, you're going to start off at 61 around 7:00 and drop down to about 56 by 10:00. here is alexis. all those are going to cause congestion on the roads, too. get there early. plan ahead and use mass transit if you can. looking live at the richmond
side of the bridge. work has wrapped for the night on the westbound side. they could be there for another five minutes or so but they should be done by 5:00 this morning. no significant delays in either direction. drive times looking great here, nine across the bay bridge and southbound 101 san francisco to sfo in the green at ten minutes. we could soon notice a big a 17.5% tariff on tomatoes from mexico this could cause prices to go up by as much as 70%. the u.s. ended an agreement earlier this year in which mexican growers promised to sell at fair prices. a new study says that pregnant women who eat nuts are more likely to have smarter kids. researchers from the barcelona institute of global health say mothers who ate more nuts during their first trimester had children with a higher working
memory, attention span. the benefit may be linked to higher levels of folic acid in nuts. more research is needed. the author says he recommends three times a week especially almonds, walnuts and hazel nuts. so pg&j isn't going to cut it. a new tourist attraction is coming to san francisco. the colorful cars hitting the streets today. a mother's message on what would have been her daughter's 21st birthday. for the first time hearing from molly tibbetts' mother. plus, isn't the end for san francisco's oldest 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, 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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now at 5:00 the royal baby's introduction to the world. the duke and duchess of sussex showing off their newborn son for the very first time just a few minutes ago and jessica will have the video and the interview at the live desk coming up in a few minutes. good morning on this wednesday, may 8th. it's 5:00 a.m. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here is meteorologist mike nicco. thank you very much. here is a look at live doppler 7. a lot of cloud cover out there. i'm not hearing of any reports of drizzle, so a much drier commute though the cloud deck is sitting on top of us once again. increasing sunshine today and a little bit warmer temperatures than we dealt with yesterday. we'll start off in the low to mid-50s. we'll hit the 60-degree mark at the coast this afternoon. upper 60s with sunshine around our bay and inland neighborhoods by noon. what a great lunch hour to be outside. 74 to 78 at 4:00. a pretty nice evening on the way, also. 65 to 66 degrees. how about the commute? here is alexis. we're starting to lk