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back to the dmv in the prepaid envelope. the dmv was supposed to send the letter out in april but there have been delays. beginning in october 2020 you will need a california real i.d. if you want to fly domestically. your old driver's license won't work. california has been issuing them since january of 2018. if you have a real i.d. with one form of residency it's still valid to drive in california but at some point you will have to provide the second form of documentation. in san jose, anser hassan, abc 7 news. >> it's been certainly confusing for so many. >> and i still don't have one. >> me either. 4:30. if you're just joining us, a quick update on weather and traffic. hi, mike. hi, je doppl7. those areas about ave hehowers eay the santa cruz mountains, the diablo
range and showers moving through the south bay. look at all the stars and the moon above the exploratorium camera. by noon we're almost as warm as yesterday, 58 at the coast. 65 elsewhere. warmer this afternoon, not quite average but will feel more comfortable right around 70 and will drop back into the mid-50s at the coast at 7:00. high clouds and sunshine, ought to be a gorgeous sunset. if you capture it, we would love to see it. mid-60s. get another check of the commute. alexis? good morning, mike. it is breezy in some areas. high wind advisories for the bay bridge, san mateo bridge and dumbarton bridges this morning. no high wind advisory. we're still looking at very light volumes. so far so good. highway 4 to walnut creek. a rough commute yesterday.
walnut creek to highway 13. no issues yet. you're in the green. slight delays, filling in, getting out of the central valley. tracy into dublin. now in the yellow at 34 minutes. thank you, alexis. a grim discovery in san francisco, police are investigating a dismembered body found in the city's outer mission district. officers doing a welfare check discovered the remains inside a home at dell monte street. police were responding to a report that a 73-year-old man was possibly missing from his home. officers determined there were suspicious circumstances so they went inside. the medical examiner's office is trying to identify the remains and determine the cause of death. a terrifying ending to a wild chase in southern california. the woman behind the wheel of this rv that has been reported stolen raced through the streets of san fernando valley and also with her in the driver's seat were two dogs.
ama daetz shows us a trail of destruction the driver left behind. a stolen rv driving extremely erratically, very dangerously. >> reporter: this chase wound through city streets and felt like it lasted an eternity as the driver kept going and going. >> here comes another head-on collision. very, very close there. >> reporter: while making a turn to avoid police, the rv hit a palm tree opening the passenger side like a can opener. as the chase unfolded we discovered the woman behind the wheel was not alone. >> there are two dogs in her lap. >> reporter: one of them jumped out and landed on the pavement. >> the dog is running away. the dog is okay. >> reporter: then things took a dark and scary turn. the woman barreled down the street blowing through every stoplight and -- >> oh, no! >> reporter: this crash. a black honda pulled out and its driver probably had no idea what was heading right at it. the rv slammed into the front end and just kept going flying through another intersection.
>> serious damage. serious damage to life and property. >> reporter: the chase came to an end moments later. watch as a white car tried to get out of the way. >> oh, no! oh, my goodness. >> reporter: it got hit and spun around. the rv came to a stop and the woman got out and made a run for it with the remaining dog following. but she didn't get far as the chp officer caught up to her and took her down bringing an end to this wild and extremely dangerous chase. ama daetz, abc 7 news. >> so scary to see that. we're all gasping here as we're watching that story. the suspect and the drivers of the cars hit were taken to the hospital. we know the man in the white car has some broken ribs and a punctured lung. no word on the other driver in the black car. meanwhile, the dog found at the end of the chase was taken to ah seen jumpingut of the window was later found as well. >> that was something else. >> the woman caught in a muni
metro train door and then dragged onto the tracks has filed a claim against san francisco. this is video of the incident at the embarcadero station object teenaged by "the examiner." the paper reports choi lee identified herself as the passenger who got her hand caught in the door, dragged last month. she suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs, spinal and pelvic fractures. she's now seeking payment for her medical expenses and discretion. san francisco is moving ahead with a controversial plan to reroute traffic around muni's west portal station. city leaders say cars and pedestrians are getting in the way of trains entering and leaving the muni tunnel. it includes a transit only lane during morning commute times. some left-hand turns will be banned so trains aren't blocked and neighbors argue the change will hurt dozens of small businesses in the area. in the south bay supervisors are going ahead with a plan to spend $5 million on gender-based violence services.
the money is aimed at helping survivors of rape and other sex and abuse crimes. part of the money will support two rape crisis centers and training for law enforcement on sexual assault. supervisor cindy chavez pushed for the funding. the supervisors also voted to look into using county funds to replace lost federal grants to local planned parenthood. survivors of last november's massive campfire are now a step closer to getting more help. a bill aimed at speeding up the rebuilding process has been approved. the campfire killed more than 80 people, detried thousands of homes in butte county. many are still l teorary g. this would exempt housing construction from the california environmental quality act. >> we have interim housing mostly being put up by nonprofits and by fema. in that time period we need more permanent housing and that's where something like 8430 comes
in where we can build more amounts, single family homes. >> the measure now goes to the state senate. a children's cartoon is at the center of controversy. the episode on an alabama pbs station is refuse to go air. a south by developer has quite an offer. give this historic building a new home and they'll move it for free. >> uber is making it easier to ditch your kitchen. the big change in the works for uber eats. all that ahead but first weather and traffic. hi, mike nicco. hi, everybody. a look at live doppler 7. a few sporadic sprinkles around highway 4. temperatures are pretty mild this morning, low to t et hea at 49, go into the valleys and low to mid-50s there. same thing in the south bay, the peninsula, the coast, up to novato. but with some clearing, santa rosa, napa and fairfield, dress
warm, upper 40 but mild this afternoon. dry and calmer on the ferry rides. a look at the peninsula. a few clouds this morning. a lot of sunshine in the midday. those temperatures pushing near 70. in the east bay valleys, in the 50s through 9:00. 66 at 11:00. low to mid-70s from 1:00 to 7:00. that's quite a change. and then the south bay, we'll make a run right to 69 degrees during the afternoon hours under an increasingly sunny day today and this is just the beginning. a couple more warm days but it's looking more likely the holiday weekend will be wet. i'm sorry to say that. i'll have the details for you coming up. how about dry commute? most areas it is this morning. that is definitely good news. i want to take you to the south bay where we have our one and only blocking incident, 680 past mckee road. a collision is partially blocking the left lane and does not sound like they're going to be able to move that vehicle on its own so they're going to have to wait for a tow truck. no delays through the alum rock
area. that is typically one that fills in later than 4:39 in the morning. b.a.r.t.'s trains begin running at 5:00 a.m. so no delays yet. ace 1 on time. so far s tto harrison, the wine tcollection.. 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.
some snow up in the sierra but that's going to be more showery this afternoon, that winter weather advisory did expire. temperatures rebounding in chico, sacramento, up into the upper 70s. 62 in monterey. mid to upper 60s but a chance of a shower there. a like at your lake tahoe forecast. thunderstorms possible friday and saturday. showers continue sunday and monday. mike, thank you. backlash is growing against alabama public television after it decided not to air an episode of the pbs children's show "arthur" because it included a same-sex wedding. the episode shows arthur attending his teacher's same-sex wedding. it aired nationally on may 13th, but a rerun aired in alabama. the station said it made the decision because they felt most parents didn't know the content so airing it would be a violation of trust. lgbtq groups say sheltering children from their existence sends a dangerous message.
a south bay developer is making quite the offer. if you buy this historic downtown san jose apartment building and provide a vacant lot to move it to, they will move it for you for free. it will not be an easy task. the historic apartments sit near south first and east reid street in downtown san jose. abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo shows us this offer does come with some restrictions. >> reporter: built in 1910 the historic apartmen building two stories tall. the downtown san jose area surrounding the lot booming with n'velopment. >> we't belonged hereor a .ti to move it some place else in a better context is the right way to do it. >> reporter: he runs garden city construction from the site. developers kt urban want to put a 27-story mixed use residential high-rise tower on the lot. the company is offering to sell
the mission revival style structure and cover moving costs. >> they're going to pick it up, lift it, and move it for free. >> reporter: but it won't be so easy. red generjensen says it is restd to the downtown area because it can't fit under 280 without removing its roof. no luck on the unique pitch. >> someone has to have the land, which is not cheap in this area, and somebody will need to do the foundation and the infrastructure, the water and sewer to put it in. >> reporter: necessary work to keep the historic apartments in downtown san jose. >> we've lost blocks and blocks to redevelopment. historic buile this, a beautiful piece of architecture is very important. >> reporter: the biggest developer of residential downtown san jose, and that proposal for the 27-story tower still needs city approval. in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news.
uber could soon provide you with unlimited free food delivery and a leak has revealed details. the ride share company is prepared to launch the uber eats pass for just $9.99 a month. people who use the service can skip the service fee that runs about 15% of the order cost. the information was discovered by an engineering specialist who found the code hidden in uber's android app. an uber spokesperson did not dispute the finding. >> okay. or you could just walk outside and go get it. >> yes. >> you could do that, too. >> also fey to yourself. it is now 4:45. if you're just waking up to us, hey, we have some pretty good weather. >> yes, we do. we just have to get through the next couple of hours and then we'll break out sunshine everywhere. it's just the south bay, as you can see the storms are still sliding down that slippery slope from the north and to the south and eventually all of us have
partly cloudy and dry conditions. a look at 101 and 880 where the shower just rolled through. you can see it is wet. for once the south bay has the wettest weather. partly cloudy and mild everywhere this afternoon. warming trend today through friday and the holiday weekend definitely cooler for saturday and sunday. we'll try to salvage monday. a look at today's temperatures. the north bay, inland east bay, fremont, palo alto into the south bay. mid to upper 60s around the bay and 62, low 60s along the coast. tonight we'll have low to mid-50s. watch out for the widespread fog that's going to take over during tomorrow's morning commute. here is a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. temperatures will jump a couple degrees tomorrow. will hold steady on friday after morning clouds and fog. mainly sunny conditions in the afternoon. a slight chance of wet weather saturday. a better chance sunday. so slight we haven't put the storm impact scale on it yet. looks dry and warmer for monday
and into tuesday. let's get a check of the commute. here's alexis. overall we are looking good today. no major issues so far this morning. we're looking at a tiny bit of a backup forming in the cash lanes at the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights yet that should happen closer to 5:20. basically all morning yesterday this was empty because of two crashes on two main corridors to get to this point. hopefully we don't have anything like that today. as i said, no major issues so far this morning. westbound 580 tracy to dublin stop and go, 36 minutes. you're in the yellow. 680 dublin to mission boulevard, wide open there at 15 minutes and no delays northbound 85 between highway 1 and lyft is adding a new security feature. and the u.s. postal service wants to use self-driving trucks to deliver your mail. here's "tech bytes." in today's "tech bytes" a panic button for lyft passengers. >> the ride share service is adding an in-app method to make
911 calls following the murder of a college student allegedly by a fake uber driver. a two-week trial moving mail between phoenix and dallas, about 1,000 miles each way. each of the robo trucks has a safety engineer and a driver onboard just in case. it's that time of year kids get excited about summer camp. summer camps for youtubers. >> they teach video how to do video, sound and self-marketing to become a youtube star. various companies run the camps. they cost anywhere from $300 to $1,000 a week. >> so you're not outside playing, you're on a computer. >> you're learning. >> those are your "tech bytes." >> i'm shade that go left and right because, are you kidding me? >> i know. summer is the perfect time to be outdoors, make new friends. >> what we need is more influencers. a dramatic rescue in the north bay after a woman's car plunges off a cliff and there's one reason she is still alive.
and it may be the hottest cooler on the market, the chest costs more than a car. what's old is new again. coke is bringing back new coke. and, remember, abc 7 is the only place to watch the golden state warriors in the nba finals. the dubs will face either the milwaukee bucks or the toronto raptors.
no threat of wet weather, but we're back to our typical cool conditions. 6:45 first pitch under partly cloudy sky. 60 degrees, dropping down to 56. not the summer breezes that we're used to. a little more comfortable than, say, a month from now. thank you, mike. in the north bay a 20-year-old woman is alive after her car plunged hundreds of feet off a cliff. the accident happened on highway 121 in rural napa county yesterday, and this is video of the woman being hoisted up to a chp helicopter. a cyclist happened to be riding in the area and saw the accident happen. the vehicle ended up in a heavily wooded area. the driver was taken to a hospital in napa. a bill to allow ten pilot cities to extend bar and restaurant alcohol sales until as late as 4:00 a.m. has passed the state senate again. san francisco state senator scott wiener authored the bill. it passed last year but governor jerry brown vetoed it. san francisco and oakland are among the ten cities that would choose to extend hours.
they would first have to get public input and establish safety and transportation plans. the measure now goes to the assembly for approval. chevy has a new safety feature that won't let charnlgs drive until they put their seat belt on. it will run when teen driver mode is activated on the car set by programming a key fob. it will be standard in all 2020 chevy traverses, malibus and colorados. if the driver's seat belt isn't buckled there will be an audible alert and a message that reads buckle seat belt to sh majority in fatal crashes are not wearing their seat belts. it may be cold and snowing but the national park servic is expecting a busy memorial day weekend at yosemite. rangers are encouraging visitors to arrive before 9:00 in the morning or after 5:00 in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. visitors are urged to use designated parking areas, then the free shuttle buses to get
around. all the parks campgrounds are sold out for the entire weekend. and bad news for visitors hoping to hike half dome this weekend. the cables that allow hikers onto the chunk of granite will remain down through may 30th because of snow, ice and other hazards. let's take a look if you're going to be out and about this holiday weekend. we start off friday, saturday and monday with high amounts of pollen. sunday with the better chance of wet weather. we drop down a little bit. here is a look at what's going on at our beaches. if you're thinking about going there today or through 9:00 tomorrow, just don't turn your back. rip currents are out there up to 22-foot breakers. let me show you why you want to head outside today. look at the temperatures anywhere from five to ten degrees warmer than we were yesterday instead of upper 50s to mid-60s, we'll be in the mid-60s to mid-70s. all right. saw the moon out there driving in. that was a nice sign things are changing. how about on the roads, alexis? no clouds to obscure it in
most areas if. >> your about to grab the keys and head out the door. overall looking nice and light this morning. no major issues to talk about. just one collision on the board right now that is northbound 680 past mckee road in the alum rock area. solo vehicle collision and partially blocking the left lane. very minor as far as those things go. i did just see a few drops here on the lens. 280 and 17 in san jose, so there are a few spotties showers but not enough to slow down the commute. a look at drive times at 5:00. thank you, alexis. in honor of the upcoming third season of "stranger things" coca-cola is bringing back new coke. >> it takes place in 1985, the same year new coke debuted. the beverage flopped and coke pulled it off store shelves within months. new coke came back as coke 2 but, guess what, customers still didn't like it. re-creating new coke apparently wasn't easy. coca-cola had to dig through its
vaults to find the recipe. what was it in, like the trash? okay, everyone. look at your screens here. you don't need a garage for one of the latest models from rolls-royce and maybe your new coke can go in there. this is company video of the automaker's champagne chest. it costs more than many cars, around $47,000. the carbon fiber oak and stainless steel thermal cooler includes handblown crystal glasses and mother of pearl spoons. rolls-royce says the cooler is designed to enable people to experience indulgence like never before. champagne cooler. >> what? what am i suppose -- i'm supposed to take that where? >> put your bubbly in there. >> and then go where, in the car? kay.thcahen have a party. >> no drinking and driving. >> yeah. >> just toasting. cheers. >> so why is it a car cooler? >> it's just made by
rolls-royce. >> oh. next at 5:00 a.m., a horrifying crime against an elderly woman. what happened while she was out for her morning walk. >> you'll have to stay tuned for that. also, a fix to pothole problems. the new paving plan that will dump $100 million into city streets. how long it will all take. and graduation day is here for this uc berkeley student, the luck, hard work, and persistent that went into making this day possible. and a live look outside right now at 4:57 and a live look at the bay bridge.
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wednesday, may 22nd. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. still raining in the south bay? i'm not coming into work. there is 101 and 880 where it's a little bit wet. you can see a stretch of wet weather that's rolling right down 101 from the northwest to southeast. there you go. this is where we expected any rain to be this morning, and that's where it is. it'll be out of here in the next couple of hours. what you have to look forward to is increasing sunshine, low to mid-50s this morning. we'll stay near 50 at the coast. look at this, near 70 around our bay and inland neighborhoods with dry conditions, warmer this afternoon. 73 to 75. and check out at 7:00 we're just in the upper 60s. looks like a