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homelessness, to you maybe it's just a number. $300 million. let me break it down for you. that means it costs the city of san francisco about $40,000 a year for each person who is out there on the streets. now despite all that money, there is no program in place to guarantee that those with serious mental health issues will get the real help they need. this woman was passed out in the middle of theeoewere bumping in >> are you okay? >> reporter: concerned that she might get hurt, we approached her. she was confused as to who i was or my intentions. >> i work for channel 7. >> oh, wow, okay. >> i'm a news reporter. i don't work for the city. >> reporter: she was in no shape to speak to us. >> one of the things that you just noticed is right now people just walk by, right? and that is not okay. >> reporter: kathy curran is with the healing well, a support group in the tenderloin district. she says san francisco has no
way to track and coordinate the availability of beds and services for those with mental health issues and substance abuse problems.ar nh urces.and a very short time and then they're right back out the door. >> reporter: several san francisco lawmakers now have a plan and voters will decide in november whether or not to adopt the program called "mental health sf." >> the mental health sf service center will provide access to a sigh another or psychiatric nurse, medication, and case management services on site. it will also have a mobile outreach team to bring people in that are suffering on our streets. >> reporter: here's how it will get funded. half of it will come from reimbursements by the state. the rest from the general fund and from a new taxhe cessive cealy tax." for example, if a median salary at a company is $75,000 and its ceo makes 100 times that amount, or $7.5 million, the city will
add a 0.1% purchase charge to the company's total gross revenue. the higher the disparity, the more the company has to pay. >> we want to ask a little bit more from some of these companies. and use that money to be able to build a mental health system that actually works. >> reporter: how does the city find out what the average employee of a company makes? the simple answer, well, take me, for example. the law says my payroll taxes are withheld and reported by my employer to the city. that's how the citying figures how much we wamake. they think this surcharge will raise about $80 million a year. >> so would that go on top of the marc benioff backed prop c proposal that was going to raise $300 million for the homeless situation? it's like we're stacking hundreds of millions on top of each other. >> reporter: that's right, it seems like we're pouring more
and more money. that's what they are proposing, pouring more and more mop. prop c deals with the homelessness issue, finding homes, finding a solution. this deals specifically with the mental health issue in san francisco. >> someone is in treatment and they refuse to stay the course, what can the city do then? >> reporter: absolutely nothing. you know, they can't be held against their will. but right nowed a person who receives treatment at a live-in facility, let's say, and they are released 90 days later, they are released with no continued treatment. and that's why it doesn't work. it seldom works. this program calls for that treatment to continue day by day, month by month. that support network to be there when they need it. >> all right, lyanne melendez reporting live from the newsroom, thank you so much. >> if you or somebody you love is struggling with mental health issues, find your ally at abc7news.com/takeaction. in the east bay a 10-year-old boy had to be rushed to the hospital after being
found unresponsive at the antioch water park. three elementary schools were there as part of an end of year field trip. the boy was from jack london elementary. he was found in one of the pools and lifeguards and first responders rushed to the scene. i boy was taken by helicopter to children's hospital oakland. we're waiting for word on his condition. abc news reporter laurie anthony is there and we'll have an update at 5:00. we're also awaiting word on the condition of a driver whose car plummeted more than 100 feet off grizzly peak boulevard in the east bay hills around 10:30 a.m. sky 7 flew overhead as paramedics slowly carried that victim back to the road above. we spotted a lyft sticker on the car. it's unclear if that person was on duty. in our search for solutions tog a betterf cla plan to solve their pothole problem. oakland officials kicked off a blitz with the hope of filling thousands of potholes across the
city. abc 7 news reporter joe vena fort son has a closer look at this project. >> reporter: this is the sound of what should have happened a long time ago. >> the one-two punch of $500 million of deferred maintenance on oakland's streets plus a series of very wet winters have left us with the worst pothole problem i have ever seen in my entire life living here. >> reporter: you're looking at the start of oakland's 2019 pothole repair blitz. the city calls it an intensive effort to patch potholes and repair roads all over. their pothole backlog includes more than 7,000 requests. councilmember lauren taylor says this should show that oakland's commitment towards equity is real. >> the focus on those underserved areas that have traditionally been left out because of institutional racism, we are addressing that. that's why we're getting started here in district 6. >> reporter: we asked city officials if this was in response to the pothole
vigilantes fixing oakland's roads in the middle of the night. they say no. >> while i cannot as mayor condone vigilanteism, i certainly can condone their energy and the spirit behind just rolling up your sleeves and helping your city. >> we certainly feel their frustration. but we're doing everything we can to start to address it. >> reporter: earlier this month, the oakland city council approved a $100 million three-year paving plan that will more than triple the pace of road repaving. >> finally. finally. it means a lot to me and to us here in the neighborhood. >> reporter: work crews will put in 12-hour days three days a week to finish the pothole blitz. after seeing this story you may be asking if your street is going to be part of this pothole blitz? the city is encouraging residents to give 311 a call, you can also send them an email. time to turn to our weather. a big change from the weekend.
>> yeah, you know the pothole problem is partly in due to the rain we had. i think that's not going to be a problem anymore. >> it should not be a problem in the immediate forecast future. this has been a mainly blue sky day. here's the view from the emeryville camera toward san francisco. you can see the buildup of low clouds along the coastline. 60 in san francisco. 54 oakland. 58 half moon bay. 72 san jose. 79 concord. into the evening hours, we'll see the increase in low clouds over the south bay peninsula and east bay, much as we did last night. tomorrow morning we'll start the day with mainly sunny skies in the north bay with lingering clouds in other locations. but we have a nice, dry pattern ahead. i'll give you a look at that in just a few minutes. the warriors left for toronto this afternoon and while kevin durant has been ruled out for game one, he is traveling with the team for the nba finals. sky 7 overhead as players and coaches arrived at oakland international airport. they fly out of signature, which is a privatedraymond green, one
buries to board the plane, followed by durant. you can see the players carrying their onboard -- steph curry, is he going to eat four plates of food? come on, steph. the team will arrive in toronto about 8:00 bay area time. steph needs his nuuttrit this s warriors fans getting a chance to take pictures with trophies from the warriors' five consecutive western conference championships. the warriors are the first team in 50 years to make it to the finals in five consecutive years, going back to the celtics of bill russell in the '60s. this is a really rare opportunity. those trophies were on display at san francisco city hall. some couples took a break from taking engagement and wedding photos to pose with the trophies. >> our photographer already took pictures of us with the trophy. so it's forever going to be in our books. >> yeah, in our memories. >> fantastic. fans have one more opportunity to take a picture with the five western conference championship trophies tomorrow. they'll ob display at oakland
check this out. warriors t-shirts were handed out to a lucky few at san francisco city hall today. didn't take much, just standing in line and here you go, free t-shirt. >> did you get a shirt? >> i did not. >> i'll get you a shirt. >> i guess we had to be there. >> i will get you a shirt. >> thank you. >> i know people. >> people. >> i know people who know people. abc 7 is the place to watch warriors in the finals, game one thursday, coverage beginning with live reports from toronto. mindi bach and dion lim is going. that's at 4:00, followed by the pregame show at 5:00 and the tip-off at 6:00. the dubs partnership with lofty goes. >> wayne freeman outside the soon to be finished chase center. >> when you fin that many championships you have extraing proteartives. maybe you can name a neighborhood. we're standing in one right now here's another name for the
list. from now on the region surrounding chase there is to be known as thrive city. it. ors president rick welks the official name of the four city blocks surrounding chase center. >> reporter: hence the music and the formalities as the warriors joined corporate hands with kaiser permanente in creating a public space and environment to benefit not only san francisco, they say, but especially the still under construction mission bay neighborhood. >> it's a new community gathering place in san francisco and the bay area that you're able to go and experience art, experience events. >> what should they have there? >> parking. parking. they're going to have parking but you never know if it's going to be enough parking. >> reporter: that's terrence banks who we found outside of mercy housing, affordable rental units for 600 people, including 200 children. the plan benefits them and they're optimistic. >> any time it's a private entity, you want to make sure that it's really for the people.
and if this is a public space, that's very believable. >> reporter: but there is a concern that with san francisco's migrating homeless po, might becomeal. we askedceo bernard tyson if this outreach and kaiser permanen shelter. they're homeless and that is unacceptable in our society. that's our belief. >> reporter: and we walked into this thinking it was all about basketball. we walked around town saying, where are the signs that say "thrive city"? they're not here yet but they will be. it is official with the city of san francisco. >> all right, wayne, you thrive down there. help for the first responders, only 25% of san mateo police officers live locally. what if they need some sleep?
temporary sleeping quarters for officers when they're between shift rotations. abc 7 news reporter vic lee is here with a look at one plan that just might help. >> reporter: larry, this is not only a work-related issue, it's a quality of life issue. these cops spend an extraordinary long time at work. and that's not even counting the amount of time that they spend in court fighting their cases. being a san mateo police officer usually means long commutes to work. >> only 25% of our officers live locally here. >> reporter: the average commute time for an officer here, almost an hour each way. that's nearly double the average bay area commute time, which is 32 minutes each way. this is one of the most affluent counties in the bay area. housing is expensive. officer michael hopps knows just how pricey rentals can get. >> i was looking for a one-bedroom apartment last week. there are apartments going for
commutes long, so are the working hours. >> our officers work a minimum of 11:40 shifts. usually they're mandated to stay over. sometimes working as much as 17-hour shifts. >> reporter: the commute and the working hours translate into fatigue. officers need a place to sleep and refresh themselves between shifts. the city of san mateo began looking for a place for them to do that earlier this month. they looked at old fire stations. this one in the burrell neighborhood was one option. the city will close it down and relocate firehouse 25 to a more modern facility. but that relocation will take too much time. the fire house the city has chosen is station 26 on south norfolk street. its lease ends at the end of the year and it's a perfect fit says the mayor. >> we're hoping to have 12
bunks. we'll have to do retrofiting. 12 is a lot. and it will make for some very quiet quarters for our folks.lo. the arrangement with that firehouse is a two-fer for the city of san mateo, if you will. that firehouse will not only be temporary sleeping quarters, but it's located on the east side of the city in a neighborhood where there's a lot of auto burglaries. so it can serve as a substation, a deterrent to crime. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> what are other police departments doing? are they facing the same problem? because obviously it's expensive to live anywhere in the bay area. >> reporter: ama, atherton, right? one of the wealthiest communities in the united states if not the wealthiest. they have the same problem. their officers live far, far away. they can't afford housing in atherton. so they have long commutes and a 12-hour shift or more. so the citywe t
ifts. inse, some officers have chosen to live in an rv, in rvs near the police department on the days they work. they go back home on the day a . >> yeah, definitely. all right, vic, thank you. >> extreme measures required. >> you've got to be awake and alert for your shift. >> especially if you're a police officer for sure. we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. join our better bay area group on facebook. home prices are slowing down even in notoriously expensive cities like san francisco. u.s. home prices rose at the slowest pace in more than six years in march. the 20-city home price index rose 2.7 percent down from 3% in february. nationwide, home price increases beyond wage growth have made owning a home impossible for many. this has slowed sales, forcing
would-be sellers to rein in price increases. rounds one and two of the scripps national spelling bee kicked off today. 567 spellers entered to take home the championship, as well as a $40,000 cash prize. 23 student friday the bay area are also competing but seven are out in the second round. prithee incorrectly. it's a tough competition, especially for younger contenders. >> cochina. >> is there any alternative pronounce nations? >> cochina, coqu >> c-o-q-u-i-n-a. >> correct. >> wow. the third round is happening right now. you can watch the competition o.
alys feettess inteigent after i s - >> a little? >> a little, thank you. after i see those kids who are just so smart and study so hard. you would have been a good spelling bee -- >> i was. my little hick town i grew up in, i was a top speller. but i go with glycogen, that was one of the easy words. they can keep coquina and sorghum, i knew that one, that's an old word, i'm an old guy. here's a look at new weather. sunny skies. looks like we're going to keep this dry pattern for a while. nice and mild right now. emeryville, you can see low clouds stabbing up along the coastline, getting ready to make the daily move into san francisco and over the bay. still pleasant in most locations. fay in the city. that's one of our cooler spots. 66 oakland. 70 mountain view. 72 san jose.ba partly cloudy over the golden gate but we can see blue sky.
75 at santa rosa. cooler in napa, 70 there. vacav. 79 concord. 74 at livermore. and from our rooftop camera we give you a view of blue skies looking toward the our forecas. it will be mild to warm tomorrow with a minor cool-down on thursday. you'll probably sense the drop in temperatures by 2, 3 degrees, maybe more. it will warm up again friday and we'll have a summer-like warmup over the weekend and continuing into next week. overnight look for mainly clear skies in the north bay as we had last night. it will be mainly clear in most inland locations are there will be a little low cloudiness through the coast and maybe a couple clouds will work their way across the bay. overnight lows in the low 50s. tomorrow looks like it's going to be another sunny and mild to warm day. we'll start with lingering low clouds and then mainly sunny skies after tha t theremain the. a nice afternoon. afrnn a high of about 77
degrees. in morgan hill 78. 77 santa clara. on the peninsula, sunny highs mainly low to mid 70s. san mateo only 68. on the coast low 60s. downtown san francisco 64 tomorrow. north bay we'll see highs of 75 in san rafael. 79 at santa rosa. napa 78, noel 77. east bay highs, oakland 70. 72 hayward. 74 fremont. the inland east bay will have highs in the low 80s at concovered, pittsburg, antioch, brentwood. a look at conditions on thursday afternoon, a bit of a cool-down by a few degrees. mainly upper 70s inlan on thursday. temperatures bounce back to mid to upper 80s inland on friday. 70s around the bay. mid 70s around the bay friday. even warmer in takes us into th accuweather seven-day forecast. notice that those weekend temperatures, mid to upper 80s inland. in fact almost 90 inland in spots on sunday. then on monday and tuesday, we'll see some low 90s inland. up to about 80 degrees or higher
around the bay shoreline. mid 60s on the coast. so we've been waiting for some warm weather and it's coming our way. closing in on history. the "jeopardy!" champion about to beat ken jennings' longstanding record. looking for a new job? spencer? oh, he's got one. he hosts a new show every weekend. >> that's it. >> i'm always promoting you. >> check it out. >> twitter's looking for a new tweeter in chief. you have have fast internet a littland now the besthat you mobile network too? yeah and get them together and save hundreds on your wireless bill. wow, that's great. oh, and this looks great.
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holzhauer won his 28th game yesterday. he got close to breaking another record, the second-highest single high day sum recorded in the show. he says his secret lies on being well read in the children's section. >> kids' books? >> 100% accurate. i think this is an underrated strategy. >> that was holzhauer on "sportscenter." he says picking answers from the bottom and his mastery of the buzzer has made him more successful. as a reminder, watch "jeopardy!" 7:00 right here on abc 7. the coffers at san francisco's glide memorial church are about to swell thanks to warren buffett. the price to enjoy a private lunch with the billionaire investor has topped a record $3.5 million on day three of the week-long event. the bid tops the previous record of $3.4 million paid in 2012 and 2016. the buffetches have raised nearly $30 million over the
20 years. mackenzie bezos, ex-wife of jeff bezos, is promising to give half her fortune to charity. she signed the giving pledge which encourages the world's richest people to donate a majority of their wealth to charity either during their lifetime or in their will. she's worth an estimated $36.6 billion. 18 others also signed that pledge today. an amazing rescue, now we're hearing more about the hiker who was struck for more than two weeks in the wilderness. >> i just like fell to the ground, just started bawling. >> the rescue and the first voice that she heard. plus the bizarre video played at a fresno
now news to build a better bay area. from abc 7. here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. a helicopter took a 10-year-old boy to oakland children's hospital after he was pulled from a pool at antioch water park. the boy was unresponsive but lifeguards acted quickly and when emergency crews arrived they were performing cpr on the boy. the boy is now awake andep at t for observation only. bart is putting out a rather emphatic warning to riders. it's reminding people to do whatever they can to protect their cell phones, whether on a train or on the platform. in a search for solutions to
building a better bay area, one city may have found a way to ease some of its traffic problems. abc 7 news reporter chris reyes joins works. >> reporter: good afternoon. i'm tell you, i've been one of those drivers in the past, sometimes there's just no telling how long it would take to get from one end to another. this is east hillsdale boulevard. for many who live in foster city, it's really the only way to get around their neighborhood. but over the years they've been sharing it with hundreds of commuters who are using it to get to and from the major freeways. foster city is trying to change that with a pilot program. it's working pretty well. they're hoping to make it permanent. so for the last three months, foster city implemented a left turn restriction on east hillsdale boulevard into edgewater and shell boulevards during rush hour. last week city council approved to extent the traffic diversion program. >> from our observation on the way the intersections are of fo
the freeway. so by infwrens we have less tt. >> reporter: that's a welcome change for some residents, especially those who get stuck on east hillsdale on their way home or even just to go to the grocery store. >> probably takes at least half an hour to drive a mile. >> way better than it was before. we have no turn from 4:00 to 7:00, so it has improved. i'm really happy about that. >> reporter: the traffic might be better with new left turn restrictions but it's only a slight improvement for residents who have lived in foster city for decades. >> we were meeting friends in oakland for dinner. it took forever to get out of foster city, it was horrible. >> reporter: public works director norm derays says his team has been submitting the left turn restrictions to the driving apps to discourage them from suggesting the diversion through foster city. >> the sites can either put them in or not. we've had varying success.
>> reporter: so the program is not working perfectly. just in watching that story,urrh herehere where shell boulevard is and edgewater down that way. so this is why foster city wants another three months to reassess the program. >> kris, what's met for the program? >> reporter: ideally they want to make the left turn restrictions permanent. they want to get help from driving apps like ways, apple, google. right now it's not always showing that those left turn restrictions exist, therefore a shortcut through foster city isn't worth it. chris ray yes, there is for abc 7 news. a minor league baseball team in fresno is apologizing to new york congressman alexandria owe sauce i don't cortez for a video that compared her to kim jong-un and fidel castro.
the grizzlies aired a tribute video. the voice of former president ronald reagan mentioned "enemies of freedom." the image ofca along with kim jong-u fidel team's president club did not watch the video in its entirety first before they showed it to fans. >> the grizzlies, we're very sorry for the video that played tonight. it was an oversight on our side from a staffmember that is remorseful. and we're very sorry to our fans, to this community, to miss ocasio-cortez as well. >> ocasio-cortez has not commented on that video. today the u.s. supreme court sidestepped part of an indiana avenue abortion case that could have tested the constitutionality of roe versus wade. the justices turned down an appeal to reinstate a law that banned abortions because of fetal abnormality or race or sex of the fetus. however, the court in a 7-2 vote upheld part of the same law
mandated that aborted fetuses be buried or cremate. in another case the supreme court decided not to take up a challenge to a pennsylvania school district's policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity. the justices rejected an appeal from students in a philadelphia suburb who argued that allowing transgender students to use the same facilities violated their right to privacy. to the amazing story of a lost hiker who was found after surviving more than two weeks wandering around the forest on maui. >> today she is sharing her story with the world. abc news reporter romina puga has the latest. >> reporter: amanda eller all smiles after spending 17 days lost in the maui forest. >> this whole journey was extremely spiritual for me. >> reporter: the 35-year-old physical therapist and yoga instructor was found friday by a helicopter search crew in a roo teen between two waterfalls. >> i knew in the grand scheme of things i'm on this tiny little piece of rock on top of this
waterfa waterfall, how the heck aring this going to find me? i look up and hah the helicopter an felle ground and started bawling. >> reporter: her friend javier rappelling down to rescue her. >> i'm like, do you recognize this voice? she goes, javier? i'm like, you're damn right it is. >> reporter: she had a fractured leg and skin infections. in this video we see amanda offering to walk off the helicopter herself. >> i'm walking, i need to. >> no, you don't need to walk, you've walked enough. oh my god, it's so nice to see you. >> the last 17 days of my life have been the toughest days of my life. >> reporter: eller disappeared on may 8th and survived off berries, plants, moths, and goff have a. in those 17 days eller endured a mass flood that swept away her shoes, sustained burns that blistered, reportedly spent a night in a wild boar's den. she's grateful to be alive and surrounded by friends and family. >> amazing story.
some of the rescuers who helped find eller are assisting in the search for this man, 35-year-old noah mena, disappeared while hiking in the west maui forest reserve eight days ago. family members say mean yeah hikes that area regularly and knows the area well. the dangers of e-sinks. ufos on the east coast? a new report on what some actual military pilots are saying about this. and low clouds and fog on the bay area coast. you can see it stacking up there before it makes its move. george has heart failure. and a busy day ahead. george has entresto, a heart failure pill that helped keep people alive and out of the hospital. don't take ent it can causearor death adioa twin orrb the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high blood potassium.
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object in our working space and we don't know what to do. >> reporter: this on the eve of a new history channel series called "unidentified: inside america's ufo investigation." >> the object then appears to accelerate rapidly -- >> reporter: the show chronicles a year-long investigation that includes former military intelligence officials speaking out on numerous reported encounters. >> we trust the american people to know that there are certain countries that have nuclear warheads, and yet we don't trust the american people to know that there's something in our air space that we don't know what it is? >> reporter: the navy telling us in recent years there's been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft in our air space, and therefore, they've implemented new steps to report further possible incidents. >> gio benitez reporting. to be clear, no one at the department of defense is saying any of this is extra-terrestrial. many experts insist that earthly explanations can generally explain most of this. >> generally. >> but there is a fascination. >> absolutely. >> everyone's fascinated. they could be here among us.
>> don't look at me. >> spencer christian? how about somebody who never ages? >> that's a good point. >> could be from another planet. >> i am from another place. here's a look at live doppler 7. mainly clear skies right now. we'll see a few low clouds on the coastline. they're there already and they will be there overnight. but inland skies will be mainly clear. overnight lows generally in the lowfies. tomorrow look for another sunny and mild to warm day. low 60s on the coast as high temperatures around the bay shoreline, upper 70s to mid 60s in spots. lots of low 80s in our inland areas tomorrow. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. we're going to have a few more clouds thursday. and a bit of a cool-down, maybe 2, 3, 4 degrees in locations. temperatures will bounce back on friday and over the weekend, we start -- we don't start, it will start a summer-like warmup that will carry high temperatures into the low 90s inland by monday and tuesday. it's going to be quite a string
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now to a story lots of abc 7 viewers are searching for online. a santa cruz coffee shop in a legal battle with construction equipment maker caterpillar over the word "cat." the coffee shop says caterpillar is trying to bulldoze its trade park for apparel. >> reporter: cat and cloud coffee. a legal issue surrounding a trademark around the word "cat." >> seemed ridiculous so we responded. we got a lawyer, obviously. and asked them to further explain their case. asked them to drop it as we are
in a completely different industry. they didn't want to. so we went back and forth a few times and essentially called them out for bullying. >> reporter: he says when they opened the shop three years ago, they couldn't have predicted something like this happening. >> could anybody imagine a $54 billion machinery compaom afr company? the first bigge they want us to do is just not ever print the name "cat and cloud" on anything. so i think that is unbelievable. i don't think that's going to hold up. >> reporter: customers like rick agree. >> i don't think anybody correlates the caterpillar company with our big yellow massive trucks with a small cafe. i never thought about cat and cloud and caterpillar in the same sentence until we heard about this lawsuit. >> reporter: but caterpillar incorporated says their only concern is over apparel, providing this statement. we are not suing cat and cloud, not targeting a small business, and not focused on cat and cloud's primary interest, coffee. we'd simply asked the u.s.
trademark office to remove cat and cloud's trademark registration on footwear and apparel only. products for which caterpillar has longstanding trademarks and a considerable business. facing this legal battle has been stressful but rick says they're not giving up. >> good news is if somebody is intimidated by our small company in santa cruz, we're doing something right. >> the coffee shop has spenter inially $10,000 so far fighting this case. a change.org petition is asking people to delicater pillar, inc., to stop pulleying cat and cloud and other small businesses. so far more than 8,800 signatures. consumer news, a warning for parents of popular sleep sack recalled due to a concern about a possible burn risk. >> do the my attention. "7 on your jid" is here with the details. >> this is for 6 to 12 month olds is what american apparel is recalling baby sleep sacks for failing to meet flammability standards. the sleep sack is branded as american apparel baby rib
collection, manufactured by gildon activewear. it came in sizes 6 to 12 month and has american apparel and baby rib collection printed on the neck label. consumers should immediately stop using the sleep sacks and keep them out of reach of children. american apparel is offering a full refund or replacement. it's up to the consumer. the cost to take uber or lyft could drop by 80% over the next decade according to the global bank ubs. the company ran a massive simulation to estimate the trajectory of the rideshare industry, taking into consideration the impact of what is thought to be soon to come robo taxis. according to the report the value of the robo taxi market could grow to $2 trillion by 2030. apple has officially announced a new ipod, nottive-pad,ive-pod. apple today said it's releasing
ipod touch, its first since 2015. smaller size and cheaper price tag makes the device more appealing to those who can't afford a new i phone or simply like their current i phone. apple watchers are anticipating another new offering from the company. 9 to 5 mack obtained screen shots of apple's upcoming mobile operating system ios 13. the screen shots show what appears to be a system-wide dark mode. that will make apps look better in low light. we'll see. >> doesn't seem like great big news to me but it was everywhere today. >> dark mode sounds ominous to me. >> apple has dark mode. >> we all do. all right, a new stanford study suggests the flavoring added to e-cigarettes could cause heart problems. researchers found that cells exposed to the liquids used in e-cigarettes appeared to be less viable and showed signs of damage and death. they also found the sales were
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i love this. acuna matata at abc 7 at 8:00, "the lion king." at 10:00, "1969:fortunate sons." abc news at 11:00. one of the most highly anticipated additions to disneyland is opening to the public friday. "star wars" galaxy's edge, the largest expense in the park's history. >> rob mcmillan in los angeles tells us the new attraction will offer visitors something never seen before at disneyland. >> reporter: with the stroke of a pen, the circle is now complete. the "star wars" galaxy merging with the universe of disney. >> chewy, we're home. >> reporter: not only would it mean more "star wars" in the movie theaters, but then came the announcement that we'd get more "star wars" in disneyland. >> don't everybody thank me at once. >> reporter: the collaborative history of disney and lose cass film goes back to the early
1980s. according to disney expert david koenig. >> at the time disney was making "the fox and the hound." "herbie bows bananas." things that didn't lend themselves to theme park attractions. >> reporter: they cut a deal bringing the star tours to disneyland in 1987. now the disney/lucasfilm relationship is are soing to a whole new level and a whole new land thanks to that 2012 deal between "star wars" creator george lucas and disney ceo and chairman bob iger. >> they realized, let's just buy them. >> reporter: at 14 acres, "star wars" galaxy's edge is the largest expansion in disneyland history. visitors will arrive on a brand new system called the tube. announced in 2015, construction began a near later. now in a few more days galaxy's edge will open to the public. many disneyland cast members have already toured this remote
outpost. but you won't find too much about it on social media. disney is keeping most things secret. what we can tell you, the public will be able to buy an alcoholic drink for the firstat an old ca. and they'll be able to walk inside the "millennium falcon" where r2 and chewy played this game of holo chess. >> be careful, r2. >> you may come across the di acha dianoga who took up residence in the trash compactor. disney says there will be surprises around every corner. "star wars" galaxy's edge opens to the public in just three days. from the outer rim world of batou, rob mcmillan, 7 news. >> ah, so much to experience. abc 7 news anchor reggie akey is heading to disneyland to show you the new "star wars" land live wednesday night and thursday morning on abc 7
mornings. >> disney is the parent company of abc 7. it looks gigantic. >> it's going to be fun. >> thanks for joining us. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 starts now. received a call for service for an 11-year-old drowning. >> luckily lifeguards and first responders step in just in time. you and your cell phone, the warning for passengers on bart. in san jose the effort to turn an old building into student housing. it's a push for something affordable in the middle of downtown. a mini neighborhood around the new warriors arena gets a new name. its all about a new push for yoga and skating as well as basketball. the warriors head to toronto with something in their hands. a boy was airlifted to an east bay hospital today after nearly drowning at a water park. firefighters say the initial call was a child who had drowned and that the city staff were doing cpr.
>> after arriving on scene, the boy was breathing and conscious. it's an incredible story that could have ended very differently. >> indeed it could have. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen zee. thanks for joining us. antioch water park off lone freeway. >> let's go to abc 7 news reporter laura anthony live for us tonight. >> reporter: hi, dan. let's give you the update on this boy. last word, he is awake, alert, at an east bay hospital, being held we understand only for observation at this point. this facility was not open to the public today, only open for a field trip for local elementary students. one that almost turned tragic. as seen from sky 7, first responders from the contra costa county fire department responded to a call of an 11-year-old boy found unresponsive in one of the pools at the antioch water park. the student was among dozens of