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i can hear people cringing already. it does work. or juicy. there's drizzle out there. all that gray and this is the way it looks from our roof camera looking at the clouds sitting on top of the bay bridge and some of the moisture they're letting go. we have to use the windshield wipers, may even need to take an umbrella if you're going to be outside in the drizzle. dress for temperatures low to mid-50s. mid to upper 50s at the coast today. even a few low 60s. look at that, barely 70 at 4:00 after having 80s yesterday and mid-60s again at 7:00. alexis? all right. good morning, mike. looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza where things are pretty normal today. not too bad of a drive. no further issues on your way in to san francisco. we do have an issue with b.a.r.t., however. just a moment ago we heard from b.a.r.t. they are resuming normal service.
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a major delay where all three of the major lines come together. it sounds like there was a switching problem. again, those trains are just being released right now. the switching issue has been resolved. keeping a close eye on that this morning as well. >> thank you. happening tonight the warriors are looking to get off to a strong start as they take on the raptors and try to win their third straight nba title. >> they got some practice in at scotiabank arena. the warriors won six playoff games in a row after playing the cleveland cavaliers in the last four finals. the dubs say they're looking forward to a change of scenery. >> to be able to start here in toronto against a different opponent in our fifth straight finals creates a great edge for us. and i like the energy we're coming in with for game one. >> while the warriors are playing in toronto, oracle arena
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will still be packed with fans because the dubs are hosting a watch party. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at oracle with all the details. are you getting pumped up, amy? >> reporter: very excited. it is a bum eamer they won't be here for game one but the sfans will make the best of it. there will be a great watch party here at oracle tonight. they've done this before. so here is a look at what these watching parties look like. it has the same energy as a game. they offer the same food. they have entertainment performers like the warriors dance team. they have activities and, of course, the game up on the big screen. tickets cost $25 and they are still available if you want to come tonight. some of the proceeds will go to the oakland community foundation and the warriors foundation. there will be a watch party here tomorrow night for game two and next week, of course, the team will be here for games three and four. this is it.
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after this series they move to san francisco so this is the last chance to be here at oracle. a good opportunity, a fun time to be with fellow fans. parking costs, too. you have to pay for that and the tickets to get in. reporting live in oakland, amy hollyfield, action 7 news. our coverage continues all morning long and this afternoon on abc 7 news. catch abc 7 news anchor dion lim and mindi bach live before the game starts. our coverage begins with our newscast at 4:00 p.m. followed by the dubs on 7 pregame show at 5:00, nba countdown at 5:30 and the game at 6:00. be sure to stay tuned for after the game with sports anchor larry beil. game two is sunday in toronto. we have the full series schedule deveping now we are getting our first look at a couple accused of killing and
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dismembering a man in san francisco. i.c.e. agents arrested stephanie ching and douglas lomas. authorities just released these photos of them. the two face charges for the murder of 73-year-old benedict ching and "the examiner" reports stephanie is believed to be the victim's daughter. police found his body inside his home in the outer mission last week. investigators say they went to china after killing the victim. a motive has not yet been revealed. b.a.r.t. officials are releasing a push for major upgrades following the deadly bay bridge crash that ended up causing massive delays yesterday. >> we first brought that to you as breaking news on abc 7 mornings. that box truck hit the back of a bus 4:30 yesterday morning. unfortunately, one person in the box truck died. you can see the massive delays so many of us contending with. b.a.r.t. said it carried an additional 10,000 people as a result yesterday. now b.a.r.t. has applied for a
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$1.25 billion from the federal government so it can carry more people across the bay. that plan, though, has gone nowhere. federal transit officials have let the request idle for a year and a half. >> standing still for us is not an option. it's not an option for the region's economy and it's not for b.a.r.t. and it's essential that the federal government step up to the plate. >> right now b.a.r.t. can move around 27,000 commuters. a series of upgrades will let them carry 39,000 people on 30 trains per hour. in sacramento the state assembly has passed legislation that could turn hundreds of thousands of independent contractors into employees. it would force companies like lyft and uber to classify drivers as employees and offer benefits like sick pay. the bill goes right to the heart of ride hailing companies that classify drivers as independent contractors. the bill must still be approved by the state senate and signed
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into law by the governor. target recall. the phone accessory it sold that has burned at least two people. also, a scary situation at this cubs/astros game after a line drive hits a little girl. the emotional message from the player and what we know about the girl's condition. and check out these temperatures up in the north bay. average high 78. we're ten degrees warmer than that as we hit the upper 80s to low 90s. even a better chance of 90s. summer is right around the corner after a lit
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let's start our enabled tour with temperatures down in the south bay. we're mainly around 54 to 56 degrees. we have santa clara and saratoga at 57, the warmer spots. los altos at 50. around the bay shore, up into the north bay and even out to the coast until you get to bodega bay. pretty homogenized because of this air mass, squeezing some moisture out of it in the form of drizzle throughout the morning commute. pool weather not quite today. we're almost there and yard work, do that today while this is our coolest day moving
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forward. the north bay, 56 at 8:00. low 70s this afternoon. a slight chance of a thunderstorm, lake mendocino and sonoma counties during the afternoon. the east bay in the 50s at 10:00. in the mid-60s this afternoon with sunshine after the lunch hour. here is alexis with a look at the morning commute. i want to talk mass transit first. a major delay for b.a.r.t. riders in the downtown oakland area in all directions. normal service is starting to resume. there was a fire in the area. it was an auto repair business. that has been tapped out and on top of that a switching problem, so they're working on resolving all of this. the trains were being held as a precaution. sounds like most have been released but they will have to make up quite a bit of that time. overall the roads are looking okay. our usual backup out of tracy, westbound 205 to 570, 7 and 14 miles respectively. new this morning target is recalling this phone charger because the cable has burned two
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people. target has received more than a dozen reports of the heyday lightning charger cables smoking, sparking or igniting. 90,000 were sold from last june through this january. if you have one, you can return it to target for a refund. ariana grande's allergy scare. the problem forcing the pop star to postpone some of her shows. and a tiny baby beating the odds. the amazing milestone for the smallest surviving baby born here in california. a live look outside. it is looking a little (client's voice) remember that degree you got in taxation? (danny) of course you don't because you didn't! your job isn't doing hard work...'s making them do hard work... ...and getting paid for it. (vo) snap and sort your expenses to save over $4,600 at tax time. quickbooks. backing you. it's toughcold turkey.king so chantix can help you quit slow turkey. along with support, chantix is proven to help you quit. with chantix you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting
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what a difficult situation. a little girl needed to go to the hospital following a terrifying moment in a baseball game. >> a foul ball struck her and emotion overcame the player who hit it. >> you have some guys that everybody is high on down there. >> just hope everybody's okay. almora -- >> everybody is shaken. >> it hit a young child, and so almora is really shaken up right there. >> as you can see teammates and cubs manager joe maddon were consoling albert almora, a father of two. he remained emotional even when he spoke to reporters after the game in houston. >> i'm speechless.
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i'm at a loss of words. being a father of two boys. >> yeah, he was really shaken up, obviously really cared how the little girl was doing and he stopped by the section where the girl was sitting. a security guard had to comfort him. witnesses say she was awake and alert when being carried away. baseball extended the netting along the foul lines in the ballparks two years ago, but the girl was actually sitting just past where that netting ends. >> no update on her condition. we'll keep watching that. we're all wishing her the best. building a better bay area sometimes involves making tough decisions. a garden loved by the community could soon be removed to make way for a retail building. the fative plant garden has grown over the last 20 years, but so have property values at race street and garland avenue. a plan to build stores on this same site was approved. the garden's operator plans to meet with san jose's planning commission and mayor sam liccardo hoping to save this
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garden. >> i just think the powers that be, this is too compelling, the things we are teaching, the lives we're affecting. >> it was a difficult decision, however, bottom line is that it becomes a property rights, you. >> the landlord has offered to sell for $4 million, and the garden is already behind on its $8,000 monthly rent. we want to hear your ideas and your concerns in building a better bay area, share them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. the world's smallest surviving baby is now home after being born in a san diego hospital five months ago. her mom went to the hospital in december when she was just 23 weeks pregnant because of some discomfort. doctors told her she had to deliver immediately due to severe complications. a f she was born weighing 8.6
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ounces. she was discharged weighing 5 pounds in mid may. doctors describe her as happy and, more importantly, healthy. >> and that mom saying that when she delivered this tiny little baby that she and her husband were told they would only have an hour with their daughter, and now they get to take her home. >> the care of those nurses and doctors made it possible. >> absolutely. the technology and if you believe in other things that came through to help. amazing. that's a great story. love hearing that. let's talk about what's going on weatherwise. you can see behind us there was a lot of gray and that's created delays at sfo. morning drizzle, cooler afternoon today. low clouds and fog. today is a temporary tumble of temperatures as we barely get into the mid-70s in most of our inland neighborhoods. some upper 70s. a lot of mid to upper 60s around san francisco, richmond,
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observing, san mateo. tonight low to mid-50s with the cloud cover out there. not as much drizzle as this morning. the storm prediction center says we have a chance of thunderstorms today. they tend to broaden it a little bit farther than what the models are saying because the models aren't always 100% correct. we'll start 7:00 this morning. you can see the cloud cover over the bay. that's what most of us are worried about. it sticks in the bay, even at lunch while everyone else is clearing inland. we've got chances of showers and thunderstorms developing in lake and mendocino counties and sliding southward into the northern part of sonoma county. the drizzle this morning, there is a possibility that we could have some slick spots as it could be measurable in a few areas. as we head into the afternoon hours you can see the best chance is up in the north bay. my accuweather forecast, mid to upper 80s inland, friday through monday. low to upper 70s around the bay, even some 60s at the coast.
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alexis? good morning, mike. looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza where i did say everything was normal. we do have reports of a two-car crash in lane six. so that would be one of the fastrak lanes. not able to spot it on our camera. it sounds like one lane is blocked as you approach the toll plaza and metering lights. that commute has not been terrible this morning. that's our first incident. tougher with mass transit this morning, major delay in downtown oakland for b.a.r.t. in all directions. we have normal service resuming and some residual delays. a switching problem on the tracks and then a fire in the area so b.a.r.t. was holding trains as a precaution. that is no longer an issue. southbound 101 santa rosa to petaluma, you're in the green. castro valley to the maze, also in the green at 16 minutes and looking good. to highway 85. coming in at 13 minutes. thank you, alexis. "good morning america" is coming up at 7:00.
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>> our bay area native is live from new york city with a look at what's ahead. great to see you. >> hey, friends, good morning to you. coming up on "gma" the latest on that stunning statement from robert mueller, the special counsel breaking his silence for the first time since his investigation began more than two years ago. so what does it mean for president trump? live team coverage from washington this morning. also pop star ariana grande is canceling concerts because of a surprise food allergy she says practically closed her throat. dr. ashton is here to break this down and tell us what we need to know about adult onset allergies. the force is strong with us this morning. we are live from the brand-new star wars land at disneyland, galaxy's edge. ginger is taking us inside the millennium falcon teaming up with chewie inside the galaxy far, far away. it's a lot of fun. and i know you are all over this one. we are in toronto for game one of the nba finals tonight, the
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raptors/the warriors are set to tip off. one lucky fan is going to get tickets to the big game. i will throw out all my journalistic bias, go warriors. >> go dubs. >> we know it. we feel it. thank you. we'll be watching the game along with you tonight i'm sure. appreciate it. it's getting down to the wire in the scripps national spelling bee and the bay area kids that still have a chance to win it all. >> and it was special beer brewed to benefit campfire survivors, but now sierra nevada is having a problem. the letter it sent to other breweries involved in this effort. and as you get your day into gear a live look outside right now at the embarcadero. it is a little gloomy out there right now but mike says we have sunshine in the forecast.
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♪ check out these temperatures next week. we're going to go region by region. mainly in the 60s and 70s
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monday. a pullback from the warmth we'll have tomorrow and saturday. look at that. wednesday, we'll be more comfortable with 60s and 70s. >> thank you, mike. less than half of the breweries that sold sierra nevada's special resilience ipa to benefit campfire victims have sent the money they pledged to the company. more than 1,400 brewers across the country signed up to sell the beer. earlier this month sierra grossman sent a letter to participating brewers urging them to follow through with their pledges. officials say they've been in touch with many of the brewers and it expects them to honor their commitment. resilience was sold until just a month ago. 6:25. ariana grande reportedly canceling tour dates after suffering a surprise allergic reaction to tomatoes. the 25-year-old pop star made the announcement on her instagram page saying the food allergy totally took her by surprise. she had to push back two shows
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in team and orlando to november. she says her throat pretty much closed and that she feels like she was swallowing a cactus. she is slowly making progress and thanks her fans for their love and understanding. still ahead on abc 7 mornings -- >> reporter: prosecutors are deciding if the man accused of plowing his car into a group of people in sunnyvale should also face hate crime charges. i'm jobina fortson live in san jose this morning with a look ahead at his day in court. you may notice reggie is not behind the desk today because he is there on assignment in disneyland. check it out. he got a fst look inside star wars
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accused of plowing his car into a crowd in the south bay, due in court today. what officials are expected to decide about suspect isaiah
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peoples. >> and a drastic proposal in san francisco to cut the risk of wildfires everywhere. or elsewhere, rather. the idea that could have a big impact. >> reporter: i'm reggie aqui at disneyland, the planet of batuu. i rode the ride, drank the milk. it's all coming up. >> he's having so much fun, all we got was mugs. >> i know. the joy is palpable and we'll get to him in a moment. good morning to you on this thursday, may 30th. and of course today is also game one between the warriors and raptors. >> and you can see we have a countdown clock counting down to coverage tonight. we'll have much more on the dubs coming up at 6:45. let's kick things off with meteorologist mike nicco. >> let's open up the weather window and what's going on outside. first we'll do it by taking a look at the winds on live doppler 7 gusty at observing. also at concord and fairfield
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really stout sea breeze. look at that. the marine layer making it into the central valley and that's why temperatures will be so much cooler it'd and the marine layer is compressed, from mt. tam down to the clouds. because of that letting out some of the moisture in the form of drizzle. you'll need the windshield wipers from time to time. wake them up, too. we'll be in the mid-50s to low 50s. you can see the 50s predominant along the coast while we're barely at 70 at 4:00 and back in the 60s at 7:00. alexis? we're looking live at san mateo bridge, westbound 92. definitely has filled in. we haven't had any issues there. the opposite commute of yesterday, really tough driving from the east bay into san francisco due to a crash on the bay bridge. so b.a.r.t. still has a major delay in all directions.
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this was due to two issues, a switching problem on the tracks and a fire that is now tapped out. happening today the man accused of intentionally plowing his car into a crowd of pedestrians in sunnyvale will be in court. >> isaiah peoples faces multiple counts of attempted murder. today the judge could tack on even more charges. reporter jobina fortson is live for us at the courthouse. good morning, jobina. >> reporter: good morning. isaiah peoples is already facing eight attempted murder charges. these hate crime charges would add on to that. the santa clara county district attorney's office told us they were hopig to make this decision by today. still questions as to the motive for the crash that happened last month. prosecutors say peoples, who is an army veteran, was on his way to bible study.
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he plowed into a cross walk at sunnyvale avenue. peoples' attorney told us his client's mental health state will be a critical factor i the case. family members claim peoples suffers from ptsd and is not a racist. last night an interfaith unity solidarity event in support of muslims was held at the senior center in light of this incident. investigators do believe peoples targeted his victims based on their race and also his belief that they were of the muslim faith. reporting live in san jose, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. an 80-year-old man was left with life threatening injuries. >> the shocking scene caught on surveillance video from the tenderloin station. take a look here. you can seep the stolen kia running on to the sidewalks slamming into scaffolding and pinning a pedestrian against it. the female driver then backs up
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and hits a backed car as dozens of police officers pour out of the station. seconds later she hit the 80-year-old man. >> i thought it was a movie, they were filming a movie because it was unreal. we didn't hear any sirens when it all unfolded. >> the driver hit two cars before slamming into a police car on sixth street when she was then arrested. her name has not yet been released. developing news in europe, searchers are looking for at least 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat sank in hungary. seven others died and all of those passengers were from south korea. the boat carrying 33 south koreans sank after it collided into a larger cruise ship. hungarian officials say none of the south korean tourists were wearing life vests. south korea is sending a team to
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budapest to assist its citizens. a strong earthquake struck off el salvador's coast overnight. the 6.6 quake struck in the pacific ocean about 17 miles. people felt the shaking it el salvador's capital san salvador. pg&e wants to be able to shut off power to san francisco during power season. happening today the califonia public utilities commission will consider that proposal. if approved pg&e would be able to shut off power to areas with a high wildfire risk like the east bay. "the chronicle" reports some transmission lines there are connected to power lines in the city of san francisco so that means a shutoff in the east bay would impact the city. earlier this month cal fire determined pg&e equipment started the campfire. it's the deadliest wildfire in state history. happening today five bay area spellers will compete in the final rounds. >> we are well represented and take a look, here they are.
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these bright students are from san jose, sunnyvale, dublin, santa clara and look at the two young ladies there, too. yesterday's round one student from idaho exhausted all of her questions for the word ic iconoclastic. >> can i have the language, origin, can i have all the information? can i have the spelling? >> you don't want me to give it to you. >> she dead pans. she ended up spelling it correctly. look at that. yes. the finals begin this morning at 7:00 a.m. on our sister network espn2. part two airs tonight on espn. i always get very nervous for them and emotionally invested in this. >> it's so fun to watch them. such smart kids. the warriors need four more wins for their third straight title.
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the watch party that's happening. >> a little bit better than this time yesterday up 73 points. >> reggie is diving into everything that you'll find at star wars galaxy's edge. he is joining us live from disneyland's newest attraction next. >> i have never seen reginald this excited, quite frankly. first, you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. it's soupy out there, mike. >> yes, it is. you can see from our roof camera just how soupy it is and see the flags unfurled. yesterday was an appetizer for what's coming this weekend. low to mid-50s along the east bay shore, richmond, san lean o leandro. 51 degrees to 55 in hayward and fremont. some of our warm spots. you can see everywhere else the
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same temperatures. brentwood warmer. cooler in pacifica. 49 along the coast. walnut creek not dealing with as much drizzle. you may want to have an umbrella. ferry ride is breezy. look at the 60s starting at 10:00. we hit the upper 60s. east bay valleys full on sunshine through 10:00 pushing us to 68 at noon. low to mid-70s this afternoon. 80s wiped off the map today for you. same thing in the south bay. full-on sunshine and the low 70s this afternoon. mid-60s by 8:00. a little chilly. we'll talk about those 90s coming up. first i want to say welcome back. >> thank you. >> you look quite refreshed. i'm jealous. >> i'm glad i look refreshed. i don't know i feel the same way but, hey, you know what -- >> traveling with a toddler, i can see that could be a little difficult. >> not relaxing for sure. we made it. so that's good.
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we are looking live at the toll bridge metering plaza. they couldn't find it either so we don't have any lanes blocked. a major delay downtown oakland in both directions due to a switching problem and a fire that has been tapped out in the area earlier. one of our co-workers said
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a couple graduations to talk about, both in palo alto. palo alto high school today. graduating at 5:00. so if you're heading out at 4:00, 67. breezy. we'll drop down to 64 but still a whole lot of sunshine. congratulations and be safe tonight. our highs around the state. doesn't that stick out especially when that's almost 30 degrees warmer than san diego at 69. l.a. at 73. 64 at monterey. look at all these thunderstorms. the ring of fire around the central valley. a chance of thunderstorms friday into saturday and saturday into sunday. we'll talk about that coming up. jessica? the golden state warriors begin their quest for the third straight championship today. >> even though they're away,
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oracle will be packed with fans. reporter amy hollyfield live with details on the watch party. hey there, amy. >> reporter: good morning. the warriors aren't here but that doesn't mean we can't party, right? they will be having a watch party at oracle arena and it should be a lot of fun. here is video from past parties. so you can get a sense of what to expect. it does feel like a game. they will have the same food and warriors entertainment for performers like the warriors dance team. they'll have activities and the big game on the big screen. it costs $25 to get in. there are tickets still available for tonight. the game starts at 6:00 so the doors will open at 5:00. this is one of the last times you will be able to cheer here for the warriors. after this series their games and their watch parties in san francisco. if you can't wait until then to be surrounded by your fellow fans, come on out here to oracle
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tonight, part of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to charities. the oakland community foundation and the warriors foundation. and if tonight doesn't work for you or if you want more than tonight they will have a watch party sunday night as well for game two. plenty of opportunities to cheer on your warriors. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. our coverage continues on abc 7 news all day. catch abc 7 news anchor dion lim and sports reporter mindi bach live from toronto before the game starts. abc 7 is the only place to watch the series. our coverage begins with our newscast at 4:00 p.m. that is followed by the dubs on 7 pregame show at 5:00. nba countdown at 5:30. and then, of course, the game at 6:00. and now on to your morning money report. greyhound is looking to sell. >> they became the last operator
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of scheduled cross-country bus routes in north america. about 17 million people ride greyhound every year. greyhound faces increased pressure to compete against low cast airlines. we are in the green, up 70 points right now. it is 6:45. the biggest and most anticipated expansion in disneyland's history opens tomorrow. >> this morning we have your sneak peek into star wars galaxy's edge. a chance to pilot the millennium falcon. a fireworks display marked the special occasion last night. abc 7 morning anchor is there live covering all the excitement. you must be exhausted staying up late and partying and seeing the fireworks. how is it going, reggie? >> reporter: well, it has been a blast. and now i have a little friend with me. this is a monkey lizard just casually sitting on my shoulder,
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and i've decided this is my favorite spot in all of galaxy's edge, a 14-acre expansion. this is the marketplace. you can pick up this guy and some other creatures i'll show you in just a second. galaxy's edge is the place you never knew you always wanted to visit. >> welcome to batuu where visitors from other planets have a choice. >> reporter: do you join the resistance, or do you join the dark side? the first order? these guys definitely have an opinion. and i'm with them. >> there is resistance activity here. have you seen anything suspicious? >> reporter: nothing suspicious here, my friend. >> looks like we'll need recon in this sector. >> reporter: just someone willing to join the first order. name a star wars fantasy of yours and it's probably here in these 14 acres. oh, my gosh!
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don't worry. we'll get to the ride in a second. want to build a droid? done. drink the blue milk skywalker did? that's a thing, refreshing but surprisingly not super sweet. and then there's the bar, a first for disneyland park. welcome to the cantina, the hottest club in all of batuu. frog like creatures in aquariums lay eggs in your drinks. name tags are written in the native language. this one belongs to san francisco's own doug chang, creative director. >> i've been working on batuu for over six years. the incredible thing i'm used to being on movie sets but everything here is absolutely real. the concrete is concrete. the metal is metal. >> reporter: doug, your favorite part of the land is what? >> my favorite would have to be the falcon. >> reporter: yes, you get to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy and, yes, it really is that good. maybe the most fun i've had on a ride. and go. go like speed.
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i'm in the first order. >> oh, no! >> if this thing crashes, oh, well. >> reporter: i've been spending a lot of time here in the creatures stall. i have a little friend with me now. do you have anything to say? okay. yeah, jessica and natasha are back in san francisco. they would love to come to galaxy's edge at some point. yeah, i'm in the first order. yeah, that's going to be a problem. this has been an amazing time. the public is finally going to be able to see what they've waited for for years tomorrow morning. i know everyone here at disneyland can't wait to see their faces as they walk into galaxy's edge for the first time. >> reggie, i have a question. when you're on the millennium falcon and you go at light speed, can you feel the acceleration? >> reporter: oh, you can absolutely feel the acceleration. the whole cockpit shakes. i was, as you could probably see in the video, surprised how much it lurches forward and backward.
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you need that seat belt. >> absolutely. i know before you left we were talking about how the creators really want this had to feel like you weren't even in disneyland. bottom line, did they succeed? >> reporter: it's amazing. the time i've spent here i've forgotten that disneyland exists on the other side of the wall. you can't see the castle. you will not find mickey and pluto here ever. there's no indication from any of these merchandise spots that you are in a theme park. when they give you one of these, it comes in a little box like you're adopting a pet, so it doesn't say disneyland anywhere. it is quite something. >> reggie, it's been such a joy to watch you all this morning and we're following you on social, too. >> one more quick question, reggie, have you seen r2d2? >> reporter: no sightings yet. i'm looking out. >> all right, cool. >> thanks, reggie. have a good one. >> favorite star wars character? >> he's the cutest, absolutely.
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>> r2d2? mine is hans solo. >> sure. >> i mean, come on. episodes four, five and six. >> yeah, yeah, some day we'll have a watch party for alexis. so moist is the word of the morning and a lot of you don't like moist, so i got the thesaurus out and would you like dank, muggy, steamy, teary, misty and damp. >> all bad. all bad. >> no? >> no. >> it's just drizzling. let's move on. a look at what's going on outside. you can see above from mt. tam how compressed the marine layer is. it will be cool they are afternoon because of a strong sea breeze. warmer than average this weekend. and still tracking the warmest temperatures next week. for highs today low to mid-60s half moon bay, san francisco. richmond, oakland, santa cruz, upper 60s. pretty much low to mid-70s elsewhere until you get to antio antioch, santa rosa. some upper 70s to near 80. cloud cover once again.
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storm prediction center, we have a slight chance of some thunderstorms today. let me show it to you on future radar. 7:00 this morning we're worried more about the cloud cover and the drizzle than anything else. as we head past the noon hour where there's still plenty of cloud cover in the bay look at what's developing in the north bay. showers and thunderstorms sliding southward and dissipating when they hit northern sonoma county. that's our best chance for today. my accuweather seven-day forecast. a couple hundredths of an inch of drizzle. there could be slick spots. look at the temperatures jump two to ten degrees from the coast to inland tomorrow. we'll pull back over the weekend and then we'll surge into the 80s and 90s next week. alexis? thank you, mike. we are looking at one new issue. southbound 101 just south of state route 37 sounds like a two-car crash. one of the vehicles made it off to the shoulder. the other is still blocking one of the middle lanes. it sounds like marin county sheriff and chp are on the scene to assist and we are seeing some red and yellow approaching that.
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the other major problem here this morning has been a major delay for b.a.r.t. riders in the downtown oakland area. that is in all directions. they are still trying to get normal service back up and going. we have residual delays. a switching problemn the tracks and then there was a structural fire in the area that has been tapped out. they're trying. they're trying to get back to normal but it could be a 20 to
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6:54 if you're just joining us or heading out the door. here are the 7 things you need to know before you go. santa clara county prosecutors could decide today if this man will face hate crime charges. isaiah peoples accused of deliberately ramming his car into a crowd of people in sunnyvale. a woman was arrested last night after a hit-and-run rampage through san francisco. two people were hurt including an 80-year-old man who has life threatening injuries. number three, today the cpuc will consider a pg&e proposal that could cut power to the city of san francisco during fire season. some east bay power lines are connected to the city and they could be turned off when the fire danger gets too high. number four, our clouds are crying tiny tears of drizzle this morning. watch out for that as you head out. temperatures in the low to mid-50s. it's going to be a cooler than average day.
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number five, our biggest issue for the commute has been a b.a.r.t. major delay still in the oakland area. that is in all directions. we had two earlier problems, a switching problem on the tracks and then a fire in the area, too. both of those have been resolved so normal service resuming probably still a 20 to 30 minute delay. our countdown clock showing 10 hours, 34 minutes. tonight is game one of the warriors versus raptors live in toronto. and abc's coverage starts at 5:30. tipoff is at 6:00 p.m. at scotiabank arena. you can watch the nba finals only on abc 7. finally number seven, countdown to the opening of star wars galaxy's edge. anchor reggie aqui gave us an inside look this morning and the new park officially opens to the public tomorrow. we are so excited. it looks amazing and a lot of fun. >> oh, man, and reggie, if anyone is going to be able to critique it and look at things -- >> for sure. >> if he's loving it, it has to be great. >> absolutely. so fun.
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good morning, america. what will congress do after that stunning closing statement from special counsel robert mueller? breaking his silence, special counsel speaks in public for the first time in two years. >> if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. >> he refuses to exonerate president trump, suggests that charging a president is the job of congress. now, pressure on lawmakers growing as more democrats call for impeachment proceedings. also this morning, double disaster. >> power flashes. power flashes. >> a new round of tornadoes and flooding slamming the heartland. multiple twisters tearing across texas. this plane flipping over in illinois and the arkansas river rising to record levels. now the new alerts from


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