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i'm cornell we are nard. lots of questions for pg&e at this open house tonight. many customers are upset about planned hour shut offs. >> from the water to your lawn and neighborhood, i'm kate larson in marin county. how pg&e's water power safety program could shut off your water supply. >> i'm amanda del castillo in san jose. she and her friends at andy's pet shop are hoping to go the nonprofit route. abc7 news starts right w. >> announcer: now news to build a better bay area. from abc7. >> to just say to people, you need to prepare, is really inadequate and it's frightening. >> worried and frustrated, pg&e got an earful from customers
tonight about possible power shut offs in the event of wildfire danger. >> we have live team coverage tonight of the potential black outs and their impact, but let's start with abc7 news reporter cornell barnard live in oakland. cornell. >> reporter: dion and eric, pg&e says all of its customers need to be prepared for the possibility of what it calls public safety power shut offs in the event of wildfire danger. but, you know, some people told us tonight they can't afford to lose power at all. >> i was not a girl scout, but i should have been a girl scout because i do like to be prepared. >> reporter: that's why oakland resident constant slider pierre came to this pg&e open house. utility reps explained to customers the new normal of wildfire danger and why it might be necessary to shut off power to areas in the event of extreme fire danger. >> people want to know if they will be affected. >> reporter: the mantra, be prepared. pg&e says it will give a 48-hour warning to customers in the event of a planned outage.
>> i live in downtown oakland in a building with an elevator. >> reporter: but advance warning may not help deborah kaplan who needs to charge her motorized wheelchair and fears being trapped inside her home. >> we don't know how long these black outs are going to be. we don't know where exactly they're going to be. i don't think pg&e can predict that either. >> people are talking about generators and that's a whole 'nother bag of worms. >> we want people to know we don't take this lightly, but it is for the safety of our customers and the communities we serve. >> reporter: in sacramento, wildfire survivors stood on the steps of the state capital to support assembly bill 1054. >> fire season is upon us. >> reporter: if passed, it would provide more legal protection for fire victims and create more safety regulations for utilities. >> it ensures safety for all of us in california. not just in the next two years, but in the next decade. >> reporter: critics say that
bill doesn't do enough to protect customers or hold utilities to a higher safety standard. meantime, pg&e says it will continue holding its open houses to talk about wildfire danger. we're live in oakland. cornell barnard, abc7 news. >> all right, cornell. and speak of, another pg&e open house is planned for thursday at heather farms in walnut creek. >> pg&e's wildfire safety power shut off program could also affect your water supply. abc7 news reporter kate larson is live in green hombb rae witht part of the story. kate? >> reporter: the pacific gas & electric, the word water is not in their name and yet the utility's new policies could actually affect your water supply. high up on a hill behind this fence are large steel tanks holding some of marin county's water supply. >> in the summer months we have about two days of supply in our tank. >> reporter: drew mcintyre is the general manager of the north
marin water district. he says gravity pulls the water down pipes to homes in the area. but in order to refill the tanks, electricity is needed, a potential problem if pg&e decides to cut power during high fire danger conditions. >> based upon what pg&e was projecting for how long power could be interrupted for, we're planning for a worst case scenario which would be seven days without power. >> reporter: so the water district spent more than $200,000 renting and buying extra portable generators to work the pumps and maintain water supply. but your cooperation may also be needed. >> we are asking our customers during these events to limit outside water use for irrigation. >> reporter: and if that's not motivation enough, think about your neighborhood fire hydrant, which is supplied by the same water tanks as your house. >> the water supply is key for us when we get there. whether it be a structure fire and having to connect to the hydrant or a vegetation fire when our water tenders are securing water supplies and shuttling them to the fire engines. >> reporter: so what about in the event of an unplanned
outage? say in the case of an earthquake? unlike pg&e's wildfire safety shut offs which are widespread, unplanned outages are usually localized so mcintyre says the generators can generally handle the extra pumping load in those cases. live in green brae, i'm kate larson, abc7 news. >> kate, much appreciated. in the south bay sam liccardo is asking state legislators to prevent pg&e from flipping the switch. >> pg&e says cities throughout california trust us. the puc seems fine with that approach. local governments like san jose have serious concerns. >> in may, the california public utilities commission agreed to give pg&e full discretion for shutting down power for seven days. liccardo said a black out lasting that long could have serious consequence.
pg&e responded saying there are safety risks on both sides and de energizing lines is not a decision they take lightly. >> president trump has issued a emergency declaration for southern california following those powerful back to back earthquakes. >> this will allow for federal help in the recovery effort and abc7 news reporter megan tevrezian tells us people remain on edge. >> reporter: california remains on high alert. more than 5,000 aftershocks rattling the state since the massive 6.4 and 7.1 quakes hit. the strongest here in 20 years. the outbreak of aftershocks seen on this map may continue for weeks. officials say there's still a slim chance of a major one hitting again. >> ptsd is a real thing and we're all suffering from it right now. >> reporter: this wall was built in the 1960s and came tumbling down during the second larger 7.1 quake on friday. >> when do we clean up? because if it's going to happen again, is it two days or is it
going to be two weeks -- when do we start hanging things ba >> reporter: long time resident ju judith ward said losing sentimental items are hardest. this clock was given to her by her father before he died. >> the doors opened up, the face is gone. it wasn't a fancy grandfather clock type things, but it's sort of like there's part of your life gone. >> reporter: in ridgecrest there is a scramble to repair the damage. people here grateful there have been no serious injuries. megan tevrizian, abc news, ridgecrest, california. >> california is working on a statewide shake alert system. the state is installing sensors and the goal is to have more than 1100 of them by 2021. they're at about 70% of that right now. scientists at the berkeley
seisab sy' ttg really good at f out when a quake is about to hit. >> we did detect the two recent large earthquakes and sent the alerts in a timely way. between 6 and 7 seconds when the earthquake start and had when we detected it. >> the shake alert has been tested twice already. a third one is planned in the coming weeks. >> abc7 news can help you prepare for an earthquake or any natural disaster. we have tips on what to pack in an emergency kit at our website, abc7news.com/prepare norcal. >> i'm amanda del castillo in san jose. coming up we're taking you inside landmark san jose pet shop turning nonprofit. >> and that was no ordinary house cat. what neighbors rnt on the peninsula are being told about this early morning visitor. >> the first democrat to drop out of they hear face. >> i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. it is going to be wiper weather for parts of your morning commute. i'll show you the changes that will follow coming up.
>> but first, here's a look at what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live right after abc7 news at 11:00. jimmy. >> thanks, eric and dion. watch this if it's the last thing you do. did you really give your daughter fireworks? >> i gave her a fireworks display. that's my princess. >> is that what she wanted? >> that's my boobie. no, that's today, life-changing technology from abbott is helping hunt them down at their source. because the faster we can identify new viruses, the faster we can get to stopping them. the most personal technology, is technology with the power to change your life.
it'it's crepe dayday for a family traditiony's. we started about 22 minutes ago and now we can continue that tradition at home with free denny's delivery. see you at dennys.com new at 11:00, san francisco police caught up to a couple of car burglary suspects after a short chase. we have highlighted it for you. we are told officers saw them break into a car on washington street near the embarcadero, then try to escape in their own vehicle. however, they didn't get very far and crashed at washington and drum streets. police then pulled both men out
of the car and arrested them. >> over in the east bay, a toddler fell from a second story window in brentwood. it happened at a home on princess way. they rushed the 18 month old child to the hospital by helicopter. no word yet on the child's condition. >> on the peninsula, a mountain lion was spotted roaming around san mateo this morning two blocks from city hall. the police department shared this video of the big cat strolling down 22nd and isabel avenues. officers searched the area, but they could not find the animal. mountain lions try to avoid confrontation, but if you see one, do not approach it. >> there is plenty to consider in any attempt to help build a better bay area. in the south bay, a long-time pet shop is doing its part for the animals. andy's pet shop on notre dame avenue in san jose is going from pet shop to nonprofit adoption center. as abc7 news reporter amanda del castillo reports, the switch could help it survive an
uncertain future. >> reporter: andy's pet shop has served the south bay 70 years. they took over in 2007 and moved in 2010. >> we couldn't fix the floor. the rats saved us. >> reporter: we were there as andy's put 400 rats up for adoption from a hoarder in l.a. though times have changed andy's is still facing major challenges. >> we bought it in late 2007 with the intention of going all rescue pets, which we've been doing ever since then. it does not pay the bills. >> reporter: she and her husband can no longer afford costs to care for the critters and pay rent. the shop will soon be recharacterized as a nonprofit adoption center. this will mean more money through grants and support andy's has gone without. >> we are paying for the bed expenses, medication. >> reporter: employee alex raven steen understands it's not a sustainable business practice. he showed us around the center,
introducing us to the hundreds up for adoption. >> it doesn't balance out the amount of money that goes into taki taking care of them and how much we're a dochting them out for. >> a couple weeks ready they're ready to go. >> reporter: a tower with homes, offices and retail, but sean says that's a challenge for another day. >> it takes time for these things. there is a big backlog, so i'm hoping for another year or two before we have to look for another place to move. >> reporter: in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc7 news. >> now, we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. you can share them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. >> bay areaesan fund-raising and poll numbers. >> as soon as it doesn't look like you're likely to win, at least in my case, i didn't want to mislead my family, my staff, our supporters, my constituents. >> swalwell made gun reform the
central focus of his presidential campaign. it is an issue he says he will continue to fight for as he turns his attention to his congressional reelection bid. out of a crowded field of 24 democrats, swalwell became the first to bow out while reports are that california billionaire activist tom steyer will enter the race. >> no box, no problem. you can now take your amazon returns to kohl's stores where they'll pack it up and ship it for you for free. eligible items are accepted whether or not they are still in their original package and regardless of the reason for your return, kohl's has about 20 locations throughout the bay area. >> don't have to belong to amazon prime to get a really good forecast. >> that was a good toss. i can't top that, sandhya. it's all to you. >> i was going to say, you can't package up the weather and send it back if you don't like it. hey, eric and dion, we had some beautiful weather tonight when the sun was setting. the marine layer that was so deep today and brought us the drizzle just moved out enough to
allow us to enjoy this gorgeous sunset. 8:34, this is from our emeryville camera. hope you had a chance to enjoy it and enjoy the weather that was about 4 to 10 degrees below average for this time of year in terms of our temperatures. but so far i've been hearing mostly positive reviews about the weather. here's a look at live doppler 7 right now. we do have a deep marine layer in place along the coast, around the bay. we are seeing some low clouds and fog. so let me show you the water vapor imagery. as long as this area of low pressure is spinning here in the pacific, even though it's going to go into the pacific any heat., we are not expecting at least not the next couple of days. but we will see that trough keeping us in this cooler than average mode and also squeezing out a little bit of drizzle, especially along the coast and around the bay. so here's a look at measurable drizzle for half moon bay. a few 100s of an inch as we head toward tomorrow late morning into the afternoon hours. so be prepared for some damp roadways. here's a look at your
morning commute planner tomorrow. definitely watch out for some drizzly areas on the roadways. murky over the bay if you're taking the ferry across the bay. and cool and cloudy if you're walking so grab a jacket or sweater to keep you comfortable tomorrow morning. temperatures right now in the comfort zone. we have 50s, 60s, live look from the emeryville camera. visibility is fine, but that marine layer is pretty much evident there. widespread low clouds and patchy morning drizzle. gradual warming begins tomorrow and it is going to get hot inland at the end of the week. so hour by hour forecast, 11:30 tonight, you can see the fog layer, low clouds of fog all the way into the delta by 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. some spotty drizzle between 5:00 and 8:00 a.m., we'll notice the low clouds will hang tough near the coast. so temperatures first thing in the morning low to mid.50. definitely need to bundle up a little bit. later on in the day it's going to be nice and mild inland. 84 antioch, 83 grizzlies in concord. warmer than today. 78 napa, 76 san rafael, 72 in santa rosa.
65 in san francisco. 63 in half moon bay. breezy on the coast but not nearly as windy as today. you can download the accuweather app and track the temperatures any time you want. accuweather seven-day forecast, morning gray giving way to drizzle as we head into warmer weather the next few days. we'll be back up to where we should be this time of year. friday through monday, low to mid 90s inland, low to mid 60s along the coast line. we'll have our summer microclimate we're used to around this year back in business, but not until the end of the week. until then, we'll keep it on the cooler side of average for july, dion and eric. >> i just have to say you could give spencer a run for his puns with that package one. >> you know why? it's probably because i had a few days off. >> feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. >> exactly. >> thanks, sandhya. >> thanks. >> a santa clara public defender bandaged after being gored by a bul. what he was doing in the bull's path in the first place. >> and this year's aids walk san francisco is just in six days on
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>> matt mcguire in 1992, in 2013 and 2014, they're the only oakland a's to win the home run derby. matt chapman had a chance to add his name to the list tonight competing in the home run derby in cleveland. >> i'm definitely just excited and, i mean, right when i woke up this morn sergio garcia probably the first thing i was thinking about. i was like, all right, here we go. i have pretty much all today, means getting prepared for that. so i was just excited and trying not to put too much pressure on myself or my dad. >> his dad would be throwing baseballs to him during the derby father/son duos. how about vladimir in 2007, his son vlad, jr., competing tonight. 29 homers in the first round. that's a single round record in the derby. they were going far, fast and furious. chappie finishes at 13. vlad, jr., finishes with 29 in round one. te showdown between vlad and peterson, back and forth they
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you know, just to take another step, you know, and learn from a good group of guys that have marked their way in this league. so i'm super excited. >> don't count those warriors out. hey, did you see this? this is 2-year-old charlie kershaw, son of dodgers pitcher clayton kershaw. he's going to do what he wants on the field in cleveland. the 2-year-old is going to do what a 2-year-old is going to do. he's on home plate, cameras are on him, he doesn't care. he runs down the first base line and has fun. cute kid. >> as long as dad throws strikes, he can do whatever he wants. >> whatever. >> that's right. >> all right,
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