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window washers stuck high in the sky on the millennium tower. i'm kate larsen in san francisco. coming up, how they were rescued. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. you're going to notice a difference tomorrow. how much cooler, coming up. i'm cornell bernard. the latest candidate to enter the presidential race makes his first appearance in san francisco tonight. abc7 news starts right now. >> now, news to build a better bay area from abc7. >> nobody in their first 2 1/2 years has done anywhere close to what we, not me, what we've all done. >> tonight as president trump tries to rally voters, his son is campaigning on his behalf here in san francisco. >> just a couple of miles away, a duelling campaign event as
democrat tom steyer makes his first hometown visit since announcing his candidacy. >> stier eyer is the latest to r the race and tonight was his first campaign appearance. >> cornell bernard was there and is in the newsroom with the details. >> for months the bay area's tom steyer said he wouldn't run for president. now the billionaire philanthropist is in the race, and had harsh words for president trump and his supporters tonight. >> we're going give the bulk of our money away during our lifetime to good causes. >> billionaire tom steyer defended his wealth several times to a small crowd at manny's at san francisco's mission district. >> what we need in 2020 is an across-the-board win with a gigantic change, rebuild the electorate. >> steyer says he is the candidate to beat donald trump. >> is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons. >> steyer has spent his own money on tv ads to impeach the president. at campaign rally in north
carolina, trump supporters chanted "send her back" as trump attacked congresswoman omar, one of several outspoken democratic critics of the president. >> there is nothing lower in this world than going after people based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation. >> steyer says the u.s. government is broken. he's got two ways to fix it. >> the two things we're talking about are retaking the democracy from the corporations and the need to act on climate right now day one. >> he is the only self-funded person running, and that said, he is a product of his own success. >> nobody owns me. >> steyer has vowed to spend 100 million of his own money on the campaign, but politico writer carla marinucci says he needs donors to qualify for upcoming debates. >> it's very hard for a billionaire to convince people to give money to his campaign. >> steyer says he is working on attracting those donors. he defended his lack of political experience, saying years of working in finance and starting his own nonprofit
nexgen america is good training for the white house. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> thanks. meanwhile, on nob hill, donald trump jr. and san diego former first lady kimberly guilfoyle headlined a private fundraiser for trump's 2020 campaign. hearing protests, the location of the fundraiser was kept largely a mystery. we learned it was held at a building on california and masons streets. it was expected to be popular. >> republicans don't have any voice pretty much in san francisco. so to be able to participate in an event like that on the national level with someone they support is something a lot of people will jump at. >> earlier this month, the trump campaign announced it's raised $105 million in the second quarter. democratic presidential hopeful pete buttigieg will visit the bay area one week from today. today, he toured a veteran's community product in kansas city, missouri, with former secretary of state jason kander. both have served in the military. california senator kamala harris has come from behind to take the lead in the race for
president here in california. a new poll out today shows 23% of california democrats now back harris. that's up from 17% in april, when she was in third place. former vice president joe biden is now in second here in california, with 21%. he was leading before as you may recall. senator bernie sanders and senator elizabeth warren round out the top four. no other candidate breaks double-digits. new developments for the man accused of killing two people in san mateo county. a judge is now doubting his competency to stand trial. he is accused of luring his victims to skyline boulevard to kill them. he was in court today on hearing on a request to act as his own attorney. the judge reviewed his medical records, noted he was laughing randomly and interrupted to say he would soon be getting out of custody. the judge decided to put any criminal proceedings on hold so doctors can examine him. two window washers were left
dangling for most of the afternoon. >> kate larsen spoke to the dockers and has the story. >> a high in the sky emergency, as two window washers working at the millennium tower complex got stuck outside the tenth floor. until the san francisco fire department came to the rescue. >> we were basically sending a rescue group up to the roof to try to rappel down while we were coming from below with the aerial ladder to see if our lad worry reach up and then going straight to the tenth floor to see if we could pull them in through the window. >> ultimately firefighters pulled the workers to safety through windows they opened on the tenth floor. the window washers started working on the building around 7:00 in the morning. but for some reason around noon, their rig got stuck. >> life is crazy. it's crazy. >> cory is one of the window washers who says they were stuck hanging outside for more than four hours. >> the motor stopped working on the rig. so we tried to fix it. and it wouldn't work anymore. i mean, we just wanted to get in, get safe. >> cory has a message for his
rescuers. >> we love them. we appreciate them. >> after the rescue, sky 7 was overhead as cory and his coworker worked with firefighters on the roof to try to figure out how to get their platform off the side of the building. eventually another employee got it going. chief thompson says with all of san francisco's high-rises, they train for this type of incident. >> lucky it was the tenth floor and not the 30th, 40th? >> exactly. that would have been a whole different ball game. >> here's hoping there is not a next time. in san francisco, kate larsen, abc7 news. >> all's well that ends well there flaring has ended at the chevron refinery in richmond. a level 1 community warning was issued earlier, but the flaring did not pose any environmental or health risks to the community. flares are used to reduce pressure and keep the plant operating safely. the man accused of killing nia wilson at the macarthur bart station will stand trial. here is more on that and other headlines tonight. today an alameda county judge ruled that the man accused in a
fatal stabbing at an oakland bart station is competent to stand trial. he made the ruling after hearing reports from three doctors. cowl is charged with stabbing and killing 18-year-old nia wilson. man was pulled alive from a burning van, and has two police officers to thank for saving his life. >> the man was refused to leave his van parked in this school lot in san jose. >> we're going have to tase this guy to shock him and get him to let go. >> the man was taken to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation. >> as soon as he was rescued, that van exploded, setting this tree on fire. the city of san francisco takes a tough stance on cyber attacks. this comes in the wake of the news abc7 broke yesterday about a cyber attack on san francisco's art music. >> the city has developed a comprehensive cyber security program. >> we are assessing our systems.
we're doing routine monitoring. another story popular tonight on abc7news.com, theranos founder elizabeth holmes was back in court in san jose today. a federal judge has ordered the fda to move quickly in providing millions of documents to her defense team. holmes and former theranos president are facing multiple fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from claims they made about their blood testing company. both defendants have pleaded not gilty. tomorrow, abc reporter rebecca jarvis, who researched holmes extensively for her podcast "the drop-out" will be live on "good morning america" discussing what's next for holmes' case. tune in at 7:00 a.m., right after "abc7 mornings." in san francisco, one block of octavia street will close to cars permanently. it shows where, between hayes and lyndon streets. the board of directors also voted to expand a playground called patricia's green in hayes
valley. they believe the move will make the area safer for pedestrians. bicycles and emergency vehicles can still use that part of octavia after it closes to general traffic. protests were held in san francisco and across the country today to demand the resignation of puerto rico's governor. >> it comes after leaked messages showed him mocking women, the disabled and victims of hurricane maria. the turnout in san francisco today was large but paled in comparison to the thousands who showed up in san juan. >> that's right. earlier tonight, there were reports protester there's clashed with police, prompting officers to throw tear gas. >> abc7 news reporter victor oquendo was also there and has the story. >> puerto ricans continues their call for embattled governor ricardo rossello to step down. >> protesters hurling projects, police in riot gear responding with tear gas and pepper spray. trust in the governor has been broken, she says. if he had a drop of dignity, he
would resign. at a rally in new york city, protesters joining in those calls for rossello's resignation. actor lin-manuel miranda who has been a staunch supporter joined in that rally. >> we're behind you. puerto rico needs rebuilding. puerto rico needs so much recovery, and he has become an impediment to that. >> the anger reerupting after a leaked nearly 900 pages laced with sexist and homophobic language criticizing leaders and celebrities. in the aftermath of hurricane maria, one aide appearing to mock dead bodies piled at a morgue. the governor remains defiant. >> i apologize for what i've done, but, again, i need to move forward and continue the work that i'm doing. >> the situation now having economic impact. to royal caribbean cruise ships diverted from the island, fearing those protests could escalate.
victor oquendo, san juan. another anti-tourist message put on display in big sur, this one by an unidentified vandal. >> the message to travelers painted in right in plain view has highway patrol launching an investigation. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. temperatures are going down. how much cooler coming up. there is only one team in baseball hotter than the giants that just swept the rockies today, and that would be the oakland a's who bashed six home runs. they won six straight. more streaking ahead in sports. first, here's a look at what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live right after abc7 news at 11:00. >> thanks. if you have a second, i'd love you to see this. ♪ say anything to get a response ♪ >> they're aware of her talent and they're just trying to get a rise out of her. >> yeah!
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east bay regional park district police are asking for your help in finding two black and whiteboarder collie puppies. >> the officers say they were stolen from their owner the morning of july 8th near the dotson family marsh. that's in the point pin knoll park. the puppies are used for herding. >> their owner relying on them for his livelihood. police are asking anyone with information to contact them. the highway patrol needs help to find the vandal who painted anti-tourist graffiti in big sur that person painted the words "overtourism is killing big sur." a few days earlier someone hung a large banner from the bridge featuring the same message. state officials say cleaning up this new vandalism will cost about $1700. senator chuck schumer wants
to review face intelligence. it was developed in russia. critics caution the app may collect your personal information in addition to the pictures that you upload. schumer says he is concerned it could face national security and privacy risks for millions of americans. move over black friday and step aside cyber monday. amazon claims it did more business on prime day than both of the unofficial discount holidays combined. the company sold more than 175 mllion items during the two-day prime shopping event. the top sellers, instant pots, and dna kits. >> mission accomplished for amazon. a group of recent high school graduates in chicago got the surprise of a lifetime. >> oh! >> what? former president obama dropped by the offices of his foundation yesterday to visit with students. >> how is everybody doing? >> part of the goal of, you
know, this program is to expose you to what's possible even as you succeed that the communities from which you come are going to need you to be active and involved and engaged and focused. >> the youngsters are part of the obama youth corps program that helps them prepare for joining the workforce. can you imagine how thrill they'd were today? >> that just made their day, week, year. >> great. all right. checking on our weather now. >> all right. meteorologist sandhya patel is here. sandhya? >> hopefully the forecast makes your day and year and week and all of that stuff. let me show you a time lapse from the east hills camera. it is going to be a lovely forecast. watching that fog rolling in, just swirling around through the golden gate. always really a delight to watch. the marine layer has not deepened enough yet, but it will get there as we head towards tomorrow, and that's going to help to drop our temperatures. so tonight we do have fog from
san francisco down along the san mateo coast. it will slowly advance inland, but it hasn't made a big push yet. temperatures you will notice all in the mild to warm category. upper 50s to the upper 70s. if you've stepped outside, you probably already felt it, noticed it. it's unseasonably warm, while some of the inland areas are at least double-digits warmer than where they were yesterday at this time. don't worry, if you didn't like the heat today, the inland areas are in the 90s. tomorrow you're going see a drop in those temperatures. concord 92 degrees today. 8 degrees cooler. tomorrow you're going to be about 6 degrees cooler in oakland going from 75 to 69. same thing in san jose. 6 degrees cooler. 85 to 79. biggest drop will be in santa rosa from the low 90s to the low 80s. you will feel the difference out there. from our east bay hills camera, watching a little bit of a bouncy camera there. as we look across the bay we do have a nice breeze coming
through. here is a few from our exploratorium camera looking at san francisco tonight. foggy, misty areas in the morning. cooler and breezier in the afternoon, and temperatures rise again starting on sunday. so let's talk about that fog. hour-by-hour forecast. 5:00 a.m., you will notice that tere is some fog around near the coastline. 8:00 a.m., it has pushed in over parts of the east bay. and then it pulls back at 4:00 p.m., just hangs around near the coastline. only to make a bigger push as we go into tomorrow night. that's going to help to drive those temperatures down as well. so first thing tomorrow morning, low 50s to the mid-60s. our mildest weather will be inland under clear skies, as you will notice, and a look at the afternoon highs for your thursday. in the south bay, we'll go mild instead of warm. 82 in morgan hill. 80 in gilroy. upper 70s from santa clara to san jose. 75 menlo park. 76 redwood city. right near the coast here, low 60s and breezy. downtown san francisco 64 degrees. south city, 67. some clouds are going to hang
tough well into the afternoon, and in the north bay, 76 degrees for you in san rafael. low 80s santa rosa, calistoga, bright sunshine in the east bay after the morning clouds. 69 degrees in oakland. 72 in hayward. 76 fremont. head inland, and it's going to be a mild day bordering warm around antioch. 83 in livermore. 82 walnut creek. giants are laying at home tomorrow. oracle park against the mets. 6:45, it is going to be 62 degrees. quite comfortable. when the breeze kicks up, temperatures will begin to drop. take a light jacket if i were you. here is a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. it is a cooler forecast for tomorrow. low 60s to mid-80s. not much change on friday, but we will start to notice those temperatures rebounding for the weekend up into the low 90s by sunday. low 60s coastside. the warming trend really will carry over into next week when we'll have hot conditions inland, especially on wednesday. mid-90s there. low 60s right near the coast.
>> thanks, sandhya. okay. so a rescue center in fairfield is looking for bird baby-sitters, they need some help. right now, earn 60,000 bonus miles after qualifying purchases when you apply and are approved for the hawaiian airlines world elite mastercard. plus, you earn miles on everyday purchases. get closer to the travels and moments you'll remember forever with this special offer. need another reason? enjoy an introductory no annual fee. to apply, visit hawaiianairlines.com
a local nonprofit for helping birds in distress is now asking for help as well. >> international bird rescue in fairfield is looking for volunteers and donations to help care and feed some 90 baby birds. >> yeah, the tiny egrets and herons were rescued last week after the tree they called home in oakland came down. we reported it at the time. the tree was loaded with birds. >> poor things. all right. time to get to sports. >> mr. beil is here. >> we have fantastic highlights. giants are hot. a's even hotter. a combined 11 straight
these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. abc7 sports. >> good evening. the two hottest teams in baseball reside in the bay area. start with the giants and something we don't see too often in colorado, that is a sweep. a bartender, a mellon spritz please. that feels good. thank you. the giants pounce in the first. pablo sandoval doubles to right. two runs score. giants quickly build a 3-0 lead. but it's coors field, right? you're going to need more runs. mcmahon deep on shawn anderson who was yanked deep in the fifth. the rockies go ahead 4-3. stephen vogt can hit a two-run
bomb in the fifth. leapfrog back in front. bottom five, nolan arenado, giant killer. bloop rbi single, 5-5. donovan solano, four hits. the giants win their 50 straight, 11-8 final. first sweep at coors since 2011. how about the a's trying to keep streaking against the mariners? homer bailey's debut for the green and gold wearing those unies again. goes six innings, allows two runs, got the w. but homer was definitely the theme of the day. up, up and away in the second. tied it up at two. two homers today. to the fourth we go, and marquette. here it comes and there it goes. yes, he can. this one lands with a one-hop to the luxury sweep. he got ahold of it. in the sixth, canha again, dead center. my house. luongo has 13. tim beckham has ramon twisting
and turning. you want him on that wall. you need him on the wall. you also need him at the plate. laurianwye six homers for the a's. 10-2 is your final. if you want to buy joe montana's mansion in calistoga, now is the time. price reduction. $49 million down to $29.8 million. dan's got a checkbook out. 9700 square feet, tuscan style, only three bedrooms. doesn't work for me. it does have a basketball court, a bocce ball court, a wine cellar, but where does he keep his sketchers? i don't know. >> all that space had three bedrooms? >> i know. i thought it was curious. >> that's nice.
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