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afternoon as the driver of the rented tesla blew through a red light at taylor street and farrell. the tesla driver broad-sided a mini cooper and hit a married couple walking in the crosswalk. 39-year-old benjamin dean was killed, his wife taken to the hospital. the couple is from clovis in the central valley. the two were in san francisco celebrating their anniversary. >> we don't know if she was in autonomous mode. that will be later determined. speed was a factor. it's a rental vehicle, unnorthern if she took it to its limits or what occurred. >> reporter: police have surveillance video of the crash. they're looking to see if the tesla was involved in any other crimes over the weekend. police also tell us the posted speed limit was around 25 or 30
miles per hour. based on the damage they think she was traveling over 45 miles per hour. live from sfpd headquarters, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. >> thanks, jobina. it is 4:31 this morning. if you're just joining us, a quick update on your weather an traffic. >> never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's check in with mike nicco. >> you can see a little fog pushing in towards petaluma. most of it is along the coast. a little filling in the bay. that's a beautiful shot. you've got the salesforce tower. you've got the bay bridge in the background, absolutely gorgeous look from sutro tower. 54 at the coast. low 60s for the rest of us at 7:00. it melts quickly to sunshine, and even sunshine at the coast mixed with cloud cover. 60 for you. 74 to 85. quick warming, also. 79 to 92. it's going to be pretty warm at 4:00 except for at the coast
where it's partly cloudy at 60. not quite as comfortable as it was last week. alexis? >> taking a look at the commute. one incident on the board that is causing any delay whatsoever, although it's not much of one. westbound 80 in emeryville before powell, a semi lost control and hit barrels there in the area. they're working on cleaning up the sand and getting that semi towed away as well. we'll flip over to the traffic maps and check this out in that area. you can see we're still in the green through that stretch, maybe a tiny delay as folks get through the flashing lights. that's about it so far this morning. new this morning, san francisco's long delayed central subway project is in danger of running out of money according to an independent federal monitor's report obtained by "the exam her." they could soon spend their last federal dollar on the project. that means the city will need to come up with the rest of the
money to pay for the project. trains were supposed to run through chinatown in december 2018. traffic is back to normal along san francisco's macarthur tunnel following a car fire. the fire closed traffic through the tunnel in both directions. traffic came to a stop along doyle drive and park per sid i don't. the wreckage was cleared in under an hour and no one was hurt. this morning we're seeing dramatic new video right before a masked iranian commando seized a british oil tanker. megan tef reyesian is in new york with perez's response. >> reporter: as this latest crisis plays out, president trump ordered more troops to deploy to the middle east. tensions escalating, new video released by iran showing the moment revolutionary guards seized a tanker in the strait of
hormuz. in this newly obtained audio, listen to the exchange between the crews. >> if you obey, you will be safe. >> this is british warship -- >> you are ordered change your course to 360, 360 degrees immediately. >> iranian officials say the vessel violated international maritime law. british officials say iran is calling it retaliation for the uk seizure of an iranian tanker just over two weeks ago. >> let's be clear. this was a hostile and aggressive act. >> reporter: on sunday secretary of state mike pompeo saying despite the fact these are not the actions of a country headed toward the right direction, the u.s. is willing to talk. >> we're prepared to negotiate across a broad spectrum of issues with no preconditions. > reporter: british leaders are expected to address parliament to discuss how to respond to the ship's seizure.
megan tevrizian, abc news, new york. democrats and republicans are pledging to ask tough questions of special counsel robert mueller when he testifies on wednesday. jerry nadler says there's substantial evidence in the mueller report that president trump is guilty of impeachment offenses. >> we think it's very important for the american people to hear directly what the facts are, because this is a president who has violated the law six ways from sunday. >> house democrats are deeply divided over impeachment. mueller says he doesn't intend to speak beyond the findings of the 400-plus page report of the russia investigation. he'll testify before the house judiciary committee in the morning, the house intelligence committee in the afternoon. abc news plans to air a special report to cover the hearings on wednesday. the first is set to start around 5:30 in the morning. george steph nap laos will anchor. >> redwood city will consider restrictions on so-called granny
units. many are being built above garages. our media partner says some neighbors are complaining of losing their privacy. opponents say the restrictions could discourage construction of badly-needed housing. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area. part of that is looking for solutions to homelessness. "the los angeles times" reports california is looking at new york's right to shelter policy as a possible solution to the growing homeless crisis. that policy requires cities and counties to build shelters to house any homeless person who asks to come inside. a second requirement would force the homeless to accept shelter if offered. critics question whether the state can enforce such a policy. the emergency repairs on the richmond-san rafael bridge have wrapped up, but have delayed another project. crews had to shore up the expansion joints after concrete fell onto the lower deck of -- on at least two occasions earlier this year.
a bike and pedestrian lane was scheduled to be ready this summer, but the bridge repairs have pushed back the project to the fall. there's another wrinkle. a water main near the toll plaza needs to be relocated. that project is pushed to the end of the month. this morning india is celebrating a successful space launch. >> three, two, one, zero.zero.zo >> it's heading for the moon's south pole. expected to land in early september. a rover will search for waters and mineral and measure moon quakes. the spacecraft was originally scheduled to take off a week ago. from packed b.a.r.t. trains to jammed freeways, pressure on bay area transportation is mounting. a plan on the works to ease the strain comes with a huge price tag. california firefighters are getting new planes. they'll be a powerful new tool in fighting wildfires. you wouldn't think of oracle
park as a good place to get a haircut, but that's going to change this afternoon. that's all ahead. right now it's 4:37. let's get a look at weather and traffic starting with mike. >> wish i had known that. i have an appointment for today. i could use a haircut. i hait when my hair gets this long, especially in the summer. temperaturewise, notice where we have the sea breeze and the marine layer, a little cooler around the bay. inland, where there's a lack of clouds, normally we associate that with cooler weather. that lack of clouds because the marine layer can't get to you because it's so compressed and we've got that warmth leaking towards us from the four corners region. right now if you step outside, 55 in el sobrante, richmond 54. upper 50s until you get to union city at 60. 73 in antioch, the warm spot. mountain view 64. 62 in san jose and los gatos. 55 in san francisco, 54 in
pacifica. west wind about 13 miles per hour across the golden gate. at the coast a little fog this morning. cool to hot this morning, this afternoon. inland mass transit. breezy north of the bay bridge. 62 at 7:00 to 79 at 11:00. look at the 90s during this afternoon hours. air conditioning going to be working hard today. peninsula we start at 62, ramp up all the way to the 80s this afternoon, low 80s, down to 73 at 7:00. nearing 80 by noon. mid to upper aer80s during the afternoon hours. >> off to a quiet start this monday morning. one issue to deal with here at golden gate bridge. dense fog advisory was issued by chp around midnight saying it's really thick from the bridge all the way to about spencer on the marin county side. definitely plan on driving for those conditions. slow down, increase the following distance.
california, but it's across the borderment reno, carson city, some places you may go this week. we have a heat advisory for today and then monsoon moisture is comi hot and humid by the end of the week in tahoe. for today, upper 90s to low 100s through the central valley, 110 in palm springs. a chance of thunderstorms around san diego and palm springs because of the monsoon moisture, and by friday it moves into tahoe. one of the challenges in building a better bay area is transportation. our population is expected to grow by 10 million people by 2040. that means the potential for more gridlock. to help alleviate that future congestion, local officials want to put a $100 billion transportation measure on the november 2020 ballot. it's called faster bay area. according to "the chronicle" the money would be raised through a penny sales tax, funding and a e
second transrail crossing. nine people were hurt after a pickup truck hit a mountain lion and veered and hit an suv. it helder in kelseyville. four people hurt have serious injuries including two not wearing their seatbelts. three of the victims are teenagers. the crash killed the mountain lion. we're getting an up-close look at cal fire's newest weapon at what's expected to be a brutal wildfire season throughout the state. cal fire got seven of these former coast guard hc-130s. they're bigger, faster and carry up to 4,000 gallons of fire retardant. the planes cal fire has now only carry about a third of that. >> this gives us another tool in the tool box to protect lives and property, is what it boils down to. retardant is dropped in front of the fire. the fire burns up to the
retardant and it slows it down. >> the planes will be fefightg aircraft in the next two years. they won't officially enter service until 2012. giants fans going to a game against the cubs at oracle park can get a free haircut. >> the popup salon at willie mays plaza at 6:45. people can get a haircut, beard trim, both if you're feelings like it. super cuts is the official hair salon of major league baseball. he just confessed, michael nicco may be going long on the haircut. you've got one scheduled for today. khan set it and get the free one. >> that would be fun. >> the only problem is i'll be asleep by the time this happens or pretty close to it. here is a look. 6:45 start today. giants on a roll, 8-2 since the al star break. 62 down to 58, not z breezy and cloudy as it can be this time of year.
the gore just shot, 63 degrees in the hills. building sunshine and warmth today. especially of two forecasts if you will. if you live along the bay or the coast, close to average, maybe a little above, but fiery hot inland. in fact, triple digits are possible a couple days this week. microclimates, nearing 90 in morgan hill and gilroy today. probably easily get that on your car thermometer. low to mid 80s just about everywhere else. low to mid 60s along the khost with mid to upper 60s and schien shine on the bay side. along the east bay shore, 71 richmond, 75 at oakland. touching 80 union city, newark southward. we'll be in the 50s and 60s at night, but look at that spread. tuesday, our best chance of triple digits wednesday.
we stay in the mid to upper 90s every single day of the seven-day forecast. alexis? just one trouble spot, this is emeryville westbound 80 near powell. tractor-trailer went off the road and hit a few sand barrels. we've got two issues here. sand all over the roadway. they need to off-load the contends of the truck hauling milk. they can tow that away. sounds like it could be a little while. they have the emergency crews on the scene, but it is looking like it's starting to slow things down in that area. really that is it so far today. very few issues this morning. mass transit off to a great start. trains begin running at 5:00 a.m. for b.a.r.t. says one out of the central valley. pl. tinder is takingle as you can guess, it's all about money. >> apple's famous rainbow logo may make a comeback. tinder taking on google.
they're fighting against the app store's fees by taking payments directly. analysts laurent teamed up to create this speaker that displays song lyrics. >> it's designed to look like vinyl records leaning up against your wall. it will cost you just over $2,200. word is apple may be bringing back its rainbow logo. >> it was used on all of apple's products prior to 1998 when they started using logos with single colors. the rainbow will be revived for the unveiling of the next iphone in september. >> can we bring back "you got mail?" those are your tech bites. >> let's leave that in the past. there's a warning about and acne treatment product. borders get creative.
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this spread is going to get bigger and bigger which is good news if you wants to get away from the heat, you can head to other areas around the bay. >> thanks, mike. we're getting an up close view of an aerial rescue in the north bay. what you're looking at is what sheriff's deputies saw as a rescue helicopter responded to hurt a woman who hurt her ankle on salt state park. one of the deputies repelled down the rocks where the woman was stranded on saturday. he attached her to the harness and the helicopter flew her to a waiting am langs. happening today in the south bay, sixth annual cannabis business summit, one of the pre events for the industry. this is video from last year's event. the sum milt and expo covers everything from starting a business to growing facilities and education about safety. the summit runs through wednesday. neutragena is recalling a
popular acne treatment product. the company is no longer selling the light therapy acne mask online. neutragena says there's a theoretical risk of eye injury to certain people. it uses blue light therapy to treat bacteria and red light therapy to reduce inflammation. neutragena says the recall is out of an abundance of caution. there's an effort under way to save an east bay haven for artists. the octopus literary salon. supporters spend the weekend trying to raise $150,000 to keep the book store and performance venue open. the building was recently sold to a new owner. >> my rent will more than double in april of 2020. >> can you afford that? >> absolutely not. i'm scrambling, barely making this rent. it's going to be an affidavit nol nominal rent. i don't know who would be able to pay that for this kind of
space. >> owners have also lunch add gofundme page. yosemite's high country is back open. the cpgun opened this weekend. most of them are first-come, first-served. avy snow and dangerous conditions from a prolonged winter. the high country provides yosemite visitors a needed escape from the crowded valley floor. i like how we show the winter shot. it's going to be 100 in yosemite if you head that way. in half moon bay visibility down to 1:25 miles. clouds along the east bay shoreline that will continue through about 9:00. watch this. all the even at the coast opening for sunshine in the afternoon hours. we know what it does to our temperatures today. i've been teasing you it's going
to get hotter. here is tuesday. you can see we're reaching the upper 90s. 90s returning to the north bay and south bay. i think these temperatures may be underdone a little bit. hitting 100 in antioch, cloverdale and clear lake. look at the bay, 60s and 70s. we have an issue in emeryville. westbound 80 before you get to powell. this is a semi that took out sand barrels. think ear working on cleaning that up. volume starting to get heavier, the right lane is blocked. sounds like they need to clean up the sand and get the semi toed out of there. starting to cause a little delay. if you're coming in past golden gate fields from the richmond area, a little delay heading into berkeley and emeryville. king-sized debut for "the
lion king." >> simba and company earned $185 million. it is the ninth biggest opening for a movie and a record for the month of july. another disney movie, ave. van jers end game moved past "avatar" to become the highest grossing movie of all time. disney is the parent company of abc seven news. followed by spiderman far from home, "toy story 4," crawl and yesterday. a just discovered shark species in the gulf of mexico actually emits light. >> you've got to see this. this is the american pocket shark. they have a pocket organ near they front fin that scientists say squits a little glowing cloud into the ocean. researchers say there are only two they've captured and seen. one caught in the gulf of mexico in facebook a ir of 2010 and the other in 1979 in the eastern pacific. >> that's like a hand holding hg it, right?
i thought maybe that was why it was called the pocket shark. you can stick it in your pocket. new question on how i.c.e. may have used oakland international airport despite the city's sanctuary city policy. turning a negative into a positive. more than a year after the barbecue becky incident, looking to build a better bay area. why the sonoma county fair is replacing the popular pig scramble. look at the exploratorium camera. beautiful shot of the city this morning. clouds out there. maybe it will clear up hopefully in a little bit.
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