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fire. the youngest victim was only 17 years old. they were artists, friends, fathers, daughters. some were couples who died in each other's arms. tensions did run high after the verdicts were read, especially for family and friends. >> defense attorneys meantime had a very different sentiment. >> it was ridiculous that they charged max in the first place. it was almost comical. it was transparent. he was a scapegoat for them. >> victims and family members were mad. >> there's a man walking out there that should be in jail right now. he was willing to take a plea deal for six years. you tell me that's a not guilty person. >> i'm just upset. my son and his girlfriend died. is this in vain? i've been here almost every day for five months. for the jury to come back with this?
it's just frustrating. >> derek al mean ma is due back in court october 4th for possible retrial. we have complete coverage of the ghost ship trial on our website, abc7news.com. it includes extended interviews with attorneys, families and friends. it is 4:31. if you're just waking up, good morning. quick update on friday weather and traffic. we start with mike nicco. >> you see from novato, petaluma, windsor, all along 101. one to two miles. it will probably get thicker as we head through the morning commute. you can see it's pretty foggy here in san francisco. let me roll out numbers for you, 59 to 62. 62 to 77, faster sunshine. a touch milder at noon and a touch warmer in the afternoon hours. mid 60s at the coast, mid 70s around the bay, mid 80s inland. great evening on the way. 60s and 70s. sounds like we have more bad news on the roads.
here is frances. sounds like we have a fatal accident on westbound 80 at powell. we have a live camera shot at the scene. you can see traffic is just backing up, westbound 80 going to be a mess again today because of this possible fatal accident. traffic is being detoured off at powell right now. if you are thinking about heading to the bay bridge. you may want to consider some of the side streets. consider the richmond-san rafael bridge. also a lot of folks from yesterday's mess headed to 680 and highway 24 to get around the 80 mess. happening tonight, the chase center will host its first concert ever. it's been a long time coupling. >> if you're planning to check it out, you may want to take public transit. you'll find there's not a lot of public parking there. abc 7's anser hassan joins us on the details of the concert and the best ways to get there. >> reporter: good morning, guys.
we'll witness a bit of san francisco history. chase center hosts its first big event. the chase center is new but faces an old problem, traffic and parking. the warriors held a ribbon cutting on tuesday. metal la has been tweeting about the concert all week calling it a must-see event. how are the 18,000 people with tickets expected to get here? traffic and parking will be a nightmare. chase center only has 9,000 parking spots. the nearby parking lots will be closed to concert goers. parking on nearby streets will only be available to people with residential parking permits. if you happen to find metered parking, it will be $7.00 an hour. parking enforcement goes until 10:00 p.m. muni will offer free rides to anyone with a chase center ticket. they're also running extra express buses from downtown. just as with games at oracle
park, the ferry is also an option. also putting new bike lanes around the area. the concert is said to be sold out. i did check online. there are a few tickets left. they start at $300. doors open at 8:00. reporting live, anser hassan, abc 7 news. intense backlash over a plan that would have forced some north bay homeowners to rip up their plants and trees to prevent wildfires. >> some residents say it goes too far. abc 7 news reporter liz kreutz has the story. >> reschedule the meeting. reschedule the meeting. >> it was a heated start to an already heated knnoe valley meeting. the city's vegetation ordinance would require most residents to take out all the plants in their home demanded to be included. the city's fire prevention ordinance would have required
roughly 75% of homeowners to create three feet of hard dion certain fire prone plants such as junipers and cypress to be removed. the vote was expected thursday night. after backlash, the mayor announced this change. >> we are going to take out the three-foot non-combustible zone. >> more than 1,000 people signed a petition against the three feet of hard scaping, led by a group of beat the three feet. >> greenery in mill valley defines mill valley. >> what do you make of the crowd who says they don't want this? >> what we've done is taken a scientific approach at proving the need for it. there are other communities looking at this. i believe it's the future. it might not be the future here. >> reporter: the fire chief says three feet really does make a difference. the new ordinance was approved. it would only require the removal of certain fire prone
plants. the city council will have a final vote later this month. more firefighters are headed north to tenaja county. the fire yesterday grew to nearly 4,000 acres in three hours. it's scorched another 2,000 acres since then and is zero percent contained. firefighters ordered mandatory evacuations in subdivisions near the fire lines. you can see it for miles. on the peninsula, san mateo police are searching for three men who hit an apple store and made off with dozens of items. it was all caught on cell phone video. as you can see, the thieves grabbed stuff from the display tables inside the apple store at the hillsdale shopping center. then they got away in a vehicle. the police spotted that vehicle
a few minutes later. they chased it up highway 101. then chp took over the pursuit when they got to interstate 80, but they lost the car on the bay bridge. then to charge for going down the crooked stretch of san francisco's lombard street clears a big hurdle. will antonio brown even play a single game for the raiders? tom is money for nu home construction. a new process can make it cheaper and faster. it's 4:37 this morning. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look at temperatures. we'll start in the peninsula. neighborhoods around the upper 50s to around 60 in san mateo. san bruno 61, the warm spot. elsewhere, 63 in oakland, fremont, concord, san jose at 61. 57 in in napa. half moon bay 59. south beach you can see some of the fog. the low clouds trying to
descend. didn't run into much mist. we'll call it fair for your driving this morning. mass transit cool to warm and a calmer commute out on the water. no small craft advisory. let's go back to the north bay. we have 56 and cloudy conditions. clouds lingering through 9:00 and 60. full-on sunshine will push us into the upper 70s by noon and low to mid 80s by 3:00. low to mid 70s with sunshine this afternoon. you kind of get the feel that we'll have more sunshine today and slightly warmer weather. that would be correct. we have temperatures pushing near 70 in san francisco. weave got some weatherpetures before we rebound. i'll show you that coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast. first i want to bring in frances. seems like deja vu all over again. this is even worse, westbound 80 right at powell for folks heading the the bay bridge. apparently there was a
pedestrian walking in the center divide that then goit hit by a car and was killed. they're sending the coroner out to the scene. westbound 80 completely shut down again this morning, but it's right near powell. so all traffic being diverted off the freeway. i'm trying to find out where folks can re-enter the freeway. this is going to be a mess all morning. it usually takes a few hours for an investigation to be completed. if you are trying to head to the bay bridge, you may want to get on 580 because this westbound 80 traffic is backing up quickly through berkeley. the backup is growing past university and even heading towards -- out toward buchanan and gilman. we'll keep you posted and on top
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have a god time and be safe. kumasi? >> thanks, mike. developing news in the 2020 news for president. starbucks ceo howard schultz will not be running after all. he had been toying with the idea of running as an independent. he said not enough people today are willing to consider backing an independent candidate. he said the money they planned to commit to aptal candidate he said will be used in people and organizations to move beyond two-party gridlocks. espn is reporting that the raiders are weighing their options on how long they'll suspend wide receiver antonio brown. >> he apparently threatened to punch gm mike mayock in the face. it stemmed from brown's instagram post displaying a letter that detailed $54,000 in fines. brown did not practice with the team yesterday. >> i'm emotional about it. i hope you understand why. i think a lot of this guy.
i think antonio is a great receiver. i think deep down he's a really good guy. i'm frustrated. i'm not going to say anymore about it. i hope it all works out but i don't think anything official to say about anything else until i get all the facts. >> the raiders may suspend brown or they could cut him to ensure they don't have to pay him $30 million guaranteed in his contract. a proposal to charge san francisco tourists driving down the crooked part of lombard street reached the impose a fee and create a reservation system. the bill passed the state assembly yesterday. more than 2 million people visit the crooked part of lombard every year. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area. sometimes it takes building to improve the housing crisis. >> construction tams time. now there's a solution.
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for pre fab housing. >> i think times have changed and we're seeing a much higher demand than i've experienced in the bay area. >> reporter: this project will cost byron just under $4 million, a savings that changed his perception of the term pre fab. >> i thought it would end up being some sort of cookie cutter house. it turns out with the prefabricated homes, you can design it the way you want it. >> reporter: in burlingame, dion l lim, abc 7 news. >> we dedicated a week of coverage to the bay area's housing crisis for issues from renters to homeowners to solutions for the future. you can find all those stories online right now at abc7news.com/better bay area. it's 4:46 on this friday. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. hey, mike. hi, everybody. here is a look at walnut creek, southbound 680. a lot of red taillights going on there, 59d degrees. milder than it was this time
yesterday. sunshine is coming out quicker today and slightly warmer than it was yesterday. we'll reverse all that tomorrow. touch of autumn in the forecast. breezy and much cooler. we'll rebound quickly back to dry and seasonal conditions sunday all the way through next week. a look at the cloud cover at 7:00 this morning. let's jump up to noon. you can see the entire bay starting to clear out other than right across the golden ate bridge. a few clouds lingers across the east bay shore. those clear out before we see a return engagement of the cloud cover, even more so tonight. down in the south bay, a couple of 70s out there, milpitas and sunnyvale, 79 and 78. everybody else in the 80s. as you head up the peninsula, 73 to 78 degrees. narrow along the coast, 64, 65, with a few areas of sunshine. upper 60s to near 70 for downtown, south san francisco and sausalito. mid 60s along the north bay coast, but low to mid 80s through most of the wine country there. 87 towards santa rosa.
along the east bayshore, a nice day with mid to upper 70s. east bay, mid 80s to about 90 degrees. 90s the exception with antioch and brentwood. tonight cloud cover mid 50s to low 60s. my accuweather 7-day forecast, that 82, only a few places get there. most of us in the 60s and 70s tomorrow. then you can see we rebound sunday and stay pretty much average all the way through thursday. have a good weekend. here is frances. following a fatal accident. there's a traffic alert for westbound 80 right near powell. we have a live come rah shot at the scene. it's looking down towards the ashby exit. just within the last couple minutes, i noticed they seem to be letting the right lane or two right lanes get by. but all westbound 80 lanes were shut down from about 4:25 this morning. we'll find out what's going on exactly. apparently there was a male walking around in the center divide and someone reported that the person jumped into the lanes
and was hit by a car. so so far what we have officially is westbound 80 closed at powell. we'll try to see where traffic can recenter. avoid this mess. right now waze is calculating delays of about an hour and 16 minutes. you may want to consider alternate routes like yesterday's 680, 24 and avoid 80 completely. amazon testing a feature that will alert customers about new products. >> the yacht owned by microsoft co-owner paul allen is for sale, $325 million. here is tech bites. >> in today's tech bites, amazon rolls out another batch to try to influence shoppers. >> newly released products comes a few weeks after the site unveiled a top brand badge. it's still not clear what criteria amazon uses for the badges. amazon is apologizing for an early shipment of a new book. >> margaret at wood's novel of the testament is supposed to be released on tuesday. some customers who pre ordered
the book already received it. amazon blames a technical error for the early shipment. you could own the yacht that belonged to the late microsoft co-founder for just $325 million. >> paul allen's 414 foot explorer yacht octopus features a bar, hot tub and al fresco dining option. two elevators. >> have a great day. people who follow meat-free diets may be concerned -- you might be concerned about the resulteds of this new study. don't reach for the steak just yet. >> don't worry. also wanted, thousands of volunteers for the bat ol of the way. the competition pitting oakland against san francisco. a bear gets into a sticky situation. but
all right. three games down. only 13 more to go in the 1234ek9 days. this time the lions coming into the coliseum. we're ending a game that was suspended earlier. so that game starts at 5:15. the regular game starts at 7:07 if the other game doesn't go into extra innings. kind of a crazy day at the coliseum. make sure you get there early and expect to watch a lot of baseball today. a new study claims vegans
and vegetarians face a higher risk of stroke than people who eat meat. researchers at the university of oxford found the risk was about 20% higher. that's significant. they tracked the diets of 48,000 people over 18 years. researchers say the stroke risk could be due to the lack of nutrients in meat. the study confirmed that non-meat diets produce a lower risk of heart disease. researchers say the reduction in heart disease outweighs the stroke risk. so i don't know. i really don't know what to gain from that. >> i'm just going to keep eating. >> do you, kumasi. two bay area mayors involved in trash talk. this is a good thing. they kicked off the battle for the bay cleanup challenge yesterday. on the 21st, volunteers will remove trash and restore wildlife habitat. the mayor laid down a friendly bet. >> if you lose in the battle for
who was the most volunteers, i challenge you to come volunteer with me wearing all a's gear [ cheers and applause ]. >> mayor, my sister from across the bay, i accept your challenge. >> all right. >> excuse me. >> you weren't ready for that. >> mayor schaaf, i had no idea, she and stop per were dancing together. okay. i'll see her on the dance floor i guess. i'm impressed, mike. >> that was nice. get her on "dancing with the stars." >> pamco sound, the outer banks of north carolina, we have eyewall penetration around cape
hatteras, winds 90 miles per hour as hurricane dorian continues to slam this place with those fast winds. let's take a look. gusting to 66 to hatteras, 70 in elizabeth city un northern north carolina right near the border with virginia. this will move over the ocean as we head throughout the day and cause a lot of issues with rip currents along the east coast. it will make landfall once again in canada this weekend. frances? all right, mike. we're taking you back to this live shot in emeryville. we have a fatal crash westbound 80 at powell. there was a pedestrian walking around in the center divide who apparently may have jumped into the lanes of traffic and was struck and hit by a car. westbound 80 completely shut down this morning right at powell. so they are taking traffic off, and you can see that the powell on-ramp to the bay bridge is open. so that's only one lane getting by. also, traffic is quickly backed
up, westbound 80 a complete parking lot through emeryville backing up into berkeley causing over hour-long delays. westbound 80 the spot to avoid this morning. you may want to consider alternate routes. you may want to head to 680, 24 or get onto the bay bridge via 880. we'll keep you posted and check out some drive times as well. >> that's a huge problem. thank you so much. sheriff's deputies say rescuing bears is becoming a regular duty around lake tahoe. one bear needed to be freed after getting trapped inside a dumpster at north star california resort. a deputy used a step ladder to climb on top of the dumpster. he opened the hatch so the bear could get out. look at that bear saying, what are you saying to me? >> bye. >> it's really too bad that mike's microphone is not on because this is always a chance where i like to hear him do his
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