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pelosi announced launching impeachment inquiry. >> thanks for joining us. historic move, only a handful of presidents been subject to impeachment, last was bill clinton. >> house speaker nancy pelosi has resisted calls for impeachment for months because it's a long process, rare in u.s. history. but what happened between president trump and president of the ukraine is last straw. >> admitted to asking the president of the ukraine to take actions toen benefit him politically. revealed dishonorable fact of betrayal of the oath of office.
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>> call for president of ukraine to investigate joe biden. first expressing disbelief and calling it witch hunt and presidential harassment. house minority leader later at the capital. >> this election is over, i realize 2016 did not turn out way speaker pelosi wanted it to happen. she cannot change the laws of this congress, unilaterally decide for impeachment inquiry. >> should mention 2/3 of house democrats say it's time to impeach and president trump says he will release the transcript of the phone call with ukraine's president. more on the response tonight on abc7 news at 6:00. dion lim, abc7 news. >> within the last hour the white house press office issued a statement slamming house democrats. reads in part attacks are
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partisan and pathetic and dereliction of constitutional duty. also says the trump administration will be vigorous with the facts and standing up for the men and women who elected him. sent out alert of this breaking news at 2:14 on the mobile app this afternoon. one way to stay on top of news. enable push alerts. weather. it's hot, fire danger is high for much of the bay area. >> meteorologist sandhya patel. >> one more day, live picture from sutro tower camera. 81 in san francisco. triple igits in concord, 87 in oakland. red flag warning in effect until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow for the
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hills. gusting north-north easterly, any fires will spread rapidly. heat advisory today and tomorrow. i'll be back with a look at temperatures and major changes coming. >> pg&e says it's still monitoring weather conditions which could lead to power shutoff later tonight or early tomorrow morning in the north bay. still working to restore service to customers in the sierra foothills. turned off the power in butte, nevada and yuba counties on monday because of conditions ripe for fuelling fires. fire dangers high in oakland hills, sent out extra engines driving the streets and looking for problem spots. >> leslie brinkley rode with them. >> reporter: not only the usual standby in oakland but red flag
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alert, two of the extra engines are for 24 hours patrolling the hills nonstop. also a state engine in oakland. >> with history in oakland with oakland hills fire and over last few years, we're always behind, trying to catch up. plan today having extra people and apparatus out, get hopefully a jump on anything that could set off a fire. >> reporter: day like this, spark could take off with terrifying speed. >> driving to and from on the 13 freeway, noticed how dry all the trees are. >> reporter: with red flag alert, oakland fire department closed down joaquin miller park to visitors, allowed a film crew from netflix to continue shooting but required to hire a separate fire watch team with
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them. >> pay attention to the weather, if the wind picks up, maybe not barbecue at that point. >> reporter: wants more phones. to sign up for alerts not just bringing in more engines, want people to give them a call if they see anything that could cause a fire. breaking news, one lane of northbound highway 17 at summit road in san jose is blocked because of overturned big rig. sky7 over the scene, live pictures. crash happened an hour ago, tow truck on the scene, trying to right the rig. traffic situation, chp says going to need to close all lanes briefly. will get worse before it gets better. no word of what caused the crash, no injuries reported. south bay, two people died from flu. one a child who had been
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healthy. flu season barely beginning. chris is live from san jose with the story. >> reporter: to start, reason this is a bit unusual is it's only september. often see flu season begin mid-october. as you mentioned, two people have died, one a child. >> one of our cases had been traveling overseas, got probably infected traveling. and then became ill and passed away once they returned to santa clara county. >> reporter: child previously healthy before getting flu, other death was adult with other health complications. last year's flu season killed eight people in santa clara county. >> only thing we can predict, it's unpredictable. >> reporter: had to order more flu vaccines already. >> some of the doctors i order
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more this year. already a lot more demand this year for them. >> reporter: next door to the pharmacy, also concern about flu season starting now. >> this year we're seeing a few more people early. so you might want to go and get the flu shot at this point so you can develop the antibodies against it. >> reporter: public health officials saying this is a good reminder to get that flu shot. recommended for people as young as six months old. kris reyes, abc7 news. hearing from anthony levandowski, charged in 33 count indictment, stealing self-driving car secrets from google to give to uber. >> charged me with crimes i did not commit. had i have faith in our system,
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our judge, our jury. and when the truth comes out, my name will be cleared. >> levandowski helped lead google's efforts to develop self-driving cars and trucks. trial date not set. chanel miller, sexual assault survivor in case involving brock turner has a book on the shelves today. stanford handling it in different ways. >> show of solidarity for a woman formerly known as emily doe. >> lot of talking about her, not knowing full story beyond the impact statement. >> reporter: in interview with "60 minutes" revealed herself as the survivor in the sexual
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assault case involving brock turner. victim impact statement impacted many across the world before the #metoo statement. >> i'm not just a drunk student at frat party found behind a dumpster. >> reporter: praising miller for opening up. >> university we go to, want to feel safe without fear of such things happening to us. >> reporter: memoir now available for purchase. >> it's important that what happened here is not forgotten, and future generations of students who have never heard of brock turner will understand this atrocity was committed here on the campus. >> reporter: university replaced the site of the crime with unmarked garden. originally agreed to use quote from miller's statement on a plaque, but rejected her suggestions saying triggering for sexual assault survivors and she withdrew from the project. in response a group of students
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created augmented reality experience called dear visitor. >> you took away my worth, my privacy, my energy. >> reporter: new app reshaping the way we remember history in public spaces. >> important to us that people saw this as way to move forward in positive direction and reopen the conversation about how this space can be better improved in physical sense and also seeing what our project fills as gap in this space. >> reporter: facing up to 14 years in prison, three charges, sentenced to six months and served half that time. aaron persky was first california judge to be recalled in 80 years. >> if you drink to excess, you deserve a hangover, really bad hangover, but you don't deserve to have somebody insert their body parts inside of you. >> reporter: chanel miller
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reclaiming the narrative to take back her story. in palo alto, chris nguyen, abc7 news. committed to building a better bay area. empty beds at centers, about to change. one of the biggest investments you make, getting new roof. what to look for. another area
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abc7 news is committed to building a better bay area, that means finding solutions to issues to improve quality of life. >> one online system to connect substance abuse and mental health treatment centers so no
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bed goes unused. what took so >> lyanne melendez. >> reporter: said the problem wasn't created overnight. one thing missing is way the nonprofits communicate with each other. that's about to change. somewhat. when there's an empty bed at treatment center, health department is usually notified via email but that's done once a day in the morning. >> any given night there are a number of beds available. >> reporter: mayor of san francisco says those beds could go to those who need them that evening, not waiting for morning. up till now, no way it get exact number of beds on time. seven centers will be connected online and know each other's availability, like selecting
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airplane seat online in real time. >> how we're better to track people and provide better support services. not one organization on their own. more efficient way. >> reporter: name is aubrey, suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder after being stand in a shelter. sought out help, not everyone does. >> still have nightmares, get paranoid in a shelter. >> reporter: but you are getting help? >> i am. >> reporter: of the seven sharing information, health right 360 is largest. 239 addiction and mental health treatment beds. according to mayor's office, 4,000 homeless people with mental illness and substance use disorders. those using drugs not seeking help? supervisor matt heaney
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introduced legislation demanding declare a public health crisis. >> drug overdoses kill five times as many people as homicides, as traffic deaths here in san francisco but no emergency plan. >> reporter: and heaney is calling for more drop-in centers, more detox centers, even calling for the city to have something called narcan, which made more accessible here in san francisco. heaney represents areas like civic center, tenderloin, all very difficult areas. live in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. happening tonight, mountain view will vote whether to ban recreational vehicles parking on most city streets while creating safe parking plan. rvs have come up as housing
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solutions. several cities have set up parking programs. contentious, sparking protests and spirited debate at meetings. plan will take effect january 1st. we want to hear your ideas on building a better bay area, join our build a better bay area on facebook. new legal battle today between the bay area and trump administration over salt ponds, specifically those tucked near the redwood city side of the san mateo bridge. environmental groups say ponds act as vital habitats for local wildlife, asking the judge to overturn the epa's decision to overturn what they say are important protections. >> they're saying this area behind me where you see water is not water but land and doesn't need water protection. >> epa doesn't comment on
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pending lawsuits. salt works disappointed in the suit, right now active salt harvesting facility. improving roofs is expensive but could be important project. >> michael finney, advice on testing your shingles. >> extensive project as well. >> don't advise climbing up to check. >> 20 years or older, may need new roof. tested materials and had suggestions. not most glamorous renovation. >> not of people not excited about new roof. want new kitchens and bathrooms. >> could cause thousands but may be more necessary expense before more damage is done. consumer reports tested shingles. >> this standard shingle.
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architectural singles, little bit more layering and material, higher cost. and multilayer, significantly more material, more layered look but significantly higher cost. >> consumer reports performs a variety of tests. this machine helps testers assess whether roofing material's adhesive will stick or separate when strong winds hit your roof. also see how much force it takes for nail to rip through the shingle. this weathering machine hit samples with 500 hours of simulated sunlight and rain. multilayered came out on top for performance. remembers the owens corning berkshire collection, 225 dd per square, enough for 100 square feet.
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don't need to spend that much. atlas stormmaster slate three-tab shingles performed well and cost less, $135 per square. even less, tamko heritage. heri. and finally buying a good performing shingle is important but so is hiring reputable contractor to make sure they're installed correctly. consumer reports says it's important to check the warranty for any roofing before you buy. best cover full replacement cost, shingles and labor, but good luck finding that, difficult. >> don't think much about the roof until it rains on you. then it's a priority. thanks michael. if you have solar panels on that roof, working overtime today. >> sandhya patel. >> would come in handy for sure. winds in the hills gusting to 27 at mt. diablo, knoxville creek,
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24. northerly wind that's taken the temperatures up. 13 degrees warmer in san francisco compared to 24 hours ago, up ten in san jose. wind gusts at mt. st. helena will pick up again later on tonight. not out of fire danger. still warm outside. 82 in san francisco, 87 in oakland, in 90s for mountain view to san jose. gilroy, 94 degrees. triple digits in fairfield and concord, also in livermore. grab a water bottle. sun is shimmering on the bay, emeryville camera now, and here's the mt. tam camera. moderate to poor air quality tomorrow for entire bay area. highs so far, half moon bay airport, 84 degrees.
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90 in san francisco. oakland airplane 92, triple digits fairfield and concord. 103 at santa rosa airport, 96 at lakeport. felt the heat today. live doppler 7 showing a few clouds near point reyes. blue skies in santa cruz. fire danger in the hills, warm to hot tomorrow, relief on thursday. tomorrow morning starts out mild, mid-50s to low 70s. windy once again in the hills. higher terrain under red flag warning. 95, san jose, cupertino. 94 in milpitas. 93 in san mateo, half moon bay 81. peninsula, downtown san francisco -- should say going to be warm. 90 degrees in san francisco as well. 80 in the sunset district.
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north bay, 98 in san rafael, sonoma. triple digits around santa rosa, cloverdale, well above average. east bay is hot as well. 90 in berkeley. 92 oakland. castro valley. inland is sizzling. 100 for livermore, walnut creek. just think is it ever going to end? here comes the fog, accuweather seven-day forecast. thursday is the fog back, cooler. cooling continues friday, 102 to 82, 20 degree drop. saturday and sunday, mid to upper 70s inland. low to mid-60s coast side. marine layer back in place and temperatures fall below average leading into next week. i think everybody will be ready by thursday if not yet. by thursday if not yet. >> you think? how do i use better than bouillon? i just add a spoonful to my marinades... stir frys...
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in the east bay there's a plan that would not only add a lot of housing but reshape the stiff san ramon. developer is proposing adding 4,500 housing units to bishop ranch area and adding downtown. holding meeting for those curious about the project. ambitious, could take 25 years to complete.egin in 2021 with f units available in 2023. south bay trip to the mall will start costing shoppers. mercury news reports that could charge for parking starting next year. mall sent out report saying changes could come with parking. introduced the program at other malls. in san diego, two hours of free parking, then pay $2 for each eh
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hour that. apple is going to keep producing laptops in texas after tariff waiver. mulling moving high-end production to shanghai. price tag around $6,000, tariffs would have made it even more expensive. austin is home to apple's second largest campus. rolling this week in san francisco, lawn bowlers competing for national champion they took $12.8 billion from big tobacco. juul marketed mango, mint, and menthol flavors, addicting kids to nicotine. five million kids now using
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and work not done is stripped of license. only 7 on your side's michael finney digs in. boulders to block homeless encampments, better or worse, part of building a better bay area. pay to send you to antarctica in december. all that and more coming up at 6:00. >> see you then. four dozen of the world's best lawn bowlers competing for top honors in san francisco this week. >> national championships taking place in golden gate park. park and recs departments poured a lot of money into renovating the greens. >> oldest club of its kind in america, running through friday. it is free and open to the public. i love intensity -- >> ever tried it? >> would love to, my speed, with my injuries, only thing i could
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do. >> does look like tonight, house speaker nancy pelosi in front of the american people a short time ago, saying president trump betrayed the oath of office. announcing the house will begin a formal impeachment inquiry of president trump. after months of caution, the speaker telling the american people why. it comes after allegations the president pressured a foreign leader to investigate one of his political opponents, joe biden, while the trump administration held hundreds of millions in u.s. aid. tonight, the speaker saying the president has seriously violated the constitution. mary bruce live on the hill. tonight, president trump calling this a witch hunt. saying the transcript of that call with ukraine's new president will be made public tomorrow. saying that call was, quote, perfect. and tonight, we have news of a phone call between president jon karl standing by.i.


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