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now from abc7, live breaking news. [ applause ] >> breaking news is in oakland where minutes ago, the city council gave unanimous approval to the stadium plan that could keep the silver and black in the bay area and out of las vegas. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. the vote came in the last 30 minutes. >> cornell bernard was inside the council chambers when it happened and live with late breaking details. >> reporter: lots of happy fans here tonight as the vote came down allowing the city to move forward with terms and talks on the stadium plan. just in time nfl owners meet tomorrow to discuss possible relocation of the team to las vegas. >> they're our team.
we want to keep them. >> reporter: fans making a pitch to oakland city council to keep the team in oakland. the city council's approval of a nonbinding term sheet will allow the city to move forward with talks on a $1.3 billion stadium plan. rebecca kaplan says the deal is bigger than football. >> this isn't only for sports fans this should matter. this is also about economic development and jobs. >> reporter: with the raiders threatening to leave for las vegas, an investment group led by raider ronnie lott drafted a plan to resurrect the oakland coliseum into a football complex. he admits he doesn't have the blessing of marc davis yet. >> i think we'll get his blessing. more importantly, as we think about this opportunity, it's really about making sure that we're doing the right things for the nfl. >> reporter: the city and county would supply the land and some public funds. >> i'm urging members of the council to step up and take
responsibility. >> one moment, please. >> reporter: dan siegel was heckled when he criticized the stadium plan. he says the city has better things to invest in. >> it's the old roman empire. you don't feed people. you give them a spectacle. >> reporter: earlier the plan cleared its first hurdle when the alameda countiboard of supervisors voted 3-1 to allow negotiations to move forward. nfl owners meet on wednesday. cornell bernard, abc7 news. our storm watch coverage as we look at live doppler 7. more wet weather is on the way. we're tracking showers for your wednesday. that's not all as we go live outside to our camera. the big storm we're waiting for is now just two days away. >> team coverage tonight. drew too many malin live doppler 7. >> we are tracking an approaching storm that has a strength we haven't seen at all this rainy season. on the scale, this one approaching on thursday gets a
3. it is a strong storm. the last time we saw a 3 back in march. we're tracking moderate to heavy rain and wind gusts over 30 miles an hour. the evening rush on thursday as absolute mess. we're twrak tracking heavy rain causing localized flooding. the combination of wet conditions and it will be dark out means it will have delays on thursday. live doppler 7 along with satellite, you can see the stream of moisture. we'll about show you the downpours and gusty winds in the forecast just ahead. >> thanks very much. heavy rain over the weekend may have caused a cracked sewer pipe to lead into the oakland estuary. lrn signs are warning people to stay out of the water tonight just as a precaution. east bay mud tells abc7 news, during heavy rain large amounts of storm water can overwhelm its wastewater systems. let's continue our storm watch
coverage with lisa ga lesion with how paeg and caltrans are getting ready for the return of heavy rain. lisa. >> reporter: dan, the light rain has created an slick sheen behind me. we're not far from a trouble spot that chp is worried about over 280 and cesar chavez. it is prone to flooding and major problems. with the rains come preparation. >> it is one of the bigger storms this season. >> reporter: crews are already gearing up for what's to come. all hands on deck, workers from as far away as bakersfield are on alert to come to the bay area to help this week. >> once we know the area that we see that could be impacted heavily by the storm, we stage crews in those areas and respond as quickly as we can. >> reporter: the chp is gearing up along with caltrans. several spots this san francisco are froen prone to flooding at the 2 0 south extension near 18th, 101 central freeway north
and southbound near south van ness, eastbound 80 near 7th and 101 south near paul avenue. just about any officer available will be asked to hit the roads. >> they'll come out and try to keep traffic moving and keep speeds down and try to clear crashes. >> reporter: by time the bulk of the storm hits, king tides currently poupgd the bay should subside. this is what the fooids left in marin county earlier today and here the tide's impacted the beach nourishment project at ocean beach. >> they're putting sand on the beach. you can see it being washed away. >> reporter:more king tides are expect next month. abc 67 news. now you can track the approaching storms with the abc7 news ap. we have live doppler 7 on that for you. enable push alerts to get weather advisories on your phone or tablet immediately. what appeared to be a deadly
house fire in castro valley turned out to be the murder of a 59-year-old widow. sky 7 shows you the scene. tonight the sheriff's office has no suspects and no motive in the crime. abc7 news reporter indicate can i marzullo is live at the scene with the developing story. >> reporter: ama, crime scene technicians are still here nearly 24 hours after the fire broke out. sheriff's office tes us they have debris to sift through and desperate to find evidence that will lead to whoever kill this had well liked and well-known woman. >> if it's some lunatic out there, i can't even -- i'm almost in shock hearing it. >> reporter: murder and arson on grob way in castro valley. the victim a 59-year-old woman who had been living alone since her husband died in april. >> my heart goes it out family. i cannot understand what would cause someone to do something like that. >> reporter: the county sheriff's office says an autopsy revealed the victim did not die in the fire. she suffered wounds consistent
with murder. >> these are brutal injuries that are inflicted upon people with violence. >> reporter: the fire was reported at 2:45 in the morning. firings found the woman dead in her garage. >> they set her body and the garage and the house on fire and so that's usually done to conceal evidence to destroy evidence such as dna and fingerprints. >> reporter: sheriff's investigators have no suspects and no motive. the victim had lived her for more than 30 years and has two adult daughters and loved by neighbors. >> she was one of the sweetest people you want to meet. she was just a genuine wonderful lady. >> reporter: investigators are asking anyone who has surveilance video in the area between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. to come forward. in castro valley, katie marzullo, abc7 news. atf agents still have not pinpointed what sparked is the deadly fire at the ghost ship warehouse. they revealed during a news conference they're looking at the building's electrical
system. 36 people died in the december 2nd fire. parts of the building served as living spaces, others as work areas for artists. late tonight, mill meat pete das police lifted a shelter in place order. a s.w.a.t. team served a search warrant to a home on view drive this morning following it complaints about odors coming from the house. officers detained one person and don't think the chemicals are linked to terrorism at all. police plan to return to the home tomorrow. an east bay child psychologist charged with possessing thousands of i think of child porn has been ordered to stop seeing is patients. kenneth breslin was arrested this october after police found images on his home computer. authorities raided his child schooling practice in orinda and found more images on computers. today the state board order him not to practice psychology till after his case is resolved. he is due back in court next month. the entertainment world is
remembering sit-com star alan thicke tonight. ♪ show me that smile again >> just ahead on abc7 news, the message thicke had for fans just hours before his passing. and a looming confirmation battle tonight president-elect donald trump's pick for secretary state is already facing scrutiny. >> the empire has taken over and "rogue one" is ledded to theaters. i'm jonathan bloom with a look inside theand tracking the firs storms that will hit the bay area next
of alan thicke. ♪ show me that smile again >> the he was best known for his role as dr. jason receiver on growing pains which aired from 1985 to 1992. tmz reports he suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son. thicke composed tv themes including an the one for growing pains. he was on the netflix series "fuller house." just four hours before his death, he tweeted this, season two "fuller house" looking good. i like the ones i'm not in. bob saget who recently worked on the show tweeted so sad is the passing of alan thicke, such a good husband, father, brother and friend. he will be deeply missed. rest in peace, dear alan. thicke's friend william shatner said saddened over the loss of my friend alan. condolences for his family. he was the father to singer
robin thicke. he was 69 years old. now to the trump transition praez elect donald trump's choice for secretary of state could come down to a vote by one-time political opponent marco rubio. mr. trump introduced rex tillerson as his pick to lead the state department today. shortly afterwards rubio said he has serious concerns about tillerson and his ties to russia. the florida senator serves on the foreign relations committee which will hear his nomination. rubio says despite concerns he's committed to giving him a fair hearing. this thursday, the star wars universe expands with the release of the new movie "rogue one: a star wars story." we know one fan has seen it. that would be news reporter jonathan bloom. he got to sit down with the director and cast to talk about the force and the making of it star wars magic. >> the world is coming undone. >> not just the world but a galaxy far, far away. >> i showed up to start shooting. hundreds of storm troopers stood
there on set. you're in your childhood fantasy. >> he grew up a star wars fan. >> we're close i know that. >> but the biggest fan on set was director gareth edwards. >> is an a kid kirks thought the word was full of storm troopers and x wings before i realized it was full of guys and guys in suits. >> star wars has one guy in a suit. >> being on set with darth vader is hard to beat. >> it brought back childhood nightmares. >> he comes back to me and talks to me at night. it's quite scary. >> rogue one is the first live action star wars movie not part of the main saga. alongside the seven episodes before it you might say this film is the rogue one. >> we are requesting a call sign. >> reporter: it's the story of what happened between episodes 3 and 4 and the characters are new jen irso grows up to be the fierce her row in. >> i got the call. that's great. i think i have to go to the gym. >> it's a highly physical role
and so is the one played by a martial artist donny yen. >> you kick butt in the scene. >> his character is blind. he is not a jedi but he's connected to the force. >> it's part of a grittyer vision of that galaxy where good and evil are not clear ali defined. >> they discuss it as are we doing the right thing. >> from a critic's point of view, we very much are doing the right thing. >> the villain we meet in the first seen of a film whose cast may be the most diversity in the history. >> the i'm proud to be part of that. >> reporter: jonathan bloom. >> may the force be with us. >> abc7 news. looks pretty stunning. > definitely. >> let's talk about the weather forecast. big storms coming. > drew has the latest on it. >> we don't see storms like the one coming on thursday very often. heavy rain, very strong winds. it's going to be an absolute downpour thursday afternoon and evening. live doppler 7 showing you a little bit of mist in our atmosphere.
part of the reason why live doppler 7 showing you, we have a shield of moisture to our north, jut to the north of ukiah, our first storm that will stall over the north bay tomorrow and bring light showers. on the storm impact scale, this is a one mainly in the north bay and santa cruz mountains. light amount of rainfall. an ice lighted shower outside of the north bay. hour by hour on wednesday, 6:00 in the morning, isolated showers confined to the north bay. anyone is fair game for a light sprinkle first thing. activity though confined to the north bay even into the evening. 6:00 on wednesday, much of the activity probably around santa rosa. our next storm as we approach thursday. that's when we get a major upgrade on the scale to become a 3, a strong storm headed our way on thursday. the last time we had a 3 was back in march. nine months ago. we are in store for moderate to heavy rain, gusts it 35 to 40 miles an hour. the chances for flooded areas.
future weather will pick it up early thursday morning, 7:00 in the morning, light showers around the region. watch what happens as we get later into the morning. the rain becomes widespread and it intensifies. future weather where you see the pops of yellow on your screen those are downpours those continue even to thursday afternoon. we have heavy rain thursday the second half of our day, continuing into the evening rush. that's why we're saying pack your patience thursday evening. that commute will be messy. heavy rain falling and gusty winds. the rain will start to end north to south pretty quickly thursday night as we approach the in id night hour as the front exits early friday morning. future tracker rainfall totals as you go through thursday, a good soaking pretty much the entire region will see over an inch of rain. we could see spots coming close to 2 inches of rainfall. higher amounts in our hills. that's why we have a flash flood watch in the effect with the
heavy downpours we could see debris flows and flash flooding in those areas. along with the rain, we're tracking winds. a coup concerns on wednesday with the winds in excess of 30 miles per hour, we could see downed trees and limbs falling on power lines. that could lead to isolated out ands. you can still track the rain with live doppler 7 using the abc7 news ap. also have snow come together sierra. a winter storm watch in effect up to two feet over our passes combined with gusty winds. we could see whiteout conditions on major roadways. tomorrow, not a big issue at all. scattered light showers. it ramps up on thursday up to a 3, a strong storm on the storm impact scale. it is rainy and windy. we quiet down for the weekend. we'll have an update on the forecast at 4:30. >> we'll need the quiet time for >> we'll need the quiet time for sure. .
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abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> good evening. the warriors have three of the best scorers in the nba but it was defense that won the game tonight in new orleans. the dubs finishing una 4-1 road trip in new orleans. steph curry great player and wants to be a wide receiver. inbounds and caught. he is slightly better at hoops. look at that. sweet vee reverse finish. dubs down three. draymond green first triple-double of the season, 12 points, 12 boards, ten assists. new orle of the way. anthony davis unibrow off balance had 28 points. two-point game in the third quarter. kevin durant a little bumping with alex gin sa who elbowed him off the ball. don't make him when he's angry. witness, he hammers three dunks
in a row. there's one, there's two. and three is coming right here. with authority. 27 for kd. curry led all with 30. double clutch, three from the corner. like the playoffs from a couple years ago. up 110-10 . 37 seconds left, durant with a huge block on davis and with five seconds to go, he rips the ball away from davis. no foul. clean, dubs win 113-109 to go 4-1 on this five-game road trip. that's chill. joe thornton and his beard and the sharks in toronto. sharks down 2-0. justin braun whips in the shot. that lead cut in half. sharks on the power play. brett burns, joel pavelsky the redirect. we are knotted at two. they go to a shoot-out. logan couture racing in and the wrister finds the back of the net. sharks come back and win their seventh straight in toronto, 3-2. nfl, the raiders hoping to
bounce back from the loss in kc and visit the chargers sunday. two teams looking for new stadiums. the 10-3 the win would give the silver and black their first playoff berth since 2002. >> we give ourselves a chance to play for the big one. start sunday. so again, we're excited for that opportunity. >> i can't speak for everybody. myself, it was good to get a couple days off. kind of like a second bye week. a chance to relax and let the legs recover. right now it's time to get back to work. >> we're excited. we're champing at the bit. it's another opportunity to compete and do what we've been doing all year into just in time for christmas, this is big bad santa on instagram led lifting 635. you don't want to be the elf that makes this santa angry. this santa is jacked up on holiday spirit. and protein shakes.