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slower trains canceled games, as temperatures climb to levels we've never, ever seen before. in some parts of the bay. >> i'm spencer christian. record high temperatures all over the region, as temperatures go up, air quality goes down. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up. and the question people are asking, what was burning today at the russian consulate in san francisco just hours before it shut down? live, where you live, this is "abc7 news." we can feel it, and we can see it. the scorches hot sun sends temperatures into the triple digits in the bay area. and this is what we'll be dealing with for days. good evening.
thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm kristen sze in for dan ashley. today, we're experiencing temperatures we have never seen before in parts oh it have bay area. >> san francisco was as hot as walnut creek, reaching 106 degrees. we have live team coverage. >> first, let's look at the numbers. here's spencer christian. >> generally when we talk about record highs, we are talking about records for this date. but we have something beyond that. these are all-time record highs. highest temperatures ever recorded. in san francisco today, 106 degrees. at sfo, 104 degrees. at moffitt field, 106. on we go to other records for the entire month of september. san jose, 108 degrees, highest september reading ever. oakland airport, 101. santa rosa, 110 degrees. and now records for this date, 109 at san rafel. 105 at gilroy.
livermore, 109 degrees. many locations are still in the triple digits. let's take a look at our excessive heat warning in effect from now through tomorrow for the entire bay area, including the host. hottest spots near 115 degrees. then on sunday and monday, we have an excessive heat warning for all of the bay area except the coastline. and we have a red flag warning for high fire danger, including the high locations and inland valleys. i'll give you a look at the forecast in just a few minutes. >> thank you, spencer. today's heat might even feel hotter for crews battling flames in san jose. sky 7 flew over a burning ho ii building. the roof collapsed after the fire broke out this afternoon. firefighters called for extra assistance after arriving on scene. so far, no word of any injuries. the extreme heat is expected to push electricity demands to
an all-time high in california. pg&e has almost 5200 customers without power at the moment. managers of the state's power grid issued a flex alert. cal iso officials are asking us to cut back on electricity use until 10:00 p.m. today. to no one's surprise, soerg temperatures are creating concerns across the bay area. david louie is live in san jose with that. david? >> reporter: kristen, train tracks or rail with warp or shift in extreme heat. that's why b.a.r.t. and cal train reduced the speed of their trains to keep a close watch on the rails. in the case of light rail, they were looking for potentially sagging power lines. it's a day to adapt to the crushing heat, even if you have to cook chicken over a hot grill for a living. >> a little hot today. more than unusual.
you can see the sweat on my face. >> reporter: so two are public rail systems. rails can bend or shift in 95 degrees. b.a.r.t. is also doing a system-wide slowdown which is leading to delays of 10 to 20 minutes. and the south bay's light rail system has crews on the lookout for sagging power lines. >> if we identify sagging lines, we would to replace them and run a bus bridge. we hope that doesn't occur. >> reporter: a big concern has been demand for electricity. it's of a big concern in santa clara city. this is a new massive one under construction to be powered by silicon valley power. >> we work closely with data centers when they're in the design stage to provide redundant service to them and seven their loads in a very
reliable manner. of course, they have their own redundancy with backup generation. >> reporter: the utility gets power from solar, wind, geothermal and hydro. the call to reduce power lose leads to creative alternatives. sgtsz >> i have ice in my freezer. i'll stick it in a zip-loc bag and put it on my head. >> reporter: that's one way to keep a cool head. >> that is true. >> reporter: this heat wave will continue to test our patience over the weekend. b.a.r.t. is also going to be doing major track work in oakland. that's going to mean delays up to one hour, depending on your destination. an important reminder, san jose has opened six cooling centers around the center to give people some relief in this heat. david louie, "abc7 news." >> thank you, david. and "abc7 news" is in livermore right now, one of the hottest places in the bay area. oh, look at that.
the temperature is 107 degrees. and the heat is forcing people to change some of their plans. "abc7 news" reporter leslie brinkley gives us some examples from walnut creek. >> reporter: well, it peaked at 109 here, dipping to a balmy 108 in the shade right now. just imagine what you might be thinking if you were getting married outdoors this weekend. kara beasley is getting married this weekend, when it's predicted to be 105 degrees. >> i just kept thinking oh, my god, not me, not today. why me? why me? but when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. >> now it's more of a panic situation where they're looking for anything that will help to alleviate. of course, they're canceling their heaters.
the biggest things right now are umbrellas and the small canopies for people just for shade. >> reporter: cooling centers dotted throughout the east bay offered a respite for seniors who at the stroke for midday enjoyed lunch and cold watermelon. it's so chilly some wore jackets. >> the beautiful air conditioning. >> reporter: heavy haze from fires obscured the diablo foothills for a second day. >> we know that our football programs have rescheduled their varsity games to start at 8:00 p.m. at three of our schools. >> reporter: tomorrow, only water polo matches and indoor volleyball will be permitted. water seemed to be the only anecdote to the heat. >> this heat will pass. we're in a natural air conditioner here any way.
after four or five days, here comes the fog and we're back to ahh, feels good. >> reporter: but not for this weekend. optimistic thinking, though. some folks say they're canceling their barbecue plans because they don't want to put their friends and family through that torture. i'm leslie brinkley, "abc7 news." >> thank you, leslie. a spare the air alert is in effect for today and tomorrow. this is a live look crossing the bay bridge and golden gate. on spare the air days in the summer, people are asked to drive less and reduce pollution. this heat can be dangerous. it's important to stay informed and safe. down load the "abc7 news" app to see how hot it is where you live and we have posted a list of cooling centers. tropical storm harvey is expected to be one of the costliest disasters in u.s. history. the governor of texas believes it will cost more than annest mate $125 million to recover
from the destruction and losses and economic output. 364,000 people have registered for assistance. 80% of texans do not have flood insurance. the head of fema said the government will do what it can. >> i can't restore things the way they were before the storm. but we can be here to help think through how we collectively help the city and other communities within texas rebuild. chemical containers exploded in crosby, texas today. flood wadders damaged a chemical plant, shutting down refrigeration and knocking out power. the epa evacuated the area as a precaution. a fund-raiser started by texans football player j.j. watt is nearing $16 million. many celebrities have made new contributions. the new goal is $20 million.
and jim "mattress" mack has earned a special place in the hearts of everyone. he threw open the doors of his furniture stores and invited in victims of harvey to sleep on his mattresses. his generosity prompted a change.org petition to designate august 26 as mattress mack day in houston. so far more than 177,000 people have signed the petition. yesterday, you helped us raise $67,000 for relief efforts. disney's day of giving raised a total of $14 million across the country. there's still time to help out. donate by calling 1-855-999-give. or go online to redcross.com/abc. developing news out of san francisco where black smoke was seen pouring out of the russian consulate. president trump ordered the consulate closed and cleared out by tomorrow.
one resident had no doubt about what was going up in smoke. >> i've lived on this block for eight years. i've never seen the chimney going. i thought why is it burning on the hottest day of the year. the first thing that came to my head is they're burning documents. >> congresswoman jackie spear tweeted, if ever there was doubt espionage going on, black smoke clears the air. a steady flow of people have visited the consulate. the white house says president trump's decision on daca will come tuesday. nearly 800,000 so-called dreamers are protected under a 2012 executive order signed by then president obama. the program offers protections to undocumented immigrants brought here to the u.s. as children. that program could be in jeopardy. >> we love the dreamers. we love everybody. >> the president's priorities on
immigration are to create a system that encourages legal immigration and benefits our economy and american workers. >> leaders of some of the country's biggest businesses like facebook, amazon and google are urging the president to protect the program. as a candidate, trump vowed to terminate the program. a later last call will have to wait a while in california. a san francisco senator wanted to keep b.a.r.t. open past 2:00 a.m. >> lawmakers decided they'll have to think about it for a long time. >> i'm michael finney. do you need a costco card to get into costco? we'll talk about tha
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you're looking at what happened after drivers swerved to avoid a motorcyclist in palo alto. police say despite what you're seeing here, nobody was hurt. palo alto online reports the home's opener just left her garage two minutes before the subaru slammed into it around 11:00 this morning. we're learning tonight that the castro valley man accused of killing a deputy and wounding two chp officers violated his bail and sought by u.s. marshals. that's just one disturbing new detail. eric thomas is live in the newsroom with more on the suspect's criminal history. >> reporter: 32-year-old thomas littlecloud was badly wounded in the shootout that killed the deputy. and there are questions tonight whether someone with his criminal history should have been granted bail. uc hastings law professor rory
little says deciding whether to grant bail is a tough call for a judge. >> you can't have a system and we don't have a system in this country that allows you to detain everybody. even if they're arrested on serious charges. >> reporter: court records show thomas littlecloud was incited in san francisco for profession of meth, identity theft and being a felon in possession of a gun. but the judge granted bail at $100,000, and his mother put up her house as collateral. prosecutors have already filed documents to seize the house because littlecloud failed to make the required court hearings. he's accused of shooting the police officers in sacramento, while they were investigating a stolen car ring and he was on the run from the feds. >> you can bet that the judge who released him is just second guessing herself and wishing that she had made a different decision. >> reporter: little cloud had
prior convictions dating back to 2004. >> but it's a tragedy. somebody with that record, i would hesitate before i let him out. >> reporter: but little says the prosecution has a say and could appeal the decision. littlecloud's girlfriend is charged with vehicle theft and felony evasion in connection with the incident. littlecloud was wounded in the gunfire and hospitalized in critical condition. in san francisco, eric thomas, "abc7 news." a bill to change california's last call from 2:00 a.m. t 4:00 a.m. has failed. at least for now. lawmakers argue that the nighttime economy is huge in california, wibut opponents wor extending the hours of bars would enhance alcohol problems. a task force will be created to study the effects of keeping
bars open later. a bill to name an official state dinosaur is on the way to the governor's dock. fossils of this dinosaur have been found only in california. now story everyone is talking about, this heat. san francisco is often the coolest spot in the bay area, but today it was hotter than ever. literally. >> jonathan bloom has the story. jonathan? >> reporter: san francisco made history today, and maybe not in the way most people would want it to. 106 degrees, in a city where most people don't have any air conditioning. naturally the one place people came to cool down, right here at the beach. some people even skipped work to do it. how hot is it in that office? >> like the sun. >> reporter: in the culture of comic books, it may be a record high temperature that separates the amateurs from the true fans. how long can you keep that on for? >> the entire comic-con, if i can. >> i will not be leaving the
convention. i will not be going outside during lunch tatime. >> it's incredible. we're going to enjoy it as much as we can. >> yeah. it's been foggy every day this summer. so we're going to try to get in the water for once, and make it feel like summer. >> reporter: it's helped ease the adjustment for this college student from southern california. >> i wish i could have brought my longer board. >> will try and have fun with it while it lasts. >> reporter: working on your tan? >> yeah, or burn. >> reporter: across the street at the zoo, wolverines get a treat in the ice and bears a fresh helping of snow. >> they play in it, swim in it. >> reporter: the red panda runs through the sprinkler. >> they're found in the himalayas in china.
>> reporter: zoo visitors who came to escape the heat might be jealous. what would you do if somebody gave you a bunch of snow right now? >> put it on my head. >> if i was a bear and they gave me snow, i would eat it all. >> reporter: some animals don't handle the heat so well. primates get the option to go inside with air conditioning. for the humans, if you cool down in the ocean, be careful. ocean beach is known for its rip currents. jonathan plume, "abc7 news." how long are we going to have to put up with these conditions? >> spencer christian has the forecast. >> i am really looking forward to november and december. right now, this is live doppler 7 hd. sunny and hot across the entire region. current temperatures in the bay area. most locations right now still well into the triple digits. it's 109 in concord.
107 in san ramone. hayward, 100. here in san francisco, 75 at half moon bay. i don't think we've ever seen heat like this. look at this dirty air covering over the bay area. air quality is diminishing as you probably know. these are the forecast features. dangerously hot again tomorrow. more record highs are possible, maybe likely this weekend. cooler conditions along the coast and near the bay on sunday and monday. let's talk about air quality. other spare the air day. poor air quality across the entire region. on we go, to overnight conditions. skies will be clear, no fog and no cooling. overnight lows ring from mid to upper 60s to low 70s, to mid and upper 70s inland.
this is usually the high temperature range. these are lows tonight. tomorrow's highs will be in a similar range to today's highs, except for maybe san francisco, which was 106. tomorrow a mere 96. look at the other temperature readings, projected highs around the bay tomorrow. 100 to 102 degrees. inland, 112, 113, 114. you ukiah, a high of 113 tomorrow. very little change in our inland areas. so what do we do in excessively hot conditions to protect our severals? limit outdoor activity, and remember not to leave children or pets inside cars. there's a lot of fun stuff to do this weekend, even with the heat. there's the art and wine festival this weekend. sunny and warm on sunday with a
high of only 88. looking ahead to the entire region on sunday, still hot in our inland areas of highs, ranging from 102 to 105. no 110s likely. around the way, we'll see more comfortable weather on sunday. highs in the upper 80s to low ninthing. 70s on the coast. all areas cool down on monday, which is labor day. here's the seven-day forecast. temperatures are going to return to a more average or normal range next week. but through the weekend, suffering in triple digit heat, especially inland and tomorrow even around the bay once again, but temperatures moderate on labor day. and further cooling for the remainder of next week. >> looking forward to that. >> thank you, spencer. the cost of free. next,
customers in the united states. free community college across california. that's what some state lawmakers want and they want to pay for it by getting rid of some highly paid bureaucrats. t it calls for free community college for the first year only. this plan will cost each college in the state about $275,000 per year. >> what that really amounts to is only one high paid bureaucrat. so if each community college got rid of one bureaucrat, you would have free college. that makes sense. >> city college of san francisco now offers free tuition to san francisco residents. the result of a voter approved proposition passed in november. everyone is talking about the intense heat in the bay area today, including the owners of east bay wineries. what they're doing to protect that all-important crop. labor day weekend
evacuations. the fire threatening hundreds of weekend getaways. also ahead -- >> i would have wore my wig for the occasion. >> everyone's favorite flood who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing.
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live, where you live, this is "abc7 news." record breaking heat around the bay area. we've seen some of the hottest temperatures in downtown livermore, where it's been around 108 degrees most of the afternoon. and the heat has forced the cancellation of the pop hear livermore valley harvest wine celebration for the first time in 36 years. >> chris nguyen shows us most of the area's wineries are still open for business. >> reporter: at this winery in livermore, the hot weather played a role in the all-important hvest harvest. >> we neimmediately put it in a conditioning to keep the fruit coal after harvest. this time of the year with this kind of heat, we'll pick at night, because we don't want anybody to get a heat stroke or have problems and we don't want the fruit hot. >> reporter: many keeping an eye
on the excessive heat. for the first time in 36 years, the harvest wine celebration, scheduled for this weekend, has been canceled, citing safety concerns. organizers say they had no other choice. >> even though we had shade and mistering pls planned, not necey enough with temperatures breaking records in the bay area. >> reporter: at the winery, visitors who planned on attending take a few sips while soaking up the disappointing news. >> there's a lot of issues being out if the heat. people come out and drink and they don't hydrate enough. so i understand why they did it. >> reporter: tasting room manager elizabeth jacobson is looking ahead. she's prepared to adapt, if necessary. >> it depends on what the people would like to have. if the bride and groom say yes, it's way too hot, we can transfer it inside. >> reporter: some taking advantage of the lighter crowds
this afternoon. >> besides walking from your car to the tasting room, you're only in the heat for a few minutes. >> reporter: wineries in the valley ready and able to serve those who come. chris nguyen, "abc7 news." mt. diablo is under a red flag alert for the weekend. the grass is tender dry and the flyer danger is high. no campfires are allowed, but using propane is okay. under hazy skies from fires in northern california, as well as the sierra. >> that includes the ponderosa fire, which governor brown declared a state of emergency for. it's now 30% contained after charring nearly six square miles so far. it's destroyed 20 homes and threatens hundreds more. an oroville man is under arrest for starting a wildfire. investigators say he started an illegal campfire that got out of
control. fire crews continued to battle a brush fire in los angeles today. about 80 homes have been evacuated. officials say they're expecting erratic winds this evening and concerned about a thunderstorm that's moving into the area. a fire has burned about 3,000 acres year yosemite and won't be contained for another week. the railroad fire could burn down a hundred buildings. our sister station in fresno shows us how the firefight is going. >> reporter: firefighters are working around the clock as the railroad fire burns trees, structures, and even rail cars. the blaze is bushing about 3,000 acres near yosemite national park, while steep terrain and hot weather is still posing a problem for crews. fire officials say one of the bigger challenges is getting
more help. >> a lot of fire is burning in the state and across the nation. so we're competing for resources, additional engines and crews and helicopters and all of that. >> reporter: several air tankers and helicopters are working fast to drop water as the fire grows larger. daniel says the fire seems to be burning away from structures, but moving closer to the sequoia trees. >> this fire is too intense for that grove, so we need to protect those trees. >> reporter: evacuation orders are still in place in fish camp. tonight, the lodge is silent after guests were forced to leave and flames came close to the hotel. >> it's pretty daunting and swim da -- and intimidating to see the that you feel the heat from it. >> dozens are keeping an eye on the fire as the dense ash continues to land on their
property. natalie granda, "abc7 news." hurricane harvey made landfall a week ago in texas and it's been a week of nonstop work for first responders. look at how one houston police officer celebrated his birthday. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ >> the hurricane kept him from going home, so that's the sound of his daughter singing happy birthday over the phone. we've seen a lot of positive moments coming out of texas amid the damage done by harvey. >> wednesday, we watched the rescue of a 92-year-old woman named shirley. she's now staying with family. >> alex michaelson from los angeles is still in houston. earlier today, he met up with shirley again to see how she's doing. >> i am so happy to be here with you. and i'm happy to see you again under these happy circumstances.
what am i supposed to say now? >> and one of the things is, what was that experience like of the rescue? walk us through that? >> the rescue was unbelievably terrible. it was terrible. it was frightening, terrible. i kept thinking i'm going to slip off into the water, or slip off the back of the truck. i just couldn't believe all the wonderful guys that were, you know, these big muscled, good-looking people that were hanging on to me, and not letting me slip. either from forward or backwards. and just really a terrifying experience, because there were boats, not cars, but boats going up and down my street. it was just awful. it was uncomfortable, scary. and just so wonderful to have the reassurance of these magnificent men that were
hanging onto me and keeping me from falling and just wonderful. i don't know what else to say. >> did you enjoy the attention? >> the attention was magnificent, really. [ laughter ] can't get enough of that wonderful stuff. >> she is sweet. >> shdoes she have a zest for le for what? >> she'll soon go to stay with her daughter. >> we know when a star is born. >> absolutely. tonight, 7 on your side attempts the impossible, shopping at costco without a card. can michael finney pull it off? next, a reminder about work this weekend that can slow you down on b.a.r.t. the bay bridge, and even a a a a
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a reminder to check delays on the bay triple digit tomorrow. caltrans will blast away what's left of the hold supports from the eastern span. no car also be allowed for about 30 minutes during the blasting period saturday morning, which is expected to start around 11:00 a.m. an exact time depends on the weather. the bike path is closed and boats kept away as well as a precaution. a reminder that between tomorrow and monday, b.a.r.t.'s
station at merit will close. trains will be moving slower as a precaution because of the heat. today is your last chance to vote on how bikes should be stored on cal train. one option includes parking bikes at an angle. voting ends at midnight, and you can find a link on abc7news.com. this is the latest vote count to decide options on the new electric train cars. in july, voters chose black and red as the preferred seat colors. and this is the winning color combination for the exterior of the new trains. we are breaking records with the heat right now as we look at santa cruz. it is definitely beach weather. >> what you're seeing there looks like fog but it's not.
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everything differently than other stars, including charging a membership fee. >> and we all know you need a costco card to get inside, right? >> maybe not. >> michael finney is here. >> i've got to tell you, costco is my mind kind of place. no kidding. but some people just don't want to pay that membership fee. $60 a year for most of us. so can you get into a costco without a card? yes. our secret shopper is heading into the danville costco. she's going to attempt to get in without showing her card. seem impossible? well, she got in, and lived to tell about it. how did it go? >> great. i just went to the door and said, you know, i'm here, they said you don't need a card. i waited in the line at the pharmacy. i said i don't have my card, she said you don't need a card here,
but you can't buy anything else. >> reporter: in california, you can shop at a costco pharmacy even if you don't have a card. th policy is right there on the costco website. pharmacies are open to non-members. they're required by state law. but it's not just medication available to non-members. our secret shopper went back another time and bought these two bottles of wine. why could show do that? california law requires most liquor license holders to sell to the general public. state officials told me that includes costco. that brings us to the costco gift card. and our second secret shopper. so you have a gift card right now? >> correct. >> reporter: so walk up to the door and said i don't have a costco card but i have a gift card that i want to use. you have to be a member to buy gift cards, but not to use them. that's on the costco website, as well. our secret shopper goes right past the member's only sign at
the san francisco store and is allowed in to use the gift card. and she does. >> and i said, all i have is this gift card. they said that's fine, come on tw through. and it worked. i got in and got myself a sundae. >> reporter: when shopping with a gift card, nonmembers will pay more online than members. not all product also be available. our secret shoppers say all staff members were informed and helpful. i contacted the corporate office and offer them a chance to speak with me on camera but never heard back about that. i want to hear from you. the hot hooin is open monday through thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. call me or you can reach me on my facebook page and through abc7news.com. here's one final point, i called the pharmacy board and i said is there a law that says they have to let us in? they said no.
>> next time you need a secret shopper, let us know. [ laughter ] >> thanks, michael. well, this picture sums up how we're feeling in the bay area. too hot. yes. here's a live look from our camera on top of san francisco's mt. sutro. look at that haze, and that heat. spencer is back with an update on the forecast. >> too hot and hazy. here's a reminder how hot it still is. across the bay area, mainly triple digits still. it's 95 in oakland, 93 here in san francisco and lots of 100s. up to 109 at ncord. highs tomorrow will be a similar range than today. not quite on the coast and here in san francisco, but around the bay, between 100 and 102 degrees
tomorrow. inland east bay, between 112 and 114. temperatures will taper off a little bit on sunday and monday. labor day weekend, art festival is going on. three days of fun in the sun. a high of tomorrow of 94. more comfortable range on sunday and monday. and you may want to take advantage of the scottish highland games taking place at the fair grounds tomorrow. tomorrow, sunny skies, a high of 112 in the afternoon hours. here's the seven-day forecast. a lot of heat tomorrow and sunday. and all locations will start to cool down on monday. >> that's cool, 90. can't wait. >> thanks, spencer. >> anthony flores joins us with sports. >> not a good day for some former members of the 49ers. the 49ers are keeping two quarterbacks on the roster. and it was ruled a double, but did baseball rob brandon
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bottom o the ninth, last night's loss to the cardinals, brandon crawford appeared to hit a two-run shot, but officials called it a double because of fan interference. today, major league baseball admitted they were wrong and it should have been ruled a home run. you can see the fan did not reach over the field of play, but rather to the side. the fan was ejected and the ball was taken from him. there is good news with help from brandon crawford's wife. the fan will be autographed ball and tickets to another game. for players on the nfl bubble, cut day is like winter on "game of tloephrones." you know it's coming and once it arrives you hope you're strong enough to survive. one player who doesn't have to worry about surviving cuts is derek carr. we know he's the franchise quarterback, but the raiders know how important it is to have a good backup. it looks like e.j. manuel has beaten out connor cook for that job. manuel has five years of experience, throwing for 19
touchdowns with the bills. >> feels good. this is just the beginning of it. so my job is is just being there for derek. and when my number is called, i have to answer the call. >> c.j. bedford was impressive with his 62-yard touchdown run in the win over the chargers in their preseason finale. h won the backup quarterback job for the niners. so today the team released matt barkley. tim hightower was also released. the niners cut 15 players. the roster stands at 71 and must be cut down to 53 by saturday. >> we've seen him in practice. there's nothing matt could have done in that game to change our feeling on him. i needed to see more of c.j. and we wd to see nick. we haven't given nick a chance to play. i wanted him to start the third.
[ inaudible ] -- super bowl champion to unemployed in the nfl. osweiler was the backup quarterback, and last season he led the texans to a playoff win. he was traded to the browns in the off-season, but cleveland decided he is not their quarterback of the future. cal will kick off a new era when justin wilcox leads the bears under the gridiron saturday morning. it's the first time the bears have played in the eastern time zone in five years. wilcox takes over for sonny dykes who was fired at a 5-7 season. biting the tarheel -- beating the tarheels is carolina is going to be a challenge. >> how we respond to adversity, i think our guys are excited to play. i really do.
we've had a good xamp acamp and excited to get him out this and cut him loose. the san jose spartans are chasing their first win of the brett brinen area. they fell to south florida on saturday. they'll take on calpoly at home. >> i thought it was a great start. and i think when you're trying to change something like that, it's a process. it doesn't get changed in one day. aim not sure we're ready to compete with the fight of is century. maybe that's why people left. hopefully some day we will be. we'll have highlights and reaction to the spartans game on saturday after the alabama-florida state game right here on abc 7. >> thank you. join us tonight at 9:00. some tense moments when the
landing gear on this plane malfunctioned. how the pilot landed at wheels. >> and overheated buses and service delays. the impact the heat is having on the evening commute. and at 8:00. it's "shark tank" and then we're back at 11:00. >> that will do it for this edition of "abc7 news." look for breaking news on twitter. thanks for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm kristen sze. for the entire news
honey, don't you want any bacon? daddy says when we eat bacon, we contribute to the genocide of a very intelligent animal. when a pig can spell the word "genocide," - i'll stop eating them. - [ chuckles ] a pig could write an op-ed in the new york times, and you would still eat him. - and i would have something to wrap up my leftovers in. - hmm. - morning, fam. you all remember jenna? - vanessa: hey. - hi, jenna. - hi, jenna. how was brunch? - great. hopefully my last without a bottomless mimosa. - yeah? oh, that's right! the big 21 is right around the corner. yeah, i can finally get in a club without a fake i.d...ea of what nightclubs are really like. i am gonna miss all these pathetic, little lies. mike: the lying will continue. it will just be funnier because she'll be loaded. i am so looking forward to your birthday! i have been spending way too much time in mommy land, so, please, have a real big blowout, like -- [ gasps ] like that fancy ball in "frozen."