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>> in the news this saturday morning, august 13th, tens of thousands get ready for outside bands in the park with 20 more bands to perform. and they shut down cellphone operation thursday in an attempt to disrupt the demonstration. they say it disrupted their rights. >> and little sunnier, a little warmier. i'll tell you which one coming up. >> good morning. i'm terry mcsweeney. the three day music festival is off to a solid start.
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yesterday's opening showcased great music with great food and wine. no significant problems. that is until a number of fans returned to where they had parked and discovered their cars were gone. abc7's john alston reports from golden gate park. >> the rock band fish jammed into the evening at golden gate park. one of the highlights on the first night of the outside land and musical arts festival. >> hanging out and having fun with the people, it's fun. >> while the jam-packed crowds were dancing to the beat, there was another well orchestrated event happening outside the venue. tickets were being slapped on windshields, toe trucks were hauling away cars from snow stopping zones. in just a few minutes almost a dozen cars were nailed near 39th avenue and fulton. a few had out-of-state license plates. >> it's going to be a mess. >> the parking control officer
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ticketed this suv from nevada that was blocking jillian nathan's driveway. >> i have been stranded before but if i have my kid and can't come home and can't get home and get in my garage, what am i going to do? >> minutes later the tow truck arrived. the price of the ticket? eighty-eight dollars. the toe cost is more. and there was hours of life music. >> it was saw some. i loved it. it was great fun. it's something my son and i share, a love of music. >> for others the evening will not end so well. it may be a few days before we know exactly how many vehicles were towed. 180,000 people are expected over the course of the three-day event. organizers say there are still a few tickets left n san francisco, john allston,
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abc7 news. >> one convenient way is to take bart and hop on a shuttle. the bus line and the street cars can get you there, as well. the fbi and police across california are searching for a two-year-old sacramento girl apparently kidnapped by her father. an amber alert was issued yesterday and freeway signs were lit upstate wide as they tried to get the word out to as mean people as possible. officials are look for 49-year-old mourad samaan. he was born in egypt and speaks fluid spanish. they believe her daughter could be in danger because the court just awarded the mother sole custody before he was last seen. he was driving a green toyota 4-runner, california plates 3xrm111. bart police are underfire for cutting off cellphone use so
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protesters couldn't communicate with each other. some say it was not only dangerous, but unconstitutional. bart police are making no apologies. >> the bart officers were prepared for a violent protest that was thwarted by an unusual move. >> i believe it's a matter of turning the power off to perhaps the antenna or tower there. >> they said they turned off the cellphone antennas from embarcadero to the station. it was a tactic to prevent protesters from using cell phones to what police believed to be a violent and dangerous protest by the shooting of a person by police. >> i didn't want that to occur an platform somewhere someone could get killed or hurt. >> but it also violated first amendment rights of protesters and threatened the safety of passengers according to the association of public safety officials. >> public safety is a compelling government interest. however, to impact, to block the
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speech of thousands based solely on the possibility of a protest that might impact public safety, does not meet the rigorous tests under our first amendment. >> what if there had been a fire, what if there had been some other critical incident inside the tunnels? what if somebody was having a heart attack while onboard a bart train. they need to call 911 immediately. >> the reaction from bart passengers is mixed. >> a little bit of infringement of free speech and how to communicate when we want to. >> i side with bart. i do. >> they say there was enough police officers and bart personnel on duty to respond to any emergency quickly. he adds that he traded a small amount of the protester's free speech for passenger safety. >> if someone had gotten hurt or killed over it, i don't think that price is a price we are going to pay for free speech. >> he said the decision wasn't made lightly and it came from top administration officials. this person said it was a
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shameful act and should have been investigated. >> it's shock to see these kind of tactics being employed in the united states. >> abc7 news. oakland police are investigating two fatal shootings overnight. at about midnight officers responded it a report of shots fired at 9 th avenue and maddux drive. they found a shooting victim dead inside a vehicle. it rolled to a stop in someone's front yard. police aren't saying any more about that. then about an hour later, about 1:00 this morning, a second fatal shooting incident occurred in a residential area near harrington avenue and golindo street. they found a man dead of a gunshot wound to the head. they found a sec victim that's hospitalized in stable condition this morning. >> police are also investigating a shoot willing in oakland. it happened about 7:30, fruitvale avenue new foothill. police shot the man and don't believe his wounds are
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life-threatening but they aren't saying what happened or why they opened fire in the first place. friends and family accused of killing a three-year-old oakland boy is saying he's innocent. the 26-year-old is accused of firing the shot that killed the boy on monday. yesterday denard faced the judge but did not enter a plea. oakland police say the drive-by shooting was gang related. they believed he was targeting two other men who were also shot, but his family said he's being set up. >> if it was two grown folks it wouldn't be there, it would have still been an investigation. but it it was a kid, they have o blame somebody. i don't feel that's right. >> i feel sorry for the baby and baby family. i have three kids and i know what he's going through but he's innocent until proven guilty. >> he has prior arrests for grand theft and gun possess. he's expected to enter a plea on august 29th. the los angeles dodgers are asking a judge to throw out key parts of a lawsuit filed by
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brian stow's family. it accuses the dodgers of being partially responsible for the fact that left the paramedic in a coma. they blame it on poor stadium security and alcohol consumption. the dodgers claim it's i am proper and don't conforms with state laws. the two men charged ever attack him entered not guilty please on wednesday. coming up next, will she or won't she? >> i still think it's early. i think it's too early. >> sarah palin steals the show in iowa before today's first big republican contest. and the mural with a message. students paint their concerns to the president.
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>> in iowa today there is an
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important test looming for the 8 candidates seeking the nomination for president by the republicans. there's a first glimpse of the candidates performing in the state that will kick off the 2012 presidential race. the would-bes were joined by a could-be. >> on the eve of one of the most important tests for the presidential candidates, one person not in the race stole the show. >> i still think it's early. i think it's too early. >> sarah palin told reporters she will have to make up her mind whether she's running by next month. >> the fact she's speaking, that has to be a drop dead. >> so what kind of campaign would she run? >> very grass roots. very grass roots. >> for some of those who already know they are in the race, time is running out. congresswoman michele bachman and former governor tim pawlenty hopes to do well in the straw
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poll. the two candidates mixed things up at thursday's gonzales debate. >> in congress her record of accomplishments and results is nonexistent. >> you said the era of small government was over. that sounds a lot more like barack obama, if you ask me. >> ahead in iowa policy, bachman must meet expectation that she will do well. pawlenty, who hasn't generated much enthusiasm, needs to prove he can turn things around. the stakes could not be higher for both of them, even though the noncandidate sucked up all the oxygen. >> the front runner the race is skipping the straw poll. he's been to face a big challenge from texas governor rick perry, who threw his hat in the race. abc news, washington. and mural is going up and it's being painted by high school students that want to send the president a message. it will depict the hardships
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undocumented families face in the united states. it wants to draw attention to the controversial aspect, the federal dream act. they say the proposal would not grant citizenship to 67% of the young people brought to this country illegally. >> there are two paths, you go to the military or you go to a college but a lot of undocumented youths, their parents don't have money to support them and they don't have papers so they can get financial aid. >> the 67 dreams project hopes to pressure congress to amend the proposal. they want it to include a path to citizenship for students who can't afford college and don't see the military as an option. in hollywood, another schwarzenegger is raising eyebrows around town, patrick schwarzenegger. the oldest son of maria and arnold made his debut as a shirt less model. it's on sunset boulevard above a bar called the happy ending. in addition to modeling, he's getting ready to start applying
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for colleges and he's thinking of unc and standard. those are his tough top choices. in san jose there was a big surprise for jazz fans when singer michael blublay took the stage and belted out a couple of his favorite tunes. >> ♪. >> he is in town to perform at hp pavilion this weekend but graced the stage last night at the park. more than 100,000 people expected to attend the 22nd annual jazz festival this weekend. featured performers david san born, dmc, george duke and arturo sandoval. and here is the woman of the moment. >> you know you can count on the fog. >> at the park? >> yeah, you know that. >> yeah. >> when whether or not it's clear to the coast. there's a good chance of some sun shine later on today. the low fog and clouds already in the east bay.
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we are looking live emeryville. north bay, 38 and 63 by the delta. a good 15-degree spread. afternoon, jacques similar conditions. i'll tell you about it next. >> also next the 49ers open the preseason and the jim harbaugh era in new orleans. we have the highlights coming up in this morning's sports. ed
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>> lake tahoe has reached the lowest level of clarity in 50 years. 102 feet you could see down in 1968 and last year only a few feet. it will be discussed next tuesday. he we are talking about the forecast. all kinds of things going on around the bay area this weekend. >> and tahoe, it's beautiful there. >> it's so beautiful. >> it's going to be nice there today. and here things are changing. we've had a summer that hasn't wanted to warm up. we are looking at conditions that will bring in some warmer weather. in time for the weekend? we will see. right now we are looking at cloudy skies san francisco downtown. a little bit of fog in watsonville. the clouds have moved into the east bay valleys. we are looking at a wide range of temperatures with 48 in
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nevado. definitely cool here to the north. look at the mild numbers toward antioch. 4 miles in visibility at the coast. 59 in san jose with 53 here. low clouds and fog this morning. a steady family through the weekend although i think we will see sunshine clear the coast both averages and we will see the warmup coming into play just a little bit of a warmup, and we've been talking about this all summer. it depends on where you are if you are shielded from the fog and the breeze from the bay. it really has been quite comfortable. yesterday you may have noticed that a stream of high clouds have been moving in over the skies. really not doing much, but providing just some cirrus around. less of that today as the high clouds of shunted a little further to the either. we will count on sunshine today after the low clouds and fog. and temperatures in the sacramento valley heating up. 90 in fresno with mid-90s in
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yosemite and 78 northern sierra. looks as though the cloud deck will clear and tomorrow, a well. we will count on a fairly typical temperature spread with minor changes today and tomorrow. i think today should be the warmer day of the week and the sunnier day of the weekend. so count on some sun shine later in the day, golden gate park. temperatures, though, still in the 60s here. tomorrow i think you will see sun, too, but it will be a little bit later with more widespread fog. subtle changes day-to-day and a little warmup after the weekend. 76 in san jose. 75 in sunyvale. if you have been liking this weather, yeah, more of the same with 74 redwood center. pacifica and san francisco san francisco partly cloudy skies. after about 2:00 you should see things brighten up. 64 there. even in the richmond district you will see the clouds continue to try to push off the coast later on this afternoon. 78 in sonoma. all the way to the north.
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you can see 90 up here and near east bay should be a nice afternoon. a little breezy has the fog begins to disburse. 68 oakland and 72 union city. once again, comfortable with low 80 #* 80s here in danville. and down by the monterey bay notice we have a turn any afternoon. a comfortable 70 in in. not much of a change between today and tomorrow unless you are looking at the fog deck. a little deeper tomorrow. then you notice a little bump up in temperatures into next week. in the summer it's all about the fog anyway. >> it's steady for pretty much as far as we can see. >> pretty much. >> in sports the jim harbaugh era is officially here. the 49ers returned to action with their first preseason game in new orleans. larry beil has the highlights. >> there's a lot of excitement about what jim harbaugh is going to do as the new 4-9d head coach but the new alex smith looked
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like the old one. the offense could in the do anything in their preseason opener in new orleans. alex with the third head coach in seven seasons. now in his defense he had almost no protection in this game. the saints came out blitzing from the get go. hammered from behind, the recover. smith played 2 of 7 passing, 10 yards. rookup to braylon edwards. and joseph morgan returned, bounces off a defender here, spins away, hits the sideline. lee is going to try to tackle him with an arm. not going to happen. 78 yards for the touchdown. new orleans up 10-zip. drew brees played three possessions and gave way to chase daniel, handing off to mark engram. the spin, the scoot, 17-0, saints. and he threw too picks, made his best plays with his legs. 26 yards on the scramble, setting up a 59-yard field goal attempt by the new kicker, david
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acres. got it. there was the lone niner highlight in a 24-3 loss. >> obviously we like better outcomes. the first game, with harbaugh and the staff, we have to go back to camp and continue to work. >> reeling and trying to get back on track. the giants opened the ten-game road trip in florida last night, still without carlos beltran, who received a cortisone shot for his injured list. he might have to go on the disabled list. beltran a spectator again. good start in the game. here it comes and there it goes. pablo sandoval, his 14th of the year, but 20 straight solo homers for the giants. 1-0. matt cain could not hold the slim lead. the triple to right center and alfredo scores from first and ties it at one. later morrison is driven in.
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2-1. the giants threat nen the ninth, could not core. they fall 2-1 and fall two back of the d-backs because the a's won. and boos for c.j. wilson. ripped the coliseum, ripped their fans this week andwell son gets revenge. strikes out scott sizemore there. this game was essentially over in the second inning. the rangers erupt for six runs. andy chavez, three hits in the game. drives one in to make it 4-3 after the six spot in the third, and the rangers add three this the fourth. michael young here at david dejesus bobbles and two more score. the a's fall and fall big, 9-1. and favorites weren duct into the basketball hall of fame in springfield mass last night. vanned veer one of the top women's coaches in history. she went 25 years at the helm at stanford and mullen had a 16 year nba career most with the warriors. he overcame alcoholism to become
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a hall of famer. >> i truly want to thank the golden state organization and the fans for supporting me during a very difficult time in my life. i am forever grateful to the bay area and today i call it home. >> i coach incredibly talented and hardworking players. the players are who inspire and motivate me every day. >> tiger woods will be watching the final two rounds of the pga champion as a spectator. the former top player in the world could not make the cut in atlanta. in fact, he wasn't even close. after round 2 tiger insisted, this tournament was a step in the right direction because, well, he didn't get hurt. but his game is in pain. this is the par put on 7. double bogeys 11 and snap hook out of the rough and the trees for another bogey. 10 over for the tournament. missed the cut by 6 strokes. his buddy steve stroker opened with 73 and 74 in round 2. and keogh began bradley, the rookie, outstand, 6 under 64.
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he's at 5 under with fellow american jason duffner. for eagle on 5. not exactly a star-studded leaderboard at the pga. duffner and bradley leading at minus 5 and you have jim furyk, john senden all one back. the green bay packers visited the white house former cal star aaron rogers gave the president a packers jersey which was reluctantly accepted by the long time chicago bears fan. >> i'm just going to come out and say it. this hurts a little bit. [laughter] >> you know, you guys coming to my house to rub it in. [laughter] >> what are you going to do, go to ditka's house next? >> that's it, we are all going to ditka's. that's it for sports. the highlights here later. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> as larry just mentioned, yesterday a couple locals were inducted into the double hall of
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fame but they weren't the only bay area icons honored yesterday. in addition, long time legendary trainer, jerry locallendorfer was inducted into the national thoroughbred hall of fame. he's the fourth winningest trainer for thorough breads of all-time. just under 6,000 victories. next at 5:30, the ups and downs of wall street. the new generation of high-speed trading where millions can be made or lost in microcenters. and how a trip to the grocery store has led to a
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>> president obama says he will be announcing new proposals in the coming weeks to help american companies hire workers and create jobs. in this morning's weekly address, mr. obama says he wants voters to tell congress they are sick of the partisanship that hurts efforts to fix the economy. >> the idea thattic making it through the next election is more important than making it right. that's what's holding it back. the fact that some in congress would rather see their opponents lose than see america win. so you have a right to be frustrated. i know i am. because you deserve better. and i don't think it's too much for you to expect that the people you send to this town start delivering for you. >> the president listed several initiatives he wants congress to pass, including free trade and extending a cut in worker receive. wall street ended yesterday with a second consecutive day of
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gains. for the first time in its history the dow jones industrial average had four 400 point swings in one week and finished yesterday up to 125 points. it was down almost 176 for the week. the market boost came from the better than expected news that retail sales and rally in european stocks. thursday it was hit by fewer jobless claims than expected. they said maybe investors are look at the economic glass as half full instead of half empty. and there's a new generation of software, high-speed, high volume straying that turbo speeds up the mark. >> it wasn't that many years ago stock transactions were done by people using hand gestures standing in trading pits. then computers took over. there's software that monitors trading data and company news and executes trades in
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microsessions. it's called speed trading or high frequency trading and it's put the stock market on steroids. the founder of speed trader provides this to individual investors. he spoke to us via skype. are. >> i would guess that 70% of this week was hypertrading. >> it beliefs sharp drops and spikes can be caused not just by motion natural and panic but also by the faster speed of trading. computer experts tell us it's takes 3 smoke crow seconds to execute a speed trade and one microsecond to receive data about a block. the blink of an eye takes 350,000 microseconds and the camera flash takes 1,000 microseconds. >> the increase in speed comes from two things. they are locating their servers right at the exchange and plugging right into the source. they are using software withal goa right manies that see
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trends. much like google predicts your search while you are typing it in. they are monitoring if others are buying or selling. >> people can't slow their orders out of the market. they see strength, they will jump onboard. >> big trading firms and hedge funds are the primary users of speed straying. investment advisers see why it's spreading. >> i think it's an opportunity for people to exemployed the way things are. volatility makes it easy to make money trading if you are equipped and prepared to do that. >> however, individual investors may not have the risk tolerance. in san jose, david lui, abc7 news. just as americans are hoping for something to help strengthen the economy, there's word gas prices are heading down. a whopping 50 cents a gallon over the next month. that's what we are saying following a big drop in oil prices. a leading analyst said the average family will save more
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than $70 a month at the pump and that will pump $45 billion into the economy just when we need it the most. if you are interested in buying a state vehicle, now is your chance to get a great deal. governor brown ordered all surplus state vehicles be auctioned off next month. there are about 3800 of them. right now the department of general storm struck services ce lot. everything is open to the public and it's pretty straightforward. >> you come and pay a registration fee, you get a paddle. if you don't buy anything you get your money back. it's a good deal for the public and great car deals. >> you can say the same with $11 million and the auction could bring in an additional $5 million. and this could be just of the beginning. the governor is selling off another 1700 state cars. authorities are awaiting for the results of a exam performed yesterday on a pit bull who mauled her home in her home.
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the dog was standing over her badly small owner thursday when her husband came home. they hope the autopsy will provide clues what invoked the attack. >> if it did happen, an attack like that had to be triggered by something. >> the san mateo performed an autopsy yesterday on her look for bite marks matched to the specific pit bull and for an exact cause of death. in so many tragedies like this one, pit bulls are responsible. many will tell you it's a tough breed to train. but pit bulls do seem to be involved in a disproportional number of attacks. we spoke with some experts. what normal other dogs can do like jump on somebody or behave like a dog, a pit bull can do that and be dangerous. >> beverly kings bury has trained dogs in pacifica for 15
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years. come! yes, that's a good boy. >> she says any dog, not just a pit bull, can react to tiny changes in the owner's body chemistry. that's why some detect a seizure before it happens and they may behave differently when an owner becomes pregnant. >> they are aware of changes in our chemistry. what they do with those changes, though, could be on an individual basis. they can do nothing or they can alert us or get upset or frightened. >> for a smaller dog the frightened behavior might be a news, but for a pit bull it could be deadly. and kings bury worries a lot of it has to do with the breed's bad rep contusion. >> it's not the strongest jaw, and it's not the only one. >> administrators say they have seen a 25% drop in the number of pit bulls that wind up in the kennel since they started requiring that breed to be spade or neutered. and they have seen a 40% drop in
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the number of this breed they have to euthanize. animal care and control director said most serious dog attacks in san francisco have involved unneuterred males. females and males fixed don't pose as much of a problem. but there is a problem getting people to comply. >> we regularly get calls and compliance about pit bulls in different parts of the city. >> abc7 news. a woman whose random act of kindness sparked a fund-raising effort for the hungry is heading to hollywood. she's in the running for a bh1 do-something award. here's her story and how you can be part of the club. >> she's packing her bags for hollywood. it's a journey that began two years ago at a grocery store. the woman in line in front of her conned find her wallet. >> it was a knee jerk reaction. i tapped on the shoulder and say
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if i pay for your groceries will you send me a check? >> the grocery bill was $207. it a check for an even 300 arrived the next day, urging her to get a massage. instead she went online. >> i was new on facebook and said what would you guys do with the money? and people said how about giving it to charity. >> a food bank serving the counties quickly became the charity of choice. suddenly friends and even strangers started matching that $93. >> and another one did it and another one and another one, and it rolled. and within four hours there was $600 pledged. by the next morning it was over 1,000. >> the $93 club has raised nearly $125,000 for second harvest, which and why it's nominated for the vh1 do-something awards. not everything participating pledges that amount, but the unusual number did spark a given. ranging from 93 cents to $9,300.
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second harvest needs ongoing support because they are now serving nearly half a million people every month. >> the wonderful thing about what carroll lee did is it started two years ago, and like a freight train, it just never stopped. and that's really helped us. >> she's excited about the awards show but it most impressed with the people who joined her in paying it forward. >> it's amazing. i honestly, what i feel best about is that i had a chance to be a part of this incredible experience. >> and that's how carroll lee hazard went from trader joe's to hollywood in two years. in man low park, abc7 news. you can see if she wins. lisa joins us with the forecast. >> the fog keeps coming. we are looking at some subtle changes over the weekend and that's going to allow for some more sun in the city at times. right now it's cloudy out there and we are looking at the clouds over the east bay. sun up at 6:23. your weekend forecast and the week ahead is next.
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>> also ahead, a rescue hospital unique in the bay area. this morning we salute the volunteers who are keeping nature's musicians
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♪ that aroma's coming through ♪ for the big day ahead of you morning. big day, huh?
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morning, mom! are you excited? ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup. >> thousands are going to the music festival and they will be looking for some information from you right about now. >> did you notice the full moon coming in. >> yeah, it was gorgeous. >> that's a indication the clouds have not moved. the marine layer that is shrunk a little bit this morning so perhaps a warmer afternoon and interviewing for the meteor shower, probably in the so much. that's going on this morning. it happens every august and it happens to be this morning. but with the light from the full moon and patchy low clouds, you can see from this shot, not great viewing out there. this is emeryville. we will be looking at temperatures really running the game muss this morning from a
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cool 48 here and 50 santa rosa to 53 in antioch. the delta breeze is weaker in morning and we don't have as much in the way of low clouds reaching the inland valley. we have patchy clouds out there but as a result we will see more sun sooner and less of an on shore flow. 58 from fremont, 59 san jose. 53. low clouds and fog this morning. that hasn't changed. then steady pattern throughout the weekend. but i think the winds backing off a little bit today for a slightly warmer afternoon today. a little cooler tomorrow and then looks like a bit of a warming trend right on through next week. so you see the high clouds yesterday. that's from the subtropical moisture to the south of us. this is all shifting to the east. today looks like we are going to see a nice afternoon. we have a trough to the north and west of us for tomorrow's cool down. but today, with this going to the east, it looks like we will enjoy some comfortable readings
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today. in the really, though, quite toasty from fresno. 73 san diego, 92 chico. so much of the same weather, but locally it looks as they we are going to see the sundown town in the afternoon. mid-80s, but then the minor changes taking place tomorrow with a little bit of cooling out there. but today you will notice the 80s up to the north, around santa rosa, sonoma, and 50s confined to the shoreline. in terms of the highs today. mid-70s to near 80 in the south bay. and 79 saratoga. peninsula numbers, the clouds here at the coast and then a nice afternoon with 74. palo alto and mountain view. and 64, 58 daly city. today you will see some afternoon sun. tomorrow i think it will be a little hard-pressed to get that sun in golden gate park. subtle changes there.
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and 78 sonoma. 83 calistoga. and nice afternoon for san leandro at 70. 71 newark and low to mid-80s today returns for east bay valley. 80 dublin, 82 danville and monterey bay will see a cool 64 but it will get sunny there. watsonville has fog this morning and 68 for you. fog never really goes away, although we have some subtle changes day-to-day and how quickly that fog burns back. quicker today than. to then you notice a little bump-up in temperatures next week. but overall we are so locked in this weather pattern. >> thanks very much. around the bay area there are many place us can take wounded wild animals. most, however, are not equipped to deal with tiny song birds that may need urgent care but there there is a songbird hospital in the north bay. as you see in this morning's abc7s salute, it is run
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entirely by volunteers. >> these orphan birds were born into the sonoma county songbird hospital, abandoned and hungry. they would have likely died in the wild if they were not cared for here. veronica because runs this hospital. she loads a team of volunteers that spends hours caring for the wounded and abandoned birds that arrive here. it's the only abandon byrd hospital in northern california. >> i found what i thought was a nest of baby cliff swallows: they weren't. i brought them to a local rehabilitation center and they were desperate for volunteers. >> 8 years later. she has converted much of her two acre home into a hospital for injured birds. >> no water birds, no foul, justify the song birds. >> they have big appear fireworks too. they need to eat every 20 minutes. in fact, they will go through
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200,000 meal worms a week. >> we have to pry their mouth open and put the food in. >> song birds come here from a variety of plays. some have fallen from trees or other habitat. others hit by cars or maybe run into windows. some of prey for other animals. >> over 50% of the 500 plus birds atake away are there. >> she relies on a local vet for the more extreme cases. the rest of cared for by hand at her home. funding for the hospital comes from the sonoma county wildlife rescue, a nonprofit rehabilitation group for wild animals. the rescue relies on the hospital to take care of birds that they can't. >> a lot of animals eat them. it would be highly stressful for them and they need a quiet place they can go. >> the songbird hospital is about to become its own
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nonprofit. separating from the rescue will allow them do do their own fund-raising and to develop programs to save song biers. >> if i can help to undo some of the damage that us humans are doing out there in the natural word, then i feel really, really good about that. so we salute veronica bauers at the songbird hospital for keeping natures musicians alive. to make a contribution or if you know someone we should salute, go to our website and look under "more topics "for abc7 salutes. 7 on your side is next. >> go get your credit cards. you will want to lock at them during my upcoming
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finney. >> when your credit card is swiped, a whole slew ever relatively new rules go into effect. fees are limited, rate increases restricted unless your credit card has this word on it. business. if the word "business" is there, then the new rules often no longer apply. >> it's important for people to realize not all credit is created equal. >> that's mr. fox from the consumer group. he said credit card companies are sending out more applications for business cards than ever before. >> this is a dangerous thing for of most consumers since the liability is the same. the brokes of the 2009 card act don't apply to business credit cards. >> so do those with the cards know what they are carrying? did you know there's a huge difference between a business credit card and a consumer credit card? >> no, i did not know that, and i feel like the perfect dupe. >> he's an artist and said the paperwork that goes along with a credit card, any credit card, is
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overwhelming. >> i don't look at the small print anymore. and they count on that. i know i'm the perfect victim to this. and i am that guy. >> now the business cards do serve a real purpose, but if you are charging for your family, stick with a consumer card and leave the business card to, well, business people. now if you want to keep all your consumer rights, stick with a consumer credit card. those that pay benefits generally don't carry all the rights and protections you are used to. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. and coming up next, the cast of "the help," a movie that reopens a troubling chapter in the history books.
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she are the numbers from last night's megamillion dollar
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drawing. the meganumber 13, anybody got them all. tuesday night's jackpot is estimated at $24 million. the best selling novel "the help" is noa feature film in theaters this weekend. it's often challenging to turn a well-known work of fix into a first rate movie, but arts and entertainment reporter donnelly sanchez says this film has oscar wren all over it. >> no maid is ever going to tell you the truth and they have a risk. >> mississippi in the early 60s. and stone plays a naive girl that wants to write a book. and it's at a time when the word equality didn't exist. based on the number one best selling book. jake taylor has known her since she was five years old. she wanted to show him what he had written. >> finally, after she had gotten her 60th rejection letter, she
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said, all right, just tell me what you think. >> unbelievable, he said, and he wanted to make the film. emma stone called it a challenge. >> you feel a responsibility a weight. >> filming in mississippi about troubling times in history. >> maybe slightly embarrassing to future generations, the history. you can feel it. >> she will be in next year's spiderman epic, but she's a realist. >> unreal and i don't expect this to last forever so i'm trying to be as fun as possible. >> spencer plays mini and steals the film. >> have you lost your mind? >> no, ma'am, but you are about to. >> she met the author when she was about 100 pounds heavier and on a diet. >> i was starving and very, very grumpy. >> she had a gripe. >> they found the perfect mini:
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it's a timeless story. >> as women they came together with all their supposed differents and realized they department really have any and helped each other. >> it is a film that will create oscar buzz. and next at six, rocking out at golden gate part. the land music festival and the city pulling the plug. city pulling the plug. why they
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