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in forward at ten miles per hour that is the slowest but everyone else is up to 25 to nearly 40 at half moon bay. 33 in oakland. and 40 miles per hour in san jose. 25 to 29 around napa so watch out for 9 winds. headed in the afternoon hours, the winds will pick up and get up to around 45 miles per hour. we will have sunny conditions and temperatures in the upper 50's at the coast and upper 60's for the bay and inland. east bay travelers, leyla gulen? >> good morning, everyone. 5:02. the bay bridge toll plaza right now to get you started from oakland we are looking at clear traffic. treasure island off-ramp on westbound 80 is shut down. that is because of a downed tree blocking the roadway. crews are out there cleaning things up, and in san jose it looks like the drive along 280 away from 17 is a quiet drive
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but very windy and high winds along 101 at sfo and another south of highway 84. we had early backups but that now is cleared. the rest of the commute is looking decent northbound with a little tap on the brakes and there is diminished visibility along the great low so -- great highway so it is closed in both directions. >> at 5:04. the winds have been howling all morning waking up residents at the coast and part of geary is blocked with a downed tree.
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the great highway, construction barriers and markers were blown over. sand from ocean beach is now blown all over the road and abc7 news reporter cornell will have more on the windy weather in the next half hour. >> the wind is creating headaches in pleasanton, downed trees toppled on to several cars and trucks parked. and the wild weather ripped plants from their pots along the boulevard. >> we talked to pg&e and the peninsula has 15,000 customers without power and 4,600 in san francisco and 3,200 customers in the north bay and the east bay has 7850 -- 850 people without power.
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>> and the district attorney may have committed a serious civil violation and a possible crime. the "san jose mercury news" reports an e-mail from a lawyer is accusing him of giving the supervising attorneys extra vacation time off to make up for a pay cut. the attorneys are able to save a portion of their vacation and cash it in later. this could cost the county the money it was trying to save when it negotiated a pay reduction with the union. he says he has the authority to grant the leave. others say it is a misuse of public funds. >> the trash company that services thousands of homes and businesses in the east bay says a strike will not permit garbage pickups. voters voted to strike and will not say if they will show up. sky 7 shows waste management employees picketing after workers walked off the job. a dispute over workplace safety triggered that strike.
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this time, the workers object to the latest contract offer and say east bay customers will get their crash picked up still. >> san francisco police say a misunderstanding nearly led to a confrontation with young filmmakers that nearly ended badly. police were called to an area near the chronicle at 5th and mission before 2:00 p.m. open reports of people carrying weapons. they had fake guns being used in filming of a rap individual just a moment. >> police officers were doing their job and the citizens were watching do not know it is a fake gun and they do not know it is a boy -- a toy bb gun. >> the rap video was about a bank robbery. police seized two fake guns and a pick -- bill clinton mask.
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>> tomorrow the governor leads a california delegation on a business trip to china while overseas he plans to sign pacts forging government partnership and lifting emission of greenhouse gases and promote california wine. right now france has a big foothold in the chinese wine market. the governor will follow-up on a conversation starts with the chinese president in los angeles to finance the bullet train construction. >> sfo is planning a big welcome today for the latest airline to offer nonstop service to europe. today, daily service is launched between the bay area and denmark. the 11 1/2 hour flight departs san francisco six time as week and sfo is the 4th united states destination for sas and the first on the west coast. a water cannon welcome is planned when the first flight arrives this afternoon. >> maybe a bumpy flight especially the landing at sfo
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because. wind. >> lots of win. if we get through them we have a lovely forecast ahead. >> forecasting ahead, we could get wins up to 50 miles per hour along the beach which is why it could be dangerous in the surf today. this is 7:00. right now we are running around 25 to 40 miles per hour and by 7:00 we could ramp up to 30 in napa to 50 at half moon bay and a lot of 40's around the bay shore. we will be around 30 to 35 around the bay and inland with 40 to 45 miles per hour at beaches where we will stay in the afternoon and the early evening hours. overnight we could see them taper a little bit especially in the valleys but we are looking around 25 to 30-miles-per-hour gusts and by midnight 35 over the ocean and tomorrow morning it will only be around 12 in oakland and san jose and 29 at half moon bay considerably
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slower. in the mid-20's in the north bay valley and a few 30's at the coast. it will not be so breezy this time tomorrow. as far as the bay planner, sunny by noon and stay sunny. the thermometer will stay warm, mid-to-upper 50's at the coast and mid-to-upper 50's for the rest of us. calmer and warmer tomorrow with the heat at the height on wednesday. the san mateo bridge shows a foggy picture but you can see the tail lights moving in the when direction toward foster city with a high wind advisory for the toll bridges across the bay area so be careful especially the high profile vehicles. we have a sig-alert and this is through the portola valley. highway 84 is shut down. this is between skyline boulevard due to downed branches and downed power lines, as well.
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you never want did go near the power lines but wait for the power again to show up. we have downed trees and downed power lines and more of that in the san mateo county and headed into sonoma with the details coming up. eric? >> straight ahead a possible breakthrough on capitol hill in an effort to restrict gun ownership. the deal that could be announced this week. >> the big announcement from google about to give another united states city
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>> now more on the breaking news in san francisco where homicide investigators are looking at a death at a high-rise in pacific heights on vallejo street. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at scene. >> police have cleared the scene. it is back to normal and quiet at pacific heights. do you not see any homicide detectives here. that is very unusual for this quiet neighborhood. they were here last night with a call at 9:45, the fire department got here first to a high-rise building on vallejo street. they found a man, 47 years, who passed away. they called the medical examiner who decided it looks suspicious.
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the homicide detectives are looking for a "person of interest" but not calling this person a "suspect" but this has been ruled suspicious and they have someone they want to talk to. unusual for quiet pacific heights but homicide detectives are looking into the possibility a murder happened here last night. >> north korea is again increasing tensions on the korean peninsula with their missile threats and their propaganda. a pro north korea group is showing what looks to be the white house under attack, from a movie, claiming hollywood made the moving showing the north destroying the enemy and three missile defense missiles are ready in seoul. the south korean authorities warn that the north could run a missile test by this week.
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>> the lone star state is getting silicon valley as google fiber heads to austin, texas, reporting on sort morning the fastest internet available in the united states is going to austin but the post was removed. other sites have confirmed but google is staying mum. austin lost out to kansas city the first to receive the google fiber in 2011. media are invited to a press conference for a big announcement tomorrow morning. that is the hint. >> here is a hint: it is win win win -- windy. it is windy. we had a few drops of rain overnight but now it is quiet. you can see the north bay valley and the santa clara valley is
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not in the wind advisory. you will get wind up to 25 to 35 miles per hour. notice the bay water, the ocean, that is a gale warning with gusts up to 55 miles per hour possible until 9:00 this morning and an airport warning for sfo. watch out until 5:00. bumping take offs and landings are eventful as far as the wins go and the moving around of the plane from mount tamalpais, it is jumping around. when you step identified the thermometer says upper 40's to near 50 for san francisco, walnut creek, san jose, palo alto and mill valley. there is not a wind chill with that tomorrow, it usually starts at 45 and lower but it feels cooler because of the wind. san jose this morning shows 280 and 17 and santa rosa and napa and fairfield and los gatos mid-to-upper 40's and union city
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is 50. here is what will happen today. our temperatures will run in the upper 60's to near 70 where it will be breezy with afternoon sun. winds are faster on the peninsula and slightly cooler with throw mid-60's and palo alto and los altos in the upper 60's. at coast, upper 50's to near 60 with blowing blowing out sand. low-to-mid 50's downtown. north bay valley mid-to-upper 60's and possibly 70 in napa with a down exploding with a northern win. windy blowing out sand at the beach in the north bay. mid-to-upper 60's with wind along the east bay shore. and breezy and not so fast but limbs could come down with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60's. tonight the wins taper fast u.n. to keep us in the mid-40's to around 50 under clear sky. the seven-day outlook shows without the winds tomorrow, temperatures respond. ambassador from the coast we
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have throw mid 70's and nearly 70 on wednesday and upper 70's around the bay and mid-80's inland and the temperatures will taper but be above average everywhere thursday, friday, saturday and sunday and mainly dry all seven days of the forecast. leyla gulen has an update. >> we are starting off with a sig-alert headed into the santa cruz mountains with an area of yellow screen and that indicates very high winds that are affecting the commute. we have a sig-alert along highway 84 closed in both directions between skyline boulevard due to down power lines and trees. very dangerous conditions for you out there. in the east bay we still have a stalled big rig at 84, it does not look to be causing slowing at the hour so that is good. along 580 westbound you down to 42 miles per hour coming from the central valley and it does start to pick up when you pass through the altamont pass and
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you are looking at top speeds closer to dublin/pleasanton. the highway 4 is looking like it is decent but antioch is 49 miles per hour and that picks up the pace headed it to pittsburg and to concord with more updates in a little bit. >> eating red meat could be worse for your arteries than once believed. >> the giants get another sweet reward from the world series victory. >> wish i had a "how i could talk" because it is mary tyler moore day with betty white, and valerie harper and of course ana, lookin' good! what's your secret? weight watchers online! ♪ never thought i'd dig weight watchers ♪ ♪ never thought i'd love their app ♪
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>> welcome back on this windy monday morning. there is a suggestion that beyonce and her husband may have violated travel restrictions to cuba which has been outlaned since 1959. they were in havana celebrating their 5th anniversary. >> the giants welcome the rockies to t.s.a. park for a three-game series tonight and got their world series championship rings in a ceremony in front of their fans yesterday. i was there. the rings arrived by cable car troll and white gloves from tiffany. silver and gold were added to the traditional team colors of orange and black. each wing made of white gold features logo made of 52 round
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diamonds. it was a beautiful going to an ugly game. >> i didn't feel the...we are working on this. >> bad news for frequent flying and good news for drivers. here is jane king. >> good morning, the fat and cholesterol are not the only things bad for the heart. a study says there is a substance that towns into a compound that hardens the arteries when you die -- when you digest the meat causes it. >> airline passengers are rising. consumer complaints to the d transportation surge by 20 percent last year although the record of the arrival time and baggage improved.
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united had the highest number of complaints and southwest the lowest. the industry is looking at making airline bathrooms smaller to squeeze in a few more seats. wash for the president obama's 2014 budget to ignite controversy including funding of preschool programs by added we tax on a pack of cigarettes. that is the business report. >> we will talk about what is happening at at&t park this evening where it will be breezy but clear. temperature is 56 at game time, dropping to 53 but with the breezes it will feel cooler. it is breezy normally but this is faster than normal. shear a look at the showers, lower elevation rain and higher elevation rain at the sierra to the grapevine. if you are traveling by car it will be gone by the time you get there and the breezes remain and keep us in the upper 60's and 42 at tahoe and 51 in yosemite and 70 in los angeles and 76 in palm
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springs. >> we have a sig-alert in the santa cruz mountains, blocking highway 84 in both directions between skyline boulevard and this area because of downed power lines which is a problem. we have plenty of that kind of activity because the winds are so high. also, great highway is closed in both directions because of blustery conditions impeding your visibility. in sonoma, we have downed power lines right at arnold drive so be careful out there. never approach downed power lines. >> a growing number of people say they have had it with tv according to a new study. rate ensure giant is now labeling people who are turning to the internet to watch tv as zero tv households because they
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fall outside the traditional definition of a tv home. this are five million these residences in the united states up from two million in 2007. winning back the zero t crowd will be one of the many issues broadcasters will discuss at the national meeting in las vegas this week. >> are you feeling lucky this morning in ahead at 5:30 one person, one person, one person waiting in line to be among the first to play powerball in california. >> happening now, winds are hitting the bay area leading to toppled trees, and power outages and warnings for drivers. we will live with what you need to know before you head out the
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7
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news. good morning, i am kira klapper filling in for kristen sze. >> it is windy. >> you got blown around. you have the latest on toppled trees. >> trees, limbs, debris, throughout the bay area. in the rain that came with it, that helped bring some of the limbs and debris down as the rain was being pushed around by the fast winds, the rain is over so that is good news. i don't have any rain in the forecast for the next seven days so we will focus on the gusty winds fast over the ocean at half moon bay at 44 miles per hour. we are around 30 to 35 for the bay shower and 25 to 30 inland valleys of the north bay and the east bay. if you have trash cans they could be blown around. for the forecast, increasing sunshine and temperatures in the low-to-upper 60's around the bay
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and right around 60 at the coast and we will be in the mid-60's to near 70 inland. but, first, a check of the traffic with leyla gulen. >> it is causing problems out there with the win knocking down trees and power lines which is blocking roadways. we are headed over to sfo with a high wind advisory along 101 so if you are driving to or from the airport drive slowly and carefully because the high winds will be gusty. westbound 92 before 280 we have a report of branches blocking two lanes, so dangerous conditions toward 280. to the maze, traffic is moving smoothly beyond 580 conjunction with clear conditions to the toll and an update on the bay bridge and the 50 ramp off of westbound 80 he re-opened. >> as you head out the door be
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prepared to maneuver around a lot of damage caused by the high wins. abc7 news reporter is live with a look at some of the construction including a gigantic tree down. >> we are on portrero where a lot of damage has been caused by high wins. northbound portrero is closed between 24th and 25th. a large tree snapped. it has fallen on to a car. it is entirely smashed, the honda on the sidewalk. it has fallen on to this house. the tree crews from the city are scrambling to remove this tree and cut it down and get it out of here before the morning commute. bringing in a spokesman from the san francisco police department. this tree fell about 3:00 a.m. this morning. >> about 3:00 a.m. we got the report of the tree falling down
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and one light pole that broke and muni cleared it up before we could on the southbound lane. right now, northbound portrero is shut down. three cars were damaged and you can see damage to the house. >> the support cable to the muni lines which are right here snapped but muni is still running. >> muni is running southbound and diverting or going around this block at 25th. they are still operating. >> people living inside that house, the tree has blocked the front door. can they get out? >> they can get from the back but the front door is blocked. we had the fire department come out and they checked and there was no immediate emergency. a lot of trees and light poles
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down last night from the win.: >> thank you for your time. if you are headed to 48th and gearry you may need another way because there is a large tree that is down. live in san francisco this morning for abc7 news. >> so much to keep up with the wild weather not only knocking down trees but leaving more than 20,000 homes and businesses without power. we talked to pg&e and the biggest cluster is the peninsula with 15,000 customers without power and 4,600 without power in san francisco and 3,200 in the north bay and 850 in the east bay. a memorial bench will be dedicated after a student was killed on a family bicycle ride. 100 people turned out to honor the 41-year-old father and his
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nine-year-old daughter. this morning at 10:00, a bench will be dedicated at the school, wood site elementary. the mother lost her daughter and husband when a driver hit them on their bicycles at more than 70 miles per hour on a residential streets. she gets by with the help those who attended the vigil. >> their love and support is quite strong. i wake up and start my day because of my friends and family. >> the 18-year-old was sentenced to seven years in jail for the crash but he was a minor when it happened he will be released after three years. >> two men are in critical condition after being shot by san francisco police at 17th yesterday morning outside the mission police station. investigators say a nightclub across the street closed when there was a dispute between two groups of people, a man from one group pointed what appeared to be a gun at the other group.
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>> officers ran out of mission station and found the suspect pointing the gun at the other group and fired upon the suspect in an effort to prevent serious injury or death to the other citizens. >> the weapon turned out to be an air powered gun that resembled a real firearm. >> this or, more radio problems for oakland first responders as they try to launch a new network for public safety. the city recently had to rebuild the public safety radio system because of interference problems. the group that oversees the east bay mutual aid system refused to give oak agencies access because the city has not paid the membership dues. our media partner reports that the city now is considering the authority's latest offer to join by paying $800,000 upfront and $1.5 million a year in maintenance costs. >> president obama hits the road today in an effort to push
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congress to pass gun legislation. the president will travel to connecticut if a speech at the university of hartford. lawmakers are back at work this morning after the eater break with the senate trying to craft a compromise to expand federal background checks on gun sales, the hot button issue, personal freedom on one side and safety on the other, and the senate compromise expanded requiring federal background checks to the gun shows and to online firearm sales. >> this morning, police are trying to identify the body of a man that washed up at half moon bay spotted by people walking on the beach after 5:00 p.m. yesterday. the sheriff deputieses removed the man from the surf and the coroner is trying to determine how he died. >> california school superintendent heads to vallejo to give financial control back to the city schools after the state bailed them out almost a decade ago. the district officials are ready
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to take back the reigns after getting in a deep financial met in 2004 when they everestimated revenue and underestimated costs leading to $50 million deficit and a state take over the after years of budget cut, and resturcturing and school closing, vallejo will finally regain control of their public schools today. >> in less than half an hour california is the latest state to catch the powerball craze. tickets go on sale at 6:00 making the state the 43rd to take part in the nation-wide lottery. a giant red ball appeared on the embarcardero. the next jackpot is expected to hit $630 -- 60 million on wednesday. and this time rather thanening in florida for the drawing it will be in sacramento. >> if we did not have news going on i would be standing in line waiting for the tickets to come
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out. >> we do have a lot going on with the winds. mike nicco? >> the winds will get more dangerous through the morning and afternoon. we could be up to 50 miles per hour at 7:00 with blowing out sand and around 30 to 40 for the bay and inland neighborhoods. by noon we will hang around the 25 to 30 miles per hour range for the inland neighbors and the bay and around 35 in san jose and mid-to-upper 40-mile-per-hour wind speed along the coast and over the ocean water. that is where you will stay for today. we will hang around 25 to 35 for most of the bay and inland neighborhoods and gusts up to 40 to 45 miles per hour. it will be breezy through 8:00 when the advisory is over but still during the overnight hours we could have 20 to 30-miles-per-hour gusts and stay in that same range up to 30 along the cost dropping down in the 15- to 30-miles per hour
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range bay shower -- bay shore and inland neighborhood. >> the coast is in the mid-to-upper 50's for the temperatures and low 60's inland at noon, and mid-to-upper 60's at 4:00 and back to the low 60's at 7:00. winds taper tomorrow with a warming trend and we will hit the 70's and 80's away from the coast on wednesday. >> in san jose it looks like traffic along 87 headed to downtown san jose is moving out there by the julian off-ramp. in walnut creek the drive along 680 looking busy right now with a few extra tail lights to the 24 junction. we are seeing things slowing down making the curve. we do have more downed power lines and through the santa cruz mountains. we have travel conditions headed out of san mateo, we have downed
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trees blocking a couple of lanes before you reach 280. at 31 miles per hour and picking up to 55 miles per hour but into santa cruz mountains down power lines on a car but no word if that is occupied this is highway nine between skyline boulevard and highway 6. >> just shy of 5 colon 41. a nation-wide trend for gas prices, relief drivers are finding at the pump and how california come pairs to the rest of the nation.
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>> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back at 5:44 on monday morning. new this morning on the peninsula, firefighters of mopping up after a fire toned a house and several cars in east palo alto near illinois street shortly after 3:00 this morning. investigators say five people were in the house. all got out. now they have to find a new place to live. men low fire and other agencies
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helped put out the blaze. no word if it started in the house or a car the. >> a small reprieve for drivers as the national average for regular gasoline has dropped six cents the past two weeks to $3.65. a a a says california averages $4.02 a gallon and san francisco is higher at 4:12. oakland averages an even $4 and san francisco drivers pay $4.0. chicago has the highest prices at $4.05 and the lowest is in billings, montana, at $3.33. several ride sharing services are banned from san francisco international airport. sfo has issued cease and desist orders against. six different ride-sharing companies that recently struck a deal with the state public utility commission to stay in operation but an airport spokesmans says it is a
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passenger safety issue. ride sharing companies have not gone through the same permitting process as cab companies. >> report out this morning says airline passenger complains are skyrocketing. researchers say airlines are doing a better job but consumer complaints to the transportation department subjected 20 percent last year. in recent years airlines have shifted to larger planes to carry more people but that hasn't been enough to make up for an overall reduction in flights. some of the biggest things passengers complain about are smaller seat size, overbooked flights, mishandled baggage and empty middle seats that could provide more room have vanished. there are dangerous conditions out there and some flight delays. >> and complaints about bouncing this morning. >> take off and landing is the big one. a report from four miles northwest of felton downed power
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lines and trees. whatever weak trees or weak trees, they are challenged by the winds so we are finding debris in the road and why we have the power outages and the streets toppling. the rain is over. it will be dry from here all the way through the seven-day outlook. live doppler 7 hd shows the warnings and the watches and this is the wind advisory from the central veal back to most of our neighborhood but the north bay valley and the santa clara valley where we will have gusts up to 45 miles per hour from now until 8:00 this evening. the gusts will be faster at 50 to 55 miles per hour over the bay water and the ocean so there is a game warning until 9:00. the airport warning is until 5:00 for a bouncy right in and out of sfo but not so much around oakland and san jose but
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it is still possible. you can see the flag is unfurled bit winds and temperatures, dress for mid-40's around mill valley and up to 50 for palo alto and walnut creek and oakland and san francisco. as we look from mount tamalpais you can see how fast we are at 40 to 50 miles per hour. we have santa rosa at mid-to-upper 40's. union city is at 50. sunny today and winds and spring warmth this week, mainly dry all the way through the seven-day outlook. the low that brought us rain overnight is sliding to the south and the distance between that and the pacific, not much, with a tightening pressure grade will kick up the winds as we head in the afternoon hours. as far as temperatures, upper 60 and low 70's in the south bay and low-to-mid 60's for most of
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peninsula, and the coast will have blowing sand and low-to-mid 60's downtown and sausalito and mid-60's to near 70 in the north bay valley but blowing sand is possible in the north bay valley near 60 and mid-to-upper 60's along the east bay shore and final destination in the east bay valley. the seven-day outlook shows away from the coast we are in the 70's and 80's by wednesday and we will stay in the 70's for thursday and 50's at the coast, and 60's around the bay and 70's inland for friday, saturday, and sunday. leyla gulen? >> headed to marin county, 101, headed southbound to central san rafael the tail lights are thicker at this hour. the northbound commute is not too bad and no delays in this area because of accident but we are seeing plannive activity because of downed power lines and downed trees with a sig-alert along highway 84 shut down in both directions.
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a little bit further to the east along northbound 280 at alpine road we have a report of downed branches blocking one lane. 4 is slowing between antioch and concord, and 580 headed to the altamont pass and toward dublin/pleasanton you are looking at half an hour to get to and 101 had 20 minutes between 85 and 237. >> leyla gulen thank you. >> east bay city has a new idea to fight crime but it is not without criticism. the proposal has some privacy advocates upset. >> new developments in the all out search if two children missing in a trench. >> new worries about the
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the associated press reports authorities have now recovered the bodies of two children from a north carolina home. the six and seven-year-old boys were playing in a trench at a home construction site yesterday. crews have been on the site since then when a man called 9-1-1 say he watched the dirt fall in. crews arrived in minutes but were not able to find either boy until this morning. >> a building in san francisco needs major repair after a car
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slammed into it. you can see where plastic sheeting covers the collapsed wall of a ground-level business along mission street that happened yesterday afternoon. no one was hurt. building inspectors yellow tagged the building so only certain people can enter the property until it is stabilized. >> children in india will be the big winners of a colorful celebration at stanford. hundreds blasted each other with colored powder as part of the hindu celebration that celebrates the coming of spring. the money raised will help underprivileged kids in india pay if school. lovely. >> you are supposed to wear old clothes because you will be ruined by the powder. now the windy conditions. >> breezy this morning. it will be at the game. rockies are here to take on the world series champion giants. at 7:15, we will be at 56, and
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down to 53. it will be more breezy than normal. we have a few showers in the form of rain and higher elevation snow that brought us showers overnight headed to the south and well away from where you are headed by the afternoon. it will bring a lot of cloud cover and showers with higher mountain snow. nothing that would close the grapevine. central valley will be windy with upper 60's and same in tahoe at 42. yosemite thing at 51. sand blowing on the beaches and monterey at 59. >> traffic is building from oakland away from the east bay and to san francisco. look at this, far left lanes, the cash-paying lanes and traffic is backing up and the sun is rising. we are looking at clear conditions now that treasure
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island off-ramp has re-opened with a downed tree that was blocking the entire ramp so that has re-opened. the great highway is shut down in both directions. you can see on the map this yellow green that means it is windy. it could be affecting your commute. sand is blowing on the great highway. sig-alert, highway 84 is closed between skyline boulevard and old la honda road. everything is running on time with mass transit. leyla gulen thank you. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east meeting today with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu. amid talk of revising a decade-old arab plan for peace, john kerry met palestinian president trying to end a 4 1/2 year israeli and palestinian stalemate. he was not publicly outlined the
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plan but the officials say he wants to modify the arab peace initiative that offered peace with israel if a pullout from territories captured in 1967. officials say john kerry seeks israeli security commitments and softer language on boarders -- borders. >> two more human cases of bird influence infection have been reported in china. so far, six people have died. officials in china say people are contracting the virus through direct contract with infected foul saying there is no evidence so far the virus is spreading among people. >> a new report suggests that parents want their children to learn weight may want to buy new dinner wear. kid would use larger plates serve themselves larger portions switching to smaller plates meant smaller portions. changing dinner wear could be part of the strategy in
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controlling a kids' weight. >> next at 6:00, gusty winds are causing major problems across the bay area. we have downed trees and power outages and blocked roads. >> homicide investigators respond to a normally quiet san francisco neighbor. >> we learned in the last 90's, margaret thatcher has passed away. we will have more on one of the 20th
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. gusty winds hit the bay area leaving thousands of people in the dark. that is our top story on monday morning. >> as 6:00, we check in with our meteorologist, mike nicco, on a
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windy and dangerous monday morning. >> we had rain with it earlier when the low came through and now that is passed to the south. it is dry. the winds are the big story. until 8:00 this evening, the whole area is seeing gusts up to 45 miles per hour possible from the north to northwest. we have an airport advisory until 5:00 and bumpy take off and bumpy landing is possible above oakland and san jose. it is there. also, over the waters, with gusts up to 50 to 55 miles per hour. so the gale warnings is in affect until 9:00 this evening. current winds are gusting fastest at half moon bay with blowing sand at 41 and from 23 in oakland and 24 in san jose but 30 to 31 miles per hour along the peninsula. 18 in santa rosa and up to 30 in concord and napa. in the afternoon, get ready for the breezes.
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there is a lot of sunshine. temperatures in the upper 50's to low 60's along the coast and mid-to-upper 60's for the rest of us. leyla gulen has a look at traffic. >> blustery conditions in the east bay. can you look at our maze camera, bouncing around indicating high winds. traffic pouring into the bay bridge is starting to pack up. east traffic is not too bad. the sig-alert shows an update, one-way traffic control in affect so one lane gets by on highway 84 and it was closed for a time between skyline boulevard because of downed power lines and branches and one way traffic control is in affect. to the south along highway nine between skyline boulevard and highway 236 downed power line has toppled on to a car. no word if the car is occupied.


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