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80 towards berkeley. traffic on the right heading east on 80 and jam packed this, is the san francisco skyway now. another angle you can see traffic on the left side of the screen just creeping towards the lower deck of the bay bridge now. >> just a mess, day three. negotiators for bart and unions sat down following a marathon session that ended this morning with some progress. >> once again we have live team coverage for you with abc 7 news crews following every aspect of the walkout wex begin with laura anthony in oakland tonight covering negotiations. laura? >> hi, carolyn. i do have just one development. that is that they did break for dinner here. here on grand avenue they're expected back to continue negotiations into the evening. that is considered a positive sign. no matter what happens, at this point it's unlikely
trains will be running again at least for the first half of the 4th of july holiday. >> expect anything to happen? >> except for smiles, there was zero communication for bart negotiator goesing into the caltrans building on grand avenue. bargaining teams for the two main units also went in just before 1:00. both sides say the two new state mediators asked them to keep dmonts a minimum z their talks inside of the negotiating room. >> i'm just a guy who would be grateful to head off -- have a well paying job again. >> jeff burger did show waip sign a licensed commercial pilot says he hasn't been fully employed in sometime. >> bart employees get paid very well for what they do. and i respect them but there are people out there that are willing to do what they do without the without going on
strike. >> workers say they're happy to have jobs they just want a fair deal for the transit system. the unions want 4.5% per year over three years. >> out here as long as we need to be. >> bart spokesman says it will take a half day to get the system back up and running. >> goitsing to take 12 hours, longer, less. >> now there is no timetable tonight for talks to end. they're on a dinner break at this point. the board of directors scheduled a special meeting for tomorrow on at jenda. a couple items allowing the
boort to impose parts of the contract. it's a fall back position. the meeting scheduled because the district required to give 24 hours notice and again, we'd expect that to be cancelled if the negotiate yaigs continue. or if there is a settlement. >> well, as you may know the strike crippled the commute home only to get worse yesterday and tough again, today. folks are trying to get on to the bay bridge. >> there it is. people trying to get on the bay bridge, it's a sea of cars. some people telling us it's taken them 45 minutes to an hour to drive just four blocks. those people started their commute at 4:00 this after the. it is taking people a lot longer if they left work. much later. now, traffic control officer
arrived at some of the busy intersections just after 2:00 this afternoon. that is when it started to get hairy here. very to say they're doing a good job. and there are a lot ever car asks frus traitded people. >> bad. very bad. like this. all the way back. >> we're getting through it. people are not polite. they don't let you in. >> took us a good what? 40 minutes to get just from financial district to here? looking forward to waiting about three more hours to get to berkeley. >> i'll do this for a long time tonight. >> that is leeand reporting. we have our cell 7 technology what has it been like for you out there driving around?
>> it's still slow going out here. it's -- it's taken me about 30 minutes to go four blocks. now battery is one way out of san francisco during commute times. i can tell you nearby embarcadero heading east took me about ampb hour, 20 minutes to gets from the embarcadero up to the bay bridge this is a slow ride but i can tell you that it's moving very, very slow f you're expecting a loved one home, it's going to be a while. so hang in there. that is the live with the latest from cell 7 view, back to you. >> we're in the just dealing with congestion. the traffic is also compounded by the holiday get away.
folks heading away for the long weekend for independence day you have to feel for drivers that are just sitting in cars, your back hurts, you've been sitting. it is a miserable drive. now, let's go through all of our by bridges taking you to dunbarton now. 18 minute as head to the east bay f we jump up to the san may dayo. once getting on to the bridge you're moving along heading east of tre shufr island. that drive from 101 through marin county is going to be at least a 70 minute drive f you're using that you don't want to. this time it's looking better. you're going out to for the cubs. here is a look at the drive
time traffic. other areas along 80 eastbound, some lead to highway 4. >> thank you very much. >> extra buses used in the alternate commute for bart passengers are clogging up streets tonight. abc 7 news is wlif a look at the terminal. >> it's a gridlock scrambling out here. we're across the street from the transbay terminal between folsom and howard. you're looking towards howard there. if you can imagine just a, an ambulance had to come down against traffic. to pick up a man in the casual carpool line who collapsed and another standing next to him had to call an ambulance for
him. he looked like he was qog to be but he was complained of chest pain. the line standing in the sun was too much for him. as if buses from other agsz and bart charter buses weren't enough to cause a -- clog streets there are party crashers. a start up called ride pal offering free rides across the bay gathering up people from the carpool lines and making as many round trips as they can back and forth across the bay between 4:30 zp 8:30. seeing this as an opportunity to promote the demand-based bus network. then, there are bart charters atding to the mess. commuters boarding buses in the morning get a card, a ticket and have to present that to be allowed back on in the evening. we spoke to a woman headed for walnut creek and a man bound for el cerrito. >> today they had more buses
and monday, it tok three hours, it took an hour. commute home is smooth sailing. >> it's different. >> getting there in time? >> not really. this is better. >> so lots and lots of extra buses trying to get in and out of transbay terminal. buses hit streets trying to head east. and then, you have extra cars that are individuals or carpool. they have to come this way. so quite a mess. no relief is in site. that is the situation. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> all right. thank you. and once again commuters lining up to board ferries bound for the east bay. at last check wait was an hour plus to board.
officials asked riders to show up to try to beat crowds. they estimate ridership tripled since the strike began on monday. our strike you coverage continues we'll monitor negotiations taking place now. as well as the drive home. you can find latest developments on our web site. we'll have latest on negotiations and commute options there. you can down load our abc 7 news waze app. and with sure to follow us on twitter. >> we need to move on. a family and members of a tight knit community trying to come to grip was a freak tragedy. a 21-year-old anaiis ritenberg was killed when a tree fell on a camp where she served as a counselor. it's a jewish camp near yosemite.
>> touch a terrible accident. the victim's mother says her daughter loved nature, probably would have worked for "national geographic" one day. >> the a.cross the you can see a larger building behind that building is where it occurred. >> investigators show us where the accident happened at the camp. in a letter to parents the executive director says a tree suddenly fell outside of the dining hall on around 8:30 a.m. first responders quickly got to the scene because they thought the tree had fallen on the building where children were eating breakfast. turns out the tree hit a group of five adult staff members nearby, killing one, a 21-year-old anaiis ritenberg this, was her second year here at the camp last year she was a counselor, this year, an art teacher, her mother talked about the loss. >> it's really very hard.
and we were so close. like especially now with all of the stuff with nature she was my teacher now. she was teaching me. >> investigators believe the tree was weak perfect disease. the children were not hurt. in fact they were taken away for other camp activities. it's unclear how many are here but the sheriff's office says as many as 300 kids attend from one to three week sessions with 100 staff members. >> when arriving they found that there were no children injured. all children have been accounted for. the camp providing their services, summer camp services for the children. and keeping them away from the affected area. >> the other four were taken to local hospitals where the director says they're doing well but the accident leaves one family asking why a promising life as nature's care taker was cut so short. >> this child was a life force, it's the most terrible
tragedy. like why didn't that damn tree fall on saturday? when nobody was going to be at the camp? >> not -- back live here, pg&e there is trying to repair service. when that tree fell, the area lost power. meanwhile, the camp will continue as planned. parents may pull out children necessary if they want to. but the executive director says there is no need to. >> she would have started her senior year at uc the santa cruz in the fall. david you spoke with some of her friends at campus radio station? >> yes. students are very numb this evening. she was very well known, campus wide as well as beyond because of a sunday night radio show she did on the
campus radio station. she volunteered after taking broadcasting classes and offered a show filled with world music. it could be cuban, or asian she had a passion to share her taste in music with her audiences. the two-hour program is called global dwroofs. her broadcast advisor says she was discovering new music, and giving them a wider audience. >> not too many students want to do unchartered territory. areas they haven't explored. she was a traveler. she would do that. she would take chances and really what a unique when she did a show on the air. >> she had fun at the station with fellow students. michael thought she had phone shall to be a teacher are
perhaps, other volunteers were very numb after learning about the death. the station is in the process of trying to find old recordings of her show, hoping to replay them soon in order to make that a tribute to anaiis ritenberg. >> david, thank you. >> a crushing blow for city college. coming up next breaking news on the decision to revoke school accreditation how that will impact tens of thousands who go there. >> i'm sandhya patel. hot inland but the end is in sight. i'll have the forecast coming up. >> a top america's cup official refuses to bow to damaging allegations by the team from new zealand. >> a popular pet hospital shuts down leaving hundreds of animals without doctors and records. i'm michael finney. coming up 7 on your ñ@ñzñeñ9ñy"t
a major decision tonight could have a devastating impact on thousands of students. city college of san francisco lost its accreditation. abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman is there to explain why it's happening and wayne, impact of this. >> the impact is large. 8500 students go here. they haven't yet lost their accreditation that will come at the end of, well brks this time next year. july of 2014.
two words fit, shock and anger. the letter came in this morning. students protesting outside of the building after the college received that letter saying it's fallen short in 11 of 14 areas requiring improvement. including eligible eligible, -- eligibility, finances libraries. next step appointment of a special trusty that will have final say on all matters. the chancellor did not speak on cram this afternoon. here is the college spokes person follow bid student reaction. >> we'll be stream lined. and there one will be trusty instead of 7:00. >> the fact they've failed think you're not giving credit
to the staff. i feel like they're here to help me. >> they down sized the college. they diminished the mission statement and cuts money of the programs of services. they fired 39 counselors. >> ccsf does have ability to ask for a review of the decision and also, to appeal it. it says it will do both. administration wants to reassure students that classes will continue next semester and they'll receive college credits from now until july and hopefully they'll have more remedies to their problems and accreditation will continue. live in san francisco, wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you.
>> let's shift our attention now to weather. it's steamy but changes are coming up. >> yes. spence jer love. sandhya patel is here. >> we're looking at cooler weather just around the corner so one more day of the heat. we're seeing changes in weather. some subtropical moisture, here is what we're seeing developing just now some thunderstorms developing here. still a possibility of scattered showers throughout the 4th of july there is an isolated possible of seeing those develop for independence day holiday. sierra nevada seeing numerous strikes as well. so far over 2400 around the state. highs for today, it was once again sizzling inland. 91 in san jess yeah.
84 in oakland. quite comfortable. 68 half moon bay. 88 santa rosa. it got steamy. 111 in clear lake. middletown 113 degrees. until thursday 7:00 p.m. be careful out there. stay hydrated. heat-related illnesses are still possible. you can see dark skies but no thunderstorms. if you're traveling there and wanting to go out to watch fire works tomorrow night there is still a possibility of scattered showers and thunderstorms. 95 in fairfield still holding on to the heat in livermore, check out this view. remember fog? we had fog here near golden gate bridge it's disappeared. seeing high clouds right now.
i think forecast looking good. pacific satellite picture showing thu hot air mass, triple digit heat will break into friday. partly cloudy, the fog stays out of the golden gate so we're expecting great-looking forecast here, upper 60s dropping down into mid-60s. tomorrow morning mild to warm inland and around the bay. here are the highs for thursday. 94 san jose. 98 los gatos. so nice-looking day. 69 daily city. downtown san francisco, 77 degrees. you'll see some triple digits.
95 san gnomea. 94 santa rosa. accu-weather forecast we're out of the heat wave into friday. low 90s inland. low 60s coast. cooler for weekend. and staying close to that level next week as well. >> thank you. >> well, coming up thousands of california prisoners will soon be offer the -- on the move. >> why a court ruled against a request to keep them where they are.
back live with a look into the commute abc 7 news producer traveled four blocks in just the past 15 minutes or so. this is a slow crawl because of the bart strike first approaching folsom right now. >> they're still negotiating. 49er should learn soon whether he will face charges for assaulting one of his teammates. the district attorney says it's investigating and will decide by early next week whether to file charges
against brooks. he is accused of hitting teammate lamar divens then punching him in the face after a night of drinking on june 8th. >> a panel of judges denied a request to delay release, early release of 10,000 president yoon inmates. saying the brown administration has a long history of defying orders and argues it would threaten public safety. >> just ahead here what is going on now in the effort to end the bart strike? >> learning about how long it will take to get trains rolling again. >> a nation celebrating its second revolution in as many years. who is in control tonight? >> also what oakland police told neighbors about a brazen shooting in a fast
good evening, we'll start with the latest on the bart contract negotiations. negotiators for unions and the transit district are taking a dinner break. they will resume after finishing their meal apparently later this evening. they began at 1:00 this afternoon after a very late night last night. both sides say the two new state mediateors brought in asked them to keep comments to a minimum and talks inside of the negotiating room not on the street. when a deal is reached bart says it will take half a day to get trains rolling again. we're just about 30 minutes from oakland a's hosting chicago cubs. it's a big series for the a's.
>> taking you live into the commute now this, is a view from our cell 7 live camera. you can see on the bay bridge and actually moving quite well right now after sitting in gridlock for an hour because bart is not running. >> taking a look at traffic moving welcoming out of san francisco. and into sausalito. let's go to our maps now. if you're thinking of using the richmond san rafael bridge as an option goits tok an hour to head across the bridge into richmond f you're taking bay bridge you saw traffic moving decently about 49 miles per hour once getting just east of treasure island it's a 25 minute commute to head across the bridge and towards maze.
we're looking at hot spots along 80. all of those 80s and heading to the stadium southbound along 880 going to take 25-30 minutes to get there from the maze. here is is another look at the traffic so 101 heading from san francisco to catch the san mateo bridge 41 minutes. the bridge 25 minutes to head to the east bay. your dunbarton bridge is 20 minutes. right over to the 880 freeway. >> thank you. >> jipt's president mohammed morsi placed under house arrest hours after the military are forced him from office. these are live pictures now of the tahrir square. it's 4:34 in the morning and hundreds of thousands ever still celebrating. the my tear suspended the constitution and put a temporary civilian government in place.
opponents say he failed to enact reforms that he promised. egypt's opposition leader says a plan is in the works to help iron out differences. >> this plan will have national reconciliation efforts owe so we have reconciled people. tolgt. >> the president met with members of his national security team to discuss the situation ordering a review of u.s. aid to egypt and wants a return to rule quickly. >> new information to tell you about tonight regarding a double homicide in an oakland restaurant this week. abc 7 news learned mate have been mistaken identity. >> 200 business owners told the latest in a had many side investigation putting a
community on edge. police believe two employees may have been victims of mistaken identity. confirming the crime was not premeditated and robbery not a motive. technicians are processing evidence from the scene and investigators interviewing witnesses. before midnight two employees were shot and killed by a gunman when may have mistaken them for someone else. police tell abc 7 thus two customers ran and hid in a freezer in the back of the restaurant when the employees went to investigate, one or perhaps both of the customers opened fire. killing a 26-year-old jose sant maria and 22-year-old kenneth omar bradley both of richmond. police looked at surveillance video saying no cash was stolen. today opd stressed value in more businesses using cameras for protection.
>> surveillance cameras are not the primary motive of detering crime on the front end. >> opd says crime is down still, some believe they should step in where they believe opd falls short. >> private security sf out here. >> opd announced arrest of one suspect. identifying a second believe it's only a matter of time before they find him. >> just head on abc 7 news at 4:00 reaching a tipping point. >> a stern response to some troubling
>> team new zealand and luna rosa team are protesting changes to the rules that govern configuration of the yachts. teams say they give an advantage to usa team oracle today, the director are hit back saying accusations that he is tilting the playing field should not be part of the maneuverings. >> he says motivation sin creasing stability and safety of the race boats. >> my credibility sits with the crews. who know what i'm doing. >> yesterday, he bashed the changes the ceo says he believes it is an honest man.
>> i trust ferry. >> what happens will be in the hands of an international jury meaning monday if the jury rules against changes ferry says it will be up to the coast guard to decide if it will permit racing to continue. >> i will do everything had this situation. but safety is a serious matter. there are no short cuts they're saying boats are too expensive and extreme. >> if you want boats on the conditions of san francisco i won't miss this one. >> mark math use abc 7 news. >> just ahead sudden closure one of the east bay's oldest
>> one of the oldest veterinary hospitals suddenly shut it's doors leaving thousands without their doctor autos it's a mess. no one could track down the owner until michael finney investigated. >> yes this, is like a huge shock. then, a mystery. then panic. pet owners didn't know how to continue treatments. so we set out to find the owner and unlock files. >> fillmore is a spaniel leaping just to get a ball. >> happy go lucky. her owner says she's gotten into plenty of scrapes. >> she rok broke a tooth and had to have a root canal. she ate something she shouldn't have. it was stuck in her stomach.
she's been under anesthesia five times, maybe six. >> every time fillmore got hurt she'd get patched up here. in oakland until now. >> kind of poof, gone. >> happened out of the blue. one day animals being treated and the next day? the hospital was bolted shut, gone after 40 years. >> it came as a shock to folks in the streets. >> wow. this is been here a long time. >> i was mort yi fied. >> dina found the place boarded up and records, locked inside. >> it's closed. there are many thing that's happened over the years. >> they needed those records. >> x rays of insides. surgeries. >> so do hundreds of other
clients. >> i thought 7 on your side might be able to shine a light on it. >> deeb dina contacted us. so did casey. we tracked down the owner in livermore, she spoke with us by phone. she did not tell us why the hospital closed but says she hopes to reopen it. and could not say when. she says she's trying to copy records but the process is slow. she said there are thousands of clients and some records are very long. copying each record is time consuming but i'm working to get them completed and agreed to send records away to those who contacted 7 on your side. within days, both received files. >> great relief.
>> awesome. >> we checked with the state skboord found the hospital license expired in may and was in the renewed. if would you like to get your pets files i've posted the information you need. if you still don't get records let me know bit. >> this is important. >> it is. >> yes. we're finally going get relieve from the heat into friday. high clouds up the coast here we're seeing moisture. we've seen numerous strikes. highs for today 116 degrees in red bluff. new record for the day. so this half moon bay, 71
degrees tomorrow, east bay oakland 85. walnut creek, 100. going to get coasty in antioch. you can see back down to average by the weekend. fire works forecast looking fantastic. sometimes it could be just colored clouds you're seeing. >> yes. right. >> layer gee off. shu, here. >> that is right. breaking a lot of he
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without losing a sex he's been battling a knee injury. check out this forhand winner on match point. stage five of the tour de trance. and another near the finish line. and ending with a marriage. the star of scandal got married last week inhaley, idaho. the 36-year-old actress and 31-year-old athlete married june 24th. a lot of broken hearts on both sides of that aisle. >> i did not know they were a couple. >> thank you, shu, what a
scoop. >> join me tonight at cable channel 13. at 9:00 cleaning up your contact skplis a direction for a silicon valley giant. >> and at 11:00 watching for developments in the bart talks. >> that is coming up but that is this edition of abc 7 news. >> thanks for joining us everyone. >> see you at 9:00 and 1
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