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look at the repair to fix the track. nick? reporter: good news. it seems as though the workers are on track to meet their goal, that is, opening this concord b.a.r.t. station by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. if you listen closely you can hear a clank, clank, clank, the sound of steel hitting steel. they have been at it nonstop. they believe they can repair the damage done by the derailment friday evening. >> the initial outlook is that it looks pretty good. >> the b.a.r.t. spokesperson says the tracks have been cleared and repairs started. >> we are hoping to have service restored 8:00 a.m. sunday morning. >> crews have been moving 60,000 pounds of steel and fiberglass with cranes like this. this is one of four b.a.r.t. cars damaged in the train derailment. the accident brought b.a.r.t. gm out to see it first hand and
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pushes the agency back into the spotlight as they look to find out how the train, with only an engineer aboard, came off the tracks in the first place. >> there's track damage and the cars are damaged so it's a chicken and egg situation, did the damage come from the car or was the track causing the damage to the car? >> the accident folded these cars like pretzels and pulled this one dangerously over the edge of the platform. look at this video from b.a.r.t. you can see the mangled steel and parts of the crushed commuter cars b.a.r.t. says may have been damaged when the train jump evidence its track. this happened in a similar area. >> the same spot of derailment in march 2011. >> in 2011, ten-car san francisco bound train came off the tracks. 65 passengers were onboard and some were injured. the damaged cars will eventually up at b.a.r.t.'s hayward
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facility where teams of engineers are equipped to do repairs. >> b.a.r.t. says it's maintenance that needs to be done so hopefully they use the increases to improve the maintenance. >> the train operator made a breathless call to dispatch moments after the train hopped off the tracks. here's are part of what he said. >> emergency, emergency. i'm almost looking over the edge. i got -- making weird noises. i'm stuck in the lead car. i need help. >> looking over the edge. the train was stuck and so were riders from pleasant hill to
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pittsburg. they all had to find alternative transportation. sergio quintana has coverage. a lot of frustration? reporter: for nearly the last 4 hours this has been the last train stop on this b.a.r.t. line, and that collection of buses right there has been the shuttle service to check commuters to the concord, north concord, and pittsburg stations, and so far it looks as if passengers are navigating it with no problem. a team of b.a.r.t. employees in bright vests helped direct people to the correct bus when they get off the b.a.r.t. train, and quite a few commuters skipped the bus bridge and drove down do the station. but the improvised system did pose inconveniences for a few riders. >> have to come to pleasant hill to ride b.a.r.t. because it's broke down. i don't know about the switch
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but he train derailed. >> i didn't know they had a shuttle. otherwise i wouldn't have inconvenienced her to come here, to pick me up. but she's on her way. she lives in clayton, i have no idea where clayton is. >> most of the riders i talked to say they don't ride b.a.r.t. all that often this weekend, so there isn't too much of a problem. had it not been running into monday, that would have been a bigger deal. b.a.r.t. is now saying they're hoping to get the trains running again tomorrow morning. i also did talk to a few gate agents who say that they are expecting a pretty big rush of passengers that's evening when two events in oakland let out. the warriors' game and a monster truck event, happening at 10:00. reporting live at the -- in walnut creek, abc7 news. >> thank you. we will continue to follow this developing news on care and online. you can get the very latest
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developments on the b.a.r.t. development right now on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> the dalai lama is in the bay area for a series of receptions and talks. the tibetan spiritual leader arrived yesterday for the first of three events. lisa amin gulezian shows us why not everybody welcomed him today. in san francisco. reporter: the dalai lama wrapped up his event a few hours ago, but during his entire speech inside, protesters were there, just across the street. [chanting] reporter: more than 100 members of the international community chanted for hours, accusing the dalai lama of religious persecution and human rights abuses. those who follow the practice of buddhism claim the dalai lama has public by denounced their beliefs.
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in inside the event attendees said the dalai lama addressed the issue and the protesters. >> his hope is that -- he'd be happy to be in a dialogue but they're not well educated about what they're saying, and i think that's true. >> first got through half a speech, and can't get to schools, government, can't have a regular life. report report the dalai lama's motor -- motorcade drove right past the protesters. he will speak tomorrow in berkeley and on monday in santa clara. the protesters promise to be at all of those events as well. >> a san francisco program to turn heartscape into landscape got underway in the sunset district.
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officials have fielded complaints about how much concrete is in the area. many residents have paved over the front yard. the program encourages home owners to break up the concrete, put in drought tolerant plants and help the city sewer system manage storm water. >> we're trying to encourage greening so it will reduce the amount of water into the sewer system. now it hits the pavement, runs directly into the sewer, really fast, and this way we can detain the water into the garden areas. >> he is offering residents grants and plants to replace 2500 feet of paved frontyards with drought-tolerant gardens. >> still ahead. why iphone and mac purity openers could be susceptible to hackers. why california elementary school student says his teacher forced him to eat out of the garbage. >> on the top of the kgotv station. we're looking right now at
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cooler temperatures that are going to be coming in tomorrow. still going to be dry the middle of next week, and then reason visiting the bay area on wednesday. i'll tell you all about it in the forecast.
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redwood city man who police say stole four cell phones from gunpoint from someone he met
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online is in custody. he was arrested in connection with the robbery on thursday afternoon. a teenager who listed four phones for sale agreed to meet with copeland. he said copeland pulled a gun and demanded the phones. >> a teacher in southern california is on paid administrative leave, accused of making a fifth grader eat out of a trash can. the ten-year-old student said the entire class was told to eat the their classrooms so they could fit an assignment. he threw his sandwich in the trash so he could play outside. according to one student his teacher made him take the sandwich out of the trash and eat it in front of his classmates. >> coming up next at 6:00, the amazing invention a seventh grader made from legos could help the visually impaired. >> while michael sam waits to impress scouts on the field, he is doing it off the field.
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tonight apple is admitting to major flaws in iphones, ipads and mac books that could lead to hackers getting your e-mail. the ipod touch, the ipad 2, 3, and air. the security risks stems from a problem sending encrypted data over a wireless connection. apple has released some patches. >> a seventh grader growing up in the heart of silicon valley shows he belongs with some of the area's brightest innovators. he developed a braille printer made out of legos. good news for the 285 million visually impaired people around the world. a braille printer can cost thousands of dollars. this one can be made for a few hundred. he says he broke seven models
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before completing his working version for a science project. he plans to offer the design and software free of charge to anyone online. the countdown to rain is on in the bay area. it's coming just four days from now on wednesday. you can track it on your smartphone anytime with the abc7 news weather app. and our weather forecaster joins us from the roof with a look at live doppler 7hd. i know we have rain coming. i was reaching for the sun screen today. >> i know. it was a beautiful day. it would a gorgeous day today around the bay area. mostly sunshine for everyone, and then as soon as he sun started to asset we started to see the clouds rolling in and fog long the coast. the mt. tam cam, you can see over richardson bay and see right there, that's san francisco, and see the clouds just starting to pour into downtown san francisco. on the left that is oakland, and still a bit hazy looking off in the distance.
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we're not going to be seeing any rain in the bay area. here's a look al live doppler 7hd radar satellite. so not until later on this week. we'll have fog in the morning. i'll have more on that in a little bit. it is certainly cooler now as temperatures dropped four degrees in the last half hour. 51 here in san francisco. the embarcadero. 63, livermore, 57 right now in napa. 63, your current temperature in los gatos. 50 on the coast at half moon bay. this is what is going to be happening. this is a look at the fog, increasing overnight and into tomorrow. that's going to give us a gray start to the morning. it will burn off for most people, except for the coast. it's going to remain pretty much imbedded along the coast. everyone else will see mostly sunshine by tomorrow. it will bring cooler temperatures by tomorrow afternoon.
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now, what everyone wants to know. the rain is going to hit the north bay starting on wednesday. that's the first system. then it's going to move out. thursday will be dry. and then another area of low pressure will come on friday, brings us plenty of rain as well as very gusty winds. now, here's a timeline, wednesday, by 1:00 p.m., coming through the north bay, san francisco later on in the afternoon, moves out by thursday, and then the second system will come on friday. and saturday will be dry but really windy. here's a look at the highs for tomorrow. mild in gilroy. sunshine in the south bay. 68, san jose, 69, cupertino. 66, san mateo, 63 downtown san francisco. north bay, 67, petaluma. 68, calistoga. in east bay, 55 in berkeley. 66, san leandro.
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6 in fremont. 68 in pleasanton, and a nice mild 70 degrees in antioch and livermore. our lows for tonight. it's chilly. already feeling chilly on the roof of the news center. chilly in napa, 38. that's our overnight low. 47 in cloverdale. 45 in fremont. a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast, saying dry -- staying dry for the weekend and next week. rain on wednesday, and we'll see the rain come back on friday with a little bit calmer conditions for the weekend. >> hooray nor rain. thank you so much. >> indeed. thank you. >> colin rush is in for shu. michael same doing a lot of talking. >> very impressive. if he can play as well as he can answer question after question about his sexuality. let there be no doubt about
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michael sam. he'll showcase his skills on monday. today his google skills were -- verbal skills were on display. >> heck, yeah, i wish you would say, how is training going? i would love for you to ask me that question. it is what it is. i wish you would see me as michael sam the football prayer instead of michael sam the gay football player. >> today offensiveline and tight end on display. auburn's greg robinson, 65-point, a 4.92 40. project as a top five pickment cal's richard rogers, 14th 14th among tight ends with a time 4.87 seconds. rogers left cal after his junior season. tomorrow, quarterbacks, receivers and runningbacks. the nfl network has all-day coverage through tuesday. >> the last time bruce bochy and barry bonds compared notes.
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bonds is expected to arrive at scottsdale and begin work as an instructor. grant balfour had an intimidating determine on the mound. his replacement, jim johnson, 6'6", 240, the a's new closer. mears mike shumann in phoenix. >> get traded to a new team, tough to integrate yourself. what's the feeling of this clubhouse? >> obviously a loose bunch. and it's a good team chemistry feeling, and that kind of stuff that carries over, even off the field, guys are hanging out. so that's what you want. you want that good team chemistry. >> there is pressure to replace special litsch at that -- especially at that position? >> i'm not too concerned about trying to be someone else. i think i'm just going to be
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myself and my teammates want me to be myself. and the fans i think well enjoy what i bring, and the ultimate goal is to win as many games as possible. >> you're an east coast guy, coming out to the west coast for the first time. >> i get an extra three hours. there's positives everywhere you look. >> if you had to lose grant balfour, him in johnson is a great replacement. reporting with the a's in arizona, mike shumann, abc7 sports. >> for the ncaa selection committee, 20 wins is a key number. entering today's contest against ucla, stanford sitting on 17, with five regular season games to play. dawkins, yelling something, maybe like, hey, we deserve to be in that tournament. alley-oop here, randle, powell, the finish. norman powell here, the dribble jumper. stanford hitting the glass. randle sixth three of the game.
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career high seven. cardinal up nine. fullcourt pressure from the bruins. big win for the cardinal. 83-74. now 18-8. st. mary's, they get to 21 today as well. something of santa clara at the levy center. taking a bite out of the broncos. remember when st. clair beat the gaels on a last-second shot? this game nothing like that. steven holt, career hive 35. st. mary's the winner, 76-54. senior day at usf. dickerson, all by himself. slicing through the pacific tigers defense. 14 points, 13 boards. 21st career double-double. the alley-oop, the jordan tongue wag. dickerson, the senior, puts it away. they win by five. >> this sports report brought you by orchard supply hardware. >> thank you so much.
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coming up next, the first ever run through a 360-degree loop. how this man was able to confidently take away the match and finish the gravity-defying sprint.
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>> join me tonight on kofy tv. donated solar panels changed the lives of family with a life threatening illness. >> a frightening discovery? san francisco, poison meatballs poisoning pets. all at 9:00 and 11:00 here on abc7. >> a uk man is the first person ever to run through a loop-the-loop. it was ten foot high, 360 degrees. he nails it. he is a former trampoline world champion, hollywood studentman. not just his physical ability that helped him run the loop. walters worked with m.i.t. engineers for four months to find out how to finish the run.
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had to maintain an 8.60 miles-per-hour speed throughout the loop. i think i saw that in a cartoon once. not anymore, though. that's it for us at 6:00. thank you for joining us. we're back at 9:00 and 11:00, see you then. have a great saturday. good night.
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