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safely, let's talk about what's going on. i wanted to show you there is a little bit of rainfalling in an area that flooded a lot yesterday, san rafael, larkspur, fairfax, mill valley, kent field, that area. just going to keep it wet for the morning commute. steadier rain moving through the eastern sections in the south bay right now. that's the cold front that brought us all the rain yesterday and here's 101 and 880, definitely wet down there in san jose. heavy drizzle to light rain this morning. noon to isolated but more scattered showers for the evening commute. temperatures will hover in the mid to upper 50s from now in the afternoon hours. it's wet and foggy. we were regular socked in on the golden gate bridge just a few minutes ago. chp issued a dense fog advisory. probably about an hour ago, looking like it thinned out at least where this camera is just a little bit but you need to slow down and increase that following distance on a day like today. 46 minutes, westbound 580, tracy to dublin, westbound 4, antioch
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to concord up to 21, the fog not slowing you down. lot of lingering weather issues and closures due to that. we'll talk about that next. we're following breaking news out of berkeley where some car owners getting a pretty rude awakening this morning. >> abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live where crews are working to remove a big tree. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, natasha. the neighborhood's getting a rude awakening. seems like chain saws just sound louder at 6:00 in the morning. but crews are hard at work despite the early hour because this tree not only landed on two cars but took some power lines down with it. so they want to get this work done as soon as possible. because it did knock some power out for a few customers this neighborhood. so, they think they're going to be here a while. crews telling me this was a huge pine that fell and they have to move it but still, they're cutting it up right now so it's going to be some time before they clear out. they got the call last night
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that the tree landed on two cars. this is a neighborhood nestled right now highway 13 and claremont avenue. there's a lot of trees on the block and crews are worried that more could fall, more power lines could come down so they have blocked you hae a a safe perimeter around themselves, they're keeping us back pretty far, because they're just very concerned about safety. so, this neighborhood is not going to have any kind of a normal morning. power is out. streets are blocked. and the chain saws are pretty loud. reporting live in berkeley, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. new video into the abc7 news room this morning from the south room this morning from the south bay and it shows maens creek. san jose public works crews say the flooding isn't bad enough to close any roads, and they're working now to clean up all that mess. the biggest part of the storm is over, but the north bay still reeling from the damage.
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in novato, a 75-foot pine tree came crashing down. it was on a property belonging to a novato fire captain. he was on duty when he heard the call. he said his kids were home at the time. fortunately, everyone is safe. in sonoma county, the russian river is expected to crest around lunchtime and as a result, guerneville school in guerneville is close today. so far that is the only closure that we've heard about. certainly a far cry from yesterday when we had dozens of closures across several bay area counties. we are learning more about the worker killed by a dump truck while cleaning up a mudslide on highway 17. he's been identified as robert gill of los banos. he leaves behind a wife and two kids. the 54-year-old had been with graniterock for more than 15 yea years. >> he was a beloved, well-respected member of our construction team and someone that we are completely devastated by his loss. >> another worker was also
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injured by not critically. caltrans issued a statement that read, our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the fallen and injured graniterock construction employees. this is a reminder of the dangers highway workers face. caltrans says work to clear the slide in scotts valley near vine hill road won't resume until that investigation is complete. and we're seeing an outpouring of support on a crowd funding page set up for gill's family. thousands of dollars came in overnight and we have a link set up if you'd like to donate. just go to 6:04 now. president trump's travel ban remains on hold this morning. a federal appeals court in san francisco decided against reinstating the executive order that he signed two weeks ago. and a 29-page ruling, the court said the argument that the targets muslims presented "significant constitution questions. fts the judges said the government failed to make its case that a temporary freeze on the ban should be lifted so what's next. abc7 news chief legal analyst dan abrams was on gma this morning. >> it could go to the entire 9th
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circuit court of aeels and say, we want the whole court to hear this. some people do that. that's unlikely, i think, in this particular scenario. the other choes is to go to the supreme court and appeal this. the problem there is they need five of those eight votes to overturn this stay. i think they're going to recognize that's unlikely. >> the federal government has 14 days to ask the 9th circuit to reconsider its decision. it could also file an emergency appeal with the u.s. supreme court. president trump seems to be changing his tune on the long standed one china policy. he affirmed to the chinese spotlight that the u.s. would honor the policy which considers china and taiwan both inalienable parts of a single china. nerves were rattled right after he was elected when the president had a call with taiwan's president, something no u.s. leader had done in decades. at the time, china warned the president that the one china policy was nonnegotiable. now a live desk update with
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jessica castro. i'm tracking big news coming into our live desk. a huge progressive change for the grammys, for the first time ever, a transgender woman will be a trophy presenter. and here she is on the left. her name is martina. there's also a man in the mix for the first time for the so-called trophy girls. they're the ones that bring the trophy to the winner. they usually go unnoticed but not this year. this year, we should call them trophy people. the grammys are this weekend in los angeles. those people are gorgeous. they would never go unnoticed by me, okay? thank you, jess. despite losing the backing of casino magnate sheldon adelson and gold man saks, t raiders say it will not be an issue. >> multiple financial institutions have now shown interest, he says. the raiders want to build a $1.9 billion stadium on the south end of vegas. 24 of 32 nfl owners have to sign off on this.
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for the raiders to relocate and that vote could come down late next month. >> we are very confident that we'll be able to have a financing plan in place well in time for the league vote. >> it's not just about las vegas. it's an international opportunity, potentially. the money can potentially be there. time whether tell. >> las vegas stadium authority board members say they are still moving forward on this project. more than six years after the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion, there could be changes to prevent future disasters. plus the reason violent protests in berkeley are having repercussions across the country. the proposal that could ban universities from kabsing controversial speakers. taking a live look outside, taking a live look outside, we're keeping
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get used to this the next couple of morngz. dense fog is going to develop especially in our deepest valleys. airport in santa rosa, quarter mile, everybody else doing okay so let's turn our attention to the rain that is out there. right now we have some light rain even some embedded moderate rain moving through the eastern parts of contra costa and alameda counties. ponding on the roads and hydroplaning but this evening, dry spots. temperatures in the mid po upper 50s in the south bay and pretty
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much everywhere until you get to 51. highs today about 57 to 61 nearly seasonal, tomorrow a little bit warmer with that extra sunshine, a chilly morning on sunday, 30s and 40s but 50s and 60s for highs. we will take it. and here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. those metering lights on a few minutes later than average today, about 5:34. so normally it's right around 5:30 but i think this friday lighter conditions helping us out just a little bit. and i want to take you down to the scotts valley area as well. highway 17 between vine hill and sugar loaf, of course, only the southbound side is open. the northbound side blocked by that landslide so one lane is getting by in each direction up to about a four-mile backup and you're down to 15 to 7 miles per hour average so you are coming from the santa cruz area, you can expect delays. we'll take a look at drive times coming up next. failure to prevent skas disasters by pg&e like the fatal explosion in san bruno is sparking reform. according to the san jose mercury news, that effort is in
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the form of newly proposed legislation. it would force the puc to make safety a top priority as well as reliability. investigators believe a combination of sloppy recordkeeping and inattentive oversight were the cause of the blast. why your ethnicity could impact your success. also there's a lot of talk about sanctuary cities but how about a sanctuary transit system. the proposal being considered now by b.a.r.t. let's check in with 280, san jose, how you doing this morning. looks pretty good to advil liqui - gels work so fast you'll ask what bad back? what pulled hammy? advil liqui - gels make pain a distant memory nothing works faster stronger or longer what pain? advil. maybe almond breeze tastes because it's the only almondmilk made with california-grown blue diamond almonds. of course, if you ask one of our almond growers... there's no maybe about it. almond breeze.
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today's storm is level 1. that means light rain so keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm any time on the abc7 news app. download it now. it's 6:15 and take a look at your screen. fairfield police need your help finding the man driving this light colored lincoln navigator. they say he tried to lure a 15-year-old girl into his suv twice in two days. the girl was walking on beck avenue around 7:15 in the morning when she says the man stopped and asked if she needed a ride. it happened again yesterday. same location around the same time. she said no, she walked away, following both of those encounters. the protests at berkeley
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over milo yiannopoulos speech is sparking controversy. the legislation is aimed at protecting free speech on college campuses but listen how this would work. the milo bill was introduced by a tennessee lawmaker. the legislation would prohibit state universities from canceling a speaker if students are protesting. >> universities have forgotten, abandon, and abdicated their responsibility to guarantee the first amendment rights that our constitution sets forward. yes. >> a different tennessee lawmaker, the one you see there, believes the sponsor of the bill is just "sucking up" to breitbart. there is a new survey and it finds that your ethnic background may play a huge role in how much you get paid in you work in the tech industry. says the average african-american candidate is 50% more likely to get hired but will get paid about $10,000
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less. the survey also finds that latinos make about $5,000 less than the average white worker. asians receive about $2,000 less. "usa today" obtained a copy of the survey, saying age is also a major factor. candidates over 45 receive fewer job offers. whether she makes you feel like a natural woman or a chain of fools, you'll probably be a little sad to hear this news. the queen of soul retiring at the end of the year. aretha franklin told a detroit tv station she's putting out an album around september and this is going to be her last year doing concerts. there's a limited tour schedule that will include only one stop per month. the 74-year-old says she wants to spend more time with her grandkids and that is something i know a lot of us can r-e-s-p-e-c-t. >> there you go it ha. >> how many times has cher retired at this point? she's threatened every two years.
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i have a feeling that aretha is going to be a little hard to stay away from the mike. >> i agree. i grew up in michigan and aretha likes the spotlight. remember the national anthem she did for the lions game this year, like 12 minutes or something. here's a look at walnut creek right now. this is southbound 680. we did have an earlier crash. that is long gone by now and the drive times are not terrible. pretty average. but we do have that wet pavement, areas of patchy fog so just slow down and drive for conditions. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, across the bay bridge this morning, westbound 80, 21 minutes, and southbound 101, san francisco to sfo, you are in the green at just about ten minutes and mike nicco has been promising sunshine. he says it's coming this week. it feels like it's not possible but it is true. i'll have sun shooip an a rainy day because we'll have both of those. i was trying to keep with the theme there. i guess not. let's move on. san mateo bridge, light rain just rolled through there.
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you can see things are a little slick. richmond total of 4 and nearly 3/4 inch of rain over the last five days. scattered showers, mild highs today, cooler foggy nights and sunny days ahead. tracking the storm for thursday and friday. forget about that. let's talk about what's going on right now. sunol grade through milpitas, it's a little wet. scattered light rain moving through the south bay and also in the santa cruz mountains. today's storm is just a 1. less than 15 hundredths of inch for most areas. my commuting concern is mainly with this morning and to a lesser extent this afternoon. you can see all this moving off to the east by 9:00. it's almost out of here. sunshine breaks out. we'll need the sunglasses at noon and then a small chunk of energy is going to roll through starting at 5:00, scattered showers develop and they'll be around through the evening hours but then it slides away and opens us up to dry weather by saturday morning. rain totals, not much. less than 1/10 inch in most
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areas. however up in the sierra, all rain yesterday took down the snow pack, created some sierra cement but good news, new snow is falling on top of it so there will be powder waiting for you and sunshine this weekend. my accuweather 7 day forecast, 30s and 40s, our warmers afternoon, low to upper 60s tuesday. wednesday's our last dry day. toyota tahoe ski report, guess who's got the details for you. oh yeah and it is not going to be easy to get up there today. -80, chains are required. u.s. 50, chains from twin bridges to meyers. 89, chains and then a few areas that are closed due to mudslides. so some of that happened yesterday and yeah, going to be pretty treacherous drive. i saw mike mentioning that those base totals were down just a few inches there for squaw al pine, northstar and heavenly compared to yesterday and some of the folks who tried to ski yesterday in that rain said it was a hot, welt mess. it was not a lot of fun so
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hopefully that new snow creating better conditions today. diamond peak, boreal, mt. rose, chains are required. couple inches off the base pack there and likely between 4 to 4 1/2 hours. b.a.r.t. will consider adopting its own policy protecting undocumented immigrants from the federal government. >> according to sfgate, board members will discuss a policy to direct b.a.r.t. police to limit collaboration are immigration and other enforcement agencies. santa clara county and san francisco filed suits against the trump administration after the president threatened to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities. according to the mta, b.a.r.t. received more than $99 million in federal funds in the 2016 fiscal year. coming up next, "7 on your side's" michael finney shows you what to do if you're having an issue getting a refund from an
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general motors just completed another road test for its mysterious several driving car nicknamed albatross. look closely at this. can you tell -- can you recognize this place? that's right. it's san francisco. according to sfgate, the car cruised through the petrero and mission neighborhoods wednesday. this is the second test for the car. the first one in which we see the driver not using his hands. we're covering it but you can barely see it in the bottom left ofthe screen. video shows the car climbing steep hills, braking for pedestrians too. gm has not released the model but they're saying it's a chevy bolt. time to ask finney. bob from walnut creek has a bob from walnut creek has a question about airline "7 on your side's" michael finney has his answer. >> i have a problem with an airline and a voucher problem. aisle trying to get a refund and i need your help. >> hi, bob. yeah, this is a problem that comes up occasionally. now, if you were told you're
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supposed to get an airline voucher or refund and didn't, contact the airline directly. explain what they told you, your current situation, ask them why you don't have it. if they still don't help you out, call my "7 on your side" hotline and we'll look into this for you. just so that you know, we're open monday through friday, 10:00 to 2:00. bob, thanks for your question and good luck. if you have a question for michael finney, he'll be inside sar saramonte center today and he is there to meet you. you might be able to ask a question live on abc7 news. you can ask those questions right now on soernl. post them using #askfinney. coming up next, the rain is moving out but the danger still remains, where he we are seeing issues this morning. plus the fight over president trump's immigration ban could head to the supreme court. the four criteria the justices must consider before making a decision. good news with that light rain, most of my concerns with this storm are on the low side. we still have a high probability
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of hydroplaning, especially this morning, lesser extent during the afternoon hours. the afternoon hours. now when we come
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well now alt 6:30, the rain may be moving out but there is certainly damage left behind.
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overnight, more mudslides came down in the bay area and clean-up from that just beginning. >> that is the problem. it's the residual effects even though the rain has really slowed down. we are going to get a little bit of relief, yes, mike nicco? >> tomorrow. and through the rest of the early parts of next week. and i'll tell you all about that in the accuweather 7 day forecast coming up in about 15 minutes. for now, we still have an issue with mark west creek and laguna de santa rosa. it's still out there until about 8:30. let's take a wlook at live doppler 7. you can see the best radar returns are in the diablo range and now out in the central valley. alameda, down through the sunol grade, now, you can see it's wet just about everywhere this morning, like 101 and 880. scattered showers at noon and 4:00, and then we'll have some more scattered showers at 7:00 and then that is just about it. but it is affecting the commute this morning, alexis. how is it going? you know what, i just got some really bad news or at least
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potentially bad news in for the central valley commute. remember a couple days ago when we had that huge pothole open up just past altamont pass. we've got another one just before that, westbound 580 near north flynn road, at least three vehicles already have flat tires. they're on the right shoulder and they are calling for caltrans to come out to the scene likely to make repairs so this could potentially be a major issue. take a look at that drive time coming up. once again this morning, we're looking at a mudslide problem in the santa cruz mountains. >> this is not far from the always troublesome highway 17. abc7 news reporter matt keller is there live this morning. >> reporter: good morning, natasha. since i last saw you, it actually rained a little bit up here in the santa cruz mountains. they don't need any more rain. it's already saturated and there's so many issues up here in the santa cruz mountains. last night at 7:00, the santa cruz public works department updated their website and showed there were 48 incidents all up
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here in the mountains. there are a lot more now, overnight. this is one of them. this is bear creek road. this is closed off because of mudslides, trees down, power lines down, you name it, it's happened on this road and just down the road from here is black road. it happened at about 1:00 this morning just south of gist road. another mudslide and a pickup truck with a trailer came up on it and couldn't turn around so get this, the chp officers got out in the pouring rain, helped take the trailer off, turn it around and reattach it not truck so the people inside could drive out. all of this while they were standing in a very dangerous area. >> well, it's a rather steep cliff, full of mud and water, and probably not too fun to go down there. >> reporter: they were all able to get out of the area just fine, but check out how much water was pouring off in that area. and i want you to see my foot right now because i just stepped into a major puddle here.
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look how deep this is. this is all the water coming off the mountain here and just going down along the hillside. that is what is causing all the mudslides up here, just so much water, it is saturated. so be careful out there when you're driving. you never know when you're going to come across another mudslide. reporting live in the santa cruz mountains, matt keller, abc7 news. this morning, chp looking for witnesses of a deadly dump truck accident in the santa cruz mountains. the victim has been identified as robert gill, but everyone called him bobby. the 54-year-old was working for graniterock construction, cleaning up a mudslide in scotts valley when he was hit and killed yesterday. a second employee was also hit but his injuries are not critical. our media partner "the mercury news" reports chp tracking down witnesses and 911 callers to get their accounts. work to clear the slide along highway 17 has been suspended and will not resume until the investigation is complete. many of you posting moving messages to bobby gill and his family as well as heartfelt
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thanks to workers who keep our roads safe. go to abc7 news facebook page and leave your comments. in sonoma county, voluntary evacuations are underway this morning along the russian river. the county opened the emergency operations center late last night. we did check with mike nicco. that river is now 33.3 feet. it is expected to crest at nearly 36 feet later around 1:00 this afternoon. and it's going to remain at or above flood levels until early tomorrow morning. to the east bay now, mudslides continue to be a problem there. you can take a look an your screen. the damage to a car on knickerbockers lane. this volkswagen got stuck in about 6 inches of mud last nigh. the mudslide caused a sinkhole and a gas leak. city leaders in orinda are warning that more rain could make this huge slide even worse. you can see mud, trees, debris, two football fields long. that came crashing down on to the home. it was yellow tagged yesterday
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morning but red tagged by the end of the day because of all the rain. the city says the danger is not over yet. >> the pressure that this hillside is putting on this house is just -- it's phenomenal how much mother nature can push around things that are in its way. >> the homeowner told abc7 news reporter laura anthony he heard the slide first, it sounded like thunder, and then he saw it coming. neighbors have been warned to be ready to go at a moment's notice. laura anthony got inside the home and shared these pictures on twitter. you can see by following us @abc7newsbayarea. 6:35 now. this morning, lawyers in virginia are challenging president trump's travel ban in federal court. the state's attorney general says it is the most significant state challenge yet. this comes one day after the 9th circuit court of appeals in san francisco refused to lift a temporary restraining order on the ban. shortly after yesterday's ruling, president trump tweeted
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see you in court, the security of our nation is at stake. they are considering filing an appeal with the u.s. supreme court. >> it's a decision that we'll win, in my opinion, very easily. >> well, we have seen him in court twice, and we're two for two. >> the federal government could also ask the 9th circuit court to reconsider its decision and it has 14 days to do so. >> if the justice department files an appeal, there are four criteria it normally has to meet in order for the high court to grant a stay. one, that there is a reasonable probability that four justices will agree to review the merits of the case. two, that there is a fair prospect that a majority of the justices would decide based on the merits of the case that the appeals court decision was wrong. three, that irreparable harm will result from the denial of the stay. and four, in a close case, the circuit justice may explore the harm to the applicant, respondent, and the public in
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not granting the stay. the ruling is 29 pages long and you can read it for yourself right now. georgia congressman tom price will be the nation's next secretary of health and human services. the senate confirmed his nomination in a vote that democrats managed to delay until almost 11:00 last night. democrats oppose price's support for revamping the medicare program. republicans say price are will help overhaul obamacare. happening today, president trump is set to meet with japanese prime minister shinzo abe. abe will become the second world leader to meet with trump since the inauguration. according to japanese media reports, abe is expected to unveil a proposal to invest $150 billion in u.s. infrastructure and that includes california's high-speed rail product. lawyers for ghost ship warehouse manager derrick almena are blaming the biggest fire tragedy in oakland history on city firefighters. these lawyers say they analyzed the same documents abc7 news reviewed on wednesday, combined with what else they've gathered, they claim that firefighters
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could have saved more people. almena's attorney say firefighters made mistakes and have problems with leadership. 36 people died. among these claims, they say firefighters didn't take immediate action after being informed that there was smoke and people trapped inside of the building. the lawyers say firefighters didn't use ladders to get to the second story windows. they also claim there was no attempt to rescue people before going to a defensive fire mode to put out the fire. and the lawyers say a fire chief arrived more than an hour after the fire started. the documents abc7 reviewed show firefighters arrived 79 seconds after the first alarm went off. we have reached out to the city of oakland and the lawyers for derrick almena. so far, no response. of course we'll stay on top of this and let you know as soon as we hear back. i want to show you the images i'm seeing here at the live desk right now. this is a ceremony underway,
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japanese prime minister shinzo abe just arrived at the tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington cemetery and in just moments, we should see him walking up here and laying down that wreath. he is in washington today to meet with president trump. they're talking about infrastructure as we just mentioned. they are also talking about the auto trade. he's going to be meeting with the president at 9:00 our time and then heading to the and then heading to the president's resort in mar-a-lago. let's take a look at what's going on. altamont pass you're about to get another weather, same thing for the sunol kbrad down to milpitas. hydroplaning, even running water on roadways where it is not raining right now because the hills just can't hold it so it's rolling off. be aware of that for the morning commute. look at this. even though temperatures are up to 8 degrees cooler than
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yesterday, we're still in the mid 50s throughout san francisco and low to mid 50s just about every where else. the warm spot, palo alto at 58 degrees, the cool shot, healdsburg at about 50. we're going to top out about 57 to 62. you'll need the sunglasses but also have scattered showers in the forecast during the afternoon and evening hours. they will taper tonight. we'll have patchy fog and partly cloudy conditions, 39 in santa rosa to about 47 in san francisco. so, one more round of rain and then it's over. i'll show you some sunshine coming up in the accuweather 7 day forecast next. how about that soggy commute, alexis. we're still seeing the effects of yesterday's storm and all this wet weather. this is a look at video from a few hours ago. our crew captured this on state route 35 just north of the 84 and the woodside area. and this is basically skyline at la honda road just north of that interchange. you can see four to five large trees down. power lines down too so they very quickly were able to get the power turned off but that is going to be a long-term clean-up
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and closure. i know la honda has had a long-term closure too. we've got this new problem to deal with. yeah, the problems linger. taking a look at the bay bridge commute into san francisco right now, not too terrible and we'll check our dive times quickly here too. westbound 580, tracy to dublin just getting reports of a new pothole opening up on westbound 580 near north flip road so that is slow out of the central valley. up to 52 minutes. southbound 680, wide open out of dublin and northbound 85 looking okay in the south bay as well. we'll talk about that pothole coming up next. quickly here at the live desk, i want to show you that live image of japanese prime minister shinzo abe at the tomb of the unknown soldier in arlington cemetery, paying his respects right now. i told you it was going to happen any moment and we are seeing that moment right now live from washington, d.c.. a girl scout is robbed at gunpoint while selling cookies but the community refuses to let
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today's storm is level 1. that means light rain, so keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm any time on the abc7 news app. download it now. it is 6:45. look at that. the situation surrounding the damaged spillway at the oroville dam north of sacramento is getting worse. they're considering an emergency release from the lake and that would be the first time they've ever done that. that unprecedented move could happen in the next 24 hours. the storm water and snow melt combined are making the water in the reservoir rush faster than they expected. officials think lake oroville could reach its brim tomorrow so they're using a backup spillway if they activate that emergency system, it will dump water on the nearby hillside, which that could be really bad for some communities that are down
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watch as a land lislide cras into a building. it was caught on video by a driver who had pulled over to try to get cell phone service. she saw people running and started shooting. she then called 911. firefighters determined no one was hurt. it's probably not the way you want to start your friday, waking up to the sound of chain saws. that is exactly what's happening in berkeley and there's a good reason for it. >> some people may be worse off. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield live with the breaking news. >> reporter: hi, natasha. yeah, tree came down here in this berkeley neighborhood and i just talked to pg&e and they tell me 17 customers here on this block don't have power. so, couple people lost their cars, some people waking up in the dark and to the loud noises of chain saws. you see them working this early, though, because they tell me they know people want to get their power back on and this is going to be a big job and it's going to take a while. it was a huge pine tree that fell. it crashed on to two cars, and
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it took down power lines. they got the call at 9:40 last night that this had happened on parkside drive near highway 13 in the shibo recreation area in berkeley. pg&e says they have to get the tree moved first before they can start their work, so it looks like they're going to have to, right now, they're thinking they're going to have to fix or replace two poles. no word on how long this will take. they hope to have a better sense of what all they're going to have to be doing here once the sun comes up and they can get a better look at what they're dealing with. reporting live in berkeley, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. i want to tell you about a story i just got into our live desk. apple's ceo tim cook tackling the issue of fake news this morning. he's actually overseas but just a few moments ago he told "good morning britain" that fake news needs to be tackled and called it today's chief problems. he's been meeting with leaders,
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touring apple stores, he did acknowledge that fake news is not an easy probem to fix. he said they need to start giving consumers ways to filter it. no word on if that will mean any changes for the iphone in the future. police in union city are looking for a teenager who robbed a girl scout cookie stands. a 12-year-old girl and her mom were held up outside of this safeway on wednesday night. the suspect stole all the money they earned. amid the investigation, union city police officers really stepped up. so first of all, they bought out all the troop's remaining stock and then they reached into their own pockets, ended up donating about $6,700 to cover the loss from the theft. >> at that time, it was just, what do we do, we can do this and make it loving and compassionate and it's healing 36. >> anyone with information on the robbery asked to call union city police. a santa clara woman reunited with her dog that she spent over two and a half years searching
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for. >> the last time margo saw her dog oggie was september of 2014. she left her pet in the care of a neighbor and somehow, the dog escaped. margo, well, she just assumed her dog was long gone. but this week, students at presentation high school in san jose found the dog wandering the campus. a staff member took to dog to a local vet and that's when they figured it it had a microchip and they got the owner's contact information and you are seeing there when they were reyielded at school yesterday. >> perky ears and i want to know oggie's adventure these last two and a half years. >> i'm sure he's happy to be home. >> adorable and a great way to end that story. good morning, everybody. february begins wet. yeah, a little bit of an understatement here. ten consecutive days we've had, measurable rain throughout the bay area. but we will stop it there. let's take a look at sfo. no arrival delays yet. nearly 2 2/3 inch of rain over the last few days, rain because of the low clouds but walnut creek almost 5 1/2 inches of
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rain the last five days. south on 680, still wet. light rain today to scattered showers this afternoon and evening. a drying trend begins tomorrow and if you want to, you can read the third line yourself. i'm going to ignore it for now. because it talks about rain. here's a look at some of the rain up across eureka and crescent city. here you go. you deserve little bit of a break and you will get some sunshine from mid-morning to mid afternoon hours. the cold front weakening and pulling all that rain away by 10:00. you can see at noon, it's pretty much dry out there and then at 5:00, all the way through about midnight, chance of scattered showers. but rainfall totals are going to be less than 1/10 of an inch. temperatures in the 40s tomorrow, 30s and 40s, fog both days, possibly freezing temperatures sunday morning, that's our coldest morning, our warmest afternoon, low to upper 60s tuesday, then a little bit
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cooler wednesday, thursday some rain. alexis. yeah, we'll just pretend you didn't say that, mike. and taking a look at our traffic maps, it is happening again. the roads obviously in terrible shape because of the all the rain we've been having. westbound 580 near north flynn, we talked to chp just a few moments ago, they said this pothole is only blocking the right lane and we've had friday light volumes so it's not terrible yet. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, zooming out just a bit here and checking those speeds, 12 miles an hour, 23 miles an hour, nothing like what we had a few days ago. just another report in. eastbound 580 near isabel avenue, another pothole reported there so be on the lookout for that this morning. san jose, 101 and 881 it is a little soggy. quick check of mass transit. quiet this morning. but the harbor bay ferry will run in a reduced capacity vessel all morning. next traffic update coming up in less than ten. wild horse advocates are concerned about what the trump administration could do to mustangs protected under federal
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law. they say efforts to keep healthy herds in the wild are actually hurting the horses. the i-team's investigates the issue and the white house reacts. if you've eaten at an arby's recently, listen up. hackers may have stolen information from 350,000 credit and debit cards. there's indication that it happened between october of last year and just last month. the company is advising customers to keep a close eye on their statements. look at that. golden gate bridge and the sun. if you haven't yet, follow us @abc7newsbayarea. you see a lot more great photos you see a lot more great photos like this
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it is 6:54. here are the seven things you need to know. >> number one, we've got pothole problems once again. westbound 580 if you're trying to get out of the central valley, just got these reports in about 30 minutes ago around north flynn road, pretty big pothole opening up in the right lane, three vehicles getting flat tires there. they will make repairs as soon as possible. number two, the chp looking for witness of a deadly accident on highway 17 that took the life of a rock slide clean-up worker. robert gill was hit an killed at the slide near scotts valley yesterday. another worker was also injured. number three, voluntary evacuations underway along the
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russian river. it's expected to crest at nearly 36 feet around 1:00 this afternoon. and remains at flood levels until tomorrow morning. let's talk a little bit more about today's wet weather and traffic. storm impact scale, just a 1, it will create ponding on the roadways so hydroplaning is still a concern but everything else is going to be very low and then get ready for some warm sunshine this weekend. number five, from the live desk, president trump calling the ruling from the appeals court in san francisco a "political decision" and he said he is looking forward to taking his executive order on immigration back to court. number six, the president of the oakland raiders told the las vegas stadium authority that financing for a new stadium isn't going to be an issue. nfl owners could vote on relocation next month. number seven, happening today, more than 80 bay area schools will participate in no one eats alone day. it is a national event that encourages students to sit with classmates they don't know or those who may be socially isolated. how many of us were bullied.
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>> stress, anxiety. >> when they were little, right? >> you can't sit with this. >> or that look like don't even try. >> i think that's great. >> this is reserved for nobody. >> you think it's great that i ate lunch by myself? i'm kidding. >> alone in the bathroom stall. not even kidding. >> let's end on a higher note. it's going to be nice weather this weekend. >> all the sunshine you can handle once the fog fades. >> we'll take it. abc7 news continues now. >> remember what mama said. sun block.
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