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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> three water slides at a dublin water park where a boy narrowly escapes serious injury will be closed to the public but open to engineers and safety experts tomorrow who will try to figure out what went wrong. good evening. i'm eric thomas. the 10-year-old boy went zooming off one of the slides yesterday. it was the first day of operation at the 31,000-square-foot water park in dublin. abc 7 news reporter leslie brinkley is live with new details at the wave. and leslie, the inspectors have lots of questions to answer. >> that's right, eric. tonight here at the wave, dublin city officials say they want to know what happened. why did that 10-year-old boy careen off a slide on the very first day this park was operating here. cal osha inspected all six of these slides on friday and
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issued permits. the very next day, 90 minutes after the grand opening on saturday, this happened. a 10-year-old boy hydroplaned off the emerald plunge slide. he scraped his back and is now back home with his family in san francisco. after the accident, the green slide and the blue slide next to it, both with steep 80-degree drops were shut down. now a third slide has been closed. >> totally unrelated. simply put, we need to continue to monitor the water flow pressure. and the actual device that does that was not showing any reading. it was malfunctioning. >> reporter: so three out of six slides are roped off for mao. cal osha inspectors plan to meet with the manufacturer at this city owned water park on monday. >> obviously our collective goal is to get to the bottom of it. >> the injured boy appeared to be following the instructions given on all the slides. >> they ask you to cross your arms and cross your legs. and you just go down. >> a thousand people showed up
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on saturday. another thousand enjoyed the new water park on sunday. some looked cautiously at the slide where the accident happened. >> it's very narrow. >> i would just go for it and like follow their instructions so i wouldn't get hurt. >> this week will mark 20 years since a tragic accident at the privately owned water world park in concord. in 1997, a slide collapsed, killing an 18-year-old and injuring 30 other high school students who tried to crowd on to it. here this brand-new water park is earning rave reviews so far as dublin waits for word on why the boy flew off the slide and what they can do to make sure it doesn't happen again. i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. tonight the coast guard has called off a search for a man who jumped into the water near the antioch bridge to retrieve a hat. earlier today a coast guard helicopter flew over the scene searching for the missing 53-year-old. the man jumped into the water 5:00 at saturday afternoon. friends on board the vessel tried helping the man out of the
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water, but eventually lost sight of him. new at 11:00, a family out for a hike in the east bay ended up leaving in a helicopter. a man and his young daughters ages 6 and 8 got lost in the wilderness east of danville. they started at bollinger canyon road and ended up on the rocky ridge trail. after wandering around for several hours, the dad called 911. the helicopter took two hours to track them down and had to make two trips to get everyone, including the family dog, to safety. tonight the u.s. government is considering expanding a current laptop ban to include all international countries. homeland security secretary jon kelley says it would be in response to terrorists who are obsessed with bringing down american airplanes. abc 7 reporter lilian kim has our story from sfo. >> many travelers say they rely on their time in the air to use their laptops for work. >> 11-our flight. i have to use it. >> travelers flying in and out of the u.s. might soon be banned
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from using electronic devices larger than a phone while in the air. such devices would instead have to be placed in checked luggage. homeland security secretary jon kelley suggested the possibility on fox news. >> that's really the thing that they're obsessed with, the terrorists. the idea of knocking down an airport in flight, particularly if it's a u.s. carrier, particularly if it's full of mostly u.s. folks. >> the government already imposed restrictions two months ago on large electronic devices in cabins from devices coming from ten middle east and african countries. then earlier this month there was talk of bans on all flyings from europe. she says a laptop ban on international flights into and out of u.s. would change everything. >> this trip, it would have affected me a lot. because i had a lot of work to do. and i wouldn't have been able to take the time off if i wasn't going to be able to work while on the flight. >> and some companies don't even allow employees to check their work laptops. >> if i'm traveling on business,
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i have to bring any laptop with me. so if that starts to happen, that's going to be a problem because i can't check into the hulls and i can't bring it in the cabin, so what do i do? >> no decision has been made on such a ban, but secretary kelley says it's time to raise the bar on airline security. at sfo, lilliian kim, abc 7 new. if you're not going to travel to be and you're going enjoy outside, you may be in for a treat. a live look from our exploratorium camera. a little foggy, but that's going to change. meteorologist drew tuma. >> a lot of us first thing tomorrow morning will wake up to the gray skies. in fact, live doppler 7, along with satellite showing you that gray contour you see on your screen. we'll zoom into street level with live doppler 7 along with satellite. this is the low cloud cover that has not only taken over san francisco, but has hopped into the east bay, into the south we go. well even have high clouds around san jose and candle at this hour. so your morning planner. a lot of cloud cover first thing in the morning.
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and you notice, it's a real gradual thinning out of the clouds by 10:00 in the morning. so we'll take a much closer look at how warm we get on the holiday tomorrow and track much cooler air waiting in the wings coming up in the whole accuweather forecast. >> thank you. a brushfire that burned near the getty center in los angeles this afternoon led to the evacuations of some homes in mandeville canyon area north of brentwood. more than 150 firefighters battled the blaze. officials believe the fire was started accidentally by a contractor clearing away weeds. crews were able to put out the fire before damage to any nearby structures. volunteers in oakland are organizing at an event to repair the gardens at lake merritt. last week vandals knocked over, ripped out plant, damaged the sprinkler and even took the front tire off a work vehicle. they did more than $50,000 in damage. the water and power systems have been repaired, but there is still a lot more work to do. if you would like to help, the volunteer event is next saturday at 10:30 in the morning.
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a san jose police officer is on paid leave tonight after the city's sixth shooting involving officers this year. police say the officer shot and killed a man armed with an ax on east st. john street. abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard tells us the suspect had a history of mental illness. >> i heard about four they say gunshots. i thought they were fire crackers. >> residents living at the donner lofts heart gunshots after midnight. san jose police were called here by security guards who reported a disturbance from a third floor apartment. when they arrived -- >> officers observed flames and smoke coming from underneath the front door. >> this picture shows burn marks on the bottom of the door. officers forced their way in and were confronted by two men. one was subdued, the other man was armed with an ax. >> a taser was deployed. however, it had no effect on the suspect. >> the chief says the man dropped the ax, but quickly rearmed himself with it. >> and it was not until he began to threaten the officers with the ax and began to advance on
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the officers that the officer was given no other choice than to discharge his firearm in defense of his life. >> the man died later at a hospital. police say he was mentally ill. with a long rap sheet of violence, weapons, and drug charges. he had once been committed to a mental institution. >> this is our sixth officer-involved shooting this year. and i will tell you all six have to do with mental illness. and so that is concerning to me. >> this man lives inside the affordable housing complex. he says his friend had problems. >> he didn't mean no harm. he always talked crazy. but he was a gentle soul. >> the officer who fired the shots is a two-year veteran of the force and had received crisis intervention training to help diffuse conflicts with the mentally ill. in san jose, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. university of california students are shelling out more for tuition while the regents are hosting lavish parties. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the regents have spent more than $225,000 on dinner
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parties over the last five years. the money comes from donations to the uc system. one of the events was held earlier this month at san francisco's palace hotel to honor the chair of the recents before she stepped down. the $15,000 party was held for just 59 people. in january, recents approved a tuition increase the day after holding another $17,000 retirement party. much more ahead on abc 7 news at 11. >> thanks to the people who put their life on the line for me. >> tonight, hear from the teenaged girl targeted by hate speech before a deadly train stabbing in portland. and back from a nine-day trip and trying to stop the scandals. president trump considers a big shake-up. also, a new creepy crawley exhibit at the sf zoo may give you the willies. but next, why this may cure your fear of tarantulas. and one last run in the sierra as the tahoe area slowly
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they lost their lives because of me and my friend and the way we looked. >> that heartbreaking message comes from the teenaged girl who was targeted by hate speech on board a portland, oregon train friday. police say the verbal abuse led to the murders of two good samaritans who came to the defense of 16-year-old destiny mangum and her friend. the man was yelling racist and anti-muslim slirks urs. >> he told us to go back to saudi arabia. he told us we shouldn't be here and to get out of his country. he basically was telling us we weren't anything and we should kill ourselves. >> the murder suspect,
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35-year-old jeremy joseph christian is a self-proclaimed white supremacist with a violent history. it's too early to tell whether the act was an act of domestic terrorism or a hate crime. tonight president trump is spending his first full night at the white house after his nine-day foreign trip. the flag there is at half-staff right now because of memorial day. this comes as the president is considering overhauling his white house staff as the russia scandal shows no signs of slowing down. abc news reporter david wright has our story from washington, d.c. >> back at the white house and back on twitter, president trump scores his first overseas trip as a success. today he blasted back at news reports on the russia investigation, insisting many of the leaks coming out of the white house are fabricated lies made up by the fake news media. the president arrived home to a bit of a reality check. questions swirling about his son-in-law jared kushner. >> mr. president, did jared
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tried tri-to set up a back channel to the russians? >> the fbi wants to know why kushner, a top adviser to the president, met with the russian ambassador back in december along with retired lieutenant general mike flynn. sources familiar with that meeting say kushner wanted to open a secret back channel on the u.s. response to syria and other policy matters. >> to have the president's son-in-law a key player within the trump organization trying to establish a back channel with the russians through a russian diplomatic facility, you have to ask well, who are they hiding the conversations from? >> the contact with the russians came right after u.s. intelligence agencies accused russia of interfering in the november election. sources say kushner is not a target of the investigation, but agents hope he can provide some insights. >> i think jared has said that he is more than willing to answer any and all questions. he seems to me to be a very open person. again, i would let him speak for himself when the time is right.
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>> you hear people close to the president quietly saying it is too much and it is time for jared to take a step back? maybe even take a leave of absence from the white house. >> top white house staffers are now regrouping after the trip. some say the administration could be in for a shake-up. david wright, abc news, washington. on this memorial day weekend, you can take advantage of a rare opportunity to see military bombers with the past and meet the brave veterans who flew them. abc 7 news was at the livermore airport when a b-24 liberator landed this afternoon as part of the wings of freedom tour. it along with other warplanes will be on display through tuesday to give a look at the u.s. planes that helped win world war ii. colorful costumes and lots of dancing filled the streets of san francisco today. abc news was in the mission district for the annual carnival parade. now in its 39th year, the event drew tens of thousands of people
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to celebrate traditions throughout latin america. this year's theme was celebrating the heart of san francisco. sometimes what we perceive as scary is just misunderstood. abc 7 news was at the san francisco zoo where a new tarantula exhibit opened this weekend. even though the insects are the largest fighters in the world, looks are deceiving. most tarantula species are not aggressive. you can check out the new exhibit inside the pachyderm building through the rest of the summer. one of squaw valley's most popular lifts is closed for the season tonight. the tahoe ski resort tweeted this afternoon of the large crowd of people gathering to enjoy k-22 for one last time. squaw valley plans to stay open through at least the fourth of july this year. i know your accuweather forecast with drew tuma. >> and we're going to wake up to cloud cover but manage a really nice afternoon on the way for our holiday tomorrow. live doppler 7 along with satellite. a fair amount of cloud cover offshore. and that cloud cover beginning
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to spill in to our region. and overnight tonight, the clouds will fill in to give us gray skies first thing in the morning. we have great news for allergy sufferers. you're probably noticing suffering less pollen levels. they're coming down this week. take a look at this. grass levels especially. this was high about seven days ago. this is now low today. trees are coming down. tree pollen now down to moderate levels. even weed pollen down to low levels. thankfully you can breathe a little easier, probably sniffling and sneezing a little less. outside we go. a live look from the emeryville camera showing we do have the overcast skies stretching across the bay. and the clouds are accompanied by a bit of a breeze at this hour, active especially in san francisco. sfo gusting to 24 miles per hour right now. fairfield, 25 miles per hour. concord at 22 miles per hour wind wind gust. and we'll have these winds sticking with us, even through the majority of our monday as well. current numbers, we're all kind of falling back into the 50s.
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brentwood still holding on to a bit of warmth at 66 degrees right now. 57 in oakland and san jose. we're down to 53 in san francisco. and novato checking with the current number of 54. so overnight tonight with the cloud cover filling in from the coast and inland, numbers not falling too far from where we are right now. most of us are going to settle in the mid and low 50s overnight tonight. future weather showing you tomorrow morning 7:00 in the morning, watch the time stamp corner of your screen. a lot of gray skies out there. we're in that typical pattern this time of the year. by midday, a lot telephone cloud cover going to pull back to the coast. away from the coast, a lot of sunshine tomorrow afternoon. but the clouds are going to be very stubborn right along our coastline to breck. so mainly cloudy skies the closer you are to the ocean. so your memorial day plan, the 12-hour planner showing you first thing a lot seeing gray skies. however, the clouds are going to thin out through the afternoon. by 4:00, we have sunnier skies. upper 60s. the bay and coast a bit cool were the cloud and the fog
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cover, only the upper 50s. sunny in san jose, 73 tomorrow afternoon. 80 in concord. a comfortable 66 in oakland. down to 62 in san francisco. about 77 vallejo, and santa rosa up to 77 degrees. if you are headed to the giants game tomorrow, first pitch at at&t park 1:05:00 p. p.m. it will be bright but breezy. 51 degre 61 degrees by the first pitch. the accuweather forecast over the next seven days, we'll show you clouds to sun on your memorial day. then tuesday and both wednesday, you'll notice two things. it's a mainly cloudy day both days. it's much cooler as temperatures drop. that pattern is short-lived by next weekend, all eyes on saturday and sunday. it is sunny, and temperatures will rebound very nicely to above normal temperatures for this time of the year. >> sounds good if you're a golfer. >> oh, yeah. >> thank you. >> sure. next, you know you have made it when you have fans all the way up at the top of the world. and steph curry is also seeing
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right here at abc 7. as the warriors gear up for game one of the nba final we get to enjoy this impressive chalk drawing by laura linkletter. you can check it out on the abc 7 news facebook page. and abc 7 is your home for every game of the nba finals. game one at oracle against
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proof now that the warriors have worldwide appeal well outside the bay area. a sherpa from nepal shared these pictures with abc 7 news from the top of mt. everest. he made the climb last sunday, his seventh summit. and you can see he brought steph curry's number 30 jersey with him. he said his 15-year-old son is a big fan of steph's and asked his dad to take the jersey to the top of the world. >> it's unreal how global he has become. >> i know. and as you mention, steph could
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probably make a 3 from up there. what else is going on in sports? >> indy 500 known as the greatest spectacle in sports. today we had quite a spectacle. one of the most astonishing crashes we've ever seen.
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abc 7 sports brought to you with river rock casino. >> the greatest spectacle in sports was just that today for several reason. an amazing finish in woins r 101st running of the indy 500. scott dixon hits howard at 215 miles an hour.
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his car goes airborne, hits the safety wall. cockpit first, two more feet and his head is crushed. terrifying wreck. his car split in half. unreal how these guys survive. dixon walked away with barely a scratch. >> a little beaten up. it was a bit of a rough ride. you hold on, and you believe in the safety program we've had over the last many years. >> all right. seven laps to go. three-time winner helio castroneves passes max chilton and held the lead looking for his fourth indy advertisement. with three laps to go, takuma sato gets by castroneves. his first indy 500 victory and the first ever japanese driver to win. the traditional drinking and dunking of the milk and one happy champion. >> and come to the side by side with laps to go. that was the moment you got to go for it on the flat.
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and we did it and we pulled away and fantastic. as the giants try to right the ship, a little good news tonight. manager bruce bochy said madison bumgarner will begin throwing again this friday. nothing fancy, just playing catch. at&t park, rubber game of the three-game set with johnny cueto on the hill. gilligan's island redo, not the same. brandon crawford singles to left off knuckleballer r.a. dickey. the throw home bounces away. eduardo nunez is safe. 6-0 after two innings. more than enough for cueto. he through six innings of one-one eight-hit ball. giants cruise 7-1, hosting the nationals on memorial day afternoon. meanwhile, members of the military on hand for the a's and the yankees in the bronx. bottom first, andrew trigg is on the hill. matt holaday hit the game winner yesterday. sinking liner to center. mark khanna makes a diving
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catch, but committed two more errors and lead the majors with 49. bottom nine, aaron judge, see ya. first ever grand slam ties him for the major league lead with 15 homers. the a's lose 9-5, dropping to 7-17 on the road. this abc 7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. coming up, we'll tight up. a huge upset on the french open on the women's side. and lebron speaks. stick around. we'll see you then. next, a moving tribute in manchester as that city tries to move on from a difficult time. stay with us.
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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> good evening. i'm eric thomas. in tonight's headlines, tomorrow cal osha will meet with the manufacturer of a water slide at the new wave party park in dublin. they're trying to figure out why a 10-year-old boy went flying off the side of the slide 90 minutes after the park had its grand opening yesterday. the city has close lead slides until it can figure out what went wrong. police in san jose say they had to shoot and kill a mentally ill man who came at officers with an ax this morning. they say the suspect was trying to light an apartment on fire at the donner lofts. they used a taser on him at first, but they say that did not work. homeland security expert jon kelley wants to expand the ban on laptops to planes to all international flights in and out of the u.s. right now the ban is only for flights coming from ten middle eastern and african countries. kelly says he believes the expansion would stop terrorists who are obsessed with bringing
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down a plane. more tonight on the deadly shooting rampage in mississippi. eight people were killed in several locations. one of the victims was a sheriff's deputy. here is abc news reporter chuck sivertsen with the suspect's chilling confession captured on video. >> suicide by cop was my intention. >> massacre in mississippi. an accused killer's confession on camera. >> my intentions was to have the guy kill me. i ran out of bullets. >> reporter: 35-year-old willie corey godbolt, seen here right after his arrest, bleeding and in handcuffs, talking to a reporter from the clarion ledger. >> i ain't fit to live. not after what i done. >> got bolt suspected in the murders of eight people at three different locations. a witness says it stems from a domestic dispute. >> for eight in one incident, it's mind-boggling there is still a long way to go in this investigation. >> in the video, godbolt said it all started at his in-laws' house during an argument with
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his estranged wife. >> i was having a conversation with my step daddy and mama and her, my wife, about me taking her children home. >> the family witness says godbolt's wife and kids escaped. but three of her family members did not. neither did sheriff's deputy william derr who was responding to a 911 call home from the home. godbolt says he didn't intend to kill the deputy. >> my pain was for him. he was just there. >> two minor boys were killed and at a third, a man and a woman, their connections to the family unclear. >> godbolt will be charged initially with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first-degree murder. >> godbolt has had previous run-ins with law enforcement dating back to 2005. >> forgot, you know. >> now he could face the death penalty or life behind bars. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york. north korea has fired another short range ballistic
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missile, one that landed in the ocean, according to south korea's joint chiefs of staffs, the missile appeared to be a scud. it was tracked for six minutes before it landed in the sea of japan. tonight a spokesperson for the national security council says president trump has been briefed on the launch. the city of manchester is trying to get back to normal after last week's devastating bomb attack. ♪ a massachusettsing band played's's don't look back in anger at the race today. the event was under heavy security. today a 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the bombing, the 13th person detained in a massive investigation into the deadly concert blast. tragedy struck this memorial day weekend's fleet week celebration in the new york area. a member of the navy's elite leapfrogs parachute team was killed when his chute malfunction durding a demonstration jump.
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the navy s.e.a.l. landed near liberty state park. >> he was retrieved immediately by u.s. coast guard personnel and the jersey city fire department marine unit were specifically standing by in vessels to support the event. >> the s.e.a.l. was rushed to a local hospital where he died. his identity has not been released. the leapfrogs are part of many fleet week events nationwide including san francisco's. this memorial day weekend is extra special for one vietnam veteran. abc news reporter tom llamas has the story that takes one man from the mekong delta all the way to the mississippi. >> retired soldier jim craigler is on a new mission, 45 years after getting out of vietnam alive. >> you know, the horrors of war, they never leave you. >> especially for gold star families. >> it's family that has lost a loved one in combat and service to their country protecting our freedoms. >> so here he is on a 2300 mile journey down the mississippi
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river. from minnesota to louisiana, presenting gold star families with gold stars. >> i was flying with 129th assault helicopter company with my roommate, first lieutenant thomas shaw. and believe me, all hell broke loose in early april. >> his roommate killed in action, shot down one day after the two young men made this pact. >> if one of us was killed in combat, that the other would be the best to be the burial escort officer and comfort the family. >> the trip now taking him right back to that family he comfored decades ago. >> good to see you, sir. >> you too. thank you for coming. >> he has become like a brother to us. and tom lives through him. >> a mission of gratitude, but also a way for jim to make peace with the past. >> i'll be honest with you. i pray a lot on the river. >> and just like that, jim heads back into the water, paddling the mighty mississippi with clarity and purpose. >> if you could see the faces or
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that they feel they've been given, you know why i'm so fashion nat. >> tom llamas, abc news, new york. still ahead on abc 7 news at 11:00, a big weekend at tahoe. but with the water as high as it's been in a long time, people are facing new challenges. and i'm meteorologist drew tomb map. fog filling back in around the bay tonight. we'll let
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many people may be spending their long weekend at lake tahoe where the water is higher than it's been in a while. the wet winter filled up the lake past its natural rim, providing both benefits and challenges. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony has the story from tahoe city.
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>> it's everywhere you look at lake tahoe. water, that is. the lake is now well above its natural rim for the first time in years, and still going up. the comparison to last year is stunning. this is what it looked like on the south shore at regan beach last year. and here is the exact same scene this year. >> it's phenomenal the difference. it is remarkable. we had such a long winter and so much precipitation. as it was coming down we knew it was going to be a great summer. >> and now with all the water flowing through the dam at tahoe city and heading down the truckee river towards squaw valley and beyond, there is a bit of a trade-off. >> it's running higher, faster and colder. so right now there is a little bit of danger. it's really impossible to get underneath some of the bridges. so all the rafting companies are not open right now. >> but the benefits clearly outweigh the risks when it comes to tahoe's bounty. this is what the pier at tahoe's
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city common speech looked like during the drought. and this from drone view 7, the same pier today, completely surrounded by blue, pristine water. >> this is incredible. last year there was the size of a football field of sand out here. and now we've got water. >> greg carlisle manages kayak rentals on the beach. last year the water here was 500 feet farther out. >> last year you could walk all the way out past the pier that you can see right behind me. and it was all the way on dry land. >> now the lake is so high, the beach so small, carlisle doesn't have much space to store his kayaks. but it's a problem he and many here are glad to have. in tahoe city, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> blue skies up there. let's find out what our weather is going to be like. here is drew. >> we'll see the blue skies, eric, tomorrow afternoon. first we have to get rid of a little bit of cloud cover that is filling in tonight. just want to get you down to street level.
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we've combined satellite on top. that's the gray shading on your screen. low clouds from san rafael to mill valley to tiburon. over san francisco, even jumping over into the east bay around oakland, san leandro. and south we go. still have some high clouds filling in around san jose, campbell and sunnyvale. a lot of us tomorrow morn willing wake up to gray skies in a majority of the region will have their temperatures kind of holding steady in the mid-50s tonight. future weather 7:00. there is the cloudy skies. fog along the coast. probably not until midday typical pattern this time of the year. the clouds will pull back to the coast. however, the coast will be water cloudy. so a wide range in highs on your monday. memorial day itself, a lot of sunshine away interest the coast. nice in san jose. 73, about 80 concord. 66 in oakland. a little more on the way of cloud cover and san francisco 62. and 59, that number in half moon bay. the accuweather seven-day forecast, much cloudier and cooler tuesday into wednesday before we brighten up, rebound those temperatures back into the 80s starting on friday and well
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into the weekend. >> all right. so thank you. >> sure. >> it's amazing to think the two teams in the nba finals have lost one game between them this entire postseason. >> that's incredible. and three straight times they're facing. that's it that's an nba record. we'll hear from king james. and indycar driver scott
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abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> warriors took a well deserve dade off as they get some family time and avoid the media onslaught for 24 hours. but the cavs hard at work preparing to defend their title. this is the best cleveland
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roster the past few finals as lebron has many more weapons at his disposal. but the defending champions will have to deal with the warriors lineup with the addition of kevin durant lebron has noticed. >> he is one of the most dangerous guys in the world. it makes it more dangerous when you equip that talent, that skill with those guys. it starts with the talent but comes in with the basketball iq and the movement and they have a lot of motor on those guys. >> game one thursday night. you can see the nba finals here and only here on abc 7. 6:00 p.m. tip-off. and after the game we'll follow each contest with our usual cast of characters. stanford will host one of the 16 regionals in the season june 2 through 5th with teams to be named tomorrow. cardinals 4-14 under marquez, it with l be his last. he was a player at stanford backing up jim plunkett in football, and he played baseball. today the indy 500 takuma
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sato became the first japanese born driver to win the big race. but many will likely remember it for the horrific crash that scott dixon walked away without a scratch. it was lap 53. jaye howard forced into the wall by ryan hunter-reay. pole sitter in 2008. at 215 miles an hour, his car goes airborne, splits in half. hits the safety wall cockpit first. two more feet and his head is crushed. terrifying look. it's unreal how these guys survive at these speeds. the safety measures taken have to be commend on the circuit. afterward dixon tried to plain what it felt to walk away. >> we know you're okay now. when you hit howard and the car launched in the air, what are you seeing? what are you thinking? >> it's tough. i think when you make the decision of which way to go, you're hoping the car -- i was hoping that jay was going to stay against the wall. but obviously with the impact, but i had already picked that way to go. and there was nowhere else to try and avoid him.
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so i'm glad he is okay too. and it's just a wild ride. you just hold on, and, you know, believe in the safety progress that we've had over the last many years. >> well, drew, lightning and fast-moving storms moves charlotte 600 into a nearly two-hour delay. the delay screwed up everyone's strategy. everyone was in danger of running out of gas. two laps to go, leader jimmie johnson does just that austin dillon passes him. dillon on fumes for his first ever nascar win. he couldn't even make it to victory lane. his crew had to come push him in. >> it hadn't sunk in, man. i can't believe it. i was just really focused those last laps. and i ran out at the line. and it gurgled all around just to do one little spin and push it back to victory lane. final round of the colonial to be pga tour in fort worth. defending champ and texas native jordan spieth birdied three of his first five holes. and had this great approach on
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15. finished with a bogey-free 65. he is in the clubhouse with the lead at 9 under, and then he can only watch and wait as kevin kisner needed a par on 18 to avoid a play-off. he had a bad tee shot. but this ten-footer and he nails it. his second pga tour win. gets a million and a quarter for his weekend of work. french open began today. the top seed angelique kerber, it was a short event. loses the first set to ekaterina makarova on unforced errors. in the second, kerber serving, trailing 2-0. unforced error into the net. and this is match point. makarova gets her in a bad spot. pulling off the upset. first time the french ladies top seed has lost in the first round in the open air. and venus williams also advances in her 20th french open. this abc 7 sports report is brought to you by river rock
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casino. i think the cavaliers and the warriors are ready to get this under way. hair tired of the hype. tired of dealing with the media. let's play ball. >> i think we're all ready for that too. >> exactly. >> thursday. big, there. >> thank you. that's it for tonight. i'm eric thomas. abc 7 news continues tomorrow morning at 4:30 for drew and shu, i'm eric thomas. thanks for joining us. have a great night and even better morning. see you later.
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