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good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thank you for joining us on this sunday, december 31. let's start with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning, everyone. there is a system pushing into our big dome of high pressure. it will weaken, though, so right now we're looking at half a mile visibility in napa. the colder temperatures from novato to santa rosa this morning. 53 fremont. we are warmer this morning because of the cloud cover, but
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there is a cooler air mass offshore with plenty of cloudy skies, and with that we're still looking dry the next several days. i'll time out when we'll see some rain which will be for a couple days next week. carolyn? >> thank you, lisa. redwood city police are investigating a shooting that's left one person dead. officers say a woman was on her way to a wells fargo atm yesterday afternoon when she noticed a man pacing with a gun. abc 7 news reporter tiffany wilson shows us witness video of the tense police standoff. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows what happened next. officers quickly circled the suspect and started talking to him. >> he was not complying at all. >> reporter: interim police chief jared kirby said the 32-year-old man was noncompliant and known to officers. >> they've known him since he was eight years old. >> reporter: they asked the suspect to drop his gun
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repeatedly. it captures nearly seven minutes of negotiations that ended when the suspect shot his weapon. you can see the suspect raise his arms and fire. >> he fired his gun i don't know how many times, but he fired his gun in the direction of officers. >> reporter: officers then returned fire. >> they shot the dude. >> reporter: none of the officers was injured. the suspect was killed. jimenez is a soldier. he expects gunfire on the front lines, not near his front yard. >> i didn't expect there to be a shooting. i thought the guy was going to comply, they would arrest him and that was going to be that. it escalated very quickly. >> reporter: chief kirby says the suspect has criminal past. the woman calling 911 may have kept him from robbing someone at the atm.
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police are investigating the shooting. in redwood city, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. a surfer was bitten on the foot by a shark yesterday near the mouth of the estero in marin county. the national park service has now closed the area to surfers and swimmers. a good samaritan helped the victim who is recovering from the attack. it's goodbye to a fallen chp officer at a memorial service in stockton. officer andrew camaleri lost his life christmas eve when a suspected impaired driver hit his car in hayward. ♪ >> reporter: music and memories filled the christian life center in stockton where hundreds of law enforcement officers, some as far away as colorado and
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texas came to honor fallen chp officer andrew camaleri, a man who loved his job. >> whether it was to help a disabled motorist, issue a citation to a speeding driver, which andrew just enjoyed because he got to drive past. >> reporter: he died in the line of duty christmas eve in hayward when his patrol car was struck by a suspected drunk driver, who was later arrested. >> he was out there trying to protect others from vet thithe thing that took his life. >> reporter: his friend's emotional tribute brought everyone to tears. >> andrew, i know you can hear me. i love you, brother. it was an honor being your partner. love you, brother. >> andrew was a family man and
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liked nothing more than being with his wife roxie and their children. >> reporter: the couple have three young children. >> andrew, i know you miss your dad and he's not here, but he'll always watch over you. >> reporter: warren stanley presented roxie camaleri with her husband's badge. officer camaleri now returns to his hometown of tracy where he will be laid to rest. six people were hurt in a violent collision between two cars near san francisco's golden gate park. the crash happened at arguello boulevard and fulton street. a mercedes t-boned an accurate at full speed. the acura had a family of four
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in it including two children. >> he smashed directly into the other car at full speed. >> the fire department says all six hurt in the crash were taken to the hospital with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening. the driver of the mercedes were briefly detained by police after the crash before being taken to the hospital. here is a live look right now over the embarcadero in san francisco. tonight the city is going to be packed with revelers ready to count down to the new year. but there's still a lot to do to prepare. abc 7 news reporter alyssa harrington has the details. >> reporter: barriers are stacked along san francisco's embarcadero ready for sunday when they'll line the streets to help control the tens of thousands of people expected to help ring in the new year and watch the fireworks over the bay. there will be tight security and
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heavy police presence. >> if you see something, say something. >> reporter: at a press conference friday, police chief bill scott said visitors should feel safe here. >> there are no known credible threats to the city. however, we know any time there is a large event with a lot of people, we always have to supply additional police support, additional collaboration or better collaboration with all of our local, state and federal partners. >> reporter: bars and restaurants along waterfront are gearing up for a busy night. coquette is already booked with a special new year's eve menu. the fire department is reminding people how dangerous it is to set off illegal fireworks and they're urging people to report any that you see. the city set up safety alerts. if there is any, they will be pushed out by text alerts.
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you can get those texts. >> more about the final preparations in san francisco for tonight's fireworks display. it tals a team 48 hours to get the pyrotechnics ready. they'll be launched from a barge 150 feet offshore on the embarcadero. there is a concern that the 15-minute fireworks show will worsen the already poor air quality. >> particles from these exploding fireworks linger in the air for quite some time. especially with the conditions we have right now, calm conditions, cool temperatures, that means air pollution is just lingering in the air. >> a winter spare the air alert is in effect for today. hundreds of thousands of spectators typically take in the san francisco fireworks show. many bay area transit agencies are providing free rides tonight.
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caltrain, sam trans, vta and muni all offering free rides. they'll run from 8:00 tonight and run into the early morning. bart will run extra trains until 3:00 tomorrow morning. bart says trains will run every 20 minutes after midnight, but here's a reminder, some stations will be skipped due to overcrowding, so people are asked to plan ahead. celebrate 2018 with abc 7 and dick clark's new year's rocking eve with ryan join us for abc news at 11:00 and at 11:30, the countdown until midnight as new year's ro rockin' eve continues.
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it's on the peninsula as well. mountain view, hayward, a live look outside at emeryville where we have temperatures right around 34 degrees. more cloud cover today, slightly cooler. i'll put it all together for you in a few minutes. also ahead, childhood friends and family remember late san francisco mayor ed lee. the special tribute in his hometown of seattle. and the arctic blast causing major problems all over the country if yyou need to stay downeaway from it. call 911. let our first responders come out and handle it. police and fire will respond as well as pg&e. pg&e will make the scene safe. ♪
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and you smell gas, your first step is to get out, travel to a safe distance until you can't smell the gas anymore, and then call 911. the first responders will come out, and they'll make it safe for you and your community. ♪ welcome back, everyone. it is 5:12 on this last day of 2017. are you ready for the new year? this is a live look from our
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explo explo exploretorium camera at pier 15 showing you the lights of the embarcadero. tonight thousands of people will line that area looking for the fireworks show. if you are going, be sure to bundle up. lisa says it's going to be a chilly one tonight. a northern california family is grappling with the tragic loss of their loved one. 21-year-old u.s. marine lance corporal ryan harris was stabbed to death in san diego while trying to break up a fight. jacoma luka from our sister station said the loss has devastated the family. >> reporter: what did he mean to your family? >> what does a heart mean to your body? >> reporter: with a broken heart, larry holt tells me about the grandson he raised just outside sacramento, who to him
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was so much more. he was like a son to you? >> he was my son. he treated me as his father. >> reporter: from a young age, family members say ryan harris a spid aspired to be a u.s. marine with the ultimate goal of becoming a highway patrol officer. >> all-american kid. he enjoyed life, he really did, and he was an example for how to live life. >> reporter: it was just a week ago he was on leave and at home opening christmas presents. now that dream lost forever. his family explains what they understand to have happened at a bar in san diego. >> there was a fight going on and he went to intervene and stop the fight, and in the process he was stabbed and killed. >> reporter: he was trying to do the right thing. >> he always tried to do the right thing. >> reporter: to whoever did this to him, would you have anything to say?
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>> i would. >> reporter: what would that be? >> i would say to them, you've taken one of the most precious things from our lives and we'd like to know why. >> reporter: the family is working to set up funeral arrangements. meanwhile they're anxiously awaiting any new information about what happened in san diego. in elverat, abc 7 news. family members and community members gathered in mayor ed lee's hometown for a celebration of life. a large crowd came together to pay tribute to lee at seattle's franklin high school. lee was born and raised in seattle at franklin high. he was class president for the first of what would be many leadership roles in his life. >> he left a legacy, sure. the impact of him being a mayor was just more than any of us could have imagined, being in seattle, and we're just extremely proud and we'll miss
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him, but we know that his accomplishments live on. >> childhood friends remembered him as a low-key and open-hearted man whose rising government broke barriers particularly for asian americans. it is expected to be the coldest new year's eve in decades for many cities. new york city health officials say the temperature in times square tonight will be around 11 degrees with a wind chill that will feel like zero. erie, pennsylvania already digging out from the five and a half feet of snow from last week is expecting 18 more inches. chicago, it's frozen, and with a high today of s6 degrees, officials are concerned for the homeless. >> people's lives are at stake, so we're checking up on them. we want to make sure they're getting the resources they need to be safe. >> and a common sense warning from officials in frozen cities
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across the country. stay inside if you can or be prepared for those bone-chilling conditions. whoa, whoa, right in front of us, down in the ditch! whoa, whoa, there's another one, oh, another one going in! >> oh, my, a crash involving more than 40 cars closed a stretch of highway for several hours. this was in whitehall, michigan northwest of grand rapids. police say three people were hurt, fortunately, no one seriously. one driver who was stuck in a ditch took video of the incident. speed was a factor in this chain reaction crash that happened in near zero visibility. new minimum wage loss goes into effect. smaller businesses must pay
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10.50 an hour. larger businesses must pay $11.50 an hour. san jose, san mateo, loss altoso cupertino will raise the minimum wage to $13.50. sunnyvale and mountain view, $15, this evening is goodwill's donate-a-thon. this is video from a previous event. you can drop off donations between 7:00 this morning and 5:00 tonight. besides a tax deduction, donors get free movie tickets. good sunday morning,
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everyone. a lot of cloud cover here on live doppler 7. in fact, we're looking at just a few returns. moisture is offshore but the atmosphere is so dry we're not going to see any rain aside from maybe a sprinkle or two. but we're also going to see a whole lot more cloud cover. the air mass will be cooler and fog is in the north bay to santa rosa and napa. we're looking at the peninsula at san carlos airport. we talked about the air quality being poor. it is the 16th winter spare the air alert with the north bay and the coast and inland and east bay looking at poor air quality, moderate quality elsewhere. we'll get that better air quality tomorrow, the first day of the new year. 49 in san francisco with 50 in fremont. we are looking at some cool numbers once again, but as we go through our hour by hour forecast, you'll notice the
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cloud cover. 7:00 this morning and into the afternoon. mostly sunny skies and a few peeks here and there. by 4:00 in the afternoon you can see a few holes in the we should have over 4 inches of rain for the month and we've had just under .15". we're looking at cloud cover tonight. fireworks should be fine. we're talking noontime temperatures today in the mid to upper 50s with hazy skies. sunset 5:00. low 60s inland, then by 8:00 dropping to 40s inland. then by midnight jackets will be needed with mid and upper 40s for most of you, but right around the bay about 50 degrees. we'll bring in our storm impact scale for wednesday into thursday. it's a 1, and we're looking at
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light rain amounts anywhere from .1 to it looks like we get more rain friday morning right to friday night. so the preliminaries are wednesday into thursday, and we'll add to those totals on friday. the cloud, the haze, spare the air alert. 52 in concord, 59 on the peninsula, 58 in san francisco. this is toward dawn tomorrow, we'll get the fog in the valleys, but overall for the fireworks we'll just have cloudy skies. 30s and 40s. the accuweather 7-day forecast. partly sunny, a lot of cloud cover around. 50s to 60s for new year's day. a little warmer and brighter. by tuesday still keeping 60s around and that cloud cover.
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rain wednesday and thursday and into friday. on and off showers and even lingering into next weekend. if you download our accuweather app, you'll be able to keep up to date, but it looks like what we're used to for today. >> 1 is not that much, but we certainly need something going on. >> a change in the pattern, exactly. >> thank you, lisa. just ahead, what a year 2017 has photographer captures the stunning images of
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the gifts are opened, people everywhere are having fun trying out new gadgets and toys, however, there is one more safety check for parents to make. here's michael finney. >> reporter: toy makers often remind customers that batteries aren't included. but seldom do you see a warning that privacy may be at risk. we're talking about that outside this san francisco toy store. >> i never even heard about that. >> reporter: really. >> yeah, what is that? >> reporter: some toys and other products, but especially toys, keep track of what you're saying and doing. >> that is so creepy. i don't like that at all. i had tho idno idea that was a . >> reporter: she's not alone. some toys and gadgets this year come with privacy concerns built in. don is with the non-profit mozilla. paul has brought along a few
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items that could be tattleing on users. >> i guess we could start with a rubber duck just because it's a rubber duck. >> he keeps track of privacy issues and has put out a toy buying guide entitled "privacy not included." that rubber duck is in the guide. >> it tracks your location. it doesn't have a microphone or a camera but it could theoretically know when you're taking a bath. >> reporter: it may seem harmless, but other devices are keeping track of much more. dash the robot is connected to the internet and has a microphone. and the amazon echo show is alexa on steroids. it has a microphone and a camera and is always listening. paul used the device during a recent family gathering. >> we searched recipes, and that was fun for the family, but when we sat down for an intimate family dinner, we decided to unplug them. >> they come with a privacy
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policy just like web sites do. mozilla has made figuring them out much easier. i'll have a link on our website if you want to check them out for yourself. 2017 might have seemed like a busy year for humanity, but one photographer took the time to take a series of time laps. each appears more spectacular than the one before. he went all over the country capturing these stunning images. we posted the whole time lapse on our website. still to come, diners are saying one last goodbye today to the mate red of the an emeryville restaurant. if you gave or received a gift card this holiday season, you may be
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welcome back, everyone. we are starting this half hour with a look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning to you, carolyn. hi, everyone. live doppler 7 showing some moisture offshore. it's not going to bring us some rain, maybe a sprinkle or two, but we do have some rain around napa and santa rosa. hayward and livermore, a spare the air alert today, the 16th of the winter season, and inland east bay and it's just a little better elsewhere. 30s and 40s for most of you with 40 in concord and oakland, 32 in novato. planning your day today, new year's eve, temperatures will warm up to the 50s by noontime. partly sunny skies, low 60s inland, and for the evening hours low to mid-50s by 7:00.
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the clouds will stay with us late tonight. it shouldn't obscure the fireworks from lower altitudes but we are looking for a change in the weather pattern with rain coming our way next week. carolyn? >> lisa, thank you. in politics he was the name many people had heard before. now papadopoulos is in the center of an investigation. there is a report on how the former trump aide first landed on his radar. >> reporter: new reporting on how u.s. authorities may have first learned about russia's attempts to meddle in the 2016 election reportedly because of what a former trump campaign adviser told an australian diplomat at this london wine bar in may of 2016. according to the "new york times," trump adviser george papadopoulos boasted to alexandra downer that russia had
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political dirt on hillary clinton. the australians eventually passed that tip on to u.s. authorities. according to the paper that was reportedly two months later, about the time that hacked dnc e-mails started appearing on line. papadopoulos, who recently pled guilty to lying to the fbi, was part of the trump campaign's national security and foreign policy team seen here at a meeting with candidate trump. the president posted a picture of that meeting at the time, but later disavowed it. >> i don't remember much about that meeting. it was an unimportant meeting. >> reporter: as for papadopoulos, few people knew the low-level volunteer named george who has already proven to be a liar. papadopoulos' fiancee told abc that all his work was coordinated with top levels of the campaign.
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the president's lawyer declined to comment to abc news about the "times" story of his special counsel. >> it is apparently very significant because it would mean back in july of 2016 the fbi would have launched its investigation not as a result of the so-called dodgey dossier compiled by a former british spy from russian sources and paid for by the democrats but rather, because of incredible intelligence from a trusted foreign ally. david wright, abc news, west palm beach. as the year comes to a close, mike mullen discusses the global challenges facing president trump in the coming year. you can watch the full interview on "this week with george stephanopolo stephanopolous" right here on abc 7. a prank caller who reported
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a fake crime caused police to swarm a home on friday night. it's called swatting, and in this case the prank cost an innocent man his life. abc news reporter ariel rushup has the details. >> reporter: an innocent man gunned down by an officer in wichita, all part of what authorities are calling a deadly case of swatting. officer-involved shooting is a tragic and senseless act. >> reporter: 25-year-old tyler barris arrested in california believed by police to be the cryptic voice in this bogus 911 call. >> i shot him in the head and he's not breathing anymore. >> reporter: barris allegedly saying he shot his father and then describing a sinister plan. >> i poured gasoline all over the house. i might just set it on fire. >> reporter: police rushed to where the caller was. when they arrived, he was standing at the screen door, body cameras rolling as officers
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commanded finch to raise his arms. at first he complies, but then police say he dropped his hands. >> he pulled a weapon from his waistband, shot one round, striking the male. >> i want answers. i want answers. >> reporter: now wichita police and the fbi investigating whether the fateful prank call was made after a fight with on-line gamers that authorities say may have had nothing to do with finch. new york city police are getting ready for the more than 1 million revelers expected to celebrate the new year in times square. the nypd said 22 city blocks will be blocked off, the largest new year's eve closure ever. for the first time police will stream guests and hotels. they'll be in the streets and even in the air.
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authorities say there is no credible threat. police want everyone to have a good time but of course stay vigilant. firefighters are making great progress on the thomas fire in southern california, but it will still take three more weeks to get full containment. this morning we're told it's at 92%. the fires burned more than 280,000 acres and destroyed more than a thousand structures. because of the progress, firefighters are spending less time on the fire line and more time repairing damage they caused trying to contain the blaze. they do remain on alert. there is a risk flames could flare up again because of high temperatures and low humidity. now to a scam that could put a real damper on your holiday season. if you gave or received a gift card, there is a chance you've been ripped off. abc news reporter adrian bankard explains. >> reporter: if you purchased gift cards as presents this year, there could be a grinch draining them. >> i was shocked.
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>> reporter: just two days after josh leighton bought this walmart gift card for his mom, a thief was apparently using the card's number. >> this gift card had been used three different times. >> reporter: leighton checked the balance which plainly showed those charges. what's left? just 47 cents. >> it never left my wallet. >> reporter: police say crooks lift the info off unused cards that are out in the open and then wait until someone buys them. >> if the bad guys know those card numbers, they can keep checking them and seeing if someone has activated them and then they can loot them. >> reporter: leighton says he reached out to walmart but didn't get his money back. walmart says they have protocols in place to help from criminal behavior. they said buy cards behind the counter. or buy online direct from retailer. it is the end of the year,
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and what's happening in washington could make an already stressful time even worse for one bay area non-profit. and here is a live look from our sutro cam. another spare the air day, but that bad air could dissipate this week with rain in the forecast. lisa will be along shortly with
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regulars at trader vic's say a last goodbye to the
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she was first hired at the trader vic's in 1960 and later moved to the location in emeryville. she started as hat check girl, moved up the ranks as hostess and then ar >> i know children who came here in their baby beds and now they're taller than i am. >> people are scooping up her business cards to keep as a souvenir. some people have made special trips to town to say goodbye. that's really sweet. congratulations to her. good morning, everyone. we're looking at fog not just in the north end of the bay, but here is san jose with temperatures in the upper 40s, and it is hazy. the air quality is poor. we're still under an air mass, but things will change for the
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new year. for new year's eve we'll talk about more clouds and a cooler afternoon. your detailed accuweather forecast is next. thank you, lisa. steph curry back. he had a spectacular night in his return. a huge game after missing 11 with an injured you could save energy by weaving your own shoes... out of flax. or simply adjust your thermostat. do your thing, with energy upgrade california. ♪ little girl and boy land ♪ while you dwell within it ♪ you are ever happy there daddy, it's christmas! ♪ childhood's joy land never let go of your dreams. the mercedes-benz winter event is back. lease the glc300 for $449 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer.
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. welcome back, everyone. 5:44 on this last day of the year. happy new year to you. this is a live look from our roof cam. as we close out 2017, today the weather should be in the 50s and 60s. no problem if you are coming into the city to see the fireworks tonight. little bit of a change in the forecast during the rest of the
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week. you'll have to stick around for lisa argen. she's got your full accuweather forecast. let's check out sports. both the 49ers and the raiders will play their last game of the season today on the road in los angeles. the niners look to finish strong by winning their fifth straight game. today's opponent the rams and the raiders a disappointing season today against the chargers. kickoff for both games is 1:25 this afternoon. last night steph curry returned to the court after missing 11 games because of an ankle injury. he had a tremendous night in the warriors final game of 2017. here's schu. he's got all the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning. the warriors played 11 games without their mvp steph curry, but on the 12th day of christmas, curry returned. >> steph curry!
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>> he's back and eager to get going. he takes and makes his first three. no rust here. then cutting to the basket, the ankle giving him no problems. of course, smiles from the coach and steph. he's probably begging for more time. zaza plays for three. curry 21 in the first half. he ties the nba high for the season. knocks down his 10-3. finishes with 38 points. even dad del can't believe it. they win 141-128. what a way to end the evening. >> you take it for granted you get to play the game you love,
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and for me especially just watching my teammates, i just wanted that feeling again. it was pretty special. >> that's who steph curry is. they've been part of his basketball career since he started, so to see him go off like that, seeing nights like this, it was great. >> steph makes everybody shoot better, i think. it's crazy. >> the pac 12 cardinal led by 17 in the first half. 18 in the final three minutes including the go-ahead bucket with 27 seconds to go. travis trying to make an o.t. with a desperation 3 at the buzzer, and cal would go on to win 77-74 your final. the raiders finished up a
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disappointing 2017 in l.a. against the chargers today. it could be the last game for jack del rio as head coach. davis is going all out to try to get john gruden to come back. trying to get gruden out of the broadcast booth by offering him an ownership stake in the team. gruden has made no secret how much he loves the raiders and would love to work with derek carr. the thing is, coach jack just signed a contract extension last summer, so stay tuned. niners facing the rams in l.a., raiders get the chargers. i'm mike shumann. enjoy your final day of 2017. good morning to you. waking up to clouds and fog once again, and yes, it's cold. 30s and 40s out there. high pressure still in control. we have another spare the air
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alert today and even some rain in our future. as you look to the east bay hills camera, the fog doesn't look too bad there. the highlights call for cold spots tonight, the coldest ones in the 30s. we'll see a mix of stars and clouds tonight and we're looking for the showers to return on wednesday into thursday, and it looks like we can extend it into the first portion of the weekend. and right now, temperatures outside are certainly cold. we've had this routine for the past month or so where the atmosphere is not well mixed, and because of that not a lot of wind, and if you have asthma, boy, it's been rough out there, but we are looking at more clouds today. notice there is some green offshore. we could see a few sprinkles. this is a weak system bumping into this current ridge of high pressure. it's really not going anywhere. and we'll continue to see the cloud cover stream in today. mild visibility.
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it is 44 degrees in mountain view. good morning to you. 44 in vallejo. fairfield, 35 degrees. your hour by hour forecast today calls for more of that high cloud cover. mid-level clouds, maybe even a sprinkle or two, but that should be about it. we take you to 4:30 in the afternoon. some breaks or holes in the cloud deck. we'll get a little bit of sunshine, but boy, it's dry. in a review for december, had scant amounts. .03" in livermore. we remain dry today for new year's eve. hazy skies right through the afternoon. the sun sets at 5:00, maybe a couple low 60s inland, then we'll see the numbers drop in
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the 50s inland by about 8:00. still staying mild with that cloud cover. then by midnight we've got 40s in the inland valleys, 50 at the bay and at the coast. the storm impact scale is a 1. wednesday to thursday anywhere from a tenth to a half inch. then by wednesday night we are covered in some light to moderate rain. here comes a little bit more on thursday. a bit of a break in the afternoon and then the next wave of more significant rain looks to come in on friday. it certainly is an improvement. temperatures will stay mild. if you're headed to the mountains, you could see a little rain up there, and if you get high enough, a rain-snow mix. today 62 in concord, 61 in san jose. partly sunny conditions. 57 on the coast. and your accuweather 7-day forecast, we're featuring more clouds, mild temperatures each
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day right on through monday and tuesday. i want to mention we do have the king tides coming back into play tomorrow and tuesday with high tides mid-morning and extremely low tides late afternoon. you can time out the rain in your neighborhood. >> king tides coming back. is that because of the moon. >> everything is coming into alignment. typical spots could be flooding. >> thank you, lisa. well, december may be called the season of giving but the second harvest food bank is experiencing a dramatic drop in donations, and as a result, it may not be able to run some of its programs in the new year. as abc 7 news reporter del avega explains how tax laws may have an impact on them. >> reporter: it may look like these warehouses have plenty of boxes of food. but the ceo is worried how much the food bank will be able to
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supply in 2018. they set out to raise $16 million this year. with a few left in the year, they're still 8 million short. >> we plan to open one pantry in the new year, one at a college, three wellness pantries that serve people who have health-related diseases. those would be at risk of not opening if we're not able to raise this critical support in the final few days of the year. >> in the last ten years, the number of clients served in san mateo and santa clara counties nearly doubled. half of its budget comes from individual owners and that is dramatically down. >> we've had so many natural disasters right here in california, so that may be affecting people's giving. also we're wondering if the new tax law is affecting it, if that gives people pause or they're rethinking their strategy at the end of the year. >> reporter: it's possible the new tax law is prompting people
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to prepay their property taxes due in april and now they're cash strapped. the second harvest food bank hopes people will still want to give. they're planning on it. coming up, ready to ring in the new year where you can take part in a centuries-old
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you might want to take in the san francisco asian art museum. this is part of a centuries-old tradition in japan. buddhist monks ring temperature bell bel bells eight times. they believe it cleans out humankind. the ceremony begins at 11:30
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this morning. coming up next, at 6:00, final preparations under way for san francisco's new year's eve celebrations. why officials say visitors should feel safe despite the heavy police presence.
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good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this new year's eve, sunday, december 31st. let's start with a quick look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning, everyone. happy new year. we have clouds in place in our spare the air alert and live doppler 7 showing a little precip offshore. it's the cold temperatures and reduced visibility with the haze that you'll notice today. 4-mile visibility in livermore, about 5 miles toward mountain view and san


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