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reporting live in alameda, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. the undocumented immigrant accused of killing people had previous duis in redwood city. he's from guatemala. the san mateo d.a. said he pleaded guilty to dui in 2005. he was also convicted of drug possession charges the following year and deported twice in 2007 and 2009 following arrests in san francisco. president trump used sunday's fatal crash to underscore his push for border control as he did with kate steinle. he has his initial hearing in indianapolis today. let's see what the weather looks like this morning. hi, mike. >> hi reggie and natasha. hi mike. we'll start with the lack of fog out there. let's jump into my 12-hour planner. 44 to 49 around the bay and inland. about 54 along the coast. look at the temperatures.
by noon, the coast is warmer, 72. the rest of us in the upper 6 0. mid-70s around the bay. you may not even need a coat. 60 to 63 under the stars at 7:00. let's see what sue is following this morning. >> the bay bridge as you come into san francisco on the upper deck, everything is at the limit at this point. no problems at the toll plaza either. so give yourself just a pat on the back because right now we're looking great. let's check your early morning commute out of tracy. not bad at all. we did have an earlier accident in fremont. we're checking to see on the condition of this. it's southbound 880 near it's southbound 880 near stevenson. we just got new video in, images from taiwan after that 6.4 quake
struck the east coast of the island yesterday. i also quickly want to update you on the situation there. the death toll has climbed to six. meanwhile, 256 people were hurt and 88 are still missing this morning. several high-rise buildings, including a hotel and streets, sustained significant damage. the earthquake hit yesterday while most people were sleeping at 1:30 in the morning there. it could actually be felt as far away as 100 miles away in the capital city of taipei. back to you. thank you, jessica. a mountain view tutor accused of lewd acts with two children faces arraignment as police search for more possible victims. he was a volunteer tutor. on friday, police received a call from a parent whose child was molested by him. an investigation turned up another victim. the students are 10 and 11 years old.
he worked there for two years and volunteered other places. he was contacted through a gaming chat app. holding police accountable for the jump in car break-ins in the city. katherine stephanie plans regular hearings on the problem starting in about a month. stephanie says there are about 85 car break-ins every day. she says it shouldn't be a toll you have to pay just to live in san francisco. interim mayor mark farrell picked her to fill his vacancy. she plans to run for the position in november. avoiding a second government shutdown in less than a month. president trump is advocating for a shutdown if his immigration dee manmands aren't. kenneth moton has more. >> good morning. we have a few deadlines. first, funding the government by tomorrow and addressing the fate of the dreamers. president trump is pushing
for a government shutdown. >> let's do a shutdown. >> the deadline to keep the government open one day away. trump during a white house meeting on ms-13 gang violence demanding a tougher deal on immigration or else. >> i'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get it taken care of. >> republican congresswoman barbara comstock confronted the president. >> we don't need a shutdown. both sides wasn't good for them. >> in less than a month, dreamers are at risk of deportation. nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. illegally signed up for protections under president obama. trump wants to offer a path to citizenship for 1.8 million. his chief of staff under fire for saying potential dreamers were "too lazy" to sign up. >> some of them probably should have signed up. >> the last shutdown drama. the house approved a short term
funding measure and senate leaders are close to a sweeping two-year budget deal. kenneth moton, abc news washington. 4:35 now. billionaire steve wynn is out following allegations of sexual misconduct. his departure comes a week after he stepped down as the financial chief of the republican national committee. the "wall street journal" reports that a number of women say wynn harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement. the casino mogul denies these allegations. wynn is actually blaming his ex-wife for launching a smear campaign against him. it is official. santa clara county superior court judge aaron persky will face a recall on june 5th. he sparked nationwide outrage after sentencing brock turner, stanford swimmer, to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. the county board of supervisors approved the special election, triggering strong reaction from both sides of the debate.
>> nearly 95,000 voters signed the petition. it's just very clear that the voters of this county have lost confidence in judge persky's ability to be fair. >> if it succeeds, judges will not be willing to exercise their discretion to be lenient for fear of being recalled. so this is just terrible on so many levels. >> supervisors also place the question of who should replace persky if he loses on the same recall ballot. voters will have the option of immediately choosing a replacement. people forced to evacuate from 12 buildings near san francisco's alamo square park are back home after a pretty big scare. sky 7 flew over scott and mcalester streets where a 4-inch gas main was hit yesterday afternoon. police cordoned off the area preventing people from going home. p gchlg anti-e crews -- pg&e ca the ruptured main. let's take a look at neighborhood temperatures in san
francisco. we'll start with 53 in park. lake ver sed, at 56. mission and castro at 58. the ferry building, it's about 60 degrees. under a clear sky today. watch out for the pollen if you're out exercising. around the bay, total sunshine. it will be reflecting off that water. at our beaches, record warmth possible once again. let's talk about the east bay valley, starting off at 49 this morning. look at that. tote sunshine until 6:00 and 8:00. we go from 41 to 67 at noon. low to mid-70s this afternoon and back around 61 by 8:00. almost the same spread in the north bay. 45 this morning at 8:00, mid-70s at 2:00 and 4:00, back down to 56 degrees by 8:00. you can see total sunshine here and turning over to stars from 6:00 to about 8:00. so it's our 7th day of possible
record high temperatures. we'll take a look at a cooling trend in my 7-day forecast. sue is here to tell us about the commute across the golden gate bridge. >> the zipper truck, about ready to head northbound on the golden gate bridge giving you four lanes in the southbound direction and two lanes in the northbound direction for your morning commute. if your travels sake you to san rafael into san francisco, less than 20 minutes. as you can see, it's fog-free. checking at the bay bridge, no delays here. a couple much cars in the left cash lanes. again, if your commute is from the 80 corridor around hercules into san francisco, also less than 30 minutes here. we'll check on an accident in fremont that chp says is out of lanes now, in just a couple of minutes. if you own a samsung tv or roku device, find out why criminals may be targeting you. pay attention to the road. the one thing fewer people are
there. 76 at san diego. 82 at los angeles. 84 at palm springs. we still have mid to upper 70s through the central valley to monterey. 64 today in, it looks like yosemite. look at this. this is yesterday's satellite image. you can barely check out the white. about 24% of average for snow. look at what's going on up there. pretty much nothing coming either. >> announcer: now a live desk update. right now, there's a brand new warning about hackers taking control of your smart tv. samsung models made by tcl and those that use. roku platform are at greatest risk because you can use your smartphone or tablet as a remote. they exploited security vulnerabilities and were able to change channels, play offensive content or turn up the volume. you can go to abc7news.com. we have resources there on what
you can do to protect your privacy and 7 on your side's michael finney working on a report. he'll have much more tonight on abc 7 news. president trump has ordered the pentagon to plan a military parade through washington, d.c. he was inspired by last year's ba ba style day in paris. he wants to show appreciation for the military. that would include marching troops, rolling tanks and other military equipment. we don't know yet what this would cost. veterans day is being floated as a possible date. 4:43 now. a new survey says you are seeing fewer drivers using cell phones behind the wheel. the state's office of traffic safety says less than 4% of drivers pick up and use their devices. that's about half the number from a year ago. part of the reason is that a law went into effect in january of 2017 prohibiting drivers from holding cell phones for any
reason while on the road. more of us are aware of the dangers of distracted driving and using hands-free technology. towels were wrapped around emergency call boxes like these. they're supposed to be completely operational. what's up with the towels? we asked reporter lyanne melendez to solve that mystery. >> reporter: is this a prank? that's probably the first thing that comes to mind when you see a towel wrapped around a fire call box held by electrical tape. >> i have no idea what it is. i'm not comfortable with it there. >> reporter: drive around san francico and you'll find several of the boxes with the same towels. why the cheap dish towel? was there a sale at k-mart? why not have a sign saying warning, out of service? >> you never worked for the city. i'm sorry. >> reporter: city workers from the department of technology were supposed to cover the
broken call boxes with custom-made bags like this one. but they ran out of them. here's what the department told us. in the abundance of caution to keep residents from trying to use out of service boxes, the only equipment the technicians had available were towels and tape, which they used to wrap the boxes. the boxes still use the old 19th century telegraph technology sending a message to the nearest fire station. the department of technology maintains them. they didn't want to go on camera. neither did the san francisco fire department. but the firefighters union did. >> i don't know why they're not talking about this issue because this is a city that prides itself on redundancy in the case of an emergency. the street boxes are part of that redundancy where if cell phones go down and power goes out, there's still a way to call for help. >> reporter: the supervisor aaron pesce kin was so surprised
to find out about this, he promised to speak about this. >> the fact they're not working is disturbing. i've put calls into the department in charge of them. we're going to get to the bottom of it. we're going to fix it. >> reporter: part of the problem is that these fire pull boxes used copper kablg that is more than 100 years old. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> i had no idea technology wept back so far. the more you know. 4:46. never more than seven minutes away from mike nicco. >> you can see from the east bay hills camera, not as breezy as yesterday. temperatures cooler when you step outside. my accuweather highlight, all day sunshine. so if you don't want to get a headache, take the sunglasses. clear tonight, seasonably cool. clearing coming for the afternoon hours. when we pull back the temperatures, looks like we'll be above average. look at the two dominant areas of high pressure. look at the storm track well up to the north and another one to the south and the lack of clouds
over us means look for an asterisk. 76 in san jose. potential record high. warm spot will be los gatos at 78. on the peninsula, about 74 to 76 degrees with mountain view and redwood city, you can see the asterisk for record highs. record high in half moon bay is going to be 75. we'll be close there. daly city, 71. record in san francisco 76. up through the north bay, record at santa rosa at 79. san rafael at 77. the east bay shore, 74 to 76 degrees with both of the temperatures for oakland and richmond being record highs. as we move inland, about 76 to 78 degrees with that 76 at concord. a record high temperature. tonight, temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 40s. san mateo, half moon bay, and san francisco and santa cruz. my seven-day forecast, the cooling hits the coast friday. we're out of the 70s by saturday. but we're still? the low to mid-60s for our coolest day, monday. that's still a little bit above average. hi, sue.
>> good morning. let's take a look at san rafael if your commute takes you from novato through san rafael and into mill valley. you're looking at a 20-minute drive, straight shot to the golden gate bridge. those headlights headed in the southbound direction past the civic center. let's check on the richmond-san rafael bridge where traffic somebody light this morning and no delays through cash or fastrak. if you are headed over to marin from the richmond side of things, it's about an eight-minute drive. guys? >> thanks, sue. shoppers and businesses are being helped at the same time. low-income residents lined up to pick up vouchers yesterday. they can be spent like cash at nearly 3 dozen businesses in the neighborhood. recent projects disrupted parking and kept traffic out. many leaving them struggling to survive. >> this will be great for the community over time. but we want to make sure the
construction doesn't put them out of business. we want them to get the benefit of the bargain. >> rose pak community fundraised money to pay for the vouchers. they're mainly residents much single-room occupancy buildings in the area. the first reviews for the smart speaker are in. >> abc's candice gibson has more o. -- kendis gibson has more. >> the falcon heavy rocket set for a test launch today. eventually, it's meant to send spacecraft to the moon, mars and beyond. a tesla roadster, a car, owned by elon musk will be the rocket's cargo. someone in florida is sending a gently used space rocket. $9.9 million or best offer. you have to bring your own tugboat to pick it up.
when the lights went out at a high school wrestling tournament in utah, the cell phones came out. >> the spectators turned on flashlights so the final matches could be played. might say the fans shed new light on the wrestlers. >> those are your techbytes. >> have a great day. coming p next, smart watch hiccup. a local police department wants you could generate your own energy, at home. or to save energy, unplug unused appliances. do your thing, with energy upgrade california.
welcome back. 4:53 thon wednesday. if you're wondering about the reservoir levels. lake oroville 41%. don pedro, 82%. lake shasta, 74%. that's a little low for this time of the year. but not critical yet. >> announcer: now a live desk update. >> a quick update right now about the olympic games being held on the korean peninsula this month. ahead of the games, vice president mike pence says the u.s. will roll out its toughest and most aggressive economic sanctions yet against north korea. we've also learned moments ago, the sister of kim jong un will be part of their high-level delegation that will travel to south korea for the games. her name and a picture here is what you're looking at on the screen. kim yo jong. lately, she's been more involved in government activities.
this doesn't necessarily come as a surprise. as for our own delegation, vice president pence will leave that this friday. he has said the purpose of his trip is to ensure the north can't "hijack" the games. back to you. >> thanks, jessica. peta offering a reward to find out who threw a dog out of a moving car. he was found dead last thursday night. rex's family said someone tied his feet with rope before shoving him out on to interstate 80 near the davis street exit. it's a dark blue, 2011 or 2012 toyota prius. if you know anything about this, call vacaville police. walnut police have advice for a. apple watch users. they've received false calls to 911. it happens when a hand or wrist is bent and their long presses on the side button. it activates an emergency s.o.s.
feature on the device. if you accidentally call 911, do not hang up. just let them know it was a mistake. theater fans get ready. hamilton is coming back. we already knew the hugely popular musical would be back in 2019. now we know it will be lur next february to the orpheum theater. it seems like a long time. but tickets go on sale for new shn members on sues, march 13th at 10:00 a.m. if you are renewing, you also get a chance to get the tickets ahead of time. we'll let you know when tickets are available to the general public. after we buy ours. hi, mike. good morning. good news. air quality will remain healthy from now all the way to when the cooler weather gets here on saturday. let me show you hawaii yesterday. it's been pretty active. going back to yesterday, look at
this. there was snow up at the top of the big island and by the time the sun comes up today, there may be 5 to 8 inches of snow. yeah. they're under a winter storm warning for whiteout conditions. that would be kind of cool to see. here's sue. she has an update on the morning commute. >> that would be kind of cool except i don't want snow when i'm on the beach in my bathing suit. >> it's 80 at the beaches. >> whew. >> early morning commuters out of tracy, you're slow and go. not a surprise. a 35-minute ride into livermore. we checked with chp on this earlier accident in fremont. it is -- was southbound 880 after stevenson. that's been cleared out of lanes and our sensors are showing that it is green there. some roadwork still in lanes. this is southbound 880 near 23rd. that should be picked up within the next five or ten minutes. we'll check back in a few. >> sue, thank you. star wars fans got a glimpse of the han solo movie. now they have bigger news to
celebrate. our parent company, disney, plans for a new series of movies produced by the creators of game of thrones. it will be separate from the luke skywalker saga we've come to know. several star wars tv shows are in development and will be released on the upcoming streaming service of dismi. >> i love game of thrones but they do wacky things with their characters. >> we can't go full game of thrones. this is not hbo. we'll see. next at 5:00, the new plan in the north bay to reach out and help its homeless population. new developments surrounding the metal scrap yard that caught fire and caused a lot of issues last week. if you missed the
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this is abc 7 mornings. seconds away. it's 5:00 a.m. halfway through the week, wednesday, february 7th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. how is that warm streak going? >> it's going strong. seventh day in a row. here's a look at live doppler 7. pretty clear and the air is bone dry once again. here's a look at what's going on as far as the accuweather 12-hour planner. 44 to 49 around the bay. inland, 54 at the coast. look at the sunshine at lunch. 67 bay and inland. coast 72. we'll be changing the record books once again this afternoon. 69 at the coast. mid-70s at the bay. wrapping it up at low to mid-60s tonight. let's check the commute with sue let's head to the south bay. 101 where the headlights are headed northbound under the 880 overcrossing. everyone is moving nicely.