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good morning. just a few seconds away from 5:00 a.m. thanks for joining us. >> a few seconds away from the weekend if you multiply those seconds by -- >> a lot. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> hey, mike. >> hi. >> let's talk about the weather. we'll start with the fog. it's thick around oakland. so 580, 880, 980, 13, 24, any of those interstates and highways, your commute. watch oupt. it's going to be a little tricky as you head through this area. we'll see if there's other areas. look across the north bay. couple hundred feet in petaluma. santa rosa up to two miles. the fog is spreading just a little bit. it will be around the entire commute. here's a look at my 12-hour planner. it won't be as humid this afternoon. we'll see a little less sunshine. but still, mid-50s at the coast. low to mid-630s around the bay. mid-60s at 4:00. nice evening. no need for the umbrella.
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here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. i'm talking about the fog trafficwise this morning, too. here's a live look a the golden gate bridge. you can barely see. i think those are the zipper trucks. a work crew on the shoulder. a dense fog advisory issued by chp around midnight for golden gate bridge. if you are coming in from the north bay, increase the following distance on a day like today. overall, very light so far. westbound 580, tracy to dublin. the only drive time in the yellow. 33 minutes. 680 out of dublin and it looks great through the south bay as well. in the green, just 15 minutes. >> now a live desk update. >> right now, walnut creek police are investigating a murder of a 60-year-old man. investigators found that victim just before 7:30 last night with life-threatening injuries on la cassie avenue. that's not far from the b.a.r.t. station. medics tried to save him but couldn't. he died on scene.
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a 34-year-old man was detailed. at this point, unclear if the two men had any connection. back to you. >> jeffrey, the gir after may be a relic of the past. >> toys "r" us could be in more trouble than we thought. reports say the company may be forced to liquidate all of its stores. amy hollyfield live in concord. bad news, amy. >> reporter: hi, natasha. it sure is. it's a sign that they were optimistic. this is a brand new toys "r" us store in a new shopping center here in concord on diamond boulevard. yet, it sounds like things have gone from bad to worse for this company. sources told bloomberg news, the company is preparing for liquidation. the emeryville store is one of several in the bay area that are closing. the san rafael, pittsburg and a couple of in san jose are also on the list. they had filed for bankruptcy in september and got a loan to work
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on turning things around. then here we have this new store in concord. but the holidays were not kind to toys "r" us and the company has not been able to be find a buyer or restructure its debt with it lenders. toys "r" us is not commenting on this development. this has a domino effect for the toy industry. it could be a rough day for stock prices for toy makers. mattel and hasbro started dropping in late trading. so it will be interesting to see what happens when the market opens this morning. reporting live in concord, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. now, a live desk update. >> u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson saying this morning a dramatic change of posture by north korea's leader has led the president, president trump, to agree to a meeting with north korea. and he said it was strongest indication to date of leader kim jong un's desire to talk.
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although he does say don't expect formal negotiations any time soon. take a listen. >> in terms of direct talks with the united states and you asked negotiation social securitiment we're a long ways from negotiations. we need to be clear eyed and realistic about it. the first step and i've said this before, to have talks. have some kind of talks about talks. because i don't know yet until we are able to meet ourselves face to face with representatives of north korea, whether the conditions are right to even begin thinking about negotiations. that's kind of the current state of play. tillerson made the comments while on an 8-day trip to africa. his newest comments as well are saying that no surprise that president trump does want to speak to north korea. it's something they've been thinking about for quite some time.
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tillerson and president trump did speak early this morning a little bit more about the plan. so we'll continue to follow he story. back to you. >> that certainly is interesting. jessica, thank you. abc 7 news reached out to local and north korea experts to get their reaction on this. philip yun, a senior adviser for north korea policy under the clinton administration says many thought the u.s. was on the way to a conflict. he said this new p talk is infinite any -- >> never get too high or low. given what's happening as little as two months ago, high tensions, some discussion about even a unilateral strike, the bloody nose strategy, it's a stunning development how quickly things have happened. >> so you just heard secretary tillerson sort of update the status of all this. earlier president trump was told -- we're told, accepted the invitation and hoped to meet with kim jong un by may. it sounds like they're backing off of that date a little bit.
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family and friends are mourning the death of an 18-year-old girl killed in a deadly hit and run in vallejo. police are still searching for the suspect. reporter, lisa amin gulezian has the story. >> she's been my heart. she's been my child. >> her grandfather raised her from the time she was a baby much he's heartbroken and has questions for this man. vincent fitzer. >> why? what made you do this to my granddaughter? >> police believe fitzer was the one behind the wheel of this suv when it rolled backwards down this street hitting her as she walked on the sidewalk. this is surveillance video taken moments after the crash. the driver is seen running away. >> i'm angry. i want him punished. he shouldn't have left my sister in the street for dead like that. >> fitzer has an extensive criminal past. 31 charges, in fact, including car theft and burglary. the 18-year-old was on the phone
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with someone when she was hit. >> we friends. >> investigators call fitzer a transient who has family in vallejo. they're not the only ones hoping he'll come forward. >> we thank you that you're going to touch his heart, dear lord and bring him forth. >> she was the youngest of eight and planned to join the navy after graduating from high school. in vallejo, lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. the b.a.r.t. director is going to discuss the shooting death of a man at a meeting. as we reported at midday, dozens of people stormed a meeting demanding answers yesterday. 28-year-old shaleem tindall was shot and killed by a b.a.r.t. police officer on january 3rd. they claim their son was wrongly killed and want him fired. he was responding to shots fired
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outside the west oakland b.a.r.t. station. he found two men struggling, screamed for them to show their hands, then fired three shots. he returned to duty. he's got threats to his life. driving cars in the east bay, lyft announced a new partnership with a secure testing company for vehicles. you're watching video at the 5,000 acre site in concord. been driving in palo alto for the past year now. goe men continue will help speed up the introkduction of the self-driving cars to the public. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> i overlaid the fog layer on the north bay. no worry to worry about freezing fog. it's really thick around petalu petaluma, rohnert park and novato. it tapers as you head to the south. it's pretty thick in napa and american canyon. a little less thick in vallejo.
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got about 44 in guerneville right now. temperatures running in the upper 40s to low 50s on the bay shore. cupertino, 46. lafayette, 45. right now in tracy and brentwood and fairfield, low 50s. you can see some of the fog trying to take over the bay bridge. right now, it looks pretty nice to get across there without having to worry about the reduction in visibility. as far as the roads, i'm going to put caution out there for your commute plan because of the foggy spots this morning. cool in our mass transit areas this morning. mild this afternoon. it will be foggy if you're taking the ferry. let's take a quick look at the peninsula today. 50 this morning at 8:00. by 10:00, we're going to be around 56. 60 at noon and mid-60s from 2:00 to 4:00. grab a coat to keep you warm at 56 degrees at 8:00. here's a look at the east bay on the other side. you can see a touch cooler. 58 at noon. low 60s from 2:00 to 4:00. mid-50s as you head through the evening hours.
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when we come back, we will look at the pollen that looks prodigious. my forecast is never less than seven minutes away. here's alexis. >> thank you, mike. the roads, we're really quiet. made it 40 minutes into the commute with no incidents. here's a quiet highway 87 around the san jose airport. you're not going to have a lot of company if you're heading out the door. mass transit, we have one new issue from b.a.r.t. the oakland connector is out of service due to mechanical issues. you want to take ac transit bus 73 from the collie eem. there's no estimate on when it returns to service. the central valley commute at 6:20. there's a new smoking trend among teenagers. the device that's disguised like a high tech
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never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. the storm impact skate for the weekend, saturday night through sunday, light rain turning over to scattered showers for sunday. the heaviest of the rain will be in the monterey bay. most of us should expect a tenth to a quarter of an inch. >> mike, thank you. 5:13 now. santa rosa police are searching for more children who may be
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victims of sexual assault. they arrested javier gines for sexual acts with young girls. the first girl who is under 18 years old. he sexually assaulted her multiple times eight years ago. the second victim says the same thing happened to her five years ago. investigators say he had access to several children through family, friends and volunteer work in the community. in the first look from dwchlt gmas the teen is changing his not guilty plea in the florida shooting. >> we're hearing for the first time some of the 911 calls. here's kendis gibson. >> in first look, the frantic calls of 17 students and teachers being gunned down. >> 911, what is your emergency? >> hi, my daughter texted me from school. she's at marjory stoneman douglas in parkland and says there's an active shooter. >> one call from inside the school. >> marjory stoneman --
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>> a mother talking to her child inside that school. >> i love you. i love you. it's going to be fine. can you hide somewhere? play dead. >> we're now hearing more transmissions from resource deputy, scott peterson. >> he has since resigned after the sheriff said he took no action while the shooting unfolded. we'll have more on the timeline coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your gma first look, i'm kendis gibson, abc news, new york. they look like usb drives, don't they? they're a new product made in san francisco. high schoolers use these to vape and administrators think they're dangerous and want parents to talk to their kids about these. they're made by a company called jewel. it can accommodate as much nicotine as cigarettes. according to some high school students in san francisco, the device design makes it easy to use right on campus. san francisco unified school district is working to educate
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their students. >> go to the bathroom to do it or bend over under the table and take a little puff. >> they want our young people to know that electronic vapor product are not safe. >> a spokesperson for jewel writes we strongly condemn the use of the product by minors and it is illegal to sell our product to minors. no minor should be in possession of a jewel product. >> home depot will pay $28 million to -- that it illegally disposed of hazardous waste and documents containing sensitive information. the civil complaint alleges that the illegal behavior had taken place at 300 home depot stores % across california. home depot says it will follow the rules from now on. santa clara county supervisors cindy chavez wants to earmark money to recognize women and accomplishments. they spoke to young women about
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female empowerment at the notre dame high school yesterday. it was in celebration of international women's day. chavez says the time is now to recognize women for their accomplishments throughout the country. >> monument, art, rechanging the names of streets. dedicating parks. we're going to put our mark on this county. >> it's great to call attention to that other history of women leaders and women's empowerment. >> there is significant history behind her proposal. san jose was known as the feminist capital of the world in the '70s when janet gray hayes was elected the first female mayor of a major american city. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's meteorologist mike nicco. >> we'll head to the south bay as the fog is creeping in. 280 and 17. in fact, it's fog and then high clouds and sunshine for today. pretty close to average temperatures. patchy fog, mostly cloudy, cool again tonight. the heaviest rain is coming next week in my accuweather seven-day
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forecast. temperatures today, coolest in half moon bay. 61 degrees. 62 in san francisco. most of us, 65 in san mateo. san jose in the south bay going to be the exception. along fairfield, trying to reach up to 70 degrees. tonight's temperatures, mid to upper 40s in most neighborhoods. san francisco the warmest at 51 tiegs. here's a look at what's going to happen. we wake up, mostly cloudy. watch the clock there as i zoom out and show you where the bulk of the rain will be at 6:00 tomorrow evening. it's going to be south of the monterey and heading towards the mont prerey bay. it will make it to the south bay. that's it. that's the big change from yesterday. it will be drier for most of us. as we head through sunday, you can see the moisture pushes up into the north bay. just random, light showers during the afternoon and early evening hours. the weekend is not a washout. look at the rainfall tote apples. you have to go to sunday to get a couple of hundredths of an inch at the most.
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let's look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. lots of chances of rain but not a lot of rain. set your clocks ahead. we lose an hour of sleep saturday night into sunday. 1 on the storm impact scale. looks like the heaviest rain right now is tuesday with a moderate storm. let's turn it over to alexis. still light this morning? >> yeah. crickets over here in the traffic center this morning, mike. we're not complaining. really the only spot we're seeing red on traffic maps is westbound 205 at 580. getting out of tracy. overall, not terrible. no blocking issues. down to 15 miles an hour for six to search miles there. the bay bridge toll plaza looking good. a stack-up in a few cash lanes on the fastrak and other lanes looking good. drive times looking good. southbound 101 across golden gate, six minutes. nine across the bay bridge once you get through the toll plaza.
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san mateo bridge, wide open at 13 minutes. four people suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from a trans national card scamming operation. officers made the arrests over the past few months. the suspects used cloned debit cards, gift cards to steal money from around the east bay. they found several skimming devices used to steal credit card numbers at gas pumps. state senator may no longer give his trademark hugs. an investigation found four instances of unwanted hugging or touching that made staff members and lawmakers feel uncomfortable. senators didn't think it was enough to warrant harsher consequences. he's warned that another incident could lead to expulsion or suspension. he says he never meant any harm. 5:20 now. next the 7 things to know as you
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start your day. a fea financial district. the force is with mark hamill. he finally gets his place on the hollywood walk of fame. hollywood walk of fame. mike and alexis are keeng
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i accept i don't i even accept i i used thave a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat t caused by a heart valve problem. but no matter where i ri i go for my best. so if there's something better than warfarin, i'll go for that too. eliquis. so if there's something better eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin, plus had less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis had both. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. while taking eliquis, you may bruise more easily... and it may take longer than usual for any bleeding to stop. seek immediate medical care for sudden signs of bleeding,
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like unusual bruising. eliquis may increase your bleeding risk if you take certain medicines. tell your doctor about all planned medical or dental procedures. i'm still going r . and for eliquis. ask your doctor about eliquis. 5:23. here are the seven things to know before you go. number one is breaking news from our live desk. look at this. oakland police on the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash this morning. this is on san pablo avenue between 33rd and 34th streets. we are told san pablo avenue is close north dakota both directions right now. number 2, san jose's district to lay off more than a dozen employees after a contentious meeting last night. the evergreen school district is losing money because of declining enrollment. number 3, i'm tracking rain for the weekend. but the storm is looking
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the heaviest of the rain will come in next week. number 4, president trump has agreed to meet with north korean leader kim jong un. south korea's envoy says the north korean leader expressed eagerness to meet with the president during a meeting. number 5, toys "r" us liquidating the u.s. operations. it filed for bankruptcy in december and is having trouble finding a buyer. number 6, trafficwise, off to a really foggy start. here's a live look at golden gate bridge. chp issued a dense fog advisory at midnight last night. so far the fog not slowing us down. we remain incident-free. number 7, it is national day of unplugging. from sundown this evening to sundown tomorrow, you're encouraged to put down your techs and -- it's the opposite of what snapchat wants you to do. it's laying off more than 100 engineers. snapchat has seen a backlash because of a redesign of its app. kylie jenner, kim kardashian's
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sister tweeted her dislike about the new version and the next day, snap lost a billion dollars in value. it went public a year ago and has consistently been trading below its ipo price. new york city will decide the fate of the iconic fate of the statue on wall street. fearless girl was installed last year for international women's day. it's opposite the charging bull. the statue may come down because the permit expired yesterday. nearly 40,000 people have signed a petition to ask the city to make fearless girl a permanent feature. the statue and others in new york got special treatment thanks to old navy. statues of women were draped in flowers for international women's day. it's a division of gap. mark hamill has his own star now. >> may the force be with you always. >> this is really cool because of who he is joined by. his co-star harrison ford and
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also star wars creator, george lucas. they unveiled the star yesterday. two storm troopers and r2d2 made an appearance also. thousands of fans packed hollywood boulevard with some lining up hours ahead of time. >> from jedi to joker and back again, it's been a fantastic ride. thank you so much. it's a lot of fun to see. more than 2600 stars on the walk of fame. sdpliefrmt harrison ford got his star 15 years ago. >> look how he's sitting. >> full yogi realness. everything. >> harrison said there were way more people who showed up for my unveiling, by the way. 15 years ago. >> why was that necessary? >> they're close friends. >> they're still in competition. a full 90 minutes of news coming up. including a new twist in the battle over sanctuary city laws. expected to be another setback to the high-speed rail project. it's 5:26.
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we hope you're having a
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good morning to you. thanks for being with us. >> we're waking up in a little bit of a fog. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> i like that. soft start. absolutely. >> fortunately, it's getting really thick. like up in the north bay. the brighter the lights, the thicker the fog. pen grove, petaluma, rohnert park and american canyon where we're going to have that thick fog throughout the commute. it's elsewhere also. in oakland, visibility down to a couple hundred feet. we have a light northerly breeze. down to hayward and along the coast from about pacifica to
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half moon bay. here's the way it looks from the east bay. the fog going to be in the bay. the upper 40s. by transition to hazy sunshine with low to mid-60s. mid-60s at 4:00. delightful evening. upper 50s for the rest of us. hi alexis. >> no. we still don't have any issues to talk about this morning. that's definitely a good thing. not too foggy at the bay bridge toll plaza. lingering to the east. maybe a little above where our vehicles are at ground lel. we're starting to see a stack-up through the middle of the toll plaza. no official word that the metering lights are flipped on. if they're not yet, they will be any second. one mass transit to pass along. northbound connector from b.a.r.t. is out of service. ac transit bus 73 from the coliseum instead. we'll check out driving times next. reaction following the surprise announcement that president trump is going to meet
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with north korean leader kim jong un. >> it was extended to the president after months of fiery rhetoric. abc news from washington. >> natasha and reggie, it was unimaginable in the past. if this meeting actually happens, it will be the first time a sitting u.s. president and north korean leader meet face to face. >> it's a stunning diplomatic overture in a decades-long nuclear standoff a the white house, a top official from south korea delivered a message from the north. kim jong un promised to stop his nuclear missile tests and wants to meet with president trump. >> he wants to meet president trump as soon as possible. >> the white house says the president accepted the invitation. >> president trump has said for some time he was open to talks
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and he would willingly meet with kim jong-un. >> mr. trump tweeted, great progress being made but sanctions remain until an agreement is reached. meeting being planned. >> now they could meet by may. >> one big question is where will the meeting take place? so far the white house hasn't given us any clues, only at a location and time to be determined. reporting live in washington, arlette saenz, abc 7 news. arlette, thank you. 5:32 now. a new twist in the battle over sanctuary city laws. gop lawmakers are calling to hold public officials liable for crimes committed by undocumented the move comes as his administration wants to find ways to withhold federal grant money from places like san francisco. the president made the remarks at the beginning of a cabinet meeting on thursday. he called out oakland mayor
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libby schaaf for warning of an immine imminent i.c.e. >> china calls it a serious attack on international trade. the french economy minister said there are no winners in a trade war. although canada and mexico are exempt from the tariffs, canada will press washington to drop them. steel business this is the bay area are seeing prices go up 15% in the last month. >> any businesses like us will continue to profit and make a little more money from all of this. it's the same with the gas and oil industry. the same kinds of things happening. when they raise prices because of gas shortages, they make more money in the end. >> the president signed off on the tariffs yesterday. they will take effect in two weeks. happening today, east bay community will add its voice to the growing chorus of people demanding gun control.
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they will hold a rally in support of common sense gun control laws. organizers say that they stand as one with the parkland, florida, community seen here with a vigil. it runs from 4:00 until 7:00 at san ramon city hall. another student protest in the south bay. abc 7 news was in san jose when hundreds of alum rock students walked out of school with their parents yesterday. they're fed up with the way they're mismanaging the school system. the u.s. securities and exchange commission is investigating the handling of bond funds intended for new construction. the san francisco planning commission voted to block a condo conversion that made headlines. according to the -- peter owens, the building owner, misled the department by failing to disclose he evicted a woman last year. she died after suffering a stroke. canada refused to sign off on the conversion of her apartment into a condo. owens arlgd that she didn't live
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in the unit for years. he can appeal to the board of supervisors. happening today, california's high-speed rail authority is set to reveal the project needs more time and money. >> it puts the cost of $64 billion with the train running from san francisco to l.a. by 2029. the first segment of the track is being built in the central valley. it's faced construction delays. it's now $3 billion over budget. they're promising more transparency with the public about challenges it faces. also happening today, a special honor for late san francisco mayor ed lee. a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for a new dorm at the life learning academy on treasure island. lee's widow anita will preside over the ceremony. it will host at risk charter high school students. the facility and a student garden will be named in honor of mayor lee. he supported the academy and facilitated a donation that made this groundbreaking possible. all right, you're never more than seven minutes away from
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your accuweather forecast. let snjump right in with temperatures. we're making it in the 40s through that apart of our inland east bay neighborhoods. headed towards concord, low to mid-50s. around the bay, upper 40s to low 50s. for once, san francisco is not the warm spot. it's hayward. mountain view and san jose. napa 41. santa rosa 42 with the fog creeping in. 47 degrees right now. in fact, look at the golden gate bridge. it's getting dangerously low visibility there. probably a quarter mile, maybe down to an eighth of a mile. that will be throughout the commute. thinking about errands or yard work, nothing extreme outside today. it's comfy if you're exercisine. moderate amounts of uv index. if you burn easily, take sunscreen with you. fairfield on the high end. 62 in san francisco. half moon bay at 61 degrees.
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49 a 8:00 for san francisco. noon at 54. notice the clouds hanging around and so does the haze with temperatures in the mid-50s through 8:00 this evening. up in the north bay, 45 this morning to about 54 at noon. so a little bit warmer. we'll hang out in the mid-60s through 4:00. dress for the mid-50s this evening. we'll drop into the mid and upper 40s. san francisco and san jose around 51 and 50. worried about the allergies out there. tree pollen is high. ash, juniper, those will be high. those will hang through the weekend. weed pollen, grass pollen and mold spores those are nice and low until we mow our lawns this weekend. hi. hi. >> how are you doing? >> i'm doing okay. i found another foggy spot. >> did you? >> at the golden gate bridge. we are tracking a lot of fog in the east bay this morning, too. let take a live look at the emeryville cam rachlt i'm stai
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thought on my drive in, really dense across the north bay. then we've got several areas along the coast as well. keep that in mind as we head out the door for the friday morning commute. overall, it's really not slowing you down too much. we don't have any major blocking issues. we have stayed that way since 4:30 this morning. we're off to a great start. southbound 680, highway 4 to walnut creek. in the green at six minutes. been a rough week for commuters. you are enjoying a smooth day today, however. at least so far. that's coming in at eight minutes. westbound 580, tracy to dublin. flight delays out of the central valley. overall, not bad. in the yellow at 40 minutes. >> thanks, alexis. layoffs are coming to a san jose school district. the decision came down to let 20 positions go. half of them helped students learn english. >> this was a contentious meeting and many left not happy. abc news report he were matt keller is live in san jose.
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>> reporter: the evergreen school district is losing money because of declining enrollment. faculty and staff wanted -- the school board went another direction. >> need to step it up and show your support. as the pointer sisters say, we are family. i've got all of my people with me. >> the decision came after hours of public comment. the evergreen school district voted to lay off classified employees. about 20 positions. most of them part-time. ten of the employees are instructional assistants who help students learnening bisher lisch. the students will still get the help they need. >> what was more important to me than my job was the services to the kids. >> there are resources available. our teachers are certified to provide this education to english learners. again, we're not eliminating all of the folks with these positions.
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>> the instructional aide, julie kaiser said there are 2600 english learners in the district and now only 12 instructional assistants. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. it's reckoning day for pharma bro. martin shkreli, what he's now facing. so ignorant. that is the -- >> call me scum. >> you're calling me scum? >> tensions escalate between political extremists at a berkeley bookstore. "american idol" is coming to abc this
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we're back. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. look at all of those chances of rain. looks really impressive this weekend. when i come back to show you the hour by hour look, you'll be happier. next week, i think heavy rain will be falling. we still need it. here's natasha with more news. the mart martin shkreli will be sentenced today. he increased the cost of a life-saving aids drug by 5,000%. he's facing charges - quote i was a fool in a letter to the judge. a right wing group
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threatened to burn a bookstore down. it happened near the uc berkeley campus. in cell phone video, a man and a woman are seen insulting volunteers. the store has been under attack since the pro-trump ral any berkeley. they say protesters have showed up in ten other locations. the store sells an ray of books, including some that promote the revolutionary communist party. >> we stand against this fascist trump regime. >> volunteers who work at the store say besides berkeley police, they are relying on the community to protect the local institution in that neighborhood for three decades. more california teens are taking advantage of the state's pre-register to vote system. new numbers from the secretary of state show 89,00016 and 17-year-olds signed up. 44% declined to identify a political party. 37% registered at democrats. 10% as republicans. the teens will automatically
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become registered on their 18th birthday as long as they're a u.s. citizen and they still live in california. 5:44 now. the blockbuster show that's produced more mega stars than any other ever is back. in just two days, mern"american idol" will make its debut. luke brian, katy perry and lionel richie know what they're looking for. they set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of talent worthy of earning a golden ticket to hollywood. ♪ >> we're the artists. so we know what they're thinking. we know what they're feeling. we're going to do two things, inspire you to go forward or tell you the truth and tell you there's no shot. >> is lionel richie going to be the mean one ? >> i hope so. i hope he's mean all night long. >> luke bryan telling contestants no is nerve racking.
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season premiere of "american idol" is this sundayment you can watch here on abc 7 starting at 8:00 p.m. >> little nerve racking. you're shattering their hopes and dreams. >> they lowered the age. it's 15. as young as 15. these young hopes and dreams. >> i do hope that there is a little bit of saltiness. that's what made the original "american idol" fun. >> you need the salty. >> he was amazing how he could be salty, but you still kind of liked him. >> i don't know how -- that's hard. >> it's really hard to pull off. >> you think everybody would have hated him after that. >> not salty, you're salt of the earth, mike. >> thank you. >> there's a little water in the air this morning. i think it left the salt behind. we've got plenty of moisture in the form of fog as you can see from san jose, 280, 17. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. let's jump into it. the fog will turn into high clouds and sunshine as we head
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into the afternoon hours. patchy fog, cloudy and cool. not as extensive as this morning. heaviest rain coming next beak. here's a look at my highs for today. we've got the 70s. fairfield and san jose, 61 at half moon bay. in the lows tonight in the mid to upper 40s to 50s. let's talk about what's going to happen hour by hour. wake up tomorrow morning at 8:00. you can see the cloud cover in the gray right here. we're looking for green. look where most of it is. nowhere near us at 6:00. this is a huge change from yesterday's computer model run. it's got the storm system hitting the big sur in the day and moving up into the monterey bay in the south bay during the overnight hours. by sunday at 7:00, it's gone. something to keep an eye on definitely if you have outdoor activities early or late tomorrow afternoon in the south bay and the monterey bay. then we head up here and you see gray and dots of green.
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there's going to be scattered showers. main fall amounts, maybe .25 inches or less. it's possible. storm impact scale, it's going to impact you a i little bit. 1 for saturday and sunday. monday, tuesday, thursday with the heaviest rain a 2 on the storm impact scale for wednesday. it's going to be a long week next beak wednesday. commuting. let's check on this morning. >> we couldn't stay ultralight the entire morning, mike. but we're still looking pretty good. a few of the typical heavy spots with filling in. here's a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we did get official word that the metering lights were flipped on this morning. you've got about ten extra minutes than any other day this week to avoid the metering lights. we're starting to see things stack up through the maze. we're still incident-free. no blocking issues for over an hour at this point. we've had one mass transit issue. the oakland airport b.a.r.t. -- we got word from them it's back in service and no residual delays.
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the rest of our b.a.r.t. routes look good, too. 48 b.a.r.t. trains in service right now. we'll look at drive times coming up just before 6:00. hi everyone. quickly jumping in to tell you about a jobs report just released. it shows a hiring surge last month. it's the biggest one in 1.5 years. 313,000 jobs were added nationwide in the month of february. the jobless rate did remain the same at that 4.1%. back to you. >> thank you, jessica. former president obama is reportedly in talks with netflix about producing a series of shows. mr. obama and former first lady michelle would produce exclusive content. one idea includes the president moderating discussions on various policy topics that came up during his presidency, including health care, voting rights. however, he does not intend to denounce conservatives or
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president trump. the report says that apple and amazon approached the obamas about con at the present time deals. green day has been playing shows around the bay area recently. new account 56, why under an alias. >> snoop dogg is weighing in on the san francisco mayor's race. the candidate he's thoeg his weight behind. resuming drilling off the california coastline, opponents have a battle plan to stop him. delays yesterday because of wet tarmacs and wet conditions. hopefully not this morning. hopefully not this morning.
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never less than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. storm impact scale for the weekend. saturday night into sunday,
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light rain and scattered showers. a tenth to a quarter of an inch. in fact, here you go. look at the rainfall estimates. there's not a lot of steady rain out there. wait until i show you the heavy rain coming next week. thanks, mike. a menorah handed out earlier this year at warriors game could be dangerous. if you hae one, you'll want to throw it out. the dubs gave away nearly 2,000 of these menorahs. the consumer product safety commission is recalling them. the problem is the glue could melt when exposed to heat. that could cause any of the lit candles to fall off and perhaps start a fire. the city of fremont is looking for a new police chief. after 31 years of service, the current chief is retiring in july. he joined the fremont police department in 1987. he worked his way up through the ranks to become police chief in 2013. fremont city leaders will begin a search within the department to find his successor. one of the candidates run
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ring for main is getting an endorsement from snoop dogg. he said it's time an accomplished woman led the city. there's only been one woman mayor in san francisco history, that was dianne feinstein. mayor ed lee died unexpectedly in december. of the eight candidates, six are women. taking a look att the roads. it's been tough. especially yesterday and tuesday. we had some really rough commutes. approaching that 24 interchange, we've not had any incidents along that stretch. definitely some fog through the east bay. keep that in mind. drive times also looking good. highway 4 to the maze in the green at 19 minutes. 17 across the bay bridge. i did double-check. not seeing anything blocking. i honestly think it will be faster than that once we make it through the toll plaza. southbound 101 san francisco to sfo, you look great in the green
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at nine minutes. let's check in with mike nicco with a look at the forecast. >> daylight savings begins saturday night. make sure you turn your clocks forward an hour. enjoy that extra hour of sunshine if you're a late arrivers home during your workday. look at that. 7:14 by sunday. also change the batteries in your smoke detectors if you have that type. here's a look at monday morning. not too bad. let's roll through monday and into tuesday. you can see about quarter to a third, two third of an inch of rain. as you head into wednesday, we'll add another tenth to quarter of an inch. look at thursday. wow. all that heavy rain starts to come in. we're getting nearly an inch in the south bay. more than an inch to 2 nfrps heading northward. that's the potential of what we have to deal with next week. >> thank you, mike. you have until the end of today to comment on president trump's plan to drill for oil and natural gas off the california coast. a message posted online, dianne
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feinstein is urging as many as -- to fight the expansion of offshore drilling. the land commission will refuse to issue permits for infrastructure to bring it to land. the california coastal commission reviews oil and gas activity off of the coast. it is formally opposed president trump's plan to allow new drilling in pacific waters. attention smartphone addicts, it's time to unplug. today is the national day of unplugging. from sundown this evening to sundown tomorrow, you're encouraged to put the brakes on technology. the idea is to encourage us to make real-life connections with ourselves, loved ones and communities. this created by an organization to affirming jewish traditions that everyone can apply. in this case, the value of slowing down and enjoying a day of free -- free of technology. >> is this the end an of an era. the major retailer on the verge of shutting down every store. >> how lyft is planning to speed up the process of bringing
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a live look at a socked in golden gate bridge. where is the bridge? >> remember when david copperfield made the statue of liberty disappear, i'm thinking that's what happened this morning. on this friday, march 9th. i will say when i was driving in, it's something to be careful of. but it was beautiful to see the fog over the city with all the lights. >> nice not to have drizzle hitting my windshield either being, mike. >> there's not enough moisture for it to let go of that. visibility is something to
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contend with still. emeryville, alameda, oakland to san leandro. you can see 580, 880, 980, 80, 24 and 13 all with visibility issues. the airport in oakland is reporting a couple of hundred feet of visibility. one mile half moon bay, napa and petaluma. that will be here through 9:00. it will lift to clouds, haze and a little bit of sunshine. not as humid at noon. high clouds and sunshine at 4:00. 55 to 65. we'll wrap up my accuweather 12-hour planner with a delightful evening. temperatures 51 to 57. here's alexis with more on the roads. >> yeah. we finally have an issue to talk about. a quiet start so far. we don't have many details. this is in the central valley. westbound 205. past mountain house parkway before you get to the 580 interchange. sounds like a crash blocking at least one lane. we're still waiting for more details from chp. it is heavy as you try


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