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good morning. thanks for joining us on monday, march 12th. yes it's 5:00. not 4:00. get out of bed if you have to. reggie aqui is diabolical and took off this morning.
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>> he had good planning. >> hey, mike. >> he really hates daylight saving. so maybe. you've got a big issue, both lanes are blocked on 880. >> both sides. all lanes, both directions, northbound and southbound 880 in the oakland area. let take you there on the traffic maps to 23rd avenue. full closure for over an hour now. this happened a little bit before 4:00 this morning. these poor folks have been sitting there. i'm getting a lot of them putting them in park and putting the vehicle in park at this point. this is a major sig-alert. international boulevard is an option as well. big rigs typically not allowed on 580. today, during this closure anyway, they are permitted to use 580 for an alternate. we're working to get more information, but if you're headed out, avoid 880, both sides through the oakland area. let's check in with mike nicco for the forecast. >> they're sitting there and fog
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rolling in over the top of them. that could be eerie. >> storm impact scale, 1. probably for the weakest storm this week until we get to the back half when we have another one. i'll show you that in the accuweather seven-day forecast. showers becoming steadier tonight, turning back to showers and possible thunderstorms. it will be breezy tonight with gusts around 45 miles per hour. don't be surprised if you hear that. live doppler 7. wouldn't say it's bone dry. but not showing rain. here's your 12-hour planner. low to mid-50s. low 60s at the coast. mid to upper 60s -- most of us will start getting that rain. thanks, mike. mart breaking news for potentially hundreds of fertility patients. a freezer malfunction at pacific fertility center may have affected their eggs and embryos.
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>> abc 7 news reporter alyssa harrington is live at pfc in san francisco. alyssa? >> good morning. a doctor here at the clinic, alerting him to a very unfortunate incident. this happened last sunday about a week ago at the pacific fertility center here in san francisco. in a letter, dr. carl herbert told patients that a piece of equipment lost nitrogen for a brief period of time. hundreds of patients storing tissue may have been impacted. one of the patients spoke with abc 7 news undergoing fertility treatments at pfc. >> losing those possibilities is something that it's really difficult to put any kind of number on. for some people, this is perhaps their only chance at having biological children. >> we're not saying the tissue is lost.
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yes, it may be affected. and we have to acknowledge that. but our hopes are that it will be of minimal impact. >> dr. herbert said they ordered a third alarm system for those tanks to prevent anything like this from happening again. pfc has launched and in-depth investigation. >> reporting live in san francisco, alyssa harrington, abc 7 news. alyssa, thank you. a similar mishap on the same day in cleveland, ohio. the problem with the liquid nitrogen system might have -- heartbroken patients plan to sue. >> it's beyond devastating. it's like a spiritual emotional, physical, loss. >> what i have is gone. >> there's no way to recreate it. >> we do not know the viability of all of the stored eggs and embryos. although we do know some have been impacted.
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>> university hospital brought in outside experts to see what went wrong. they will determine if the eggs and embryos are viable. they must be fully thawed and cannot be refrozen. >> if you are a patient at pacific fertility center and are worried you're affected, we have a number on our website. one of the women killed inside of a veterans facility in youngville. >> the program is aimed to help veterans with ptsd. turner said lobar felt that was her calling in the world. a public memorial for all three victims is set for next monday. the future of the pathway home remains unclear. the home is closed indefinitely. the six pathway residents are staying in napa county while officials decide to move forward. it's unclear how he got around on the property.
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the board members are criticizing building security, emergency protocols and screenings for incoming patients. >> we're learning more about the gunman's final days leading up to the tragedy. >> albert wong told them he was angry at staff members at the pathway home and wanted to get back at them. tyrone lamb kin told the press democrat, quote, whatever happened out there, he drpt say he was going to shoot anybody. he wanted to get back at them, not to kill them. >> as part of abc 7's take action campaign, we vetted the most comprehensive list for veterans and their families on our website. go to abc7news.com/take action to find an ally. puck help families by taking -- links to a go fund me page can be found on abc7news.com. new details now on a deadly plane crash at the kathmandu
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airport in nepal. happened about three hours ago. sadly, the death toll continues to go up. at least 39 people are dead. that's the official number. it's gone up since i last told you about this. but an army spokesperson said moments ago that there could be up to 50 people dead. there are injuries and also people still unaccounted for. a total of 71 people were on board when the plane went down. the flight was flying to nepal from bangladesh. when the plane crashed, it also caught on fire. it has made this rescue effort much more difficult and i'll keep watching for updates. back to you. >> thank you for the update, jessica. a man is facing two felony counts including dui after santa rosa police say he hit four people. police tell us they were called to 4th street and p burke wood avenue. all have significant injuries. they are expected to survive. officers sent us pictures of the suspect's car and the restaurant. he was found by a canine dog
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hiding in bushes nearby. jose gill ortiz ortiz was first taken to the hospital. officers later learned that he was under the influence of alcohol. happening today, warriors head coach steve kerr will join congressman ro khanna to talk about gun violence. they will take part in a town hall and speak with students. starts at 3:45 this afternoon. kerr has a personal stake in the issue. his father malcolm was president of the american university of beirut. malcolm kerr was shot by jihadists in 1984. never more than seven minutes away from from the accuweather forecast. let's look at temperatures in san francisco. quite a range from sunny side at 47 to lake merced at ferry building to the financial, about 52 degrees. same temperature right now in san leandro and pittsburg. 49 in santa clara.
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saratoga, dress for 48 in pleasanton. 44 in american canyon. petaluma. and it looks like up towards sebastop sebastopol, 47 degrees. the haze is hanging out as the fog is on the move. as we look down the embarcadero towards of the ferry building and the bay bridge. yard work, good day to get it done. in case you missed out on something over the weekend, it's going to be too soggy. exercising, the sooner you can get that accomplished, the better. at the beach, morning fog and afternoon showers. let's roll through your afternoon temperatures. how about 70 in places like antioch and san jose. the rest of us in the mid to upper 60s. east bay, yes, 72 degrees. max out at 2:00. notice, a lot of cloud cover going from 53 at 8:00 to 67 at noon. to hanging out in the mid to upper 60s when showers develop around 6:00. each warmer because you'll stay in the 70s for a couple of
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hours. 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 in the mid-60s. your best chance of getting wet is around 8:00. look at the yellow and orange. the light green becomes moderate rain. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s once again. this is going to have a big issue with tom's morning commute. coming up, this morning's commute already a big issue. >> back to oakland where we have a severe traffic alert. all lanes remain closed at 23rd. want to give you a 3d look at this. it's starting around oracle. on the northbound side of this closure. boy, we are just gridlocked up to 23rd avenue. a lot of folks -- lot of congestion in that area too. a three to four-mile backup on 880. don't do it. take 580 instead. we don't knowlanes back there's wires on the roadway. that's the cause of this. we have a dense fog advisory in
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effect for golden gate. definitely low visibility this morning as well. thanks, alexis. the area rail officials are reporting that smart train ridership p p sp on track so to speak. p tp comes out to $73,000 a week. they have to make over $68,000 to make the weekly budget. the rail transit is looking to expand to larkspur with service expected to begin next year. hear what o.j. simpson has to say in a never before seen interview. a country star collapses on stage. what happened to tim mcgraw in ireland while on stage. here's a feature on abc 7. check out the fog there at the check out the fog there at the golden gate,
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for switching to progressive? [ engine revving ] you cannot hear me at all, can you? >> announcer: today's storm is level 1. keep an umbrella handy. track the storm any time on the abc 7 news app. download it now. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. welcome back on this first monday of daylight saving. it's about 5:15. check it out. 90, 100, 100, 70. that's how many of us will receive rain the first -- all during the traditional workweek. we'll try to salvage a dry
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weekend coming up in the forecast. here's natasha and matt. a possible summit meeting between president trump and north korean leader kim jong-un is making global headlines, except in one place. north korea. >> not a word has been made in the state-run media. there's been no official response from the north korean government on the summit. this was in south korea. they have been keeping them in the dark as well. china's legislature voted to prevent -- two people voted against the move. it's possible for she jinping to be president for life. in today's gma first look, o.j. simpson is giving a hypothetical explanation of the murders. >> marci gonzalez has the details. >> in gma first look, the questions still being asked
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nearly 25 years later. did o.j. simpson commit murder? >> i know the facts better than anyone. >> in the bizarre never before seen interview, one. most infamous ex-cons of our generation speaks about the 1994 murders of former wife nicole brown and ron goldman as if he were there. >> why don't you tell me what might have happened on the night of june 12, 1994. >> it's very difficult for me because it's hypothetical. >> the 2006 interview a special on fox titled o.j. simpson, the lost confession speaking cand candidly about his book, if i did it, a hypothetical confession of the murders he was acquitted of in the trial. it will reveal more shocking answers. i'm marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. 5:16 now. in san mateo county, officials are warning the public about an aggressive mountain lion near
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pescadero. a resident said that they heard their small pet yelp. the animal has not been seen since. although there's no confirmed proof that the pet was taken by a mountain lion, they've seen reports of an aggressive mountain lion in that area. they're reminding dog owners to keep an eye on your dogs after another dog got stuck. the dog is surrounded by rescuers yesterday. although it was a happy outcome, dog owners need to be aware of the cliffs and keep their dogs on a leash if you're not sure. a group of teenagers rallied the -- to make others feel welcome at school and to prevent others from feeling isolated. >> a group called beyond differences shared message of inclusion, friendship and love. students say all it takes is saying hello. >> beyond the fact that you're making someone else feel welcome and safe, you also understand
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yourself on a deeper level. so there's a benefit to everyone involved. >> we're trying to help you embrace your differences and trying to make you feel happy because you're different. >> organizers believe ending social isolation can reduce violence in school. to help give children fighting cancer the opportunity to attend a life changing camp. art inspiring hope dpal a, i was honored to emcee with dan noyes on saturday night. we even got in on some of the fun. >> yes. abc 7 news is proud to be a long-time supporter of camp okaiye xu. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. mike nicco has a look at the day ahead. working on the radar right
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now. this area of low pressure is going to sit there and spin towards us and sit on top of us the next search days. chunks of energy will rotate through. it will tap moisture and going to bring us a very soggy, breezy week. here's a look at walnut creek. one of the areas not dealing with the fog this morning. as we look southbound 680, it's very dry right now. morning fog is the biggest issue so far for today. but then this evening, the showers and the breezes come in. the rain becomes steady overnight. the breezes become faster and the heavier rain and thunderstorms is still deeper into the forecast. here we are at 9:00 in the morning. a lot of gray out there. there's pockets of sunshine. you can see in the east bay an the south bay. the clouds will increase once we get past the lunch-hour. yellow. the green and the moderate to light showers developing. getting more numerous during the evening commute. if you get on a dry road, you're one of the lucky ones. looks like the south bay and the east bay are the most likely to see the least amount of rain during the evening commute. overnight, there's a wall of
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water coming in just in time for tomorrow's morning commute. all the way through 9:00. then it turns over to showers with some scattered thunderstorms possible tomorrow. snow level way too high. lightning, thunder, small hail and very small possibility out of the first storm. look at this, about 7:00 this evening, streets are wet. by 4:00, we're looking at a tenth, quarter of an inch. by tomorrow evening, a quarter to possibly 3/4 of an inch and it gets heavier heading into the evening hours. a half inch to an inch. remember, this is just a 1 on the storm impact scale. can you imagine what wednesday and thursday are going to do with the heavier rain and the thunderstorms and the snow levels dropping down to 3,000 feet. it's going to be a fun week. so far, it hasn't been fun on the roads. you have good news, i hear, alexis. >> i do. finally, mike. we've been tracking a full closure of interstate 880 in oakland at 23rd avenue. you're still seeing red on the sensors. but everything cleared and opened back up a couple minutes ago.
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this is due to downed power lines that were spread across the roadway. pg&e had to be called out to the scene and they just got those cleared. both sides of traffic are moving. we confirmed that with chp. residual delays. in the meantime, as long as you're not in a big rig, hop on 580 for an alternate, that may be a good idea. i think it's clearing early enough that we should be able to bounce back this morning. a check of the bay bridge toll plaza. things slowly p easing -- it's happening any minute now for the metering lights. tim mcgraw's representatives say the singer will be fine after he collapsed in ireland. his wife, singer faith hill, said her husband was quote, super dehydrated and made the decision he was not going to go back on stage in dublin. mcgraw was perform as part of the country to country mp concert had already performed on friday and saturday night.
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ed sheeran won. and taylor swift and best new hip hop artist. awe student who survived a shooting at a high school in florida asked him to join. >> we're tired of politicians sending thoughts and prayers and doing nothing to make the necessary changes to prevent this tragedy from happening again. >> school is a place where you shuds fe should feel safe. we're going to be too loud to ignore. >> students across the country will take to the streets of washington, d.c. next weekend as a protest of gun violence. next the seven things you need to know as you start your day. a species on the brink of extinction at one time. mike and alexis making this a
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time now is 5:24. a little bit of good news from the traffic center. we got a major sig-alert on 880 in oakland. northbound and southbound at 23rd. due to some downed power lines. all lanes are back open. however, we're hearing that we got a new crash backing up in front of the coliseum at 66. the two right lanes are currently blocked. number 2, the fog is coming at us right now before a storm marches in this afternoon and evening. opens a storm door that we may not be able to shut until saturday. >> number 3, friends and family are processing the tragedy in youngville. an army vet shot and killed three women. a public memorial set for next week. where it happened is closed indefinitely. a deadly plane crash in
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nepal. the number could be as high as 50 dead. 71 people were on board. number 5, heartbreaking news for potentially hundreds of fertility patients. a freezer malfunction at pacific fertility center may have affected their eggs and embryos. the head of the prom nept san francisco center is hoping for, quote, minimal impact. number 6, a rally in sacramento calling for a freeze on tuitions. both the uc and california state systems may raise tuition. number 7, fremont has been declared the happiest city in america. this is according to wallet hub. san jose, san francisco and oakland also made the top 20. fremont. >> yes. california was recently ranked last for quality of life. >> strange news. 5:26 now. a colorful celebration with a message in oakland. >> abc 7
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village yesterday for a rally in honor of international working women's day. the large crowd marched through the streets many holding signs supporting various movements. they are focused on a lot more than just women's rights. >> we know that it is -- it's a really scary time on all levels of government. we want to make sure that oakland continues to be a sanctuary city and continues to protect your immigrant communities. >> women's day dates back to 1909 when the first celebration took place in new york city. it ne technically falls on march 8th, but they held the rally over the weekend instead. this is a bald eagle taking care of two chicks at san bernardino national forest. they hatched near big bear lake and are a sign of something much bigger. recent canvassing found a total of 15 bald eagles. once on president brink of extinction in the united states, it's enjoyed a resurgence over the past several decades.
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>> they grow into their looks. it's great to see. >> we're coming back with a full 90 minutes of news with a proposal that means paying a fee to drive into downtown san francisco. >> what we're expecting from the white house when it comes to guns and school safety. we're having a better day. we'll leave up weather and traffic up so you're in the know as you head out the door.
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this monday, march 12th. reggie aqui is off today. i'm matt keller filling in. >> yeah. thanks. mike, it's a little soupy out there. >> definitely have fog around the bay and the coast. eventually, it will turn into scattered showers today. steadier rain tonight and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. that's why we have a 1 on the storm impact scale. it will be breezy overnight as well. right now, everything is quiet. let's jump into the 12-hour planner. low to mid-50s. definitely milder this morning than yesterday morning. we'll hit the mid to upper 60s p the showers developing at 4:00 in time for the evening commute and get more widespread and heavier heading towards 7:00. we'll take a look at that coming
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up. let's see if alexis has more good news. >> things continue to improve in oakland. if you weren't with us early this morning, we had a full closure of 880 at 23rd due to downed power lines. everything opened back up about 20 minutes ago. a little stop-and-go traffic remains northbound. we had a crash northbound 880 at 66 in the two right lanes. that's pushed off to the shoulder there. things looking better there. everything else is filling in. we'll check the slow spots coming up in less than ten. a heartbreaking loss this morning. a tribute is growing for the three people shot and killed inside a veterans facility in yountville. a memorial will take place march 19th. jennifer golick tells us she was an amazing smart woman. she leaves behind a husband and 7-year-old daughter. jennifer gonzalez was nearly 7 months pregnant. her husband said that she will,
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quote, always be remembered for her unconditional love and incredibly giving heart. jennifer and her two colleagues died doing the work they were passionate about. >> chris tone loeber. reporter amy hollyfield is live with more. amy? >> reporter: good morning, matt. it is moving to see all of the tributes left here at the entrance of the veterans home here in yountville. you can see where people are sharing their love for the victims and their grief through notes, candles and flowers. one of the shooting victims, christine loeber, was planning to host a friend from half moon bay for the weekend. .friend waited for hours on christine's doorstep wondering where she was. she eventually learned of the hostage situation and christine's death. instead, she spent the weekend deal with ting with the loss. >> surreal.
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crushing. just taking it hour by hour. we're just trying to do what we can for the family and think about all the energy and light she brought to her job and her friendships and the world. >> reporter: three women who worked at the pathway home were killed friday by a man who had been treated at the center. he also killed himself. counselors have been brought in to help employees deal with their grief. pathway home will remain closed indefinitely. a memorial service has been planned for next monday, march 19th, right here aught the veterans home. reporting live in yountville, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. thank you, amy. if you'd like to pay tribute to the women, head to our abc 7 facebook page and share this badge. we've posted how you can help families of the victims and the pathway home on our website, abc7news.com. it's 5:34 now. new details involving a deadly officer involved shooting near the macarthur b.a.r.t. station.
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it happened at 40th street near market. they arrived on the skeep last night because of a report of a man down in the street. they requested backup. police say that the officers who arrived on scene were not wearing uniforms. but saw the man was armed. they gave him, quote, verbal commands, but police say the man did not comply and they shot him. he died at the scene. the trump administration will unveil a plan this morning to increase school safety. it includes addressing the mental health system, improving security at the nation's schools but does not mention raising the minimum age to buy a gun. president trump made day statement that it's common sense to raise the age to 21. the nra and many members of gop oppose that proposal and the plan doesn't have it. one official tried to say otherwise. >> for certain firearms, again, there's going to be recommendations to states, a task force, that will be a kpoen ept of it, raising the age.
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>> that component calls for a commission to examine the issue of raising the age. one senator called it an insult to the victims of gun violence. president trump is set to visit california tomorrow. it is his first trip here since taking office. his main stop will be in san diego. the president will get an up close look at the -- los angeles here will be a fundraiser that will cost $250,000. students and faculty rallying for a freeze on tuition. the systems are considering tuition hikes. they need to make up for the lack of funds in governor brown's budget. state coffers are flush and there's no need to raise the price of an education they say. check out if you're driving through emeryville. check out the fog heading
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towards the maze. the headlights are there. it's also thick across the north bay. novato. look at that. down to 3/4 of a mile. same thing in petaluma. sebastopol, guerneville, it hasn't made it to santa rosa. it is start to go go across 37. over towards american canyon where it's 44 iet now and napa about 50. we have fog along the coast also. watch out at half moon bay. it's 49 in san carlos and also in san francisco. 48 in lafayette. 53 in tracy. we've got 51 in newark and 54 in san jose. in fact, here it is. 280 at 17, it's pretty clear there right now. fog for the roads this morning and then showers for the evening commute. the showers will touch more of us than the fog is impacting this morning. the evening commute could be a little tougher. i'll have more in less than seven minutes. mass transit, cool to mild for the most part. a foggy ferry ride this morning. here we are in the afternoon
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hours. you can see, mild temperatures from 63 at half moon bay to 70 in antioch and san jose. here's a look at the east bay shore. 54 this morning at 8:00. mostly cloudy, 63 at noon to 66 at 4:00. our best chance at getting wet after 5:00 and continuing through 8:00. peninsula, 53 this morning. mid-60s at noon. 67 in the afternoon hours. our best chance of getting wet at 8:00 this evening through the overnight hours. i'll have a look at that when we come back. next, i'll show you what happens tonight when the temperatures in the low to mid-50s. notice the green and the orange and the yellow. that is moderate rain for the morning commute. >> this morning, closure of 880, fog. i can't imagine what tomorrow will be like with the rain. it's going to be a busy week for both of us. >> buckle up. thought we would have an easy morning this morning. it didn't turn out that way. things are improving. dofrnt sound like the rest of the week will be calm. things are looking better in the central valley as well.
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we did have wood debris in the left center lane. they were able to get that cleared. definitely heavy on to tracy this morning. 11 and 16 miles an hour. it's certainly feeling like a monday here. also, a lot of fog rolling into the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights officially on at 5:20 this morning. drive times, they haven't been too bad. another eight on walnut creek to 13. westbound 580 to dublin, that's in the red just under an hour. you're at 56 minutes. thanks alexis. would you pay to drive into downtown stran? >> the cars to enter downtown. the bill would allow cities to implement a so-called go zone. supporters say that the zones will reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. money from the go zones could possibly go to b.a.r.t. and muni
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and it could be heard as soon as next monday. the city of san jose removed the christopher columbus statue from inside of city hall. the mercury news reports the statue will be relocated now to the italian american heritage foundation. the city council voted in january to give the italian american community the opportunity to find a statue a new home. a group called brown berets of san jose started a petition to move it saying that columbus committed genocide against native americans. coming up, imagine making six figures for something you do on the side. we'll meet expert side hustlers in the bay area. in the bay area. a trip to mars may b
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it's 5:43 on this monday. let's look around the state. mid to upper 70s in sacramento and fresno. it's going to be dry in the s r sierra today but it changes. the winter storm starts tomorrow. 3 feet possible in some localized areas. the best time to head up there is before 1:00 tomorrow afternoon because look at this. by 8:00 wednesday morning, we're already looking at a foot to 2 feet of snow in some areas. we'll add a couple of more
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inches heading to 5:00. but as we look at i very quiet lake tahoe this morning, we have more moderate snow for thursday and friday tapering to snow showers saturday and finally sunday it's going to be quiet. really trying to get this miracle march squeezed in. the pilot of a helicopter that crashed into new york city's east river now thinks he had engine failure. all five passengers on board died. let me show you these images. the flight was chartered for a photo shoot where they took photos with the doors open. these are pictures taken of the helicopter shortly before it went down. >> the cell phone video shows the final seconds, the helicopter crashing into the water. >> heard something and we -- we looked back at the water and there was something floating on the water. >> we were all calling 911.
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bee didn't see or hear anything. we saw the yellow raft and then someone on top of it. >> crash happened yesterday. this morning ntsb is sending a team to determine what caused that helicopter to go down. very active investigation this morning under way. the pilot was treated and released from the hospital. the only survivor. matt. >> thank you, jessica. pilot is expected to survivor after a small plane crashed in western sonoma county. video shot from highway camera. >> the chp helicopter crew rushed them to santa rosa mo memorial hospital. joseph receiver turned 101 years old this past thursday. yesterday, he received a surprise gift as a present. the key to the city. his granddaughter felt he deserved recognition.
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after the honor, he had a small request that shouldn't be too difficult to accommodate. >> if they can let me in city hall, i'd be a wonderful. >> let's get that key to work for city hall. he has 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 14 great, great grandchildren. >> wow. we all know the bay area is expensive and many have picked up a side hustle to help pay the bills. some have taken it to a whole new level. one mom made more than six figure this is a year. i met savannah in ba row zoe. she spends six hours a day looking for items that are cheap and posts them on posh mark. in a year and a half, she's made $115,000. savannah told me how she became a power seller. >> really just wanted to sell some things from my closet. because i gained almost 100 pounds when i had my twins. my body was not the same.
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my foot grew a full size, my jeans three sizes. >> that's how it happened for her. >> another side hustler is mark ferguson. he delivers food through door dash. both mark and savannah both say to make a side hustle successful, you have to put in the work but they do it for their kid. they're doing it with best tips for success. we've posted all the details on abc7news.com. you can learn from their biggest successes and failures as well. >> you have to find out what doesn't work, right? >> i have a lot of clothes to get rid of. >> i have a friend who sells a lot of her clothes on posh mark as well. she does very well. >> got to have a fashion sense. i don't feel our old clothes would sell. unless you like kirkland from costco. >> i have sweat shirts from college. they still fit, which is nice. i won't go into the clothes my wife has. let's move on. >> don't talk about shoes, mike. >> no, the shoes aren't the
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problem. it's the lack of space for my suits that's -- never mind. let's move on. we've got a storm track out there. it's a very active pattern with waves of showers. that will bring us a chance of thunderstorms, hail and snow down to 3,000 feet by the time this low moves out, which will start saturday. so we've got five days to deal with this. looking south on 101. you will head into fog ags you get down a little deeper towards the golden gate bridge and north towards novato. that's my first thing on the accuweather highlights. p.m. showers and breezy. steadier rain and faster winds and heavier rain and thunderstorms in the extended forecast. you can see the gray, the mixture of clouds and fog. we'll have a little bit sunshine early and the clouds will thicken after lunch. you can see the light to moderate, the greens, the yellows, the showers at 4:00. and spreading the getting more numerous towards 7:00. if you have evening plans, just know that they'll possibly get wet no matter where you are.
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4:00 tomorrow morning, steadier light to moderate rain moves in and takes over the bay area during the morning commute and transfers to showers and possible thunderstorms as we head towards tomorrow afternoon. snow level way too high for us to worry about it. let take a look at the rainfall totals during the evening hours. you can see wet weather everywhere by 7:00. you can see it really picks up overnight and tomorrow. look at the green starting to encroach. that's an inch of rain. we'll have a half inch to an inch tuesday evening in most neighborhoods. a 2, moderate on the storm. then another rainy day. but only lighter for friday. that was a lot to talk about. so does alexis. >> no kidding. i'm headed back to 880 in oakland where we had downed power wires. those are clear. but we've got a couple other problems in the same area. northbound 880 at 66th avenue. we have reports of yet another crash. our third issue of the morning by the coliseum.
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that is possibly blocking one. right lanes. we had another crash about 20 minutes ago saying that was clear. i'm not sure if that's related or something new. chp getting reports on the southbound side of 880 near 29th. a little further north. if i were you, i would stick to 580. south bay, pretty quiet. northbound -- you're slowly starting to fill in. but no issues for you. we'll take a look at drive times. >> elon musk says spacex is getting closer to completing a mission to mars. we're a year away from taking steps towards it. the spacex founder and ceo says that his spaceship will take short test flights by the first half of next year. people got to look at the future. abc 7 news at pier 48 for world's fair nano yesterday. it featured futuristic talks and
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>> announcer: today's storm is level 1. keep an umbrella handy. >> track the storm any time on the abc 7 news app. download it now. all right. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. i want to focus more on wednesday and thursday because that is going to be the stronger storm right now. as light to moderate rain precipitates thunderstorms that will develop wednesday into thursday. now, these thunderstorms will bring colder air in. the snow level will drop down to 3,000 feet. that means that hail is going to be possible and the gusts could get to 45 miles per hour wednesday into thursday with this 2, moderate storm. >> we're preparing, thank you, mike. you can now buy a home on amazon. the site listed a shipping container house that can be
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delivered right now. look at the photos. this square foot space, it includes a bedroom, shower, toilet, sink, kitchenette, living area and heat ago and cooling. you can get it for $36,000 plus 3800 for the shipping. .company that built the house says that the container homes offer a fast, ecofriendly approach to construction. you've probably seen people riding this 'em in the area. e-bicycles. it will travel farther than any competitors. you're looking at video from belfast. it's broken a record by going 228 miles on one charge. belfast's founder says we did in the cycle industry what elon musk did for the automobile industry. the e-bicycle will sell for $3,000 once it hits the market. all right. you may want one of those today to get through the monday morning commute. not been an easy one. here's a look at walnut creek. southbound 680, a trail of brake lights approaching highway 24.
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no blocking incidents for you. but we're seeing things crank up to full volume here. a quick check of drive times for bridges. westbound 580, richmond-san rafael bridge, you look great at 7 minutes. the san mateo bridge, 13 minutes. dumb barton bridge. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> thank you, alexis. i want to jump ahead to wednesday morning. by the end of the commute, 2/3 of an inch of rain. as we head towards thursday morning, at the end of that, 3/4 of an inch of rain. traditionally our drier spot. more than an inch to 2 inches heading into the north bay by thursday morning. by friday, we'll start pushing an inch and a half in the south bay to more than 2 inches in the north bay. and then, just some widely scattered showers friday night into saturday. those not much of an uptick in
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the rainfall totals. we've got a super soaker coming over about a five-day period. i hope you're ready for it. thank you, mike. next at 6:00, concern for hundreds much fertility patients here in the bay area. a malfunction is putting their eggs and embryos at risk.
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this monday, march 12th. it's almost 6:00 a.m. not 5:00 a.m. hopefully, you understand you have to be up an hour earlier this morning. reggie aqui is off this morning. >> don't miss work today. >> don't miss work today. >> minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> let's jump into that storm impact scale for today.
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a 1. you step outside, you're like wait a minute, it's not raining yet. that's right. it's going to rain later on during the afternoon and evening commute. this morning, we're dealing with some fog. i'll show you that in a second. it's going to get breezy with gusts at 45 miles per hour. we'll have rain turning to showers. low along the coast. high of 37 across the north bay. that's supposed to be the golden gate bridge. that looks like walnut creek. my accuweather 12-hour planner, low 60s at the coast. we're hitting the mid to upper 60s. showers hit at 4:00. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. taking a look at the roads here. we're a lot better off than two hours ago. we have power lines down on 880 that resulted in a full closure in both directions for over an hour. everything is back open now. we're looking at mostly green traveling conditions. we have a crash at 880 and

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