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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 66. not much of a delay. it must be off on the right
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shoulder by now. debris reported past state route 238. that's stop and go as well. the bay bridge toll plaza and the metering lights on at 5:20 this morning. we'll look at drive times coming up next. heartbreaking news for fertility patients. a freezer malfunction may have affected their eggs and embryos. >> they're still waiting to hear if they're okay. alyssa harrington is live at pfc in san francisco. alyssa? >> reporter: that's pfc behind me where thousands of women freeze their eggs in hopes of having a baby. for many, that dream could be over. it suffered a liquid nitrogen failure back on march 4th. this compromised a tank storing thousands of embryos. the lab director noticed the problem during a routine check. dr. herbert, the president of pfc, sent a letter to patients
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letting them know about a very unfortunate incident. >> the nitrogen level in the tank was very low. that meant an emergency filling which began immediately. >> it came as a shock. you put so much faith in the process. >> reporter: katie miller is one of about 400 patients who received that letter. she's undergoing fertility treatments at pfc now hoping for her third child. now, on pfc's website, i found a section that describes how they monitor these tanks that hold the embryos. there are sensors that monitor every piece of equipment with an alert system that will call doctors over and over again p on their phones even in the middle hf the night if they detect a problem. it's unclear what happened in this case. reporting live in san francisco, alyssa harrington, abc 7 news. that is the question. thank you, alyssa. a similar mishap happened on the same day at a clinic in cleveland, ohio.
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the problem with the liquid nitrogen cooling system might have compromised 2,000 eggs and embryos there and heartbroken patients plan to sue. >> it's beyond devastating. it's like a spiritual emotional physical loss. >> what i had is gone. there's no way to recreate it. >> at this point we do not know the viability of all of the stored eggs and embryos, although we do know some have been impacted. >> university hospital braus in outside experts to see what went wrong. they'll determine if the eggs and embryos are viable. they must be fully thawed. they cannot be refrozen. if you are a patient and are worried you may be affected, you're asked to go we have the number and more at one. women killed friday in yountville, maura turner was
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college friends with christine loeber, the executive director the pathway home. the program is aimed to help veterans with ptsd. turner said loeber felt that was her calling in the world. she remembers her friend as caring and selfless. a public memorial is set for next monday. the future of the pathway home remains unclear. the home is closed indefinitely. the six pathway residents are staying at hotels in napa county while officials discuss how to move forward. it's unclear how the shooter got around personnel on the property. the facilities board member are criticizing. emergency protocols and screenings in place for incoming patients. we're learning more details about what happened. >> albert wong told them he was ache angry at staff members and wanted to get back at them. he was asked to leave after being found with knives two weeks ago. wong's brother told the press democrat, quote, whatever happened out there, he didn't say he was going to shoot
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anybody. he said he wanted to get back at them, yell at them. a local list of resources for veterans and families on our website. go to action to find your ally. you can also help the families of the victims. links to a go fund me page can be found at happening today, warriors head coach steve kerr will join ro khanna and take part in a town hall meeting and speak with students. it starts at 3:45 this afternoon. kerr is an outspoken advocate for gun control. his father malcolm was president of the american university of beirut. malcolm kerr was shot to death by jihadists in 1984. an 18-year-old man is facing two felony counts, including dui after police say he hit four people. police tell us they were called to fourth street and birkwood
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avenue early sunday morning. the suspect hit four people standing outside of a restaurant. all have significant injuries. they are expected to survive. first sent us pictures of the car of the suspect and he was found by a canine dog hiding in bushes nearby. he was first taken to the hospital. officers later learned he was under the influence of alcohol. an end may be in sight. new details about when the massive transbay project in san francisco may be finished. there are plenty of great locations to go camping in the bay area. this is not one of them. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. check it out. 90, 1010, 90, 100, 70. that's how many of us will receive rain in the first five days of the traditional workweek. all five days. it's going to be a a tough week. i'll map it out for you coming up. looking outside with abc 7 news now. yep, it's monday at the toll plaza. keeping you up to date on
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emeryville. look at that. the maze, the bay bridge toll plaza starting to get really thick with fog. that's going to hang around through at least 9:00. here's a look at emeryville. you can see it's still very thick there. you're going to be doing yard work, this is the best day. it's the driest day. when the showers and the storm doors opens. exercising, wet this evening, best chance to do it this evening. morning fog and showers this afternoon. maybe you can get some time in there in between. temperatures run from 63 at half moon bay, antioch and san jose at 70. even more showers heavier with the yellows and the orange. moderate showers coming in tonight and another mild night with low to upper 50s. we'll take an hour by hour look at this storm coming up. >> it's been pretty busy. incidents to talk about this morning. here's a new one. westbound 80 past highway 4 in the hercules area. we have a two-car crash. one is off on the shoulder. the other vehicle sitting in the slow lane, the far right lane.
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heavy traffic through that interchange. quick check of drive times. overau overall, not terrible. 21 minutes westbound apartment yok to concord. golden gate actually looking better visibilitywise. you're back in the green at 16 minutes. >> alexis, thank you. we have new details about the transbay transit center. a final completion date is reportedly -- according to the examiner, the contractor will be done june 15th. no official start date yet. but officials expect it to be june 15th and august. once it's open, the transit center will be bringing them together in one location. there will be a five-story building. retail pop-up spaces and a park. >> an update on a popular mu igs who collapsed during a performance. >> hobey is a happy dog but there's a strong warning behind this cute picture. as we head to break, we're
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>> announcer: today's storm is level 1. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track the storm any time on the abc 7 news app. download it now.
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one enterprising person found a way to beat.housing crisis by camping on the roof of the antioch amtrak station. police were alerted about the tent last week and after investigating, called in an unsafe rooftop camp. the camper is a transient who has taken his yellow tent elsewhere. >> the san francisco fire department is remind egg dog owners to keep an eye on their pets. another dog got stuck. they tweeted out a picture of hobey, the dog surrounded by rescuers yesterday. firefighters say dog owners need to be aware of the cliffs. keep your dogs on a leash if you are not sure. >> san mateo officials are warning about an aggressive mountain lion in pesce der owe. >> they heard their small pet yelp and the animal not seen since. although there's -- >> they've recently seen reports of an aggressive lion.
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>> rallied to highlight the value of making others feel welcome at school and to prevent young people from feeling isolated. abc 7 news was at lake merritt when a group shared a message of inclusion, friendship and love. the students say sometimes all it takes is saying hello. organizers believe ending social isolation can reduce violence at schools. 6:16 now. more than 500 guests packed ft. mason for a great cause to help give children an opportunity to attend a life changing camp. the art inspiring hope -- i was honored to emcee the event with the i-team's dan noyes saturday night. we got in on some of the fun. >> that is an official camp chant. abc 7 news is proud to be a long-time supporter of camp okaiye xu. >> you emceed a lot of those events. >> so much fun. for such a good cause. it was a record crowd on saturday night. i cannot think of a better way
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to spend a saturday. >> very cool. we're talking about a bad week for camping. >> unless you have a cabin. if you have a tent, not so much. yeah, the wind will be a little brisk. and the storms will be a little heavy at times. here's a look at the golden gate bridge. want to start off with good news. the winds have blown away the fog away from the golden gate bridge. it's moving to other areas. we'll show you that in a second. >> area of low pressure is going to sit there and spin and slowly work its way towards us and sit on top of us for about six or seven days and bring us constant chances of rain. here's a look at some of that fog blowing into the east bay right now and up towards novato and along highway 37. fog to showers. morning to afternoon. mild highs today thanks to a light breeze until those showers start to develop this afternoon. then the breezes pick up. we'll have steady rain for tomorrow's morning commute and even faster breezes and then a
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stronger storm for wednesday and to thursday. let's go through the hour by hour. clouds, you can see the gray out there and you can see holes in it. there will be a little bit of sunshine, especially in the east bay and south bay in the morning hours. then the clouds will thicken during the afternoon hours and you can see the scattered showers developing. mainly light. there's a few pockets of yellow out there. those get more numerous heading through the evening commute and so does the widespread nature of the rain. heading to tomorrow at 4:00, you can see all of that. that's going to be around the entire morning commute. then it will transition over to showers and even some thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon and evening hours. lightning and hail possible. snow, no. not yet. so during the evening commute, by 7:00, everybody wet. tomorrow morning, you'll be driving in the rain most likely everywhere. then you can see some of the green showing up by tomorrow evening. that's the one-inch rains. that's just the beginning. look at this. we've got a 2 for wednesday and
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thursday. snow levels dropping down to around 3,000 feet. then another day of wet weather friday. but at least a little bit lighter. here's alexis. good morning, mike. we have had quite a few issues this morning and a new one popped up in the fremont area. let take you to southbound 680. just before you get to mission boulevard. we've got a new crash blocking one lane right now. they are calling dpfor a tow trk to the scene. we are seeing slight delays. not a terrible backup but one i will keep my oon i. a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. foggy here as well. the metering lights on for about an hour now. typical delays through the maze and visibility issues as well. drive times, we've got a couple slow spots. we'll talk about those in less than ten. thank you, alexis. the smart train ridership revenues are right on track, so to speak. the agency has collected over $1.7 million in fares.
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that comes to about $73,000 a week. the marin ij reports that the system has to make $68,000 to meet its weekly budget. sonoma marin rail transit is expected to expand. iheart radio music awards. >> ed sheeran won and taylor swift won female artist of the year and cart i b took home best new artist and hip hop artist. there was activism as well. a student who survived the florida shooting invited him to join them for a march. >> we're tired of nothing being done to make the necessary changes to prevent this tragedy from happening again. school is a place where we should feel safe. if those elected to represent us won't do what's right to keep us safe, we'll be too loud to
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ignore. students will take to the streets next weekend. representatives for tim mcgraw say the singer will be fine after he collapsed on stage. his wife, faith hill says her husband was super dehydrated and made the decision that he was not to go back on the stage in dublin. mcgraw was perform in the uk, performed friday night in london and sat night in glasgow. what's to stop the increase of college tuition. new hope for a species once on the brink of extinction. first rob marciano has a look ahead. good morning. coming up on gma, the investigation right now into that deadly helicopter crash in new york city. gio benitez is live from the scene with the latest this morning. >> also ahead, tom brady is here live talking his family, super live talking his family, super bowl lii and what the
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. we're back at 6:24 on a monday. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. i want to touch upon wednesday and thursday. the storm will be the strongest. 2 moderate on storm impact scale. light to moderate rain. but the thunderstorm chance is going to increase and so is the possibility of hail and snow and the breezes will be gusting to 45 miles per hour.
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hi everyone. brand new this morning. governor jerry brown has a message for president trump ahead of his visit to san diego tomorrow. he says take another look at california and the contributions of immigrants to our state. he released a new letter this morning. he put it out on twitter. i want to show you here and go ahead and zoom in on my computer so you can see some of it, the governor says prosperity is not built on isolation. quite the opposite. california thrives because we're welcoming immigrants and innovators from across the globe. he then goes on to remind president trump that california is the sixth largest economy in the world. governor brown then urges president trump to visit the central valley mentioning fresno and madeira and says that in california, we're building bridges, metaphorically and literally. back to you, matt. >> thanks, jessica. check this out. this is a bald eagle taking care of two chicks in the san bernardino national forest.
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it was near big bear lake and are a sign of something bigger. canvassing found a total of 15 bald eagles. once on the brink of extinction in the united states, the iconic bird enjoyed a resurgence. a controversial statue official i needs a new home. >> the friend of one of the victims killed is telling us more about her as the investigation continues this morning. we're getting details about what president trump is proposing today when it comes to guns and school safety. plus, a plane crash overnight in nepal making international headlines. dozens are dead. i will have the latest on the rescue operation still under way right now. we just got a new commuter alert in. we're hearing that ace rail, ace we're hearing that ace rail, ace 1 is currently stopped due to a
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sleep as well as you possibly could on a normal sunday night. thanks for joining us. reggie is off. he gets to scleep leep in. >> he just tweeted out. why are you up? >> still awake or -- >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> mother nature -- saw sunshine. pretty comfortable both days. today she starts to -- drop the hammer on us really. that's the only thing to say. the next five days we've got rain. it's kind of light and starts with scattered showers. it becomes heavier tonight. going to be breezy tonight. the showers will turn to thunderstorms tomorrow. so it's going to be a 1 on the impact scale. here's a quick look at live doppler 7. it is dry other than the fog out there and about. we'll show you more of that in the next weather hit. first, i want to tell you how to plan out the day. you'll need umbrellas. especially by the end of the commute. the showers will spread and
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develop. comfortable during lunch. low to upper of 60s at 4:00. upper 50s to 60s. still comfortable at 7:00. how about that commute, alexis? >> i have a note for commuters this morning. we're hearing from ace rail that ace 1 is currently stopped between fremont and great america due to a vehicle strike. we called the spokesperson and they didn't have many details yet. we're standing by for more information. not sure how serious it is or if there will be delays impacting the later trains. i did just check the tracker. ace 3 and 5 still listed as on time. keeping an eye on that one. couple of situations on the road. still have a crash blocking the two right lanes. things stacking up towards the car keen as bridge. next traffic update at 6:40. a tribute is growing for the people shot and killed inside of a veterans facility in yountville. a memorial will take place on march 19th.
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jennifer golick has a therapist. her brother told us she was an amazing, smart woman and her family is devastated. she leaves behind a husband and 7-year-old daughter. jennifgenerajennifer gonzala was 7 months pregnant and she will be remembered for unconditional love and incredibly giving heart. he says they died doing the work they were passionate about. >> jennifer loeber dedicated hir life to helping vaeterans heal. amy hollyfield is live with more. >> reporter: it's not going to be a typical monday morning here at the veterans home. just look at the entrance. it's turned into a memorial for the victims where people have been leaving flowers and candles in honor of their memory. christine loeber is one of the three women who was killed. we caught up with a friend of hers yesterday planning to spend the weekend with christine. she came to town from half moon
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bay. instead, she spent the weekend talking about christine's life and mourning her loss. >> she wouldn't each know how many people adored her, friends of friends of friends who are pouring out grief on social media because they remember her and loved her just from knowing her and seeing her maybe once a year. she had that effect. she was remarkably generous in every way. a rare person. >> reporter: three women who worked at pathway home at the veterans home were killed frida% by a man who had been treated here at the centerment pathway home will remain closed indefinitely. counselors will be here today to help anyone who needs to talk. employees are also working on planning a memorial service for their co-workers set for next monday here at 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 facebook
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page where you can share this badge. we've posted how you can help families of the victims and the pathway home on our website. 6:34. we have new details involving a deadly officer involved shooting near the macarthur b.a.r.t. station. firefighters arrived on scene shortly after 6:15 last night because there was a report of a man down in the street. the man had a gun and requested backup. the officers who arrived on scene were not wearing uniforms but saw the man was armed. they gave him 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 to increase school safety. it includes improving security at the nation's schools but doesn't mention raising the minimum age to buy a gun. president trump made a statement on camera saying that it's common sense to raise the age to 21. the nra vigorously opposed that.
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one white house official tried to talk about it otherwise. >> there are certain firearms, there's going to be recommendations to states, a task force. that will be a component of it, raising the age. >> that calls for the creation of a new federal commission on school safety to raise the purchase age. one called the plan an insult to victims much gun violence. i want to jump in here. because president trump is responding this morning trying to clarify what is happening with his gun bill. he was tweeting a few moments ago. saying strong improvement and strengthening of background checks will be fully backed by white house legislation moving forward. going on to say bump stocks will soon be out and then only minutes later also sending out this tweet saying on age limit. 18 to 2 is age limits, watching court cases and ruling before acting. things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political
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support. we'll keep monitoring the situation and let you know if anything else develops from the white house. the ntsb will be in new york city to find out what caused this helicopter crash in the east river. five people died there. the pilot was the only one who survived. that pilot thinks that he had engine failure. >> he heard something and -- we heard something. >> horrific crash. >> we looked back at the water and something was floating on the water. >> we were all calling 911. we didn't see or hear anything. then we saw the yellow raft and someone on top of it. >> the flight was chartered by liberty helicopters. this is their third crash in the past 11 years. a pilot is expected to survive after a small plane crash in western sonoma county. you're looking at video shot from a highway patrol helicopter. firefighters freed the 73-year-old man from a small plane yesterday. chp helicopter crew then rushed him to santa rosa memorial hospital. you're never more than seven
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minutes away from your accuweather forecast. wanted to look at the bay bridge toll plaza. look at the fog just flowing from north to south across there. so be careful. it's going to be around during the entire morning commute. now that the sun comes up an hour later, it's going to take an hour longer for it to work on the fog and dissipate. if you're waking up in the south bay, mostly cloudy conditions. you're seeing stars, no doubt. temperatures in the upper 40s to mid-50s like around santa teresa. san jose 54. our cool spot, saratoga and campbell, 47 degrees. 49 in san francisco. san carlos, 48. half moon bay. novato and livermore at 47 right now. lafayette, danville at 51. here's a look at the san mateo bidge. a lot of the fog hasn't made it over there yet. fog and showers. that's what you have to deal with. morning and afternoon commute. i put caution on there. mass transit, cool to mild. this afternoon, you'll have showers. maybe you could put caution there.
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foggy on the ferries this morning. possibly wet this afternoon. caution again. 48 to 52 degrees. but slow down around the schools. more than normal because of the fog and the bus stops. hard to see the kids there. already mild at 11:00 and dry. low to mid-60s. look at the showers in the afternoon hours. only 60 at the coast. here's a look at the high temperatures today. 63 there you go in half moon bay. the 730s around antioch and san jose. everybody else in between. check it out. look at that. yellows and oranges. a stronger push of showers moves in tonight. there's a slight chance that there may be lightning and thunder with that. temperatures will be mild once again and the mainly mid to upper 50s. so this morning, we've had fog. you've had road closures or highway closures. tomorrow we're going to have puddles and rain coming downside ways. welcome to monday and tuesday. >> it's going to be a very busy
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week for you and i and everyone else. >> if you are taking east rail. we have reports that ace 1 is currently stopped between fremont and great america due to a vehicle strike. we're working really hard to get more information on this. does sound like initial reports are that everyone on the train is okay. not sure about the vehicle if there was anyone in it. as soon as we have that confirmed, we'll pass that along to you. ace 3 and 5 are still being reported as on time. i've got to think that will change because likely this will not clear that quickly. we are launching sky 7 and hopefully we'll have a better idea of how serious this crash is. a quick check of the roads here. northbound 880. starting to really cause some delays. 580 the better choice there. certainly delays there. not caused by an incident. a live look at southbound 680. next update in less than ten. right now, a bigate on apd
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dead uly plane crash in the country of nepal overnight. i've been following this story throughout the morning. a death toll continues to grow. unfortunately now, 49 people confirmed dead. there are also injuries and people being treated right now. there's a rescue effort under way. total of 71 people on board when it went down. the plane crashed. it also caught on fire. it made the rescue efforts difficult this morning. the u.s. bengal i flight was flying to nepal. i have seen reports that the other 22 people have survived and are hospitalized. i have no word on the extent of injuries and whether they're expected to survive. still a fluid situation, back to you. the city of san jose removed the christopher columbus statue from inside of city hall over the weekend. the controversial statue will be
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relocated now to the italian american heritage foundation. the city council voted to give the community the opportunity to find the statue a new home. a group called the brown berets started a petition to move t st. columbus committed genocide on native americans. we're playing a game of would you rather this morning. would you rather pay to drive in downtown san francisco or drive in gridlock? >> we'll update in real time on the screen. we're asking you this because paying to drive downtown to ease traffic could become a reality. that story in a few moimts. making six figures for something you do on the side. we're going to meet expert side hustlers in the bay area. going to the moon was so last century, right?
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1:00 tomorrow afternoon through 5:00 wednesday, heavy snow above 4,000 feet. 1 to 2 feet most likely. 3 feet possible. this is just what the first storm this week. you'll want to leave before the evening commute tomorrow. by 9:00, we're looking at 4 to 8 inches on the roads. it jinusgt k up through 5:00 wednesday. in fact, we've got even heavier snow coming in as we look at fog over lake tahoe this morning. the heavier snow is thursday and friday. >> thank you, mike. heartbreaking news for potentially hundreds of fertility patients. a freezer malfunction at pacific fehr silt center may have affected their eggs and embryos. >> they're waiting to hear whether they're okay. alyssa harrington is live at pfc in san francisco. alyssa. >> reporter: the fertility clinic september out notices to hundreds of clients alerting them to an unfortunate incident. it happened about a week ago here at pacific fertility center
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in san francisco. in a letter, dr. karl herbert told patients that a piece of equipment lost liquid nitrogen for a brief period of time. it was compromised and hundreds of patients storing tissue in that tank may have been impacted. >> we're not saying the tissue is lost. yes, it may be affected and we have to acknowledge that. our hopes are that it will be minimal impact. >> reporter: the problem was discovered during a routine inspection, at least 400 patients received that letter. dr. herbert said that they did order a third alarm system to prevent this type of thing from happening again. reporting live in san francisco, alyssa harrington, abc 7 news. alyssa, thank you. a similar problem happened on the same day at a fertility clinic in cleveland, ohio. the problem with the liquid nitrogen cooling system might have compromised 2,000 eggs and embryos there. university hospital brought in outside experts to see what went
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wrong. some patients, though, plan to sue. happening today, a coalition of legislators, students and faculty have a freeze on college tuition. both the university of california and the california state university 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. possible summit meeting between kim jong-un and president trump is making global headlines except in north >> a spokesman for the unification ministry said there's been no official response from the north korean government. officials in south korea say they've been in the dark as well. now the morning money report. >> the bay area is expensive. many of us picked up a side hustle to pay the bills.
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one mom made more than six figures in a year. meet her. she spends six hours a day six days a week looking for clothing to sell for cheap, rather, buy for cheap and resell them on the app posh mark. she's made $115,000. this is how she became a power seller. >> wanted to sell things from my closet. i gained almost a hundred pounds when i had my twins and i lost it. my body was not the same. my foot grew a size. my jeans three sizes. >> a tech worker in the south bay spends about 20 hours a week delivering food through door dash. he made $16,000 in a year. mark and savannah say you have to put in the work, but giving a better life to their kids is priceless. they're giving us their best tips for success. we have posted all of the details for you on black panther joined an elite class of movies. blockbuster is the 33rd movie to
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earn a billion dollars. not adjusted for inflation. it's starring a virtually all black cast. it's owned by our parent company disney. the new york stock exchange. trading gets under way. we're up 101 points right now. 25,437. elon musk says spacex is getting closer to completing its mission to mars. musk says we could be less than a year away from taking the first steps toward the red planet. at the south by southwest conference, the founder and ceo says the mars spaceships will be ready for test f half of next year. what role does location play. personal finance website, wallet hub released a report on the happiest cities in america. apparently, fremont is the best place to be. it ranks number one on the happiest cities list in the u.s. okay. bismarck, north dakota comes in
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at number 2. san jose rounds out the top three. a few other cities made the cut. san francisco, number 13. oakland, null 18. santa rosa ranks 22. what makes a city happy? apparently not just money. researchers seyi motion al and physical well-being, job satisfaction and commute time. have you n here with the quality of life. >> fremont seems to be high on the lists. >> what is it about fremont? >> what's the secret. would you rather pay to drive in downtown san francisco pour drive in gridlock for free? go to and tell us what you think. >> no registering or downloading. go to your phone. go to you can see it update in real-time on the bottom of your screen. here's why we're asking you this morning. the examiner reports a proposed state bill would allow the city to charge cars to enter downtown. if passed, some cities could implement their own congestion pricing. pilot pricing called go zones.
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senator weiner says the go zones would alleviate traffic and support other transportation systems. a bill could be heard as soon as next monday. see the results. >> you can see them there. 40% say they pay to drive in downtown san francisco. 60% say they'd drive in gridlock. >> i wonder if they say they're going to pay and get gridlock. >> i would pay -- if there's guaranteed no gridlock, i would pay. >> some of us don't have a choice. there is no mass transit for us to take. are you going to penalize us? >> these are fighting words from mike nicco. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> just trying to keep it real. have a voice for those who don't have a voice. >> have a car. >> hi everybody. let's go back to weather. look at the east bay hills. i want to look at it. top down at the fog. it's gripping the east bay shoreline this morning.
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it's going to go out there through 9:30, 10:00. we'll turn our attention to the area of low pressure that's this whirling dervish spinning its way towards us. it's bringing us waves of showers and cooler air with it. thunderstorms and hail and the lowering snow level as old man winter says. let's pump the brakes on spring. looks nice from emeryville. fog then showers and breezy this afternoon. steadier rain overnight. especially during the morning commute and the breezes will continue. heavier rain and thunderstorms on the way. 9:00 this morning, you see breaks in the cloud cover exploratorium. clouds increase and you can see by 3:00 or 4:00, light showers developing becoming moderate during the evening commute and embedded moderate showers been those smaller lighter ones. here's the steadier rain in the morning commute starting at 4:00. then turning over to showers by
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9:00. this is when we could have the first wave of thunderstorms during the afternoon, evening hours before the next stronger storm comes in wednesday. by 7:00, just about all of us having wet streets. tomorrow morning, for sure. we wake up with wet streets and getting wetter during the morning commute. the windshield wipers hopefully working well. half an inch in the south bay. 3/4 of an inch by the north bay. a 2 for wednesday and thursday. moderate storms will taper down to a 1 friday. by then, we could have a couple of inches of rain. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. we have a few more details on this situation with ace rail this morning. vehicle strike was reported about 30 minutes ago. ace 1 is currently stopped between fremont and great america. expect delays if you're taking any layered trains. per they said it happened right at auto mall parkway, the train struck a vehicle there. it is not a fatality. however, we don't know what the extent of the injuries are in
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that vehicle. police are on the scene and waiting for police to release that train. working on more information. but hopefully that's not going to be a serious long-term issue. before mission boulevard, also in the fremont area, good news, the p. it has cleared. residual delays remain. bay bridge toll plaza actually visibility has improved quite a bit. a lot of that fog spinning out over the last 30 minutes and of course, the metering lights are still on. thanks, alexis. people got a look at the future during a festival filled with technology. abc 7 news was at pier 48 for world's fair nano yesterday. it featured the latest in tech, few you are is particular talks and interactive art and what's believed to be future food. >> you get to try the best of what can be done. from flying drones to electric skateboards to solar-powered cars and hearing the future of quantum computing and the future of cities, the future of solar
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energy and beyond. >> the ultimate goal is to expand it into a six-month world's fair that millions attend. coming up next, the 7 things you need to know before you go. we're
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whether you're just joining are the seven things to know. rain is on the way. it will get you during the evening commute. before then, mild today. mid to upper 60s. number 2, we're looking live from sky 7 right now at emergency response to this vehicle strike. ace 1. ace train hit a vehicle on the tracks about 30 minutes ago. we have not gotten official word on injuries. expect delays on any of the later ace trains. number 3, friends and family processing the tragedy in yountville. an army veteran shot and killed three women at the veterans home on friday. a memorial is set for next monday. the pathway home is closed indefinitely. president trump defending his gun bill on twitter saying there's a strengthening of background checks and watching rulings on 18 to 21 age limit for guns before making changes. number 5, a freezer malfunction at pacific fertility
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center in san francisco may have compromised hundreds of eggs and embryos. patients are wait to go hear if their eggs and embryos were affected. the head of the center, they're hoping for minimal impact. rally in sacramento to call for a freeze in college tuition today. students and family say they've been squeezed by recent increases. number 7, if still feeling tired after daylight saving time, take a nap. today is national napping day. studies show a 10 to 20-minute nap can combat fatigue, making you more energetic. if you're at work, tell them we told you it was okay to nap. tell your boss that. >> it's every day for me. >> absolutely. at what point is a two-hour nap just like sleeping? >> when your alarm wakes you up the next morning. >> sometimes mine wakes me up to tell me to go back to bed. i hate when that happens. i have an alarm that tells me to
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go to bed. the struggle is real. there's our good morning, america. breaking news. a tourist helicopter going down in new york's frigid east river. >> engine failure. >> you're coming up broken, say that one more time? >> it was a mayday call, laguardia. >> the pilot escapes. but all five passengers on board killed. as divers struggle to get them out of their harnesses. the helicopter flew right over the statue of liberty just before the accident. now the investigation this morning. we're live on the scene with the latest. winter storm warning. a new nor'easter brewing, the third in two weeks, heading for millions along the east coast after pummeling the south overnight. did he confess? the never-before-seen interview. >> i know the facts better than anyone. >> o.j. simpson's long-hidden tape, his hypothetical account of the murders of his ex-wife nicole brown simpson and ron goldman. abc news exclusive. five-time super bowl champio


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