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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. the national school walkout is underway in the bay area. sky 7 is live over oakland technical high school, one of hundreds of demonstrations locally in a day action to demand gun control and safe schools. thank you for joining us. the student-led demonstrations stem from the mass shooting in a parkland, florida high school a month ago today. 17 people were killed. let's begin live team coverage in the bay area with amy hollyfield live at james logan high school. >> reporter: good morning. they are still going here in union city. the students full of passion. some of the teachers teary-eyed.
they started spilling out of james logan high school before 10:00 this morning. organizers were hoping for a good turnout, but say this far exceeded their expectations. >> it does blow my mind. i mean, as we walked out, i saw the narrow line of people, and it just went on and on and on, and we came in here, and i had to continue to do the chants because there were so many people coming in. >> reporter: the seniors who planned this were up before dawn this morning, practicing speeches, and meeting with us to get the word out about why they are doing this. >> we want to be safe at school or worry about the possibility or potential of an armed intruder. >> this is not a political thing. this is our safety, like, it's at a school like florida that could happen to any of us. >> reporter: remembering the 17 people shot and killed in florida a month ago with a die-in, and they had posters with those victims' pictures and names. some teachers emotional watching
their students speak out for change. >> they are stepping up in a political, powerful, peaceful way, and i'm so proud of them. >> reporter: this is the largest high school in northern california, and the message these kids received from speakers today is to go home and e-mail their representatives and make sure they vote in november. live in union city, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. students on the peninsula are also marching for school safety. abc 7 news reporter matt keller has live coverage in palo alto, matt? >> reporter: it started as a l march, and now it's a rally. there's several schools here. you can see we probably got well over 1,000 students who are here holding signs, a passionate rally. this all started about 10:15. you can see the beginning of the
march here. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: that's video of students on middlefield road, walking out at 10:00 this morning. the city of the park let the public know students from several area high schools including menlo and sacred school were marching in they are raising awareness about school safety and gun violence. one posted a letter in the beginning of the month expecting students to remain on campus but could not prevent them from leaving. said if students left, they would be marked absent and would not ensure their safety. obviously, hundreds, if not more than a thousand students ignored that advice and are here at el camino park for the rally. looks like they'll be here for a while. looks like the rally's scheduled
to run through the afternoon. abc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. in san francisco, students of the arts walked out of class as well at 10:00 william. they were joined by the interim mayor, and the students join other san francisco unified students for a rally outside city hall. that rally is expected to be huge, and it starts in about a half hour. we thank everyone who reached out to us for walkouts in your schools. these are posts you shared with us. post pictures of your experience on social media usin using #walkoutbayarea, and we can feature them on air and online. students walking this morning are going home this afternoon may still get a little wet. meteorologist mike nicco has the forecast. more showers today? >> absolutely. it's a 1 on the storm impact scale. hi, every. it's 4 today for scatters showers, localized breezes, lightning and hail, and there's a thunderstorm right now in
south san ta rosa in the next five minutes. we got another shower almost a thunderstorm between half moon bay, and san mateo seeing that at 11:15. this is over the next six hours, numerous showers3:00. they are tapering and hanging around in the early evening hours. look for the rain. >> mike, thank you. more news now. it's breaking news. the pathway home is suspended operations indefinitely after a deadly shooting. the board of directors made that announcement an hour ago. the program was on the campus of veterans home of california. it serviced veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. three pathway home employees died in the shooting. a celebration of life will be held for dr. jennifer, dr. jennifer, and khristine loeber on march 19th. hoopening statements happeng
now in the woman accused of aiding and abetting her husband who killed 49 people in the nightclub in orlando, florida. prosecutors told jurors she helped her husband prepare for the massacre for weeks. defense attorneys portrayed her as a frightened battered wife abused for years. a spokesman for the family said they are relieved the trial is finally starting. ? she said that she was really looking forward to the jury hear ing the evidence because she knows a lot of things reported and leaked to the media have been untrue. >> the nightclub massacre happened in 2016. she could face life in prison. her husband, gunman, was killed in the shooting. this morning, san jose police are searching for a driver in a hit and run caught on camera. a 12-year-old girl was crossing the street when hit. thankfully, she's okay, but some find the video disturbing. we do want to warn you. it happened monday morning. you see the girl, started
walking after the light appears to turn green on north 17th street at east julien street, and you see that, the 12-year-old girlfuls hit and taken to the hospital. she is expected to recover. the car turning left did not yield and hit her. the driver stopped for a moment and took off. they described the driver as a woman in her 40s or 50s in a four-door toyota camry. anyone with information call the police. new developments after the freezer malfunction, a san francisco woman filed a lawsuit against pcf seeking compensation for eggs lost in the refrigeration failure. the company suffered a failure on march 4:th compromising a tanks storing eggs and embryos. president trump left california this morning after day long visit near san diego and los angeles. he spent part of tuesday inspecting prototypes of the border wall, and he couldn't
resist taking a shot at governor brown and the oakland mayor. >> governor brown's done a poor job running california. they have the highest taxes in the united states. the place is totally out of control. you have sanctuary cities, we have criminaling living there, and the mayor of oakland and goes out and notifies when i.c.e. is going in to pick them up, many were criminals with criminal records and dangerous people. just a day after the president ousted his secretary of state, rex tillerson, political insiders tell the associated press that the head of department of veterans affairs could be the next member of mr. trump's cabinet to go. dave faces criticism within his own department. a member of his security detail allegedly was asked to accompany him to home depot and carry furniture into his home. the ap reports the president is considering energy secretary rick perry to replace him. house speaker paul ryan said this morning the democrat who appears to have won a house
seattle in a heavily republican district in pennsylvania was successful because he ran on a conservative agenda with all precincts reporting, it appears the novice democrat has enough of a lead over the republican even with absentee ballots yet to be counted. this is a district president trump carried by 20 points in the 2016 election. pennsylvania does not allow for recounts, but election officials say it could be weeks before the results are certified. don't be alarmed if you see pge workers at your home. workers are conducting gas meter inspections in santa clara county this week. the company says inspections happen weekdays between 7:00 and 6:00 so that's 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. authorized employees have a photo id with a hard hat and safety vest. the inspections should be complete by early june. thousands of students walk out of class today, many keep victims in their thoughts. a look how students at stoneman
douglas high school in florida honor the lives of those lost today. remembering stephen hawking, how the man at the marine mammal center, the environment is everything. we want to do our very best for each and every animal, and we want to operate a sustainable facility. and pg&e has been a partner helping us to achieve that. we've helped the marine mammal center go solar, install electric vehicle charging stations, and become more energy efficient. pg&e has allowed us to be the most sustainable organization we can be. any time you help a customer, it's a really good feeling. it's especially so when it's a customer that's doing such good and important work for the environment. together, we're building a better california.
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tens of thousands of students across the country participated in walkouts this morning all marching in solidarity of the victims in florida. they assembled on the football field, supporters cheering on the sidelines, and the principal commemorated the students. in washington, students rallied outside the capital and white house. a massive crowd. when the clock struck ten, they turned their backs against the white house. ♪ >> the granite bay high school band is honoring the victims with music, in this case, "amazing grace", and students say the hope is that the song will bring people closer to home, walnut creek, students gathered outside on the black top for a die-in this morning. you can see they formed a circle
around students lying on the ground. complete coverage on today's walkouts on the website at abc7news.com and there's more information on protests in the bay area and across the country. elizabeth holmes is charged now with massive fraud by u.s. regulators for her actions while leading palo alto base blood testing startup. the company and holmes agreed to pay the case and pay $5,000 fine. she was seen here with a visit from vice president biden is barred as serving as an officer or director or a public company for ten years. they claim she and the company's president misled investors for years about the performance of the blood testing technology. turning now to the celebration of stephen hawkings' life. his incredible discoveries change the way we think about the universe.
he passed away overnight. holly hunter has the story of resilience, passion, and overcoming the odds and inspiring so many in the process. >> this has been a glorious time to be alive. >> reporter: he pushed the boundaries of science and his life, outliving doctor's predictions he would die years ago. >> i was told it would kill me in two, three years. >> reporter: battling and thriving with als for five decades. he married twice and had three children, abc's diane sawyer spoke with him in 2010. >> what's the best fatherly advice you give them? >> one, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. >> reporter: his research on black holes and relativity made him a star, one of the brightest of his generation. >> physics may explain the mysteries of the universe. >> reporter: his best selling book, made him a celebrity, and his humor, a cult figure of
sorts. >> does that mean this was a universe out there where i am smarter than you? >> yes, but no univere where you're funny. >> reporter: making science cool and featured in the simpsons and played himself in the big bang theory. >> it's an honor and privilege to meet you, sir. >> i know. >> what if i reverse time. >> and starring as hawking in the film "the theory of everything" said we lost a truly beautiful mind. the funniest mind i've ever had the pleasure to meet. and for a man who accomplished so much, there was still so much more he wanted to do. >> space goes on and space, here i come. >> reporter: holly hunter, abc news, london. >> days after amazon announced it's expanding a grocery delivery service, a big competitor follows suit.
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> jumping into the rain, look at this from walnut creek, an average in the storm, a downpour rolling through right now. here's a look down in the santa cruz mountains, downpours here also, moving into san mateo, a downpour across the bridge, and you can see the heavier showers rolling through the east bay hills into the san ramone valley. let me show you offshore. the sun is breaking out. that adds instate to the atmosphere, and while this is the most widespread shower event and thunderstorm event we have today, we'll keep thunderstorms in the forecast because of that sun coming out and destabilizing the atmosphere. you see here, it's raining a little bit right now, so scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms, chance continues through friday, and we're hoping the luck of the irish brings us a dry weekend. dry in san jose at 101 and 880.
there's another crisp day like yesterday, mid to upper 50s. in the 40s today at 8:00, well into the 40s by midnight, but the chance of showers about over and fog contend with for tomorrow morning's commute. temperatures mid to upper 30s. snow in the higher elevations in lake port. 30s and 40s in the east bay valleys, and 40s in the bay and coast. green comes in late tonight. this is noon. roll through, and you can see by 4:00, yeah, coverage shrinks, and by 7:00, it's about over. now, 4:00, you see storms moving into the north bay, and by 9:00, we'll have showers roaming through the neighborhoods that keeps continuing all day friday, and saturday mostly until the evening hours, may get a break, but another storm slides down the coast through saturday morning, and that's the one we hope moves off taking wet weather away for saturday afternoon. now, the winter storm warnings have been extended until 11:00, another 3-6 inches possible, but
look what's coming in tomorrow at 5:00 in the afternoon. evening, if you will. until 5:00 saturday morning, even a stronger storm with more potent pounding of pow pow, 1-3 feet at 3,000 feet. that means at least 2 feet to 6 feet from pass levels to the peaks. it is going to be crazy trying to get up there with all that snow friday and saturday moncht morning. call ahead, pack some patience, your chains, extra food in case you are delayed. storm's a 1 today, tomorrow, and friday. taking it out of saturday and sunday, but we brought it back for monday and tuesday as a 1 again. >> all right. i know in tahoe, they are loving it. >> oh, yes, a late surge, maybe stay open late. >> you bet. now to the morning report, toys "r" us may file papers to liq d liquidate today. use gift cards immediately.
the toy retailer drafted paper work, and there's a chance someone will buy the company, but experts say it's unlikely and they'll shut down completely. competitors like amazon and walmart are being credited for putting the company out of business, or blamed, if you will. walmart is expanding service to an additional 100 metro areas. it means more than 40% of u.s. households will be covered by the service by the end of the year. it's currently available in six markets including parts of the bay area. shoppers pay a flat fee, and they are required to spend $30 per order. walmart will continue to use ride hailing services like uber to deliver goods to shoppers' homes as they expand the service. the big nor'easter in boston is no match for the snow queen. see el
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