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another nice spring day for you. >> yeah. keep the compliments coming. i appreciated them yesterday. it was nice to hear everybody so excited about the weather. today, warmer. may be a little uncomfortable in some areas. live doppler 7 dry. let's jump into my accuweather 12-hour planner. looking at the roof camera. near 70 already at noon and those temperatures are above average. records away from the coast. coast 67 at 4:00. rest of us 78 to 80. 60 at the coast at 7:00. low 70s. keep the blankets and coats away for your outdoor activities. here's alexis. >> sounds perfect, mike. so far looking great for the thursday morning commute. light volumes as usual for the early half of the commute. southbound 101 folks crossing golden gate bridge. drive times looking good. tracy to dublin, this is an area we're concerned about when we came in this morning. emergency pothole repair. they did wrap that up just before 4:00 this morning. all lanes back open. antioch to concord in the green
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at 14. southbound 101, san rafael to san francisco. look great at 17 minutes. now, breaking news from the abc 7 live dress did he say. that happening in hayward. a fire near whipple road off the nimitz. a really populated and busy area. especially in the morning. we just got this video from the scene. you can see here some firefighters inside the motel. this is brand new video. got it during the commercial break. you can see the glow of the flames. there were plenty of people evacuated from the hotel. it seems the fire actually started accord to a witness inside of a room. i'm going to fast forward a little bit more for you in our video. you can see the flames coming from the top of the hotel. a witness also says that there was a really loud noise when some of the windows blew out of the hotel. our team in the newsroom right now calling the hayward fire department. we want to get you more information as soon as that comes in.
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i will let you know. avoid the ir i can't if you live nearby. back to you. >> three children from washington state are missing after a crash that killed their parents and three siblings in mendocino county. >> this is a sad story. the bodies of two women and three children were found monday after their suv went off the cliff over highway 1 north of fort bragg. the sheriff calls the scene confusing saying there were no skid marks and no indication of why the vehicle ended up in the ocean. investigators believe that all six children of the family were in the vehicle. one of the missing children has been identified as this boy. 15-year-old devante heart. it went viral after a protest in portland, oregon. he was holding a sign offering free hugs. i should mention that just days bfore this crash happened, the family was being investigated in washington after complaints were filed that they were being abusive and neglectful of their six adopted children.
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an investigation is under way this morning after a deadly crash at the sonoma raceway. a 75-year-old man died in an accident on the quarter mile drag strip. it happened during the wednesday night drags program. this is video from earlier in the day. people bring their own cars to the track and allowed too race after staff inspects each car. a man driving a ford pinto. going at least 100 miles an hour when he hit a wall. a raceway manager says he was the only driver on the track at the time. >> this particular participant had a full roll cage, all the proper harnesses and helmets and all the safety gear appropriate for his class. i think our safety record speaks for itself as a tragic, tragic accident. we're grieved by it. >> this is the first time in 30 years someone has died. pg&e facing scrutiny for its possible role in the north bay wildfires. this morning, we're learning the company's ceo received a pay
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bump. geisha williams became the first female ceo last march. her total compensation increased from more than $4 million in 2016 to more than $8.5 million last year. pg&e faces dozens of lawsuits following last october's north bay wildfires alleging their power lines and poor maintenance started the fires. investigators have not yet determined what sparked the flames. a san francisco firefighter is telling us that a city supervisor should step down after a heated exchange in north beach. flames gutted a vacant apartment building and damaged buildings. aaron peskin was at the scene and he called for joanne hayes white to resign. they should have been spraying the building with water earlier he said. in a memo released, mark gonzalez detailed peskin's behavior. saying that peskin referred to me as an idiot and accused him of risking lives. >> he was in between our command post and the fire building.
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i had to get him out of way. it's not something a commander should have to deal with. >> they suggested anyone who behaves like that in the future should be arrested on the spot. peskin's office has not responded to our request for pay comment on the memo. in fremont, their frustration was known about the sex ed curriculum loud and clear. possible lessons are too graphic for young students. katie marzullo has more. >> parents made their voices heard before the meeting began. they're against a new sex ed curriculum taught in fremont schools including hiv in >> it's sexually essex police it. especially if it's taught fourth grade and up. >> superintendent says it's been vetted by experts. >> making sure that any
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instruction that we have in fourth through sixth grade be medically ak raut, be inclusive and make sure the teachers are well-trained. >> california does not require sex ed for fourth through sixth grade. parents accuse the district of trying to implement the new curriculum without going through the proper channels. >> why doesn't board do the right thing. >> why do they introduce now. >> some people did come to support the curriculum. >> more information is always better. it's going to help the kids make healthier, happier decisions and ultimately stay safe throughout their lives. >> the board could make a decision next month. parents would have the option to opt out. in fremont, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. we'll start by taking a look at where we're starting today. up to 7 degrees warmer. with a higher beginning, we're going to end up with warmer temperatures this afternoon. let's go up to the north bay
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where it's kind of cool here. mid to upper 40s in many neighborhoods. we have exceptions. look at san rafael, 54. bodega bay 55. 58 until tiburon. we've got 50s from sell so brant san francisco all the way to san jose. cupertino at 48. daly city at 58. san ramon at 58. sutro tower, a little haze in the air. if you're going to play on the bay, it's almost like glass yesterday morning. there will be a minor chop in the afternoon hours. take some water if you're exercising today, especially if you're walking your dog. won't be used to that heat in the strong sunshine. beaches, wear the sunscreen. the east bay valleys, 55 at 8:00. noon 73. between 3:00 and 5:00, we'll hit the 80s. 79 at 6:00 and still 69 at 8:00. for the south bay, about 56 and sunshine at 8:00. you're heading out at lunch, be ready for 73.
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sitting in the sun, it will feel warmer than that. from 3:00 to 5:00, near 80. by 8:00, about 68 degrees. let's take a look at the lows tonight. a lot like this morning. about 49 to 54 is our spread. maybe a little bit of fog developing right along the coast. we'll take a look at the a's home opener weather coming. mike, so far so good on the roads. incident-free on the roads. we're not complaining. southbound 680 looking great ags folks head through-wall nut creek area coming from concord towards highway 24. we don't have any issues to talk about. our drive times are looking gre great too. a minor b.a.r.t. delay for west oakland station riders. we had police activity very briefly slowing things down. you have a ten-minute delay in that san francisco direction. they are in recovery mode now from that earlier problem. next traffic update around 5:20. >> alexis thanks.
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5:08 now. baseball is back. it was opening day for major league baseball. >> for the oakland a's, it includes a rare daytime opener. amy hollyfield live at the coliseum for us. hi, amy. >> reporter: not only rare. this is the first time in 21 years that the oakland a's had a day game on opening day. let me show you the field this morning. it's ready to go. they've told us we are not allowed to walk on the grass. they want to keep it pristine and perfect for the game today. there are crews out here working to scrub the stadium, make sure it looks very nice for this special season. this is the 50th anniversary for the oakland a's. also making news are the a's efforts for a new stadium. mayor libby schaaf and the a's president raised the a's flag over city hall yesterday to celebrate the new season. the mayor announced she's recommending that the city and the port of oakland enter into an agreement with the a's for two possible sites for a new stadium. here at the coliseum and howard
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terminal. she's fighting to keep the a's here in oakland. the goal, they say, is to have a new stadium opened in 2023. but today, they have a baseball game to play. it's going to -- the first pitch is at 1:05. they're playing the los angeles angels. tickets are still available. weather is supposed to be perfect. i'm not saying you should play hookey. but i mean, today is the day to maybe think about it. if it's on your mind, maybe today is the da i to do it. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. thank you, amy. the giants open their 2018 campaign against the rival l.a. dodgers. you can watch that on espn at 4:00 p.m. a local school board president is supporting the idea of arming teachers with guns. now city leaders are responding. a horrific looking crash in a costco parking lot has an unbleachab believable ending. the roseanne reboot is a massive hit. the
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all right. it's kind of getting to be a broken record. today through wednesday, absolutely no chance of rain. but next friday possible. i know it's more than a week away. that's how far in the future we have to look for the next chance of rain. a driver narrowly missed getting impaled after crashing
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her car in a costco parking lot. you can see the arm of a gate that went through the windshield and it missed her by inches. fire officials aren't saying what went wrong with this crash. but luckily, she didn't get hurt. >> i can't believe that. it's creepy. more armed security officers are patrolling u.s. schools. the national center of education statistics released a new study. >> armed officers were present at least once a week in 43% of public schools during the 2015-2016 school year. that is up 31% of schools a decade ago. the new statistics at a time when the issue of arming teachers and officials is hotly debated. >> milpitas city leaders are reacting to the school board president's suggestion that arming teachers may be the solution for school safety. board president shared an article on facebook about training teachers and staff to carry guns. he said he wasn't opposed to the idea as a quote, gun guy. some say milpitas needs more
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security officers in the schools. others are calling for more gun control. jury deliberations are under way in the trial of a widow accused of helping her husband prepare for the 2016 pulse nightclub massacre in oorld. prosecutors told the jury that salman lied to authorities when she claimed she didn't know about her husband omar mateen's deadly plans. the defense countered saying she's a simple minded victim. they said they changed their story several times. in today's gma first look, a search under way in florida for a father who seemingly vanished the same day he was due in court. >> more than a half million dollars in child support is owed. in this morning's gma first look, florida police are asking for the public's help searching for missing father of two, constantine theoharis. he's clinging to this grainy surveillance video. it shows him paddle boarding behind his parents' home more
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than a week ago. the last time anybody saw him. >> when you find his dive bag with his wallet, telephone, keys, all that here, something is way off. >> he's been in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife and was scheduled to be in court the same morning he disappeared. now, each those closest to the highly skilled diver are asking, did something terrible happen to him or did he disappear on purpose? his brother is just desperate to know what happened in the moments after this video. >> i'm going to keep his watch on until we find him. >> we'll have the latest on the search coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your gma first look, i'm victor owe ken dough. abc 7 news, miami beach. it is president trump versus jeff bezos. amazon losing close to $31 billion in market value after a report that the president may consider taking on the company with regulations. this morning, the president isn't backing down. in fact x look at this tweet he sent out in just the last 20
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minutes saying i have stated my concerns with amazon long before the election. unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state and local governments. use our postal system as a delivery boy causing tremendous loss to the u.s. and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business. just to be clear, this doesn't mention anything about regulations. there is a little bit of history that you should know about between the amazon founder, jeff bezos who owns the "washington post" and the president. the "washington post" has been critical of the president and in turn, he has been critical of the "washington post." natasha. thank you, jessica. it is a battle of the dating apps. bumble is suing tinder's parent company for $400 million. bumble is accusing match group of stealing trade secrets over the past few months. match group sued bumble two week ago for patent infringement. this new lawsuit is not a response to the initial lawsuit. roseanne is back and america loves her as much as it did 20
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years ago. abc's reboot of the popular comedy premiered on tuesday. the ratings are tremendous. 18.2 million viewers tuned in for back-to-back episodes. that makes it the highest rated comedy since 2014. "the new york times" reports president trump personally called roseanne to congratulate her and to thank her for supporting him. mystery solved, last month b.a.r.t. asked the bay area if any of us could identify an old film based on this one image. >> it turns out, it wasn't even from a movie. remembering the still frame showing a woman and a masked alien thing inside of a b.a.r.t. train situation? library of congress was trying to identify the film and b.a.r.t. got involved putting out the call. does anyone recognize it? this was a promotional photo for a play organized in 1974. it was shot at the 24th street mission b.a.r.t. station. do you recognize it? the play was called "the great
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air robbery." >> okay. now we know. someone out there recognized it. well done. >> who knew? you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> hi, mike. >> no acting over here. it's going to be hot today. you might want to find shade in the afternoon hours if you're working outside. body not quite used to this after being in the 50s a few days ago. here's a look from the east bay hills. the air is very clean still. record warmth not only today but tomorrow. the cooling trend begins on saturday. they'll take it until next week for the temperatures to get back to average. then our next chance of rain is possibly friday of next week. as far as today, bring out the microclimates once again. 80 to 85 in the south bay. that 83 in san jose, record high temperature. same with redwood city. 81 would tie a record high today. temperatures near 80 on the peninsula. half moon bay, 70. the cool spots along the coast. the sunset 74.
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upper 70s to near 80 for downtown south san francisco and sausalito. low 70s along the north bay coast. low to mid-80s through the north bay valleys. 80 in san rafael to cloverdale at 86 degrees. 75 today in richmond. oakland, san leandro at 77. fremont the warm spot at 80. 77 in oakland. record high. in the 80s at walnut creek. brentwood at 84 degrees. sunscreen, you're going to need it today. look at this. 1:05 first pitch. warming to 76 by 4:05. angels in town taking on the a's in the season and home opener. here's a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. we drop a couple of degrees tomorrow. the high clouds will be a little thicker. still within reach of a few records. still warmer than average. 60s at the coast. 70s around the bay. inland saturday. cooler sunday. you can see it gets cooler but stays dry and mild monday, tuesday and wednesday. we'll see if alexis has good news for you.
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>> i sure do. everyone has seen your forecast and they're calling it a day. they're calling it right now. we don't have many folks on the roads. i want to head out to the central valley where really that was the area of main concern this morning. 580 past north flynn road from late in the morning yesterday until early this morning. crews were doing emergency pothole repair. we had a major pothole that took out most of lane 4. they were able to pour the concrete late last night. that cleared in time. that reopened before 4:00 this morning. this red on the traffic sensors, that's the typical slowdown out of tracy. 14 miles an hour on 205. 17 miles an hour once you make it to 580. we'll check that drive time, too. pretty average here. westbound 580, tracy to dublin. 45 minutes. no delays westbound 4 antioch to concord. 15 minutes. san rafael to san francisco, looking great at 16 minutes. thousands of with michelle obama. the former first lady -- she was at oracle arena moderated by
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task rabbit stacy brown fill pot. some of the topics included the importance of education and helping young people become successful. former president bill clinton coming to the bay area. he's written a book with james patterson called the president is missing. the two will go on a book tour in san jose on thursday june 28th. tickets start at $45 and go on sale saturday. the book will be released june 4th. paleontologists discovered new species of dinosaurs dating back to -- one with a lizard-like reptile, another a dinosaur that worked on crocodile-like legs. they were found in zam by i can't they have a better idea of what happened after the mass extinction. the surviving species recovered and even thrived. coming up, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. up close and personal with
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the wild animals. maybe not this up close and personal. >> not me. if animals aren't your thing, how about aliens. audio being released of a different type of close encount encounter. >> if you believe, you believe. mike and alexis keeping you up to the minute on
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she was jogging at a trail yesterday when it happened. number 3, the funeral will be held later this morning for stephon clark who was shot and killed by sacramento police. the reverend al sharpton will deliver the eulogy for the 22-year-old unharmed black man. pwhose tesla crashed tellso died noyes that it happened search to ten times while on autopilot. number 5, the big story today. these neighborhoods i'm watching for record high temperatures. santa rosa at 84. san jose at 83. oakland 77. sfo, 80 today. number 6, not too much happening in the traffic center so far today. that of course is a good thing. the metering lights were turned on at 5:18 this morning. this is one of our only slow spots. number 7, opening die day. the a's will face the angels.
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good morning on this thursday, march 29th. 5:29 a.m. >> never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. mike, if i were to ask you for more great weather, what would you in sfo today? >> yes. >> that's too much. >> the's haprepy with.
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if you can keep it within that window. >> keep it at 73. >> why are you going to be at sfo this afternoon? >> you don't know my life first of all. second owe it's an indicator to me where we're heading. >> fair enough. let's take a look at what's going on outside. look at the calm conditions out there to ten miles per hour winds on live doppler 7. in the absence of radar returns, it is dry and kind of still. that's an indication high pressure taking over. low to mid-50s at 7:00. look at that, all of us near 60 at noon. by 4:00, 70 at the coast. one of the warmest days at the coast. 80s elsewhere. records will fall. by 7:00, what a great evening. maybe the jacket at the coast. 60. but the rest of us, around 70. still be sporting the shorts then. here's a look at the commute with alexis. >> not too much happening so far today. i think a lot of folks are on spring break, playing hookey for opening day. maybe a combination of those.
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we're looking at light volumes. this is the westbound side of 580 on the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. just a few vehicles heading towards us and toward that toll plaza. we have not had any significant blocking issues this morning so far. drive times are looking great. we have the bay bridge metering lights on. we have one minor issue with mass transit. the west oakland b.a.r.t. station. we've had earlier police activity, they are recovering from that. that has cleared. about a ten-minute delay in that san francisco direction. we'll take a look at the central valley commute coming up next. >> palo alto police stepping up patrols as they look for a man attacking a younging joer. >> he pointed a gun at her and sexually assaulted her. matt keller is live in palo alto with more. >> reporter: this is a disturbing crime. palo alto police will be increasing patrols in this area as they continue to look for this man wanted for this sexual assault.
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it happened yesterday afternoon just before 2:00 here in palo alto. this is the trail along the road near tesla headquarters in palo alto. a high school student was out for a jog, jogged in this area when a man pointed a gun at her head, pulled her off the path and sexually assaulted her. passerby called 9-1-1 after the victim flagged them down. police searched got area for two hours. he's described in his 30s, 5'10", wearing a black sweatshirt with a bear logo on it. >> our detectives are actively working the case and following up on leads. we're asking anyone if they have information or if anyone saw somebody lurking in the bushes in that area at any point, please give us a call on 911 right away. >> reporter: the girl was treated at a local hospital. police say she is in stable condition. detectives are working with her to see if she can help them with a sketch of the suspect. reporting live in palo alto,
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matt keller, abc 7 news. >> terrible crime. thank you, matt. the reverend al sharpton will deliver the eulogy for the unarmed african american man shot and killed byacramento police. a wake was held yesterday. he claims the shooting claim at the end of a foot pursuit, he was a suspect in several car break-ins. officers apparently thought he had a gun when he was cornered in his grandmother's backyard. it turned out to be a cell phone. >> he's a good child. he wasn't a bad person at all. he didn't deserve this. i'm going to say it again, he did not deserve it. >> there have been protests almost every day since his death. there will be more security around the arena. marchers blocked fans from entering the arena for the last two games. only on abc 7 news, a startling claim from the family of the man who died when his tesla crashed into a barrier on 101 in mountain view last friday. >> 38-year-old walter wong left
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behind a wife and two children. his brother tells dan noyes that walter complained to tesla that his model x veered toward the same barrier on seven to ten occasions on autopilot. dan noyes spoke with the ntsb from their washington headquarters. >> the family is telling me they provided an invoice to investigators that the victim took the car in because it kept veering to that exact same barrier. how important is that information? >> that information has been received by the chp and they've been acting on it for some time now. >> tesla tells the iteam they can only find a complaint about the and a hanavigation. they say it's unrelated to the autopilot. you can see more at abc7news.com. this morning, a man who plowed through five pedestrians and drove away from the scene st. in police custody. one of the men struck in the hit and run has died.
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san francisco police arrested 33-year-old mark dennis not long after he took off. it happened at 24th street and illinois. it's unclear what triggered the incident. erratically, banging on his windows, throwing things and getting out of the van and chasing them with an ax. >> he backed up really fast, the van driver, turned around and just went head on through the men like they were bowling pins. >> dennis has been booked on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. now a live desk update. >> facebook says it's changing its advertising policy and getting rid of a feature that let marketers use data from people's lives outside of facebook to target them with ads. new this morning, marketers will no longer have access to your home ownership and purchase history. basically any information collected by data brokers including objection i don't mean, epsilon and experian.
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it will be shutdown over the next six months. it will take a little bit of time. facebook has been on the hot seat since there was misuse of information from 50 million facebook users by cambridge i cana. san francisco police will hold a meeting to answer questions following a deadly shooting involving an officer. a man was shot and killed and an officer shot in the leg when gunfire erupted on geneva avenue last week. you can see in the cell phone video, the officer trying to crawl away there. police were chenging out reports of a manage with a gun. they ended up shooting and killing that man. four others were wounded in the gunfire. abc 7 news have learned the officer will be okay. the meeting begins at 6:00 at balboa high school. happening today, a man who drove his suv into several people at oakland international airport is expected in court. juan pablo of oakland faces felony reckless driving charges. investigators say that not only did he not have a license, he didn't really know how to drive.
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his vehicle jumped a curb and crashed into terminal 1 on tuesday. four people were hurt. pablo got his foot stuckonthe accelerator. the crash backed up traffic for several miles. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. we'll start with temperatures. mainly low to mid-50s on the peninsula. then you get to one extreme. menlo park at 46. daly city at 57. 45 at half moon bay and pacifica at 48. them being cooler than everybody else. napa 46. palo alto, 47. livermore, 49. everybody eld pretty much in the low to mid-50s. until antioch at 58. los gatos at 63 degrees right now. look at that. smooth sailing on san mateo bridge weatherwise. i'm going to let alexis let you know if there's anything going on. windows down if you're commuting today. that will be nice unless you're stuck in traffic and then you
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don't want that air around you. hopefully they turn the ac on for mass transit commute today. the ferry, it's going to be a beautiful day. here's a look at the 12-hour planner. nearing 70 at noon. look at these mid-70s from about 1:00 through 4:00 at 76. it's still 70 at 6:00. down to 63 with some high clouds at 8:00. peninsula, even warmer. 55 at 8:00. noon near 70. 75 to 76 degrees. mid to upper 70s from about 2:00 to 6:00 and then also very comfortable evening with 68 degrees with a few high clouds and stars at 8:00. tonight is going to be another cool to mild one. temperatures ranging from 45 in ukiah to redwood city, san jose 53 in fremont. each warmer at about 54. >> love it. man, you could not have dialed up a better day for opening day today >> it's going to be great. low to mid-70s. wear your sunscreen. in the sun, it will feel warmer.
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traffic issues? >> likely, there's going to be traffic with opening day. expecting big crowds. we have dual events if you're traveling in the oakland area. we've got the a's at home, 1 first pitch and the then the warriors game at oracle at 7:30. keep that in mind if you can take mass transit. that's definitely recommended. we're looking at decent conditions in the central valley. this was the big concern this morning. westbound 580 just past north flynn road. emergency pothole repair fra late yesterday morning. they got that wrapped up a few minutes ahead of schedule. thankfully, all lanes are open. westbound 205 at 580, we're looking at fairly typical delays. 9 miles an hour. 26 miles an hour approaching altamont pass. nothing blocking along that stretch. one. only other slow spots, the metering lights are on at 5:18 this morning. we remain incident-free. no big problems out there. check on drive times coming up
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next. now a live desk update. >> alexis, we don't have to worry about a lot of traffic up in space. but this is such a cool shot. this is from the international space station. it is a live images coming in. they're about to start a spacewalk any minute now. this is from nasa tv. i've been watching it throughout the morning. they're getting the astronauts ready to go. plenty of time to watch. the spacewalk is supposed to take roughly 6 1/2 hours. the two astronauts are both americans. they'll be installing wireless communications equipment, swapping out a few cameras and fixing part of the cooling device on the outside of the iss. there's quite a bit of work to do today. i will tweet out the link so you can watch it. they've been seating these guys up, they're about to leave the hatch and go out to do some of those repairs. back to you. now you're scaring me. do you believe in aliens?
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go to abc7news.com/vote. an american airlines pilot is one of two people who reported seeing a ufo last month. we have the audio of in encounter. plus we're going to get to your results, next. how to 86% of you say yes already. please vote. goodness gracious. new masks for firefighters that does a lot more than just protect them. were you impacted by apple slowing down your
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the clock just turned 5:44. the warmth around the state. look at palm springs. 93. even nice in san diego. sunshine, 71. 78 in l.a. look at the low 80s through the central valley. eureka, how often do we get sunshine. it's 65 there. 56 in tahoe today. that's not even the warmest day. friday, saturday and sunday near 60. there will be people skiing in shorts and short sleeves. thanks so much, mike. dozens of iphone owners are taking apple to court over the slow iphones. >> in december they admitted it slowed down iphones to preserve battery life. it was to protect them from shutting down.
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the lawsuit says it amounts to fraud. to encourage them to buy the latest and most expensive iphone model. lawyers will meet today to combine the cases into a single class action lawsuit. firefighters in menlo park have been testing a high tech tool to help them and the people they rescue get out of a burning building more quickly. hand-held thermal cameras were a breakthrough already. but firefighters rarely have a freehand. quake technologies has set out to combine a thermal camera. they're working on one that can he be resistant to heat and impact and face a real emergency. firefighters pulled out pretend victims more than twice as quickly as with hand-held thermal cameras. >> makes it a lot faster to find anybody. any time you can get out as quickly as you can, either clear it or rescue the victim, that's what saves lives. quake is calling it see-through. it's built on top of a firefighting face piece and need
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regulatory approval. b.a.r.t. is wrestling with a new problem. shared bikes left on platforms. creating hazards and it looks bad. take a look at this. rental bikes scattered on the ground at the south san francisco b.a.r.t. station. this has been a problem since the dockless bike sharing company lime bike rolled out in several bay area cities. because the bikes self-lock, you can leave them anywhere. lime bike released this video based on the matrix to instruct users on parking etiquette. it's working out a formal agreement with b.a.r.t. to clean up the stations. a question for you. do you believe in aliens? let us know at abc7news.com/vote. it is easy. you don't have to download or register. jessica is yelling out yes already. >> we're asking you to look at this. ufo sighting, no question mark. it seems like somebody is taking a stance on this. there was another odd encounter in the sky. the faa released an outside yoe recording of pilots on two
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different aircraft reporting close encounters with a mysterious object flying over arizona. >> above us 30 seconds. >> something on top of us. negative. >> ufo? >> i don't know what it was. it wasn't an airplane. but it was going opposite direction. >> here's video of a different supposed ufo incident early this year. this new incident lasted about six minutes on february 24th. there were no reports of drones, weather balloons or unexpected aircraft in the area. one pilot says it was either beaming light or had a big reflection. >> are we to understand that one pilot spotted something and i'm not sure what it was and a second pilot also spotted something above them? >> yes. >> our producer says correct. >> the military is saying nothing? >> i totally believe in another type of life form out there.
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the universe is so vast, it would be so narcissistic to think that we're the only ones. >> we're the only intelligent life. >> jessica has a point. >> 86% of you agree with jessica. there you go. >> who knows? one of us could be -- >> reggie, what are you doing? taking it way over the edge. >> let's see what the weather looks like from human mike nicco. >> we went men in black on us. holy cow. >> i think it's reggie. >> i wouldn't tell you. >> he's wearing the green tie. >> hmm. that one. maybe that should be the next question. do you think reggie is an alien? let's look at mt. tam. it's a gorgeous start to the day. not only today but possibly tomorrow. cooling trend begins saturday and tracking a chance of rain friday. here's a look at the rain. almost looks like the radar from yesterday, doesn't it? let me show you rain totals in 24 hours. they had more than 9 inches of rain in monroe. if you've ever been to monroe,
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it's flat as can be. there's nowhere for that rain to go. they had extensive flooding yesterday. almost in the same area they were yesterday. just about 50 miles further to the east. for us back here at home, we're hitting the sunshine and warmth. 80 to 85 degrees through the south bay. 79 at santa cruz. 83 in san jose. record high temperature. record high 8 is in redwood city. near 80 on the peninsula. half moon bay, 70. the sunset, 74 degrees today. upper 70s to near 80 downtown, south san francisco. sausalito. low 70s north bay beaches. 10 to 15 degrees warmer in the valleys. 80 to 85 degrees a loaning the east bay shore. 75 is the cool spot in richmond to 80 in fremont. oakland about 77. 80 to 84 degrees today in our inland east bay neighborhoods. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. almost as warm tomorrow. few more high clouds. the cooling really begins saturday. by the time we get to wednesday, more cloud cover, dry.
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temperatures back to average. possibly a chance of rain next friday. a's opener today. i'll have that forecast next. here's alexis. >> we're look great still for this thursday morning commute. this is southbound 680 through-wall nut creek. folks approaching 24, not seeing any major issues. not many brake linghts filling in. we have mostly green on the maps. we're holding on to that as long as we can. southbound 880 in the san lorenzo area towards the mateo bridge. down to 29 miles an hour. all things considered, not too bad. 49 minutes westbound 580 tracy to dublin. a new crash along that route possibly. he'll have an update next. dublin to mission boulevard, northbound 85 to 101 to cupertino, looking great in the green at 15 minutes. music from the '80s rock band the go go's will light up broadway. theatergoers in the bay area have to wait. >> i'm excited about this. head over heels uses 19 go go's
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songs to tell a song written in the 16th century. it's giving that plot a new twist. one of the top -- this will be the first time that a transgender woman is creating a new role on broadway. the musical appears in san francisco next month. two of the original go go's were in town to promote it. >> it got so many things going on that resonates so much with our time. even though i'm not allowed to use the expression girl power, it's definitely got female empowerment going on. >> the go go's know all about girl power. the all-female band wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. head over heels opens april 10th at the kern theater. i'm a fan of gt go's and huge fan of peppermint. she allowed me to practice a hair flip with her. it was giving me my entire life yesterday. new at 6:00, thanks but no thanks. the message from director steven
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welcome back at 5:54. the boys of summer starting today over in the collie seep. the a's home opener against the los angeles angels or angels of anaheim. i don't know what they go by. plenty of sunshine. 71 to 76. find the sunscreen. have a great time. all right. thank you so much, mike. new video of this great white shark in the waters off
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australia of the coast. this diver had a close encounter with that great white. luke english shared the video to instagram. he describes the great white as graceful. it displayed no threatening behavior at all. too close for comfort. if that video didn't make you say oh, goodness, this one. an american traveling through the serengeti. look what jumped into the truck. the guide warned him not to look or make eye contact. a couple of closeups. this is way too close. the man's mom said he didn't show her the video until he got back home. >> you know what, that's a good idea. is he also holding the phone? is he recording this? >> of course he is. look at him. >> nope. no. alex alexis, i would have had to change clothes. >> he's playing in cool.
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at least he appears that way on camera. that guy was kind of cute. probably a little dangerous there too. we've got a new issue for the central valley drivers near greenville road. hearing about a new crash blocking lanes two and three. no injuries. but the vehicles are stuck together. yep, that's probably going to be there for a while. a crash reported on the eastbound side of 580 near grant line road. some people say it's likely the westbound side. i'm going to do a little investigating. i'll have an update at 6:00. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. we've got warm temps once again today. >> check it out. record high temperatures i'm forecasting for santa rosa. 84. san jose 83. oakland 77. sfo for the second day in a row, 80 degrees. let's take a look at the latest drought monitor. it just came out a moment ago. nothing has changed for us. still the eastern part of our neighborhoods. still in that light drought for
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now. look what happened down south. a lot of rain. it improved over california. the southeast corner in arizona, it's getting up there and getting serious. let's see if this continues to spread as we head throughout the next couple of weeks. back to you guys. thank you so much. governor brown has a new dog. meet callie. looking like -- it's a border collie and standard poodle mix. the governor's office of callie is the deputy first dog and joins another dog. she was picked among a litter of 13. new at 6:00, a health alert for anyone who eats out. the danger that could be in your food. >> too graphic for fourth graders. the controversy over a proposed sex ed kurk lull in the east bay. i'm tracking breaking news. a fire at
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nine seconds. good morning on this thursday, march 29th. >> never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco has a warm one for you. >> lot of 80s today. lot of record highs. we had one at sfo yesterday. they'll set another one. we'll go through that coming up. right now, it's bone dry on live doppler 7. look at the golden gate bridge. look at the flag blowing towards the ocean. an offshore breeze. it will be warm everywhere. around 50 degrees at 7:00. around 70. already warmer than average at noon. upper 60s at the coast at 4:00. near 80 for the rest of us. records tumble. 60 at the coast at 7:00. 70s for the rest of us. a great evening on the way. let's see what alexis is watching this morning. we did have a great commute up until a few minutes ago. we have our first problem of the morning. westbound 580 near greenville road. two-vehicle collision. no injuries. so that's good news. the two vehicles are stuck

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