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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> a massive strike underway across the university of california system. at universities and medical centers, thousands of workers are picketing including here at ucsf where medical procedures are being impacted. thank you for joining us. this is the start of a three-day strike. patients at the state's five uc medical facilities are especially feeling the effects of the labor dispute. amy hollyfield is live with the latest, amy? >> reporter: it is very loud out here. patients can surely hear all of this going on outside the
hospital. hospital administrators say this is disruptive, but they were prepared and are taking care of patients, even performing a liver transplant as we speak. look at these faces. the women and the people of color you see in the picket line get paid less than white men for the same jobs. that's the claim of their union and a key reason they decided to stiek. >> for equality and better pay. >> reporter: the union estimates 9,000 workers across the state are on strike through wednesday, and another 15,000 picket in support. here's the view from sky7 this morning in berkley. at ucsf in san francisco, workers were pleased with the turnout. >> it is good. i didn't expect this. yeah. it was good. >> reporter: hospital administrators say some workers did cross the picket line. >> actually, there's quite a few more people than anticipated coming to work so we're in good hands. >> they cancelled 12,000 points
and 3,000 surgeries and brought in 3,000 replacement workers to prepare for the strike. >> even if we postpone surgeries for a couple weeks, the impact on the families are huge. we have people who took off to accommodate with their families, and so that's a disruption in major ways. >> reporter: workers say it was not an easy decision to walk out on their jobs. >> and i realize what we are doing it for, and i feel like it is the right thing to do. >> reporter: the university put out a written statement talking about the negotiations saying the union is asking for a nearly 20% pay raise over three years, and that the university could not justify that payment to taxpayers, also, saying this strike does not change the university's economic situation. the strike is scheduled to last three days all the way through wednesday. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. developing news on the peninsula. police are looking for the armed
men who robbed a 17-year-old of his cell phone and cash this weekend in downtown palo alto. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live in palo al t warn the public not to do what the victim did, is that right? >> reporter: yes, that's right. they are investigating to see if the same group of suspected is responsible for another armed robbery that took place saturday night in a nearby city. this one here in palo alto happened at about 10:45 saturday night as a 17-year-old was walking and talking on his phone in downtown palo alto when he was approached by three men. they demanded his phone. he refused. they then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the teenager. he, again, refused. that's when one of the robbers punched the 17-year-old in the head, and the victim was on the ground, and the three men took his cell phone and cash and hopped into a waiting car. police say he was lucky he was not seriously hurt or worse. >> we would encourage the person in that situation to obviously
comply. don't take your chances when they produce any type of weapon, whether it be a knife, a gun, what have you, don't put yourself in unnecessary danger for something that is obviously property. >> reporter: police say this looked like a crime of opportunity. they recommend people walk in groups late at night. investigators are also checking to see if the victim can help with the sketch of at least one of the suspects. reporting live, abc 7 news, matt keller. >> matt, thank you. new this morning, three people are in custody after a police chase that ended in a crash in alamo. the police say the suspects are accused of stealing power tools from a home depot. the chase reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour until the suspects crashed near interstate 680 and stone valley road. that's the crash scene. the suspects ran but were found and taken into custody. happening today, san jose police chief garcia is expected to provide details on a recent officer-involved shooting. it happened yesterday morning at
about a block away from san jose state university near east william and south 9th streets. we know the officer opened fire after one of two armed home invasion suspects refused to drop their gun. the officer missed. no one was hit. two people were arrested. one is a juvenile. a gun was found at the scene. chief garcia is planning a news conference at 3:00 p.m. at police headquarters. hawaii's volcano destroyed more than two dozen homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air. abc news reporter has reaction from those who evacuated who don't know how long they'll be displaced. >> reporter: lava spewing from the cracks in the earth, rocketing more than 300 feet in the air and flowing down neighborhood streets. >> it's heart breaking. >> reporter: some of the 1800 people evacuated from these two neighborhoods on hawaii's big island now allowed back in. >> oh, honey. >> giving just a few hours to get pets and belongings before
being forced to leave again. nelson hoped to be among them, and then he saw this video, that line of lava creeping into his backyard, and this image, his childhood home on fire. >> kept me up weeks on weeks knowing that the volcano's there, and this nightmare finally came true today. the whole house up in flames. >> reporter: 30 other homes destroyed as the flow of lava extends far beyond erupting fissures. that and the hundreds of earthquakes are not the only threats. biggest concern is the sulfer fumes pouring into the air from the eruptions. the toxic fumes in the smoke engulfi ining neighborhoods. chris is among those told the gas levels are too high near the home to return. >> i think when you get back home, what will you find? >> ashes. ha-ha, it's ashes. >> reporter: no telling when he'll be able to go back to
check or when these eruptions and earthquakes could stop. experts say it could be days, weeks, or even months. abc news, hawaii. early voting underway for the june 5th california primary. the voting center opened at 8:00 this morning. registered voters receive a vote by mail ballot this year and postmark on or before june 5th and received by june 8th to be accepted. if you have not registered to vote, you have time. the deadline is may 21st. airplane noise is a problem in palo alto. the city council discusses suing the faa for not fixing it. residents have been complaining about airplane noise for years. this is video from 2016 when sfo adopted new technology that changed flight paths and according to neighbors, made
problem worse for planes' approaches for landing. thigh reported last month several members met with faa officials in washington, d.c. to address the issue, but they felt they were not heard. a police officer in southern california pulls his gun on a man buying candy, and it was all caught on video. the reason for the officer's reaction. a boy pronounced dead, awakens 15 minutes later. the reason he believes there's a heaven. >> oh, i can't wait to see that story. hi, everybody, i'm mike nicco, opening up the weather window and show you all the sunshine, even out to the coast. temperatures already 9 degrees warmer than yesterday, on the way to about 8 to 13 degrees
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new developments on that deadly crash involving a self-driving uber in arizona in march. the information reports the likely cause was a problem with the software that decides how the car should react to objects it detects. the woman crossing the street with a bike was detected, but the software decided the vehicle did not need to react right away. uber has been banned from testing self-driving cars in arizona, and declined to renew its testing permit in california. questions are raised this morning after an offduty police officer in southern california pointed his gun at a man he thought stole candy at a gas station.
surveillance video shows the man making a purchase for mentos. he put the candy in the pocket while he waited for his change. an offduty cop walked into the store and told him to give it back. then he pulled out a gun and actually pointed it at him. the man repeatedly told the officer he paid for the candy. >> did he pay for this? >> yes. >> he paid for it? >> yes. >> are you sure? >> uh-huh. >> it was not really the gun. it was his arrogance, his way of talking to me, treated me like a piece of trash. >> the police chief says he found the video disturbing and the incident is under investigation. attorney general jeff sessions is expected to visit the san diego border today to talk about immigration. sessions will discuss immigration enforcement actions of the trump administration. the conference comes one week after a caravan of a few hundred central american migrants arrived at the u.s. border in
tijuana. president trump was there in march to survey border wall prototypes. the first lady is expected to announce her policy initiatives today focused on chirp. a spokeswoman tells abc news she'll address multiple issues ranging from cyber bullying to protecting children affected by opioid abuse. the "washington post" reports the first lady is taking an independent role from her husband, and the couple spends little time together, especially after the stormy daniels scandal came to light. the report says they have separate schedules, bedrooms, and priorities. an alabama teen is back from the dead after losing part of his skull in a freak accident. trenton was in a small utility trailer that flipped two months ago. the head hit the concrete fracturing his skull in seven places. >> all i saw was a stretcher. they stapled the side shut to get him back breathing, but he
was dead a total of 15 minutes. when he came back, they said he would never be normal again. >> brain dead for 15 minutes and barely breathing. his parents made the difficult decision to donate his organs, but the day before doctors were set to pull the plug, he showed signs of brain activity. trenton believes he was in heaven. >> i was walking down, more like an open field, walking straight. there's no other explanation but god. >> the teen is slowly regaining his strength. now he can walk, shoot baskets, look at that, and make jokes. his mother says it was a miracle. two more american idol c contestants have been booted, and jessica castro spoke with them this morning sharing their experience after the break. i need flip-flops and sandals. look at this shot from santa cruz this morning, and look at
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thanks for sticking around. this is the forecast you want for warm weather. i have it for today and the weekend. there's haze out there, but it's not a spare the air day, in fact, look at the temperatures already. mid-60s to mid 70s. most of us at the average thigh temperature, and we have three, four hours of warming left. look at the flag over the golden
gate. not very much movement to it, is there? whatsoever. so this is one of the great days to walk across the golden gate. just remember, it's very strong, that sunshine, so wear the sunscreen and protect your eyes. warmer temperature today, that's the first accuweather highlight. in the middle of the week, cooling back to average, but warmth comes back for the weekend. no clouds along the coast or san francisco, and you can definitely see that mature system to the west skirting to the north. that's what's going to deepen the marine layer tonight and wednesday and why we have a dip in afternoon temperatures then. mid to upper 70s in the south bay. 74 in santa cruz this afternoon. look at the low to mid 60s along the coast, even a 70 around parts of san francisco, especially as you get to downtown. we'll be close to that in
north bay, and napa, santa rosa, 81, and the east bay shore, low to mid-70s and oakland is comfortable at 72 degrees. pleasanton is 78. stuck in traffic? yeah, may have to run the ac in the car later on. other areas possibly as it's always about five degrees warmer over concrete than grass and dirt. here's a look at san jose. expecting that 78 today. here's a look at accuweather 12 hour planner. still 61 at the coast, dropping to 52 at midnight. low to mid-70s for lunch, and 60s at 4:00 and 5:00, and by 8:00, still a great time to be outside with the mid-60s, and 50s by midnight. both teams are on a roll. the a's home tonight bringing in the astros. they swept the orioles over the weekend. it is cooler by then. increase in the marine layer,
wider clouds, temperatures milder tonight than this morning, mid-40s and low 50s. all right, here's a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. the biggest cooling happens at the coast and bay tomorrow. it spreads inland for wednesday, and then we start to reverse that third and look at what happens as we head towards the weekend. even some 70 degree weather at the coast. mid-70s to mid-80s. it's not outrageously warm, but it's nice enough to be outside and wear the sunscreen and maybe find shade. drink plenty of fluids. >> warmer than it's been in a long time. >> for sure. >> thanks, mike. >> you bet. the competition is dwindling down on "american idol," the country had a say in the coast-to-coast episode that aired live across the country. right now, there's five left ahead of the big finale. kay katie turner and journey were sent home last night, no worries, the journey is not over
yet. jessica castro spoke to them about touring. >> you go on tour with "american idol," how excited are you for that american opportunity. >> oh, my gosh, so excited. we have both been to, like, five states in our lives, so it's going to be so fun going to all the different places, eating all the different food, not competing with our friends, and just performing alongside them. >> i'm going to finally feel like a real celebrity on the tour bus, going -- >> these are people buying tickets. >> i know, they are spending real money, and maybe not for all seven of us, but, hey, to get to the one you want to see, you have to sit through us. it's a good deal. >> i would buy a ticket to see you both. >> for sure. very exciting. the top five competes for america's vote as it returns live coast-to-coast sunday at 5:00 on america's network, that's abc. today, best night for
fashionistas. the bravest and hottest of the fashion world converges for the met gala, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year in new york city, and every year features a different theme. this year's theme is heavenly bodies, fashion, and catholic imagination. hosts include rihanna and vogue editor-in-chief, anna winter. the met gala is where president trump proposed to melania 14 years ago. u2 is playing tonight at 8:00, but fans have been lining up for days outside. why one of them says he looks forward to the line as much as the concert. >> you tuber magic. >> he has 52 roses and a deck of cards. >> next right this minute.
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he was granted citizenship by putin two years ago and ruled russia as prime minister or president for more than 18 years now. u2 is performing at the sap center for two nights, and fans have been in line for hours. there's general admission floor seats for the show and were waiting to get a band to let them into the arena later. some have been lined up since friday, and it's been calm and orderly. >> the fans really, they have a good respect for each other and run the line together, and we have a good cohesion together, and, you know, the band tours every four years, so when we get together, it's a sense of community and friendship. >> the u2 experience in anderson's tour is tonight and tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. we get that. the whole community thing. it's like "star wars" every time there's a movie opening, they get out there with the costumes and sabers. >> see all the crazy teenagers in line? >> no, no, old folks like us.
he's been called a rockstar lwinning pro bono battles for immigrants and the homeless. defending gay rights and gun control. democrat jeff bleich. after columbine, bleich led president clinton's youth violence initiative. with joe biden, bleich took on domestic violence. served president obama as special counsel and ambassador. maybe bleich can't pull off the rockstar look... but his progressive record is solid gold.
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