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where the accident happened. hesperian and lewelling boulevard. >> it's been blocked for hours. chris nguyen was is at the scene. >> reporter: the chp is working to person has died. four others, including two paramedics, one firefighter and the audi driver were taken to nearby hospitals for their injuries including eden medical center in castro valley. back here live for now, the exit to hesperian boulevard off of 880 north is blocked off as the chp continues to investigate. right now, there is no word as to when the intersection behind me will reopen to traffic completely. we're live in san lorenzo tonight, chris nguyen, abc 7 news. chris, thank you. happening now, a massive three-day strike under way at ten university of california campuses and medical center.
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as of me. they walked off the job in this morning, including those at ucsf. officials say the walkout forced the cancellation of 1200 appointments and more than 300 surgeries. union leaders say they called the strike after one year of stalled contract talks. >> they want to raise health care premiums, raise the retirement age. but most importantly, they want to outsource more jobs. >> thursday, we'll welcome everybody back. i think the people have to do what they have to do. hopefully, everybody will get back to the bargaining table. >> uct hired outside support to keep the facility open overt next three days. they represent 25,000 employees, including statewide. including custodians, lab technicians and nurse aides. >> while there were no problems at ucsf. there was trouble for strikers outside ucla. three people suffered injuries
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when they were hit by an suv as they blocked the street near west wood plaza and la kont avenue. you can see one man holding on to the hood of the vehicle. the driver was arrested. there is fallout from the uc walkout. california senator camilla harris will not be the commencement speaker at this saturday's graduation ceremony at uc berkeley. harris was booked for months to deliver a commencement address at cal. but her office says she's canceled the engagement saying she won't attend because of the speaker boycott called by the striking unions. harris' office released a statement saying she wishes them success for the future. they are bright young leaders and our country is counting on them. >> you've heard some suspects are slick enough to slip away from police. a home invasion robbery suspect was slick from hiding in a barrel filled with restaurant grease. abc 7 news reporter david lieu has details of a most unusual
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officer-involved shooting. >> there was a home invasion robbery in downtown san jose. they confronted young suspects. one 17 and one 18 years old. the 18-year-old identified as ezekiel flores was spotted by an officer getting out of this 55-gallon barrel behind a restaurant next door. it was filled with grease from grilling beef and chicken all day. he ordered him to drop the gun. >> the suspect looked at the officer, did not drop the gun. at this point the officer discharged his weapon at the suspect. the officer lost sight of the suspect behind a large catering truck. >> the 21-year veteran appears to have shot at least four times. four bullet holes went through this fence. a cardboard menu board behind the mexican kitchen.
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gave up his -- was stolen and loaded. the other suspect was cornered and quickly taken into custody. a restaurant worker said the grease is gross. >> it's so slippery. i wouldn't touch it. you would come out a thick layer of grease. >> yuck. >> the 18-year-old suspect is facing charges of robbery, burglary, brandishing a -- and stolen gun. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. it was an emotional day at the capital. family and friends gathered to -- in the line of duty lost their lives. state dignitaries gathered for the peace officer's memorial ceremony. eight peace officers died on the job last year, including 33-year-old chp officer andrew cam larry who was killed on christmas eve when a suspected
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drunk driver slammed into his car on 880 in hayward. >> i appreciate memorials such as this. this will outlive all of this. it will outlive us by capturing and recreating and conveying the memory of those men and women who have served us to the ultimate price. >> those officers' names will be permanently added in bronze to the memorial monument along with the names of 1600 others killed in the line of duty. a former sheriff's deputy accused of having sex with inmates appeared in court again today. patrick moorsman pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of unlawful sex acts with two inmates. authorities say the incidents took place in a jail cell at the west county tea tension facility in richmond during his shift on march 31st. moorsman is facing a possible maximum sentence of five years in state prison.
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with another court appearance set for tomorrow, new details are coming out about 49er linebacker rueben foster's case. he's facing domestic violence as well as other charges for the february incident, though his accuser recently recanted her story. the sacramento bee went through the police report and said he did smash the woman's cell phone which happend on one other occasion. a friend of foster was staying at the house and said he didn't see any argument or fight. officers did find two guns inside which led to a felony charge for foster. they reported a strong smell of marijuana also. police arrested three men suspected of shoplifting power tools from a home depot after a short pursuit. you can see where the chase ended. right there off of i-680 and stone valley road. the suspect's car crashed there off highway 680 about four miles from the site on crow canyon road.
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26-year-old gaines and hooper and 31-year-old williams ran from the vehicle, but officers quickly apprehended them. all three face grand theft and conspiracy charges. california's primary is officially on june 5th. but you can cast your ballots starting today. there is a slight change this year. everyone registered to vote will receive a vote bay mail ballot this year. people can vote in person at a voting center. those are replacing the traditional polling centers. you must register by may 21st in a couple of weeks. mail-in ballots have to be postmarked on or before election day. they must be received by june 8th in order to be accepted. now, you can meet the candidates in some of the biggest races this june. you can find them by going to and choosing the politics section. located at 27th and north
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gate underneath interstate 980. mayor libby schaaf toured the setup today. people living at the large homeless encampment nearby will be invited to move in to the 20 housing units. they're privately funded and construction costs and labor were donated by businesses and volunteers. >> everyone in this community knows that we have to come together to address this crisis of unsheltered residents living on our streets. >> there's also mobile bathroom and showers at the site. the goal is that each resident will eventually find permanent employment and permanent housing. b.a.r.t. has big plans for the entire system. we'll give you a look at some of the changes being proposed for the stations and the overhaul in the works now. pulled myself back up on the ledge and sat there and looked at my leg being bent at the side and pulled out my phone and called 9-1-1. >> an incredible story on abc 7. a harrowing story after falling
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during a crime at yosemite. the warmth is about to fade. i'll show you what's coming straight ahead. a sad update on the mother
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a world famous bay area climber back home recovering from severe leg injuries he suffered of a fall from el captain. >> reporter laura anthony with the new interview only on abc 7. fell 20 feet, hit a ledge. then my rope caught me five feet later. >> it's a climb he had made 177 times before without incident. until thursday. famed bay area climber hans flore even found himself plunging from the summit of he will capoten to be caught on a
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ledge. >> i pulled myself up and looked at my leg being bent at the side. >> the climbing partner heard his screams and the sounds of the gear slamming against the rock. >> pilon bone, top of the ankle bone. >> the father of two teenagers knew right away he was badly injured. the bones in both of his lower legs shattered. >> i think from the x-rays i saw and other people's comments that i will be wheelchair bound for at least a few months. >> through it all, as he spent the night on the side of the mountain, he had the presence of mind to snap photos and post them on instagram. >> he has a long lee cover i ahead of him, but he said eld roll himself in his wheelchair t let everyone know he's okay and determined to return to the
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sport he loves. >> he told us he'll focus on the words he likes to tell others. >> that's what makes it easier on you. if you choose to do the hard things. >> i'll have some challenges to work on for sure. >> in lafayette, laura anthony, abc 7 news. we're still awaiting word on a boat that ran aground. they were unsuccessful. the wreckage has been floating not far from lind march beach creating a potential hazard for surfers. the crew of four recently planned to sail around the world. they did not get very far. they're now broke, stranded and living off donations. if you're one. thousands that depend on b.a.r.t., changes could be on the way. >> the board of directors will discuss design changes for every
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single station in the system. >> we've opened up the topic in the live poll at modernizing crime, cleanlinescleanliness. >> you can see the results appearing live on the bottom of the screen. crime and safety appears to be number one. carolyn tyler has more. >> more than 400,000 people ride b.a.r.t. every day and some are happy with the system. >> i actually think b.a.r.t. is fine. >> for those who think otherwise, b.a.r.t.'s directors are hoping to improve the customer experience. this week they're discussing design guidelines that call for a consistent look and feel for the more than 45 stations in the system. he's one of the b.a.r.t. director. >> it doesn't matter if you're getting on at pleasant hill or another station. you'll be able to find out where you're going. we'll have the same high
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standards across all stations. >> this customer centered plan includes clear consistent signage. for example at the fremont station where there's confusion about the entrance and parking, this would be the change. if you're wondering what's name of this station, the identification will be obvious. upgraded lighting would also be uniform throughout the system. >> i would like to see little coffee shops down here. >> that's also on the drawing board. >> what i think customers will notice is that it's going to be easier to get around the stations. it's going to be a more pleasant experience for them as they do that. >> he tells us bond money will help pay for the plans without taking anything away from improvements to the system's infrastructure. quality of life issues like cleanliness will still be a priority. carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. okay. let's look at what you think b.a.r.t.'s focus should be. you can see on the bottom of your screen are the live results from you voting.
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coming in from crime and safety remains the top concern at 51%. a lot of folks also care about cleanliness. more trains and modernizing facilities. you can continue to vote. >> pg&e doubled its support to help oakland young people succeed in higher education endeavors. the company is adding another $1 million to the oakland promise program. the cradle to career initiative launched in 2016 to triple the number of high school graduates within a decade. pg&e contributed $1 million, which has already helped 31 scholars. this second million it is expected to fund additional scholarshi scholarships. >> they are couple mg that with a human investment by offering priorities for their internships, job training programs and even their permanent jobs to oakland promise scholars.
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>> pg&e's support is through its better together investing in california's youth initiative. >> google is getting ready to kick off the annual developers conference tomorrow in mountain view. >> it has a new platform for developers who want to create smart devices like refrigerators or robots. >> michael fin si here to tell us more, michael. >> are you the one in the break room with the -- >> android thinks. you're going to hear a lot about this. >> google announced it's out of beta testing. it gives developers a platform to build those connected devices as well as cut down on the up front costs involved in production of new ideas and connected inventions. the tool is billed for a wide variety of consumers, retail and industrial applications. starting today, chain restaurants have to pose calorie
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counts. americans consume about a third of their calories away from home. studies have shown that customers choose items to appear calories when the amounts are actually posted on the menu. restaurants must provide more detailed nutritional information when asked what type of information. levels of soed yul, sugars and saturated fat. it's the end of an era for the current model jeep wrangler. the last of the jk line that rolled off the line at a plant in ohio. the model has been in ohio for more than ten years. the wrangler isn't going away. there's a new jl model that will be coming out soon. >> how much does it really cost to own a car here in the bay area? it might be more than you think. >> i mean, that's a big -- >> 3600 bucks. >> you bet it is. it's a huge difference. i'll be running the numbers potentially for your car tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> intriguing.
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can't wait. >> thank you, sir. hi there everyone. we're off to a warmer start. i want to show you live doppler 7 right now. it's clear. we don't have any fog. we have high thin wispy clouds. compared to 24 hours ago, 12 degrees higher in livermore. up 11 in san jose, 6 degrees warmer. compared to 24 hours ago in san francisco. we're holding on to some of the warmth. it is in the 70s from mountain view to san jose. gilroy a warm spot at 83 degrees. santa rosa at 78. napa, 84 degrees. 78 in livermore. a live picture right now from the emeryville cam rachlt the sun glistening on the bay. of course, the beautiful weather coming with a price tag. i know many of us are suffering from allergies. it's not going to get any better
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over the next several days. oak, mulberry and grasses. we'll be running moderate tomorrow and high wednesday, thursday, friday. if you're suffering, hang in there. here's a look. live picture. pier 39 camera. showing you the sea lions. just enjoying the sunshine and the mild weather. you can see behind there. it is bright still. breezy and cooler the next few days. warmer pattern begins thursday. near 90 inland by friday. here's a look at the 12-hour planner for tomorrow. when the sun comes up in the morning, you'll notice fog around. 40s, 50s. clouds at noontime. the clouds will filter the sun. it is going to be a little cooler for tuesday afternoon as the sea breeze comes in and the fog will be a little more prevalent into the evening hours. here's the setup. mild, sunny weather. this system will work its way closer to us. as it does, it brings in that fog. the cooler air. 7:00 tonight, fog will be pushing in near the coastline.
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as we go into the overnight hours into tomorrow morning's commute, the fog will push inland. not going far. it will be in around 5:00 to 8:00 a.m. temperatures in the morning, mid-40s to the 50s. fog is what you'll need to watch out for. in the afternoon, still a mild one in the south bay. not as warm as today. 77 in san jose. 74 for you in cupertino. 78 los gatos on the peninsula. upper 60s to the 70s. 74 with redwood city. 62 in half moon bay. hanging on to some of the clouds and the breeze. 60 degrees. 65 downtown. san francisco, north bay. 60s coastside. 79 in santa rosa. mix of sun and high clouds. 69 in oakland. inland areas, here's a look at the forecast. cooler for your tuesday. cooler and breezier on wednesday. then we warm it back up towards the end of the workweek.
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by friday and saturday we'll be pushing 90 inland. don't worry. there's a place to go. as you know, coast will be in the 60s. mother's day is looking fantastic. just a little bit cooler. >> all right. >> thank you, sandhya. >> california lawmakers have a plan to provide health care for undocumented immigrants. the price tag on their proposal. that story is next. then on world -- the lava spreading swallowing up homes. we'll fly you over it. a member of the air national guard stabbed and killed. the manhunt at this hour. his parents set to donate his organs. he wakes up next. thank you, david. new at 6:00, the super bowl for foodies. find out which local chefs and restaurants are walking away restaurants are walking away winners of the james beard award led california's fight ofor clean, renewable energy.or he cleaned up pollution at the port of l.a.
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and created more good-paying jobs. antonio villaraigosa for governor.
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fielder. stephen miss cot i. st. louis cardinals traded him so he could be closer to his family. his mother lived in pleasanton. he took a leave of absence from the cardinals after learning of his mother ace diagnosis. the family is asking for memorial donations to the therapy development institute. gretchen miss cot i was 55 years old. the state assembly democrats announced today they're going to set aside $1 billion in their budget proposal to provide health care for undocumented young adults and the poor. the plan was unveiled today. sponsors include san francisco assemblyman phil continuing and bill chu. it will -- to young adults without legal status and subsidizing health insurance for residents living in poverty. another part of the plan would establish a database to track payments for health care, something proponents would say about this. to strengthen our safety
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net. it will help to reach the affordability but also to increase access. it will allow more californians to be able to have health care and to be able to afford it. one of the biggest hurdles to overcome will be governor jerry brown. he's warning of a recession on the horizon and planning to set aside $3.5 billion in the state's rainy day fund. stay with us, the world through a squirrel's eyes. see
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coming up at 6:00, good news for survivors of the north bay wildfires. there might be a way to make the currently contaminated water supply safe to drink. it's rattlesnake season. >> the biggest groups of home buyers in the state are also
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among the youngest. 7 on your side michael finney looks at what it takes to buy. all that plus much more on abc 7 news at 6:00. dan, kristen. thanks. see you then. technology never ceases to amaze as demonstrated in this next story. a squirrel snags real treasure. a go pro camera. the creature became an action film director and you get a pretty good tour of life on the ground and up in a tree. >> it starts on the ground as the squirrel scrambles with its digital nut. i it takes the camera up a tree and starts exploring. >> this is not the first time it's happened. squirrels have a weakness for the latest technology. get a sense of what it's like. >> show his best side. world news is next with david muir. >> for all of us here, we appreciate your time. see you again in half an hour. tonight, the stunning images tonight, breaking
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developments as we come on the air in the west. the stunning images coming in right now. the lava swallowing homes, roads, parked cars. the emergency now declared, the volcano in hawaii. more than 1,000 earthquakes now. authorities calling the air life threatening. tonight, our team takes us right there. also tonight, melania trump walking out alone, revealing her agenda. then president trump standing by her side, after his new attorney, rudy giuliani, says he cannot promise that the president will not plead the fifth. the senior airman stabbed and killed on an american highway. his tearful family, and their appeal tonight for help. the graduation outrage growing. the college students celebrating as they picked up their diplomas, forcefully pushed off the stage. the 13-year-old declared


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