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hospital. several agencies are investigating her death. the hospital and sheriff's department wouldn't comment on this. good evening, thank you for joining us, i am ama daetz. >> and i am dan ashley. we are just a few weeks into the fire season and already california has been put to the test. >> seven grass fires. >> some structures were destroyed. you can see the rubble of cars and buildings. still burning in this picture. even a windmill farm was caught in the flames. >> not far away, sky 7 captured cows moving away from the flames. spencer christian will update the conditions on the fire lines in just a moment. let's go to carlos saucedo live
on the scene. >> reporter: strong winds are not dying down here. that is what is posing the firefighters. one of them burning behind me. you can see smoke billowing into the air and fire crews surrounding that acreage. a total of seven fires have burned at least 500 acres, and now there are no reports of any injuries but several outbuildings have been destroyed. some of these structures were going up in flames including vehicles. multiple agencies have been battling the fires from the ground as well as the air using fire retardants and water drops. but strong winds not making it easy. >> gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour.
and any one small ember that catches over the containment line is going to quickly take off. >> reporter: and of course that is the concern for these fire crews as we head into the night hours and doing what they can to stop the fire progression and so far at 0% containment. byron highway remains closed between interstate 5. as for the cause of the fire, it remains under investigation. reporting live in contra costa county. >> as carlos showed you clearly, the wind was a major factor gusting on the fire lines. abc7 spencer christian is here. >> the wind is going to remain gusty throughout the evening.
and the relative humidity 47%, so not exceedingly dry, but gusts at 20 miles per hour right now. blowing through the and aelevations 1100 feet. the wind speeds up and the air dries. and it loses its moisture. you can see right now wind is gusting generally across the bay area. it is going to remain quite r d windy into the overnight hours. 2:00 a.m. we will see gusts over 25-30 miles per hour. the wind will calm down a little bit during the daytime tomorrow. further look at the forecast in just a few moments. >> we had sky 7 turn on maps today. for instance this burned section
was along clifton quart road by byron highway. and this tool shows how far one fire was. that stream was available on our website abc7news.com and on the abc7 news app. >> this huge fire was deliberately set. that is according to the atf tonight which released surveillance video tonight of a suspect shot moments before flames began shooting out of the building. laura anthony showing you the video. >> reporter: a man hopping under the fence and a minute later, the suspect reemerges, the bag is gone but flashes of light coming behind him as he quickly jumps over the fence and runs
away. >> i started knocking on doors. >> reporter: among 250 residents of the neighboring renaissance square apartments evacuated in the middle of the night as flames ripped through the construction site next door. >> i have grandkids with me. and it is scarey, knowing that people are out there doing something like this. >> reporter: the bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms is offering an award that could lead to the suspect seen in the video. his business was closed for a week. >> i just hope for everything to get rebuild as soon as possible and try to get everything back to normal. >> reporter: so $25,000 reward. >> well, i am going to start looking at my cameras and see what i can find. >> reporter: this three alarm fire caused an estimated
$55 million in damage. in concord, laura anthony, abc7 news. san francisco mayor wants to hire and train 90 more dispatchers in the next two years. a dramatic rise in the number of emergency calls. vic lee is in the news room with the story tonight. >> it is shocking, the stats speak loud and clear over the past seven years, there has been a whopping 44% increase in the number of 911 calls in san francisco. that plus an under staffed call center. mayor fer rrell plans plans plas dispatchers. dispatchers are now answering 88% of 911 calls within ten seconds. they are inching close to the national standard which is 90% of the time. but a long struggle to reach
this point. and call volumes continue to increase dramatically. >> approximately 1,000 more calls per day. that's 1,000 more calls per day since seven years ago. >> reporter: this while the call center kocontinues to be under staff. long time dispatcher debra says that means working mandatory overtime and holidays. when you think you are going home after working eight hours and you have to stay 12. >> 40% of our calculation that come into the call center are not emergencies. >> reporter: the mayor wants to allocate more money to divert these calls to the system. it would get nearly $15 million to near equipment and
firefighting apparatus and equipment. in the past five years, the department has experienced a 25% increase in its call volume. >> we pride ourselves in getting to the scene within a five-minute time period. >> reporter: vic lee, abc7 news. thank you. new developments in the racist text message scandal involving san francisco police officers. the department can seek disciplines in the officers involved. contains racists, sexists sexiss derogatory remarks. in 2015, a court ruled that the department waited too long to
punish the officers accused. issued this statement about today's decision. we are very pleased the court found police officials do not have to compromise a criminal investigation in order to pursue discipline against officers accused of abhorrent behavior. passing a bill to protect net neutrality. last year the fcc voted to rescind net neutrality rules. and the state senate also passed wiener's about i will to allow bars to stay open and serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m. supporters say it could significantly help business. critics are concerned that it could risk public safeties. both bills go onto the assembly. this time tomorrow the nba
finals go underway. >> wayne freedman is live from oracle arena with a look at the preparation and the final 24 hours. >> reporter: this is the first time two franchises have met four years straight for a championship in probably sports. basketball fans are calling this epic. and yes, oracle arena a busy place today. if you assume for one second that the oracle arena this morning -- as the national and world sports press descends on home court. >> this scene comes with circus and hoopla. >> reporter: media day has become an invent in itself. serious questions and safe answers. >> every mistake can cause you a game. >> reporter: here is iguodala
when asked how long he will return from his knee injury. >> i am not that far away. >> reporter: getting information on media day is like part of a crowd on poker day trying to peak around the corner. >> i hope you answer my question. is a hot-dog a sandwich. >> reporter: enter guillermo from jimmy kimmel live. >> i like ketchup, relish and that is it. >> reporter: and that may have been the most direct answer of the day on this, the day before. oracle arena. >> radish? >> maybe he said rel liish i ho. coverage at 5:00, tip off at 6:00 and stay with us for toyota after the game. a cleaner seat for your
boasting. overselling his achievements. making false claims. as lieutenant governor, he skipped many of his duties, saying the job was "so dull," he only shows up to work at the state capitol "like one day a week, tops." the same gavin who, as mayor, "split town" during a massive oil spill and "jetted off...to hawaii." gavin's... not gonna work... as governor.
judicial independence versus accountability. those are the choices facing voters over the recall judge aaron abc7 david louie attended both rallies. >> reporter: this is the man in the cross hair. that sentence is what the probation department recommended and what the law at the time prescribed. >> voters are going to speak and they are going to let us know on june 5th what is acceptable. we as a community have to support women when they speak
up. >> reporter: a protester tried to interrupt. san jose police stepped in and ordered him to stand back. judge jark the table that is our democracy cannot stand without three strong legs and this recall will weaken the judicial branch. >> reporter: is not always in the best interest of justice. >> as judges we cannot do that. sometimes we must follow the path of most resistance.
we must scrutinize the facts and fall the rule of law. >> reporter: voters serve as a de facto jury, the ballot will contain the names of two candidates, both women who are running to fill the seat if judge persky is recalled. >> protesters are demanding an end at police targeting gang members. they called on city attorney to drop the use of gang injunctions which are court orders meant to limit the activity. >> black people here in san francisco rempresent about 3% o the total population of san francisco. but yet and still we represent
53% and san francisco city and county jail. >> the group delivered a letter with demands to herrera's office. well if you take b.a.r.t., you will notice more cleaning crews. abc7 news was at the station where a rapid response cleaning team. well, starting monday riders can use b.a.r.t.'s mobile website to report a bio hazard like a needle and b.a.r.t. will respond. >> trash, a bag of chips, a couple paper cups, that isn't something that you should be using this to report. we are going to clean that up when the train gets at the end
of the line. this is for those urgent matters. >> at five of the systems line go through all five of the systems line go through lake meric or mc this branch fell down at sidney park. people walking by seconds before this thing came crashing to the ground. weather anchor spencer christian is here with our forecast. >> it certainly feels january like to me. mainly clear skies out there. as you heard and observed, chilly out there. this is a view from the east bay hills camera looking west ward. nice and bright this evening. 57 right now in san francisco,
oakland fi59. it is 73 degrees in santa rosa that is our warm spot. 61 in livermore and here is our view from our rooftop camera. these are our forecast features and we will feel strong gusty wind overnight and it will be breezy and cool tomorrow, heating up over the weekend. we will see an increase in clouds mainly from the golden gate southward and eastward. spotty drizzle in the coastline. overnight lows generally in the low 50s. in the wee hours of the morning, clouds increasing. and maybe spotty drizzle near the coastline.
there could be a damp spot here and there. it will all pretty much wind down by midday. it will still be quite breezy tonight and cooler for this time of the year. rainfall totals well, hardly any measurable rain at all likely from this season. highs tomorrow afternoon will range from mid-50s at the coast to generally low 60s around the bay. and upper 60s. few locations will top out at 70. friday low to mid-80s inland. saturday hot inland with highs likely to reach mid-90s. and it will remain hot especially inland into sunday. accuweather 7 day forecast. becoming more to hot especially inland. temperatures will drop off quite a bit monday moderating to
seasonal levels. kind of a sustained pattern of meteorological normalcy. r marshall tuck will change that. in california, 3 million kids can't read at grade level. tuck turned around struggling schools, raising graduation rates over 60%. marshall tuck for state superintendent. marshall tuck. marshall tuck. ithe race for governort. has turned into a scam. gavin newsom's trying to elect a republican who was endorsed by trump. and villaraigosa's being bankrolled by a handful of billionaires. it's everything that's wrong with politics. and none of it is helping struggling families.
roseanne barr followed up her racist >> 200 tweets since pledging to quit tweeting yesterday. the scandal has ignited another social debate. president trump also got into the fray today tweeting about barr's firing and asking why hasn't apologized to him. >> the president is the president of all merns american
focused on what he does best for the country. >> prompting its maker to respond tha racism is not a known side effect. tesla cars on autopilot has stopped police.ire truck and a now one group is asking the dmv to take action. a man paying $4,000 up front for new gutters but the work is never done and he can't get his money back. "7 on your side" makes it all right. >> did you remember to reboot your router. we warned you on monday. >> it takes less than a minute to reboot and we put together this vid we all know guys like gavin.
boasting. overselling his achievements. making false claims. as lieutenant governor, he skipped many of his duties, saying the job was "so dull," he only shows up to work at the state capitol "like one day a week, tops." the same gavin who, as mayor, "split town" during a massive oil spill and "jetted off...to hawaii." gavin's... not gonna work... as governor. i support the affordable care act, and voted against all trump's attempts to repeal it. but we need to do more. i believe in universal health care. in a public health option to compete with private insurance companies. and expanding medicare to everyone over 55. and i believe medicare must be empowered
talk about a 180, consumer reports is now recommending tesla's model number 3 after the company issued an update to the brakes. >> a separate watchdog group is calling on dmv. >> now he did not survive the crash, rob hays has more. >> reporter: california roads car crashes are a dime a dozen. but when that car is a tesla, the attention factor skyrockets like this tesla crash on tuesday where a tesla crashed into a parked police car. president of consumer watchdog
is taking aim on tesla's autopilot system. >> full self-driving hardware on all cars. >> reporter: that they say violates california new autonomous vehicle regulations. >> if you have people believe it is an autonomous vehicle and it isn't that level, you are breaking the law. >> reporter: stop billing its cars as self-driving. tesla says it has always told drivers that its autopilot features does not make its cars impervious to crashes. tesla writes when using autopilot, drivers are continuously -- >> and when people rely on them, for what they are labelled, like
autopilot, they can die. >> reporter: rob hays, hays, hah news. the coast guard needs your help to solve a maritime mystery. this piece of a wooden boot with part of the name rio but no people. no reports of accidents or missing boats but the coast guard wants people to call if they recognize the boat or know anything about what may have happened. california has joined three other states in suing the environmental protection agency over mandatory training for farmworkers. they are claiming the epa is delaying the release of important materials when it comes to pesticides. once the epa publishes,
>> farm workers are supposed to go through the training every year and the epa has not responded to the lawsuit. summer is coming and that is when many of us tackle big home improvement projects. >> what if you hire a contractor and the work is never done? >> "7 on your side" michael finney helped them out. >> he paid $4,000 up front for new gutters and never got them and then he couldn't get his money back either. >> you see the rust coming through. >> reporter: showing us the rusted gutters. >> home depot has a big can and gave me an estimate. >> reporter: signed a contractor with home depot. he paid the full price up front.
three weeks later, no one came to do the work. calvin called home depot. >> we have to order your gutter. >> reporter: five weeks past and still no one came. >> and then rainy season started. >> reporter: work delayed because of rain. >> two months. >> reporter: home depot told calvin it could not replace the gutters after all. >> i don't think we can do your job. >> huh? i have a signed contract. >> reporter: and he paid in full. two weeks later calvin didn't have gutters or a refund. >> haven't even looked at the the paperwork. >> reporter: we contacted home depot and the company said it
had already begun processing its refund. home depot tells us it couldn't do the job because calvin's gutters are embedded in his roof and that requires roof work that was not part of the contract. home depot tells us we never want a customer to be dissatisfied so we apologize to mr. chow. >> thank you, michael, keep up the good work. >> you're welcome. allowing them to collect full payment up front. most contractors can only charge 10% or a thousand dollars which ever is less. for most contractors, never ever pay in full. only pay that lesser amount up front. i want to hear from you if you have a problem with gutter or anything else. the "7 on your side" hot line is
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well, it is like deja vu all over again. warriors and cavaliers have competed in the nba finals in the last three season and meeting this year for the fourth time in a row. >> game one is tonight. never before in any sport has completed four times in a row. >> reporter: ahead of the nba finals between the warriors and the cavaliers, local fans enjoying the journey. >> have one more dynasty in the bay area, it will be awesome. >> reporter: the best team of
the era up against the best player. but instead it has brought missed reaction from some. >> we don't need to see lebron after four years, that is enough. >> reporter: the two teams prepare to meet in the finals for the fourth consecutive year, some say they should prevent super teams from dominating the game. sports consultant says that is unlikely to happen. >> you can plan to do something in sports whether it actually happens is a lot more difficult. so no, leagues have enough challenges worrying about super teams because it shouldn't be one of them. >> reporter: periods of dominance aren't any news. michael jordan and his six appearances within an eight year time span and who can forget shaq and kobe.
the nba seeks to build its international audience. >> people say it is going to be a sweep four or five games. to me, it never gets old. >> reporter: before the winner gets crowned. >> whenever it is the cavs or the warriors, consistency is consistency, they are always the best. >> reporter: chris converage starts at 5:00. nba count down takes over at 5:30 and the tip off is at 6:00. stay with us for toyota after the game. gym fee kim mel live and a special one hour edition of abc7 news.
river otters when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor.
i thought after sandy hook, where 20 six and seven year olds were slain, this would never happen again. it has happened more than 200 times in 5 years. dianne feinstein and a new generation are leading the fight to pass a new assault weapons ban. say no to the nra and yes to common-sense gun laws. california values senator dianne feinstein it is world otter day. and bay area scientists are
documenting the come back of these cute species. >> as we have been reporting, they are on the rebound. >> a success story. as eric thomas found out, the otters on the move and may be coming back to a restored habitat next to you. >> reporter: river otters were in almost every otter in the bay area. now, there is good news about this feisty species. >> river otters are super important predators to have in our water shed. what they are telling us is the water is clean enough, the habitat is good enough. >> reporter: tracking otter recovery around the bay area. >> if you look down here, you see this narrow path and here you see otter
>> anyone can enter a >> there were about 150 otter e total is now up to 2500.r and the map tells a story of otter repopulation. it started in the north bay. >> what we were surprised to find is that otters have moved down the east side of the bay through oakland and berkeley, and alameda and all the way south into fremont. >> reporter: on this day, she is at coyote regional park. >> looking for ripples like a big fish or an otter. >> reporter: a trail camera did find photos of an otter on the spot. believing that river otters are
moving into the south bay now. alviso could be prime territory. this area was used as salt ponds and now it is the don wildlife refuge. >> other creatures part of this system could move back years ago. >> reporter: megan is urging everyone to become an otter spotter. >> it is easy, fun and science. >> reporter: go to abc7news.com for a link on otter spotter website. eric thomas, abc7 news. that's great. we otter get a look at the forecast. i beat you to it. >> you did. if it is not one thing, it's an
otter. overnight, it will be little cooler than previous nights this week. upper 40s in the north bay. could see spotty drizzle. high clouds will linger. tomorrow evening game one of the nba finals, 6:00 p.m. game time. at 5 p.m. partly cloudy and cool. and still, the acc seven-day forecast. going to start warming up on friday. and heat will be sizzling in our inland areas. temperatures will moderate early next week. >> thank you. >> i want to be supports director tomorrow because somebody gets to be ring side. >> ring side? the intensity is going to be
otter this world. >> oh, man. >> iguodala missed the last four games of the rocket series. are we going to see andre at all in the finals. an i'm jeff bleich. preventing violence has long been my cause. in the face of senseless violence, we need hope. after columbine, i led president clinton's youth violence commission. i joined joe biden to reduce domestic violence, helping boys become men.
good evening, back in october a lot of us thought we would see the warriors and cavs back again in the finals. and here we are in the fourth straight year. but a bumpy road for both of them to reach the cameras. held their final practices today in oracle arena. warriors heavy, heavy favorites to repeat as nba champions. lebron in if the
agt eighth year in a row. >> try to win more more games and win a championship. living in the moment. >> teams have had opportunity to beat the cavs and teams have had opportunity to beat the warriors. >> andre iguodala will miss his fifth consecutive game because of a bone bruise. this will be a challenge for steve kerr who says andre is progressing. will he play at all in the finals? >> based on how long it has been from when it happened, i'm not that far away. >> last couple of games in the houston series was you know, interacting a lot with coach and a few of the guys coming off the bench and making sure that we are all on the same page. so it is almost like you are playing, just not on the court.
then stay with us. for toyota after the game as adon adonal foil join me. >> so what is up? he has decided to transfer to another college team a lot of speculation about kentucky or villanova. averaged almost 20 points and nine rebounds per game. first time we have seen reuben foster on a football team in a while. been in court, charges ultimately dropped. how about jimmy garoppolo. he looked good in practice. a lot of people in our news room say, jimmy looks good. but can he sing? >> what is that one song you
sing? >> ain't no mountain high. >> ain't no mountain high, ain't no valley low. ♪ if you need me, call me, no matter where you are ♪ ♪ no matter how far >> in the case of cleveland browned randall, he tweeted if the cavaliers win the 2018 nba finals i'll buy everyone who retweeted this a jersey. that tweet has been just shy of 891,000 retweets. 75 bucks apiece, he would have to fork over $66 million.
>> honestly my phone freeze. i mean, i didn't really know it got that crazy. >> this is going to make the game a lot more exciting for the fans and for myself. i think it should be a great, great series. >> he is the biggest warrior fan on the planet this week. yet another lesson, be careful what you tweet. >> never learn. >> especially this week. thanks larry. join us tonight on kofy-tv 20. hype dermic windows, broken windows, tonight a south bay church asking for help. >> look for breaking news on the abc7 news app. i am ama daetz, for larry,
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