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zones. you're looking at the 146th air wing leaving the national guard station in oxnard late yesterday. firefighters from australia and new zealand on their way to help fight fires throughout the west. for the latest information on the fires go to or use the abc 7 news app. details on evacuations and enable push alerts to get the latest breaking fire news when it happens. 4:30. a moment ago mike was telling us it's going to get warmer. not great news for people fighting these fires. >> that is correct. you nailed it right there. an idea of what we're dealing with. see from lake county all the way up through redding and then arcing back over to the sierra, the highest fire danger starts at 11:00 this morning and goes through 11:00 tomorrow evening. 36 hours of the carr andoco com with even worse conditions. has 30 mile per hour winds going
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to blow and humidity 10 to 20%. the ridge tops we're most concerned with as the winds gust 30 miles per hour from southwest to northeast. that's where they could push the embers and spread the fire. you can see, yep, poor air quality for that fire, the carr fire, and the ferguson fire once again. we'll talk more about that coming up. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. i want to head back to the sonoma county area around the airport and we got the all clear from chp a few minutes ago. a fatal crash started wait wrong-way driver just after 12:00 last night past airport boulevard. everything is opened back up. see a slight delay there in the area that should lift very shortly again on the northbound side of 101 just past boulevard. quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza friday light volumes but a bit of a backup in the cash lanes on either side. no metering lights yet. that usually happens around 5:20, 5:30. later this morning a funeral will be held in oakland for nia wilson. >> she's the young woman fatally
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stabbed at macarthur bart last month. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield joining us now from the newsroom with a look ahead. >> good morning, jessica. u.s. congresswoman barbara lee is set to speak today at the funeral. 18-year-old nia wilson's death made national headlines. police called her murder random and unprovoked. she was stabbed to death on the macarthur bart platform. her sister was also stabbed but survived. look at that memorial that has been created outside the bart station to honor nia. her family now plans to sue bart saying her death could have been prevented. the man accused of killing her had been stopped for fare evasion a few days earlier and her family says he should not have been allowed back into the system. abc's legal analyst says the case will hinge on the following. >> is there something they should have done they didn't do. some duty of care that they failed to exercise, that they were required to exercise. >> bart spokesperson issued a statement saying bart has
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cracked down on fare evaders saying arrested surged by nearly 40% due to the fact that our officers were in the right place at the right time. a spokesperson went on to say bart is heartbroken for the wilson family. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. again, that memorial service begins at 11:00 a.m. it is at acts full gospel church on 66th avenue in oakland. the service is open to the public and we are going to stream it live at and on our abc 7 news app. a man is safe this morning after falling down a cliff at lands end in san francisco. rescuers were called into the scene just after 9:00 last night. the victim was far down the cliff in a remote area. the fire chief tells abc 7 news the man had been watching the sunset when it got dark he couldn't get back up. he doigz just fine this morning. authorities in san jose need your help to identify a man found dead in an apartment complex. take a look at this sketch. this man was found dead in a
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parking lot on indian wells court on burnle road june 19th. the county corner says he's of latino descent in the early to mid 20s, royal blue colored jacket, blue socks and shorts. and shoes i should say. and black shorts. police have found the driver of a big rig that hit and killed a cyclist in lafayette. it happened about 12:30 yesterday afternoon in the area of reliez valley road and withers avenue. sky 7 was above the scene. a bicyclist died at the hospital and the driver has not been arrested. investigators are still looking for witnesses to the crash. developing news from virginia where there's a desperate search for a 12-year-old girl abducted from reagan national airport. police say she's in extreme danger. she is on a college tour in the u.s. with a group of students from china. surveillance image shows her leaving with an unknown, middle-aged woman yesterday morning. the two changed their outfits an
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they leave the airport in a newer model white infinitity sedan with new york plates. an unidentified man driving the car. mixed messages from washington, d.c. this morning, top intelligence officials say russia is heavily involved in the upcoming midterm elections but president trump is saying the reports of meddling are a hoax. abc's stephanie ramos reports from the nation's capital. >> reporter: president trump at a campaign rally in pennsylvania repeated a message. >> we're being hindered by the russian hoax. >> reporter: hours earlier, the president's own top national security officials telling a different story. warning voters about the russian threat against the 2018 and 2020 elections. >> it goes beyond the elections and towards russia's intent to undermine oureporter: just overs ago standing next to russian president vladimir putin, elect >> i have great confidence in my intelligence people, but i will
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tell you that president putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. >> reporter: president trump's national security team says they are taking action because russia did interfere and they're trying to do it again. once the president returned from his summit with vladimir putin, he said he accepted the intelligence agency's conclusion that russia interfered in the election, adding others might have done so as well. the white house refuses to say who the others are. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. yesterday a little bit of a reprieve, wasn't quite as hazy in our inland neighborhoods as the last couple minutes and that's going to change this afternoon. right now our air quality is fine and it's suppose theed to be fine this afternoon. watch out for a little more haze in the sky. just don't be worried about it. most of us around 53 to 56 degrees. hayward the warm spot at 58. 55 right now in richmond.
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albany 52, 57 san carlos and livermore. 62 in san jose and concord. 48 in novato. notice the lack of clouds, mist, drizzle, hanging in the air as we look at the western side of the bay bridge. driving today a little mist along the peninsula coast but that's it. breezy afternoon for your ferry ride and a summer spread on mass transit. let's talk about what's going on as far as the north bay, 56 and not as much fog. the extra sunshine will push us into the 78 degree range at noon and mid to upper 80s from 1:00 to 6:00. nice evening on tap, about 76 at 8:00. for the most part would you say it's been quiet this week other than isolated incidents. >> i think so. the summertime volumes going for us. that certainly helps. i do have a new incident to talk about in the trivalley, northbound 680, sounds like a hit-and-run crash with injuries and possibly a vehicle fire in
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the same area. not sure if they're related or these are two separate incidents. i am seeing a little slow down on the southbound side. working on confirming all of this. emergency crews are on the way to the scene. not a huge backup yet. a quick check of golden gate bridge as mike mentioned. a lack of fog and mist and we have the zipper trucks out giving you more room on the southbound side. for now you don't really need it. next traffic update coming up in just about ten minutes. good news for drivers in palo alto. commute times should see major improvements. >> palo alto, east palo alto and caltrains are planning to synchronize 14 traffic signals on university avenue between middlefield road and the dumbarton bridge. four intersections will be synced up on donahue street in east palo alto. the effort to alleviate traffic will start with a traffic count and agencies will reprogram lights to sync up with better traffic flow and could cut the amount of time drivers spend in traffic jams by up to 40%.
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you are never more than seven minutes away you are never more than seven minutes away. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> the poor air quality warning is open-ended now and they said forget it we're not going to put a time frame on it up till the fire is eng ting wished. that's covering 3.3 million including yosemite. the red flag warning in the red there. mid 90s in chico and sacramento, 113 in palm springs. the high fire danger continues through at least saturday if you're heading to the high country. jessica? >> mike, thank you. >> happening now, emergency crews are monitoring water levels at a dam in lynchburg, virginia. it's above capacity from heavy
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rains. evacuations remain in place at this hour. city officials are warning if the dam breaks water levels could reach 17 feet in just 7 minutes. this is all happening because six inches of rain fell in two hours yesterday turning kreex into rivers and rivers into lakes. a flash flood warning until 8:00 a.m. our time. more rain is expected today. a big change is coming when students in alameda return to school in two weeks. the district is loosening its dress code and there's a serious purpose behind it. here's laura anthony. >> we're looking at some athletic shorts. >> reporter: we went to a local clothing store to see what's in on alameda campuses this school year. >> there are short shorts yes. >> reporter: as in no longer prohibited. >> spaghetti straps will be okay, shorts okay. >> reporter: a pilot program designed to enhance student freedoms while reducing the body
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shaming that can come with dress codes of the past. >> some of the earlier dress codes ended up making students feel ashamed of their bodies and humiliated in front of their class when called out for say having shorts that were too short. >> it's not that enforced anyway. >> reporter: nicole and her dad were at alameda high picking up her registration packet. >> sometimes my friends would get sent home for having ripped jeans. >> that's not okay. i think they should dress appropriate. >> reporter: others worry the dress code won't be a positive in the classroom. >> not a crop top, not a -- like a tank top. you should be covered up. especially girls. >> why? >> because boys might get the wrong message. >> reporter: alameda's policy isn't 100% anything goes. for instance, anything that could be considered hate speech or pornographic is strictly prohibited. oig otherwise schools oup to the p to police their kids and don't worry about the new policy
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producing distrackions in the classroom. >> i think it's a good thing. it shows who they really are. what they want to wear and stuff like that. >> what you going to focus on? >> school. >> reporter: in alameda, laura anthony, abc 7 news. a new housing concept in berkeley could be a test run in how to bring down the cost of housing in the bay area. the prefabricated modular units built in china, shipped to the bay area and these are pictures from the developer. the 22-units building is being constructed a few blocks from the cal campus. each units is 310 square feet with a kitchen and bathroom and built to houses two people. it comes furnished and rent is just under $2200 a month. >> i've been vexed by the incredible lack of innovation in construction. >> in a residential neighborhood, this has been here more than 100 years, it --
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there's no sense of it trying to fit into the neighborhood. >> we're told uc berkeley will have the master lease on the building and we're told it's for graduate students. brace yourselves for a dose of cuteness. here's the new picture of cannon curry. ayesha curry posted it on instagram with the caption how can this be our sweet baby boy is 1 month old today. so in love. i mean seriously. she went on to say, finally steph curry has competition in my world because this little man stole my heart and then some. baby cannon. >> he's precious. look at those eyes. >> maybe he is channeling michael jordan there too. what do you think, mike? sticking the tongue out. going to be a basketball player too. >> i'm sure he's going to have all kinds of talent. >> you can see steph. >> oh, yeah. >> 100%. >> very cute. >> that's neat. all right. talk about what's going on outside weather wise. can't compete with that cuteness factor but hopefully you like the forecast. a look from our roof camera.
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it's not nearly as cloudy or damp as it has been. the flags on the ferry building calmer this morning and they will pick up again this afternoon as it will become breezy once again. but the extra sunshine means extra warmth today and a little bit of a wind shift means more haze in the north bay and in the east bay valleys. clouds to sun, yeah, we'll have that this weekend. we'll sls a see-saw weekend, warm tomorrow and a cooling trend sunday before a heat wave develops in our inland neighborhoods next week. notice by 7:00 not all that widespread compared to yesterday. look for that quick sunshine, grab the sunglasses you will need them today. along the coast sunshine today. see the clouds thinning out during the afternoon and early evening hours. temperatures from 79 in milpitas. you get out towards los gatos, morgan hills and gilroy, low to mid 90s, 82 in redwood city. near 60 along the coast to 67 downtown san francisco. up through the north bay mid to
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upper 80s and cloverdale northward mid to upper 90s. east bay shore low to upper 70s today and let's inland temperatures from 90s in san ramon to 90 brentwood. same temperatures tomorrow and drop about two to three degrees sunday. look at the 100s return inland wednesday and mid 80s around the bay. free air conditioning at the coast. hey, alexis. >> good morning, mike. i want to head out to the central valley where once again we've got roadwork on the eastbound side of 580. we had a break yesterday. today at least a 20 minute delay between greenville road and 205. various lanes scheduled to be blocked for the grinding and paving work until about 9:00 this morning. our usual crawl on the westbound side is filling in but not terrible yet. 30 miles per hour. just six miles an hour on the eastbound side of 580. walnut creek, 680 north of 24, looking okay and so are most of our other areas this morning.
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next traffic update just before 5:00. >> thank you. california has joined the lawsuit against the trump administration to block the release of blueprints that show how to make 3d printed plastic guns. on tuesday a seattle judge temporarily blocked the release of downloadable instructions just hours before they were set to be made public by a texas-based company. the obama administration fought the group in court for years citing international concerns but the trump administration recently backed down. critics the of the 3d plastic guns create concerns because they would be undetectable by metal detectors. apple the first publicly traded trillion dollar company. >> facebook has launched its digital literacy library. here's tech bites. >> in today's tech bites apple's history-making price tag. it's now the first publicly traded company ever valued at more than a trillion dollars. >> apple could get another big shot in the arm with its release of its iphone next month. remember apple was on the brink
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get worse starting at 11:00 this morning. mike, thank you. two bay area airports getting some upgrades all thanks to nearly $10 million in grants washington. here's a live look at mineta/sa5 million to upgrade runway lighting. oakland will get $4 million to install new signs and make road repairs. sfo not on the list. the money comes from a federal fund designed to cover airport improvements. a celebration planned for a week from tomorrow for the grand opening of the new salesforce transit center in san francisco. >> abc 7 news was there for a sneak peek of one of its major attractions the rooftop garden. three blocks long and 70 feet above the sidewalk. the garden features everything from fountains to a cactus to forest areas. you will be able to tour the garden and center during a day-long block party on saturday, august 11th. go to our website for more
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you are never more than seven minutes away you are never more than seven minutes away. if you've been joining spencer for the forecasts you've seen the billowing smoke coming out of the mendocino complex fire. same thing around redding and r as winds are going to start blowing northwest to southeast. that means napa valley into the east bay valleys could be much hazier today than they have been and look at the temperatures while they will dip a little bit this weekend, the 100s are coming back by wednesday. no good news there. sorry. here's alexis. >> hate to hear that. i have an incident i want to head back to now. we've got all lanes currently blocked on northbound 680. this is north of an hit and run collision and one of the vehicles caught fire, a vehicle fire involved here as well. as far as i know no one getting through. keeping a close eye on this one and really not much of a detour
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through that stretch. an update in just a few. also looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza, we definitely have a stack up in the cash lanes on the right-hand side there, but if you are traveling through the middle or other side of the toll plaza you shouldn't have issues and, of course, no metering lights yet. we should have about 30 minutes to go. >> thanks. he treat for movie fans and car buffs this 1968 ford mustang is the same one driven on the streets of san francisco by steve mcqueen and the film classic "bullette." the movie came out 50 years ago, famous for one of the most iconic chase scenes in movie history. the owner has preserved the car in the condition the filmmakers left it in. >> there's something we always just wanted to keep original. there's so many dents, scrapes, everything that's from the movie that it's not a normal '68 fastback restore. >> the mustang has the medal bars used to mount the cameras for the chase scene and a warner brothers parking sticker.
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ford has released a limited edition mustang gt for this year's 50th anniversary of "bullet". >> tired of waiting at the dmv. a lot are. so you're going to have to get in line. next at 5:00, some relief on the way at several bay area locations starting tomorrow. former white house press secretary sean spicer in the bay area last night. how he ended up turning some skeptics into fans. more help is on the way to fight fires devastating fight fires devastating california but
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." hi, good morning. it's august 3rd. it's a friday. >> thank goodness. lot to talk about today.
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your weather, you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. it is a friday. hi, mike. >> we all need a little bit of a break, don't we, but unfortunately for our friends in mendocino county near the carr fire around redding, it actually gets worse today. 11:00 this morning, through 11:00 tomorrow evening, 36 hours of high fire danger. please be careful there. as far as our forecast today, we're going to, wow, missing a lot of numbers there. so let's go back to the fire and talk a little bit more about that and i'll get that fixed and have that for you. what's going to happen is the winds are going to pick up today. they're going to hit 30 miles per hour. humidity levels will drop down while temperatures will be cooler, the heat is coming back next week. we'll talk more about that. alexis, you have a serious situation developing? >> well, we're trying to get to the bottom of this. i know i have all lanes blocked on northbound 680, that's definitely not good news. we have a hit-and-run crash involving a vehicle fire, so the vehicle did catch fire after it was involved in that


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