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fire. >> wayne freedman was there for the emotional procession. >> reporter: we're on airport drive near kaiser air where this long procession, more than a mile long procession, has just arrived with the casket within the last two minutes. take a look at this. it's most impressive. no sirens, just lights, flags, people saluting, a testimony and a tribute to this 42-year-old firefighter who all people in this drive knew him as an exceptional man. they say he was matty to his friends. he was 42 years old, from utah, leaves behind a wife and a 6-year-old son. let's listen, first, tomofpl whe at they're here. >> we should recognize him as family for their ultimate sacrifice. >> these firefighters leave their families for weeks at a time, and they come here to lay their lives on the line, and we
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appreciate their service. >> my dad was a fire chief. and so i've had great respect for firefighters and police officers for many, many years. i mean, family gatherings, an alarm would go off and they leave because that's what they're dedicated to do. >> reporter: and now to the live with sky 7, as we continue talking about matty burchett. he was killed when a tree fell on him. he was not the only person to suffer. there were three firefighters from near fresno who were also injured in that same incident. this is six firefighters who have died in california this year. it is an enormous sacrifice. friends tell us, he was very professional, a master of his craft. others described him as the man who kept everyone else safe, which is ironic, considering what we're looking at here
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today. they're about to load him onto that c-130 transport plane to fly him home to utah. the family has asked that we don't speak with them, give them their moment of privacy. we'll have more later as this develops. live in santa rosa, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> solemn afternoon. thank you very much. this afternoon, firefighters are making progress on the wildfires burning across the state. the mendocino complex of the ranch and river fires have burned 363,000 acres. the river fire is 100% contained. but the ranch fire is only 64% contained. crews contained the ferguson fire this the holy fire is 72% contained. the fresno fire department posted video of its crews protecting home threatened by the ranch fire. you can see how close the fire
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is to buildings, the largest fire in california history is threatening more than a thousand structures. it has already the departmen and urban development has formally awarded $99 milli coun. the grants will go toward communities affected by the 2017 north bay wildfires. congressman jared huffman praised the funding as a much needed source of relief for people working to rebuild their lives and homes. larry esquivel was terminated yesterday, the city says, due to a personnel matter, no other details have been released. tracie is in -- he was the former san jose police chief. retired in 2015. tracie selected him to be the city's new police chief in october of 2015. new developments in the case surrounding the murder of keith green. suspects were back in court today. lee, not taking any of our
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questions. abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo was in the courtroom? >> reporter: leaving the courthouse wednesday morning, tiffany lee took no questions. she's being charged in the 2016 murder of keith green, her ex-boyfriend, in april 2016 green vanished after meeting with lee about a child custody issue. his body was later found in a sonoma county field with a bullet wound through his neck. shortly after, s.w.a.t. teams raided lee's hillsboro mansion finding enough evidence to arrest lee and her boyfriend. he pleaded no contest. in february he cut a deal with the san mateo district attorney's office that could lead to prosecutors potentially dropping the murder charge against him in exchange for his truthful testimony against lee and byott. lee is the only one out on bail
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after having posted property and cash worth nearly $70 million. the case will be delayed from september until sometime next lee will be back in court at 8:30 august 29th for that setting hearing. outside of the haul of justice in redwood city, amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. a pedestrian was hit and killed near sfo this morning. officials say the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on northbound 101 just after 4:00 this morning. it's not clear why that pedestrian was on the highway. at one point all north bbound lanes were shut down. the pedestrian's identity has not been released. the cds is warning of new measles cases across the country and right here in the bay area. >> 107 people from 21 states have reported having measles, this comes after a midyear report released by the centers for disease control and prevention shows we could be in
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for a rough year. >> chris nguyen is live with more. >> reporter: the disease itself can be deadly, especially for those who haven't been vaccinated. in san jose, the first day of school brings a lot of excitement, but also a sense of anxiety for those who hope kids don't become ill because of another classmate. this year's measles cases are on track to surpass last year's total. officials with the san jose unified school district say parents can relax a little bit. >> it is very, very rare to see measles in schools partially because we are kill gent in getting the immunizations and making sure people are immunized against measles. roughghing anding.thugju, thecd at least 107 people in 21 states, including california, have come down with the measles.
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>> measles spreads like wildfire among people not vaccinated. >> eight people have gotten the measles so far this year, an outbreak in march occurred when a county resident who had not been vaccinated traveled to europe and brought the virus back with him to the county. >> most of the cases we see in our county are among international travelers. remember that we have a very diverse population in santa clara county and people travel a lot. >> reporter: the cdc says measles are still common in parts of the world, including some countries in africa, asia and europe. we're live in san jose this afternoon, i'm chris nguyen, abc 7 news. let's check out live doppler 7, basically sunny across the entire bay area right now, a few low clouds near the coastline, but a different picture in the central sierra with a familiar
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outbreak of summer afternoon thunderstorms up and down the central sierra from reno southward. and back live from sutro tower, mild afternoon, showing 72 in mountain view, san jose, 74. 83 at morgan hill. this is a view from the east bay hills camera, looking at a bit of haze. 75 in santa rosa. napa 79. 82 at fairfield. concord 81. 75 at livermore. late night and overnight hours, low cloudiness surging out over the bay, locally inland we might see spotty drizzle near the coast. overnight hours featuring lingering fog. bright skies later in the day. >> spencer thank you very much. more evidence the ocean's getting warmer. earlier this month researchers recorded a record 79.5 degree water temperature off the coast of san diego, higher than the average year round temperature
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in honolulu, around 67 degrees. the ocean is experiencing marine heat waves, lasting anywhere from a few days to several weeks. a business exodus, the rising cost of living is causing more and more companies to leave the bay area. >> companies like crave, bechtel and jamba juice. the north face is joining in. >> vic lee joins us live with details. vic? >> reporter: well, the north face is simply one of many companies here in the bay area mving operations out of state. the vf corporation which owns the north face says that it's separating two of its independent businesses which it owns, the north face is one of them, that's the one that's moving to denver. there's no telling at this point because there are so few details if there will be any layoffs. the north face's headquarters are here at bay farm. they're owned by vf.
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the mayor of alameda was caught by surprise. >> i didn't hear from our city staff first. i heard it from an employee there. >> reporter: at the campus here, the north face, founded in san francisco half a century ago, vf's global innovation center, and jans port, they'll move to denver by 2020. it could mean the loss of 650 jobs here. darrian louie. >> they give their desired management the first option to relocate. and then they'll look at what they want to do with the rest of the employees. they're not mentioning anything right now. >> reporter: some alameda residents were not surprised. >> well, they can get cheaper labor somewhere else, no question about that. >> from a business perspective, it makes sense. >> reporter: especially since colorado reportedly offered the company $27 million in incentives. there was no way alameda could compete. >> we're a city of about 80,000. we're not denver.
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>> reporter: the north face is just the latest bay area business looking for greener pastures. j jamba juice moved from i other . oracle's new campus in austin, texas will be as large as ten football fields. facebook will have a $1 billion data center in fort worth. the north face campus most likely will not remain empty. >> already the biotech industry is coming over to the east bay. they're running out of room in san francisco. and south san francisco area. >> reporter: well, we asked a number of employees here if they would comment, if they would respond to this development. all of them told us they were not authorized to talk. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> not surprising there, vic. thank you. we know the bay area's bad roads can cost us. now we know exactly how much.
4:12 pm has calculated the amount of money we lose each year because our roads are in such bad shape, potholes, cracks, the resulting car damage from hitting those things really can add up. here are the numbers for san francisco, oakland and san jose. take a look, drivers spend on average nearly $3,000 a year just from bad roads. statewide it's a whopping $61 billion. that is with a "b," dollars a year. wine lovers rejoice. is spencer rejoicing over there? >> yeah, he's doing a dance. >> it's that time of year again, time to crush the grapes to make wine. all the northern california fires having an effect on the harvest. i'm larry beil. we are live at the oakland coliseum talking a's baseball, a's and m's went to extra innings this afternoon. we're speaking to the president about this young and exciting team knocking on the door of first place and the challenge of getting fans out here to watch ask green and gold. and these women might be
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and so does dan! thanks jack! those are some nice bowls. everyone's gonna want to get their hands on jack's bowls. try my bowls! see that right there? you can't say that. what? i was just saying i got great bowls... ooooh. now i hear it. yea. try my teriyaki bowls. only at jack in the box. right field, pretty deep. >> yeah, disappointing end for the a's and their fans at the oakland coliseum, gets a home run in the 12th, giving the seattle mariners a 2-0 victory. >> the loss cools down the red hot a's at least for one day. >> oakland has had the best record in major league baseball since june and currently is only a game and a half out of first place in the al west. >> abc 7 news anchor and sports
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director larry bell is out at the coliseum, joined by the man trying to make things happen off the field, cobble. larry? >> reporter: all right, dion, eric, thank you. yeah, the mariners kind of spoiled the party here, dave, this afternoon, but when you look at where you are, you've got a wild card spot right now. you're knocking on the door. a game and a half behind the astros. given the youth on this team, you're way ahead of schedule. >> we're very excited about this great young team playing well here at the coliseum, young players exciting for our fans to engage with. it's an exciting time for the a's. >> we are standing in championship plaza, your creation, a bunch of food trucks are usually lined up here. the tree house inside the park. there's still a struggle. the other night we heard one of your young rising stars matt chapman say essentially, hey, fans, please come out. were you surprised at all? >> i think the people cominre h
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experience. we have all these new amenities, the tree house, park tavern, championship plaza. we've had the biggest attendance in the history of the coliseum this year, a free game of 45,000. there's been a lot of great events and people are having a great time. >> all right. stomper, your mascot, the el elephant in the room, how do you get more fans to come out here? i know in your two years or so on the job you've done everything, you're the most proactive team president i've ever seen. how many guys have office hours where fans can come in and rant at you? but what else can you do and how does this get resolved? >> well, i think it's really important that we continue to put a great product on and off the field. we have a great young team for fans to engage with. we have a great experience at the coliseum if folks come back and see it. i think as we continue to do that, more crowds will gather and everyone who comes is going to have a great time. >> i was crushed the morning he got traded. what do you say to long standing a's fans who are like, i'm
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worried my guys are going to get traded and we've seen this happen before and they're still reluctant to come out. what's your direct plea to them? >> our focus is having a great team that we keep together and build into this new ballpark we will open in 2023. the ballpark allows us to make sure we can retain our talent for many years to come. keep the team together and have players who can be here six, seven, eight, nine, ten years. >> that would be awesome. you are on record as having said that by the end of this calendar year the a's will select a site for the future stadium, whether it's here or someplace else. there's only a few months left in 2018. are you still sticking to that timeline? >> we're working very closely with the city, the port, the county. we have two final sites here at the coliseum and howard terminal. we hope to have an economic deal in place by the end of the year. we're on track for that. >> dave, it's always a pleasure seeing you.
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best of luck. we'll be talking about the first place a's after this weekend's upcoming series. things could tilt in the a's favor. back to the studio. >> larry, thanks a lot. get ready to show off your moves. >> me? >> yeah, well, i don't know. >> the warriors are expanding their dance team to include seniors. that's right, the team announced it will hold auditions for anyone 55 and up, auditions of the new senior dance team will be held saturday, september 8th at 10:00 at the ultimate field house in walnut creek. auditions for the traditional warriors dance team will be held august 25th at 10:00 a.m. dance team auditions are open to anyone 18 or older. for more information on auditions we have a link at >> so this means you are qualified? >> only in one way. only the age. >> if eric and i were to try it, we would shatter the myth of
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natural rhythm. shall we talk weather? >> i'd love that. as the getting warmer, or will later in the week. live doppler 7. at the moment we've got a little bit of low cloudness at the coast. this is basically a sunny day from coast to inland right now. temperature readings, 66 in san francisco, 64 in half moon bay, low 70s around the bay shoreline. the warmest readings inland are upper 70s to low 80s. it is windy once again. surprise, surprise. we have gusts to 28 miles per hour at fairfield, 26 in san francisco, 21 at novato, 22 in mountain view. all around the region we have this windy pattern. beautiful view from the rooftop camera. the trees along the embarcadero are blowing in the breeze. low clouds overnight and possibly some spotty early morning drizzle. slightly warmer tomorrow and the warming will continue into the weekend with temperatures climbing rather high inland. but first, a look at our forecast animation, overnight, the low clouds and fog pushing locally out over the bay, not
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much of an inland push tonight. early tomorrow morning the morning commute beginning, a few patches of fog away from the coastline. but most of it will be at the coast and over the bay and it will pull back to the coastline and away from the coastline during parts of the day tomorrow. so it will be a sunny, and slightly warmer day tomorrow. overnight lows generally mid to upper 50s, a very familiar pattern we've seen overnight for a couple weeks now. highs tomorrow will range from about 60 at the coast to low to mid-70s around the bay. not much of a warmup along the coast. inland, high temperatures upper 80s. inland, east bay, north bay, highs of 85. santa rosa. 95 ukiah. morgan hill will top out at about 90 degrees. here's the seven-day forecast. the jump in temperatures on friday, inland areas mid-90s. upper 70s around the bay. it gets warmer on saturday, upper 90s to near 100 in some
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inland spots, mid-90s inland on sunday. the warming will hold through the weekend, might be a good weekend to get to the beach if that's your choice of outdoor activities. and then temperatures will start to moderate early next week, back to about 90 degrees inland. >> eric is getting his towel and his fan ready in preparation. >> spencer, thank you. elon musk's musings about going private could land him in hot water. the latest in the ongoing tesla saga. the tweet that could leave a perman oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (vo) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than seven and maintained it. oh! under seven? (vo) and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study, adults lost on average up to 12 pounds. oh! up to 12 pounds?
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big rig. >> traffic is getting through once again. let's take you to the toll plaza and show you the effect. it's backed up clear through the overpasses. maybe back towards the oakland army base area. keep that in mind as you're trying to come into the city this evening. well, the securities and exchange commission has apparently served tesla with a subpoena after elon musk's tweet announcing he's thinking about taking tesla private. "the new york times" reports the sec is looking into musk's tweet that sent shares fluctuating. a subpoena is considered one of the first steps of a formal inquiry, the statement musk had funding secured may have violated an sec rule saying public statements made by company executives must be true. twitter is now suspending the account of alex jones for a week. twitter says jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their battle rifles ready against media and
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others. that tweet does violate twitter's rules against inciting violence. last week, twitter defended its decision not to suspend jones saying he did not break any company rules. that decision caused an online backlash, especially since facebook, apple, youtube and spotify suspended jones for using hate speech. aerosmith is ready to hit the stage again. today the band announced they'll take on residency at the park theater in las vegas next april. they will play 18 shows in what's being called aerosmith deuces are wild. tickets range from $75 all the way to $750. going on sale august 24th. the announcement comes a week after lady gaga announced he'll be taking up residency at the same theater in december. possible new emojis for 2019. the uni code consortium, it
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seems it will be a big year for recognizing those with disabilities. the candidates include a deaf person, one with mechanical limbs, there are also a couple of emojis where couples are holding hands. in 55 different skin tone and gender combinations. the final list of new emojis will be decided at the uni code -- next month. an unusual move by the white house. >> security clearances for those who still have them may be revoked. >> a former cia chief's clearance revoked. why officials say they did it. plus, the surj for survivors continues today in italy after that ter
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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. here are the stories making headlines today at 4:30. a procession this afternoon in ukiah. for a firefighter from utah killed while battling the mendocino complex fire. mark burchett was killed by a tree while fighting the fire. and some breaking news to get to, the chp has arrested someone for a crash that killed an officer during a traffic stop on i-80 friday morning in fairfield. officer kirk griss was killed along the driver he pulled over. another driver hit them. we'll have an update on the investigation in about an hour,
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we'll bring it to you here at 6:00. to the east bay, a california bird rescue group is inundated with injured, starving water birds. international bird rescue has treated more than 100 sick birds this year. leslie brinkley will have more at 5:00 p.m. a day of closing arguments in the case of paul manafort, a man is on trial accused of financial crimes, including bank fraud and failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars sheltered overseas. abc news reporter kenneth molten reports from the courthouse in alexandria, virginia. >> reporter: dion, paul manafort's fate will be in the hands of the jury starting tomorrow morning. during closing arguments inside this courthouse, defense claims manafort is the victim, while prosecutors say he was the boss, responsible for defrauding banks
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and the government. >> what needs to happen for you to win? >> reporter: the defense team outside the federal courthouse appearing confident the government hasn't proven its case. he's facing the possibility of life in prison. if convicted for financial crimes that allegedly supported his lavish lifestyle. during closing arguments the defense pointing the finger squarely at manafort's longtime business associate rick gates who's cooperating with special counsel robert mueller's team. after he pled guilty to lying to the feds. gates testified he helped manafort hid millions of dollars in offshore accounts. but manafort's lawyers say gates anything to get a lighter sentence. yesterday manafort's lawyers rested without calling one witness in his defense. >> what do you say to those who would say this makes your client look guilty? >> we live in the united states of america, and you're presumed innocent until proven guilty. >> reporter: prosecutors spent the morning in front of the jury painting manafort as a liar who committed bank fraud and failed to report at least $16 million
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in income to the irs. the government says the money was from work in the ukraine. but there was barely any reference to the trump campaign during this trial. again, jury deliberations are expected to start first thing tomorrow morning, dion. reporting live here outside the federal courthouse in alexandria, virginia. much more ahead, kenneth, many thanks to you. developing now, president trump is revoking the security clearance of former cia director john brennan. white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders made the announcement today reading a statement from the president. brennan served in the obama administration, and has been critical of president trump's actions. sanders said the president's decision was based on brennan's, quote, erratic conduct and behavior. >> mr. brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility. >> it's an attempt to distract the american public from those items that this white house faces on a daily basis.
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>> in a tweet brennan responded he believes this is an effort to suppress freedom of speech and punish critics. the search continues now for people under the bubble of the collapsed bridge in italy. >> 39 people have been killed. >> one man said he only had minor injuries because his car fell between concrete blocks and formed a shield to protect him. >> reporter: it was yesterday in the early morning traffic when a huge section of this bridge suddenly collapsed, taking dozens of cars and trucks down with it. one lucky truck driver in shock managing to slam on his brakes meters away from the edge. at least 39 people have died, dozens injured, many still receiving treatment in the hospital. it was supposed to be a day of celebration. today is one of italy's biggest national holidays, but no one here in genoa is celebrating. the interior minister vows that whoever is responsible will face
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justice. the engineers raised the alarm on this bridge, recommending demolition two years ago. this remains a rescue operation. officials have told us that one side of the river bank has been searched. the other side being looked at this morning. many people here still hoping for some happy news. julia mcfarland, abc news, genoa. we are now learning the name of the man accused of crashing and running down people outside of parliament yesterday in london. british media outlets are identifying the suspect as 29-year-old sali cotter. he's a british citizen of sudanese origin. investigators have raided several properties in central england for evidence. this was the fourth vehicle attack in britain in 18 months. school is back in session at mar stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida. students returned six months after the shooting that killed 17 people on valentine's day.
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they were met with $6.5 million in security upgrades, including a single surveillance cameras, new locks on >> i think everyone's glad to get back and be reunited. there are a lot of emotions going on. it's still a challenging time for many of the students and faculty. >> also today shooting suspect nikolas cruz attended a hearing where the judge scolded the south florida sun sentinel for publishing details about cruz's education -- the judge stopped short of holding the newspaper in contempt. well, those unused vacation days appear to be stacking up. if that's the case, why you should make sure to use them. plus -- >> give us a ring. >> it's official. >> with a ring of a bell, crush
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is on. but will this summer's fires be badst? here's the view looking out over san francisco on this mild sunny afternoon. a little heat is coming our way. and once again, taking a live look outside at the bay bridge toll plaza. no, it is not a parking lot on the left-hand side of your screen. this is the result of a three-car accident near treasure island involving a big rig. we can tell you that the roadways have been reopened, however. you can see they're pretty much a stand still, something to keep a stand still, something to keep in mind if you have anyone at at&t, we believe in access. a stand still, something to keep in mind if you have anyone the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t. california households with at least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits ernea discounted rate of $10nth. no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit to learn more.
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in wine country today a change of season in the middle of summer. >> a change in attitude. the first grape's vintage started coming in this morning. they always get a formal welcome. >> take note of the pomp and circumstance in sonoma county this morning where they're marking august 15th as graduation day for the 2018 vintage. >> why doesn't someone say a small toast for the first day of harvest, and then you can ring >> in celebrate this significant day every year when the growing season symbolically concludes and the first crush comes in. >> this is a great day because it's the first day of harvest. everything's open, it's brand new. >> that is steven herbert, the
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winemaker, where the season's first grapes arrived this morning and began their transformation to sparkling wine. every year the sparkling grapes crush first. this year they're right on time. >> a big one, i hope. a lot of heavy grapes, a lot of yield. >> mike crumley manages production. he says he may see a 20% larger harvest this year compared with last. but it will not impact consumer prices. the fact that we do see more grapes has delayed this year's harvest. >> it's got a heavier yield so it takes longer to sugar up those grapes. we get more home time. >> that is a curiosity for those among us who revel in nuance. drowned out by bubbles and formalities. in sonoma county, wayne freedman. now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> more grapes, more wine.
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sunny skies, coast to inland, low cloudiness offshore, pushing up against the coastline, and overnight lows mid to upper 50s. mild especially inland where we'll see upper 50s early morning lows. tomorrow, mainly sunny day with lingering low cloudiness at the coast. breezy at the coast, high temperatures ranging from 60 degrees in most coastal locations to lower to mid-70s, and upper 80s to near 90, warmest inland locations and it will continue to get warmer inland next several days. we're using antioch as our indicator of the high temperature trend next seven days. at antioch look for high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s over the three-day period friday through sunday. that's typical of many of our inland areas. here's the seven-day forecast, saturday likely to be overall the warmest day. low to mid-80s around the bay, and mid-60s on the coast. and temperatures will start to moderate gradually early next
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week. we have a warm summer weekend coming up. >> okay. >> all right, thank you very much, sir. well, most americans don't use up all their vacation days. but you should. why taking those days makes a big difference. and how one company actually encourages its employees to take a break. i'm "7 on your side's" michael finney, a drop in the dow today. wh what does help for heart failure look like? ♪ the beat goes on. it looks like emily cooking dinner for ten. ♪ the beat goes on. it looks like jonathan on a date with his wife. ♪ la-di-la-di. entresto is a heart failure medicine that helps your heart... so you can keep on doing what you love. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven superior at helping people stay alive and out of the hospital. it helps improve your heart's ability to pump blood to the body. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an inhibitor or aliskiren,este
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the nasdaq closing bell rings from san francisco today, they're at a nonprofit that supports startup companies, he told abc 7 that his newest venture called initialized capital hopes to offer inspiration to the next generation of dreamers. >> to be the investors we wish we had had when we started our company is reddit. we've got our team here. we're excited to ring the bell. we hope many of our early stage investments ring it themselves when they go public. >> the nasdaq entrepreneurial center is celebrating its fifth class of entrepreneurs.
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the dow jones today dropped on words of -- >> if you're scraping together for a house or save for college or retirement, what do you do? >> michael finney is here to explore. >> it's always a question. the dow jones keeps trading at a very narrow band, but still manages to have significant props like the 300 point drop today. to help us understand what's going on, we have theo schwabacher, a morgan stanley financial adviser. let's start with the morning's drop, 300 points here the beginning, came back up to 130 some points. what happened? >> i think people overreacted. >> to what? >> to what's going on in turkey, there was a little fear trade there initially that was a hangover from friday. and we saw, you know, 40% down in the currency in turkey. it came back up about 6% today. and, of course, the numbers that came in for the cpi were pretty
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good. and, you know, the market's been in a trading range for a while. the contagion, if you will, from turkey is what people are concerned about. with the trade wars going on it really nets out to about a billion dollars with u.s. still making money on whatever turkey tries to do to us. they're their 34th trading country in the world. it's like going through what we've been through in the past with brexit, italy and greece, they're important countries, but really the contagion is in europe, with the banks over there, not the united states. >> so turkey, their currency dropped 40% in value last friday, right? >> it's been over the entire year. >> but it kind of hit that threshold on friday. so today they were trading off concerns that it was going to somehow affect us here. as you pointed out, that's a billion dollars, not that big a deal. does t show skitt tas been the
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most unloved market rally in the history, you know, everybody wants to find things wrong with everything. the fact of the matter is, things are actually pretty good. nobody wants to admit it. when we look at the wages that have increased, all the jobs. >> that just started happening. >> that's right. >> we stayed way low way long. >> for at least nine years. and so they finally started to come up. but you're also looking at surpluses that we're seeing, and certainly, you know, we're creating jobs. we need people -- we need people with expertise, which we don't have. that's the biggest problem we've got right now, finding people to fill those jobs. >> so why is such a -- this small band that seems to go up about 500 points, drops back down, i mean why there? >> well, you know, we had a pretty big year last year. people forget what kind of returns we've had. >> oh, i remember. >> yeah. so, you know, we started out the year, it was up about 8%, and then it dropped down, went flat. and we're up a little bit right now this summer.
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but, you know, all in, we're looking for, you know, single digit returns this year. and people shouldn't panic. they need to be cautious and calm. and be consistent about how they invest their money. you get in trouble when you panic. and you know, i'll bet warren buffet's out there buying things today. you should have a list of companies you might like to own at a fair reasonable price. >> he bought a bunch of apple last week or the week before. that's how he's buying. >> he's looking for cash flow, and they've got it. >> theo, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> i don't know if i feel calmer or not, but thank you. >> thank you very much. as the new school year gets under way, vacation might not be at the top of mind. >> taking time off can be good for you and your employer. rebec rebeccaja has the details. >> reporter: we're overworked and uercaoned. last y americans
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212 million vacation days, than $62 billion in lost benefits. >> americans are unique in that they don't use all their vacation days. they fear that they'll look replaceable or that they might not look as dedicated. i think we should be concered about what our lives look like when we don't take it. >> reporter: while there are some strong health benefits to getting away, including lower risk of heart disease, decreased stress and improved sleep quality, what might surprise you, it can also help a company's bottom line. take steel house ceo mark douglas who started giving employees unlimited vacation, $2,000 allowance, and a three-day weekend every month. the initial reaction when we announced it was peopleerupte clngse that the company really cared about their wellness. this has really contribut the company has seen extremely low employee turnover.
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>> the vacation stipend can only be used for vacations. i've had people thank me who have said i wouldn't have gone on vacation if you didn't make me only use it for vacation. >> the people who travel with more of their vacation days versus the people who travel with less were 56% happier with their health and well-being. >> reporter: alexa tierney has been at steelhouse for almost four years, and says it would be a challenge to go back. >> not having as much flexibility around your schedule, it would be an adjustment. not saying i could never go back to that, but when you've had a taste of something really good, it's challenging to do that. >> she appreciates the trust and respect from the company. >> as long as you're doing good work and getting everything done, you can enjoy your time off. my productivity is better because i have that freedom to take vacation. jarvis, abc news, new york. it looks like business is
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soaring at delta airlines. the carr hire more than a thousand new flight attendants in 2019. applicants must be at least 21 years old and have a high school degree or ged, if you're interested, get ready for some competition though. last year delta received more than 270,000 applications for just 1,700 flight attendant openings. a challenge accepted. >> i know i'm going to need some help from a lot of russian bots if we're able to break this 1 million barrier. >> san jose's mayor has some real skin in the game. can he get enough retweets to xhstnd sick w abc 7 at 5:00 and how you can help. s secenou prepared wch beeve whatea the little boy w
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coming up tonight on abc 7 at 8:00 goldbergs followed by american housewife. at 9:00, modern family and another american housewife. at 10:00, shark tank, and stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. san jose's mayor has issued a challenge that many are finding irresistible. >> this one's good. he'll get a san jose tattoo if he gets a million retweets. that could be difficult. he is still under a thousand right about now. > needs more zeros.
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abc 7 news reporter david louie caught up with sam ricardo today. >> reporter: he had the city's logo tattooed on his calf. the mayor decided he'll do the same if he gets one million retweets of him issuing the challenge. it's a new logo he put up as a promotion. it doesn't replace the city's official logo, but the simple design seems to be instilling pride. >> i know i'm going to need some help with a lot of russian bots if we're going to break this one million barrier. we've got work to do before we pick the tattoo location. >> mayor ricardo is playing coy about where he'll put it. >> i have tremendous legs. with a lot of hair, i know it's difficult for the tattoos to come through. we'll have to be strategic. >> reporter: he hiked up a pant leg, to show his muscular calf
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from bike riding. >> we're negotiating, while the retweets are building, we'll be there just in time. >> reporter: how feasible is a million tweets. these three have topped 3 million retweets. >> is sam ricardo a big enough name to generate a million retweets? >> i think so. >> reporter: san jose has 1 million residents, one re-tweet from each would make it happen. this is what needs to be re-tweeted on his twitter feed under -- >> the mayor worries about where to put it. i've found a logical place on mine. this space has always been available. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> and no re-tweets required for him. >> no. but i know the feeling. thank you. >> oh, no. >> the idea of the tattoo challenge came from mayor
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liccardo youthful staff. >> many staffers claim they'll join the mayor, the cost, about $150. >> thank you for joining us for at 4:00. abc news at we start with breaking news in the ghost ship case two days be just made a big decision. a flag waves in the wind as first responders raise their arms in salute. the bay area says good-bye to a firefighter who died on the front lines. starting school, and setting a legal precedent at the same time. one family's story about fighting to be treated just like everyone else. and why it's turning into a very tough year for sea birds along the coast. now from abc 7, live breaking news. that breaking news is new developments in the high profile ghost ship case. good evening, i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm dion lim, thanks so much for joining us. the attorney for the defendant max harris says he will make a motion to serve his client -- sever his client from
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co-defendant derick almena. a story you'll see only on 7. >> melanie woodrow is in our newsroom with the breaking details. curtis brick says he will mention the motion to sever on friday, a hearing coming after judge james kramer rejected their plea deal this past friday. the judge says almena wasn't remorseful enough. more shakeups expected in the case this friday. curtis brigs intends to make a motion to sever his client's case from derick almena's case. >> based on the amount of prejudicial publicity that's been -- towards mr. almena, we don't want to water down mr. harris's statement to the public and to the family. >> reporter: friday judge james kramer said almena wasn't


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