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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> hopefully you enjoyed the warmer weather over the weekend because a cool down is coming. >> temperatures are about to drop it like it's not hot. >> i didn't write that but read it. >> 2004 snoop dog reference for all of you. good morning, monday, august 20th. natasha, jessica and mike are sleeping in this morning. >> we're very hip here and very cool. >> right on the trends. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. meteorologist drew tuma has a look. >> i can't touch this. >> you can't. >> i think that broke me. >> our producer eric is good with the words this morning. live doppler 7, visibility right now we do have some fog in the north bay. visibility in santa rosa, it is down to a mile. early on this morning as you're out and about you will encounter reduced visibility in the north
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bay. take a look outside, we have overcast skies in san francisco. your 12-hour planner today, the areas of dense fog first thing and we will see sunnier skies prevailing but the morning cloud cover will take its time clearing out of the region. by 4:00, it is a cooler afternoon compared to the weekend. 70s and 80s away from the coast. that's weather and a check of the roads with alexis. good morning. >> good morning. our first incident of the morning, a three-car crash just in on westbound 80 right around leisure town and it is blocking the left lane. sounds like emergency crews are there. a tow truck is there as well and working on moving this off to the shoulder. stop-and-go traffic, coming in from highway 4 or the hercules area. other than that it has been quiet so far this morning. a live look at the san jose highway 87 camera right around the airport. no incident or delays there. that is how most of your commutes are going so far today developing news this morning after a shooting near the fruitvale bart station. we are working to get details on a specific location.
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oakland police telling us it's in the area of the station and that one person was hurt. we'll update you as soon as we have more details calling for a change at the santa rita jail, a large group gathered protesting the release of female inmates in the early morning hours. >> this comes after the death of a young woman. abc 7 news reporter matt keller live outside the jail with the story. matt? >> change could be coming soon. state senator skinner plans on introducing a bill so people aren't released in the middle of the night from jail. a rally was held at jail followed with a nearly two-mile walk to the dublin bart station. they were protesting the release of female inmates in the early morning hours. this push for change comes nearly one month after the death of 26-year-old jessica st. louis. she was released around 1:30 in the morning after dead at the d bart station. while foul play has been ruled out, it does highlight the issue
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of releasing vulnerable people at a time of day when they're less likely to get help. >> we're still totally shocked by the situation that took place for them to release her at such a late hour in the morning as you can see, it's totally dark, with just the bart ticket and no cell phone, with allowing her to have no communication with us. we did not kno released. >> reporter: the coroner says st. louis's death appears to be from a drug overdose. the sheriff's office says it's obligated to release people when their sentences are complete regardless of what time it is. reporting live in dublin, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you. family, friends and classmates paid tribute to two high school graduates killed in a crash blamed on underaged drinking. abc 7 news was at antioch's deer valley high school yesterday that's where 18 doves were released in memory of
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fagorala and john yesterday. it would have been fagorala's 18th birthday. the twins' mother spoke at the gathering. >> this is not a grieving moment, but dakarai's name means happy so get happy feelings, happy feet, happy tears, pray for one another, love on your parents. >> an 18-year-old woman faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and dui for the crash that killed the two. her car plunged off a freeway overpass in walnut creek on august 12th fire officials issued new evacuations last night for the ranch fire. >> you can see the new order's highlighted north of the glenn line east of the mendocino facial forest. the fire has burned over 340,000 acres making it the largest wildfire in state history. crews battling the ferguson wildfire have reached full containment. >> the wildfire started july 13th in mariposa and shut down
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yosemite for a time. two firefighters died in that fire that grew to 97,000 acres. the cause of the fire is unknown. california lawmakers will not take up a proposal to protect electrical utilities from financial liabilities for wildfires. >> lawmakers tell "the chronicle" there's not enough time in this session to settle the issue. current state law holds utilities for damage for fires ignited by their equipment. supporters of the proposal like governor brown fear utilities could go bankrupt or significantly raise prices for customers. critics say changing the liability would raise insurance premiums and remove incentives for utilities to do everything they can to prevent fires a celebrated poet from the east bay was killed while crossing the street in berkeley. poetry posted the tribute to tom clark. he was hit by a car crossing a road called the alameda in berkeley on friday night.
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police say clark was not in a crosswalk when a driver who had a green light struck him. in addition to poetry he wrote about sports and penned biographies, many focused on the lives of beat generation write years san francisco coffee roaster four barrel has not changed ownership as promised after the founder was accused of sexual assault and harassment. neither of the two remaining owners plan to divest and make it employee owned. they have focused on rebuilding the company's culture since the january lawsuit. they also say their staff has completed harassment, inclusivity and bias training first responders rescued three people after their boat ran aground in san jose. it happened yesterday in the neighborhood right on the bay. an adult and two kids were on the 16-foot boat that ended up stuck in the mud when the tide went out and called for help and two rescue boats from the fire department responded. the owner of the boat will need to wait until the tide comes back in to recover his vessel
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and everyone is okay and time now approaching 5:07 on this monday morning. a look at our temperatures in the south bay, good morning, san jose, waking up to 55 degrees. 60 in mountain view. area wide we're mainly in the 50s. the lone exception is in the north bay. you can see, good morning, waking up to a chill in the atmosphere, upper 40s. hour by hour and time out the cloud cover overhead right now across the majority of the region. 7:00 see gray on the screen indicating the marine layer is with us. a gradual clearing to the coastline today. by 10:00 in the morning seeing fog over san francisco, some patchy fog still around the east bay shoreline, but into the afternoon by 1:00, you can see the cloud cover confined to the immediate coastline. today will be cooler than it was over the weekend, but we will still have that haze in our atmosphere. the air quality later on this afternoon is moderate across the board. you will notice we have the haze once again. not a spare the air day in effect but know if you have
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respiratory issues you want to take it easy with the air quality at moderate levels. right now overcast skies. your three-day forecast will feature 70s and 80s later this afternoon. tomorrow is the coolest day, tuesday, we'll see temperatures slightly below average for this time of the year and comfortable weather hits us on wednesday. no intense heat is lingering in the east bay. that's good news. a check of the roads on this early morning. >> mostly good news this mornin too. we are checking out golden gate bridge right now. i know drew has been talking about fog in the north bay. not looking terrible and we don't have a dense fog advisory issued by chp. that could change. it does tend to thicken up throughout the morning. something we are keeping an eye on but not a major factor once you make it this far south. drive times looking good. westbound 580 tracy to dublin. southbound 680 dublin to mission boulevard in the green and northbound 85 to cupertino wide open at 15 minutes. >> thanks. today's "gma" first look the
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colorado father who reportedly confessed to killing his wife and two daughters is expected to be formally charged today. this morning we're hearing from the mother's friends and co-workers. here's clayton sandell. >> in this morning's "gma" first look the last friend to see shanann watts alive is speaking out. nicole says she knew something wasn't right. 2:00 a.m. monday she says she dropped shanann watts at home from a late business trip. >> she went inside, turned around and waved at me and shut the door. >> several hours later she says the 34-year-old mother of two isn't answering her phone. she misses a doctor's appointment. shanann was 15 weeks pregnant. >> she was going to get to hear the baby's heartbeat. >> she says when she alerted shanann's husband chris, he seemed unconcerned his wife and daughters, 3-year-old celeste and 4-year-old bela, were missing. she calls police. >> he kept saying he didn't know where she was.
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he w she was on a playdate. >> more coming up at 7:00 a.m. i'm clayton sandell, abc news miss america brought in gretchen carlson to reform the pageant and carlson is responding to claims she needs to step down. >> we're hearing from a victim injured at a backstreet boys over the weekend. >> a lot of first pitches over >> a lot of first pitches over the years but none better tha why shop marshalls? (engine revving) because shopping should thrill you. (horn honking) with big brands at small prices.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> 5:13 on this monday morning. it will be a cooler morning compared to yesterday. 60 the high in half moon bay. 65 in san francisco, 70 in oakland. 86 in walnut creek. haze in the sky, antioch about 87 degrees. we will take a look at how the next seven days are shaping up in about five minutes. reggie? >> thanks, drew. an rafael this morning are looking for suspects in the shooting of a man outside of a house party. this happened sunday morning. the shooting happened in the city's sun valley neighborhood. resident helene pastral was awakened by two men arguing loudly and she says the fight escalated. >> a woman in particular with terrifying yells, just blood curdling. i hear two sounded like gunshots
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and everything was quiet. >> investigators say a 20-year-old man was shot and expected to survive. one man from washington state who police say was visiting the home got arrested. police aren't sure if he played a role in the shooting new details involving the accident at a backstreet boys concert in oklahoma over the weekend. >> we are hearing from one of the fans injured after a storm caused part of a structure to collapse. at least 14 people were hurt. windstar said it began evacuating fans when lightning was reported in the area saturday afternoon. 150 concertgoers didn't leave. high winds knocked over an entrance and this video shows the metal scaffolding on the ground. >> i never knew it was falling until -- i didn't know it fell until well after. i was hit in the head and on the something happened and blood is literally pouring out of my head. >> the backstreet boys tweeted s meag slamming the organization and its chairwoman gretchen carlson
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accusing the leadership of bullying and intimidation. cara munn says the current ceo silenced and marginalized her. she denies the bullying and surprised and saddened about the allegations. 19 are calling for the resignation of carlson and the board of trusties. >> i thi-- trustees. >> it will send a message to the public we are willing to do the right thing so that miss america will not have to go through what cara has gone through. >> carlson said the miss america organization can no longer offer $75,000 in scholarships as a result of the allegations in the letter. >> federal prosecutors are considering filing bank fraud charges against president trump's former attorney and so-called fixer michael cohen. "the new york times" reports authorities are looking at whether cohn committed bank fraud of greater than $20 million. investigators have focused on loans obtained by taxi companies
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owned by cohn and his family. uber drivers at san francisco international airport are getting clobbered by tickets they're not aware they had and have no way to appeal. the violations are for not displaying an uber sticker. uber deducts the cost from the driverer a earnings. it's $100 a pop. they billed uber in fines last year. drivers say the airport doesn't provide them with evidence of the violation. sfo says the companies must initiate any appeals it is being called the miracle on the mound. >> a nun threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game and delivered it as though guided by a higher power. john donovan was there. >> reporter: with a mitt on her hand and a spring in her step sister mary jo took the mound last night before the white sox played, not the shy type at all, to throw the ceremonial first pitch. that she signaled to her
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departed mom, her angel in the outfield she said later. sister mary jo has an arm and used to coach sports. when the honor was offered, she accepted. warming up some in fact parking lot outside the stadium and then inside hobknobbing with the manager, asking him to warm up with one of his players. >> she stepped back at 45 feet and threw a bullet. i was like wait a minute. can you play for us? she said, sure. >> now it was for real. and sister mary jo at long last nervous? little maneuver says no, she was not. then, here's the pitch. and right down the middle. so a little celebration in front of everybody, and then back inside. >> everybody, this is wonderful. appreciate it speed of her shy at all. and yes, the nun has an arm.
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john donovan, abc news. >> what a great story. >> she -- i'm so impressed. >> me too. >> she can do -- >> trick with the ball. >> that wasn't girls slow pitch softball. she knows what she's doing. >> 60. >> that's crazy. >> also, what's great about her being a nun, it matches the white sox colors. >> everything about that story was amazing. we're having issues in the north bay. we continue to see the fog that's dense right now. still down to zero on our visibility map. when you see zero that's as bad as it gets. be aware if you live in the north bay or traveling to the north bay, this early morning hour we are seeing the patchy dense fog in the early morning monday hours. right now temperature wise we're in the 50s, a couple exceptions like concord, hayward, mountain view low 60s. good morning, everybody. we have the cloud cover overhead and you'll need the jacket. time out the marine layer,
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monday at 7:00 in the morning, later today you see a lot of cloud cover, that gray shading on your screen, and it will take its time pulling back to the coast. the marine layer is deep right now. what that means, that thick cloud cover will take its time breaking down. by 10:00 this morning, still cloudy over san francisco, still seeing patchy fog in the east bay shoreline. away from the coast a lot of sunshine. later this afternoon it will be a cooler afternoon compared to the weekend. highs a little bit below average for this time of the year. that will feel nice for a lot of folks. 87 a high in concord, 65 in san francisco, 69 in oakland, 81 the high in santa rosa. if you are traveling today to so cal, l.a., much warmer than san francisco at 85. 103 in fresno. accuweather seven-day forecast, cooler afternoon today, the coolest day all week is tomorrow. coastal drizzle and temperatures stay either at or just slightly below average for this time of the year through the weekend. a check of the roads with alexis. >> good morning, drew. yeah overall it has been a quiet
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start to the workweek here seeing mostly green on our traffic maps. red if you are coming in through the area. westbound between highway 4 and san pablo avenue a line of red, sounds like we had a crash in that area. plan on delays if you are trying to get closer to the bay bridge. still no metering lights once you make it to the toll plaza. a quick check outside here is southbound 680 through walnut creek. a little fog showing up here. that is starting to fill in too right around main street. no significant delays. that commute is looking good this morning as well. highway patrol officers arrested two drivers in richmond on suspicion of racing on 580 at speeds up to 100 miles an hour. the cars were pulled over near marina bay parkway. both drivers were taken into custody and face reckless driving and speeding charges and their cars will be impounded for 30 days a family owned restaurant in svedast meal. abc 7 news was in san rafael yesterday where pted in
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line to have one last brunch at bogie's cafe. the restaurant opened 29 years ago. the owners say business is good but they're closing because of an unresolved issue involving the americans with disabilities act. >> if it wasn't for bogie's we wouldn't know the people we know now and the friendships we've made. that's more valuable than anything. that's priceless. >> i always said the cafe was here for the betterment of others. >> the brother and sister team that run anyone who has driven on national avenue in hayward has seen these giant plastic characters and curious people got a chance to see them up close yesterday. bell plastics owns a wide range of artificial ambassadors from old businesses and once a year they let the public get an up close look. >> the only time during the year that we open the building. you can come in and wander around and look at stuff.
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we show you how we do things in plastic. big mike is 50 years old, maybe 52 if you want to be accurate. >> employees showed how they can custom make a variety of items and some of the creations have been used in space. the splash brothers reunited to enjoy a little off-season competition on the golf course. >> oh, no. >> he didn't seem happy. >> klay thompson, steph curry and javeil mcghee took part in the thompson family foundation's inaugural golf tournament. klay doesn't golf much but enjoys playing. >> my golf, pretty inconsistent. not like my jumper but one day will be smooth like that and it's something i have a passion for and it's like such a great outlet for me during the grind of the long season. nice to be able to get out to a beautiful course like this. i'm excited.
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mollie tibbetts is leaving iowa and returning home to fresno. law enforcement told family members to go back to their day-to-day lives while they continue searching for tibbetts. >> and number five, in accuweather, we are on our way to a cooler afternoon compared to the weekend. 70s and 80s away from the coast with afternoon sunshine later on today. >> number six, so far so good. we are looking at a light bay bridge toll plaza here with no metering lights yet. those should be turning on any minute. honestly we're enjoying a light, early commute. >> number seven, drone video captured a pod of blue whales swimming and feeding in the monterey bay last wednesday. marine biologists with the bay whale watch said at least 15 blue whales were spotted off the coast. oh, man. that is an amazing sight. >> i'm so mad. i was there on thursday. >> you were? >> yes. that's where i was the last couple days last week. i didn't look for them but i think i missed them by a day. >> i can't believe they didn't
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call you. >> how rude, yes. >> oh, boy. well -- >> next time. >> maybe next time. >> coming back with another 90s minutes of news. one of the first women to accuse harvey weinstein of sexual misconduct settling a sexual assault complaint filed against her. >> the dangers of hot
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learn everything about the famous mouse. that you saw that video was supposed to be inside of a mickey mouse watch. >> i always wondered. >> one artist's interpretation of that experience. >> that's pretty cool. >> yeah. >> of course, disney is the parent company of abc 7. >> i want reggie to take me on a tour. >> happily. >> i won't charge you guys. >> perfect. >> wow. >> we've got mike and jessica and natasha off today. we're here. drew has the forecast. >> encountering dense fog in the north bay. live doppler 7 visibility mode showing you visibility is down to zero. when you have a zero on this map, that's as bad as it gets. if you're traveling on 101 you will encounter dense fog. outside a live look from the exploratorium camera showing you that morning cloud cover overhead. the 12-hour planner features the dense fog early on. the cloud cover will be gradual to break down. sunshine will be slow to break out. by 4:00 it will be a cooler
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afternoon with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. pretty much where we should be for this time of the year. let's see how we're doing on the roads. >> we're doing okay in most areas, drew. i want to flip over on our traffic maps and zoom into westbound 80. we have heavy traffic. sounds like we have late roadwork through the highway 4 interchange into the pinol area. a couple areas they're working on clearing. the rest of our drive times are looking good. southbound 101 santa rosa to petaluma 13 minutes, westbound 580 castro valley to the maze in the green, northbound 101 to highway 85 just 14 minutes developing news out of spain where police shot and killed a man who was attacking officers with a knife. that attack happened inside a police station in a district outside barcelona. state media says the attacker was a 29-year-old algerian
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resident with spanish identity documents. local media is reporting the man was from nigeria. happening today, san francisco unified students go back to school, but there are questions about how some of them will get there. >> muni has been facing a driver shortage recently. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live for us in russian hill. hi, amy. >> hi, good morning, reggie. at the academy of science and technology. there are several bus stops around the school here at polk and francisco. the kids who take the bus here, could be a little late today on this first day of school. muni has an operator shortage. san francisco school officials went ahead and put out a warning to its campuses that children and staff might be late arriving to school because of this shortage. muni responded saying officials moved 72 employees from part time to full time to provide more coverage. they did that on friday and that should bring them about 700 more service hours a day.
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they think that will have a huge impact this week. everyone is on notice just in case this first day of school might have some delays. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. what a pain. a three-car side show on the bay bridge shut down all five westbound lanes yesterday at 10:45 in the morning. one driver crashed or broke an axle doing doughnuts and got arrested for reckless driving. the rest got away. an hour after the bay bridge side show a san francisco woman sf the bridge. like what hec gp a excessive speeds. it was chaos out here. i thought, this is worse than usual mary morris lives nearby and saw the parking lot side show. as an illustration, while we
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were shooting the story about side shows, a side show showed up and performed doughnuts. developing news on the mendocino complex fires. cal fire issued new mandatory evacuations last night. >> this is the area north of the glenn line east of the mendocino national forest boundary, south of county road 308 and west of county road 306. >> the ranch fire is part of the mendocino complex that's now 76% contained, burning more than 340,000 acres. cal fire expects to have full containment by september 1st. crews announced full containment on the ferguson fire around yosemite that burned nearly 97,000 acres. for the deadly carr fire in shasta and trinity counties it has burned 227,000 acres and 85% contained but does not have an expected containment date we sent this push alert at 10:00 soon after the new evacuations were issued.
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download our free abc 7 news app to get updates on evacuations a father and son barely made it out of glacier national park in montana where a forest fire is burning out of control. >> the car is heating up. it's going to explode. >> that's justin and his 70-year-old father charles driving through an inferno earlier this month. they were backpacking and didn't expect the fire to reach their location, but then the winds shifted. both men hopped back into a car and escaped the flames. at one point driving in reverse down a narrow mountain road. >> we can't get out. >> when i put the car in reverse and looked out the back window i couldn't see anything. i didn't have the headlights anymore. somehow i was able to stay on the road. >> firefighters have built a fire break along the scenic going to the sun road to keep flames from spreading further into the park. more than 7,000 acres have burned one of the most prominent activists of the metoo movement has reportedly settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor who said she
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sexually assaulted him. according to the "new york times" asia argento paid $380,000 to her accuser jimmy bennett who was 17 at the time. in a notice of intent to sue, bennett says the actress sexually assaulted him in a southern california hotel in 2013. argento was one of the first women to publicly accuse harvey weinstein of sexual assault happening today, the attorney for a man arrested by i.c.e. in san bernardino plans to file a motion to have him released on bond. the man was taken into custody wednesday when he and his pregnant wife were stopped at a gas station on the way to the hospital to deliver their baby. i.c.e. says arrona-lara is wanted in mexico on homicide charges. his attorney denies any criminal history in mexico. i.c.e. is moving forward with proceedings to have him deported. president trump is trying to discredit a "new york times" report that white house counsel met with special counsel robert mueller. the report confirmed by abc news says that white house counsel
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don mcgahn cooperated extensively with the special counsel into russia's meddling with the election. in a tweet mr. trump sai allowed mcgahn to fully cooperate with the special counsel. meanwhile, president trump's lawyer rudy giuliani said he's not going to rush the president into testifying with the special counsel. giuliani says the president could get trapped into perjury. he then said this. >> when you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and shouldn't worry that's silly because it's somebody's version of the truth, not the truth. he didn't have a conversation -- >> truth is truth. i don't mean to go like -- >> no, it isn't truth. truth isn't truth. >> that truth isn't truth line now getting a lot of attention this morning. sources tell abc news among the topics mueller wanted to speak with mcgahn circumstances surrounding the firing of former fbi director james comey time approaching 5:38 a.m. on this morning morning.
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back to school for a lot of students. alameda afternoon highs near 70, san francisco going back to school with a high of 65, redwood city, fremont union going back to school, mid to upper 70s. sonoma warmer at 84 and vallejo with a high of 75 degrees. good luck to the kids headed back today. right now current temperatures 50s to low 60s at this hour with morning cloud cover overhead. the light jacket you need it as you step out the door. we'll time out that cloud cover for you. future weather by 7:00 this morning, still seeing a majority of the region dealing with the marine layer on this monday. towards 10:00 in the morning, cloudy over san francisco, personal fo patchy fog, sunny skies prevail and the sunshine will dominate the forecast but take its time breaking through the cloud cover coast close to the coast. the exploratorium camera showing you the overcast, comfortable in the afternoon, 70s and 80s. tomorrow is the coolest day with
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temperatures below average for this time of the year and minor tweaks to the numbers by wednesday, comfortable for this time of the year. a little patchy fog this morning. how are we looking on the roads? >> overall we're looking great. quiet start. the volumes are starting to increase. a lot of folks heading back to school. >> here we go. >> summertime light no longer going to be with us. but the good news we have not had major problems today. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights did turn on about 10 minutes ago, 5:28 the time today. we are starting to see things stack up unless you're using the carpool lanes. you will have to sit through the metering lights to make it through theza evyt i looking great the rest of the way into san francisco. and taking you out to the central valley here on our maps we are looking at our typical stop and go volumes out of tracy. 11 miles an hour on westbound 205, 580 down to 17 miles an hour. no blocking issues either. next traffic update in about ten minutes. new this morning a public warning issued by the san francisco d.a.'s office to city
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restaurants to watch out for cyber extortionists. according to "the chronicle" at least two restaurants have received threatening letters and these letters say that writer is going to send pictures of food with hair and insects in it to news outlets unless the restaurant pays them an unspecified sum. cyber extortion is a felony in california punishable by two to four years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines. more fallout from monsanto after a benicia man wins his court case now several bay area cities are stopping the use of monsanto's roundup weed killer. how do you properly dispose of contact lenses? doctors are sending out a new warning about where you should and ould not trashe look at the bay bridge and
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> time now 5:43 on this monday morning. we're tracking the fog for you. live doppler 7 showing you visibility pretty good around the bay shoreline. notice in the north bay tracking this all morning long. santa rosa still having issues with dense fog right now, down to zero miles visibility. that's as bad as it gets. we'll keep tracking that. 12-hour planner shows you the gradual clearing of cloud cover.
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by 4:00 the big takeaway a cooler afternoon compared to the weekend but i'm tracking even cooler air moving into the coming days. i will have that for you in about four minutes. alexis thank you. developing news in the case of a missing iowa college student who spent part of her childhood in the east bay. mollie tibbett's father is taking a break from the search heading back home to fresno. rob tibbett's says it wasn't his choice. law enforcement told family members they should return to their day-to-day lives as the investigation continues. it's been over a month since mollie was last seen. two bay area cities are no longer using roundup weed killer. earlier this month a jury awarded a former groundskeeper with terminal cancer $289.2 million. he sprayed the weed killer in bulk 30 times a year. novato and benicia will no longer use roundup or products containing the chemical in roundup. >> there's a saying that you put
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your money behind your values and in our community we value the environment, we value protecting our children and animals and so for us, this was a priority. this wasn't part of the ruling but because of the ruling, that our community knew that we are taking these steps. >> novato is looking for volunteers to help public works groundskeepers pull weeds. measles cases are on the rise. the state is seeing more cases this year than last year. the department of public health reports 18 cases so far. last year there were 15 cases statewide. the cdc says many of the people who have measles have not been vaccinated. the world health organization says measles is one of the leading causes of death for children. happening today a fundraiser will take place to help the family of a fallen chp officer. dutch bro's coffee is hosting a benefit for kirk griess's family at its napa, fairfield locations. the chain will donate $1 from
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every drink sold. he died august 10th. a pickup truck hit him after he made a traffic stop and the man griess stopped was also killed. twitter's ceo jack dorsey is committed to curbing news from the platform that is found to be unfounded. but he has no timetable for how the company is going to approach the issue. in an interview with cnn, dorsey discussed the controversy discussed the controversy surrounding alex jones, twitter suspended jones' account for a week after he tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their battle rifles ready against the media and others. dorsey says politicscial media tend to be divisive, but it's important to talk about. >> i believe it's important to see those. i believe it's important to see the dark areas of society so that we can acknowledge and address them and i think the only way to address them is through conversation. it is hard especially when it feels toxic and you want to walk away from it. >> dorsey says social media and tech companies need to be transparent and open about its actions.
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it has nothing to do with anything, but jack dorsey has a nose ring now. >> reggie can't get past that. >> he used to have one before and now has one again. end of story. >> thank you for clearing that up. >> i have a question for you, how do you get rid of old contact lenses? >> i do the wrong thing. >> a study finds flushing lenses contribute to pollutions in oceans, lakes and rivers because they don't break down it completely in sewer systems. doctors suggest contact lenses come with labels recommending users to dispose of lenses in the garbage. americans use about 14 billion contact lenses every year resulting in an estimated 50,000 pounds winding up in sinks and toilets. >> my apologies to the ocean. i did not know 90 days until mickey mouse turns 90s. disney announced a pop-up exhibit to celebrate called mickey, the true original
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exhibition. it's going to open in new york in november. the exhibit will feature original artwork and several short films of everyone's favorite mouse and has walk-through exhibits. mickey's official birthday is november 18th, 1928 when he debuted in "steamboat willie." disney is the parent company of abc 7. >> you know what song is popular at my house right now? the hot dog. ♪ hot dog hot dog >> what? >> keep going. >> i want to hear more. >> a dance that goes with it and everything. >> there is? >> can we see it? >> oh, pmy gosh, i stumped you. >> i didn't know that. >> you can tell who has kids on this desk. we're both like -- >> it's called the hot dog song? >> hot dog dance. >> can you look that up and learn the dance during weather. i want to see that. does it get stuck in your ear? >> oh, yeah. >> fantastic. >> you will like it.
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i promise. i just feel really glad that i knew something about mickey that reggie did not. >> i'm shook by this hot dog dance. >> i want to see this. >> it will look good. >> will it? >> i'm terrible at dancing. we know this. this is fantastic. i want to get you an update. we are tracking the tropics, hurricane lane, a category 3 storm out of about 700 miles southeast of hawaii. what we're tracking, though, the track has shifted overnight. what we're watching, the storm will most certainly weaken as it enters cooler waters and ventures to the west and northwest. what we're seeing by friday, i do notice winds down to about 70 miles an hour, but part of hawaii is now in the cone of what we call uncertainty where the storm could meander within that cone. we're going to keep watching this and see tropical storm watches get posted this week. if you are traveling to or from hawaii, note that the track has shifted. we could have tropical storm force winds over part of hawaii. back at home right now, we are
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seeing temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s at this hour. need a light jacket. future weather 7:00 this morning, a lot overhead. it will be slow to pull back to the coast. by 10:00 this morning, still rther cloudy over san francisco. still tracking patchy fog in the east bay shoreline. by the afternoon we will get the sunshine across the majority of the region. a cooler afternoon compared to the weekend. the accuweather seven-day forecast, the cooler numbers today, the coolest day happens tomorrow on tuesday, below average with coastal drizzle and if you like the cooler weather the rest of the extended forecast, saturday and sunday of the upcoming weekend a little change with comfortable temperatures. that's the weather. a check of the roads with alexis. >> good morning. we have one issue to talk about on westbound 80 where we had some heavy traffic due to roadwork. now a motorcycle down at the hercules exit. not sure about injuries but the two left lanes are blocked. they're saying they don't need a sig alert. they should have this cleared in less than 30 minutes. as you can see you are certainly
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stop and go approaching the scene with two lanes down. we are keeping a close eye on tat one. a look at drive times, westbound 580, tracy to dublin, a new crash in the pleasanton area that has you in the red. southbound 680 dublin to mission boulevard in the green at 17 and northbound 85, 101 to cupertino, no issues there. that still is in the green at 16 minutes. reggie? >> thanks. new at 6:00, your chance to drive like james bond. aston martin set to bring back one of the iconic cars how you can rescue this guy who is just rescued himself from a busy bay area freeway. netflix is testing ads that disrupt your binge watching. if
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." good morning. we're taking a look at highs across the region. we have morning clouds and we will break out for some afternoon sunshine. numbers cooler than we were over the weekend which is great news for folks inland. only in the 80s. 65 in san francisco. 69 in oakland. san jose going to a high of 80 degrees. >> that's the perfect weather to adopt a cat. a kitten up for adoption after a good samaritan saved him from the rush hour traffic on highway 101 last month. here's the kitten named leo in honor of the man who saved him. you will see a different picture of him. very cute. right. leo has personality. leo received specialized care at a kitten nursery and he's two months old and has been neutered and vaccinated. anyone interested in adopting leo there is a $120 fee and
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visit the humane society in burrelling-game. netflix customers concerned about commercials should not worry. that's what netflix is saying after some viewers complained about promotions popping up between some shows. netflix says it is only testing the ads. there is something you can do to avoid those promos. media website discovered a hack. the report says go to the page features a toggle switch. if you turn it off you won't see ads during the test. it's funny how tests become permanent. >> yes. >> it has a funny way of doing that sometimes. >> it sure does. >> let's switch gears and take a look at the roads. we have a crash to talk about in the hercules area. looks like iose meting ghtsn ab 5:28 here this morning.
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i'll see if i can head there. i don't think i have the right one. a crash involving a motorcycle on westbound 80 just before you get to highway 4. the backup is solid to the bridge. we'll check in on that coming up. let's check in with meteorologist drew tuma. >> good morning, alexis, good morning, everybody. we continue to track that fog on live doppler 7 visibility. it's good around the bay shoreline but santa rosa dealing with dense fog this morning. your 12-hour planner later today has that cloud cover first thing. sunniers skies this afternoon and a cooler afternoon compared to the weekend. 70s and 80s away from the coast. enjoy thanks. new at 6:00 -- >> oh, wait -- >> they found it! >> i didn't know that was coming. did you? >> a second ago we were talking about something alexis discovered because you watch a lot of kids programming now. >> this is my life. >> called the hot dog dance. we were wondering and, in fact, this is the hot dog dance. >> yeah. reggie has like the choreography
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all down. >> just do this. unless you're goofy and do this. >> look at donald. donald is good. >> drew and i will be doing that later and perhaps alexis will join us. >> maybe. >> catch us on social media. coming up new at 6:00, someone who can dance, janet jackson. it's her first song she's had in years. the message she has for her fans. >> state lawmakers explain why they won't be taking up the proposal to protect utility companies from financial liability for wildfires. protesters demanding a change at an east bay
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good morning, east bay. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> good morning. >> let's monday morning. things aren't so bad because we're here to cheer you up. 6:00 a.m., mike, natasha and jessica are sleeping in. >> the three of us are here,
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reggie, myself and meteorologist drew tuma in for mike today. hey, drew. >> good morning. we are seeing that visibility reduced in spots in the north bay. live doppler 7 showing you in santa rosa you see zero on the map that's as bad as it gets. we will see areas of dense fog in the north bay. elsewhere we're doing better. visibility is pretty good. outside live look from our east bay hills camera showing you the fog down below, high thin clouds above. your 12-hour planner, gradual clearing of the cloud cover. later on this afternoon it's cooler than we were over the weekend in the 70s and in the 80s. that's weather. check of the roads with alexis this morning. good morning. >> good morning. overall it has been fairly quiet although we have this issue in the hercules area, westbound 80 before highway 4. we have a crash involving a motorcycle. the two left lanes are still blocked and


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