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state park near the juniper campground. our video is 20 minutes ago, what you're seeing there, see the dropping of both water and retardant. the flames, as dan mentioned, two to three acres growing to maybe five acres tops in heavy brush. >> it started about an hour ago, just jumped summit row, though it does appear crews are getting a pretty good handle on it, we hope. sky 7 live, firefighters have brought in bulldozers as well. kristen just mentioned the orange fire retardant, see that in the middle of your screen, a band of that, on the left, between the two columns of smoke, you can see they've dropped fire retardant from a fixed wing aircraft, to prevent the fire from continuing to progress. >> as you mepgsentioned, dan, i a small fire, but however there are radio towers there on mt. diablo, that's something to watch. hopefully they're getting a good handle on it. >> and the radio tower, as kristen mentioned, but there are
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no homes in this area, the line of firefighters, the cars at the top, so they have seemed to have pounced on this. we are streaming this video from sky 7 at and on the abc 7 news app as well. we will check back in with new information. keeping tabs on that for you. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze, in other news, at 5:00, the suspect in the golden state killer case returns to court. >> 72-year-old joseph deangelo faces 26 new charges. abc 7 news reporter -- the district attorney from five california counties sat down today, and abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live with the story. >> reporter: hi, dan, h kristen, it took the judge 18 minutes to read through all of these charges, each of these 26 counts carries a possible life sentence for deangelo as for the defendant. he stared straight ahead. the entire time.
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>> and with malice aforethought murdered deborah -- >> reporter: joseph deangelo stood stone faced as the judge in the sacramento courtroom read through 26 felony counts, half of them for murders in the 1980s that often included rape and the use of a knife or gun. >> count 25, contra costa county -- >> reporter: after 13 murders, the judge read through 13 additional felonies, each aggravated kidnapping for robbery, cases investigators say included rapes but not charged as such because of the statute of limitations. >> deangelo could face four life seasons plus ten years. >> reporter: four of those cases happened in contra costa county in the 1970s, the 72-year-old deangelo was silent at the hearing. but outside court his alleged victims had plenty to say. >> it's something i've lived with for 47 years. i don't want to see it again. but happy to know he's behind bars. >> reporter: margaret wardlow
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was 13 when attacked in 1977 by a man known as the east area rapist. >> he's always been like a phantom. to have it be an individual i can put my eyes on now is really scary. >> it was tough to hear it lineally line, crime by crime. >> reporter: jennifer carol was 18 in 1980 when her father, limon smith, and his wife charlene were murdered in ventura, allegedly by deangelo. >> my heart is pounding right now. i'm feeling it. i'm going to be shaking on my drive home. i can tell. i made it very concrete, very legal, and very tangible. >> reporter: now, one of the issues still to be worked out here is whether deangelo is indigent, and therefore entitled to a public defender or whether he has enough money to hire his own private attorney. he will be back in court here in early december. in sacramento, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you very much. the future of the man who admits to killing kate steinle
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could hinge on the u.s. supreme court. >> jose innez garcia is being tried on federal gun charges related to the fatal shooting of steinle on san francisco's embarcadero three years ago. >> the attorney asked for a delay in the trial to wait for a decision on the case currently being considered by the supreme court, an issue on whether federal charges on crimes already prosecuted in a state court like garcia zarate's amount to double jeopardy. >> that is something unconscionable, and therefore, you know, we have our fingers crossed. we're hoping for a good supreme court ruling on the issue of double jeopardy. >> the judge in garcia zarate's federal case says he will rule on the postponement request quickly. we're learning new details about how mollie tibbetts died.
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preliminary autopsy results show she suffered short -- she went missing last month while jogging, the suspect in her murder led police to her body in an iowa corn field tuesday. cristhian rivera is an undocumented immigrant, his arrest becoming a rallying cry for those who support stricter immigration laws. >> now, both the steinle and tibbetts cases have once again raised the issue of undocumented immigrants. but in the tibbetts death there is also the matter of the federal e-verify program to discuss. >>risthian rivera was cleared to work through e-verify. california lawmakers and other legislators are calling into question the system's efficiency. in june of this year alone nearly 231,000 employers took part in the e-verify system in
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california. developing news from hawaii as hurricane lane gets ever closer, more than 19 inches of rain fell on parts of the big island, during a 24-hour period. hawaii's governor is urging residents to set aside two weeks worth of food and water. several flights are being cancelled. so far, more expected. abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel joins us now with the latest on lane. it is still a dangerous hurricane, but it has weakened to a category three. the latest from the central pacific hurricane center. our live doppler 7 is tracking the storm. big island still seeing the rain. it has been up to 19 inches, as you mentioned, this category three storm packing winds of 125 miles an hour. it's 190 miles away from kona, hawaii area. it makes a sharp westward turning weakening to a category one heading towards the weekend. with this storm, warnings and watches are up as you know, and
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rainfall totals through sunday morning may be up to 30 additional inches of rain. wave heights, 10 to 25 feet, not out of the question, and offshore, over 30 foot waves are expected. so a powerful storm headed towards hawaii, but moving very slowly. kristen is this. >> sandhya, thank you. uncertainty for people who left the bay area on flights to hawaii today. the last chance to get there before the storm really arrived. abc 7 news reporter matt keller has an update from san jose international airport. >> reporter: heading home to hawaii would normally be a joyful time for cora dell rosa. but she's worried about what she'll find when she arrives. >> very scared, concerned about the storm. >> reporter: she says her kids in honolulu have let her know about the current weather conditions and officials have prepared them for what to do in case they have to evacuate. >> they know they can go to a shelter nearby. >> reporter: an airport official
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working with alaska airlines told us it appeared the 7:50 a.m. flight from san jose to honolulu wasn't very full. most airlines are waiving rebooking fees for customers as officials in hawaii shut down schools, parks and offices. >> first i hesitated, we got the e-mail saying it might get pushed back to sunday. a little hope came through for us. show up, hopefully the skies clear up, and get to run. >> reporter: for some people, their vacation urn turned into an adventure. they were going to cancel after planning for months. >> the reality could be that you could end up spending some of your vacation in a shelter rather than in a nice hotel. are you concerned about that? >> you know what? it happens, it happens. but it's okay. whatever. >> see what happens. you're going to get wet there anyways, whether it's in the water or coming down on you.
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>> i. >> reporter: latest numbers on cancellations and delays, in maui, two cancellations, honolulu, six cancellations, contrast the numbers with sfo, as of 11:15 this morning, sfo had 28 cancellations, and 186 delays. in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. now, if you have plans to visit hawaii, the "7 on your side" team says you can rebook for free, but the new flight usually has to be within a couple weeks. the airlines are getting flak for that. if the airline cancels your flight, you get your money back. information for all the major carriers at, go to the "7 on your side" page. investigation on a ex-employees at a water treatment facility. happened about 7:45 this morning. workers were moving a 100-gallon
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container filled with sodium hydrochloride when it exploded. the injured worker was taken to the hospital with cuts and abrasions. sodium hydrochloride is used to purify and disinfect water. police have photos of a person of interest in an overnight stabbing. investigators are hoping somebody will recognize this man. bart police say the victim is a 39-year-old transient who thought he was being robbed. the victim was stabbed in the chest and buttocks. nonlife threatening injuries, the bart station closed at the time. the state senate passed a bill today to have more housing at bart stations. >> unprecedented land use authority, also say the agency should be more focused on running its trains. >> abc 7 news reporter chris w nguyen is live in fremont. >> reporter: the proposal is now one step closer to becoming law, and supporters say there's no time to waste.
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state senators passed a bill today that would allow surface parking lots to be replaced with housing at a number of bart stations in san francisco and the east bay. assembly bill 2923 would give bart total zoning control over bart-owned land and essentially allow the agency to override local city and/or county zoning standards to fast track development. the proposal was called a no brainer. >> biggest challenge is to our quality of life, to our communities, to our economic health is the crisis we have around affordable homes, and traffic congestion. >> reporter: some riders have expressed concerns about parking spaces possibly being eliminated. but a last-minute change was made requiring a replacement parking policy to ensure people could still park specifically at suburban stations. however, opponents say cities and counties not bart should oversee residential development planning and approval. fremont mayor lily may believes the bill ignores the success of recent transit oriented
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development, such as the thousands of housing units slated to come online near the warm springs south fremont bart station. >> we are responsible for the general plan, and have the staffing and the overall insight to look at not just the planning of the housing for that site, but the infrastructure and other pieces of it that are important for us in the planning for budget, the planning for public safety. >> reporter: supporters say the amended bill will help with the development of more affordable housing and encourage people to commute by train. >> the cost of homes have spun out of control, not only in the bay area, but throughout california. this is a way to provide homes. near transit. >> reporter: the bill goes to the assembly for a vote where it is expected to pass. it would then go on to governor jerry brown for final approval. we're live in fremont tonight, i'm chris nguyen, abc 7 news. thanks, chris. well, popup restaurant shut down. >> felt very bleak in that
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moment. >> we'll explain why officials closed a popular spot. air quality concerns, the alert in effect right now. meteorologist sandhya patel looks ahead to the weekend. >> are you thinking of investing in a generator for your home? "7 on your side's" michael finney has
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we want to update you on the breaking news we're following on mt. deaub low. we know the fire broke out at 3:30 p.m. it's about five acres. it's burning off summit road near the juniper campground. we'll try to get sky 7, map 7 up for you. there it is. you can see summit road, and where there area is, that is being affected by these flames, crews from cal fire and the san ramon fire protection district are getting a handle on the
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flames, it really has not spread too far in the last few minutes. that's a good sign. we are streaming this video from sky 7 at and on the abc 7 news app as well, we'll check back in as we get new information for you. but it appears, and fingers crossed, that this situation is well in hand. >> other news now, alameda county officials shut down a popular restaurant in oakland. >> permitting issues. dion lim explains what this means for oakland's restaurant renaissance. >> reporter: it's on the list of top 50 restaurants in the world, they started as a popup a number of years ago. a popup in oakland may never get the chance to be on this list after they got busted. at his home in oakland, chef steve ju and his business partner julia shin are making kim chi and trying to sort out what happened at their popup restaurant on tuesday. >> our front of the house staff member came up to me and told me the health inspector is here. >> an inspector from the alameda environmental health department happened to be passing passing
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by, wondering why it was open on a tuesday and soon learned about ju and shin's popup. >> she immediately grabbed a seat and wrote out a notice. >> he was instructed to cease and desist immediately, the pair were told popups are illegal. >> if we did not comply, then the owners permit could be in jeopardy. >> jackie greenwood of the alameda county health department was unable to comment on camera due to an all-day meeting. a permit for a restaurant is nontransferable and is only for the restaurant it's issued to. but san francisco's health department tells us popups are allowed with a proper license, $191 and plans about the operation. for many chefs, like shin, they are a vital way to test the market. >> let people decide whether or not you are worthy of having a restaurant. >> reporter: for now, knockney will forge ahead, hoping of a conversation with the health department about ways to continue operating legally. dion lim, abc 7 news. ay thinking of
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purchasing a generator for your home? in case of a power outage or natural disaster? we talk about it all the tile. >> we do as well. "7 on your side's" michael finney is here for what you need to know. >> how cool would it be to have one of those? it would be nice. losing power isn't only annoying, it can also be costly and very dangerous. think about having to throw away all the spoiled food, or cleaning up a frozen pipe's burst up in the mountains. a generator can save the day and sometimes a night. consumer reports explains how the find the right one for your home. when her neighborhood lost power, she gave her husband an ultimatum. >> i've been without heat and electricity for four days, i want the generator now. >> if you're in the market for backup power, start by assessing your needs. >> first thing you need to do, make a list of stuff you can't live without during the storm. >> here are a few scenarios to
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use as a guide. along with models that brought the power in consumer reports tests. if you want to power your refrigerator, some lights, and a phone charger or laptop, consider the lightest type of generator that delivers up to 2,000 watts. this yamaha model is quite fuel efficient. a mid-size inverter will give you up to 3,500 watts so you can also power a window air conditioner and run either your coffee maker, washing machine or hair dryer. this midside perredator. if your needs include running a large sump pump or well pump, a larger portable generator providing up to 700 watts can handle all this plus a gas furnace. consumer reports recommends this model. if you want whole house power, a permanently installed stand by generator that provides up to 20,000 watts can make you forget there's a storm outside. this champion generator kicks in
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automatically and can power everything in a typical house simultaneously. as for the ball family, they installed a whole house generator, and the next time there was an outage. >> we kind of smiled, turned on the generator, and walked around and the -- it was wonderful. >> how to avoid illness or even death caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, never operate your generator in an enclosed space, 20 feet away from your home, with the exhaust port pointing away from the house. consumer reports recommends a transfer switch, if you use an extension cord, make sure it's one of those thick ones you see, 12 gauge cord, rated for outdoor use, that's the kind you ought to be using. >> great information. >> wouldn't that be fun? >> well, smokey skies in san francisco late this afternoon. the city sent a red alert describing the air quality as
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unthey wi unhealthy in the area. >> avoid being outdoors for any extended amount of time. >> smoke from hires here, the northwest and canada are to blame. >> wildfire smoke is unpredictable, hard to say when these conditions will change. we will monitor the conditions over the next few days. we do expect these conditions to continue, into the weekend. >> all right, let's check in with meteorologist sandra patel with the forecast and a look at maybe, sandhya, when this air might clear up a little bit. yeah, dan, you know, i unfortunately can tell you that after the weekend. we're not expecting until those fires are out for it to completely clear out with the pattern we have in place, look at the live picture from our walnut creek camera, heavy smoke right now, air quality advisory through sunday due to the smoke from the wildfires, you'll notice moderate air quality for the bay area tomorrow, saturday, sunday, parts will start to see good air quality, but still going to be smokey and hazy, getting reports on social media of that right now.
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live doppler 7 showing you there are some clouds along the coast, but still quite a bit of a smoke. 65 in san francisco, 68 in oakland, low 70s, morgan hill, 82 degrees, you can barely see from this camera, the east bay hills camera, temperatures in the 70s from santa rosa to napa, 76 in concord, livermore, 72 degrees, our warmest inland valleys, like concord, livermore, fairfield, only in the upper 70s today. so definitely cooler than average for this time of year. tomorrow morning we're going to see overcast skies and spotty drizzle, tomorrow afternoon, hazy conditions, temperatures in the afternoon hours, mild side, low 60s to the low 80s for the inland areas. as we show you another live picture from our kgo roof camera, the breeze is starting to blow along the embarcadero, that's certainly helping the air quality right here near the embarcadero, here's a look at the forecast, low clouds, fog, and some drizzle overnight. hazy skies through the weekend and below average temperatures into next week. hour by hour, 7:00 p.m. tonight,
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low clouds pushing well into the central valley as we head towards tomorrow morning's commute. 5:00 to 8:00 a.m., spotty drizzle around, for the afternoon, most of you will see the sun with some spots near the coast hanging onto gray skies. drizzle in the morning. temperatures in the 50s, 60s, out the door and then for the afternoon, really a mild pattern. we're taking the break from the heat and it's really an extended break from the heat. 82 in antioch tomorrow, 78 in santa rosa. 64 san francisco. 69 in oakland. 77 in san jose. and 64 degrees in half moon bay. accuweather seven-day forecast will show you the conditions, tomorrow it's going to be another hazy day, a little warmer as we head towards saturday, low 60s to mid-80s, slight dip on sunday, below average temperatures as we head towards early next week still, you'll notice those low 80s inland, low 60s coastside, download the accuweather app and check out the temperatures hour by hour, anytime you want. so overall pattern is still not
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exactly the kind of weather we expect to see. >> no, not at all. >> in the summertime, dan and kristen. >> kind of mucky. >> that's a good word. kids medicine recall, why one company is pulling more than two dozen products. >> that's ahead, and new at 6:00, a new ridesharing service coming to the bay area, geared toward women. how it promises to make getting to a destination safer. that s this is long distance with the best wifi experience, long-distance relationship. plus the most free shows to stream. and with savings on wireless, this is a relationship with more money to spend on the important things. this is how xfinity makes life... simple. easy. awesome. xfinity delivers the fastest, most reliable internet
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police body camera video captured a frantic race to save more than 70 animals from flames. tonight, one of those pets has a new home. vacaville police officer carlistone adopted one of the dogs she rescued earlier this month. they look like a great pair. the nelson fire never reached the shelter, and it has since
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reopened, good work. check your medicine cabinet. a pharmaceutical company is recalling dozens of medications for babies and young children. >> king bio is voluntarily recalling 32 medicines due to possible contamination that could cause infection. the products are used to treat things like bedwetting, chickenpox and colic. >> they were sold july 2017 to july this year. >> now, if you own any of this medication, stop usings it right away. there have been no reports of anyone getting sick, we don't want that to happen. you...and mom also gets aoss shoppiback-to-school bag?
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you...and mom also gets aoss shoppiback-to-school bag? that's yes for less. ross has the brands you want for back to school. and it feels even better when you find them for less. at ross. yes for less. coming up tonight an abc 7 news at 6:00, hurricane lane is already dumping rain on hawaii and the winds are picking up. find out what the island is veecidedo ride out the storm. the mormon church is taking a stance on medical marijuana,
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and its decision could come as quite the surprise. and on the outside, it might look like just another house, but wait until you see what's inside that has this bay area home being called the lighthouse. all coming up in half an hour on abc 7 news at 6:00. finally, students at california state university maritime academy have a new place to call home. >> the school just opened a brand new residence hall. >> three, two, one. >> abc 7 news was there as officials cut the ribbon at cal maritime. the resident hall used to be a motel 6. >> the makeover was quick, just six months. students started moving in last week. cal maritime is the only degree-granting maritime academy anywhere on the west coast. world news tonight with david muir is coming up next. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm dan ashley. we hope to see you again in half an hour.
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tonight, turning on trump? david pecker, the publisher of "the national enquirer," one of the president's closest allies, granted immunity by federal prosecutors. a source tells abc news pecker told authorities the president knew about deals to buy the silence of two women alleging sexual affairs. tonight, what the president said about people who flip. also breaking tonight, the war of words. attorney general jeff sessions publicly defending himself from the president's attacks, saying the department of justice will not be influenced by politics. state of emergency. the major hurricane barrelling toward hawaii. floods and landslides expected from this powerful rainmaker. flights canceled. residents now bracing for impact. the congressman and his wife charged. both accused of spending hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions.


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