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live where you live, this is "abc 7 mornings." right now at 5:00, a gunman opens fire at a gaming event killing two people and leaving a dozen others injured. >> what we've learned about one of the victims overnight. >> good morning. 5:00 a.m. on monday, august 27th. natasha has the day off. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. hi, mike. >> hey, hi, everybody. hope you had a great weekend. live look from our exploratorium camera at pier 15. when i came into work you couldn't see the top of the salesforce tourre and that's when i was dealing with mist and some drizzle. maybe that's led up a little bit. from south beach, it's not very hazy this morning even though we do have the marine layer and overcast and temperatures are running in the mid to upper 50s. cool this morning.
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might want to grab a light jacket. no fog at the golden gate bridge this morning. maybe we'll see a little more sunshine than yesterday but not much. temperatures still going to be well below average with 60s at the coast into san francisco, low to mid 70s around the bay and mid 70s to 80 degrees inland. the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. i'm trying to remember the last time we didn't have fog on golden gate. it has been a while, that's for sure. we do have early trouble spots in particular westbound 80 getting into the cordelia area, rollover crash blocking the two left lanes past the truck scales and you are backed up past state route 12 into the fairfield stretch. seven miles an hour, 11 miles an hour is adding about 15, 20 minutes to your trip. not giving any estimate on when as mike mentioned, maybe a little mist or drizzle on your windshield into the san francisco area, but no significant delays if you are traveling from the east bay across the bay bridge. i have more good news for commuters in san francisco this morning, the twin peaks tunnel
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is back open after being shut down this summer for repairs. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live with more. hi, amy. >> hi, alexis. i'm happy to show you one of the firsts trains to be going through on this monday morning. it just dipped -- got in there. see it just slipped in. this is at the new twin peaks tunnel. it's now open. it's quiet right now. the station agent tells me the rush hour is between 6:00 and 9:00 this morning. that's when we will see happy riders today. the tunnel did open on saturday but this is the first time commuters are getting to use it. the twin peaks tunnel was closed in june for construction. riders spent the whole summer riding shuttle busses around the closed area. muni used the time to replace all the rails and other key systems in this very old tunnel. it's about 100 years old. they say riders should notice a difference this morning.
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>> they'll see a little quicker trip through the tunnel. the speed is up. it will be a -- should be a smoother ride with the new track and particularly with the newer trains should be a quieter ride. we're very pleased to have done it. >> reporter: commuters say it was an inconvenience over the summer deal with this. this is the tunnel trains use to get between the castro and west portal. commuters will be very happy to have it back. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. a high-speed chase across the san mateo bridge. you're going to watchs three patrol cars chase a vehicle on westbound i-92 that began around 11:30 in hayward. the chp telling us the driver eventually headed on to southbound 101 and stopped in east palo alto. we're working to find out why the chase began we're learning one of the victims in the florida shooting rampage is a former high school
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football player from southern california. the calabasas high school football twitter account shared this photo of elijah clayton. he was killed during a madden nfl tournament in jacksonville yesterday. meanwhile the suspected gunman, 24-year-old david katz, from baltimore, maryland, is also dead bringing the total to three people killed. police say he turned the gun on himself. the "l.a. times" reports katz was eliminated from the competition and then shot multiple people. 11 others were hurt. investigators were seen searching the home of the suspected shooter in baltimore. witnesses reported seeing heavily armed fbi and atf agents escorting a man and woman. an fbi spokesman confirmed agents went to the home but did not release any other details. family members identified 8 children and teenagers who died in a fire yesterday morning in chicago. all of them are 16 and younger including a 3-month-old. two other teens are critically
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injured. relatives say there was a sleepover saturday night and the victims are from at least two familieses. firefighters are praising a woman for, quote, saving a lot of lives by alerting neighbors to get out and calling 911. today marks two months since a hit-and-run crash that killed a san francisco pedicab prater. loved ones gathered to honor kevin manning as police search for the person responsible for his death. kate larson spoke to the victim's family. ♪ >> reporter: two months since her dad was hit, and seven weeks since he died. >> a lot of people want justice for my dad and i do as well. >> reporter: she is keeping her father's memory and the investigation into his death alive. >> he was giving and selfless and just his -- just even what he was doing when this was bik
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>>reporter: june 27th kevin was shuttling tourists down the embarcadero in his pedicab when a car hit his bike flowing him on to the pavement. police released this video, a gold honda civic weaving through traffic towards the bay bridge after the wreck. >> everybody has to go at one moment but the way that it happened is, you know, very painful. it could have been avoided. >> i came to the hospital the day he passed. that was the tragedy when we found out he couldn't heal from his injuries. >> reporter: vince brown met kevin at college in oakland 40 years ago best friends until the day kevin passed. vince with hundreds of others spent the day eulogizing kevin. >> never expected anything back in return. ♪ >> reporter: but vince, and others do expect that kevin's death will not ben. >> he didn't deserve that. the person who did that should
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have definitely stopped and connected on a human level. >> reporter: she tells me she's trying to raise money to build protected bike lanes here along the embarcadero to prevent any future tragedies. in san francisco, i'm kate larson, abc 7 news. in the east bay, uc berkeley police searching for a man caught on video breaking into two vehicles on campus. police released these surveillance photos hoping someone will recognize them. the first break in happened yesterday around noon. the suspect seen smashing the window of a car parked in the building parking lot. less than two hours later police say the same person broke into a vehicle parked in the underhill parking lot. that suspect drove off in a tan 1998 nissan pathfinder suv women can have a bigger say in how california based companies are run if a bill passes this week. the state assembly set to discuss a measure requiring women on the board of directors and already passed the state senate. supporters say women in leadership roles can ensure
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greater protections against problems like sexual harassment. critics say this violates the constitution and can be challenged on equal protection grounds. bloomberg reports there are more than 450 publically traded companies in california. women hold less than 16% of board room seats. you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. oh, foggy august rolls on once again and you can see it hovering above san francisco. as we look from the exploratorium camera at pier 15, 58 degrees right now. a little breeze over the golden gate bridge hitting you sideways but nothing you're not used to around 10 to 15 miles per hour. not too aggressive and we will see sunshine today like we did yesterday. it's going to take a while for it to roll back to the coast. emeryville looking northbound all the way along 80 there and you can see it's not too foggy and sfo is going to have arrival delays but they usually don't let us know until about 6:00.
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if you can't stay with us, you can't stream us, just check out @mike nicco abc 7 on twitter and facebook and i will post it there. our last shot showing the ferry building and how calm conditions are this morning. not too many people on the roads yet. what's going on with the commute? at least not that vantage point. >> yeah. you don't see too many on the embarcadero quite yet. there are folks heading out grabbing the keys and getting their days started. we have a couple issues. to the guerneville area, a travel advisory closed near northwood lodge due to a crash from about 10:00 last night. it took out power lines. pg&e crews are there and still working on getting this cleaned up. the westbound side of the roadway is open but doing alternating traffic control there. you may have to wait a little while until you're released. southbound 680, highway 4 to walnut creek, six minutes,
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westbound walnut creek to highway 13 another 8. tracy to dublin in the red at 52 minutes new this morning, a crackdown on drunk drivers. vallejo police handed out 20 tickets. it screened hundreds of vehicles as part of a national drive sober or get pulled over campaign. in addition to the 20 citations officers conducted three field sobriety tests and impounded eight cars. the campaign cracking down on drunk driving runs through labor day weekend the california highway patrol is talking marijuana today. the agency is hosting a summit in dublin that will look into the impact marijuana has on impaired driving. chp has been making an effort to ainaw influence.le pot may be today's event is open to the public at the alameda county office of emergency services san francisco's conservatory
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of flowers is waiting for another corps flower to bloom. >> people go crazy for these. that's right. the greenhouse in golden gate park posted this on instagram over the weekend. it is holding a naming contest for its second corps flower bloom this year. this is the one that bloomed last month looks like. once the new one opens up expect the stinky scent to last about 48 hours. the conservatory will post updates on its social media pages. >> i'm stunned to see how many flock to smell it. >> a friend of mine went and said it wasn't as bad as he expected. still ahead, a warning for women, one thing doctors are advising new moms not to do. >> an emotional good-bye to 20-year-old mollie tibbetts, the powerful message from her dad.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> at 5:14, thought we would take a look at how much cooler it is compared to average this afternoon when our highs are 69 in san francisco, it will be 64. supposed to be 74 in oakland and we'll get to 68. the rest of us in the 80s but we'll be in the 70s from about 4: four to ten degrees cooler than average. a final good-bye for 20-year-old mollie tibbetts. loved ones gathered for a funeral in iowa yesterday. >> her father who lives in california reportedly delivered
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a powerful eulogy saying she is nobody's victim, a response to those trying to politicize her death. alex perez has more in today's "gma" first look. >> in the "gma" first look, 20-year-old mollie tibbetts laid to rest as hundreds gather in the small iowa town for the funeral service at the high school including her father rob saying his daughter's whole life was about serving her family and friends and sharing that when he re 3years there the brooklyn, wasn't a hispanic community and iowa is now better for it adding they have great values and beliefs and i have grateful for them. his comment in stark opposition to political attacks over immigration policy after cristhian rivera was charged with her murder. the high school football team is honoring her memory wearing their initials on her helmets and jerseys. a live report at 7:00 a.m. with
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your "gma" first look i'm alex perez, brooklyn, iowa. playwright neil simon who dominated broadway for decades has died. he passed away at a hospital in manhattan. he suffered complications from pneumonia. in a second half of the 20th century, simon was the american theater's most successful and prolific playwright chronicling fears. his odd couple play ran more than 900 performances before becoming a hit movie and also beloved tv series. simon was the recipient of four tony awards, pulitzer prize and kennedy center honors among others. he was 91 years old tropical storm lane retreating from hawaii not before it caused mayhem on the big island. >> that's a boulder tumbling down the highway in the area over the weekend. both lanes of the road were
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closed while crews cleared that mess. the tropical storm is losing steam. flooding and landslides remain a threat. since wednesday it dumped more than be 45 inches of rain on the eastern side of the big island. >> wow. seeing the video of the flooding is incredible. >> helio setting records and usually wet in helio as it is but when they set record rainfalls that's pretty impressive. so far it's pulling away, continues to pull away, but now the air is just so tropical in nate and the trade winds have kicked in they're getting their usual thormunderstorms on saturd ground. as far as lane goes it's just about over. great news. really took the turn. >> it did. >> it fell hard. >> followed tract. >> that was so nice. let's take a look at what's going on at home. nice to see both of you this morning. hope you had a great weekend and hope everybody else did also. it's gray this morning with temperatures in the upper 50s. we're going to be below average
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this afternoon. even with some afternoon sunshine, the typical roll back to the coast as we head towards lunch and looks like this is going to be the case the next several days. there's no summer heat. it's missing. expect overcast conditions at night and areas of mist closer to san francisco and the coast like we have this morning. see how stout the sea breeze is. look at the low-lying clouds into the central valley and still hanging around most of the bay by noon. we'll get a couple hours free of the clouds, but then by 3:00, 4:00, they start marching to the east and get ready to bring us another gray and cool night. great sleeping weather now that we have the cleaner air. mid to upper 70s for the southbound, los gatos and morgan hill and gilroy. not much warmer in millbrae, low 70s. we'll flirt with low to mid 60s along the coast and downtown, sausalito, up through the north bay coast. inland we'll be about 10 to 15 degrees warmer with low to mid 70s. along the east bay show, low to
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mid 70s, richmond, berkeley and oakland, and our last stop our east bay valleys, never wanted to get an electric bill so much as the one for this month. haven't had to run the air conditioner much at all. my accuweather seven-day forecast, stout sea breeze, more stout tomorrow that means we're going to be cooler and notice we stay well below average. some neighborhoods should have highs in the 90s, just not happening. >> no complaining over here, mike. you know that. unfortunately we do have a new commuter alert to talk about. we just got word from bart that e-bart between antioch and pittsburgh/pay point stations having an equipment problem. this is a switching issue. we did talk to bart. the delay in the sfo direction, but they're saying it is isolated to e-bart. i don't think this is going to impact the rest of the bart system. keeping a close eye on this. for now it is impacting those folks trying to get out of the antioch area. i will certainly give you an update as soon as we have more information on that.
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in the meantime good news for folks in the cordelia stretch past the scales, the rollover crash has cleared. we have about a 20-minute delay lingering there. we are getting much busier here at the bay bridge toll plaza. as of right now we have not gotten official word the metering lights are on. >> thank you. happening today, a pedestrian bridge near an east bay high school is set to reopen in just under an hour after being closed for about a month. the bridge connects the iron horse regional trail with mango drive next to california high school in san ramon. students traveling between the school and neighborhoods near coyote creek often use the bridge. the bridge has been closed since late july for repairs. also high-speed rail between los angeles and the bay area could add billions more to the cost of the projects. the "l.a. times" reporting to hit its 2033 deadline and $77 billion budget, officials will have to increase daily spending
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by up to nine times over the next four years. if the target date is missed, inflation will reportedly raise the cost of the projects by as much as $2 billion a year. spending has increased this year after the rail authority approved the system you might want to check your fringe cargill is recalling thousands of pounds of ground beef. the company says it may be contaminated with e. coli. a look at the labels, the recall is for ten-pound packages made on august 16th. the use or freeze by date is september 5th. so far there are no reports of anyone getting sick. if you have this meat at home you can return it for a refund a new warning against women using marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding. the american academy of pediatrics recommend doctors advise patients of child bearing age to abstain from pot. a new study to be published in next month's issue of
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"pediatrics" explains why cannabis can affect fetal development. although there's little evidence it can affect a child while breast-feding thc transfers into human milk a weight loss drug passed a heart safety study and more doctors may be recommending bellvick to fight obesity. the followed 12,000 people using the drug over three years and researchers found it helped people shed weight without raising the risk for heart problems. next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> also ahead, a huge burning man backup. how the weather led to some major traffic trouble. >> and set aside more time for your youtube bingeing. why it could soon take longer to see some videos. >> a live look outside at 5:22. unfortunately notice w just when you thought you were done painting... discover paint bleed under your tape... not with frogtape! frogtape is the only painter's tape treated with patented paintblock technology.
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number one, the suspected gunman in the mass shooting at a video game tournament in florida is dead. police believe 24-year-old david katz killed two people before turning the gun on himself. >> number two, counselors will be on hand at a high school in fairfield after a shooting that killed a 16-year-old and put the school on lockdown friday. police arrested two suspects number three, right now planning is under way to remember arizona senator john mccain. there will be a memorial service in phoenix on thursday and then on saturday there will be a private national memorial service at the national cathedral number four, today is the first weekday commute with the twin peaks tunnel in san francisco back open after two months of major construction. crews replaced all of the rail and other key systems inside that 100-year-old tunnel. >> number five, an issue with mass transit for the monday morning commute. we've got at least a 20 minute delay, a major delay, between antioch and pittsburgh in the sfo direction due to a switching problem on the track.
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no estimate on when this will reopen but i'm told it is isolated to this area. >> number six, talk about clean air quality. weilha it in places like walnut creek, however just outside of the bay area in the central valley, extremely poor air quality is going to develop. we should stay away from it today. i'll keep an eye on it for you. >> number seven, for the second week in a row "crazy rich asians" is the number one movie at the box office. the hit film earned $25 million holding steady from last week. high praise from critics and word of mouth are helping drive people to the theaters and especially here in the bay area because the director is from the bay area. >> yeah. congrats. >> burning man flamed out because of high winds on day one. >> yeah. this was a mess. festival organizers closed the entrance to the camp for hours yesterday and that caused a huge backup. as of this morning people headed to the festival in nevada's black rock desert should expect to wait about seven hours to get to the front gate.
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highway patrol says winds of up to 60 miles per hour kicked up dust making it nearly impossible for drivers to see. i'm just imagining that people in this line are starting to party early. you know. >> of course. >> they're making that seven-hour line part of the burning man experience. >> desert all around there. >> what's the difference. >> exactly. >> still ahead, the effort to ensure hundreds of kids in the bay area have the tools they need for success as they go back to school. >> also the images police hope will lead them to the suspect in the latest violence on bart. >> take a live look outside. abc 7 the only place you see
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live where you live, this is "abc 7 mornings." just went into survival mode and wanted to make sure i was out of there. >> right now at 5:30, hearing from a man injured in the deadly
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gaming tournament shooting talking less than 24 hours after the chaos unfolded. >> paying repsects to senator john mccain. find out which former presidents are scheduled to speak at his service. >> steph curry takes a stand, an issue he is now voicing support for. good morning, on this monday, august 27th. 5:30 in the a.m. >> feels like it too. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. it was a beautiful weekend. i wish it could have been longer. >> sounds like you took full advantage of it. tough to get up on a monday morning. >> someone told me yesterday at this fundraiser, really nice viewers, and she was like, oh, you guys look so energetic and bright early in the morning. i was thinking like it's all an illusion. >> good. we have at least one person fooled. >> yes. >> we've been up for four hours. so maybe that helps a little bit. >> good morning. >> hi. let's keep it up and go on and talk about what's going on
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fa gusting to 31, 12 in oakland, 14 in concord, a little sea breeze there and a little bit of cloud cover. i keep watching the salesforce tower, kind of our measuring stick if you will. if you can see the top the mist dries up, if you why can't it's misty. you can see it right now, not as misty as a couple hours ago. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. your accuweather 12-hour planner, most of us in the 60s at noon and then away from the coast in the 70s which is a little bit cooler than we should be for this time of the year. grab a coat. you will need it. 50s and 60s by 7:00. hey. >> good morning, mike. we are definitely starting to ramp up for the commute. although i have good news for westbound 80 drivers in the fairfield area. we had a rollover crash just past the scales before the cordelia junction that has been cleared 15 minutes now. residual delays starting to thin out. nine miles an hour your average. getting into fairfield and that is about a ten-minute delay at the moment.
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in the meantime bay bridge metering lights were turned on about 5:26 this morning. that is filling in as well. we do have a mass transit issue we'll talk about that next. >> thank you. now to developing news about the mass shooting at a video game tournament in florida. two people, plus the shooter are confirmed dead. at least 11 others are hurt. the suspected gunman died of a gunshot wound. he has been identified as 24-year-old david cats of baltimore, maryland. one of the people hurt say he's in good smirtpirits thanks to h friends and family. >> i have a good support system in my family and the guys i was at the tournament with they reached out to me all night. i reached out to them to make sure they were okay. having guys like that in your life makes something like this ss s t guanas arguing with wen b to theutesnd
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the sponsor and company of the video game company in florida is here in the bay area. >> ea sports responded to the shooting and so have a number of gamers who the competitions can get. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live in redwood city. matt? >> reporter: good morning, jessica and reggie. ea sports is in redwood city. the madden football game is one of its most popular games. the company released a statement last night and said the tragic situation that occurred sunday in jacksonville was a senseless act of violence that we strongly condemn. our most heartfelt stympathies o out to the victims. shock about the shooting, complexity gaming founder jason lake sa lakes says one of the gamers was injured. >> he was playing when shots started to ring out and he believes that person next to him was actually shot. he got shot and grazed his thumb. he is not severely injured,
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thank god. he ran out of the building, down the street. >> reporter: now a lot could be at stake at these tournaments. competitors travel across country to participate. competitive gamer nate kristi says this is a sport and some gamers can get carried away by the intensity of the game and when that happens some are asked to step outside to cool off. reporting live in redwood city, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you, matt. happening today, counselors will be on hand at armio high school in fairfield. >> after a shooting near the campus that killed a 16-year-old and put the school on lockdown. police identified the victim as omar willis of fairfield. an 18-year-old was injured. the shooting happened just after 5:00 friday night right before the kickoff of a jv football game. police arrested one suspect who was hiding in the school's gymnasium. officers found a second suspect in the house nearby. this is the man police think stabbed another passenger at the
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macarthur bart station saturday night. new images from surveillance cameras. there was some sort of argument on a train before the attack. the victim was cut on his thumb and the suspect was last seen running from the station. that bart station the same place where 18-year-old nia wilson with you stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack last month. her sister was also stabbed and she survived. the suspect john lee cowell could face the death penalty if he is convicted. in the east bay an hours long standoff ended peacefully with an arrest. new video shows the tense situation outside a home in antioch last night. according to our media partner "the east bay times" police responded to reports of a domestic dispute. they were told a man hit and threatened a family member before then barricading himself inside the home. police drew their guns and brought in a crisis intervention team after learning the suspect could be armed and he surrendered nearly two and a half hours later the public invited to pay respects and honor john mccain's life in service this week.
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the senator died saturday after a battle with brain cancer. former president george w. bush has been asked to speak at the service and former president obama is scheduled to be there. the senator will lie in state at the arizona state capitol and a memorial service in phoenix on thursday and friday senator mccain will lie in state at the u.s. capitol and on saturday a private memorial service at washington national cathedral. we have new details on a crash involving a tesla and san jose fire truck. we've learned officers arrested the car's driver for dui. investigators say michael tran slammed. >> the back of the fire truck early saturday morning. fire crews responded to another crash on highway 101 near coyote creek and then tran told an officer he thought he had autopilot on at the time. investigators have not determined if the car was in self-driving mode. paramedics treated tran and his
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passenger firefighters stopped plaifl from a fast moving grass fire from reaching buildings. abc 7 on 580 as smoke rose above castro valley yesterday afternoon. the fire broke out near paolo verde road. the fire department tells us it burned 48 acres before they had it contained. cal fire helped local firefighters attack the flames with ground crews and aircraft. you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's talk temperatures. dress for upper 50s to 60 waking up with us or heading out the door in the east bay valleys. we've got 57 in pleasanton and livermore and danville for the cool spots. if you're going to do a hike, cooler 51 degrees. concord the warm spot 60. 61 right now in hayward, 58 in mountain view and san jose along with san francisco. 55 inacifica.
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vallejo and novato, good morning at 57 degrees. traffic look at that, that is the san mateo bridge. we ran into a little mist this morning so we'll put a caution there as you get closer to san francisco and the coast. that could be the case. calm, and kind of comfy if you're on the water today taking the ferry. mass transit, just watching the air quality because the closer you get to places like antioch and tracy, you may run into poor air quality. first what's going to happen in the south bay. cloudy and 60. 65 at 10:00. see low 70s at noon and then mid 70s throughout the afternoon hours with plenty of sunshine there. all right. for the east bay, cloudy and 61 at 8:00, still a lot of cloud cover and 64 at 10:00. and we'll see sunshine and push to around 70, some of our more comfortable neighborhoods once again. as we head towards san francisco, we've got a lot of cloud cover today during the afternoon hours. we'll see the most sunshine away from the coast.
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temperatures will be running mainly in the upper 50s to low 60s. as you get closer to downtown we may have a few mid 60s there and also in sonoma and down towards bayview. we have a game tonight also. we'll talk about that coming up. want to bring alexis in here. dare i ask? how are we doing this morning? the traffic department as well. in fact, we've got a mass transit issue. i want to talk about bart. major delay has developed due to an equipment problem on the tracks. trying get out of the antioch area, comments from bart's twitter page, someone says not just a major delay a super major delay, they were trying to take the 418 trip from antioch, it is now 5:26 and he was supposed to be in san francisco but he has not left antioch yet. sounds like this is a switching problem. isolated just to this stretch of track for bart between antioch and pittsburgh and i am keeping an eye on that. we have not gotten any new
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information. probably better to get in your car and head to a different bart station or carpool or use ride share today. looking at drive times, heavy out of the central valley. no surprise there. nothing blocking westbound 580 tracy to dublin, one hour and three minutes, dublin to mission boulevard about 16 minutes and northbound 85, 101 to cupertino in the green at 15 minutes. next traffic update coming up around 5:50. >> thank you. coming up, new research about aspirin. the study revealing it may not be doing what you think. and the new little league world series champs. i know my family is super excited about this. the huge win for these boys. and a live look outside right now with abc 7 now. a look here at the embarcadero. we have weather and
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for switching to progressive? [ engine revving ] you cannot hear me at all, can you?
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> 5:43. i wanted to talk more about the poor air quality and how close it is to us. discovery bay to tracy and eastward through the central valley, air quality warning until 11:45 tomorrow morning. it just keeps spreading all the way into the sierra and down into the grapevine. it affects about 3.3 million people potentially breathing poor air quality today. 93 in fresno, 85 in yosemite. get over to palm springs,
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cleaner air, whole lot hotter, 106, upper 70s in san diego and los angeles. 63 in euro with afternoon sunshine. it's going to be hazy today and wednesday in tahoe and then sunshine and high cloud through the weekend. temperatures a little below average in the mid 70s. >> thank you. new this morning, new research finds most people will not benefit from taking low dose aspirin to prevent attack or stroke. it's known to cut another heart attack or stroke in people who have already had one but researchers tested whether aspirin could prevent a first heart attack or stroke in people with diabetes or other threats such as smoking or high blood pressure. the good that aspirin did was outweighed by a greater risk of serious bleeding hundreds of people opened their hearts and wallets to celebration the mission of the taylor family foundation. >> a great day with music and god and dris aive aucon toon's annual day in the park fundraiser
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another big success. it sends kids to camp arroyo in livermore. several members of the abc 7 family joined in the fun. abc 7 is a long-time proud sponsor of day in the park and it was gorgeous weather. >> we certainly are. steph curry taking a strong stand in support of closing the pay gap between men andn articl yesterday which was women's equality day, he said the issue has become more personal now that he has two daughters. studies show women make less on average than men for the same job. curry said in part, quote, i want them to glow up believing that they can dream big and stri strive for careers where they will be treated fairly to the big win on the baseball field. hawaii taking home the trophy at the little league world series. >> hawaii wins it. >> that's great.
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>> hawaii beat south korea and, of course, the kids did it in style. the first batter nailing a home run and their pitcher only allowed two singles and a walk, but no runs for a complete shutout. >> wow. >> so the final score, 3-0. by the way, this is hawaii's third little legal title. great news after hawaii went through the hurricane over the weekend and they've been having a lot of issues with the volcano on the big island. this is a nice thing for hawaii to celebrate. this is funny. we talked about my sister on friday. >> yes. >> who lives there and another sister who lives on the big island in helio. i was getting text messages. this is about what's going on with hurricane lane. nope. they're like congratses to the team in the world series. that was cool. that's how into baseball people in hawaii are. >> that's very cool. >> awesome. >> the state getting behind the kids. >> especially at the amateur
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and they can makentire community feel proud. not a three-piece b pete but thf them. i want to show you what's going on, still raining down there but when we talked about the trade winds were going to kick in that's what you're seeing. seeing how the radar is moving from right to left across your screen. that's the northeast trade winds and helped sheer lane apart and push the heaviest of the rain off towards the west and that's the way lane is moving and weakening. now it's just general afternoon thunderstorms that they always get. the problem it's falling on saturated ground. there could be minor flooding moving forward but even that starting to look less and less. more good news for the islands. let's talk about what's going on at home. mostly cloudy in san jose. temperature about 60 degrees right now. this afternoon below average once again but we will see afternoon sunshine away from the coast. overcast conditions come in. a little mist. same areas we've had about the
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entire month of august. summer heat missing. even as we head into september. mid to upper 70s at least down in the valley, los gatos, deeper into the santa clara valley, milpitas and only 65 in santa cruz, 68 in millbrae, low 70s the peninsula. low 60s along the coast, mid 60s downtown, south san francisco and sausalito. dressing for low to mid 70s, very comfortable through the north bay. cloverdale and northward ten degrees warmer, mid 80s there. comfortable weather along the east bay shore, 68 in oakland to 76 in union city and 78 to 82, that is crazy nice weather for our east bay valleys. all right. take a look at what's going on. it could be cooler tomorrow, more drizzle during the morning and then steady, low 60s at the coast, low to mid 70s around the bay and low 80s inland. that's a nice stretch of weather. >> traffic not so nice this morning. we have had issues and crews are working to clean up a crash that
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happened around 10:00 last night. state route 116 closed near northwood lodge in the guerneville area and this was a crash that took down power lines. a power pole as well. power crews are on the scene and working on getting this back open. the westbound side is open but doing one-way traffic control. no estimate on when they will totally wrap that up but i'm not seeing huge backups in the area for now. bay bridge metering lights on at 5:26. that commute is starting to ramp up, although not looking terrible at the moment. a check of drive times, highway 4 to the maze, 18 minutes, about 9 across the bay bridge past the toll plaza and southbound 101 san francisco to sfo at nine minutes. >> thank you. amazon is taking to twitter to improve its reputation, paying employees full time to say good things about it on-line. according to business insider there are at least 13 amazon employee accounts on twitter called fulfillment center ambassadors. they talk about the issues for which amazon has been highly criticized like pay for
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warehouse jobs, and employee bathroom breaks. amazon tells business insider the employees have previously worked in its ware houses and they're paid to talk ate their personal experiences. the next time you logon to youtube you may notice fewer skip ad buttons before the videos. >> youtube is making nonskippable ads available to all channels that make money from videos. they were previously available only to select channels. youtube creators can still opt for skippable ads which allows viewers to skip an ad five seconds after you start playing it. nonskippable ads run up to 20 seconds long uber is shifting its focus from cars to electric bikes and scooters for shorter trips. in an interview the ceo says bikes and scooters are better suited for inner city travel. he admits uber and its drivers will take a short-term financial hit, but he says it will pay off in the long run. new at 6:00, lyft makes a move to protect bikers in san
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> it's 5:53 on a monday. we're already thinking of baseball this evening as this irish heritage night. if you have a special ticket you get an irish backpack. it's cool. diamondbacks in town to take on the giants and temperature is going to be cool at 7:15. 60. 58 and a little breezy by the end of the game. >> mike, thank you. gas prices expected to continue to drop slightly. the national average price of a gallon of regular has now gone down two cents over the last two
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weeks and at $2.91. analysts say refineries have increased capacity. here in the bay area the prices much higher, as per usual. a gallon of regular in san jose $3.63, oakland $3.65 and san francisco topping them all at $3.67. in the east bay, hundreds of school kids getting a start to the school year thanks to an army of volunteers. abc 7 news was in berkeley where volunteers assembled $195,000 worth of school supplies for deserving children. >> they get to start their school year out on the right foot and hopefully it will enable them to do well in school and goen to bigger and better. >> organized the event and operates the largest basic needs supply in california. a bay area teenage is the first to complete the triple crown of marathon swimming.
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angel moore completed a 15-hour, 2 1 final of three swims including the santa barbara channel and the catalina channel. the mercury news reports the 15-year-old held the record for youngest girl to climb mount kilimanjaro. she did that when she was 10. she's showing us up. >> i think i was making rubber bracelets when i was 10. not doing anything like that. she is going to go far. >> alexis, that's cute too. >> i guess it's cute, but not as cute as that. that's quite the achievement. live at san jose here this morning, here is 87 around the airport and no significant delays. the volumes are starting to increase and we have a problem with bart. if you're trying to get out of antioch a major delay in the sfo direction between antioch and pittsburgh. that is due to a switching problem on the track. no update on when this will get moving once again but i would avoid that if possible.
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check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> all right. thank you very much. could you make me one of those? i would love to have one. >> sure. >> i was never lucky enough to get one. not talented enough to make one either. what's going on with our air quality, we're good to moderate and the way we're supposed to be. just outside our borders in the central valley, poor air quality from the smoke could be out there. take a look at san rafael, cloudy and about 56 degrees. the north bay, no matter where you are today we're going to be four to nine degrees cooler than average. comfortable 60s and 70s, instead of 70s and 80s where we should be. >> thank you. it has been a great year for bay area directors at the box office. >> this weekend another one of our movies claimed the top spot. john chu debuted his comedy "crazy rich asians" last weekend and around $26 million. pretty incredibly over this past weekend, it held steady at $25 million. analysts say high prize from critics and word of mouth are helping to drive people to the
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theaters. at number two, "the meg" and henson's "the happytime murders" and "mission impossible." next at 6:00, relief for commuters, the major stretch back open. >> an update from the local task force helping hawaii after hurricane lane hit the area. >> police are searching for a driver who hit a pedicab operator along the embarcadero two months ago. two months ago. the victim
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> hi there, good morning. it's monday, august 27th. natasha is off this morning. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. mike nicco, a lot of people enjoyed the weather yesterday so we're wondering if we are going to get a repeat today. >> absolutely. we may do it for the rest of august which we're just going keep calling foggy august
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because that's what's dominating our forecast and keeping temperatures below average. see the time stamp ove. the gray has thickened and that is the cloud cover that's been dropping mist near the coast but that's about it. nothing else going on this morning other than mid 50s to low 60s. notice we'll stay in the low 60s at the coast from noon to 4:00 and jump from 68 to 71. not a lot of warming around the bay. 71 to 76 inland. cool evening on the way. get ready for 50s and 60s. what should we get ready for on the roads? >> a bart delay, significant one if you're trying to get out of the antioch area. no new information here. this is an equipment problem on the tracks. sounds like it's a switching issue between antioch and pittsburgh/bay point station in the sfo direction. sounds like some major delayseru i would


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