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good morning bay area. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> bart is changing the way its police officers handle pa patrols after a rise in crime. hundreds of thousands on social media have seen this video of a scuffle on muni. we're learning what led to the confrontation. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. there is nobody heading to work today. ahead of this long labor day holiday weekend. >> good morning. if you have the day off, welcome. it's 6:00 a.m. you can just stay in bed. how nice. friday, august 31st. natasha and jessica have the day off. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. >> mike nicco is here. >> good morning. i'm following fog. look at it develop across the north bay valleys. visibility less than a mile in napa and a mile at the airport in petaluma and santa rosa. it's going to stay that way through the morning commute. be careful if you're traveling that area. temperatures are cooler, dress for mid to upper 50s. we've got faster sunshine and warmer temperatures this
afternoon. 60s and 70s at noon, warmer than yesterday at that time and 60s at the coast, 70s around the bay and 80s inland by 4:00. let's get a check on the commute this morning. >> good morning, mike. unfortunately we do have one issue today and it has turned into a sig alert. a southbound 680 crash in the sinal area been andrade road. it was a disabled vehicle. that vehicle was hit and now they're saying it's going to be at least 30 minutes likely until they can get this cleared, it could be longer than that. that backup continues to grow. everyone else really light. we're friday light, holiday light and no bay bridge metering lights. here we are at 6:00 a.m. that is pretty rare to see it this late. new this morning, a scuffle on a muni train goes viral on social media. hundreds of thousand have seen the video. >> abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live. >> two videos posted about 10:00 and they already have more than 530,000 views.
take a look. >> stop. >> reporter: the first shows a man putting another man in a headlock on the seat of the muni train and other passengers telling him to stop and let him go. the man on top tells him to tell him to stop. this happens. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the next video shows the two trying to throw the man off the train. in the video someone could be saying the young man was playing music. sterling says a friend recorded the video last night taking the train between 32ed and 40th avenue. many commented on the post saying they were outraged about the violence. we reached out to police for comment and have yet to hear back. matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a husband and wife are expected in court in the south bay today. they're facing charges for dozens of home remodeling projects gone wrong. the santa clara d.a.'s office says william and constance gabriel were in a contracting
business called sun rooms america. they scammed more than 30 customers out of $800,000 leaving projects half done or never begun. investigators say the couple ran away to arizona. they were arrested there earlier this month. in the east bay, the parents of a hayward kindergartner are considering legal action after teacherseft the child alone at an afterschool program. the 5-year-old went to the rest room and returned to an empty classroom at fairview elementary school and walked nearly three miles home. the hayward unified school district released a statement to the gate that says in part, we take this incident very seriously and are investigating to determine what steps need to be taken to ensure that this does not happen again. happening now, millions of americans preparing to hit the road for the labor day weekend. around 16.5 mill reason expected to fly somewhere, that et a 4% spike from last year. at oakland international airport, officials anticipate nearly 200,000 passengers
through monday. that's an increase of more than 8% from labor day weekend last year. today's expected to be the busiest travel day of the weekend. aaa says more than 35 million people are likely to drive somewhere more than 50 miles away. a rebuilt stretch of highway 1 on the monterey coast opened a month ago but there are signs of wear and tear. >> all it takes is a good disguise to sneak into a southern california hospital. >> a live look at walnut creek this morning. you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. it's showing the warming trend begins today. temperatures about two to 11 degrees warmer than yesterday and even warmer this weekend. >> a live look at 6:04. you can see an empty santa cruz. i have a feeling this weekend, i have a feeling this weekend, that will not be the case.
you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> this is a live look at what's going on at the golden gate bridge. we're seeing a little fog trying to creep over the bridge. we'll keep an eye on that. clear this afternoon but not as calm as it has been. the breezes will pick up and for
areas south of the bay bridge during the afternoon hours, it's going to be rather dicey with a small craft advisory. now it's going to be sunny and mild at our beaches and if you're just out and about sunny and warmer. the small craft advisory starts at 3:00 until 9:00. west winds at 15 to 25 knots gusting up to 30 and some of that will bleed into your neighborhoods on either side of the bay. so be ready for that. we'll talk about the 90s coming up next. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. we do have at least one significant trouble spot this morning. southbound 680 in the sunol area a sig alert due to a crash just before andrade. not sure what's going on with the map flows. it's definitely in the red approaching this crash scene. we have the two right lanes blocked and you're backed up to north of sunol boulevard. plan on pretty extensive delays coming from 580. everyone else still friday light and holiday light. here's san jose, 101 and 880 slowly increasing in volume but no major problems. big sur's stretch of highway is reportedly already cracking. state officials say it's normal
and that drivers have nothing to worry about. according to "the chronicle" several cracks in the pavement were reported across the newly rebuilt section of scenic highway 1 near gorda. the stretch reopened last month after it was closed to traffic in may 2017 after being washed out by the enormous mud creek slide. the department of transportation says new fractures are not affecting the integrity of the highway. still it's not what you want to see. >> or hear for sure. a big name rapper dropped an album overnight. >> south bay neighborhood hit hard by crime. neighbors demanding action. >> as we head to break we leave you with abc 7 news now.
"abc 7 mornings" all news all morning. >> a former irvine student is accused of posing as a doctor and treating a patient in southern california. now he's facing charges. prosecutors say the former student got past security at children's hospital of orange county seven times this year. investigators say he wore a doctor's lab coat and stethoscope and he had the credentials of a uci student. the former student is also accused of pretending to be a doctor on the uci campus where he allegedly diagnosed a patient. this morning nbc news is accused of putting ap stop to
reporting on harvey weinstein and his alleged sexual harassment. a former investigative producer at the network said he worked with reporter ronan farrow before an order to stop the story came from the highest levels of nbc. the producer says the handling of the story was a massive breach of journalistic integrity. nbc is firing back saying the reporting was not broadcast ready. "the new yorker" ended up breaking the bombshell story. in the south bay neighbors are fed up after a crime wave in san jose's willow glen neighborhood. last night they demanded action and eddie garcia tried to ease concerns. of the dozens of arrests made in the last month, the police chief says ten arrests involved a group of mostly young teens and an adult victimizesing the neighborhood and police say 95 incidents linked to the group over a week including a number of strong armed robberies and carjacks. san francisco's mayor taking a step towards creating more housing in the city.
mayor london breed is ordering the city's building inspection department to fast track applications for so-called in-law units. those are separate living spaces on a property. the mayor wants responses to backlogged applications within six months and her goal to review all new building applications within four months or less. breed says the city will be paying attention to applications for new in-law units in rent controlled buildings. those unitses would also fall under rent control making them more affordable for lower income residents. san jose is showing off an innovative way to clean up the south bay. the city's downtown streets team which hires homeless people to perform community service tasks was out picking up track along felipe avenue yesterday. mayor liccardo admitted his city is not doing a good job with housing which he says makes the trash situation worse. the homeless people who participated in the cleanup received food vouchers and appointments for job training. your kids may need to stay in rear facing car seats longer
than you think. the american academy of pediatrics just updated its recommendation. the old recommendation said children should stay in rear facing seats until they turn 2. now experts suggest they should reach the height or weight limit for the seat and some can hold children up to 40 pounds. google is going bilingual. the smart assistant and home speakers can understand commands in two languages without having to switch the settings. pick between english, german, france, italian and japanese. more languages in the next few months. a lot of people talking about this morning, that eminem dropped a surprise album. >> called "kamikaze" and the cover art inspired by "licensed to ill." 13 tracks and em min nen announced it on twitter saying, tried not to overthink this one. enjoy. the 45-year-old rapper takes shots at president trump and the press and also addresses kathy
griffin's infamous photo shoot. >> see track 13 is "ven non"from the movie, a new marvel movie shot here in san francisco. >> there's like all kinds of little facts and tidbits in there. >> lot of tentacles there. >> it's cool. can't wait to listen to it. >> eminem is 45 now. >> i know. >> think about that for a minute. >> baby face though. >> yeah. we're all getting older. >> hopefully better too. >> well -- >> let's take a look and show you what's going on weather wise as we get a day deeper into august, final day, cloudy in san jose and about 60 degrees right now. we've got a warm push that will bring us a brighter afternoon and temperatures that will climb the scale. partly cloudy, still foggy in the north bay and along the coast the next couple nights and once we reach average levels we'll stay there quite a while. i don't see another big, long extension of cool weather like we've been dealing with the last couple weeks. start to see the warmer weather down in the south bay.
more temperatures or more neighborhoods hitting 80 like los gatos and morgan hill and 75 and sunny in santa cruz and mid to upper 70s. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. 72 in millbrae and 80 redwood city the other. mid to upper 60s along the coast with afternoon sunshine. look at the 70s around downtown, south san francisco and sausalito. as we look up through the north bay valleys, low to mid 80s until north of cloverdale and then start to hit upper 80s. we'll have mid to upper 70s, comfortable along what's going to be a breezy east bay shore from berkeley southward. as you move inland temperatures in the mid 80s to upper 80s, wouldn't be surprised if your thermometers say 90s likely through the weekend. nice night tonight, 52 napa and ukiah, 58 in many inland neighborhoods. pretty steady tomorrow and then a little bit warmer for sunday and monday and back to average for tuesday, wednesday and thursday. good morning, mike. yeah, we were hoping for a
really, really light day today with three-day weekend just ahead but we have a sig alert to talk about in the trivalley. 680 before andrade road the two right lanes blocked. sounds like they're letting everyone use the toll lane there since we have two lanes down. this is a sig alert and it is a two-car crash. you are stacked up into the pleasanton area. want to continue 580 to 238 that could be better. albany to the maze in the green at five minutes, southbound 880 fremont to san jose wide open and no delays 101 to cupertino in the green at 11 minutes. "good morning america" coming up at 7:00 right here on abc 7. >> tj is live from new york with a look at what's ahead. hi, tj. >> good morning. y'all doing all right out there? it's always good to be with you here on a friday. coming up, i know you all probably have holiday plans. we have a travel alert, usually get them around this time. millions preparing for a weekend
washout. severe storms, flash flooding on the way. ginger, of course, is here. she's tracking all the stuff as you hit the roads and people take to the skies and we're going to be live in washington. the nation preparing to say a final farewell to senator john mccain. his body arriving with his family after a final service in arizona. the tributes that are planned this morning. we'll get into another travel warning, not specifically here about the holiday weekend, but this couple here says somebody ran up thousands of dollars on their hotel bill after they had already checked out. how in the world did that happen? you need to hear their story this morning. it might change how you check out of your hotel room if you leave the keys in the room, might not be a good idea. it's labor day weekend. the best deals. do you need to buy now or wait on some stuff. we'll tell you which is which. one last party friday, so we are partying in the park. world renowned deejay aless, so. a lot going on. let me catch my breath, that's coming up on "good morning america." >> it's the end of summer when it's the last "gma" party in the
park. >> i know. kind of sad. >> i know. >> yes. >> single tear roll downs my eye. >> don't be sad. we take our parties inside. we'll be fine. >> good. thank you. >> oh, boy. aloha friday. what you won't want to miss if you're planning your vacation. >> looking live outside this morning with abc 7 news now. very nice sunrise above the clouds.
you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. in case you missed the labor day forecast let me run it through again as it's going to be pretty average tomorrow but then a little bit warmer than average as you get to our inland neighborhoods where we're starting to hit the upper 80s to low 90s. comfortable around the bay in the 70s to low 80s. >> that is one big piece of corn. almost the size of the grill. >> i'll share it. >> thanks. muni is reminding riders about changes starting tomorrow. the time riders are given to transfer to another line without paying an additional fare will go from 90 minutes to two hours. there will be a new day pass option available for $5. that cannot be used on cable cars. discount fares will be calculated at 50% of the full adult fare and some prices will rise a few bucks. single ride fares will not
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." a san francisco high school under lockdown, students kroechg in classrooms after a gun goes off. we are live as students return to class after the frightening scare. remembering two americans who made their mark in history. the services today for senator john mccain and aretha franklin. >> as we head into the holiday weekend there are labor day shopping deals you won't want to miss. >> oh, man. i feel like we've been hearing about the sales for like two weeks now. >> yeah. they want you in the stores. >> good morning. it is friday, august 13st. just about to kick off the long holiday weekend. natasha and jessica are off today. >> looks like we are going to have a nice weekend. >> warm. not too hot. we're going to get temperatures back the way they should feel this time of year. maybe warmer in our inland neighborhoods. i will show you that coming up. talk about fog, it's pretty thick around napa, petaluma and santa rosa and it will be there
the next couple hours. it hasn't made it to san rafael. temperature 58 degrees. notice it is cooler this morning, mid to upper 50s at 7:00 and stay in the low to mid 60s at the coast but go from 68 to 76 around the bay under sunshine from noon to 4:00, 74 to 84 from noon to 4:00 inland. look at the temperatures this evening mainly 60s and 70s. to alexis to find traffic for the morning commute. >> it hasn't been easy but a couple things i want to get you updates on here. our sig alert, some good news in sunol, southbound 680 before andrade, got word from chp that the two-car crash has cleared from the two right lanes. all lanes are back open. we have some residual delays in the area. just got this in from bart, some delays in walnut creek if you're traveling from that station about a ten-minute delay in antioch and san francisco directions due to an equipment problem on a train. new video this morning shows a rollover crash in the south bay involving a possible dui in the southbound direction of
highway 17 in unincorporated santa clara county south of los gatos. according to the chp, the crash happened shortly after 10:00 last night and the driver was ejected from the car and taken to the hospital with major injuries but is expected to recover. several bottles of alcohol and marijuana were found litered on the roadway and the chp is investigating whether the driver was under the influence of the crash at the time. developing news out of san francisco where students at one high school are returning back to class this morning following a frightening incident. >> a gun went off in a classroom yesterday prompting an hour's long lockdown. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at the school with more on what students can expected today. hi, amy. >> hi. school district officials will have counselors here on campus for students if they need to talk. here is a look at what the scene looked like here at balboa high school in san francisco yesterday for these kids. it started at 11:00 in the morning when a gun went off in a classroom.
police detained three kids on campus. sources say the kid with the gun handed it off to these kids and then he ran away. the three kids handed the gun over to officers. the school was on lockdown for about two hours while nervous parents waited for word. >> horrible. yeah. we're like, you know, now in like amongst the parents who have stood outside police tape outside my child's school not knowing what's happening or what's happened to these kids or whether they're safe. it's pretty crappy. >> reporter: police gave the all clear at 1:00 in the afternoon. sources say the mother of the boy with the gun took him to the bayview police station later in the day and had him turn himself in. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. happening now, the late senator john mccain's casket is now lying in state in the u.s. capitol rotunda in washington, d.c. >> this follows an emotional memorial service in his adopted
home state of arizona. abc news reporter janay norman joins us with more. >> good morning. thousands showed up in phoenix to pay their respects and now it's washington's turn to say good-bye to the six-term arizona senator who lived and worked senator who lived and worked here over four decades. >> reporter: senator john mccain welcomed with a solemn ceremony by a military honor guard. before landing in washington thousands lined the streets and highways of phoenix waving the american flag, others clutching american flag, others clutching campaign signs. before being elected to the senate in 1986 where he served more than 30 years. at the church he worshipped. >> i always thought of john as a brother. we had a lot of family fights.
>> reporter: political opponent former vice president joe biden saying he thought of mccain as family. praising what he called mccain's ageless code. >> he could not stand the abuse of power. always about basic values, fairness, honesty, dignity, respect. to paraphrase shakespeare, shall not see him again. >> reporter: there will be a sore moaneny in a couple hours and another service planned tomorrow where former presidents obama and george w. bush are expected to speak. president trump won't be there. he's faced criticism for his handling after it was announced that john mccain passed. the president saying he did honor mccain, the two had strong disagreements but respects his service to the country. reporting live on capitol hill, janay norman, abc news. abc news will have live coverage of the memorial in
washington, d.c., that starts at 6:00 a.m. on abc 7. we also plan to stream the service live at abc7news.com and on our abc 7 news app. is. president trump will not be attending tomorrow's service. senator mccain was a vocal critic of mr. trump's job as president and this morning a new poll reveals the number of people who feel the same way is at an all-time high. the new abc news news/"washington post" poll asks 1,000 if they approve how far the president is doing his job. the mueller investigation and their thoughts on impeachment and here's what people said. 60% of those surveyed do not approve of the president's performance in office. more than 60% support special counsel robert mueller's investigation. and almost half say they support congress initiating impeachment proceedings. mourners are gathering in detroit to say a final good-bye to the queen of soul. let's take a live look at the funeral service for aretha franklin that started just a few moments ago with a viewing. it is just a little bit after
9:30 local time. looks like folks are pouring into the church. this is expecte to be very spiritual, but also a star-studded affair. stevie wonder, faith hill, jennifer hudson, and ariana grande, just a few of the stars in the lineup today. the funeral is invitation only. thousands of fans got a chance to say good-bye at public visitations this week. aretha franklin passed away august 16th at the age of 76. happening today, protesters will gather outside berkeley offices to protest the company's weed killer roundup. this month a san francisco jury decided the company should pay a school groundskeeper $289 million. the man said he got cancer after using roundup. the company plans to appeal claiming there is no connection. in the south bay, a 20-year-old man is under arrest accused of kidnapping and robbing a san jose state student. it happened in the middle of the day. the suspect is soloman bell.
police believe bell pulled a gun on the 18-year-old student near san salvador and south 6th streets last wednesday. the victim told police he was forced to walk to atms and pull out cash. the suspect eventually let the student go and he was not hurt. police took bell into custody on wednesday. in the east bay the raiders will present a check to the oakland unified school district to save high school sports set to be eliminated. the silver and black will give a $250,000 check as well as an equipment donation to some of those student athletes that would have been affected. the ceremony will be held at the oakland tech high school tennis courts at 4:30. oakland unified announced a budge shortfall would have them drop ten sports. maybe today isn't the best day to exercise outside, what do you say? >> we have an air quality advisory. now it's not a spare the air alert issued by the bay area air quality management district. we will watch maybe the smoke filter into our neighborhoods over the weekend but their
official forecast you can see, good to moderate air quality, nothing unhealthy. it's just i guess if you're really sensitive to smoke you may notice it this weekend. all right. a's and mariners again tonight. 7:05 first pitch. 64 dropping down to 60. grab a hoodie. concessions at a discount during the game and we have the aztecs of san diego state coming in to take on the cardinals on the farm. 6:00 kickoff. 76 mild there, but a cool 63 by the end of the game. temperatures when you step outside they are definitely cooler this morning and let's take a look at those temperatures and we'll start down in the south bay, mid 50s to about 60 degrees with 60 in san jose and pretty much the same temperatures about everywhere else. let's talk about with what's going to happen if you are commuting like these folks are on the san mateo bridge. weather wise we have fog up across the north bay. i should probably change that to a caution because some of the visibility is pretty low there. it's going to be very breezy south of the bay bridge this afternoon. mass transit is going to be cole to warm. all right.
bring alexis in to talk about the other half of the commute actually getting out and driving this morning. >> yeah. and overall it's been pretty decent. >> good. >> one problem in the trivalley. we're recovering from that. we're enjoying this. check out the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights yet. at 6:39 in the morning that never happens. it's friday light, it's holiday light. you can tell a lot of folks are stretching this out to a four-day weekend instead of three. we're not complaning. we are hoping we can stay this way the rest of the morning. we're going to have a heavy early afternoon commute as folks head to get out of town or the long holiday weekend started. westbound 580 tracy to dublin, another indication we have a holiday here. 29 minutes here in the green. westbound 4 antioch to concord not terrible but in the yellow at 23 minutes and sthbound 101 san rafael to san francisco looking great for the north bay commute in the green at 15 minutes. new details this morning on the excruciating long wait times at the dmv. the dmv's director says the average wait time in northern california field offices has decreased by 50 minutes in the
past month. jean hopes that people will ultimately get in and out of the dmv office within 30 minutes. dmv has blamed the processing of the new real i.d. license which will be required by the federal government for air travel by 2020. new at 6:00 a.m., thousands of residents in san francisco could lose their access to food stamps. "the examiner" reports a work requirement waiver for adults between 18 and 49 who do not have a child living at home is set to expire tomorrow. those affected will have to start working or file an exemption to continue to receive benefits. the human services agency says nearly 4,000 city residents could lose their food stamp benefits. if you've checked twitter you may have seen this viral video from overnight. the details of the scuffle on a muni train. >> it's 6:40. live look at the big board at the new york stock exchange. we are down this morning. another update and how the markets are doing next. >> scooters will soon be
48th annual. look at that. the last blast of summer, art and wine festival. 72 and 73 with afternoon sunshine and breezy conditions as you expect on the peninsula. around the state low to mid 80s. hottest in palm springs 108. see the warmth building through the central valley near 90s there. sunshine and 68 in monterey. the next week up in tahoe where we'll have mid 70s today, but near 80 the rest of the time. >> thanks, mike. new this morning video showing a fight on san francisco muni is going viral. >> it shows a group of people apparently trying to throw another person off a train. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live in the newsroom with what may have led to the violent encounter. >> hi, alexis. two videos were spost posted on sonoma about 10:00 and they have more than 530,000 views. take a look. >> stop. >> reporter: anna sterling posted the videos on twitter. the first one shows a man putting another man in a headlock on the seats of the
muni train and hear other passengers telling him to stop. the man on top tells them to tell him to stop. then this happened. >> [ bleep ]. next video shows two men trying to throw the man off the train. the young man was playing music. sterling says a friend recorded the video last night taking the train between 32nd and 40th avenue. many twitter users commented on the post saying they were outraged about the violence. we reached out to san francisco police for a comment and have yet to hear back. live in the newsroom, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> pretty disturbing. thank you. electric scooters are getting ready for a comeback in san francisco, but the city locked out the biggest names in the booming industry. muni gave the two permits for the one-year pilot program to companies you likely haven't heard of. scoot and skip. the companies you have heard of bird, lime and spin, didn't get the permits. they ran into trouble with the city after launching the programs without a permit back
in march. uber and lyft had applied for the pilot program but they got shut out too. >> i'm glad they're going to come back with hopefully some regulations, but it's like telling uber not to double park. >> yesterday lime's ceo was disappointed telling us they have selected inexperienced scooter operators that plan to learn on the job at the expense of the public good. the deadly wildfire that destroyed more than a thousand noems shasta county is contained this morning. crews have surrounded the carr fire and stopped its spread. flames burned nearly 360 square miles of land in and around redding. eight people died. crews will continue to patrol the area for the next several days watching for flare-ups. on the peninsula, a search and rescue team arrived home to hugs and handshakes last night after a mission to hawaii during hurricane lane. abc 7 news was in palo alto as the 36 members of the search and rescue task force 3 arrived.
their mission included checking 1600 buildings for storm damage on the bigland of hawaii. the team included firefighters from san francisco as well as san mateo and santa clara counties. a major donation from redwood city based electronic arts. the company will give $1 million to the victims of the video game tournament shooting in florida. a will set up a fund to allow . others to donate more money. this comes in the wake of the deadly shooting in jacksonville. a gunman killed two and injured nearly a dozen others before turning the gun on himself. napa valley college is the latest bay area school to offer free education. the promise program will cover enrollment fees and even the cost of a parking permit. it's aimed at first-time students in napa county who enroll after high school. both city college san francisco and the contra costa community college district will offer free tuition for qualified students. here is your morning money report. are you shopping on this labor
day weekend? >> well, maybe. you should be. it's the fourth biggest buying weekend of the year. unfortunately find good deals on a lot of things but some sales will be better than others. coming up on "good morning america," they're talking about some of the best bar begins including patio furnure, grills, summer clothes, school clothes and things for your home. >> right now is the time to buy those mattresses. 60, 70% off, macy's, sears, jc penney, all of these companies have deals right now on m mattresses. it's a great time to buy the living room furniture because they're making room for the winter inventory so you can get a good deal right now. >> one thing you should wait to buy electronic if you don't need it now, wait until black friday when you see better sales. a liv look at the new york stock exchange this morning. we are down just a bit as trading gets under way about 20 points. >> walmart is hoping you turn to them for toys with toys "r" us now closed the retail giant is
boosting its toy selection by 30% in some stores and 40% on-line. walmart is launching toy brands and plans to hold toy demos. we are learning more about disney land's attraction, "star wars" galaxy edge. >> they are making history. delivering something you've never been able to order at the happiest place on earth. what's in vision for the cantina inspired by the saloon at the space port in the first "star wars" film. the dimly lit cantina will be the first place to serve alcohol to the general public. the "star wars" attraction will open next year and the walt disney company owns abc 7. see the green drink i'm talking about in the vat that it's coming out. alien concoction. >> like a margarita or something right. >> that's what it seems like. i'm here for it. you've been able to drink the whole time at disney california
adv adventure. you just have to go across and alcohol is served. >> i want to know who the bartender will be. >> will they be in character? >> i hope so. >> play the music and everything. >> yeah. >> all right. i can't wait. there's going to be a droid deejay. i saw that. >> here for it. >> all right. us three are going down as soon as it opens, right, management? no. >> our ears there. >> got crickets. >> wow. so all right, let's move on to something a little brighter. a look at the sunrise from mount tam and from the east bay hills, gorgeous this morning. got a time lapse. can't wait to post that. quicker sunshine and warming trend a touch of heat this weekend. some 90s out there and settle into a normal pattern next week. low clouds to darker gray, high clouds this afternoon and replace the low clouds. so it will be a gorgeous sunset. take a picture, we would love to see it, hash tag abc 7 now.
notice the coast will see plenty of sunshine this afternoon also. it will become partly cloudy tonight. not as much cloud cover as this morning but still the same amount of fog in the north bay. let's talk about the mostly sunny south bay, near 90s in gilroy, 72 to 80 on the peninsula today. 64 to 67 along the peninsula coast. look at the 70s in downtown, south san francisco and sausalito. 80 to 86 through the north bay valleys along the east bay shore, berkeley to hercules at 77. 84 in san ramon to 90s in brentwood. temperatures tonight 52 to 62 degrees. my accuweather seven-day forecast accuweather seven-day forecast, temperatures average tomorrow and 90s creeping in our east bay valleys sunday and monday, try to reach 80 around the bay and low to mid 60s at the coast. here's alexis. >> taking a look at the friday commute. 57 bart trains in service, with no delays. ace 1 and 3 out on time today out of the central valley, keep in mind ace 3 having gps issues.
if you look at the website they're not showing anything running. a big head's up for this weekend once again those major track repairs for bart between 19th street and west oakland stations that means no trains but a free bus bridge instead. and that is all day saturday, sunday and monday. definitely expecting that to cause some delays so keep that in mind. most commuters already know their drive to work is getting longer and more frustrating. not only here in the bay area but also across the country. a survey by educated driver.org says the average commute nationally across 1,000 cities is just over 52 minutes. in the east bay commuters from oakland, berkeley and hayward are in gridlock for 67 minutes a day which translates into 523 lost days. east bay driver tells abc 7 news he commutes from hayward to jobs on the peninsula and that means crossing bridges. >> i remember maybe five, six
years ago, by 3:00 you could still make it within an hour or so. right now, after 2:00, it's maybe an hour and a half or so just to cross the bridge. >> it may surprise you that the sing silicon valley is clocking in at 54:30 minutes per day, 12:30 shorter than east bay commuters and all depressing. >> we will all be working from home in the future. that's the only way to solve this. two canadian tourists who have been reported missing are fine and they are going to be headed home today. the san mateo sheriff's office tweeted both audrey and her daughter emily rodrigue are in good health. deputies did not say where they found them. the two flew into sfo last weekend with plans to camp along the california coast. audrey rodrigue's boyfriend became concerned when he didn't contact her. mother and daughter are set to fly home today. bay area rock and roll hall of famers metallica are offering fans a taste of something new.
>> the band sent out this tweet unveiling their own brand of whiskey called blackened american whiskey, of course, named after the opening track "blackened" on the 1988 album. the band shoousissued a stateme saying they're not just slapping a label on a mediocre whiskey. it will be available in select stores restaurants and bars and on-line this fall. ♪ 41 people will find out today if they have made the cut and will be one of the 20 members of this season's golden state warriors dance team. abc 7 news was in walnut creek last night as the judges watched contestants do their thing. the team's leader says it's more than just dancing. >> they're ambassadors for our organization doing over 200 appearances each season and, of course, dance. you want great performers out there to be electric and just engage our fans and then someone that is going to be a great team
member on the squad. we're not just looking for dancers but powerful performers. >> and you're looking at the first man to ever make it this far in the audition process. watch the dance team in action when they host the timberwolves september 29th. 2019 dance team, will we see reggie at the tryouts. >> working on the moves. >> i think you have a shot, my friend. coming up next the seven things you need to know before you go. you go. >> but first, a live look ♪ ♪
6:58. just joining us or heading out these are the seven things to know before you go. number o classes resume at balboa high school in san francisco this morning after a chaotic day where a gun went off inside a classroom yesterday. the incident sent students scrambling triggering a major police response and school lockdown. a fight on a muni train caught on camera. more than 200,000 people have watched this video posted on twitter last night. it shows two men trying to throw a young man off the train. in the video someone could be heard saying the man was playing music. number three a live look at the u.s. capitol rotunda in washington, d.c., where the late
senator john mccain lies in state today for a ceremony and public visitation. tomorrow a formal funeral service will be held at washington national cathedral. number four the funeral service for aretha franklin is under way and you are looking at a live picture from detroit. the service is expected to be spiritual and also star studded. number five, waking up to mostly cloudy neighborhoods and fog across the north bay for the rest of the morning commute. temperatures cool in the mid to upper 50s. a lot of sunshine and high clouds and a little warmer this afternoon. even warmer this weekend. >> number six, a little disappointed i thought we would make it the entire morning but no, the bay bridge metering lights were flipped on ten minutes ago. not sure why. it's friday light, holiday light, not much of a backup into the maze. >> number seven, a lot of people talking this morning about this new album eminem dropped a surprise 13 track album last night called "kamikaze." this is the cover art. if it looks familiar because
you're old like me from the beasty boys album "license to ill." >> he tried not to overthink it and released it. >> the lyrics are something else. good morning, america. holiday weekend washout. millions now in the path of severe storms and flash flooding as you travel for labor day. the watches already issued in the midwest and the northeast bracing for heavy rain. ginger tracking it all. and as millions hit the road for the holiday, the deadly bus crash. this greyhound bus full of passengers colliding with a semi. the front of the bus completely torn off. the death toll climbing this morning and the investigation now underway. final farewell. new images this morning of senator john mccain returning to the nation's capital one last time. his family there by his side after an emotional last service