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it quickly moved east. like you said, extremely smoky out here. the smoke blew with the wind in various directions, and we dodged around it to get you this video. the leading wall of flame climbed up and down the dry grass lands in the center of grizzly island south of suisun city. 18 engines from 8 different fire departments responded here to keep the brushfire from spreading. they cut firebreaks with dozers. crews from the potrero hills landfill worked the edges with water trucks. >> gusts up to 20. the smoke is impacting kind of the city of dixon, vacaville areas. so unfortunately, if we can get it out a little quicker it doesn't impact as much people. i think we did an okay job today of trying to catch it where we could. >> no homes threaten order damage? >> no. >> no structures damaged either.
trucks heading to the landfill lioak way for emergency vehicles. the fire is no longer raging. the smoke has subsided. crews are looking for and working on hot spots as this turns into a mop-up operationer operation. it was just around 4:00, so maybe a few minutes ago that the traffic was opened again here on grizzly island road. with the wind, with the weather conditions, everyone's lucky this got put out and extinguished as quickly as it did. reporting live in suisun city, leslie brinkley, abc news. >> we first sent a push aletters on our app when the fire started. you can enable push alerts for breaking news where you live. firefighters are making progress on another fire burning in marin county. it is burning in samuel p. taylor state park northwest of the community of lagunitas. it has burned 130 acres and is
35% contained. marin county fire tweeted this video of a water drop on the fire today from this helicopter, fairly dramatic. and they can be effective when they hit the bulls-eye. wayne freedman spoke with some residents who live near the fire lines. there. >> are a couple of twists on the road and dots on the map. and by the standard of california fires this summer, the residents of lagunitas and forest knolls are counting their good luck tonight. >> i'd never seen anything that close. >> so close and yet so far away, over a ridge near samuel p. taylor state park. the fire has yet to burn 200 acres, but last night it siemens seemed like a force of nature. >> it was scary. at probably 6:00 we could smell smoke. e kind of fehe kind of elements can conspire against them. you have narrow road, lots of brush. they're describing what happened last night as a wake-up call. en today rosy had a ce aandato
evacuations lifting, she continued packing her car. >> no, probably won't. but probably treat my property a little more. >> or maybe stash some emergency firefighting water. tom feather stston did. best laid plans that did not work. >> i was ready, but the power went out and the pumps didn't work. i could have all the water in the world i wanted but couldn't use it. >> what's the lesson? >> get a generator with a pump attached it. >> it is the price you pay for tshesedays.ilderness surrounde wayne freedman,bc ne > we'lltart with fire.ond near the it's not warm there, only 63 degrees. relative humidity is 60%, and that's not bad. but it is quite windy.
gusts to 22 miles per hour, making it difficult to contain fires, of course. over near suisun city, 81 degrees. much warmer there. relative humidity very low, 26%, and it's gusty there as well. all those factors work against fire containment. red flag warning is in effect for much of northern california, and up and down the sierra through tomorrow, where gusts may reach or exceed 35 miles per hour. relative humidity in all these areas covered by the red flag warning will be very low, 10 to 20%. right here in the immediate bay area we have gusts to 38% in the city. 26% in novato. all around the area, quite windy. i'll give you a look at our forecast coming up in a few minutes. ama? >> spencer, thank you so much. sonoma county will be testing its revamped emergency system tomorrow. changes were made after many residents say they weren't warned about the north bay fires. last night residents with the land lines or those who signed up for alerts from the county received phone calls alerting them of the test. tomorrow's test will send out notifications to cell phones,
radio as well as television. dozens of people are displaced afer a fire at a large homeless encampment in oakland. sky 7 shows the damage on east 12th street near 22nd avenue. firefighters say several makeshift structures and tents went up in flames. quick action saved part of the encampment. no one was hurt, however, a body was discovered in a tent afterward. the death appeared to be from natural causes. a missing 1-year-old boy from oakland you'll be glad to hear was found safe this morning. he had just been seen at the mcdonald's in may ward when he was dropped off with a baby-sitter yesterday. that was the last time he was seen. police say his mother was arrested earlier this morning on an unrelated criminal warrant. she indicated she did not know where her son was. so investigators immediately started looking for him. a few hours after putting his picture out to the public, the child was found. >> he had a group of individuals who brought him down to our police department about 9:30 this morning. he was safe. he looked in good spirits.
>> police say the people who brought the 1-year-old to them are either relatives or know the family. he was taken to the hospital to be checked out as precaution, but expected to be okay. a san francisco muni driver is still fighting for his life one day after his bus went out of control and slammed into a building. another driver's dash cam captured what happened on lombard street in the marina district yesterday. an official describes the injuries as being life threatening. one passenger was released from the hospital today. two others had already been recovering at home. investigators still haven't said what caused that crash. california wants to be the epicenter of the climate change action movement. that focus shifts to san francisco tomorrow with the kickoff of the global action summit. >> state and local leaders along with representatives from 39 countries will be there. abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez is live with a look at who the players are. lyanne? >> san francisco wants to be remembered as a place that reenergized the climate movement with the help of other countries
and ordinary people. governor jerry brown is hosting the climate action summit in san francisco with names like former new york mayor michael bloomberg and actor alec baldwin, it's the event where people want to be seen and heard. >> you have to be warriors and innovators and missionaries. >> so let's meet one of those so-called warriors, former vice president and environmentalist al gore, whose still trying to prove he has a sense of humor. >> the famous coal museum in kentucky just installed solar panels on its roof. >> on a more serious note, gore asked an audience today to stop treating the atmosphere as an open sewer. >> but the main thing is we have to stop burning fossil fuels as quickly as possible. >> the innovators in this movement are many of the business people like gary
hirsberg of stonyfields farms. he is the coo of the company. chief organic optimist. for him, protecting the environment is the way to make money. >> if i can tell a consumer that i'm reducing my toxics or climate or water footprint, and i can get their loyalty, that's gold. >> finally, in the mix are the missionaries. grace cathedral and other episcopalian churches in northern california have become official faces of the movement. >> i've devoted my life to racial reconciliation, to immigrant rights, to gender. to anti-war, all kinds of things. but health of the planet holds all of those. so if the planet is falling apart, all of those issues become worse a wse and worse. >> and the summit kicks off tomorrow at moscone center in san francisco with the phrase "we are still here" referring of
course to the paris agreement. i'm live in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc news. >> okay, lyanne, thanks a lot. today governor brown gave the prenote address at a preclimate summit event. abc 7 news was at san francisco's palace hotel where carbon pricing was the topic of discussion. governor brown says charging those who emit carbon dioxide is a key tool in addressing climate change effectively. >> it's not a program for a day or a year, but for a long period of time to steer the market to a more benign and climate friendly direction. >> yesterday governor brun issued an executive order to achieve a new target to achieve carbon neutrality and signs a bill that sets a 100% clean electricity bill by 2045. howard street is closed by third andrt stree moone center u the e tthe ime summit and the upcoming dream force conference.
many california marijuana products are failing safety tests. nearly 20% have failed for potency and purity. the state began testing in july. infused cookies and candies had the highest failure at 1/3. testing found unacceptable levels of pesticides, solvents and bacteria, including e. coli and salmonella, but in smaller numbers. some industry experts say the standards are too strict. the state is considering revamping testing rules. more to come here from new york to san francisco, the services marking the darkest days in american history. >> on september 11th, 2001, a band of brave patriots turned the side on our nation's enemies and joined the immortal ranks of american heroes. >> still to come, remembering the heroes of 9/11. and the two major storms closing in on the u.s. coast right now. and taking a look outside right now, the san francisco
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know. >> it changed our country and the world, and it still shapes u.s. policy as well as security. >> abc news reporter maggie rulli has more on today's remembrance. >> a moment of silence felt across the nation. [ bell ]. >> marking the moment 17 years ago at 8:46 in the morning when the first tower was attacked on september 11th. >> david gregory -- >> the names of every person killed that day read outloud. nearly 3,000 people lost and remembered. >> rosa maria chappa. [ bell ]. >> another 184 names are read at the pentagon where just after sunrise, a flag is unfurled down the side of the building covering the exact spot where a plane hit that day. honor the 40 passengers and crew
members of flight 93 who sacrificed their lives to bring down the hijacked plane. >> today all of america wraps up and joins together. we close our arms to help you shoulder your pain and to carry your great, great sorrow. >> as the reading of the names continues in new york, taking hours to get through the number of lives stolen nearly two decades ago. maggie rulli, abc news, new york. [ "taps" playing ] >> union city hosted its annual remembrance ceremony today at its flight 93 memorial. san franciscfically f pa.itncg the names of the
passengers and crewmembers. most were bay area residents, including pilot jason doll. san francisco firefighters started their morning remembering the terrorist attacks and the first responders killed rushing in to help. matt carroll was at station 7 in mission district. >> 9/11 is a sacred day for san francisco firefighters. this morning, just before 7:00, they lined up for their annual ceremony at station 7 in the mission. fire chief joanne haze white and mayor london breed stood alongside around 50 firefighters. >> my thoughts are with the people who lost their lives making the ultimate sacrifice to save others 17 years. we will never forget their sacrifice. >> at 6:59, the ringing of the bell. the flag was lowered to
half-staff followed by a minute of silence. then the reading of all the names of the 343 new york le on graduated a class of 49 new cadets last month, some too young to remember the terrorist attacks that took place 17 years ago. the command staff not letting them forget. >> and that they know they're coming into a profession where there will be great sacrifices. but ultimately, that's what we do. we serve. >> for those who ask if these 9/11 ceremonies will continue in san francisco? >> we will never forget. as long as i'm working as chief, this ceremony will continue the take place. >> the flag will remain at half-staff for the rest telephone day. in san francisco, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> and you can find more on today's remembrance ceremonies on our website, abcnews.com. hard to believe it's been 17 years. >> i know. incredible. we turn our focus to the weather. >> we do indeed. spencer is here. >> still windy out there,
getting even windier. skies are clear and it's getting cooler. sunny skies, breezy conditions. high clouds to the north, they're going the sweep through during the overnight hours. check thought beautiful view from mount tam looking down on to the pay and parts of san francisco where it is 66 degrees right now. 69 in oakland. mountain view, 76. san jose, 88. 88 at morgan hill. 63 at half moon bay. this is a lovely view as well from the east bay hills camera: camera:00. 86 at fairfield, and 84 in livermore. and the view looking westward from sutro tower, these are our forecast features. it will be partly cloudy and breezy overnight. cooler than average weather will be with us into the weekend, and we'll see minor warming beginning sunday, monday into early next week. overnight we'll see mainly clear skies. but a few high clouds will pass by, and we'll see some patches of low clouds form along the coastline. overnight lows mostly in the low
to mid-50s. a little cooler in parts of the north bay where we'll see some mid- to upper 40s. taking a logistic at your day planner, 7:00 tomorrow morning, skies will be bright, but there may be some patchy low clouds or fog near the coast. then by midday, we'll see that passing high cloud mass that i talked about. in fact, they'll be passing high clouds throughout the remainder of the day. it won't warm up much tomorrow. we'll see mid- to upper 60s inland at noon, and only mid to upper 70s at 4:00 p.m. in our inland areas. so not much of a warm-up. here is a closer look starting in the south bay. highs tomorrow will range from 72 at santa clara to 73 at san jose. what a range. 76 at morgan hill. on the peninsula, low 70s. 72 at palo alto and mountain view. we'll see highs in the upper 60 -- upper 50s, rather, to low 60s on the coast. about 62 at half moon bay. 60 at pacific california. downtown san francisco will top out at 64 degrees tomorrow under breezy conditions. up in north bay, look for highs of 70 in san rafael to 72 at
sonoma. 37, napa. east bay high, 68 berkeley, 69 san leandro. 70 at union city. not much of a range there. and our inland east bay areas will see highs in the mainly mid- to upper 70s. about 75 at walnut creek to 76 in livermore to 77 at fairfield. and concord. taking a look at the tropical pacific, i'll give you a look at the atlantic a little later. right now looking at tropical storm olivia. maximum sustained winds 60 miles per hour. this storm is headed toward central part of the hawaiian island chain, expected to pass through the central part of the islands by midday wednesday, just southeast of honolulu. maximum sustained winds at that point about 45 miles per hour, but there is still rain and the flooding that is the greater concern. much greater here than the possible wind damage. on we go to a look at our accuweather seven-day forecast. and you can see a much cooler than average pattern for the remainder of the week. inland highs reach only to the mid- to upper 70s through friday. only about 60 on the coast. then a minor warming trend
beginning over the weekend. so by sunday, monday look for inland highs back in the low 80s. mid-70s around the bay, and low 60s on the coast. and we'll take a look at hurricane florence, a dangerous hurricane approaching the southeast coast in just a few minutes. >> it is getting stronger. >> it is getting stronger. thanks. warriors fans, get ready. single game tickets go on sale tomorrow, but not for everyone. when you can get your chance. and later, food that's good for you and those around you too. stay with us. and taking a live look at our traffic in the south bay. this is 101 through san jose southbound is the backup you're seeing there. northbound looking what does help for heart failure look like? ♪ the beat goes on. it looks like emily cooking dinner for ten. ♪ the beat goes on. it looks like jonathan on a date with his wife. ♪ la-di-la-di. entresto is a heart failure medicine that helps your heart... so you can keep on doing what you love.
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meearlet sked in dtwitter's heas to lose water service for a brief period. a truck apparently crashed into the hydrant, which will do it. social media is busting about beast mode today, one day after the raiders season open on monday night football here on abc 7. >> yeah, beast mode, marshawn lynch dominated the conversation on the field and on social media as well. >> abc 7 news anchor kristen sze is here to show us why. >> ama and dan, marshawn lynch got raider nation fired up early in the game with this unstoppable touchdown. but it's not the running back's talent that has legislation, it's his look. specifically, his high school picture shown during the broadcast. >> he is from right here in oakland. went to oakland tech high school, about eight miles away. look at this photo of marshawn lynch back in high school. is this steve urkel? >> sports media went nuts. they asked to make high school
marshawn meme. how about this. me on twitter versus me on facebook. superman versus clark kent. and beast most, released code. i guess people think he looked like an engineer. some shopped marshawn's face in the place of urkel's on "family matters." others commented he looked like an insurance agent in high school. now for everyone who is surprised by his old picture, though, just remember, lynch went to uc berkeley on a 3.5 gpa and 1200 s.a.t. score. dan and ama? >> interesting. thank you, kristen. that colin kaepernick jersey is already sold out. the i'm with kaep jersey sold out in hours. some of the proceeds will go to his foundation raising awareness on interacting with police. single game tickets are about to go on sale for the upcoming season. single game seats will be available to the general public starting thursday at 2:00 p.m. there are some exclusive presale
opportunities tomorrow and thursday morning. you can getam's website or by g the box office at oracle arena. the team tips off the season at home against oklahoma on october 16th. two storms are heading toward landfall in the u.s. right now. >> we are in a very deadly and important game of chess with hurricane florence. >> from florence to olivia, the warnings as these storms close in. and it was case that rocked the nation. why one of the people behind the kidnapping
live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> and here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. a grass fire in solano county is now under control. more than 500 acres burned on grizzly island south of suisun city. there is no threat to any homes. firefighters in marin county are making progress on the irving fire. it's burned 115 acres and is 35% contained. some homes remain under mandatory evacuation orders. former vice president al gore is in san francisco ahead of tomorrow's global action summit. at the coal and ice exhibition, he said he is optimistic that, quote, we're on the verge of a sustainability revolution. there could be catastrophic damage and flooding as hurricane florence makes its way to the east coast. mass evacuations are under way. abc news reporter emily rau is
live in north carolina where the governor is warning people not to stay and ride out this storm. emily? >> ama, it was actually sunny most of the day here in wrightsville beach, north carolina. but there is some level of worry in the air, even as a lot of people still out here on the beach. but the people who live here are rushing to protect their homes and businesses before this category 4 storm hits. the frenzy before florence. millions of people along the east coast bracing for what could be the worst storm to hit the carolinas since the 1950s. >> we are in a very deadly and important game of chess with hurricane florence. >> today officials trying to send the message florence is not like previous storms. >> even if you have ridden out storms before, this one is different. don't bet your life on riding out a monster. >> president trump says government agencies are ready. >> we are sparing no expense.
we are totally prepared. we're ready. we're as ready as anybody has ever been. >> officials reversing the highway direction to ease the massive expected evacuation. >> it's just a headache because if you leave, then it's hard to get back. >> in virginia, even the navy racing against the clock to prepare, moving more than 100 planes and helicopters out of harm's way. and now category 4 florence expected to restrengthen overnight with devastating winds of 150 miles per hour. florence now forecast to make landfall in the early hours of friday morning. >> i hope it don't come again. >> an unwelcome guest slamming into the east coast. >> this brings tears to your eyes to think you're going to have to relive this all over again. >> even after florence makes landfall, forecasterser from dick it will sit over the coast dumping up to 30 inches of rain
really setting the stage for massive flooding and damage. >> we see all the people behind you on the beach. you mention there are still tourists out there. are they planning the leave or are they going to try to wait it out? >> yeah, there has been a lot of people out here at the beach today, and really a mixed bag as far as what people plan to do. as we get closer and florence gets closer to this location. for the most part, the tourist is talked to say they are headed out early. some airlines offered waivers, so they're taking them up on that, getting out of town. a lot of locals, a vast majority of people who live right close to here, they say they are sticking to this area. they're staying put, and they're going to ride it out, despite all those warnings not to do that. ama? >> thank you. help is on the way from california to help deal with that hurricane. a swift water rescue team left oakland overnight. in southern california, teams from los angeles and orange county were sent to virginia as well as north carolina. >> people in hawaii are gearing up as tropical storm olivia closes in.
many people say they are already prepared as hurricane lane that passed through recently. but there is some concern about shipments getting on to the island. the coast guard is telling ships they cannot enter many local ports without permission. public schools on maui, molokai and lanai will be closed tomorrow because of the storm. >> let's get right to spencer christian for a look at the path of hurricane florence. >> tracking both of these storms, spencer. >> looking at hurricane florence now, watches and warnings have been issued for a wide expanse here along the south atlantic coast from virginia beach, virginia, down to charleston, south carolina. this is, again, a powerful and dangerous storm. category 4 hurricane florence with maximum sustained winds right now of 140 miles per hour. so that actually expected to gain a little bit more intensity as it moves toward the west-northwest. and then make lawful, at least if it stays on this track, make lawful midday friday as a category 3 somewhere along the north carolina coast here, close to wilmington.
then it's expected to slowly move inland, and it won't stall completely, but if it moves slowly, it will dump more rainfall and cause more widespread and severe flooding. that's a major concern right now. we're looking at projected rainfall totals. some locations right along the coast here may receive as much as two to three feet of snow -- of snow! i'm looking at this bright color here. two to three feet of rainfall. and you can imagine what kind of havoc that would wreak with that much rainfall. it would just take so long for it to recede. so people are definitely in the danger zone here. they should take the watches and warnings seriously. dan? >> okay, spencer, thank you very much. with less than three months before the critical midterm elections, the special counsel investigation continues to hang over the white house every day. the president's son, don jr. is now weighing in while the foreign policy adviser who offered to set up meeting between candidate trump and vladimir putin is explaining his role in all of this. abc news reporter lana zak has
more. >> reporter: the first person to be sentenced in the special counsel investigation says he still supports president trump, but -- >> i'memorseful for lying to the fbi. >> reporter: speaking to the view former trump policy campaign adviser george papadopoulos said he made a mistake. >> i found myself all of the sudden pinned between the department of justice and the sitting president, you know, asking about hacking, russian interference, potential collusion, if i was an israeli spy. i mean, there was a lot of madness going on. >> meanwhile, the president's eldest son, donald trump jr. is shrugging off suggestions that his role in the meeting could make him a target of robert mueller's investigation. >> i'm not worried about any of that. that doesn't mean they won't try to create something. but i'm not. >> trump jr. focusing instead on another investigation he thinks should take place, to find the author between the anonymous "new york times" op-ed. >> to try to control the
presidency while not the president. you have millions and millions of americans who voted for this. >> it's unclearer if the president will meet with the special counsel investigators. for now, the white house continues to refer all of those questions to the president's personal attorneys. lana zak, abc news, washington. president trump's november trip to ireland is up in the air. the irish government announced today that the visit has been postponed siting scheduling reasons. but then the white house said details are still being finalized. the president was scheduled to go to ireland beforegoing to paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of world war i. it's election night again, this time in new hampshire. one race is considered a bellwether to what happens in the midterm elections. that's the open congressional seat in a swing district. 17 candidates are vying for it, including bernie sanders'srepubr house democratic and a democratic opponent for the incumbent governor. the fight takes place eight weeks before the general
election. a surprise move today in utah. the woman convicted in the 2002 kidnapping of elizabeth smart is being freed from prison. authorities announced today that 17-year-old wanda barzee will be allowed to go free because they miscalculated the time previously served. barzee pleaded guilty to kidnapping smart from her salt lake city bedroom and helping keep her captive for nine months. barzee will be freed a week from tomorrow. no comment yet from smart who is now 30 years old. an armed man was taken into custody at a southern california medical center after he threw a chair through a window and pulled out a gun. this happened at a kaiser office building in downey, outside los angeles. a witness said it all started after the man demanded to be let into a locked office. police say there is no evidence he fired any shots and no one was hurt. well, still ahead here, a new effort to keep you safe in ride shares. we're going show you san francisco's enow cones.celebrat anniversary today. and a live look at the san
usher in the new climate. most went in the tenderloin and south of market neighborhoods. in a festive gathering nearby, mayor london breed said the city is committed to growing its green to fight climate change. >> every neighborhood in san francisco should have a thriving urban forest, and the city is committed to working with our nonprofit partners like friends of the urban forest to plant trees throughout our city. >> two years ago san francisco voters passed a blood measure which sets aside nearly $20 million a year to maintain and care for the street trees throughout the city. a special celebration took place in downtown san francisco today. the sf public utilities commission marked they came in flavors like bioblueberry and renewable raspberry, and they paid over ice made from hetch hetchy water. they have a long history of practicing responsible, sustainable environmental
practices. >> we have plans to be reliant on 50% renewable energy by 2020 and 100% by 2030. we're proud to lead the charge on this very important issue. >> the event was also organized to mark the global climate action summit coming to town. now your accuweather forecast with spencer christia. >> let's start with live doppler 7. we have sunny skies and breezy conditions across the bay area right now. overnight maybe a few patches of low clouds through the coastline. just a few passing high clouds inland over the bay. overnight low temperatures in the mid-50s. forecast animation starting at 11:00 tonight. notice the passage of the high clouds and low clouds down along the coastline. but it won't attach themselves to the entire coastline. going through the daytime hours, high clouds will pass through. it will be a bright, mainly sunny day except for patches of low clouds at the coast. high temperatures tomorrow will range from low 60s a the coast to upper 60s to right around 70 near the bay shoreline. inland highs tomorrow will reach
only to the mid where today we saw some upper 80s. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. after three days, tomorrow through friday of cooler than average weather for this time of the year, we'll see gradual warming beginning over the weekend. but don't expect a major warm-up. by monday, look future high temperatures inland back in the low 80s and mid-70s around the bay. no heatwave on the way. that's for sure. >> thank you, spencer. keeping you safe on your next uber or lyft ride. the one thing everyone should do before you jump into that share car. i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. help today for travelers who may help today for travelers who may have beecalifornia phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones, - (phone ringing) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. call or visit
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may havefr prompanciscdi or gascon announcing the ride share with care campaign. the san francisco police department and ride share company uber joining the announcement. >> the safety features that are built into the uber app don't work unless you're in the right car. >> to that end, the campaign outlines three points. the first, verify the license plate number, color, make, and model of the car to the ride share app. second, confirm the driver's name before you provide your name, and make sure the driver matches the picture on your ride share app. and finally, share your location and destination with a friend, family member or someone you trust. >> this is a very safe service, right? it's just when things go wrong, they can go terribly wrong. >> the district attorney said there wasn't any one incident that prompted the campaign. he declined to comment today about the alleged ride share rapist case. in july orlando vilchez lazlo was arraigned on rape charges that allegedly occurred over
five years. investigators say he posed as a lyft driver as his victims left nightclubs and bars in san francisco. >> what we saw in the ride share rapist case is the individual got into a car that was not an uber or lyft that they had actually ordered. >> i think that the need for this campaign is pretty obvious. you see the stories in the news and so do we. and this is an issue that is 100% preventible. >> uber says in may it rolled out an emergency button for riders and one for drivers just last week that connects them to 911 when activated. uber also says it launched a feature called trusted contacts where you can set up certain people to share your trip automatically with them every time you take a trip. a lyft spokesperson was invited to the announcement today. the d.a. said that spokesperson couldn't make it, but that the ride share app lyft has said they will work with the d.a.'s office. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> okay, melanie, thanks a lot. if you're looking to buy a tesla, you're going to have fewer colors to choose from
unless you want the pay a little more. in a tweet earlier today elon musk announcedidian black and metallic silver will be available, but at a higher cost. this moving into done to streamline production. tesla has struggled to meet demand. its waiting list currently stands ablk, mt silver metallic, pearl white, deep blue metallic, and red. well, amazon is really getting into the holiday spirit this year. >> and we have some important information for travelers who may be affected by hurricane florence. >> yes, 7 on your side's michael finney has the stories for us. michael? >> it's hard to deal with the consumer side when i'm looking at a hurricane. people flying from here to there, that storm is expected to have a big impact on flights. right now every major airline is offering change and rebooking waivers ahead of florence, no problem at all. the areas that qualify have expanded to include baltimore and washington, d.c. that's in addition to airports
in north and south carolina, georgia, and virginia. rlinfor any spific changes. we're learning how the personal and financial information of 380,000 british airways passengers were hacked. the san francisco-based cybersecurity company risk iq points the finger at malware. 22 lines of code is all it took. they skimmed credit card payments on the british airways baggage claim page. risk iq identified the hackers as the same group responsible for an attack on ticketmaster that affected uk customers back in june. the british airways hack affected purchases made between august 21st and september 5th. i vacuum at home depot, it may be under a recall. emerson tool company is recalling more than 200,000 wet/dry vacs. these are the things that you use out in the garage. emerson says the on/off switch
can become loose exposing wiring that the potentially shock the user. the orange and black vacuums were sold exclusively at home depot. they're 6 and 9 gallon models on the screen. consumers should contact emerson for free replacement parts. this holiday season, amazon will deliver your christmas tree. the online retail giant says it will ship christmas trees within 10 days of being cut. they'll be bound and shipped without water. they say it shouldn't be any problem with just ten days. amazon will start taking orders in november. >> wow. that's kind of cool. >> what i want to know is will they show up in january and take the thing down? >> i'm with you. >> that's the hassle. thanks, michael, very much. now to a new report that paints a disturbing picture about opioid prescriptions. researchers analyzed more than 800 million prescriptions over ten years. they found nearly 30% lacked a
medical explanation. the findings support critics who say lax practices helped drive the opioid crisis which killed 42,000 people just in 2016. >> wow. well, now to something you probably do not want to see when you're waiting to catch your next flight, a snake was spotted slithering through an airport in the philippines. ooh, boy. some people ran i a way. others jumped on chairs. leon, the person who shared this video said the snake appeared while he was waiting for an evening flight. he watched it move under the seats before staff and security captured the snake using a pole and a plastic bag. how did the snake end up in the airport in the first place? that is the big question. better on the ground in the terminal than on your plane. >> that's true, very true. as we get closer to tomorrow's climate conference in san francisco, we're taking a look at some of the things that promote climate change that you might not think about. >> like the food you eat. how much pollution a simple hamburger can make.
kristen is coming up with abc 7 news at 5:00. >> new at 5:00, new developments with the discovery of a headless torso inside a san francisco home. plus -- >> i packed everything up in five shopping carts, ready to move back to the creek. second day of class, went to pick my stuff up, and it was all gone. >> former teacher, firefighters and postal workers. the new faces and the new effort to solve the south bay homeless crisis. and see the first of its kind 9/11 tribute in the bay area. these stories and more when i join dan for abc 7 news at fooifk. the signs are everywhere. the conversations are changing. the words, they're personal. some signs you seek out. some find you. and behind every sign is someone's story. our job, see the signs, earn your trust, be an ally where you live. we do more than cover local news. at abc
tonight on abc 7 at 8:00, it's bachelor in paradise. then at 10:00, catch castaways. then stay tuned for abc 7 news at 11:00. back to our coverage of this week's climate summit. more than 50 top bay area restaurants are going carbon neutral this week. that means their meals will be made without generating any carbon dioxide. it's all part of the global climate action summit that starts tomorrow in san
francisco. kristen sze shows us how much pollution a simple hamburger create. >> how much does your hamburger cost? not in cash, but in carbon emissions. check the balance. >> this is a project called in the balance. it's interactive installation that help us visualize the carbon footprint of different type of food we eat every day. >> the weight of each cube is different depending on how many carbon emissions each generate. one gets feed lot beef. the over side is balanced with other foods of varying carbon emissions. >> you can see this huge contrast once that is like a pile of food and the other side is one single ingredient. >> if you consider ground beef about the size of a mcdonald's patty for the same amount of carbon emissions it took to produce, you can eat 6 ounces of salmon, 4 ounces of pasta, 12 ounces of tomatoes, 2 ounces of eggs, and 2 ounces of oranges. >> i think people have the idea that sean sustainable food is a
sacrifice of either flavor or amount. it's actually a real opportunity to engage with the way food is grown. >> compared to a vehicle, one pound of beef is similar to driving 27 miles, producing one pound of cheese is more than 13 miles. a pound of fish more than four miles of driving. a pound of pasta, just over one mile. and one pound of tomatoes is similar to driving 1/3 of a mile. >> the idea is not to prevent people from eating beef or from eating any other animal protein. the idea is maybe we can switch some of the ingredients in our daily diets to make it a little better. >> kristen sze, abc 7 news. >> if you'd like the get more information on carbon neutral dining and calculate the carbon footprint of your meals, you can check out our story on abc7news.com. that's going to do it for this edition of abc 7 news at 4:00. we thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts now.
>> it's everything you need to survive, to e south bay to help them out. another wildfire erupts in the bay area, charring hundreds of acres in a matter of hours. we'll take you to remembering 9. see how the bay area marked the day. a unique tribute to those who lost their lives. and with a huge global action summit about to begin in the bay area, we'll show you the effort to expand solar power. >> live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> new calls tonight for change at the san francisco police department after a body was found mutilated inside the home of a missing man months after family and friends raised the alarm. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks a lot for joining us. police have still not confirmed the identity of a headless torso found in a soma district home last month. >> but friends and relatives believe it's the remains of brian egg, who was reported
missing back in june. >> today's his birthday, and his family is holding a candlelight vigil tonight. meantime, neighbors and some city officials are asking new questions over how police are handling the case. >> that's right. abc 7 news reporter vic lee is live south of market with new developments tonight. vic? >> well, dan, that vigil will be held in front of ryan egg's house, which is in the middle of this block on clara street. now, his family arrived here from florida yesterday. as you said, there are still a lot of important questions. foremost, the medical examiner has yet to identify that badly mutilated body, and there still are no charges against the two persons of interest. >> i certainly have had a lot of nightmares thinking what happened inside that house. >> scot-free was the neighbor who called police, asking for a welfare check on his friend brian egg. that was in august. the 65-year-old man had been missing for some two
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