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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 months. egg's sister in florida filed a
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missing person's report. on both occasions, police say officers received no response when they went to the house, and they saw nothing suspicious. in mid-august, neighbors called police again after seeing a crime scene cleaning crew at the home. this time police searched the house and found a body in a fish tank, a body without a head or hands, presumably the mutilated remains of brian egg. they detained two persons of interest. one of them lance silva, who is being held at alameda county jail on another case. free and other neighbors are angry at the way police responded. >> they should have taken it more seriously from the beginning. >> i do think that they need to explain what happened. because on the surface, it doesn't look great. >> san francisco sylvester chairs the board's public safety committee. >> i had met with the police chief. they are doing their internal investigation of what happened and whether they followed best practice. >> we're talking about a wellness check.
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and senior citizens, if someone fell inside, couldn't get up, died inside, you won't know unless you enter. >> police commissioner petra de jesus also wants answers, what she hopes to get at tomorrow's commission meeting. >> the family had called and done a missing person's report you. imagine you go and find a way into the house. >> well, that police commission will -- that police commission meet willing be held tomorrow afternoon at city hall. now family tells us that they may have a statement letter on at the vigil. we will, of course, keep you updated. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> okay, vic, thank you. developing news now in solano county. a fast-moving wildfire on grizzly island in the suisun city area has scorched hundreds of acres in a matter of hours. it's moving very fast. abc 7 reporter leslie brinkley is near the fire line and spoke with firefighters just a short time ago. what are they saying tonight, leslie? >> well, over 500 acres burned
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here. it's believe the fire started here along this road at what's called rush ranch nature city. it quickly moved east. you can see the black charred earth here along grizzly island road. they're still investigating what triggered the fire. no cause yet for this aggressive brushfire that started near a nature center as it burned toward a dump. the leading wall of flame climbed up and down the dry grass lands in the center of grizzly island south of suisun city. the plumes of smoke became several plumes by early afternoon as 18 engines from eight 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. >> it's definitely one day we have 15-miles-per-hour gust 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 than we
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can, it doesn't impact as much people. but i think we did an okay job today of trying to catch writ we could. so. >> no homes threaten order damaged? >> no homes threatened. >> trucks headed to the landfill lined up down the road. and some found creative ways to pass the time. >> watching white smoke. it's putting us back hours and hours. i don't know when we'll get home. >> this is now a mop-up operation as crews look for hot spots. in suisun city, leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >> thanks. meantime, a wildfire in marin county has spread to 115 acres. the irving fire broke out in samuel p. taylor state park near lagunitas last night, as we reported. containment is now at 35%. evacuation orders are in place for part of san geronimo valley. the fire department says access in the area is difficult and power lines are down. so it's a bit tricky for them. >> we definitely have noticed
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the wind picking up today. you probably saw in leslie's shot. especially in the north bay. >> for a look at how this is affecting the fires, we want to touch base with sandhya patel. sandhya? >> and those winds will make it challenging for the fire crews. right now let's take a look at the marin county fire first. 63 degrees. relative humidity 59% because the winds are coming onshore from the west-northwest, gusting to about 224 miles per hour. now the fire conditions near suisun city. it is 81 degrees. relative humidity 25%. but once again, the challenge here for the crews will be those gusty winds. they will remain gusty this evening. right now out of the west at 22 miles an hour. kristen? >> thank you. interstate 5 is open now, but you can expect delays heading through shasta and trinity counties because of the delta fire. flames have burned more than 53,000 acres since the fire broke out last wednesday. it's 5% contained, and more than 2400 firefighters are still on
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the front lines. evacuation orders remain in effect for several communities. in the east bay, oakland police investigating a fire at a homeless encampment on east 12 street this morning. found a man's body. police say the body was found near part of the encampment that was not affected be the fire. there were no signs of trauma, and it's being investigated as an unexplained death at this point. the fire started at 2:45 in the morning. residents were evacuated. no one was hurt. the south bay, a homeless village has popped up unlike any you have ever seen before. it's located in a state-owned unused parking lot next to san jose man mineta international airport. the advocates for the homeless decided to buck the system and create a tent city without permission just to prove a point. abc 7 news reporter david louie is live in san jose where the residents now could be facing eviction date. >> dan, this tenth village has been kept under the wraps for the past eight months while
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they've been planning it and fundraising it. now that it's operation, they decided to go public. they assembled some supporters here this evening. they are hoping that this concept will be adopted and used in other parking lots around the city. just a week ago, volunteers started creating what they call hope village. three community groups working on homeless issues raised $10,000 to buy the tents and other equipment, to transform this unused state parking lot. >> we kind of got tired of waiting for the government to act. we came up with the idea of a tent village as being economical, something you can put together fast, and it's clearly way better conditions. >> there is room for ten residents. seven have moved in. all selected because they're not drug users and are known to volunteers from previous outreach. charles nelson used to be warehouseman but ended up living at a homeless encampment when he couldn't afford the pay rent. here he feels secure. >> a safer environment. i can go to school. i don't have to worry about my stuff being stolen.
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we have a common area where we can cook, a home-cooked meal, you know. >> other residents include a former firefighter, postal worker and public school teacher. technically they're squatting on state property. the sponsors have been warned they might be evicted, but they're taking that risk in other words to convince city, county and state officials that this is a good concept to meet immediate needs, rather than waiting years for homeless housing projects to be built. a state consultant who came by to check out hope village agrees. >> it's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. and that's okay. that's not a bad thing. and i think that, you know, this particular site is a real good example of a good way of usi usi th that. >> unlike homeless encampment, hope village does have rest rooms. it has a shower facility that will come on-site several times a week. and there is a security fence all around the perimeter. now the highway patrol has two officers here on-site. they're here to listen to the organizers, but at this point we
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don't think an eviction is eminent. live in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the bay area housing market continues to struggle to keep up with demand and the job market. new data shows the bay area added fewer than 15,000 new units in 2017. that's far fewer than the 52,000 jobs added in the bay area. the imbalance highlights our housing crunch. the data comes from the metropolitan transportation commission and the association of bay area governments. a nunn any driver is still in critical condition with life threatening injuries after his bus went out of control in san francisco. another driver's dash cam actually recorded the bus veering across lombard street early yesterday morning. the bus hit a parked van, toppled a tree and damaged a wiz. one injured passenger left the hospital today. two others were already recovering at home. investigators believe cameras on board may help them discover what went wrong. new details now into what
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happened as wildfires forced the evacuation of two assisted living facilities in santa rosa last october during that terrible firestorm. last week, the department of social services released a legal notice to revoke the licenses of marina and villa capri. both are owned by oakmont senior living. now family members of loved ones who were in those facilities say dss sent them a complaint investigation report. abc 7 news obtained a copy of that report. now it says staff at villa capri did not sweep the building the night of the fire to locate anyone not accounted for during a head count. a staff member who was not there that night also says the facility never conducted a disaster drill where residents and staff evacuated the building in the two years that staffers -- that staffer worked at the facility. oakmont senior living has 15 days to appeal and request a hearing before an administrative law judge. happening tonight, former
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fbi director and author james comey is going to be speaking in walnut creek. he'll be at the lescher center for the arts. it's supposed to start at 7:30 p.m. comey is expected to talk about his controversial decision about then presidential candidate hillary clinton's e-mails and russian election meddling. president trump fired comey last year. stay with us. more to come. remembering 9/11. see how the bay area stepped up with a unique event to honor those who lost their lives that day. with a huge climate summit set for bay area, one group is looking to make solar power an option for those who might normally be priced out of the technology. and the problems with pet hair. 7 on your side's michael finney get to the ross fall fashion event... ...and get the brands you want... check this out. "oh, yeah" prices. from the latest trends to your favorite brands, it feels even better when you find them for less. at the ross fall fashion event. yes for less. ♪ ♪
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[ "taps" playing ] >> union city hosted its annual remembrance ceremony at its flight 93 memorial. in 2007, union city became the first city in the u.s. to create a memorial specifically for the heroes of that flight. >> bound for san francisco, that flight crashed in pennsylvania. the memorial is inside sugar mill landing park. it includes 40 granite stones bearing the names of the passengers and crewmembers who died. most were bay area residents, including pilot jason doll. [ bagpipes playing ] vallejo firefighters honored their fellow first responders who died trying to save lives 17 years ago today. local residents also joined today's remembrance of the september 11th attacks. >> a special event commemorating 9/11 was held today in san francisco. for the first time, the city
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joined new york, los angeles and phoenix in a unique program to turn a day of tragedy into something inspiring. abc 7 news reportr carolyn tyler has the details. >> at san francisco's pier 35, hundreds came together to remember 9/11. there was a moment of silence. a poignant rendition of "god bless america." and the ringing of a ceremonial fire bell. then the day of tribute turned into a day of service. congresswoman nancy pelosi got to work with other volunteers packing boxes of breakfast foods, enough for 300,000 meals. >> we'll never forget. but how do you remember? you remember with service and with helping people. >> philanthropic efforts like this were started by a nonprofit called my good deed, now known as 9/11 day, created by families who lost loved ones that day,
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like the bay area's alice hoagland whose son mark bingham was one of the heroes who fought the hijackers of flight 93. >> miss him a lot. >> she wasn't up to attending today's event, but talked over the phone about its special meaning. >> i think it's wonderful that people want to turn the suffering and pain and the horrible memories of 9/11 into something good and joyful. >> this is a way to i feel that we can honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. >> tim murphy says 9/11 inspired him to become a firefighter. >> the sacrifices made that day by all involved, they can never be forgotten. >> organizers say 30 million americans will take time to do a good deed today. these boxes ofood w donated to the san francisco marin food bank. in san francisco, carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. >> you can find continuing coverage of today's 9/11 events
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by going to our website, click on the link on our home page. there was sunshine around the bay area today, and some lucky homeowners were really able to take advantage of it. crews from the nonprofit grid alternatives were installing solar panels in san francisco's bayview/hunters point neighborhood. the nonprofit teams with the company sun run to provide subsidized solar systems to targeted neighborhoods. >> and we install solar electric systems exclusively for what we consider front line communities. so communities on the front lines of climate injustice, economic injustice, racial injustice. >> the program helps homeowners secure money from the state with the goal of providing affordable solar to 50,000 families over the next decade. as an added bonus, many of the installers are participating in a job training program to qualify them for careers in the solar industry. win-win. can friends' pet hair cause problems for your
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washing machine? >> michael fin any here with an answer to that. >> we guess so, right? >> pet hair is not just a problem for your clothing. it's also pretty bad for your washing machine too. now plenty of pet owners, probably all of us as well depend upon their washing machine to wash the pet hair off all their stuff. but that might not be the best way to handle it. you could be fixing one problem but creating another one. the mcdermott family loves their dog coco. her hair, not so much. >> her hair goes all over the house, gets all over everybody's clothes, and just is just everywhere, as you can see. it's giant tufts. >> when things get hairy, it might be tempting to toss everything into the washing machine. the consumer report says that's one of the worst things you can do. >> when you mix water and pet hair, it clumps. kit get caught in those little
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drain holes inside of your washer drum or even clog your president trumps. and that can put a lot of stress on your plumbing. >> so deal with pet hair before you put your laundry in the washer. the first step, brush your pet every day. a lint roll kerr be another quick fix. or even some masking tape which picks up hair in a snap. in spots where pet hair becomes embedded in fabric, a damp rubber glove allows you to sweep hair together so it lifts off easily. >> toss items in a dryer along with a dryer sheet. and if you leave it on a no heat setting for about ten minutes, the dryer sheet will work to loosen hair off the clothes and the hair already get caught in the dryer's lint trap. >> all helpful suggestions to keep pet owners and their washing machines happy. it's also a good idea to run an empty wash cycle once in a while and wipe down any hair left on the inside of the drum, or let the machine dry and vacuum in there with a soft attachment.
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boy, what a hassle. >> that is a hassle. >> thanks, michael. now your accuweather forecast with sandhya patel. >> yeah, dan and kristen, hurricane florence is a dangerous category 4 storm still. take a look at the eye on the storm. it's still well defined, and it is heading toward the midatlantic and carolina coastline, packing winds of 140 miles per hour, moving to the west-northwest at 17 miles an hour. on this track, it will close in somewhere around the carolina coastline thursday afternoon as a category 4 storm weakening as we head into the weekend. but it is going to slow down as it approaches. and that means rainfall is going to go on for days while inland, which is going to be one of the biggest threats along with dangerous storm surge. through sunday, could see over 3 feet of rain across some parts of the state here, and that of course along with river flooding, storm surge flooding will mean dangerous conditions
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for anyone who lives in the area or if you're planning to visit out there. there are hurricane watches and warnings up. tropical storm watches as well. and now we're going to turn your attention to tropical storm olivia. in the pacific, this one is making its way towards the hawaiian islands. it's very close. tonight expected to make landfall somewhere around maui county and then weakening as it pulls away. this could bring 10 to 15 inches of rain. along with that will be the large swells. so if you have family or friends there, that's what they're going to have to deal with. live doppler 7 right now here in the bay area, showing a few high thin wispy clouds passing through our region. it is gusty, about 35 miles per hour out of the west. 28 in half moon bay, and most areas have seen some cooling. here is a live picture from our kgo roof camera. clean air as we look towards coit tower. 65 degrees in san francisco. 68 in oakland. knits the 70s, mountain view, san jose, currently half moon bay 68 degrees. south beach cameras showing you nothing but blue skies.
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84 in santa rosa and fairfield. it is 86 degrees in concord. and one last picture from our mt. tamalpais camera, a hazy view towards richardson bay and sausalito. cooler than average into the weekend and minor warming is expected early next week. tomorrow morning we'll start out with high clouds. a few patches of fog. temperatures mid 40s to the mid-50s. afternoon highs will be well below average for this time of year. only in the upper 70s for warmest spots like concord and fairfield. 76 in livermore. 73 san jose. 68 in oakland, richmond. 76 in santa rosa. 64 degrees in san francisco, and 62 in half moon bay. notice the high clouds will be really filtering the sunshine. it will be a breezy afternoon. you can download the accuweather app and check out those temperatures any time you want. accuweather seven-day forecast featuring breezy and cooler weather. temperatures. most areas in the 60s and 70s. so a pretty narrow range for your thursday as well. little change on friday, and
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then we start to notice a slightly milder pattern developing as we head into the weekend with low 60s to low 80s. temperatures will come up a few more degrees on tuesday, but overall, one thing that's missing from this accuweather seven-day forecast, which we like to see around this time of year, weapon the fire danger is the heat. that's absent from the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thanks, sandhya. apple is ready to roll out some new products. what the company is doing for the first time for tomorrow's big reveal, next. and then at 5:30 on world news with david meara -- >> coming up, the monster hurricane about to slam into the u.s. coast. also, the hospital scare playing out on live tv. doctors, nurses, patients evacuated. authorities are on the scene right now. we're next. >> david, thanks. we'll see you then. sometimes ordering online can be tricky. new at 6:00 from 7 on your side's michael finney, the bay area woman who splurged on a big ticket item, then learned she
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a swiss data management company reportedly exposed the records of 440 million people. the company is called vm, according to tech crunch. the company exposed records that are consisting of names, e-mail addresses and ip addresses too. that kind of data is usual lay gold mine for spammers or people conducti conducting phishing attacks. while there are all sorts of rumors about what apple will unveil tomorrow morning at its cupertino headquarters, there is one thing for certain. the company is going to stream it for the first time ever on twitter. it is expected we will see some new smart devices as well as software updates, and perhaps a surprise or two, a lot of fingers are crossed for that. david louie will be at that event. look for his live tweets as apple announces its new products. paypal is trying to make life a little easier for sellers. today it launched funds now,
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which is supposed to give businesses instant payouts. typically, it can take days or weeks for a payment to arrive into businesses' accounts. companies have to be in good standing with paypal in order to use it, and there will be no limits placed on funds now payments. warriors tickets are about to good on sale for single game seats available this thursday. there are some exclusive presale opportunities tomorrow. now you can get tickets through the team's website or by going to the box office at a oracle arena. besides being two-time defending champs, of course, this is going to be the team's last season at oracle arena. so very special. you'll want the get those tickets. >> they'll sell like it's a beatles reunion probably. it has been a long and brutal fire season in california. >> yes. see the unlikely help some bay area firefighters recently
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i'm ama daetz. coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00,
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california's drive to be the epicenter of the climate action movement. tonight the major summit coming to san francisco and the star power leading the way. also -- >> part of me knew that if anything happen, i was going to be out of here really fast. >> the small fire in marin county that so many people are calling a major wake-up call. and the high school photo that made a splash on social media. it's a bay area sports star like you've probably never seen him before. all that plus much more coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00. dan, kristen? >> thanks, am map. we'll see you then. finally tonight, when it comes to fighting california's wildfires, we are learning that help comes in many forms. >> in this case it has four legs. the santa clara county fire partment pos d pki hea ihaa co >> the firefighters were trying to protect a home from the flames, and the dog jumped right in to help. >> don't leave me out. i'm important. i can help. "world news tonight" with david muir is next. >> i'm kristen sze. >> i'm dan ashley.
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for all of us here we appreciate your time. hope to see you again in half an hour. tonight, bracing for a monster hurricane. florence now on a collision course with the east coast. you can see the eye of the storm fully formed, winds reaching 140 miles per hour. the category 4 storm expected to slam into the carolinas and virginia. tonight, mandatory evacuations for more than 1.5 million americans. traffic on both sides of the highway going in the same direction now to get out. the governor warning this could be deadly. and the other major factor with this, what the hurricane is expected to do once it hits land. another system will trap it t amid the mass evacuations, with the new track and the timing. president trump tonight declaring the government is, quote, totally prepared for puerto rico response a, quote,


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