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york city police. facebook employees gathered in the parking lot while police search the building. >> it is interesting it is coming from new york. we will stay on top of this and keep you updated as soon as we get any new information. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. now to tonight's top story. a lawsuit and federal investigation into the san francisco district attorney's office. >> yes. we first told you about this last week, that a former senior investigator says he was fired in retaliation for whistle blowing. >> well, today his lawyer talked exclusively with "abc 7 news" reporter vic lee about the allegation against d.a. george gas cone. >> he is in the newsroom with the story. >> reporter: ama, dan, this is the lawsuit that the former district attorney's investigator filed charging wrongful termination of a whistleblower. tonight we are learning more about this federal inquiry that was launched as a result of the allegations. >> while he was the district attorney he was flying while armed in violation of federal
law. >> the lawyer represents former senior district attorney investigator henry mackenzie. he is suing his boss, d.a. george gascon, saying he was the target of retaliation and harassment and was fired in october of last year because gascone heard he and other investigators were blowing the whistle on him. mackenzie was an executive of the district attorney's investigator's union. >> the union had grave concerns about this allegation that the district attorney had been flying while armed in violation of federal law. >> reporter: under federal law, only sworn peace officers can legally carry a firearm on to a plane and only under strict circumstances. >> the district attorney is not a peace officer, number one. number two, there's no reason why he would need to carry a weapon on a flight. >> reporter: even as a former police chief of san francisco, gascone is not eligible to carry a gun while flying. peace officers who are eligible have to fill out tsa forms
stating that they're on official business, have had firearms training and passed a special armed-while-flying program. at least one investigator did go to the tsa with the allegation that gascone violated the law not once but regularly. >> it was not a one-time event. it happened multiple, multiple times, and even after there had been warning within the department against doing so. >> reporter: the lawsuit says that months after the tsa was notified mackenzie and most of the investigators associations governing board were punished or fire. the lawyer says homeland security and the tsa launched an investigation. >> i confirmed there is a federal investigation and it is my understanding that now the investigation is with the assistant united states attorney. >> reporter: now, sources with knowledge of the case tell "abc 7 news" that a focus of the investigation was whether d.a. gascone perjured himself on tsa forms he had to fill. another source tells us gascone
legally carried a gun aboard flights but stopped when tsa rules changed. homeland security, tsa and the da's office declined to comment, but the city attorney issued a written statement saying this case has no merit and that the henry mackenzie was fired because he spread false information about the da's office. vic lee, "abc 7 news." >> all right, vic, thank you. new developments today in the ghost ship warehouse fire case. attorneys for the two defendants filed a request to have the property's landlords and 11 oakland city officials arrested, claiming they are actually the ones responsible for the deadly december 2016 fire. the 11 city officials named including building inspector, cps agent, six members of the fire department and three from the police department. the defendants claim those named visited, spent time at and attended parties at ghost ship. the defendants claim those officials were aware of the dangerous living conditions, including fire hazards, but took no action.
>> we believe that a jury needs to hear all of the facts, see all of the faces of the people that are involved. >> all contributing factors are relevant to whether or not there's culpability. we want to bring all of that out. you know, we want justice. we don't want to be scapegoated. >> they face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. their trial is set to begin april 2nd. the alameda county da's office had no comment about the arrest request. oakland is fighting back. tonight the city says it is suing the raiders and the nfl to recover damages from the team's move to las vegas. the suit claims that oakland never had a chance, despite bending over backwards to try to convince raiders' owner mark davis to stay. "abc 7 news" reporter lyanne melendez is on the story. >> reporter: when the raiders leave oakland, the city will lose revenue and taxpayers will be left with an $80 million stadium debt from 1995, back when the team moved from los
angeles. >> the city of oakland made a huge investment in the raiders over the years, and we're going to try to get that investment back. >> reporter: the suit argues the nfl and team owners acted in concert with raiders' owner mark davis to disregard the city's effort to keep the team in oakland. it is what fan groups like forever oakland have argued. >> oakland never had a chance. as soon as al davis died, probably a week after, from people i know on the inside, mark davis was talking to roger goodell about going to l.a. with his dad's body still warm in the ground. >> reporter: goodell is the commissioner of the nfl. in 1984 a california federal court forced the nfl to adopt relocation policies to make sure teams follow very specific rules when determining if they should move to a new city. >> how is the fan base, are you making money, what is the size of the market. in each instance allowing oakland to move to las vegas violates those criteria.
>> reporter: oakland, he says, came up with the offer that davis wanted, but in the end was never considered. the team did not respond to the lawsuit but davis has said he would not sign a lease extension to play the 2020 season in oakland if a suit was filed. the raiders new las vegas stadium may not be completed by then. >> what we want in this, not is the team to stay. if they want to go to las vegas, the name, the colors, the history, everything stays here. >> reporter: most fans express their satisfaction over the lawsuit, but they acknowledge that the road is long before they can claim victory. in oakland, lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news." google's ceo endured more than three hours of questioning in front of a house judiciary committee today where he was addressing complaints of political bias, sensored searches in china and consumer privacy. "abc 7 news" reporter chris wynn has the story. >> reporter: on capitol hill
today google's ceo found himself in the hot seat testifying before the house judiciary committee. >> i lead this company without political bias and work to ensure products continue to operate that way. to do otherwise would be against our core principles and our business interests. >> reporter: in addition to concerns over privacy and data collection, a partisan battle also played out today over whether google's search and other products are biassed against conservatives. >> google is compiling information about virtually every movement an individual with a smartphone is making every hour of every day. >> reporter: questions about the inner workings of the search engine also followed. >> if you google the word "idiot" under images, a picture of donald trump comes up. i just did that. how would that happen? how does such search work so that that would occur? >> reporter: the ceo basically giving members of the committee a lesson on algorithms. >> relevance, freshness,
popularity, how other people are using it, and based on that, you know, at any given time we tried to rank and find the best results for that query. >> reporter: he side stepped questions regarding the entry into the chinese market but for the most part remained calm and collected. >> the internet and internet companies have been unregulated because we have a faith in this country in freedom of speech and freedom of information, so we left them alone. >> reporter: as congress debates a federal privacy bill, cybersecurity experts say some sort of regulation should eventually come. >> dismore than a wake-up call. it is shaking every single tech company about how they deal with the data. they cannot just do with it whatever they want. there are consequences for that. >> it is concerning, but i feel like there's nothing that i can do about it. so i just accept it. i still need to use google, i still need to search for the product that i'm looking for. so i just accept it. >> reporter: consumers getting caught in the middle. in the south bay, chris wynn,
"abc 7 news." and now back to that breaking news at facebook. a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of one of the company's buildings in menlo park. this is another look from sky 7 live. you can see all of the police officers there. now, this is not the main campus. this is actually the building that's on jefferson drive at constitution drive near the approach to the dunbarton bridge. apparently new york police are the ones that called and let them know about a potential threat, so we are keeping tuned to this. we will bring you any of the latest information as soon as we get it. the economy is booming in silicon valley and that means the number of commuters traversing highway 17 through the santa cruz mountains is rising. you know what else is on the rise on that dangerous stretch of road? crashes. "abc 7 news" reporter matt keller tells us how emergency workers are trying to lower those numbers >> reporter: when you think of highway 17, you might think of this, a crash. the chp said the driver of this suv may have had a medical issue
when he lost control and crashed into the overpass of blossom hill road in los gatos. he was speaking with medics at the scene and taken to the hospital. this is not uncommon. even when it is dry, the chp reported seven crashes on 17 by 3:00 today. >> in recent years we have seen a steady increase of traffic accidents on highway 17. >> reporter: today santa clara county emergency workers held a news conference for the safe on 17 campaign. they want to help the 63,000 drivers who travel over the santa cruz mountains every day to make it home safely. the biggest reasons for crashes? >> those things are typically speed, distracted driving, following too close, unsafe lane changes. >> reporter: emergency workers are also at risk while helping people in crashes. medics and firefighters are sometimes exposed to danger in the middle of the highway. >> and our first responders rely upon the public to drive safely past so that we don't become injured or have any other people get injured in the process.
>> you know, we are just a human body and you have thousands of pounds of steel coming uncontrollable at you. it is not a good feeling to have. >> the santa clara county fire department set up a website with tips on how to keep you and first responders safe here on highway 17. we set up a link on our website, abc7news.com. in the santa cruz mountains on highway 17, matt keller, "abc 7 news." >> coming up next, new at 6:00, good news from the north bay. we only had a few storms this season but they made a big difference. you commute could get more expensive three weeks from today. we checked with a dozen different transit
and we continue to monitor police activity at a facebook building, the result of a bomb threat that forced employees to evacuate. this is not the main campus. this building is actually on jefferson drive at constitution drive. this is near the approach to the dumbarton bridge. this is a live look from sky 7. you see the flashing lights from police there. police say they actually started investigating the tom threat because of a tip from new york city police. facebook employees have gathered in the parking lot while police search that building until they give it the all clear so people would be able to go back inside. we continue to monitor this. you can get the latest here on the you ins with us or online at "abc 7 news" bay area and on our twitter feed. "abc 7 news" is committed to building a better bay area, which means we dig deeper into issues like transit, transportation, housing and the economy. it costs a lot to live here as you well know, so you may be happy to know a vote on a new toll today was delayed.
it would be charged to enter and exit treasure island. the highest would be $3.50 during peak times on weekdays, $2 during the weekendpeak and free all other times. treasure island is home to fewer than 2,000 people now, but there are plans to add 20,000 residents in the next 20 years along with hotels, shops and stores. here are renderings of what the development would look like. there are plans to add ferry service from the island to san francisco, increase muni bus service and launch transit bus service to oakland. money from the tolls would help pay for the projects and discourage people from driving. the toll policy will be revisited by supervisors next year. here is a look at three bridges where drivers pay tolls, the richmond, san mateo in the middle and bay bridge on the right. starting on january 1st tolls will go up $1 because in june
voters approved measure 3 to increase bridge tolls by $3 over the next seven years to play for transit improvements. a lawsuit has been filed to stop those increases claiming it is a tax, not a fee, and needs two-thirds to pass, not a simple majority. the measure received 55% approval. the higher tolls will be collected but the extra money will be held in escrow until the lawsuit is resolved. the golden gate bridge is the only local bridge exempt from this toll hike. starting in january, some transit agencies are raising prices. ac transit will increase the cost of bus rides. in the transit, fares will be raised for adults. new service to rich monday will launch on january 10th. the cash price is $9. clipper card riders pay $6.75. a lot of information i know but it is important as you will
learn how things will change in the new year the way we get around. you can find out if your commute will change next year. we checked with a dozen bay area agencies and put the list on our website. go to abc7news.com. new at 6:00 tonight, the recent rain has the bay area off to a good start in filling up the reservoirs. but "abc 7 news" reporter wayne freedman tells us that early season rain doesn't always lead to wet seasons. >> reporter: on a day between storms with an intoxicatingly beautifully, mystical, enveloping fog hung around, demanding and receiving our attention, here is a question about preference. rain or what we saw today? >> i would rather have fog. >> rain. >> reporter: we found john and holly ford at phoenix lake in marin county today where after ten inches of rain the spill way has seen some action. they're at roughly 77% capacity here. like other regional water agencies, marin has expressed
optimism but -- >> frankly, you don't know. there's a lot of unpredictability and we're early in the season. >> reporter: water agencies point out you can't take a start like this for granted. they point out the last big drought began with a late fall like this and january came and the rain stopped. need we remind you of 2014, the rationing, the worry, the mindset? >> i just think we live in a desert and i think it always will be a drought. >> reporter: hence what has become a perpetual call for conservation even in times of plenty. >> on average the marin water district has -- at capacity has about 25 billion gallons of water. so that's about a two-year supply. if you conserve water, that turns into maybe a three-year supply, on and on. >> reporter: so to play on an old cliche about chickens, don't count raindrops before they fall. even if we're not in a drought, best to pretend there might be one. >> if the toilet is leaking, i will fix it. >> reporter: that's like saving for the opposite of a rainy day. in ross, marin county, wayne
freedman, "abc 7 news." when is our next rainy dray? >> drew is tracking that for us. drew. >> guys, we will finish out the week with showers, but the big concern overnight and tomorrow morning once again will be some dense fog redeveloping for the wednesday morning commute, similar to what we experienced earlier today. live doppler 7 giving the active sweep across the region. we are dry tonight. temperature wise we have fallen into the 40s and 50s at this hour. 52 for livermore and oakland. 54 in san mateo. 56 the current temperature in san francisco. overnight tonight, numbers continue to fall. in our coolest spot, we'll drop into the 30s in the north bay in a few select cities inland as well. most spots fall into the mid to upper 50s over the next 12 hours. let's show you the fog forecast. you are looking at visibility early tomorrow morning, and this is in terms of miles, how far you can see in front of you. by 2:00 in the morning, already starting to see the fog reduce
that visibility. by 6:00, 7:00 in the morning, you can see inland and in the south bay especially, san ramon, fremont, down to zero miles visibility. that fog will be thick once again for the morning commute. the highest concern we have is really for the south bay and the east bay valleys. remember though, where you are doing counter fog, don't dry with your high beams. keep your low beams on and lower your speed. the fog lifts midday. sunshine into the afternoon. 58 for san francisco and oakland. about 60 for san jose. 61 for santa rosa. 62 the high in concord. then we will track the rain coming in late in the day on friday. on the storm impact scale, level one system, light in nature. we'll track those scattered, light showers to end out the week. less than half an inch where we find the rainfall. the winds will pick up, close to 15 to 30 miles per hour at times. future weather, we'll get you into 4:30 in the afternoon, some light showers beginning to move in. i think the steadiest of the rain will come after the sun
goes down, late in the day on friday. 10:00, 11:00, there are some steady, light showers moving through the region. then this storm kind of fizzles out as we head into saturday morning. however, sunday an even stronger storm moves in here, ranking a two on the storm impact scale. so sunday evening, looks like soaking showers do work into the picture from north to south and just intensify late sunday into early monday morning. by midnight, 1:00 a.m. monday morning we will be tracking some downpours moving through the region. not only the rain we're tracking, this system could also bring some high waves as well. as we get you into sunday night, into early monday morning, we could see a long period swell along much of the california coastline of 20-foot waves. that's something we will track on the coastline. also, the world's surf league is watching this very closely because these conditions could be ripe for the mavericks challenge early next week. we'll keep you ip dated on that. here is the accuweather
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holiday song you find most annoying. the chipmunks christmas song, grandma got ran over by a reindeer. look at that. the chipmunks song was the winger, or should we say loser. you can weigh in at the twitter handle @"abc 7 news" bay area. we are two weeks away from christmas. yeah, these kids received help to get in the holiday spirit from the contra costa county sheriff's office. >> i'm proud to shut down the government for border security. >> it happened on live tv, an oval office meeting turned into a shouting match. next, see if anything was actually accomplished. and leaving you with a live look at police activity at a facebook building. this is happening in menlo park. we will be back with the latest on a possible bomb threat there.
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department. investigators are using a drone right now to take a look at the outside of the building. they're working to make sure no one else is still inside the building. you can see a lot of lights there, police lights, a lot of response. this is not the main campus. this building is on jefferson drive at constitution drive near the approach to the dumbarton bridge. police say they started investigating the bomb threat because of a tip from new york city police. that call came in around 4:30. >> that's right. we continue to monitor this situation, as you take a look at this building there. you saw someone just walk in, but it is hard to tell who it is at this point. you can learn the latest through the "abc 7 news" app. well, after the election, the new power dynamic in washington, d.c. was clearly on display today. >> yeah, the president met with democratic leaders including california congresswoman nancy pelosi at the white house to talk about ways to avoid a government shutdown, but a showdown played out in front of the cameras. >> it did. abc news reporter stephanie ramos has the story. >> reporter: in a dramatic oval office confrontation --
>> this has spiralled downward. >> reporter: democratic leaders nancy pelosi and chuck schumer, together with the president, clashed big time over border wall funding. >> we may not have an agreement today. we probably won't. >> reporter: with a december 21st deadline to avoid a government shutdown, the president wants at least $5 billion for the wall. democrats are offering 1.3 billion as part of theover all funding package. >> people are pouring into our country including terrorist. we caught ten terrorists. >> reporter: according to the department of homeland security, the department does block ten known or suspected terrorists a day from traveling to or attempting to enter the u.s.. but the state department says there is no credible information that any member of a terrorist group traveled through mexico to enter the u.s.. >> a lot of the wall is built. it has been very effective. >> reporter: but the president's wall has not been built. according to the department of homeland security, the wall he's referring to is a preexisting, refurbished wall and fencing.
democrats say they want to work off the same set of facts. >> we didn't want to contradiction the president when he was putting forth figures that had no reality to them. >> reporter: pelosi said the government is not worth shutting down over a border wall fight but president trump is not budging. >> i'm proud to shut down the government for border security. >> reporter: they have offered two option goes to work it out. they say each option would get a majority of the vote in the house, 60 votes in the senate and avoid a government shutdown. in washington, stephanie ramos, abc news. [ bell ringing ] wall street had a tumultuous tuesday, flip-flopping up and down throughout the trading day. the dow lost 53 points, nasdaq up with a gain of 11, the s&p was essentially flat. go proceed will move a big chunk of manufacturing out of china next year. because of the trade war with china and the possibility of
even more tariffs. the change will impact all cameras being made for the u.s. market. cameras headed for other countries will still be made in china. to a live look at san francisco international airport because today we learned that airlines expect a 5% increase in holiday travel compared to last year. more than 2 1/2 million people each day are expect to fly from the weekend before christmas to the weekend after new year's. the busiest day is expected to be the 19th. that's the friday before christmas. the least busy days are expected to be christmas eve and christmas day. most folks don't want to travel on those days. they want to be where they're supposed to be. if the holiday season is all about giving, 25 kids in richmond got a lesson. contra costa sheriff's deputies took them out shopping for their families. "abc 7 news" reporter leslie brinkley went along on a special excursion that will leave you feeling the spirit of the season. >> reporter: seven-year-old junior went crazy in the toy
department at this walmart store. he was squealing and running with delight on a shopping spree with his new best friend, lieutenant o'mari. >> what kind of dinosaur is it? a baby one. >> he wanted a set of legos so we decided to get him legos. you saw him running down the aisles. it was heartwarming. you can't help but feel good about helping these kids out, deserving kids. >> reporter: he kicked in $180 out of his own pocket, above the money budgeted to buy gifts for junior's family. other officers did too. >> i got a nerve gun and clothes for my brother, kenneth edwards, and i got some shoes and shirts with my nerf gun. >> reporter: what is it about having the deputies go with the kids? >> participate of the plan is that the young people actually buy for family members and parents, and we help them do that so that they learn the spirit of giving a gift as well. >> reporter: kids rode away from
the store in patrol cars, perhaps the best gift of all. you loved riding in the cop car? >> yeah. >> reporter: why? >> because it has the sirens and stuff. >> reporter: then came the gift wrapping and a party. ♪ walking in a winter wonderland ♪ >> reporter: to create this wonderland took just $3,000 in donations from the community and law enforcement organizations. so much bang for the buck to create this much holiday joy. what made it fun? did it feel good to be getting those things for your family? >> yes. >> reporter: why? what kind of feeling did you get today? >> happiness. >> merry christmas! >> reporter: in richmond, i'm leslie brinkley, "abc 7 news". >> that's a christmas holiday story right there. >> yeah. christmas is the time for miracles, but they can happen any time. >> yes. tonight you will meet a 93-year-old lady who has been providing extraordinary help to children who need it most, and she has been doing it for decades. . the rebate for an electric vehicle has never been better. i'm michael finney.
thousands of drivers in san mateo county could actually qualify by buying or leasing electric vehicles before the end of the year. >> yeah, hold out your hand. let me give you some cash, but you got to move fast. you got to move fast. sales of electric vehicles have been less than environmentalists and auto manufacturers hoped, but this new incentive is helping scores of car buyers overcome their concerns. robert of redwood city gets into his brand-new, all-electric nissan leaf, the first new car he had in a number of years. >> it feels great. plus, it smells like a new car and i haven't had a new car in 16 years. so i'm pretty excited about it. >> rebates from peninsula clean energy, the car dealership, the ut a owe manufacturer, california air resources board and the irs reduced the price by more than $13,000. he would have qualified for more than $20,000 in rebates had he decided to lease. >> the rebate was a very big incentive for me to come up here
and buy the car. >> reporter: the program is sponsored by peninsula clean energy, one of many new public agencies now in the business of selling electricity. jan pepper is the agency's ceo. >> we are using the revenues we generated from providing electricity and putting those into this program to further reduce green house gas emissions in san mateo county. >> nissan of burling aim estimates sales of electric vehicles spiked up to 66% since the program begain in october. the general sales manager says the rebates have broken down any hesitancy to going electric. >> there's some resistance to getting electric car because it is new for people. it is just a little extra to help them take the plunge to give it a try. >> peninsula clean energy is the second in the bay area to offer this program. the first was sonoma clean power. in three years they've seen a big spike in interest. >> we had dealers clamoring to
take part in this because they say their competitors getting more sales. >> those sales also translate into dollars saved for car buyers. >> plus, there's no maintenance. you don't have to take it in for an oil change. all i have to do is rotate the tires every once in a while. >> i won't have to go into a gas station very much anymore. >> besides nissan of burlingame, stewart chevrolet in pacoima are participating. you can go to our website to learn more about the rebate each one of these guys are offering. i want to hear from you. as long as you are there, you can leave me a message or you can call "7 on your side" h hotline. it is open monday through friday. you can also reach me through my facebook page and, like i just said, on abc7news.com. >> powerful incentives. >> yeah. >> thanks, michael. >> sure. we have a few more days before the next storm arrives. >> drew ha
educate desperately poor children. once again she is heading to nepal and this time bringing a success story along with her. >> reporter: it is another wonderful day for a couple of unlikely friends, born a world apart, now celebrating their 25-year bond and the arrival of a new baby. >> good morning to you. >> i just gush with happiness. >> reporter: this is durga tappa, 34 years old and a new mother. we first met her when she was a teenager sitting in the same sausalito living room with her guardian angel, olga murray. she was badly burned in an accident when she was a baby in nepal. her parents were too poor to get her the plastic surgery she needed and society shunned her. >> we're not human beings in nepal if we're disabled or disfigured. >> reporter:ology olga was a lawyer foor the california supreme court. when she retired she started helping children in nepal with
donations she raised from friends and colleagues. >> the core, the heart of the program are people in the bay area. they're the ones who gave us our start. >> reporter: olga found durga in a hospital in katmandu when she was eight years old. she was badly scarred with no nose. local doctors tried to help but didn't have the training they needed. >> they took skin from her scalp and there was a huge bubble that went from her scalp to here to build her nose. she was happy as could be. she had no idea what she looked like. >> reporter: durga truly needed a miracle and, boy, did she get it. olga brought her to the bay area for free medical treatment at shriners hospital. >> this was going to be a long, long process. she had surgeries from the time she was eight until she was 21, 13 years, and she needed somebody to live with. >> reporter: olga was constantly traveling to over see her foundation's groundbreaking rescue perhaps, including freeing young girls from slavery and providing homes and education for some of the world's poorest children.
so back in san francisco, olga's friends, joan and todd heffelinger brought her to live with them. >> they treated me like their own. we did everything a family would do, you know, school, and when school was out vacation, and every break i had an operation. so they were there for every single operation. >> reporter: durga was showered with love and a critical life message. >> we're only disfigured outside because of our accidents. we're not disfigured inside. >> reporter: she graduated from college, started working with people with special needs, and got married. >> i performed the wedding, her wedding here two years ago. then they had another wedding at my house in katmandu. >> reporter: sadly, the heffelinger passed away recently, but olga is reveling in her role to unofficial grandmother to the baby boy. on this night they're at the international airport to nepal
to introduce the baby to her biological family. it is first time they have flown together since durga originally came to the united states. >> it is 25 years now since i brought you here. >> she changed my life and i'm very, very close to her. she means the world to me. >> she is so special to everyone. she makes me very happy. >> a lot of people she makes happy. even at age 93 she is actively working with the nepal nugt foundation which has helped more than 50,000 children in all kinds of ways and always needs donations. >> absolutely. if you would like to help we have a link at abc7news.com. >> you can see what great work they're doing. just terrific. >> truly. more rain coming in, maybe a little bit heavy at times. >> yeah, drew is here with the latest. >> yeah, guys. we will find the rain kind of at the end of the week when the next storm arrives here on friday night. tonight it is about the fog reforming once again and it will be dense in some spots like it was earlier this morning. overnight tonight, temperatures upper 30s to upper 40s, but you can see the fog on top of our
map, mainly in the east bay and south bay. so we will go hour-by-hour, show you visibility. early tomorrow morning by 2:00 in the morning, fog begins to move in. we think it will be thickest by about 6:00, 7:00 right before the sun gets up here from concord, antioch, livermore, visibility down to a mile, less than that from san ray moan to fremont. dense fog to greet some of us for the commute, lifting out about 10:00 or 11:00 in the morning but creating issues for tomorrow morning. highs on the wednesday, afternoon sunshine, upper 50s to lower 60s. in the accuweather seven-day forecast we will show you fog tomorrow, again on thursday. rain arrives late in the day on friday and a stronger storm will greet us for the second half of the weekend on sunday with soaking showers leading into monday morning, guys. >> very good. >> thanks, drew. >> smur. all right. on to sports. warriors to talk about? >> larry is here. >> yes, we will discuss the warriors. going to see the best team in basketball tomorrow, at least record wise, and it is not them. plus, we talked about steph and plus, we talked about steph and the moon
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now abc 7 sports with larry beil. good evening. warriors back to full strength just in time for a possible nba finals preview. the toronto raptors lead the league, the question is whether leonard will play, questionable for tonight's game in l.a. with a bruised him. warriors lost in over time to toronto almost three weeks ago. steph was in street clothes.
draymond green did not play in the green. he finished with 51 in a losing effort. with steph and draymond healthy tomorrow night might be a legit finals preview. >> who knows. it will be good to get back to who we are and continue to push the pace as we get out there, be back together. it has been a while since we were all out there. >> we have to run. draymond has the ball and he was out ahead of the play a couple of times. he gives us a different dimension. >> as close to full strength as we've been all year, and slowly trying to pick up momentum and get back to how we play basketball on both ends of the floor. >> should be fun. the a's seem to be on the rise after a trip last season. they made first move of the winter meetings, not a blockbuster. they signed left-handed catcher her man to a one-year deal. one of them was a late september walk-off against the a's. josh is still on the roster. lukeroy might be too expensive
to bring back. the question is who will be throwing to the catchers. they need to figure out their entire pitching rotation. >> you know, the one thing that we don't talk a lot about is the fact we are going to have a lot of guys coming back at some point. so i think part of our decision is holding down the fort until we get some of these injured pitchers back. >> that's rough proposition figuring out when they're all going to be healthy. mccutchen has a new home, a three-year, $50 million deal with the phillies. those numbers were shocking. he was at .255, with 20 homers and 65 runs batted in last year, but he cleared waivers. no team claimed him. it is the first big move of baseball's winter meetings. on sunday several beat writers said they overheard oakland coliseum workers talking about dead myself in a soda machine. yes. according to ben roethlisberger of the steelers, the x-ray machine might need work. >> we had to find the extra room
first in the old stadium, and thence one we got there we had to wait for the technician to come in. we did a few x-rays. couldn't tell anything. the x-ray machine was really old and so the x-rays were inconclusive. so doc was like, ben, it could be one of three or four teams, not sure what it is. >> dwayne always tells me unplug it and plug it back in and that's how it works. big ben on a radio show in pittsburgh. he came out and left with sore ribs and a 0-4 record at the oakland coliseum where he likely will never play again. mama anderson will be mad after signing richmond native last week, they already cut him. anderson's mom is a huge raiders fan. derek carr was talking about how happy he was for her when they signed the veteran running back, it was only for a week. the former cal star was inactive for sunday's game against the steelers. martin was healthy. we told you about steph curry doubting where we landed on the moon. i'm sure nasa would love to take
him on the moon. it would look like this. in addition to the u.s., russia, european space agency, japan, india and china have been to the moon. this is steph in zero gravity on the left. it would take a worldwide conspiracy with everybody involved to convince people that we landed on the moon. the u.s. sent nine manned missions there, neil armstrong first astronaut to land in 1969. >> you know -- >> or did he? >> oh, boy. nasa is planning to go back to the moon. maybe steph would like to go, in the off-season. obviously in the off-season. >> right. >> he has a little bit of time, after another parade maybe. >> exactly. >> thank you, larry. >> join us tonight at 9:00 on kofy tv 20, cable channel 713. san francisco native clint eastwood is back with a new film, but at the age of 88 is he ready to retire? then on "abc 7 news" at 11:00, fighting to keep their homes from being demolished. why tenants in one silicon valley apartment complex say they're unfairly targeted. >> tonight at 8:00, catch "the
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