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a team is going to washington state to sales the damage from a rare tornado. >> it happened in port orchard southwest of seattle. i believ to jus the er twistit hit without time fora warning. it ripped up giant trees. >> we were looking out the window at the rain. it was just really coming down hard. we started hearing a roaring noise. i asked my son, what the heck is that? then the wind hit and it just went nuts. >> so far no reports of anyone hurt. while the tornado has passed, the danger is not over. there are active power lines down, and gas companies are checking for leaks this morning. so a lot of damage still left over. >> nothing unusual like that here. but we are going to get some rain. >> unusual for them, absolutely. they average two tornados a year in washington. for us, we have a lot of fog out there. tomorrow we will be talking
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about the rain messing up one of our commutes. look at the visibility. 1 in santa rosa, napa. below a mile in fairfield. there is fog elsewhere. it is hovering above the surface right now. definitely the east bay hills and around the bay shoreline. the visibilities will drop dramatically also. a look from our roof camera. quiet in san francisco. mild this morning. 46 to 51. near 60 at noon. upper 50s to low 6 0s, mild this afternoon, under a partly cloudy sky. 50 to 55 degrees. back to alexis for another look at the commute. so far we are off to a quiet start. we are taking a look at the south bay. southbound 101 at the 880 split, we may have a vehicle truck with hazards on. i believe they're off on the shoulder. that would be the connector from 880 to 101. very light traffic in the area. i don't think that will cause
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any delays, but i will keep an eye on that. walnut creek to dublin, about 14 minutes for you. santa rosa to san francisco in the green, still at 51. northbound 17, highway 1 to los gatos. santa cruz mountains still looking good. in the green at 20 minutes. a yemeni mother is on a flight to san francisco from egypt right now. >> her flight is scheduled to arrive at sfo just after 7:30 tonight. abc 7 news reporter ansar hassan has the details. >> reporter: 2-year-old abdallah that sass always has his father by his side. wednesday night, his mother will be there too. >> he is dying right now. it's too late but at least i am getting her to son. ro>>ug rht his son to the u.s. to treat a rare braindisease. he applied for a waiver to his
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wife would be allowed bong toge. nobody should be separate. u reporter: she is from rawhvel ban. even though her husband and son are ew p, casongress got involved. >> as a mother, i am deedatst as a grandmother. can you imagine the child being sick and not beingbl ae vto >> reporter: barbara lee even co-authored this to secretary of state mike pompeo. and it worked. >> cried to me for happiness. t see her son for theti. it is the best outcome in her whole life. she will never forget tt day. it's amazing for sure. >> reporter: the u.s. embassyle
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apogol ordeal. ansar hassan, abc 7 news. two dozen consumer groups are asking to investigate whether dskiei breng endangered by deceptive apps in the google play anipulativeste. rtin play store designed for kids.rehan 2 y gldwide are powered b software. a significant number being used by sd it is committed to ecotpr cngti online.he one of prohibit targeted advertising as children under 13. > sa na step closer to happening. republicans joined forces with demoo approvenicrs atthe bill revises federal sentencing laws, like reducing
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the three strikesenalty for drug felonies for life behind bars to 25 years.erul the federal prison system t help inmates earn reduced sentences. the the house will take up the bill this week. president trump says he is ready to sign it. in the north bay, the family of a 13-year-old shot and killed by a sonoma sheriff deputy is goin gtog 3 $et county. the settlement ends a long legal battle over o andy lopez. the deputy shot the teen who was walking down the street carrying a b.b. gun that resembled an assault rifle. under the settlement the county admits no fault or liabily. happening today, transportation leaders will officially charge you more to cross bay area bridges. tolls will go up a dollar on every bridge except the golden gate bridge starting january 1st. it is the result of measure 3,
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which was vote approved back in june. it required a two-thirds manager town pass, which it didn't get. the money will be put into escrow until the lawsuit is resolved. electric scooter operatoring will face tougher laws. they will establish fines for companies who violate the it requires them to develop technology like geofencing to keep the devices off sidewalks. the companies have until july 1st to apply. transportation a big deal in the bay area. get involved by using the #betterbayarea to weigh in on the issue. together we can work on building a better bay area. newyou're never more than 7 minutes away from my accuweather forecast.
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east bay valleys, 49 in danville. 44 in pleasanton. 45 in livermore. some of the cooler spots. mid-50s around walnut creek, concord, pleasant hill. lafayette, 52 degrees. low to mid-50s in the north bay. usually our cool spot down to hayward, san carlos, down into the south bay, mountain view, san jose at 47 degrees. here's a look at some of that fog you're driving into heading south on 101 around san rafael or coming out heading north. you'll find it again towards petaluma, santa rosa. more fog there also. it will be best in the north bay. ll day.reas have isolated litey. let's go around our neighborhoods. east bay, 8:00 in the morning. cloudy and 51. 60s, low to mid-60s from noon through 4:00. 54 this evening. peninsula, 52 with a little bit of fog. mid to low 60s from 1:00 to
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4:00. 53 at 8:00. and here's our last stop. san francisco. we'll be flirting with 60 of the most afternoon after starting off in the mid-50s. we have a couple of storms on the way. i'll show you an hour-by-hour look at tomorrow's rain christmas eve. we will get a chance. we are thinking about fog and what else? >>, no, we are focusing on fog. we have really thick fog across the altamont pass. either direction into the livermore area. very low visibility conditions. they have issued a dense fog advisory for the area. just use caution. it could add a few minutes to your drive on westbound 580. that is typically a busy spot really early this morning. taking a look at the drive time so far, it is not terrible but it is in the yellow. tracy to dublin, 35 minutes.
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dublin to mission boulevard in the green at 15. 101 to cupertino, no issues. you're in the green at 16 minutes. thanks, alexis. facebook faces a new privacy scandal. what it is accused of doing with your personal information. sitting by a fireplace is great in the winter time. this cozy scene could be hazardous to yr health. ready, re
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taking up permanent residence at our beach. until 3:00 tomorrow morning, we have a high surf for breakers 15 to 25 feet. and we have the biggest ones he tsste s you head towards socal, up to 8 feet. they are under a high surf advisory until 10:00.mnt p. barg around san diego. temperatures nearing 70 today. almost 80 in palm springs. upper 60s to low 70s in the central valley. e,huhotaday evening, snow showers friday. moderate to heavy snow monday into tuesday. thank you, spent two w trying to avoid the smoke from the massive camp fire in butte county. of course we all remem people walking around wbeearingr the masks. >> it was awful. now a lot of the smoke in the air isoms cfrg in instead. leslie brinkley investigates how
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they investigate our health repter: the magical the fire. >> quality in iyou have a fireplace burning? >> we have done testing. especially during start-up and when the fire is winding down. acoirorter: how much do they ay quality in a neighborhood? >> wood burning in the bay area pwb number one?e poutn. >>. >> number one. >> reporter: the snt means the air quality on your block is back. >> after the camp fire, i t ihi tremendously. >> reporter: dr. mary is an instructor for allergy and asthma research at stanford and is an eterxp pollution impacts our immune system. >> the smaller particulate matt wl into your lungs and cross into our blood stream. so it can cause inflammation o
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several organs inf your body. >> reporter: including your heart and lungs. those who love their fcelaep th last month are inundating stores asth request for fireplace inserts, which don't generate particulates. >> it is very busy. they want them and they want them now. they want them for the holidays. so we have several crews week. >>eporter: a fireplace insert and installation can run you between $3,000 and $5,000. all righ showing off the first selling many of his underground tunnel system. he hopes it will end what he calls soul-crushing traffic. the proof of mile of tunnel connect to go spacex headquarters to hawthorne. tmi ales per hour during last night's unveiling. musk's goal, though, is much over 150 miles per hour through
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the tunnel. >> musk says eventually he wants to create a tunnel highway s errt underground. night described it as bumpy. >> okay. breakfast cereal lovers will have new choices in the breakfast aisle. i don't think you're ready for this. general mills announced new variations on classic cereals. cinnamchurros sand the cereal hit the shelves early next year. i was curious, guys. i did the research. >> you ate some? >> no. i read a review about some of them. they said of the lucky charms,
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fruity lucky charms, it was an amusement park in your mouth. >> i want to try the customer rows one. pure sugar. >> it looks bad. it is visually not cute. they gave it an 8 out of 10. >> that's good. >> yeah. >> maybe tomorrow it shows up on the desk here. you never know. we will give you our own opinion. here's what's going on outside. never more than 7 minutes away. 280 and 17, a little fog. hovering above the surface right there. we will have mild highs today. clouds and sunshine. our next storm approaches and brings us a chance of fog tomorrow. tracking rain on christmas eve. low to mid-60s. anywhere from 60 to 65 degrees this afternoon. that's about 10 degrees warmer than average. a lot of fog mainly in the central valley.
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a little less in the north bay. high clouds will roll in tonight. they will keep us in the 40s for highs. does this pattern look familiar? high pressure dominating us. a low coming at us from the west. this is exactly what we had last week. the high is going to steer most of the moisture to the north. and it's really going to keep it from pushing into the south and east bay, just like the storm we had last week. here we are. noon tomorrow, everybody under the cloud cover. let's see what happens towards 4:00. mendocino, light to moderate rain. by 7:00, it's finally moving into the north bay. overnight and evening hours, it falls down on the rest of us and then becomes scattered by 4:00 friday morning. and it is over by 9:00. take a look at the rainfall amounts coming up in less than seven minutes. now the accuweather seven-day forecast. the storm is still a one, light on the storm impact scale. a few leftover showers tuesday.
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good morning, mike. overall, still looking good. no major incidents to talk about. that certainly is good news. looking live at emeryville right now. westbound 80 traffic is the traffic that's coming our way. so far, yeah, very light. highway 4 to the maze, about a 13-minute drive. yesterday that was pretty rough. we had several different incidents along that route. we are incident free. hoping to hold onto that. mass transit. golden gate ferry, sausalito to san francisco ferry building, 7:10 and 7:40 a.m. departures not going to happen today. they are both canceled due to problems. they will confirm by 5:30 this morning. next issue coming up just before 5:00. >> thanks, alexis. facebook accused of giving tech companies more access to user information than it has let on. a tv that you can roll up. in today a's "techbytes",
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new allegations against facebook. >> a "new york times" reports claims the site gave more than 150 tech partners more access to data than it previously revealed. facebook reportedly gave netflix and spotify the ability to read user private messages as part of the deal. >> in a statement, facebook said its partners don't get to ignore people's privacy is settings and it is winding down integration partnerships built to give people act segs to the site. google chrome's new effort to fight back button hijacking. >> it has happened to all of us. you hit the back button on a site, only to be taken to an ad. chrome is working on a way to prevent that from happening in the future. >> lg will begin selling a rollable tv yesterday. >> it rolled into a basement. no word yet on a price. >> those ro your "techbytes". >> i like that tv. >> that is cooler than i thought it would be. >> yeah. a lot more on the facebook story coming up in a few minutes at 5:00 a.m. $9 worth of chicken wings
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lands a driver with a traffic ticket. it is not for eating them behind the wheel. ♪ and a band that broke barriers in san francisco has a new honor this morning. plus, a local restaurant owner joins forces with
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you can check off your to-do list and wish list. the moment you realize, at lowe's you can satisfy both your lists on a single budget. all right. you're never more than 7 minutes away from a accuweather
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forecast. tomorrow evening's commute at 4:00, no rain by 8:00. a little bit in the north bay. but during the overnight hours and into the morning, we start at 4:00. and you can see just about everybody a little wet. that's just the way it is going to stay. a couple hundredths to a quarter inch in the north bay. christmas eve/christmas day storm coming up. here's jessica. mike, thank you. senator harris is in washington after a trip to afghanistan. she met with u.s. troops, diplomats and national security and intelligence officials. she traveled with two members of the senate intelligence committee. the trips add fuel to speculation harris is considering a presidential run in 2020. harris has yet to confirm her intentions. a second phaosz go store is opening in san francisco this morning. it's at post and kearney. that is in the financial district.
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you use the app to enter, pick up what you want and walk out like you're stealing something, but you're not. amaz tou ta safrano i h only amazon go stores in the state right now. abc 7 news was at san francisco's city academy as lefty owe deal's owner and santa delivered stores. it just reopened in a new location at fisherman's wharf. he has been giving for the last six years. each student got to pick out a exist. >> it gets them excited for christmas and this time of year. it provides a place for someone to show how much they love them, how much they are rooting for them and supporting them. >> san francisco city academy is a private school that serves kids in kindergarten through the eighth grade. all right.
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never more than 7 minutes away from a accuweather forecast. christmas eve, the storm is still a 1. it will promise more rain and more breezes for tomorrow's storms. here we are christmas eve morning. rain up in the north bay. that's where it is going to stay throughout the morning. 7:00, it starts to dip down into marin county. by 10:00, it starts to dip down into san francisco and oakland. during the mid-morning to mid-afternoon is when we have our best chance of steady light to moderate rain. you can see some services begin at 4:00, 5:00. rain lingering around. by the time we get to evening surfaces, yeah, we are just about over. the rainfall potential. still looking a lot a tenth to a quarter inch around the bay. quarter to half inch in the north bay. alexis. all right, mike. i'm going to take you back out to the central valley to the tri-valley commute. we're not really seeing anything on the visibility layer. sensor is not picking that up yet. we are hearing dense fog over the a lot months pass.
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definitely slow down and use caution. a two-car collision off on the shoulder at grant line road. down to 20 miles per hour on westbound 205 and 16 miles per hour on 580. not terrible but definitely heavy out of tracy. westbound 80, albany to the bay, wide open. fremont to san jose, 14. northbound 280, highway 1 to cupertino in the green at 10 minutes. in the north bay, nine bucks of chicken wings landed a driver with an expensive traffic ticket. >> an officer spotted a ford mustang with its license plate partially covered by a sticker of safeway chicken wings. he was cited for driving on a suspended license and obstructed place. his mustang was impounded. >> darned teriyaki glazed chicken. ruined everything. now a band now has another
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distinction. ♪ >> san francisco's lesbian and gay freedom band is the city's official band. mayor london breed made that announcement yesterday. she played the french horn in the eighth grade and said it was life changing. incident was the first openly gay music organization in the world when it formed in 1978. new at 5:00, the results are in, and they're not that good for muni. we will break down why it just received its lowest approval rating since 2012. more tiny homes coming to the south bay. where temporary housing for the where temporary housing for the homeless is
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a bombshell report said facebook let spotify and netflix od rng.o it is 5:00 a.m. on this 1. in j a moment, including facebook's response. >> first, you are never more than 7 minutes away from the accuweather forecast. here's meteorologist mike nicco >> good morning, everybody. visibility layer in the entire north bay. hard to get away from the fog this morning. fairfield, napa, petaluma, santa rosa, all our reporting stations foggy. some of the fog from the altamont pass leaking into livermore. now you're down to two miles. fog around half moon bay. here's the way the day breaks down. we're milder this morning. mid-40s to low 50s. flirting with 60 at noon. low to mid-60s at 4:00 with increasing sunshine.


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