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he was sitting inside the car when it happened, when the tree fell and he was killed. a jogger on campus we talked to said trees on this campus need to be examined. >> i'm not surprised, a eucalyptus. i know they are not a native speci species. i think they should be strategically removed, not entirely but a lot of them need to be cleared out. >> reporter: school officials say they are now reviewing their tree assessments. grant was not a student here. officials say maybe he was visiting someone. but this tree is still sitting here as a reminder of what happened, a very dprgrim remind as we get a break in the weather but more rain on the way. reporting live from berkeley, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. thank you. more snow in the sierra as it moves east. this weekend storm dumped up to 4 feet of snow in some spots.
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this was given to us by north star and truckee. major delays on interstate 80 on sunday. chp warning anyone heading to the mountains to expect hazardous driving conditions. >> let's get a check of the storm track, check in with mike nicco. >> take a look at the snee and get back to the snow improved 13% from before that storm to after that storm. we're still a little bit behind but we've got more coming and i'll tell you bo out that coming up. let's focus back on what we're doing here. temperatures as we step out, talk about how mild, upper 40s to mid-50s, 48 to 55 is our spread. across the north bay, sprinkles are possible. for the rest of us, it's pretty dry this morning. and what you're going to see -- get the computer to work properly -- is the accuweather 12-hour planner. it doesn't want to cooperate. i'll for back and reset it and
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come back. here is alexis. south 880, north of the 24 split. north of thereto around north main. i believe we have a disabled vehicle blocking the slow so i am seeing a little bit of a delay tapping the brakes. it does sound like a tow truck is on the way to the scene. drive times looking good 580 westbound tracy to dublin in the yellow, 35 minutes. dublin to mission boulevard still in the green at 15. nobody 85, 101 cupertino looking good at 16 minutes. happening today governor gavin newsom will take steps to speed up how we respond to wildfires and national disasters. they will meet in the sierra foothills. this afternoon's meetings follows a series of deadly wildfires in both northern and southern california last fall. governor newsom set the tone for
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his administration wdemoeliverel address. and he took aim at the trump administration. >> at a time when so much of america is divided, we are united. we will offer an alternative to the corruption and incompetence in the white house. >> governor newsom issued an executive order aimed at lower the cost of prescription drugs and expanding the access to health care. you can hear the inaugural address on rebecca kaplan will serve as the panel president. by doing that she becomes the openly lgtbq person to serve in that role. her duties will include appointing other councilmembers to committees. she has run twice and finished third in 2010 and second in 2014. president trump plans to speak directly to the american people from the oval office hoping to build support for his border wall. this comes as the partial
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government shutdown has reached its 18th day. more from washington, d.c.. >> reporter: good morning. it's now officially the second longest shutdown in history and there's no end in sight. it's day 18 of the government shutdown and now the president taking his pitch directly to the american people with a prime time oval office address tonight where he could announce a national emergency. >> i may tulare a national emergency depending what's going to happen over the next few days. >> democrats are demanding equal air time writing if the president's past statements are any indication, the speech will be full of malice and misinformation. the president has said his demand for $5.7 billion for a ball, which he's now calling a steel barrier, is about national security. the shutdown leading to other security risks. in the skies -- >> we're at a 30-year low in staffing. it's a stressful job to begin with. >> air traffic controllers wo ev.
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air line pilots association wrote to the white house urging an end to the shutdown because it is adversely affecting the safety, security and efficiency of our national airspace system. >>to do theob without pay hoping to get your tax on time. abc news, washington. thank you. we'll have the address to the nation beginning at 6:00 this evening. the special report expected to last about 15 minutes. investors are waiting to see which direction pg&e stock has when it begins trading this morning. it dropped more than 22% yesterday. pg&e could face $30 billion in liability related to novemb camp fire. reuters reported the company is exploring bankruptcy. the flames spotted unan
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pec line. wants voters to decide on $300 million housing bond. in a plan announced, she wants the measure on the ballot by march 2020. the city's capital committee must sign off on the board's proposal and the city must approve it before it's added to the ballot. >> let's see what's going on with your temperatures. and we're going to start down in the south bay where we've got, look at that, low- to mid-50s just about everywhere. campbell 49, morgan hill 46 the exceptions there. as far as what we're seeing across the rest of our neighborhoods, pretty much the same type of temperatures, 49 novato, 40s east bay valley, low- to mid-50s elsewhere. let's jump in and talk about time frames. most of us are going to be fine this morning. a lot of cloud cover. very mild out there and a little humid. it's 53 at 8:00 in the east bay valley. we should be about 15 degrees
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cooler than that during a normal mid january morning. 56 still cloudy at 10:00, random showers possible. you can see our best chance of rain really starts to develop as we head towards noon. showers all the way through 4:00. make it a little bit of a break at 6:00 then steadier rain comes in at 8:00. let's take a look at the peninsula where we've got pretty much cloud cover from 8:00 all the way up to 2:00. a little bit of sunshine possible late this afternoon. that's why we're at 60. showers develop at 6:00. it gets heavier at 8:00. let's take a look at one more neighborhood. we'll go into the south bay where we are pretty much cloudy from 8:00 to noon. some showers from 1:00 through 5:00. a little break during the evening commute. let's keep our fingers crossed for that. the steadier heavy rain starts to move in at 8:00. i think that's when we'll have our best chance of any ponding on the roadways and possibility of thunderstorms. right now everything is dry so i'm going to bring alexis in to see what's going on.
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>> doing pretty well. enjoy the dry pavement while it lasts. san jose, 808, light volumes on the inbound side. the traffic coming towards us. quicking checking drive time we're in the green as i would expect. 280 to 680 to highway 85. no issues along that stress. also want to take a look at mass transit. looking good there. 22 trains in service, no delays. ace 1 on time. normal service for muni. looking good all the way around. >> thanks, alexis. paper slips may be history. tigers rule college football. their fan turned the stadium into a huge party zone. into a huge party zone. >> we have cars
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here is some more on that robust snow we have in the sierra. compared to this time last year we only had 27% of average. we're up to 84% of now with more on the way. let's see what's going on today. you can see the thunderstorms possible in the north bay and points north where today nearing sacramento and chico, mid to upper 60s there. quiet down in so cal with upper 60s to near 70 degrees. here is a look at what's going on with that winter wind advisory. midnight tonight to midnight f
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of snow. snow covered roads, low visibility, high wind travel there. >> mike, thank you. happening, a state lawmaker from san francisco will introduce the nation's first bill aimed at pushing businesses away from giving customers printed receipts. assembly democrat says up to 10 million trees and 21 billion gallons of water are used to produce receipts which generator 876 million pounds of waste. his proposal would require california to give customers electronic receipts unless they ask for a printed one. the bill is part of a nationwide skip the slip campaign. college football has a new national champion this morning and clemson fans are celebrating all across america after their team's win over alabama at levi's stadium last night. >> many happy fans at sfo this morning ready to go home. abc news reporter tells us more. >> reporter: there's nothing
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quite like college football in the southeast. that spirit brought here sunday. >> alabama is a bunch of winners rolling with tide today. >> clemson nation, we represent all in. >> bright orange and clemson red. color combo for both fan bases. alabama and clemson met for the championship title before. >> this was the cheapest ones out of the alabama, clemson games. these were by far hundreds cheaper. >> they were heading back to south carolina from hong kong. they canceled a connecting flight to stay in the bay area. distance clearly meant little for make big-time fans. >> south korea. >> andrew watched his team from a red recliner in the end zone. exclusive and expensive. >> yesterday on stub hub, $2600 for one ticket. amazing. >> worth it to see his clemson tigers win -16. 'bama fans bummed. >> disappointed in the way my boys came out to play today.
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>> for now back to the southeast. flights after celebratory fireworks. a quick trip to the west coast all in the name of college football. >> flew in. i'm from charleston. got into san francisco about 11:30 a.m. came to the game. got the win, taking it back to the carolinas with us, back to the east coast. >> abc 7 news. imagine dragons performed from treasure island for the halftime they will be back in the bay area for bottlerock. tickets go on sale today. 24th imagine dragsons and logic. saturday night will feature kneel young and p williams. amo mumford & sons and santana. l. king, spearhead and one republic. >> fun. a good lineup. >> got to get santana in there. >> mumford & sons.
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i like them a lot. >> it's going tab a great event as it always is. the weather usually cooperates. clospete iyou likw when it gets dry weather and sunshine. showing how quiet this morning us but the storm and wind and rain arrive later today. in fact, it will hit us pretty hard and taper overnight. it will still be mild. when you wake up tomorrow morning more chances coming. here is a look at our highs today. most of us in the low 60s. as you head into the north bay where we have the chance of rain during any part of the day, mid to upper 50s. tonight look at this, low- to mid-50s with a mild air mass. look at this impressive area of low pressure, almost looks like a hurricane, kind of. it's got the same spin structure. it's a completely different type of storm. moving into us, you can see the bands of brighter, whiter clouds. that's the stronger storm. at 7:00 you see across the north bay. there's a chance of rain that turns to scattered showers during evening, afternoon hours.
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at 5:00, there you go. you see the yellows, oranges, red. that's the chance of heavy rain with thunderstorms. that means lightning. that's when the winds will start to be locally very gusty. that will continue through about 3:30, 4:00 in the morning. as we head into the morning hours tomorrow, you can see that it definitely tapers and we'll have random showers as we head into the afternoon hours. that's why the storm drops down to a 1. a brief break on thursday then 1 for friday, saturday, and sunday. alexis. >> all right. good morning. we are off to a pretty decent start this morning. we do have one issue in the east bay. check out our walnut creek southbound 680, a delay north of 24. on the off-ramp to the 24 corrector, we've got a disabled semi hanging over spot right lay -- into the right lane. sounds like they haven't been able to move that. they do have emergency crews on the scene and working on how to
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figure out how to clear the sky. right now that is a pretty minor issue. could turn into a bigger one. 580 tracy to dublin, two crashes along this stretch, both on the shoulder. you're in yellow. westbound 4 antioch to concord, 14 minutes. >> thank you, alexis. move over, microsoft. it is no longer the most valuable company in the country. >> honda unveils a car that can walk. >> in tech bytes amazon takes the crowd. >> it's value $800 billion. yesterday amazon passed microsoft which itself pushed out apple at the top spot in november. hyundai has unveiled this concept car that can walk. >> it can unfold its legs to climb over difficult terrain. it can even climb a 5 foot
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critics say it's too futuristic. right now just a concept. baking news. this produces six loaves of fresh baked bed an hour. >> the bread bot at the electronics show. it's intended for sbrmts not homes. those are your tech bytes. >> have agreat day. >> i thought we were doing a january cleanse. >> clarify, that does not go in your home. too much bread. >> flu shot or nasal spray? a new stead shows the best way to protect your children. >> a san francisco street safer for cyclist, one piece of a major safety evident across the city. >> video catches a sudden attack on a cabdriver that got a lot worse. the abc storm impact scale. today's storm is level 2. that means moderate rain. gear up before you go out and drive safely. track today's storm
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you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. we'll focus on the storm concerns especially this evening and for tomorrow morning commute. hydroplaning going to be high. flooding on roads, it's possible. there's a lot of debris on the roads once again. a lot of leaves in the drains. trees toppling power lines. it's easier now that the ground is saturated and small stream flooding possible in the north bay. >> thanks, mike. shocking video shows what happened when a man attacked a
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cabdriver in louisville, kentucky. this is footage from a camera inside the taxi. the driver played a pit stop at the liquor store and the passenger returned with a bottle of whiskey. as the driver continued on their way the passengers held up the bottle several times eventually striking the driver in the head. wow. the driver passed out. the cab veered into on coming traffic and slammed into a house. both people survived. the driver says he had no recollection of what led to the crash. the passenger is now charged with assault. >> that is horrifying. a southern california congressman wants to require the postal service put air conditioning in all of its vehicles. this follows the heat related death of a mail carrier. the postal service owns more than 230,000 vehicles but only about 63,000 of them are air conditioned. democrat tony cardenas represents the district where a letter carrier died after the temperature inside her truck reached 117 degrees. he has written a letter urging the postal service to buy air
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conditioned vehicles. bike riders can breathe a little easier on one of san francisco's most dangerous streets. city supervisor jane kim helped cut the ribbon on a newly completed bike lane along howard street. the protected lane is part of a larger project to improve safety on streets with a high percentage of pedestrian and bicycle accidents. kim believes the changes could have a big impact on rider someplace. >> -- ridership. >> as a flinlg ling biker i know they won't get on their bike without feeling safe. one way we can do that is to have a protected bike lane at this structure. >> the bike lanes stretches 2 1/2 miles and the improvements added to seven intersections. let's take a look and see what our best chance is of trees coming down and losing power from 1:00 today to 2:00 tomorrow morning, gusts of 65 miles per hour. especially in the areas you see
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in yellow, the areas above 1,000 feet. most valleys will be around 30 to 35 miles per hour. here is a look at our chance of thunderstorms. just general thunderstorms. nothing severe. it goes from 4:00. we're already in that chance until 4:00 tomorrow morning. the east bay valley, we've got a pretty good chance just about everywhere. this morning our best and most likely area to have some measurable rain will be up in the north bay but very light. look at that. .01 to .02. by noon stuck in the north bay, still .1". starting the commute at 35kz, it's okay. get home early because by the end of the commute everybody is wet up to 9:00. the north bay is definitely going to get hit harder than everybody else. they could have up to an inch. or you could if you're watching from there. alexis. >> a back up in cash lanes.
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no issue if you're using fasttrack. doesn't look like carpool is opening quite yet. should be a few minutes. the official time yesterday the metering lights were flipped on was 5:30. i think it was earlier than that. we saw full force yesterday. volumes back to normal volumes. 680, walnut creek to dublin. 101 santa rosa. north 17 through santa cruz mountains. today looking great so far. los gatos coming in in the green. thank you. the california supreme court will not hear a case on the ban on foie gras. a 2002 law stopping the sale and proubs of the product in california. a legal challenge delayed enforce men. the court's decision will allow the foie gras ban to go into effect immediately. foie gras is a controversial
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delicacy because it's made by force feeding ducks and geese. a new study confirms research on the best method to prevent the flu in kids may not like this answer. the study in the journal said flu shots worked better to protect kids from the flu than the nasal spray. according to researchers, the shot is about 51% effective battling the flu while the spray is only 26% effective. a scientist notes new data from the manufacturer shows its performance is better. >> kids everywhere are cringing. >> better than getting the flu, right? >> that's true. south korean boy band bts will soon have dolls that look just like them. mattel has secured rights for bts, beyond the scene. they became the first korean band to reach billboard top 200. they are on a world tour and they really made a spectacle at oracle arena last year as they
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stopped there. some fans camped out for days in advance. i mean, oracle had not seen anything like this before. >> it's a whole scene. congrats to them. >> those dolls will no doubtfully off the shelves. next up governor newsom's son -- >> he's a doll. a mass shooting at a school, how police found out. >> after two decades, the only two remaining locations after this one shutters today. is it officially the end of the road for sears or will it be saved? what's at stake for the
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good morning and get ready for more rain. some parts of the bay area are already walking up to wet weather this morning. what to expect where you live. thanks for joining us. it is tuesday january 8th. yeah. it's that off again, on again rain forecast we're going to have for several days. hi, mike. >> a good way of putting it. hi, everybody. let me put it in simpler terms than that and let you know what to expect. 1 to 2" north bay, mountains will get hit hardest, the rest of us 3/4". wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour. power lines down are possible. a few light sprinkles possible in the north bay possible through the morning. the rest of us in walnut creek


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