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i'm amanda del castillo in santa clara where a fast-moving four-alarm fire destroyed a condo construction site. >> vice president joe biden is attending a fundraising event the same day a top democratic donor here in the bay area says he is pulling his support. >> i'm here where the city kicked off the annual pride celebration. "abc 7 news" starts right now. now, news to build a better bay area from abc 7. >> by the time we were out, it was already halfway across the building. >> a big, raging fire and it was really scary. >> a huge fire devours a luxury condominium complex under construction in santa clara, sending workers running for their lives. >> our exclusive sky map 7 technology shows where the
flames broke out. it started just before 11:30 this morning. >> amanda del castillo is there live. amanda. >> reporter: dan, ama, in the last hour and a half we saw crews putting out some small spot fires. those are now out and the scene has actively calmed down. we have noticed in the last five minutes that police have let traffic through at least one direction here along el camino real, but the lanes closest to the scene remain closed at this time. just a few hundred feet away from massive flames and heavy, dark smoke, witness video captures the intensity behind friday's four-alarm fire. >> i will say it did not take a minute to spread the fire, very quick. >> the business took a hit, his windows cracked, right across the street from the construction site. plastic parts on one car parked nearby appeared melted and more. what would have been the anatara
villas consumed by fire damage. one worker at the site was injured in the escape. others recalled what happened only moments before running for their lifts. >> i thought somebody had a torch close to me because it felt like a lot of heat. i got scared and i looked up and there was a fire in the corner of the building. >> reporter: flames produced such an intense heat surrounded structures started to smoke. some residents gathered garden hoses to keep the fire at a distance, other notified neighbors. >> there's a lot of residential properties here with older residents. they were knocking on doors getting people out. >> reporter: three dozen firefighters were on hand. atf investigators responded. the fire was contained around 2:00 a.m. though crews stayed on scene to monitor hot spots. >> the heat was unbelievable and it took off into the sky and obviously developed into this unfortunate occurrence.
>> reporter: at one point a person of interest was detained by santa clara police for questioning, but we learned that person has since been released. now, santa clara police tell me that until santa clara fire says that this is a safe scene no investigators have been able to access the site. so we'll have to wait for that. for now the cause of the fire is still under investigation. i'm reporting in santa clara, amanda del castillo, "abc 7 news." >> legend usa sent us this statement. we will work with local authorities and related kpts to conduct a thorough review of what happened and how to effectively prevent any such instances from happening in the future. >> we sent out the alert about the fire at 11:24 a.m. through the "abc 7 news" mobile app. it is one way to stay on top of breaking news as it happens, just be sure to enable the push alert feature. vice president joe biden wrapped up a night of fundraising in the bay area.
it comes one day after the democratic debate, and that confrontational moment between biden and senator kamala harris over civil rights issues. "abc 7 news" reporter liz crates is live in met with donors. >> reporter: he wrapped up his second fundraiser of the night, but a lot of questions we main about his performance at the debate and for his concern likely concern after a top bay area donor said he is pulling back his support. vice president joe biden seemed to put the past 24 hours behind him as he arrived to this ritzy secret home friday night to kick off a weekend of high dollar fundraising. vice president biden, do you have regrets about the debate last night? no luck getting an answer. but earlier, the vladimir putin seemed to be looking for a do-over. >> i would like to say something about the debate last night. he went on to reference this
moment when california senator kamala harris confronted him about working with segregationists in congress. >> there was a little girl in california who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bussed to school every day, and that little girl was me. >> i did not oppose bussing in america. what i opposed is bussing ordered by the department of education. that's what i opposed. >> reporter: the morning after he sought to clarify. >> we all know that 30 seconds to 60 seconds on a campaign debate exchange can't do justice to a lifetime committed to civil rights. >> reporter: but in california where biden leads among democratic voters, some supporters may now be second guess in. tom mcinerney says he is pulling back his support for biden and warns others may do the same. >> reporter: now, the reason he said he is pulling back his support is because of biden's
support for the hite amendment as well as comments about segregationists. as far as this visit, it is biden's first time to california since launching his campaign. he has another event in los altos tomorrow morning and no other public events. >> thanks very much. kamala harris is expected for an event of her own. >> pride celebrations are well under way tonight. as dan mentioned, the parade is on sunday. abc 7 reporter luce live. >> reporter: this is where the after party for the trans march is happening. thousands here ahead of the pride parade. san francisco is more colorful than ever. it kicked off with rainbow flags and outfits worn by more than
6,000 people, adorning our city from delores park to market street. >> it means i get to come together with my community and see the people who suppounity. transgender woman for three years, marching today for her was a dream come true. >> i came out a few years ago after having a near-death experience. >> reporter: in the crowd, different faces and stories. >> i have a family that's not as supportive, so to know that people are out there who want to love you at a familiar level is nice to know. >> reporter: for abby martinez marching after leaving mexico in fear for her life. alliss clark and her church gave out hugs and told many they were 4r06d. >> people who come for a hug say thank you, thank you so much and the hugs go on for a while. i think they really are nourishing that way. >> reporter: hamburger mary's
drag queens reminded the crowd pride for them is everyday. >> this our life. yes, we do shows all year long. many of our entertainers are full-time performers, not just at hamburger mary's but around the country. >> reporter: many events are happening throughout san francisco this weekend and we have a list on our website. you can check it out, abc7news.com. as you can see many are trying to sbet inget into the club you my left. luz pina. >> here is a live look at coit tower and city hall. both are lit up for pride with rainbow colors. what will the weather be like this weekend? a closer view of citya hall. it is a colorful display. saturday, mild conditions, 66 in the afternoon with morning fog in the morning.
let's look at the parade forecast for pride as we go down and look at 9:00 a.m. 57 degrees. there will be a little bit of fog, cool, and mainly sunny, bright and breeze for the afternoon. the sun goes down and the temperatures will fall. overall it is looking fantastic. i will be back with a full look at the weekend forecast coming up, ama. >> thank you so much, sandhya. we have a complete guide to pride on our website abc7news.com. 50 years later, how new york city's stonewall riots sparked the modern gay rights movement. from a gas tax to a chat bot crackdown many what you need to know about the new laws taking effect on monday. ready for this? going to the dmv may be less
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>> pride celebrations are underway on both coasts tonight. in new york city they're taking on special significance this year. 50 years ago today a crowd at the stonewall inn took a stand for lgbtq rights. abc news reporter josh iniger has the story. >> they celebrated in the village tonight, celebrated progress, 50 years since there really was nothing to celebrate at all. >> on one level, you know, it sort of made me sad, but on another it is like how far we've come. >> progress is not guaranteed. back. >> reporter: this was the kickoff to pride weekend, itself the grand finale of an entire pride month. all of it, all of the flags and flam buoyance, all of the rights to marry or live a life, all started at the stonewall inn. >> every right and freedom they
have today happened because of people brave enough of our elders to make it happen here in this spot. >> 1969 on this very day. >> reporter: stacey lents is co-owner of the stonewall where 50 years ago tonight christopher street looked different. that's a night the public morals squad, part of the nypd, raided the place and set off days of protests that gave birth to a movement. >> it was wrong. >> reporter: the night of the raid, jim waters was only 9 years old. now he is one of the police department as highest ranking chiefs in charge of counterterrorism. where once police officers were targeting the gay community, half a century later his cops instead are looking out. >> they're a high-value target if you will and so there are people that have been vocal not believing what they believe and looking to do them harm and we're here to protect them. >> reporter: there are no specific or credible threats against any of the revelry in
new york this weekend but the nypd is taking no chances with strategically-placed blocker cars to protect the crowds to undercover cops within the crowds to cameras and radiation detectors above the crowds. with more than 4 million people expected to attend the pride march on sunday, cops are taking no chances as they work to keep the landmark celebration safe. in new york's greenwich village, josh iniger, "abc 7 news." a major scandal is rocking a san francisco hospital over accusations of physical and verbal abuse towards patients. the department of public health says it took place at la gunda. six patients were subjected to talks about sex and it was recorded. they also raided the pharmacy to drug the patients into keeping quiet. mayor london breed spoke about her connection to the hospital. >> my grandmother was at the
hospital for many years before she passed away in 2016. >> this behavior is not something i will tolerate. >> the six employees have been fired. two top executives have resigned, no criminal charges have been filed. this is not the first scandal to rock la gunneda honda. money from the patient gift fund was used to purchase airline tickets and expensive meals in 2010. the fund is meant to buy simple pleasures for patients. several new laws go into effect on monday, california's gas tax increases by nearly $0.06 to more than $0.60 a gallon, the highest anywhere in the nation by the way. anyone purchasing ammunition will be required to undergo and instant background check to search for felony convictions and companies must disclose where customers are interacting with bots or a person online.
head to abc7news.com for more information. we have been there, stuck at the dmv for hours but the department is trying to cut down on wait times. starting monday, july 1st, offices here and across the state will open an hour earlier. they will open at 7:00 a.m. except for wednesday when they open at 9:00 a.m. doors will still close every day at 5:00 p.m. here are the bay area locations where it is happening. daly city, fremont, petaluma, san francisco, san mateo and santa clara. the dmv on claremont in oakland has offered the extended hours since last sunday. >> welcome changes for a lot of people. let's turn our attention to pride weekend and the forecast. >> welcome warming for a lot of people. >> that's right. it will be absolutely gorgeous this weekend. warm inland, mild at the coast. for pride festivities you could not ask for better weather. let me show you, dan and ama, this time lapse from the south
beach camera as san francisco's city hall was lit up for pride festivities. is that gorgeous or what? visibility good tonight. that's why if people are out celebrating tonight or this weekend you can pretty much count on fantastic weather. if you are going to santa cruz to enjoy the weather, you of bright and mild and 73 tomorrow and 72 on sunday. here is a live look from the boardwalk camera in santa cruz right now. you are looking at the boardwalk. people are out and about enjoying the summertime weather and rides there. live doppler 7 showing a few patches of fog around half moon bay. otherwise, clear skies. temperatures from the 50s to the 60s across the board, and here is another gorgeous view from the emeryville camera looking across the bay towards san francisco's sutro tower. minor ups and downs in temperatures next week. great weather expected for the
4th of july. tomorrow morning if you are an early riser, 7:00 a.m., a few patches of fog. then as the morning goes on we see a little more fog near the beaches. this is typical as you know for this time of year. in the afternoon some will lingerie long the san mateo coast. we will see higher clouds around noon time filtering the sunshine but overall the pattern looks terrific for outdoor plans on saturday and sunday. temperatures first thing in the morning, 40s and 50s, limited patches of fog. you need a light extra layer for the afternoon. 85 in morgan hill. 75, milpitas. 78 in sunnyvale. palo alto, redwood city, mid 70s. dol b in the sunset district, 63. low 80s for santa rosa, napa, calistoga, vallejo.
in the east bay you will see mild sunshine because of the clouds. 75, castor valley. inland areas, 86, concord. 85, livermore. accuweather seven-day forecast, mild to warm, nice for pride on sunday. then you are looking at a bit of a dip to start off the workweek. warmer tuesday and looking great for the 4 it th of july, the barbecues, the fireworks? well, there will be fog. we'll hammer it out heading towards next week. dan and ama. >> exciting arrival. meet the
zoo says he is doing well, bonding with his mom, 9-year-old josie. the zoo expects him to make his debut in a few weeks at the marine exhibit. >> adorable. >> i like that. >> he's frolicking. >> it is the way i usually show up to work. nba free agency, latest on k.d. and klay. plus, what is 49ers' receiver marquese doing with
espn reports that kevin durant is looking at four possibilities, four teams, warriors, nets, knicks and clippers, but only golden state can offer the five-year $221 million super max. despite his acl injury klay thompson is expected to get the max offer from the doves and klay's expected to take it. he repeatedly said he wants to remain a warrior, keeping the flash brothers together a priority. at 3:01 he should have the contract in front of him. to baseball. giants d-backs kevin pillar repping the bay. alex dickerson hitting over .400 since joining the giants. this is crushed. one hop into mccovey cove. two hits, two rbis into the game. posey came in during the midst of a slump. missed a home run. it was close. they reviewed it, called it a double. drives in brandon belt and it is 2-0, giants at that point.
buster goes 3 for 4. angels in anaheim. matt olson signing a jersey before the game for a fan. that value is going up, up and away. homer for the fourth straight game and the fan approves. next time out? golfs it out. five rbis for olson as the a's win it 7-2. let's check out the women's world cup. quarterfinals. usa and the host team france. 47th minute. megan rapinoe, somehow nobody touches the ball. through the legs of a defender and it goes in. ran inowe with two goals in the game, scored four straight for team usa. as the u.s. wins 2-1 they will face england in semifinals. best video of the day. 49ers receiver marquise goodwin enjoying pool time with a grown, live tiger ergs, and then having a ball with a leopard. this is a baby leopard. hello, it is a leopard!
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