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have been canceled, have been delayed today. 124 cancels. the average delay we're told is about 45 to 60 minutes. we've talked to some passengers who have had delays much longer than that, some five hours of delays. other people stranded, their flights canceled all together. annalise hutchins is trying to get home to orange county, but the construction shutting down the runway for the third day isn't making it easy. >> we had jetblue and it said last night we were supposed to board at 4:00, and this morning it said we were supposed to leave at 2:30 in the morning. and we went to jetblue's front desk, and they said there is no jetblue flights leaving anymore out of here and we have to go to oakland now. >> and that's where we met them, trying to figure out how they were going to get there. >> very frustrated. >> they're not the only frustrated fliers. hundreds have been canceled since the 20-day maintenance project began on saturday. we wanted ed ted to find out h
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delays might be impacting other local airports. here at the oakland airport two flights on the board were supposed to take off from san francisco. they were instead reroute heard through oakland. san jose international airport says they're also accommodating rerouted flights. is there anything that could have been done to prevent this from happening? >> not really. we saw evidence that the base layer below the surface was starting to fail, and we've been trying other solutions that would have avoided a runway closure, and these other solutions weren't successful. >> delays are impacting both domestic and international flights. but the most impacted are short haul flights up and down the west coast. the good news, this. >> we're hoping that once this is done, this is something we won't have to touch for another 50 to 60 years. >> is that was liz kreutz reporting. now sfo has faced similar challenges in the recent past. the airport experienced delays and cancellations back in the spring of 2017 because of the repaving of its second longest runway. that project also included upgrades to runway lights, the
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construction of a secondary taxi way, and realigning an existing taxi way. happening right now, a two-day pilot strike has also forced british airways to cancel almost all of its flights. the cancellations will affect more than 280,000 fliers today locked in a pay dispute. british airways warns the service disruption will likely affect flights through wednesday. fire raced right up to a home in antioch this afternoon. sky 7 flew over as firefighters were making sure that it wouldn't spread anymore that fire burned a fence, but the homes were saved. contra costa fire says they were called out at 1:25 to a report of a vegetation fire on covali way. 22 minutes later they were able to stop it. one person was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. a brushfire sparked by a mylar balloon of all things burned near mclaren park in san
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francisco. this is at mansell street and visitation avenue. it did cause a power outage in that area. that forced the rec and park department to close kaufman pool. mandatory evacuations are still in place for a huge fire burning in museplumas county. it has burned nearly 44,000 acres and is just 7% contained. erratic winds are making for difficult conditions, but fire officials say fire activity decreased last night that fire was sparked by lightning on thursday. windier conditions today, although not that hot. >> yeah. so a little bit of a trade-off. the heat coming in a few days. spencer christian with the look on more. >> you're right, dion and larry. the heat will be coming in a few days. right now it's not hot anywhere around the bay area. it's mild. warm in some spots. mid 80s in the far inland east bay, brentwood, fairfield. temperatures mainly in the 70s right now. it is windy. we have gusts to 31 miles per hour at novato and fairfield.
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23 miles per hour wind here a san francisco. so it's breezy all around the area. as we go into the evening hours, we'll see the wind diminish just a bit. on the breezy side overnight and tomorrow, but we do have a warming trend coming our way. that may increase fires later in the week by friday we'll see high temperatures soaring into the upper 90s, perhaps above 100 in some inland spots on friday. we'll keep watching that for you and i'll have the full accuweather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> sounds good, spencer, thanks. abc7 news is committed to building a better bay area. and as part of our efforts, we're covering stories about housing and the homeless. >> today a request to immediately stop the construction of a navigation center along the embarcadero was denied. that center is next to the residential building where police say a woman was attacked bay homeless man. neighbors have argued that the center will just attract more crime and drugs in that area. >> abc7 news reporter lyanne melendez joins us live along the embarcadero with more on what's next for neighbors.
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lyanne? >> well, you've heard this before. it ain't o over. now those who oppose this navigation center really are -- have a number of arguments, but one of them is that, of course, that they want to stop this construction now right this second. they were not successful in court. they will be back in court very soon now to argue that this time that this city, the city cannot build on this site. the alleged attack on a woman by a homeless man last month left many neighbors along the embarcadero adamantly opposed to the construction of this 200-bed navigation center. today they asked a judge to grant a temporary restraining order to immediately stop its construction. they argued that it does irreparable harm to residents. >> i really don't have any showing of irreparable harm here. >> the judge denied the request because none of the homeless
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people who occupy the center have moved in. the city says the center would open in late november or early december. those behind the safe embarcadero for all group will have another day in court in two weeks when they argue that the land that was given to the city by the state in 1969 is not being used for its intended purpose. >> turn it into housing for a small number of people. and that is irreparable harm to the people who would otherwise be able to use this property and enjoy it for the benefit of all the people of california. >> the city insists that because the center will be temporary, two to four years, it didn't need approval from the state lands commission. a neighbor said the neighbor already has a navigation center nearby. >> the last navigation center to open is less than a mile away from this one. >> it would be here. >> he's right, according to supervisor matt heaney, who supports building the navigation center in his district, but district 6 already has three
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navigation centers. >> there should be one in each district. our district cannot continue to bear the entire burden of providing shelter for everyone. utayorreed ss coinues to be a challee. . >> it can't be about focusing on trying to have one in every district. should it be about focusing on identifying locations wherever they are. >> now there are 11 districts represented. only three of them have navigation systems or centers. those are districts 6, of course, matt heaney's, and district 9 and 10. the mission and bayview's hunter point. i'm live in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. >> all right, lyanne, before you go, had they been successful, maybe stop that construction, what would that have meant for the city? >> well, besides not having a place for 200 people to live, that would also mean a lot of
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money. now, again, because they would nfm is b in crt they that would city about $100,000 a month if this project were put on hold. >> all right. lyanne melendez live for news san francisco. thanks. now tomorrow the fremont city council is set to decide whether where to put their navigation behi c hall or on city property at dakoto road near fremont boulevard. hundreds of residents have expressed their support for or opposition to both locations. around 45 homeless people will be selected to stay at the center for up to six months while a permanent housing situation is found that center will be modeled after one in berkeley which has an 82% success rate in placing residents in permanent housing. protesters chained themselves to entrances of the state capitol today. six were arrested during a rally against vaccination bills.
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the crowd also blocked the driveway used by lawmakers just as they were arriving this morning to work. protesters are urging the they say limit their wo senate rights to get vaccine exemptions for their children. some protesters feel today's arrests hurt their effort. >> now the narrative is that we're violent, angry terrorists who just don't want to vaccinate our kids. >> one measure they oppose calls for more scrutiny of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions from the state's vaccine requirements. the other would invalidate any medical exemption from a doctor who has faced disciplinary action by the state medical board. san francisco's recreation and parks department is taking steps to warn people about mountain lions. there have been two sightings since august 21st. that first one at lake merced, and then another last tuesday at golden gate park. the city put up warning signs at both locations. there was no indication of aggressive behavior during
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either encounter. you are looking at video from a mountain lion spotting in hillsboro. since 1890, there have only been 16 attacks on humans in california, six of them fatal. anyone who sees a mountain lion is asked to call 311. tech probe. another silicon valley tech giant now under investigation. monday night football. the raiders set to take on the broncos in oakland. we'll have a preview of the game that you can see right here on abc7 news. and top colleges. we will show o♪ ozempic®! ♪ oh! oh! (announcer) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than 7 and maintained it. oh! under 7? (announcer) and you may lose weight.
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we're showing you the traffic, the cars lined up on 66th avenue, trying to get in on this side of the coliseum. the gates opened about two hours ago. still cars are streaming in. they started lining up. we can show you some video a little bit earlier today. in fact, this morning, these folks told us that they came out here, started lining up, putting out some of their tents, getting ready for this game, enjoying some shall we say libations. and they came early to get in line to make sure they're among the first to get in so they could tailgate for a full five hours before the game started. now let's hear what some of these folks had to say about what will be the last home opener here in oakland. eree to an oakland raider game in oakland and a game opener ever.
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i live in so cal. so for me, it's going down, baby, it's going >>ecset'speni today. >> well, last season. we got to get that last home game in case i can't make it out to any more. >> this is the last home opener. so it's bittersweet today. but we're going toby here. we're going to party. we're going have fun, and we're going win today. >> and we're back out here live. not everybody out here is going into the game. you can see the sign here, dion and larry. it says keep the raider name in oakland. this is the group forever oakland. ever since the team has decided and been approved for its move to las vegas, these folks have been rallying, trying to keep the name at least, the raiders here in oakland. i'm not sure how well that effort is going. we also talk to antonio brown d. i'll have more for you on that tonight on abc7 news at 6:00. live at the coliseum, laura
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anthony, abc7 news. >> we could do several hours just on antonio brown. but laura, i know you talked to a lot of people out there. mosta were coming out to see the last home opener in oakland or they're vegas people or l.a. people. what's the sense you have? >> well, larry, i know it's not a scientific survey. we pretty much got the folks in line weight. i was surprised actually how many of them are from southern california. a lot of them from the l.a. area. they came up here to the game. the gentleman you just heard said it's his first home opener in oakland. he is actually from the l.a. area. a lot of those folks told me they of course will be following the team to las vegas. we did talk to some folks from the area as well, and again, we'll hear from them tonight at 6:00. >> all right. they are die-hard fans. laura anthony, thanks to you. a reminder, our game coverage begins right after abc7 news news at 6:00. kickoff between the denver broncos and oakland raiders is at 7:15.
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now because of football, "jeopardy" and "wheel of fortune" won't air at the normal times. they can be seen starting tomorrow at their usual times. don't worry, no new episodes will be missed. now tonight's episode of "bachelor in paradise" and "grand hotel" will air in their entirety. that's starting at 1:05 in the morning, so set your dvrs as we speak. there definitely will be pro football in oakland next year even if the raiders' move to vegas is completed. marshawn lynch who is from oakland will be a co-owner of the oakland panthers in of the indoor football league. an official announcement is expected to be made tomorrow. the team will play next march at the coliseum arena. they'll play a 14 game regular season schedule. this will be the first indoor football team for the bay area since the san jose sabercats of the arena league disbanded in 2015. more sports news, usc athletic director lynn swann has resigned
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after three years on the job. the announcement made today in l.a. the 67-year-old former bay area resident was hired in 2016, despite the fact he had no significant experience in the athletic administration. usc's athletic department has faced numerous setbacks during swann's stay, most notably their involvement in widespread college admissions scandal issues and basketball krumcorruption scand. he graduated from serra high school. heads up for giants fans as well. in addition to the baseball game at oracle park tomorrow, there will be a concert at the newly opened chase center just a few blocks away. the giants play the pittsburgh pirates starting at 6:45. and at 8:00, a dave matthews band concert starts. the two venues are less than a mile apart. people going to either event are advised to plan early and leave ahead of time. even if you're not involved in either one, be aware of that
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additional traffic. >> don't drive. >> just don't do it. >> leaving now. that would be one possibility. this is the grand convergence that will take place, and we'll see how it goes. >> this is for those who have been lining up outside, wait fogger the forecast. i don't want to keep them waiting. >> so kind of you. >> kind of like a raiders game. >> right. here we go. live doppler 7 showing mostly sunny skies right now. we have a few high clouds and a cople of low clouds. and there is moisture getting close to the bay area, which could produce a sprinkle or two. but first, this is how it looks right now from sutro tower looking over san francisco under mainly sunny skies. oakland 77. 75 at redwood city. 80 degrees at gilroy, and 66 at half moon bay. and from emeryville, you see some low clouds developing off in the distance there. still mainly blue skies over the bay and inland. 81 at santa rosa and napa. 84 at fairfield. concord, 82. and 78 at livermore. and here is a nice view from our rooftop camera looking at a few
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scattered clouds over the sky looking back toward coit tower. these are the forecast features. we may see light scattered showers in the early morning hours, or overnight hours tomorrow. but it will be sunny. breezy afternoon tomorrow, and much warmer weather will develop later this week. let's talk about the raiders big game tonight. monday night football opening their season against the broncos. raiders at home, that is, at the coliseum. game time 7:20. it will be mostly sunny at that point. a few clouds maybe sweeping through the sky. and as the game ends, of course it will be dark. but again, mainly clear sky in the mid evening hours. overnight, though, clouds will increase. especially in the south bay and parts telephone east bay. overnight lows in the mainly mid- to upper 50s. there is a low-pressure system to our north that is sweeping showers into the pacif push a few more clouds into the bay area overnight, and that may produce a couple of sprinkles here and there, mainly south and east of the golden gate. then by 9:00 tomorrow morning,
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we'll probably see skies becoming sunnier again. and by midday, mostly sunny skies and another mild day is coming our way with highs ranging from low and mid-60s at the coast. a little cooler than average for this time of the year. but still pretty mild. and we'll see upper 70s to low 80s inland. now the big warm-up will be coming later this week. on wednesday, look for highs bouncing up a couple of degrees to about 90 in the warmest inland locations, and thursday, mid- to upper 90s, up to about 98 at fairfield. 97 at concord and antioch. and friday we expect to be hot inland with highs up to about 100 degrees or maybe even a degree or two higher in the warmest inland locations. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. gradual warm-up from tomorrow to wednesday, but then temperatures rise rather sharply on thursday and friday. and they don't taper off much on saturday. we'll probably see upper 90s inland on saturday, if not 100 degrees again. mid-80s around the bay. and then there will be further cooling on sunday and monday. so this is a three-day spike in
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heat, not enough to qualify as a heatwave. but certainly going to be hot in some places. >> still hot, yes. >> absolutely. >> spencer, thanks. coming up, san francisco bay's juul under fire once again. the fda warning issued to the vaping giant. plus -- >> some say backyard homes like >> some say backyard homes like these could help with the bay come try my really big chicken two patties for $4.99, or three for $5.99, or four for $6.99. that's an amazing deal, jack! hey, thanks, stanley. ow. ...wait, what's happening? stanley! you're deflating! hold me, jack! only at jack in the box.
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a new antitrust investigation is under way into google's advertising practices. a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 48 states will look into what they say is google's, quote, potential monopolistic behavior. the investigation also includes puerto rico and the district of columbia, but not california and alabama. >> and this is a company that dominates all aspects of advertising on the internet and searching on the internet. as they dominate the buyer side, the seller side, the auction side, and even the video side with youtube. >> a spokesperson for california attorney general xavier becerra would not comment on the announcement. another investigation follows from a separate group of states announced last friday into facebook's market dominance. california is not involved in that probe either. federal health authorities say juul labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking,
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including at presentations in schools. the food and drug administration issued a stern warning letter to the san francisco-based company today reprimanding it for various claims, one which says its products are, quote, much safer than cigarettes. federal law states companies must show scientific evidence before marketing its products as a better option. this comes as the cdc confirmed five deaths and 450 possible cases of respiratory illness associated with vaping. >> this is a kid's toy, make no mistake about it, no matter what juul tells you. oh, we don't want to sell to kids. come on, get real. we know what's happening, and it's deadly. >> the fda has been investigating juul for months now, but had not previously warned the company. juul says it discontinued its school programs a year ago this month, adding, quote, we are reviewing the letters and will fully cooperate. u.s. news and world report has put out its annual college rankings, and stanford is once again near the top among the
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entire country. tied for number six with the univertyf chicago and the university of pennsylvania. uc berkeley ranks 22nd overall and second among public universities. u.s. news and world report looks at things like academic quality, retention rates and graduation rates. for the first time this year it ranked top performers on social mobility, evaluating which schools best serve underrepresented students. uc santa cruz ranks number two. in general, the uc schools are very, very good and also very difficult to get into. dramatic rescue today. four crewmembers trapped in an overturned cargo ship. the latest on the race to save their lives. plus -- >> these 11 individuals answered the call. they stared down evil. >> president trump honors the first responders to last month's deadly ohio shooting. this i
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now news to build a better bay area, from abc7. >> three of four crewmembers have been rescued from an overturned cargo ship off the coast of georgia, but they are still working on a plan to rescue a fourth crewmember trapped on another deck. >> he remains behind glass in the engineering department. abc news reporter maggie ruehli live with the efforts. >> just moments ago we did learn that that fourth crewmember has in fact been rescued. this has been an incredibly
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complicated and high stakes rescue operation for both those coast guard members that were on board that ship doing the rescuing and for the four men trapped inside. they call it complicated. on top of all that, they say it's been a very safety conscious but slow process. coast guard officials say three of the trapped crewmembers inside this overturned cargo ship have been rescued. rescue teams are still working to save the fourth man. officials say he's trapped behind glass without access to fresh water or food. >> this is a dynamic situation, and frankly, we didn't even have time to prepare for this press conference. >> battling sweltering temperatures, topping what felt like 120 degrees, officials say the men are in fairly good conditions, considering what they've lived through. >> that i were subject to some pretty tough conditions over the last day and a half. >> rescue teams say they heard the crew tapping from inside the boat throughout the night. >> knowing where to go on a ship that is 600-feet plus big,
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knowing where to go was an outstanding job by the engineers last night. >> drilling carefully, three inches at a time through the hull of the ship. officials first giving them food, water and air. a translator speaking to the men in korean, telling them exactly where to go. the ship, twice the size of a football field, was carrying more than 4,000 cars when it capsized off the coast of georgia sunday morning, catching fire. >> okay, i'm going to bring you back up. >> overnight the coast guard rescuing the other 20 crewmember, airlifting some to safety. right now officials say it's not exactly clear what came first, the fire or that ship capsizing. but now, again, since all four crewmembers have officially been rescued, they're able to turn their efforts away from search and rescue and on to figuring exactly what went so wrong. dan and larry? >> the video, maggie, of the boat on its side is unbelievable. but what about the potential economic and environmental impacts from that ship? circumstances larr
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circumstances. >> larry, it is so striking to see it on its side. the two things, environmental and economic. environmental we hear from our teams on the ground that they already are seeing oil pop up in that port. so environmental experts are going to take a close look at the amount of oil leaking and also all those cars on board, what that means for the environmental impact. but also economics is a major port for georgia. it remains closed right now. we don't know how long that huge vessel is going to remain in the port for. so this could have a large impact for the people living there and their economic future. larry? >> massive cleanup operation. maggie rulli, thank you. abc7 news has learned the investigation into last week's southern california dive boat fire is now a criminal probe. according to criminal officials, the fbi is joining the investigation that was started by the coast guard. authorities served search warrants yesterday at the company that owned the boat. meanwhile, the search resumes tomorrow for the final victim of that disaster that killed 34,
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most from northern california. well, what was hurricane dorian is now out to sea off in canada, but the death toll in the bahamas hit hard by the storm for two days is now up to 45. there is no power or running water on the islands of abaco and grand bahama, and an estimated 70,000 people have been left homeless. some are trying to escape, but last night more than 100 people were forced off a boat headed for florida because they didn't have visas. customs and border protection says the ferry operator didn't properly coordinate its evacuation effort with the government. members of congress, they're back in washington after an august recess that was marked by gun violence. and while the calls to pass meaningful gun control legislation grow louder, both parties agree that it will ultimately hang on president trump. here is abc news reporter. >> in a poignant ceremony, president trump bestowed the highest award for bravely rhode
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island to the nine dayton police officers who took down a gunman during a shooting rampage. >> the light from these intrepid souls defied the darkness and confronted the most sinister danger. >> that shooting one of three mass shootings that have taken place in the last month, including that hate-fueled attack on walmart in el paso. in all, 38 people have been killed. >> would you all please join me in expressing our deepest gratitude and highest admiration to these unbelievably exceptional americans. thank you. [ applause ] >> in the days that followed, president trump vowed to work with democrats to pass meaningful background check legislation, but then the president reversed course. >> as strong as you make your background checks, they would not have stopped any of it. >> as congress returns to session, democrats are looking to keep gun control at the forefront, and a new abc/washington post poll shows an overwhelming number of americans, 89% support background checks for all gun
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purchases. since february, two house-passed background check bills have languished in the senate. >> two people in washington can make sure the background checks bill passes, donald trump and mitch mcconnell. >> however, majority leader mitch mcconnell has said he will only consider a vote on gun legislation if it has trump's backing. >> we are not taking no for an answer. we're not going away. >> and that poll also found that 86% of americans support so-called red flag laws, which allow guns to be taken away from people who are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others, and 56% support a nationwide ban on the sale of military style assault weapons. abc news, washington. yet another tesla driver spotted sleeping at the wheel on a massachusetts highway. you can see the driver and the passenger here asleep. the man who shot the video says he drove alongside the car for about a minute. he was honking his horn, but
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neither woke up. police are aware, but no complaint has been filed as of yet. we've seen tesla drivers asleep at the wheel at least three times before. tesla says autopilot is, quote, intended for use with a fully attentive driver who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any time. >> scary to watch. well, a kitten was rescued this morning on 880. check it out. this little guy was found in a 50 drum barrel by a caltrans worker. donna diaz noticed the barrel in the center divide. after removing it from the freeway, she found the little kitten inside. it's now safe and sound at the berkeley animal shelter. >> cute. journalist tamron hall back on tv. her new talk show premiered today here on abc7 news. we'll have the highlights from today's episode, and what you can expect in the future. i'm spencer christian. it's a great view of the western sky from the east bay hills camera. just a few clouds now, but more are on the way.
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a story to tell, and you don't have to be famous to get her to listen. >> this is about inspiration. and this is about where we're all going. >> in fact, her first guest was a man who spent almost half a century in prison for a crime he didn't commit. >> mr. richard phillips. we may never certainly have the experience he had, but we can relate to that desire and that want to even in the face of the most difficult adversity to get back up. >> celebrities will have a place on her show, if they have inspiring stories to tell. ♪ fantasia performs the show's theme song. and as the debut made clear, hall's own unique story will be referenced often. at any point during this show, did you ever reflect, take a second to reflect on that long arc that's brought you here? >> absolutely. and i fought it back because i
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didn't want to fall to my knees cry. >> tamron hall listens with a special kind of empathy, enhanced at the first show by the presence of her mom and her son. but this is a team effort headed by bill getty, who guide "the view" for so long. they plan a civilized approach to talk on tv. >> i didn't just see kenyon, abc news. >> you can watch the tamron hall show weekday afternoons at 1:00 right here on abc7. all right. madonna fans, get ready. the original material girl will be spending halloween in san francisco. the pop icon will be performing at the golden gate theater for three nights october 31st, november 2nd and november 4th. tickets go on sale this friday. a special presale kicks off tomorrow for citi card members. >> we just heard from our producer, no cell phones will be allowed? that is correct. no cell phones. >> well, more and more performers are doing that because they don't want everybody doing this the whole
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time. >> ruining the show. >> it's about experiencing the show. >> being present. >> spencer christian, same thing. >> you may use cell phones while i'm doing this forecast. live doppler 7. we have mainly sunny skies. clouds will increase overnight, especially along the coast and south of the golden gate. overnight lows mainly in the upper 50s. there may be spotty drizzle even over land areas, not just on the coast. then by midday tomorrow mainly sunny skies. certainly into the afternoon. skies will be mainly sunny. it will be breezy at the coast again. highs will range tomorrow from mid 60s alistening the coast to mainly low and mid-70s right around the bay shoreline. generally upper 70s to low 80s inland. but things are going to warm up later in the week. check out the accuweather seven-day forecast. starting on wednesday, we see a gradual warm-up, then a sharper warm-up on thursday and friday. well expect it to be hot inland with high temperatures above 100 degrees, in the warmest inland spots. up to 90 around the bay. 70 degrees on the coast. not much change on saturday,
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especially inland. it will still be hot. but significant cooling on sunday and monday. but quite a heat spike coming at the end of the week. >> i learned many years ago not to use your cell phone during the weather segment so you know what the weather is so when you come back, you can talk about it. >> there you go. >> i still use mine. >> oh! who loves you, spencer. you just remember that. all right. want to impress your friends? you can tell them that it is palindrome week that is larry's phone going off as we speak. >> i'm a very busy man. >> what are you doing? >> starting tomorrow and for the next ten days every day will read the same backwards and forwards. tomorrow is 9-10-19. if you read it backwards, it's 9-10-9. now if you go with the eight digit format, the next one, that won't be until february 20th. that is 02-02-2020. got it? >> yes. it's a lot of numbers.
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don't do well with all the numbers. >> me neither. helping to build a better bay area. this we do very well. one tiny house at a time. the company hoping to make it easier to build spaces in the south bay. gadgets is the goal that makes the magic to empower every person ♪ >> microsoft the musical coming to stage. nowhere, though.
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abc7 news is committed to building a better bay area, and one of our focuses is on housing. now earlier this month, we told you about a company just launching in the bay area that builds backyard homes, also called adus, or accessory dwelling units. >> san jose is trying to make it easier for homeowners to build these adus. and abc7 news reporter chris nguyen was one of the first to tour the model home that was just unveiled today, chris. >> and this comes with a really good time, because the city is looking at launching a loan forgiveness program that could help residents with financing some of these homes. and at this point, many say that anything that can help with the housing crisis is something that needs to be considered. >> this sort of living area, dining area is designed to be
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multifunctional space. >> as part of san jose's adu master plan program, you're looking at a brand-new mod to feel city's first preapproved accessory dwelling unit designed by redwood city-based abodeu. >> a full size refrigerator to a hidden washer/dryer combo unit. >> city leaders believe these types of granny flats can go a long way to easing the housing crunch, and they're hoping they can speeds up. >> you're shaving off the time that would go into a custom built adu. how big is it going to be? where do the rooms go, what kind of kitchen is it, all of those decisions are already made. >> and with limited space, knowing how to maximize it is just as important. >> so everything from the exterior materials to the roof to appliances on the inside, the color of the floors, the paint, all those things can be customized to match a
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homeowner's likes. >> the adus aren't for everyone, but on tuesday the city council will consider a loan forgiveness program worth up to $20,000 per applicant for those who are willing to rent out their backyard home as affordable housing. >> the fees cost about $20,000. that's a huge impediment to some people who want to build affordable housing in their backyard. so the forgivable loan will enable us to to help folks get into those adus, build those adus. >> the base price for this including all of the permitting, the install costs, everything, is $199,000. >> at 495 square feet per unit, the company's co-founder says it's an affordable option for those in the bay area who are look to building in their backyard. the city is now in the process of reviewing other companies who may want to join the program. we're live in san jose. i'm chris nguyen, abc7 news. >> thanks. we do want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. you can share them by joining our better bay area group on
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facebook. so what happens when you combine ♪ it's all happening here ♪ now it's so much more than a dream ♪ >> this is very nicely produced. microsoft the musical is making the rounds on the internet. a group of some 150 staffers and interns filmed the video at the tech giant's corporate campus in redmond, washington. the number runs through the history of microsoft while touching on the company's mission to empower people and organizations to achieve more. the interns say it took them about eight weeks during their time off to make this video. ♪ we'd rather say hello from net control tonight, don't want gravity pulling on us tonight ♪ >> meantime, interns at nasa's johnson space center have a new video out as well. a song is a revamped version of
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nasa by pop star ariana grande. the interns switched up the lyrics to share excitement for the artemis lunar exploration plan, nasa's plan to get americans back on the moon by 2024. nasa hopes the video will get young people interested in space. >> our interns up in the newsroom have it going. >> stepping it up. >> based on what we saw there. an unusual twist on used car sales. >> we came up with the pickup option. we knew whatever we offered had to be fun. it had to be exciting. it had to be different. >> give you a closer look at this vending machine sales technique. it's like getting a candy bar, but a gigantic candy bar. but will it draw more customers? >> a little more expensive too. and dan joining us now with what's coming up on abc7 news at 5:00. >> hey, dion, hey, larry. relief for commuters. bart is making a big change to its work schedule that has closed lanes on highway 24 and shut down train service between walnut creek and orinda. a south bay woman says she
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went to a jack in the box restaurant and says she was denied service and then mocked by an employee. we're going to have her story. and a vaping showdown. the fda goes after one of the leading e-cigarette the weather's perfect... family is all together and we switched to geico; saved money on our boat insurance. how could it get any better than this? dad, i just caught a goldfish! there's no goldfish in this lake. whoa! it's pure gold. we're gonna be rich... we're gonna be rich! it only gets better when you switch and save with geico. managingting rht?iabetes? on it! staying active? on it. audrey thinks she's doing all she can to manage her type 2 diabetes and heart disease but is her treatment doing enough to lower her heart risk? [sfx: crash of football players colliding off-camera.]
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tonight on abc7, 7:00, monday night football raiders and broncos. stay with us for abc7 news at 11:00. you've probably seen the commercials talking about car vending machines, but do you know they'll they really exist? >> two are here in california. reporter dave kuns has the details. >> we're familiar with vending machines to quell hunger pangs. how about an enormously scaled up variation that dispenses used cars. >> i was driving on the freeway, and i noticed the construction of it. and i kept thinking what is it going to be? ac it going to be a >> w to c buying in the
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digital age. >> when we first started we offered home delivery to all of our customers, which we still offer. when we came up with the pickup, we knew it had to be fun, it had to be exciting. it had to be different. so the idea came to life. the hard work began of having to build one. >> so far there are two in california. one in westminster right next to crowded 405 and this next to ontario, next to busy interstate 10. >> very impressive. especially at night, you drive by on the 10 freeway, and you see all these cars. what is this place about? >> most of the transaction is done online, including financing. sign a few papers here and you're handed a huge novelty coin to set the contraption in motion. your new to you car i brought to ground level. you do have seven days to change your mind. okay, it's a bit of a gimmick because these are the same cars you could have on a regular lot, but it's a way to get attention in a used car market that is competitive. a used car market that is also a
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very big deal. >> later, mom. i think i have a customer. >> for years used cars were the target of mockery. no more laughing matter. last year 17.3 million new cars were sold in the u.s. but more than 40 million used or preowned cars changed hands. and if you can do it with a gimmick, all the better. >> oh, my gosh, that's so cool. i kid you not, it's like a gum ball machine. i'm inside of a gum ball machine. there. >> are now 21 of these in the u.s., but look for more as word gets out. novelty can pay off. >> it's always fun to be able to say you got your car out of a car vending machine. >> reporting in ontario, dave kuns, abc7 news news. >> when you want to go for a test drive, let me have the red one? no, no, no, i want the blue. >> i want to know what happens if it gets jammed, right? do you kick it like a regular vending machine? >> i don't think that's going to work. thanks for joining us for abc7 news at 4:00. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm dion lim. abc7 news at 5:00 starts nouch.
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the fda versus juul. the scathing letter that went out today. 'll take you live to the coliseum for a preview of tonight's game. delays and cancellations have plagued travelers at san francisco international airport. the construction work that's behind it and the frustration that is also building. recycling is going robotic. how high-tech is helping build a better bay area. >> now news to build a better bay area, from abc7. >> a south bay woman goes to order from a fast food restaurant, but she says things quickly spiraled because she is deaf. now she is claiming discrimination. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. a video of a jack in the box employee berating a deaf woman at a drive-through for bypassing the speaker has gone viral online. >> the restaurant in question is on hamilton avenue in campbell,
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and abc7 news reporter chrkris reyes spoke to the woman who stood her ground and to shed light on the battles deaf people fight every single day. >> i'm deaf. i can't hear. >> speaker, can you move, please? >> i can't hear. you're discriminating me. >> she still gets rattled remembering this day, august 31, 4:00 a.m. at this jack i the box in campbell just outside of san jose. she and her son were trying to order at the drive-through, and she was refused service because she didn't order at the speaker. arnot jenson can read lips, but is profoundly deaf. no hearing at all. >> i was just fed up. the constant telling us to go, go, when


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