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this crash around 1:43 this morning with two work trucks. according to chp, this left car was left abandoned in the middle lanes and struck by oncoming traffic. again, those two work trucks were filled with workers. they were involved in that crash, but luckily we hear only minor injuries were reported by those workers. because of the force of that accident, that gravel went spilling across the northbound and southbound lanes causing a huge mess. back here live, i want to show you this, the last of those work trucks being cleared from the northbound lanes of 101. still waiting to learn an eta as to when this is cleared. remarkably only minor injuries reported this morning. lots of questions as to why the zip car was in the middle of the ro road. i'm julian glover, abc7 news.
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>> that's wild. there is an alert this morning for muni commuters in san francisco. your train could be really, really crowded. >>problem with the new fleet. another problem on top of the other high profile issues that needed fixes this year. amy hollyfield is in the west portal neighborhood. >> they're having quite a few problems with these new trains. this issue is the pins that hold the trains together what this means for you if you're a muni rider is trains will be crowded today. they're not using as many cars as usual. muni will be running about a dozen trains with just one car instead of two. the report says the pins that hold the trains together need to be replaced. the manufacturer is sending new pins and is paying for the replacements. the company, semem siemans is a redesigning the pins.
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muni bought 68 new trains in the last year from the new company. they had to fix the new brakes on the trains, add sensors to the doors and next year will need to replace the bench seats. muni is calling this problem short-term and says to expect only crowded trains today. that's what they're saying as of right now as they wait for those pins to arrive. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. joe biden will be in the bay area today for a pair of fund-raisers, one held in palo alto, the other in san francisco. >> according to politico, one of them will be hosted by senator dianne feinstein and her husband and the other hosted by san francisco lawyer joe conchet. today is the deadline for democrats to qualify for the presidential debate in l.a. and it appears seven candidateseyers today.
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he spoke and answered questions at an event in walnut creek yesterday. he said he's running for president so the government can start working for the people. steyer is one of seven candidates who qualified for next thursday's debate in l.a. michael bloomberg was in san francisco talking climate change yesterday. he attended a conference at the moscone center with former governor jerry brown. earlier he kicked off his california campaign swing in stockton. bloomberg told supporters he would use tax credits to pay for affordable housing. in the east bay, a big break in the case of a hair cut gone bad. the woman accused of running over a barber in antioch is now in custody. 28-year-old ruby turned herself in yesterday. she rammed her car into a barbershop after a dispute over her son's hair cut. the impact pushed 63-year-old brian martin into the shop's front window. martin suffered severe leg
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injuries. three alleged drug dealers in the tenderloin have been arrested and charged by federal authorities in the deaths of a santa rosa man and his toddlerment the u.s. attorney filed a criminal complaint yesterday. in september, pat tririck o'nei was found unresponsive and his 13-month-old son dead, the son consumed fentanyl. >> where these drugs were distributed in the open air drug market that exists in the tenderloin neighborhood of san francisco. charging an alleged drug dealer saying his drugs caused someone's death, this is a strong charge and is relatively rare. so if convicted, the three defendants could get a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. a defense attorney in the ghost ship trial is asking for personal information of the
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previous juries. he wants the court to unseal information about past jurors in the case. the defense claims it could help them prepare his defense at a retrial expected next year. a jury deadlocked on involuntary manslaughter charges in september. 36 people died in that fire. jurors acquitted max harris. an unusual standoff in san francisco. a man scaled several buildings near market street, drawing onlookers and bringing traffic to a standstill. laura martinez saw it unfold and tells us what happened. >> the fall was about 15 feet. within seconds this man had ended hours of tense moments. >> i was debating do i watch it or look away. >> several onlookers asked themselves the same question. >> it's one of those things, you
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don't want to look at it or follow it but you're also concerned. >> reporter: police say it started around 9:40 wednesday morning when they got the call of a man jumping into traffic. that man jumped on to a building and refused to come down. >> he is saying i'm going to do it. i'm going to jump officially. >> reporter: police officers stood by on the ground and roofs to try and communicate with him and get him down safely. >> it's sad that we can't do a better job or taking care of people. >> reporter: at one point the man jumped on the awning of nick's foods and liquor. a convenience store that had to close while all of this was unfolding. >> nobody in and out. we close it. no one can come. >> reporter: by 4:00 p.m., the man appears to fall or slip from the awning of a ground floor building. >> he is up 60, 70 feet, that fall would have killed him. happy it was 15, but at the same time, yeah, that's really sad. >> reporter: after he fell, police loaded him on a gurney and took him to a hospital.
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police are not identifying him at this time. lauren martinez, abc7 news. a house committee takes the next step towards the possible impeachment of president trump today. republicans have one last chance to stop it. and housing the homeless on a cruise ship? the bay area city floating that unusual idea. and workers at san francisco spin do something no other e-scooter company has done before. >> we'll get to those stories in a moment. first it is 4:37. i'm over here with mike because we want to know about this rain. >> it's dry right here. >> yes. >> let's show you what's going on. looking at the western side of the bay bridge, drizzle is falling, keeping that area very dry. it's drier in the south bay, otherwise most of us needing the windshield wipers and the wet weather gear. whether we're commuting on the water or mass transit. here's a look around.
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starting in the north bay, a chance of wet weather up through 1:00. drier this afternoon as we push into the low 60s. we have a chance of wet weather through 1:00 p.m., drier this afternoon, low 60s here. let's look at what's going on along the east bay shoreline. you can see wet weather through 9:00, mainly cloudy and middle 60s, a bit warmer here. as we head over towards the peninsula, about the same as what we saw on the other side of the bay, a chance of drizzle and rain through 9:00. mainly dry the rest of the afternoon. there will still be clouds around, so still a few patches of drizzle. temperatures around 65. down in the south bay, mainly cloudy today. look at these temperatures, 66 during the afternoon hours. for san francisco, a chance of wet weather, all the way through about 3:00. not a steady rain, just off and on. we'll see some sunshine coming at you as we head into the afternoon hours. we'll turn it over to jobina and when i come back we'll look at the weekend forecast. >> good morning.
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yes, a traffic alert. we are looking at video from the scene in mountain view. this is northbound 101 just past san antonio road. both the northbound lanes of 101 and southbound lanes of 101 are closed right now. you can see this crash is absolutely horrific. amazingly what we're hearing from first responders out there is that the injuries are minor for the people involved in the crash. it happened around 1:45 this morning. still everything you can see is shut down because there is debris spread across the roadway. especially in the northbound lanes at the site of the crash. julian glover is on the scene. he's talking with chp patrol officers right now, working to get more details for us on this crash, possibly when this will be reopening. you can see it's going to take a while for first responders to get this cleared up. as i bring you out to the map, you can see where it is. this purple is showing you that
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it is closed. a sigalert there. i will keep you updated on this. this may impact your morning commute. moving on to another portion here of the bay, this is emeryville, 80, a little foggy, but smooth ride so far. we'll be back with more news, at cracker barrel, we're cooking up warm feelings of home this season. with country fried turkey, hand-breaded and fried 'til crispy, and topped with holiday herbed gravy. our take on a festive favorite is back. and it's only at cracker barrel. so, come on home for the holidays. come on home to cracker barrel.
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so, come on home for the holidays. mike bloomberg's created on tover 400,000 jobs.ue leader. as president, an opportunity economy that works for us. tax fairness -- where the wealthy pay their fair share. education .. affordable college and high skill vocational training so people can succeed in the new economy. economic security .. lower cost health care and affordable middle-class housing. proven leadership on jobs .. to build an economy where people don't just get by, they get ahead. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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here's how wet it is at places like the bay bridge toll plza, you can see some drizzle
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hanging in the air there. for our super, super commuters out in the san joaquin valley, they're dealing with dense fog. we'll see more of that tomorrow morning. here's the wet weather, it's about from 80 northward and raining in tahoe today and yosemite. only the peaks are getting some snow. upper 60s to lower 70s in southern california. winter weather advisory noon tomorrow until 10:00 a.m. saturday, 15 inches of snow is possible. try to limit your commuting or driving through the high country tomorrow. workers at san francisco e-scooter company spin have voted to unionize. the chronicle is reporting the workers authorization cards were ratified yesterday with the majority of the 40 workers voting for forming a union. spin is one of four companies awarded a permit to rent out e-scooters in the city earlier this year. an idea is being floated in oakland to help build a better
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bay area by housing the homeless on a cruise ship. rebecca kaplan brought up the idea during a council meeting. she says cruise ships have been used to shelter people in coastal areas left homeless by natural disasters. the port of oakland opposes the idea. officials say there just isn't the infrastructure to berth a ship. homeless advocates say they want a program that offers permanent housing. the house judiciary committee will continue their marathon two-day session on capitol hill to consider impeachment charges. last night both sides appealed to americans sense of history. good morning. lawmakers spent more than three hours last night arguing for and against impeachment. each side portraying the vote as a moment in history with the other side on the wrong side. >> i'll just point back to 2019 and say this is the year you put a dagger in minority rights.
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>> i hope that none of us attempt to justify behavior that we know in our heart is wrong. >> reporter: the fiery debate lasting late into the night. republicans decrying what they called a hot garbage impeachment. but democrats counter this is about more than politics the letter dated december 11th doesn't explain why the president first asked about the aid or if it was used to put pressure on ukraine to investigate the bidens. when they reconvene this morning, republicans will have the opportunity to offer amendments. the committee still plans to vote this out by the end of the day then sending it to the full house floor for a vote sometime early next week. serena marshall, abc news, capitol hill. the u.s. marines and abc7
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are joining forces to make sure thousands of deserving kids will have a holiday they will not forget. >> we were at disney store in union scare to deliver donations collected by our co-workers. its part of the marines toys for tots toy drive, then we hosted the marines on a shopping spree. >> i was trying to think about things i wanted. being in the disney store, it brings out the child in you. i just thought, if i was a kid that needed something, what would i want? i just picked based off of that. >> disney is the parent company of abc7. that didn't look fun, but it was. >> we had a blast. we had the best time shopping with somebody else's money. >> throw all the toys into the bags.
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sorry to the disney store, we made it kind of a mess. and i was juggling, mike. >> i missed all of that. >> it was fun, and for some reason we didn't show it. >> hmm. >> three cameras. >> three cameras, no juggling reggie. >> no. >> you'll have to do it for us live in a few minutes. >> all right. looks like a great time for a great cause. that looked like fun. this is walnut creek, south on 680, it looks dry here. there's pockets of drizzle and it gets heavier moving into 24. mild temperatures today, drizzle and then showers. showers more likely tomorrow and saturday. higher amounts. our next chance of showers after that arrives tuesday night and hangs into wednesday night. for today, low to mid 60s, more drizzle and spotty showers out there. for tonight, more fog and less drizzle. a little bit cooler conditions. mid to upper 40s way up in the north bay. the rest of us in the low to mid
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50s. here's our plume of moisture. the clouds yesterday are more limited today. so rainfall amounts will be less today than yesterday. we're still watching that plume sit over top of us. here's future radar, every once in a while we get some showers. expect cloudy conditions, drizzle possible. tonight, some clearing in the north bay. that's why we're in the 40s there. drier tomorrow morning. that's why we'll have the fog. tomorrow afternoon, a chance of showers rolls in. linke e lingers through the evening. cooler and dry sunday and monday before tuesday turns wet again. have a good day. >> good morning. we're following an awful crash in mountain view. taking you to the maps so you can see where it is and point out these purple areas. northbound 101 past san antonio road and southbound 101 are shut down right now because of this crash involving multiple cars. i've seen the images coming out from the scene, from our
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reporter, julian glover on the scene, it's astonishing that the injuries are minor according to the first responders there. just so you have alternates here, what you want to do if you're traveling northbound, exit san antonio road, turn right on san antonio, make a u turn at bayshore and get back on to northbound 101 from there. you won't get through that this morning. drive times now, albany to the maze, four minutes. fremont to san jose, 13 minutes. and highway 101 to cupertino, ten-minute ride. >> thanks. amazon is releasing the deadlines for free delivery by christmas. >> and samsung is expanding into apple's backyard. >> in today's tech bites, the holiday delivery deadlines. >> amazon says prime members must order by sunday, december 22nd to get their package by christmas and free one-day shipping. whatsapp has a warning for users with vintage devices.
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>> the messaging platform is telling users they will lose access if they have an iphone 4 or older or an android device before 2011. samsung is opening what it calls an experience retail store today in the stanford shopping center in palo alto, california just a miles away from apple's headquarters. >> it features every kind of samsung device with options not available at other retail outlets. >> samsung and apple going head to head. building a better bay area sometimes means getting city hall to listen. neighbors in san jose learned that powerful lesson. not all porch pirates are human. just ask some neighbors in l.a.
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we'll look at the potential rain coming up in about three minutes with you first the high surf advisory starts at 3:00 today up to 3:00 saturday, swells up to 14 feet. breakers up to 22. rip currents, beach erosion, don't turn your back on the water. new developments on a story we brought you on monday. neighbors in the communication hill area say police have stepped up patrols to stop
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illegal side shows and street racing. in our effort toreached out to a councilman to see what more could be done. commuters have more options to speed up their ride along u.s. highway 101 in the north bay. abc7 was in petaluma for a ribbon cutting yesterday. the ceremony celebrated the opening of more than four miles of hov lanes. the aim is to boost traffic flow on a congested stretch of 101 called the narrows. the 1$144 million project also includes a bike path which links the two communities. a team of scientists says garbage is likely the cause of thousands of mysterious creators off the california coast. signtists were investigating the so-called pock marks on the sea floor. more than 5,000 of them are off the coast of big sur. many of them contain trash, which attracts marine life. fish, snails and starfish kick up sediment which, in turn,
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causes the creators. some of them can be up to 30 feet wide and a foot deep. about 4:55 on this thursday. here's a look at tomorrow. 4:00 in the morning, a lot of fog. by 7:30, still looking at fog, maybe a little drizzle. here you go. by 1:30, the next round of showers rolls in. we'll have another wave move in late in the evening hours. waking up saturday morning, a whole lot of fog out there. not a lot of wet weather. heading through saturday afternoon into the evening hours, another chance of showers that will linger into the overnight hours. but then by sunday, it will clear out. here's the potential rainfall from our high resolution forecast model from friday into saturday. anywhere from a tenth of an inch to 0.4 inches. heavier rain for those two days than what we'll get today. let's talk about the commute. here is jobina. >> thank you. we are looking at video right now from mountain view of a very serious crash that we're
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continuing to follow because it has shut down both the northbound and southbound lanes of 101 just past san antonio road. i got off the phone with our reporter, julian glover on the scene there. he learned new information from the chp. they're telling him the red zip car that was involved here, it appears that driver was driving drink, crashed into the center divide, exited the car, and then there were two other vehicles approaching northbound 101 and ended up hitting that car. the driver was outside of the car amazingly was not hurt. one of the drivers in the vehicles involved that came up and hit that zip car did receive some minor injuries. the chp did say the driver of the zip car was placed under arrest. that's what we know so far. >> all right. thank you so much. here's a package thief the likes of which we have never seen before. al security camera captured a
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squirrel committing the crime in l.a. someone saw the furry bandit commit the act and returned the item. who caught that squirrel? >> this is the best story of the day? >> what's that. >> this is a sweet deal. next at 5:00, why now may be a great day to bring doughnuts to the office. right now all northbound and southbound lanes of 101 are closed down. caltrans crews hard at work and clearing the debris. the latest conditions and how this will be affecting your morning commute after a nasty crash coming up on abc7 news. who is that? >> i'm your best friend. i'm santa
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now at 5:00, a zip car barely recognizable after a terrible crash overnight. lanes are still shut down. we just learned brand-new information about the kroodrive. julian glover is live at the scene with the latest. and a misty morning. mike is tracking more wet weather. what you need to know before you head out the door. >> good morning on this thursday, december 12th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. mike has our first look at the day ahead. good morning. >> good morning. hi, everybody. intermittent, that's what i had on the windshield wiper seating throughout the commute. sometimes i had to get it up to steady. down in the south bay, there is almost nonexistent drizzle. showers like yesterday, maybe now the quite as damp. we


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