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it was really scary. i was pretty scared. >> scared for her sisters but rushing her family to safety. see how they escaped a fast-moving fire and now left without a home. one man helps stop a thief in the middle of a san francisco plaza and the man has a backstory. hear how the new hero is helping build a better bay area. it's curtain on a classic staple. one of our final goodbyes to the magic of the beach blanket babylon. good morning. sunday, december 29th. i'm amanda del castillo. let's start with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. good morning, lisa. >> hey, good morning to you.
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hi, everyone. here is live doppler 7 we're looking at cloudy skies and the rain well to the north, but there's a cold front lurking offshore and it will bring in rain throughout the bay area today. it is a level one on our storm impact scale. the rain early tomorrow at times could be light to moderate. we have a cold front and area of low pressure that will work through the bay area. look how mild the temperatures are, 40s and 50s this morning compared to yesterday, 10 to 16 degrees milder. i'm sure you feel it out there. as we go through the day the clouds will give way to mid-afternoon rain. the temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s, tracking the rain for you in a few minutes. amanda? >> thanks so much, lisa. live doppler 7 is one of the most popular stories on our website and the abc 7 news app. if you want to track the rain, just click the blue live bar at the top of the app. in the south bay, six people are displaced after a duplex be fire in san jose. the fire closed several roads
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for hours which have reopened. news reporter luz pena spoke with one family member who recalls a terrifying moments before escaping the flames. >> reporter: still shaken 17-year-old janet cruz describes the moments of fear she had inside her home with her family. >> i was scared for my sisters. >> reporter: according to san jose fire the call came in around 1:53 p.m. she saw smoke coming from their neighbor's home into their apartment. her first thought was to save her family. >> i had to take my sisters out and my mom. i mostly saw the other side and i took my sisters out and got them in the front. >> reporter: neighbors across the area saw a dark cloud of smoke and called 911. >> i couldn't see the fire. just smoke. black smoke. >> reporter: san jose fire confirmed the apartment is a single occupancy unit. this neighbor who decided not to show his face in fear of retaliation says the person who lived in the unit where the fire began is known to san jose police.
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>> sometimes i get up 1:00, 2:00 in the morning and i drink a cup of coffee and i just see people just stroll in. >> reporter: the cruz family says their unit sustained smoke and water damage. they're now staying at a hotel nearby provided by the red cross. a total of six people were displaced by this duplex fire. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. no injuries were reported and san jose fire confirmed that arson investigators were on scene. in the newsroom, luz pena, abc 7 news. new this morning, also in the south bay, a 63-year-old woman is dead after she was hit while crossing the street in san jose. the woman was lying reportedly in the street on oakland road at mckay drive around 5:45 last night. police say she was not walking in the crosswalk when the driver hit her. this is san jose's 29th death this year involving a pedestrian. last year the city saw 23 deaths. happening today, a candlelight vigil to honor three
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teenagers killed in a car crash in pleasanton on christmas. 16-year-old twin brothers mark anthony and michael angelo uris ta and javier ramirez died on foothill road. all three were students at dublin high school. two other teens are in the hospital. friends of the victims have been placing flowers and candles at the crash site. >> they were so positive and made everybody laugh and smile. they never had any problems with anybody. nobody ever had a problem with them. >> the vigil is tonight at 5:00 at dublin high school. grief counselors will be available when students return to campus on january 7th. the chp is investigating the cause of the crash. a quick-thinking samaritan helped stop a suspected thief in the middle of san francisco's crowded un plaza. he got a thank you from a woman who had her phone stolen and we're learning more about the man and his non-profit organization working to build a better bay area. abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard has the story.
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>> reporter: this woman is thanking dewayne kemp for getting her new i phone 11 back from a suspected thief. >>how are you doing? >> i love you. >> love you too. >> that's my man now. >> reporter: most everybody between un plaza and civic center knows kemp working for a non-profit offering safety and service to the community. >> to me what practitioner i'm practicing being a good citizen. >> reporter: friday he helped catch a suspected thief. >> i heard a woman screaming as she was running after a guy, stop the guy, he took my phone. >> reporter: kemp says he confronted the suspect running towards him. >> i told him, give her back her phone. he says what? i said give her back her phone. he reached in his pocket and handed her back her phone. >> dewayne is a hero. >> reporter: minutes later the woman who said she had just got the phone as a gift was overcome with gratitude.
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>> i had no idea if someone would stop him. thank you. thank you. thank you. >> truth be told dewayne does a great thing every day. >> reporter: dewayne's boss says his backstory is almost amazing as his act of bravery. an ex-con turning his life around thanks to urban al comey, making connections with people on the street. the word alka my means turning metal into gold. >> instead of turning into gold we're trying to make our spaces better. >> reporter: kemp is motdsest about his role at un plaza, especially how he helped stop the thief. >> he was a 16, 17-year-old kid, around my son's age. i just used that father voice. >> reporter: now urban alka my has contracted with the city for several years now. the city says the presence of the practitioners is helping reduce crime and drug use in civic center and un plaza. a spokesperson says she wants to make sure she knows the mayor
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knows about dewayne kemp's act of bravery. cornell barnard, abc 7 news. a major part of our commitment to building a better bay area is homelessness. tomorrow the core battle continues for a group of mothers occupying a vacant home in oakland trying to challenge an eviction order. the group moms for housing moved into the magnolia street home with their children last month to draw attention to the bay area homeless crisis. a judge ordered them to leave, but he's giving them a chance to make their case for staying. the real estate firm wedgewood says it wants to sell the home to a first-time home buyer. we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. share them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. sticking to the east bay, fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused friday's fire at a red tagged warehouse in oakland. it was declared unsafe last year, but there were still eight people inside when smoke started. abc 7 news stopped by to check on the burned building yesterday. everyone made it out all right.
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the oakland fire department says the property was red tagged in both april and november. neighbors have been telling lol politicians and the property is a property. >> some of it had to do with the warehouse here and people who are inappropriately living in the warehouse. >> he was trying to get money from people who didn't have any basically. >> a tenant says the owner charged people $10 a night to sleep inside. abc 7 news was not able to reach the owner for comment. wildfire victims face a december 31st deadline to file a claim against pg&e. all part of the company's bankruptcy process. claims can be submitted for fires that occurred before january 29th of this year. it means those affected by the campfire and north bay fire storm can file. people can submit a claim in person at pg& or claim service center i should say or on-line as i mentioned. a missed deadline means no compensation from the utility. happening today, some of you may be picking your sunday morning edition of the paper for
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the final time. the martinez news gazette one of the longest running papers in our state but today it's stopping the presses after 161 years. >> a good day but a sad day because the paper is going to be missed i'm sure. >> reporter: a group of current and former employees got together on friday to say goodbye to what is a martinez institution. james buchanan was president in 1858 when the paper first started. its current editor says it's a true neighborhood paper. >> we don't rely on wire services or we're not covering san francisco area, we're trying to focus on things in our community. >> staff say the owner hasn't given a specific reason for the closure, but it's no secret that small town newspapers are losing money competing with on-line news and their big city cousins. we're going to toss it over to lisa argen. chilly outside. >> it is but you probably slept through yesterday's chill and
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that was chilly with 20s and 30s. this morning we have 40s and 50s. as we look live outside our exploratorium camera a few pockets of clouds that are insulating us and we are mild this morning. that is going to lead to rain throughout the afternoon. it's not an all day event. i will explain next. >> thanks. beach blanket babylon is one of the best acts in the bay area but is becoming a thing of the past. we say farewell to the the san francisco landmak. plus what's going on when those ring doorbell cameras record. a new lawsuit is claiming some serious invasion of privacy. what you need to know next.
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going to be like for travel. this morning the electronic store in palo alto is officially out of business. after 30 years of selling electronics in the heart silicon valley, the company said it was closing months ago because of it the expiring lease andhe city is looking to redevelop the 60 ache site. there are many san francisco landmarks known around the world, the golden gate bridge, alcatraz and beach blanket babylon. after 45-year run the show ends on new year's eve. abc 7 news reporter anser hassan talked with people who say they are sad to see it end. >> reporter: like so many of the stories told over the past four decades, finding true love and politics, center stage this the final weekend of beach blanket babylon. >> they're talented, a couple references, it just blew my
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mind. so clever. i didn't want it to end. >> where are you from? >> i'm from san francisco. >> reporter: the show debuted in san francisco in 1974 and has thrilled audiences with spoofs on pop culture and politics. and its signature big wigs and outrageous costumes. >> we have to admit the wigs were magnificent. the costumes are just terrific. >> reporter: it's the longest running musical review in the world and put on more than 17,000 shows, entertaining more than 6.5 million people. >> i wish someone would get down on one knee for me. ♪ >> i thought six weeks until i find a real job, right, and it turned into 40 years. just like that. >> reporter: stage manager john camajani said he never thought the show would run four decades.
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>> the music that was abounding everywhere and we stuck a lot of that in the show anything you see in the paper in the morning would end up on stage that night. >> reporter: he says he knows they've pushed boundaries and a lot of buttons. ♪ ♪ we've got our eyes on you >> reporter: he hopes fans will look back with praise. ♪ >> do remember us and speak kindly of us. >> i'm sure they will. >> reporter: the producer says it takes a lot to put on a production like this, and it was time to call it quits. the final show is new year's eve. in san francisco, ansar hassan, abc 7 news. santa clara's valley transportation authority is rolling out a redesign of its bus and light rail lines to try to increase ridership. they're expanding service on 20 busy routes and reducing those with light ridership. the authority like many transit
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agencies nationwide is dealing with fewer people taking busses and trains in favor of services like lyft and uber. vta is putting the resources where the demand is greatest for transit. >> we have a threshold of about 15 boardings per hour, so anything lower than that we had to take a hard look at, whether it was worth putting out resources in those areas. >> to adjust to the new changes service is free until tuesday night. muni will be offering free rides for new year's eve. all lines will be free from 8:00 p.m. tuesday until 5:00 a.m. new year's day. muni says you should board without tapping your clipper cards or activating tickets through the app. call trans will be offering free trip during the same time frame. bart will not be free but the agency is extending its service until 3:00 a.m. on new year's day. we want you to take a look here. the agency is telling passengers trains will skip some downtown san francisco stations to better
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handle crowds. the embarcadero station only served by trains on the dublin, pleasanton and warm springs line and the montgomery stations on the antioch and richmond lines pfr after the fireworks show dublin, messton and warm springs bound trains will not stop at west oakland. to the eye keeping watch over your porch, amazon as ring and other doorbell cams seem to be the front line of protection for your family but who is really watching? as abc news reporter marcy gonzalez explains amazon is facing a lawsuit that claims the devices are vulnerable to hacking. >> reporter: those recent chilling invasions of privacy. >> that tree is looking really, really good, guys. >> reporter: played out in home after home. >> who is that? >> i'm your best friend. i'm santa claus. >> reporter: with hackers peering in at times taunting residents through their ring camera systems. >> what's up? i still see you. >> reporter: prompting a
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class-action lawsuit. a father of three in alabama filing the suit accusing ring and its owner amazon of lax security standards. >> the allegation is that they have the tools at their disposal to make their system more hack-proof but they didn't do it. >> reporter: john baker orange claiming the ring camera above his garage was hacked allowing a stranger to talk to his kids, encouraging them to get closer to the camera as they played basketball in the driveway. ring has stated the incidents across the country were in no way related to a breach or compromise of ring security. the ceo sharing this explanation on the tamron hall show last week. >> what happened was, this came from an outside, someone is using the same user name and password elsewhere that had -- that was gained from that and then they logged into that user's account through that. >> reporter: but the lawsuit alleges ring was blames customers for failing to create strong security passwords to distance itself from liability
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saying the company failed to provide sufficiently robust security measures such as two-factor authentication. >> it really strikes a cord in the heart of every-day americans and i do think that they have leverage in that regard when it comes to any settlement negotiations. >> reporter: ring is staying silent on this saying the company does not comment on pending litigation. marcy gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. happening tonight the grand finale celebration for the eighth and final night of the union square hanukkah menorah lighting. the jewish holiday commemorates the rededication of jerusalem's temple and we celebrate eight days because of the one day supply of oil that burned for that long. tonight's menorah lighting begins at 5:30. snow in the desert, a winter snow brought 8 inches of snowfall in the high desert. this is the sun rising friday morning over the trees in
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pioneer town. a community in san bernardino's high desert near joshua tree national park. the weather service says a winter storm watch remains in effect for the area. travelers should expect to see some snow and difficult travel conditions. meteorologist lisa argen is tracking our weather forecast. lisa, any snow? >> well -- >> in our forecast? >> not too much. i wish i could make it more exciting because we are getting into a pattern now that, well, it's going to get quieter. we are going to see a system move in today, a weak one, and for the week ahead we're not looking at a lot of activity. live doppler 7 showing you that we have a few returns and as we look at the bigger picture rain in northern california. this is an area of low pressure associated cold front ta will all sweep through the bay area later on today and as you look at the big picture notice the clouds offshore and this morning those clouds keeping us quite
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mild. 51 degrees in san francisco, 54 half moon bay, yesterday, everyone in the 20s and 30s so lots of 40s from san ramon to concord and as we look at our 24-hour temperature change, 12 degrees warmer in oakland and the coast, 16 degrees warmer so the benefit, of course, is that insulating factor of the cloud cover. the front on the way will increase the winds, it will get breezy from time to time and as we look at your 2:00 wind flow pattern notice we have some winds out of the south here and that's pretty much when the front is going to be pushing through the bay area. 6:00, still the area of low pressure to move on through and then we get that wind shift and that will allow for a cooler area. the view, the camera is shaking out there. winds a little breezy in the upper elevations so cloudy, not as cold this morning, rain returning today, and it's a dry end to 2019 and dry start to
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2020. it is a one on the storm impact scale. more likely late tonight. light to moderate rain arriving, possibility of a coastal thunderstorm and snow level down to about 4,000 feet. look at the timing of the rain in the north bay, you could see a shower before midday. this is at about 11:00. you can see some moderate rain from santa rosa off the coastline. the mid afternoon hours where the front will work through the entire bay. here it is 2:30, see oakland getting wet and freemont along the coast 280 the south bay and as we look at your afternoon and evening a bit of a lull, so by any means today will be not only dry but periods of rainp. we're not looking at an all day rain event. the last piece of energy pushes through overnight. the showers with the cold front and looking at dry conditions out ahead of it and behind it. as we look at the totals from a quarter of an inch in san francisco to about a half inch up in novato and 0.4 around
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hayward. highs in the afternoon with the rain low to mid 50s and looking at those breezy winds at times. tonight with some cloud cover, once again not too cold, 30s in the north bay, 40s elsewhere. the accuweather seven-day forecast accuweather seven-day forecast level one system today, late morning rain in the north bay, midday the rest of the bay as the cold front pushes through and looking at a dry day on monday after maybe a few lingering showers new year's eve, new year's day. very uneventful. thursday and friday even a little milder dry into the end of the week. partly cloudy skies. certainly not unusual to get these breaks throughout the winter time and looks like we're getting one of these. >> we'll take it. dry new year's eve. >> yeah. >> thank you so much, lisa. it's not your typical polar plunge. this is a nod to a similar and cold challenge you may have heard of.
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he tweeted someone stole his truck yesterday morning. savage says he captured the coil on surveillance camera. he would get his toyota land cruiser back. police found the vehicle stuck in mud. the same vehicle was targeted earlier in the year and someone else took a car he made for a myth busters episode focused on indiana jones. hundreds took a chilly plunge into the freezing waters of massachusetts to honor the former college baseball player who inspired the ice bucket challenge. a huge crowd was led by the late pete frades's fiancee. he died after a long battle with als. his fight inspired the viral ice bucket challenge that went on to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to find a cure. this was called a final plunge for pete to mark what would have been his 35th birthday. much more ahead on "abc 7 mornings." the wildfires wiping out large parts of the land down under and
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making for remarkable images. a big talker on this past week, we have your explainer on the brand new laws on the books as we approach 2020.
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news to build a better bay area this is "abc 7 mornings." happening now on "abc 7 mornings," a hanukkah celebration turns to chaos as an attacker with a machete targeting a synagogue stabbing five before slipping away. we have the very latest on the chill crime. from hairstyles to the toughest privacy laws in the country, there are some new california laws you need to know about for 2020. a young boy has a bit of a christmas barbecue. what he did with his new present to send his family running for the sprinklers. i'm amanda del castillo. we're starting a look with a look at your rainy forecast. here's meteorologist lisa argen. good morning, lisa. >> good morning amanda. we have our storm impact scale
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with us today, a level one and the system will bring light to moderate rain late in the morning in the north bay, spreading to the south and east across the bay area. anywhere from about a quarter to a half inch for most of you and the coastal hills could see upwards of an inch or so. we're dry and mild. low to mid 50s from san francisco to the coast. 40s elsewhere. this is a big change from yesterday and that's all due to the cloud cover advancing ahead of the cold front. here is the rain arriving north at noon time and sweeps across the bay area and by about 5:00 we've got residual showers and the area of low pressure still has to move through. all of that and the rest of the year forecast and 2020 in a few minutes. amanda. >> thanks so much. we're following that urgent developing news this morning. five people have been stabbed at a rabbi's home about a half hour outside of new york city. this happened just before 10:00 p.m. last night. the home is right next to the rabbi's synagogue and police say
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a man entered during a hanukkah celebration. he attacked people with a machete. all five victims are at the hospital in critical condition. police have captured the suspect in new york city's harlem neighborhood. the nypd is reporting an increase in anti-sem met tick attacks during the past week of hanukkah celebrations skp. tragedy hitting in louisiana on what was supposed to have been a day of celebration, a deadly plane crash killed a group going to see lsu play in the college football playoff game in atlanta. one of the victims was a daughter going to see her dad coach in the game. here's trevor at with what we're learning this morning. >> reporter: a horrifying scene in lafayette, louisiana, a twin engine plane with six people on board crashing after takeoff saturday morning. >> we have five individuals who are deceased as a result of the plane crash. the sixth individual is in the hospital being treated. >> reporter: witnesses saw the plane struggling before slamming
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into a power line not far from an apartment building and then bursing into flames. >> the whole flame rolled and tumbled through the field. >> reporter: the fuselage nearly hitting a post office blowing out windows and setting this car on fire. >> also had one individual that was in or near a car that was impacted by the event who is being treated for their injuries. two other individuals in the post office who went to the hospital because of smoke inhalation. >> reporter: the piper cheyenne was headed to dekalb peach tree airport in atlanta. the passengers heads to the peach bowl between louisiana state and oklahoma. among those carley mccord the daughter-in-law of lsu offensive coordinator steve ensminger. the coach wiping away tears before the game. lsu head coach ed oregon addressing the tragedy after the victory. >> he's getting the game ball tonight. what a tremendous lsu tiger.
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he called a great game tonight. >> reporter: killed gretchen david vincent and her 15-year-old son walker, robert crisp and ian biggs. the ntsb is traveling to lafayette to lead the investigation hoping to determine the cause of the crash. trevor at, abc news, new york. in hawaii officials are confirm nothing survivors in that sight seeing helicopter crash. the seven include a mother and her 13-year-old daughter who are visiting from wisconsin and a family of four from switzerland and the pilot. the group was setting to tour the rugged coast on the island when things went wrong. >> the area is infamously known for having weather change in a heartbeat. it's mountainous. it's elevated. it's close to the cloud line as it is. >> this morning the ntsb and faa are investigating the exact
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cause of the crash. coming up on this week democratic presidential candidate andrew yang discusses the latest on his campaign and the 2020 race. watch the full interview on "this week with george stephanopoulos" at 8:00 on abc 7. officials in south australia say there is catastrophic fire danger for the state until tomorrow. the hot and dry conditions have led to several brush fire outbreaks and a severe heat wave. >> little thing. sorry. he's trying to lick my glove. >> a group of cyclists found this koala who climbed up one of the bikes for a drink. conditions are forecast to be above 100 degrees this weekend with to relief until new year's eve. the new year is bringing scores of new laws in california. we've seen a lot of you talking about the story posted to in the past week. some newcomers include the toughest new data privacy law in the country. and a law of hairstyles.
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happening today, fans will be taking part in a pep rally ahead of the bowl. fans and cheerleaders will be there at embarcadero plaza along san francisco's waterfront and a fan fest which includes the opportunity to take a photo with the red box bowl trophy. the golden bears and fighting illini play at levi stadium at 1:00 p.m. what's it going to look like when it comes to the weather for the fans? >> we are starting out milder and we have to say goodbye to the sun for at least today. with a lot of cloud cover out there, we are much milder. 54 on the coast. 40s in our protected valleys. about an inch to a quarter of an inch expected across the bay area. we'll pinpoint how much rain you will receive today and the dry outlook for the new year ahead.
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>> all right. thanks so much. also ahead the golden state warriors going for five straight wins. if you can believe it they are rolling right now. see if the team was able to pick up their fifth victory in a row and things get heated in this one. sports is next. but you don't feel good. with polycythemia vera, pv, symptoms can change so slowly over time you might not notice. but new or changing symptoms can mean your pv is changing.
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night. last night golden state faced the mavericks trying to stay hot. here's abc sports anchor chris alvarez with the highlights in this morning's sports. >> the warriors are playing their best basketball of the season. a four-game winning streak from the comfort of chase center. they had a chance to close out a perfect five-game home stand with a win over the dallas mavericks. this youngster prepared for the loud crowd at chase. russell pullup three, up six, had 30 points in the first half, eight three-pointers. dallas made a franchise record 24. luca doncic, draymond attacks the rack, one-handed flush, ten points, eight rebounds, fired up and gets into it with chris porzingis. mavss in transition, dwight powell scores, he had ten and eight. late thursday. the unicorn porzingis with a slam in the lane and i mentioned
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it was chippy. chris shoves doncic as they get tangled up. that would earn him a technical foul. russell going for a loose ball, his neck, he would walk off under his own power and later returned. bowman beating the buzzer. steph curry, he approves. back and still splashing three ball is good there. seth curry scored 17, says hi to his brother after the game and the mavericks win by 20. it has been a struggle for the sharks of late. san jose entering saturday with the worst record in the west and adding insult to injury in the last six sharks losses, san jose has led or been tied in the third period. not able to close. former defenseman justin braun returned and got a nice ovation. first period a new defenseman, how about mario ferraro, first nhl career goal. another first here, joel shellman on the breakway, five
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hole for his first goal. 2-0 sharks. keep the puck. evander cane, timo meyer, and tips it in. a hat trick. sharks snap the four-game losing streak and san jose wins 6-1. what a matchup we had in the second college football playoff semi. a battle of unbeatens, clemson and ohio state, one win away from the national championship game. defending champion clemson won 28 in a row, ohio state riding a 19-game win streak. a classic, clemson trailed 16-0. lawrence to eaten. the effort, the tigers on the board. under 90 seconds, lawrence using the wheels, we know he can throw, weaves in and out of traffic and 67 yards later it's a touchdown. he had 107 yards on the ground. clemson down two at the half. fourth quarter, ohio state down 21-16, fields perfect pass, 23-yard strike and back and forth we go.
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under two to go, clemson down two, lawrence fakes the run and throws to eaten. what a play call that is. it's the go ahead touchdown. clemson makes a two-point conversion, 29-23. ohio state drives back down the field. fields, little miscommunication with the receiver and picked off by turner. clemson wins by six, 29 straight wins for the tigers and they will play the winner of this game. lsu taking on oklahoma, first quarter scoreless. borough finds jefferson for the game's opening score. 19 yards. late first, 14-7, borough to jefferson again, drops it right in the bucket. 21-7. go ahead and dance. second quarter, burrow steps up and rolls right. nfl scouts will love this. jefferson. 42 yards forth score. play action fake, put on a clinic, terrance marshal jr., parents love that.
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49-14 at the half and he rushed for a touchdown. threw 493 yards passing, seven passing touchdowns one rushing, lsu wins 63-28. big day of nfl action, raiders need help and a win against denver to reach the postseason and the niners can clinch the nfc west and the number one seed with a win over seattle later tonight. have a great sunday. all right. we want to get a check now of the bay area forecast with meteorologist lisa argen. good morning, lisa. >> hey, amanda, good morning. a dry start to your sunday, a dry finish, but in between we have the rain. live look outside see the clouds out there and they have been our fair weather friend allowing for warmer temperatures as you get going this sunday or sort of relax a little bit because we are looking at numbers not only above where we were yesterday but throughout the afternoon we're going to see big changes. hope you enjoyed the sun on your saturday. right now 45 in novato, 49 in oakland. how about 53 san francisco, 40s
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on the peninsula and up in santa rosa and that shows that we are anywhere from about ten degrees warmer than yesterday to 13 degrees warmer in novato. a nice mild start out there. with the cloud cover. and maybe a little patchy fog. otherwise here's a look at emeryville. breezy winds as the cold front pushes through the bay area today. it's a light to moderate rainmaker. it is a level one on our storm impact scale. we will have rain coming down from time to time at a moderate clip and as we look at live doppler 7 all the cloud cover throughout the bay area. area of low pressure well to the north that has to move in and once it does later tonight we're behind the system and get colder area and the snow levels down to about 4,000 feet. could see a rain/snow mix around mount hamilton if there's any moisture left at all after the system pushes through. it's pretty far away. our wind profile as it gets closer the winds pick up. light out of the south through about 10:00, 11:00.
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the front 2:00 in the afternoon, little breezy out theres and as it pushes through we have breezy south winds and they will switch to the northwest later in the afternoon. looking at gray start, not as cold and rain returning today. everyone should pick up anywhere from maybe 0.2 to half inch and a little more in the upper elevations. dry for new year's eve and into new year's day and looks like into the end of the week, the first weekend of 2020, well could see a little bit of precip. if we do doesn't look like a big system, one on our storm impact scale with possible thunderstorms later today as the low moves through and looking at that lowering snow levels. as we go through the next several hours, it's not until about 10:00, 11:00 the north bay will see some rain. here we are at 11:30 from cloverdale to santa rosa, the coast looking soggy. throughout the afternoon this is about 2:00 to 3:00, 4:00, you can see that line of wet
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weather. we get a break throughout the later afternoon, early evening hours, and then as we get into your monday morning, conditions are dry. the amounts fm a third of an inch in hayward, perhaps a quarter of an inch in san francisco. highs today under neath that line of rain the low to mid 50s. the accuweather seven-day forecast level one today. it ends overnight. we're dry for your monday, new year's eve and new year's day and as we get into 2020 slightly milder conditions. mix of clouds and sun and next chance of rain perhaps on friday. >> all right. looking forward to it. thank you so much. the post-holiday ritual we probably don't want to admit to. returning the gifts you didn't want. this morning we have you covered. abc news reporter rebecca jarvis breaks down how to make the most of your returns. >> reporter: it's the most wonderful time of the year for returns. this holiday season americans are predicted to return a record $100 it billion worth of gifts but not all policies are created
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equal. check the retailers website? some stores give you more time for holiday returns. you have until early january. so you can just double check ahead of time so you know the date you have to make your return. >> reporter: a number of the largest retailers including walmart, target, best buy, amazon, extend returns policies over the holidays some up to an additional 60 days. beware, not all products are included under that umbrella. one standout being electronics. what if you lost the receipt? try to make the return as soon as possible with another proof of purchase like a bank or credit card statement or try asking for store credit. >> at some stores they can look up the receipt for you and pull up the receipt in their records. the biggest trend this holiday season is more stores shifting to e-mailed revooetss and it can be helpful for consumers to track their receipts that way. >> reporter: with after holiday sales gearing up if you see a better deal you might be able to get some cash back on something you already bought.
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>> there are some ways in certain cases to get a refund. for example, if you opted into a program like parabusiness or your credit card offers the price protection within the time limit, you can sometimes get a refund. it's always worth going to the store and asking because they might say yes, and give you the price difference. >> reporter: turn unwanted gift cards into cash with apps like race and cardpool, which has kiosks inside stores like target where you can turn your gift card into cash. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. next on "abc 7 mornings," it's a bit of a christmas catastrophe. see how one boy used his present to torch his front yard.
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magnifying glass for christmas. he accidentally set fire to his entire backyard. the family says the 12-year-old son and his two brothers rushed outside to see if they could light a piece of paper on fire. well, it worked. wearing their pjs the family quickly turned on the sprinklers and got water buckets and put it out. next on "abc 7 mornings" at 6:00 a.m., a battle over a vacant home with a group of oakland moms who say they have a right to live there. what their day in court tomorrow says about bay area housing at large. plus, the south bay family waking up without their home this morning. hear the teenage sister tell the scary moments of her family escaping from fire.
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we all have things we love and long for. a place, a feeling, a moment. but only kerrygold can take you there. to ireland's lush, green pastures. where grass-fed cows produce rich, creamy milk for the most delicious taste imaginable. that's no ordinary cheese. no. it's kerrygold. kerrygold. the taste that takes you there. it's the ikea winter sale. aka-the-up-to-50%-off- already-low-prices-sale. aka-the-look-we-can-touch-every thing-before-we-buy-it-sale. aka-the-i-can't-believe- you-draged-me-here- i-never-want-to- leave-here-sale. aka-the-if-i-never- get-out-of-here- it-was-nice-knowing- all-of- you-sale. aka-the-i'm-rethinking- my-position-on-shopping. aka-the-all-these-savings- can-reduce-stress. aka-we-can-get-storage- for-our-storage-sale. aka-the-btw-icymi.
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aka-the-this-is-too-good- for-a-dad-joke-sale. fomo-irl-ftw-sale. what? yea meatballs, meatballs, meatballs. i was pretty scared. >> scared for her sisters but somehow getting her family to
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safety. see how they escaped but now are left without a home. one man helps stop a thief in the middle of a san francisco plaza and the man has a backstory. hear how the new hero is helping build a better bay area. it's curtain on a classic bay area staple. one of our final goodbyes to the magic of the beach blanket babylon. good morning. sunday, december 29th. i'm amanda del castillo. let's start with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. hi, everyone. thanks to the cloud cover, live doppler 7 looking at not only a few returns here, but the cold front well to the north of us. we have rain on the way a level one system, light to moderate rain throughout the mid to late morning hours in the north bay, the rest of the bay throughout the afternoon, a quarter of an inch to half inch. right now it is 51 in san francisco, san mateo, 54 along the coast, 40s elsewhere. pretty mild to start out your sunday. it's dry. the rain moves in late morning to the north of


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