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. live, from the kgotv broadcast center. this is abc 7 news. >> good morning, everyone. it's 8:00 a.m. we're going to start this hour with a quick look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. >> the fog is hugging the shoreline,el shallow but dense in spots. half moon bay, very foggy there. visibility down to nothing, as well as the golden gate bridge, over into oakland this morning. but it will burn back quickly this morning. temperatures are ranging from the 40s and 50s. but by moon time, everyone is in the 60s around the bay and even
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at the coast, under a clear sky. inland, 70 degrees. and by the afternoon, we are just a few degrees warmer than we were yesterday for another sunny and mild day today, with a weak sea breeze. so a cool night ahead. the fog will be back through the overnight hours. but when will we see a change in this stagnant weather pattern? i'll have that for you with the accu weather seven-day forecast coming up. katie? >> lisa, thank you. we start with the latest on the b.a.r.t. strike. this is the second day, and no talks are planned. b.a.r.t. workers holding the picket line in oakland. nick smith live at the lake merrit b.a.r.t. station. nick, what's the mood this morning? >> reporter: the mood has been consistent, katie. and i guess what i mean by that is, they're committed to being out here for as long as they say it will take. you can see that they have held this line for now the second day. the unions are offering to call off the strike if b.a.r.t. agrees to let an arbitrator decide the issues that are causing the stalemate. but b.a.r.t. rejected that offer. now, the issue is over workplace
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rules. for years, they have protected workers, but b.a.r.t. says they're outdated and is need to be changed to pay for salaries and benefits workers want. the unions say gutting the workplace rules would give b.a.r.t. too much power. but unless b.a.r.t. can gain that flexibility, it says that there is no deal. now, caught in the middle of all of this are the commuters who are now struggling to find other ways in and out of san francisco. earlier, i had a chance to speak to a couple of commuters waiting in line to take the ac transit bus, because they would usually take b.a.r.t. but they cannot do that as long as there is a strike. coming up at 8:30, you will hear from some of those commuters who are, again, caught in the middle and just trying to figure out the best way to get to and from san francisco. we will continue to monitor this situation here at the lake merrit b.a.r.t. station. but right now, katie, they're not even scheduled to talk today. so we know that the strike will at least last through the day.
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at lake merrit b.a.r.t., nick smith, abc 7 news. >> not what commuters want to hear, certainly. and driving does not look to be a good alternative. traffic woes across the bay area as this strike continues. we have a live look now at the bay bridge toll plaza. this is as clear, honestly, as i have seen it in the last hour or so. but just in the bottom corner of your screen, you can see that backup is taking place in the cash pay lanes. maybe they're moving more smoothly but it was backed up the last hour or so. we spoke with frustrated commuters and how the strike is impacting traffic. >> this is a line of cars waiting to get to the bay bridge about 8:00. it was a crawl through city streets all afternoon and evening. >> from the center, it takes me about 35 minutes. >> literally, two miles from here. >> reporter: and how long did it take you? >> about 45 to an hour. >> reporter: to avoid the traffic backup, lots of people tried getting out of the city
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early. with no b.a.r.t. trains running, the afternoon commute turned into an evening odyssey. >> i can see the traffic from my office going over the bridge. it was moving. it's more just getting on to the bridge, which is what takes a lot of time. >> reporter: for casual carpoolers, the traffic made for really long waits to get home. >> usually on a pretty decent day, it's 30 minutes to get home so it's usually not too bad. but doesn't look like it's going to be 30 minutes today. >> reporter: plenty of drivers stopped by to pick up a few passengers going their way across the bay. but it wasn't easy for some to even get to the designated pickup spot. >> i went to the old carpool section, and some lady that was in a municipally thing directed us one block that way, further away from here. >> reporter: even a tourist bus rolled up to carry 25 commuters to the east bay. time and time again, these carpool riders described a day that began very early, and then stretched on to late. >> i have to wake my wife early in the morning, 4:00 in the morning. >> reporter: commuters are dreading the repeat of this come
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monday. in san francisco, abc 7 news. hundreds of commuters waited in long lines at the terminal in san francisco to board buses home yesterday afternoon. ac transit, sam trans and b.a.r.t. added bus. at the ferry terminal, long lines in the afternoon and morning commutes. ridership numbers more than doubled yesterday. ferry service is also increased this weekend to accommodate additional riders. keep it tuned to it abc 7 news for the latest developments on your commute without b.a.r.t. you can download our free abc 7 news app and allow push alerts to get updates as they happen. plus we have assembled a range of resources for you at abc 7 to help you plan your commute. including alternate transit options and real-time traffic maps. you can also download the exclusive abc newsways waze traffic maps.
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with traffic expected to be rough on monday, the news will be on early at 4:00 a.m. to bring the latest on the b.a.r.t. strike and commute before you head out. other news this morning. a toddler is in critical but stable condition this morning after being hit by a stray bullet from a shootout in oakland. he was playing outside his home on sunnyside street around 2:00 yesterday afternoon, when he was shot in the upper body. police say the bullet came from two groups firing on each other two blocks away. officers found a large number of shell casings left behind. neighbors say they're tired of the senseless violence. >> there are so many young children dying. and for what? you know, no one knows. it's just crazy. >> police have not made any arrests. in the santa cruz mountains, a case of broken trust. a man who was supposed to protect the interests of children is instead accused of preying on them. he had been a youth counselor, advocate and coach, but now as
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abc 7 news anchor explains, there is another label from police. molester. >> he is in jail, accused of child molestation. the santa cruz office says he engaged in illegal conduct with two minors. he was a court appointed special advocate. volunteers offer friendship and support for abused and neglected children, and make sure the child's needs are met. before being sworn in as an officer of the court, a prospective volunteer faces a background check. they dismissed coswell. he has been a volunteer since 2008. >> anyone who would hurt a child has no business being near children, let alone volunteering at a child advocacy organization. >> the sheriff's office believes there may be more victims out there, because of his contact
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with kids. he helped coach wrestling teams at two local schools. he volunteered with the harbor high school wrestling team during the 2012-'13 school year. the same year, he was hired as a wrestling coach at a middle school. the district says it never received any complaints of inappropriate behavior by criswell. he is expected to be arraigned next week. ama daetz, abc news. a worker at san francisco general hospital reported seeing an unconscious woman in a stairwell one become before the body of a missing patient was found oh in the same spot. lynn spalding disappeared september 21st. she was found in a rarely used stairwell october 8th, 17 days after she vanished. the "san francisco chronicle" orderly told a nurse he had seen a woman passed out in the stairwell. the nurse contacted the sheriff's department. however, it's unclear how the sheriff's department responded, if they sent anyone to check the
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stairwell. an autopsy has been performed on spalding, but a cause of death may not be known for several weeks. a santa cruz man charged in the killing of his girlfriend while they vacationeded in hawaii has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. he was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter and an additional 20 years for kidnapping in the 2011 killing of castman, a santa cruz deputy county attorney. galoweway was arrested after jumping off a cliff into the ocean. he pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of manslaughter last year. san francisco police are investigating the death of a bicyclist, hit by a muni bus. the 27 bryant line bus was turning from 11th street to bryant street. the intersection was closed for hours while police gathered evidence. the muni driver underwent drug and alcohol testing and is
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cooperating with investigators. we have some very dramatic video of a big rig accident to show on highway 101. take a look at the right-hand side of your screen. you can see the big rig swerve across traffic and then slip over the center divider into oncoming traffic. the accident happened just before 11:00 yesterday morning in redwood city. it was caught on video by limo driver al glenard's dash cam. and as bad as it looks, seven cars were damaged, but no serious injuries. so glad to hear that, of course. 8:10 now. lisa with a look at our forecast. >> take a look at this shot. it is beautiful with that very, very low fog layer. in fact, it is dense, though, across an oakland half moon bay. we're looking at mostly sunny skies, san francisco. 50 degrees. and temperatures today a little bit above average. i'll let you know how long this is going to last when we return. >> thank you, lisa. also, next, future careers in agriculture. why students should start thinking about technology instead of land. and getting into the holiday
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spirit a little earlier this year. >> reporter: i'm abc 7 morning news anchor eric thomas. how is the b.a.r.t. strike affecting you? we're listening. post your video message on to facebook, instagram or twitter using the hash tag dearb.a.r.t. and tell us who you are and where you live. you
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. covering all the bay area. this is abc 7 news. welcome back, everyone. glad to have you with us on day two, saturday morning, day two of the b.a.r.t. strike. you're looking live at the san mateo bridge. no trouble as you can see clearly there on the roadways. a little hazy in the sky, though. we're keeping an eye on your forecast and we're keeping an eye on your traffic and we'll keep you updated throughout this newscast as we watch the backups come and go on bay area roadways. new this morning, president obama says the way business is done in washington must change. in his weekly radio and internet address, the president says people's frustration with politics is understandable. he's, of course, referring to the fiscal crisis that shut down the government and brought the u.s. close to default. president obama says republicans and democrats need to look for areas of agreement. >> there's no good reason why we can't govern responsibly,
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without lurching from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis. because that isn't governing, it's just hurting the people we were sent here to serve. those of us who have the privilege to serve this country have an obligation to do our job the best we can. we come from dervet parties, but we're americans first. >> the president is pushing congress to act on a budget, a farm bill and immigration overhaul this year. a second employee has been arrested in connection with setting off dry ice bombs at los angeles international airport. the bombs were detonated sunday and monday. a third unexploded bomb was also found. police arrested a ground services employee earlier this week, and then last night they arrested that man's supervisor. the devices did not cause any damage. police say they were set as a prank. some of us might have a hard time putting the words "farming" and "high-tech" in the same sentence, but california farmers want high school students to know, there is a lot more technology in farming than they might realize. several hundred of them witnessed it at agricultural day
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at the cow palace thursday. abc 7 news reporter, lyanne medicalindez says they feel it's for them. >> reporter: you aware that technology is helping to take care of that land, and the things that grow on it. here's an app that monitors what a cow is putting out miles away from the source. >> so you look, this is their lactation. this is how much milk that cow gives. >> reporter: not sure if your crops are getting enough water? there's an app for that too. >> for example, i'll touch on my prudence, and it will tell me my prunes are dry so i can turn on my drip irrigation system. >> we're famous for being hands on and learn by doing. >> reporter: the agricultural leadership program wants urban high school to students to know, if they love technology, agriculture is the field for them. >> no longer in the notebook anymore. it's actually online, breathing and living and we can add to it, cumulate it and touch it at any point in time.
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>> reporter: you can't be a farmer without a tractor, and students are quite often surprised to find out that tractors are sort of like smartphones, but without the phone. they have a gps system, and you can program them to run themselves. sorry, i couldn't resist. >> actually it, the steering is done through the gps. so we're making less passes over the ground. it's more precise and we know exactly where we have been and how much we have done in a day. >> reporter: savannah brown was thrilled to know she would work in the field without leaving the office. >> so you sit around on the computer and still be paid for it and still be farming. >> reporter: she is convinced she wants to be a vet. >> specializing in sheep and goats. >> in california, we grow over 400 commodities, more than any other state in the nation. it's a $43 billion industry. >> reporter: an industry that wants to embrace the next generation of geeks who love farming. at the cal palace, abc 7 news.
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jcpenney is jumping into the thanksgiving shopping fray. the retailer will open at 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day to kick off the holiday shopping season, the same time macy's announced it will open. the stores are following in the footsteps of walmart, target and old navy, which began opening on thanksgiving day to boost sales. probably plenty of people packing up their camping gear so they can first in line. >> yeah. you know what a cool night to camp, though, for sure. we have fog this morning, but from our cameras here, not seeing it everywhere. live doppler 7 hd tracking anything out there, and that includes the low clouds. and we have that at the coast. but it will burn back later on this morning, bringing a sunny day at the shoreline. and it's already nice and clear up in santa rosa. but, boy, is it foggy from half moon bay, golden gate bridge and across over into oakland. so from our east bay hills camera, you can see how shallow that fog is at 200 feet.
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it was at about 5, 600 feet earlier, so it continues to be pressed closer to the surface. and that's why the visibilities are really very dangerous out there this morning. right along the coast. 48 in san francisco. good morning, oakland. it is 52 right now. so you are one of the milder locations. los gatos, 49, half moon bay with the fog in the upper 40s and sunny shot over here from our exploratorium camera, where numbers are ranging from the upper 30s, still cold, though, santa rosa, novato, light winds. livermore, 51. so despite the shorter day, the sun setting at about 6:30, and the low sun angle, we are still managing temperatures above normal. in fact, plenty of 70s and 80s to look forward to. but here is a look at the visibility in miles. and half moon bay, oakland, you can see, very foggy. partly cloudy down in san jose. mt. view is cooler, though, from the san carlos airport to around mountain view. so another vantage point for you
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where you can see the sunni conditions in san francisco. so mild to warm for the weekend. that doesn't change. we have been stuck in this weather pattern for quite some time. we will getóç just a little bitf a subtle change in the days ahead. not much, though. so the fog pulls back this afternoon. we'll still have a weak sea breeze. but turning sunny for everyone, that includes point rays, half moon bay, pacifico, down the coast. and that allows for slightly warmer temperatures today. so well up into the 70s in the east bay and 80s returning out over the hills. so it has been high pressure that has kept us high and dry. it continues to keep all of the west coast dry through oregon and washington and that quiet pattern really not going anywhere. so for the afternoon at about 3:00, we will see highs in the upper 70s for millipedis and 80 in santa clara, 81 in san jose.
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on the peninsula, redwood city and palo alto, half moon bay, between 68 and 70 degrees today. at about 2:00, san francisco, closer to the water, you'll be about 70. the financial district should see highs in the lower 70s. 80 in petaluma. also by vallejo. upper 70s for oakland and union city with fremont checking in at 80 degrees. 84 in livermore today with walnut creek, 81. here is the seven-day forecast. the temperatures just as mild to warm tomorrow. and then for monday, we'll see more fog, a slightly stronger on shore push. but notice the temperatures only coming down a few degrees. the trend continues tuesday, wednesday and a system off shore could give us more clouds the end of the week. abc 7 news is another great weather resource for you to follow, following live doppler 7 hdtv on twitter. video forecasts, alerts, power outage info and tweets from your favorite weather team.
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a treat for star wars fans. darth vader, where science meets imaginati imagination. it features more than 70 costumes, props and other items used in the "star wars" films. the exhibit is designed to get kids excited about science. it opens today at 10:00 a.m., and runs through february. there's growing concern over the addictive nature of a popular video game called "candy crush." more than 45 million people play candy crush each month, most of them women between the ages of 25 and 55. the game is free to download, but players can buy additional lives and that's a big part of the problem. people are spending big money to keep the game going. while that's bad for them, it's a sweet deal for the game's creators, said to be making $636,000 each day. that's $231 million a year. katie couric, host of
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"katie," is exploring the pursuit of happiness. yesterday she had a panel at stanford university. they had experts on psychology, neuroscience and design. couric led the discussion about how to find happiness in your life. one of the it tips, you can learn to be happy by developing happy habits. >> happy people have certain habits, you know. they tend to be more grateful. they tend to look on the bright side, meditate and focus on relationships and savor the moment. >> you can catch katie every weekday at 3:00 p.m. on abc 7. next, the effects of the first day of the b.a.r.t. strike. how businesses and even charities took a hit. plus, paramedics rushed to a plus, paramedics rushed to a southern cal so what can i get you? we'll take something tasty and healthy. ♪ ♪ if you wanna go and fly with me ♪ ♪ it's buzz the bee on your tv ♪ ♪ oh how did i get this way?
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oakland, as well. so we're looking at widespread stratus banked up along the sonoma county coast to half moon bay and monterey. it won't last long. the next couple hours, it will burn back and that will allow for some sunshine and temperatures to respond into the 50s this morning. but by the afternoon, we've got more 60s at the coast. in fact, perhaps topping out around 70. and we'll look for upper 70s around the bay. so turning sunny and a bit warmer today, taking the numbers up a few degrees. i'll detail the forecast for the rest of the weekend, and the changes for the week ahead, coming up. katie? >> lisa, thank you. day two of the b.a.r.t. strike and no talks scheduled. abc 7 news reporter nick smith is live at the picket lines in oakland with the latest on the negotiations. nick. >> reporter: katie, i can tell you, they continue to hold the line here at the lake merrit station. they say they're committed to stay here until b.a.r.t. management is ready to make a deal. they say they are not going anywhere. but, you know, earlier i had an
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opportunity to speak to commuters who say that they are the ones who are caught in the middle. >> it's been pretty hectic. it would be a lot easier if b.a.r.t. was running. they just need to, like, come up with a decision already. >> i think we're being held hostage all week. and i just want them to settle, so that we can get back to our normal routine. there are people out here that have to pay health care, we're not getting raises. you know, we're just ordinary people trying to make a living. >> reporter: now both jacquelyn and melvin were both waiting to take the ac transit bus to san francisco from oakland. i met them at the broadway and 20th intersection, and they said, you know, you've got to look at this line. and while we were there, we noticed there were so many people waiting in the line to take the ac transit bus, that everyone did not make it on. and the next bus did not come for another hour. that's just an example of how the strike is affecting so many people who depend on b.a.r.t.
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every day. i've also been asking those who follow me on twitter at nick smith abc 7 to let me know how the commuters affect them. i heard from one of my twitter followers, james moody who said it's impossible to commit to business meetings in san francisco during the week, allotting for the extra hour using ac transit. it's one example of how there is a residual effect to the strike. we will continue to follow the strike progress, and there is no scheduled talk for today. so we will continue to follow the strike progress and let you know how things are happening. also, at abc 7 at the lake merrit station, nick smith, abc 7 news. >> exit the freeway at ashland. the strike is proving costly for some drivers now that the chp has expanded carpool lane hours on interstate 80, 680 and 880. officers pulled over several drivers yesterday who ignored or were unaware the hours run from
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5:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night. >> we're trying to keep the lane open so people who have decided to ride share or carpool during this strike are able to get to their destination quickly. >> carpool tickets are not cheap, either. running a minimum of $381. dear b.a.r.t., i sure hate that you're pulling this stunt. >> dear b.a.r.t., i stand with your workers. >> dear b.a.r.t., please stop striking. >> dear b.a.r.t., i'm upset management will not go to binding airborne trags. >> dear b.a.r.t. i don't know why y'all are doing this. >> b.a.r.t. riders sounding off about the strike. and we want to hear how it's impacting your life. you can post videos on twitter or instagram using the hash tag dearb.a.r.t. and to the abc news facebook page. the strike is, of course, affecting people who would normally take b.a.r.t., but it also affects people who drive for a living and the poorest of the poor. abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman has the story.
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>> reporter: by now we've heard about how the b.a.r.t. strike is making live difficult for san francisco's office workers. but imagine what it's like down here if your office is on the street. >> come monday, traffic is going to be a mess. >> i just end up sitting in traffic, you know, people are not going anywhere. people are not getting places. >> commuting, one problem. getting your job done and making deliveries in muddled traffic, good luck. >> you're talking over 400,000 people joining us now on the street. >> i do expect my shift to go longer. due to the traffic. my shift, which is supposed to be about six hours, will be extended to serve or eight. >> reporter: and a lot of people stayed home. how can we tell? this is california at montgomery just past noon. normally this place would be flooded with people going in all directions. do you ride b.a.r.t.? >> typically, no. >> no, i do not. >> nope. >> reporter: where are all of the b.a.r.t. people? >> they're not here. >> reporter: and definitely not at work. victoria mitchell runs an
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organic food catering company. a good portion of her staff never made it in. >> i think, like, 10 or 20% less. maybe a little more. >> we're the ones suffering for it, not the employees, and not corporate. >> reporter: how about those who serve the people who suffer every day on the streets? at saint anthony's 25% of their volunteers failed to show up. larry miller did. he left the east bay at 6:00 a.m. how long did it take you? >> one hour and might have teen minutes, which is better than i thought it would be. >> reporter: how long would it normally take you? >> fifteen minutes. >> reporter: that's a street level freeze frame of day one. best you can't wait for day four on monday. right? >> i have no sympathy for them. i say fire the whole lot of them. >> reporter: in san francisco, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. keep it tuned to abc 7 news for all of the developments during the b.a.r.t. strike. also download our free abc 7 news app and allow push alerts to get breaking news alerts. and we have assembled a range of resources for you at
8:36 am including updates from bay area transit agencies on how they're accommodating extra passengers, a list of park and ride lots and real-time traffic maps. also follow us on twitter at abc7newsbayarea for breaking updates. also join us early monday morning for the latest on the b.a.r.t. strike, the news team will be here at 4:00 a.m. with a look at how the morning commute is shaping up before you leave the house. kids can get free dental screenings today in san francisco. the ucsf school of dentistry will provide the free screenings and a fluoride varnish for children as long as they have parents' consent. at the take place at 20th street between missouri and wisconsin from 11:00 to 4:00. a very dramatic delivery at a barnes and noble in southern california. and it was not a book delivery. around 7:30 last night, a woman went into labor in the middle of the bookstore. paramedics got to the scene and
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were, of course, prepared to take her to the hospital. but that didn't happen. >> could make a decision whether to go or no go and the baby made that decision for them and decided that this would be a good place to come out. and so they delivered the baby right here in the lobby in the barns and enab barnes and noble. >> i heard a little crying, so it was nice and everybody started clapping. >> the fire department says the baby boy was born without any complications. he and mom are said to be doing fine. next on abc 7 saturday morning news, fun, science, maybe romance. the adults-only program drawing record crowds at the new exploratorium. and let's take a live look outside at 8:37 this morning. here you see the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic moving smoothly, good news at this hour. it was backed up earlier this morning. we're keeping an eye on it, and lisa arrest jent
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covering santa rosa, berkeley, san jose and all the bay area. this is abc 7 news. >> it's been six months since the exploratorium reopened in a new building on san francisco's waterfront. the hands-on museum has had record attendance and is well-known as a great place for kids and families. but one of the biggest successes is its adults-only program with seven times more nighttime visitors than at the old building.
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abc 7 news anchor, dan ashley, checked it out. ♪ >> reporter: this is thursday night at the exploratorium, where you can find fun, science, even romance. and not necessarily in that order. the only limitation is you must be 18 or older. and that's turned out to be a big draw. >> i'm having a great time. >> reporter: exhibits usually swamped with kids are full of adults. add in liquor, served all over the museum, and you've got a party. >> a couple cool people already. it seems like a lot of people who come off work are flooding here. >> reporter: this line is for freestyle bar, alcohol and a meal in a glass. you choose the ingredients. >> fruits, vegetables and some people are really brave and they're doing pork. >> reporter: a little risky. so the bartender is tasting before he serves. >> and they're experts. >> reporter: these evening programs are called after dark.
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they happen every thursday, but on the first thursday of each month, there is a theme. special shows, and a lot of extra activities. this one starts with corn starch and water. >> when combined, these create a fluid, so you move it around quickly, it acts as a solid. but slowly, liquid. >> really a strategy to get adults excited about engaging with the exhibits themselves, and to gain some confidence. >> tonight we're doing an arcade here. we're playing some pong, some other games and inviting people to build their own controllers. >> reporter: that involves new technology called a maky-maky. and an old classic, the toilet paper roll. and may the best controller win. >> he's destroying me right now. >> after dark was first conceived for young adults, and there are always lots of them here. but it turns out adults of all ages are enjoying this chance to act like children without any
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children around. >> looks like everyone is having a great time. tomorrow night, abc 7 news anchor, dan ashley, is hosting a special half hour program on the exploratorium with more new stuff having visitors come back for more, more to explore. here on abc 7, the exploratorium's official tv partner. lisa argen exploring the weather for us. what is going on out there? clear yet? >> it is sunny in most parts of the bay area, but the fog right at the surface. can you see it there, from our emeryville camera, nice and sunny, but parts of oakland have visibility reduced to less than a quarter of a mile and you cannot see a thing at the coast. we'll talk about the clearing trend, the warmup, and the extended outlook, which features -- come back and i'll tell you. >> all right. will do. thanks, lisa. also next, one team is set for the world series after the cardinals beat l.a. last night.
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♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing good for me around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of craving something that i can't have ♪ ♪ turn around, barbara ♪ forever i've been praying for a snack in my life ♪ ♪ and now i have a brownie ending all of my strife ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ in sports, ninth-ranked ucla and stanford will battle at 12:30 and you can watch right here on abc 7. tonight, oregon state plays cal at memorial stadium on espn2. also want tonight, the red sox o close out the tigers in game six of the alcs. the winner meets st. louis in the world series after the
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cardinals beat the dodgers. here is larry beil with the highlights in this morning's sports. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. the giants ended the season for the cardinals last year. last night, the cardinals did it to the dodgers in game six of the national league championship series. hilarious scene before the game. joe kelly of the cardinals, in a royal garden stand-up, who would move first. it went on for 12 minutes before ump greg gibson said enough, both go back. it was the last thing the dodgers enjoyed. carlos beltran, huge rbi single this the third. 3 for 2. kershaw cased after rounding seven runs in four innings. rookie michael wokka, series mvp. in the ninth, trevor rosenthal strikes out mark ellis. 9-0. the cardinals head to the series for the fourth time in the last it ten years. >> in the regular season, went through ups and downs and stood together and did it as a team.
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it was fun. >> not everyone gets this opportunity. and, you know, we just try and, you know, just embrace everything kind of deal and trying not to take it for granted. >> great story. the warriors are talking contract extension with andrew bogut, who left yesterday's game in china after only three minutes with back spasms. they do not believe it's serious. the game was in shanghai, televised live at 4:30 a.m. look forward to a lot of this. in the upcoming season. klay thompson off the excellent ball movement. bogut's only hoop right there, worried about the long flight and his back paid the price. two on the steal there, 14 assists as the warriors beat the lakers in china for the second time, 115-89. huge upset in college football. number eight louisville hosting central florida. heisman hopeful, teddy brid bridgewater led his team to a
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21-point lead. bridgewater throws for 341, two touchdowns up 31-28 until domonic brown scored his second td. ucf answers with an 11-play 75-yard drive. finding jeff godfrey with 23 seconds left to win it. central florida with the upset of louisville, 38-35. while the sharks wait for dan boyle to recover from this hit, the nhl has suspended lapierre for five games. boyle was taken off on a stretcher. lapierre will forfeiture $28,000 and be eligible to come back november 1st. boyle, we're not sure. he could be out for two weeks, perhaps more than that. don't forget, great day of college football here on abc 7. starting off at 12:30 with stanford and ucla. then at 5:00, a battle in the top five between clemson and florida state. we'll see you after that for after the game. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil.
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>> lots of good games today. decent weather later. just got to get through this fog. >> yeah, that's right. it is banked up along the coast. and, in fact, pretty dense, creating visibility problems from half moon bay all the way up, really, to washington state to the san mateo coast. so it is out there, and providing hazardous conditions. so be careful. but it will it clear, and we will look at temperatures today. couple degrees warmer than we were yesterday. from our east bay hills camera, you can see how low and shallow that fog is. but it is quite dense, as it's being pressed to the surface from higher pressure and temperatures cooling to the dew points this morning. 47, san francisco. 50 in san jose. 52 los gatos, and half moon bay, the exploratorium camera, a little bit of low cloudiness there. 38 in santa rosa with 45 in fairfield and 51 in the livermore valley. so here's a look at the visibility elsewhere around the bay.
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we're improving in oakland. just last hour, we were down to less than a quarter of a mile. now at 5 miles, still the coast is in really the pea soup there. eight miles for livermore and san jose looking nice and sunny. the view from mt. tam, you can see that the fog there is making for not only a little bit of a gray sky, but cool conditions. but that fog continues to clear to the coast today. so it will be mild there, like a summertime pattern. and warm conditions inland, with temperatures couple degrees warmer. so this pattern, we are locked in it, we're looking for a few days of cooling next week. but it's going to be very, very subtle changes. we're not looking at anything big, any storms on the horizon. so with high pressure building into the eastern pacific, the weather is dry, all the way from washington, oregon, california and the storm track remains well to the north. so we should be looking about an inch of rain for october, and we have nothing in the forecast through next week. there is a system that will flirt with this by the middle of
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the week. you can see the average high, 74 in san jose. we continue to see very warm temperatures for this time of year. then we'll drop off. it's a cutoff low. doesn't look too promising to bring us any precip. and then you'll notice into next weekend, still pretty mild. so in terms of high temperatures from north to south, they're dealing with the dense fog. in southern california, look at that, how about 85 degrees today in los angeles. so warm from north to south. 77 in yosemite. and 69 in the northern sierra, with 70 at the coast in monterey. and we should be near that around half moon bay today. san francisco, closer to the coast, 70. but towards the financial district, we'll be in the lower 70s. 76 for san mateo. palo alto, 79. 82 in napa and more low to mid 80s in the east bay. so if you are headed to the pumpkin festival, look how sunny it's going to be. by 9:00, we can breaking up into partly cloudy conditions and sunshine noontime, mid and upper 60s, 70s with light to moderate
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sea breeze and the accuweather seven-day forecast, changes monday and tuesday with a southern on shore push and by the end of the week, a few more clouds. that's that weather system cooling us off and at this point looks like keeping the rain off shore. we'll watch it for you. >> all right, lisa, thank you. come up next, the 43rd annual half moon bay pumpkin festival in a little bit. we'll tell you which former san francisco giant will reside over these giants in today's parade.
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welcome back, everyone. ask join abc 7 art museum as we travel to korea and give a rare look at the artwork. in grand style, celebrating korea, airs tonight at 10:00 right here on abc 7. happening today, the half moon bay art and pumpkin festival. now in its 43rd year, the festival features live music, haunted house, food, arts and crafts, much more. it will also feature these guys, a display of enormous champion pumpkins, including the huge gourd by gary miller who earned first place in this year's pumpkin weigh-off, weighs nearly 2,000 pounds. former san francisco giant jt snow will serve as grand marshal at noon. is that on purpose? it has to be, right? the festival takes place on main street today and tomorrow from 9:00 to 5:00, both days.
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giants have to be in on the giant pumpkin parade. makes perfect sense. >> yes. you're navigating down that way now, boy, it is very dangerous with visibility near zero. but that fog will lift, and we'll look for a sunny afternoon with temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70. the sea breeze will be with us. so we'll call it mild there. 70 to low 70s in san francisco. 80 in fremont. very little change tomorrow. subtle changes for the middle of the week with more clouds and slightly cooler high temperatures. >> all right. we'll be ready. thank you, lisa and thank you for joining us on the abc 7 saturday morning news. abc 7 news continues at 4:00 p.m. today, because of college football. at 12:30, ucla against stanford. and that is followed by abc 7 news at 4:00. then florida state plays clemson at 5:00. that is followed by after the game with larry beil and mike shuma shumann. thanks for being with us again. thanks for being with us again. have a great day.
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