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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> good afternoon, and thank you for joining us today, i'm ama daetz. >> i'm kristen sze. larry biel has the day off. the search is on for a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a young boy this morning in castro valley. it happened as the child was walking with family near marshall elementary school. >> abc 7 news has learned new information about the car involved. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live at a ford dealership in livermore with more. laura? >> reporter: hi, kristen. that ford fusion that struck that little boy in castro valley this morning was actually stolen from this car dealership about eight hours earlier. it was part of the theft of several cars. all of it caught on surveillance video. in the meantime, that little boy
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struck by that car this morning had surgery for his badly injured left leg. >> i heard a crash are. >> reporter: larry says he heard a loud noise and ran outside of his castro valley home. >> so i went to my bedroom window and i saw the guy get out and run. down the hill. >> reporter: pinned underneath the dark ford fusion, a 6-year-old boy who had been walking down the street just seconds earlier. >> preliminarily, it looks as if his left leg was pinned against a utility pole. so, information suggests he had stopped on his way to school to bend down and look at some worms. >> reporter: the injured boy is a student at nearby marshall elementary. >> we're extremely saddened by the incident. it's, you know, one of our students. we know that it impacts the family of the student as well as the rest of our students and staff here. >> reporter: the ford was one of
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five stolen during this elaborate theft early this morning apertured on several sir va surveillance cameras at livermore ford, thieves broke into boxes and took off with the cars. chp and alameda county sheriffs searched the surrounding area for the hit-and-run suspect but so far haven't found him. in livermore, laura anthony, abc 7 news. turning now to our weather, we are getting a break from the rain but more wet weather is coming. pounded drivers in san jose along 880 today and made for a messy commute. >> the rain was intense at time. the surprise showers soaked people this morning as they walked in downtown san francisco. >> and all this rain is causing problems around the bay area. this is video of flooded roads near pascadaro. >> take a look at this rock slide on alma bridge road in los gatos forcing drivers to take it slow. >> we have team coverage this afternoon, begin with abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma. >> we're seeing sunshine break
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out in the northern half of the bay area but still showers on live doppler 7 hd. we'll take you to live doppler 7 hd busy tracking the storms over the weekend. we get you right down to street level. a couple downpours still moving off the peninsula into the santa cruz mountains near los gatos. these are diving to the south right now. milpit milpitas, light showers over the next hour or so. compare the last seven days to the entire month of february. february, we're so dry around here but the first seven days of march, san francisco, oak lalan san jose, more than 2 1/2 inches of rain. also snow in sierra. incredible three-day snowfall totals. sugar bowl, 60 inches of know. squaw, 6 feet of snow. kirkwood, 3 feet of fresh powder. our next storm is quickly approaching the area. on the next seven days in the se
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seven-day forecast, three days have a 2 on our storm impact scale. we'll detail the weather coming up in the full accuweather forecast. the calm between storms right now is giving homeowners and businesses time to clean up the mess caused by flooding. >> paradise park along the san lorenzo riff was hart hit by the storm. abc 7 news reporter katie utehs is live and you spoke with the homeowner. >> reporter: ama, today we've experienced scattered showers and the storm has been a delight for some, a disaster for others. i want to show you the scene behind me. we're along the boardwalk and see the surfers are loving some of these larger swells but the beaches are littered with debris and logs and much of that has washed down from flooded homes in the santa cruz hills. >> it hit without warning. >> reporter: robin flanagan shows us the soaked mess in her friend's santa cruz home. >> it was so high it filled up these drawers. >> reporter: the san lorenzo river rose rapidly during the
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rainstorm. >> i heard, it sounded like a water fall down here. i was like holy crap. >> reporter: they tried to grab things from the home's lower level. >> it was just so strong, the undercurrents in the house are so strong that i tell her, just leave it. >> i got my prius up to the top of the driveway then it died. completely full of water. >> reporter: the debris from kirby's house and others flows to ocean where today county workers tested the water for e. coli and other contaminants. >> it's not safe to be in the water three days after it's been raining. the levels get very high at that point. >> reporter: but you can't keep beach scavengers away where driftwood is piled post storm. >> i've never seen this much before ever. i've been wanting to do this project and so i've been planning on coming down here and getting some, anyway. so after the storm is a perfect time. >> reporter: a perfect storm for some, a disaster for others.
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>> i lost my dad's computers. i'm trying to handle his estate and i need into his computers is my next move. his paperwork is disaster. >> reporter: in santa cruz county katie utehs, abc 7 news. pacifica, the demolition of an apartment building teetering on the edge of a cliff is expected to begin tomorrow. a fence around the building went up today. the building next door was demolished next month. take a look at a problem from days of rain. in san jose. take a look at the gaping hole down there. abc 7 news reporter janet o shows us other problems from rock slides to other damages. >> reporter: from sky 7 hd, firefighters say it looks like weight of the rain caused the roof to cave in. it happened while employees were working at this office building in ringwood avenue in san jose. everyone was able to safely get out but won't be able to go back in today. >> there's chemicals on scene we want to evaluate before we clear
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the building. >> reporter: firefighters, the overnight rain has kept them busy with dozens of calls all throughout the south bay. >> a lot of weather-related issues going on, wires down, accidents, rescue responses. >> reporter: this woman who lives in the santa cruz mountains talked about how the ra rain impacted her family. >> lost power, got it again and lost it again. the alameda off ramp in san jose also re-opened after being closed for several hours due to the heavy flooding. here on alma bridge road in los gatos the rain caused this rock slide causing drivers to take it slow. so much rain in a short amount of time, you can see it all here, the lexington reservoir looked fuller than what most remember with enough force to bring down a tree as seen in this photo sent to us by an abc 7 news viewer taken along the san lorenzo river. the hazmat team is out here checking out the situation. we are told this is a manufacturing lab so they want to make a thorough check before they give the construction crews
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a green light to tgo in and assess the damage for themselves and figure out the repairs that made to be made. in san jose, janet o, abc 7 news. san mateo county, two clogged trees caused a challenge to get out of half moon bay. the second tree went down near highway 35. that junction was re-opened just before 6:00 a.m. el nino-influenced storms have given the sierra new snow. video of interstate 80 at 89 earlier this afternoon. chains are required for trucks in that part of the sierra today. and here's what it looked like on i-80 in truckee slowing down to put on their chains there. traffic was slow and, of course, conditions were slick in the area. use the free abc 7 news app to track weather, el nino, push weather alerts to receive breaking information any time. a jury awarded "dancing with the stars" host erin andrews $55
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million in a nude video lawsuit. she was staying at a marriott hotel in 2008 when her stalker shot video of her through a peephole. andrews say the hotel gave him her room number and lowed him to stay in the room next to hers. the video has been viewed 17 million times. andrews testify tearfully about her humiliation and depression after the video came out. a chase ended in vallejo netted a burglary suspect who crashed into several vehicles. it all started with a burglary in napa. a homeowner confronted a burglar then fired shots at the getaway car. officers soon picked up the chase which ended with a crash at the highway 29 and highway 37 interchange in vallejo. they arrested two people. police are looking for a man who attacked a woman after she got into his car thinking he was her uber driver. it happened early sunday in san francisco's south of market area. police said the 22-year-old woman left the club and hopped into his car. after driving a few blocks he turned and punched her in the face and tried to get in the
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back seat with her. she escaped and was not seriously hurt. residents of burlingame want the community to plead their case regarding eviction notices at tonight's city council meeting. this comes less than a week after a 97-year-old woman who was fighting eviction died. marie hatch's friends say the eviction threat is what led to her death. she and her room mate, georgia, lived in a cottage when they received a 60-day notice. tonight will be the first meeting since hatch died on thursday. cal trans closed the bike and pedestrian path along the eastern span of the bay bridge for the rest of march because of the ongoing demolition of the old eastern span. rues will be using a cutting torch to take apart the old bridge and winds may blow toxic fumes from the work to the north and right into bicyclists and pedestrians. cal trans says the path will be closed through april 1st. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, sheriffs deputies accused of running a fight club in the
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san francisco county jail, today those deputies entered pleas in court. ma their attorneys are revealing about the case. preparations under way for nancy reagan's funeral. i'm lauren lifter at the reagan library. i'll have more coming up. new at 4:30, former new york city major michael bloomberg makes a decision. will he make a run for the white house? let's take a look at the golden gate bridge.
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novato, oakland, sunnyvail,
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all the bay area, this is abc 7 news. flags are flying at half-staff today at the white house and across the country to honor former first lady, nancy reagan. she passed away over the weekend. >> people have already starting signing a condolence book for mrs. reagan as the country and world remembers the former first lady. abc news reporter lauren liftst tells us, her legacy extends beyond the white house. >> reporter: preparations under way to lay nancy reagan to west. the former first lady passing way at her los angeles home sunday. >> she died very peacefully. it was her time. >> reporter: in the nation's capital, flags at half-staff. a condolence book for the public sentiments. the president today saying -- >> i know how much she meant, not just to president reagan, but to the country as a whole. >> reporter: though frail at 94, john of the reagan presidential
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library, says mrs. reagan's mind was still sharp. >> mentally, 110%, she's been fun to work with. >> reporter: she remained the ka chairman of the reagan library until her death, a fierce guardian of her husband's legacy, one barbara walters says she very much ricontributed to. >> she was a dignified, elegant woman, a credit to her husband's legacy. >> reporter: president reagan died in 2004, one of the last seems mrs. reagan was seen in public was here in a wheelchair at his grave site on the tenth anniversary of his passing and that's where mrs. reagan's body will be laid to rest beside her beloved late husband. >> he would come into her office to talk to her. he had to know where she was, find her, and be with her. >> reporter: on sunday, a hearse carried mrs. reagan's body from her home to santa monica for a few days until she's brought to the reagan library where she'll be buried. the funeral will be held here at the library friday morning. closed to the public, but likely to be televised. laura lister, abc 7, simi
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valley. one of nabs nancy reagan's defining legacy, just say no. she said those words for the first time in oakland. mrs. reagan was visiting students at an elementary school in the early '80s. she recounted this day that started the movement. >> not long ago in oakland, california, i was asked by a group of children what to do if they were offered drugs. i answered, just say no. soon after that, those children in oakland formed a just say no club. >> mrs. reagan would return to oakland to celebrate just say no clubs growing around the country. though critics called the approach simplistic, they admit she raised awareness of america's drug problem. mrs. reagan is being remembered for her fight against also himer's, the disease that racked her husband, and later lobbied congress in favor of stem cell
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research. >> she went against some of the thinking in the republican party to do that, stem cell research and the rest. that took courage that she knew the challenge that families face. >> and the children who attended this just say no rally in oakland are all grown up now and the school is closed but mrs. reagan's local legacy lives on. the replacement school, a military institute which continues to emphasize fighting the war on drugs. cyber criminals unleashed the first ever type of attack against apple's mcintosh computers. it was first uncovered by silicon valley firm palo alto networks on friday. it demands customers pay one bit coin valued at a little more than $400 to retrieve their files. users are infected after downloading the bit installer transmission.
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apple is taking steps to prevent further infections. uber is calling an online report about sexual assaults and rape highly misleading. buzzfeed made screen shots of an internal customer database showing more than 11,000 results when the words sexual assault or rape were searched. buzzfeed didn't say how it got the images. uber says the search result isn't an accurate representation of the number of legitimate sexual assault complaints it received. people routinely misspell rate as rape. drivers with the name including r-a-p-e like draper will show up in the search. people send e-mails like search pricing raped my wallet. english wand treated to a m mesmerizing sight over the weekend. clear skies and giomagnetic action giving this part of uk as
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they viewed the northern lights and welcomed the glimpse of the overall borealis. a different sight in the sky tomorrow. a total solar eclipse. tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., we're going to bring you special coverage. a team traveled to micronesia for the best view of totality. we're going to bring it to you live as it happens tomorrow at 5:30, "world news tonight with david muir" will air later at 6:30. >> we can save you the airfare. >> we don't get totality here but still we're hoping for clear skies. >> that's right. >> i know more rain is coming. drew tuma is in for spencer and has the accuweather forecast. the timing of it all. >> yeah. last weekend we got soaked. brief break in the activity about 24 hours and storms move back in and stronger storms look to move in twhaoward the end ofe week into the weekend. live doppler 7 hd tracking the active pattern all week long. much of the region is dry. still have rogue showers mainly in the south bay. we'll get you down closer to street level.
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live doppler 7 hd showing you showers driving to the south. milpitas in the next ten minutes you'll see a shower. a bit of a stronger cell popped up in the santa cruz mountains around the summit boulder creek, diving to thes out away from the bay area. the reason why they're diving to the south, we have a north wind gusting at 24 miles per hour at half moon bay and the north wind, you certainly felt it was cooler today. the north wind dragging in cooler air. that means we're going to set up for a rather cool evening on the way and overnight tonight. right now, 54 in san francisco. under sunny skies. more in the way of cloud cover in san jose at 57. 53 currently in oak laland. santa rosa seeing the most sunshine up to 60 degrees. overnight tonight, santa rosa, 37 under clear skies. the clouds will get out of here everywhere. san jose down to 42. 48 san francisco. and 39 in concord.
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too tuesday, cloud cover, 58 in oakland, 63 san jose. future weather, tomorrow morning, partly cloudy skies. clouds on the increase throughout the day. notice we're mainly dry up until about 4:00. a couple l light showers pop up in the north bay and the activity really ramps up closer to the midnight hour. as we enter wednesday morning, we'll attach a number to it, a 1 on the storm impact scale. just scattered showers, light wind. future weather picks it up 1:00 a.m. wednesday, perhaps a downpour isolated in nature. looks like the wednesday morning commute will be wet as those showers kind of linger for much of the first half of wednesday. look at the next seven days. we're about to get soaked once again. nearly 4 inches of rain on the way for san francisco and oakland. san jose, over 4 inches, nearing 5 inches in santa rosa and nearing 4 inches in concord and livermore. the el nino pattern is once again influencesing our weather in the bay area. accuweather seven-day forecast. a chance in the north late
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tomorrow, wednesday morning it's a 1 on the storm impact scale. more rain moves in on thursday. it's a tad breezy, but that storm strengthens. on friday it turns into a 2. we're wet and windy. a stronger storm then moves in saturday and into sunday, still a 2 on our storm impact scale. periods of rain to round out the weekend. by monday, showers very likely on the tail end of the system. that's a 1 on the storm impact scale. the heaviest of the rain looks to come friday lasting through sunday once again. >> all right. thank you, drew. >> sure. up next, lady gaga takes the plunge and it's all for a very good cause. and right now let's take a live look outside. see the southbound traffic on 101 heavy
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this november you may get to vote whether to overturn the plastic bag ban in grocery stores.
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dozens of uc students went to sacramento to launch a campaign to save the statewide ban. if it's passed, it will have ripple effects that will result in thousands of lost jobs. the students say the continuing use of plastic bags will result in oceans having more plastic than fish by the year 2050. >> a lot of work we did helped to pass the initial ban. now that we're seeing it under attack by out of state plastic companies it's a chance to save our ban. >> 150 counties and cities in california already passed bag bans. a familiar face will host the emmy awards this year. jimmy kimmel will, in fact, return to the microsoft theater on september 18th to host the 68th primetime emmy awards. he last hosted the ceremony in 2012. nominations will be announced in mid-july. catch the awards show on september 18th right here on abc 7. raid lady gaga frimge brave
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waters of lady gaga. her in the and and her fiance, taylor kinney. the event raised $1.5 billion. lady gaga said, you got to feel pain to feel empathy. >> very true. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. two firefighters who saved a child's life will be sitting out for a while. why they were suspended instead of getting kudos. and the fight for the white house. the one potential candidate who won't be throwing his hat into
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live from the kgo tv forecast center, this is abc 7 news. >> here are the headlines now at 4:30. more than 2 1/2 inches of rain has fallen in san francisco in the past 48 hours. that's more we saw in all of february. abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma tweeted out this image you're looking at. see this big comma shape out in the ocean right there. that's our next storm set to bring more rain and winds starting on wednesday. drew will tell us which areas can expect the most rain in a few minutes. with all the weekend rain, flooding is a big concern. coming up at 5:00, abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman shows us the biggest water release in years at lake mendocino. two of the three current and former san francisco sheriffs deputies charged with setting up a jail fight club involving inmates made their first court appearance today. abc 7 news reporter melfy wo fa
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woodruff was there and the evidence the d.a.'s office says it has against the deputies. melanie? >> reporter: absolutely. according to this 100 page court document that evidence includes interviews with other inmates, recorded jailhouse phone conversations and pictures as well. the ringleader in all of this is accused former deputy, scott new who's said to have used threats of physical violence and in one case sexual harm if these inmates did not fight. san francisco sheriff's deputies scott new and eugene jones both entering not guilty pleas today in connection with an alleged jail fight club. the former deputy allegedly forced 150 pound inmate ricardo garcia to fight a 350 pound inmate named stanley harris. were you running a fight club? >> no comment. >> reporter: they say george gasgon is causing a smoke
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screen. >> to cause a distraction over the incredibly high crime rate in the city. >> that's absurd. these are very serious allegations and i think mr. stern is trying to down play them. >> reporter: during a press conference last week d.a. gasgon said new forced the inmates to fight. >> threats including they would be hand cuffed, beaten, maced. >> reporter: new's attorney says that's not how it went down. >> they started out, my understanding, really over a disagreement of who was in better shape. >> reporter: deputy eugene jones is accused of looking the other way. >> he's scared to death. he's a law enforcement officer. this is not supposed to happen to him. >> reporter: his attorney says he did nothing wrong. >> standing back watching for a few seconds and telling people on the floor wrestling to get back in the kitchen where they belong. >> reporter: deputy new is no longer with the department. deputy jones' attorney says he's on unpaid administrative leave. a third deputy is expected in court tomorrow. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news.
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two volunteer firefighters who saved the life of an 18-month-old girl who suffered a seizure have been suspended for not following proper protocol in their response. captain james kelly says it was unclear how long it would take for an ambulance to get to the rural stafford county property so he and another firefighter strapped the body of the infant into their fire truck and headed straight for the hospital. kelly likely saved the girl's life but county officials suspended the two saying rules do not allow using fire trucks to transport patients. there are new attacks on the campaign trail as the presidential candidates get ready for several more state primaries and it appears the momentum may be shifting. >> reporter: the race for the white house is focused on the race for delegates. hillary clinton is works to widen her lead on bernie sanders. >> we have differences, but those differences pale in comparison to what we see going on among the republicans right now. you know, i'm interested in
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results. they're interested in insults. >> reporter: 147 democratic delegates are up for grabs in michigan's primary. the math is an increasing problem for sanders. that's not impacting his confidence or the size of his rallies. >> please have the great state of michigan lead this country forward toward a political revolution. >> reporter: the democrats spent the day on the ground in michigan where flint is dealing with the lead contaminated water crisis. clinton is demanding for the governor's resignation, a strong reaction from john kasich on yahoo! news. >> i'm really ajs taiage tated fact, calling on somebody else to resign, with her history, with the history of her family. give me a break. >> reporter: kasich and marco rubio holding on with a week to go before their respective states of ohio and florida hit the polls. donald trump called for a two-man race with ted cruz as he dealt with one protester. >> get him out of here. get him out. >> reporter: after another. at a large rally in concord,
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north carolina. >> go home to mommy. go home. bye. go home to mommy. >> reporter: tomorrow there are also contests in idaho, mississippi, and hawaii but the big prize is michigan where both donald trump and hillary clinton have double-digit leads on their rivals. kenneth motin, abc news, washington. just a short time ago, michael bloomberg announced he will not mount a third-party bid for the white house. in a column on "bloomberg view" the former new york city mayor wrote he did not believe he could win writing "in a three-way race it's unlikely any candidate would win a majority of electoral votes and the power to choose the president would be taken out of the hands of the american people and thrown to congress." bloomberg had been considering an independent campaign for the last few months. the u.s. supreme court today reversed an alabama court decision that refused to recognize same-sex adoption from another state. the justices heard a case involving an alabama woman and her partner who jointly adopted a child in georgia. last year the alabama supreme
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court ruled georgia mistakenly granted the partner joint custody. the high court disagreed and willed the state may not disregard another state's judgment because it disagrees with it. also today the justices rejected an appeal from apple over a 2010 ruling that found the company in violation of antitrust laws when it conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices. apple found guilty of try lg to raise prices to head off competition from amazon. a federal appeals court upheld the finding. hulk hogan testified today. a sex tape humiliated him and left him shaking. gawker posted a brief part of the footage in 2012. opening statements began today. in the 2012 video, hogan is seen having sex with a friend's wife. hogan is suing the media company for invasion of property. gawker says since hogan is a public figure, the tape was
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newsworthy. still to come on abc 7 news, first of its kind surgery in the u.s. and we're hearing from the woman who says she's grateful for a chance to make history and have a child. i'm michael finney, "ask finney" just ahead so i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. just search for michael finney. i'll answer your questions right here live in just a little bit. i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew tuma. we're getting a break from the rain after a wet weekend but that break not going to
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a new transit center in downtown san francisco is about to look different. congresswoman nancy pelosi on hand to unveil the first piece of awning that will be placed on the center'sexterior. the panels have a pattern that can be extended infinitely without repeating themselves. they're based on a geometric equation. >> because of the mathematical and scientific applications and we wanted the transit center to be a place of learning and it's a beautiful ungulating petal design, lacelike that will grace the entire center. >> this is an artist rendering of what the awning will look like as it wraps some 3,000 feet around the build. ing. the transit center is set to open late next year. if you own the library fines you may be off the hook. the library system reportedly facing $7 million in unpaid fines. in order to lure people back, san jose is considering reducing
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the fines or getting rid of them all together. records show 187 san jose library card holders have racked up such fines. >> i get that because when my kids owe 50 cents in fines, they're afraid to go to the library. >> of course. >> right? all right. fortunately we don't need to pay for the weather forecast. drew tuma is here with that. >> we're talking about isolated showers right now. a break overnight then more rain tomorrow night. live doppler 7 hd has been busy all weekend. right now we're tracking a pair of isolated showers. they're diving to the south nearing vallejo over the next 15 minutes and roughly around berkeley the next 15 minutes or so. really the activity is about it. tonight, we clear the skies. chilly in the upper 30s in the most bay. most spots falling into the low and mid 40s. it plan out your day on tuesday, clear skies early on. throughout the day clouds will be on the increase. then by 7:00, there's that chance of a scattered shower moving into the region. with temperatures dropping into the 50s. as we get into wednesday morning, this will be a 1, a
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light storm on our storm impact scale. some light wind and scattered showers. future weather shows you a couple light showers moving on shore very early wednesday morning. the big takeaway with this storm, your wednesday morning commute will likely have damp spots. wednesday morning likely to be a slow go. much stronger storms headed our way. meteorologist sandhya patel will detail those at 4:00. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, the power of the bromance. plus an emotional good-bye as peyton manning leaves football behind. 7 on your side's michael finney. part on your car has been recalled but can't seem to get it fixed. is there a deadline for dealers? i'll have some nissan leaf... what will you do? ♪ how far will you go? ♪ how much will you see? ♪
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years, 18 is a good number. >> reporter: after 18 years in the nfl playing for the indianapolis colts and most recently the denver broncos the football great confirms he's going out on top calling this super bowl victory over the carolina panthers his last rodeo. >> it was not easy and it was difficult, like i said, i love football. >> reporter: with five mvp trophies and two super bowl wins, manning is considered one of the greatest players who also took hits off the field with reports of human growth hormones september sent to his home and his name attached to a lawsuit including the school created a hostile sexual environment. >> the unanswered questions aren't going to go away because he's retiring. >> i think it is sad that some people don't understand the truth and the facts. >> reporter: defiant, analysts say manning kept soaring on the field closing out his storied career as the league's all-time leader in passing yards and
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touchdowns and tied for the winningest quarterback in nfl history. >> well, i fought a good fact. i finished my football race. and after 18 years, it's time. >> reporter: manning went on to explain he prayed a lot and he always believed his decision to retire was all about timing and this felt like the right time. abc news, new york. bromance is good for men. so says uc berkeley researchers. researchers at cal found friendships between males increased the hormone ox toesen in the brain which allows men to handle stress better leading to longer and healthier lives. the study involved laboratory rats. researchers believe the findings apply to humans as well. the findings will be published in the journal neuropsycho pharmacology. hello, michael. this question comes from jess f. who asked via e-mail, we recently refinanced our home
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loan through cash call and wish to pay biweekly. now it seems they don't furnish payment statements. is that legal? >> they do. nobody by law has to send you a bill or ask you to pay. you have to pay them. completely legal. however, i'm pretty sure cash call sends out a packet of information when you refinance with them. one of them would be a book where every month you pull out the thing and send it in or use it as a reminder. one thing, if you want to pay biweekly, just so you know, the majority of savings there is not because you paid a couple of days early and save money on the interest. the savings comes from making 13 payments a year rather than 12. because you're pays every two weeks. that adds a payment. you really don't need a company because a lot of times they'll charge 500 bucks to set it up. at the end of the year, mail one more payment then done on 23 years on a 30-year loan. it's a good deal. >> chris asks a good one on facebook, do airline gate agents have the right to stop travelers from boarding planes if their
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passport is damaged even after the tsa and passport agents found it acceptable? >> yeah, they're all allowed to do it. it's kind of like so you -- if one guy doesn't catch it, maybe the next one will. even just a little l bbit of wa on it, ripped out, writing, anything. anyone is allowed to pull the plug, tsa, airline, anybody. be very, very nice when you're going through. really the best thing you can do is go get a new passport. >> yeah. >> you don't want to -- >> right. all right. well, don k. e-mailed, my dealer continues to tell me they don't have the parts to fix my vehicle's airbag. is there a law requiring recalls to be hand ld in a reasonable time? >> no, there's no law that says that at all. we've really seen that with airbag recalls. i'm assuming your car has a ta a takata. 30 million airbags recalled on 23 million cars. you're going to have to wait in line. going to take a long time. last i heard they were making 20,000 fixes a maonth. do the math. that's a long time.
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they're going to have to pick it up to get it done. one of the best things you can do, bother your car dealership. tell them you want it, stay on them. all of that. okay. join me tomorrow for our annual "7 on your side" tax hotline. experts available from 4:00 to 8:00 on the phone and facebook to answer your questions. also submit questions in advance by posting them on social media with #abc 7now. this is always really, really popular. if you have tax questions, pull out your paperwork. we got the experts. we'll hook you up. >> get started early. thanks, michael. today we're hearing from the recipient of the first uterus transplant surgery in the country. eight surgeons performed the surgery last month in cleveland, ohio. the 26-year-old woman is in good condition. the donor uterus came from a woman who had died. doctors say this transplant could mean greattility
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problems or born without a uterus. the woman was grateful for the opportunity to get the operation. >> i prayed that god would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy and here we are today at the beginning of that journey. >> she has to wait a year to ensure the new uterus is healthy enough to try getting pregnant. doctors say all births through this transplant surgery will be through c-section. after one or two children, the organ will be removed. turning to health news, is the organic label misleading? here's jane king with today's wellness report. >> fortune magazine says usda organic label implies to consumers that the products are superior. it doesn't guarantee the product is safer, more nutritious or better quality and organic items are more expensive. peanuts for babies? feeding babies peanuts and allergy inducing foods is more likely to protect them than cause problems. the study says at-risk babies
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who were fed peanut butter are protected from allergies until the age of 5. the early strategy could also work with eggs. california could be the second state to raise the minimum spoking age to 21. it would also ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places where traditional smoking is prohibited. six bills will now go to the california senate for consideration. ohio is the only other state with 21. the age limit for smoking. and check your pantries before packing this week's lunches for the kids. gogo squeeze is voluntarily recalling some apple sauce pouches after the quality was rend rendered poor due to residue. a best before date between december 4th 2015 and march 4th 2017. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. here's to your health. all right. abc 7 news at 4:00 does continue. up next as the warriors get ready to try to make history, steph curry is stirring up controversy. his plans to visit an oakland
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school to promote something healthy and why some are upset about it. coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00, the issue that left oakland police unable to communicate over their radios and it's not the first time. beauty advice from uc berkeley researchers. the surprise they found when they changed a woman's
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here is tonight's primetime lineup here on abc 7. at 8:00 it is "the bachelor" followed by "castle" at 10:00 then of course abc 7 news at 11:00. golden state warrior star steph curry seems to bt man who can do no wrong perhaps until now. curry is scheduled to visit a school in oakland to promote water as an alternative to sugary drinks. >> except the event is sponsored and organized by brita water filters. some have a problem with that. here's abc 7 reporter lyanne melendez. >> having steph curry at your school is a dream come true for any kid, icon, role model. he will visit martin luther king
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elementary in oakland to promote water as an alternative to sugary drinks. >> we're excited steph curry will highlight something we believe contributes to healthy living. >> reporter: but it's not just any water. it's brita filtered water. the school district admits brita never contacted them and instead went to the school directly. brita has an endorsement contract with the warriors. curry has even tweeted about his relationship with the company which is owned by clorox. based in oakland. change lab solutions in oakland promotes healthy policies. >> i challenge every other sports figure to do the same thing, market healthy things for kids, not soda. >> reporter: others like the campaign for commercial free childhood see it as a form of branding. we skyped with them. >> if it was just a public health message. the fact it's a marketing event designed to sell a product that's really what's concerning. >> reporter: the oakland teachers association agrees, marking any product to kids
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should never be done in schools. there is one more thing stubtss wi students will be exposed to. brita will install water filters at their school. l, wher lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. the warriors have a shot at making history tonight against the orlando magic in front of hometown fans. hopefully many, many shots tonight. this is a live look inside oracle arena right now as they practice shooting hoops a little bit. warming up. they've won 44 straight regular season home games dating back to last season. a win tonight, of course, would set a new record for the longest home winning streak in nba history. a lot riding on it tonight. >> oh, yes. we're hoping for the win. whether you're going to the game or cheering on from home, we want to see your fan photos. post them on social media. that way we just may use them on air or online. >> yeah, we're going to cheer our team back, recover from the
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loss to the lakers. they're going to bounce back strong tonight. >> thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm kristen sze. abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. i don't want to make people sick about hearing this. >> a sickening situation for some people on the peninsula. why sewage is seeping into their homes. and dealing with a drenching. how a third straight day of rain is causing problems across northern california. and that theme may continue this week. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. several more storms due in. details straight ahead. also the issue that left oakland police unable to communicate over their radios and it's not the first time. live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> good evening, and thank you for joining us on this monday. i'm ama daetz in for dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze. several peninsula homes are swamped tonight with sewage. the wet weather and a contractor
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are blamed for causing the mess. >> it's affecting homes in the town of millbrae. sergio quintana is there tonight. this happened during repair work? >> reporter: according to the city, there was a private contractor that was working on a private sewage line right here connecting to the city sewer line right under the street. there are a total of about five homes that were affected by this. it has stopped. that sewage has stopped and right now there are private contractors who are trying to fix the big problem overall just on the street. this is dried out raw sewage, dark and grimy remains of a backup that flooded into this house. saturday night was a nightmare for this family. >> every 30 second, there's 10 gallons of sewer coming from inside the basement. >> reporter: after the basement flooded, peter says the pipes in his home then started backing up to the main floor and leaked
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sewage everywhere, damaging every room in this two-story home. >> we keep calling everywhere. there's nobody in the city to help us. if they could have come one hour, it could have done something. >> reporter: at least five homes were affected including jason chen's house. >> into the other room. it was -- it was really nasty. >> reporter: he's clearing out whatever survived the backup and will be staying elsewhere for the time being. the sewage contamination and smell is unbearable. city crews did eventually show up saturday night and began working to fix the problem. another neighbor tells us this may have been caused by the weekend rains and recent work on a neighborhood sewage line. >> the rain pushed debris into the main line. i think they're unsure whether this new sewer line had caused the problem. >> reporter: the interim director of millbrae public works told me the same thing by phone. he said the


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