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i'll step aside and let you see the zoo, the nba finals. last year they got blasted in game three. the tone of the series changed. it will be rocking and the hopes of happening again. steve kerr remembers the dubds were up 2-0 coming into cleveland last year and how the series finished. so, he is well aware game three always goes a long way towards determining who ultimately wins the series. >> always difficult no matter what happens the first two games. the change of venue changes, the dynamics changes the emotion. we've been here the last two years and gotten hammered twice in game three. so, we know what we're up against. >> makes you have a little more us against them mentality. you're not in your home building, but nothing really changed that much. the same routine. just come out and try to play as hard as you can. >> it's a different feel around here. if you had gone out among cleveland people here and fans, they would say down 2-0 last
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year, it's been a great season we'll get them next year. this year that is not the feeling at all. everybody here says, hey, we'll get it back do 2-2 then it will be a series. game three, the toughest one to win and we'll find out just that coming up. reporting live in cleveland at the q, i'm mike shumann, abc7 news. >> all right, thank you, shu. we'll see how healthy steph curry and kevin durant have to say about that. #dubson7 pregame show brought to you by jeep, that starts at 5:00. then abc coverage of game three of the nba final starts at 5:30 with michelle bead l and nba count down and they take to tip off. lots more coming, is it doom and gloom in cleveland or as shu led us to believe, they are expecting an amazing come back like last year. dan and alma? >> thanks, larry. we'll check back with you in a bit. >> people plan to wake up early tornl to watch james comey testify before the senate committee. >> yes, the second of two highly
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anticipated hearings with the senate officials about the russian interference. >> stephanie ramos is live in washington, d.c. stephanie? >> reporter: dan and alma, that's right. form former fbi director james comey is set to testify tomorrow. his prepared statement is already out. in it comey claims trump asked him to lift the cloud off of the russia investigation. the day before fired fbi director james comey testifies before the senate intelligence committee, his opening remarks are released. in the explosive statement, comey talks about his conversations with president trump, about former national security advisor michael flynn, and his communications with russia. according to comey, the president tells him, i hope you can see your way to letting this go, to letting flynn go. comey recounts the january 27th dinner he had with the president who he says told him, i need loyalty. i expect loyalty.
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the fbi director says he tried to explain the importance of the department of justice independence from the white house. >> and given the recent news about ongoing investigations -- >> reporter: on capitol hill today, the same committee had tough questions for the nation's top intelligence officials, all of them refusing to say whether or not president trump had asked them to intervene in comey's russia investigation. >> i have never been directed to do anything i believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate. >> reporter: their responses frustrating both republican and democratic senators. >> let me ask you specifically. did the president -- the reports that are out there -- ask you in any way, shape or form to back off or downplay the russia investigation? >> i'm not going to discuss the specifics of conversations with the president of the united states. but i stand by the comment i just made to you, sir. >> reporter: the director of national intelligence dan coats echoed the same. >> i don't believe it's appropriate for me to address that in a public session.
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>> reporter: and james comey's testimony he also detailed the three times that he told president trump that he was not the subject of an open counter intelligence case, meaning he was not personally under investigation at that time. dan and alma? >> stephanie, what is the trump administration have to say about all this, about comey's prepared remarks? >> reporter: so, dan, president trump was in ohio today talking infrastructure, but on the way back to washington, a white house deputy press secretary sara sanders said she didn't know if president trump had a chance to review comey's statement just yet, but she did say that the timing of this release was interesting, coming directly after those other hearings that happened on capitol hill today. >> okay, all right. more to come tomorrow. thanks so much, stephanie. stephanie ramos reporting. >> reporter: oh, definitely. >> a contentious face-off erupted between senator kamala harris and a member of trump's administration.
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it happened as harris demanded specific answers from deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. she asked about the authority of special counsel robert mueller who is looking into ties between president trump and russia. >> are you willing or are you not willing to give him the authority to be fully independent of your ability statutorily and legally to fire him? yes or no, sir? >> he has the full independence as authorized by those regulations as -- >> are you willing to do -- >> would the senator suspend? the chair is going to exercise his rights -- >> the chair then admonished harris and asked her to suspend her questioning of rosenstein. a new berkeley institute of governmental studies poll shows california's views of the russian investigation are strongly partisan. democrats are one sided in their negative reaction to comey's firing, disapproving 79% to 7%. on the other hand republicans approve of the president's firing of comey by a 3 to 1
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margin, 65%, 22%. 1600 californians participated in this telephone poll conducted from the fourth to the 29th. >> abc7 news was in oakland today at the new parkway theater which plans to open its doors at 6:45 tomorrow so people can watch comey's testimony. the viewing is free and instead of popcorn and soda, you'll be able to purchase brunch and coffee. wherever you are, you can watch james comey's testimony live right here on abc7. george stephanopoulos will anchor abc news coverage beginning at 7:00 a.m. right after abc7 mornings. >> we have new details of the arrest of a persona cuesed of putting meth in a 2-year-old's mouth in berkeley park. abc7 news has obtained the complaint and probable cause document filed against sayyadina thomas. those documents say thomas shoved a tootsie roll with meth at the park in berkeley. the boy was on the playground with his nanny. thomas is a stranger.
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officers determined thomas was a danger to herself and a danger to others. she is facing attempted murder charges. >> the chp is looking for a driver who hit and killed a plan and his dog as they walked on port chicago highway in lake view drive. the chp says the driver was headed east when the vehicle hit the 41-year-old man from antioch. investigators need help finding the suspect. >> a reasonable person would believe there would be some type of front end damage, major from a human being causing a lot of damage to the front end, the front left, the right front. >> both the man and the dog died at the scene in bay point. the driver could face manslaughter charges for fleeing the scene. >> seven years after a murder involving a body in a suitcase, the case has finally gone to trial. she was murdered in 2010, her body stuffed into a suitcase and thrown into the bay. today her family was in court for the trial. abc7 news reporter vic lee is live in san francisco at the hall of justice with the story.
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vic? >> reporter: well, alma, it was indeed a gruesome murder. the trial is being monitored closely by advocates of victims of domestic violence. now, the trial started several weeks ago here at the hall of justice. final day of testimony today, closing arguments monday. the wrist band reads, in loving memory of pearla. asia lewis has worn it every day of the trial. >> i'm always here to show my support for her and who she was. >> reporter: asia is the daughter of pshlearla lewis murdered seven years ago. her body dumbed into the bay and washing ashore near the embarcadero bay bridge. the man accused of this horrific crime 55-year-old lee bell who is finally standing trial 7 years later. >> it has been a very long time so it's just been very draining. >> reporter: the suitcase carrying louis's body was discovered may 18, 2010, a day
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after her family reported her missing. >> very challenging time for us. >> reporter: a young asia and her siblings fanned out along the embarcadero handing out fliers, hoping for any clues that might lead to the killer. bell was arrested weeks later. the prosecutor says he has a long history of domestic violence and that his relationship with louis was also violent. bell's attorney says while that may be true, it doesn't mean he murdered her. beverley up ton heads the san francisco domestic violence consortium. she says there are lessons to be learned. >> what could we do different? is there a way to prevent this? all domestic violence deaths are preventable. >> reporter: asia has also become an advocate of domestic violence victims. >> i also tell people if you think it can't happen to you, it can. >> reporter: asia hopes that at the end of the trial, there will be some kind of closure, some peace of mind. vic lee, abc7 news. >> the alameda county sheriff's
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department is now offering a $10,000 reward to solve the january murder of a hayward high school student. authorities say 16-year-old lamar murphy was riding his bike to the corner store near his home when someone shot and killed him. murphy was a junior. he played football and wanted to go to college to be a registered nurse. >> abc7 news has learned the identity of a woman accused of abandoning her child in san francisco. the 5-year-old girl was found monday night near the san francisco zoo. police say the girl's mother, 22-year-old samantha paton, faces two charges of child endangerment. paramedics just happened to be in the area and saw a woman push a girl out of the car, then drive away. the woman still had her one-year-old boy with her. both kids are with child protective services tonight. they were not hurt. prosecutors formally charged a san francisco man today with charges of filing dozens of fraudulent applications for disabled parking placards. montana le made a brief court appearance. he is charged with six felony counts following his arrest last
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week. dmv investigators say they linked lee to more than 34 fraudulent applications. now, if convicted he faces up to four years in prison and fines of up to $10,000 per violation. >> one thief led police straight to him because the stolen items were high-tech trackers. see what other evidence made this case an easy one to crack. >> there are people that are quite nice and there are people that just can't help themselves. >> classic john madden. see what brought him back to the spotlight today after a long absence. >> i'm spencer christian. we have rainfall
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all right. welcome back with a live look in cleveland as we count down to game three of the nba finals. about 20,000 people will pack quicken loans to see if the cavs can get back in the game. thousands will watch from inside the oracle arena at the official watch party. >> abc7 news reporter laura anthony joins us live at oracle with local dubs pride. hey, laura. >> reporter: hey, alma. we talked about 20,000 people in cleveland. there will be 16,000 people here tonight at oracle arena. they will open the doors for the public at 5:00 for those who have tickets. now, these are people who would rather watch tonight's game with their fellow fans even if their team is out of town. it's become an annual tradition. at the secondhand boutique at oakland's lake shore avenue. >> this is three years now in the running. >> reporter: the blue and yellow paper ma shea dress is the brain child of store owner ann
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hartford. >> it's a demand from the neighborhood. they love it. it gets people going. it makes them happy. >> reporter: it helps that hartford surrounds herself with warriors fans. >> are you excited about the game tonight? >> yeah, really excited. hoping i can watch it. our tv isn't working too well. >> she's a calming force as well as a cheering force. >> reporter: this dog india will be watching according to her human companion. how does she cheer? >> she wags her tail, the whole back goes. her whole back end wig lz when she cheers. >> reporter: are you expecting a lot of wiggling tonight? >> no question about it, we're winning. >> reporter: carl williams wouldn't be out and about on game day without some serious warriors gier and his favorite player up front. >> draymond green, yeah, he can make an impact even if he doesn't score. just being there. >> bam. >> reporter: t-shirt salesman geraldo hoping for a final sweep. would it be better for you if
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they took a few more games? >> it will be good regardless. i can go on and spend some more time with my fans instead of being out here all day long. >> reporter: aren't you starting to feel a little sorry for the cavaliers? >> why should i? i'm a warriors fan. no, there's no sympathy here. >> reporter: and we did do an informal poll before we came here to oracle. people telling us they do not want the warriors to let up at all on the gas. of course, they remember what happened right around this time last year. so, the folks we talked with certainly hoping for a sweep. live at oracle, laura anthony, abc7 news. >> okay, laura, thanks so much. now, you can watch the game for freon this big screen in san francisco's civic center plaza. there is a live picture now. they will be showing abc7 news live there at civic center so you can watch with the crowd, be among your closest friends. the event is open to the public. alcohol is not allowed. keep that in mind. abc7 is the only place to watch every game of the finals. abc and espn's coverage of game
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3 in cleveland starts at 5:30 today. coverage of game four on friday in cleveland starts at 5:30 as well. >> well, turning back to our oter news today, police sometimes ask for tips to crack a case. but in santa clara the victims of a high-tech burglary were able to supply detectives with the real-time whereabouts of the thieves. abc7 news reporter david louie is live at santa clara police headquarters with how they caught the suspects in a matter of hours. david? >> reporter: well, alma, the burglary suspects had no idea they had stolen 100 tracking devices. it takes only one to pinpoint their every move within 50 to 60 feet. the company rome beat proved its technology really works. >> it was reported in the morning and approximately eight hours later we had them in custody. >> reporter: claire polisanta c were able to zero in on the thieves so fast because they didn't know what they had stolen from the tech company. they took three boxes of roam
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boxes. >> they know where it is, they know when it moves, and they know they can be within, you know, two minutes of reacting. >> reporter: the trackers were among $30,000 worth of equipment stolen. police had a real leg up. >> we put an application on the phone. so, he and his fellow officers could actually track live in their patrol car where these two individuals were driving. >> reporter: their every move was captured. they first went to a house in san jose, then to a storage facility in union city. then they drove up to a house in alameda. that's where they were arrested. the storage unit had stolen goods from other burglaries which detectives are using to build on larger case. have i had i can't super mania is amazed what the thieves plan to do with the trarkers. >> i think that individual was trying to sell cell phone chargers not realizing we knew exactly where he was. >> reporter: the suspects, a man and a woman, left tracks behind. one of them went to the roam bee break room and drank half a bottle of beer from the fringe
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leaving fingerprints and a tissue with blood stains was found after one of the thieves cut a finger. >> they're bungling, but they're certainly not very smart and, you know, their actions led us right to them. >> reporter:? santa clara, david louie, abc7 news. >> all right. to the weather now, our droneview7 captured a mix of sun and clouds over san francisco today. >> yes, and there is a chance of rain in our near future. abc7 news weather anchor spencer christian is tracking the approaching wet weather. >> yes, it's getting cloudier and cloudier. the sun is going away rapidly. here's a look at live doppler 7. you can see the rain bearing down on some parts of california. moisture in the bay area also, we don't have reports of measurable rainfall but we will soon as we give you a wider view of the satellite raidary image. pushing in with associated cold front. we're going to get some showers and steady rain during the late night hours. right now we're looking at from
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droneview7 cloudy skies over the bay. beautiful view there. as we look up toward the north, northeast, it's 59 degrees here in san francisco right now. oakland 65, 67 at mountain view, low to mid 70s at san jose and gilroy, 59 at half moon bay. check out this view looking westward from emeryville. you see clouds at various levels of the atmosphere. it's 67 degrees, 68 rather up in santa rosa right now. low 70s at napa novato fairfield concord and livermore. and one more live view from our east bay hills camera and you can see it is getting darker and darker out there. these are our forecast features. overnight rain, wet morning commute for some parts of the bay area. showers will linger into the early evening hours tomorrow and we'll have a dry and cooler pattern on friday and saturday. but before we get to the rain let's talk about the watch party at oracle arena tonight for game three of the nba finals. the game of course in cleveland. warriors and the cavs. but you can see the game at oracle arena starting at 6:00 or you can see it here on abc7 starting at our coverage at 5:00 p.m. so, if you're heading out to the game it will be cloudy over in the area of oracle arena this evening with temperatures
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generally in the low to mid 60s. now let's talk about the approaching storm. it ranks 1 on the storm impact scale. it will produce light rain and showers, up to about 3/10 of an inch in the wet est locations of the north bay and on the coast. excu excuse me. less than 2/10 of an inch in other locations. on we go to the forecast animation starting at midnight tonight. it will be quite cloudy across the entire bay area. rain moving down from mendocino, 5:00 tomorrow the morning commute begins, it will be wet over much of the north bay. there may be rain trickling down to san francisco along the peninsula and the coast line. later we'll see the rain swinging south ward and eastward. continuing to plroduce wet pavement for the morning commute. it will be breaking up into pock elts of light showers or isolated showers. it will probably be just about over by early tomorrow evening. by 5:00 tomorrow afternoon projecting totals from a two
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hundreds of an inch. emphasize that, hundreds of an inch. in san francisco 1200s, 2/10 in santa rosa from the system which is about as much as we average the entire month of june for the bay area. the lows, if the rain moves in, mid to upper 50s for the most part, highs generally in the upper 60s to low 70s inland and along the bay cooler on the coast. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. it will remain cool on friday. excuse me, losing my voice here. partly cloudy friday, sunnier on saturday. inland highs in the low 70s. early next week we'll see temperatures moving back to the seasonal average and i'm going to get a drink of water right now. >> thank you, spencer. >> all right. well, horses on the loose. find out how long it took to get them corralled in golden gate park. >> this is only a drill, but
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there are questions this afternoon after a lot of horses were spotted running around golden gate park completely free. the 23 horses were loose for at least two hours. check them out. the park's department says the rangler discovered them out 5:00 this morning. they got them corralled and home by 7:00. they haven't told us why the horses were able to get out. one of the visitors got a giggle at the fact they made a run for it. >> i'm surprised they would have left all their food. but then again, they're horses. i'm more concerned of criminals running around than horses running around. >> they can come over and have all the apples. >> jeff and one-year-old feed the horses apples every day and were relieved so see they are all back and safe. the horses are here on a trial basis as rec and park explores the possibility of offering horseback rides to the public.
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>> a bay area hospital is celebrating a new addition tonight. suter health new peninsula medical center held a grand opening ceremony for its new hele deck. it enhances care for critically ill patients who need to be transported to the hospital quickly and efficiently. >> one of the nice things about technology is these helicopters are quieter. this isn't the old-fashioned, you know, chop, chop, chop coming in. this is a very smooth, quiet landing. so, for that we're grateful and i think our neighbors are, too. >> the hele deck replaces the hele pad demolished during the construction of the hospital which opened in 2011. >> a famous former raiders head coach returned to the spotlight today. you're going to hear from john madden next. plus. >> people have given me, you know, a little bit of grief, but it's friendly grief. >> not just the team that made the trip. we are live in cleveland with warriors
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>> announcer: live where you live, this is abc7 news. >> you are live at san francisco's civic center plaza as fans gather to watch game three of the nba finals. the game is only on abc7 tonight. the droneview7 flew near civic center tonight. the drone is not permitted to fly over city park so we were
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very careful. the stid started setting up for tonight's party hours ago. it is free and open to the public. alcohol is not allowed. >> all right. let's bring back abc7 news sports director larry beil with a look ahead to tonight's excitement, larry. >> droneview7, i have to get one of those. you can see the count down clock on the screen, abc's coverage of game 3. the third of these games to be hosted in cleveland. abc7 news reporter wayne freedman joins us live. how are you? >> reporter: you know what it's like next to the warriors as they're getting ready for tonight's game. it's practically the center of the universe. it's filling up. it's orange and red. that's what you would expect. we into cleveland and guess what we found? a lot of orange and red, not a lot of blue and gold. we had gray skies over cleveland much of today. or excuse us, they call it believe land now. unless that b is really an r, relieve land or believe land?
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>> believe land. >> reporter: though maybe clevelanders are in disbelief at this point of the series. tim conroy talks a good game. >> we'll lull you into a false sense of security again. >> reporter: then he directed us into the uss cod, now on the shore of lake erie which might also describe one's sinking feelings after descending the ladder and looking around the cramped quarters of this mechanical marvel. is it all symbolic with the cavs down 2-0? you think this is what? >> practice. >> reporter: not at all if a person looks in the right places, he might conclude that the bay area has already taken over. the rock and roll hall of fame inducted journey this year. it has an entire exhibit covering the summer of love. and a reproduction of young winner san francisco opposite, rolling stone magazine and warriors fans, well, we did find a couple. >> you know what, people have given me just a little bit of grief, but it's friendly grief.
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>> reporter: 12-year ticket season holder talking to his son from southern california. what did your tickets cost? >> they set me back about 1200 each. >> reporter: each? >> yeah. >> reporter: for one game or two? >> one. >> reporter: budget plan. >> yeah. >> reporter: this trip the reward for straight a's based on the cavs gear, we wonder about the level of education. >> well, he wasn't raised right. [ laughter ] >> reporter: he did get straight a's. >> it's book smarts and then there's common sense. [ laughter ] >> reporter: so, back live inside the arena with about an hour and a half, all of this comes to action. you're looking at history in the making, two cities focus on this arena tonight, to say nothing of the rest of the basketball world. live in cleveland, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> wow, 1200 bucks a ticket.
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that is dan ashley pricing right there. lots more warriors coverage coming up as west get you set for game three. dan? >> i'm out. exactly, got to have limits. football and broadcasting legend john madden was the star attraction at a charity event in livermore. >> it was a rare appearance. he battled health issues this year. more on his big day. >> alma and dan, this is the first time madden appeared on camera. you wouldn't know it based on how healthy and happy he looked. everyone wanted a picture with the former raiders head coach at the battle of the babe bocci ball event. mariucci started the game five years ago. the game itself is fun and raising money for charity worthwhile. the biggest reason for the smile, the return of madden. >> you must realize how much you enjoy something until you miss
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it. so, i've missed the last few and i really, i really miss it. >> this is good stuff. >> you've got a game plan? >> just win, baby. [ laughter ] >> all right. we're sorry about mispronouncing their name there for a sec. they raise money for diabetes and youth football. the football tri-valley high school got a $50,000 check. of course madden had to talk a little sports, pro sports specifically. he said the warriors play the game the way it's supposed to be played, with offense, defense and fast pace. madden also called steve kerr a great coach saying every time he hears kerr speak, he learns something. alma? >> all right. thank you so much, kristen. well, new at 4:00, a nazi flag raised concern among neighbors in castro valley. for the past few months the man has periodically flown the flag over his home on center street. some neighbors say the flag makes them nervous. while flying the flag isn't
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illegal, the alameda county sheriff's office said it received a complaint and the person displaying the flag took it down on his own. >> authorities say ghost ship concert organizer max harris will be back in the east bay tomorrow. harris is in custody in loss also where he's been since his arrest on monday. he and ghost ship master tenant derek almena face 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter for last december's fire at the ghost ship warehouse which killed 36 people. this is video you'll see only on abc news almena in a courtroom after his arrest. he arrived in the bay area a few hours later. the alameda county district attorney said they were deliberately deceptive about what was going on inside the ghost ship before the fire. and there is a new memorial to the victims of the ghost ship fire. it is this single sailboat floating in san francisco bay off the emeryville shoreline. the 15-foot boat is painted black with words ghost ship written on tfrmt the ship was built by local artist chris
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edwards who knew people killed in the fire. he said, making it released a lot of sadness for him. >> part of the old alameda naval air station are under siege. it is actually a drill involving the fbi and first responders for more than 15 agencies. it is realistic, but it is a drill. abc7 news anchor eric thomas gives us the report. >> reporter: victims strewn along the ground, even fire fighters appearing to be overcome, and that is just the start. >> we're mixing in tougher elements of an active shooter who is going to barricade himself on board one of the boats. >> reporter: the fbi says it took six months to plan this exercise that the bureau calls operation sea sick. the goal is to ensure the different agencies who would respond to a real attack are on the same page. >> we want to make sure the public is aware that we have the ability to come together as a team and it's one fight and one team.
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>> reporter: when you have this many agencies working together, the fbi, coast guard, the army, oakland police and fire, the one thing they must be able to do is communicate. >> communications are usually the problem, but we work with these agencies almost on a daily basis. so, we have points of contact within each agency to be able to perform operations and get the things we need from each other. >> reporter: the teamwork is obvious. while an old police s.w.a.t. team deals with the active shooter scenario on a ship, oakland and alameda county fire fighters in protective gear investigate the mock chemical weapon. meantime the county health department uses a computer model to determine which areas would have to be evacuated. >> obviously if this were to be the real and not a simulated event, there would be a potential for mass casualties. >> first responders hope exercises like this can keep those casualties to a minimum. a second day of drills is set for tomorrow at the old naval base. in alameda, eric thomas, abc7 news. >> stay with us. a dozen new astronauts have been
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named by nasa. >> only one of them is from california. his impressive qualifications are just ahead. >> i'm spencer christian. the clouds are here now, the rain will be here in a matter of
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looking live inside oracle arena, it's going to be filling up. trust me, a little bit later. thousands of fans are going to be watching tonight's game. the warriors tip-off against the dubs at 6:00 p.m. in cleveland.
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just making sure they have a spot ready to go. all right. here's a live look inside the arena where the warriors are warming up. there's steph, see him getting ready. they are hoping to get their third straight win in the finals. we are all hoping for that. a heads up for jeopardy and wheel of fortune fans, tonight's episodes won't air at the usually time because of the warriors game. wheel of fortune will air at 9:30, while jeopardy will run at 2:12 in the morning. set your dvr's now. >> nasa officially welcomed is it new astronauts to the program today including a california native. the group of 7 men and five women were selected from a record 18,300 applicants. the astronauts will train for missions into orbit and deep space. vice-president mike pence was there for the sen moan i. >> these are 12 men and women whose personal excellence will carry us into greater heights of discovery and who i know will inspire our children and our
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grandchildren every bit as much as your forbearers. >> astronaut dr. johnny kim is from los angeles. the former nachly seal completed more than 100 combat operations and has earned silver and bronze stars. > the gift of groceries from trader joe's. the north bay -- a north bay stor
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all right. dub nation show your pride, keep sharing your pictures and videos with us as the warriors march on in the nba finals and be sure to use the #dubson7. we may feature your photos on abc7 news or on the website all right, we're going to join our old friend once again from espn who is calling the game in spanish tonight for our international audience. fans know about espn in the states here, but they may not know about espn's worldwide presence. give me a few countries where your broadcast will be heard. >> u.s., of course, we'll be on the s.a.p. channel at abc7 in san francisco and the bay area. all the u.s., puerto rico and anywhere south of mexico in spanish. so, we span the entire hemisphere. it's really fun to bring basketball and some of these countries are so soccer mad and it's really fun to see the
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warriors develop a fan base south of the border. it's amazing. it's amazing. >> i know you were telling me about that at game one. you started to touch on this because our own viewers here in san francisco can listen and get a little spanish, please explain how they can do that with the s.a.p. we have so many remotes, get confused. >> well, simple enough, if you want to watch the game and listen to mike green and jeff van gundy, and you're listening to me it's because your audio setting on the tv set is set to the secondary audio channel. all you have to do is go back and switch it back to english and you'll be fine. if you want to hear us for a while, join us, we'll be there as well. either one, you have a choice as and it's going to be fun. what we do in spanish is try to get to the analysis jeff gets to a legal earlier than jeff. we try to bring some excitement that mike does. a different style, a different twang, perhaps. it's all basketball. it's fun to watch these guys
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behind me play. it's been fun so far. obviously if you're a warriors fan it's been more fun. >> if rhianna shows up at court side, he's looking at her and not watching the game. give us a sense of what is going to happen. last time they were down 0-2 and they beat the warriors by 30 in game three. >> i think the setting change will matter. i think the ref reason are going to be influenced by the crowd. the crowd is going to get behind the cavs. if the cavs don't move the ball on offense, it's just not going to happen for them in this series. let me give you a fact that blew me away. 55% of lebron james' shots come without a pass. 47% of tyree irving's shots were without a pass. if they don't move the ball, then it's over for the cavs. i think, i expect them to do that tonight. it's a classic chicken and egg question. wait, the bench is not scoring, so we shouldn't pass them the ball? or they're not scoring because we're not passing them the ball?
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i think they're going to try to get them involved. if they start scoring it could help the cavs a lot. turn the series, at least allow cleveland to win one game. >> we're focused on the warriors offense. they're looking for 30 assists per game whereas cavs play iso ball. thanks, friend. >> enjoy. >> alvaro martin on s.a.p. and the count down. we continue the pregame at 5:30. don't forget donald will join me from the #dubson7 game show brought to you by jeep starting at 5:00. >> good stuff, larry. thanks very much. well, in the spirit of the finals, the alameda county food bank and marin san francisco food bank is challenging the greater cleveland food bank to see which fans can raise the most money for their communities. in honor of the finals rubber match good year tires will double all donations up to $25,000. so far $8,500 has been donated to our local food banks. we're off to a great start.
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now, to show your support, look for this story on meantime, the san francisco marin food bank is cashing in thanks to a power outage at the trader joe's store in san rafael on monday. the store didn't want its perishable foods to go to waste so it donated 3600 pounds of produce, 1200 pounds of frozen food, 218 pounds of meat, and 398 cases of eggs. >> sent three trucks over there, loaded them up with over 50 shopping carts per truck, and brought back 6,000 pounds in food donations. >> just incredible. mike perry says he's never seen a donation like this in his ten years with the food bank. this amount of food matches what it typically receives each week from grocery stores. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> let's start with live doppler 7 and you can see we've got cloudy skies across the bay area now. rain is bearing down on the north bay, starting to move
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inland. later tonight the storm approaching us now ranks 1 on the storm impact scale, light intensity. it will produce light rain and showers. there could be brief locally heavy downpours. here is the forecast animation starting at midnight. we'll see this line of showers and light rain swinging through the north bay down at the golden gate. just in time for the morning commute so it is pap going to be a wet morning commute for most of the bay area. after 9:00 or 10:00 tomorrow morning we'll see the system breaking up with scattered isolated showers. tomorrow evening it will be graduation time for the richmond high school. the event will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the richmond civic center auditorium. it will be cloudy tomorrow evening in richmond. temperature in the low to mid 60s, but still pleasant weather. congratulations to the graduates. let's take a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. we get light rain tomorrow system ranking 1 on the storm impact scale. clouds linger into friday. it will be cooler than average on friday, but dry. even cooler still on saturday under brighter and sunnier skies. but temperatures will start to rebound sunday and monday and it will be warm again by next tuesday and wednesday. >> all right.
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sounds good. thank you, spencer. >> coming up celebrations that have nothing to do with the warriors. >> and larry is here with a look at what is coming up at 5:00. larry. >> coming up next on the #dubson7 pregame show brought to you by jeep, the warriors have a 2-0 lead in the finals. you might think this thing is over. guess again, why the warriors might be concerned about game three. it was a problem certainly last year. lost by 30. had a whole crew on the scene live in cleveland to get you set for a pivotal game tonight. that is coming up next.
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we are counting down game 3 of the nba finals. >> next at 5:00 joint sports director larry beil and mike for the pregame show. donald foil just walked in the studio. kofrm starts at 5:30, tip-off starts at 6:00. >> after the buzzer catch the
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toyota after the game show followed by wheel of fortune at 5:30, then jimmy kimmel live game night edition. >> we have you set up tonight. graduation season is upon us as you know, the oakland school district is ending the year on a positive note. >> yeah, oakland schools, they have seen their graduation rates go up four years in a row, and that's all thanks in part to programs launched just a few years ago. >> it's really exciting to see because it's been such a focus in oakland to really try to improve the graduation rates. abc7 news reporter lyanne melendez has a closer look. >> reporter: the senior pictures are posted on the wall at cassel mont high in oakland. the school district will begin calculating this year's graduation rate for all schools. the most recent numbers revealed today show some positive news for oakland. the graduation rate has increased in the past four years from 59.3% in 2012 to nearly 66% in 2016. >> it was achieved by the hard work of our students, our
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parents, our teachers, and all the staff in our schools. >> reporter: two other programs here in oakland also helped increase the graduation rate, nulk one, link to learning, be in two, dual enrollment. >> so, dual enrollment are rigorous classes that students take where they actually get high school credit and college credit. >> reporter: this way they not only graduate, but get a head start on their college careers. the second program linked learning involved project-based learning and internships, making certain careers more relevant to the student. >> it was up to me to say, you know what, nicole, you're going to break that cycle of corruption, you're going to break all the stereotypes and you're not going to be a statistic. you're going 0 to graduate. >> reporter: she's headed to san francisco state. jaden starks is going to mississippi valley state. >> nothing comes easy. everything you get never will be handed to you. you work for it and whatever you get is what you work for. >> that was lyanne melendez
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>> the dubs delivered in the town. >> we know this is far from over. >> last year, the series in a lurch in the land. now the warriors are looking to rock cleveland and keep their pursuit of perfection alive. only on abc7. >> announcer: abc7 presents the #dubson7 pregame show brought to you by jeep. >> oh, yeah, game three coming your way right here on abc7, a live look inside the q where kevin durant is standing right there. rocking out to some tunes and there is the q, breus frazier, that's the nickname for the head coach, assistant coach for the warriors, putting on some defense there. durant averaging 35 1/2 points per game in the nba finals. fans and cleveland hoping for a
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repeat repeat. ten year warriors veteran, you look pretty focused coming in. >> i'm ready, i'm ready. >> all smiles. today is a little more serious. a reminder, we're going to have the count down clock as we count you down to nba count down at 5:30 abc's pregame coverage. warriors up 2-0 on the cavs. i know a lot of people locally are thinking sweep and 16-0 and all that. but we've been down this road before and it got a little bumpy last year. >> yeah, 0-2 in game three, so you have this thing coming in your focus cannot be on a number, 16-0. what you have to focus on is being competitive in this game. the cavs coming out, they want to blow you off the floor and i think the big thing for the warriors is to stay competitive to the fourth quarter and give themselves a chance to win at the end. >> i think they'd rather be up 20. >> me, too, for my health. [ laughter ] >> exactly. let's get to mike shumann's


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