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have javale mcghee. you better believe cleveland will throw the house at the dubs to keep them from sweeping and becoming the first nba team with the perfect post for the season. winning the championship, dubs spent the entirire season planng and working towards another nba title. i tell you what, they picked up kevin durant and it's helped a lot. perfection would be nice. getting to 16 wins is their only goal. >> 16 was really the only number we were looking for. we're right there on the brink of it, you know. that's, that's the hanging fruit that you're chasing. so, it's really easy to stay hungry until we reach our final goal, we haven't done anything really. it's a lot to talk about but it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of what the ultimate goal is. and we're right there. >> in the end you just want to win. the other stuff doesn't really matter. people can talk about it and historical context, but you just
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get it done, win the series and let everybody else talk. >> well, the last few championships, of course, were celebrated on the opposing team's koerlt. lebron james does not want the warriors celebrating here and haven't had visiting locker rooms smelling champagne again. lot more coming up in the pregame show. we're live in the q in cleveland, mike shumann, abc7 news. >> thank you, shu. join shu and me the #dubson7 pregame show brought to you by jeep. and abc's pregame show before the nba finals will be at 5:30, and the tip-off is at 6:00. this game means serious business for some local businesses as well as bay area police officers. abc7 news anchor eric thomas joins us live in oakland with that part of the story. you certainly hope that if the warriors win the title, everybody stays cool and calm and collected, eric. >> reporter: well, nobody is assuming there is going to be any trouble here in oakland if
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the dubs do sweep. but they want to be prepared just in case. that's why you're going to see a lot of cops on the street, but the good news is that the business owners i talk to aren't anticipating any trouble and have no plans to board up their stores tonight. >> i'm ready for the game. >> reporter: customers at oakland's big apple cafe are predicting a sweep tonight and the owner has his own prediction, that if the dubs do win it all, people will celebrate in the streets without causing any major damage. >> enjoy it. best of luck. absolutely. >> reporter: he had windows broken during political protests at an old location, but never at this new location and never related to the warriors. that's why he has no plans to board up the place tonight. the city hopes to keep it that way. mayor lib i schaaf says if if there is a sweep, oakland will be ready. >> we are excited, we're positive, we're prepared, but we are very confident that things will go very beautifully
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tonight. >> reporter: oakland p.d. has called in every officer and briefed them on what to expect tonight. >> you will see a lot of officers in oakland, not only oakland, we have bart, alameda county, chp. >> reporter: when the warriors won in 2015, fans poured into the streets, some jumping on cars and setting off fire works. those activities are illegal and police say they won't be tolerated. >> we want to make sure everyone has a safe place and a safe celebration. >> reporter: and a safe place means no fire works, no celebratory gun fire. but cheering, there's nothing illegal about that. let's hope we can do that tonight. live in oakland, eric thomas, abc7 news. >> thank you, eric. and brooms are allowed. the warriors are hoping we need them tonight. dan, alma? >> thanks so much, larry. >> all right. we want to get to breaking news
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now. sky 7 is over the breaking news on the peninsula where sheriff's deputies are investigating a stabbing at a library in millbrae. witnesses tell us the victim is a middle school-aged child. the sheriff's office has evacuated the library as they investigate the incident. a witness inside said the victim ran into the library bleeding profusely. the boy ran into the bathroom and that's when other people called 911. the victim is now at the hospital. we do not know his condition. one woman tells us she was asked to leave when she came to check out a book. >> every day there is something and it's just appalling, it really is. it makes you frightened for your children. makes you frightened for yourself. >> it's not clear whether the suspect has been caught. we are going to bring you more information as soon as we have it here on abc7 news and on the abc7 news app. >> now to developing news in the ghost ship fire tragedy. today we heard from the attorneys representing ghost ship founder derek almena and from almena's wife. >> and another man max harris
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now face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. people who use the abc7 news app saw it live. we sent push alert when their comments started. archipelago abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow has the story. >> reporter: with an oversized picture of her family behind her and dozens of reporters in front of her, mika alley son respond to the 36 involuntary manslaughter charges her husband and his associate are facing in connection to the ghost ship warehouse fire. >> my husband is a good man. max harris is a good man. they're not greedy. they're not selfish. or reckless. >> derrick almena's attorneys say they were shocked when he was charged. >> the government has gotten it wrong once again. >> the district attorney has made him a scapegoat, in part, they say, for her own political
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aspirations. >> the prosecution is really brought for the private benefit for the district attorney and as a shield and a sword for the sheriffs, for the pg&e, for the building inspectors who are the real culpable parties. >> in e-mail statements, the spokesperson for the district attorney's office writes, our ethical duty of prosecutors is to analyze the facts and apply the law to those facts. filing criminal charges only when there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime. while a spokesperson for pg&e writes, we've seen no evidence to date that would lead us to believe that our facilities were the cause of the fire. almena and harris are scheduled to be in court next week. almena's attorneys say his plea will be not guilty. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc7 news. >> new at 4:00, a woman accused of abandoning a child she tossed out of the car made her first
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court appearance this afternoon. the incident happened monday evening near the san francisco zoo. 22-year-old samantha paton pleaded not guilty today to child endangerment charges. prosecutors says paton yelled get out, and i don't want to be your mommy any more to her 5-year-old daughter. the child hit her head on the pavement. four years ago paton was investigated for child cruelty. >> a man who was shot earlier this week after being accused of trying to run over a san leandro police officer has been charged with two felonies. 40-year-old hayward resident steven england was wounded in the early morning incident on saint may's avenue. he is in the hospital in stable condition. investigators say england sped towards an officer who tried pulling him over, trying to hit him. england has been charged with auto theft and assault on a police officer. the officer who shot england was not hurt. well, this afternoon the woman accused of putting meth in a 2-year-old's mouth remains in segregated custody for mother inmates at the alameda county jail because she assaulted a sheriff's deputy.
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the alameda county sheriff apps spokesperson said as deputies were booking her into the jail tuesday, she attacked the face of a female sheriff's deputy. that deputy is okay. thomas is no stranger to law enforcement. >> we have a long history with ms. thomas over the last several years. this isn't the first time that she's a ultimassaulted our staf members. we encountered her inner 2014 where three deputies were injured as a result of an encounter they had with her. >> thomas is facing attempted murder charges for monday's incident at people's park in berkeley. alameda county sheriffs have also filed a complaint against her for assaulting a deputy. >> now to the latest reaction to testimony by former fbi director james comey. >> yes. president trump made his first public comments today about the testimony before the senate intelligence committee. >> abc reporter janai washington joins us from washington.
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janai. >> reporter: alma, it's been 24 hours since james comey testified on capitol hill. that is still the big talker here in washington and many questions remain unanswered. president trump's picking and choosing which part of james comey's testimony he says are true and which are false. >> no collusion, no obstruction. he's a leaker. james comey confirmed a lot of what i said and some of the things that he said just weren't true. >> as i used to say to jerry when i talked a witness, you can't cherry pick it. >> reporter: under oath accused the white house of lying, the president asking for his loyalty, pressuring him to drop an investigation and firing him because of the russia probe. and today the president addressing those claims. >> he did say under oath that you told him to let the flynn -- you said you hope the flynn investigation, you could let go -- >> i didn't say that. >> so, he lied about that? >> well, i didn't say that. i mean, i will tell you i didn't say that. >> and did he ask you to pledge loyalty --
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>> and there would be nothing wrong if i did say it according to everyone i read today, but i did not say that. >> reporter: and house speaker paul ryan comes to trump's defense they would be considering impeaching him if he were a democrat facing the same allegations. >> i don't think we would actually. i don't think that is at all the case. >> reporter: but a former republican congressman who was a big part of president clinton's impeachment is calling ryan's bluff. bob english tweeting the house speaker today writing, you know this isn't true. you know that you would be inquiring into impeachment if this were a democrat. while the president and his lawyer insist james comey lied under oath, senator jack reid telling cnn, the president will get his turn. >> at some point, not right away, but at some point mr. mueller will feel he has to depose the president. >> reporter: and president trump wouldn't give a direct answer when asked whether there are tapes of his conversations with james comey, only saying that maybe something he'll answer in
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the near future. but as to whether he'll testify under oath, president trump said 100%. reporting live in washington, janai norman, abc7 news. alma, back to you. >> all right, janai, thank you so much. house minority leader nancy pelosi says she has serious concerns about president trump's ability to do his job. >> the president's fitness for office is something that is being called into question. it takes a certain curiosity to learn the facts, to base your comments on evidence and data and truth. i'm very worried about his >> the bay area democrat also called trump's presidency so far a failure. she says president trump may simply lack the curiosity, discipline, and stamina to be a competent commander in chief. >> all right. we're moving on. what's blue all over with hints of yellow? a house of dubs fans. that's exactly what it is. >> yes. droneview7 gives us this view of the outside. next, meet the people who live inside and see what they have
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planned for game four. >> isn't that great? at 4:30, advance knowledge about legal action that a group of raiders fans plan to take. >> i'm spencer christian. we still have
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well, this is where it could all end. we are looking live inside quicken loans arena in cleveland. game four between the warriors and cavs is only here on abc7 tonight. you see the players there getting ready. oh, we are hoping for a win. well, abc7 news was at is s.f.o. this morning to see warriors fan justin lou head out to cleveland. >> i went two years ago and they won. and then i didn't go last year and they lost.
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so, i feel it's like my duty to the bay area to go so they win. >> we appreciate that. lou spent $500 on his plane ticket. his buddy planned ahead and paid $160 round trip. here's a look at game tickets according to stub hub tickets for tonight. start at $250. if there is a game five monday at oracle, those seats are starting at $785. >> ouch. >> yeah. >> well, we may have found the biggest warriors fan in oakland today. check this out. droneview7 flew over this house that is blue and gold all over. you talk about representing right there. >> abc7 news reporter laura anthony joins us live from oracle arena with the story. hi, laura. >> reporter: hi, alma. it's quiet in oracle arena. they will start letting the public in at 5:00. the folks who are coming to this event tonight are hoping this is the start of a larger celebration. in the shadow of the oakland sky line there is a little house on
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the west side of town, a house that clearly stands out, all decked out in blue and gold. >> i'm number one warrior fan. ain't nobody like me. >> reporter: lloyd and his mom aren't shy about displaying their warriors pride. they've got the garb to go with the house which has become a gathering place for neighbors. >> i'm a warriors fan for life. we're going to do this, folks. i want everybody to calm down, don't burn no sofas and that kind of stuff and have fun. >> reporter: lloyd goes way back with the warriors to 1979. this shows lloyd a soda vendor at the arena. >> dub nation all the way. >> reporter: the enthusiasm is clearly contagious. >> blue and yellow is like my favorite color, you know what i mean? >> reporter: darrell langston didn't paint his house but did spruce up his car with a little blue and gold trim. >> the dub nation, it's a
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nation, not just a group. >> absolutely incredible. >> reporter: the novelty of this house is certainly not lost on passers by who often stop to take pictures. >> man, this is the greatest monument i've ever seen. >> reporter: after ail when your whole world revolves around the winning team like the warriors, you've just got to show it. >> sweet! go warriors, go warriors! die hard warriors, it's over with. we're getting ready to party on friday night. >> reporter: and we're back live herein side oracle soon to be rocking full of warriors fans. this is sold out tonight, 16,000 people expected, dan and alma. we showed you the house. we also showed you a lot of warriors garb. i took a look at the most popular warriors jersey, the most popular nba jersey, it is two warriors at the top of that list, steph curry at number one, some other guy from cleveland at number 2. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and then kevin durant. >> i can't figure out who the
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other guy would be, laura. >> no idea. that's funny. this morning abc7 news dropped into a pacifica bakery that is extra sweet on the warriors. >> yeah, that would be mazzetti's bakery. they are big warriors fans and that adds up to a lot of warriors inspired goodies. cakes, cookies, you name it. and they say they take special orders with your favorite player's number or jersey. >> now, a heads up for all you jeopardy and wheel of fortune fans it won't air at the usual time. jeopardy will run at 7:00 p.m. wheel of fortune will air at 7:30 tomorrow night. >> moving on for a moment, in san francisco today governor brown met with germany's environmental minister. they were there, the governor criticized the president's decision to pull out of the paris climate accord. >> this path will not be continued. you can't go against every country in the whole world except, what is it, nicaragua and syria. i don't think that's possible. >> governor brown praised
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germany and china for working with states in the u.s. to help combat climate change. brown was asked about if he tried to persuade the president to stay in the paris accord. >> no, i haven't talked to mr. trump since i rode in his airplane when i was mayor of oakland looking for a casino to try to promote economic growth. >> that was a long time ago. germany's environmental minister said she believes the u.s. will retake its role as the global leader on climate change in the future. >> all right. we've had a change in our weather today. >> we have. >> spencer is here with the forecast. >> pleasant out there but quite breezy. as dan likes to say, too windy for stacking feathers. let's go to live doppler 7. you can see what we're talking about. not quite. you can see it is mainly clear and bright. we have a few high clouds around, but it's basically a very sunny afternoon. it's also a very gusty afternoon with gusts right now up to 29 miles per hour at novato, 20 in san carlos, 24 apiece at napa and fairfield. all around the area it's quite
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breezy but a beautiful afternoon. check out this view from sutro tower looking north, northwest. 61 degrees here in san francisco now, oakland 67, 72 at mountain view, upper 60s at san jose and gilroy, 59 at half moon bay. and this is the view from mount tam looking down toward ocean beach under mostly sunny skies. it's 70 degrees in santa rosa right now, napa 72, 66 at novato, 72 apiece at fairfield and concord and 68 at livermore. here's the view from emeryville looking toward the golden gate and these are our forecast features. breezy and even cooler this weekend. afternoon temperatures will be well below average but turning warmer early next week. quite a warm up going into late if next week. overnight mostly clear skies. some clouds will linger near the coast. low temperatures generally in the low to mid 50s, although some of the inland valleys may have lows dropping into the upper 40s. then tomorrow mostly bright conditions but i won't say mostly sunny because some high clouds will be passing through the sky tomorrow. highs will range from upper 50s at the coast mid to upper 60s
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near the bay, to low 70s in our inland areas. here's the forecast animation starting 7:00 tomorrow morning. notice it will be nice and bright. we'll see a few clouds passing through. fort ross, ukiah, mendocino. some of that may hit the ground. some sprinkles in the northernmost part of the viewing area, widely scattered and very light. skip ahead to sunday, might also see some moisture moving sort of in the direction of the bay area, not quite, though, from the northern sacramento valley. so, there could be a sprinkle or two over in the fairfield area, maybe up around clear lake, but most of the bay area will be dry through the weekend. now let's talk about this warm up using napa as the example for the next 7 days. it's going to be well below average, the temperatures will be, through monday. the average high in napa this time of the year is 80. we'll see only low 70s the next three days. up to about 80 next tuesday. then upper 80s to mid 90s on thursday and friday in napa next week. that's the pattern most of the bay area will see. here's the accuweather seven-day
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forecast. once again, breezy, partly cloudy and cool through the weekend. temperatures begin to rebound on tuesday and then wednesday, thursday and friday we'll see highs inland in the mid-'80s to mid 90s. mid 70s to 80s in the bay. we ha we have beach weather coming our way next week. >> whack stack feathers. >> pandora plans to make millions with a few strategic moves. >> at 4:30 we're going to be live in cleveland known today as believe land. faithful cavaliers fans not giving up on the chance of another nba championship, even though
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online music service pandora is making a series of moves to help raise some cash. the oakland-based company is selling a 20% stake to satellite radio company serious xm for. it's going to raise another 280
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million by selling service to event bright. most users listen for free. they launched a subscription service similar in strategy to what competitors like spotify and apple music do. >> apple ceo tim cook gave the commencement speech at m.i.t. today. he urged graduates to never let technology overtake their compassion. >> sometimes the very technology that is meant to connect us divides us. i'm optimistic because i believe in your generation, your passion, your journey to serve humanity. we are all counting on you. >> cook asked us -- asked all graduates to measure their impact in humanity, not in the likes, but the lives you touch. >> good message. coming up next on abc7 news at 4:00, quick response contains soot in the water near richmond. if you're thinking this is because of chevron, think again. >> and next we'll be live in
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millbrae for an update on our breaking news, the stabbing at the library. >> tomorrow this is where a march will take place that some say has no place in the bay area. details on the dueling rally scheduled in santa clara. that's next. >> and we are live in cleveland and oakland next as we count down to tonight's big warriors game. (woman) when you have type 2 diabetes, there's a moment of truth. and now with victoza®, a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal. lowers my a1c better than the leading branded injectable. the one i used to take. victoza® lowers blood sugar in three ways. and while it isn't for weight loss, victoza® may help you lose some weight. non-insulin victoza® comes in a pen and is taken once a day. (announcer) victoza® is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and is not for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. do not take victoza® if you have a personal or family history
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>> and here are the stories making headlines at 4:30 today. the wife of ghost ship founder facing 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter spoke out about her husband. she said max harris is a good man and her family never would have lived in the warehouse if she felt it was unsafe. her family was there the night of the december fire but they left because they thought it would be too loud for their children. today the president finally tweeted a response to former fbi director james comey's testimony. despite so many lies, complete vindication, wow, comey is a leaker. at a hearing yesterday comey told the senate intelligence committee russia definitely interfered in the u.s. election and he was fired because he was investigating russia's connection to the trump administration. reporter jonathan bloom tweeted about a high school student in oakland defeating the odds just by graduating. coming up at 4:55, jonathan talks to him about staying strong in his fight against leukemia. and the warriors are facing history after kevin durant
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pulled off some game three heroics. the dubs have a shot to be the first team ever to finish the playoffs undefeated. here's abc7 news sports director larry beil with more about tonight's big game. larry. >> alma, this could be a really special evening as the warriors try to become the first team in nba history to record a perfect post-season 16-0. meanwhile in cleveland, the warriors not only hope to make history, but also winning their second world championship in three years, putting a little extra style on it with a record on top. abc7 news reporter wayne freedman live court side in cleveland. hi, wayne. >> reporter: good afternoon, larry. it's evening here for that matter. we are court side. we have a few more warriors fans in the stands tonight than we did last time and, yes, as you said, they have come here to witness a 16-0 record, they hope, and history they hope. meantime out in cleveland, nobody in cleveland cares about history at all. tick, tick, tick, and cleveland the cavaliers meters are running down. some say they've already
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expired. you got any quarters? >> not on me, no, sorry. >> reporter: does cleveland? >> no. >> i think we can squeeds out one. >> reporter: yef, in cleveland the land of king james, talk isn't so much about a crown, but avoiding a sweep. they've written it in chalk, we might add. on saint claire avenue where they have ill piled the corn beef as high as hope -- >> it was a disaster. >> man, i sat there for an hour. that's how it affected me. that's how it affects the whole city. >> reporter: then in the midst of such depression, we move downtown and found sophia and laura, fans from san jose. >> yes, win tonight. >> reporter: which sounds optimistic, but consider the downside. with the exception of the 49ers winning the super bowl at stanford in 1985. no bay area team has won a world championship on true local home
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turf. could anyone win again? win it at home do it at home turf, yes or no? >> no. >> reporter: win it tonight? >> yes. >> reporter: and put cleveland, they say, out of its misery. meantime as we return to cleveland, tlgs steph curry taking the first of his warm up times. notice he hasn't noticed the t-shirts on the seats. here's what they say, defend the land. they make no reference at all to 16-0 and a record. leave in cleveland, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> all right, wayne, thank you. i'm sure some vendors at the parade will have 16-0 if the warriors get it done tonight. the fans not allowed in yet as we take a live look inside the arena. trust me it will be packed later on this evening. let's move on to concord. at the plaza where the big screen is up there, good looking guys on that screen. they're calling it total dubs plaza for this evening. as many as 2000 warriors fans will be rocking the plaza for
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game four while they watch their dubs right here on abc7. council man tim mcgillian says the fans in concord like the warriors are more than ready. >> they are going to bring their brooms and i'm going to have mine up on stage this evening. >> man, you have that rematch. >> still time to get out there, by the way and join the party. might want to bring a chair or a blanket. if the warriors don't close it out tonight and need more than four games to win the finals and capture the championship again, here's the schedule for the rest of the series. game five would be back at oracle on monday. pregame on abc at 5:30, tip at 6:00. and then the teams wrote travou back to cleveland for game six. nobody wants to see that. we'll be back in oakland fathers day sunday june 18. that would be an earlier start, 4:30 pregame, 5:00 tip off. all those games to be broadcast here on abc7. but we're not thinking about the future schedule. it's a jinx to show it, but
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there are brooms in the studio. getting ready for a sweep. all right, dan, alma? >> we've gone t got push brooms, wisk brooms, all of it. thanks very much. >> we want to get back to breaking news we've been following on the peninsula where a young boy has been found stabbed at a library in millbrae. >> let's show you where it is. abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow has arrived on the scene where she's learned new information for us today. melanie? >> reporter: dan and alma, you can see a few of those investigators over my shoulder still very much in active scene. here is the good news if any, the boy stabbed in both of his arms has been taken to a local hospital. he is expected to survive those injuries. and the suspect has been arrested. we do have some updates for you. san mateo county sheriff's office is now saying that this was a 13-year-old boy, again, who was stabbed in both of his arms. they say with a pocket knife. the suspect who has already been arrested is a 40-year-old transient. now, there is a reason sheriffs
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deputies were able to arrive on scene so quickly to make that arrest. they say just within 20 seconds, that's because they have a substation next door. the stabbing happened outside of the library and what you saw was a public plaza area. witnesses say that the boy ran into the library bathroom. he was bleeding excessively and that's when people of course who were inside the library saw him and called 911. there were certainly a lot of children here that were in this library. their parents came to pick them up and they say they were frightened. >> we need to be more vigilant obviously, and you know, just keep more tabs with your kids as to what's going on throughout the day. >> i've been in millbrae for 61 years. and there's been some things, but like this here is just too much. >> reporter: so, again, lots of investigators outside of this library that will remain closed as they conduct a thorough investigation.
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we see that a forensics van has pulled up here a short time ago after we arrived. but obviously an active crime scene. the suspect has been arrested, a 40-year-old person they are referring to as a transient. the 14-year-old boy stabbed in both of his arms is in the hospital and expected to su viechl his injuries. live in millbrae, melanie woodrow, abc7 news. >> melanie, thank you for that update. this weekend a national organization known to have antimuslim views will be hosting a march against sharia law in the south bay. it is more than one of two dozen similar events happening nationwide. local inter faith leaders say it has no place in their community. abc7 news reporter chris nguyen has more on the controversy and how they plan to respond. >> reporter: on one of the busiest roads in santa clara, two protests, two very different views. both will meet face to face on saturday. >> we don't anticipate any problems, but we certainly want to keep the peace and protect everyone's first amendment right. >> reporter: act for america, a
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nonprofit organization which bills itself as the nra for national security, is behind the coordination of nearly 30 antisharia marches planned nationwide this weekend. sharia law is the law of islam. the group claims to be marching for human rights, but local inter faith leaders don't believe it for a second. >> we want the voice of inclusion, of diversity, of celebrating this very strong and vibrant community that we are all a part of. >> reporter: so, they'll be there hosting a unity rally. >> we will keep our distance. we will respect their rights. >> reporter: standing across the street to make their presence known. >> one side is valley fair mall, the other is santana row. there is a lot of traffic and highway 17 is right nearby so a lot of people come on and off. it's a busy intersection. >> reporter: with the south bay home to a large muslim population, some aren't surprised organizers would try to stage a march nearby. but they are choosing to stay positive. >> our message is that love and strength make our community stronger, that everyone is welcome, that there should be no
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discrimination, and that hate is destructive and we don't want it here. >> reporter: act for america is noted as an antimuslim hate group by the southern poverty law center. event organizers did not return our request for comment. both the march and the counter rally are scheduled to begin at 11:00 tomorrow morning. in the south bay, i'm chris nguyen, abc7 news. >> well, coming up next it's not your typical hippy car. >> not at all. a bay area woman has created a colorful tribute to the 50th anniversary of the summer of love. >> i'm spencer christian. this is not your typical june weather, but it's what we have the it's getting cooler and breezier and i'll have the full forecast coming up.
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all right. it's the calm before the storm. we're at oracle arena which is sold out tonight for a watch party for game four wherever you are, abc7 is the only place to watch tonight's game. now, join abc7 news sports director larry beil and mike shumann next at 5:00 for the #dubson7 pregame show brought to you by jeep. espn and abc's coverage of game four of the nba finals starts at 5:30. tip-off of this crucial game is at 6:00. go dubs. stay here with us. >> a group of raiders fans will hold a news conference monday to announce they've hired a noted antitrust attorney. the group has retained james quin, a well respected litigator. he defeated the federal landmark case in 1992 that granted players unrestricted free
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agency. the move likely sets the stage for a lawsuit against the nfl and the raiders over the team's plan to move to las vegas. >> well, just a few days are left for you to help make dreams come true for oakland drama students hoping
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[cheering and applauding] >> that's a pretty good warriors wave complete with the brooms there. abc7 news was in alamo today where there is an outbreak of dubs fever. the staff at rpm mortgage has been donning their dubs gear for every playoff game. yes, they even have their brooms. and the boss knows his crew isn't going to get much work done today. >> you have a broom. >> we do because they're going to sweep! [cheering and applauding] >> reporter: thank you. >> they tell us there's only one cure for dubs fever, another championship parade in oakland. >> they're right about that. how fun is that? that group. cavs fans in the bay area are also looking forward to tonight's game. he's just a guy from cleveland, he's also an owner of the deli board. adam has plenty of love for cleveland sports teams but -- >> the cavs fansching >> the cowards the warriors, th probably one of the best basketball teams in the whole
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entire world ever. so, golden state looks tough. >> adam has actually met the curry family. he's even cooked with asia. by the way, there he is making an early break to catch the game. have fun, adam. well, dub nation show us your warriors pride. we want to thank all of these abc7 news viewers who have shared their spirit with us. they all used the ##dubson7 and that, add that to your pictures tonight so we can see how you're cheering on the dubs. >> time is ticking down for a group of young actors who want to take their talents overseas. so far the warriors have helped drama students from oakland sky line high school raise $2,000. the warriors donated items to a raffle and auction recently held at oracle arena. the kids still need to collect another $26,000 by monday. if you would like to help, you can find a lincoln >> now, new at 4:00, chevron responded quickly to reports of soot in the water near its richmond refinery. sky 7 shows the soot-like water between a nonchevron ship and a wharf.
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chevron deployed its emergency response team and quickly contained that material. the investigation shows chevron is not the source of that material. and we have some sad news about a goat in the herd that was trapped by a wildfire in milpitas last month. we showed you these pictures. today we found out charlie the baby goat passed away unfortunately. you may remember the really moving video from sky 7 showing the goats trying to escape the flames. they were trapped between the fire and a fence. all but one of the goats made it out of the fire and then today charlie died. it's especially disappointing for his care givers who said he'd started showing signs of recovery this week. >> well, you're looking at the view from the newest attraction at the oakland zoo. the zoo's gondola opened today. zoo visitors can ride it to a restaurant. that restaurant opens monday. next year the gondola will transport people to a new california trail exhibit that is currently under construction. that exhibit will feature animals native to california including grizzly bears.
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and it's not your typical hippy car. a san rafael woman has created a colorful tribute to the 50th anniversary to the summer of love. >> here's janice joplin, big brother here. >> than' donna huggins showing us her rolls royce she decorated with mow men toes from that era. she was only 13 during the summer of love. she went to many concerts and got more than 100 autographs of iconic artists. >> you could go back stage and say i'd like to get jimmijimm hendricks autograph. he's up there on the roof. go ahead. nobody stopped you from doing anything. >> she plans to keep the car as a rolling tribute to the summer of love for many years. if you want to see it in person, the car will be on exhibit tomorrow during the magic mountain music festival and that is going to be at mount tam state park. >> well, anyone riding bart
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through oakland should plan ahead this weekend. heads up here. bart crews will be rebuilding the track between the lake merritt and fruitvale stations this weekend. no trains will run between those stations at lake merritt station will be closed. a bus bridge will connect riders around the closure. this will be the last weekend for the work which began back in april. bart says to expect 20 to 40-minute delays. normal service will resume on monday. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> okay, it's a sunny and breezy afternoon here in the bay area. you can see clear skies here on live doppler 7 and it is going to be sunny and breezy at oakland this evening at oracle arena for those of you who are not watching the #dubson7 and plan to go out to the watch party, these are the conditions you will face on your way to the arena. sunny skies, temperature about 65 degrees at 5:00 p.m., if you're going you should be on your way right now. and as you're leaving in a celebrative move, it will be 56 degrees. on we go to union city tomorrow morning, graduation time at james logan high school.
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the ceremony gets underway at 9:00 a.m., and in the early morning hours there is going to be partly cloudy to mostly sunny, temperatures in the upper 50s, low 60s as the ceremony ends. and here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. partly cloudy, breezy and cool through the weekend with high temperatures well below the average for this time of the year. only up to about 70 or barely above 70 in our inland areas. temperatures rebound on tuesday as the warmting trend begins. by the end of next week inland highs in the mid to upper 90s. it's going to be really warm next friday. >> thanks, spencer. >> up next a big mountain for the warriors fans. the doctors gave him odds years ago when he was diagnosed with leukemia. >> larry is back with what is happening, and a lot is happening at 5:00, l.b. >> as you can see from our count down clock we're getting you set for game coverage. at the stop of the hour, pregame #dubson7 pregame show. the warriors on the verge of making history. we'll tell you if kevin durant is a lock for series mvp no matter what kind of numbers he
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puts up tonight. right now a live look at the q and just a moment ago i sue durant warming up. he's on the right baseline on the foreground with the headphones on. lebron james going to need to make his last stand to prevent the dubs from popping bottles tonight.
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all right. we're counting down to game four of the nba finals. next at 5:00, join abc7 news sports director larry beil and mike shumann for the #dubson7 pregame show brought to you by jeep. espn and abc's coverage starts at 5:30. tip-off is at 6:00. after the final buzzer, catch the toyota after the game show. now, that is followed by wheel of fortune at 930, then a one hour edition of abc news begins at 10:30. big night tonight. he an oakland teenager got to do something incredible today. he graduated high school. >> abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom explains, darrell ache
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inches is a warrior in every since of the word. >> here he is. the one and only. >> reporter: darrell akins arrived to a hero's we will exum and said he's amazed. >> to pass, the start that i lost. >> reporter: the former football player hasn't been to school in a while. in fact, he was told this day might never come. >> it's like a dream come true. >> reporter: akins has leukemia. even after a bone marrow transplant last spring, doctors told him he had only months to live. >> they said he wouldn't be here and he's here. >> i got something to prove. >> reporter: akins is not a quitter. >> when they count him out, he keeps going. >> reporter: but he's also profrming something else. at a school where attendance and graduation rates are falling, he's defying the odds, both medically and academically. >> just to graduate, as an african-american male is huge. the city of oakland has been trying to make those things better. darrell is one of the ones who made it.
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>> reporter: akins has had some inspiration in his drive to keep fighting. a lifelong warriors fan, he got to meet the team with help from the make a wish foundation a few months ago. he loves kevin durant. >> what do you love about k.d.? >> his jump shots, so beautiful. >> reporter: and the feeling is mutual. >> someone so strong and courageous, you know, we can learn a lot from him. >> reporter: and so can his classmates. they say he's easy to love. >> i was about to -- almost in tears because i thought he wasn't going to be able to walk th >> last but not least, darrell akins. >> reporter: but walk the stage he did just hours before game four of the nba finals. >> his wish was to graduate and watch the warriors win another championship. here we are today. >> reporter: and when the buzzer rings and the confetti falls, he'll be on his feet aga >> i have the strength. >> reporter: in oakland, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> congratulations, darrell. >> incredible. well, we thank you so much for joining us for abc7 news at 4:00. i'm alma daetz.
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durant for three. it's good, kevin durant from downtown! golden state takes the lead! >> after one potentially serious come back. >> i'm glad we got the w, most fire power. >> i've played in my career. >> the dubs dream 16-0 postseason sweep could become a reality. >> 16 was only a number we were looking for. >> what the king and the cavs can't be counted out after erasing last year's 3-1 series deficit. >> the champion once again. >> find out if history is on the horizon only on 7. abc7 presents the #dubson7 pregame show brought to you by jeep. >> let's start with a live look in cleveland where the warriors are hoping to make history tonight. kevin durant wearing the headphones there working on his game along with andre iguodala to your right, cavs basket to
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your left. the cavs going to try to stay alive and force a game five in these nba finals. wealth come in our #dubson7 pregame show. warriors ten-day veteran a don oladi ald foil. the numbers we're focused on, 16-0. because no team in in, ba history has ever posted a perfect postseason. are we going to see history tonight, mr. foil? >> you know how i don't like to do this. all right. >> people have been asking me all day long so i figured i'll ask you. >> i say, so this is obviously pride versus history. i think history wins tonight. >> so, you're counting on 16-0? i'm thinking it's going to be a close game. the cavs are not going to go without a fight. >> i agree with that. when you think about the historic season they have -- they had, you think about just the fact about what lebron james meant to the city. i think you're going to see them put up a fight. and they're going to leave it all out on the floor. >> lebron has a lot of pride.


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