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you'd better have a ticket. b.a.r.t. will be cracking down on fare evaders. the board of directors approved it last night. here is the deal, once you're within b.a.r.t.'s paid areas and on trains you have to have proof of payment, either a valid ticket or clipper card. b.a.r.t. police officers and community service officers will be the ones doing the asking. if you don't have it, the first few times it's a $75 fine for adults and $55 for minors. you get more than two citations within a year, it becomes a criminal citation fine. not to exceed $250. b.a.r.t. estimates fare evaders cost $15 million to $25 million a year. the community service option will be available for juveniles and adults depending on the income level. enforcement starts on january 1st. reporting live at the warm springs b.a.r.t. station, matt keller, abc 7 news. thank you, matt. it's 4:30. let's get you a quick update on your weather and traffic. we start with mike. hi, mike. hi, guys. just checking out what was going on at the golden gate bridge,
sue and i were. it's getting pretty foggy over there. i'll show that you in one second. a look at what's going on with your 12-hour day planner. once i get it pulled up here you'll see the fog will stick at the coast and there it is, the golden gate bridge. look at how foggy it is right there. let's take a look at what's going on as far as your temperatures, 52 to 59. notice the coast staying in the 60s to near 70 at some point. so definitely the change is beginning and it begins at the coast. 75 to 81 around the bay. not as warm as yesterday. 80 to 87 inland. almost as warm as yesterday. if you're heading out this evening take a coat. at the coast 59. the rest of us 71 to 75. a look at the cooling trend and chance of rain next week up next. here's sue. all right. looks like limited visibility on the golden gate bridge. the interesting thing i came across about an hour ago, no fog at all. it was completely clear. it's come in, as mike said. bay bridge toll plaza, the cash paying lanes slow and go there
on the right and left-hand sides. no metering lights yet. we go north to san rafael. no fog here. this is past the north gate mall up past the sick centcivic cent. you're looking at about a 22-minute drive. some debris on the altamont pass. we'll check on that in a few. >> thank you, sue. the santa cruz sheriff's department will release information about a possible arrest in the bear fire. >> the sheriff's office is preparing to arrest the person believed to have started it. first responders immediately knew the fire was suspicious. the agency announced the bear fire to be fully contained now. it burned just under 400 acres near the town of boulder creek. a wildfire that destroyed four homes is fully contained. cal fire put out the bear fire in less than ten days, burned nearly 400 acres as we mentioned near the town of boulder creek. the santa cruz -- we're having some technical issues.
shall we move on? >> we'll move on to full containment on the fires burning in napa and sonoma counties. the latest report has the nuns fire 94% contained. the atlas fire at 98% containment. the tubbs fire, which burned between calistoga and santa rosa burned so many homes is now 95% contained and the pocket fire near geyserville 94% contained. okay, reggie, speaking of fires, there's a big fire happening in southern california right now that crews are still battling. it's about 350 acres and the "l.a. times" is reporting that an 18-year-old motorcyclist actually crashed into a tree which sparked the fire. it happened yesterday afternoon. it's burning in the cleveland national forest which is located just northeast of the city of san diego. the motorcyclist had only minor injuries. there is a handful right now of homes evacuated in riverside county. >> it's a little unnerving.
you have to respect all the fires happening in napa and all around. there's so much that's been going on lately. so keeping that in mind, how fast that went through. we're not being dumb but we don't want to be over panicked at the same time. >> absolutely a lot of fires in our state this fire season. and right now this one is only 15% contained. natasha? >> jessica, thank you. testimony is set to resume monday in the trial after man charged with the murder of kate steinle. the federal park ranger whose stolen gun killed her took the stand yesterday. he said he felt it was safe to leave a backpack containing the had dinner. someone stole the backpack along with clothing. defense attorneys claim the gun went off accidentally after suspect jose ines garcia zarate found it wrapped in cloth. they say he fired it intentionally. this morning a father is in jail facing several charges after his 8-year-old brought a loaded gun to school.
>> reporter: police arrested anthony o'donnell at his home. the father of five is charged with child endanger many, possession of stolen property, and allowing a firearm to be accessible to a child. police say his son brought a gun to twin creeks elementary school. according to the district on tuesday an 8-year-old brought a loaded gun to school in his backpack. he showed a friend, and that night that classmate told his parents. a few hours later the police were knocking on the suspect's door. >> the parents should be responsible. the kids should not have had access to a gun. >> i find them very good people. eye never seen anything happen. always well-behaved kids. >> reporter: this community is shocked and scared by what's happened. many have lived side-by-side with the o'donnells for years. on a typical night o'donnell's son would be out here playing with these kids. the family's third-floor
apartment is dark and the boy's friends admit they're conflicted right now. >> i don't think i'll play with him. >> i'm not sure why they did that. i think it's a bad thing because they could have hurt somebody. >> reporter: bail for anthony o'donnell is set at $140,000 n. san ramone, lisa amin gulesian. the golden gate bridge board sausalito ferry. a committee voted to approve construction. the plan stands now reconstruction would include a six-foot-tall rail along the walk down to board. it will be widened to 12 feet, more than twice its current width. many of cars in the new express lanes in contra costa county shouldn't be there. the transportation commission says% of the people driving don't have the required fastrak
transponder. violators will be notified by mail. >> when motorists are using the lanes if they don't have fastrak they will not receive a violation penalty for the first couple of weeks. when the notice comes they'll be invoiced for the toll amount only. >> the lanes opened three weeks ago between walnut creek and san ramone. they say overall the lanes are working like they thought they would with traffic in them moving faster than in the mix flow lanes. tomorrow morning caltrain will bring down two more support piers left over from the old bay bridge this is video from the last implosion two weeks ago no cars will be allowed on the bridge for about 30 minutes during the blasting period around 9:30 in the morning. one last implosion is scheduled in two weeks to bring down the final three piers. it is almost over. >> at some point we're not going to have to do the story anymore. i look forward to that.
all right. let's start with temperatures and we'll start in san francisco where it continues to get cooler. maybe your house, your apartment, your condo will lag behind the outside temperatures that will hold the heat a lot easier. 54 in lake merced and ocean beach. crissy field, bayview and sunny side at 55. the mission is at 57. marina, 59. castro and west portal 60. here is a look from mt. tam. the clouds have not made it east of the golden gate bridge yet. we'll keep an eye on that. that's a sign the weather pattern is finally start to go change. on the roads watch out for the fog near the coast and golden gate in the morning. mass transit cool this morning but warm this afternoon. this will be our last calm day on the bay water. let's take a look at temperatures. we'll start in the east bay where it's still going to be a little toasty. average high 75. at noon 79. 85 at 2:00. 88 at 4:00. still 83 at 6:00.
and we're finally back below average by 8:00 this evening, 72 degrees. down in the south bay it could be the fourth day in a row for san jose where we tie or set a new record. average high 73. 7 at noon. 85 at 2:00. 87 at 4:00. 80 at 6:00. finally back to 72 by 8:00. temperatures are going to run in the 70s and 80s. 60s at the coast. the warmth will linger inland. 80s tomorrow. look at sunday. 60s and 70s. we'll take a look at halloween and the chance of rain next weekend coming up next. here's sue. all right. if you want another sign of fog, we'll go back to the golden gate bridge. there it is. we have two lanes in the northbound direction and four lanes for your commute this morning coming south out of marin county. through the robin williams tunnel, you see limited visibility across the span so take caution here. not a bad drive from marin county into the city. to walnut creek, the turn here at north main and on to 24, the interchange, and traffic is at the limit for an eight-minute drive from concord through
pleasant hill. overall traffic flow looks good. green is good. slowing up and over the altamont pass out of tracy. we have debris in the slow lane at grant line. i don't know what the debris is. chp says cars are swerving to get around it so caution there. might have to do a traffic break. we'll be back with a look at your mass transit options this morning. do you recognize this man? the violent road rage encounter that has police anxious to get him off the street. >> this is actually lost at sea. how two people aboard this boat accused of obstructing justice to theat the fbinuclear war, and of violating the constitution by taking money from foreign governments
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from our live desk defense secretary james mattis traveled to the demilitarized zone that separates north and south korea this morning and accused president kim jong-un of threatening catastrophe and at the dmz mattis looked into north korea and saw soldiers and western tourists staring back. mat stis is emphasizing the pus for a diplomatic solution with pyongyang, but he's also said the u.s. is prepared to take military action if the north does not halt its development of missiles that could strike the mainland united states. president trump will visit south
korea next week. the benefit concert to help north bay victims will feature metallica, dave matthews and hip-hop artest gez. tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. for the november 9 concert. prices range from $50 to $200. you can pay on ticketmaster's website. ticketmaster will donate all of its processing fees to the relief effort. 100% of ticket sales will go to a fund for low-income, vulnerable populations displaced by the fires. people who relocated to alameda county now qualify to apply for disaster benefits. you can go to abc7news.com or the abc 7 news app for information on how to apply. if you're watching and want to help, our website has everything you need to know about how to donate. berkeley police need your help finding a man accused of
punching someone and barreling into the victim with his car. a photo of the man taken on ashby avenue last thursday. he drove a mercedes sedan with paper plates from a dealership. police tell us the victim was riding in another car and yelled at the suspect about his erratic driving. this map shows you where their dispute turned violent on ashby avenue near the berkeley branch at summit medical center. two american women stuck at sea more than five months. this week they finally spotted salvation. a u.s. navy ship was their way. >> reporter: for months jennifer appel, tasha fuiava, and their dogs were alone drifting in the massive pacific ocean after their sailboat engine broke around memorial day. they had set sail from honolulu in the spring headed for at tta. they drifted to a completely different part of the world they were hit by three massive storms
and survived two shark attacks. >> both of them, we actually thought it was lights out, and they were horrific. >> reporter: jennifer says in one attack seven tiger sharks came at night slapping their tails against the boat. the women kept using their marine radio to call for help, but there were no ships within range until this week when a fishing boat heard their distress calls and the "uss ashland" was sent to pick them up. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: as a small navy boat approaches, you can see the pure joy, clapping, huge smiles, even the dogs seem excited. they survived thanks to having water purifiers onboard and oatmeal, pasta and rice. as they climbed onboard the ashland, tasha smiles here ear. jennifer describes the moment they finally realized they were safe. >> it was actually quite mind
blowing and humbling. incredible story. and actually apparently they plan to reunite with their ship and sail back to honolulu. i know. >> well, they're better than me. >> believe it or not a ski resort in the high sierra is set to open this morning. >> mt. rose on the nevada side will open a beginner run. these are photos the ski resort provided. the single slope open 8:00 to noon today and tomorrow. most of the snow is man made but the hope is to change that eventually. >> how soon could we see real stuff, mike? >> real stuff. >> how much? >> all of it. enough -- some fresh for good skiing, please. >> right to the graphics. let me show you what's going on next weekend. this is next weekend. this is next friday where it begins as rain and then it turns over to heavy, wet snow saturday and sunday.
we could get more than a foot of snow if the models do bear out. so think about that while you're digging to find the skis and rearranging and getting ready for the winter season. here is a look at our east bay hills camera. you can see how clear it is except for at the coast where we have a little issue there with some fog. hazy sunshine, warm again today. a spare the air day just like yesterday was. they issued it late in the afternoon hours for yesterday and it spilled into today. cooling trend this weekend. we'll take away the spare the air as the cleaner, cooler air will come in off the ocean. we'll get that rain and sierra snow next week. look at the winds, fairly calm everywhere. they are blowing onshore at sfo. so through the gap there could be fog rolling through. we'll keep an eye on sfo for you. 88 would tie a record in san jose and that's the only area i've seen so far that would come close. 90 in gilroy. mid-80s for the rest of the south bay. mid to upper 80s for most of the peninsula today.
milbrae, 79. only upper 60s at the coast today. upper 70s in downtown south san francisco and sausalito. we'll have about 86 to 89 through most of the north bay. 77 to 83 along the shore. as you head inland, 87 to about 91 degrees. tonight even cooler than this morning. 40s and 50s. look for more fog along the coast and the north bay petaluma to santa rosa. a quick look at friday. i'll give you an hour-by-hour look. a look at your temperatures, 80s still out by sunday. 50s, 60s, and 70s will take over monday all the way through thursday. hi, sue. >> hi. going to go dust off the skis. looks great. maybe not quite yet. go to san rafael here. this is the southbound direction, those taillights headed past the mall and the civic center and in the northbound direction unfortunately we have word of an accident just past central san rafael. i guess the shining light on this one is it is in the northbound direction. it will not affect the commute
direction. two lanes blocked, two right lanes north of the central san rafael exit. we'll check with chp and see if they have an estimated time of clearing when we come back. >> sue, thank you. a daly city man gets his credit card ripped off. that left the victim on the hook for $52,000. dash cam video shows police chasing the driver. the big shock when officers discovered who is behind the wheel. >> this watch was once owned by actor paul newman. the incredible amount it just sold for. first this morning's "tech bites." in today's "tech bites" you had to be fast overnight if you wanted to preorder the new iphone. >> within ten minutes there were only a few models of the iphone x still online. in-store sales begin a week from today. amazon ceo jeff bezos could pass bill gates as the richest person. >> as stock surged, bezos raked in nearly $7 billion f. that holds today bezos would be worth about $2 billion more than gates. >> just $2 billion.
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investigators are hoping to find this man. they say he used a credit card to pay a $52,000 surgical bill. but here's the rub. the card he allegedly used was stolen, belonged to a daly city man who said it was inside a backpack stole friend his car. the card's rightful owner said he had no idea it happened until he got a call from the hospital's billing department saying he owed them $52,000. >> that doesn't seem right. stock at aetna is soaring after reports it may be bought by cvs. aetna is the third largest health care insurer covering more than 22 million people. stock rose 11% yesterday. this was bought for -- this can't be $300? maybe it was. originally purchased for $300, just bought at auction for
million. >> newman wore the watch for more than 40 years and eventually gave it to a friend. the new york auction house sold the watch yesterday. however, the price actually didn't set a record for a sold for $24.4 million. >> very nice. okay, fog isn't the only issue along the coast. we have some dangerous rip currents, some sneaker waves, some breakers up to 20 feet and rough surf at 2:00 to 9:00 tomorrow evening. at 7:00 friday morning, the first signs of wet weather just keeps going through the evening hours. overnight it gets heavier through saturday morning and then it moves up into the sierra. what is going to happen as far as our rain totals, gosh, i hope this is true. we're looking at possibly half
an inch to an inch and a half. maybe a little aggressive. plus it's a week away. something to think about and look forward to. sue? we'll head outside and take a look at your commute this morning at the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights yet a. slight delay if you're paying cash in the cash toll booths. on the san francisco side of things traffic flowing nicely on into the city on the upper deck. not a problem. no delays once you get through the toll plaza. we do have a problem in san rafael. it is the northbound, the noncommute direction of 101 central san rafael. two lanes blocked. chp will do a traffic break there. >> sue, thank you. uber is now letting you do what lyft has done for months, pick up passengers at multiple stops. >> you either had to meet at one place or change your destination mid trip. users will be able to add and remove stops in real time during the ride. when making the extra stops keep in mind you need to adhere to the three-minute waiting rule or could face add-on fees.
one car [ inaudible ] -- >> this story is nuts. a scary end to this high-speed chase in ohio. even scarier who is behind the wheel. ohio state troopers say a 10-year-old boy took his family's car on this joy ride. he hit 100 miles per hour before dodging the stop sticks and driving through a ditch. this was the second time he's reportedly stolen the family car. the boy said that he did it because he was bored. >> wow. okay. more than a dozen schools closed because of the north bay fires reopened this morning. next we're live with the challenge students and their families are still facing. reggie, breaking news coming in to our live desk. bay area congresswoman jackie spear sharing a special story when she was sexually assaulted. the opioid epidemic hitting close to home a. story about how
5:00 a.m. it's friday, october 27th. >> yay! more excited for the weekend. good morning to you. good morning to you, mike nicco. >> i can't wait to come in monday and go, reggie, how did you sleep? you'll be like, wonderful. >> i'm a little punchy due to lack of sleep because it's been so hot. >> that's what it is. >> that's the reason why. >> the next two hours punchy reggie on abc 7 mornings. good morning to you. hi,