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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. welcome. good morning on this tuesday, november 21st. whole team here and ready to go. >> that's right. it is 5:00 a.m., time to get up and time to find out what it's like out there. >> it's pretty nice. pretty quiet outside except for a little bit of fog that's out there. we will set the stage for a run at record high temperatures the next couple of days. you see the wind layer on live doppler 7, notice it's blowing towards the ocean, that's an offshore wind and that brings us warm weather.
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it looks pretty clear out there. let's talk about your accuweather 12-hour day planner. temperatures running in the low to mid 50s in most neighborhoods through 7:00, 65 to 69 by noon. definitely not a fall flavor in that. we will be around of 66 to 69 by 4:00 with many reaching the 70s between 2:00 and 4:00 and by 7:00 look at those temperatures still around 60 to 64 degrees. the fog up in the north bay will get a little bit thicker as we head through the next couple hours, haeng out through the entire morning commute. there is some tooly fog involving into the east bay valleys. here is sue. we will take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights yet but we do have a bit of a delay just a minor delay for cash paying folks in those left hand cash lanes. so may want to go over towards the right. so san jose we are looking at 280 from san jose into cupertino in the northbound direction the headlines are heading up towards
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cupertino, everybody is light and moving at the limit here. green is good on our maps. we will take a look at the mass transit options this morning. ace train number one has left on schedule out of the central valley and no delays on the rail or muni buses. drive times coming up. recreational pot will soon be legal in california, but in san francisco some people don't want to see advertisements for it. >> at least not on muni. today the transportation agency's board will consider saying no to pot money. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live along market street for us. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning. do you want your bus to pull up and show you an ad for marijuana? they are large ads, they take up the whole side of the bus. muni in hearing from people that they do not want to see this. there are 130 of these medical marijuana ads on buses in san francisco. the proposed amendment that will be -- it's going to go before
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the board today it will put marijuana ads in a category with other substances that are already banned from the side of busses. >> this amendment would be consistent with what we do for alcohol and firearms and tobacco items as far as our ad policy. so it is consistent with that and it's something that we're modeling this proposal after. >> it doesn't look like this proposal will get any push back. even mayor ed lee is in favor of this saying we don't need this advertising influencing our kids. muni officials say they aren't worried about losing the ad revenue saying they feel confident another company will fill the slot. that board meeting is set for 1:00 this afternoon. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. now to the latest on the charlie rose allegations. cbs has suspended the long time television journalist, his trademark interview show has been pulled from pbs and bloomberg television following allegations published by the
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"washington post" that he sexually harassed several women. abc's stephanie ramos is live in washington, d.c. with more this morning. stephanie. >> reporter: jessica, we are now hearing daily sexual allegations against well known men. the "washington post" says the women who have accused long time broadcaster charlie rose of sexual misconduct they say that those women did not know one another and did work with charlie rose but at different times. another familiar face is accused of sexual misconduct. 75-year-old long time broadcaster and cbs this morning co-anchor charlie rose is now accused of sexual harassment and assau assault. >> we will begin with news affecting all of us at this broadcast and this network. >> cbs this morning addressing the claims against rose. >> i've enjoyed a friendship and a partnership with charlie for the past five years. i have held him in such high regard and i'm really struggling
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because how do you -- what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible. >> reporter: eight women have come forward in the "washington post" with major allegations against the host of the highly regarded charlie rose show. three women shared their experiences with business insider. five of the women told the "washington post" that rose groped them, two say he walked naked in front of them and one accused rose of firing her after he allegedly touched her inappropriately and made sexually charged remarks to her. in a statement rose says it is essential that these women know i hear them and that i deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. i am greatly embarrassed. he went on to say, i always felt that i was pursuing shared feelings, even though i now realize i was mistaken. many of the accusers say they did speak up during that time. telling eve have a vega about
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what happened to them. one woman described her response as a shrug and saying that's just charlie being charlie. rose also said that while he accepts responsibility he does not believe all of the allegations are accurate. reporting live from washington, stephanie ramos, abc 7 news. >> stephanie, thank you. napa officials have updating us on relief efforts in fire zones. they are looking for hazardous waste. the army corps of engineers have removed debris from 40 properties, 474 right of entry forms have been accepted. that means crews are given permission to go on the properties and remove the debris. cal oes says they'd like 100% participation but 104 property owners have not dmited a form. mgm resorts are not commenting on the lawsuits from attorneys representing victims from the shooting massacre.
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they have filed five lawsuits involved the defendants include mgm resorts which owns the land lay bay owe tell and live nation as well which promoted the route 91 harvest festival. >> the security was an utter failure. they had no plan. they violated their own policies. they violated industry standard policies and they ignored what their own experts told them to do. >> again, the hotel had no comment but it has previously blamed the massacre on the gunman. no specific damages were specified in the lawsuits but the attorney said $1 billion would not be too much. new details on what former baseball star roy halladay was doing moments before he died in a plane crash. investigators say the retired star pitcher performed steep ater in h fee s wmall plane minutes before his fatal crash.
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this happened two weeks ago near tampa. the national transportation safety board didn't place blame for the crash in its preliminary report. it says witnesses and the plane's data recorder show halladay was flying as low as 11 feet above the gulf of mexico. a community rally in the east bay, neighbors say that they want transparency and accountability for the alameda county sheriff. they are planning to rally at the alameda county board of supervisors building at 9:30. they want supervisors to audit the sheriff's office to determine how they are spending taxpayer dollars. they want to know where the money is going and if some can be spent on community progsz. san francisco is honoring the transgender community. city hall light up in pink, white and blue overnight. yesterday was transgender day of remembran remembrance, it's a tradition that began 18 years ago right here in san francisco. the san francisco lbgt center dedicated an alter to members of the trans community who lost
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their lives to prejudice, bigotry or hatred. advocacy groups say 25 transgender and gender i don't know forming people were murdered in the u.s. just this year. that is the highest total on record. you step outside in the east bay, it's 49 right now in dublin for the cool spot, 50 in san ramone and danville, go to the hills, 48, each higher you can see the warm air coming in on top of mt. diablo 60, 52 for pittsburg, antioch and brentwood. 54 mountain view and san jose. los gatos 64. 54 val low, novato and pacifica. san jose, 280/17 waking up mostly cloudy. no chance of rain. light breezes if you are going to be on the bay. exercising cool this morning, a
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little warm this afternoon. here is a look at our east bay temperatures, we will start off at 8:00 about 56, noon 65, look at how comfortable in the afternoon hours, 68 at 2:00, dropping down at 6:00 to 63. let's go across to the peninsula and that yellow tickets out. that's because we hit 70 at 2:00 after being 66 at noon and about 65 at 6:00. then we will head back down to the south bay where there's two bars of yellow. at least 2:00 to 4:00 we will be in the 70s, about 68 at noon and about 65 at 6:00. here is a look at our temperatures the next three days, we will be near record highs, especially tomorrow. temperatures will taper a couple degrees but still 60s and 70s for thursday. this isn't last, right? no. we will have some rain in the forecast coming up and that will bring some cooler weather. i will let you know when with the accuweather seven-day forecast. good morning. quiet commute if you're heading out at this hour. 5:10 on your tuesday morning. minor traffic at the richmond
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san rafael bridge, here come a couple cars, no problems there getting over to marin county from the east bay. from concord into pleasant hill and walnut creek it's about an eight minute drive towards the highway 24 intersection and 24 all the way to the caldecott is looking great. 680 and 24 looking really good. let's take a quick look just for grins at your holiday commute schedule. bart on thursday will have a sunday schedule, bart on black friday will have modified and your ace will not be running trains on thursday or friday. for the first time in decades you will see commercials about smoking cigarettes. there is a twist. >> plus it's lavar ball versus president trump. >> if i help somebody i don't walk around saying, you know, i helped you now. come on, now, you give me some love. i helped you. >> the outspoken father of a ucla basketball player is sounding off about the china shoplifting incident. >> quite an interview. and marshawn lynch is known
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it is thanksgiving week and the president is in a standoff with an outspoken father over the words thank you. last night the father of one of the ucla basketball players detained in china for shoplifting stood by his refusal to thank the president for helping his son get back home. >> so the president of the united states saying he helped and you say if you didn't see it, you didn't hear t you don't believe it. >> hey, if he said he helped, that's good for his mind. >> what do you mean good for his mind? >> if you help you shouldn't
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have to say anything. if you help you shouldn't -- if i help somebody i don't walk around saying, you know, i help you now. come on, now, you give me some love. i helped you. man, come on. for real. >> that was lavar ball appearing on cnn and he said if he's going to thank somebody he would probably thank china's president xi jinping. that was in response to president trump's tweet who said he should have left ball's son and two other players in jail. the president calls ball very ungrateful. the tsa expect to go screen more than 24 million airline passengers this thanksgiving week making it one of the busiest five days ever for the tsa. airlines are preparing for the busy week. here is david kerley. >> in this morning's gma first look, heading home, lines are longer, airlines expect 3% more flyers this thanksgiving. if there's trouble, these days expect a tweet and the airlines are limping. here in dallas southwest
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airlines calls this its listening center where you hear the sound of fingers tapping keyboards. >> so what did he say, we fly -- >> we fly with you all the time and today has been the worst day yet. >> a father with three young children trying to get to can do you know. airlines worried ben social media burst on on to the scene but see this as a way to solve problems. >> things that you may not think were a big issue now can become monster issue for you if you are not responding in a very expedient manner. >> coming up at 7:00 a.m. we will give you tips on how are to talk to your airline on social media. with your gma first look i'm david kerley, abc news, dallas. decades after they were banned from the airwaves big tobacco companies are returning to tv this weekend but not by choice. under court order the tobacco industry will be forced to advertise the deadly addictive effects of smoking. the adds come more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies have misled the public
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about the dangers of cigarettes. years of legal push back over every detail means the ads will be less hard hitting than what was originally proposed. marshawn lynch is partnering with line bike to bring bike sharing to urban communities and college campuses. alameda residents have probably seen the bikes around time. lynch and line bike collaborated to design a beast mode branded bike which you can start riding yourself next month. lynch will also provide free ride credits to children through his foundation. car share is expand to go sfo now, the free floating car sharing service started in the east bay. you download the gig car share app and use it to find one of hundreds of gig cars in oakland or berkeley. the expansion means that you can take the car one way to sfo, drop it off in the designated area without having to pay for parking. the cost $2.50 per mile and tops out at $85 a day. our abc 7 mornings family 18 pounds heavier this morning. >> alexis smith gave birth to a
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beautiful baby boy last week. take a look. this is conner alan coming into the world at 7 pounds 8 ounces, 19 inches long. baby conner we are proud to report is doing well. >> and so are mom and dad who actually didn't know if conner would be a boy or a girl. they wanted it to be a surprise. so congratulations to alexis and her husband chris. i've been talking to her, she says she's trying to figure out this whole mom thing and she's not sleeping, but, you know, she's used to it. >> good morning, alexis. she's probably up with baby about now. >> i love it. >> he watched his first football game over the weekend. he saw michigan lose to wisconsin, he was not impressed. >> ouch. i know. >> i'm not a person that just says you have a cute baby. that is a cute baby. >> that is cute baby. >> i love it. alexis, we're so happy for you. >> can't wait to see her and conner and bring her some presents now that we know he's a he. >> maybe we will bring him some
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spring like clothing because that's how warm it's going to be today. let's move on to weather and we will show you the walnut creek cameras we look south on 680, that will be a great day to take him outside for a little walk. increasing sunshine and warmth. mild highs ahead, patchy clouds and fog and tracking our next storm for sunday and monday. look at the high pressure to our south, the low to our north, in between there are just shooting this huge jet stream from the tropics all the way almost into the arctic circle. a huge surge of warmth there, a huge dumping of cooler air into the middle and eastern parts of the united states over the next couple of days. for us look what the high pressure does, 66 at half noon bay, 69 at lake bart, fairfield, vallejo and richmond, everybody else around 70 for san rafael, san francisco and oakland, palo alto, san jose 74, santa cruz and morgan hill 76. i have some friends that go to santa cruz for thanksgiving. they are going to have some nice
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weather. 46 in santa rosa, 48 in val 46 fairfield and livermore, the rest in the low low to mid 50s. travel for tomorrow up in the pacific northwest and then you go all the way diagonally down to florida, those are our hot spots. a little bit of rain pulling out of boston so there may be delays early and snow out of minneapolis but they can handle that. i'm not expecting much. a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast clouds to sunshine today. near record highs tomorrow as we hit the mid 80s, maybe each upper 80s, low to mid 70s thanksgiving away from the coast, low 70s on friday, it gets cooler saturday and with the rain we are back in the mid to upper 60s sunday and monday, a one, light on our storm impact scale. traffic a light so far. 520 take a look at the bay bridge commute on the western portion of the span coming into san francisco, not bad at all. it's a nice ride, here is behind
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the toll plaza, looks like the metering lights have just been turned on, i will check in with bridge folks because it is starting to fill in, but otherwise your commute from highway 4 in hercules all the way into the city 24 to 25 minutes and if the lights are on at the bay bridge we will start extending that. green is good, you do still see some slowing out of the tracy area up and over the atlanta for about a 42 minute ride into dublin pleasanton. seems like those folks never get a break. ace train running on time both of them so that may be a good alternate to avoid that. i have breaking news coming in, there is a major recall from ikea this morning after the death of an eighth child. a toddler here in california and the recall is for more than 29 million chests and drawers. the recall issued is for the malm dresser and chests and other non-malm models, those
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pieces of furniture can easily tip over if not connected to a wall. this morning the company's ceo has asked them to increase awareness and the company reportedly e-mailed 13 million people about this recall only two months ago and they're hoping that the exposure now will help this -- avoid any more deaths with these children. back to you guys. coming up next the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> don't be priced if you're paying more for your christmas tree this year. why some north bay fire victims are getting inaccurate information from insurance companies. we want to recognize eli ponce and dan wynn they're being called heroes after saving homes from the fire. you can find a lot of other clips like that on our website and news app.
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keeping me from the things i love to do. talk to your doctor, and call 844-214-2424. it is 5:26. here are the seven things we think you should know today. number one, a san jose state police sergeant was taken to the hospital after someone punched him in the face. two men were restrained and put on gurneys and taken away in ambulances, a third was handcuffed. cbs news anchor and pbs host charlie rose is suspended this morning following accusations of sexual harassment. according to the "washington post" eight women have come forward with major allegations against rose. number three, the defense is expected to continue its closing arguments in the kate steinle murder trial. the jury could begin deliberating as soon as this afternoon. number four, today the sfmta board of directors will consider
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banning marijuana advertising on its property including buses. he had lee is urging the board to approve the ban. it is not beginning to look a lot like christmas. check out these temperatures, record highs possible today in san jose at 74, redwood city at 73, a couple more days of these temperatures. and number six, we're following your pre holiday commute and it might as well be holiday today because traffic is very light so far, knock on wood. we have a pretty easy ride from san rafael all the way into san francisco. number seven, disneyland no longer offering discounted annual passes to southern california residents. bloomberg is reporting it will help with crowd control. we're coming back with another full 90 minutes of news including the misinformation some insurance companies are giving north bay fire victims. a victory for sanctuary cities, the court ruling that saved them from losing billions of dollars from washington. we are tracking breaking news in san jose, police on and near the campus of
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good morning on this tuesday, november 21st. glad you are with us. >> we appreciate it. whole team here ready to go, sue hall in for alexis smith this morning. sunshine yellow, you're wearing, mike, is that a sign for the weather to come. >> also a sign of reggie's great personality, too. everybody got the memo except for a few of us and i apologize. record highs are possible, i was just going over some more numbers, there are other cities that may have record high temperatures today, i will show you those coming up. here is a look at what's going on as far as live doppler 7. they are looking at my strangely because of what i said about reggie. rain across the northwest corner but that's where it's going to stay. increasing sunshine, check out your 12-hour day planner today, 47 to about 54 by 7:00, we will be 62 to 68 by noon, 7:0064 but
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look at those 74s around the bay and inland. 78 to 62, mild evening. pretty light, it's like thanksgiving is on thursday. we have the metering lights on, that's one of the backup areas, they flipped those on at about 5:20. your drive times in san francisco is going to be delayed just a little bit at the toll plaza but otherwise the east shore commute is looking pretty good. no delays at this hour on highway 80. we do see slow traffic out of tracy and slow traffic out of the antioch on highway 4. let's take a look at your mass transit options for the holiday. thursday bart will be on a sunday schedule, black friday bart will be modified, that means fewer distance between the trains, about 15 minutes and no trains coming out of the central valley on thursday or friday. we do want to get back to that breaking news happening at san jose state. several people were taken into
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custody near the campus and a university police officer was hurt. abc 7 news reporter matt keller spoke with officers there at the scene. matt, what's the latest. >> we do know that a police sergeant was punched in the face during some type of altercation earlier this morning. this happened around 12:20 this morning. it's at third and pa say joe around the campus. it three males were handcuffed. two were taken away in ambulances, the third man was put into a police car. we're still waiting to find out what led up to this altercation. we did hear from an officer here and she told us that this sergeant is going to be okay. reporting live in san jose matt keller, abc 7 news. happening today the defense is expected to continue its closer arguments in the kate steinle murder trial, the jury could begin deliberating snrs
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this afternoon. >> steinle's parents and relatives of the defendant josé garcia zarate were in court yesterday. prosecutors spent 70 minutes presenting closing arguments to jurors. the prosecutors told jurors garcia zarate went to pier 14 because it was a target rich environment and he pointed the gun at steinle and pulled the tryinger the defense claims he filed it accidentlly. you can be the first to know when that verdict comes down, download the abc 7 news app. 5:33 a victory for sanctuary cities. a judge has blocked an order from president trump that would have caused two major bay area communities billions of dollars. santa clara county filed a lawsuit to stop the trump administration from withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities. it is described as a jurisdiction that will not allow local law enforcement to hold someone in custody on behalf of immigration and customs enforcement. santa clara county stood to lose $1.7 billion.
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san francisco had $2 billion at stake. >> every step of the way the county of santa clara has won on this case and this is really an almost fatal blow to the administration on the issue of detention, of immigrants without due process. >> the department of justice said the district court exceeded its authority and it is preparing to fight. some insurance companies are giving north bay fire victims inaccurate information about their rights under state law. >> insurance commissioner dave jones says adjusters brought in from out of state are telling victims their living expense benefits expire in 12 months, it's actually 24 months. some homeowners are told if they don't rebuild in the same location they won't get full replacement cost, also they have 6 to 12 months to correct that replacement. again, it is 24 months. people who lost their jobs due to the fires have another month to apply for federal unemployment benefits. hundreds of people are looking for work despite several job fairs. the labor department is
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extending the application deadline to december 18th. claims after the deadline will be considered if there is reasonable cause for the delay. libby schaaf going to bat for marshawn lynch after president trump criticized him for in the standing during the national anthem. this was before sunday's game in mexico city where lynch did stand for the mexican national anthem. the president calls it great disrespect and says the nfl should suspend him for the remainder of the season. mayor schaaf called mr. trump the bully in chief. >> he needs to worry about his own approval ratings. he needs to do his job and stop picking on americans who are exercising their freedom of speech. >> lynch's mom got into the twitter feud saying what nfl team do trump own? oh, yeah, they wouldn't let him have one. lynch has refused to stand during the anthem since he joined the raiders this year. sexual harassment allegations are causing
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assemblyman raul bocanegra his job. he says he will not run for reelection. seven women have come forward to accuse him of groping and forcing himself on him. he will resign at the end of the current session and that doesn't end until next september. some lawmakers say that is not soon enough and you they want the san fernando valley democrat to resign immediately. russian president vladimir putin is praising syrian president bashar al assad for his work fighting isis. those two leaders met in sochi ahead of a summit scheduled for tomorrow between russia, turkey and iran. the russia military has been heavily involved in syria's battle against isis and anti-government rebels. president's putin and assad agreed the military operation in syria is nearing its end and putin is expected to call president trump sometime today. we're watching for that. he is also expected to call other leaders of other countries that are involved in the syrian
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conflict. we now have a picture of the man shot and killed in san leandro over the sale of a cellphone. 32-year-old daniel carlos of redwood city was shot near the 76 gas station at east 14th and 159th avenue on saturday afternoon. according to the alameda county sheriff's department he advertised a rel phone for sale, arranged to meet the suspects through an online an called let go. sfmta board of directors will consider banning marijuana advertising on its property. more than 130 ads promoting medical marijuana are on muni buses, street cars and shelters. in january recreational pot will become legal for adults in california. a muni staff report recommends a six-month ban on any new pot ads. the new state law will prohibit ads within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds and day care centers. ed lee is urging the board to ban the ads on sfmta property. temperatures are supposed to be in the 30s and 40s right now
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are in the low to mid 50s across the north bay. the cool spot clear lake and rohnert park at 50, bodega bay 59, 55 mill valley, napa, american canyon 53, san ramone 49, 54 san jose, san carlos and newark at 53. a look at the san matteo bridge we're looking westbound, don't see adverse weather out there other than patchy dense fog across the north bay and in the inland east bay, but so far the visibilities have been staying above a mile. cool to warm today, near record highs today, cool to warm if you're taking mass transit, light breezes on the bay. a look at san francisco average highs about 61, 62, we're going to be 59 at 10:00, already warmer than average at noon at 63. around the mid to upper 60s from 2:00 to 4:00 in most neighborhoods and i think downtown we will top out at about 70, 62 at 6:00.
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look at this, low to mid 80s, san diego, los angeles to 88 in palm springs. guess where our weather is coming from, yeah, down there. we won't get to the 80s but we will get warmer. 62 in tahoe today. a look at tomorrow's highs, 90s in l.a. and palm strings while we are hitting the mid 70s in monterey and mid 60s in tahoe. a slight chance of rain from reading northward on i-5 and possibly over towards, say, ukiah, okay? so that's for today and tomorrow. for tahoe, boy, it's getting pretty warm up there, average highs 48 degrees, we will be in the low to mid 60s through thursday, sprinkles friday and a wintry mix sunday if you're trying to head back home. right now we have a pretty light tuesday commute fortunately, it's like there is a holiday coming up this week and folks are taking it off. southbound 101 from san rafael into san francisco a 21 minute ride. you are looking at a live shot
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through the tara linda area and on into central san rafael. busier on the east shore freeway, the volume of head lights headed in the westbound direction your drive headed towards the bay bridge toll plaza from hercules and on into san francisco is about 30 to 32 minutes now they d metering lights on that's where your bigger delays are waiting to pay the tolls for about 12 minutes from behind the toll plaza in the backup there. some slowing out of the central valley fairly typical, you can take an ace train to avoid that, one and three are on time and otherwise it's a 40 minute drive into dublin pleasanton. 40 minutes tracy to dublin, highway 4 starting to get slower from antioch into concord, 22 minutes and san rafael into san francisco nice smooth sailing over the golden gate bridge. the chrysler pacifica one of the most popular minivans on the road now there's a growing demand for a mass recall only on
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welcome back. new this morning a huge fire in michigan after a gas line broke and this is new video within just the past few hours.
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you can see flames shooting into the air in auburn hills, that's 34 miles outside of detroit. right now things are a lot better, tier are letting the fire burn itself out. some evacuations were made and the sheriff's department says the fire actually briefly knocked out its 911 system but that is back up now. i will keep my eye on things. from the i team is consumer group is demanding a recall for 2017 chrysler pacifica minivans. dozens of owners including a bay area man have complained their vehicles have stalled sometimes in the middle of a busy highway. i team reporter dan noyes has the story you will only see on abc 7 news. the 2017 chrysler pacifica has won a slue of awards including the topic from j.d. powers and a recommendation from consumer reports, but dr. sid patel of menlo park won't drive his minivan any longer. >> i just couldn't believe that my brand-new car just died on the highway. >> patel was driving his
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pacifica to work in september in the fast lane northbound 101 when he says it lost power. he made his way to the right shoulder, a big rig bearing down on him. >> i kind of braced for impact, i just grabbed on to the steering wheel really tight and, you know, i thought, okay, something bad is going to happen right now. >> he tells me the big rig switched lanes at the last second, the steeler boardwalk chrysler jeep of redwood city sent a tow truck. >> i talk with the technicians they said this is the first one they've seen that's stalled out in traffic like this and it appears after a lot of work that it was simply a bad connecter. >> that could be a cause, yes. >> i spoke with automotive engineer mike naranian. he reviewed more than 50 owner complaints filed with the national highway traffic safety administration of the dries letter pacifica stalling. >> what you have to do is you have to get vehicles that exhibit a condition and try and see if you can reproduce it and analyze it to see what the cause is. >> fiat chrysler tells me they
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are investigating and are unaware of any injuries or accidents associated with these complaints. most of the complaints we have involve single events engine stall. the center for owner safety sent a petition for a recall over the stalling issue. the dealer told me they will refund dr. patel's money. it's 5:46. the fbi says an investigation into the hells angels motorcycle gang has not ended with the arrest of eight people in sonoma county. photos show fbi agents arresting them in a raid in santa rosa on safety. an indictment unsealed accuses the club members of violent crime spanning 15 years including a murder in fresno. the indictment claims that hells angels members committed violence to enhance membership within the gang. a settlement has been reached in the balcony collapse in berkeley that killed six students and hurt seven more. the terms of the settlement with the owners and managers of the
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apartments formerly known as the black rock library gardens are in the being revealed, however, the irish times reports they say substantial multi-million dollar sum. five of the students killed were irish exchange students. the city of berkeley found dry rot to be the cause. the settlement allows victims' families to continue pushing for changes to california's building codes and regulations. another mountain lion sighting and this time in the east bay. uc police say it was spotted on sunday at the parking lot of a lawrence berkeley national laboratory. police say that the animal did not appear aggressive before it disappeared down the hillside. they searched the area but couldn't find the mountain lion. blue whales switch from right to left handed when diving for food. >> you know it's left because it forms the l. >> researchers discovered that the whales generally
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right when they drive deep but when blue whales feed on the surface that's when they roll to the left. scientists think that they switch this up when they go to the surface so they can keep their dominant eye on their prey. speaking of blue whales, they are giving whale watchers a rare treat in monterey bay. more than 60 of them have been feeding there for several days. this is the first time in more than 30 years that we have seen so many of the blue whales in monterey bay. >> blue whales smarter than i at 5:48 in the morning. >> they know left from right. >> i'm not going to say they're smarter than you. >> we had great weather for those folks the next couple days, 74 in monterey today. near is a look from our east bay hills camera, it's not moving whatsoever. warmer today, high clouds and sunshine, grab the sunglasses, put the umbrella away for several days. it will be brighter tonight but still mild, we should be in the 30s and 40s, mainly in the 40s and 50s and a chance of rain
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sunday and monday. our fog half mile visibility in ukiah, down to a mile in santa rosa. this is spreading and getting a little thicker. we do have tuli fog trying to move into the east bay but visibilities around 4 to 5 miles an hour at least in our reporting stations. here is look for our cloud cast today, you can see the clouds thinning as we head from noon into the afternoon hours. even with a high thin veil of cloud cover you will want to have those sunglasses. look what it does for our temperatures. look for the asterisk, that ties or sets a new report. 74 in san jose. concord 71, 72 in santa rosa and redwood city is not on here but 73 would also be a record. you can see mid to upper 40s in our valleys. val low, concord, livermore, everybody else about 50 to 54 degrees. a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. near record highs again come with warmer conditions. look how warm it will be on
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thursday, i may have to check that for record high temperatures also. friday shorts and shirt sleeves while out there buying as long as sleeves and pants for christmas and the holidays. still pretty mild saturday and a storm impact scale of one, light and cooler for sunday and monday. i heard you chuckling. >> it doesn't feel like it should be christmas shopping weather at all. let's take a live look at san rafael, it's moving nicely this morning. a 21 minute drive from novato through san rafael an southern marin on to the golden gate bridge. now if you have to be up at 5:50 now is a good time to be out. that is highway 280 in san jose so disregard that drive time. you have an eight minute drive. we goff slowing out of the central valley.
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hazard near dixon. this is westbound 80 before pedrik. they lost a container in lane number three the third lane from the left apparently blocked there. traffic is getting by okay. >> new at 6:00, pay your fines that is a message from the san francisco library, the extreme measures to pay it. we have an expert to help you get the edge on the best deals. deals. plus this is not a g deals. plus this is not a g what if there was only one paper? now what if there was only one mattress? one is not a choice. choose your mattress with tulo. everything you want in a bed, in a box.
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oh, yeah, now we are getting video of the turkeys that will be pardoned by president trump today. we only had the still photos yesterday. so this is special. the national turkey foundation paid for the birds to spend a luxurious day at the continental hotel in d.c. their names, drumstick and wishbone. is that just cruel? >> this whole thing is a little morbid to me to be honest. >> by the way, because i'm not done yelt t on the details, drumstick's favorite band is journey and wishbone is more of a tim mcgraw/faith hill turkey. >> can we just save them both? >> they both get saved. >> is that the way this works now? >> yes. >> then i'm all for it. >> why name them after their body parts that you eat? that's kind of strange. >> two days away from thanksgiving which means the biggest savings of the year right around the corner. >> when should you shop to get
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the best deals, black friday or cyber monday? becky worley says the wingel best day will be on thanksgiving day itself. don't eat that turkey stay up and spend your money. she says there is something you can do to make sure you can get the best deal no matter when you shop. >> you always get the lowest dhois and avoid it. sign up for a price protection service. i'm talking about apps from ernie and paribus. them comb your inbox or credit card bills to track the prices of things you have already purchased. if they find a lower price after you buy they do the hard work of getting you a refund. i got about 200 bucks doing this over the years. >> becky worley will have more shopping tips coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00. with thanks almost upon us it's time to decorate for the holidays. you may want to add a christmas tree to your black friday
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shopping list. prices for real trees will rise this year. tree farmers say they cut back on the number of lots they planted around 2008 during the great recession. it takes about a decade to grow a tree so that's why we're seeing that shortage now. let's jump ahead to sunday. we could wake up with drizzle, maybe a few light showers at 8:00 in the morning and this model is our wettest model. it shows scattered showers through sunday evening into the overnight hours but tapering by monday morning so it's also the fastest. let's see how much rain this one will bring us, a quarter to a half inch, i think it's generous but something we will keep an eye on. hard to think about heading back haven't even taken time off for thanksgiving yet. we've got a couple of issues just cropping up. let's get to it. we have this big rig that lost a container in the freeway, this is westbound 80 before pedrick. traffic is getting by there.
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we do have a motorcycle down on the right hand shoulder near cutting boulevard, westbound 80, i am seeing slow traffic past the scene there. it is not blocking a lane but maybe looky loos are the problems here. from the bay bridge because the metering lights are on you are looking at a 15 minute ride into san francisco. headed to sfo from the city you have under a ten minute drive there. that's a good looking ride. new at 6:00, a health alert before your breakfast. why you may need to add an extra serving of fruits or vegetables. you've probably seen muni buses covered in marijuana dispensary advertisements. that could soon be a thing of the past. i am tracking sexual assault accusations made against cbs an pbs anchor charlie rose.
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almost 6:00 a.m. alexis is off today and sue is here. >> mike nicco is here. >> tell us about the weather. >> i was checking out more of those record high temperatures possible today, tomorrow and maybe even on thanksgiving. look at the breezes blowing offshore, 13 miles per hour at fairfield. a look from mt. tam, partly cloudy and cloudy conditions that are out there. we've got a few areas of fog in the east bay and north bay. otherwise high clouds that dominate us and keep us at 49 to 53 at 7:00, 65 to 69, temperatures already above ample at noon, 66 to 69 at 4:00. those are some record high temperatures at least between noon and 4:00 when we hit the 70s. by 7:00 we will still be in the low to mid 60s. a great evening in store. we have a backup at the bay bridge, they did turn the metering lights on, it's relatively light


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