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evacuate, evacuate, evacuate. >> 30,000 people in shasta county have already evacuated. close to 2,000 firefighters are trying to stop the flames from spreading. >> as i said two, have died, a fire inspect were the city of redding, identified today as jeremy stoke, and a privately hired bulldozer operator. >> and three marin county firefighters were burned yesterday on their faces, ears and hands, although they are expected to be okay. >> take a look at this now. we are just getting new video from sky 7 of the flames near redding. you can see the sheer scope of this fire, now bigger than the city of oakland. >> governor brown is requesting a presidential emergency declaration to get direct federal assistance for the fire. the governor has already declared a state of emergency for shasta county. >> we have live team coverage tonight with two reporters in shasta 125 county for you as well as abc 7 news weather anchor spencer christian, who is monitoring conditions on the fire lines. let's hear first from abc 7 news reporter laura anthony to get a sense, laura, of the destruction
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you're seeing. >> well, hi, dan. i'm in this tiny community of keswick, a much different community than it was 24 hours ago. this is one of dozens of homes here along the main residential street that have been completely leveled by this fire, as we look through some of this rubble, we can see only the remnants of the life that existed here before last night. it's clear from driving around this neighborhood and others west of redding the damage from the carr fire is much greater than the official numbers. here in lake keswick estate, home after home has burned to the ground. dozens in all from a fire that ripped through here in the overnight hours, driven by dry fuels, low humidity and high winds. >> everyone likes to say they produce their own weather. but basically, when these fires start rapidly growing at this speed, they burn incredibly intense to the point where it's
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almost unsafe to put first responders in front of them. >> up the road just few miles, an entire community has been lost. the small town of keswick, population less than 500 people completely demolished. according to a pg&e survey, just two homes here survived. just west of redding at the shasta historic park, several historic facilities burned, including this old brick schoolhouse, a brewery and a cemetery. and down the road, this goat was left all alone, a lone survivor it appears at a property that was completely destroyed. >> they're painting on the next ridge over. >> and the carr fire is far from finished. this team of firefighters from the bay area is keeping a close eye on the homes that survived in lake keswick estate, even as the flames slowly work their way up a hillside of oily manzanita and dry pines, perhaps the calm before another firestorm. >> right now you can see we've had some of the inversion layer
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lift up a little bit so the smoke has raised up, and it's allowed some preheating of the materials down below here, the trees, the manzanita especially to get some oxygen back into it. and that's why you're seeing the fire start to flare up a little bit. >> now keep in mind that all of this debris was created less than 24 hours ago. i can tell you where i'm standing right now, we can still feel the heat. now there was much concern about some winds that might materialize, high gusts like we saw at this time yesterday. i can tell you so far at least where we're standing, we haven't seen those winds. we're also expecting new numbers, the number of homes and structures destroyed, expected to go much higher. near redding, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> sadly we do expect that. all right. laura, thank you so much. this is one of three major fires burning in california. the director of the fire weather research lab at san jose state university says the danger is
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extreme and the season won't slow down. >> our fuels are very dry compared to what they should be in july, and so we can expect probably in september and october to even be worse because that's when the fuel moistures bottom out, when the fuels are the driest. >> and take a look at this. people in redding have been seeing firenados. wind can pick up burning embers and other flammable debris and then just shoot them up and spread them out, creating new fires. >> apocalyptic when you look at it. let's continue with spencer christian with an update on the conditions in red aring. spencer? >> okay, dan. let's go right to the map right now and show you current conditions. it is hot, it is dry and windy. 98 degrees is the current temperature reading. very dry with relative humidity down at 24%. it may rise a little bit during the evening hours, but not expected to increase significantliment steady wind out of the south-southeast at 9 miles per hour with gusts right now to 15 miles per hour. so all of these weather factors
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are complicating the containment effort. now, as we look at the next 24 hours, our projection for surface wind shows the wind is going to be quite strong through most of the evening hours. up near 20 miles per hour at times. diminishing gradually during the overnight hours and bottoming out in the midday how's tomorrow. temperatures for the week ahead in redding will remain almost unchanged. 110 degrees will be the high tomorrow and sunday. 108 degrees on monday. so it's going to remain hot. the relative humidity will remain low, and wind is expected to remain a challenge to firefighters. dan and kristen? >> okay, spencer, thank you very much. >> numerous neighborhoods in and around redding are evacuated this afternoon. this map illustrates the evacuation zone. the fire you can see in red, but the gray areas surrounding it are the mandatory evacuation areas. >> abc 7 news anchor dion lim is live at shasta college where some of those evacuees are spending an anxious night, dion. >> that's right, dan and
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kristen. underneath this dark orange hazy sky, the ash is starting to fall like snow. take a look. it is all over this car in the parking lot, leaving this dark ash behind. it is reason why more and more people are donning face masks like the one i'm holding right now. behind me you can see a steady stream of evacuees that are continuing to go inside the campus. you can see also the insurance company tents assisting people who have lost their homes. now for more than 550 people here tonight, this will be their home for the inevitable future. families with suitcases, pets, and anything else they could carry have descended on shasta college. >> i miss home. and i'm hoping nobody else loses their house or their life. >> the site of several evacuation centers set up by the red cross. the triple-digit temperatures especially doing a number on those with existing medical conditions. >> it's kind of tough for me too because i have epilepsy.
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so i -- it's tough for me dealing with the heat and everything. but i'm trying to look out because i'm still kind of a young guy, trying to look out for my mom and all them first. >> air conditioning in the gymnasium push food the limits, many pasted out on rows of cots from the swelte heat. getting everyone medical attention is the red cross's first priority. >> i think there were two urgent care clinics that were evacuated. we are operating a medical facility here. >> in the chaos, jenny mortenson's husband jared went missing. >> he left at 6:00 this morning to go get a hotel room. and i told him he needs the stay here because he is not going to find anything. i just want my husband, and i want to know that he is safe. >> late friday, after more than ten hours of fearing the worst, an update. her husband did find that hotel room more than an hour and 15 minutes away in willow, safe and sound. what a relief. jenny and her family are reunited tonight. back out here live, as you can
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see, evacuees continue to stream in, i can tell you people come up to me minute by minute, saying we need supplies. please put out a call for help. something pretty interesting. one woman approached me and said please, let everyone know there is a hmong population here in redding, so the need for a translator is very great tonight, especially for those with medical conditions. any volunteers who would like to step up. they also especially need financial donations. in redding, i'm dion lim, abc 7 news. >> okay, dion, thank you. we know people will respond. facebook has activated its safety check feature for the carr fire. you can check to see if any of your friends are in the affected area, and if you have marked themselves -- if they have marked themselves safe. a hotline has been set up to track and find people reported missing in both the city of redding and in shasta county that is 530-225-4277. we'll have that posted for you on our website, a pair of wildfires, meantime, continue to grow right
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now in mendocino county. the bigger of the mendocino fires, the so-called river fire, has burned at least 400 acres near hopland. it destroyed a mobile home, several other structures and several vehicles. some people in sonoma county received mobile alerts about this fire. but the sheriff's office says there are no evacuation orders at this time. and that some cell phnes in northern sonoma county picked up the emergency alerts from mendocino county. the other fire called the ranch fire burned 175 acres near ukiah so far and is threatening a handful of homes. cal fire reported on one firefighter injured but did not give any more details. there. >> are more than a dozen active firefights across california, according to cal fire. you can see them marked on this map with red icons. three of them are major fires. they're the largest and most destructive fires burning right now. look at this one. nasa tweeted this picture showing what it looks like from space. you can see large plumes of smoke up and down the state. a lot of people are seeing smoke
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where they live, even if nothing is burning close to them. >> the number of acres burned in the cranston fire, that one in riverside county, has gone up now. over 11,000 acres. at the same time, overall containment of the fire dropped to just 3%. about 6,000 people have been evacuated. 1300 firefighters are on the ground now actively fighting the flames. that includes a san francisco fire department crew mopping up a burn area along highway 74. >> and we're going to ensure that 100 feet in off of this road base, that there is nothing consulting around that could eventually catch fire again. >> so appreciative to the fire and the police. there are so many people here helping us out. so that helps us kind of calm down. >> anxious times to so many people. the fire has leveled five homes and threatens more than 4900 other buildings. a 32-year-old temecula man has been charged with deliberately setting multiple fires in southern california, including this one.
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it's been two weeks since the ferguson fire burning near yosemite national park broke out. the park is closed right now still, and we just learned it will stay closed for one more week. it's expected to reopen next friday afternoon. the fire nearby has burned more than 45,000 acres. it's 29% contained. today residents of madera came together to thank and support fire crews. >> all of the people could be in their homes with the air conditioning on right now, it's more important for us to be out here, shake their hand, offer a smile. >> it's really hard being away from your family so long, working the long days. when everyone comes out, supports us, it gives us the strength we need to keep going. >> one firefighter was killed and seven people have been injured in the fire. highway 140 into yosemite is closed until at least sunday as well as the valley, wawona and mariposa grove. cal fire says its crews made good fire overnight on the fire burning east of mt. diablo in contra costa county. the fire is now 75% contained,
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having burned nearly 250 acres. it's destroyed one home and three outbuildings. fire officials say crews will remain at the scene today to strengthen containment lines and put out any interior hot spots. >> we have complete coverage of all of the major wildfires burning online you. access it on and on the abc 7 news app as well. a look for maps of the fire zones, read up on stories from survivors and find links to gofundme accounts if you want to help out. a lot of information on our platforms. coming up at 6:30, you'll hear from some evacuees from shasta county who escaped the flames and are taking shelter here in the bay area. >> that's right. up next, a major decision by the ninth court of appeals about who could be prosecuted for this violence in san jose that targeted trump supporters. plus a first for
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we're learning new details about what may have led to the murder of a butcher in santa clara one week ago. the suspect has told police it was self-defense. abc 7 news reporter david louie was in court where a 25-year-old gauge mccartney was expected to be arraigned. >> the district attorney's office says there is no evidence that the murder of 54-year-old ray hyde was racially motivated. hyde was found dead next to this duck pond in santa clara's central park a week ago. the suspect, 25-year-old gage mccartney worked with him. mccartney was scheduled to be arraigned but was excused due to illness. the court did release a statement of facts in which mccartney gave his version to a detective about what happened. mccartney claims he and hyde went out for dinner after work.
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a video shows them dancing and intoxicated after they returned to buy more liquor. the two drove around the corner where there was an altercation. he said he squeezed hyde's neck with two hands causing him to fall to the ground. he decided to walk home. hyde's body was found the next morning. a safeway customer described hyde as very helpful. >> it kind of upset me, even though i wasn't a personal friend of his. because he was very helpful person there at safeway. >> hyde was well like at his church and enjoyed singing. mccartney's arraignment has been rescheduled for monday afternoon. at that time, the district attorney's office is expected to provide more details about the case. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. the oakland teenager killed in a bart station on sunday is being remembered by artists nationwide. this portrait of nia wilson was made by demond pinder. he is a washington, d.c. artist who flew to the bay area to make the painting healthcheck stayed at the macarthur bart station for six hours until he was able
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to give to it nia's father. >> when i'm painting a picture, i really have their family in mind, you know. i'm thinking about how horrible they may feel at the moment. try to use colors that will brighten the moment, the ambience. >> the portrait was commissioned by andrew bernard, a platform artist spearheading a death to racism message. the authorities have charged john lee coko cowell with the m of nia wilson, but they indicated a motive for the attack. nia wilson's funeral will be one week from today at acts full gospel church on 66th avenue in oakland at 11:00 a.m. the service is open to the public. a big court decision today stemming from these attacks on donald trump supporters. the violence happened outside a rally that took place in san jose a few months before the election in june of '16. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow is in the newsroom with today's update to that story.
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melanie? >> dan, the decision comes from the ninth court of appeals. it basically says san jose police officers in this instance do not have what's called qualified immunity, meaning the civil rights case will proceed. attorney dillon says the plaintiffs injured in this case range from a teenager to women in their 70s. juan hernandez says he is a proud president trump supporter, but also says his support of then candidate trump cost him greatly in june of 2016. hernandez remembers these images vividly as trump supporters left a rally in san jose, hernandez says they found themselves in the thick of a riot. >> it was really scary, because the cops aren't doing anything, and they're just watching everything that's happened. they started coming to us, and they attacked us. we weren't inciting anything. we weren't saying anything to them. >> hernandez says he suffered a broken nose, bruising, concussion and scratches. >> someone needs to be held accountable. >> attorney dillon says the decision by the ninth court of appeals now makes that possible.
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the court ruled in dillon's favor that the san jose police officers present that night do not have qualified immunity. dillon argued the officers created a situation in which trump supporters had to walk through the violence. >> there were a number of other routes to safety that citizens could have taken, and they were all blocked by the police. >> dillon says protesters hit her clients in the head with rocks, sucker punched them and tore their glasses off. >> all of them are assaulted in the course of this riot and had to flee for their lives, and the police stood there and watched them being assaulted. >> the case will now go back the trial court. abc news legal analyst gil stauffer. >> it's an exception because officers cannot claim qualified immunity if they have created a danger by virtue of what they did, the san francisco police department directed abc 7 news for the city attorney's office for comment. the city attorney sought of the office until monday. attorney harmit dillon is now seeking an order that san jose
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has proper procedures in place so that this won't happen again. in the newsroom, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> all right, thank you, melanie. turning attention to the forecast. what we'll experience this weekend, no matter what you're doing, and most importantly what the firefighters are going to be facing as well. >> all right. spencer christian here taking a closer look at the temperatures. spencer? >> here in the bay area, things are pretty calm. it's mild to warm. well don't have any extreme weather here, but it's quite hot in the area of the carr fire. here is a look at live doppler 7. we have sunny skies over the bay and inland, although the fog is pushing a little over the bay right now. you can see the that from sutro tower, looking down on to the advancing fog. 58 degrees in san francisco right now. 63, 64 mountain view. 74 san jose. 86 at morgan ll 57 at half moon bay. here is few from the emeryville camera:00 look at the fog moving west -- moving eastward, i beg your pardon, coming from the west. 69 at napa. 75 at novato. 82 at livermore.
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and as we look toward mt. diablo, these are our forecast features. foggy overnight near the coast and bay. mild to warm days lie ahead this weekend. and we'll have minor cooling early next week as high temperatures will drop a couple degrees or so. overnight, look for a little fog over the bay. and low temperatures generally in the mid- to upper 50 nears the bay. we'll see some low 60s in some of our milder inland locations, and highs tomorrow will range from upper 50s a the coast where it will be breezy to upper 60s and mid-70s right around the bay to mainly low to mid 90s in the warmest inland locations, although we'll see triple-digits well to the north at ukiah and lake port. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. mid-90s inland for the next couple of days. upper 70s around the bay. upper 50s on the coast for the next few days, right on into early next week. we will see a little bit of a drop in inland temperatures monday, tuesday. wednesday will be the coolest day in the forecast period with inland highs only int the upper 80s. and temperatures will start to rise gradually toward the end of next week. >> boy, that's sounding
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[ closing bell ] despite news that the u.s. economy grew at 4.1%, the fastest rate since 2014, stocks were down.
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the dow lost a fraction of a percent. the big story, though, is twitter. it tanked, dropping 20% today. facebook was practically flat after losing 19% of its value yesterday. the issues with facebook and twitter make up tonight's bay area business watch. twitter's stock plunge comes after a reported weak growth among new users. it's the san francisco company's second biggest loss since it went public five years ago. twitter says it's prioritizing its platform over user growth and getting rid of abusive accounts, a move that seemingly left investors unable to value what the companies are worth. twitter's plunge follows yesterday 19% drop in facebook shares, the biggest one-day drop inha company's history. it wiped out $119 billion in market value. facebook had reported slow user growth as well. happening now, opening day of the 40th annual gilroy garlic festival. it attract both families and the famous. master chef winner sean o'neill
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will be hosting the garlic chef junior fest for kids. >> i love the garlic festival, the community-driven aspect of this, the charity aspect is amazing. it's a one-of-a-kind event. >> the festival runs all weekend and is expected to draw more than 100,000 people. don't you wish that camera had a nose? that is good garlic down there. >> yes. someone has to invent that technology. it would be fantastic. all right. we're going to continue. kristen, just a quick note, has an event to attend tonight. so she is going to leave. >> i do. but dan is going to have much more news coming up. >> indeed. stay with us. ahead, a local group helping immigrant families shares their story after returning from texas where they were trying to help parents and their children reunite. and next, meet people who fled shasta county to escape a raging wildfire and found shelter right here in the bay
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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> there are people up there that have lost their homes, their businesses, their livelihoods, and their memories. >> the losses are just
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incredible, and right now there is no end in sight for the herculean firefight going on in shasta county. evacuate, evacuate, evacuate. that's the message cal fire wants residents in and around redding to hear loud and clear tonight. this map shows you exactly where the fire is burning. flames have now charred more than 44,000 acres. the fire is just 3% contained. look at sky 7 from above. the fire this afternoon, you can see how intense this is. flames have killed two firefighters. at least 38,000 people have been evacuated from in and around redding. some of the people forced out of their homes by the carr fire are now staying with friends or relative nears the bay area. abc 7 news anchor eric thomas managed to track a few of them down. >> sarah welch recorded these sirens and a brush with a carr fire on her cell phone yesterday. she was staying with friends in redding when it breck out wdnesday night. initially thinking it too small and too far away to be
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dangerous. then -- >> we overheard that wednesday night the fire tripled in size, and then thursday the smoke started blacking out the sun. >> she posted this video on instagram. >> and i saw flames over here as well. >> from a bridge, watching the flames jump the sacramento river. >> it wasn't until then that i realized maybe staying in a place that i wouldn't be able to drive out would be unwise. >> that's when sarah packed her car and started driving south on i-5 until she got to a friend's house in oakland late last night. >> oh, i did bring any sleeping bag back. >> vanessa and david are siblings who both live in redding now. they too watched the fire explode in size overnight. vanessa posted video on her instagram. >> every hour we're checking updates try,ing to see. and the fire is getting closer and closer. and my brother was really close to the fire. so that's when it really set. it was kind of scary. >> wrobrother hudson was at his
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boss's house. >> the helicopter started going overhead. and we ran outside and find the fire is two blocks away. >> they evacuated to the family no hayward where they're still unloading today. they don't know each other, but they all expect to be doing the same thing this weekend, sticking close to cell phones to make sure loved ones in redding are still okay. eric thomas, abc 7 news. >> now stay with abc 7 news online and on air for continuing coverage of the carr fire. abc 7 news reporters laura anthony andy onlimb are in redding. follow them on twitter to learn the latest from the firefight. you see their live reports here on abc 7 news and on as well. moving on now we have new details about the search for an oakland native who is missing in iowa. police released a new description of what she was wearing. molly tibbetts disappeared while jogging on the streets of brooklyn, iowa, nine days ago. today police say that she was wearing dark running shorts, a pink sports top and running shoes. they hope the new information
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will help generate some new leads from people in that area. investigators have not released any information about a suspect. >> there's really no clues. there is a dci agent who said she's been in the business for 23 years, and only one other case where she had so few leads. so we can't speculate. i'm hoping for best. >> so many people. police are focusing on her digital footprint including her media accounts and gps collected from her fit bit she was wearing. california has its first cannabis-related recall since the state legalized recreational marijuana use. the bloom brand announced four of its vape cartridges could be tai tainted. sold between july 1 and july 19th at dozens of shops across california you. return the product futures a full refund. well, now to federal immigration issue, although 711
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might grant children are still separated from their families and government shelters, 1800 other children have been reunited with their parents or their sponsors. president trump's administration calls this a success. following those reunions, most families go to a respite center as their cases are reviewed and continue. abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez spoke with local volunteers at one of those centers. >> leah turk and lillian pena's destination was the respite center in mcallen, texas. it was journey they will never forget. >> they were just so grateful for even getting a shower. many hadn't showered in days or weeks. >> hundreds of people a day go through the respite center there they are fed, and besides having that shower, they sleep in a proper bed. >> their wish for a better life for their kids especially, it was all about the kids in most cases. any parent wants that. >> turk is a member of a san mateo group called the mcallen
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12, which recently accompanied congresswoman jackie speier to mcallen where they donated goods to people inside a detention center. she explained when thaw leave there, they must wear an ankle bracelet which acts as a track device. >> they're really dehumanize because they are battery run, and they have to be recharged every 12 hours for the whole time until their court date. >> that could take months or years. also joining them was group of students from usf, led by professional belinda hernandez arriaga. in fact, they brought with them this banner symbolizing justice and hope, and placed it on a border wall. >> five or six or seven of us are behind it, going like holding up the banner. >> usf is considering creating a partnership between the university and the respite center in mcallen. >> certainly in the stories that are coming out and the stories that i'm hearing, there is a great urgency for us to act. >> pena brought back some
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momentos of her short time there. >> this was a rosary. we gave rosary to people who wanted a rosary. and just this item was symbolic of hope for them and protection. >> both are feelings that are real for the people they served. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. new information gathered by abc news is revealing the rescue of a youth soccer team from that cave in thailand was even more improbable than anyone could have possibly thought. the u.s. air force major involved in the rescue operation told thai officials that he'd deem the operation a success if just one of the 12 boys made it out alive, lot alone all of them. tonight abc news will air a special "20/20" about that rescue, and reggie aqui spoke with matt gutman about his time in thailand. >> what is so incredible, i was standing right outside the cave. we were watching everything, talking to people.
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but there is so much that we did not know what was really going on inside. and that's what this "20/20" does. it gives us this insight that we had never known before. >> so i wireally fascinating th coming out. "20/20" airs tonight on abc 7 at 10:00 followed by abc 7 news at 11:00. stay here with us. coming up next on abc 7 news at 6:00, moving from stanford to san jose state? find out why a tournament with some of the biggest names in tennis changed venues. also -- >> what does the word unlimited that's an important question for anyone buying a smartphone data plan. i'm michael kinney, and we'll
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follow the wta stars as they hit san jose the mubadala silicon valley classic where visionaries become victors july 30th to august 5th the us open series tickets on sale now
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in the south bay, the sights and sounds of construction have become commonplace at san jose state university. officials are on a building spree in some of their efforts have already paid off. in fact, abc 7 news reporter chris nguyen has more on the big ten tennis event coming to campus this weekend. >> it may be summer session at san jose state university, but this campus is anything but sleepy. >> it's been a constant stream of construction worker, fencing, and work that's going on. and frankly, we have this
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pencilled out for the next ten years. >> the $130 million spartan recreation and aquatics center funded by students is scheduled to open next spring. after that, construction begins on the state-funded science and innovation complex. the first phase will cost nearly $180 million to build. these signs of progress are raising the profile of silicon valley's only public university, especially within athletics. >> whenever i walk around and see what's happening, i get this buzz of excitement, not only for the athletics department, but for the university and the city of san jose. thinking weekend, the new tennis center is hoping the silicon valley classic which used to be at stanford. the draw ceremony is tonight, but we already know that serena williams will take to the court at 7:00 p.m. on tuesday. officials move the tournament to get more exposure for corporate sponsors and to expand amenities for fans and players. >> the stadium is very intimate as well. every seat is a great seat. you get really close to the action. >> sjsu alum
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scheduled to compete. >> everything is nice. you're just glad and we're very proud of what's happening here. >> the qualifying rounds take place throughout the weekend with first round matches scheduled for monday and tuesday. in san jose, chris nguyen, abc 7 news.
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a bunch of new data plans from cellular providers has 7 on your side's michael finney scratching his head and asking some questions, or at least wondering what? >> let me -- let me start by asking you to define a word for me. >> yes. >> unlimited. >> without limits. no restrictions. >> see? see? i'm glad you point that out. well, that's one take. >> we love our smartphones, but there is always the question of how much data should you buy and have you bought enough. do you have unlimited data? >> no. limited. in fact they keep on telling me i'm cutting into my 10%, you know. the margin at the end. >> a lot of us have dealt with that, which pushes us to deal
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with this. unlimited data. look at the offers. most cellular companies offer two or more unlimited plans. two or more. is unlimited unlimited? how can there be more than one unlimited plan? >> what does unlimited actually mean it's unlimited data, yes, technically. but once you hit a certain threshold of data that you've downloaded, and this thresholds differs between the different carriers, they reserve the right to slow down your speeds. >> nicholas deleon is a senior tech reporter with consumer reports. >> you can still access the web. you can still watch videos. but it will take a while to download the video. that's where it comes into play. >> a whistle out's tina chang says when signing up for a plan, it's easy to overlook the restrictions. >> it's not clear mainly on the big ads you see.
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it's usually in the fine print. some carriers may not even tell you how much full speed data you get. they will say your speeds may be slowed down after a certain amount of time. >> tina says you can still use your smart device, but it's like you're being moved to the back of the line. so consider checking out whistle out, or comparing each plan yourself before signing up for all that data. >> and now your cellular statement will tell you how much data you use every month. so go back several months, five or six, and you should have a pretty good idea how much data you use every month. so that way you know which unlimited plan to buy. >> in quotes. thanks, michael, very much. one last time, i want to update the weather forecast. spencer christian is here. >> okay. we have unlimited fog at the coast right now. no, actually, it is limited. it's moving over the bay. we'll see fog overnight and low temperatures will be mainly in the mid 50s to upper 50s,
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although some inland locations might not cool down below, about 60 degrees. then tomorrow look for a mainly sunny day, even along parts of the coastline. highs will range from upper 50s along the coast to upper 60s and low 70s around the bay. mainly mid to low 90s in the inland. and the usf marathon this sunday. it's going to be a cool, breezy and foggy morning for a marathon, which is probably good running weather if you're going to go that long. >> right. >> here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. temperatures will drop off a couple of degrees inland, beginning on monday. and we'll have a nice steady pattern of mild weather with wednesday being the coolest day in the forecast period, and the temperatures will rise back in the low 90s at the end of the week inland next week. >> excellent. well, i was going to run the 26 miles. >> but this would be foggy, i'm not doing it. >> once you do 13, and i'll do 13. >> get larry to do seven. >> and i will watch both of you and cheer with appreciation. >> all right. what you got? >> in sports, jon gruden back for the sequel with the raiders. day one of practice today. khalil mack, he is not there.
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now abc 7 sports with larry beil. >> good evening. jon gruden back with the raiders today, holding the first practice with the silver and black in napa. gruden has been off the field for decade, working in tv. so trading in his makeup for a clipboard now, getting up close and personal with his players on day one. the nfl much more pass-oriented
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than when gruden was coaching the first time around. lots of new technology as well behind the scenes. >> i mean, i got a new remote. i like my old remote better. some of this new technology, i was a part of that in monday night football. they kept bringing me new technology, and the stuff we had was better. so you got to sift through what is better and what is new, and you got to do what's best for your team. so we're trying the do that. but it really hasn't changed that much. it's a hard job. it's a big job. and i know i got a lot to prove, but i got a great staff and guys that are keeping me updated with the technology and all the things that are changing. >> to an extent, i don't know if that man sleeps. i don't know if he slept yet. him and i have to be on the same page. him and i have to work the hardest out of anybody out here. if the head coach and the quarterback are the hardest workers, usually that's a good recipe. it doesn't mean a guaranteed success, but it's a good recipe. >> not wearing silver and black today. khalil mack, who is holding out
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seeking a long-term contract extension. he is entering the final season j undcoff a 6-10 season, the raider need mack back on the field. gruden debunked an espn report that said he has not yet spoken to mack. >> consider what's drama. i've talked to khalil. those guys aren't always 100% accurate. i talked to mack when i got the job. i just haven't had a lot of talk with him lately. not much to talk about right now. sorry. >> obviously, we want him back. but, again, try not to step into that. he was over at the house and we didn't talk about it one time, you know. we played pool basketball, and i dunked on him. >> where is the video of that? on khalil mack. the 49ers in day two of training camp at santa clara. rookie offensive tackle mike mcglinchey making his presence felt with the fans. mcglinchey was high-fiving the fans and starting a "let's go niners" chant today. it's kind of what passes for rookie hazing these day.
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with the niners every day, some designated rookie has to go pump up the crowd. look at mcglinchey. he was into it. even went up into the stands. and coach shanahan was pretty impressed. >> he did do a good job. that would be the first one, for someone to have to get better after that, it could get pretty bad. we'll have to calm him down eventually. >> the rookie they'd be most concerned about, breaking character and doing that. >> last year ruben might have tackled someone that made me nervous. and i would have thought mcglinchey, but he surprised me out there. he went up in the stands and everything. i don't think they were expecting that much to hype them up. but his effort was good. and maybe tomorrow we can hype the offense up little bit more instead of the fans. >> i like that tradition. college football news. alabama coach nick saban has won five national championships in nine years, and he is being paid like a champion. receiving an contract extension worth at least $74 million. saban is going to make $8.3 million this year. so he is once again the highest
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paid coach in college football. jumps urban miers and jim harbaugh. just for comparonth governor of the state of alabama earns $119,000 per year. saban will make more than that every week. then again he's had a better year than the governor. >> no doubt about that. thanks very much. all right. join us tonight at 9:00 on kofy channel and right here for abc 7 news at 11:00. cal fire says there was a long way to good before this fire is out. we'll continue our live coverage of the carr fire in shasta county thousands have been forced the escape the flames. you're going to hear their harrowing story, all coming up later this evening. but on this subject, finally tonight, a few thoughts about what really matters. if what is happening across the state right now is any indication, we are in for a frightening, devastating, and
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costly fire season. fire officials tonight are describng what we are seeing as the new normal in california. unpredictable, explosive fires that are all but impossible to stop. cal fire estimates there are 50 new fires breaking out around the state every day. you heard that right. 50 new fires every day of various sizes. more than 300 wildfires are burning in california right now. just nine monthsing ing ago, o friends and neighbors in the north bay endured hell on earth. if this is in fact the new normal, it's a terrifying prospect for all of us. the impact on lives and property is staggering, and the cost to continually fight them and rebuild from them seems unsustainable. in this new normal, what really matters is that we have some tough questions to ask and hard decisions to make. where we build, where we rebuild, how to better prevent wildfires and how to pay for all of it. always love to hear from you. let me know what you think.
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