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than we were yesterday. right now, live doppler 7 with the satellite on the friday morning. morning marine layer most of us right now an quickly burn off like yesterday. live look outside. san francisco gray sky on this friday morning. sun up here in 23 minutes. and that cloud cover pulls back to the coast fast today. by noon, we are quickly warming. by 4:00, panning the camera around showing you that sky, you can see it's warm away from the coast. the bay and inland 80s and 90s are widespread. so a hot finish to the week. let's take a check of the roads with sue. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. we have meters lights on at the bay bridge to plaza. a couple of cars stacked up at the cash lanes and looking pretty good with still only 25-minute drive on the 80 san francisco. all right. we have slow traffic over the tt
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stbound, slo witg work. we have slow traffic north on 101 headed to 237. we have fire, car fire with fire blocking the two right lanes at this point in time and once you get past that, looking good. there's a big solid one-mile stretch there, guys. >> okay. thank you. speaking of fire, breaking news in pleasanton where firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a fencing company on bush road. that is live look at the smoke billowing from the metal building. officials say there are mixed materials inside including vehicles. firefighters say there are homeless encampments in the area but don't believe anyone was insi inside. crews hope to have the fire contained soon and look for hot spots. and just a few hours, a procession will honor chp officer kirk griess. he died one week ago during a traffic stop on interstate 80.
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>> a man accused of distracted driving hit and killed griess and the man he pulled jamie manuel. >> reporter: reggie, jessica, there's already one chp patrol truck here at the chapel. we know that we can expect many more as the morning continues especially wouft 9:00 a.m. procession and memorial service. we want you to go to the map. we are at the start. officer griess' family, friends and community will make the way to the father's house at horse creek drive. last friday officer griess and the man pulled over both killed in a routine traffic stop. the crash happened along interstate 80 in fair faeld. they were hit by a passing pickup truck. authorities say sean walker was behind the wheel of that truck. they believe he was on his cell phone and distracted when he hit
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the officer and jamie manuel. walker feswos o vehicular manslaughter and posted bail thursday. >> this is something i never imagined that i would have to speak about. it's something that has affected us personally and individually. >> reporter: griess spent nearly 20 years with the chp. he and manuel leave behind wives and children. we are live streaming both the procession and memorial service. again, that procession starts at 9:00 this morning and find it across abc7 news platforms. for now, reporting live in vacaville, abc7 news. >> amanda, thank you. new this morning, a san jose teacher is in jail after police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a student. 39-year-old christopher florio teaches and is the conductor for the california youth symphony in palo alto. investigators say he sent photos
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to a 16-year-old girl. he is charged with communicating w a minor for a felony and annoying a minor. authorities now say remains found in new mexico are those of a missing georgia boy found two weeks ago. investigators say the 3 yoerld's father took him to the compound and he died in february. the dad now being held on child neglect charges and new mexico and georgia authorities are accusing him of abducting his son. prosecutors in new mexico say they need more evidence before they can charge anyone in the boy's death. a former tesla employee says the company spied on workers and covered up theft and drug complaints at the giga factory in nevada. carl hanson claims tesla hacked the phones and computers, covered up thefts and hid allegations that an employee was involved in drug trafficking with a mexican cartel. hanson has filed a whistle-blower complaint.
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a tesla spokesperson say that is some of the claims are false and others can't be corroborated. the vatican calling the abuse in pennsylvania criminal and morally reprehencible. >> a statement of yesterday, a vatican spokesman said, quote, those acts were betrayals of trust that rob survivors of their dignity and faith. he said the victims should know pope francis is on their side. the president of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops says there will be an established investigation into questions surrounding bishops' accountability. they also plan on opening confidential reporting channels for complaints. a bishop in oakland said he welcomes the initiative and he is disgusted. a dozen former intelligence officials including six former cia directors are among those criticizing president trump's decision to strip the security clearance of john brennan. brennan has been outspoken critic of the president. mr. trump told "the wall street journal" the decision is tied to
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the russia investigation. he's saying that brennan is one of those responsible for it. brennan fired back in "the new york times" calling the president's claims that there was no collusion hogwash. >> i think there was clearly an attempt here by the president to try to make his critics go away. >> he's gone over the line, mr. brennan, and restricting the clearance, pulling the clearance makes sense to me. >> the statement from the intelligence leaders calls the president's decision ill considered and unprecedented. this morning, east bay congressman eric swalwell will address reports he is considering a possible run for the white house in 2020. he plan to speak to the media before a coffee with constituents event at east bay cafe depot at 9:00 a.m. last weekend's he made his tenth visit to iowa. he's told cnn reporter jake tapper he's considering a run for president. swalwell has gained national prominence as a member of the house committee probing russia's
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suspected tampering in the 2016 election. a local dad said he has a way to keep kids protected as school. why santa clara could be in for a major change with the november election. and i'm meteorologist drew touma. we are looking at the peninsula hour by hour forecast. limited cloud cover early on. sunshine quickly this morning and warms us up into the mid the f not upper 70s along the discover paint bleed you under your tape......
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and time now approaching 6:10 this morning. taking a look at warmer weather for today and the weekend. to finish out the week today, wrm away from the coast. but summer heat takes over on saturday. starting out the weekend, warmest spots inland, yeah, going near 100 degrees. away from the coast it will be 80s and low 90s. highs today, though, lock at this. if you like the warm weather, you like today. 85 the high in san jose to finish out the week today. 88 in santa rosa. san francisco afternoon sunshine coming close to 70 degrees. good morning. following the friday morning commute at 6:10.
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locking pretty good. we have a couple of trouble spots. we had a car fire north 101 near the lawrence expressway. fire is blocking a couple of lanes of traffic and seeing a nice, long stretch of slow and go approaching 237 north on 101. better news in hayward, southbound 880 near winton. that accident has just been cleared out of lanes. but slow traffic remains from 238 southbound with about a 58-minute backup there towards highway 92. >> thank you. a danville dad has a simple invention he says to protect students at school in a shooting. >> talk about sign of the times. pack protect. slides into a backpack and he says made of a special plastic 15 times stronger than steal. it weighs about 18 ounces, been certified by the national institute of justice. the man says he came up with the idea following the mass shooting in parkland, florida. >> i got to the point where peace of mind i wanted to put
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something in the kid's backpack. if they're in a situation to hide in a classroom, they would have their backpack out in front of them with their head down. >> this version sells for $129. there is a heavier plate in the works to protect against assault rifles due to be released in the fall. more than 1,000 google employees are protesting over ethics and transparency issues. more details next. chipotle taking action in every needles. essential for the cactus, but maybe not for people with rheumatoid arthritis. because there are options. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well enough. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and further joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xr can lower your abilitto fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz xr if you have an infection.
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welcome back. santa clara could be for a big change. with the november election. the city has been ordered by a judge to scrap its at large voting system and instead use districts. a lawsuit claims the system discriminates against asian americans. a superior court judge agreed but the city is appealing the ruling. santa clara has drawn up a map with six districts just in case. no asian american has ever won a seat in the santa clara council. more than 1,000 google employees have signed a letter of a search enyin to meet china's guidelines. the letter demands company executives review ethics policies as well as transparency and similar to another letter signed in protest of a military contract.
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the company opted not to renew it in june. google has not commented on the latest protest letter. all right. law enforcement officers of around the world in san francisco now showing off their motorcycle riding skills. take a look. it's for sfpd's international police motorcycle skills competition. abc7 news at pier 32 for the practice rounds yesterday. officers pay an entry fee to compete and the money goes to the wilderness adventure youth up close.nd checkio >> i don't want to brag but -- >> go ahead! >> third grade we did a similar thing on bikes and i came in first place. >> look at you. still remembering that. >> tricycle? >> no. two wheels! all right? i did really well. >> what tricks?
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>> stop on a dime literally and see who came closest with the brakes. nailed it. >> precious. about the weather -- >> warmer today, warmer tomorrow. live doppler 7 with satellite and visibility of 9 or 10 that is as good as it gets. patchy fog in the north bay right now. santa rosa, four miles. patchy fog rolling down the hills. picturesque live shot at this hour. the sun's up in about five minutes. waking up to upper 50s to low 60s so, yeah. grab the light jacket and seeing the temperatures later on today you don't need it. hour by hour, 10:00 this morning, the cloud cover quickly back to the coast. so with that sunshine early on, quick to warm later on today. highs in the microclimates, south bay, warm. 85 san jose. along the peninsula, 79 for palo alto. 76 san mateo. mid-60s an i long the coast. downtown san francisco, sunshine today.
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68. about 62 for daly city. the north bay, 87 petaluma. 95 for cloverdale. into the east bay today, mild, bright. 78 union city. 80 for hercules and inland it's going to be hot. warmer today than yesterday. well into the 90s. accuweather 7-day forecast shows you numbers continue to climb tomorrow. near 100 degrees. a little bit of relief from the heat on sunday. much cooler on monday. that's the weather. good morning, sue. >> good morning. a couple of updates for you. a car fire out there for quite sometime. fire is blocking two lanes of traffic. they should be clear there, in the clearing process within the next 20 mon slowraic aos880 northbound. and new incident, now this one southbound 101 near zanker and right lanes are blocked here with a problem on the roads. we have also this earlier issue up near vacaville, that's cleared to the side at pena
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adobe westbound. and the drive times headed out right now. still slow up and up over the altimont past. and from san rafael across the golden gate, about 16 minutes on 101. >> thank you, sue. all chipotle employees with food safety training. the company made the announcement after more than 600 people were sick from a restaurant in ohio. health officials say employees left food at unsafe temperatures. this latest issue follows an outbreak that sickened hundreds of customers in 2015. one woman in the south bay says it won't stop her from eating there. >> i'm not afraid of it. no. i mean, i still go to chipotle every now and then. >> the company will start retraining the 70,000 employees next week. the proposal to drink at bars until 4:00 a.m. just took a huge step forward. how close it is to becoming law. eating dessert should be a
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♪ these are a few of my favorite things ♪ ♪ ♪ 6:22 a.m. little something for everybody to. the highs in the 60s close to the coast. near 70 for san francisco. well into the 70s in the east bay. for oakland. hot inland. 94 walnut creek. antioch at 95 degrees. >> thank you. "good morning america" at 7:00. rob from new york city with a look ahead at what's on the
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show. hi, rob. >> hello, reginao be whyou, jes. we have lo the latest on the pregnant woman and the two young daughters who went missing, now believed -- their bodies have been found by police. this as their husband makes his first appearance in court. after reportedly confessing to killing them. this morning, we are hearing from the family's close friends and the warning signs they say they missed. also ahead, an abc news exclusive with the teenager who pushed her friend bridge. oh man. this video just kills me. she is here with us, telling her side of the story for the first time and what she said happened before this moment got caught on camera. of course, around the country we're mourning the passing of aretha franklin, celebrating her life here. the queen of soul, we're looking back at some of our favorite gma moments when she joined us live
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and her lifelong friend smoky robinson is joining us live this morning, as well, sharing his memories of this incredible woman, american icon and the harlem choir in here with some inspirational music. leon bridges, r&b. jam packed with an honor of aretha franklin and great music to soothe the soul on this friday, guys. >> i could use that. >> yeah. going to be a beautiful, beautiful show. >> always. >> thanks, rob. see you soon. new developments with state senator scott wiener's bill for the last call to 4:00 a.m. >> just passed the final committee hearing, a big deal because it's a similar committee that killed the bill last year. he revised it and now the bill goes to a full assembly vote. if it passes then there it's in the final hurdle with governor jerry brown. it would start as a pilot program allowing for a 4:00 a.m. last call in seven cities and includes san francisco and oakland. if you love dessert, we know
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just the event for you this week. if you hate dessert, who are you? also, there's other events going on this weekend you might enjoy. here's a few suggestions of hoodline. >> we make it from scratch. >> light up. >> if you set it on fire, why not? >> hmm! it's like the ice cream version of smores. eat your dessert more gracefully in mission bay. this is the san francisco ice cream festival sunday. 30 vendors all over the bay area will be there including churn urban cream out about a quarter thear to l tatal flavors push through and practically almost sort of health food is what i'm telling myself. and while we're on a health kick, go over to the brew fest happening at pier 35 on saturday. 70br 200 beli samples and note that you cannot buy tickets at the door so plan
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ahead. the whole family to enjoy the last event, the 8th annual polk street blues festival. two stages and food and arts and crafts and shopping and this event is free. no, i didn't realize there was ice cream all over my face. >> that's okay. >> as per usual. >> it looked good. one summer i ate ice cream every day and it might have this summer. >> i miss thoesz times. i have all the links for those events that hoodline brought to us on abc7 there's a shortage of epi pens and that's a problem. but help is on the way. also a new warning of crime on b.a.r.t. there's a spike of cell fen thefts. the warriors world champs, of course. and you have a chance to spend ♪ still flat. here. try this. and... ♪ ooh, heaven --
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a large fire in the east bay overnight and it is still burning. live on the scene. reports first came out that the pentagon postponed president trump's military parad canceled it altogether. and that's not all. and accuweather, everyone working for the weekend and today, wo,ing for a warm weekend. a live look from the east bay hills camera. get set to sweat. >> good morning.
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friday, august 17th. natasha, alexis and mike are all off today. >> meteorologist drew touma is here. >> we enyed a comfortable week. we see warm air move in and feel it this afternoon to start off on friday. live doppler 7 along with satellite showing you we had that morning marine layer with us. a lot of us waking up to gray skies. low, shallow deck of cloud cover. above it, this time of year, see sunshine. that sun up already. we have that gray start but again that cloud cover breaking down pretty quickly this morning and the numbers will warm rapidly. by 4:00, away from the coast, 80s and 90s. in our hottest spots. all right. that's weather. now a check of the roads with sue. good morning. >> good morning. let's go to the bay bridge. metering lights and pretty friday light here especially for the cash paying lanes. just whizzing right on by and the carpoolers, as well. drive time from the 80 corridor,
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hercules to san francisco, still under 30 minutes so great morning to be out and about at 6:30. we have this earlier problem fire blocking the two right re. lanes. near the lawrence expressway. see traffic stacked up to 880. further south on 101 still in the northbound direction, near lafayette, reports of a car crashed into another vehicle blocking second lane from the left. guys? >> thank you, sue. following breaking news, firefighters battling a two-alarm fire in the east bay. >> you can see when it broke out this morning on the 3300 block of bush road. abc7 news reporter matt kelser there on the scene for us. matt? >> reporter: hi, jessica. good news from firefighters. they say the fire is contained. you can see there's still some smoke coming up from this building but they do not have any water going on it from the ladder trucks that are surrounding this building right now. a lot of activity in this area.
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this is called in this morning on bush road. they decided to fight it defensively. firefighters say the metal building houses a fencing company with mixed materials pincluding vehicles. >> on the middle building, we are going to anticipate collapse risk a lot earlier, anticipate we're not going to be able to put personnel ever top of the building. this case a defensive fire from the beginning and wouldn't have put personnel on the roof anyway. >> reporter: firefighters say homeless encampments in the area and don't believe anyone is inside the building and doing a check later on. firefighters will investigate what caused it. right now, a couple of firefighters on top of a ladder gets a good view of what is taking place down below. dark smoke coming up. something is burning inside and they have to take care of that but obviously they have a good view right now and probably put some water on it shortly. reporting live here, matt keller, abc7 news. >> thank you, matt.
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police in union city say they have caught a uber driver accused of assaulting a young woman. >> the suspect 30-year-old kevin barillas-saballos worked for uber and police say he was off the clock at the time of the attack. the victim needed a ride home from san francisco so union city last month. she ordered a uber and got into the wrong car. >> he drove up and she got in the vehicle believing that it was her uber. >> police are now warning ride share passengers to double check that they're getting into the right vehicle. yesterday we told you about a separate attack that happened tuesday night in san mateo. police say a woman was sexually assaulted by a man pretending to be a ride share driver. and that man is still on the run. happening today, the attorney for one of the ghost ship fire defendants expected to file a change of venue motion. the effort comes as the district attorney urges the judge to move forward with a trial. this was in a letter leaked ahead of today's hearing. the d.a. said it won't accept
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dee pleels -- almena and harris. in that letter, d.a. nancy o'malley write it is people stand ready to try this case against both defendants. last week a judge tossed out a deal previously accepted by a different judge and that is setting the stage for a lengthy trial. >> i'm definitely okay with a trial because i think there's no way in hell this man can, you know -- cannot be found guilty. >> max harris' defense attorney responded to letter saying he welcomes the trial. and we sent this push alert whether the news about the d.a.'s letter broke yesterday. you can get push alerts and updates on all local news by installing the news app. that app works on both android and apple devices. the family of nia wilson will file a lawsuit against b.a.r.t., she was stabbed and died at the maccar author b.a.r.t. station almost a month ago. her sister was also stabbed and
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survived. the suspect was caught within 24 hours. he is due back in court next week. wilson's family says he should have been banned from b.a.r.t. following a stop days before for fare evasion. and b.a.r.t. is responding this morning to another wave of thefts aboard trains. according to the media partner, riders reported seven phone thefts within a four-day period last week. two happened at the daly city station, the others occurred at south hayward, bay fair, lake merritt, civic center stations and b.a.r.t. said riders should be aware of suspicious behavior and report crimes on the app. earlier this month, b.a.r.t. announced a $28 million plan to increase security throughout the system. police are looking for a man they say is responsible for at least two robberies. the suspect is wearing a shirt with the word security on the back. and a robbery that happened on july thisth. he threw the cash register on the ground to get it open. police say the same man also
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robbed a little caesar's august 6th. new developments with the woman who was paralyzed after getting hit by a falling tree limb and sued the city of san francisco. the chronicle reports there is a tentative settlement with the city agreeing to pay emily zo $14.5 million. the settlement needs the approval of the board of supervisors which meets in september. the woman was watching her children play at washington square park in the year 2016 when a 100-pound limb fell on her breaking her skull and severing her spine cord. if the settlement is approved, the lawsuit is expected to be dropped. san francisco transit officials will review and revise the policy for yvetting contractors. mayor breed made that order after the death of a 51-year-old signal worker working on the twin peak project after the examiner reports the construction company had a history of safety violations. oakland based shimi construction
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is linked to almost 50 violations over the past decade. mayor breed says there needs to be a better system of checks and balances with the city awarding contracts. firefighters are making progress battling several large wildfires across california. >> let's show you a map showing four of the california's biggest fires. one of them, the river fire, is fully contained. and firefighters are closer to surrounding three others. the carr, rarnch and ferguson fires. and at 6:37 in the morning, take a look at the accuweather forecast. live look from the camera showing you overcast skies across much of the region with that marine layer overhead. upper 50s to low 60s out the door on this friday morning. so in typical summer-like fashion, a light jacket and not need it this afternoon. a look at the 12-hour planner for our hottest spots inland.
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a little bit of cloud cover by 8:00. nothing but sunshine by 10:00 and that sun affecting us. by 2:00, near 90 and mid-90s in the hottest spots later on this afternoon. highs today we'll go to 68 in san francisco. mild in the city. 74 in oakland. 85 in san jose. 95 in concord. a good idea download the accuweather app. track the temperatures as they warm quickly today. if you are traveling, it gets even hotter as you move into the central valley. bakersfield and fresno exceeding 100 degrees. into so cal, san diego low and mid-80s for your afternoon. so weather turning warmer. how are we doing on the roads? friday light? issues? >> both. >> there you go. little bit of everything. >> we have some issues but it's friday light in most places. we are getting reports of a stall on the bay bridge. past the metering lights towards treasure island. and so that's not too good but behind the toll plaza it is
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light. taking a look at 101 here in the south bay, northbound. very, very slow. we have a couple of issues already this morning. this is at 880 and that's the northbound 101 direction. let's see what's going on here. two separate accidents. car fire. fire blocking the lanes for a little while and now cleared. another accident mere the lawrence expressway. and now a third one near trimble. you can see that 101/880 intersection here and then slow traffic backed toward the 680 junction. perhaps take 280. here's the drive times this morning. not bad out of the central valley and once again, coming back to take a look at the bay bridge and light behind the tolls. >> thank you. new detail tons military parade the trump administration was planning for latter this year. the president now says he's canceled it because of the price was too high. yesterday the pentagon said it was postponing it. mr. trump called for the parade on veterans day in november. this year marks the 100th
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anniversary of the end of world war i. the cost of a military parade about $92 million. instead the president tweeted this morning that he's going to attend a parade already scheduled at andrews air force base and go to paris for their annual parade. he tweeted maybe we'll do something next year in d.c. when the cost comes way down. now we can buy some more jet fighters. a report said google tracks you even if you turn off the location setting. chances are you have seen the video and hearing from the teenager who shoved that girl off a 60-foot bridge. she xlanls what happened and it may change your mind about the situation. let's take a live look at the big board at the new york stock exchange. the dow is pretty even this morning. up only 10 points right now. we'll have another check of the markets doing next. markets doing next. and a
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6:43 on our friday. taking a look at the visibility. seeing 9 or 10 that's great visibility but a couple of issues in the north bay. we do have reduced viz bltsibil. down to about four miles. hour by hour, that cloud cover pulls back to the coast pretty quickly today and into the
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afternoon we'll warm up pretty rapidly. today warmer than yesterday and our warmest spots, well into the 80s and 90s. >> thank you, drew. happening today, family, friends and the community honor the krp officer killed in the line of duty last week. >> a service will be held this morning for officer kirk griess. officer griess was a 19-year veteran of the chp. and abc7 news reporter amanda december castillo is ain vacaville. >> reporter: it starts here at vaca hills chapel. road closures begin at 8:00. and then those attending will make the way to the father's house along horse creek drive for a 11:00 a.m. memorial service. exactly one week ago today officer griess was performing a routine traffic stop when he and another man were hit by a pickup truck on i-80 in fairfield. neither men survived. authorities say sean walker behind the wheel and on the cell phone and distracted hitting the
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officer and jamie manuel. walker arrested wednesday and posted bail on thursday. he faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter. officer griess leaves behind a wife and three children. manuel leaves behind a wife and daughter in the philippines. we will be live streaming the procession and the memorial service all across the abc7 platforms including the app and facebook sweps the abc7 live in vacaville, nbc 7 news. >> amanda, thank you. multiple events are being planned in detroit in the coming days to celebrate the life of aretha franklin, the queen of soul died yesterday at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer. >> meanwhile here in the bay area, we are hearing from those who are fortunate enough to meet her. ♪ aretha's talent was
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immeasurable. abc7 news spoke a woman yesterday, working with narda michael waldon who produced four albums with aretha. >> no one's ever done what she did and no one will ever do what she did. >> when i first met her, looking in her eyes you saw the fire. you saw it. and then you bowed down. ♪ >> funeral services for the queen of soul are expected to be announced in the coming days. we have a look back at her life, most iconic songs and the legacy she leaves for the music world on the website abc7 google admits it's still tracking you even if you turn off location services. and now it is clarifying the service on its website. the company made the change after an investigation by the associated press discovered you are tracked even if you turn off the service. google changed the help page to say, quote, this setting does not affect other location
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services on your device. the page also says, quote, some data may be saved as part of your activity on other services. you might see warnings about the cancer risks of coffee disappear from stores and rest rapts in california. a state panel says the state should drop mandated warning signs like this one. health experts admit coffee has some chemicals that can cause cancer. but it also includes other ingredients that can fight cancer and other diseases. a final decision on the warning signs will be made in november. the fda has just approved a generic version of the epi pen and there's a big need. there is a shortage of the medical device as children head back to school. the epi pen is frequently used to treat food allergies. about 6 million children in the u.s. have food allergies. the shortage is nothing new. the epi pen on the fda's list since may. it is being atrinted to manufacturing issues and supply disruptions. happening today, a teen seen
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in a video pushing a friend off of a bridge expected to learn if she'll face charges. >> the 16-year-old girl has broken ribs and punctured both of her lungs after falling 60 feet and landing in the lewis river in washington state. a surgeon says the girl could have died. the teen who shoved her spoke today on "good morning america." taylor smith explains why she did it. >> she wanted to jump and she was scared and she had asked me to give her a push and i didn't think about the consequences. i thought she would be fine. >> smith has been cooperative with investigators. now, the girl who was injured says she wants her friend to go to jail. prosecutors say they're going to make a decision on whether to file charges by the end of today. now to the morning money report. walmart reported the best sales growth in a decade and its stock responded jumping 10% yesterday. >> among the sales increases it has a 40% jump in online sales. and let geese ahead and take a
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look at the tock this morning as trading started about 15 minutes ago. down a little bit this morning. but not much there. basically even. >> a live look at new york stock exchange now. as trading gets under way, we are down about the same amount. five points. in a little over a year the chase center will be completed, the future home of the warriors and many other events busy with 1,000 construction workers on site. >> if you haven't been there in a little while, it is stunning to see how much is done and warriors president took abc7 sports direct or the on the exclusive tour and this is what center court looks like right now. >> wow. >> a lot of it is done, right? two major milestones ahead. end of the month putting the top on the structure with 3,000 pounds of steel beams and by november waterproofed to allow them to complete the interior. what happens when you mash
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today the sopranos and the wire? you get the yay area. nick cannon with local legends e-40 and too short for a television crime series, cannon says he hopes to show a different side of the bay area through the show and plans to start shooting in the fall and tmz reports several networks are interested. if you want to learn dance moves, san jose is the place to be. >> drop step pass. >> abc7 news was at city dance san jose last night. it's the first of the season. a live band plays while an instructor teaches the crowd new moves. tsz open to all skill levels.iny e owd meets at plaza deceasar chavez from 6:00 to 9:00. >> i'm assuming it is the very beginning of the class. i bet you -- ten minutes later, it got hot! >> oh yeah. >> that's a dance for me. >> they had good hip movement there. >> that's advanced for me. i have two left feet here.
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>> that's not true. i have seen you out dancing. >> yeah. not good! >> i had danced with you. >> was it good? >> it's fun. >> oh, okay. >> it's fun. >> good word to describe it. >> you got to have fun. >> that's true. >> we will have fun today. >> i would like to see that. >> i think there's video somewhere. >> it exists. >> let's just keep it in the vault. let's just keep it there. outside we go. walnut creek right now. a little bit of sunshine peeking through the cloud cover and we do expect the gray skies to get out of here in the next hour or so. quick clearing of that cloud cover today. upper 50s to low 60s. as we start your friday morning. so as you step out the door, it is a little chilly right now. seghs, south bay, microclimates, 94 in morgan hill. 83 the high for santa clara. announce the peninsula, warmer than yesterday. 66 for half moon bay.
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downtown san francisco sunshine 68 degrees. 70 for south san francisco. north bay, 80s. 89 calistoga. into the east bay, 70s and 80s. 74 oakland. inland it will be hot today. 92 in san ramon. 94 for livermore. showing you it's warm today. hotter tomorrow to start off the weekend. near 100 in our hottest spots. a little bit of relief on sunday but much cooler air to arrive on monday. that's the weather. now the check of the roads with sue. good morning. >> good morning. metering lights are on. still relatively light. cash lanes on the car pools locking pretty good. we have a stall reported middle lane near treasure island and the crews are pretty good about getting them out of there fast. so hopefully that will be in the next report and give you an update on that. we are taking a look at several problems northbound 101 in the south bay. we had one earlier near
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lafayette. that's been cleared. ound near trimble.e for a we have a lane blocked there. and expect some slow and go traffic as you make your way over the pass, as well. guys? >> sue, thank you. muni reminding riders of changes starting next month. the time riders are given to transfer from one line to another without paying additional fare from 90 minutes to 2 hours. there will be a new day pass option available for $5 but it can't be used on cable cars. also, discount fares call clatded clat calculated at the full fare and single ride fares will not change. california lawmakers want to eliminate cash bail for defendants of trial. it is part of a revised plan unveiled yesterday. supporters say many low income people are stuck in custody because they can't afford to bail out. under this proposal, most suspected accused of nonviolent
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misdemeanors released in 12 hours of being booked in jail. people accused of serious felonies not eligible for pretrial release. the bill could face a tough battle of law enforcement and the bail industry. in the east bay, hercules police working to return stolen backpacks. eight found backpacks in hercules on wednesday. investigators say thieves stole them from oakland, richmond and police returned six of the eight backpacks including to this family. they're visiting from the uk. in addition to getting the stuff back, officers also gave them a tour of the police station so hopefully the rest of the trip will be a-okay. fans have been going crazy for the movie "crazy rich asians." >> abc7 was at the special screening of the theater last night. it is the first hollywood movie in 25 years to have an all-asian cast and the director john chu is from palo alto. abc7 news anchor limb hosted the
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event with christie yamaguc cat, we want more representation out there. this can possibly kick the door open for more and i love to be able to support that. >> it's so cool to see christie out, right? >> oh yeah. >> saw the movie wednesday night and last night an plan to see it again tomorrow. because she says the movie is just that good. >> that's awesome to hear. >> yeah. rotten to tmatoes agrees. next, the seven things you need to know before you go. need to know before you go. and f
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♪ ♪ ♪ raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens ♪ ♪ bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens ♪ ♪ brown paper packages tied up with strings ♪ ♪ these are a few of my favorite things ♪ ♪ ♪
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6:58. heading out the door, here's seven things to know before you go. number one, firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire at a fencing company in pleasanton. officials say the building and mixed materials inside including vehicles went up in flames, cause is still investigated. number two, a memorial service for chp officer kirk griess is set for this morning in vacaville. officer griess was killed a week ago during a traffic stop. we're streaming the service on our news app abc7 and
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facebook page. number three, the family of nia wilson expected to file a lawsuit against b.a.r.t. today. wilson was died at a b.a.r.t. station almost a month ago. the family says the suspect should have been banned from b.a.r.t. number expected to file a change of venue motion today. >> number five, accuweather, on the way to a warm weekend. look at saturday away from the coast, 80s, 90s, inland near 100. >> number six, following the friday morning commute with multiple problems in san jose. northbound direction. we have a couple of incidents out there slow from 680. >> number seven, the trophies tour kicks off today at the warriors team store in walnut creek. fans take photos with the 2015, 2017 and 2018 o'brien trophies from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. >> awesome. >> all three of them. >> fun.
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>> great. >> yeah. >> reminder that basketball season is just around the corner! not reall good morning, america. celebrating the queen of soul. ♪ you make me feel >> aretha franklin passing away, surrounded by her family and loved ones. this morning, the tributes around the country from fellow stars and presidents. ♪ say a little prayer for you >> and the prayers pouring in for the voice of a generation. also, the other news this friday morning, the northeast now on alert for severe storms after scenes like this across the heartland. a plane flipping over. this tent collapsing, injuring atyo aoston, all bng foravrain


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