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♪ >> we've been practicing all morning. look at this sunset from our sutro tower camera. >> it really does look like the intro to the lion king. rumor has it you can expect a very cool morning. >> yesterday it was very, very nice and warm so that change is a coming. >> this tuesday october 16th, thanks for watching, it's 5:00 a.m. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. mike nicco is here. finish off our song, mike. >> i feel like i should have simba and holding them toward you. >> use the clicker. >> it's kind of small. let's talk about what's going on. hi, everybody. we're waking up to dry and pretty much clear conditions on drive doppler 7. i want to run through your accuweather 12-hour day planner i put together. we have mid-40s to low 50s at 7:00. we'll stay in the mid-60s at the
coast with a few clouds in the afternoon hours. 71 to 74 with sunshine around the bay and inland at lunch, 75 to 81, almost as warm as yesterday. how's the commute? we're doing pretty well in most areas. i want to take you to westbound 80, starting to see the red shrink a little bit as road work should be wrapping up any minute so westbound 80 between san pablo dam road and carlson boulevard. various lanes were scheduled to be closed until 5:00 this morning so it does look like they have starting to pick up some of those cones. about a 15-minute delay at our worst point. i think we're closer to 5 to 10 minutes now. the bay bridge toll plaza, cash lanes filling in on the right-hand side, not looking too bad through the middle and car pool lanes are open. no metering lights yet. we should have 15, 20 minutes before that happens. we'll take a look at some drive times coming up next. if you take the ferry to or from work, you are not alone. it's so popular that operators may add another vessel to the fleet. >> amy hollyfield is live at the
larkspur ferry terminal. hi, amy. >> reporter: hi, good morning, jessica. they are looking at adding a new ferry that would hold 500 people, according to a report in the "marin independent journal." officials have already applied for a federal grant to help pay for it. a spokesperson says the current ferry fleet just cannot keep up with the demand. a new ferry could cost up to $30 million so that grant would certainly help. they will find out about the grant early next year. they would have to do an environmental impact report. that takes a year and a half. then there's also the parking issue to deal with. the parking lot at the larkspur terminal is usually full by 9:00 a.m. a new ferry would mean more passengers who need parking spots. so there's still quite a bit of leg work that needs to be done but plans are starting to come together. and they're under pressure, the smart train from sonoma will reach larkspur next year, so
commuters are worried that's going to be more ferry passengers. the way things are right now, it will be tough to find room for all of them, so it could mean sold-out f dureaomet hld ask the what they think about buying a ferry. so if you have thoughts, there will be a chance to be heard. reporting live, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. and speaking of the commute, a new report is out this morning telling us what we already know. traffic in san francisco is getting worse. according to the san francisco county transportation authority shall the average traffic speed in 2010 was 24 miles per hour. in 2016 that went down to just 20 miles per hour. the report is blaming half of that slowdown on the number of uber and lyft cars now on the road. the other half being blamed on population and job increases. both uber and lyft have fired back. lyft telling "the examiner" the study is flawed and an
incomplete picture of the transit challenges san francisco faces. and uber saying this study fails to consider critical factors, like the spike in tourism or the growth of freight deliveries. on the peninsula, a man is facing charges for following and then trying to sexually assault a woman at a b.a.r.t. station. police say it happened just after midnight sunday at the san bruno b.a.r.t. station. 20-year-old kevin ramos is accused of following the victim out of the b.a.r.t. station and into a dark corner of a nearby sears parking lot. a dispute was reported. police showed up and arrested ramos. he ialso facing drug charges. happening today, a decision affecting hundreds of homeless people in berkeley. the city council is expected to vote onf space homeless people can occupy on sidewalks. there would be a three by 3 foot space and no taller than five foot high. they can't leave their belongings unattended for more than an hour and can't blaung
walkways, fire hydrants or transit stops. the co-founder of microsoft, paul allen, has died just weeks after announcing his cancer had returned. >> he made his fortune establishing the personal computer but spent the rest of his life doing philanthropic work. here's more on how he's impacted the life of every person who uses a computer. >> reporter: from co-founding microsoft to owning pro sports teams, paul allen was a picture of business success. he and bill gates revolutionized personal computing in the late 1970s. gates released this statement. paul was a true partner and dear friend. personal computing would not have existed without him. allen left the company in '82 for his first battle with cancer, but he retained microsoft shares, ultimately making him a billionaire. from there, his work turned philanthropic. he even invested $35 to $40 million in mountain view's setti
institute. >> paul is like a lot of very intelligent and curious and science-minded individuals who have long been fascinated with the question are we alone. >> reporter: the money funded the allen telescope array, a group of telescopes in northern california that search for extraterrestrial intelligence. seth asked allen why he invested. >> his response was i'm always interested in the possibility of new, exciting discoveries made possible by developments in technology. >> reporter: the work of vulcan capital can be seen here on earth. the firm helped fund redfin, spotify, netflix and uber, to name a few. earlier this month allen announced that the non-hodgkin limb foymphoma had returned. he died at the age of 65. vulcan capital will continue to
invest in his interests. >> katie just showed you what bill gates had to say about paul allen and other major tech names also sharing their thoughts. jeff bezos called allen relentless to the end. take a look, mark benioff was impressed by how he gave back and cherished the environment. and apple ceo tim cook remembered allen as a pioneer. a member of a suspected white supremacist group with bay area ties will remain in trial . cole white is accused of starting riots. they were arrested in charlottesville, virginia, last year. a judge says white is a flight he his tr more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. we'll start with temperatures along the east bay where they're coolest in fremont, 47. castro valley 49.
oakland, san leandro 51 to richmond at 55 and 57 at alameda. we've got low to mid-50s in pacifica, san francisco, all the way down the peninsula into san jose. 49 in los gatos, 43 in pleasanton. napa, 39 degrees. we've got a light wind and it's blowing in the opposite direction. it's coming off the ocean and blowing west at 7 miles per hour across the golden gate bridge. that's why it's not going to be quite as warm, especially at our beaches, where a cloud or two could develop. it will be calmer out on the bay. check out these temperatures on the peninsula. 53 this morning, 71 at noon and then mid-70s for the afternoon hours, down to a jacket at 8:00. 53 this morning, 70 at noon. mid-70s from 1:00 to 4:00, down to 61 under stars at 8:00. our last stop is east bay valleys. some of our warmer temperatures
in the afternoon and some of the cooler temperatures this morning. 47 to 74 at noon so peeling off the layers there to about 81 at 4:00. i have a pretty warm forecast coming up for you. i'll have that in less than seven minutes. here's alexis with the morning commute. we do have one new issue in the south bay. a solo vehicle crash. a minivan lost control on state route 87 just south of the 280 merge. hit the center divide and ended up over on the right-hand shoulder. emergency crews on the way to the scene but no lanes are blocked. so far 87 is wide open. our drive times looking good. westbound five 80 tracy to dublin, you are in the yellow at 45 minutes. southbound 680 dublin to mission boulevard still in the green at 15 and northbound 101 to cupertino also in the green at 15 minutes. we'll talk about the caldecott tunnel next. speaking of the commute, southbound 101 back open after a deadly crash shut down all lanes for nearly eight hours in san jose. a man and a dog died after the
pickup truck that they were in slammed into the back of a caltrans truck near brokaw road around 10:30 yesterday mornin the caltrans truck was acting as protection for a sweeper that was in the center divide. the driver's name has not been released. a worker in the caltrans truck was taken to the hospital to get checked out. we are learning more about liquidation sales and local closures for sears after it filed for bankruptcy. and more electric buses coming to the bay area where you can ride emission-free. and the royal baby hype is real. the couple on an international
welcome back at 5:13 on this tuesday. the winds are gusting to 6 miles per hour. remember yesterday they were at about 47, so definitely calmer out there. look at the temperatures today. they're going to be a little cooler than yesterday but still 2 to 5 degrees warmer than average. i'll have the complete accuweather seven-day forecast coming up next. here's jessica. in today's gma first look, more fallout after this viral video showing a white woman blocking a black man from entering his own luxury apartment. and here's abc's lindsay davis with more deil >> please move,cahis morning's excuse me. here? >> repteom in this al video has bnoberryg
to block an african-american man from returning to his apartment in this luxury building. he was returning from work to his loft apartment in downtown st. louis when hillary mueller tried to prevent him from entering the building. she gets in the elevator with him. >> i want to know who you're going to see. >> reporter: and follows him to his apartment. >> you just followed me all the way to my door. and you see my keys in the door. it made me feel very uncomfortable and less of a human. i felt like i was being judged. >> reporter: and we'll have m withhe m w at7:00th your gma fi lindsay davis, abc news, new york. >> that is terrible. >> yeah, it reallying more about which bay area sears stores will be closing after the retailer filed for bankruptcy. the latest list includes 79 sears outlets and 63 k-mart outlets across the country.
sears stores in pleasanton and santa rosa are shutting down. they are currently honoring warranties. liquidation sales are expected soon in time for the holiday shopping system. the dublin city council will vote on the proposal to build a new ikea store. the city's planning commission voted 3-1 to not recommend building the new store. the location is near interstate 580 and hacienda drive. some people say they would welcome the ikea. opponents worry it could cause traffic congestion. anthem has agreed to pay $16 million to settle privacy violations in a 2015 data breach. the cyber attack affected nearly 79 million people, including their names, birthdays and social security numbers. officials say the settlement between anthem and the department of health and human services is the largest amount the agency has collected in the heal data breach. if it feels like you've seen
more jump bikes around san francisco, it's because you have. jump has doubled its fleet to 500 electric stationless bikes, thanks to high phrase from sfmta. jump is halfway through its 18-month pilot program and the transportation agency released is midpoint review. demand is high and jump is following all the rules. jump has already ruled out its expanded fleet. support and celebration pouring in for prince harry and meghan markle after the couple announced they are expecting. they have received baby gifts from random australian kids. >> for your baby. >> oh. that'so sweet. >> that is really nice. that child offering a toy koala for the future royal baby. harry and meghan are on their first overseas tour together through new zealand, fiji and tonga. a beaming prince harry also mentioned their child in a speech. >> we also generally couldn't think of a better place to
announce the upcoming baby, be it a boy or a girl, so thank you very, very much. >> do you think that he knows? meghan is about three months pregnant. he just reminded me of someone who was about to say what it was and then realized that he had to walk that back. >> i don't think they know yet. >> you don't? >> i don't know. >> i just got that feeling from his little speech. >> it's a little early, right? >> i didn't look at meghan -- >> three months is way too early. >> it's way too early. >> normally you wait until 20 weeks. >> okay. i don't know how babies work. >> a few more weeks. >> alexis says it's usually about 20 weeks, so -- >> i think in like a month or two they'll announce is it my guess. >> we will wait here, #babybump, what is it? >> royal baby watch. boy or girl. they'll have lots of gifts. >> it will be interesting to see what our president gives them.
he should give them something, shouldn't he? yeah. you're never more than 7 minutes away from the accuweather forec. they're going to come here eventually. hopefully they stop in san francisco. so it's 5:18 this morning. you can see the winds on our flags on the ferry building not moving at all this morning. they will start to move a little bit but they'll start to blow from the ocean to our inland neighborhoods, so it's not going to be quite as breezy but just enough to take temperatures down just a little bit today. we'll have cool nights with a fe me clouds developing and that will help the warm highs ease as we head deeper into the weekend. here's the high pressure. it's moving over a little bit to the east so its influence is not quite as dominant as it was yesterday and that's why a little minor sea breeze is going to develop. let's see what it does to our temperatures. not much really. we're in the mid-70s to 80 degrees with san jose at 80. 83 in gilroy but 74 in santa rosa. we'll have temperan the mid to upper 70s on the peninsula and then mid to upper 60s along the coast to low 70s
downtown and south san francisco. remember, it was 81 degrees yesterday in san francisco. 81, you have to go to santa rosa, napa. that's where it will be warmest. along the east bay shore we'll have 73. oakland 75 to about 79 in hercules. and then 79 and that's one of the cool spots in our east bay valleys at san ramon. let me show you the temperatures tonight. it's going to be another chilly one with mid-40s to mid-50s. my accuweather seven-day forecast a little bit warmer for especially thursday, friday and saturday. and then you can see we return back to average, but we have to wait until monday. let's find out about the commute. hey, alexis. >> checking out the roads here this morning, we don't have any major problems. one of the trouble spots is causing a little e right e rightorve a cking th trucks should be arriving any minute now. they were saying less than 20 minutes around 5:00 a.m. so
hopefully they'll get that out of the way before the commute ramps up. here's a look at the beginning of that commute in walnut creek. southbound 680 just north of the 24 split. that's filling in. so far so good for mass transit. 42 b.a.r.t. trains in service, no delays. ace 1 and 3 out on time and normal service, no delays for muni. you can see crews starting to work on a water main construction project in san francisco's marina district on richardson avenue and lombard street between baker and scott street. that will continue through mid-november. the work is part of the lombard street vision zero project. it includes a number of safety improvements to reduce pedestrian deaths. happening today in the north bay, marin transit welcomes its first all-electric ere's a first look at those buses. they debuted the electric buses yesterday. as for the marin fleet, there will be two buses, both seat 32 people. ceills a will rgele lower that range.
the buses will run for about 80 miles per day. the founder of theranos is back in federal court to face fraud charges. she was once considered the rising star oficon valley. she faces multiple charges. the company pushed what was billed as a high-tech method of blood testing. but holmes company knew it could not deliver what it was promising to investors. sales tax for online retailers is being put on hold in california. we'll have to wait until next year at least to see how it all shakes out. in june the supreme court closed the major internet tax loophole. the court ruled that all companies besides theest online sellers must collect sales tax for each state. but california lawmakers are pushing the decision on to the next governor and next administration. e-tailers have dodged it by maintaining no physical presence
in the state. the peninsula better get ready, a next generation dunkin store, not dunkin' donuts, dunkin, is opening in less than 24 hours. doors open at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow in san carlos. the first three customers iifar first 100 get swag bags. this is a concept store that just opened in concord. cold coffee, drinks on tap, digital kiosks, curbside a a a a drive-through. they say they're more than donuts. >> as long as we don't drop the donuts in the store. coming up next, the seven days you need to know as you start your day. plus reintroducing the connors without roseanne. some of the shows stars are talking about what you can expect. there's a new phone on the market. why is
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door, here are the seven things to know before you go. number one, pg&e says it will restore power to all customers who were cut off due to the fire danger and will have that restored by the end of today. more than 4,000 customers are still in the dark in napa and lake counties. secretary of state mike pompeo is in saudi arabia. he met with the saudi king, prince and foreign minister today. they talked about the "washington post" journalist who disappeared two weeks ago after walking into the saudi consulate. number three, a funeral is set today for the 36-year-old man who died after he was tasered by a sheriff's deputy two weeks ago. the d.a. is looking into whether the deputies used excessive force. number four, abc 7 news has obtained this video that shows a man jumping theg the tiger encle oakland zoo. a zoo worker scolded the man and told him don't do it again. and number six, check out the difference compared to yesterday morning. temperatures anywhere from 2 to 21 degrees cooler.
that 21-degree drop is in napa where it's 39 right now. the rest of us in the low 40s to mid-50s. dress warmly. number six, you may have the heat on in your car and you're probably going to be sitting there a while if you're going eastbound 580 into tracy. there's some lanes down between 580 and the san joaquin county line causing around a 15-minute delay. and number seven, the golden gate ferry is considering ordering another vessel to its fleet. ferry operators are dealing with an increase in demand. this morning steph curry is the face of a new advertising campaign for pom. remember those? >> i do remember them. i'm surprised that they're back. >> they exist still? yeah. >> a san francisco startup purchased the name pom last yore and now it has put out this device. it costs $350. it's only available through verizon and you have to currently have another line with the phone company. here's why. you have to use the same phone number of a smartphone that you already have.
the palm runs the android operating system and all the apps from the google play store so it's a mini version of your current smartphone. >> what? so you just have two phones? but with the same number that do the same thing. >> yeah. i'm trying to wrap my brain about this. coming back with another 90 minutes of news, including what a supreme court decision means for millions of homes in the state with lead paint. also
fire danger and when electricity will be turned back on. climate change has gone too far. how it's expected to negatively impact beer in the future. >> what? >> yeah, you know, people's ears are going to perk up when something affects their beer or their wine. >> it's 5:30 somewhere and here it's 5:30 a.m. on october 16th. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather attention. so that got your attention, mike. >> it certainly did. let's take a look at what's going on outside. we've had a big change ourselves. look at the winds, they are light this morning to calm. 6 miles per hour less and they're variable, which means they're not gusty and not blowing offshore. that's leading to cooler conditions. winds were gusting up into the 40s yet and only the 20s now. look at that, everybody in the 40s by 7:00. mid to upper 40s, that's quite a change. clouds this afternoon. 70 to 74 around the bay from noon to 4:00, 74 to 80 for our
inland neighborhood hads and back in the 50s and 60s by 7:00. here's alexis. i want to take you back up to the richmond area where things have really improved. we had some road work adding 15 minutes to your commute. on westbound 80 according to caltrans the work wrapped up a little ahead of schedule so you're seeing a little delay there but the backup and the residual delays from that earlier road work is gone. in the meantime we are ramping up at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights on at 5:20 so pretty early start for you. happening today, we expect to hear from the family of a man who died after san mateo sheriff's deputies tased him. >> his family will hold a news conference after his funeral today. matt keller is live in millbrae. matt? >> reporter: jessica, the san mateo county district attorney, steve wagstaff, said his investigation is going to take until at least december.
he said he's looking into whether the deputies used excessive force in this case here on el camino real. this all took place about two weeks ago. it was actually on october 3rd. a 36-year-old man died after sheriff's deputies tased him here in millbrae. this video posted to snapchat shows him wandering around el camino real in the middle of the day. a witness says he was tased, then got into a scuffle with deputies. appeared disoriented and then lost consciousness. he later died at the hospital. his sister spoke to us about her younger brother. she says he has dealt with mental health issues since college. >> anyone who's had a loved one that has mental illness, it's such a struggle getting diagnosis and such a struggle getting treatment. >> reporter: the district attorney says he's also looking for some answers from the taser's manufacturer as to why somebody would die if the purpose of the taser is to be nonlethal. a community vigil will also be
held here on el camino real starting at 6:30 tonight. reporting live, matt keller, nbc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. some good news from the north bay. all pg&e customers who had their power shut off because of extreme fire danger should have it restored by today. >> the company making no promises on specific times, but pg&e is making progress on power line inspections. new numbers that we got from overnight here, they say that 2,000 customers are still without power in napa county and more than 2,000 others in the dark in lake county. pg&e cut power sunday night to counties shaded here on our map to prevent sparks and fires in those areas that had a high fire danger warning. some residents in calistoga said they were okay with the decision there. others said they didn't think it made any sense. >> take care of where the real problem is, which is up in the higher elevations and more rural areas, and save calistoga and some other small communities the pain, shall we say, until it's
absolutely, absolutely necessary. >> pg&e said winds gusted at 70 miles an hour in the hills above calistoga. the company only cuts power as a last resort. from the east bay, abc 7 news has obtained a video that shows a man jumping the barrier running along the tig enclosure at the oakland zoo. >> you're going to see the man here. he is holding on to the wood railing. he turns around quickly when the tiger leaps toward a fence separating it from the man. this happened sunday afternoon. a zoo worker scolded the man and told him not to do it again. >> he jumped that fence, like the little railing. and the tiger just launched at him and he j heard from somebode dropped his glasses or something. but when he came back pacing back and forth. the zoo says the oakland zoo meets and exceeds safety requirements set by state, federal and aza accreditation standards. we hope that all of our visitors act responsibly and don't attempt to put themselves in
potentially unsafe situations. >> you may remember a tiger attack at the san francisco zoo that killed carlos salsa jr. christmas day 2007. officers killed the tiger. the zoo has since built a taller tiger grotto. new developments in the 2015 vallejo kidnapping case. the kidnapper, matthew mueller, plans to argue he is not guilty of state charges because he was temporarily insane. last year he pleaded guilty in federal court to kidnapping and raping denise huskins. he still faces state charges on monday. in a jailhouse interview, he said his severe bipolar disorder made him delusional. and at the live desk this morning, we're tracking secretary of state mike pompeo's visit to saudi arabia. pompeo met with the saudi king, prince and foreign minister earlier this morning. they talked about the missing
"washington post" journalist, jamal khashoggi. he was last seen walking into the saudi consulate in turkey. turkish officials say they have proof the saudis killed him. "the new york times" reports the saudis are considering a plan to blame his death during an interrogation gone wrong. after speaking with the saudi king over the phone, president trump says rogue killers may have attacked the journalist. the supreme court has turned down an appeal by paint companies leaving them on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up old homes throughout the state. the companies will pay more than $400 million to ten california cities and counties to clean up lead paint from housing that was built before 1951. that includes homes in san francisco, oakland, alameda and san mateo. a santa clara lawyer who led the lawsuit says this is a major victory for the tens of thousands of children poisoned by lead paint. san mateo police are searching for a burglar targeting cars. it was all caught on camera. police say this man was on west
20th avenue on sunday morning checking out cars. at least one car was burglarized. the burglar was caught on several home surveillance cameras. san mateo has a program that lets neighbors register their surveillance system its for investigators to review if needed. police say there is an even better an simpler way to help protect your neighborhood. >> it's important for you to get to know your neighbors and you communicate with each other. it's the most effective way to prevent time. >> here's a close look at some still pictures of this case, of the suspect here, so if you have any information, you're urged to call san mateo police. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. look at menlo park, trying to give napa a run for its money. napa is 39, menlo park 41. foster city 47, half moon bay 4. just about everybody else in the low to mid-50s on the peninsula. palo alto at 41.
then we've got 51 in san jose. 44 in san ramon but 61 in antioch. there's napa's 39. 41 in santa rosa. 51 in oakland and 55 in san francisco right now. here's a look at walnut creek where it's about 46 degrees as we look south on 680. you may need the heater this morning in the car with those temperatures in the 30s and 40s. a lot of sunshine so grab the sunglasses if you're on the ferry today. mass transit, dress warmer, especially this morning, but dress in layers because even in san francisco where we start in the mid-50s, we'll ending up in the upper 60s to low 70s. down to 59 by 8:00. 46 this morning, 74 at noon. nearly 30 degrees warmer. around 80 in the afternoon hours. 62 at 8:00. down in the south bay we'll have 50 with sunshine this morning at 8:00. 73 at noon. upper 70s this afternoon. if you're heading out this evening under the stars, it will drop down to 63 degrees. so i had the heater on this
morning looking at the car thermometer. it dipped down to 42 degrees on my way into work. >> it definitely was chilly. i had my heater on full blast for about half the drive too until i got warmed up. taking a look at the roads here this morning, hopefully your commuter won't be any longer than usual. the bay bridge toll plaza, those metering lights on pretty early today. 5:20 the official time. also getting word of a crash that happened right around 5:30 on the ramp to the bus lane there. so i believe this is on the far right side. i have not seen any flashing lights yet. three vehicles involved. they are calling for an ambulance as well.son'ortu that on t a look at things from our emeryville camera and catch things from that angle. here's a look at the commute from westbound 24 at caldecott tunnel. still trying to move a orinda s. westbound 580 tracy to dublin, 57 minutes, you're in the red. westbound 4 in the yellow at 21 and san rafael to san francisco, 101 looking good at 16 minutes.
this just into our live desk, a fire broke out at an apartment complex in antioch forcing neighbors to evacuate. this is at the casablanca apartments on claudia court. the fire was likely started by someone -- some sort of smoking material and one unit caught fire. then the flames spread to five other units. neigors say they have been complaining about the woman who lives in the unit where the fire began ever since she moved in two months ago. >> we told them that she going to burn the place up and they didn't pay me no attention. every night we've got to call the ce everght w her to shut up. >> just to be clear, they are still investigating this. we don't know exactly what happened. fire officials say the red cross is helping those displaced families. there's a new program in the east bay to try to prevent homelessness. >> and we'll tell you about the effort to clean up one of the world's largest environmental
messes and it starts today. and we've been telling you about scooters coming back to the streets of san francisco. so here's a quick look at the rules you'll have to follow, and don't forget to take a picture of the scooter after you park it. you don't want to forget that you've done it. take a look.
san diego. high fire danger. here's a look at our temperatures. a lot of low to mid-80s central valley, san diego, palm springs, 71 in monterey, yosemite 73. lake tahoe one of the cooler temperatures. low 60s tomorrow and mid-60s where we should be thursday through the weekend. reggie, jessica. happening today a 2,000-foot pipe set to embark on a massive cleanup effort in the pacific ocean. >> its nicknamed wilson. >> is it really? like the floating -- like the volleyball. >> yeah, or tennis ball, exactly. it's part of the first ocean cleanup system, designed to eliminate the great pacific garbage patch. the u-shaped pipe has a net in the middle to trap floating plastic. it launched last month. a foundation behind the effort hopes to collect 50 tons of trash by next april. this morning the cherokee nation is slamming democratic senator elizabeth warren after she released the results of a
dna test. that test says she had native american ancestors in the range of six to ten generations ago. the cherokee nation says the senator is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage. >> just wholly unhelpful for any national leader to cling to dna to determine or establish that they're native american in this country. >> president trump has repeatedly mocked senator warren for claiming to be part native american and even offered to give $1 million to charity if she took a dna test. the president has denied making that promise. here's a tweet the president sent out a short time ago. he says now that her claims of being of indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, elizabeth warren should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the american public. this morning we have new details in the case against monsanto, the maker of weed killer roundup. "the chronicle" reports jurors
are responding to the judge's temporary ruling which could throw out most of their judgment. one juror even sent a letter to the judge saying the jury is convinced by the evidence that monsanto should have a health hazard warning label on its pesticide. the jury awarded dwayne johnson $289 million in august. he sued, claiming roundup caused his terminal cancer. last week we told you the judge is considering ordering a new trial. a final decision will be made by monday. preventing people from becoming homeless is the focus of a new program in the east bay. it's all part of buildarea. abc 7 news was in oakland when the city announced it's partnering with nonprofit groups to provide financial help to t risk of being evicted.crisis it's called keep oakland housed n some cases, it will pay renting and up to $7,000 in emergency assistance. some question whether the city is doing enough to address the homeless problem, especially for those already living on the streets. >> we need housing for people
who are truly low income and no income. we see thousands of units being built all across the city. we've been seeing it since jerry brown was mayor. none of those units have been used to house people who really need it. >> people requesting assistance can call 211 to be put in touch with the various agencies administrating the program. use #betterbayarea to share your issues on how to improve homelessness where you live. in the east bay, the warriors' quest for a three-peat starts tonight against the lamaunr. an are askinrend season's championship banner. team officials have issued a fraud alert warning fans abo buying sing 'em gale fame ticke a nonverified third party. larry beil and mindy bach will have live reports tonight. tipoff is at 7:30.
what goes better with basketball than a nice, cold beer? the cost of your favorite beer is likely to go up and you can blame it all on climate change. a new study says extreme heat waves and drought will result in cuts in barley production, a key ingredient in beer. researchers say when that happens, beer prices could double or triple. previous studies have shown how chocolate, coffee and wine will be made more expensive because of global warming, so all the good things. >> i'm not a huge beer fan, but coffee, chocolate and wine. i mean -- >> why are you taking away everything that's good? >> what do we have to enjoy anymore? >> i don't know. some nice weather? >> okay. that we do have, thanks dete war than average the next couple of days. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. in san jose it's clear, 51 degrees just south of mineta san jose international. you can see it there right under
the live san jose bug. that's the actual runways. so sunshine, lighter breezes today which means it's going to be just a touch cooler at the coast and around san francisco. seeing stars away from the coast where a few clouds will roll in. because we won't have the clouds inland, it will be another chilly night and more warm afternoons on the way. here's a look at the marine layer developing as we head from 7:00 into the afternoon hours so look for a few more clouds along the coast. it will be sunny at times but definitely a sign that the wind is reversing direction there and that's why you won't be as warm today. we'll still have mid to upper 70s throughout most of the south bay. los gatos southward low to mid-80s. on the peninsula today, mid to upper 70s with 77 alto, san mateo 75. mid to upper 60s along the coast today. 81 yesterday in san francisco, but only 72 today. head up through the north bay, upper 70s to low 80s. just about exactly where you were yesterday. mid to upper 70s along the east bay shore. this will also be a little bit cooler than yesterday.
we had a few 80s. i don't see those returning today. the 80s will be in our east bay valleys except for san ramon and 79. now, you can see at the coast tonight we'll be back in the upper 40s to mid-50s in san francisco. you can see the cloud cover there. notice inlane we're still in the 40s. my accuweather seven-day forecast, warmer than average all way through saturday and back to average sunday and morning. alexis. unfortunately we have a new crash that's already a sig alert in the east bay. this is a solo vehicle/motorcycle collision in the left lane. westbound 80 before appian way. emergency crews just arriving on the scene an you'd you'll feel backup from highway 4. have mor and will pass them along. the bay bridge toll plaza, we did turn our emeryville camera around here. we do have a crash i believe now chp saying it's in lane 7 there just before you get to the toll plaza. we followed a truck come through
and i think they missed it because they pulled a u-turn and went back around so emergency crews are looking for the scene along with us. you could see some delays as you approach the maze due to that as well. next traffic update coming up just before 6:00. new at 6:00, lyft goes the netflix route. the new subscription service being unveiled this morning. but first, a sneak peek at life without roseanne. what john goodman is saying about the connors that debuts tonight on abc 7. plus federal health officials say prescription drug
roseanne. >> sara gilbert and john goodman are stopping by to discuss what happened to the family matriarch. roseanne lost her show after she sent a tweet that was racist talking about president obama's former senior advisor, valerie jarrett. the new sitcom will try to move on from roseanne who led the show for a decade. >> it's been a secret, no one knows, so give it up, what is it? >> i'll tell you at 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> oh, yeah, okay. >> i thought she'd lost her car keys. >> a full interview with sara gilbert and john goodman coming up on gma at 7:00 and you can watch "the connors" tonight at 8:00 right here on abc 7. you've seen commercials for prescription drugs on tv. they rarely tell you how much the drug actually costs. federal health officials say that's something patients nsiderina pros that to l
prices on tv ads. it would apply to drugs kufd y by medicare and medicaid. taking a look at the roads here this morning, i want to head back to that sig alert in the richmond area. westbound 80 just before you getto -- get to appian way. it sounds like they may have pushed it off to the right shoulder. it was blocking the left lane. so the backupbackupbackupbackupp a disabled delivery truck westbound 24 inside a caldecott tunnel blocking the left lane in the right bore. no updates on whether the tow has arrived. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> it's been almost 7 minutes so let's jump right in. it's pretty clear out there. temperatures today not quite as warm as yesterday, but still two degrees warmer in san francisco
to five degrees warmer than average in oakland and concord. i want to show you what's going on with tropical storm tara. it's barely moving, 1 mile per r hour. we're going to have flooding rains and mudslides around puerto vallarta and southward for about 50 miles. happening today, j.c. penney hosting its second annual national hiring day to get ready for the upcoming holiday season. the holidays are upon us, folks. the department store plans to hire 39,000 seasonal employees across the country, including 600 here in san francisco. the hiring event will take place in all j.c. penney stores from 2:00 until 8:00 tonight. i can't believe it. >> it's happening. >> we're already mid-october. new at 6:00, a heads up for honda drivers. the expensive piece of your car now being targeted by boy fer bb r
hi, good morning. it's tuesday, october 16th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. mike nicco has our cooldown. >> yep, a little cooler today, that's for sure, especially when you start out with dry and clear conditions that we're seeing on live doppler 7. temperatures range from about 39 this morning to about 55 with most of our neighborhoods in the 40s by 7:00. so that lower start, cooler start means it's going to take the sun so much more time and energy to warm us to about