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california. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze. federal officials have not ordered any recalls of romaine products. the centers for disease control says consumers should throw away any romaine lettuce and salad mixes if you're unsure whether it includes romaine. this includes fridges -- >> it impacts diet. iwas going to subway. that's what i get every day on my sandwich. this strain of e. coli has the same dna fingerprint as tied last year. it killed one person and infected 25 people in 15 states. >> an acute infection will give you stomach cramps, dangerous diarrhea, vomiting, symptoms usually occur three to four days after exposure. >> we sent out a push alert at 12:30 this afternoon.
we will send another as soon as more information develops. you can get the very latest updates right to your phone wherever you are using the abc 7 news app. the top story, santa rosa assisted living facility reached a settlement with state officials after staff members left residents behind during the tubbs fire last year. >> melanie woodrow broke this story last year and covered it for months. she's in the newsroom with the latest on it. melanie? >> here's the settlement. oakmont senior living gets to continue operating on a two-year probation. the assisted living facility admits they left residents behind despite evacuations due to the tubbs fire. >> more than one year avril akah bring burned to the ground, they've reached a settlement with the department of social services. two months ago, they filed a legal notice to revoke the licenses of villa capri and --
after they left people behind during the tubbs fire evacuation. remaining residents were dependent on family members and emergency responder. >> all i could think about was getting all those people to safety. >> hi ma'am. i'm your escort service. grab on to my shoulders. like we're dancing okay? >> according to the settlement. after shuttling residents to evacuation sites, local authorities precluded staff from returning to the facilities. a point local authorities disputed. the settlement spelled out the terms of a two-year probation for the facilities and administrators during which senior living has to operate them in strict compliance with the regulations and statutes governing the operation of residential care facilities for the elderly. oak mant senior living has 60 days to give updated emergency disaster plans for both. they have to ensure sufficient staff is present including during the overnight hours and must be annual evacuation
drills. >> oakmont senior living can petition the department for early termination of that two-year probationary period after one year. there's also a two-year probation period for villa capri and va'a arena's executive directors. they must agree to training. melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. our air is finally getting better even as we speak. rain is headed our way later tonight. >> let's get to meteorologist sandhya patel with the latest. >> it was good to see blue skies across the area. take a look at the air quality right now. we do have some improvement. let's get you in closer. north bay and parts of the east bay along with san francisco, looking at yellows and oranges. moderate to poor to sensitive groups. we were in the healthy to unhealthy. fremont, san jose.
we have a spare the air alert extended through tomorrow. the impacts from the smoke will i linger in the inland east bay where it's poor. we'll see a continuation of an improvement in the air quality for the rest of the bay area. what is it going to do. rain, moderate to heavy. wind gusts, 20 to 40 miles per hour. isolated thunder is possible. i'll be back with a look at the timeline coming right up. kristen? thank you, sandhya. a former chief meteorologist tweeted this map showing a plume of smoke passing through the eastern part of the country. many areas are hazy, jet streams, some say it's difficult to determine how much of it is from our fires. >> right. sandbags are being rolled down in san francisco. the city's department of public works is providing folks with up to ten free bags to use during the winter rainy season. >> they're available at the
public works yard. city crews are making other storm preparations today. vic lee is live in the city with that story for us tonight. vic? >> reporter: larry, city crews came to cayuga avenue to unload the sandbags for the residents to use here. this neighborhood is so prone to flooding that residents here take no chances. >> i'm so helpless every time i get flooded. >> victoria sanchez lives in a small neighborhood that dead ends at highway 280. sandbags are an integral part of life here. so much so, the city trucks bring pallets of sandbags every time it's about to rain. 2014 was the last big flood in the neighborhood. a torrential force of raw sewage and storm water rushed through cayuga avenue over cars, flooding homes and garages, shooting out from clogged catch basins. the flooding has gone on for
decades. so have the cleanups. >> the walls get all flooded. we have to get the sheetrock, take it off. the mold is in there. >> sanchez knows we all need rain. but her photo album reminds her how destructive it can be. >> it floods everything. you can see it here in my book how bad it gets. >> many of sanchez's neighbors couldn't take it anymore. >> he sold, she sold her house. >> sanchez and many of her new neighbors are taking no chances. sandbags neatly arranged around homes. this as the public works crews were dispatched today to clear storm drains. at the operation yard, free sandbags for residents to pick up and give to the public. >> any fallen leaves, sweep them up, put them in a compost bin. >> the city has tried to help with little success. all she can do as a storm
approaches. >> i just got to pray. i hope i don't get flooded again. >> reporter: well, one footnote here, dan. with the rains approaching, residents in san francisco should call 311, the city's hotline and not 911 when you want to report flooding. things like clogged drains and downed trees. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> excellent. thank you, vic. a reminder. you can track your weather with the abc 7 news app. looking at live doppler 7 right there. convenient tool. the rain is not good news for thousands of people displaced by the camp fire or the environment. >> kate larsen is live in paradise with more. kate? >> reporter: that's right. we're actually near downtown paradise. nobody has been allowed back up here yet. but earlier today, we were farther down on the outskirts of chico where homeowners are getting a first look at what's
left of their homes. carrie fips spent the day searching for parts of her home. >> my parents gave me these for birthdays and christmas and wedding. >> she found her wedding ring. the diamond is blackened by fire. but she really came back home to look for her two dogs. >> today we came up and found them in the house. they didn't make it. we're ready to grieve that. we're ready to not be looking for them. every time sends a message, is this your dog? but all nine of her chickens were waiting for her and their treats. >> they can't survive predators, but they can survive a fire. >> carrie is also a survivor. she's battling breast cancer for the second time right now. despite losing her home that she moved into a year ago, she sees only the possibilities ahead. >> this was a dream for us. dream property, dream location. a dream community. we're very tight with the community up here. it's been amazing.
there was no question in our mind that we would rebuild here. >> down the road from her, the salinas family was blessed with a bit more. their house is still standing surrounded on all sides by the charred remains of their neighbors's home. >> i feel the least i can do is support them. i have a list of what i can do to help them. >> don't be fooled by colleen's green lawn and upright walls. she doesn't know when they'll be living at home again. >> there's a lot of smoke damage inside. we don't have electricity or water. so we wouldn't -- it's not livable at this point. >> colleen says firefighters were protecting her property when the camp fire came through the canyon. clearance is critical when they decide what homes are most saveable. >> reporter: the rain is on its way tonight. so crews have been working very fast to make sure that the
burnt-out landscape -- coming up at 6:00, we'll explain why rolls of hay are critical to protecting the water here. i'm kate larsen, abc 7 news. thank you. one couple with a home in paradise bought an rv a month and a half ago. it's all they have left now. >> as wayne freedman explains, they're grateful to have it. >> they don't know whether to feel grateful or sad. at best for john and his wife, it's a mix. >> it would be fun if i were camping. >> but they're not and this is home now. this is what happens when a perfect storm, a bad circumstance rains down on the best of intentions. >> three nights a week, it would be an adventure. go to an rv house one night. >> john and jeannie's mother had bought homes in paradise to beat the high prices of bay area real estate, places big enough for friends, family, entertainment. >> it was a nice house. i was able to get so much more house there.
>> when they bought this rv, they planned to vacation in it, live in it temporarily while transitioning to their homes in paradise. then the fire hit. >> who heard of 10,000 houses being lost. >> if you even approach the subject of that house, tears well in jeannie's eyes. never say to her, it's just stuff. >> it is just stuff. but it was my stuff. >> they still have their wedding pictures and a few others. but -- >> it was an amazing loss of self. and who you are and who you were. >> until they decide whether to rebuild, jeannie and john mitchell will make the memories in a home on the road in a parking lot, in limbo and lucky they say to have that. >> it does beat a tent, absolutely. absolutely. i'm grateful for that. >> in burlingame, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. they're hanging in there.
we wish them well. a cat that got lost during the camp fire is back in his owner's home. >> the touching moment captured on video. >> he's scared. >> that's our cat. >> oh, my god. >> that's my boy she says. >> she broke down in tears after finding her cat. his band damaged paws were burned. >> ping saw his picture on facebook and found him at a vet center at uc davis. >> so sweet. she looks so relieved, doesn't she? zie well, there's a new crime fighter on public transit. >> she's dedicated. she and her partner have come a long way to keep us safe. the race to -- video of a close call for firefighters. >> forget the youtube video about how
last month the tsa got a look at the bomb detection dogs and the role they play in finding explosive devices at san jose international airport. thy're very good at what they do. now these dogs are being deployed on mass transit in the south bay. reporter chris nguyen explains how. >> reporter: fiercely loyal, without a doubt. two of the newest members of the santa clara county sheriff's office. after undergoing months of training, both will work full-time as part of the transit patrol with a focus on detecting explosive devices. they're being trained alongside ra >> transit systems are a risk for terrorism and bombing. these dogs were purchased using
federal homeland security money. >> they're both new to being canine handlers. an exciting opportunity with a lot of responsibility. >> i would equate to having a new child in the house. she's brand new to me. we're learning what she likes, what she doesn't like. >> these canines on a mission to keep the county safe. >> they're strengthening our transit patrol system and patrol the 346 square miles we have with the bus and rail. >> they will proactively sweep buses, trains and stations throughout their shifts. this comes as the south bay comes to host major holiday events, such as christmas in the park and the college football playoff nags in santa clara. >> their sole purpose is to sniff out explosives. >> make that 18 different odors to signify potential explosives. this with a knack and a nose for making a difference.
chris nguyen, abc 7 news. 17 victims of the woolsey fire in southern california are suing their utility company. they claim southern california edison failed to shut off power to prevent the fire. last week, they reported a disturbance at one of the substations two minutes before cal fire says the woolsey fire started nearby. they cannot comment on the lawsuit and stresses that the cause remains under investigation. the los angeles fire department has new video of a rescue of three people and two dogs from the woolsey fire 11 days ago. helicopter pilots were conducting a water drop when they got the call. they were low on fuel. the smoke was thick and the landing dicey. >> come forward. >> okay. >> here's the thing. i'm too close to the trucks now. >> okay. >> copy that. let me know when you're lifting. i'll take down the video. >> okay. that sounds great. one dog here.
english mastiff. little apprehensive. we're getting him on board. >> i'm kind of back. the tow rotor was close. >> that was close. yeah, it was. >> the danger that they put themselves in every day. to help people. the fire department says the two pilots really went above and beyond the call of duty. good evening to all of you. it's nice to finally see blue sky. smoke is starting to leave the area. this is a view from the camera. sky is -- you can see across the bay. visibility is better. 63 in san francisco. it is 58 in oakland. 61 san jose. cool spot half moon bay at 55 degrees and look at this gorgeous shot from the emeryville camera. we're looking at high clouds starting to come in ahead of our storm. 60 in santa rosa. in the upper 50s from napa to novato to livermore.
most areas mild today in the mid and upper 60s. live doppler 7 showing you quite a bit of cloud cover. we'll show you another vantage point from the sutro tower camera. the post sunset sky showing the clouds and the smoke. rainy pattern begins in the morning. windy and cooler air and definitely better air quality as we head into tomorrow. another storm on thanksgiving. it's not what you think. i'll explain in a moment. i want to show you the air quality forecast. moderate in all areas. we've had 12 unhealthful days with smoky air in the bay area. we'll see poor air quality in the inland east bay. that's why the spare the air alert has been extended through tomorrow. moderate to good showing up thursday through saturday. here's part of the reason. storm on our storm impact scale exclusive to abc 7 news. we have a moderate strength storm. level 2 coming in tomorrow. rain, mooed rat to heavy at times. gusts 20 to 40 miles per hour out of the south will push the smoke. continue to push the smoke away from us and isolated thunder is
possible. the winds will start to ramp up as we head into tomorrow morning. gusting up to 29, 30 miles an hour. higher over the higher terrain. hour by hour we go. while you're sleeping, 1:30 in the morning, we'll see a few sprinkles developing tomorrow morning heading into 5:00 a.m. a few light showers in the north bay. 7:30. this is where most of the moisture is tomorrow morning. we have to wait. the storm is slowing down. 9:00 p.m., some light to moderate rain in the north bay. by 11:30. looking at wet weather across the bay area. with the exception of the inland east bay. by 3:00 in the afternoon, the rain moves out. that little bit of red could be a downpour. possibly an isolated thunderstorm. keep that in mind. it doesn't end there. we get scattered showers through tomorrow night continuing behind that system. rile, into the wee hours of thursday morning after that, we get a break. mot of your thursday is okay until late afternoon when the north bay starts to see rain
returning thursday afternoon. and then late night for the rest of the bay area. by thursday at 8:00 a.m. most areas a half an inch. mountain view, san jose, less than that along with livermore. flash flood watch, 12:00 tomorrow afternoon through 12:00 p.m. friday for the camp fire. there is a threat of flash flooding and debris flows. they could get half a foot of rain by friday night. winter storm warning in the sierra. you're looking at starting tomorrow at noon, up to 2 feet, possibly higher travel not recommended when that warning goes up. take a look at the snow. visibility will be low, winds will be blowing. donner could get -- not as cold. grab umbrellas before you leave. tomorrow afternoon, hang on to the umbrellas. temperatures in the 50s, 60s. a cooler day. accuweather seven-day forecast. wet and windy. level 2 storm.
black friday is three days away if you believe it. how do you get the best deal on a new tv? >> i don't know. but i know the guy who knows. michael finney is here. >> you do not always have to get up in the middle of the night? >> really? >> although it doesn't hurt. who doesn't love getting a good deal. especially on televisions. so let me give you some tips. getting ready for a black friday deal on a tv? you may come across derivative, look alike models for sales. the tvs and model numbers are identical to other models.
they may offer fewer features. >> a lot of times they test similarly to the regular model tested during the year. >> you may also come across fantastic looking door buster specials available only in limited quantities that consumer reports says -- >> may not necessarily be tvs you want to own. they're tvs secondary that or tertiary brands. that didn't perform well in ratings. >> if you don't snag the deal of your dreams, they go on sale before super bowl. >> that's when they go on sale. >> if you wait each longer -- >> manufacturers and retailers start to clear out inventory from last year's sets around the february, march time frame and typically, that's when you see the absolute lowest prices of the year. >> no matter when you buy a tv, it pays to haggle and ask retailers for a price match guarante you see the same
tv, cheaper at another store, you pay the lower price. on black friday, expect to see prices drop on 4k tvs, premium brand 50-inch tvs for less than 200 bucks. i think that's amazing. >> what? >> 55-inch 4k at 300 bucks. >> these are 4 ks. >> unbelievable. >> they were like $4,000 a few years ago. >> thanks, michael. thanksgiving is less than 48 hours away. the pressure is on.
>> see what's making the mission even more urgent. a mystery no more. 7 on your side's michael finney learns why an auto group had to shut down eight dealerships. that's coming up at 6:00. dan, kristen? >> thanks, ama, see you then. getting rid of the cooking anxiety. starts with knowing how to carve the turkey. >> we consulted an expert. >> how do you carve a turkey? you better to ask the chef here. [ inaudible ] >> you want to separate out your legs and the thighs and really take the drumsticks and don't be afraid to get in there and break that down to the side. what that gives you a stable bird to work with. next, you want to take the breast off. i follow this bone here, the wish bone. i make that cut and follow the
breastbone down. you can get that whole breast off. carving around the wish bone and taking the whole breast off, keeping it nice big slices for the platter. you can almost pull the bones out of the rest and either -- you can either slice with a knife or sort of shred with your hands. >> you made it look very easy. >> thanks. we've had a lot of practice. >> happy thanksgiving everybody. >> they do. they do great work serving turkey to so many. >> i learned something there. >> you're the professional turkey cutter. >> i do it. world news tonight with david muir is next. we appreciate your time i'm dan ashl ashl ashley. i'm kristen sze.
we'll see you again in half an hour. tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. the storm, as millions head home for thanksgiving. snow and ice and the fog. and tonight, the arctic blast coming in. ginger is standing by. the horror in the hospital just revealed tonight. the gunman and what led him to open fire on his ex-fiancee, a doctor, then on a pharmacist in training who was simply getting off an elevator. and then the officer trying to stop him. breaking news tonight involving president trump and his answers to robert mueller. and the other headline, the president says he will stand with saudi arabia, despite the killing of jamal khashoggi. ivanka trump's use of private e-mail for her work in the white house, after her father made private e-mail issue number one against hillary clinton. the urgent manhunt right now.