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you can see heavy downpours, widespread. the heaviest concentration will be in the north bay and into the early-morning hours, the commute will begin with wet pavement. >> we shall see. more to come here, spencer. thank you very much. and we do want to go to abc news' special coverage of the president, as we mentioned. it is about to happen any moment now, but we do expect to hear more -- good evening, we're coming on the air right now because president trump is set to address the nation, his first prime time speech from the oval office. it comes on this 18th day of a government shutdown, the second longest in our history. at the heart of the stalemate, president trump's campaign promise to build a wall along our border with mexico. all through his run for the white house, trump promised that mexico would pay for the wall, from his very first speech at trump tower, but now he's
refusing to sign legislation that would fund 9 of 15 federal departments, dozens of agencies, unless democrats agree to more than $5 billion in taxpayer funding to start building that barrier. and with neither side budging, the shutdown is starting to bite. national parks closed, other programs curtailed, 800,000 employees furloughed or working for free. paychecks set to go out friday will not be delivered. the president will speak in about eight minutes, expected to argue that a wall is needed to combat a national security and humanitarian crisis at the border. then house democrat nancy pelosi and chuck schumer will respond for the democrats. here now, the president. >> my fellow americans, tonight i am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. every day, customs and border patrol agents encounter
thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. we are out of space to hold them and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country. america proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation, but all americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. it strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. among those hardest hit are african-americans and hispanic americans. our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone. 90% of which floods across from our southern border. more americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire vietnam war.
in the last two years, i.c.e. officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. over the years, thousands of americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost if we don't act right now. this is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the united states, a dramatic increase. these children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. one in three women are sexually
assaulted on the dangerous trek up through mexico. women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system. this is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. this is the cycle of human suffering that i am determined to end. my administration has presented congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and human traffickers. it's a tremendous problem. our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the department of homeland security. these are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep america safe. in fact, safer than ever before. the proposal from homeland security includes cutting-edge
technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things. we have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy. our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support. furthermore, we have asked congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home. finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier. at the request of democrats, it will be a steel barrier, rather than a concrete wall. this barrier is absolutely
critical to border security. it's also what our professionals at the border want and need. this is just common sense. the border wall would very quickly pay for itself. the cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year, vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from congress. the wall will also be paid for indirectly by the great, new trade deal we have made with mexico. senator chuck schumer, who you will be hearing from later tonight, has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other democrats. they changed their mind only after i was elected president. democrats in congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis, and they have refused to provide our brave border agents
with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation. the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only, because democrats will not fund border security. my administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation, but the only solution is for democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and reopens the government. this situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting. i have invited congressional leadership to the white house tomorrow to get this done. hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security. some have suggested a barrier is
immoral. then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? they don't build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. the only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized. america's heartbroke the day after christmas when a young police officer in california was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien who just came across the border. the life of an american hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country. day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders. in california, an air force veteran was raped, murdered, and
beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. in georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor. in maryland, ms-13 gang members who arrived in the united states as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl. over the last several years, i've met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. i've held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. so sad. so terrible. i will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their
voices, and the sadness gripping their souls. how much more american blood must we shed before congress does its job? for those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, i would ask -- imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken. to every member of congress, pass a bill that ends this crisis. to every citizen, call congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border. this is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice. this is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the american
citizens we serve. when i took the oath of office, i swore to protect our country, and that is what i will always do, so help me god. thank you and goodnight. >> there you have it. president trump wrapping up his first address from the oval office, making a case for his border wall, calling the situation on our border a crisis of the heart, a crisis of the soul, saying it can only be solved if democrats come to the table and approve more than $5 billion in funding for that border wall. want to bring in senior white house correspondent celia vega. let's start with the word crisis. the president used that word several times in the speech, but the overall number of immigrants coming across our border far down from its peak. >> just because you say it's a crisis, george, doesn't necessarily make it one, so let's go over a few facts. apprehensions of illegal crossings, as you say, have been on the decline for decades. they have, however, been picking up in the last year and in recent months, and that is
something that this administration likes to hammer down hard on and repeatedly use in their talking points. he also talked about the number of drugs that are used in coming across this border, but i've got to say, virtually all heroin, many fact checks have shown comes through legal points of entry. we are hearing the president make the case to declare a national emergency. that seems to be what's happening here, but i've got to say, george, behind the scenes, up until even late today, these white house lawyers were still trying to figure out whether this is something he can actually do. >> and he has not yet declared that, did not declare in in his speech. chief correspondent john karl, we had a mention from the president that mexico would pay for the wall. he repeated the claim that the new free trade agreement will make mexico pay for the wall. number one, the agreement has not yet been approved by congress. even if it is, there is no provision in there to make mexico pay for the wall. >> reporter: george, there is absolutely no provision in that trade deal that would have mexico pay for the wall. it is a relatively minor reworking of nafta, some
changes, but not changes that bring in additional revenue from mexico to pay for this wall. and remember, that promise made by the president some 200 times during the campaign was a very direct one. it said mexico would pay for the wall. it didn't say indirectly through a trade deal. it said mexico would pay for the wall, and that is not happening. >> and i also want to bring in congressional correspondent mary bruce on capitol hill. mary, we are about to hear from democratic leader of the senate, nancy pelosi and chuck schumer. they're saying only the democrats can end this right now but he also claims he's changed it to a steel barrier at the request of democrats, he says. >> reporter: i'm told that's simply not true. democrats up here on the hill say it doesn't matter what this is made of, whether it's steel slats or the concrete wall that the president long promised, democrats simply are not going to spend $5.7 billion in
taxpayer dollars to build this wall. the white house continues to insist this was a concession that the president put on the table. that simply is not how democrats see it. and no matter what it's made of, it's not going to be enough to get democrats to cave or budge here, george. >> at least not yet. we are about to hear from the democrats. we'll hear from house speaker nancy pelosi. we should also say the president has invited the eight top congressional leaders to the white house tomorrow morning for another meeting, first negotiation in days, but there is no sign yet this quoerks is going to go anywhere. we're going to go to the capitol, house speaker nancy pelosi, democratic leader chuck schumer. >> good evening. i appreciate the opportunity to speak directly to the american people tonight about how we can end this shutdown and meet the needs of the american people. sadly, much of what we heard from president trump throughout the shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice. the president has chosen fear. we want to start with the facts.
fact is, on the very first day of this congress, house democrats passed senate republican legislation to reopen government and fund smart, effective border security solutions, but the president is rejecting these bipartisan bills, which would reopen government, over his obsession with forcing american taxpayers to waste billions of dollars on an expensive and ineffective wall, a wall he always promised mexico would pay for. the fact is, president trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and well-being of the american people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation, many of them veterans. he promised to keep government shut down for months or years, no matter whom it hurts. that's just plain wrong. the fact is, we all agree we need to secure our borders while honoring our values. we can build the infrastructure and roads at our ports of entry.
we can install new technology to scan cars and trucks for drugs coming into our nation. we can hire the personnel we need to facilitate trade and immigration at the border. we can fund more innovation to detect unauthorized crossings. the fact is, the women and children at the border are not a security threat. they are a humanitarian challenge, a challenge that president trump's own cruel and counterproductive policies have only deepened. and the fact is, president trump must stop holding the american people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government. thank you. leader schumer? >> thank you, speaker pelosi. my fellow americans, we address you tonight for one reason only. the president of the united states, having failed to get mexico to pay for his ineffective, unnecessary border wall, and unable to convince the congress or the american people to foot the bill, has shut down
the government. american democracy doesn't work that way. we don't govern by temper tantrum. no president should pound the table and demand he gets his way or else the government shuts down, hurting millions of americans who are treated as leverage. tonight and throughout this debate and throughout his presidency, president trump has appealed to fear, not facts, division, not unity. make no mistake, democrats and the president both want stronger border security. however, we sharply disagree with the president about the most effective way to do it. so, how do we untangle this mess? well, there's an obvious solution. separate the shutdown from arguments over border security. there is bipartisan legislation supported by democrats and republicans to reopen government while allowing debate over
border security to continue. there is no excuse for hurting millions of americans over a policy difference. federal workers are about to miss a paycheck. some families can't get a mortgage to buy a new home. farmers and small businesses won't get loans they desperately need. most presidents have used oval office addresses for noble purposes. this president just used the backdrop of the oval office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration. my fellow americans, there is no challenge so great that our nation cannot rise to meet it. we can reopen the government and continue to work through disagreements over policy. we can secure our border without an ineffective, expensive wall, and we can welcome legal immigrants and refugees without
compromising safety and security. the symbol of america should be the statue of liberty, not a 30-foot wall. so, our suggestion is a simple one. mr. president, reopen the government, and we can work to resolve our differences over border security, but end this shutdown now. thank you. >> so, there you've had it. we've heard from the president. we've heard from the democrats. it sure does not sound like we're going goat a compromise any time soon. we are going to return now to our regular programming. for many of you in the west, that is "world news tonight with david muir" and our special reports will continue on abc news live, our 24/7 streaming channel on abcnews.com. much more tonight on "nightline," and i'll see you tomorrow on "gma." >> all right, you just heard from president trump, of course, and nancy pelosi as well as chuck schumer on the government shutdown and the border wall. >> that's right. and we will, of course, continue to monitor this and bring you all the latest developments as
we continue to learn anything new, but he was saying that this shutdown can all be solved in a 45-minute meeting tomorrow. >> and it doesn't look like that's going to happen any time soon, but we'll have to see. let's move to developing news here on "abc7 news at 6:00." police have blocked off a neighborhood in pleasantton as they search for the suspect in the murder of a 17-year-old boy in belmont. >> we have details on exactly where this is happening, on blossom court and amber laign. a witness told us officers, including s.w.a.t., have been in the neighborhood for hours and searched a home. >> they begin to speak on the intercom and demand that everybody come out of the house. they let it be known that there was somebody inside that could possibly be armed. >> witnesses say police interviewed three people from inside that house. all three were then released. the shooting victim was found late last night at central elementary school in belmont. >> the killing has shocked the community of this laidback city.
abc7 news reporter vic lee has the story. >> reporter: 10:55 p.m. last night, belmont police received a call from the victim's family. >> they were concerned about the 17-year-old member of the family. >> reporter: the caller believed he was at central elementary school in belmont. >> we sent officers up to the scene, and subsequently found the 17-year-old lying in the driveway of the school. >> reporter: mohammad othman died of a gunshot wound. he was a senior at carlmont high school in belmont. he was a varsity football player, a good one, and his coach, jake messina, said he was a good kid. >> he did everything to get ready this year and he was a pivotal piece in allowing us to win a league championship and get to the sectional final. >> reporter: greg lives around the corner of the school and saw the police cars last night and a distraught woman, presumably a family member, with anficer. >> he was putting a woman in who
was crying and putting her into the back seat. >> 17-year-old, right? >> yep. >> carlmont? what year was he? >> reporter: friends of the victim drove by the elementary school, some to pay respects, others to bring flowers. parents and school workers were shocked that this could happen in peaceful upscale belmont. >> nothing happens here. it's just calm, like everybody's just happy. and at the beginning of the year this happens and it's just like scary. >> reporter: felicia mccarthy has two children at the elementary school. >> i had no idea something like this could happen here in suburbia, belmont. >> reporter: police believe this was not a random murder, that the victim and his killer knew each other. vic lee, abc7 news. coming up next, spencer is tracking the storm that's bringing rain to the don't miss the grand opening of the new floor & decor in burlingame. if you have never been to a floor & decor, you have to go to the grand opening. hardwoods, laminates, tile or stone. holy smokes, this place is huge!
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hours. no doubt there will be wet pavement for the morning commute, although the rain may be tapering off by then. wind advisory's in effect until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, strongest gusts 55 to 60 miles per hour. there may be downed trees and power outages. here's the high surf advisory. highest wavghts may be up to 18 to 20 feet or higher and there's a danger of strong rip currents in effect until tomorrow morning. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. looks like we'll get a dry day on thursday, but then we get a series of light storms beginning on friday. friday, saturday, sunday and monday. so, it's a wet pattern and it doesn't show any signs of changing before about midweek next week. >> all right. thank you so much, spencer. it is the first full day on the job for our new governor, gavin newsom. >> he focused on preventing a danger that's threatening more and more californians, wildfires. and fires are just one of many problems plaguing pg&e tonight that could force the utility
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since november. >> the dow and nasdaq each gained more than a percent, but stock in pg&e tanked, down 7% today. yesterday its stock was down more than 22%. another financial hit today for pg&e, the company's credit rating is now down to junk status. >> standard & poor's issued the downgrade today amid bankruptcy fears, which are all tied to potential wildfire liabilty costs. >> abc7 news reporter lyanne melendez looks at how corporate changes could affect customers. >> reporter: a pg&e bankruptcy filing would be a disaster for customers, according to turn, the utility reform network. >> it's a bad option because we're putting the decisions about how much we pay into the hands of a bankruptcy judge, and there's going to be no advocates, nobody there to fight on the other side. >> reporter: last year, pg&e threatened to go bankrupt as it faced lawsuits resulting from the 2017 wildfires. but the legislature came to their rescue by passing senate
bill 901, which placed a cap on how much pg&e could pay out in lawsuits and still remain solvent. any amount over that cap would be picked up by customers. the issue is that the cap in that senate bill did not include future disasters, like this year's butte county wildfires. >> it was designed as a one-time fix. >> reporter: even lawmakers who supported that last bill are now suggesting that pg&e get a new board and new management. a spokesperson said the company is reviewing structural options to best position pg&e to implement necessary changes. the company today announced that three of its executives were leaving, marking a change in their leadership. joe cachette represents families from the san bruno explosion, which was blamed on pg&e. he says it's time to break up the company. >> they should be, as in many, many countries, public entities
governed by public bodies. >> reporter: and in a sign of desperation, pg&e says it may have to sell its gas business and move its headquarters to a cheaper location. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. california's new governor says he was on the phone first thing this morning to deal with the pg&e crisis. gavin newsom appeared in koufax today with state fire and response agencies to talk about new priorities going forward. nbc 7 news reporter leslie brinkley was there. >> reporter: california's new governor strode into the cal fire colfax station to talk about amping up fire protection strategies, but talk quickly turned to pg&e. >> i try to be objective about these things as much as i can. i'm a fiduciary of the people of the state of california. that's my role and responsibility to protect your interests, not pg&e's interests. but sometimes those interests may align. >> reporter: and that's where it gets complicated. the governor said he's having long, honest cell phone conversations with pg&e
executives as he talks with the puc and finalizes the names of the three commissioners he'll be appointing to come up with quick recommendations. >> we want to help the utility. we want a utility that's investing in the future, low-carbon, green-growth strategies. that's in an ideal world. that's not the case today. >> reporter: governor newsom said his budget will add $305 million to fire mitigation efforts, including over $200 million directed at cutting brush and creating fire breaks. he plans to bring on board 13 new engines to be predeployed, 100 new infrared cameras and retrofitting black hawk helicopters and c-130s for fire suppression. >> the camp fire really gave us a test and an understanding that the traditional methods that we've used are not working. >> reporter: so, the new governor pledged there will be change. he'll spend more money, but he wouldn't commit to exactly what he'd do about pg&e. i'm leslie brinkley, abc7 news.
we are on day 18 of the federal government shutdown, and we've seen people stepping up. national park visitors are turning into volunteers, picking up trash and taking out garbage. we continue to find more examples of individual actions right here in the bay area. abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow has the story. >> reporter: the coast guard is an integral part of alameda, which is why the community here is collecting supplies for coast guard families impacted by the government shutdown. the local cafe in alameda is one of four businesses stepping up. >> many of these families haven't received a paycheck. they've got lots of bills to pay. they have to feed their families. >> reporter: jody bhalla dropped off a bag of food and gift cards. >> i thought i'm an alameda resident. i've been here for 15 years. we have to take care of our own. i really appreciate the families that put themselves out there every day. >> reporter: the animal shelter is also collecting donations. >> every year over 1,000 animals come through here and we save 99% of them, and the reason why we do that is because the community is so supportive, and
that includes the coast guard families. >> reporter: this afternoon, nicole lauer and danielle manor of the coast guard spouses' club came by to pick up what's been collected so far. >> we had to prioritize and juggle what's okay being pushed off if he doesn't get paid on the 15th and what absolutely needs to be paid. >> luckily, i do work at the ymca, so i do still have my paycheck, but it's just not enough to feed a family of five, plus pay our bills. so, it is very stressful. >> reporter: items needed include diapers, baby wipes, detergent, paper goods, non perishable food, gift cards and pet food. >> are you going to help? great job! >> reporter: lauer manor and manor's children have been picking up the items from collection sites and bringing them here to the armed services ymca. >> i cannot get over how much people in our community want to help us. >> reporter: the items will be distributed here sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. you can find information for the four collection sites on our website, abc7news.com. in alameda, melanie woodrow,
abc7 news. there is a big job under way at uc berkeley. >> crews go to work bringing down trees after a man was killed by a falling eucalyptus. officials explain why some of the trees need to come down. just what is happening with the momentum auto group? i'm michael finney with an update and how i'm helping
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all right, as we prepare for more rain to pound the bay area, and it's coming tonight, work continues on the uc berkeley campus to remove trees that pose a safety risk. >> this follows the death of a novato man who was killed by a tree during a recent rainstorm. >> reporter: the work is grueling, chopping down massive trees, breaking limbs and putting them through a wood chipper. a dozen or so trees are coming down on the uc berkeley campus. >> we found two pine trees infested with pine bark needles and had to come out anyway. >> reporter: tree inspections intensified following the accident where a eucalyptus tree was uprooted during a rainstorm, following on a vehicle.
authorities say 32-year-old alexander grant was killed inside the car. >> i kind of figured like there's going to be something happening because these trees are really old, and i can see -- i mean, i work right there and i could see from my window. every time there's a wind really, high wind and everything, the wind just really -- the trees start going back and forth. >> reporter: the tree alone weighs thousands of pounds, but because of the velocity, it weighed thousands of tons as it came crashing down. >> i walk this route very regularly, you know, at the moment every day. and the idea that you could just be walking along and then next minute there's a tree, it's very scary. >> reporter: campus officials say they're taking steps to reassess tree maintenance and make sure there is no public safety hazard. arborists say the tree thaton t w unusu for abi healthy, green eucalyptus tree to fall like that. it's a little unusual, and it's unusual to hit a target like that. >> i know that eucalyptuses are
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back in november, momentum auto group abruptly closed eight stores in vallejo and fairfield and consumers were left feeling stranded. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is here now with an update and advice. >> the advice is really important. the news rather interesting. it's a mixed bag. there's some good news, some bad news, but mainly, no news at all. at first glance on facebook, momentum auto group might appear to be a growing concern, but in person, not so much. visiting momentum's vallejo and fairfield dealerships, i find them deserted. now, cars are there. the place looks ready for business, but doors are locked. this, even though a momentum news release dated december 24th has momentum auto group president raheem hasanali
upbeat. seen here when profiled by "auto news" in the 40 under 40 article in 2013. in the christmas eve release, the self-identified team behind momentum auto group foresaw opticals in the near future, conceded they are going through a management transition. hasa hasanaly is quoted "we're confident, however, that momentum auto group will be fully functional and ready for a new lucrative chapter by the end of the year." the release says a new customer assistance center has been opened. no address given. no phone calls or e-mails. so far, no contact. >> where the heck are they? >> reporter: mary morgan says the truck she bought from momentum's fairfield chrysler, dodge, jeep, ram dealership needs repair. it had trouble and needed a jump when i was talking with her. >> i've been talking for two weeks, and i figured because of the holidays maybe they took off. >> reporter: i made a public records request. and what i get back throws shade
on momentum's plan of quickly reopening. chrysler, dodge, jeep, ram, hyundai, infiniti, kia, mitsubishi, nissan, toyota, and volkswagen have all moved to strip momentum of dealership agreements. momentum responded by filing official protests. the state says it could take as long as a year for this to work its way through the system. the california bureau of auto repair tells me cars that had been stranded in momentum repair shops have been released. that apparently helped dozens of customers. still, there are others like cecelia jackson. she bought a car from momentum and is now having trouble with registration. >> they did not register the car through dmv. i paid all the money, but they not register the car. >> reporter: there is potentially help for cecelia and others. here's the website of a little-known private organization, the consumer motor vehicle recovery corporation.
the california legislature created it to pay consumers who suffer losses when a dealership closes. now, this one seemed like the exact kind of help consumers would need. i reached out to the cmvrc, but my interview request has been denied. consumers can file complaints and ask for reimbursement. now, the dmv acknowledges complaints are being reviewed. however, the attorney general's office won't confirm nor deny there is an investigation. now, i posted a link to the motor vehicle recovery corporation. you can find it on our website at abc7news.com. now, only a week remains to enroll in covered california, so tomorrow i'm hosting a health insurance hotline. it runs from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. you can ask any question, online as well, by using #askfinney. we want to make sure everybody has health insurance. >> definitely. >> absolutely. it's important. >> thank you, michael. well, long, paper receipts could eventually become a thing
of the past. >> san francisco assemblyman phil ting proposed a bill to require them to give printed receipts unless asked for one. >> one of the staffers wore a big receipt around his neck, as they announced it will remove tons of paper from landfills. they can't be recycled because they're coated with chemicals. >> most of us, what do we do with this paper when we get home or get done? it goes into the waistbin or recycling bin. this is totally unnecessary and again, something that's really bad for the environment. >> some of them are just so long. if passed, the law would go into effect in 2022. so far, there's been no reported opposition to the bill from consumer or business advocacy groups. >> it's interesting because sometimes you buy something at a store and you get these preposterously long receipts -- >> i know. you bought a couple things, yeah. >> four feet of receipt. all right, rain is coming back big time here tonight. >> spencer has the latest for us. >> it's arriving right now. here's live doppler 7.
you can see light to moderate to heavy rain pushing into the north bay so far, but it will reach other areas, too. the storm rates two on the storm impact scale. you can expect downpours, mainly in the north bay and the hills. overnight, strong, gusty wind across the region for you and large, dangerous surf. there's the forecast animation. notice between now and midnight, virtually all of the bay area's going to get some stormy weather. it will start to weaken a little bit after midnight, but there will be lots of wet pavement and perhaps cooling and ponding on roadways to greet morning commuters, so bear that in mind. rainfall totals will range widely from under a quarter of an inch for much of the south bay, the peninsula and east bay to well over an inch in many parts of the north bay. on to the sierra where a winter weather advisory's in effect from midnight tonight or 12:00 a.m. tomorrow to midnight tomorrow night, which is 12:00 a.m. thursday. 8 to 16 inches of snow above 6,500 feet. maybe up to 2 feet of snow on the peaks and travel will be difficult. back to the bay area, overnight under showery and breezy conditions. well, i left the overnight panel
off, but you can expect lows in the low to mid-50s. highs tomorrow under mainly cloudy skies with scattered showers will be in the upper 50s to around 60. and here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. we have one dry day, maybe two in the seven-day period. that's thursday. but friday, saturday, sunday and monday we can expect a series of storms, light ones, ranking one on the storm impact scale and maybe some leftover showers next tuesday. so, it's a wet outlook. as if you couldn't tell on your own. >> all right. thank you, spencer. >> okay. all right, on to sports. a lot going on. warriors to talk about. >> i know. you know i don't like when you get a little too confident before the game, you know. >> jinxes it a little bit. >> yeah. >> there's a lot of things you don't like about what i'm doing. >> he said it, not me. >> the list is long. it's like one of those receipts you get at cvs. yeah. the warriors have lost three in a row at home. that never happens. tonight it's almost an automatic win. they're playing the dreadful knicks. kevin durant on his possible future employers. plus, when will boogie cousins
good evening. the warriors host the wretched new york knicks tonight, sparking yet another round of questions for kevin durant, as in, are you thinking about signing with the knicks this summer? that was the rumor from a couple months back. knicks broadcaster walt fraser criticized k.d. for joining what was already a championship team, a recurring theme for k.d. and now walt saying, if the doesn't win another title this
year, durant might be looking for a different challenge and new york would be perfect for him. knicks have a record of 10-30! yeah a challenge like raising the titanic! here's k.d. channeling marshawn lynch, i'm just here so i don't get fined. >> i've just got to do it. i mean, if you guys ask for me, i've got to come talk, and if i don't, i'll get fined. so i mean, i just try to be as, you know, honest as i can about the questions, you know, also give you what you need for your job, but also not say anything that a -- let me just leave it. >> thanks, kevin. >> all right. >> good choice, let me get out of dodge. we've been on the boogie watch. a report by mark steyn of "the new york times" and now reported by other outlets say the warriors are targeting a demarcus cousins return in just ten days, january the 18th. the warriors have back-to-back games in l.a. would be in that window.
cousins has been out almost a year recovering from achilles tendon surgery. want to see boogie on the court soon. a lot of people wondered whether holding the college national championship game at levi's stadium was such a great idea. after being there last night, i can tell you this was a smashing success. the energy in the stadium last night, it was amazing. i was down on the field right after clemson won the title. this felt like an s.e.c. game! the clemson fans, the bama fans, they were all dressed up in team colors. they were loud, they were proud all night long. this might have been the best event ever at levi's stadium, actually. the college playoff football committee did a phenomenal job, class all the way through. clemson are now the pride of college football after the win. here's a sleep-deprived dabo swinney this morning. >> i don't think we went into the game thinking we were going to beat alabama by four touchdowns. it just kind of went that way. it was our night. sometimes when you get momentum rolling like we were able to get it and just, the energy all
channeled in the right direction, it can kind of be insurmountable, and that's what happened last night. barry bonds may not have won any rings as a major leaguer, but he's apparently become a champion in retirement, breeding schnauzers. the american kennel club ranked bonds' black miniature schnauzer, apollo, as number one. he also has the third-ranked schnauzer named bono. apollo was also the champion of the devon dog show in pennsylvania. i would love to see barry bonds. you know how they parade the dogs around in the circle? >> sure. >> the westminster kennel show? i would love to see bonds with his dog. i don't know that we get to -- >> prancing around? >> yeah, prancing around the circle. that would be amazing. >> thanks. join us tonight on cable, the war of the machines. when a self-driving tesla runs into an autonomous robot. and then at 11:00, rain causes 100,000 gallons of raw
sewage to spill into a north bay neighborhood. tonight the race is on to prevent that from happening again. >> we'll see that later on, the war of the machines. wasn't "the terminator" -- >> something like that. >> my robot's better than your robot. >> that's all for now. we appreciate your time. look for breaking news any time on the news app. >> i'm ama daetz. for the entire abc7 news team, have a great evening. >> we'll see you at 9:00 and >> we'll see you at 9:00 and 11:00. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com don't miss the grand opening of thin burlingame.decor if you have never been to a floor & decor, you have to go to the grand opening. hardwoods, laminates, tile or stone. holy smokes, this place is huge! i'm on a budget and i was able to go to floor & decor and save a lot of money. you will be blown away by this experience. the pros come here, i come here. if you love your wallet, and you love your home, you have to go. floor & decor. now open in burlingame,
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