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francisco. her mentor and former power broker john burton administered the of the sta of california against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> the former supervisor wasted no time calling out who the domestic enemies might be singling out president trump including cutting programs that millions of low-income californian's depend on and she promised to use her office to fight back. >> that is what i'm here about and my team is here about. it is about leveling the playing field and building that financial wall around california to combat the white house. [ cheering and applause ] >> ma's wall may have been economic, but her anger at president trump soon became personal. emotions may be offensive. >> there is press here. all of you know what i normally say when i say that.
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in the tradition, john burton tradition [ bleep ] trump. >> ma's four-letter remark drew a raucous demonstration from the crowd for the blue state but later she was unapologetic about her attempt to counter white house policy when it comes to the california economy and foreign trade with countries like china. >> but as a californian, we are doing our best to be those ambassadors for california to say regardless of what happens in d.c., california is going to remain open to business. >> reporter: by the way, ma truly took a page from the playbook of her political mentor. burton led the same chant at the state democratic convention in 2013. it is unclear if her message has reached the president. he has not tweeted about it. >> that is our measuring stick. >> that is all we know. >> didn't actually a new democratic congresswoman from michigan get criticized a week ago for calling the president an mf during a speech.
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>> yeah. rashida talib while calling on the president's impeachment. after powerful democrats called the comment not helpful and inappropriate, she did apologize but this does seem to suggest the rise of a new brand of democrats who are more aggressive and confrontational to the president and throwing out the rules when dealing with a president who has thrown out the rules himself. >> that is true. >> you mentioned politically, she's a california -- she's going to -- she's not running for national office so this is a safe -- >> that is right. it is different from rashida talib, she's a congresswoman on the national stage. fiona ma has always been in california politics where she's be and so in front of that crowd, yeah, she got a lot of cheers for that and probably won't get the calls to apologize. >> thank you. tonight our abc 7 news poll, we are asking do you think that her cursing of president trump is standing up for california or do you think it is not
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appropriate. head to and you could see the results here. right now it is 50/50. so we'll keep track of this throughout the hour and up to our 6:00 news and 7:00. >> thank you. well bay area billionaire tom steyer will not be running for president in 2020. the 61-year-old political activist made the announcement today in des moines, iowa, the site of the first nominating contest but instead dedicating 100% of his time effort and resources working to impeach president trump and remove him from office. >> the debate over whether or not grounds for impeachment exist is over. he met the criteria long ago. the question remaining is, what congress will do. >> steyer plans to continue to run the television ads calling for the president's impeachment and plans to host town hall meetings to, quote, deepen america's understanding of trump's impeachable offenses.
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and this is day 19 with no end in sight of the government shutdown. >> the president walked out of the brief meeting with congressional leaders after democrats refused to give into his demands for funding the border wall. >> lana zak with the story from washington, d.c. >> reporter: negotiations over the border wall and the government shutdown have completely broken down. >> well, unfortunately, the president just got up and walked out and we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way. >> we heard once again that democratic leaders are unwilling to even negotiate. they demanded once again that before any negotiations could begin, that we would have to agree to reopen the government. and the president called the question in the meeting. >> reporter: the president tweeted his meeting with democratic leaders was a total waste of time. but now on his 19th day the partial government shutdown is
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becoming painful for 800,000 federal workers, facing the u.s. government not making payroll. >> these are terrific patriots and they agree with what i'm doing. >> reporter: but nancy pelosi and chuck schumer appeared with federal workers who laughed at the president's claim of support. [ laughter ] >> we oppose being held hostage. >> if something happens to any of our professionals behind this distraction, blood will be on your hands. stop playing chicken with our lives. >> reporter: president trump heads to the border tomorrow. he also reasserted today he will keep the government shutdown however long it takes to get funding for his border wall. lana zak, abc news, washington. the department of homeland security just extended california's federal real i.d. approval extension and this is a big deal because without it, travelers would have needed a passport or other government i.d. for domestic travel starting later this month. >> big change.
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abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow is live at the san francisco dmv with the story. melanie? >> reporter: ama and larry, if you are confused by this, don't worry. so are people here at the dmv trying to get their real i.d. these appointments are extremely difficult to come by. with the thursday deadline looming, the department of homeland security extended california's federal real i.d. extension to april 1st, 2019. the existing extension granted to the department of motor vehicles was set to expire tomorrow. the expiration would have meant anyone flying domestically would have needed a passport or other government i.d. to fly within the united states. a driver's license would not have been enough. people here at the san francisco dmv had no idea. >> if they need a passport and don't have it, i'm upset at the airport trying to run home to get it and see if i could make my flight and i'm usually running behind so that is very
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problematic for a guy like me. >> reporter: and yesterday the california dmv said it had been working for a year to be complaint with the real i.d. act and due to the government shutdown, there have been to final confirmation about whether the existing extension set to spire on thursday would be thurj extended and mean time available appointments to get a real i.d. are impossible to find. >> when i tried to make an appointment in san francisco, i got a message that said all of the appointments at this office are taken. i did find an appointment on february 13th in bakersfield. the appointment available for the other bay area cities we checked was march or april. >> according to dhs, the new extension granted to california will allow sufficient time to complete the review of the california real i.d. compliance certification. and the takeaway is that you can still continue to use your california state driver's license to travel, to fly domestically. we'll put a list of other acceptable identification on our
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website at in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we have new developments now. oakland police have arrest -- have arrested a person of interest after a 14-year-old boy was dragged four blocks leading to critical injuries. >> eric thomas has the laft on the story. >> reporter: today anne kirkpatrick visited the young victim and his family at children's hospital. >> this young man is critically injured and he is one tough guy. >> reporter: the teenager was injured while riding his bike one week ago near the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station and struck by a car and trapped underneath and dragged for several blocks and the driver and passenger left the scene but police tracked down one person of interest. >> we have a person of interest in custody. we know there is one other person out there so i will need with y -- i will plead with you now, turn yourself in, call us or
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come down. >> reporter: she won't identify either subject or tell us their gender. >> i'll still distraught. >> reporter: charles green owns the auto repair shop whose surveillance caught the aftermath of the incident and pictures of the victim's injuries and was pleased to learn about the arrest. >> that is a beautiful thing. and i always say, if you hit someone, stay there. as soon as you take off, all bets are off. >> reporter: the young victim was moved over the weekend from highland to children's hospital where he is reported in critical condition in the intensive care unit. in oakland, eric thomas, abc 7 news. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> we still have pockets of showers. let's look at live doppler 7. you could see the pocket of green. to the east bay where we have showers around concord right now and walnut creek and clayton and along portions of highway 680 and on 580 and 680 fromublin
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down no pleasanton, light showers there. and a few areas of moisture just beginning to push on shore again in parts of the santa cruz mountains. so it is winding down but still ranking it one on the storm impact scale until this evening. we could see more scattered showers less than a quarter or less than tenth of an inch in most locations and breezy at times. our forecast animation at 5:00 p.m. where almost nothing is showing up on the radar screen. 7:00 p.m. is the commute winding down and starting to dry out. so still a high surf advisory. the surf is rough but that will calm down later as well. i'll have a full forecast later. larry. >> thank you, spencer. people around the bay area storm-related damage like fallen trees. abc 7 news was in san jose after a tree fell on east taylor street. the tree was dead and they issued an order for it to be cut
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down. the san jose arborist was hired to remove but it didn't get it to in time. and now it brought down security wires. >> my power is gone and the cable is gone and it can't be restored until that tree is gone and right now there is a real demand on the tree guys. >> another tree -- look at this scene -- crashed on a minivan on bird lane in los altos hills this morning. >> and track the weather where you live with the abc 7 news. enable push alerts to get the latest advisories on your phone. the covered california deadline. it's fast approaching. >> 7 on your side is answering all of your questions on our hotline. call the number on your
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there is only one week left to enroll for health insurance through covered california. >> a lot of people have questions. so today 7 on your side michael finney and a panel of experts are taking questions and providing answers. michael, how is it going so far? >> it is going great. here is what is unique about california. you could still sign up for the affordable care act known as covered california here in this state. only four or five other states even allow you to do that past january. you can sign up tonight and your insurance will start on february 1st. so get in on that. here to help us is james skullery with covered california. thank you for joining us. it is unique. we're in a unique position we can still do that. why? >> we made the decision early on to keep what was right for
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californians. we had grown accustomed to a three-month open enrollment period and we wanted to keep that in place. and the other states and federal government have pulled back and cut the enrollment period in half and we want californians to have the time they need to study options and find out if they qualify for financial help and make the best choice for themselves. >> let's talk about the options. some states have real garbage insurance out there. not here? >> no. we've standardized everything. and we have a patient center benefit design where consumers could get coverage with their plan. they don't need to meet thousands of drs in deductibles. they could get their coverage off the bat with basic -- excuse me -- i'm sorry. >> you're doing good. >> basic options like preventative care and imaging and primary care visits that are not subject to a deductible so they don't need to meet the deductibles. >> and in a lot of states that is not the case and i want to underline you are getting great
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coverage but from great companies. these have all been vetted. >> these are the companies you know and have seen. blue shield, health net, kaiser and oscar and chinese community health plan and the same places you get your coverage through from covered california. >> how much does it cost? >> the average consumer spends about $5 a day for their plan. and many pay a lot less. about nine out of every ten consumers get some level of financial help. so come in to covers and click on and enter a few pieces of information and find out whether or not you qualify for the financial help. >> james skullery, california, we'll talk to these folks later on. we'll be here until 8:00 getting you signed up. we could take you in almost any language. if we don't have the people now -- what languages do we have. right there is who we have right now. but if those aren't your languages, we'll find someone and hook you up. so give us a call. 415-954- -- and i forget this
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telephone number -- 7621. here until 8:00. from the 7 on your side offices, i'm michael finney. >> we'll check in later. and we are once again hearing from comet kevin hart about the oscars and he said he's just over it at this point. hart was on "good morning america" talking about this controversy, as you may know he stepped down as the host after past homophobic comments resurfaced. last week he went on "ellen" and she asked him to reconsider hosting the show after he apologized multiple times but then there was more backlash after he did that interview and now hart said it is time to move on. >> i say i'm doc-- i'm done wit it. it gets no more energy from me. that is why i said for the last time, i'm addressing this. there is no more conversations about it. >> his comments come two days after he formally apologized to the lr lgbt q community again on his sirius xm show "straight from the hart." so we'll see. only a couple of weeks away from oscar sunday and the question is
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will anybody take the stage? what will they do. there is no word from the academy? abc 7 is the only place you could watch the oscars on february 24th and we'll just see what they come up with. but kind of running out of time if you want to develop skits and monologue and all of that. it is -- >> my line remains open. >> just waiting for the call. >> i'm not booked that day yet. >> you would be great actually. >> thank you. you know what, agree with you. >> there you go. >> and i don't have much to apologize for. except this weather. let's take a look at what is happening right now that we know of. on live doppler 7 we have some scattered showers around the bay area. but this system that was today's storm is certainly winding down bit later this evening. and -- check out this view from the exploratorium camera in pier 16 with beautiful skies and the sun about to set. it is 59 degrees in san
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francisco. 57 in oakland and moount view. 60 in san jose and 57 at half moon bay. and this is the view from emeryville. dramatic view of dark low clouds and bright setting sun. other temperature readings. 58 in santa rosa, 57 in napa and 59 at fairfield. and a live view from sutro, clouds at various levels the atmosphere. and these are our forecast features. showers will end as they are ending now this evening. partly sunny and dry tomorrow. but our next storm arrives on friday so we don't get much of a dry weather break. we still have a high surf advisory until 9:00 tonight. and wave heights are high right now. 14 to 16 feet generally along the coastline. but these wave heights will be diminishing into the late night and overnight hours. still have a chance of big breakers, 18 to 24 feet high and possibly some dangerous rip in the sierra, winter weather advisory above 6500 feet expect
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eight to 12 inches of snow and up to two feet in the peaks and reduced visibility. back to the bay area, overnight lows under partly cloudy skies will be mainly in the mid to upper 40s and tomorrow brighter skies than today generally in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees. looking ahead to the next storm late friday. ranking one on the storm impact scale. a storm of light intensity and continuing overnight into saturday and producing light to moderate showers and less than half an inch of rain is expected from the storm and a slight chance of thunder accompanying it. so forecast animation starting at midday on friday going into late friday afternoon and early evening. we'll see waves of light or light to moderate rain pushing on shore on friday evening and friday night. overnight into early saturday morning. but we expect this to be pretty much over by about 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. on saturday with just a few trailing clouds and a little bit of -- another break between storms. rainfall totals we project from this storm by noon saturdaynd h.
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so again, this is a storm of light intensity but it will produce more wet weather. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. and speaking of wet weather, we can expect some periods of rain or showers each day for six days in a row starting on friday. each of the systems at the moment were ranking just one on the storm impact scale. although that storm on tuesday, see where we have rainy and windy, that one looks like it could be on the borderline of a one or a two. could be a moderate storm and with all of the rain that will precede it, it's impact could be a two. and we'll watch that and maybe pump it up in the ranking. >> the academy still hasn't called. >> i'm still waiting. you don't have much time. because mydar bos kly. hat is tru >> this is all over the community. >> thanks, spencer. amazon founder jeff bezos and his wife splitting up. what we know about what could be the most expensive divorce in u.s. history. and there is only a week left to enroll for health
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abc has any new brand called localish. >> and today we're taking you to a cereal bar in los angeles with all of the childhood favorites. >> it is a classic saturday morning bowl. that bowl your momma didn't want you to eat but you snuck it any way. this is our classic and most popular called the jungle bowl. it will have apple jacks and captain crunch and fruity pebbles and froot loops. we did add strawberry syrup to the top and some baby
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marshmallows for accent. everybody is taken back nostalgically to their childhood. they start bringing up facts like my parents only let me open one box at a time or never let us have these cereals. bowlwise we have 15 on the menu. milk, we have a lot of milk. everybody would expect it to be a breakfast, but we do get the evening crowd. it is a great date place as well. we're making the cookie monster bowl. chips ahoy and cookie cereal with the oreo o's and dropping them in. choblgt -- chocolate syrup. and graham cracker and scooby snacks. a chocolate panda, a japanese cookie. and there is your cookie monster bowl. the theme here is cookies and
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milk. this is the bowl that lets everybody know that this isn't just your regular bowl of cereal. >> a lot of chocolatey goodness. i'm getting oreo and chips ahoy and cookies. they are so great. every woman loves chocolate. including me. >> we have a few off menu options that we post on instagram. we are making the pumpkin pie bowl. it is a seasonal bowl here. pumpkin spice. a nice little mountain of cereal. lay the pop tart around. some graham crackers crumbled around. some magical golden stars. and there you have the pumpkin pie bowl.
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>> mmm. it is good. it tastes like pumpkin pie. it is really like eating a piece of pumpkin pie. >> all cereals have a mascot. you have the captain crunch, you have the trix rabbit and the snap crackle pop and gizmo is our little mascot for our cereal. people love the experience and the atmosphere. we're very into the cereal experience and the nostalgic touchback. reminding you of the good old days. >> i didn't see cinnamon toast crunch. >> it is sugar with more sugar and more sugar -- and a drizzle of sugar on top. check out local-ish on facebook and instagram. >> is there anything wrong with that? well some local realtors are
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predicting what they call a tet onic shift in the real estate market this year. >> we're breaking down what that means. if you are in the market to buy or sell. plus the phone lines are open. 7 on your side is answering your covered california questions. covered california questions. this is a fight. not to the finish. covered california questions. but to the beginning. a fight that can only be won, if we stand together for one cause. him. expert care for every new beginning.
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making headlines at 4:30. president trump walked out of a meeting with democrats. vice president mike pence said democrats were unwilling to negotiate and there is no deal without funding for a border wall. and also today the democratic led house passed a bill to restore funding to some agencies and it is not expected to pass the gop controlled senate. california wildfire victims are responding to the president's threat to cut fema fire funds to california. wayne freedman spoke to this couple who lost their homes and now live in a fema trailer. wayne will have a live report on abc 7 news at 5:00. a father in texas is accused of staging his son's kidnapping to cover foul play. abc world news tonight tweeted this photo of the suspect. the search for the 8-month-old boy continues. the bay area real estate market is undergoing a tet onic shift according to those keeping an eye on home prices and home loans. abc 7 leslie brinkley got expert
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projections about where the market is heading. leslie? >> reporter: well, brace yourself. things are changing. the days of listing a home and selling in a day or two, multiple offers, that is pretty much gone. in its place, here in the east bay, we even hear about homes being listed and selling for under asking price. >> what do you have to tell sellers now? you kind of missed the peak of the market. the peak of the market was may and june of 2018. market timing has doubled. prices are now under list on average. >> reporter: this broker said it is not seasonal. it is just 2019. >> since june of last year until even up to today we have definitely seen prices go down. and they're continuing on a downward motion. >> reporter: here at the bay east association of realtors, this month is when they assess what the spring and summer market will be like.
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potential buyers are definitely interested. the number of people dropping by open houses has doubled in the last couple of weeks. interest rates are still relatively affordable. but there is still turmoil. >> what impact has the stock market downturn having? >> it changes attitudes and slows people down. their thrust to want to buy seems to slow down when the market does what it is doing. oo >> reporter: and the government shutdown is just starting to have an impact. >> the internal revenue provide reports for underwriting and so that is delays and there may be impact on fha and fannie mae and freddie mac. so it is something that the real estate profession is watching. >> reporter: the advice for sellers -- >> it will just take longer and just be happy with the one great offer you get. and that is being real. >> reporter: being real. homeowners here in the bay area have gotten used to a appreciation of like 18%.
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get used to instead maybe 1% or 2% this year. but it is not bad, it is not great. but perhaps it will be stable. in walnut creek, i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >> thank you. buyer's market. something we haven't heard around here in a long time. apple strong was up despite the cupertino company will cut iphone production by 10%. reggie aqui and kristen zse and jessica castro discussed today on midday live. >> has apple reached its peak. the company is cutting iphone production by 10% this quarter and sources tell the nikkei apple asked providers to produce fewer iphones. in december they announced a billion dollars expansion across the country and last week apple announced the iphone sales have slowed. so the big question is what is going on? are people just not buying as many phones any more? is the hype of a new phone not
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as glamorous as it once was or holding out on the phobes longer, what do you think. >> you do reach a saturation point when you have a product that first comes out, everybody has to have one. and now everybody has got one and i have an iphone 6 that works pretty darn well. >> a 6? >> what version is that. >> a museum. >> throw that across the room. make her get a new one. >> i don't feel like i want to spend $800 to upgrade. do you see what i mean. >> yeah. >> well, no, i used to have a iphone 5-c. >> not even a 7. >> no. and i was shamed to get a new one. >> you should be. >> and i think the point is that people are holding onto it. you could spend $1,000 on the iphone x you expect to have it a couple of years and there will be a life span. >> i agree. i only get a new phone when i break mine. but i do also think of it as another component and people are look -- are looking for newer ideas. the apple iphone was so amazing when it first came out and then
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i think theiri i think -- their improvements are great but not enough to hold customers for getting a new phone. >> and getting shames for a 6 iphone. you could watch that banter every morning. more hot topics on "midday live" week days at 11:00 a.m. jeff bezos is getting divorced. he and his wife of 25 years mackenzie released a joint statement saying they made the decision to split for good after a trial separation and they see, quote, wonderful futures ahead as parents, friends and partners and ventures in projects. they have four kids together. bezos is now the richest person in the world with a net worth of more than $160 billion. according to forbes magazine. that means that depending on how the divorce is settled, could end up being the most expensive divorce in u.s. history. >> wow! there is -- you're coughing. are you all right?
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he's coughing worse. there is only a week left to enroll for cover california and 7 on your side michael finney is here to help. michael? >> the hotline is open. we're taking questions. we're signing people up. we'll be here until 8:00. 415-954-7621 or go to the website at >> i'm spencer christian. looking westward. a few kind of scary clouds linger but our the question isn't whether he should be impeached any more. he's the most corrupt president in american history. and we all know it.
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as we mentioned, there is only a week left to enroll for health insurance for cover california. >> michael finney and a panel of experts are taking questions and providing answers. are we getting a lot of good calls. >> we are. a ton of calls. you think everyone would have signed up and known about it but that is not the case. and people don't walk around every day saying do i need health insurance and so we are here until 8:00. and joining me andy barra. >> we have six locations in fremont. >> and you could sign people up in all six locations. >> we have certified enrollment counsellors there to assist families or individuals who have questions about cover california and want to apply. >> let's talk about the questions. what questions do you receive most often? >> one of the main questions that we get is what kind of financial assistance can i get when applying for covered california. >> what do you answer? >> and everybody's circumstance
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is different depending on income. so covered california assistance is available for those who qualify based on income and family income and household size. >> do people ask you how difficult it is to sign up? and how they know how much money they could get to help them? >> yeah, of course. so when they do mention things about difficulty, maybe not sure how to apply online, then we can let them know that covered california has certified enrollme enrollment counselors in bay area and in fremont we have certified enrollment counselors who could help anybody in alameda county. >> and now covered california and affordable care act and obamacare are the same thing. do people know that? >> no. covered california is the market place where they can apply for it and get the coverage and the health care plans. >> here in california. anna, thank you very much for your time and good work down at
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fremont. we're going to be here until 8:00 tonight. we can take your call and in just about any language. the sign up here will tell you which ones are here 954-7621. mandarin and cantonese and spanish and give us a call and we'll get that done. reporting live from the 7 on your side offices, i'm michael finney. and we'll start with live doppler 7 showing today's storm winding down. although still pockets of showers in the east bay but pretty widely scattered and weakening. so overnight mostly cloudy and temperatures in the mid to upper 40s around the bay and inlet and 50s on the coast and tomorrow we'll have a dry day with a few lingering clouds but skies will be bright and we'll have high temperatures mainly in the upper 50s to around 60. let's look ahead to the rain chances over the next seven days. a dry day tomorrow but we have substantial chances of rain every single day after that into the middle of next week. so we'll forecast animation
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starting at midnight on saturday or 12:00 a.m. sunday, another wave of rain coming in through the afternoon hours sunday into the night time and overnight into monday morning and that is followed by yet another storm into tuesday which may be stronger accompanied by strong gusty wind and then wednesday rain as well. so got a rainy period ahead of us. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice each of the six days following thursday we've posted a storm impact scale ranking of one. we have a series of light storms coming in and by the time we get into the middle of next week, conditions could be pretty soggy around here. >> all right. thank you, spencer. going to have some fun next. >> the harlem globetrotters are here. we have some bay area shows coming up. and up next, they'll show off some of the
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the globetrotters are back in town this weekend in oakland. and zeus mcclurkin is doing the same bit and he's doing the same thing in the video.
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this is zeus and lee thompson was a star at stanford and now a globetrotter and your name is champion. do i call you champ or lilly. >> you could call me both. >> and you had a stint at notre dame and then you hurt your knee and so now you are a globetrotter. did they call you. >> i was the only female player drafted and exciting to get that call. >> is it hard to become a -- like you have to learn how to spin the ball specifically and do certain things. >> absolutely. the first step is every globetrotter has to have a good basketball player and a good person baef wuz go o-- because t in the community and then learning the globetrotter tricks and the plays and everything you need to do. >> that is why i didn't get a basketball. because i haven't gone through the training program. i saw in your bio that your stanford bio that your goal some day was to become president.
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i haven't done the research you would be the first globetrotter to become president. >> i think that would be true. >> i have not done the research. >> what do you think? >> unless you run first. >> yeah, i might run first and beat you. >> he would probably get to the age qualification before me. >> oh! we have globetrotter on globetrotter crime here. wow! zeus, you are -- you are ubiquitous. you are everywhere in the social media and videos for trotters but talk us through hammer haroldson did a bit where he bungy jumped from the stratosphere and i don't know how far the drop is -- >> oh, yeah. >> see the video. do you have to put yourself in life-threatening situations to make the team. >> you have to be brave and he is a veteran and one of the best players. that is the highest slam dunk attempted or made by anybody. so that is cool. >> that is nuts. would you attempt that? >> yeah. >> i would try that out.
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it is a harness, i'm good. >> all right. better than me. how about you? >> i would do a shot. >> am i the only coward up here. another reason i will not be a globetrotter. and you have two tricks from madison square garden. >> we call this the most famous trick shot of all time on top of the world's most famous building getting a chance to shoot in new york and had fans out there and it was cold and i ended up making it. that was fun. >> was that one take? >> how many did you see? >> i saw one. we edited one and i saw one. the other one is off the bus and that is at a museum in missouri. >> yeah, it was a bus on top of a building. i don't know how they got that bus on top of there, but we debuted this for world trick shot day which is a national holiday we create and fans from all over the world send in trick shots and use the #worldtrickshot day. >> and speaking of trick shots,
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do you remember your last visit to abc 7? >> no. i don't think it was me. >> it was definitely you. speaking of stuff we edited and our producer and yours truly, mopped the floor with you guys. well you're next. >> we'll have to go up and see what happens. >> look at how low the ceiling is. >> i anticipate a different outcome. >> people say that before they walk in the office. i think that was the shot that ended the game. >> oh, my gosh. this is what he's not telling you. they were sitting here practicing for two hours before we came in. we came in cold. >> about two hours, two years. that is all we do. let's have some fun with everybody. i know spencer christian is here and spencer is very athletic. let's get ama daetz, could you teach them how to spin the ball? >> i'm in my ug -- in my uggs. >> are you left or right handed? >> right. >> right pointer finger up in
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the air. >> look at the camera and not the ball. >> so don't even look. i'm not looking. >> look at that. >> wow! >> two winners, two spinners. >> that is pretty good. >> i'm going to try it right now. >> come on over. >> you don't have to do anything else. >> we have two minutes left, could you teach the three-man weave. do we have time for the three-man weave. >> with five of us. >> i could step out. >> ready, here we go. you start in the middle. >> i'll go in the middle and you go that way. >> coming toward me. >> and pass -- >> toward me. >> and there you go. >> here you go. >> right there. >> replace me. >> he's doing tricks. and there you go. now you come right here to the middle and do some tricks. do a couple of tricks. >> here we go. >> we need the music. which we don't have. it is probably a licensing
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thing. >> spencer can whistle it. but on a serious note, are you guys -- you did a bunch of school visits. >> yes. >> for anti-bullying. we'll talk more about that. we're going to do a facebook live. the rematch. champ and zeus. >> will be in the bay area this weekend. >> yes. here it is. your chance to see the trotters and do the three -- well you won't do the three. but they have two shows on saturday afternoon and evening at oracle in oakland and two shows next saturday as well. sunday show at the sap center in san jose and jan 21st at the sap center. go see the trotters. >> we'll see you at the game. >> they are so much fun. glad to have them. i'm rooting for them back in the sports office. sorry, larry. as b.a.r.t. introduced the fleet of the future, what is happening to the old train cars. up next we take a look at ideas to repurpose them. and what is coming up at 5:00. >> new at 5:00, worried about
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what happens next. >> mr. president, i'll go from a house to my trailer. >> his quarters are very close. after surviving the north bay fires now he has to worry about the future of his fema funding after the president's latest tweet. and michael finney and the team of experts answering your questions about covered california because the deadline is coming up. those stories and more whe to take care of yourself. but nature's bounty has innovative ways to help you maintain balance
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>> we have a trash issue here in san francisco. >> and find real solutions. let's have hard conversations. >> the community has failed people of color. >> and hear one another. >> we could use words. we don't have to use our fists. >> our concerns might be different. but we're in this together. in building a better bay area takes all of us. coming up tonight on abc 7 at 8:00, it is the goldbergs followed by schooled, modern family and single parents. at sock it is match game and then stay tuned for abc 7 news at 11:00. if you are an enthusiastic recycler with a streak of nostalgia, b.a.r.t. might look for your help. it has more than 600 train cars to take out of service over the next four years because a new fleet of cars will be replacing them. abc 7 news reporter david louie looks at how they might or might not be used. >> i've spoken to people who
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have said they could be used as a hot rod. turned into a food truck. >> reporter: philip has an interesting job. he's in charge of helping b.a.r.t. dispose of 669 train cars. legacy cars they're called. some built starting in the late 1960s and put into service as b.a.r.t. started rolling in 1972. in this age of recycling he's opening they could be repurposed by others if they are willing to buy them. no fair market price has been determined. and b.a.r.t. hasn't said how it will use the proceeds. however, the federal transit administration will be getting a cut for providing b.a.r.t. with money to rehappen most -- to rehab the cars in 1998 and 2002. >> if the fleet is over $5,000, the fta is due to receive their percentage of the proceeds. >> reporter: the fta share ranes from 55% to 70%. possible used for the old cars include museums, food truck and homeless shelters. >> there is nostalgia around this. so i think that a lot of people
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are really interested in them and in the concept of seeing them being reused. but we'll see what the real interest is when they come out. >> reporter: before you let your imagination go wild, one thing you won't see them used for is housing. they won't be bart-meants because they are made of aluminum and could not be stacked one on top of another. besides that, they are not insolated and they don't have power, using a third rail to supply current. the fleet of the future are arriving to replace them. making the legacy cars orphans looking for life after b.a.r.t. in hayward, david louie, abc 7 news. and you could always get the latest news any time with the abc 7 news app. it has enhanced live video features and more customization and push alerts for more news delivered to your phone in realtime. >> that will do it for abc 7 news at 4:00. thank you for joining us. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts now.
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>> they're being thrown under the bus, or under the wall. >> a sonoma supervisor minces no words about trump and that tweet about our wildfires. you could imagine fire victims have something to say, too. profanity from california's new treasurer. even she seemed surprised by it. what prompted her to do it. flyers get to stand out. a last-minute reprieve for millions. and tom steyer said he is not running for president but still has the white house in his sights. and the 7 on your side health insurance hotline is open now. experts waiting for your questions as we speak. >> announcer: live, where you live, this is abc 7 news. this is the tweet that ignited a fire storm. this morning president trump said california's damaging forest fires would never happen if its forest were managed properly. he also said that his orders -- he's ordered fema to send no more money to the state. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen zse.
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the governor gavin newsom immediately firing off his own tweet saying zaf-saying disaste should not be part of the bickering. >> dianne feinstein said he would not provide for the campfire victims. >> and many are depending on government funding. >> we are live in santa rosa with the story. wayne? >> reporter: good afternoon, dan. it is safe to say the tweet landed with a thud here in sonoma county. this county has received $10 million in fema funding so far. it expects $26 million more. they're not sure what they read this morning. the sign in the living room said home is where the heart is. but one home is not much larger than a can of soup and even that is in jeopardy. >> i'm aware and totally upset.


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