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you live. >> that's exactly right. across the bay area and across the country people are tallying up the number of homeless living in their community. this is required by the u.s. department of housing and urban development in order to receive federal funding. san mateo is the last county in the bay area to do its census, scheduled for tomorrow. today santa clara, alameda, and contra costa counties all conducted their census. >> check out this graph showing how the homeless population has changed over the last four years in contra costa county. after a stated decline you see the numbers, they rebounded last year, rising almost 40% from the year before. and this year the expectation is that the number will rise even higher. >> abc 7 news reporter leslie brichgly is live from walnut creek. and leslie, the reality is there are more women and children out there on the streets. >> reporter: that's exactly right, dan. the homeless people i spoke to today among them in walnut creek and in bay-point they're seeing many more women and women with families. two homeless women i spoke with
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described how they tag-teamed sleeping at night to protect each other and keep from being sexually assaulted. they said they actually take broken glass and put it around the area where they sleep so they can hear the oncoming crunch of footsteps. what happens if you aren't really on edge? >> then you get a map that's on top of you and you won't even know what the hell's going on. >> reporter: that happens to you over and over? >> yeah. >> reporter: tiffany hicks was a substitute teacher, but a dui and a missed rent payment put her out on the streets of bay point two years ago. for protection she hangs out with this little dog and another homeless woman who from her wheelchair described how brutal it is out here. >> they sock me, 18 years old, come up to me want to have sex with me. are you serious? i'm old enough to be their grandma. >> the incidence of women getting sexually assaulted on the street, the average is two to three weeks. >> reporter: those who work with
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the homeless and are taking the census are also seeing a big spike in homeless seniors. ? 70, 80, 85 years old with no other place to go. >> that's got to be heartbreaking. >> it's hartbreaking for our staff. it's heartbreaking for everybody sxwrp 68-year-old don stevesize one of them. he's lived on the streets of walnut creek for 20 years. a few blocks away from the upscale broadway plaza shopping center. he says people regularly give him bags of groceries. >> i don't have a clue how many there are right now. >> a lot more. >> yeah. >> you see people coming from outside this area here specifically because there's resources. >> true. we're running out of spaces to go at night. >> there's more homelessness. no one can afford this rent. >> reporter: the countuilding 35 micropads, shiin containers apartments, for the homeless that they're going to add this year. but that's hardly going to put a
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department in the 2,234 unsheltered homeless that were counted last year. that number's very likely to go up when the results are released in april. i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. zplt stories are just so tough. leslie, thanks very much. as we mentioned earlier, alameda county also conducted its homeless census today. and again, a federal government requirement. drone view 7 shows smechbt campments where people are living. oakland mayor libby schaaf took part in this morning's count which left certainly an impact on her. >> it's emotional. and the whole point of this count is also our way as a community of saying that our unsheltered residents count. >> officials think the number will go up from the last count, taken two years ago, which found more than 5,600 people homeless in alameda county. one step oakland has taken in an effort to reduce homelessness is opening cabin communities. there are currently three of these villages made up of
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toughsheds, those plastic sheds. the goal is to provide short-term shelter and connect residents with resources to get them into permanent housing. one of the communities that was at 6th and castro streets recently closed after being open for a year. officials say they're proud of what was accomplished there. >> we served 74 people at that location. 40 of them are already in permanent housing. 19 are in transitional housing. so that means 76%, 3 out of 4 of those people, are in some form of real housing. >> the tough sheds that were used there are now in storage and will be repurposed for use in one of the two new cabin communities that are set to open in the coming months. in the south bay san jose mayor sam liccardo took part in santa clara county's homeless census yesterday morning. the last census in 2017 found close to 7,400 people experiencing homelessness. it will take about six months before we'll see the results from this year's census. now, it is no secret that high housing costs contribute to the number of homelessness and the
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amount of money needed for a down payment on a home in the bay area can equal the cost of a house outright elsewhere in the country. that's why people packed a meeting at san jose state today, to learn about santa clara county's new first-time buyer down payment assistance program. but even this extra help comes with some hurdles. abc 7 news reporter david lui met some people facing them. >> reporter: the county's program soinded promising, attracting nearly 150 faculty and staff to learn details. but the details quickly dashed hopes about how many might qualify. the empower home buyers program can provide a down payment loan of up to 17%, provided the buyer contributes at least 3% and has a minimum credit score of 680. the property must be a single-family home in santa clara county. the problem is the income cap. just over 105,000 for a single person, just over 150,000 for a family of four. >> any place else in the country you would say oh, my goodness, that's outrageous, that's not -- you know, that's not scraping
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by, but in our community we know that it is. >> reporter: science lab supervisor michael bolling says he won't qualify because he took a second job to help save for a down payment. a job he might have to quit to meet the income limit. >> took a long time to get that second job. and the hours work out. and it's an evening shift job. that seemed like the perfect move but now i'm kind of kick myself thinking that would stink if i miss this opportunity. i'm getting my second job. >> reporter: another issue is the purchase price of a home can't exceed $800,000. >> i just looked at zillow to see how many homes were under the $800,000 threshold and there were only 16 in the south bay area. >> reporter: she makes a good point. however, there can be others ho. it's only a few blocks away from campus. it's on the marketld qualify f program. however, the inside requires a lot of work and the seller is looking for an all cash buyer. their dual income disqualifies
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them for assistance yet their rent and child care expenses make it impossible to save for a down payment. david lui, abc 7 news. the mayor of san francisco today rolled out some major goals to end homelessness in the city in the next four years. in the state of the city address london breed said san francisco is now a city that knows how. abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez has more on the plan. >> reporter: whether it's the city's homeless crisis, drug epidemic, or lack of affordable housing, mayor london breed said this is a city that knows how to fix things. >> there is, as president clinton said, nothing wrong with san francisco that can't be fixed with what's right about san francisco. >> reporter: this was the mayor six months ago during one of her surprise visits to one of the dirtiest streets south of market. shortly after taking office. today the tent encampments in the city are nearly all gone and there are a lot more cleanup
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crews in bokt the tender sxloin south of market neighborhoods. nobody is in denial here, especially not the head of public works, who says there is still plenty of work to do. >> we're getting down and dirty and trying to do the work we need to do to make our city great for everyone. >> reporter: getting the homeless off the streets continues to be her most ambitious plan. >> in the next four years i want to create enough shelter beds, step-up housing units, homeless housing units, and housing subsidies for every person who is currently unsheltered. >> reporter: for that she's insisting on using the surplus funds made available to the city, an issue which has become somewhat controversial because the teachers union has said their members deserve a fair share of those funds. >> $185 million for homelessness, behavioral health, and affordable housing. >> reporter: she may have the sufrt of most supervisors, who will have the final say. >> we can't do that without significant investment. so i think a large chunk of the
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refund needs to go for housing homelessness. >> reporter: former mayor willie brown says breed must stick to her plan if she is to be successful. >> there are so many people trying to tell you what to do. what we olt to do is shut up and let her do her job. >> reporter: mayor breed says she will also create a new position, director of mental health reform. she has yet to name that person. in san francisco lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> and you can be part of building a better bay area. use the hashtag better bay area on facebook, twitter and instagram. you can point out problems and solutions. now on storm watch because lane will start falling tonight. the first in a series of storms that will last almost all week. you can see the approaching rain on live doppler 7. so far it is dry in san francisco. taking a look from our roof. abc 7 news weather reporter spencer christian tracking this storm.
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>> most of the activity is offshore at the moment but it's just beginning along coastline. live doppler 7 you can see some heavy showers offshore. this has been the pattern. the storm brewing and gaining strength. inching closer to the coastline. this storm ranks 1 on the storm impact scale. we can expect showers. there will be moderate to heavy in? pockets. the wind will be light. here's the forecast animation taking us to 7:30 this evening. notice by 10:00, 11:00, rain finally beginning to push on shore. it will get out before the morning commute. there will be wet spots on the pavement in the morning hours even though the bulk of the rain. i'll have a look at this 120r78 and a bigger one to follow in a few minutes. a six-time felon, that's what a federal judge called pg&e after ruling today it violated
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its probation in connection with a northern california wildfire. next, only on abc 7 news 7, i.t reporter dan noyes confronts the interim ceo of pg&e. how will the pg&e bankruptcy affect your life? ahead on your side i'll be answering your questions. >> ah! >> reporter: an emotional reunion last night between a mother and daughter months what does help for heart fait looks like this. entresto is a heart failure pill that helped keep people alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren, or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb.
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without a pilot. the small propeller plane hit a car then rolled into a fence. responders quickly contained a small fuel leak causeded by the crash. the faa says its owners were at the modesto airport this afternoon working on the plane when it was accidentally started. no one was on board the plane at the time. a federal judge today found pg&e violated its probation after the deadly 2010 san bruno gas pipeline explosion. the u.s. district court judge william alsup said safety was not pg&e's number one priority since the blast. alsup said the utility's aim should be to cut wildfires caused by pg&e equipment to zero. abc 7 news i-team reporter dan noyes tried to get i response from pg&e's interim ceo john simon after today's hearing. >> anything at all to the consumers who worry about the wildfires for this coming season? mr. simon. the judge has cleis clearly w0 i about this. >> and clearly no response. in court today pg&e explained it was not able to complete tree
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trimmings near its electrical lines because of a lack of qualified tree professionals. pg&e filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday arguing it cannot afford to pay what is expected to be billions of dollars in liabilities related to the wildfires. 7 on your side's michael finney is here. he has answers to questions that you asked abc 7 news about pg&e's bankruptcy. >> neil writes in to ask will the bankruptcy allow pg&e to defer planned maintenance? michael. >> we've been asked that quite a bit. pg&e tells us it is committed to making critical investments in system sxaft maintenance. there's quotes around that. to that end pg&e is asking the court to approve a $5.5 billion financing plan to pay for essential maintenance projects. we asked pg&e if the company will defer any projects at all such as gas line maintenance. a spokesperson would not respond directly saying pg&e does not expect any impact to electric
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and gas service and pointed to a statement saying pg&e will prioritize safety and reliability. we'll see. ? we'll see what that means. here's michael marsh's question. will the care program continue? >> oh, that's a great question. now, the care program, if you're not familiar, provides discounts for low-income residents, and it's funded with a surcharge paid by other utility -- i should say paid by utility customers. i'm told the program won't be touched. care is regulated by the state and puc. i believe it. you can still apply by the way to be part of pg&e. >> all right. and next up our robin asks can pg&e now avoid paying solar customers? this issing some i've never heard of. for their true ups. >> this is big news if you're a solar guy who's got all the panels up on your roof. this is a major deal. it means money in their pocket. let me explain how. if your solar power system generates more electricity than
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you use in a year's time, pg&e pays you for the extra power that you have created and sent into the grid. that payment is called a true up. i don't think there's going to be a problem. >> true up is sort of all square. >> it's like at the end of the year because one month if it's really hot and you're out in the valley you'll use more electricity than you're creating. so it goes back and forth. >> thanks, michael. if you have a question about pg&e's bankruptcy send it to us. we'd like to hear from you. look to this story on abc 7 scroll down and you can find a form where you can submit a question directly to us. happening right now, a community meeting to figure out how to reduce traffic on the crooked part of lombard traffic in san francisco. about 2 million visitors come here every year. the plan is to charge drivers a fee and start requiring a reservation. after tonight's meeting the final proposal will eventually
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go to the san francisco county transportation authority sxwlp that's a good camera move down lombard. i like that. >> i feel a little sick, actually. >> feel like we're on the trip. part of the country gripped by brutal cold. just unbelievable cold. but here we're about to get more rain. >> i think this is one of the best places to be in the country. what do you i? >> i'll take the rain over the brutal cold anytime. rain is just offshore preparing to sprinkle a little bit. let's look at live doppler 7. you can see there's some pretty heavy activity offshore indicated or represented by those bright orange and red colors there. those are the heavier downpours but even those will weaken as the storm moves onshore. here's a live view fremryville. we can see clouds in the sky tlt scene is pretty quiet here right now. 59 degrees at this hour. san francisco, oakland. and mountain view. 62 degrees in san jose. morgan hill 58. and 55 the heave moon bay. nice not unobstructed view from vut roe tower. no clouds interfering with the view at the moment 55 degrees in
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santa rosa. 58 livermore. one more live view from our rooftop camera at abc 7 looking at quiet conditions and dry along the embarcadero at moment p these are our forecast features. a much stronger storm arrives late friday and the wet pattern that will continue right on into early next week. the first storm ranks 1 on the storm impact scale. it will produce showers and maybe some moderate downpours in pockets. highest rainfall totals acloechktline. the wind will be light. we project rainfall totals ranging from no measurable rainfall at all in some parts of the north bay to quarter of an inch to half inch over most of the remainder of the bay area. and over at lowe's as the showers move through and break up we'll be generally upper 40s to low 50s right around the bay shoreline. and then tomorrow look for some breaks of sunshine high temperature generally in the 60s, mostly low to mid 60s near the bay and inland. and about 60 degrees or so on
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the coast. then we move to the bigger storm coming in on friday. a storm of 2 on the impact scale. heavy rainfall, widespread heavy rain will accompany this storm with strong gusty winds with gust up to 60 miles per hour at times. half an inch to an ch and a half of rain for most areas. rainfall totals will look something like this. heaviest rainfall totals -- or highest totals i should say will be up in the north bay br some location wills likely receive over twoin chfz of an. moffett of the remainder of the bay area will receive bain ch or so. wind gusts. friday evening, about 8:00 look for strong gusts ranging generally from 30 to 50 miles per hour. sflong stronger gusts than that are likely on the coastline. in the sierra a winter storm watch will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. friday to 4:00 a.m. monday. above that 5,000 feet look for one to three feet of snow, four feet of snow possible in the highest peaks. travel will be difficult and
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whiteo whiteout conditions are likely. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. after the two ranking storm -- the storm that ranks 2 on the impact scale on friday, we get lighter storm activity on saturday. still pretty windy, though. sunday and monday it gets much chillier. we'll have cold showers both of those days. high temperatures during the day monday will reach only into the low to mid 50s across the entire region. be prepared for a bit of a winter-like chill. then we start drying out on tuesday and wednesday. >> but that's 50 degrees, not minus 50 degrees. >> that's right. we'll take the 50. >> 80 degrees colder where my brother lives. >> oh, my gosh. glad we're here. >> thanks, spencer. well, a 6'7" surprise showed up at an oakland elementary school today. >> but the warriors' draymon
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kids at an elementary school in oakland heard the importance of eating healthy. it's something kids hear all the time. >> sure. but not usually from a basketball star like the warriors' draymond green. here's abc 7 news reporter katie ute utehs. >> hi, everybody. say hello to draymond green! >> reporter: golden state warriors draymond green has come a long way. >> growing up as a child like i always dreamed of playing in the nba but it was just like a far-fetched goal. >> reporter: he ate junk food. >> potato chips and candy. drink juice. that was about it. >> reporter: and probably never
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thought he'd eventually give nutrition advice to children. now that he plays in the nba -- >> my favorite food is oranges. and my favorite vegetable is zucchini. >> reporter: a recommendation that means more coming from your hero rather than your parents. >> i was like, whoa. it's him? oh, my god. i was so excited. >> nba players are like these superhuman figures to me. >> reporter: draymond hopes his story resonates with the students of manzanita seed elementary school in oakland. >> for them to get an opportunity to meet and you touch you it goes a long way. in their beliefs in themselves. >> reporter: the get fit event hosted by the warriors, kaiser permanente, and playworks, included nutrition lessons and activities. >> the recess games are designed by playworks. they're meant to be inclusive and part of the classroom learning. >> it was really fun. it was a good experience. >> reporter: while favorite fruit and veggies are a matter of personal taste -- >> my favorite veggie is spinach
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is my favorite fruit is watermelon. >> there's one thing we can agree on. >> if you're not helping save somebody else's life using your platform to help better someone else, what are you really doing? >> reporter: in east oakland, katie utehs, abc 7 news. >> how cool is that? >> see, when he recommends the nutrition it's okay. it's cool. >> when we do it not so much. up next the emotional toll of family separations. after a month apart a mom reunites with her daughter here in the bay area. experts weigh in on the lr long-term impact. plus lawmakers begin tough negotiations on border security. why they're optimistic a deal will be made to avoid another government shutdown. and the east bay family that has not given up hope o
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oakla dublin where a crowd is preparing to remember her this evening. >> family and friends, even the police force are going to walk this path i am walking right now. it's the path they believe ilene misheloff took in 1989. and this place is one of the last locations she was seen alive. in a new development here, this is a photo of what they believe she looked like today. this photo was just released. and some imaging prepared there. i talked with her parents this afternoon. they told me they told hold this vigil every single year to make sure ilene knows they are still looking for hernd sheil notbe f. her mother says it feels like 30 million years, not 30 years. her family told me this is going to be something they continu un. they believe ilene is still alive. >> the hardest part about today is acknowledging it really
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happened. you have to break it to your eyeballs that it really did happen. and that's really hard. >> reporter: the walking vigil is expected to start at 7:00 tonight. we will have a full report on this on abc 7 news at 11:00. for now reporting live in dublin, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. in washington democrats made an offer to republicans today to prevent another government shutdown. lawmakers left the first meeting of a bipartisan negotiating committee with no agreement but outlined opening proposals as negotiations begin. democrats presented a long list of border security-related initiatives they are willing to fund. there is no money for a border wall, however. but at least one democrat on the committee says he may be open to new fencing along the border. lawmakers have until february 15th to reach an agreement before government funding will once again expire. tonight we're hearing from the honduran mother who was
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reunited with her 1-year-old daughter at sfo last night, a month after the little girl was separated from the family at the border. abc 7 news reporter luz pena joins us live now with more on their harrowing ordeal. luz. >> reporter: thank you. that's right. it's been less than 24 hours since sinnedy flores held her 1-year-old daughter after two months of being separated from her. she explains the agony she felt after being in communication with her but finally getting her back at sfo. >> [ speaking foreign language ]. >> interpreter: the first night was emotional. i can't begin to describe. even seeing her for the first time was overwhelming. >> reporter: an emotional reunion where words were lost and weeping was the only sound. the 23-year-old honduran mom held her baby and desperately repeated over and over again "don't worry, my love, don't
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cry." >> translator: my heart hurts because of what my daughter experienced. >> reporter: flores and her infant daughter were separated last month when the baby was taken from the father at the u.s.-mexico border. it took over a month for sindy to find her daughter through immigration records. the baby had been taken to an immigration shelter in texas. sindy says "my daughter doesn't understand. she thinks we abandoned her because she was taken from her dad." amy qulertman from the children's consulate in san francisco says cases like these often. >> every minute they're exposed to this kind of serious trauma like separation from their caregiver their brain functionality and development is being affected. >> reporter: this family's not alone. thousands of children were separated from their parents last year. under president trump's zero tolerance policy. >> we're actually preventing them from having a long-term successful life by having these kinds of policies that separate
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children. >> reporter: six months ago this administration announced a stop to this practice, yet families are still trying to be reunited with their children. sindy explained to us as well tonight that she was planning on going to texas yesterday but finally she received that call saying that her daughter was on her way to san francisco. live in san francisco, luz pena, abc 7 news. >> all right. luz, thanks very much. new details from chicago. police have just released a photo of two persons of interest in the alleged attack on actor jussie smollett. smollett told police two men yelled racial and homophobic slurs, assaulted him, poured a chemical substance on him and put a rope around his neck early tuesday morning. police are continuing to vooi surveillance cameras from that area. well, a mostly secret operation set up shop on mount tam decades ago. it has mostly been abandoned and tonight you'll get a look at the
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getting to some breaking news coming out of santa cruz county right now. take a look at your screen. sky 7 is live right now over trap gulch road. this is in aptos. where one person has been killed in a shooting. the santa clara county sheriff's office says two people were shot at the scene. another person was also found. that person was injured. officials do say the scene is secure and there is no threat to the community. once again, sky map 7 up in the air right there along with sky 7 showing you that scene from santa cruz county. >> we'll stay on top of that for you. well, if you're looking for local rams fans in this year's super bowl, marin county is a good bet. >> the friends of friends rule applies there for anyone connected with jared goff. >> as abts 7 news reporter wayne friedman explains, it begins on his former campus. >> reporter: during lunch at marin catholic high school students engaged in an unusual form of weekend-related video messaging. >> go jared! >> reporter: as in jared goff, number 16, about to quarterback rams ith super bowl.
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don't even think about wearing that number around here. >> i never thought of asking for 16. that's not my number. >> reporter: no. here's the last man to wear it. that same jared goff, coached by naji moyed. >> he knew how to whip the ball. >> reporter: when jared goff arrived at marin catholic high school as a teenager he already had a reputation for having an amazing arm. he could throw the football 65 yards in the air. and yet years later when people talk about him that's not what they remember. >> ever since he's been here he has always been very polite, very responsible, and just very like kind. >> reporter: a kid who never forgot where he came from. not novato, where he grew up, nor here where he spent four years and still comes back helping kids like jamar sacona with their college offers. >> jared just gave me help on how to take the process, how ton be overwhelmed and all. >> reporter: in high school jared goff lit up the highlight reels. took the team from behind on a comeback win and kept going,
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leading marin catholic to consecutive state championship appearances. these pictures show a skinny kid with a big heart. the wildcats on this team remain among goff's best buddies. >> he's a good friend. he's a good teammate. he's just a good person. he's the kind of kid that you root for. >> reporter: the kind of kid who will see those friends at the super bowl. his coach too. >> are you going to the super bowl? >> yes, i am. >> you are? >> yes, i am. >> reporter: that is loyalty to people who walked the same halls and played on the same field. in marin county wayne friedman, abc 7 news. >> that's nice. well, it's nicer weather here than atlanta certainly, where they'll play the super bowl on sunday. >> yeah, but keep in
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we'll do it every year. i thought you'd say that - let's do it. ♪ ♪ see how investing with a j.p. morgan advisor can help you. visit your local chase branch. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area, which means we're spending more time looking at the issues that affect our quality of life. >> and that includes caring for the natural treasures that make this place so very special. tonight abc 7 news anchor kristen sze reports on a beloved bay area mountain that may soon get a makeover. >> reporter: this is the spectacular view from mount tamalpais in marin county. considered sacred by descendants of the miwok people who lived
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here for centeries. and now it's one of the bay area's most popular outdoor destinations. but most visitors never see this strange spot, shot by drone view 7. >> it was a big mystery. it's kind of like a black hole right in the center of this national and state park. >> reporter: gary yost first stumbled onto these ruins when he was hiking on mount tam's west peak 20 years ago. >> and i started to do some research and found that the military abandoned the place in 1980. they just walked out and dropped the keys. >> reporter: it was a quiet end to a mostly secret military operation that began in the early 1950s when the army and air force decided mount tam was the perfect place for a radar station to watch for russian bombers that might fly in over the golden gate. >> so this was the basement of one of the air force barracks. >> reporter: now gary is an expert on the site and producer of an award-winning documentary called "the invisible peak" about what happened when the military moved in. >> half a million cubic yards of
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the mountain top disappeared. the army altered, blasted, and bulldozed over 1 hupp acres of this sentinel mountain. >> reporter: on top of the flattened peak they built two big radar domes, tracking stations and barracks to house hundreds of technicians and soldiers. >> the cold war was the real thing at that time. so neb really waobody really wa the military that opportunity. >> reporter: but by 1980 the base was obsolete and the military moved out. local citizens started to tear down the buildings. >> we thought it was very important that we help to clean up this mess the air force left because it was so unsightly and it didn't belong on the mountain and nobody was using it anymore. >> reporter: the team had to stop work after they discovered toxic asbestos. the buildings sat empty for 15 years until government agencies did more demolition. but a desert of metal and concrete remains. mike sweezy just retired from the marin municipal water district, part of a coalition of public and non-profit agencies now hoping to bring back the
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west peak's natural ecosystem. >> this is the top of the watershed. so behind me is where we collect water. >> reporter: every bit of open space is critical to catch and filter rain water as it drains into county reservoirs. so removing all this pavement is a priority. along with restoring habitat for rare native plants and improving public access. >> we won't be able to put it back together exactly the way it was but to naturalize it in some fashion and create the canvas for nature to rebuild itself. >> reporter: marin county, state, and national park departments are also work on the restoration, trying to generate funding and community support. the current proposal is to remove almost all the ruins, leaving just the one last radar dome and a couple of old building foundations. >> you can use those as opportunities to talk about the history of the air force station and why we're working so hard to restore this site. >> reporter: the project is getting strong support from some community members and even has a
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theme song. ♪ clean up this town ♪ this mountain ♪ put it back the way it was for me ♪ >> reporter: kristen sze, abc 7 news. >> that's great. >> what a cool undertaking. >> huge undertaking but it's fantastic. >> estimated cost for the restoration is $13 million. that will be funded by grants and donation zblpz an interactive exhibit just opened at the art and guarden center at ross with a special mention happening tomorrow night. >>. >> if you w579d to learn more you can head to our website, rain is coming. a series of storms in fact. >> but i think we can handle that. spencer christian standing by once again. >> the certainly the first one we should be able to handle. pushing on shore right now, light rain and sprinkle alz long the coastline. storm impact of 1, light intensity, will produce showers tomorrow, ariely tomorrow morning. highest totals will be along the
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coastline. then we get a little bit of a break midday tomorrow. see the sun peek through a little bit, but clouds will linger and they'll thicken in advance of our next storm that comes in on friday, stronger one, 2 on the impact scale. that's going to produce widespread heavy rain, strong gusty wind, most locations will see half an inch to an inch and a half of that storm. that's a lot of rain. there's more after that. saturday, sunday, and monday we'll get? showers, cold showers in fact on saturday, sunday, monday. high temperatures those days will reach only into the low to mid 50s. but by bay area standards that's kind of chilly. and we start drying out tuesday and wednesday under sunny skies, but by midwes standards that's balmy. >> there's a football game on sunday. >> oh, yeah, i heard. >> what would that be? larry? >> who do you like? >> i think i like the patriots for this. the odds are pretty strong. >> shocker. let's go with the overwhelming
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. good evening. tom brady's 5-3 in the super bowl. he'll play in his ninth super bowl this sunday. his parents, tom sr. and galen, will be there. nine super bowls. happens to match the number of grandchildren that the bradies
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have hp and like super bowl experiences every one is special. today the bradys spoke with abc 7 sports anchor mindi bach and gave her a look inside their den which is stuffed with memorabilia from their son's amazing 19-year career. >> reporter: the bradys remember everything about their first super bowl 17 years ago. >> probably the most vivid because it was the first one and it was so unexpected. >> reporter: the details of the other seven, well, they're a bit more fuzzy. >> we remember the locations. >> they were also different. different teams. different players. you know, you're getting nervous about it. >> reporter: what's different about this year's super bowl is that both starting quarterbacks are from the bay area. the rams' jared goff is not only from novato, his dad works out of a fire station only 6.1 miles from the bradys' home. >> if your house were to have caught on fire it is possible that jerry goff could be one of the firefighters to come put it out. >> oh, my gosh. yeah. i didn't know that. >> i have to say i never met a fireman i didn't like. so i'm sure when we get a chance
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to meet someday we're going to hit it off quite well. >> reporter: the entire brady family, including the grandchildren, have traveled to each of tom's super bowls. and will meet up again in atlanta. >> it never gets old. going back to the super bowl is spectacular. that's what we all hoped for. >> you still get nervous for the game? >> absolutely. >> i'm already just sitting here talking about it, i'm getting the shakes. >> yeah. when we finish we'll go have a drink. >> they hope to have another in celebration on sunday night. mindi bach, abc 7 sports. >> they are so sweet. the patriots and the rams held their first practices today in atlanta, prepping for super bowl liii. commissioner roger goodell also gave his annual address. rather than admit the nfl needs to change its replay system to include judgment calls, especially in the last two minutes of a playoff game, the man who makes $44 million a year to preside over this league continues to cling to a failed system. >> it does not cover judgment calls. this was a judgment call.
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the other complication is that it was a no-call. and our coaches and clubs have been very resistant and there has not been support to date about having a replay official or somebody in new york throw a flag when there's no flag. >> this is over, baby. >> dan says he'll take over for 22 minutes. goodell also believes the raiders would like to play in the bay area next season before moving to vegas in 2020. regarding that no call that likely caused the the saints a spot in the super bowl, saints head coach sean payton talked about this today. he's had kind of a tough time getting over the missed pass interference and blatant helmet to helmet contact that wasn't called. >> much like normal people i sat, probably didn't come out of my room. i ate jeni's ice cream and watched netflix for three straight days. >> that's so sad. the warriors are going to go for nieir 12th straight win lastt.
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they're back home against the sixers in their dehoenl debut against boogie cousins. he's given the dubs an inside presence they haven't had in an eternity after coming back from the torn achilles. and he's pumped for tomorrow night. >> i expect it to be super loud. got a pretty good opponent coming in. so it's going to be a lot of energy in the building. it will be a good night in all. i guess it will be kind of weird. i am used to being the opponent in that building but times have changed. >> bogie against joel embiid should be fun. people are used to seeing the warriors take flight on the court but sfo passengers were surprised to see jordan bell and quinn cook taking over the united airlines runways and terminals today. they took pictures with the pilots, helped passengers board the plane, man the p.a. system at the airport and even made sure the tiniest of travelers were taken care of. that's fun. lebron james has been out for 17 games with a strained groin.
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the question is whether he'll be able to face the warriors saturday night here on abc 7. i hope he plays just to see that game. and just for the record, for 22 million you would take over as commissioner for the year? is that dub. >> it's 12. >> wow. >> yeah. that's a lot of money. and that call was absurd. >> how do you keep saying i'm going to defend this system when -- just say we need to make some changes, we're going to look at it. >> there's too much 59 stake. >> i totally agree. mr. commissioner. >> there will be changes. join us tonight at 9:00 on kofy tv 20 cable channel 17. kamala harris hitting the campaign trail running. >> then on abc 7 news at 11:00, taking intermittent frosting to the extreme in silicon valley. how the trendy diet could become a danger to your health. >> and tonight on abc 7 starting
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at 8:00, catch the goldbergs, schooled and modern family. then at 9:30 single parents followed at 1:00 by match game then stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. >> and that's it for it edition of abc 7 news. make sure you look for breaking news anytime on our abc 7 news app. i'm dion lim. >> i'm dan ashley. for spencer christian, larry we'll, all of us, we appreciate your time. we'll see you again at 9:00 and 11:00.
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♪ this is "jeopardy!" please welcome today's contestants-- a montessori teacher from sammamish, washington... a library assistant from quispamsis, new brunswick, canada... and our returning champion-- an auditor from dedham, massachusetts... whose 2-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!"--alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. i hope all you folks noticed jill was kind of poker-faced until johnny mentioned the amount of money she has won over two days.
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that will usually change somebody's expression. sean and joan, could happen to you also. let's go to work, and i'll wish all three of you good luck as you get to deal with these categories in the first round of play... yeah. yeah. all right. jill. dictionary definitions, $200, please. jill. - what is gluttony? - that's it. dictionary definitions, $400. joan. - what is a crown? - no. - jill. - what is a sovereign? - sovereign, you are right. - dictionary, $600.


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