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it's saturday, february 23rd. thanks for waking up with us. i'm chris nguyen. since we have no rain, we're going to focus on the temperatures. the reason why we're doing that with sunrise less than an hour away is because at that time these temperatures will be getting a little bit warmer. so right now you are just above freezing in castro valley at 33, but down in fremont, a milder 43. the rest of the bay area, boy, it's cold. pleasanton 30 degrees, 32 in los gatos with 30 in santa rosa, 44 on the coast. so we are much colder this morning, the winds are calm. for the chinese new year parade with the clouds increasing, it should be a pretty nice afternoon. mid-50s for you downtown and then dropping through the 50s by about 7:00. so actually not a bad day.
the clouds will be favoring the north bay. we're dry for tomorrow except in the far north bay and then next week, hope you didn't put the rain gear away. we'll talk about it in detail in a few minutes. new this morning, two people are recovering in the hospital after the car they were in slammed into a tree in san jose. it happened just before 10:00 last night on tully and lake cunningham road. the car ended up pinned on its side against the tree. about 40 firefighters worked to get the two people out. it took about 30 minutes to rescue the first person and about an hour to get the second person. crews had to dismantle the car to get access to both of them. they both have significant injuries. san francisco public defender jeff adachi has died. he suffered an apparent heart attack while traveling. he served in the public defender's office for 33 years. he was first elected to lead the office in 2001. adachi was one of the few elected public defenders in the country and the only one in california. he was known as a watchdog for police misconduct and was a
vocal critic of san francisco police during the racist scandal that rocked the department in 2015. adachi was also a vocal advocate for bail reform. he ran for mayor of san francisco in 2011 with the hopes of fixing the city's pension problems. attorney john burris knew him well. >> he was a bulldog and had a real sense of righteousness about his positions and he believed very strongly in the work that he was involved and that the prosecution had to prove it and that everybody was entitled to aggressive representation. >> adachi is survived by his wife and daughter. he was 59 years old. san francisco mayor london breed released this statement saying as one of the few elected public defenders in our country, jeff always stood up for those who didn't have a voice, have been ignored and overlooked and who needed a real champion. man bued aco iano.d.
luz pena has the details. >> reporter: with shovels and even their bare hands, over 60 fire worked for hours to rescue a woman buried under the sand. >> bystanders were telling us that they observed two female adults with a canine walking along the cliff side. they were articulating that they had their hand up against the wall and that cliffside gave way. >> reporter: the first victim was taken to sf general with nn-life threatening injuries. firefighters brought in search dogs in hopes to find the second victim. for several minutes they stayed quiet and waited to see if they heard anything from under the landslide and even tried the victim's cell phone with no w operations and will be moving this to a recovery operation. what this means at this time is we will be having cadaver dogs coming in. >> reporter: javier was on his way home when he got a
notification on his phone about the landslide. he grabbed his shovel and arrived to the scene to help. >> right now it's somebody's family member. we'll try to dig. heartbroken. >> reporter: he says that for hours firefighters worked together and formed a perimeter to dig every inch of the landslide until the very last minute. >> there's a person down there right now. they're trying, you know. they're trying. >> reporter: this is now a u.s. park police incident and the officers will remain at the scene the entire morning. in san francisco, luz pena, abc 7 news. take a look, you can see the outline of the slide area showing a chunk of sand missing from the cliffside leaving a massive pile of debris on the beach at ft. funston. here's a look at this before and after comparison of the landslide. on the left is a google earth image from last year. on the right what the scene looked like from sky 7 yesterday afternoon. you can see a big portion of the
cliff just collapsed onto the beach. this isn't the first slide in the area. an abc 7 viewer sent us this photo of ft. funston just south of the current slide that was closed in 2015 because of a landslide. natural erosion was the cause. it closed the middle trail for several months leaving a 20-foot drop in place limiting access to the beach. we first sent out the alert about this story through the abc 7 news app at 3:54 yesterday afternoon. to receive breaking news updates like this one, download the app and enable push alerts. new this morning, senator dianne feinstein clashed with a group of young children in san francisco over climate change policy. >> i hear what you're saying, but we're the people who voted you. you're supposed to listen to us. >> how old are you? >> i'm 16. >> well, you didn't vote for me. >> sunrise movement, a group that encourages young people to combat climate change posted this video on twitter. they met inside the senator's
san francisco office yesterday. the children asked her to support the green new deal resolution, but says she doesn't agree with the resolution and there's no way to pay for it. the group says the senator's reaction was with, quote, smugness and disrespect and that this is why young people desperately want new leadership in congress. now to the oakland teachers strike. after a second day on the picket lines, there seems to be no end in sight. as negotiations continue, the union is making it clear they are not backing down on their demands that include a raise, smaller class sizes, and an end to school closures. >> the community of oakland, parents, are standing strong for community schools and saying no to school closures. >> we're told if significant progress is not made this weekend, 3,000 ponchos have already been ordered for people to be ready to strike in the rain next week.
the time now is 6:06. rec centers and libraries aren't the only places oakland parents are sending their kids during the strike. some moms are taking students into their own homes. here's abc 7 news anchor eric thomas. >> reporter: at tara stoops' home in the oakland hills, video games were only one of the stations the six kids she was watching could take advantage there was also math and reading. they even took a hike today. here the kids admitted school was important, but they didn't mind having a friday off. >> i want the teachers to get better pay, but also some part of my brain says it's fun not to go to school. >> i actually really enjoy spending time with the kids, but i appreciate the teachers and all of the energy that it takes to do that. >> reporter: it's lunchtime at jen houser's home which has been converted into what she desperately hopes will be a temporary day care. >> if you can hear me, clap your hands. >> reporter: in addition to her own two kids, she's watching ten
others whose parents have to work. all are students at the oakland unified school district's melrose leadership academy. jen says she is ready and willing to help as much as she can. >> i mean we're very lucky to have a big backyard and flexible work schedules, so we knew there was no other alternative. >> reporter: the kids are in first through third grade. most would actually rather be in school today. all of them support the striking teachers. >> the teachers work very hard and we want them to get paid enough. they don't get paid enough because the school district is saying that they don't have the money, but they do. >> sometimes maybe we don't have the nicest teachers but at least we get to learn stuff. >> reporter: both moms say they're in it for as long as it takes for the teachers to get what they want. in oakland, eric thomas, abc 7 news. the 91st annual academy awards are tomorrow right here on abc 7. one of the biggest movies to
watch, "black panther." it's been nominated for seven oscars. dion lim is in hollywood with the three local men hoping to pick up one of those awards. >> reporter: one of the biggest elements making "black panther" an international blockbuster success is something you may not have even been aware of. but you most definitely felt. >> there's an important message to convey with what this movie is doing and what it means to so many people around the world. but it's also got to be wrapped in the fun package of a marvel movie. >> reporter: steve bodiker, brandon proctor and benjamin bert all bay area natives and residents worked together with a team of about 15 on the sound design and mixing of the film, now nominated for an oscar for best sound editing and mixing, a team effort. >> on this job i was mixing dialogue. steve and i both shared music
duties, which is kind of unique. >> reporter: thousands of layers of sound laid down second by second. nine long months of work here in sky walker studios in marin county and then later in l.a. meant lots of sacrifice. >> i owe it to my wife a lot because she was pregnant at the time. >> the secret sauce to making great sound for a blockbuster film -- >> we went out of our way to make sure we had a good time and the people that came to see us, the director, the producers, the marvel people, felt that energy in the room. >> reporter: it certainly translated on screen. "black panther" is up against a tough field in both sound categories, including "bohemian rhapsody," "a star is born" and "first man." the team isn't making any predictions for the big night. >> i have a really good feeling that i'm going to have a good time. i try not to think about it too much. >> you know, to be honest, the nomination already is the win. there's so many amazing sounding films and so many talented people working on this.
just to be a part of those five films is amazing. >> reporter: take a look at this picture i tweeted. it is brandon proctor. we ran into him at the burbank airport. this is not the first time brandon and his teammates have worked together. they were actually part of the ryan kugler film from 2015, "creed." if they win, this will be each man's very first oscar. i'm dion lim, abc 7 news. >> we let you decide which dress dion will wear to the oscars on sunday. there were four options. with 54% of the vote, silver wins. dion is reporting from the oscars all weekend long. tomorrow our coverage starts at 1:30 p.m. on the red carpet. the opening ceremony begins at 3:30. the awards themselves start at 5:00 p.m. the post awards show will go on around 8:00 p.m. it's all right here on abc 7. everyone always looks forward to oscar season. >> she had red there but took the red out and wore the red. >> i noticed that.
a little bit of everything. good morning, everyone. it is certainly cold out there, especially in our inland valleys. from our east bay hills camera, plenty of you freezing. 29 by the delta, 30 in the san ramon valley, 31 in livermore, but you get here in san francisco and it's 44. so we will enjoy some sunshine today, but increasing clouds on the way. will the rain hold off for the entire weekend? stay tuned, my accuweather seven-day forecast is next. a, thanks. also ahead, we know potholes are a big issue in the bay area. the effort under way in the south bay to find a fix. plus, what the a's are doing to address concerns
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6:15 is our time and here's a live look outside at the abc 7 exploratorium camera pointed at the bay bridge this morning. thanks for starting your day with abc 7 news. so we've got a break in the rain this weekend, but some changes are on the way. lisa argen comes back with the full forecast in just a little bit. police in florida issued an arrest warrant for new england patriots owner robert kraft on charges of soliciting prostitution. police say they have videotape of the 77-year-old man paying for a sex act inside a day spa. the arrest came as part of a six-month multi agency prostitution and human trafficking sting operation that ended in multiple arrests. >> yes, sir. he is one of the individuals. h >> tuld be mr. robert >> robert the new england patriots? >> yes, sir.
>> and what is he being charged with? >> he's being charged with the same offenses as the others, and that is soliciting another to commit prostitution. >> kraft will be charged with a misdemeanor and will have to appear in court. the patriots issued a statement. quote, we categorically deny that mr. kraft engaged in any illegal activity. because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further. the trump administration is dealing a blow to planned parenthood. it is stripping money from family planning organizations that refer women to abortion providers. the $286 million program supports family planning for 4 million women. planned parenthood will fight this through every possible avenue. the oakland a's are stepping up their efforts to address potential environmental concerns around their proposed waterfront ballpark. yesterday the team announced a partnership with the west oakland environmental indicators project. the ball club plans to work with the organization to develop
what's called a community benefits agreement for the ndhe area. the a's are hoping to build a 34,000 seat ballpark at howard terminal near jack london square in time for the 2023 recd 50 p single day after last weekend's heavy rains and more is on the way. for repair crews, it's a never-ending job. we learn just now drivers can get action when they encounter potholes. abc 7 news reporter david louie followed a road crew in san jose. >> reporter: this morning, this road crew was in the eastern foothills of san jose. a short time later it hit willow glen and then blossom valley. always on the move, filling holes with asphalt, spending one to three minutes at each location. how many potholes a day? >> we do about 60 to 125 potholes a day. >> repter: tt'a lo ror y keepine >> yes. >> reporter: it's true that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. san jose says its pothole repair
priority is based on complaints that are made by phone or on the my san jose mobile app. >> if we know about a pothole, you let us know, we'll send somebody to check it out right ay. t >> reporter: natalie has been running across lots of potholes but didn't know how to report them. she has one street in mind. >> it had a pothole every ten feet and they were deep and it was making my car like swerve and i just couldn't believe that that was in san jose. >> reporter: another driver told us how a car nearly collided into her because of a pothole. >> i was just maybe a few feet like to the side and they almost swerved into my lane trying to avoid a pothole because it was pretty big. >> reporter: with 2400 miles of streets, san jose's transportation department logs 11,000 pothole complaints per year. i needs to hear from the public to remedy the ongoing problem as storms and heavy traffic cause road wear. san jose has a very ambitious goal to try to repair all of the potholes reported to them within 48 hours, so what's their success rate?
currently 95%. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. weatherwise is cold outside. meteorologist lisa argen tracking the forecast for us. >> hi, chris, good morning to you. with the clear sky and light winds, radiational cooling at its maximum. once again we have a system drop down from the north and one in the pacific that will link up early next week. so from early to the middle of next week we're looking at heavy rain potentially in the north bay. i want to show you a computer model that is way out there in terms of the precip accumulation. that's in just a couple of minutes. right now check out the view from mt. tam. it is beautiful out there. boy, if you can stay inside the next few hours, i would do so. here are the milder numbers, 44 san francisco, 40 in oakland, 39 in mountain view, 37 san jose, 31 morgan hill, 40 half boomoon bay. sunrise about 40 minutes away,
and it is 30 in santa rosa, 34 in napa. look at petaluma at 30. 29 by the delta, 37 in concord, 31 in livermore. so just with a little puff of wind, we do have windchill factors in the mid-20s in some of these outlying areas. you've got that frost on the windshield. if you wait another 30 minutes to an hour, it will be definitely going away because the numbers will be warming up quickly. at least we'll be getting away from some of those frosty numbers as soon as the sun comes up. so you look at the flag blowing there. so in san francisco we are milder. so chilly to start, mainly dry this weekend. the far north bay tomorrow could see a slight chance of showers late and then we're looking at wide spread rain next week. the big question is where the focus of the very heavy rain will be. but first things first. it's the weekend and we're looking at a few increasing clouds making for a cloudier day in the north bay. more sun in the south bay. as we get to your early monday morning commute, unfortunately the rain increases by midday so
we'll bring in our storm impact scale. it's a 2. on this model 3.5 inches to 5 inches. but an inch and a half to 3.5 inches in the valleys of the north bay and anywhere from a half inch to an inch in the south bay. as we look at this system, still the rain begins on monday, continues into tuesday. here is wednesday. a break on thursday. but then more rain is likely as we head into next friday and the weekend. so as we look at the malls, not only does it bring the rain into the north bay, but look at the purples here. 7.5 inches in novato. now, the other model is bringing inen hal moon bay 5 inches. so blending the two of these, we're looking at a pretty good rain event in the early to middle part of next week. unfortunately the snow levels will be at 5,000 to 6,000 feet. we're looking at significant runoff of the snow in the mountains, so a winter storm watch through wednesday. but today it's going to be a nice afternoon in san francisco
and then for the 4:00 hour, 54 degrees for the chinese new year parade. that start time 5:15. partly cloudy, 52 at 6:00 and numbers dropping through the 50s later on tonight. 58 in oakland with some sundown in san jose. that 59 feeling pretty good. looking at 40s tonight with increasing cloud cover. the accuweather seven-day forecast, a dry weekend for the most part. we bring in our storm impact scale on monday. download the accuweather app. here we go again, even the timing looks similar to the early to middle part of the week so you're going to want to stay tuned. remember, it looks like it's going to come back again next weekend. >> five straight days of rain? >> i know, yeah. >> lisa, thank you. just ahead, this man was just turned down for a vanity license plate. why the dmv objected to his message.
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dan harris joins us now from new york to tell us what's coming up at 7:00 on "good morning america." coming up, the winter weather alert. a powerful and major storm moving across the country. where the snow and heavy rain is headed this weekend. plus r. kelly turning himself in overnight. the singer indicted on ten counts of sexual abuse. how his attorneys are responding. on a lighter note, glamming up for the oscars. a celebrity jeweler gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the sparkle that will light up the red carpet. and we've got a math expert wo says he has the key to predicting the winners. it's all coming up on gma. we'll see you soon. a live look this morning at the richmond-san rafael bridge. caltrans says there's more work
that needs to be done on the 63-year-old span. an additional 31 joints on the upper deck will be replaced after work finishes on the failed joint that dumped concrete two weeks ago. the initial issue closed the bridge for hours, snarling traffic. work will continue for several months. later this year caltrans will replace 30 more joints on the lower deck. the time now is 6:26. a san francisco man is fighting back after the dmv rejected his application for a vanity license plate. robert haines wanted the plate to read lthrddy. that's shorthand for leather daddy. the dmv denied his application saying the configuration is a term of lust. he contacted scott weiner. he said to boil the leather community down to lust is backwards thinking. >> it's not just about one vanity plate, it's about a major agency in california sending a signal that one of our communities, the leather community, is simply about sex
and lust and depravity and that's not what the state of california should be sending as a message. >> he wrote a letter to the dmv asking for the agency to overturn the rejection. if it doesn't, he'll arrange a meeting with the dmv's acting director. still to come on "abc 7 mornings" new details in the effort to clean up a sausalito hillside after a mudslide devastated a local neighborhood. also ahead, it could soon be harder for pg&e to raise our electric rates. the proposal from one bay area lawmaker. plus we go live to los angeles as we count down to the oscars. the final preparations ahead of the final preparations ahead of tomorrow's big show. i had this fear that i wasn't qualified. when i moved here, i found a lot of jobs on linkedin and i realized i can do this. so, i applied on the website and now i'm here.
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thanks for joining us. i'm chris nguyen. we're starting this half hour with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen tracking the conditions where you live. hi, lisa. >> hey, chris, it's all about the temperatures this morning. boy, is it cool out. you may want to check out our live cameras and stay in bed for a while. walnut creek below freezing, san francisco 44. it's 39 in mountain view with 37 in san jose. morgan hill 31. and from mt. tam a few layered clouds, no fog to speak of, but look at the temperatures, from the upper 20s by the delta, 31 in livermore. 30 in santa rosa, you throw in a little bit of wind and it feels like it's in the upper to
mid-20s out there, so with no wind we're chilly. 10:00 we've got some sunshine, we're in the upper 40s. then by 2:00 low to mid-50s. the clouds increase north. by 6:00 we're all cloudy, holding in the low 50s. good thing chinese new year parade with the clouds, keep you a little bit warmer. 10:00 tonight in the mid and upper 40s. will sunday be dry? stay tuned, i've got the answers. >> lisa, thank you. in just over 24 hours we'll know who takes home oscar gold. the 91st annual show is held at the dolby theater in hollywood. abc news reporter danya bacchus is live on the red carpet with what we can expect. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. this year's show will not be like years past. there's no host for the show and there's still plenty of mystery around how producers plan to keep it moving. countdown is on. >> ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. > reporter: oscars announcer, randi thomas has practiced her
script. >> i'm not allowed to talk about anything i >> reporter: hair and makeup is bracing for those last-minute touchups. >> sometimes we do a touchup in less than 30 seconds. >> reporter: the centerpieces for the governor's ball, the academy's post oscar celebration are being arranged. >> everybody is working on overtime because we've got to get it all done. >> reporter: the pressure is building not just for those behind the scenes -- i'm not going to lie. >> reporter: -- but also for the celebrities who are waiting to see if they will win hollywood's coveted prize. the 91st academy awards will be different this year. >> it's somewhat uncharted waters, but it's not like award shows haven't gone hostless in the past. >> and the oscar goes to -- >> reporter: for the first time in three decades, there's no host. and producers ar announce winners in all 24 categories in just three hours. >> run that clock. >> i cannot just stand by and let you destroy me. >> reporter: the competition is stiff this year, "the favorite" tied with "roma" with ten nominations each.
keep an eye on rodney malic for best actor and glenn close for best actress. when it comes to best picture, it's just too close to call. >> "green book," "bohemian rhapsody," "black panther," "roma," all of those have won an award that looks like best picture. they have every bit of a puncher's chance. >> reporter: and the winners will have to move fast because the 90-second rule will be in effect. that means they have just a minute and a half to make it from their seats to the stage and finish their acceptance speeches. >> i think a lot of people will be tuning in just to see the show with no host. who are some of the nominees that could make history tomorrow? >> just a couple stand out to me. "black panther," everyone has been talking about that film.
if it wins for best picture, it's the first super hero film to do so. also in that same category you have "roma," if it wins, it's the first streaming service movie to win in that category and also the first foreign film. >> all right, sounds good. danya, thanks for your live reporting all morning long. dion lim in is los angeles for the oscars and tweeted this photo with an oscars super fan yesterday. you can watch dion's reports all weekend long right here on abc 7. as for the show, coverage starts at 1:30 p.m. on the red carpet. the opening ceremony is at 3:30. the awards themselves start at 5:00 p.m. and the post awards show will go on around 8:00 p.m. it's all right here on abc 7. 6:34 is our time. new details about that mudslide landlords after the valentine's day incident. contractors will remove an uprooted tree from the slide area around sausalito boulevard later today. crews with the national park service will be out there tomorrow and monday to survey
the slope for its stability. meing on tuesday for updates on the repair work. the mudslide displaced 15 people. five-term san francisco public defender jeff adachi has died. he suffered an apparent heart attack while traveling. he served in the public defender's office for 33 years. he was known as a watchdog for police misconduct and was a vocal critic of san francisco police during the racist tech scandal that rocked the department in 2015. most recently his office convinced a jury to find an undocumented man not guilty of mrder in the kate steinle case. attorney john burris knew him well. >> he really made the public defender's office vibrant and made it like a real defense firm. all defendants got treated very well. he was a warrior. he was adamant and felt strongly that people less fortunate who were caught in the public defender system should be treated as if they were being represented by private counsel. >> funeral plans have not been
announced. adachi leaves behind his wife and daughter. he was 59. san francisco's police chief, william scott, also tweeted his condolences saying he was deeply saddened to learn of adachi's passing. the time now is 6:36. uc berkeley police have identified a potential suspect in a videotaped attack on a conservative activist on campus. >> you want to hit me? i'll shoot you. >> this is new video of the altercation that took place tuesday. apparently the victim's point of view. police aren't releasing the man in black's name but says he is the suspect. but they say based on current information, he is notiams was by turning point usa to recruit members for the conservative organization. in the east bay, a stabbing on campus put union city's james logan high school on lockdown. police raced from the campus to a supermarket off mission boulevard in hayward where the
suspect, a student, was hiding out and arrested that student. it happened around 11:00 yesterday morning. the victim was stabbed three times requiring surgery. another student was nicked but did not go to the hospital. a state lawmaker from the peninsula wants to make it harder to race our rates. democrat jerry hill introduced legislation yesterday that would require state lawmakers to authorize any rate change that results from the utility's vehe legislature a say in the utility's reorganization. ru mth citing an apter 11 abities from wilires in 2017 and 2018. still ahead on "abc 7 mornings," another important step to reopening the salesforce transit center. how soon work will be complete. as we head to break, here's a live look from our santa cruz camera. it's cool conditions to start along the coast.
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up their shields. the situation is all over humanitarian aid. venezuela's current government is blocking that aid, so residents are trying to dismantle the roadblocks so that trucks can come through. we'll keep monitoring this and bring you any updates throughout the morning. r & b singer r. kelly is expected to appear in court in chicago today after turning himself into police on sexual abuse charges. this is the singer's mug shot. three of the four victims were younger than 17 at the time of the alleged incidents. the singer's attorney dismissed the charges and calls the accusers liars. r. kelly has been under investigation in chicago, georgia, and new york. the charges stem from the lifetime documentary series "surviving r. kelly." insurance officials are on the ground combing through areas damaged by the camp fire in butte county. the department of insurance says staff members are helping victims complete insurance claims. nearly 14,000 homes were
destroyed and 86 people were killed in the november inferno. california's insurance commissioner says the agency will do whatever it can to speed up the process, but it's going to take time. >> i'm not kidding myself. this is going to take a long -- it's going to be a long process to recovery, but it's critical that people reach out to us so that we help navigate that for them. >> last month insurance officials reported more than $11.4 billion in insured losses. that number is expected to goup in april when new numbers are released. another important step took place in the eventual reopening of the salesforce transit center in san francisco. the center has now been closed for 151 days since cracks were found on two steel girders over fremont street. the pier review panel overseeing the repair signed off yesterday on the final design to fix the first street section of the structure. any additional repairs should be completed next month. >> methodically going through the process of finding any other
areas, if needed, for further review. we'll know more in march if there are any others to be found. >> repairs to the transit center won't be finished until the first week of june. an independent review panel would need to give its approval before the center can reopen after that. it's another great weekend to head to the snow in lake tahoe. this is a look at the conditions there yesterday. travel looks good until monday. it's a far cry, though, from last weekend when traffic was backed up for miles, roads were closed, travel was generally a nightmare. it was due to a combinaonti da ongferous road conditions, people flocking to see the abundance of snow and increased tourism for the long presidents' day weekend. lisa, remember laura anthony, our reporter in the east bay, it took her 14 hours to get there last weekend. >> she was determined. >> yes, she was. but much better this weekend. >> this is the first weekend in five weeks that we're not tracking rain, so that's some good news. we are certainly looking at a cold start, though. a live look outside and san
francisco bathed in some soft sunlight this morning, 44 degrees. but inland, wow, you've got the frost from freezing in brentwood to below freezing in livermore and santa rosa. how about gilroy at 31 degrees. so we'll be slightly milder today in parts of the bay. mixture of clouds and sun. when the rain returns coming up next with my accuweather seven-day forecast. also ahead, the warriors get set for the team that has become their arch rival in the west. we'll have a pr but me and crunchy here make a great team. we even finish each other's... babybel: (to crunchy)you're supposed to say sentences... crunchy: ---sentences. babybel: well not now. delicious new babybel cheese and crackers. babybel: saved it!
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in sports, the warriors are back in action tonight and will face james harden and the rockets. you can watch the game only on abc 7. coverage begins at 5:00 with nba countdown. then catch toyota after the game at 8:00 p.m. abc 7 sports director larry beil has a preview of tonight's game in this morning's sports. >> good morning, everybody. the warriors will face the team that has spent all of its energy the past two years targeting the champs, the houston rockets. tonight 5:30 right here on abc 7. steph curry may have started the three-ball revolution. he hit ten threes against the kings on thursday night. but james harden and the rockets, they take this thing to extremes. they attempted -- in one game they attempted 70 threes. that's nuts! steve kerr says, yeah, times have changed. >> you can look at the three-point numbers, the attempts have gone way up for everybody across the board. but so has pace. so part of the idea is get the ball up the floor as quickly as
possible. that was never really something that was done when i was playing. you know, if you shot a quick three in transition, the coach would look at you, i don't care who it was, look at you and say what are you doing? we can get that shot any time we want. >> chase center under construction under way for a little over two years. for the first time steph curry toured the premise. his wife came along for the tour as well. the house that steph built will open in september. steph and company toured the plaza, checked out the arena bowl, visited the player campus area, which i imagine will be pretty nice. the arena is going to be spectacular. on the court, a wild one. thunder and jazz. russell westbrook 43 points, but two assists shy of his triple-double. ul geoe d 45 points. down one, five seconds left, splits the defense and then over the eiffel tower, rudy gobert.
thunder win it 148-147. spurs and raptors tomorrow. fou the ball to the guy he was traded for, kawhi leonard, throwing it down. raptors up one with 15 seconds left giving the spurs one last chance. who do you go to? you go to davis bertans? high school ball, de la salle and james logan in the boys final. senior thomas gregorios, and one. de la salle captures the crown. 54-46. finish up with a little baseball. a's/mariners. ichiro is technically retired, but they actually expect him to. he's 45 years old, can still hit. drove in a couple runs right there. shawn murphy with the first run of the spr the a's come up well short
losing by a final of 8-1. that's a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. turning to weather now, the bay area forecast with meteorologist lisa argen. hi, lisa. >> hi, chris. i've heard from a lot of my friends out there saying how cold it is. you're certainly right. in the north bay and in the east bay you are freezing. we have a little wind to go with that, adding a windchill factor. in napa and santa rosa, it takes you down into the 20s. even though it's dry now and will be dry tomorrow, we are still looking at our storm impact scale for next week. late tomorrow, 20% chance of showers in the far north bay but then on monday we bring in our storm impact scale. it's a 1. the rain continues to increase in intensity and winds as well. tuesday looking at a level 2. wednesday and thursday, the verdict still out on how strong these subsequent systems will be, but it looks like it's going to be very wet out there. take a look at lake tahoe.
0 is the temperature in southlake, going for a high of 36 degrees. a winter weather advisory in effect for the system next week already. so it's going to start out cold. the snow level will rise to around 5,000 and 6,000 feet. we'll see some rain and some problems as we get some precip runoff from the snow with the high snow levels. so we've got a lot going on next week. so let's enjoy the weekend, right? from the north we've got a system that will be dropping down. from the subtropics another system linking up once again to give us that what they call atmospheric river, pineapple express, same thing. the golden gate bridge looking at the clear sky. dry pavement out there. 44 degrees in san francisco, 40 in oakland, 39 mountain view, 37 in san jose, morgan hill 31 and half moon bay at 40. and from santa cruz it looks beautiful out there. maybe not quite a beach day. you've got to be bundled up. winds shouldn't be much of a factor. 30 santa rosa, 34 in napa, 29 by the delta. here's a look from our east bay
hills camera. this weekend, rain returns into next week. throughout the weekend you'll notice the increasing clouds, especially today in the north bay. by monday here comes the rain. you may escape the morning commute being wet, but by the afternoon we'll certainly see the increasing showers. so we're bringing in our storm impact scale monday, tuesday. it's a 2. we'll see the rain increase in the north bay first. whether or not it sinks south soon enough to bring you increasing rain throughout the week, that will be what we're watching because the rain looks like it will be everywhere by tuesday and wednesday. a break on thursday and then it av of wet weather friday into next saturday. so the timing on this certainly not set in stone. it wil told you about. above 5,000 feet we're looking at 5 to 12 inches, but we're looking at rain at lake level. with all that snow, 15 feet of snow, we're certainly looking at some runoff and some flooding
problems for the rivers there. but looking at the chinese new year parade, fantastic today with 54 degrees, some sun, low 50s by 6:00 and then just at about 50 at 8:00. 58 in fremont today, 55 in rich monday. the accuweather seven-day forecast, sun and high clouds today. a slight chance of showers late tomorrow for oscar sunday. download our accuweather app. you'll need it by midday monday and then tuesday with heavier rain, it looks like it's going to be messy into wednesday and thursday and possibly even the next week. but look, we've got 60s for temperatures back on the panels. warming us up, but also bringing problems for the mountains and the snow melt. >> already dreading it. lisa, thanks. next, untd the osrs. osrs. t what' insid
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from a company in denver. this year actress glenn close turned down her swag bag. it will be donated to a charity instead. oscar's coverage kicks off at 1:30 tomorrow right here on abc 7. the show starts at 5:00. now a final weather check with lisa. >> well, it's still freezing out there for many of you. we'll see temperatures today climb into the upper 50s for the south bay with more sun in san jose. increasing clouds in the north bay, 56 in napa, 55 in san francisco and the accuweather seven-day forecast, more clouds tomorrow. so it will be slightly warmer. we'll look for a slight chance of showers through the overnight hours, but monday, that's when the rain really returns. it's going to stay with us. >> lisa, thank you. and thanks to you for joining us on "abc 7 mornings." i'm chris nguyen alongside lisa argen. the news continues now online, on twitter, facebook and instagram. "good morning america" is next. abc 7 news returns at 8:00 a.m. we'll see you then.
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