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. now at 5:00, a new report draws attention to flaws in our election security. congress now pushing for new laws ahead of the next election. keeping pedestrians safe in san francisco. the change city officials are making after a deadly crash. more than 100,000 people expected in gilroy. what to expect at this year's garlic festival. good morning on this friday, july 26th -- >> so glad you're here with us. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco. >> 5:00 in the morning, sauted garlic is really good. >> those are your italian roots, mike. >> i have to eat it. keeps my cholesterol down. it's going to be the hottest weekend of the year possibly
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during the garlic festival. always happens, doesn't it? seems like it. a look at the cloud cover. today closer to average. a little more sunshine this afternoon. we're starting off cooler and with more clouds. watch out. there's a little more fog for the morning commute. beam me up, scotty. the temperatures will be hitting the mid 70s to mid 80s under sunshine except for at the coast at noon. by 4:00, 77 to near 90. 60 at the coast with the lingering clouds. hey, frances. >> good morning. a few minor problems. here is a live shot of the golden gate bridge. we've got very thick fog for drivers heading through the waldo tunnel and across the bridge into san francisco. give yourself a little extra time. but another look in the east bay shows traffic flowing well. southbound 680 on the right-hand side. that is looking good as you make your way out towards walnut creek and towards highway 24. we'll check out drive times. a few brake lights on northbound 880 from 238 to the maze because
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of road work as you make your way through san leandro. the drive time is still 15 minutes. if you want to avoid that, b.a.r.t. looking good. a.c.e. train 1 on time as sfmta met with community leaders in the tender loin to discuss traffic safety concerns. three weeks before sunday's crash, sfmta reduced taylor street from three lanes to two and added white buffer zones. also plans to widen short walks to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians. one neighbor suggested changing the timing of the lights. >> there are a lot of residents that are disabled and owow iis in crosswalk, by the time you get to the middle it's already red. that's not right. >> sunday's crash killed benjamin dean, and his wifelly
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condition. the driver kelsey cambridge was arrested. for more on this story, you can go to or the abc 7 news app. it is free to download. a 26-year-old man is in police custody after authorities say he went on a 12-hour killing spree fatally shooting four people and hurting two others across l.a. the lapd says gerry zaragosa unleashed terror yesterday. according to investigators he first attacked his father, brother and mother. the two men were found dead at the family's home. the mother survived. zaragosa is accused of killing a female acquaintance and hurting her friend. he then turned his attention to an l.a. metro bus and shot and killed a random passenger. >> i was on the bus. i got on the bus at van nuys. i actually saw the guy who was shot get on the us bus with me. he didn't do anything. he was sitting on the bus. >> police tracked zaragosa's cell phone and found him about 12 hours after the first
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shooting. this morning the lapd is trying to determine a motive for those killings. developing news following a warning from special counsel robert mueller about russian interference. >> democrats are calling for legislation protecting america's elections, but that legislation has been blocked by republican leader mitch mcconnell. abc's trevor ought reports from washington. >> reporter: today senate democrats say there needs to be swift action for congress to protect the security of america's elections. >> mueller's testimony should be a wake-up call to every american that the integrity of our elections is at stake. >> reporter: those comments coming a day after special counsel mueller's testimony where he confirmed his investigation found russia interfered in the 2016 election in a sweeping and systemic fashion. >> it wasn't a single attempt. they're doing it as we sit here and they expect to do it during the next campaign. >> reporter: following mueller's testimony, a bipartisan senate report detailed the extent of the interference, saying russia
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gained unauthorized access to the personal data of hundreds of thousands of voters and officials in 21 states noticed scanning of their systems. democratic senators seeking passing multiple bills only to be stopped by republican leader mitch mcconnell. >> a highly partisan bill from the same folks who spent two years hyping up a conspiracy theory. >> reporter: senator mcconnell has blocked every effort to bring election security to the senate floor, many bipartisan efforts including some by ally lindsey graham. president trump is focused on the mueller investigation, told fox news it was an attack on his presidency. >> this was treason. this was high crimes. >> in terms of election security, republican senator chuck grassley said there were similar efforts to interfere in the 2018 that the u.s. was aware of. he couldn't give the details of what he learned in a security briefing, he said there was
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success in blocking those efforts. trevor ought, abc news, washington. all right. 5:05 in the morning. get ready for the garlic bread, the garlic food, the garlic ice cream. it's time for the gilroy garlic festival. >> abc 7 news reporter anser hassan is in gilroy. how far away can you smell it coming? >> reporter: you can definitely see it. these chefs will light things up, steve in the red cap has been cooking here for the past 40 years. some of these flames get six to seven feet high. if you're c arfestival, of course food is the heart of it all, the gilroy garlic festival's gourmet alley is a giant outdoor kitchen serving everything from garlic-styled chicken, garlic-styled corn, even ice cream. the official food, garlic-laced
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calamari in scampi. the food, if there's food, that means will will also be celebrity she was. top chef head judge tom cal lick i can hosts the great cookoff, one of the country's most prestigious amateur cooking competitions. and also cookbook author theresa giudice. also a professional barbecue team battling it out at the barbecue challenge. if you or planning on coming out, note new hours this year. they open at 10:00 a.m. friday they close at 7:00, 8:00 on saturday. sunday they close things out at 6:00. we'll have a lot more to bring you later on in the shows. for now, live in gilroy, anser hassan, abc 7 news. >> anybody slip ansar some money to bring us something back?
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no? darn. i guess we'll have to go ourselves. temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. hottest tomorrow nearing 100. mid to upper 50s for most of the peninsula. 60 in redwood city. let's take a look at our other neighborhoods. milder this morning. 60 in richmond, palo alto, san jose. in the hills los gatos, 70. 60 in san ramon. there's 50s out there where there were mainly 60s in the east bay valleys. here is a look at the golden gate bridge. we have a west wind at 18 miles per hour. sea breeze a little faster today. that's going to keep us grayer at our beaches. stronger sunshine as the high clouds we had yesterday won't be around. if you're heading out from 2:00 to 9:00 afternoon to evening, in the yellow here which is san francisco, san pablo and the delta, the gusty winds could be difficult for small craft. here is a look at the north bay. clouds at 55 at 7:00, sunshine and low to mid 80s in the afternoon hours.
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in the 60s through 9:00 in the east bay. our last stop will be san francisco where the clouds will be a little more come nant. lower clouds this time and we hang out in the mid 60s. that weekend forecast is next. here is frances with a look ath things are looking a lot better on westbound 80. here is a live shot of headlights moving westbound on 80 through emeryville. the crowd got through and traffic is a little more crowded but flowing fairly well. there still could be residual flowing. it's looking all green right now from hercules down towards the bay bridge toll plaza. as we collect out that drive time, it has improved. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze is only 17 minutes. >> thank you, frances. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area. one of the biggest issues we've been covering, b.a.r.t. the agency tapped rob powers to be their general manager. he says he has several issues to tackle right now. >> there's been a lot lately
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about safety, homelessness, fare evasion. where does that play in? >> that is the priority. we're going to focus on our customers. what that means is we're going to follow through on the quality of life initiatives that we have under way. >> powers says he's also committed to getting his transit police force to full staff. the agency is looking to roll out elevator attendants at the embarcadero and montgomery stations in san francisco to prevent people from using the spaces to use drugs or the bathroom. abc 7 news has devoted a week to covering b.a.r.t. as part of our commitment to building a better bay area. we rode trains all day long visiting every station. we talked to riders and people in charge of improving b.a.r.t. you can find these stories on our website, coming up next, the 7 things you need to know as you start your day. the deal between four automakers in the state of california. the company making a promise that can save the environment. also, hot car rescue.
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check it out. i guess i'm first. here is a look at what's going on. those are your highlights coming at you. we're going to talk about the excessive heat that is rolling our way. in fact, let me show you the excessive heat warning. it starts 11:00 tomorrow morning and goes through 11:00 sunday
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evening. near record high temperatures. number two, firefighters are mopping up after a two-alarm fire broke out just before 10:00 last night. the building appeared to be under construction. no one was hurt number three, o airport officials say they didn't know i.c.e. was chartering planes through oakland to fly undocumented immigrants. many are calling it a violation of oakland's sanctuary city policy. number four, legislation to protect america's elections from outside interference has been blocked by republican leader mitch mcconnell. democrats called for the legislation after a warning from former special counsel mueller. number five, b.a.r.t. has a new general manager. rob pourgs was the deputy general managers. he says quality of life concerns like homelessness, fare evasion and crime are his top priorities. number six, there was very thick fog between the robin williams tunnel and the golden gate bridge of the it's started to thin out but has been down to
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100 feet at times this morning. clouds of garlic will waft over christmas hill park. it's the first day of the annual gilroy garlic festival. it's opening at 10:00 a.m. four of the world's biggest car companies cut a deal with california promising to adhere to strict emission standards. ford, honda, bmw and volkswagen have agreed to fuel economy standards of 50 miles per gallon for new vehicles by 2026. the agreement is a rejection of the trump administration's plan to roll back federal vehicle emission standards to 27 miles per gallon by 2020. as people in the bay area struggle with the housing crisis, san francisco's planning department is warning of an teopanleasgend. starps a leasing apartments as short-term rentals. the units are advertised for limited stays of 30 days or more
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and not subject to short-term rental regulations. it takes much-needed housing off the rental market. in today's "gma first look," a close call for two little girls in ohio accidentally locked in a hot car. >> here is abc news reporter benitez. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look," hot car rescue. this is not a break-in, but a break-out. a dramatic moment caught on police body camera. it started last weekend when an ohio mom accidentally locked her 2-year-old daughter sienna and her friend's 3-year-old daughter in her car. the kids have now been in that car for about seven minutes. sergeant curran wastes no time, immediately breaking the window, but the back doors won't unlock, so he climbs in to open them from the inside. this morning, only on gma, we're
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reuniting that thankful mom with the fast moving officer who came to her rescue. >> i appreciate him. he saved my daughter's life. there's no way i could repay him. >> that's all coming up at 7:00 a.m. i'm gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> mike, this is something you're always warning us about. >> always. 38 children succumb to vehicular heat stroke. last year we set a record, 55. i won't say it's negligent, but it's definitely preventable. all you have to do is look in the back seat, that simple, look before you lock. the car can warm up to 40 degrees an hour with the windows up. that means on a day like tomorrow when it's going to get to 100, 105, that's 145 to 150 stifling to deadly degrees in your cars. that also goes for pets. don't forget about them, too. let's take a look at what's going on. walnut creek one of the areas well over 100 tomorrow. very nice 61 degrees.
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brighter today. a milder sea breeze. temperatures pretty comfortable. partly cloudy, patchy fog like this morning tomorrow morning and excessive heat this weekend. thunderstorm potential is best in the sierra today. you can see thunderstorms roaming that area. they did miss us last night. high pressure, you can see it rotating round. the low to the north is going to wind today. with the stronger sea breeze, that's why we'll hold off the excessive heat until tomorrow. we have 90s, morgan hill, gilroy barely. mainly mid to upper 80s in the south bay. 76 with sunshine on the boardwalk. mid to upper 70s millbrae and san mateo. mid 60s along the coast. tougher 60s to low 70s. upper 60s for you. we'll warm from the low to mid 80s through the north bay valleys, upper 80s and niebts from santa rosa and ukiah. oakland 75 with sunshin. hercules and fremont, union city
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reaching the 80s. we have low to upper 90s from san ramon to present wood. tonight we'll fall back into the mid 50s to mid 60s once again. saturday and sunday, look at those 100s, nearing 90 around the bay. even 70 at the coast.coast.coas. temperatures cool dramaticalldr by monday, tuesday, wednesday next week. a couple new accidents in the 680 highway 4 area. one reported on eastbound 4. another southbound 242 to southbound 680. at this point we're still seeing light traffic getting through the area. no major problems right now because of those crashes, but there is a stall in the south bay in san jose on the northbound connect ramp to northbound 880. that is causing a few brake lights on the north 101 stretch just before the 880 intersection. we have a live camera shot of headlights moving on northbound 101. once you get past 880, traffic
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is flowing well. 101 is fine all the way up the peninsula. things are starting the back up towards the end of the parking lot for some of the cash lanes. a little beyond that. the usual slow and go on westbound 580 from tracy to dublin. 34 minutes is your drive time. this morning, north korea says its latest missile test was a solemn warning to south korea. north korea says the test included a new type of tactical guided weapon. south korea says it appears to be a new short range ballistic missile. north korea is infuriated over drills that the north is calling invasion rehearsals and proof of the hostility towards pyongyang. presidential candidate bernie sanders took time in l.a. to appear on "jimmy kimmel live!." he spoke about the need for universal health care and
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holding corporations accountable. >> we've got to ask ourselves why is it that we're the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people. why over 80 million people are uninsured or underinsured. the answer is, it gets back to the power and the greed of these major multinational corporations who could care less about working people. i know this is not an issue we talk about much, but it's an issue as a nation we're going to have to deal with. >> kimmel called for health care reform after his son was diagnosed with a heart condition that required surgery. sanders also spoke about climate change and election interference. a big name behind efforts on capitol hill to break up facebook. it is chris hughes, one of facebook's co-founders. according to "the washington post" he's been visiting lawmakers, regulators and the federal trade commission urging them to act on what he calls the facebook monopoly, asking regulators to break up the social network drawing on antitrust laws. he cashed out his nearly $500
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million in facebook stock when he left in 2007. some of the bay area's top chefs are banning together on a new farming effort. amazon prime takes watching movies to another level. how virtual reality can improve your experience.
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we made it to friday. look what is lurking for us this weekend, excessive heat watch areas you see in red which is east bay valleys, east bay hills
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and the diablo ranges near record highs, 95 to 108 degrees will take over both days. it's going to be even hotter on the pavement. a five-sicked rule. put your hand on the pavement, your dog or whatever you're taking for a walk is going to be walking on. if you can't keep your hand on there for five seconds, then your dog shouldn't be on there either. be careful this weekend and think about them. plenty of water for them also. reggie? >> w'll talk about another pet. this lost guinea pig found in the most unlikely of places. staff at mountain view city hall found this little guy at the center of performing arts yesterday morning. police say they gave the guinea pig some food and a police sergeant is looking after him while animal control looks for his owner. three of california's most respected chefs are teaming up to support a sustainable farming venture in san francisco. >> they will lead an advisory board for the vertical farming
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startup plenty. the food tech company says vertically farmed hide uponic greens use far less land and water. another perk, the greens end up less bitter and more flavorf the farm has more than $220 million in funding. you can bing on your amazon prime shows in virtual reality. you can stream shows through oculus headset. users can drive into 360-degree videos. right now there are only ten titles to choose from including greenland melting, a documentary shot in 360 about the effects of climate change in greenland. >> have you used the oculus yet? >> i haven't. >> i have. i was into it. i could see getting into netflix shows. coming back with another 90 minutes of news including experts predicting when the next recession will hit and why. >> reporter: oakland's port commissioners are facing outrage
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over what haseeni he thi airpor. i'll have the story coming up. also addressing delays in the central subway project. construction for the new station is way behind schedule. the important deadline coming up. a live look outside at 5:27 as the city starts to wake
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now at 5:30, a new development in the controversy over i.c.e. flights out of oakland international airport. the people in charge of airport operations say they didn't even know this was happening. eighteen agers taken to the hospital for lung damage. the one thing they had in common, vaping. distracted by hind the wheel. a new study finds which age group is most prone to taking their eyes off the road. these results may surprise you. good morning on this friday,
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july 26th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco kicking us off. >> let's start by taking a look at the winds outside. they tell the tale today and the reason why we'll get a reprieve from the heat even into the east bay valleys. 25-mile-per-hour delta breeze through fairfield. let me show you this picture in the east bay hills. whenever the clouds top the east bay hills, that means they'll make it into the east bay valleys. while you'll be in the 90s, not the upper 90s that we've had. those come back tomorrow. a delightful evening on the way. 57 at the coast. chilly, but 71 to 81 for the rest of us. an excessive heat watch out. i'll show you those areas coming up. n calistoga area. they're sending emergency crews there. it's on northbound 29 past tubbs lane. also, a couple accidents in the
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east bay, eastbound 4 approaching 680. southbound 680 near 242, that isn't blocking lanes as well. it is out there and the bay bridge toll plaza is now backing up past the foot of the maze. plan on about a 15-minute wait as you make your way into san francisco into the metering lights. if you want to take the richmond-san rafael bridge, that's looking nice and light. not much delay there heading westbound. b.a.r.t., mass transit, a.c.e. also reporting no delays. caltrains will temporarily close the lower half of the manzanita park and right lot starting today. a high tide is expected to flood it for the next several days. the lower lot won't reopen until a week from sunday. >> thanks, frances. >> new developments at the oakland airport where we learned i.c.e. was flying tens of thousands of detainees. >> and it's something the city
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port commissioners didn't know. they're wondering if it violated oakland's sanctuary city law. good morning, amy. good morning. we've now seen our first public meeting about this issue and it wasn't pretty. people are upset. they voiced their concerns before the board of port commissioners last night, even though this board oversees the oakland airport. the board members say they had no idea this was happening. activists say that's a problem city council member noah gallo says he finds it hard to believe that i.c.e. agents flew about 40,000 detainees out of the airport. he says this should not have happened in a sanctuary city. >> we want to make sure it does not happen again in terms of deportation of families here in oakland. >> we're taking this very seriously. our aim is to ensure that the port of oakland meets its sanctuary city commitments.
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>> reporter: i.c.e. released a statement saying the agency decided to stop chartering flights out of oakland back in october, but also said the agency does not share details about detainee transfers. the city and now the port is investigating whether these transfers violated the city's sanctuary policy. reporting live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. developing news out of oakland, firefighters watching for flare-ups this morning after a two-alarm fire broke out last night. >> the fire started at this commercial building at stanford and occidental street. you can see the flames in this video. the building appeared to be under construction. no one was hurt. police are looking for more victims of a man arrested on sexual assault chargetion involving young boys. 46-year-old randall haldeman, according to deputies, say he
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repeatedly assaulted at least three boys. the crimes date back to the 1980s. he's a former photographer for a youth swim team in menlo park. we're hearing from the owner of the tesla involved in last r union scare. albert kim was not driving the car at the time of the crash. he rented it to 21-year-old kelsey cambridge through the getaround app. kim says the car's data is corrupt in the five minutes before the crash. but the dash cam video he was able to see showed her driving safely. >> i'm surprised because she was very slowly driving and crossing market street, very casually and slowly. you could hardly believe that she would just accelerate just like that. >> police say cambridge was speeding through a red light when the crash happened. she has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. meanwhile kim has turned over the car's thumb drive to police. they are trying to get dash cam footage from the moment of the crash. we've been closely tracking this
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story on to receive the latest information as it happens, download the abc 7 news app and enable push alerts. mta hired a dedicated project manager to address on going delays in the central subway project. abc 7 got a tour of the construction happening in the tunnel that's 100 feet below ground level. the 1.7 mile tunnel runs between stockton street and connects south of market to union square in chinatown. the subway was scheduled to begin operations in deese of 2018. that date keeps getting pushed back. mtas newest project manager has six weeks to come up with a time estimate on this $1.6 billion project. >> the first priority, besides everything else, is to look and see how much time it will take to finish this job and start running the trains. >> most delays have occurred in chinatown where workers are trying not to disturb businesses above ground. the new opening date for now is early next year. it's 5:35. doctors in milwaukee, wisconsin, are sounding the
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eighteen agers were hospitalized in the past month for lung dmage. the one thing they all had in common, they used e-cigarettes. the teens suffered similar similar toms, shortness of breath, fatigue, weight loss and chest pain. it's also unknown what the cause is or what the connection is between those eight cases. the warning comes as san francisco-based juul was grilled on capitol hill. east bay lawmaker did not mince words. >> you're nothing but a marketer of a poison and your target has been young people. >> this is a serious problem. our company has no higher priority than fighting it. >> juul's co-founder says his company has taken steps to reduce underage use including shutting down social media pages. experts predict the next recession will begin next year. and there are three likely triggers, trade policy, a stock market correction or a geopolitical crisis.
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this is interesting, economists who weighed in said housing demand will drop next year, but prices will keep rising. coming up, building a better bay area means taking pride in your community. a massive mural going up in san jose is doing just that. changing the date for halloween. there's a petition to make it the last saturday of october instead of always on october 31st. we want to know what you think. go to and pick a side. we'll have the results in just a few minutes. look at the seven dwarves. that is the cutest costume. >> so lovely. >> good morning to little dopey and no one else. >> let's talk about what's going on. here is a look at our temperatures. they're definitely cooler. look at this. many areas this moinhe you st outside, a lit he fresnng.he upper 5 up
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and bayshore. 60 in oakland, the warm spot. 55 in el sobrante and a few 60s around mountain view, san jose and los gatos. everybody else in the upper 50s. clouds on the increase. we may have delays at sfo. if we do, i'll let you know. driving, there's more fog this morning, so watch out. mass transit cool. still a little hot this afternoon in the east bay when you head home. we have the small craft advisory north of the bay bridge through the delta again this afternoon. peninsula, next 12 hours, you can see we're going to have some clouds early and then a whole lot of sunshine and upper 70s this afternoon. about 73 at 7:00. here is a look at the south bay. 65 at 7:00, 80 at 11:00, mid to upper 80s most of the afternoon. 82 degrees with sunshine at 7:00. our last stop will be our
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hottest stop, low to mid 90s in the east bay valleys after starting off at 66. that's going to feel good considering temperatures will be ten degrees warmer than that tomorrow. we have an excessive heat watch coming up. but first let's bringn frances. the commute is much better this morning compared to yesterday. a few minor problems. but not bad. here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. westbound traffic is on the right-hand side. you're fine hayward to san mateo. east bay traffic even lighter. we'll check out the drive time traffic with the maps for you to show you the trouble spots. road work on southbound 880 through oakland scheduled until about 6:00. for the next 20 minutes approaching 23 avenue, and traffic is very heavy as you approach the construction where the lanes are blocked, but then that should be cleared in about 20 minutes. also, there's an overturned crash in the calistoga area, northbound 29 past tubbs lane. emergency crews are heading to the scene. we'll show you 101 in san
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just like here at home. temperatures 100 to 110. 110 in palm springs. 88 in l.a. a few clouds in eureka to monterey. 64 to 72. 86 in yosemite, 77 in tahoe with our last day of thunderstorms. warmer sunshine this weekend. dryer air and mid 80s up in the high country. reggie? >> pg&e and two other companies have reached a deal to pitch in half of a $21 billion wildfire fund. they'll be able to tap into it to pay for damage caused by their equipment not covered by insurance. the other half of the fund will come from you through a fee on your power bill. the state had given the companies until today to agree to that fund. home depot is denying reports they threatene t l oaanbe encampments near two of their stores. on a safe rv parking lot.
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city councilman doesn't like the idea. >> now you're going to move the problem right across the street to high street, your entrance and exit, but on the other side of high street there are businesses that are complaining as well. >> home depot released a statement to abc 7 news saying in part, we look forward to continuing to work with the city to implement a plan that is thoughtful and respectful. san francisco police arrested a suspect in the theft of a dog. this incident was caught on camera. officers detained 53-year-old livan loc on outstanding theft warrants on tuesday. then police realized he matched the description of the man seen walking away with the dog outside japantown two weeks ago. we covered this story here. the owner tied up her golden retriever outside a grocery store and a surveillance camera caught a man taking that dog. officers spotted the dog the next day and returned her to her owner. bail has been set at more than $100 million for two men accused of robbery at sun valley
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shopping center. police say the armed suspects forced employees into a secure cash room at an arcade in may. concord police arrested vince timmons and gary dillahunty. dill hunty was a security guard. detectives say he helped timmons and another man get in through an employee entrance. a group says the government should strengthen privacy laws and give citizens greater control over how their information is collected and used. the australia federal government accepted the allegations. should halloween always be the last saturday in october? head to and weigh in right now. >> atlantic if you want halloween to stay on october 31st and treat if you think it should be moved to the last saturday of the month. >> we're making this complicated for you this morning.
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>> but it's cute. we're asking this because there's a new push to move it to the last saturday of october. >> thousands of people have signed a petition asking that the halloween holiday be moved. the petition was launched on by a non-profit called halloween and costume association. who knew that was a thing?al on saturday would make celebrating safer and less stressful than having it during the week. >> looking at the results. trick means they want halloween to stay on october 31st. it seems to be winning. only 40% of you want it to move to the last saturday of the month. >> some traditionalists out there. >> you're a parent. do you care? >> i guess i would prefer it on a saturday because the day after getting the kids to school is impossible, even though we start our trick-or-treating really early, like around 5:00, 6:00. yeah, it would be nice to sleep in the next day. >> and they're kind of wired, right? >> oh, yeah, sugar high.
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>> with our schedule, guy to bed at 6:30 or 7:00. for me to go trick-or-treating -- >> does that mean you hear the doorbell ringing all night? >> that's okay. far ayou liket to be movedoerent me. tria bumm going on outside. here is a look at the east bay hills camera. there's a sign things are different. look at that. the cascade of clouds means we're going to be dominated by a sea breeze and milder temperatures today. now, dangerous heat will return this weekend. that will only last about two days as cooler weather is on the way for next week. a list mist and drizzle, especially around half moon bay this morning. a lot of fog around the coast. starting to push into coastal valleys, would lead to places like petaluma. by noon it's back at the coast where it will be a dominant feature for you. let's look at our temperatures. brighter in one of the areas. santa cruz at 76.
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look how much warmer in morgan hill and gilroy for the garlic festivals. 90s there. mid to upper 80s for most of the south bay. mid 60s along the coast t above. low 70s for south san francisco and sausalito. breezier along the north bay coast. we range from about 80 in san rafael and vallejo to upper 90s in ukiah. quite a spread in the north bay. still 90s, just not the 100s today in the east bay valleys. they come back tomorrow and they hang around through sunday. parts of the bay will push upper 80s to near 90. near 70 at the coast weekend. good morning. it hasn't been too bad. we'll find delays even on a friday morning at the bay bridge toll plaza. here is a live shot for you. traffic is backed unjust beyond the 880 overcrossing, a ten to
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15 minute wait. theng it's flowing well as you make your way towards the bay bridge toll plaza. not backed up through the maze at all. a few earlier problems in the walnut creek area. traffic looking good southbound 680 near treat and geary. 24 fine all the way through the caldecott. what is slow is in the south bay. seeing a few brake lights, sluggish traffic on northbound 101 from highway 85 to the san jose airport. that's now a 15-minute drive. >> thank you, frances. distracted driving is a problem for drivers of all ages, but apparently it's especially bad for older americans. aaa tracked a group of drivers between 21 and 75. they found on average drivers between the age of 55 and 75 took their eyes off the road about eight seconds longer than those 21 to 36. taking your eyes off the road for two seconds can double your chances of getting into an accident. bart of building a bte
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bay area involves having pride in their hometown. the sharks are teaming up with an artist to make this free hand mural in san jose. awsian artist nychos was commissioned, internationally known for anatomy-based x-ray style work. this will be his first piece in san jose. he's already painted other murals in the bay area, including two in oakland. >> you're painting for the rest of the world. the funny fizzle, as i call it, will happen right at the end. >> the piece is titled bleed teal. it will show the shark getting its power from te city of san jose while teal pumps through its veins. nychos plans to incorporate waves, water and the city's skyline as he works on it this weekend. it's free hand? i don't understand how you do that. >> he's very talented. still ahead on abc 7
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mornings, megan rapinoe's -- outside lands kicks off in just two weeks.
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a's and rangers again tonight at the coliseum. 7:07 first pitch, 70 degrees, dropping down to a cool 62. we've got heat coming this weekend. areas you see in red, the east bay valley, east bay hills and the diablo range, record to near record highs of 95 to 108 degrees. remember, if you're standing in the sunshine, you can feel 10 to 15 degrees warmer than that. it starts at 11:00 tomorrow morning and goes through 11:00
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p.m. sunday. here is a look at the temperatures. look at all the 100s. cloverdale, clear lake, fairfield, antioch, livermore, and nearing that in san jose. even 80 in oakland to a 70 in san francisco. warmer than average. you can see cooler weather along the coast sunday. plenty of 100s inland. monday we take away the hundreds and for the most part try to take away the 90s, also. dramatic drop after the weekend. frances? >> road work in oakland is causing delay on southbound 880. lanes should be picked up quickly in the next five minutes. southbound 880 approaching 23rd. in fact, it looks like traffic is starting to turn yellow from red so it is improving and should clear fairly quickly. also in the north bay, tracking an overturn crash highway 29 northbound past tubbs lane that may be blocking a lane. injuries reported as well. british airways resuming service to cairo after
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temporarily suspending flights due to security concerns. the airline completed a thorough assessment of security. lufthansa resumed flights last sunday. last friday the u.s. warned travelers about terrorist attacks in egypt. the uk also issued a similar warning. a new study finds that having a parent or sibling with melanoma skin cancer may increase your risk of all skin cancers. >> at important reminder to use sun protection when you're outside. published in the american academy of dermatology. on "good morning america," dr. whitney bowe says it's important to have an open conversation with your dermatologist. >> you have to tell them if you have anybody in your family with melanoma. your derm will be on the hunt for any sign of any skin cancer. >> you can hear the rest of the doctor's suggestions coming up at 7:00 on "good morning america." outside lands is banning
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effectasar.dian head dresses at organizers told "the gate" out of respect for the native american heritage. a dragon space capsule is zeroing in on the international space station this morning. >> ignition and liftoff of the falcon nine rocket and the dragon spacecraft. >> threatening clouds over cape canaveral did not stop the launch last night. the capsule was carrying 5,500 pounds of experiments, supplies, a bio printer and slime. nickelodeon is using the slime to get kids interested in science, tech and engineering. the capsule will dock with the space station tomorrow. new at 6:00, a man accused of a crime in the east bay has been arrested several states away. traffic safety concerns after the deadly crash in the tenderloin.
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what sfmta did weeks before and how it's still in the works. a live picture from the garlic festival this morning. what you
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plus - everyone gets kohl's cash! plus - free amazon returns now at all kohl's stores! it's super saturday... at kohl's. good morning. welcome to friday, july 26th. >> we made it. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. how is it looking mike? >> looking cloudy outside for more of us. that means a little cooler weather this morning and a little milder weather this afternoon. here is a look at live doppler 7. you can see the gray encroaching upon the east bay hills, starting to spill into the east bay valleys and the south bay. look at the waves, trying to run a time lapse on it. that would look cool. tune back in to mike nicco abc 7 later on and i'll post it works. 55 to 6, milder this morning. by noon, 59 at the coast, 73 to
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83, not as warm adds yesterday. this afternoon, 77 to 89 for our bay and inland neighborhoods. 71 to 81, enjoy a comfortable evening before the dangerous heat this weekend. here's frances. 11-minute delay on a.c.e. tray one, b.a.r.t. looking good at this point as well. other mass transit systems, a good way to go. there is some fog for the drive across the golden gate bridge. it has been thick at times this morning, down to 100 feet. give yourself a little extra time as you make your way between the robin williams tunnel and across the golden gate bridge into san francisco. if you're heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza, though, traffic has been flowing well. here is a live shot of the macarthur maze. the right-hand side traffic is westbound 80 coming out of emeryville heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is flowing well in all directions. backed up towards the 880 overcrossing at the tolls right now. some usual slo


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