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day yesterday. residents of crockett, rodeo and new york hercules were told to selter in place. those out and about had to deal with a lot of traffic because of the i-80 closure, then the fear of what this fire was doing to the air and if they were safe. they say the experience was scary. rst. rocked myeally i was similar tot happ l night. officials say they areooking starting this fire.earthqke plan they lifted the shelter in place order just after 9:30 last night. they encouraged residents to open windows and doors and air out their homes, a sign they feel safe about the air quality here right now. schools are open. it does look like today will shape up as being back to normal. reporting live in crocket, amy
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hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. the last major fire at an east bay energy facility happened at chevron's richmond facility in august of 2012. the fumes from that fire spread for miles. 15,000 people sought medical help after starting to feel sick, a lot of them complaining about breathing issues. chevron paid $2 million in fines and millions more to settle claims. they believe a leak in a corroded pipe caused that fire. >> good morning, here's an update on your weather and taffic. >> hi, everybody. a look at the fog. thickest around petaluma, pin grove and rohnert bega areas will have visibility less than an eighth of a mile. we have a lot of clear sky overtop of us but high clouds
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will be increasing after 7:00. temperatures in the mid 40s to low 50s. increasing clouds today. that will dim the sunshine and take some of the heat out of our sky. 57 to 65. that's it at noon. we'll stay around 60 at the coast. 67 to 71 as we head to 4:00. by 7:00, looking mostly cloudy. grab a coat, 57 to 63. no rain yet. it's coming tonight. we'll talk about it next. here's frances. >> get ready for that rain and a wet commute tomorrow, right now looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, a minor wait for some cash-paying lanes. over to the golden gate bridge, right lanes.ou it' that should be cleared by 5:00 this morning. we have a couple areas of road work eastbound from 101, just south of airport. there's a closure in effect until 6:00 this morning. also in the wood side area, southbound 280 at 84, a full freeway closure scheduled until
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5:00. and the ride westbound 580 out of tracy to castro valley still green at 38 minutes. now the race for 2020. 12 candidates facing off in ohio at the fourth democratic presidential debate. the front-runner, elizabeth warren, coming under repeated attack from the other candidates as they sparred over everything from impeachment to health care. rachel scott is in westerville, ohio. >> reporter: a rising senator elizabeth warren with a boost in the polls. >> let's figure out why it is -- >> taking heat from democratic rival rivals. >> you are making talking points in this room. >> reporter: the massachusetts senator known for her sweeping plans -- >> i will not sign a bill into law that does not lower costs for middle class families. >> reporter: criticized for refusing to acknowledge if her medicare for all policy would lead to tax increases. >> at least bernie is being honest here and saying how he's going to pay for this and that taxes are going to go up.
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>> a yes or no question that didn't get a yes or no answer. >> reporter: the divide on health care center stage. warren pushing back. >> whenever someone hears the term "medicare for all who want it," understand what that really means. it's medicare for all who can afford it. >> reporter: but on the issue of impeachment, there was no debate. >> because as a former prosecutor, i know a confession when i see it. >> he should be removed. esiden calls for the bidens to be investigated, former vice president joe biden faced questions about his son's foreign business dealings while he was vice president. >> my son did nothing wrong. i carried out the policy of the united states government in rooting out corruption in ukraine. >> reporter: and senator bernie sanders stepping back into the ring after a recent heart attack, making clear he's ready to carry on. >> we are going to be mounting a vigorous campaign all over this country. as senator sanders heads
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back on the campaign trail, he teased a special guest at his upcoming rally in new york city. senior campaign sources say it will be alexandria ocasio-cortez who plans to give sanders her endorsement. fact checkers were hard at work during the debate. to find out which claims hold up, go to developing news this morning, vice president mike pence will head to a delegation to turkey for cease-fire talks. the delegation is expected to leave for turkey today and it includes secretary of state mike pompeo. they'll face a tough negotiation. turkey's president rejected mediation with syrian kurdish forces because he viewsm terrorists. last week president trump said he was pulling off forces from northeastern syria, a move condemned by both republicans and democrats. san francisco will release the results of a new study on the housing crisis. the first ever jobs/housing fit report compares the price of housing with peoples income.
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it's expected to show wha there's a sever shord taj shortage in affordable housing for low income workers. today san francisco supervisors will discuss taxing owners of vacant storefronts in the city. the budget and finance committee is considering putting an excise tax on the budget in march. that money would help small businesses. there's a new contract offer for 12,000 santa clara county union workers, but it's not being received well. the offer would give workers a 3% pay increase now plus another 3% each year for the next four years. seiu represents hospital janitors and social workers to park employees and law enfor enforcement. the chapter president says it is an attempt to force employees to accept the same proposal put forth months ago. coming up, the final decision on whether to close market street to drive sgleers and we have an update on several
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aftershocks that rocked the east bay. and a close look at the new devices that google willomg wee first it's 4:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's mike. >> let's look at some neighborhood temperatures. we have 51 in daly city and pacifica. san bruno, 54. everybody else on the peninsula, whether it's on the bay side or the coast side, just mid to upper 40s. we have 50 in hayward and san jose. san ramon and concord. 52 in san francisco. 51 in san rafael. 60 up in the hills in los gatos. if i didn't mention your neighborhood, you're in the 40s. you can see a lot less cloud cover out there right now. you can see it lurking along the coast. it will slowly leak into the bay today. it won't be as cloudy nor as foggy as it was yesterday. you're thinking more sunshine, warmer temperatures today. no. clouds will come in and take away any chance of getting
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warm. cool, then comfortable on mass transit. a little foggy over parts of the bay. here's the north bay, starting off at 44. look at all that cloud cover. that will keep us around the upper 60s allar as ast bay, we' see some sunshine break through the high clouds from time to time. it won't be completely overcast. mid 60s here. the last stop will be san francisco, it's going to be partly sunny for the better part of the day, then mostly cloudy this afternoon. mid 60s in our future after being in the mid 50s this morning. an hour-by-hour look at the rain coming up in ten minutes. we want to bring frances in here. any hot spots? >> no. >> i love your enthusiasm. >> i love it when it's quiet. no hot spots. we have some road work going on. that's about it. that's the part that will slow you down. southbound traffic on the right-hand side, as yyour w pas. even here it's to the slowing folks down much at all.
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we're checking out the san mateo br eastbound light into hayward for headlights moving out of foster city. there's some road wor 280 near 84, all lanes blocked until 5:00 this morning. we had that just in the last report. we're seeing some slowing out of tracy from 205 to the altamont pass. we'll have more drive times and we'll update you on some road
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here's a look from mt. tamalpais. look at the clouds encroaching on san francisco. you can barely see the sal salesforce tower through that. i want to focus on the air quality. we don't have a spare the air today. we have that air alert around the area of the fire yesterday because of the fire. around the state, mid to upper 70s. clouds increasing everywhere. 84 in fresno. warmth to l.a. 88, 97 in palm springs. it will be in the mid 60s today. the cold front that hits will bring extremely dry air and 55. another cold front drops us to 48 onatlight. he's a morha coming tt street insco.
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>> supervisorsave p cars. here's lauren martinez. >> reporter: market street will be closed to private cars. rs rallied in support of better market street. a project to ban private cars and put safety at the forefront. >> over market street alone. >> reporter: a chorus of public speakers expressed support to bring in bike lines and sidewalks. >> this is one of the most amazing projects i've seen. i'm happy about that. i urge you to approve it. >> i would ask this happen faster in the future and happen in more parts of the city. thank you. >> reporter: the chair of the sfmta has champions this plan
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for eight years. >> have you ever seen a project of this scope with this amount of impact on the city so uniformly approved? >> reporter: the board of directors voted and passed the plan. congratulations, folks. >> reporter: a move some call historic. a once in a generation change and the project of the decade. >> i'm looking forward to walking down a car-free market street, for san francisco to join the ranks of international cities who realized that pedestrian-friendly streets are best for their cities. so i just think this is a very historic day for san francisco. >> reporter: i'm lauren martinez, abc7 news. developing news, numerous aftershocks have hit the pleasant hill and walnut creek area. >> a large aftershock that hit around 7:00 last night was 3.4 quake and it rattled hopes and
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nerves. an apartment is over the usgs designated epicenter. a woman who live there's said she grabbed her dog angel when the shaking started. >> tell me what it was like last night for you. what did it feel like? >> scary. it was just a shake back and forth, honey. >> okay. >> did she say honey? >> yeah. >> i like it. i like that. now it's back to business as usual in pleasant hill and walnut creek. there was no real damage can except some things knocked off store shelves. abc7 news can help you prepare for an earthquake or any natural disaster go to, and you will get more tips. all this week, we are marking the 30th anniversary of the loma prieta earthquake, the epicenter was in the santa cruz mountains. we sent clyde powell to loma prieta. >> the ground zero of the eff t
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earthquake at the time. it was such a dramatic visual effect. i got a little handy cam that i attach to a light stand with gaffer tape and just kind of walked it down into the crack as far as i can extend it. about eight feet. >> we'll have a special commercial-free broadcast of our originals documentary "the earthquake effect." that's tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. right here on abc 7. you can also watch the documentary anywhere you get abc 7 including our abc 7 news app and amazon fire tv. >> i'm looking forward to seeing that, just the damage and devastation but also how it was covered. i think it will be really good. >> how we'll probably have to cover this in the future. >> yeah. you're right. e. who knows hows the hayward fault at any point in time. it was interesting watching the world series, everything went
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away. back then we devastation, especn in the marina. just mind boggling. let's talk about something. we have a little bit of fog out there. low clouds trying to make their way in. they're late getting here. the high clouds will increasing today are the upper level clouds. that will bring us some mild highs. watching a chance of drizzle to light rain, breezy and cooler than average after that. here's a look at our temperatures. 70s, low to mid 70s n. tin the h bay, east bay. 65 to 68 for the bay. 60 to 63 in san francisco. tonight, the clearing will drop you into the mid to upper 40s. the rest of us will be milder in the mid to upper 50s. here's the system to the north. we'll be on the tail end of this. here are the high clouds that will increase today. rain will come from the wetter clouds that are with the cold front. here we are at 7:00 in the
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morning. heading to 7:00 this evening, mendocino county, a little bit, just not a solid area of rain. i'm expecting drizzle, pockets of drizzle toight yo s the conditionsnd t increasing s we head thursday. it will be brighter friday. a dry cold front, a slight chance of rain saturday, then back into the 70s and 80s starting monday. hi, frances. >> hi, mike. good morning, everyone. we'll expect that wet commute tomorrow. for this morning right now it's looking great. here's a live shot of the bay bridge toll plaza. a minor wait for the cash paying lanes. yesterday metering lights were turned on early. a live shot of 280 in san jose shows traffic lights moving northbound. there's a full freeway closure at 84 and wood side, which should be cleared in the next 12 minutes, there's not a big delay
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southbound 280 is nortgo. uing p 101 nd long-te parking, that section isclosed. westbound 580 slow tracy to dublin. yellow at 34 minutes. >> all right. g president trump off of its platform. calls are increasing for his termination starting two weeks ago with kamala harris. she argued he was using twitter to openly put witnesses in danger during the ongoing impeachment inquiry. yesterday twitter restated that world leaders are not above its policies and violations, but it will continue to be lenient with their tweets believing that they serve the public interest. google unveiled its newest
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smartphone. >> knew hardware from google. >> the new pixel 4 smartphones, a new chrome laptop called the pixel book go is on the way and earbuds can pair with the device from as far away from the end of a football field. walmart is delivering direct to fridge service. >> staffer also go to subscribers camera-equipped homes and deliver grocery to their refrigerators. the service is mailable to 1 million customers in mers in mes and snow day e--learning means students will have to expect online assignments at home when conditions outside make going to school impossible. so long, snow days. those are your tech bites. >> have a great day.
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a great dane gives birth to a litter of puppies. >> one of them is green. this is not one of those things we're asking you about, is the puppy green, blue or pink, it's really green. it's green. we'll tell you the science behind this unusual phenomenon. and two song writers say the truth hurts for lizo and her song-writing team. why they say they deserve credit it's been reported that there's a cyberattack on business every 39 seconds. ouch.
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welcome back. here's a look ae at 4:54 this wednesday morning. it's 48 degrees near the shark tank. looking nohbound towards san jose international. the pollen count will be about the same. if you've been suffering the last couple of days, expect to suffer again today. according to the number of cannabis jobs spiked 1200% in the last four years. the biggest jumps have taken place in san francisco, san jose, los angeles and sacramento. searches have risen by more than 400% statewide since 2016. she just took a dna test, turns out lizzo may not be 100% truthful. ♪ i just took a dna test
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>> it's one of the biggest lines of the summer from pop music, so much so lizzo is a worldwide star and expected to be a contender at the grammys. now a pair of song writing brothers are speaking out. they say they were involved in the initial writing phases of the line, but were left off the credit and they want recognition. lizzo's team denies their help. >> so they helped write that one line in the song. >> that's what they're saying. i don't know how didn't participate in it. >> hi, mike. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> there's an artist named lizzo, she's popular -- >> i got that. she plagiarized or didn't give somebody credit? >> these brothers said she did.
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>> like you said, when you become popular, everybody comes after you. when i win the lottery, you'll never see me again. cloverdale, calistoga -- like i'm going to win. 10:00 tonight, light rain it just varies. it's not a strong storm. it's so weak we didn't even put a storm impact scale on it. the potential where it does get wet means tomorrow's morning commute could be a little wet for a few of us. we need to take extra time and tune in tomorrow to see where it is raining and where it has rained so you know if it will be wet for your commute. 60s and70s on thursday, friday and saturday. 80s are coming back. i'll show you that coming up in mme.t' loong gforestrnins
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song. petaluma boulevard north, there was an earlier crash off to the right-hand side. northbound 87 in san jose, it's looking great in san jose. we have had a few accidents reported, one on 680 near 84, that's off to the right-hand side. here's a live shot of 680 in walnut creek. that southbound traffic is moving well towards 24. no delays at richmond-san rafael bridge. >> baby, how you feeling? 4:57. good morning. kermit the frog says it's not easy being green. a colorado dog owner was shocked when the eighth puppy born in her litter was actually green. >> look. green puppies are a phenomenon thought to happen when light-colored puppies come into contact with a certain fluid while in the womb. the puppy won't be green forever. the color fades in weeks.
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the pigment doesn't appear to have negative health effects. the owner named the pup vernant. kind of cute. next at 5:00. breathe in and yell it out. there's a new kind of yoga that involves swearing and alcohol. and actress felicity huffman is spending her first night in jail in the east bay. this morning you're stronger than you know. so strong. you power through chronic migraine, 15 or more headache or migraine days a month. one tough mother. you're bad enough for botox®. botox® has been preventing headaches and migraines before they even start for almost 10 years, and is the #1 prescribed branded chronic migraine treatment.
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