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good morning. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm matt keller in for carolyn tyler. let's start with a first quick look at the weather. meteorologist lisa argen how is it looking? >> good morning to you. the clouds insulated us overnight so it's pretty mild in the low to mid-50s and a little bit of precip around the area. here's a look at live donor it 7 hd in a moist onshore flow. the santa cruz mountains looking at a few showers. no the north bay some showers offshore of the mendocino coast and well offshore of the marin coast. cloudy skies for the bulk of the day, anywhere from 50 by the delta and our inland valleys
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through the upper 50s over into the north bay. the plan for the rest day shower activity in the north bay. overall looking at intermittent light showers now and again underneath a cloudy sky with mild temperatures today. this is reminiscent for much of the work week ahead. i'll explain a little bit better and time out the next several days the first full week of march and show you what to expect in a few minutes. matt? >> thank you, lisa. it will take a lot more rain to ease california's drought concerns. abc 7 news reporter lillian kim has details. >> reporter: san francisco has been getting all of its drinking water from the hetch hetchy reservoir in yosemite for years. the plan is to drill as many as six wells on the city's west side hoping a chunk of the project will be paid for by relief money from jerry brown.
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>> your money portfolio is better when it's diversified and so is your water. ground is set to break this foul. >> the san francisco puc will be asking some of the drought money be used to fund a city program that will not just give away water-efficient toilets, faucets and shower heads but install them, too. the east bay utility district is focusing on recycled water itvw% plans to put $1 million of drought relief money toward its east bay shore recycled water project which will supply 2.5 million gallons of retreated waste water. >> it's used in irfwags so household front yards, many highways, the irrigation system in front of highways and commercial buildings and many commercials want to use the recycled water for building cooling. >> reporter: tens of millions of dollars will also pay for food and housing for farm workers and other people directly impacted by the drought.
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lillian kim, abc 7 news. >> nearly two dozen pg&e customers in los gatos are still without power. the downed tree blocked hutchinson road before it could be removed. power is expected to be restored by 3:00 this afternoon. high winds are blamed for this overturned modular home in livermore happened just before 3:00 yesterday afternoon near north greenville road. no one was hurt. a portion of road in santa cruz will likely remain closed today after a heavy surf opened up a sinkhole. huge waves knocked out rocks from the sea cave and created the sink hole along west cliff drive. public works crews shut down the street to assess the damage. one resident said erosion has been a problem for years. >> there used to be places to park on the other side of the fence but through the years they eroded away.
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there's lots of places where it's undercutting. >> currently from woodrow avenue is still closed to traffic. county crew also have to figure out how safe it is for any future residents. as heavy as the surf was here it's nothing compared to what happened in santa barbara yesterda yesterday. man having breakfast at the moby dick restaurant caught this wave breaking through the glass and scattering kuser ins. despite the damage, no one was hurt. in the nearby town of galida, heavy waves tossed this boat like it was a toy. two restaurant workers were hurt when waves crashed into a diner on the pier. one of the worker s was swept away and got stuck under the pier. both are expected to be okay. mandatory evacuations were lifted last night for residents of 60 homes in several foothill
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communities in loss acle angele county. yesterday's storm was so intense a tornado warning was issued for suburbs east of los angeles. you can track the rain in the bay area using live lop der ip our abc 7 news weather app, download it on our website abc7news.com/apps. we have breaking news to tell you out of oakland. police are investigating a shooting that left a woman dead around 9:30 last night around 78th and garfield avenues in eastmont. the woman was taken to the hospital where she died. no word on her identity. no arrests have been made. searcher also pass out flyers in san rafael in hopes of locating a missing man, 93-year-old robert davis@:mo#wa last seen wednesday night and no one's heard from him since. abc 7 news reporter lisa amin
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gulezian has the details. >> reporter: ryan spent hours online. >> keep an eye out for this thank you. >> reporter: he's trying to find his grandfather. >> i'm worried. yeah. i -- it's5-%wñ really difficult try to visualize where he could be. >> robert davis had just finished his weekly dinner date marin joe's in court=l disappeared. he was supposed to drive straight home to san rafael but never made it. >> we have no idea what he could have done and don't know why we can't find him. >> reporter: an air search thursday and ground search friday revealed nothing. davis' family has driven 400 miles, searching back roads, ravines, alleys but no sign of the world war ii veteran.
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davis is driving a 2001 silver toyota camera with a license plate number 4sey056. >> he can't drive forever. he has, there has to be an explanation to where he could be. you don't just vanish. >> reporter: davis has no cell phone and has not used his credit card. not calling his family after this long is something he simply wouldn't do. >> he's a creature of habit and always on time and he's happy and he always said "i'm going to live 'til i'm 100." >> reporter: volunteers and searcher also meet here at the san rafael police department at 9:30 in the morning. they'll be passing out flyers all over downtown. in san rafael, lisa aminkyj amin gulezian, abc news. abc 7 news obtain aid recording of the dispatch call
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after the incident last tuesday. >> is he calling on -- >> my son accidentally shot himself in the arm. off-duty police officer secured his gun, he's an off-duty officer secured a gun, son is 12 years of age, accident shooting, he's awake and breathing. >> the boy was treated at the hospital and released. new this morning a report finds the san francisco fire department's 911 response could be putting patient safety at risk. "the "san francisco chronicle"" reports the fire department responds to 72% of 911 calls seeking assistance. state responds 80%. the lack of investment in ambulances and medics are to blame, fire officials say it will request an additional $10 million next fiscal year for more medical staff, ambulances and other equipment. tonight is hollywood's big night, this is a live picture of the red carpet at the doleby theater where in just a few
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hours the oscars will be held. akiko fujita is there with a look at the nominees and who is most likely to walk away a winner. ♪ in the days of my youth >> reporter: it's down to a three-horse race for oscar gold. ten nominations including for best picture but they'll face stiff competition from "12 years of slave" considered a favorite for the top prize. >> i would probably give the edge to "12 years of slave." >> reporter: the steve mcqueen film comes in with nine nominations including supporting actress recognized for her first major role outside of drama school. >> i think jennifer lawrence is rooting for lupita nyongo. >> reporter: jared leto is considered a shoo-in for best
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supporting actor for his role as a transgender woman in @hñ"dall buyers club." co-star matthew mcconme could join him if he beats out hollywood veterans and first-time nominee which we tell edge yo for. i was full. >> reporter: familiar faces fill out the best actress at category. amyed adams is the only nominee without an oscar here. ellen degeneres returns for her second stint as oscars host this year. if past shows are any indication, expect plenty of singing and dancing and some surprises to round out hollywood's biggest night. >> southern california has been dealing with a massive storm the last few days. crews constructed a plastic tent to protect the red carpet all squeak but they brought that down overnight and forecasters say skies are expected to clear in time for the big show. akiko fujita, abc news,
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hollywood. katie marzullo will join us live with the oscar winners tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. abc 7 is the only place where you can see the oscars, coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. visit abc7news.com, click on countdown to oscar sunday to get a printal ballot in the my pick section so you can choose the winners, oscar sundays is today here on abc 7. a lot of people will be curled up in their homes watching the oscars today, and it looks like maybe a chance of showers, huh, lisa? >> unfortunately matt it's a chance. plenty of clouds will dominate the sky today and the significant weather system few and far between for the week ahead. i'll explain when we return. >> thanks, lisa. bay area reaction to the international crisis in ukraine, the call from local ukrainians amid the deteriorating situation with russia's military on the
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♪ [ male announcer ] spring is calling. get sta-green fertilizer now just $8 at lowe's. ♪ now for the latest developments in ukraine. president obama spoke with russian president putin about the crisis and expressed his concern about russia's involvement. we get the latest now from abc news reporter michelle franzen. >> reporter: violence and bloody clashes still increase as pro-russian demonstrators battled supporters of the new ukrainian government. tensions flared as flags were ripped down and russian flags raised. ukraine's acting president with the country's armed forces on alert giving the threat of
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progress aggression. russia's parliament gave president putin the green light to use military force in the ukraine, a blatant defiance of president obama's warning. >> there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: the president phoned putin to express his deep concern over russia's violations of ukraine's sovereignty and breach of international law. he cautioned his russian counterpart to defuse tension by with drawing russian troops. that message was reiterated at the u.n., after meeting privately the security council heard from several am was fors in an open televised session over the objections of russia. >> russia's provocative actions could push a tense situation beyond the breaking point. >> reporter: the u.s. could stop taking preparations for the g-8 summit in sochi. michelle franzen, abc news, new
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york. >> a protest yesterday outside the russian consulate in san francisco, the group demanded moscow withdraw from ukraine. another protest will be held today at noon. president obama is calling on russia to deescalate tensions in ukraine. george stephanopolous goes one on one with secretary of state john kerry about the crisis. you can catch "this week" right here on abc 7 at 8:00. a double amputee owe li oly oscar pistorius will go on trial tomorrow fighting charges he murdered his girlfriend. he already admitted to shooting reeva steenkamp at his home last year. he said he mistook her for an intruder. the prosecution says pistorius is a gun obsessed risk taker who
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shot steenkamp in a fit of rage. his defense is, it was a mistake and a reasonable person could have made the same mistake. fair enough but that's a tough defense considering that oscar pistorius shot his own girlfriend in his own home multiple times, you would think it might be a victory for them if the judge only convicts him of a lesser crime of culpable homicide meaning it was a negligent shooting. if convicted pistorius could face a life sentence. heavy rains in brazil caused some damage at a soccer stadium that will host the world cup later this year. several pieces of metal used to collect water off the roof became detached and fell onto the field near the benches and onto the stands. it happened hours before the stadium was scheduled to host a regional championship. no one was injured. the a conservation group has come up with an innovative way to make water go further in
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california. it's helping millions of birds migrating through california. dan ashley shows us in this morning's "assignment report" it's helping farmers. >> 8 million birds a year travel along the pacific fly-way through california central valley but 95% of the wetlands they depend on are gone, so a lot of large birds now rely on flooded rice fields for a place to rest and east but rice farmers usually drain their fields in january, that means there's no habitat for smaller shore birds that need wetlands later in february and march. so a non-profit called the nature conservancy has come up with a solution using data from citizen scientists. it starts with a website called ebird where amateur bird watchers post their sightings. >> millions and millions of entries that amateur birders put into it from all over the united states our data scientists process that information and they create this sort of a map which tells us exactly when and where these birds are.
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>> reporter: scientists combine that with other information to predict the need for bird habitat. we manipulated the images to make it easier to see. darker blue means birds expected but not wetlands available. for example around february 26th, wetlands are needed here, southwest of chico as you could see. fast forward another month, a month later to march 26th, the greater need is going to be here, south of sacramento. >> this is fantastic. >> reporter: abc 7 news went up to a farm in yuba county and using video shot by the nature conservancy to see how the program works, one of the areas targeted by the computer data. >> we've never before had the ability to look week by week when birds need habitat. >> reporter: scientist mark reynolds points out a huge flock hanging out in a flooded rice field. >> they breed in the high arctic and come down thousands of miles to the central valley of
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california and they look for habitats like this. >> reporter: the conservancy is paying farmers including doug thomas to keep the fields flooded longer. they submit baids based on thei costs. >> we're not adding any water, just holding the stuff we have. >> reporter: it's win/win. >> it sustains us on a financial basis. >> reporter: and helps the yellow legs that need wetlands now. 4 farmers created 10,000 acres of bird habitat, especially critical in a drought year. >> they're on a wing and a prayer headed through the valley every year and it's neat to be a part of that. >> reporter: dan ashley, abc 7 news. . >> the conservancy doesn't want to reteveal how much they're paying farmers, all of the money comes from private donations. to contribute, we have links at abc7news.com under "see it on
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tv." not the perfect day to go out and do some bird watching, we've got some showers out there but we need the rain, lisa. too bad it's not more. >> we're not going to be picky. we will take any few sprinkles that arrive today. during the next several days we have some returns and welloff shore we're in the midst of a very moist onshore flow. as we take you to the santa cruz mountains notice that in the hills, the higher elevation vasions looking at light showers and this will be the pattern throughout the day today as a cold front sits offshore and brings us plenty of cloud cover and perhaps some areas of light rain from time to time. east bay hills camera, temperatures in the low 50s from redwood city, 53 in los gatos. san francisco, 55 degrees in half moon bay at 54. you can see the clouds here from our exploratorium camera where numbers range from about 50 in
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our east bay valleys by the delta, 53 in napa and 54 in san rafael so certainly not as chilly as it could be with the overcast and the higher humanity, not too bad out there. scattered showers on tap throughout the day today and we'll look for the possibility of more rain headed our way tomorrow. unfortunately these systems do not contain a lot of rain and they're not strong, and not everyone will see the rain, so we'll time it out for you in a few moments. first you can see what's offshore it's the cold front that is unorganized and as we sit to the east of it, that onshore flow will bring intermittent light showers from time to time and overall will be stuck in the pattern throughout much of the work week, a stronger system heads our way by midweek, looks like maybe wednesday and thursday we could see some precip down around the south bay and our east bay valleys. the activities if we see anything at all will be well up to the north bay, ukiah, clover
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dale, spotty showers throughout the santa cruz mountains. few peeks of sun, temperatures in the 60s but notice throughout the afternoon we'll see more dry conditions and the chance of showers remains mainly focused into the north bay. high temperatures today ranging from about 60 half moon bay with the south winds, mid-60s from palo alto to san jose. 66 in livermore, so the chance of showers remain north. the accuweather seven-day forecast more shower activity tomorrow, look for the dry day to be on tuesday and this next system by wednesday into thursday is the one that is giving us 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch of rain. saturday temperatures feeling spring like in the low to mid-70s so things change so check out our website and live doppler 7 hd because we're always updating the forecast and
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hopefully maybe some of the systems will come together and bring us better chances of rain. but for now we'll call it more nuisance showers with the mild temperatures and maybe just a light jacket needed if it anything at all if it you're headed out for a morning run. matt? >> thank you, lisa. yosemite lovers better act quick, what you need to do to soak in the breath-taking views.
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get ready for some renovations at mission delawrence park. the $13.2 million renovation improvement project includes repair, renovations of its courts, offleash dog areas, irrigation, lighting, bathrooms and park landscape. three new buildings will be constructed. park goers should expect partial closures through completion in spring of 2015. hiking'son in yosemite is just around the corner and this weekend the national park began
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its preseaso lottery for permits. 14-mile round trip to the iconic piece of granite is the most popular of yosemite's hikes. 225 permits expected from late may to the middle of october. if you apply now you can request permits for up to six people and up to seven dates. up next on the abc 7 sunday morning news the wild weather isn't just here in california. ice, snow and freezing temperatures the problems they're causing across the country. the official afterparty for the academy awards, what the stars will be enjoying after the oscars have been
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good morning. we're starting this half hour with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen on the roof of the abc 7 broadcast center. any showers right now happening, lisa? >> no. it feels like it wants to rain. it's pretty humid out here and a few scattered showers throughout the overnight but live doppler 7 hd shows there's a little activity offshore and to the north of us in the santa cruz mountains so we're keeping it in the forecast even though there's nothing really organized and the bulk of the day we'll be underneath a mostly cloudy sky with weak high pressure in control. so here's a look at the north bay where it is dry and we'll look for the bulk of the afternoon to be dry. temperatures starting out at about 50 san ramon valley, concord and livermore, san francisco a little bit milder as well as oakland, mid to upper 50s, so the forecast throughout the rest of the day calling for the upper 50s to near 60 with a chance of showers along the coast as well as the higher
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elevations but overall some low to mid-60s, a few sunny breaks and we're going to look at a couple of weak weather systems visiting us throughout the week ahead. whether or not it's going to wring out anything significant i'll let you know in a few minutes. matt? >> see you then. thank you, lisa. breaking news firefighters are at the scene of a two-alarm fire in san leandro. the almeida county fire department says flames were reported at a home on altamont road just before 5:00 a.m. no injuries have been reported. a fierce storm is moving across the country bringing heavy snow and ice and a lot of accidents. in denver more than 100 cars were tangled up in a deadly crash on i-25 yesterday. here's abc news reporter alex perez. >> reporter: in just seconds a saturday morning turned to chaos in colorado snow and ice blamed on the pile-up in denver killing at least one person after temperatures plummeted 42 degrees in just one day.
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in montana three people are recovering in the hospital after an avalanche came crashing into their homes, the entire town coming together with shovel in hand digging them out, including an 8-year-old boy who was playing outside. now another message the storm on the move, the winter that just won't quit. >> it's terrible. it's not fit for man nor beast. >> reporter: in new storm narrow but long impacting over 100 million people along the way snow, ice, freezing rain from kansas in the central plains through the ohio valley and charging eastward, dumping a wintry mix on the east coast by monday. look at this, not even the mighty niagara falls a match for mother nature's biting cold. 60% of the rushing waters frozen. from arkansas all the way to west virginia they are keeping a close watch on power lines, the heavy ice this new storm is bringing could lead to widespread power outages. >> that system is expected to hit the east coast tomorrow.
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here in the west, the snow is a welcome site. back-to-back snowstorms graced the lake tahoe area with three and a half feet of it in the past week. snowboarders and skiers are taking full advantage of the fresh powder. as you can see from this kirk wood video. new details the latest rain helped rally marin's endangered salmon. the marin independent journal rains last month helped facilitate the fish from the seed of the spawning grounds. it was said to be in danger after its population dipped to all-time lows four years ago but with enough good rainfall officials believe 2014 could be a strong year for the species. when the oscar telecast is over the governor's ball begins. it's the official party of the night and always a sight to see. entertainment guru from abc has a preview of what the stars won't see until tonight. >> it's outdoors but inside and of course the stars under the stars. >> reporter: she's the wonderful
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wizard of awesome for 25 years old cheryl has been the creative voice behind the curtain at the governor's ball. every year she's probably for giving the stars a starry night. here's what 1,500 invited guests will see after the oscars but why should you have to wait? cheryl is our personal tour guide for this exclusive first look inside the ball. and it all starts with the right mood. >> everybody who has walked in here said it's hectic out there. you come in here and you're really in a different world. we wanted to create an environment that the guests don't want to move. it's been a long haul. really, how many awards show, how much rain, how much traffic? i really do want to create meaningful experiences. i really want to create an environment where those can gather to celebrate. >> reporter: there is plenty to see here and eat here thanks to wolfgang puck and his staff. i'm calling this party beauty and the feast.
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>> it's all of wolfgang's favorites and then some. they're sitting down and having like one dinner, eight ounces or 12 ounces of one thing, they'll have 40 different items. >> reporter: i tasted the mac and cheese with black truffle. i took my oscar to go and on the subject of oscars -- >> here is the engraving station. this is exactly where the winners will be with one guest with a glass of champagne and having their oscar engraved. >> reporter: this ball takes place in a 28,000 square foot room, surrounded with some remarkable vertical garden. >> it has to be the next. it has to be the new idea, and the installation looks really simple but it's got layers and layers of hardware to make it look as beautiful and as simple as it is. >> reporter: the governor's ball opens for all the other guests as soon as all the awards are handed out. in hollywood george panacchio for abc news. >> for the first time watch the
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oscars live on your smartphone or tablet with the watch abc app and whether you catch the oscars with the app or on tv use watch abing to get exclusive access to what's happening back staining for the behind the scenes moments. there's download information for the watch abc app at ab abc7 news.com/apps. viewing party will take place in san rafael at the smith san rafael film center taken will feature food, a raffle and a silent auction. former abc news entertainment reporter don sanchez will be in attendance. it benefits the california film institute's ed kapgs and outreach programs. doors open at 8:30 and live telecast of the academy awards begins at 5:30. you can celebrate hollywood's biggest night and showing your support for bay area, hiv and aids organizations. the academy of friends will hold a gala that will feature gourmet cuisine, silent auction, raffle
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drawing, dancing and academy awards watch party. proceeds from the gala support local hiv and aids organizations. one of the special guests attending tonight's academy wards is toronto mayor rob ford. who was there last night at lax to give ford a lift into tinseltown, abc's jimmy kimmel dressed up as a chauffeur, standing at baggage claim ready to greet the controversial mayor and give him a lift. ford will be a guest on "jimmy kimmel live" on monday and catch it here on abc 7 at 11:35. always joking. still ahead on the abc 7 sunday morning news one of the bay area's most oscar nominated movie makers is up for another academy award this year, you have to use all your senses to understand why he's such a success in hollywood. and here's a live look now from our sutro tower cam, nice start to your morning here. we could see more showers today.
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cal train is going green. the environmental impact could be significant. the transit agency will run on an overhead electification system by 2019, the building of new power stations the cutting down of trees and the right-of-way. up to 2,200 trees and shrubs may need to be removed, 3,600 pruned. cal train is exploring the number to reduce the number of impacted trees. >> trees enjoying the weather over the last few days. we join lisa argen on the roof, maybe a few more showers today? >> that's right, maybe a little weak on the vitamin d because the clouds will dominate the sky and could see intermittent showers from time to time. here is the look from our roof
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highlights. >> good morning, with tournament time rapidly approaching the cal bears were hoping to boost their resume with a win at arizona state. it was senior day for the sun devils, ordone pachynski played his final game. the second game was asu. carson gets this shot to go and check out this shaq attack with the monster reverse slam that's worth another look. jonathan gilling came off the bench to score a season high 15. asu wins 78-60. cal falls to 18-11, 9-7 in the pac 12. a night to forget for the st. mary seniors, they got embarrassed by gonzaga. it's david stockton going baseline puts it up and in. drew barrow's midway through in the second half put gonzaga up by 30. gonzaga will be the top seed in this week's wcc tournament. sanford stars today made
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their final regular season a great one against washington state, scored a high 37 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, she's going to be missed next season. sanford improves to 28-2 with an 84-64 victory. the cue begans have never beaten the cardinal women. in berkeley the cal women took on washington. among the seniors knocks down three of her game high 24 but the huskies spoil the festivities, davis from san jose scored 20. 75-65 was the final. cal is still the number two seed in this week's pac-12 tournament. one of the great stories for the athletics was the eger mens of sonny gray. he got the start against texas. it's spring training but a's hall of famer rolly fingers threw out the first pitch. he allowed just two hits while striking out a pair. evan scribner had two
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strikeouts in this one inning of relief. the a's pitching staff combined for 13 strikeouts through pom rants. the game ended in a 2-2, the giants and cubs were rained out. two-time defending pac-12 football champ stanford held the first of its three open practice sessions yesterday. the cardinal will have to replace 12 starters, six on defense, six on offense. last season tyler gaffney accounted for 59% of their rushing yards. he was so tough to bring down he finished with more than 1,700 yards on the ground and 22 touchdowns. it will be tough filling his shoes, coach david shaw says the cardinal has a number of good replacements. >> it's been good, you know? he's made some big runs in the night, we've had a couple of guys become big run guys for us and barry sanders and kelsey young, they made some big plays in terms of short games and long games. i really like the group now and we'll see how it plays out the
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rest of spring. >> that's sports for a sunday morning. enjoy the academy awards tonight. my claim to fame, i was an extra on "blue jasmine." go cate blanchett. have a great day. >> pretty cool, rick qwan in "blue jz main." lisa argen has a look at our weather forecast. do you have any claims to fame for oscars? >> i thought i saw him in that. now it's making sense. just kidding, no. my claim to fame is knowing the famous katie marzullo. >> we all know her. >> good morning, everyone. yesterday we did pick up 0.3 in san francisco so that brought us over to 8 inches of precip for the year, which is 44% of normal. kind of pultrey but live doppler 7 hd showing moisture offshore but we have mist and drizzle in
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the higher elevations around santa cruz and looking at cloudy skies overall for the entire bay area and we will look for maybe a chance of rain throughout the next couple of days, but amounting to once again just a couple hundreds, maybe a tenth from the north bay. east bay hills camera this morning looking nice, throw mid-50s. 55 in the city as well as down in san jose, 54 los gatos, half moon bay at 54 degrees and from our exploratorium camera it is cloudy outside and as a result temperatures fairly uniform with not a big spread. 50 by the delta, as well as the livermore valley and concord, santa rosa, checking in at 52 degrees. from our tower camera our forecast highlights for your sunday just a few lightkn&֖ isd showers perhaps from time to time this morning, but they will be widely scattered and that will take us through the rest of the day today, a few sunny breaks and we'll look for more opportunities for rain for the first couple days of march. the best one coming throughout
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the middle of the week. here is our pacific satellite picture. there is the front but not only with the cloud cover you need the dynamics and we don't have the dynamics with this system, so as a result it's a lot of overrunning moisture from today, tomorrow and the opportunity for the best chance of showers up in the north bay. so we'll keep it in the forecast and actually the seven-day outlook looks for promising than what will materialize for the rest of the day today. we've got the clouds to start out, 7:00, maybe some mist and drizzle, a few light showers throughout the early morning hours and by the afternoon notice the bulk of the day will be cloudy with a chance of showers. so we'll look for temperatures on the mild side throughout the day today and as we go through the rest of the week, there's the monday forecast, tuesday looks like we're going to be the driest afternoon and wednesday into thursday here is our next system maybe 0.1 to perhaps 0.25 of an inch of rain and high pressure builds in further on
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friday for mostly sunny conditions. highs today around the state upper 50s with showers from eureka, low 60s chico, los angeles. notice sunshine there and in the low 60s so 62 in the city, richmond today 66 in livermore and down in los angeles don't have to worry about getting wet, better chance of more clear skies and dry conditions than the other with just a slight chance of showers. the accuweather seven-day forecast will keep a chance in the forecast today, tomorrow, dry on tuesday, better chance of rain for everyone comes in wednesday and thursday and we're looking dry on friday into saturday and next weekend we do spring ahead, matt, so we have that to look forward to, the longer days, less sleep but that time of year already. >> you enjoy the spring weather and the few extra hours of sunshine but you hate that, losing that hour there. >> yes. >> to wake up earlier. thanks, lisa. abc 7 is the only place where you can see the oscars live today and we're giving away
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free movie tickets through our facebook page to celebrate the academy awards. there will be seven winners in all and today's winner is natalie v. from fremont. you have one more chance, to enter like us at facebook.com/abc7news and fill out the entree form so we know how to get in touch with you if you win. besides the oscars for acting, directing, cinematography and visual effects there are also awards for a few things you can't see. abc 7 news reporter jonathan fwloom sat down with a four-time oscar winner who is nominated again for making movie magic in sound. >> in a perfect world you'd be able to close your eyes and be able to follow the story completely just by listening to the film. the second movie of the potter series earned an oscar nomination for mixing by a man who was practically born do it. >> i always recorded sound since i was a little kid, i took pictures and recorded sounds.
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>> reporter: chris boyce first studied photography at uc santa cruz and wound up studying film out of state. >> we need to find a windmill and having grown up in the bay area i knew where everything could be found. >> reporter: even today he weaves the magic of hollywood with the sounds of the bay area. what was that giant creek in "titanic"? >> the san francisco maritime museum one of the old ships just tied up to the dock. >> that one gets me every time i watch it. >> reporter: film students are learning the intricacies of sound at his old alma mater. >> they realize oh sound is really more than 50% of the movie. >> reporter: professor pat jackson worked with boyce on "titanic" and now creating oscar hopefuls. >> i think it's every filmmaker's dream but you know, i think it would be greatu.s. to make a movie people remember. >> reporter: for boyce that
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starts with sounds you remember. >> the sound of king kong swatting away these planes. >> reporter: sounds that sometimes start like this. you wouldn't want a musician to make that sound but might make that sound and record it. >> reporter: feed it into this 1970s sampling machine. >> so i can play this different octaves. >> reporter: and wind up with this. it's no wonder he's won four oscars but it never gets old. >> you really are floating on a cloud when you get nominated. >> reporter: jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. next the amazing effort to build a bay area school a new library designed by the
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northern california matched all six numbers. the only ticket to hit the jackpot was purchased in mcclellan at tulle oil north of sacramento. wednesday's jackpot restarts at $40 million. middle school students are using the power of the web to design and build their own 3,000 book library. the "mercury news" say students at realm charter school raised $who,000 using kickstarter. the 108 students hoped to raise $75,000. school officials say once they meet that goal a foundation will provide an additional $30,000 in matching funds. next on the abc 7 sunday morning news at 6:00, despite all the recent rain, why the drought is still a serious concern. the red carpet's all rolled down, ready for the stars, but will it rain on hollywood's biggest night? i'm akiko few gee ma at that in
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hollywood, i'll have that story coming up. our coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. with on the red carpet at the oscars and at 3:00 on the red carpet live, see whathuáñ a arrived. the 86th annual oscars begins at 5:30, followed by another edition of on the red carpet at the oscars. jimmy kimmel laughs with the winners at 10:00 on a special edition of requests jimmy kimmel live" followed by abc 7 news at 11:00.
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm matt keller in for carolyn tyler. let's start with a first quick look at the weather. meteorologist lisa are jeb live on the abc 7 broadcast center roof. how is it looking? >> you know what, matt? it's dry right now but we have some showers offshore and flow is progressive. we have an unorganized system offshore that could spin in a few showers for your morning and we will look for the chance to remain throughout the day today. here is a look at the santa cruz mountains where the higher elevations could pick up mist and drizzle,

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