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broadcast center this is abc 7 news. good afternoon and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm larry beil. sky 7 hd shows us the international flight of sfo which was the target of a bomb threat. five u.s. flights that had authorities on alert. abc 7 news reporter sergio quintana is live at fso with the story. sergio? >> based on all of the people who we talked to who were both waiting for loved ones aboard that plane and passengers aboard that plane, they didn't know that this was one of the five planes that had been threatened in this morning's bomb scare. the plane came into the terminal as usual a security team went aboard after all the passengers got off and they loaded off their last batch of passengers
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and that flight took off back to korea on schedule. >> korean airlines flight 423 landed safely at san francisco international. passengers onboard said the flight was mostly unevent frl. >> how was the flight here? >> the flight here? >> yeah. >> it was okay. >> nothing eventful and nobody said anything on the plane? >> no. >> one passenger said he did notice something odd as he left the plane. >> i saw some security at the gate wondering what that was. >> three guys looked like they were looking for something. >> we saw dogs at the airport when we arrived and this threat was not credible and had no effect on flight operations. in philadelphia authorities there responded to a threat by parking the u.s. airways plane away from the airport terminal. >> a decision was made in an abundance of caution to remove the plane and very carefully
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remove the passengers and put them on busses. >> while it was on the tarmac philadelphia police, k-9s and the bomb squad swept the plane and found it to be safe. three other flights that were included in this threat all landed safely and without incident. this is the second time a series of bomb threats were made against u.s. flights in the last week. none have been credible. in san francisco, sergio quintana, abc 7 news. police in boston today shot and killed a man being watched by a terrorism task force with ties to the bay area. >> authorities confronted usaama rahim this morning in a parking lot. they said they shot him because he pulled out a military-style knife and refused to put it down. >> we kept retreating, verbally giving commands to drop the weapon, drop the weapon and at some point the individual's proximity came close that the officers were in danger. >> authorities say rahim may have been inspired by isis. this is a video of the
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confrontation and officials will investigate whether the officers' use of deadly force was necessary. his brother ibrahim is an imam at a mosque in oakland. coming up at 5:00, abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez will have reaction from people who play at the open mosque regularly. >> turning to weather now. a little bit more sun today. spencer christian is here with the accuweather update. >> ama and larry we have a bright sunny day right now and there are a few clouds at the coast and here's live doppler 7 hd showing you crystal clear skies over the bay area and patches of low clouds are assembling at portions of the coastline and here's a view of the rooftop and a few wispy clouds above and 64 degrees in oak landz and 68 in san carlos and san jose. 74 morgan hill and 60 degrees at half moon bay. here's a lovely view looking westward in the east bay hills camera and you can see the outline of a few low clouds and it's 80 degrees and -- that was fast. i hit the button too soon.
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we have lots of 70s in the inland and east bay locations and blue skies over the golden gate and here is our first forecast and we'll see patchy low clouds tonight and it will be breezy and overnight lows ranging from oh into the upper 40s to mid-50s as you see lingering low clouds in the morning and mild from the coast inland and we'll see highs in the upper 50s to 60 at the coast and we'll see some lower 70s to mid-70s around the bay and up to 80 degrees in the inland locations and the warming trend is coming our way and some drizzle and i'll tell you about that later. larry and ama. >> i want to take you live to sky 7 hd as the cleveland cavaliers have just arrived at sfo getting set for game one against the golden state warriors on thursday at oracle arena. the cavs lebron james was saying yesterday the week-long wait has been like agony and they couldn't wait to finally land here and get started. both teams have had quite a
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layoff. lebron hoping to lead the cavaliers to the first-ever nba championship. the last sports title of any kind one in cleveland was captured by the browns in 1964. that was pre-super bowl so it has been a long long time. of course, the warriors have not been in the finals since the 1974-75 season. it's been quite a while for them as well. >> all-star guard clay thompson is good to go during game one of the nba final. the team announced that thompson completed the nba's concussion protocol testing and was cleared to play on thursday night against the caves and thompson suffered a concussion when he took a knee to the head in the western conference finals on wednesday. >> i'll be really ready to go for thursday. >> the warriors should be at full strength top to bottom back up center maurice spates is expected to play after suffering
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a calf sprain in round two of the playoffs and didn't play at all in the rockets series. >> abc 7 is the only place where you can see the warriors in the finals. live coverage begins in just two days. game one in oracle arena and games three and four back in cleveland and game five, if necessary, returns to oracle in the best of seven series. >> the new york times reports fifa's president is among those being investigated by u.s. officials as part of the corruption scandal in world soccer. >> that report comes hours after longtime president sepp blatter announced his resignation. karen travers with the very latest. >> a bombshell announcement has rocked international soccer. >> translator: i would put a disposal my assumption. >> reporter: in the press conference sepp blatter said he's stepping down. >> translator: although the members of fifa have given me a
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new mandate and re-elected me president this mandate does not seem to be supported by everybody in the world of football. blatter was reelected to the fifth term just off friday. two days after a massive corruption scandal at the top of soccer's governing body. dramatic arrests in switzerland, indictments in new york. 14 of the most powerful officials in soccer accused of taking more than $150 million in bribes. >> the winner is qatar! >> reporter: the investigation began after the u.s. narrowly lost the 2022 world cup to qatar. despite allegations of bribery and concerns about holding soccer's premiere event in the arabian desert heat, he's the first to tell abc news he's being investigated by the fbi.
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>> fifa needs a profound restructuring and he's not going away immediately. the special lechelections to replace him won't take place until december, the earliest. karen travers, abc, washington. the man suspected for stealing a bmw and driving through a win window will appear in court tomorrow. he's facing two felony hit and run and vandalism. he stole the car from howard street early yesterday morning and the first car he tried to take didn't fit through the door and he tried another car and sped through union square and crashed through a limo on mason and geary. the driver of the limo was not hurt. investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed a multimillion dollar home outside of los gatos. firefighters responded to the blaze this morning. five people inside got out safely just before the second-story floor collapsed. the residents who were artists say it wasn't the smoke alarms that woke them up but the sound of spray paint cans exploding.
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now to sky 7 hd showing us the tragic scene of a small plane crash that killed the pilot and started a fire in the east bay. federal investigators are at the scene looking for answers. >> this happened last night three miles northeast of the livermore airport. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield has the story from the crash scene. >> reporter: the pilot of the pa-22 that crashed at livermore at 9:00 last night raid yod the tower right before the accident to report problems. >> i have a slight control problem. i'm going to circle here and check it out and head back to the pattern. >> reporter: he crashed in a field about three miles away from the livermore airport. witnesses posted pictures of the burning wreckage on social media. authorities say the pilot was killed. he was the only one onboard. >> the reaction when something like this happens is extremely sad and we question ourselves, how did this happen. >> the general manager at the airport said the crash would likely have pilots doing more
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thorough pre-flight checks each though he says they are all very safety conscious. the airport is helping in the investigation and is also in mourning. >> it's a close-knit community, as you can imagine and we're close to the airport and we know each other. it really is extremely sad. it's like a family member was taken from us. >> federal authorities are in charge of the investigation and are here gathering evidence. they planned to move the wreckage to a storage facility where they can examine it. local emergency responders are also lending support. >> we've maintained the scene all night with deputies to make sure that it's a crime scene and you don't want to make -- you want to make sure that no one enters into your scene and so now the faa and ntsb will take over. >> local firefighters also had to put out that grass fire. federal officials tell us it could take a few weeks before they are able to release the results of their investigation.
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in livermore, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> reporter: still ahead here on abc 7 news at 4:00, the controversial proposal to charge pedestrians a toll to walk the golden gate bridge takes a step back. vanity fair's cover girl spark international headlines. the latest on caitlyn jenner's transformation. >> the steps of san francisco's city hall. ahead at 4:30 the critical hearing under way right now. at 4:11, a live look at the afternoon commute and this is the san francisco skyway and it's the usual backup for oncoming cars trying to make the slow crawl on to the lower deck of the bay bridge heading back to the east bay and not a heck of a lot better on the right hand side for those
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we mentioned a few minute ago the cleveland cavalier his arrived at sfo and they had deplaned and gotten on their bus and about to make the trek up 101 north which should be a lot of fun at 4:00 in the afternoon and heading most likely to a hotel in downtown san francisco. not sure if they're going to practice today or whether they've practiced in cleveland earlier today, but they'll be getting set for game one of the nba finals against the golden state warriors on thursday and this is a little bit of a homecoming for one player in particular and matthew dellavedova who played in st. mary's in moraga and been portrayed as something of a villain. he's a very gritty gutty guy. lebron james loves him. you love him if he's on your team and rowe can't stand him if you have to play against him and
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hooem spend plenty of time face-to-face with steph curry once the nba finals, with the buildup coming up to game one coming up on thursday. >> the current 49er pled no contest today to disturbing the peace during an argument with his ex-fiance. they must attend a 16-week domestic vience counseling course, and a protective stay away order remains in effect against him and miller threw his former fiance's cell phone against the wall and was never accused of hitting her. >> former 49er ex-fiance is claiming he repeatedly pushed and shoved her while he was holding their 2-month-old child after he broke through her bedroom door. mcdonald's former girlfriend said he was not abusive when they first started dating and then became that way after he started drinking too much and she then moved out. mcdonald was arrested twice last week by santa clara police and first for the alleged attack and
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for violating an emergency protective order. the chicago bears released mcdonald's last week. >> in other news this afternoon united airlines grounded 150 flights today because of a computer glitch. united released little information about the problem saying only that it began delaying flights at 6:00 pacific time to ensure aircraft departed with proper dispatching information. it lasted about 40 minutes. google is set to close its gender and racial gap not showing much progress. a new report by the company shows women made slight progress in technical roles at google since last year. the number of latino and african-american employees went unchanged. 70% of google employees are men. most employees are white and 60% asian and 31% latinos made up just 3% of the workforce and african-americans 2%. we are now learning more about bruce jenner's transgender transformation to caitlyn including what it was like to go
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through surgery and randy his the story. >> reporter: in a flash, caitlyn jenner is one of the most famous faces in the world. the 65-year-old transitioning from bruce to glamorous cover model for "vanity fair's" july issue. >> bruce always had to tell a lie and always living that lie and caitlyn doesn't have any secrets. the author now revealing caitlyn had a panic attack after waking up from breast surgery and facial feminization. what i have done to myself? i've waited 65 years, but what if this isn't the right decision? >> she later met with counselors and her daughter cassandra who told the magazine we talked more than we ever have. we could just be girls together. family was always caitlyn's biggest worry as revealed in the interview with diane sawyer. >> those are the only ones i'm concerned with and the only ones in my life they can't let myself hurt them.
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>> now on twitter shoouz unseated president obama becoming the fastest use tore reach 1 million followers and now topping 2 million. it takes courage to share your story, the president tweeted. >> caitlyn has the opportunity to really enlighten a lot of the world. >> for caitlyn this moment isn't about the fanfare. she said it's fulfilling what she's yearned for most. i'm free. >> next month caitlyn jenner is expected to make her first public appearance at the espy's accepting the arthur ashe courage award and that's when she will stand as her true self in front of her peers. abc news, los angeles. state lawmakers are working on a bill to ensure pedestrians and bicyclists would never pay to cross the bay area's eight toll bridges. about 16000 people walk or bike across the golden gate bridge every day. transportationa authorities are studying a plan to charge a toll and today the state assembly passed a bill to keep the walkways free and the senate
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hi, spencer. >> we have a lovely day right now. blue skies over most of the bay area and just a few wispy clouds around. here's live doppler 7 hd and you can see from a different perspective about what a clear day we have and patches of low clouds along some parts of the coastline. we have gusts up to 29 miles per hour right now at sfo. 25 in fairfield and 16 mile per hour gusts and here's how it looks at sfo, mostly blue sky and these are the forecast features and we'll see partly cloudy skies tomorrow and drizzle returns thursday morning and we'll have a slow warming trend into next week. weak impulses moving in our direction and we still might squeeze more precipitation so the forecast animation is at 9:00 tomorrow morning and at
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which point we'll see low near the post and we'll see high clouds lay in the day and into the evening hours and into thursday morning as the low clouds thicken again and more moisture approaches the bay area and areas of drizzle developing and this of course, may slow down the morning commute just a bit, but don't expect the drizzle to be very widespread, but there could be wet spots on the roadways. let's travel down to the pacific, and one is hurricane andres which we've been watching for several days and now hurricane blanca and one is weakening and that's andres and one is strengthening and that's blanca. here is the forecast animation and back down to a two which is a very strong storm as it makes landfall near cabo san lucas and that will be producing turbulent weather for much of western mexico and andres will fizzle out and we had expected the moisture traveling to southern
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california and it does not look like that will happen now and we're expecting dry conditions for southern california. overnight look for low clouds moving locally around the bay and we'll see low clouds in the low to mid-50s tomorrow and skies under hazy sunshine will reach to 60 at the coast. notice the steady warming trend beginning around friday and continuing through the weekend and by early next week we'll see mid-80s inland and mid-70s on the bay and on the coast. lovely pre-summer weather is coming our way. larry and ama? >> thank you so much, spencer. it looks great outside and we're taking a look at the traffic with the 360 camera and this is 880 south in hayward and i apologize that it is freezing up on us and we're moving in the southbound direction. there are a good deal of cars out there and if we turn it around you will see that we just went all the way around, but you can see the traffic is also moving in the other direction. so it's moving in both
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directions even though it's freezing up a little bit. >> i'm dizzy, ama. >> i know! >> apparently three hit tv shows aren't enough to keep shonda rimes busy. up next, what she's signing up for this fall. an east bay community taking safety into itson hands and grass fed? mhmm. i'm super into health. bottled tap water? well all bottled water is the same right? you need crystal geyser alpine spring water. made by nature, not by man. crystal geyser alpine spring water. bottled at the mountain source. we spend a lot of time online around here. but with all this speed from xfinity, it's all good. hey, why don't we do some homework for a change?
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back live once again as we are tracking the progress of the cleveland cavaliers and this is the bus and remember the traffic on 101 north and this comes under the category of it's good to be the king because lebron james and company, the chp created this massive traffic break so the two busses that the cavs are using had wide open spaces usually this would be jam-packed with people and i imagine there is quite a sizeable backup and those people are instant steph curry fans if they weren't already and they've
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cleared out quite a path as the cavs head up into san francisco going up 101 north and are staying probably somewhere in the union square area would be my guess. the enemy has arrived in the bay area. >> making more enemies on the roadway. >> no question. that's good if you have a chp escort escort. i highly recommend it if you can change that. we are celebrating the warriors and celebrating the best fans in basketball. our fan of the day honor goes to the special warriors fan family and that's james kathy and their lucky dog griffin. it's a pup ney training for canine companions from santa rosa that provides highly trained assistance dogs with people with disabilities and they have the best fans of any team in the nba. you can share your warriors fan picks using the #dubson7 and include your city in the post so we can give you a proper shoutout and the next abc 7 fan of the day could be you. the createive force between a
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number of hit television series has taken on a new project. shonda rimes' memoir "year of yes" is set to be published this fall. saying yes to anything unexpected for an entire year. she says it transformed her life for the better. rimes created "grey's anatomy" and "scandal," and she's the executive produce or "how to get away with murder". >> an east bay community will soon lose its only movie theater and what's leading the iconic dream to shut its doors. california raising the smoking age above 18. and housing activists are packed inside san francisco's city hall right now. up next we're
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live from the kgo tv broadcast center. this is abc 7 news. >> here are the headlines today where you live at 4:30. at least five bomb threats were called in today against flights landing in the united states. government sources said the threats were not credible. one of the five flights, korean air flight 423 landed safely at san francisco airport this afternoon. boston police fatally shot 26-year-old usaama rahim today after they say he threatened officers with a large military knife. our sister station in boston says the joint terrorism task force was following rahim. abc 7 news reporter lyanne
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melendez is talking to worshippers at the mosque of rahim's brother in oakland and she'll have more at 5:00. game one of the nba finals is just two days away and oracle arena is being transformed into finals territory. abc 7 news wayne freedman tweeted this of the new seat covers and he will take us inside oracle coming up at 5:00. a showdown is under way at san francisco's city hall and one of the more controversial housing proposals in recent years is being debated. new developments in the mission. abc 7 news reporter carolyn tyler is live at city hall with more. carolyn? >> am a the proposal that's being debated here at city hall tonight is what's called an emergency measure and instead of the simple majority that's usually needed it will take the approval of nine out of the 11 supervisors to pass it. the mission district is ground zero for san francisco's housing affordability crisis. once heavily latino it's
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gentrified. >> they're building condos not for the people of the mission. they're building it for you guys! the techie, the hipsters. that's bull! >> rafael is supporting a freeze on market rate housing construction. a 45-day moratorium that could expand up to two years. the proposal is sponsored by supervisor david campos. he says it would give the city time to come up with a plan to buy land in the mission for affordable housing. >> if we don't act now, by the time we get around to doing something, the land that's available will be gone and then what happens to this neighborhood. >> the moratorium is not going to do a thing to give us more housing, affordable or otherwise in san francisco. >> supervisor scott wiener is a opposed to a building halt saying it would be disastrous for the city. >> the proposed moratorium would
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not prevent one eviction from taking place. it would not produce one new affordable housing unit. >> a sign of just how controversial this proposal is, a packed city hall and tempers rising among those who feel priced out of san francisco. and that debate is expected long into the evening. city hall is jam-packed tonight with members of the public on both sides of the issue anxious to weigh in. live at san francisco's city hall carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. they're raising the california's spoking age. senators passed a measure that increases the smoking age from 18 to 21 and it now moves over sort assembly. nine in ten smokers take up the habit by the age of 18. tobacco companies are expected to lobby hard to defeat the bill in the assembly. parents are outraged this afternoon over an east bay school district plan to change
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at what age kids can attend two of its elementary schools to solve an overenrollment problem in newark. they're expected to vote to make bunker kindergarten through second grade. third through sixth graders would attend milani elementary. parents say the school district did not notify them when they were considering such a major change. >> it's been the lack of transparency that's been horrible for us parents and most parents don't even know. >> they approved the switch without a public debate last month and that angered a lot of parents. the school plans to revote tonight at 6:00 and listen to parents' concerns. a petition drive is under way to slow traffic in antioch following a deadly accident. hudson is behind the drive to install speed bumps and his 47-year-old son tim was killed last month by a hit and run driver doing doughnuts in the middle of the road. after the accident someone took matters into their own hands and installed a speed bump, but a
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city crew removed it. you see the hole where the bump was installed and he didn't like when it happened. it was during his son's funeral. >> they must have had the house staked out because the kids across the street they said we were gone like, four minutes and they all showed up at 1:00. so they were just waiting for us to leave. they knew where we were going. >> the petition also demands then of the city's mayor. a suspect has been arrested for the fatal hit and run. >> amtrak is pledging to install safety technology that might have prevented last night's deadly train derailment in philadelphia. joseph told them amtrak is responsible for the incident and its cob its consequences. 200 injured when the train jumped the tracks and it called the accident surprising because of the system's safety record. no other place in the country is the comparable volume and the
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fatal accident on the northeast corridor occurred 28 years ago. >> a preliminary national transportation safety board report released today confirms that the train entered the 50 mile-an-hour curve at 106 miles an hour and that the engineer braked seconds before the wreck. a new abc news washington post poll says hillary clinton's favorability rating dropped to an all-time low. 49% gave her an unfavorable rating. clinton's favorable rating has plummeted by 22 points from 67% during her tenure as secretary of state. clinton still has a commanding lead, though, against democratic rivals. on the republican side, wisconsin governor scott walker and kentucky senator rand paul topped the list of 11% and former florida governor jeb bush and senator marco rubio of florida are at 10% each. bush has yet to formally declare
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his candidacy and no other republican candidate scored at double digits. >> funeral services for beau biden will take place in delaware. the vice president's son died on saturday of brain cancer. president obama is planning to deliver a eulogy. beau biden was planning to run for delaware governor as serving two terms as state attorney general and he was also an iraq war veteran and father of two. beau biden was 46 years old. mr. obama honored two deceased world war i veterans with medals of honor. army private hencery johnson and army sergeant william shamin's valor has long been ignored. the pair both risked their lives to help fellow soldiers avoid capture and loved once accepted the award on his behalf and the new york national guard accepted the medal for private johnson. new developments today in the huge air bag recall. up next 7 on your side's michael finney will have the federal
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safety officials are now making on all drivers. first, we'll get the green grass look without any water. we're taking a closer look at the spray-on option more water customers are turning to during the drought. i'm spencer christian. some low clouds near the coast and blue skies all across the area and maybe not for long. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up. all right. we continue our live coverage of the arrival of the cleveland cavaliers. their bus well the plane came in at sfo and they hopped on the bus and made their way up 101 and made their way into traffic and they're making their way through downtown san francisco to the hotel with courtesy of police escort. cavs and warriors, thursday
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we'll take a live look once again at the drikt camera. 880 north in hayward and so often we show you the traffic and it's just completely backed up and this is a beautiful thing for drivers out there. this is just part of the tennison road exit. as you can see plenty of room and in both directions, traffic is moving really nicely. happy to be able to bring you that and you could see it's bright and sunny out and spencer christian has more now with the accuweather update. >> traffic and weather together. here's live doppler 7 hd showing you its version of bright and sunny which shows a picture of pretty much free of clouds and just a few areas of low clouds
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near the coast there. let's travel down to ground level where tonight at at&t park the giants take on the pirates again and time for payback. game time 7:15 and it will be partly cloudy breezy and cool at the start of the game and winds out of the west at 10 to 20 miles per hour and temperature in the upper 50s. look for a few showers over the intermountain regions of the northwest. we'll see thunderstorms reaching from the upper mississippi valley and northern minnesota down to about st. louis area. along the atlantic coast and mid atlantic regions southward and we'll see showers and thunderstorms and it will be warm across the southern tier states and look for a high of 102 in phoenix tomorrow and across the state of california and it will be warm chico and sacramento and the highs there in the 80s and palm springs with a high of 96 and here in the bay area and after a few lingering morning clouds and we'll have hazy and sunshiny afternoon and mid and upper 60s around the bay
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to upper 70s near 80 in landz and we have a warming trend coming our way and i'll tell you about that on abc 7 news at ñi 5:00. larry and ama? >> thank you spencer. a water main break in southern california shot water hundreds ever feet in the air today and we'll see the massive jet of water just north of los angeles and took officials some time to shut off that water and no word yet on what caused that break. we're all trying to save water during the drought even if that means the green lawn is now brown. abc 7 news reporter bernard shows us how some are going green without using sprinklers. >> the grass is always greener at kelly rivera's house even during the drought. >> i came home to a green lawn. kelly was on a homeowner. her lawn was on the last blade and then i tell them i just painted it. what did they say? >> what? >> it might be the newest trend during the drought. lawn painting.
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bill schaefer's new company brown lawns green has been busy across the bay area. this green application lasts about three month but he says don't call it paints. >> we use a non-toxic colorant and 100% natural and organic. it's safe for kids and pets with no runoff. he likes it so much his lawn is getting a total greenover, too. we changed colors in what? 20 minutes. well worth it. save water. you can't go wrong. >> the transforming this lawn from brown to green cost kelly about $300. front lawn and backyard. i rather pay a couple hundred dollars instead for a couple thousand for a brand new yard. it's in stores if you want to do it yourself for less money. brun may be the new green unless you use makeup to hide the drought. in novato cornell bernard abc news. once again, we continue our
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wall-to-wall coverage of the cleveland cavaliers arrival as they have arrived at their hotel in san francisco and now getting off of their busses and not sure what their practice schedule is for the next couple of days and they want to relax after flying in today and head coach david blat and lebron james and company are there and there's a smattering of onlookers and security people and they don't want anybodybothering the king and warriors and cavs thursday on abc 7. ama? >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00. olympic gold medalist michael phelps as summer begins. >> the new push to give women a little pink pill. 7 on your side's michael finney tells us about the surprising admission made today
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covering san rafael, south bay, pleasanton and all of the bay area this is abc 7 news. >> an important warning is out now that summer season is about to begin. michael phelps is warning
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swimmers about shallow water blackout and holding your breath too long under water. this video shows how quickly a child can lose consciousness and sink to the bottom of a pool. >> a shallow water blackout occurs it's often fatal, but through education and understanding it can be 100% preventable. shallow water blackout-related deaths are hard to track but at least seven have been documented across the country. most happen in less than four feet of water. new york city and santa barbara have now planned extended breath holding in public pools. in other health news, is sitting down as bad as smoking for you? >> viagra for women is getting approval. jane king has today's wellness report. >> are women titled with their own pink pill for sexual desire. questions like that are being asked in a campaign pressing the fda that would restore lost libido in women. it's evened the score and it's
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gotten 40,000 signatures so far. so you may want to stand up soon. british exports are echoing american health officials warning about the dangers of sitting too much. people should stand for at least two hours a day and eventually double that to four hours every day. breast-feeding has been linked to a lower risk of leukemia in children and the findings published in the journal of the american medical association and pediatrics suggests that babies who are breast-fed have 19% lower risk of the blood cancer. breast milk may have some immune properties and coffee could be harmful to your kidneys and heart. johns hopkins say coffee has been related to the formation of kidney stones and can hurt their function which could hurt the heart, as well. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. here's to your health. a warning to all vehicle owners from the national highway traffic safety administration. it's calling on americans to recheck their car's vehicle identification number, vin number against the risk with cars with faulty air bags.
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34 million cars in all may have had the faulty takata air bags. as 7 on your side's michael finney reports, today takata had a surprising admission. >> reporter: it took a while for them to acknowledge it but takata is now clear that the danger posed by their air bags is real and the outcome can be deadly. >> the recall involving 34 million takata air bags are linked to at least six deathses and more than 100 injuries and all 11 automakers including honda, ford mitsubishi bmw and chrysler now identifying which of their cars carry the potentially defective air bag inflators. the faulty parts could rupture when deployed sending shrapnel through the bag into occupants of the vehicles. the questions remain. the full list of all cars are still unavailable and answers as to how this can be prevented. still unclear. >> every morning i fear i am
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playing headline roulette waiting for another rupture, another injury and another death. >> a root cause has not been identified and it may be that there is no single root cause and the root cause may never be known. >> the government and a takata representative testified before congress stressing this is a work in progress, and they are working to come up with a fix but it could be months if not years before car owners get replacement air bags. >> we deeply regret each instance in which someone has been injured or killed. we are committed to doing everything in our power to address the safety concerns raised by air bag ruptures. >> i'm michael finney 7 on your side. >> abc 7 news at 4:00 does continue. up next, the final act for an iconic east bay movie theater and what's leading the landmark to shut its doors to film fans and cheryl is in the newsroom with a look at what's ahead at 5:00. coming up next neighbors
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will attack a grass fire in martinez. we'll explain how it started. targeting electronic cigarettes. the growing push to have them banned in your neighborhood. that's next when
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two hollywood legends will put the heroic story of chesley "sully" sullenberger on the big screen. the danville native saved the lives of 155 people by landing the unpowered airliner on the hudson river. clint eastwood is set to direct and gary marshall and today sully called it a dream team. when it opened back in the 1950s it was billed as the first theater in the country to have stadium seating and it's fallen to the massive cineplexes and now moraga's historic dream theater is set to go. >> laura anthony is live. >> the marquee behind me says it
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all and forced to close soon. that's what the operator put up here just a few days ago when he found out his rent was about to go up dramatically. barring the last-minute plot twist, the iconic ream theater will close june 30th after a landlord who has been subsidizing the rent for years decided to raise it suddenly and dramatically. >> it was a 60% rent increase. >> which means what? >> which means a lot of money and money that we cannot afford. theater operator derek zimrack invested $250,000 on digital projectors two years ago and he's putting new seating but he can't afford $8000 a month in rent for a theater that often draws it for a first-run movie. >> on the phone landlord mahash told abc 7 news quote if somebody comes to the plate, and i can make a little return on my
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investment i would be happy to work with them. >> what we're talking about here is basically an increase in rent which amounts to $3,000 per month. >> town councilman dave trotter says the locals have stepped up over the years and despite the ominous marquee, the end of the story has yet to be written. >> i have no doubt that the moraga community will step up if given the opportunity to do so. that requires the theater owner and operator to get together and agree that that makes sense for both of them so we can continue to have this jewel in moraga. >> as it is now the landlord says the current rent of $5,000 per month barely covers his property tax in moraga, laura anthony, abc 7 news. thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm larry beil. abc 7 news at 5:00 begins with ama and cheryl. boston police shoot and kill a possible terror suspect. his brother is a bay area muslim cleric.
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what he's asking his followers to do now. the warriors' clay thompson practice again today, but does the nba say he is good to go thursday after last week's concussion. >> doctors are checking with him now. >> today's decision coming up. >> plus proof today that mandatory water cuts are having a real impact throughout the bay area. >> i'm spencer christian. we have a weekend warm up coming our way, but first a chance of drizzle and i'll have the accuweather forecast in just a moment. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center and this is abc 7 news. adapting to the drought. new numbers tonight show we are responding to the worst snow pack on record and the state's unprecedented drought restrictions. good evening, and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz in for dan ashley and i'm cheryl jennings. a new report finds that californians are using less water, but we have to conserve a lot more. state officials say we cut water use 13.5% in april compared to
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april of 2013. now that mandatory cuts are in effect. david louie takes a look at two cities feeling the heat. david? >> reporter: cheryl the city of millbrae is not convinced that those are correct saying that this city saved nothing and did nor did it increase any of its water use of april of this year compared to two years ago. now that its goal is 16% and if it doesn't make that goal then it's going to be facing fines. millbrae thought it was conserving water and in fact an analysis presented to the city council showed a 2.7% decrease but the state water resources board says millbrae's rate was 0%. >> do you think it is getting across to millbrae's resident. >> we're undecided. >> we think we can do it but we're not sure we're going to. >> millbrae operates its own water department serving 22,000
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residents and if that zero figure is correct, water customers will say they have to step up conservation. >> and they'll cut down the watering days and be mindful of how much water is running around the house. >> burrellinggame is millbrae's neighbor to the south and millbrae's water use increased 38% compared to two years ago. a city of 30000, virginia moricni is cutting back. >> i know i am. i see homes watering their lawn and it's wasteful i think. >> we checked the water board which maintains it's correct. the consultant used to compile the numbers was wrong. april should have shown a 6% saferings compared to 2013. still millbrae and burrellinggame paled by morgan hill and hills borough where savings topped 30%. >> we are getting an idea tonight about the projected financial fallout from our


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