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message of unity tonight at the national mall on the eve of his inauguration. good evening. i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm dan ashley. the inauguration will take place behind me here at the u.s. capitol, lit up tonight so imagima je magestically. let's show you donald trump's day so far. earlier, he and his wife melania trump arrived at joint base andrews just outside washington. he traded in his private plane for a military jet this time and then headed off to a leadership luncheon with transition staff. he and vice president mike pence laid a wreath at the arlington national cemetery.
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always moving. then tonight, he, his wife, children and grandchildren made their first appearance at the lincoln memorial for the two-hour inaugural ceremony. he spoke briefly, for about five minutes or so, to a crowd numbers in the hundreds of thousands with just hours until the soon-to-be 45th president of the united states is sworn in. he told them he was elected because people wanted real change and he is confident he is the person who can unify the country. >> we're going to do things that haven't been done for our country for many, many decades. it's going to change. i promise you, it's going to change. so i'll see you tomorrow. [cheers and applause ] and i don't care, frankly, if
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it's going to be beautiful or if it's going to rain like crazy, makes no difference to me. i have a feeling it's going to be beautiful. >> repoter: i don't know about his feeling. the forecast is for showers and we'll have to see. there was a ban on umbrellas but i understand that ban has now been lifted for those who are gathered at the steps of the capitol to witness this inauguration. donald trump spoke very briefly, as i said tonight. tomorrow he'll give what we're told is a 20-minute inaugural address that he wrote largely himself and all of this begins early tomorrow with the swearing in at noon and will, of course, we'll be here for that. it's very important to keep in mind that around the country, certainly in the bay area, people are still very upset about this incoming president and they plan to protest around the bay area, around the country and certainly here.
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there are large numbers of protesters in washington and we're told they intend to be very, very vocal. everyone, of course, hopes that no one gets hurt and it doesn't get out of hand but there clearly will be very active protests and i've spoken to some of those bay area protesters. i'll have more of that later. for now, let's go back to you. eric, kristen? >> dan, thank you. happening now, hundreds of people, including actor alec baldwin and michael moore are taking part in a protest in front of trump tower. you can watch that protest live at and here a march is getting under way in oakland right now, one of several planned over the next few days in response to president-elect donald trump's inauguration. >> melanie woodrow is live with the advice protesters are getting from both law enforcement and the aclu.
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melanie? >> reporter: these marches and rallies are expected to be peaceful. but if that changes, if law enforcement orders an order to disperse not complying could result in arrests. they are sharing other tips to keep you from getting arrested as you express your first amendment rights. the bay area saw widespread gathers and protests after the presidential election. >> san francisco police say as long as people maintain civility, they should not expect any civil action. they will have representatives monitoring each gathering. >> we really want to ensure that the rights of the public to express their viewpoints is protected. >> reporter: the aclu will be giving out pocket-sized guides with your rights when it comes to law enforcement.
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in the event you are cited, the aclu recommends having a government-issued i.d. on you to make the process go more smoothly. also -- >> there can be immigration consequences for an arrest. think carefully about that. >> snapping photos or videos is within your right but -- >> if you int ter fear with our process, that's when it escalates. >> reporter: while law enforcement needs a warrant or your consent to search your phone, the aclu suggests having a numerical passcode for an additional layer of protection. in oakland, melanie woodrow, abc7 news. >> and the transit agency will be running longer trains both tomorrow and saturday. the service schedule will not change but more cars will be on the line and extra trains will be on standby if needed.
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b.a.r.t. is bringing in extra security. officials say that's primarily for crowd control. >> another group staged a peaceful presentation on the golden gate bridge. the group is hoping to form a human chain across the entire bridge and beyond. they say they plan to, quote, create a human bridge of togetherness. the event starts at 10:00 tomorrow and authorities are warning of possible traffic delays. to the weather now, umbrellas were out in full force today. listen to that. hard-pounding rain and strong winds hit across the bay area. mother nature is taking a short break right now before another round tonight. abc7's meteorologist sandhya patel tells us what to expect. sandhya? >> we have two more storms coming. the one coming in late tonight will bring us a another drenching. right now, we're in between the systems which is why live doppler 7 is only tracking a few
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showers around la honda. as we take you into street level radar across 84, the next storm will be a 2. moderate in strength late tonight through friday. and this one will bring us large swells in addition to the gusty winds and heavy rain. another possibility of thunder like you saw this morning, tomorrow morning and the snow level will drop down to 4,000 feet. here's a look at the hour-by-hour forecast. you can see the rain line push on shore at 11:00 p.m. it's really widespread. in the wee hours of the morning, it's going to be a rough one. 5:00 a.m., thunder is possible as we look at our storm concerns. ponding on the roadways for the morning commute, debris and mudslides are possible. streams and creeks could flow. the rest of your forecast is coming up which includes another storm for your weekend. eric? >> sandhya, thank you. in the east bay, the rain is taking down a lot of trees and public works has been busy
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dealing with all of the problems. leslie brinkley has more. >> reporter: today, contra costa county signed a proclamation of emergency so they can access disaster funds for all of the rain damage. behind me on 24, a mudslide along the freeway, everywhere you drive along the east bay you see downed limbs and trees and mudslides like this. it was roots up at martin luther king taking down cable lines and absolute absolute absolutely dessimating the sidewalks. one homeowner awoke to a tree crashing through his fence. on the right side of your screen, you can see how it just missed a child's swing in the backyard. next door, another tree toppled
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just barely missing a bathroom window. tree services say they are booked up until february. bikers from lafayette checked out the road collapse from last week. >> yeah, it was shocking to see how big it was and it's grown in the last few days. with rain on the way, it doesn't look good. >> reporter: you can see big chunks of striped asphalt eroding the earth even more. on the side, there's a dangerously dangling guardrail. >> it's going to be out of commission for a long time. >> yes, it will be. i anticipate months if not up to a year. >> contra costa county says they are prepared for more wind and the saturated soil will likely take down many more trees. more storms on the way ready to turn things inside out. in the east bay, i'm leslie brinkley, abc7 news. there was a rock slide during last week's storm and
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climbs rappelled down the cliff. oshaunnessey will be closed tomorrow. an east bay woman is warning other drivers someone might be throwing rocks at cars on the freeway. her car was hit on tuesday on highway 24 at the laugh ffayett walnut creek border. alyss elissa? >> reporter: there is a fence here but she thinks items have been thrown off the side and somebody could get hurt or killed. >> it was just such a scary moment and i can still hear the sound. it was awful. >> reporter: this is her damaged car. the sunroof shattered by either a rock or a bullet. the object struck the top of her
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suv. this happened as she drove under the overpass right where highway 24 meets up with 680. >> it was just a huge blast. i said to my son, i think i've been shot. >> she pulled off the freeway and called 911. they have received between 15 and 25 similar reports since december. >> the majority of these are in the 680, highway 24 area. >> reporter: they are see cracked windshields and sunroofs but no injuries so far. >> we want to let the public know we are concerned about this. it's on our radar. we are aware of these incidents and we want people to report it. >> reporter: churchill was not hurt but getting her car fixed is a major inconvenience. >> i sell real estate. not having my car is not easy. >> reporter: the chp is asking any other victims out there to call them and report it, include the direction you were driving and location. in lafayette,
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abc7 news. the warning tonight for pizza delivery drivers. and we're in between storms right now but another round of rain is coming. sandhya patel will be back with a full forecast. and back now live from washington, d.c., dan ashley is there for president-elect trump's inauguration tomo over 1,000,000 californians have gotten something that's been out of reach for far too long: health insurance. how? they enrolled through covered california. it's the health insurance marketplace where you'll find a range of plans from leading health insurance companies that offer you the best combination of quality, rates, and benefits. and, through covered california, you may get financial help to pay for coverage. to get covered, you've got to get going. open enrollment ends january 31st. visit today.
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this is going to be a historic event. something i will probably never see again in my life. and i'm overwhelmed quite a bit. and so excited. >> we'll bring you the presidential inauguration. a number of republicans from california are now getting ready for the first of many galas over the next couple of nights. in fact, one is under way. it's not far from the capitol and we'll visit that site shortly and talk with some bay area supporters of donald trump who wanted to take part in these festivities. of course, always good to keep in mind that also from the bay area, a number of protesters and i've spoken with them as well. you'll hear from them as our
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coverage continues this evening. they came here and made this pilgrimage to make sure their voices were heard. when we come back in a little bit, really a moving message from the current president of the united states. one last time to the american people. i'll have that shortly. but right now, let's go back to kristen and eric in the studio. guys? >> dan, thanks a lot. we'll bring you the presidential inauguration live from washington, d.c., tomorrow, as dan told you, beginning at 4:00 a.m. with local news and traffic during the abc7 news coverage. some other news now, it's happened twice this week, attacks on takeout food delivery drivers in an otherwise quiet east bay neighborhood. >> those victimized spoke only to abc7 news. laura anthony is live in antioch. laura? >> reporter: delivery drivers are on high alert. it's not clear at this point why these suspects chose the same address for two different robberies because the people who
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live there told us they didn't order any takeout. >> they just surrounded me and started cursing me. >> reporter: he's a pizza driver, the first of two robbed on two consecutive nights at the same address in one antioch neighborhood. >> they took my money and the pizza and tried to get my phone but i didn't give it to them. >> that was monday night. tuesday, it happened again, this time to a driver delivering chinese takeout. several young men jumped out from behind bushes, beat and robbed him. he rang the door bell and asked the unwitting homeowner for help. this woman says her family lives in the house near where both attacks occurred. >> these group of people have violated the sense of security for not only them but for may
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family in that neighborhood. >> she's a regular customer where one of the victimized delivery drivers works. >> these aren't just people trying to earn an honest living to support themselves and families. this shouldn't be tolerated at all. >> reporter: now police say they are warning delivery drivers in the area to be aware of their surroundings. at least one pizza restaurant manager told us they won't be delivering to swallow way alt least for now. in antioch, laura anthony, abc7 news. good evening to all of you. i hope you're enjoying this short break as you check out live doppler 7. a couple of showers showing around san mateo county. right around la honda, 84, we're seeing those drops and some light showers up in the north bay just northeast of windsor, around vine crest road. it's a dreary sky from our emeryville camera and we're looking at temperatures in the 50s for all of you here. it is going to get cooler as we
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head into tomorrow from our kgo roof camera. also seeing some clouds but notice the roads are dry and trees aren't really blowing around. that's going to change overnight into tomorrow. temperatures in the 50s right now. one other live picture, getting a chance to dry out. the rain will pick up. it gets heavy later on tonight into tomorrow morning. gusty and a chance of thunderstorms for your morning commute with large waves and low snow levels coming your way. our dan ashley is in d.c. here's a look at the inauguration day forecast. swearing in is at 11:30. 44 degrees. light rain. hour by hour planner showing you around the parade time and the ball, there will be rain around. temperatures in the 40s and slight chance lingering into the nighttime hours. on our storm impact scale here in the bay area, we're tracking another 2. it's a moderate strength storm. late tonight into friday, heavy rain with gusty winds and large swells mean a potential for flooding, slight chance of thunder and trees and power
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lines go down and snow level down to 4,000 feet. here's the hour by hour forecast. 9:00 tonight, light rain moves on shore. you have to wait until the overnight hours when it really gets going. you'll notice the heavier rainfall around 3:00 a.m., yellows and oranges here. your rain gear will not even hold up against this for a brief period of time. if you can avoid getting out and about, this will be the best time to stay inside. slight chance of thunder around 4:00 a.m., morning commute looks a mess. at 5:00 a.m., it's easing up in some parts of the bay area but still coming down in the east bay, south bay and at 7:00 a.m., scattered showers condition and it carries over into the afternoon and evening. a thunderstorm risk will die down into the evening hours and it will not be as heavy. we have a wind advisory, from 2:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on friday. combination of the rain and big sur if will mean low-lying
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flooding is possible. look at the wave heights. they are coming up. 12 to 16 feet. swells of 24 to 28 feet. watch out near the coast. large breakers, rip currents and sneaker waves are possible. in the sierra, it will turn to snow. winter storm warning until saturday at 10:00 a.m. over four feet at the highest elevations. tomorrow morning is stormy. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. it's going to be gusty at times although the strongest winds and heaviest rain coming in tomorrow morning. download the abc7 news app. 2 on the storm impact. saturday, monday, tuesday, a few showers, those are really your opportunities to get out if you're making weekend plans. saturday will be your day.
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>> thanks. you have plenty of digital assistance to look at. which one can help you the most. >> new at 6:00, a story that is unfolding as we speak, the oakland catholic diocese is closing s
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are digital assistance really helpful? >> let's dig deeper. michael finney teamed up to find out which one is better. >> i didn't think i was going to care about them. they are so cool. you may have seen the home assistant speaker things. they are from amazon and google. experts explain how this technology show as lot of promise. there's an endless number of things that you can ask, a home assistance speaker. >> how many ounces are in a cup? >> how do you fix a clogged
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sink? >> reporter: it can even control certain internet connected devices in your home. this consumer editor explains how the $130 google home stacks up against a $180 echo. >> i think the google is a lot smarter. for instance, i can say, okay, google, when is it going to rain again and it's going to tell me. >> the amazon echo sounds more like a weather report but it does more, like dim the lights and turn on the tv. right now, the google home doesn't work with as many home automation systems as the echo. consumer reports also found the home sometimes gets confused between a playlist, album, or title of a song. something the echo also has problems with. >> when i look at the google home speaker and see the intelligence and the kind of answers i'm getting, i'm thinking within a short time, the new home is not only going
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to catch up to the amazon echo but surpass it. >> it's expected to add more features, like being able to send directions right to your smartphone. >> just be careful, your kid doesn't order a lot of items on amazon. >> right. >> sold. >> michael, thank you very much. our coverage of president-elect trump's inauguration continues this thursday night. >> we'll go back to dan ashley in washington, d.c. we'll have more on president obama's final hours in office and his message to the american people tonight. >> and later tonight, catch a special edition of "20/20" on america's new first family. th
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coming up at 6:00, we check in on a worst-case scenario, see what the doomsday preparers are doing. and if californians are not
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happy about the new president, what are they going to do about it? research shows not much. of course, we'll have live updates from dan ashley in washington, d.c., in half an hour on abc7 news at 6:00. dan? ama, thanks very much. finally from here in washington, we stand overlooking the capitol building where donald trump will take the oath of office to become the 45th president of the united states tomorrow, a parting message from the 44th president to all americans whom he has served over the past eight years and a letter to the american people he says, "i wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th because all that i've learned in my time in office, i've learned from you. you made me a better president and you made me a better man. the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word we. we the people. we shall overcome. yes we can."
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emotional words from the man who leaves office in just a matter of hours spending his final night as president in the white house tonight. tomorrow night, donald trump will be there. i'll have more from the capitol at 6:00. but for now, that is all from washington, d.c. i'm dan ashley. eric, kristen, back to you. >> dan, we'll see you in a little bit. more on the inauguration on "world news" tonight with david muir and that's coming up next. >> a lot going on there securitywise, a lot of people there and see how the crowd size matches up with the estimation of the crowd size. thank you so much for joining us this evening. >> and i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm eric thomas. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. this is the obama's last night in the house. >> changing of the guard for sure, people packing up, pictures coming down. eight years of memories being packed away. tomorrow, inauguration day and
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you want to be right here on abc7. >> we'll see you again at 6:00. >> bye-bye. tonight, we're live from the nation's capital. the trump family arrives in washington. president-elect donald trump, and america's next first lady. tonight, we have the trump family right here. and we'll take you to the ceremony under way at the lincoln memorial. and mr. trump's first stop today. his own hotel. our team with voters across the country, what they're saying tonight. the showdown on capitol hill tonight. mr. trump's pick for treasury secretary on the hot set. grilled on the role he played in the foreclosure crisis. and mr. trump's pick for energy secretary rick perry set to the lead the department he once wanted to eliminate. how he explains that now. inside the transfer of power tonight. president obama and the president-elect will soon ride from the white house to the capitol together. and despite the boycott by many


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