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we're losing him! a lot of things happen on your stainless surfaces, disinfecting should be one of them. clorox disinfecting wipes. live, where you live. this is "abc7 news." >> sky 7 is live right now for the search of a missing tracy teen. the car believed to be hers has been found. you're looking at it. crews have to work to try to retrieve her body believed to be inside. thank you for joining us. >> niles canyon road closed again, about an hour ago so recovery teams could try to pull that car from the creek. authorities believe the young woman's honda accord veered across the road, hit another car and plunged into that creek on saturday. you are looking live now again at the recovery effort from sky
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7 there. you can see a lot of crews on scene there on the road. and crews have faced many challenges just finding the car, and we're going to pan over and on the right top corner of your screen, you can see the car now revealed a of the water receded somewhat. but they face many challenges finding the car mainly due to the creek being so swollen with fast moving water from a recent rain. the driver's family is expected to be out there with the search teams this morning. officials say they could be helpful to searchers. we will continue to monitor the search. at some point they'll try to pull the car up and see who might be inside. we'll bring you any new developments. follow us also on twitter for breaking news updates any time. a uber driver on the way to pick someone up hit a pedestrian in san jose. matt keller joins us live at the scene on tully road.
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hi, matt. >> reporter: this investigation took about four hours to complete. police believe the pedestrian started on this side of the road, but he didn't make it all the way across. police, firefighters, and paramedics rushed to tully road just before 3:45 this morning. this uber driver, on his way to pick up a passenger in his toyota prius, hid a pedestrian. >> the driver indicated he was traveling west pound and the pedestrian stepped out in front of him. >> reporter: the driver stayed at the scene and talked with police. the car's windshield was shattered. the pedestrian, believed to be in his 60s, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. an uber spokesperson confirms a driver was involved. police are trying to figure out if there was anything the driver could have done to avoid the pedestrian.
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san jose police do not have an update on the pedestrian's condition. so far in san jose this year, there have been two pedestrian fatalities. >> matt, thank you. in the east bay, police are investigating the mysterious cause of death of two people and their pets inside of a berkeley apartment. the two people and their cats were found dead inside the apartment on deacon street near webster yesterday. police say there are no obvious signs of trauma and that carbon monoxide poisoning does not appear to be the cause. a neighbor says a man and woman in their 30s live in that unit. the victim's identities have not been released. recent storms have left bay area roads full of potholes. they've caused damage to cars, like one that happened on west bound 580. but the potholes have been a boone for businesses. amy is live along 580 to show us. amy?
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>> reporter: hi, kristen. this is one of the worst offenders, interstate 580. potholes on this freeway are keeping local service jobs very busy, and this morning, it really slowed things down. the morning commute on west bound 580 this morning was brought to a stand still as caltrans crews shut down two lanes to fill potholes. >> it added an extra hour to my commute today. >> reporter: but you could argue hitting the potholes is worse than being delayed. this tire grave ward in livermore tells you all you need to know about the season we have had. >> a lot more blowouts and dent rims because of all the potholes and stuff. >> reporter: here's a closeup look at what your tires go through when they hit rough patches in the road. it's not just flat tires, this causes rim and alignment problems and grumpy drivers. >> they're really mad because
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they keep getting so many blowouts. i've had 15 customers in the last two weeks come in with bent rims, so they had to buy brand new rims. so yeah, they've been kind of mad about that. >> reporter: customers complain about this pass, which is due to be repaved soon. it takes quite a beating because of the truck traffic. this is the major east and west thoroughfare. add the rain, the weak road just caves. >> this has been one of the worst seasons for potholes and other roadway damage than we've seen in a long time. we haven't seen this much rain this quickly. >> reporter: caltrans worked on the potholes from noon yesterday to 6:00 this morning. one was so bad, they say they could see the rebar in the road. right now, they're just running ragged from one patch job to another. >> hats off to them. amy, thank you.
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if your evening commute takes you along highway 13 in oakland, caltrans says it hopes to have steve, the same of this huge sinkhole, fixed by the time you get off work. crews are racing to fill it. new details coming from a special council meeting. micah alison lived at the warehouse with her and her three children. she apologized at last night's meeting. she says that the couple carries a really heavyweight on their shoulders for the fire that killed 36 people. she also blamed the media of what is happening to her family. yesterday, lawyers claimed that the fire started from bad wiring in a building next door. they didn't say where they got that information from. oakland fire is working to determine the cause and the d.a.'s office is investigating possible criminal charges.
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the oakland public safety committee will discuss whether to allow the police department to intercept public cell phone use. police would use devices that act as a real cell phone tower to identify phones and capture its content. today marks the first full day on the job for san francisco's new police chief. mayor ed lee swore chief scott in, inside the city hall yesterday. chief scott comes to san francisco after spending 27 years in the los angeles police department where he rose to the rank of deputy chief. he's just the third outside tore serve as chief in san francisco. he plans to join his officers on patrol to learn more about the sfpd. governor jerry brown is delivering his state of the state this morning, saying california is not turning back. the governor is promising a forceful defense of california's
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efforts on climate change and health care, after president trump signed an executive order to repeal and replace the affordable care act. his remarks come a day after he declared a state of emergency for 50 california counties, including all nine counties here in the bay area. the state has been hit hard by flooding and damage from recent storms. new this morning, officially sworn in as the state's new attorney general and becoming the first latino to serve as the state's top lawyer. the 58-year-old democrat from los angeles succeeds pamela harris, who was elected to the u.s. senate. new details out of the white house this morning involving president trump's pick for the next supreme court justice. this morning, he's meeting with top senate leaders to discuss his choice for the high court. today, he's also focusing on jobs. and there are other issues surrounding a false claim about the election. >> reporter: echoing his remarks to business leaders yesterday,
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president trump met with the heads of u.s. carmakers today. >> we're bringing manufacturing back to the united states big league. we're reducing taxes substantially and reducing unnecessary regulations. >> reporter: but his message may be overshadowed by either a false claim or a joke made to congressional leaders. members of congress and the white house confirmed the president repeated a previously discredited claim that "millions of illegals voted for clinton, costing him the popular vote." >> i've seen no evidence to that effect. i've made that very clear. >> reporter: paul ryan was unwilling to endorse the president's claim about voter fraud. he then went on to support the president's pro business trade agenda. >> we tax our exports and do not tax our imports. so all we're doing is putting ourselves in a more level competitive playing field. >> reporter: james comey has told fbi officials that president trump has asked him to stay on. over the weekend, the president teased comey for his high
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profile. director comey is among the subjects of a justice department investigation for his handling of the clinton e-mail probe and what role he may have had influencing the election. as the president moves forward with his rolling back of the obama administration's initiative, more presidential actions. today, the keystone pipeline. and you can mark your calendars for february 28th. that will be the first time that president trump addresses a joint session of congress. and we're learning that a supreme court nominee may be coming soon. sourc sources -- abc news, washington. and david muir is doing the first one on one interview with president trump. you'll see excerpts from that interview all day tomorrow here on abc 7, including a one-hour primetime special at 10:00 p.m.
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that halloween prankster has struck again. he posted this photo on instagram. that banner reading "impeach" over the golden gate bridge. fernandez used a walkway underneath the bridge to hang that banner on saturday to protest against president trump. he gained worldwide fame for turning the hollywood sign into hollyweed earlier this month. some good news this morning. the nominations just out. >> and a san francisco startup is starting something new. >> and do you know where your sunglasses are? do you remember how to drive on dry pavement? it's going to happen. check out live doppler 7 hd. there's a few sprinkles out there, but it is looking dry.
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insurance changes? xarelto® has you covered. new out of hollywood, the oscar nods are in. oakland native is going for oscar gold, nominated for best supporting actor for his role in
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"moonlight." and the berkeley graduate is also headed to the oscars. her documentary "4.1 miles" was nominated this morning. here's a look at the other top nominees. >> reporter: hollywood's biggest night is just weeks away, and the nominees are -- >> casey affleck in "manchester by the sea." andrew garfield in "hacksaw ridge." >> reporter: the academy awards mixing it up, announcing the oscar nods. getting help from past nominees and winners. also nominated for leading actor, ryan gosling in "la la land." and denzel washington in "fences." >> natalie portman, emma stone,
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and meryl streep. supporting actress viola davis, nicole kidman, and amy harris, who gold "gma" about receiving the news getting nominated. >> i was screaming. >> reporter: also, jeff bridges, lucas hedges, and michael shannen. and no surprise, the top 2016 films in the race for the best picture. but the film to beat "la la land," leading with 14 oscar nominations. the social media #oscarsowhite may be a thing of the past. >> yeah, what a difference. abc 7 is the only place to catch the oscars, sunday, february 26.
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jimmy kimmel is hosting the big show. >> you know we'll be watching. this is a video you have to see to believe. the flood at one popular destination that is leaving tourists stranded. >> and this big tree is causing a big mess. we'll tell you which area to avoid. >> gosh, it's nice to see a bit of blue skies p
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and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night,blind. and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24. learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit your24info.com. welcome back. you are looking at a large tree that is currently blocking the road to san francisco's ft. point. that tree fell across long
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avenue. national park service crews believe it will take all day to remove the fallen tree. that means locals and tourists can't reach the civil war era military post. for the longest time we wanted to show you all the snow that was falling in tahoe, but the camera was buried. now it's not. this is what it looks like and isn't it gorgeous? let me tell you what's going on up in the sierra, and the fact that we're at 197% of average. but here's the big story. we don't need any more snow the rest of the year to have an average year. we're at 108%. we still have 2 1/2 months until we get to april 1st. this last storm really hit the southern section that really needed it the most. let's take a look at some of the rainfall. season from today, everybody looking pretty good. 134% san jose. then you throw in what's happened just this month.
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247% san jose to 334% of our average rainfall and we still have a couple weeks left. here is our last good chances. this area of low pressure that's just off the coast here. and that's going to continue sliding, dragging in dryer and cooler air, increasing in sunshine this afternoon, but freezing cold the next couple of nights. as that low passes, it kicked up some waves this morning. 21 feet in many areas. now down to about 12 to 17 and we'll keep dropping. so the high surf in effect until 4:00 and that will be expired. look at this. that's a live picture from yosemite and half dome. isn't that absolutely gorgeous? we can just look at tower cams all day today. partly cloudy and dry afternoon. a slight chance across the north bay, sprinkles, warm and dry sunshine. current conditions, you still have to dress in the mid 40s, mid forts to low 50s right now. topping out to about 55 through
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the afternoon hours. in fact, here's the way the next several hours break down. partly cloudy, mid 40s to mid 50s. look how quickly once the sun sets. we're dropping quickly to the 30s inland. and fog is going to be a big nemesis in the valleys the next couple of mornings, and black ice could be an issue the next couple of mornings. high clouds and sunshine and temperatures in the mid 50s through thursday. upper 50s friday and 60s for saturday, sunday, and even all of us getting into the 60s by monday. so warmer than average. >> i'm grateful, but you're taking away by excuse for not running. >> you look great if you haven't been. >> very nice.
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island in the pacific. this is the scene in tahiti. jets up to their belly in water. flights couldn't go in or out. many people without power. airlines have been rerouting flights to nearby airports and the flooding expected to last a few more days. an estimated 180,000 tourists do flock there each year for the sun and sand. >> san francisco startup is trying something new. you can't get a job offer until you've gone through an entire trial week, not just the interview. the reason, they believe the candidates who rock the job interview don't necessarily go on to become the best employees. so the service decided to shake
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up the process. about 75% of the perspective employees do get an offer at the end of the week. the rest of them are dismissed. >> great idea. a momma bear in berlin all caught on
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momma polar bear teaching her little one the bare necessities of life. >> the baby polar bear learning how to eat under the watchful eye of momma. we can tell you, he's making some progress. it looks like he has a fondness for apples. >> and raw meat. >> like all typical babies. >> thanks for joining us today. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next.
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>> hey, everybody, i hope you're ready for some excitement, because when you're playing for $1 million, drama, well, it kind of comes with the territory. this is "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody, welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play "millionaire" today? [cheers and applause] all right, let's do it, then. as an air force veteran and fourth-grade teacher, our next contestant loves helping others. from right here in las vegas, nevada, please welcome susanne walters. [cheers and applause] how you doing, susanne? good to meet you. >> hi, how are you? nice to meet you. [cheers and applause] >> welcome to "millionaire." >> thank you. >> what do you teach? >> i teach second grade. >> okay--oh, that's good. >> yeah. >> the kids--like, everybody loves their second-grade teacher. >> i don't actually remember mine, so sometimes i think

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