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cliff near big sur. she's sharing her story of what happened in moments before and how she survived for a week. good evening. >> thanks for joining us. 23-year-old lang hernandez broke her silence overnight, talking about her incredible ordeal on facebook. >> she said she drove her jeep off a cliff near the kirk creek campground while avoiding an animal in the road and spent the next seven days stranded. >> amanda is live in monterey county. the sheriff was almost at a loss for words talking about this remarkable rescue. >> the sheriff says he gets goosebumps talking about this unbelievable story of survival, one with such a happy ending. we know angela hernandez was found on friday by a pair of hikers. after she survived the 250 foot plunge off the california coast
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and know she ended up in the oh son. we're told it's water and her sheer will to survive kept her alive. 23-year-old angela hernandez is finally sharing her story about being sent over a california cliff. these pictures posted to her public facebook page show her injuries. angela was on her way to southern california when she went missing friday, july 6th. video later recovered shows her in monterey that morning. a cell phone ping put her near the carlisle highlands area. deputies says an early search didn't show obvious signs of a struggle. >> if you're driving, you're not going to see. you would have to physically get out and look down there. even then it's hard to find and see something like that. >> reporter: on facebook, angela said i was suffering from a brain hemorrhage and the crash caused no fracture four ribs and
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break and fracture both collarbones and have a lung collapse. >> i think she got it in her mind i won't die out here. i think she had help from god and somebody was with her. >> reporter: the sheriff said that same higher power put angela's rescuers in the right place at the right time, an area without cell service. beyond that, the couple who found her had plans to go surfing but settled for a hike on the beach and found her mangled car and the 23-year-old missing for seven days. >> a week goes by, you don't hear anything and start losing hope and thinking the worst. >> reporter: hope has been restored and lang remain is in the hospital recovering from that 250 foot plunge. >> reporter: the sheriff says the climb to safety would have been difficult for a healthy athlete let alone a woman who just survived a major crash going up against the elements without food for seven days. a miracle.
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reporting live in salinas. abc7 news. >> it is. >> we sent out the alert for the update at 11:45 this morning. it's free download. just remember to enable the push alert feature. allow people who aren't citizens to vote. not everyone supports it. >> the proposition was a close vote in 2016 following two failed previous attempts. supporters say this is an exciting day while opponents question where it could lead. san francisco is the first city in the state to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. >> as a parent myself and member of the san francisco board of
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education it's critical all parents are at the table, particularly those historically denied a voice in the process. >> reporter: those eligible for vote passed it in 2016. >> we want to give immigrants the rght to vote! >> reporter: this november will be the first election at which non-citizens can register to vote. >> third time was a charm. >> reporter: school board member, matt haney was the co-author endorsing the measure and says the school board was in full support of that. >> i think it's critical all our families have an opportunity to have a voice in the governance of our schools. >> reporter: not everyone agrees, the national republican committee woman from california says she voted against the measure in 2016. >> the reason i voted against it, i think the right to vote is something that goes along with citizenship and should be. >> reporter: saying the school board is already looking out for the interests of all children in the system. >> i don't think people who have
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otherwise tenuous ties to san francisco given their lack of legal residence should be making long term decisions about that structure and process. >> reporter: prospective voters can request a non-citizen voter form in person or o.j. or by phone. the deadline to register is october 22nd. non-citizen voting will be available for every board of education election until november of 2022. that's when it will expire unless the board of supervisors adopts an ordinance allowing it to continue. in the newsroom, abc7 news. >> thanks. new at 5, a mother at palo alto is embarking on a journey to nepal to win her son's freedom. he spent a dozen years doing humanitarian work in nepal and in jail since april. his mother says he was arrested for trying to break up a fight between a brother and a sister. abc7 news caught up with her
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today at san francisco international airport, as she left for nepal. she says she's done all she can here to get her son released. >> i want to see him. i want to see my son. i want to know he's good for myself with my own eyes. i haven't seen him since last november. >> reporter: she said at one point her son was incarcerated with 100 other men and sleeping on the floor. he got sick and had to spend several day is in the hospital. his mother is scheduled to arrive in nepal on wednesday. >> an entire neighborhood in san mateo was locked down about six hours because a mountain lion was in the area. the big cat was spotted in a backyard at virginia avenue and jackson street. it didn't act aggressively but they tracked it and removed it. david is live. david. >> reporter: this is the second time in san mateo i've actually
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confirmed a sighting and captured a mountain lion. one was a year ago and residents are glad it was captured and turnaround a more suitable habitat. residents were put on alert a mountain lion had been spotted in a driveway and then the backyard of a home on virginia avenue. san mateo police exercised patience and care trying to find the mountain lion, working with the warden from state fish and wildlife. >> we didn't get too close and we didn't scare the animal or make a lot of loud noises because we didn't want the animal to feel threatened or feel it was being attacked because they felt it would run away or become aggressive. we tried to minimize the impacts on the animal. >> reporter: the word spread fast this morning for residents to shelter in face. a man and his son, connor
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happened to be there when the search teams came. >> they had guns drawn and it was amazing. >> reporter: the state warden said a tranquilizer gun had been used to sedate the animal, seen stirring after the capture. it was young, 85 pounds. they told reporters it was never anyone's intention to hurt or kill the animal but return it back to the woods. >> he will be relocated to one of the native areas around here and tracked by the puma project. >> reporter: we were told the hood was placed over the head of the puma while it was se dated to encourage it to keep its eyes closed while tranquilized. the puma project is a cooperation between the wildlif
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mountain lions and will be tracking the one caught here in san mateo. abc7 news. >> thank you, david. a new round of soil passing began today at hunter's point. critics say it's not enough. radioactive testing by the dpartment of public health involves minimal scanning over the soil. it does not include housing. it's using highly reactive radio equipment to pick up low level radiation. neighbors want it resolved. >> i raised children and grandchlidren. god help me if i have to move away from here knowing this is still going on. >> it comes after two whistle blowers for the company hired to clean up the naval shipyard admitted they falsified test results. >> a story we brought you over the weekend. we now know a 27-year-old
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virginia woman named kelsey was the victim of a deadly crash near castro valley. they have not released the other passenger that died. they swerved to avoid hitting a deer. the car went up on the embankment landing on its roof. two other passengers and driver did survive. a terrible crash and tragedy. >> in the north bay, a man suspected of breaking into an apartment and stealing a woman's clothes is under arrest. 65-year-old cornell holiday is a maintenance worker at the complex where this burglary happened. holiday is also accused of burglarizing a second apartment. investigators say he used his keys to get into those apartments and may have committed similar crimes. politics including california's top lawmakers are lashing out at president trump following the summit with
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vladamir putin. it was this exchange that created the latest firestorm. >> would you now, with the whole world watching, tell president putin, would you denounce what happened in 2016 and warn him never to do it again. >> president trump said it's not russia. i will say this. i don't see any reason why it would be. the comments go against what intelligence agencies have said as well as a senate intelligence committee. president trump said he directly asked the president about election meddling. tweeting this response, the whole world just watched as the president sided with putin over u.s. intelligence agencies. no doubt putin has launched attacks on the very heart of our democracy and by not standing up to him today, the president invited him to do it again. nancy pelosi. donald trump had the opportunity to stand up to putin less than 72 hours after the doj
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investigation. santa clara will be asking onanrs whether to tax the media partners report the tax could generate more than $2 million every year for the city. there is a bit of a wrinkle. residents can't buy recreational cannabis yet. santa clara is still working on regulations and fees to sell it. a story of a fire in a documentary. hear the stories as it's set to make its debut this week. and trying to stop these mosquitoes and dangerous pets from spreading diseases. i'm spencer christian. the heat will be rising and so will the humidity. not a popular pattern. forecast coming up. more trouble for uber,
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nine months after the north bay fire in the region, residents live it again. >> a new way, the documentary film airs tuesday night. >> wayne join us. >> reporter: it night. at the roxy theater in santa rosa. for those who endured so much, it will be an experience. it's physical and emotional, stripped bare like the land. everyone has a fire story and wants to share it. >> i lost everything but did not lose everything. >> reporter: tony cohen, formerly of mark west meadows. how could he know when he took this picture the fire depicted would take his home and
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thousands more. >> burning embers were this big. >> reporter: the opening scene of a documentary called "urban inferno." tony watched the early screening this morning as seen and told by those who lived it. >> we're expecting people to be moved, some a lot. >> reporter: dr. steven seager made the film adding air checks from the ksro radio. >> the north bay is on fire. >> reporter: news director kerrigan remembers it vividly and didn't take a day off for weeks as her station kept everyone informed of the fire. it's hard to look at still, she says? because it's that raw. the time doesn't matter, that raw. >> reporter: it is a blend of catharsis and shared experience.
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>> people don't get it until you show them what it was really like. the worst thing most people will ever go through. >> reporter: and continue to go through even now. >> i don't feel numb, but since i'm not panicking, i believe i am repressing it. >> reporter: the film's producers say any money they get from this movie will go right back to the communities helping fire victims. >> thanks. powerful. rescue workers today recovered the body of a california firefighter. the 36-year-old died when his bulldozer overturned as he tried to cut a fire line in the deep terrain. his body was taken to the county coroner's office. the fire he was trying to contain has exploded since. >> a lot of people can't go
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there because its so steep and they're working on the edge to tie it in with the existing roads and trails. >> the fire led to evacuations and closure of highway 140, a major route in and out of yosemite, only 2% contained. medical professionals are asking state lawmakers to toughen investigation rules in california. governor brown signed a new vaccination law in 2015 after measles affected 250 people taking away patients' parents right not to vaccinate due to beliefs. but they say they're skirting it. >> there's no school that has a quart over kids with medical exemptions. that's why we believe these exemptions are obtained by parents who shop around and find a physician willing to provide these and probably unethical.
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>> last march, the santa clara health department found six uncommented residents contracted measles. an effort is under way to have mosquitos fight mosquitos. crews are releasing male mosquitos that don't bite people but carry a bacteria that makes females fertile when they mate. it's to affect a population that can affect people with serious diseases. it started in 2015. the control said last year they saw a 68% reduction in mosquitoes in one location. >> the indication is we're on track to show even greater reduction in biting females within these neighborhoods this year. >> the effort is expected to expand into a fourth neighborhood this summer since it's working so well. if it continues to be successful, it could be a long term solution worldwide. >> your accuweather forecast
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with spencer christian. >> here's the headline. a week of very warm summer-like weather. we have mostly sunny skies and this is a relatively warm day and fog pushing over the coastline and gently over the bay. nothing gentle about current wind speeds. 25 miles an hour at novato and generally wind speeds 15-25 miles an hour. this is the view looking westward from emoryville and golden gate and the coastline. 62 at francisco. 69 at mountain view and 59 half moon bay. this is the view. lots of fog showing up from the east bay hills camera. 71 in santa rosa, 90 at concord and 89 at livermore.
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still very warm in the east bay area. now, covered by the fog in downtown san francisco. these are forecast features and the fog will continue pushing in from the coast and a warm pattern for the remainder of the week and hot and humidity as the humidity will be a bit elevated by bay area standards. notice parts of the coastline will still be quite free of fog before 7:00 p.m. it will fill along the coastline and push in the overnight hours giving us mainly sunny skies, once again, many coastal locations seeing the fog lingering. look for fog in the low temperatures, a pattern with us several weeks now. some locations maybe a little cooler than that with overnight lows in the mid-50s. santa clara, 88, 94 in morgan hill and 95 in gilroy.
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on the peninsula, it may be quite warm with highs in the 80s. 83, palo alto, mid to upper 60s in the coast of breezy conditions, downtown san francisco tops out about 72 degrees tomorrow. north bay, 90 in november vat toe and napa, east bay highs, 82 at hayward and fremont. the east bay is a bit sizzling, highs in the low 80s. pittsburgh, 96, and livermore. here this is accuweather 7-day forecast. the temperature range will be with us tomorrow. a couple degrees higher wednesday, mid-80s around the bay, upper 60s on the coast. humidity elevates thursday and friday, will feel muggy, but not quite that oppressive. it tapers off over the weekend and it will remain warm over the
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ekend, l on the cst >>e're n no, we're not. prime day is for more than just amazon customers, and the annual sale. coming up, tonight, president trump shocks the world, what he said on stage next to vladamir putin and what the president is saying now. a lava bomb explosion and nearly two dozen tourists injured. we're tracking fires tonight next. can changing your diet heal your brain? at 6:00, hear from patients (sound of footsteps) (sound of car door opening) (car door closes) (sound of engine starting) ♪ ♪ with pg&e in the sierras. and i'm an arborist since the onset of the drought,
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more than 129 million trees have died in california. pg&e prunes and removes over a million trees every year to ensure that hazardous trees can't impact power lines. and since the onset of thewe've doubled. i grew up in the forests out in this area and honestly it's heartbreaking to see all these trees dying. what guides me is ensuring that the public is going to be safer and that these forests can be sustained and enjoyed by the community in the future.
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(sound of footsteps) (sound of car door opening) (car door closes) (sound of engine starting) an agreement to buy artificial intelligence.
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sales force to buy datarada used to stream marketing campaigns. the exact deals have not been leads but the media is saying about $800 million. gender discrimination, for a company setting up a pay structure that discriminated against female employees. uber responded saying it changed how it pays male and female employees. the equal women opportunity commission in charge of the investigation hasn't commented. uber could face fines. in case you haven't heard, it is amazon prime day, all sorts of deals with a 36 hour period that started at noon. some of amazon's competitors decide'd they would get in on the sale.
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bed, bath and beyond, home and lowe's. they said they will match prices and it must be purchased directly from amazon. >> i haven't bought anything.
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coming up tonight on abc7 news at 6:00, the major step east bay city is poised to take to allow a local company to try to cash in on burgeoning cannabis trade also. >> will really be taking a big step forward for our environment and oceans. >> the effort under way to ban
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plastic straws in san francisco. the number used everyday is simply staggering. >> critical deadlines this week facing the ballot measure that aims to split california up into three separate states. those stories and a lot more coming up in a half hour on subpoenas 7 news at 6:00. an east bay dog missing for three years finally reunited with its owner. >> unbelievable. antioch animal services posted this video. on saturday, you could see the owner joyous and overwhelmed with reaction when she sees the french bulldog for the first time since november of 2015. >> what happened between now and then, it's unclear. we're told the dog named hemi jumped into a police car and they discovered they had a microchip. >> they learned the real owner lived in orinda and informed her they had found her dog after all this time. >> microchip, absolutely.
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>> for all of us here, tonight as we come on the air in the west, president trump stuns the world in helsinki. the historic summit with putin. the president appears to side with putin. two hours together alone behind closed doors, only their translators and tonight the president with the world watching, asking who he believes more, russia or his intelligence team. and putin is asked, does he have compromising information on the president. the outrage at home from republicans, democrats and intelligence community. some of the words being used, treasonnous, shameful, disgraceful. what the president has just tweeted and how the whit

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