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minutes. it's totally up to what happens at the scene. we don't have a lot of information we know about what you know, sort of leaked from an oxygen tanker. we have right now north and southbound 101 closed between river road and mendocino avenue, and same on the old railroad side. traffic is extremely congested in the whole northern santa rosa area. expect delays or find an alternate route. >> especially this time of day. anything about any injuries or, you know, repercussions that way? >> no information on that yet. this is barely in the city limits, they're handling the incident, santa rosa police and fire. >> what is the danger from an oxygen tanker truck? what kind of leak are you expecting or trying to deal with? >> you might want to talk to the hazmat experts. oxygen is flammable. we don't need anymore fire in
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this area. >> certainly not. officer sloat, thanks for joining us andiv u a t othe siat and bng yhe latest as we learn more about what's happening. when the roads will reopen. the backup is already beginning from this. >> on 101. the officer said, maybe 50 minutes, but who knows if that's the case when they can actually get this cleared? in the meantime, with every passing minute the traffic gets that much worse especially this time of day, we'll continue to keep you updated during this hour. >> for now, though, good afternoon and thank you for joining us today, i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. the fire has more than doubled in size since monday, charring more than 10,000 acres of land near yosemite national park. one firefighter killed, two others injured. >> the worst case scenario would be a blaze that stretches into yosemite west and south into the mountains. here's abc news reporter mark
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remlard. >> reporter: at one of the nation's most celebrated national parks, smoke obscuring these speck lack tar views. >> we've seen a lot of smoke, the smell of smoke. when we went back to the hotel last night, our clothes smell like smoke. >> that's a wildfire that's scorched more than 19 square miles of steep terrain near yosemite national park's western ench. it's very unhealthy. visitors could risk serious health effects, trapping smoke in the area, forcing officials to issue a hazardous air alert. with many tourists planning trips to the park years in rad vance, workers say there have been few cancellations. >> we have not seen any cancer collations, which is great, it's not impacting business. everything's still open. it's important to get the message out, we're open for
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business. >> the smoke and poor views not deterring these visitors. >> we've been planning oncoming here for years, and finally made it. but a little disappointed. like i said, we're here. >> it's not easy to cancel at the last minute. we had vacations planned and everything. it's not easy to do that kind of stuff. >> more than 1,400 firefighters continue to battle the flames which are threatening more than 100 homes and businesses. the u.s. forest service says the fire is just 5% contained. they have their work cut out for them. let's head right to spencer christian for a closer look at conditions firefighters are facing. it is still warm and very dry in the area of the fire. here's live doppler 7. take you to that region, 99 degrees right now, almost 100. it's been hot all day. relative humidity is low, 19%. the wind is not very strong, but gusts up to 13, 14 miles an hour. here's how widespread the smokey
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conditions are, and the unhealthy air. this is the view -- how thick and heavy the smoke is in the air. air quality is not likely to improve anytime soon. i'll keep tabs and update you as more information comes in. dan and ama? >> thank you, spencer. well, for the first time pg&e showed off the new weather stations going up across the bay area to monitor increasing fire danger. >> lesley brinkley joins us from where one of those new stations is streaming data as we speak. >> reporter: that's right, ama, they are collecting data to make critical decisions. for the first time ever, pg&e can preemptively elect to shut off electricity to areas deemed to be a high fire zone. extreme hot weather and unprecedented wildfires prompted
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pg&e to launch a new three prong approach to addressing what they call the new normal, an almost year round fire season. first, they're putting up weather stations like thishe ca >> these will be measuring wind speed direction, temperature and relative humidity. the data is streamed into our systems. >> reporter: so far 50 stations like this are installed. 150 more will be in place in northern and central california. by the end of the 2018. step two, a brand new pg&e wildfire safety operations center that just opened this spring in san francisco. >> it receives data from across our territory. receives weather data from new weather stations we're showing today. and there's analysts there that are constantly looking at the conditions 24/7. >> if fire danger is perceived to be extreme, number three comes into play. for the first time pg&e can proactively shut down electricity to particular areas
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or neighborhoods. >> it's a last resort. we will give customers as much notice as we can. hopefully 48 hours notice. >> reporter: but it could be as little as one hour's notice under this new wildfire protocol. that's why they want to muir they can text or e-mail customers if they feel they must shut down power to an area. >> we're asking them to go to our website and to update their contact information so that we can give them as much notice ahead of time as possible. >> reporter: we have a link-up on on our home page so that you can update your information to pg&e. they say it's not going to happen often, but they may have to cut the power one or two times coming up this summer and fall. in the east bay, i'm lesley brinkley, abc 7 news. cal fire says tonight that the grant fire was caused by the illegal use of safe and sane
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fireworks. it burned 480 acres near interstate 580 and grant line road in alameda county on july 8th. both directions of the highway were shut down for several hours. safe and sane fireworks are illegal to use in all unincorporated areas of the county. no word on if anyone will be charged. going back now to this update, live look. we have an update on the breaking news in santa rosa that we are now over. this is the north campus of kaiser santa rosa. you can see there that oxygen truck. there was some type of substance on the road and the entire building is being evacuated. >> old redwood highway and highway 101 in this area shut down right now creating just a huge traffic mess as the evening commute is getting under way there on 101 in santa rosa. but they evacuated that area of the building and to our knowledge no one has been hurt. but of course this is still very much an active scene. >> we are keeping tabs on this. will likely get worse over the next hour with so
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many people heading home in the afternoon hours. and you see some hazmat crew workers there helping to get ts reopened.ray rut, you know, just shutting down the freeway at this time of day, yeah, it's going to be bad traffic backup for probably many hours this evening. >> we'll stay on top of that. moving on for the moment, a big setback today, for those who would like to see california split up into three states. >> the supreme court took the initiative off the november ballot. the issue isn't over. >> abc 7 news anchor kristen sze is here to explain. >> at the center of the fight, whether to let californians vote on a plan to split the state into three, northern california in orange there, stretching from the bay area to the oregon border, southern california in green, which would begin in fresno and cover most of socal, and california in blue, covering
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the coastal areas, including los angeles. the proposal qualified for the november ballot with the backer tim draper gathered over 400,000 valid signatures. but the supreme court blocked prop 9 from appearing on the november ballot. the ruling says significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition's validity and the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm to delaying into a proper election. there is argument the proposal would abolish the state constitution. >> creating three new governments, three new governors, disrupting our prison systems, our higher education systems. >> the issue is not dead. now comes a legal battle fought on many front seat. californians could still have the chance to vote on this as early as 2020. dan and ama? >> thank you, kristen. two civilian employees at travis air force base are
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launching legal action against the air force. they say their 5-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted not once, but twice, by fellow students at an on-base day care. abc 7 news anchor eric thomas is live outside the base with the story. eric? >> reporter: this comes on the heels, ama, of an associated press report that sexual assaults on military bases go underreported and underinvestigated. well this family reports their daughter was sexually assaulted at a day care for kids ages 5 to 12. while traffic lined up to get onto the base, news crews lined a grassy strip near the visitor center to hear the painful story from the victim's parents. >> no child never should have to go through what our daughter went through. >> they're not there when my baby's crying to me, asking me daddy, am a -- is this okay for a girl to kiss another girl? >> marcus robinson say their daughter was found naked and screaming in a day care bathroom
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shortly after starting there three weeks ago. she'd been assaulted by another female student and it happened again a couple weeks later. >> this is as bad a situation that one can have in terms of sending yourschool, and that child being sexually abused by another child. >> the family has hired civil rights attorney john burruss who filed a claim against the air force for damages. if that claim is denied the family will file suit in federal court. the claim accuses the day care staff of negligence. lawyers for the family say the facility admits it is understaffed for the 100 plus students in their care. the claim also accuses the base of failing to contact police or child protective services in a timely manner. in a written statement air force captain lindsay horn says, quote, upon notification immediate action was taken to inform affected families and engage appropriate agencies on and off base to both thoroughly investigate the incident and review procedures. however, the victim's mother
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says base officials seem less interested in what happened and more interested in her taking down this facebook post complaining about it. >> they just didn't care. they were just worried about taking that video down. >> that post was on a facebook page that could be read by other air force wives. so the base apparently wan down. the claim does ask for damages. but mr. burruss and his staff wouldn't tell us what those damages are. that they're asking for. they say they're trying to keep as much of that stuff, since this involves a minor, out of the public eye at least for now. live at travis air force base, eric thomas, abc 7 news. >> eric, thank you. more layoffs come to silicon valley, this times hundreds are out at ebay, what it means for the tech industry. plus -- we're on the red carpet in los angeles, home of the espys,
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lots of bay area stars on the red carpet attending tonight's show. i'm larry beil, we'll talk with the a-listers coming up. rugby comes
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we're back now with a breaking news update, this is happening in santa rosa. we are over the north campus of kaiser santa rosa. >> you can see the oxygen truck right there in the center of your screen, and hazmat crews walking around the truck. they're checking this out. the truck does appear of a hose connected into its on-site tank.
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and there is debris lying on the ground around that truck. this entire building is evacuated right now. >> yes. and this is causing problems on 101. you can see the backup there in red. that's the stretch of road that's closed. chp says all of 101 between bicentennial way and river road is closed. old river highway between newman and mendocino is also closed. >> let us show you now the backup it is causing. as you can imagine, you will definitely want to avoid this area if you are heading home on 101 tonight. this y c afc surreal site obviously, all the empty highway when it would normally be packed with cars. look at that. >> incredible. chp tells us they hope the open the road again in about 30 minutes or so. we will stay on top of this stry and update you as soon as the road opens again. look at the backup right now, stand still. >> frustrating. google has been hit with a record $5 billion fine. eu regulators say it is for breaking antitrust laws.
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google is accused of taking advantage of its android dominants to promote apps and services, like google search. the european commission wants the company to stop this "illeg "illegal conduct" in the next 90 days. google is appealing the decision. ebay is shedding hundreds of employees from its bay area workforce, many work in san jose. >> chris nguyen is live with this story. >> reporter: by the end of the week the major tech company will lay off 200 employees. this comes at acial time for ebay. challenging times for the bay area company credited with revolutionizing the world of online shopping. according to filings with the employment development department ebay plans to cut 300 local employees, the majority
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coming from hamilton avenue on san jose. >> the competition has gone up. and now we have lots of places online where you can get stuff from. so part of, i think, the challenge for ebay, if it does not evolve to what the next generation of ecommerce should be. >> reporter: a company spokesperson said all employees were notified the end of june. ebay is shifting its focus and aligning the workforce with its new initiatives. just two years ago, ebay was celebrating the expansion of its headquarters in san jose, saying the best was yet to come. according to fortune, while the company's revenue was up to $9.6 billion last year from $9 billion the prior year, it took a loss of 1 billion. the loss of jobs can be sobering, the silicon valley employment base is strong isser than ever. >> the hope is that they will be
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reabsorbed into the silicon valley ecosystem that has a record unemployment rate of 2.8%. >> reporter: dozens of employees in ebay's san francisco and brisbane offices were also impacted by the layoffs. live in san jose this afternoon, i'm chris nguyen, abc 7 news. >> chris, thank you. it is a big night. we are just a few hours away from the espy awards in los angeles. >> abc 7 news sports director larry beil is live on the red carpet where people are already starting to arrive. hi there, larry. >> how you doing, dan, ama? we are live on the red carpet getting set for the espys, which will be seen tonight on abc 7. ama wanted me to wear a black tie. wanted to go black tuxedo. it's
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chris kamg came up and asked mei wasn't wearing a tie. it is an a-list crowd, several members of the defending nbaoln will be here, among them an ex-warrior turned laker javale mcgee. >> it was definitely hard work working with the warriors, and it will be hard work working against them. it was a great opportunity. it was a long run, and it worked. >> you excited about playing with lebron? >> definitely excited. he's a great player, definitely a positive impact on the team. and just the way that he's impacting l.a. already the going to be amazing. >> reporter: i feel very small when i stand next to javale, the biggest man on the red carpet,
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7'0". biggest man anywhere. draymond green, we're expecting his rival in a few minutes. nick young will be here, clothed, who knows? we all want to see that. and on a more serious note, kevin durant will receive the muhammad ali sports humanitarian award later on tonight during the show. that's a wrap for now. but lots more to come, including other a-listers continuing on the red carpet. larry beil, live in los angeles, abc 7 sports. >> thank you, larry. exciting to watch. >> really a lot of fun. and watch the espys tonight at 8:00 on abc 7. i like larry's outfit. >> i do. i do want to see the tux at some point though, just saying. >> mcgee looked cool too, and huge. >> huge weather coming our way, hugely warm and humid next couple of days. here's a look at live doppler 7, mainly sunny skies over the bay area. fog, constant factor. breezy, wind from 15 to 21 miles
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per hour. central tower, mostly blue sky above and low clouds coming in. 65 degrees here in the city right now. 69 in oakland. 73 in mountain view. what a view from the east bay hills camera. it's 81 up north in santa rosa. 84 novato. mid-90s at fairfield, concord and livermore. we'll see areas of fog near the coast and bay. overnight, warm and humid by bay area standards tomorrow and friday. and it will be slightly cooler and less humid this weekend. we're going to get this surge of humidity right here, the circulation such that monsoonal moisture is flowing into california and our direction as a matter of fact. so start our forecast animation 7:00 this evening and get our usual surge of fog overnight from the bay over the coastline. look what happens tomorrow afternoon. the moisture coming in will fuel the possibility of thunderstorms there, and there could be an isolated thunderstorm here in
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the bay area. but the greater concern, the greater threat of thunderstorms tomorrow is over in the sierra for lightning and maybe small hail and possibly a stray shower will move into the bay area. not likely. overnight, a little well. lows mid-50s. tomorrow's highs low and mid-60s at the coast to mid-70s and low 80s around the bay. we'll see low to mid-90s inland for the most part. way up north look for 101 at lakeport, 104 -- really high in the farther northern reaches of our viewing area. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast, quite warm inland tomorrow and friday. and with that increase in humidity, it will feel muggy the next couple of days. temperatures will drop off a few degrees on saturday and sunday. we'll see 90, maybe 92 degrees in the inland areas. about 80 degrees on the bay. low 60s on the coast. and with lower humidity it will
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feel nice and comfortable out there. then as we go into next week, warming up again, mid-90s inland. we can't lose the heat. it's not extreme, not talking triple digits, but warmer than average by several degrees. and it looks like it will remain that way into midweek next week. >> thanks, christian, very much. the hazards of vaiping, is it better for you than smoking? free fries? who wouldn't like that? wh i have type 2 diabetes. i'm trying to manage my a1c, then i learn type 2 diabetes puts me at greater risk for heart attack or stroke. can one medicine help treat both blood sugar and cardiovascular risk? i asked my doctor. she told me about non-insulin victoza®. victoza® is not only proven to lower a1c and blood sugar, but for people with type 2 diabetes treating their cardiovascular disease,
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a stretch of highway 1 that's been closed for 14 months along the big sur coastline is open again. heavy rains caused a mudslide last year that buried the road. caltrans says it was the biggest slide in its history, soil slid well out into the ocean. creating 15 acres of new
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coastline, if you can imagine. even so, crews managed to finish the work two months ahead of schedule at a cost of about $54 million. caltrans says there's still more work to do and drivers could encounter traffic delays. >> if you're feeling lucky, this will excite you. the megamillions jackpot is up to $422 million for friday's drawing. no ticket matched for last night. there were three tickets sold worth $1 million. they were sold in new jersey, florida and oklahoma. friday's drawing is the sixth largest in mega millions history. you can get the results by downloading the abc 7 news app. we're going to send out a push alert with the winning numbers when the drawing happens. even if you don't win the megamillions drawing, you can still be a winner at mcdonald's. mcdonald's will be giving out free french fries the rest of the year every friday until december 30th you can get an order of medium fries for free. in order to get those free fries you have to download the
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mcdonald's app to get the coupon and then make a purchase of at least $1. >> it's a shame those mcdonald's fries aren't any good. >> right? addicting. >> i know, right, #desperate. another stunning claim made by president trump. is russia still targeting the u.s., mr. president? >> what the president's press secretary said he actually meant. >> and the rescued thai soccer team returns home, the public debut just ahead. >> we're continuing to follow the breaking news out of santa rosa where a hazmat incident shut d
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no thank you. try my spicy chicken club combo today. >> announcer: live where you live, this is abc 7 news. and we're staying on top of that breaking news in santa rosa right now, a hazmat incident on kaiser permanente's north campus there shut down highway 101 and is creating, man, what a commute headache. >> it really is backed up badly. right now crews are focused on the area surrounding the oxygen tank involved and some type of accident near the hospital. this entire building is evacuated. you'll see the camera from sky 7 pan over and show you the traffic backup that resulted. t t kaiser's mainta you shouow. >> yes, y c see where the backup is created. and they were hoping to get it reopened in 50 minutes when we first talked to them at the top of the hour. maybe another half hour to go. but it will cause a lot of
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trouble on the highway for some time. >> yeah. hot out there and it's really backing up for miles now. we'll stay on top of this for you. >> we all watched their heroic rescue, the 12 thai boys and their coach trapped for up to 18 days underground. >> the boys are out of the hospital. maggie rulli is live in new york with the latest. >> reporter: what a story, indeed, watching the boys walk out of that hospital and into the arms of their loved ones. it's something the entire world was waiting to see. our reporter who was there for that moment on the ground in thailand described it as pure joy. >> it's been a long journey to get here, but finally the boys are coming home. ♪ >> their families overcome we motion as they embrace their sons after more than two weeks trapped miles underground, and another week in the hospital. it's all smiles as adul saman
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hugs his parents and bites into a piece of fried chicken. doctors say the boys look in great shape. they're able to eat just about anything. they've regained weight. they were even seen running around playing soccer earlier today. as we witnessed their miraculous recovery, we're also learning more about their incredible survival. the boys say it was supposed to be just a quick trip into the cave. the water level didn't seem that deep. when they went to leave an hour later, the way out was blocked. they tried to find a new way to escape, even digging holes into the cave's wall, until finally their coach told them to conserve energy. instead focusing on prayer to quiet the mind while they waited to be rescued. before heading home, the boys took a moment to honor that navy seal who died while trying to save them. they plan to get ordained as monks to honor his legacy. ama, dan?
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tesla's ceo elo apologizing for in the thailand cave rescue a pedophile. muskddressed issue series of tweetske in anger. it started when the diver accused musk of a p.r. stunt. musk says the diver's criticism upset him, but he shouldn't have written what he did. the diver is now considering legal action. president trump still in damage control today after comments he made during his summit with russian president vladimir putin. today he seemingly disagreed with the intelligence community once again. here's abc news reporter hughes. >> reporter: surrounded by his cabinet, the president seems to make another stunning split. >> is russia still targeting the u.s. -- no, you don't believe that to be the case? >> lindsey graham is tweeting concerns about the 2018 midterms, a big discrepancy between trump's statement and
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coats' warning, my personal view, the are it again. ntony his director of national intelligence dan coats pointed to russia's ongoing pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy. white house press secretary sarah sanders was forced to try and clarify again. >> the president was -- said thank you very much and was saying no to answering questions. the president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that russia is unable to meddle in our elections. >> reporter: was the president was in helsinki monday, he had the opportunity to -- >> would you now tell president putin -- would you denounce what happened in 2016 and warn him to never do it again? >> instead seeming to side with putin over his own u.s. intelligence agencies. >> i have president putin who just said it's not russia. i will say this, i don't see any reason why it would be. >> a day later, he said he
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misspoke. >> the sentence should have been i don't see any rean i >> sev replicans have softened their initial criticism of the summit, embracing the president's walkback. >> a all aflawedipplauding him . lawmakers will ask secretary of state mike pompeo about that next wednesday. megan hughes, nbc news, washington. a military parade will take place on saturday, november 10th, instead of veterans day, november 11th, the theme will be the 100th anniversary of the end of world war i. president trump proposed the parade shortly after attending a bastille day in france. the cost will be about $12 million. when is milk not milk?
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the new effort to clarify what qualifies as milk. and the dangers of vaping, the disease doctors are seeing a lot more of in the north bay.
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vaping is on the rise. according to the american lung association, the use of cigarettes among teens has
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risen. paige brown kelly is here with me today, thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. >> can you talk a bit why vaping is especially harmful for teens? >> in some ways it is more harmful to teens than adults, because the part of the brain that nicotine responds to is still developing in teens and this continues to develop until you're 25. so this puts them at a higher risk for addiction. >> one of the risks is popcorn lung syndrome. what is that and why is it so prevalent amongst those who vape? >> the research is still being pursued. but it's interesting, and it's really scary. it's a slang term used for a syndrome that developed with people using microwave popcorn. if you look at the packaging on microwave popcorn says don't stand close to the microwave. because these fumes emit a chemical that causes this syndrome. and unfortunately it's being
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found in vaping products. >> some people actually switch to vaping thinking that it's better than traditional cigarettes. but that's not true. >> it is so not true. the industry knows this. they've changed their marketing strategy from using the word safe to saying it's less harmful. and there is -- it took us 20 to 30 years to find out the chemicals that were added in the long-term effects of traditional smoking and research is already coming in with the fact that teenagers who start vaping have a two to seven-time higher risk of going to traditional smoking. and we know, you know, the long-term consequences and the risks that this presents. >> what are some of the side effects of vaping? >> well, we can start with the most common would be just a sore throat and, you know, irritated and coughing. but unfortunately the increased heart rate and blood pressure puts people at a very high risk
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for heart disease, respiratory disease. one of the chemicals they found in vape products is formaldehyde. this is something when users turn their vape to a very high setting they're exposed to, and this is a known carcinogenic. >> for those saying i know i should quit, i can't, i'm addicted, what options are there for teens and adults? >> we know nicotine is harder to quit than alcohol, some bar pit-- we have a good progra lks histories, make sure people are well educated about the risks and we make sure you get the best options. we have a lot of resources to support people in this process. >> paige, thank you so much for brin>>llgh d? >> ama, thank you. interesting and important information. federal regulators appear ready to strip the world milk from soy and almond milk. the food and drug administration
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says it plans to set a standard that defines milk as milking one or more healthy cows. the agency plans to notify foodmakers sometime in the next year. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. look at live doppler 7, fog at the coast, making its usual late afternoon push out over the bay. sunny skies elsewhere though. overnight the fog will reach out over the bay. fi mid to upper 50s. taking you through the day parts tomorrow, the 12-hour day planner looks like this, starting with fog in the early morning hours, the fog will thin out and high clouds by midday. nonetheless, it will be very warm and it will feel muggy by late afternoon as humidity increases. high in the mid-90s, low 60s on the coast, if you have the accuweather app, follow all the developments free anytime of the day and night. here's the accuweather seven-day
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forecast, mid-90s inland the next two days, low 80s right around the bay, mid-60s on the coast, and again it will feel a bit muggy by bay area standards through friday. cooler and less humid weather over the weekend. looks like a lovely weekend coming out, and next week warms up again, mid-90s, low 80s around the bay. mid-60s on the coast. mild to warm, great summer. >> thanks, spencer. well, the major financial milestones, and when you should hit them. are you ready? have you ever tried to cancel a credit monitoring account, didn't have much luck until 7 on your sidestepped in? we'll talk about that coming up. it is the 26th annual espy awards tonight in los angeles. larry beil on the red carpet, lots of bay area stars represented.
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. all right, another update on the breaking news in santa rosa at kaiser permanente's north campus. crews are working to contain a hazmat incident. highway 101 is open again in both directions. you can see cars slowly going by. they were backed up for miles.
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that's really good news. there will be traffic in that area for some time. the good news, the road is now opened. it had been closed f me than anho. toead carpet in los ange where athletes and celebrities are gathering tonight for the espy awards. >> larry beil is live at the microsoft theater with the story. >> reporter: it should be a very big night here at the espys, the 26th annual espys awards show, hard to believe it's going that long. they're tearing down equipment on the red carpet. a lot of a-listers are already inside. i want to give you a feel of what it was like here when the red carpet was packed. d danica patrick is hosting her new boyfriend, he is here, aaron rodgers, he didn't want to chat.
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the sharks contending next year for the stanley cup. >> we've locked up a lot of key guys for a long time. the continuity in the room is awesome. i think guys like leblanc, those guys are going to take the next step in their careers. that will only makesbe. so that he could get cool for a few minutes. you don't want to leave. >> i could talk all day long. i'll stay until the show starts. >> reporter: so this is the mvp on the red carpet right here for cane and many other celebrities we interviewed, the gigantic fan cooling us down. we're waiting on draymond green. we know he will be in the show tonight. there's ten minutes left and the
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show starts inside. it will be on tape delay tonight on abc 7 with the broadcast beginning at 8:00. live on the red carpet, larry beil, abc 7 sports. >> great stuff, larry. catch the espy awards live at 8:00. and don't miss larry on the red carpet at 11:00. "7 on your side's" michael finney gets hundreds of complaints every week. >> michael is here with those complaints. a livermore woman, start with her, was trying to cancel her and her husband's joint transunion credit monitoring account. she cancelled their account, joint account, with the credit reporting agency back in october. or so she thought. the couple continued to get charged $19.99 a month. she called transunion and got confirmation the service had been cancelled. however, the charges just kept
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coming. she called "7 on your side." we got involved and were told only her portion of the account was cancelled. transunion refunded the amount the couple did not want to spend. totaled $140. i want to thank transunion for doing that. and a replacement for her kidde fire extinguisher. they recalled extinguishers. extinguishers. she contacted kidde, but never received her replacement. she contacted "7 on your side," and then its parent company, after several weeks lynn got her new fire extinguisher. >> pamela from pacifica bought concert tickets from stubhub, but for the wrong city. she paid $721 for four elvis
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costello tickets. within minutes she realed she bought the tickets to the seattle concert, not the san francisco concert. yikes. stubhub has an all sales are final policy. it's all over the website. so she called "7 on your side." we contacted stubhub, and the ticket brokee to tt. really wt to tbhfor stepping u side." now, if you have a problem of any size, i want to hear about it. the "7 on your side" hotline is open monday through friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. my telephone number is 415-954-8151. and reach me on facebook. >> what that woman can be easy to do. i've almost done it with airlines. you just click and -- >> she could have made a trip out of it or something. >> thanks, michael. a new study providing some interesting insight on how old people think they should be when they achieve some personal
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milestones. the survey shows best age to retire, 61, saving for retirement, age 22. the optimal age to buy a first home, 28. the ideal age to buy or lease a first car is 21. the results are based on phone interviews from 1,001 people across the country. >> what if i've missed all of those milestones? >>. the man who holds more guinness world records more than anyone has another one. he set a record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach. he sliced 26, six more than he needed to establish a new record and no, there was nothing under his shirt. it's a record he invented himself. he has been in the guinness book of world records at least 750 times, more than 200 snd. wate, pomranate-wa
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there's a world class sporting event coming to san francisco this weekend. it's a sport you may not know much about. that said, at&t park will be packed. here's abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman. >> reporter: it is good that the san francisco giants are on the road right now because inside at&t park the infield dirt is gone. home plate, stolen. and while the foul poles still remain, only these goal poles matter. >> ruined the baseball field. >> temporarily, overlaid a pitch, yes. >> reporter: she's not talking fast balls, that's pitch as in rugby. se's the general manager of a world cup you may never have known is coming to town this weekend. the 40 teams of men and women from 28 countries, including new
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zealand whose players say they like it here. >> we do love the american accent. >> we have accents? >> yeah, definitely. >> i thought it was the other way around. >> until friday they will be practicing on treasure island, home turf for the golden gate rugby club, sharing a century oos long tradition of playing the game in this tradition. as a primer, we asked the club president to name the field positions in this game of 7 on 7 played in seven-minute halves. >> you have a front row, two props and a hooker, a person who is managing. >> hooker. >> hooker, true. >> it is also true rugby is a brutal sport, these players would never conduct themselves in their world cup the way we just saw in another world cup. >> you get hurt in rugby, there's no diving. this is not soccer. >> clearly not, nor is it baseball. but you may like rugby sevens anyway. in san francisco, wayne
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freedman, abc 7 news. should be a lot of fun. thanks for joining us. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts now. traffic is extremely congested. >> breaking news in the north bay, 101 has just reopened, moments ago after a tanker crashed into a building. there is a report of an explosion also. popular surfer with terrible injuries, an outpouring of help for a family that needs it. fire night in yosemite, flames spreading tonight. the push to split california into three states, the billionaire's big plan suffered a big setback. outrage builds over mgm's claim to sue victims. a bay area woman who was there is shocked. the breaking news is happening in santa rosa right now where highway 101 just reopened after a hazardous materials incident on kaiser
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permanente's north campus. we have gotten a lot more information about what happened there. >> this incident involved this truck holding oxygen. highway oking at a sky 7 101 now. and also old redwood highway alongside, also open in both directions. i should tell you one person is injured. that is new information. it is not clear the extent of their injuries though. just a few minutes ago we spoke with paulnt of an explosion and fire in the vegetation. the fire was quickly extinguished. the focus was on getting the liquid oxygen secure itself. >> the type of liquid oxygen as you just heard, cryogenic oxygen released is no longer a danger. of


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