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weather and traffic. >> all right. let's look at live doppler 7, i zoomed down to show you around hayward, the santa cruz mountains, around sfo, and also up in the diablo range, that's the heavier showers. you can see from top to bottom we have rain everywhere, right now and here's a look at future radar. the next six hours goes from about 4:30 this morning to about 10:30. you can see after the morning commute ends, just a few lingering showers possible in the south bay. some of the higher elevations like the southern tip of the east bay hills. unfortunately this will be here throughout the morning commute. let's talk to jobina about what she's seeing. >> we have a wet start to the morning commute. a live look now on the golden gate bridge here, those puddles and the rain coming down as drivers make their way across. please take your time as you head out on the road. we have seen minor incidents in oakland, take your time. live look here in san francisco,
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280 at king street, our camera there. the traffic is light in the area, you can see the rain drops on our camera this morning. and just because of that rain, want to let you know about this, a commuter alert, the manzanita park and ride lot, today through the 14th, the lower half of the lot will be closed due to nightly high tide flooding. >> thanks. our effort to spotlight stories that build a better bay area often lead us to b.a.r.t. this morning we're waiting to see if the agency will put new eyes and ears on its trains. >> b.a.r.t. is considering having unarmed civilians ride the trains at night. amy hollyfield has more on this. >> good morning. if this passes, you will see about ten unarmed ambassadors roaming the trains looking for safety issues.. they will be trained in crisis intervention. you will mostly see them between 2:00 p.m. and midnight. it will be a six-month long pilot program, then they would
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re-evaluate it. the idea has been kicked around since about 2018. this has not been easy to get this going. that's because one issue that really got stuck on was who to hire who be the ambassadors. the first proposal was for people from non-profits, which also include people who have been and serve time in prison. that was controversial. now the proposed plan has shifted to use civilian employees from the b.a.r.t. police department. if this passes, you could see these ambassadors on the trains as early as nex month. you'll see them on the trains from about 2:00 p.m. to midnight mostly, that's when they have studied it and figured out that's when they're most needed. they need those extra set of eyes to report problems and to help people feel safer. reporting live from the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thanks for that update. this morning the u.s. appears to be back from the brink of war with iran.
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no new military strikes against the country appear to be coming. serena marshall has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning. president trump telling the american people iran appears to be standing down and he won't be responding with military action, instead focusing on peace talks and tougher sanctions. even so, congress moving to limit his war powers. the before and after of iran's ballistic missile strikes targeting u.s. troops in iraq. newly released satellite images revealing the scale of damage. the 17 missiles launched at the two bases just one day ago causing chaos. even as iran claimed victory and troop deaths on state tv there were no casualties for u.s. or coalition forces. the president saying that's evidence iran was standing down. and instead of retaliation, talking tougher sanctions. >> the fact that we have this great military, we do not want to use it.
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american strength, both military and economic, is the best deterrent. >> reporter: on capitol hill his national security team briefing members of congress. >> it is a far cry from meeting a standard of imminent threat. >> reporter: and two conservative republican senators, rand paul and mike lee agree. >> it was probably the worst military briefing in the nine years i've served in the senate. >> reporter: that senate vote isn't expected until next week but later today the house will taking their vote, making it clear to the president if he wants to go to war, he'll need congress to sign off. the south bay police are looking for more people involved in a rash of car break-ins. 43 cars were burglarized in two hours on tuesday night. they were all parked along
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rockefeller road and sherwood drive. officers were able to track down these two suspects in oakland. police found them with stolen property. investigators are trying to determine if the sunnyvale spree is connected to a dozen car break-ins sunday night 11 miles away in san jose. a real estate developer faces new hiring rules if it wants to build at the former concord naval weapons station. last night the city council issued new guidelines for a massive $5 billion redevelopment project. that includes hiring 40% of labor from the area and setting an hourly wage. lennar wants to build thousands of homes and shops and offices on that site. it has said hiring restrictions might force it to pull out of the project. a school committee is meeting this evening to consider changing its name to michelle obama elementary. woodrow wilson elementary school will hear input from the public this evening about naming the school after the former first lady. the school is under construction people expressed interest in a new name for the school when it
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reopens in august. tonight's meeting starts at 6:00 at grant elementary school. you may see a lot of facebook profiles blacked out today as part of a protest. next, the big changes organizers are demanding the company makes. >> helping veterans and animals. a baseball legend manages to build a better bay area in a special way. and a fond farewell to an abc7 news icon. we're celebrating our own vic lee as he is heading off to retirement. >> can't say enough nice things about vic lee. we'll miss him. a look at south san francisco, especially heading down towards san bruno and the airport. it's raining right here. some light to moderate rain in all of our bridges, looking pretty wet, if it's the ba niche is benicia, carquinez, dumb duarto bridge, they will all be wet. the rain, a little bit of fog out there looking back towards
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south beach. poor conditions for driving. take an umbrella for mass transit and stay inside if you're on a ferry. let's look at the 12-hour planner. planning for wet weather this morning. you will need the sunglasses this afternoon as we go from rain on the peninsula, 50 at 7:00, to mostly cloudy at 9:00, 51 to partly sunny at 1:00, and 56, mostly sunny and 53 at 5:00. east bay a chance of wet weather and fog at 50 this morning. the showers will be tapering by 9:00. we'll be in the mid 50s with increasing sunshine by this afternoon. the south bay, we have a chance of wet weather through at least 9:00, and then it will be mostly sunny by 3:00 with 55 degrees dropping down to a chilly 47 at 7:00. in fact, some frost is possible tonight before another chance of rain tomorrow night. here's jobina. >> thank you, mike. we'll start off with a look at that rain mike was referring to on all of our bridges this morning. looking live right now at the
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richmond-san rafael bridge, you can see those cars splashing through the puddles as they make their way across this morning. please take your time out there so we don't see major issues. bay bridge toll plaza right now, those cash lanes stacking up here. slick conditions, the rain is not coming down as hard here as it is on the richmond-san rafael bridge, it's wet pretty much everywhere. drive times here, tracy to dublin, 31 minutes for that drive time. dublin to mission boulevard, 15 minutes. highway 101 to cupertino, 15 minutes as well. a commuter alert for you all, the posey tube, full closures weekdays from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., it's still closed right now. this work will continue through march of this year. we'll be back with more news, weather and traffic after the break.
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are you ready for the wet weather, here you go. live doppler 7 showing everybody will get wet this morning. this will eventually slide down into the south and make it really windy and snowy in the grapevine. think about that if you're heading down that way. up in the sierra, heavy snow with snow showers in the afternoon hours. that's why our winter weather advisory is until noon. another five to seven inches of snow possible above 3,700 feet. seven-day forecast for tahoe, great for travel and skiing tomorrow. a few more inches of snow possible on saturday. evening snow showers on monday. those will linger into monday. >> from the live desk, people
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are protesting facebook's lax regulation of misinformation in person and online ahead of the 2020 presidential election. facebook users have teamed up with media organizations and human rights groups for the protests. people will gather at facebook's headquarters at menlo park from 4:00 to 6:00 this evening. users will black out their facebook profile and cover photos with a black box. organizers say the tech giant must change its policies allowing politicians to make false statements in online campaigns. kumasi? >> all right. thanks. part of building a better bay area is taking care of the men and women in our military who protect us here and around the world. tony la russa and his animal rescue organization are doing that with an innovative program drawing national attention. dan ashley has the details. >> reporter: tony la russa makes his living playing hard ball, when it comes to animals he's a softy. for 29 years when he's not with players, he's with pets.
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arf, the animal rescue foundation that he co-founded with his wife 29 years ago. >> between the volunteers, staff, donors, sponsors, their here because they believe what they are doing. >> reporter: we spoke about program pairing dogs with veterans. saving lives at both end of the leash. >> the veteran pays nothing. we pay all the veterinarian costs for the life of the dog. >> reporter: it's an expensive program but the executive director is quick to tell you, incredibly effective. what a difference it makes to these veterans, doesn't it? >> it's life-changing. families tell us you gave me back my husband, saved my marriage. >> reporter: this new 8,000 facility is under construction now, but at the same time the old building needs a little tlc. time takes its toll. this giant trash can is filled
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with ceiling tiles and the roof is leaking. >> i would like to tell you this is the only one we have in the building, it's not. >> reporter: you have several spots like this? >> several spots like this. >> reporter: the leaky roof is not helping >> the television camera. >> reporter: or is it the reporter? >> on saturday, ra loobustebusbt mark mcguy and bruce bochy will meet fans and sign autographs. raise the roof is happening at the concord hilton from 9:30 in9 the morning until 4:00 p.m. all proceeds will help to rebuild that roof. this is a bitter sweet one. a treasured member of our abc7 news family is calling it a career. >> vic lee is retiring after 50 years of bringing you stories.
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[ applause ] >> we honored vick with a ceremony inside our san francisco studios yesterday. he received a surprise from a crook that he covered. the that was dusty, known better as klepto the cat. vic told klepto's story of swiping items at homes in burlingame. vic praised his tv family. >> to everybody who in this village here at abc7 family, thank you so much for helping me. >> aaron peskin presented vic with a proclamation honoring him. on twitter, facebook and instagram we have a badge for you to share vic good luck and to thank him for bringing you the news for 50 years. >> when he's here, i'm so excited when i see him coming around the corner. he adds so much. >> so much experience.
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he knows where everything is hidden in san francisco. >> everything. >> he also is so funny. >> yes. >> for people lucky enough to have conversations with vic, he has a personality. >> makes you feel good. >> exactly. >> i'm always like what's the big story today? he always has it. some of our reporters were fighting over his roladex. >> i believe he's keeping it. >> and his desk. >> hey now. >> vic and i are friends. i can do that. >> somebody was in his parking spot yesterday. >> i have one more day. who took my spot. >> we'll miss you, vic. enjoy retirement. here's a look at san jose. it's been fairly quiet. the rain is making it into your neighborhoods. here's a look at some of the heavier rain falling on the
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embarcadero as we look from our roof cam down towards the ferry building and a slick bay bridge. wet mornings on the way, a dry afternoon. much colder tonight, frosty inland neighborhoods. chances of light rain for a couple of days, weak storms. there's nothing really strong to hang our hat on to say we'll get some more rain. we're going to help the sierra snow pack, which is now 80% of average. so this afternoon, about 55 to 58 degrees. needing those sunglasses. tonight the extra blanket, make sure the heater is turned on. all of us in the 30s except santa cruz, half moon bay, san francisco. lake port at 29. a 1 on the storm impact scale for light to moderate showers. the threat of thunderstorms over. a few brief gusts of wind with the heavier cells, the yellows and oranges at 5:30. those could put down heavier winds. by 8:00, the steadiest of the rain is over. transitioning to a few scattered showers. heading up to 10:00, those are over. you look at the clouds starting
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to open at 1:00, they're almost gone by the time the suns sets. that opens us to the cooler night tonight. mid to upper 50s with a chance of rain friday night into saturday morning. saturday afternoon and sunday will be dry. sunday night into monday morning a slight chance of rain. a better chance tuesday and wednesday. jobina? >> good morning, everyone. we will check out those slick conditions that mike was referring to. we have a live look now in san jose, 280 here. you can see the road is wet with the lights reflecting there off the ground. thankfully no major issues coming in from the chp. a live look at the san mateo bridge, we can see some great lakes lights. people moving towards the peninsula this morning. definitely seeing some heavy traffic there. drive times right now, santa rosa to petaluma, 14 minutes. castro valley to the ma, 13 minutes.
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uber is making some pretty big changes here in california. so you can forget about the upfront pricing. >> now you will only get an estimate of how much your ride will cost and then the final tab after the ride is over. >> that is not the only change coming. here's tech bytes. >> in today's tech bytes, twitter cracking down on har ras harassment. twitter limiting who can reply to tweets. >> electric scooter injuries are soaring, up more than 200% in four years, and a greater percentage of injuries require hospital admission. >> the same study found e-scooter injuries are twice as likely to involve the head as those involving bike accidents. and uber introduced a new feature allowing customers to choose their favorite drivers when choosing rides. uber says they hope to not
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restrict the number of drives who can work at any given time. >> those are your tech bytes. >> i did get the same driver today that i got last week. >> you were happy? >> i do really like him and his car. >> so you would request him. >> if i could get him every day, i would be very happy. >> y'all need to work something out. >> sometimes -- >> okay. justin bieber is opening up about the rough few years he's faced. the incurable disease he says he is now struggling with. and if you love getting coffee from robots in san francisco, we are sorry to tell you about this. you will have to go somewhere else to get your cup of joe. that's ensure max protein, with high protein and 1 gram sugar. it's a sit-up, banana! bend at the waist! i'm tryin'! keep it up. you'll get there. whoa-hoa-hoa! 30 grams of protein,
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it only takes a second for an everyday item to become dangerous. tide pods child-guard pack helps keep your laundry pacs in a safe place and your child safer. align, press and unzip. tide pods. keep them up. keep them closed. keep them safe. let's reset the precipitation potential starting at 4:30 this morning. you can see a healthy tenth to a third of an inch of rain is possible out of this system as it moves through. you need to be careful. some slight ponding on the roadways especially if you're on the lesser traveled arteries early this morning. >> all right. thank you. justin bieber says he's battling lyme disease. the grammy winning singer announced the diagnosis and illness on instagram yesterday saying it's been a rough couple of years for him. lyme disease is transmitted by ticks. it can cause flu-like systems, nurological problems and joint
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pain. bieber said a lot of people had been commenting on how thin he looked. they didn't know about his diagnosis. he announced a ten episode show debuting in a few weeks highlighting his battle. in the south bay, the silicon valley auto show kicks off. and this year's show features the latest models from more than 25 manufacturers. attendees can learn about new advances, sit in the driver's seat and test drive dozens of vehicles. the show starts at noon today and runs through sunday. tickets are 12 bucks for adults, $8 for seniors, children and active military personnel. the company that operated robot baristas has pulled its plug on three locations in the city. cafe x kiosk looked like this yesterday. the tent was zipped up. shut. the company's founder tweeted the downtown spots helped cafex develop the machines now operating at sfo and san jose
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mineta airports. he hinted that more airport locations could be coming soon. the company says it will offer refunds to anyone who has those prepaid app credits. >> i'm sad about this. i liked using it. it was cheap. bye, robot. >> we have to find them in the airport. >> sorry to this robot. >> the one robot you enjoyed in life -- >> i know. i know. they're going to take away the only friendly robot. >> i'm so sorry. >> that's how it goes. >> progress. maybe not. here's what's going on with our commutes today with our quick-moving storm. more intense showers and ponding early this morning. evening rush hour, it will be bone dry. no need for the windshield wipers, watch out for that low sun angle this time of the year. that could blind you. king tides, jobina has been talking about them. this is the specific time and height that they will hit. the manzanita park and ride affected at 10:15 this morning. friday, 11:00.
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1 11:44 on saturday. a chance of wet weather in the north bay heading into the overnight hours and through saturday morning, light shower also roll through. they're finished by the time a lot of us wake up -- do you wake up around 7:00? 7:30 on saturday? i do. increasing sunshine saturday afternoon with a mix of clouds. another small storm. but at least most of us will be sleeping when it rains. jobina? >> thank you. good morning. there was a hit and run on the yerba buena on-ramp to westbound 80, that's why the bay bridge is so busy for 4:56 in the morning. also ponding in that area. i'm seeing lots of puddles as people move through the toll plaza. so as mike was mentioning, just take your time. we don't see major issues. walnut creek, you can see those droplets on our camera. 680 is moving smoothly. checking in on drive times. tracy to dublin, 34-minute ride. antioch to concord, 15 minutes. san rafael to san francisco, 16-minute ride.
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reggie and kumasi? >> if you are trying to go to bottle rock, you will want to be near your commuter. next at 5:00, one one-day tickets go on sale and the headliners playing on each day. a plan to keep your cell phone connected even during pg&e blackouts. the requirements that could be coming for companies that power cell towers. and keanu reeves spotted several times in the east bay. the hollywood project we think brought him here. can he just enjoy his double scoop? nope. got to bother him. here's a live look outside. good morning to keanu reeves. i hope he's enjoying that light sprinkle of rain or as some people have said this morning aggressive rain. we'll be right back.
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now at 5:00, a mangled mess on treasure island. abc7 news reporter julian glover is at the scene of this deadly overnight crash with brand-new information. and prepare for wet weather as you head out of the door. this is a look at live doppler 7. mike is telling us how long this rain is sticking around. good morning. it's thursday, january 9th. >> you're you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. this morning you will have to be prepared. >> yeah. especially for heavier downpours which you can see here, 680 and 880 paralleling each other coming out of fremont and heading towards milpitas or the other way, and the junction at 237 where you try to go east or west across the south bay, that's where we will find standing water. break it out, this is sliding to the southeast. eventually it will move across alum rock and down towards mou


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