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good afternoon, everyone, i'm larry beil >> i'm carolyn johnson. an industrial dent left second degree burns on employees at the tesla moators plant. tesla says there was no explosion, or fire. all three rushed to valley medical center. >> the founder and ceo plans to visit those employees at the hospital, explaining the accident today, saying there was a failure in a low pressure aluminium casting press. three employees injured from the
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press. the statement goes ton to say we're making sure they receive the best care >> this as authorities have started an investigation into the model f, the car caught fire three times, the most recent in tennessee last week. elan musk says he will not recall the car but it will be up to regulators to make that decision. >> great news for california college students and their parents, those that go to one of the ucs. as one of those parents i say thank goodness >>. uc president vow there'd will be no tuition increases next year. >> we're live with more. cornell? >> reporter: after years of tuition hikes a freeze is good news for students here the new uc president is optimistic. she says she wants to make a university of california education accessible to all families. >> it's time to come up with a
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better way. >> the new uc president gave a speech to the board of regents and opened with a glimmer of good news no tuition hikes for next year. >> i think the combination of a freeze, plus financial aid makes this system and this, you real, extraordinary education the students get. >> the former homeland security secretary wants to see fees low for entering freshman, ensuring they won't be hit with spikes during college education. uc tuition is high enough foremost, about $12,000 a year. a freeze means less stress for riley. >> just one step in the right direction. you know? tuition at this campus used to be incredibly cheap. it used to be a public university living up to the mission statement of being for the public. now, it's becoming less about that. >> reporter: napolitano wants to make it easier for community
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college stewed dwroents transfer to the uc system. >> we have breaking news, four marines died in a training accident at camp pendelton in southern california this morning during a range maintenance operation. an sgags n now -- investigation is underway. >> perhaps you felt things shaking again today in san ramone. geologists say the 3.4 quake is part of a swarm of small quakes the quake hit this morning a mile northeast of san ramone followed by a 2.4 quake at 12:47 p.m . sky seven hd checked sab san ramone valley, found no visible signs of damage the quakes are not considered after shocks to yesterday's 2.9 quake. coming up at 4:55 we'll talk with experts to find out this is is something we should
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be concerned about. >> this is a good reminder for all of us to be prepared >>. california emergency management agency encourages you to keep emergency kits stocked with items including radios, flashlights with extra batteries and three days supply of food and water for everyone in the family and a manual can opener. >> now, to latest on the deadly typhoon in the philippines the official death toll is up to 2300 the filipino president says the estimate is expected to be below 10,000. >> today, food, water and supplies have begun trickling in. >> this is how desperate the situation is there. there are reports eight people were
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crushed to death as thousands stormed a warehouse looking for food the looters carted away 100,000 sacks of rights >> gloria riviera is in the philippine was the latest. >> we need you. we need help. help. badly. >> reporter: across the path of destruction, survivors have only the bare minimum. growing numbers of teams from around the world are now on the ground. but coordinating efforts is an overwhelming challenge until fully underway, survivors remain desperate for food, watt er and medicine. >> abc's terry muran met with mary rose, saying her children are sick with fever. they need help. >> reporter: the there are reports of gunfire over supplies. attacks on aid convoys
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and a stampede for good that's killed eight people. more aid is on the way. the u.s. sending c 130 aircraft, standing by more relief at the ready. each day passes, survivors are only holding on with hope. five days in and a scale of destruction becoming more clear. in areas like this one and all over, clean up hasn't started. and there is growing concern about the spread of disease. gloria riviera, abc news. coming up we'll hear from local filipinos just back from that devastated nation, describing conditions and need for help. >> if you'd like to donate to the efforts we have information for you. you'll find it on abc7 news.com under see it on tv. >> we have hard data on enrollment under the new health care law. numbers far short of
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what was projected. slightly more than 106,000 people were able to enroll during first month. 15 marketplaces run by states. nearly 31,000 people enrolled. today government information technology officers appeared to discuss access problem was the federal site >> the experience of health care.gov has been frustrating. the problems are unacceptable. >> the woman bay who became the face of the web site is talking about the backlash experienced. people have problem was that site. you can see her interview on abc7 news coming up at 4:30. >> contra costa county firefighters tweeted this picture this afternoon. my goodness, flames there. the one story home on san louis road engulfed when they first arrived just before noon the planes shot high enough to
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be visible from our east bay hills camera. the homeowner found after a brief search for victims cruise staying there just to make sure it does not flare up, again. >> new casino is back open business. the driver crashed into a pole. car caught fire, the driver ran away. casino evacuateed and took 90 minutes to restore power, then reopen. >> now, take a look at this guy. police in alameda county say he stole several x box play station games from a local business yesterday. if you can help identify him, contact the number on your screen. we have this information and number posted on our web site abc7 news.com. >> fremont police asking for nep
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identifying this woman. they say she's was at the credit unit, robbing the teller, police say no one was injured. no weapons were use and theed woman walked away f you recognized her you're asked to call police. >> forecast continues to be mild. >> yes. spencer christian is here with that. a couple locations today very blows close to record highs for the date. sunny skies, fog beginning to push from the coast locally, making this push almost like a summer time pattern. 80 degrees in santa rosa. 82 clover dale. we have upper 70s inland areas almost 80 in places like live more and fairfield. right now, clear skies, getting
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cloudier looking from mount tam towards ocean beach. 65 in oakland. 70s in redwood city. san jose, los gatos, 54 half moon bay. another live sfru our sutro tower camera. finger of fog beginning to push out towards the bay right now. low 70s at santa rosa, novato. upper 70s in fairfield, concord. 69 napa. here is a live view from emeryville getting foggier. our first forecast indicates fog continuing its push into the bay, cool in the morning with lingering fog. could be reduced for the morning commute. by afternoon, sunny skies and mild. temperatures from low 60s at coast to mid-70s inland. >> thank you. >> still head on abc7 news at 4:00 move over, google glass the silicon valley's newest gadget.
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>> have $ten? then have you enough for a must have that could save your family's live the face of the government health care web site reveals her identity. >> michael finney taking your questions and will answer them here live. you can contact michael on facebook.com or on twitter at m finney >> traffic at 4:11 this, is 280 in san jose. traffic headed towards cupertino. overpass is highway 17. left to right moving towards and good news is that everybody is moving smoothly at this hour, back
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>> today christianson died today due to complications of liver transplant he retired in 1988 went on to a career in broadcasting and he and i did several games together. he was a fun guy to work with and will be missed. he was 57 years old. >> well in, santa clara a ceremony will benefit people across the bay area. >> that is part of operation seven, save a life. this campaign designed to increase public wareness of fire safety. abc7 is a big part of it.
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>> morning anchor kristin zee was there. >> it's about smoke alarms and carbon dioxide. they cost between 10s sxdz $40. abc7 helped to make certain people that need them can get them. the ceremony might have lasted ten minutes but impact will be good for ten years. that is how long batteries last on these carbon and fire detectors. >> when is the last time it saved a live in your experience? a week ago. >> reporter: the fire chief looked on today as abc7 anchor kristin zee presented over the presentation of 3,000 smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to be distributed. it's
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the fourth year abc7 partnered with home depot and kita to get these into homes. >> keeping something bad from happening their world. >> we can see tragedies too often. >> then, for others they can't afford this smoke alarm. situation is the family going to eat dinner or buy a smoke alarm? we want to make sure families are protected. >> kita donated a million detectors, nationwide. fire crews carry them in trucks and install them when they see the need. >> it's hard to believe. you think everybody would have xdth, but they don't. >> why not? >> people don't think it's going to happen to them. but it does. >> and in phone shally 3,000 bay area households, now, it won't. you might wonder how to get one.
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call your local fire department. in santa clara county they'll bring one and install it assuming you can demonstrate a need and they have the time. we have more information under see it on tv. >> wayne, thank you. >> so, are you ready for an electric pickup truck? tesla planning on making one. he'llan musk wants to model a pick up based on the ford f series. snap shot turned down a $3 billion offer from facebook according to the "wall street journal." sources say it was the second offer this year the first for $1 billion. the app allows users to send messages or photos that disappear after just seconds. 23-year-old co-founder came up with the idea while a student at stanford, so far, the service has not generated revenue. >> first it was glasses, now,
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your throat? google applied for a patent on a electronic skin tattoo. the tattoo would communicate with smart phones, gaming and tablets and wearable technologies like google glass through a blue tooth connection the tattoo, sticks to your throat by adhesive or can be placed on a band could be used, we're told as a lie detector. >> can i just have g mail? i don't need them infiltrating my body. i mean, we don't want to track spencer's whereabouts, but we can. >> yes. yes. but tracking the weather, we've been working hard to present this, started out with well, summer like conditions in terms of the pattern we've had. sunny skies giving way to an advance of coastal fog, quite dense,
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beginning to push inland already. so, that is a summer like pattern. here is a live view from our east bay hills camera. clouds overhead, and low clouds and fog coming in from the golden gate. our forecast features are these. fog around the coast, and bay, locally dense during overnight hours. and sunny, mild tomorrow afternoon. and then, turning breezier, cooler friday and saturday let's take a look at satellite radar composite image. a big area of high pressure rebuilding here despite the presence of low clouds and fog. and as we saw at 7:00 this evening, we'll see still mainly sunny skies tomorrow. and into saturday. a few clouds, cooler, breezier. so we're not likely to get any rainfall out of this here in the bay area. there could be a little bit of snow over parts of the sierra.
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limited moisture in the system. this evening, starting our forecast locally at 7:00 we'll see fog at the coast z starting to push across the bay and pockets of dense fog and likely forming inland locations. so again, reduced visibility in the morning for motorists and bikers and joggers. we'll see low temperatures around 50 in places like oakland and san francisco. tomorrow, mainly sunny skies, a few high clouds will drift through. high temperatures low to mid-70s. 72 in morgan hill. mainly low 70s from redwood city down to mountain view. relatively mild in pacifica. downtown san francisco a high of 67 tomorrow, mainly sunny skies, we'll see 64 in the sunset
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despite. 62 bodega bay. milder inland. 76 santa rosa. look for highs at 70 in oakland. 73 castro valley inland east bay, highs into mid-70s. 75 in walnut creek. 74 in concord. here is a look at the accu-weather forecast. it's still mild, but cooler air for the weekend. saturday, sunday, increasing in clouds on saturday. moisture north but not likely to see rainfall here. >> still no significant rain coming our way. >> not at all. >> thank you, spencer >> up next, we'll introduce you to newest resident at the oakland zoo. >> bending over backwards to
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repair their image, lululemon recalled pants, back in store was a new look >> this time, 680 in walnut creek on the left side of the screen that is northbound traffic. you can see it's heavy. southbound moving more smoothly.
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a 5-year-old boy served as a high school drum major. he learned by watching online videos. practiced at band camp, saturday made a big debut in what is called muck bowl leading the band on to the field for half time performance. >> how adorable. >> awesome. cute. he says he loves performing. and shaking it. >> no shyness.
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>> no. none >> check out this cute new arrival at oakland zoo. >> yes. this is cody. a baby baboon born at the zoo. >> she resembled larry a little bit. now, that i can see her fully here >> sweet of you. >> last three weeks has been getting used to her exhibit. >> cody can be seen clinging to her mom's belly. she'll spend the next couple months nursing and sleeping. >> virgin america teamed up with care and control to air lift chihuahuas to new homes on the east coast. >> this is video. west coast animal shelters have an overpopulation of chihuahuas but there is a demand in new york.
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>> still ahead on abc7 news at 4:00, the firsthand kts of the destruction from the typhoon in the philippines. >> toronto's mayor admission about drugs. >> her face launched the government's health care web site n an exclusive she tells us how she was
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the white house says number of u.s. troops helping in the disaster zone could triple by the end of the week. teams from around the world are now on the ground delivering supplies there. the philippine government reported death toll reached 2344. several bhoem happened to be visiting surviveed and returned home, today. abc7 news's matt keller spoke with some of them. >> reporter: there was nothing routine with this reunion at san francisco international airport this morning. >> well, so happy to see her. so happy. yeah. >> reporter: rosie was in the
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provence visiting family when the typhoon hit she says it rained hard, and wind was strong, knocking out power and shutting down water supply. but her thoughts were were w.people hit by the typhoon. >> it's really bad. very bad. lots of people died. and there is one place is really wiped out. and you can see there is nothing left behind. it's terrible. >> reporter: in manila, burke was on vacation. >> you know, we're okay. it's little wind and rain. >> reporter: he talked by phone to his friends and says the u.s. is helping. americans are delivering supplies and also, helping people escape the devastated areas by carrying hundreds by plane to manila. >> everybody wants to go out. they're afraid
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you know? that people might, you know, being hungry, they might rob and kill each other. >> reporter: people from the bay area are trying to get to the philippines many are packing supplies and also, cash to take to their family members in the philippines. at sfo, matt keller, abc # news. >> it's hard to imagine the pain typhoon sufferers are enduring now. one mother sits below a photo of her family, she and her husband, an air force staff sargeant lost their young daughters may and pearl. the family had taken shelter inside air force barracks. they but they were hit by waulz of surging ocean waters. >> we were holding at the time our daughter. she was one year and five months old. and then, my two years and nine months
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old, she was holded by my, his co-worker. >> they could not hold on. both children were swept away and died. the storm also hit first responders delaying search and rescue efforts. >> another controversial confession from toronto mayor ted he admitted he bought illegal drugs. last week, ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine last year during what he called a drunken stupor. he acknowledged he paid for drugs within the past two years he is refusing to step down, insisting he's not an addict. >> i apologize. i understand the embarrassment i caused every member of the council and every resident in the city. i'm humiliated by it, but i cannot change the past, counselor
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thompson. all i can do is move on. >> the city council does not have the authority to force the mayor from office unless convicted of a crime. >> now, another side of the health care rollout the woman who became the face of the web site. >> her face has been mocked, photo shoped and hated. abc7 news reporter spoke to her in this interview. >> reporter: it's a face that launched a frenzied hunt. >> have you seen the mystery girl? >> reporter: frustration was the obamacare web site mounted people turnd attention to the mystery woman on the home page. until now, her identity remained a secret. >> why do you want to speak out? >> because i deserve to tell people who i am. just let everybody else say whatever they want. >> reporter: so who is the woman, who was the woman, the face of the obamacare web site. >> i'm a mother and wife not a professional model. >> reporter: adrianaa is from
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columbia, not a u.s. citizen. she's eligible to apply for health care under her permanent residency status. it was supposed to be a stock photo, she says she never anticipated it would be a laughing stock. >> we signed a release supposedly going to be used for material promoting health care. we didn't know it's going to have negative impact. >> reporter: you've been called glitch girl, most-despised face on the planet. >> reporter: she says she wasn't paid for the photo. >> have you ever experienced this before? >> no this, is actually a reason why i wanted to be here. because i, as a kid i never went through that. now, i am. you know? so it's bullying. >> it is bullying. but at the
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same time, you know, i thought i have to do this. for have to defend myself. >> coming up on abc7 news at 4:00 story of a dog that hit bottom, climbing to the top of the world. we'll introduce to you rupee, next. >> i'm michael finney. i'm taking your questions, so, give me your question right now. facebook.com/michael finney abc7 and on twitter, i'll answer questions here live in just a little by. >> looking from mount tam, high clouds above. lots of coastal fog beginning to push throughout the golden gate. i'll have the
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accu-weather forecast coming up. >> taking a look at traffic now in san francisco, this is the skyway. you can see backed up in both directions. just very heavy for drivers. bay bridge traffic on the right. heavy for those folks heading
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a dog who survived a garbage dump became the first dog to climb mount everest. >> he was near death in northern inda. she nursed him back and brought him on a climb at more than 17,000 feet. there he is. >> it was amazing to watch him into a super dog. he took the lead on most days we were dragging behind him. he doesn't look winded. another dog made headlines becoming the first to travel around the world. there you can see him on "good morning america". oscar passed away after being hit by a truck but she says she and rupee climbed together in oscar's memory. >> keeping animal theme, an unwanted advise noer a indiana elementary school. a dear
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smashed through a window. there he is. the young buck ran around, then burst through a different window the deer tried to run through doors. officials say this is the third deer visitor this year. >> looked confused. >> yes. >> let's check on the forecast now. >> we'll start with time lapse view from our mount tam camera. lots of blue skies but we did have fog at the coast getting thicker, more wide spread this, is beginning to push inland now. sheer look at live doppler seven. you can see fog around golden gate there. there will be more pockets of fog smchlt dense forming during overnight hours. looking at national weather picture, mainly sunny skies, and dry. a few cloudy areas and some active rainy weather down in the gulf of mexico but most land areas
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across 48 contiguous states will be dry. we'll have dry conditions tomorrow, sunny skies, mild temperatures, 70s in chico and fresno. 83 in los angeles. and 63 in monterey. here in the bay area, another mild day. maybe the last day with temperatures this level for a while. high temperatures on the coast into mid-60s, low 70s in some bay shore line locations. mid 70s in inland areas. so, this is certainly not your typical november weather. but that is about to change. it's going to get cooler over the weekend. clouds and breezier. still, no rain is in sight. so what does rainy season hold? we're dry. >> thank you, spencer. >> still ahead on abc7 news at 4:00 innovative products to improve graffiti clean up. >> plus, lululem yn's chairman
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attempts to talk his way out of the downward dog house. >> details on a recall of children pajama. and which gift bank cards are th
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soy products may appear on menus but did you know they can be used to clean up graffiti? epa showed off removal techniques. there is a new generation of cleansers made from soy beans the epa challenged researchers to come up with the solutions to minimize the use of harmful chemicals. >> this is no biproducts. using all types of solvents. >> another idea putting a protective film be on street signs san francisco spends $20 million
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on graffiti removal. >> this afternoon, researchers discovered a number of health benefits in addition to losing weight for some people undergoing gas trick bypass surgery. focussing on the patients, the study found a third experienced remission of diabetes. patients reduced risk of having a heart attack by 40 mrs and reduced the risk of stroke by about the same a >> new imaging tools turning exam room into a virtual time machine allowing patients to take a look at potential results before making a final decision. >> we did have a good idea. >> and i'll have a look at the new three d view showing after, while they're still in the before. that is tonight on abc7 news at 11:00
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>> founder of lulu lemon issued an apology for comments when blaming problem was yoga pants on women bodies. >> i'm sorry for people that had to face the brunt of my actions. i take responsibility for all that occurred. and the impact it's had on you. i'm sorry to have put you through this. >> that is lulu lemon founder chip wilson creating an uproar when telling bloomberg tv some womens bodies don't work for the yoga pants he was addressing why some pants develop pilling in thighs smchl say they're disappointed he didn't do more to directly address his comments. meanwhile, a patched up version of the yoga pants that lulu lemon recalled are now back in stores. the company has sewn extra layers of
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fabric. lulu lemon calling them second chance pants. added the tag this is what celebrating failure looks like. it's expensive. because those pants are now selling for $92 not exactly discounted. or we feel sorry for you. >> that is the same rate as regular pants. not getting a break there. >> second chance. >> michael finney here to talk about a important pajama recall. >> this comes from ll bean, failing to meet federal flammability standard. so far, there have been no actual incidents reported. the recall includes girls or little girls polleester jersey knit aurora purple pajama set sold from june
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through december nationwide. >> now, let's get to questions here. bonnie ce mailed sit legal for stations to charge more if you use a credit card? >> here is what you've got to do. listen just a moment. it's going to sound crazy. you've have to hang with me. they cannot charge more for using a credit card but allowed to charge less for not using a credit card. >> come on. >> serious. >> really? >> yes >> cash discount? >> yes. >> here in california, along with nine other states, nationwide they can charge more if they wish. here we have a great consumer protection. >> i feel protected. >> robert e mailed i had a ring resizeed and prong work done. very little material was used the jeweller charged sales tax s this right? >> okay. this gets complicated . there are three types of labor by state of california figuring.
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fabrication, installation, and repair. the creation or fabrication of new property is subject to sales tax, however, installation and repair labor are generally excluded from tax. so have you to ask are they fabricating a new part of the ring? or repairing old part? i think you can make an argument either side of it. if i had to guess, i was going to have the state breathing down my neck? i would charge and be done witness. >> last question. andy asked what are the best bank gift cards. >> okay here is the difference between gift cards in california. if you get one from a store, kit never expire. they can't charge fees until it's worth less than $five. then, they can eat way. have you a bank card for 12 months. and they're not allowed to charge fees then, afterwards they can charge a per month fee.
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normally $1.25 or $1.50. american express doesn't charge the fees. the cost from 3ses today $ten. look around. you can get them for $three. >> coming up, on abc7 news at 6:00 taking a look at the new financial benefits for same-sex couples after this u.s. supreme court struck down doma. it's complicated. >> okay. >> thank you >> sure. >> coming up a swarmñi ofçóç'ix% earthquakes in the east bay. >> seismologists tell us what it means. >> i'm cheryl jennings. coming up extraordinary steps being taken to keep artists from being forced out of san francisco's mid market area. and doctors to those to those who've worried... suffered in silence... hoped...
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there has been a lot of shaking going on in contra costa county. >> that is where laura anthony joins us live to tell us what it means. >> experts tell us today all of the small earthquakes are not predictive of anything i'm standing in the epicenter, if you will. this is northeast of san ramone. one seismologist told us what we've seen here in danville and san ramone lately, they're not after shocks they're not precursors simply a swarm. in san ramone, shaking of the tile rack caught attention of those working this
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everything is going fall down >> there is another quake in the afternoon, part of a swarm that swept through the area. people said they didn't feel them as all. kim davies says she heard about in the case of a swarm we think of earthquakes. plain a bigger one, maybe more smaller ones >> swarms of small quakes not unxhon since the system runs underneath interstate 680. >> i think it's g it relieves pressure and
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>> it would be nice >> it passed earthquakes measuring 2.9 or greater. >> thanks for joining us for abc7 news at 4:00 >> abc7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> thank you. trouble at tesla. next at 5:00 we're live with the accident that sent three workers to the hospital. >> muni on the move. how a train loaded with passengers managed to take off with no driver. >> i'm sandhya patel. live on the roof of the kgotv broadcast center. fog going to be a problem. details on that and how weekend weather will be different, coming up. >> more trouble for tesla
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tonight. >> good evening. >> three tesla workers in the hospital following an incident at electric car company's plant in fremont. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live outside of the santa clara valley medical center. nick, hot metal spilled on them. >> reporter: absolutely the call came in as a fire reported at the factory. and spokesperson told me they learned it was an industrial accident. all were brought here to the medical center. take a look at this video. from sky seven, we're there over the scene just after 12:00. and after that call to 911, reported an accident, at the fremont tesla plant. fire officials learn that had there was no fire and rather, a low pressure injury involving a casting
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press. abc7 news learned three employees were injured by hot metal from an aluminium casting press the fire dpartment reports the burns range from moderate to serious after getting victims to the hospital. next step to contact safety regulators >> no matter where in the city of fremont, we report it. >> tesla has not released details on their injuries three employees were injured from hot metal and we're making sure they receive the best care. now, abc7 news learned that tela's ce so. headed here to the hospital to visit

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