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heavy rain has flooded that area, forcing caltrans to close the intersection for the foreseeable future. drivers are being asked to detour around the closure. that's causing a significant traffic impact in that area. even nba players aren't
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immune to all the traffic we're seeing out there tonight. some members of the new york knicks are running incredibly late for their game tonight at oracle arena against the warriors. this is video from just a few minutes ago of the team bus stuck in traffic along the embarcadero. the game is supposed to start at 7:30, so a little while ago, san francisco police began escorting the bus through the city and onto the bridge. some of the knicks players are already at oracle. up to date if we hear anything about a later start time. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow joins us live from along the embarcadero. melanie, you just saw the bus go by. >> reporter: you know, we absolutely did and as a new yorker, i understood that need for urgency, right, that bus was probably stuck in this traffic along the embarcadero. once it had that police escort, we did see it go by rather quickly. sort of amazing everything that's happened here today. this exact place i'm standing in earlier today was filled with
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watt p water. we began our day in the mission where the rain was less welcome than it has been here along the embarcader embarcadero. around noon the king tides earn their name at pier 14. >> the highest i've ever seen it. >> my commute used to be on the embarcadero here. >> reporter: as water splashed on the sidewalk, people did whatever they could to keep dry. christy's english labs' allison and em met were far from grumpy. >> this is their favorite weather. love this morn anything. >> reporter: the rain was a bit less welcome here. this is what the stable cafe looked like two years ago when it flooded. >> we brought in temporary water filled plastic flood barriers, interlocking and water tight. >> reporter: after flooding five times since 2008, the owner made several modifications at the building including at the entrance. >> we'll reimburse up to $30,000 for improvements on properties
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to keep the water out. >> reporter: at the embarcadero the water was up, over. >> hopefully it's the end of the drought. >> reporter: providing drivers with an added challenge for their evening commute. even in the last few minutes the rain has slowed down just a little bit enough for me to let go of my umbrella out here. the traffic we're watching is just a mess and the evening commute for many will be difficult. live in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much, melanie. now because of ongoing long-term coastal erosion, the city of pacifica plans to demolish a cliffside apartment building, 310 esplanade was yellow tagged in january. the building must come down as soon as possible. abc 7 news reporter vick lee is live with the story tonight. >> reporter: well, it's still pretty hellish here. there's a fierce wind and rain pounding us on this bluff near the pacific ocean to my left. now, behind me, that is 310 esplanade, the building that's
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going to be demolished this spring. two apartment complexes on the other side of that building were torn down. so this is the third to go. it was a tough day for frosty and santa in pacifica. strong winds and horizontal rain moved into the area by mid-morning. the fear was a series of king tides and large swells would further deteriorate the fragile crumbling bluffs holding up the apartment complexion at 310 esplanade avenue. in january the city yellow tagged the building after storm-driven waves accelerated the erosion of the cliff. the city now says it's noticed even more damage. >> progressive deterioration, the sea block, and this is the reason we need to take action while we still can. >> reporter: the city says negotiations to force landlord miller to repair his property have gone nowhere since he filed for bankruptcy last year.
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>> because of mr. tong's failur to take responsibility for his property, and the serious threat that the building collapse poses to public safety, we are stepping in to demolish that structure. >> reporter: pacific to residents we spoke with had no objections. >> if it's a safety thing, by all means i think it's kind of got to be done. >> and those cliffs have receded approximately 20 feet. so they're going to just keep going and we have to -- yeah, we have to understand that. >> reporter: not far along the same street is a house just barely hanging on the bluff at 528 esplanade. the city says this home, too, will be demolished. the deterioration of the cliff below has also worsened. the pounding of the waves carving out this cave which seemed to appear out of nowhere. a home like others here where the owner had a view to die for. no date has been set for the demolition and it will cost the
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city, we're told, about $250,000. we're also told that there's very little state and federal money to cover these costs. now, the city manager says they'll try to get the landlord to reimburse the city, but remember, he is bankrupt so don't count on it. vick lee, abc 7 news. >> thank you. and we want to see what the weather is doing where you live. take a photo or video and share it with us using #abc7now to help us find your content and use it on the air or ab >> what a day, huh? yahoo! confirmed hackers got into the information for a billion users accounts. >> 7 on your side's michael finney will explain how to protect your personal data whether with yahoo! or not. also ahead -- >> what is her name. >> lucia. >> and lucia's father tried to kill her. >> yeah, tried to kill her. >> tonight abc 7's sheryl jennings goes beyond the headlines in lima, peru, to show
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you how a bay area non-profit is saving the lives of orphans. here's another look at live doppler 7 tracking today's strong storm. look at all that green. we're going to continue to keep an eye on where the worst of the rain and wind is throughout abc 7 news at 6:00.
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zero really can be a hero.ds) get zero down, zero deposit, zero due at signing, and zero first month's payment on select volkswagen models. right now at the volkswagen sign then drive event. we're still on storm watch as one of the strongest storms of the year rolls across the bay area. here's a look at live doppler 7 tracking all that rain. abc 7 news reporter joins us with a look at the conditions there, look at the water, alyssa
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rrn standing in the shipping and receiving area of this warehouse in oakland, there's several inches of water but this is just the beginning of the problems here. cars are having a hard time making their way through this flooding. again, we're on high street right off of 880 near the train tracks. and there's definitely about a good foot. there is a police officer out here. they're making sure that people pass through the area safely. and there is one of those signs that warns of flooding. but as you can see, it's definitely causing some traffic here and that's just one of the problems that people need to watch out for when they are out on the roads tonight. now, we are here in oakland where there has been significant rainfall over the past couple hours. i will say that it's dying down from what it was just a little bit earlier. there was rain coming in sideways, it was coming down hard and nonstop. so that's why there's so much standing water in these places because if there was any sort of drain that was clogged, there were problems. now, again, if you are coming through this area, in oakland off of i-880 and high street,
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definitely go slow. keep in mind, there is flooding and you might be slipping around a little bit and one other thing we've been seeing just standing here on the sidewalk where it's dry, is that every time one of these cars goes by, of course, it creates a bit of a wave. so if you just happen to be walking around, keep that in mind as well. reporting live in oakland, alyssa harrington, abc 7 news. >> all right, thank you. contra costa county has a network of monitors tracking the runoff in creeks and canals tonight. this is what pine creek looked like today. but look at this. michael mccaul slowed us a photo from 1995 and says the water can rise in just a couple days. at times running hard and fast just a few feet below the concord avenue bridge. he reminds everyone to play it safe. all right. looers a lo here's a look at the impact of the storm on the commute, looking live at the golden gate bridge, san mateo bridge, as well as the bay bridge in the center. as you can see, they are pretty slow. the golden gate is moving along nicely. bay bridge, upper deck is a mess. san mateo bridge also pretty
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slow tonight. boy, this was a day to use your windshield wipers. this is what it looked like on highway 101 near san rafael late this morning. abc news reporter jonathan bloom captured this video hands free driving south along highway 101 near burlingame and joins us live from the san francisco airport because it's not just driving that's hard in this weather. >> reporter: if you think the roads are bad, look at the skies. airport duty manager said this would last all day. they weren't kidding. they updated us, 125 canceled flights so far today with the remainder of the flights due to the rain and wind you see here running 60 to 90 minutes behind schedule. most travelers so far have been getting to where they're going eventually. getting rebooked on other flights. it turns out that was a very good thing for one particular group of old college friends going to see one very specific movie. >> i flew in this morning, so rain or shine, we're going to
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watch "rogue one" tonight. >> reporter: flying through rain is no obstacle. >> i am wearing a chewbacca onesie. >> reporter: is it waterproof? >> i have yet to find out, probably not. >> reporter: flying around planet earth -- >> delayed about two hours. yes. our connection in denver is probably skewed, too. >> reporter: bruce and cathie bailey were among countless travelers left waiting around after bad visibility prompted a ground delay program from the faa. >> much like metering lights going on to a freeway, eventually meters the traffic coming into sfo to match the weather condition. >> reporter: and if it seems worse than normal, well, that's because it is. >> because of the wind direction that the storm is causing, we've been forced to reconfigure how we use our runways so we are taking off and landing in a different configuration than we normally do. >> reporter: delays are one thing, but the dozens of cancelations are due to an airline practice called cancel and combine. designed to keep delays from getting worse. >> up and down the west coast
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where there might be a flight every hour or half hour, and cancel one flight and combine it with the next one. in an effort to shrink their flight schedule. >> reporter: of course, smaller airports have it worse. >> had a departing flight from redding this morning and it was canceled. all flights were canceled going out. >> reporter: determined to see her husband for the first time in months, marie split a car rental with another passenger and drove to sfo. >> i'm here now. so i'm in time for my flight. >> reporter: that's what a happy traveler sounds like. >> it was awful. >> reporter: and that is what a wet wookie sounds like. we may not have wookies as pilots but have very talented humans. however, airplanes here on earth can't go the speed of light like the spaceship to that galaxy, therefore the delays are expected to for the evening. they will be resolved and no problems expected for tomorrow. that's incredibly important because it's predicted to be one of the busiest days of the holiday travel season. at sfo, jonathan bloom, abc 7
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news. >> timing is everything, jonathan, thanks very much. flood sirens have gone off tonight in san anelmo. >> reporter: this surprised everyone, they said if there's enough rain, this is the kind of stuff that happens and it did happen. just moments ago, the police here finally opened up tunstead avenue. this is the main street has had flooded in the past and people are trying to get back. they were evacuating people, evacuating businesses. if you look over here, you see these flood gates have gone up in front of businesses. and sandbags. at one point today, the flood stage here is 13 feet, at one point today it was about one foot under flood stage. the good news now is the creek is receding. they are concerned, however, about more rain coming in here tonight. the ground is saturated. as the city -- as the town manager told us yesterday, just a few hours of this saturated water, it can happen again.
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we have no seen the storm drains pop here. that's good news so far. but certainly a scare here this afternoon. reporting live, morin county, wayne friedman, abc 7 news. >> thank you. and now it's time for a look at our wet, wet weather. here's live doppler 7. see it's raining across most of the bay area. winding down a bit in the north bay, but still quite wet everywhere else. the east bay, south bay, fence la. right here in san francisco. here's a closer look at the steadiest rain over in the east bay right now, antioch down to livermore, southward into the mt. hamilton area. further south into the area of san jose. right now this is the live view u from our abc 7 exploratorium camera at pier 15 looking back at embarcadero center and parts of downtown san francisco. 61 in the city right now. upper 50s at oakland, mountain view, san jose, gilroy and half moon bay. this is view at emeryville where the pavement is wet, traffic is slow and congested and further temperature readings of 56 at
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santa rosa. napa, 60 degrees. upper 50s novato, fairfield, concord, livermore. the golden gate, pavement is also wet. traffic is flowing much more freely there than in the emeryville area. these are forecast features. rainy and windy for most of the remainder of this evening. flooding already in low-lying areas. that may continue. we have some colder mornings ahead. saturday through monday. once this front moves through, cold air is going to drop in behind it. the storm once again rank 3s on the storm impact scale. it is a strong storm. probably comes as no surprise to you now. winds have been gusting up to about 50 miles per hour in the higher elevations. heavy rain will continue at times. flooding has begun in low-lying areas already. wind damage is a possibility. on we go with the forecast animation starting at 7:00 this evening. which point we'll still have widespread rainfall with pockets of downpours. but the rainfall will lose its intensity as we get into the late night hours. as the front sweeps southward and eastward. then we'll get at least some partial clearing overnight. there's still a chance of a few little spots of sprinkles or
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widely scattered light showers drifting down along the coastline during the overnight and early morning hours. may still be wet pavement for the morning commute. we have a flash flood watch in effect for burn scar areas of the santa cruz mountains in the south bay, south of monterey, until 4:00 tomorrow morning with heavy downpours, possibility of debris flows and flash flooding. on we go to a look at the wind gusts which will continue to be brisk, but not very powerful during the overnight hours, we'll see gusts between, oh, 15 and 25 miles per hour. but they'll be diminishes as we get into the mid-morning hours tomorrow. speaking of the morning, morning lows will be generally in the mid to upper 40s. a little cooler than last night was. tomorrow's afternoon conditions, partly to mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 50s. and here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. we've got much cooler weather coming our way during the daytime. over the weekend. with highs only in the low 50s. and cold mornings. sunday morning and monday
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morning with temperatures dropping down to, well, about the freezing mark in some of the coldest inland locations. then temperatures will rise a little bit midweek next week and winter begins next wednesday at 2:44 a.m. welcome, winter. >> yes. >> looking forward to it. >> seems like it's here. >> it does. it feels like it. all right. flexion next at 6:00 we first showed you this video -- oh, okay, but that mountain lion we showed you -- >> incredible. >> a lot of people watched it as a took off with its prey
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all right. check out these rain drops that bryson captured today in santa clara. he posted his photo on instagram with #abc7now. add that to your pictures and could see them on tv or our site, all right. video that we hashared on our a 7 news facebook page has been seen more than 4 million times and received more than. ,000 comments. >> unbelievable. >> yeah. >> starts in the dark and when the hillsborough homeowner snaps on the lights, a mownuntain lio appe appears, killed a deer near the front porch. >> wildlife experts say this is just nature doing its work. >> fascinating to see like this. you can share this video with your friends. look for it on our abc 7 news facebook page. all right. well our live team coverage of one of the strongest storms of the year continues at 6:30. >> yeah, it is already causing
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flooding in wood acre in marin county. next we go south for a live report from santa cruz county. you don't need to feel helpless in wake of the latest yahoo! data breach.
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live you live, this is abc 7 news. >> live doppler 7 is tracking one of the strongest storms of the year which is over the bay area right now. >> yeah, you can see the weather this storm is bringing in this live view over san francisco from our tower camera. >> yeah, the worst of today's storm is hitting the bay area right now. >> yeah, abc 7 news weather anchor spencer christian, of course, is tracking it closely, spencer. >> all right, dan, last time we had a storm this strong was back in early march and now we're being reminded of what a storm like that feels like. here's a look at live doppler 7. rain across most of the bay area now, generally light to moderate, pockets of heavy rain indicated by yellow there. the steady rain is widespread, reaches from hayward, oakland, lafayette, san ramon, abontioca.
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the rain continues into the south bay, light rain around san lo day and remainder of the south bay. the storm we have now ranked 3 on the storm impact scale. gusty winds up to 50 miles per hour at times in the higher elevations. of course, heavy rain continues in some areas. there has been flooding and a possibility of wind damage. let's check with abc meteorologist drew tuma. >> it's impossible in some spots if you're trying to travel east, yosemite right now, they is closed down several highways, 120 and 140 closed as you head toward yosemite village. the reason why, live doppler. showing you we're tracking snow here. the snow levels are going down. take a look at this, 2 to 4 feet above 8,000 feet. possible 6 feet at the highest feets. lake tahoe, we're seeing mainly rain along 80 and 50. the snow levels are pretty high. they will be falling a bit overnight tonight. not expecting anywhere near the amount of snow they are seeing in yosemite. still, there's a winter storm
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warning in effect until 6:00 friday. 12 to 24 inches. over the basses are possible in some spots. strong gusty winds could cause wide-out conditions. spencer is back with the rain. dan and ama? our reporter experienced the awful traffic out there tonight. she tweeted this video of this standstill along embarcadero. took her more than an hour to get from our station to the entrance to 280. that's only about three miles. >> wow. in san pablo, greenwood drive near fordham street is flooded. the water went up fast and past this woman's ankles as you can see. some drivers tried to get through and they got stuck but at least no one was trapped. and in san rafael, doug captured this video of water rushing down san pedro road. the ross valley fire department tweeted time lapse video of the creek, the camera started rolling at 10:00 a.m.
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as you can see, the water just steadily rises as the heavy rain keeps coming. and a little while ago, they blasted its flood sirens warning residents water in this creek may overflow. well the commute home in the south bay along highway 17 is a slippery one. drivers are being reminded to slow down. abc 7 news reporter lonnie rivera joins us live from the santa cruz mountains with more on the storm. >> reporter: yes, ama, just in the past hour, i've noticed the wind pick up here, actually blew our umbrella away and over here on highway 17, you can see the cars coming and going and there's our umbrella, actually in the middle of the road. we'll have to try to grab that. coming and going and i've noticed in the southbound lane there, traffic is slowing down which could mean a lot more people coming home after a rainy work day. it's a messy commute along highway 17. this sign is a reminder to drivers to slow down along a
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wet, winding road. wind and rain knocked a tree limb on a power line along beam creek road in the santa cruz mountains. 80 residents lost power. it's something pg&e crews expect during this storm. >> this is the first one but we're just getting started. so we'll probably be going all night. keeping people energized. >> reporter: in marina county park, dark clouds hover over the tip of the south bay. bird watcher, patrick, looks forward to days like this one not exactly because he likes the rain, he's fascinated by the type of wildlife it attracts. bagley is hoping to get a picture of a black rail bird. >> if you are going to see them, you have to be out at this kind of high tide probably during the winter. so i have arrived in my waterproofs almost certain in the knowledge i'm not going to see one, but that's birding. >> reporter: he says he only has a short window of time to see one. a flash flood watch is posted
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for the santa cruz mountains. areas where the loma fire burned this past september and october are vulnerable for mudslides. lots of vegetation is gone, close to 4,500 acres burned. people are keeping an eye out for sliding rocks and mud. back here on 17, if you're heading north, expect to see signs reminding you about a road closure because of roadwork. going south, they're also telling people to slow down. reporting live in santa cruz mountains, lonni rivera, abc 7 news. >> thank you, lonni. track today's storm with the abc 7 news app. we is live doppler 7 on the app. enable push alerts to get weather advisories on your phone or tablet. it's the largest data breach in american history. yahoo! confirming 1 billion user accounts were hacked including user names and passwords. >> michael finney has tips for escaping a dangerous situation. >> yahoo! is requiring users to change passwords but consumer
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reports says really you should do more. it has been investigating cyber security and says there are additional steps you can take now to protect your accounts, whether or not they're with yahoo!. >> when you get those security questions, when you're applying for a new service, the question that asks you what your mother's maiden name is, what street you grew up on, where your home was, where you were born, you don't have to provide real information in those instances. >> consumer report says use random information instead or even use a password manager to generate those answers. another tip, get rid of e-mail accounts you don't use because the personal information you used to open it is still floating around out there. me, i was born in 1986. >> that's perfect. >> not a day early. >> thanks, michael. still ahead here on abc 7 news at 6:00, it's not exactly a holiday gift for bay area bridge
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a san francisco-based uber and dmv are not budging from their positions on ride-sharing company's self-driving cars. yesterday as we reported uber announced some riders in san francisco would be picked up in self-driving cars. the dmv fired off a letter telling uber it was illegally testing the cars on public roads without a required permit demanding uber stop running the cars or face legal action. in an e-mail the dmv told us uber has not applied for a permit. it could cost even more money to cross bay area bridges soon. transportation officials are drafting a ballot measure to hike the price by up to $3 a trip for all seven state-owned bridges. the golden gate wouldn't be affected. the bridges need improvements, but the money just isn't there. >> both the state and federal governments have essentially
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a bay area charity based in emeryville is helping people with critical health needs in more than a dozen latin american countries. >> really amazing effort. abc 7's sheryl jennings went with vita usa to see programs in lima, peru, and is here with an amazing report. >> this place, this company is so amazing. we saw several hospitals and clinics that get regular shipments of medical equipment, medicine and other supplies from vita usa. we also visited an orphanage which rescues children who have been abandoned just because they were born with disabilities. >> when you have a house with 9 7 boys and girls, you always need medical supplies.
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always. >> reporter: omar sanchez cares for kids who were left on the streets of peru because they have disabilities. >> we take care of kids, down syndrome, autism, psychiatric problems. >> reporter: this little girl has down syndrome. what is her name? >> lucia. >> reporter: lucia's father tried to kill her. >> yeah, tried to kill her. she's already healed and receiving a lot of hugs and kisses. >> reporter: they invited us to peru to see a few of the nearly 100 facilities it's helping. vita is based in emeryville, california, and collects surplus medical equipment and supplies from bay area hospitals including kaiser. then they ship the products to their chapter in lima for distribution. >> we ask them for help and they offer us help. very, very fast. very, very easy. and very, very important for us.
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>> where i live and the kids come once a month to sort and help organize the boxes. >> reporter: they're taken to containers at the port of oakland and turned over to a big supporter, otis mcallester, it's a global trading company and major importer of quinoa from farmers living in the ande's -- >> there's a need for medical equipment there. >> reporter: otis mcallester donated 18 container shipments carrying more than $15 million in aid in 2015. their humanitarian decision made good business sense. >> we offload the medical equipment in lima then from there it's put on trucks that wind their way up through the mountains and when they arrive, they distribute those products and then we in turn load those trucks with quinoa. >> this is a very exciting day for the hospital. it's in one of the poorest areas
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of lima and all of the vita supplies came from emeryville are right here being delivered at this moment. the need is enormous. there are a million people in this district in lima. >> translator: this is the only hospital in this district. it's always very crowded here so donations from vita are so important. >> reporter: rodriguez pastor co-founded vita usa 25 years ago with her late husband, carlos, to bring quality health care to impoverished people in peru and other latin american countries. her friend started a hospital in a garage in lima 11 years ago and vita helped it expand into a new facility. >> she started talking to me about your project and merely came to see it was completely sold out because she's so hardworking. >> reporter: they supply anything the hospital needs. did you just get asked for more beds? >> more beds. 12 beds. 12 gurneys.
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>> they help us a lot because one of our biggest expenses is in medical supplies. so when we receive that, we have a big breath to say thank you. >> reporter: vita's long-term commitment creates the opportunity for children like these at the orphanage to live out their fragile lives in comfort. surrounded by a big circle of love. >> such a wonderful program. for more information about vita usa on volunteering or donating, just go to our website, >> what terrific work. >> always need volunteers in emeryville. >> thanks. all right. we do have some good news to report on tonight's storm. >> yeah, the flood evacuation order has been lifted now in downtown san alsemo. rain is diminishing in the area and all alert creek gauges are
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decreasing. >> let's get back to spencer for an update. >> that is good news. the rain beginning to wind down a bit in the north bay but still pouring in other parts of the bay area. as you see on live doppler 7. widespread areas of light to moderate rain and areas of moderate to heavy rain indicated by areas in yellow, mainly the east bay and south bay. the storm ranks 3 on our storm impact scale. has been and remains a strong storm, still producing windy conditions with localized flooding in some areas and there's a chance of wind damage, of course, so here's the forecast animation. starting at 7:00 this evening, we'll see areas of rain, heavy at times pushing through the south bay and east bay. beginning to wind down, though, late tonight as we approach midnight. the overnight hours into the early morning, the morning commute begins, we'll see spotty showers and spotty sprinkles as the storm will be just about over by midday. high temperatures tomorrow in the afternoon under partly to mostly sunny skies, we'll be mainly in the low to mid 50s. it's going to cool down quite a bit over the weekend efven as i gets sunnier, temperatures going to plummet.
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highs 50, 52 degrees saturday. morning lows, freezing in some inland locations sunday and monday morning. >> wow. chilly, thanks, spencer. let's talk some basketball. >> larry biel is here with that and a somber tone tonight. >> really is, it's a tough day for a lot in the nba. warriors getting set for the knicks tonight. steve kerr also has thoughts about somebody who will not be there. the great craig sager who lost his fight with leukemia. we remember
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and zero first month's payment on select volkswagen models. right now at the volkswagen sign then drive event. now abc 7 sports with larry biel. >> good evening. the sports world lost a great man today, iconic nba sideline reporter craig sager died after a long fight with leukemia. sager worked for turner sports for 30 years, always wore the wild flashy suits. his battle with leukemia started in 2014. he would beat it, go right back to work and find the cancer had come back. sager was so courageous, so determined to fight on, he would often get chemotherapy in the morning then work the sidelines the same night. amazing strength. craig sager was 65 years old. many people including the warriors tweeted out their condolences. steph curry tweeting thank you for being you, you brought out the best of everyone you met.
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craig thompson, r.i.p., craig, missed by every hoops fan out there. and kevin durant, long live, craig, we love you, rest there paradise. the man who worked with sager on tnt had this to say. >> lot of fun days and night on the road. you only saw him for 15 minutes on the road because he had to move on to the next bar or restaurant to see the next group of people. just a fun, fun guy to be around. had a spirit and an energy of very few people i ever met possessed, so it's not an easy day. >> one of a kind for sure. the bulls and the bucks playing tonight. players and fans wearing their sage are, strong t-shirts. first quarter, jabari parker to the rack. strong. second overall draft pick a couple years ago, had 17 points at the half. right flow bucks leading in the third quarter 80-58. warriors, steph curry continuing the warriors' season of giving. hosted 15 make-a-wish families from across the country at warriors headquarters today. curry supplied each child with a
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duffel bag full of shoes, basketballs and gear. personally signed all the items. the kids took part in the warriors team huddle during a close-door practice. no doubt these memories will last a lifetime. >> probably meant the world to them. they'll never forget this. me neither. we both will never forget this. got a lot of stuff, got stuff signed. i just peeked in it, but i see his shoes, like, shirts, a lot of stuff in the bag. >> what a turnaround for the oakland raiders. derek carr's first season at quarterback in 2014, started 0-10, finished 3-13. now they're 10-3 and can clinch a playoff spot with a victory over the chargers this sunday. amari cooper's growth in his second jeyear a big factor in t team's success. 73 catches this year. more than 1,000 yards and 4 touchdowns. cooper limited if practice because of a shoulder jury but does not want to miss the opportunity on sunday, said the raiders' focus is where it needs to be. >> our record is 10-3, got what we earned so far. we're in a pretty good position
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but just have to, you know, keep focusing and taking it game by game. >> we love the game of football, can't wait to get out there and compete again and play in the game. women's volleyball, final four stanford and minnesota in semifinals. best of five sets. won the first two, lost in the fourth. big smash by fitzmorris. little tap over the net. that gets it done. stanford a winner in four sets. will play nebraska or texas in the national championship match on saturday. they are a great team. don't get a lot of attention, but the stanford women's volleyball always a powerhouse. >> thanks, larry. join us tonight at 9:00 on cable 13 and abc 7 news at 1 1:00. >> yes, flooded roads, trees down and backyards filled with water. we are tracking all the damage done by today's storm and when we will dry out. live team coverage. here's tonight's primetime lineup. 8:00, disney's prep and landing
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followed by disney's trump and landing naughty v. nice. 9:00, the great american baking show. 10:00, what would you do holiday edition. and stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. >> that will do it for this edition of abc 7 news. look for breaking news on twitter @abc7bay area. >> for all of us, we appreciate your time. we'll see you again at 9:00 and 11:00.
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this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- a library science graduate student from livonia, michigan... a production editor from astoria, new york... and our returning champion, a science content developer from austin, texas... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. this is my lucky day. i get to spend this half-hour in the company of three very bright young ladies.
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so i will pause for a moment, wish y wco, and direct your attention to our big board as we reveal the categories for this first round of play today. cindy, start. let's go for texas for $400. here's jimmy to start us off. the ranching heritage of old texas is on view at george ranch historical park, just 30 miles from the bustle of this biggest city in the state. chelsea. what is houston? right. i'll take texas for $200. sara. what is the alamo? you're on the board now. oscar winner movies for $200.


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