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live where you live. this is abc 7 news. they're storm ready in the north bay in case the coming rain overcomes fire-damaged neighborhoods causing even more destruction. >> we'll get to the danger in the north bay in just a moment, but first the storm. >> it's going to make for a wet commute. four people were injured when a vehicle slid on the roadway on east 18th street, sideswiping another vehicle. >> taking a look at driving conditions on the golden gate bridge. through the raindrops on the camera, you can see highway 101 is just soaked. >> at certain points, the rain has come down hard. taking a look at sfo, the runways were also slick. there were dozens of delays, with more expected tomorrow. >> with more on what we can expect, here's our
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meteorologist, sandhya patel. >> i want to show you where we're seeing the rain pretty much blanketing the bay area. light rain except around half moon bay. take a look at the rainfall here. you will notice that it is heavy right around half moon bay, about .7 of an inch per hour. so watch out. santa cruz mountains, you're getting steady, light rain, and that is the theme that is carrying over into the peninsula. you're going to see those showers continuing into san francisco and the east bay. and the north bay, american canyon, napa area, we're watching the storm. as you take a look at the wider picture, this has a long bunch of moisture. the atmospheric river is aimed at big sur. light to moderate showers, gusty in spots. tomorrow we are looking at the possibility of thunder.
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i'll be back an hour i about hour timeline coming up? . in the north bay fire zone there are concerns about potential mudslides as this storm gains strength this week. we are live in santa rosa tonight. what's the latest there? >> reporter: these high alert signs are new. they recently went up all over this neighborhood in fountaingrove. you can see that residents are warn of risks of mudslides and flooding that could happen with heavy rain. with the rain comes the warnings. the city recently learned fountaingrove is at moderate risk for debris flows and mudslides. since the fires which impacted so many lives, emergency officials have been planning for the worst, while still hoping for the best. a new alert system will let residents know if weather-related trouble is coming their way. and gravel bags now protect 1400
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storm drains in the hardest-hit aria areas. >> they're doing what they're supposed to do, catching a lot of the dirt and debris and sediment and allowing the water to go around them. >> reporter: over the next few days it will be soaked, making life a little more challenging. >> we're in a soft area. hard to walk in on gravel. >> for those people at the bottom of the hill, you can just see the rivers of water coming back down the streets. >> reporter: still, they're taking it in stride. in santa rosa, abc 7 news. 30,000 people in santa barbara countis are under mandatory evacuation orders tonight. southern california is about to be pounded with heavy rain. mudslides killed 21 people and destroyed or damaged $00s hundrf homes in early january. in ventura county, where the thomas fire burned, they are
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under an evacuation order. mudslides did not impact as severely as santa barbara county, but hills are bare enough that officials warned everybody to leave out of abundance of caution. yu can track the weather on the go, the app is free to download for apple and android device. we have new information on the latest explosion in austin. the latest may not be connected to the others. >> reporter: central texas is on high alert. yet another neighborhood was rocked by a new explosion. >> this incident is not related to any of the other incidents that we've had here in austin. this was an old military-type ordnance that initiated in this person's hand and it did cause injury. >> reporter: this one supposedly not connected. but an incendiary device none theless. the explosion happening just
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hours after a morning blast at a fedex center near san antonio. that explosive package was shipped from the austin fedex facility, now swarmed with police as haufrpundreds of law enforcement agents are racing against the clock. fedex says they've recovered a second package sent by the same individual and have turned it over to investigators. >> it's extremely important to have an unexploded package or bomb. because it then gives you the intercrassies about how he built the bomb, which had tell you about expertise, a greater likelihood of tracking down the materials he used. >> reporter: the new packages show the bomber is growing even more sophisticated. >> people are scared. you would be too. random packages showing up. explosions going off. >> reporter: despite working multiple scenes, the investigation is still under the
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lead of the austin police department. reporting from austin, texas, tom abrams. there was another school shooting, this time at great mills high school in maryland. a 17 year old student wounded a 16-year-old female shuptudent a 14 year old male student. a resource officer shot and killed him. betsy devos says that she and the president newly announced commission on school safety will meet in the next few weeks. community leaders in san francisco are taking steps of their own with the first-ever panel on gun control tonight. kate lar sp has tsen has the st. >> over 115,000 people every year fall victim to some type of gun violence in this country. >> reporter: william scott showed town this church meeting,
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because he says it's the type of discussion he hopes will eliminate gun violence. the shootings in maryland, yountville, and florida last month grabbed headlines. but his department deals with shootings on a daily basis. >> it's an enormous impact on our society, in terms of cost, treatment, impact of survivors. >> reporter: grace cathedral is working with temple emmanuel and sharif israel. >> when we see grassroots community coming involved in an issue we're more likely to move forward towards change. >> this is the city of st. francis. we are a sanctuary city. so we take the lead on a lot of issues. >> reporter: maddie scott became an activist after her son was shot in san francisco 22 years ago. she says schools, families, communities will need to watch out for red flags. >> ask relatives, is there a gun in the home?
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do you see signs of mental illness? if you do, how to help that person. >> reporter: they spoke about the power behind the students' voices at stoneman douglas high school in florida and a renewed hope for meaningful change. kate larsen, abc 7 news. a group of oakland students will join others at our nation's capitol for a protest this weekend. the students gathered today and have been affected by gun violence in their own neighborhoods. >> i just recently lost my big brother to gun violence, and this took a big toll on my family, and we're still like really affected by it. >> the group will fly to washington, d.c. on friday. sister marches will be held in other cities, including san francisco. we'll have coverage of the rallies here on abc 7 news. still ahead, president trump spoke to vladimir putin after the russian president's election
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win. >> president trump said it was a very good call, but his staff is reportedly not happy with what he said. plus, a climate change showdown is going down in the bay area this weekend. >> there's a flower that doesn't have any colors, because it's a control flower. >> she's adorable. and she's just a kin dir gardener, explaining the fundamentals of science. a show that will have you cheering on the next generation. here's what's coming up on jimmy kimmel live. >> tonight on the show, we go deep. >> i've met some real perverts in my life, but you take the cake. doespeninsula trail?he you won't find that on a map.
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president trump went against his advisers today when he congratulated vladimir putin on his reelection as president. the "washington post" reports mr. trump was specifically warned against it by his national security advisers, even with a written reminder. it's said in capital letters, do not congratulate, he did not heed that advice during a phone call with putin. president trump also went against advisers when he failed to condemn putin about the recent poisoning of a former russian spy in the united kingdom. a first of its kind lawsuits concerning climate change will play out in a san francisco courtroom tomorrow. a judge will hear from lawyers representing the city of san francisco and oakland and chevron. each side will have 120 minutes to make this case. the bay area cities are suing shelf rop and other big oil companies over rising sea levels. new at 11:00. girls were out in force for the
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second annual steam showcase, science, technology, engineering, art and math. katie bar sue low has the story. >> reporter: he is in kindergarten. her experiment? find out how water and color affect flowers. >> my results is like science and art. >> reporter: add technology, engineering and math and you have s.t.e.a.m. the second annual showcase. hundreds of parents and students filled the tech museum to see the projects. >> i want to do it for this year's science project. >> reporter: bishop wowed the crowd with his tornado box. >> they can do lots of damage, depending on when it is on the f
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scale. >> reporter: it emphasizes technology and project-based learning. >> we're looking at 21st century jobs and careers. >> reporter: that's especially important for girls who are underrepresented in the fields of siecience and technology. >> science has always been one of my favorite subjects. >> reporter: you're never too young to learn that lesson. >> she believes that girls can do just as good as boys, and she's proving them right. >> reporter: katie marzullo, abc 7 news. >> is that not fantastic? >> i loved her flowers. >> so sharp and enthusiastic. >> the flowers are going to be getting lots of water over the next few days. >> sandhya patel is here with the coming storms. >> we're just getting started with this rainy pattern. i want to show you live doppler 7. we are seeing pockets of moderate rain. we're going to have four days of wet weather, basically. hang onto the rain gear.
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street level radar, main street getting a downpour, and the downpours are spreading across the peninsula. burlingame, north idaho street, it is coming in pretty good. i'm going to track this batch of moisture heading toward the east bay. san leandro, castro valley, it has been raining in this area. it has been light so far, but % that's going to pick oakland, emeryville, mcarthur boulevard. crockett, martinez, pacha coache boulevard. it is wet and it's steady rain across the santa cruz mountains. in the north bay, the rain has been light so far and that's the way it's going to stay for the sie time being. .700 of an inch in san jose all the way to
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this is a level one, light system tonight through tomorrow. light to moderate showers, gusty in spots. and there is a possibility of thunder tomorrow afternoon. here's what it looks like in the mountains. it has been snowing but at the very highest elevations. snow level is rising, so it is turning to rain. eventually, they will see the snow at the lower elevations. winter storm watch about 6500 feet, wednesday night to thursday night, a winter storm warning above 7,000 feet. 5:00 p.m. wednesday until 5:00 a.m. friday. so carry your chains. be prepared for travel difficulty if you are hiding up there. look at the snow totals. 28 inches at donner, 41 at kirkwood. right here in the bay area, mild because of a south wind. and a rainy view from the kgo roof camera. moderate strength on thursday morning. cooler with showers friday and saturday. here's your timeline between 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
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you will notice damp roadways because of the wide lly scatter showers tomorrow morning. at nighttime we're going to start to see the activity picking up, 5:00 p.m. wednesday night, primarily in the north bay, may see a thunderstorm or two in the hate niglate night h. the south bay getting a drenching. your totals from now to tomorrow night will be anywhere from .1500 to .8. don't leave home without the umbrellas. temperatures upper 40s to low 50s. tomorrow afternoon you'll need the shades, and you will also need the umbrellas, because it's scattered showers. a milder day than tomorrow. here's the storm impact scale for your thursday morning. it's a moderate-strength storm. drenching rain ponding on the roadways. accuweather seven-day forecast, tomorrow is a level one.
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periods of rain, breezy, moderate-strength storm. thursday, it's a level two. stormy morning followed by scattered showers in the afternoon and potential for more thunder, and then we lighten up the systems, friday, saturday, just scattered showers, dry sunday through tuesday. check out live doppler 7. >> thaupgnk you, sandhya. a lion and a young admirer share a moment at the zoo. and james mcle voi is on set talking about his new movie, "sherlo "sherlock gnomes". and we get insight about a new show which is a spinoff of "grey's anatomy." >> it's the job of everyone here at abc 7 to share your story, to tell the truth. help you understand the truth.
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most of us don't consider lions really playful animals, but this friendly feline was caught on video in a light-hearted moment. this big cat at tiger world couldn't resist trying to get to know a knee-high visitor a little bit better. at one point, he was giving big kitty kisses. thank goodness for that glass. >> i feel a lot better about that glass partition.
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games, also missed 11 games previously for the same sprained ankle. blazers on a 13-game win streak. rockets up four. and a monster slam and the foul. rockets up six. trail blazers now down three. dame lillard, drives, lays it in to make a one-point game. harden, step back, buries a huge three, 42 points. rockets go on to win, snapping the blazers' the sharks hosting the devils. s.j. shark sprang into action to help the fire department put out a fire. and men in teal up 2-1 early. and he's going to find the back of the net, 3-1 sharks.
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same score, second period. devils come unglued. and then moments later. a virtually identical goal, this time logan couture with his 30th of the year. san jose wins big. 6-2 final. the coach wins his 350th regular season game. and richard sherman spoke to the media for the first time as a niner in his rid rid rid rid rid he loves to talk trash. the super bowl clon hampion is coming off achilles heel surgery. that's only question mark on hehis signing. >> it's a business. you know, the seahawks made their business decision and maid
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t -- made the decision that they needed to make. and the san francisco 49er the made the decision they needed to make. i look forward to helping them win ball games. the rivalry will be renewed andand i'll be at the center of it again. >> sharks and warriors to playoffs and baseball about to begin. all right, well, abc 7 news continues online and facebook and twitter and all your
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well, before it was even founded, a french teenager, bienville, scared away a british warship with just a story. and great stories kept coming. [trumpet playing] some make you move to jazz, funk and bounce. some of our stories aren't quite as straightforward. blocked by the saints! [crowd roaring] while others prove that great things can happen... even on a monday night. cause for three hundred years, great stories have started the same way. one time, in new orleans. [crowd applause] all right, that is our report, try to stay dry. we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley.
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>> i'm ama daetz. thanks for joining us. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- katie couric. director judd apatow. and music from the decemberists. and now, good news, here's jimmy kimmel. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome. hola. thanks for coming. hello. thank you. hi everyone. hello. thank you for watching. thanks for coming. glad you're here. glad you're in a good mood. today is a special day, it's the first official day of spring, not only the f

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