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voted yesterday to make the temporary pilot program to make the fleet permanent. the examiner says the program which started last october was largely successful. the pilot program only allowed two companies, skip and scoot. this time around there could be many others. but they'll be taking on stricter requirements. with this vote, the sfmta will also be able to draw the map of where the scooter companies can operate. previously the companies drew their own mans which led to scooters being concentrated in the wealthier downtown areas. in the studio, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. it's now 4:30. if you're just waking up, good morning. a quick update on weather and traffic. we start with mike. >> thank you, reggie. let's take a look at the winds out there. we have a little delta breeze, double digits there, also in concord. a lighter breeze along the bay and the coast. the cloud cover concentrated mainly around the bay from the san mateo bridge northward and up into napa valley.
we'll have quicker is sunshine today. warm to hot temperatures away from the coast. 55 to 60 with increasing clouds through 7:00. look at this. sunny just about everywhere. a few lingering clouds in san francisco. that's why you're in the 60s while everybody else is in the 70s. still a little warm at 7:00. how about we get another check of that morning commute with alexis? >> good morning, mike. we had drops, mists, drizzle yesterday pretty much the entire morning on the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. a little different start than we had 24 hours ago. still very light volumes on westbound 580 on the approach as well. that's basically how the entire area looks this morning. 16 minutes for your drive time. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze. southbound 101 san francisco to sfo in the green at nine
minutes. mini storage will notify customers who had their units and possessions destroyed by this t 4 and interstate 680 yesterday afternoon. nbc 7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian has the stories. >> reporter: you can see the fire racing through 50 units in a matter of minutes. >> we had customers calling in seeing if their stuff is affected. we had one come in and hers is completely gone. she's devastated. >> reporter: the fire started as a brush fire behind the storage center near a homeless encampment. the wind-driven fire jumped from near highway 4 to the storage unit and across the freeway toward 680 south. witnesses called it a wall of flames. >> all across the side, it was all smoke everywhere. it was definitely a pretty good fire. they asked me to clear area and i had to leave.
that's all i could do. >> smoke billowing, flames coming up. it was pretty scary when we first saw it. >> reporter: this blaze was a hard one to fight. there was the heat, downed power lines and the self storage center itself to begin with. >> because it's hard to get inside of them and there's so much material inside of these units it spread fast, thin walls and has a tendency to spread quickly. we've got to get on it fast. >> reporter: once the fire was out, personal items like furniture, heirlooms and letters could be seen through the smokey haze. in pacheco, lisa amin gulezian, nbc 7 news. no significant aftershocks livermore and close to blackhawk. a magnitude 4.3 quake hit just after 1:00 yesterday followed by e quakes weelt all the
to count coast. seismologists says there's a 1 in 20 chance for something larger in the same area in the next several weeks. go to abc7news.com/preparenor cal to get tips. president trump is on the campaign trail holding a rally in north carolina. the political divide is growing along party lines amid the fight over his tweets. the house passed a resolution yesterday to rebuke the president's attack on four democratic congresswomen. he told the women of color to go back to the countries they came from. house speaker nancy pelosi called on democrats and republicans do condemn to the racist tweets. >> to do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the american people. >> most vial accusations
become incredibly routine. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell objected to pelosi's use of the word racist. in the end only four republicans voted for the measure. oakland police will be banning dpashl recognition tchnology. the city council unanimously approved that policy last night. critics fear using the software might violate privacy rights. police argue that limited use of it speeds up identifying criminal suspects. there will be a second vote in september. new details on the helicopter crash that killed a flight instructor. it happened over the hayward executive airport on monday. the instruck store and student were in contact with air traffic control, but there was no distress call. the ntsb will release a report in two weeks. a student group is planning
to demonstrate in san francisco. student leaders just fair campaign want public support of a bill that them to offer medical abortion by 2023. officials have remained neutral on the abortion pill legislation. san francisco is one step closer to raising the price for one-time use paper bags. it is all part of the plastic bag ban 2.0. the first hearing of the ordinance unanimously passed. the legislation would ban plastic produce bags and raise the price for one-time use paper bags to 25 cents. one supervisor had some concerns. >> i'm also concerned that we're falling back on this raise-the-fee approach that is not necessarily proven and will have the greatest impact on people who are low income. >> the next step is for a second
hearing in front of the board of supervisors. if approved, businesses will get a 90-day notice to make changes have a plan to stop it. a small restaurant in san francisco is at the center of a big movement to turn around climate change and change how we eat in the process. sprint customers beware. hackers may have their hands on your personal information. all that still ahead. first it's 4:37 in the morning. you're up so early or maybe up really late. we're thankful either way. here is mike. >> let's take a look at temperatures if you venture outside. 57 in fremont, orinda, richmond and el sobrante. 61 in oakland the warm spot. see if we have anything else in the way of 60s. 65 in antioch and brentwood. mountain view at 60. everybody else in the mid to upper 50s. here is a look from south beach. you can see all the way over to the east bay.
clouds are filling in a little bit. a late arriving cloud deck bringing mist to the coast. cool this morning. it's going to be hot, especially coming from the inland neighborhoods on mass transit. let's take a look temperatures,. escaping the 60s by 10:00, into the 70s. escaping the 80s this afternoon into the 90s under a partly cloudy to mostly sunny sky. peninsula mid to upper 70s most of the afternoon. we'll spike around 80 at 3:00 and down in the south bay, we'll reach the 70s by 11:00, we'll hang out in the low to mid 80s all afternoon and into the early evening hours. we'll take a look at slight cooling trend and the weekend forecast. first let's bring in alexis. how is it going outside? >> it's going great. no major issues on the road right now. we're hoping we can keep it that way. nice light volumes as you would hope at 4:38 in the morning.
a live look at san jose, 101 and 880, inbound is the side coming toward us. we're not seeing significant increase in volume for you. we got rough there yesterday late in the morning. today looking at a quiet start. really our standby here, we can count on a little stretch of red westbound 205 to 580 coming in at 30 miles an hour for both of those enter states.
the unusual pattern we've been dealing with most of the summer, we've been blessed with really clean air. now we'll continue. only moderate on the central bay and coast tomorrow. that's as bad as the air quality gets, and that's finement let's take a look at what's going on around the state today. real heat in palm springs, 108. 97 in fresno. mid to upper 90s through the central valley. 30 degrees warmer than monterey. even with sunshine late this afternoon, 67. 81 in los angeles. low to mid 80s in the high country. dropping into the low 80s friday with breezy conditions. 80 in tahoe on saturday, 80 on sunday. john paul stevens died in florida of complications from the stroke. stephens was the third longest serving supreme court justice in history. he was considered a moderate when he was appointed to the court in 1975.
by the time he retired in 2010, he was the court's leading liberal. stevens was 99 years old. happening today, the san francisco planning commission will consider making the site of a former flower nursery a historical landmark. sky 7 shows the old greenhouses at gary bali nursery in the city's portola neighborhood. they haven't been used in more than 25 years, but the neighbors there say they're not ready to see it torn down. a developer did buy the site in 2017 for $7.5 million. it has plans for a 63-unit development. >> our plan is to do housing which is much needed, 20% affordable and create a dedicated lot that will contribute to the public. >> it's definitely a david and goliath battle. >> the neighbors say their vision is to restore these greenhouses and make it a
commercial farm that could grow flowers and produce to sell to the local community. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area. one of the issues we're focusing on is the environment. nbc 7 news reporter kate larsenf who is combating climate change from the kitchen. >> reporter: the impact of mission chinese food has extended beyond san francisco's dinner crowd. the bold menu, now a catalyst for global climate solutions. >> chefs have the potential to create significant cultural change. >> reporter: co-founder anthony nyint expects the change to impact the environment. he was awarded 100,000 euros for his efforts to fight climate change through food. >> farming can reverse climate change. applying compost instead of
fertilizer, pnthony h rtred with the statef california toat an optional surcharge which mission chinese implemented last year. >> now it's a matter of how quickly we ce food system. >> reporter: through all the attention anthony's new award brings, he hopes that the carbon neutral ways will inspire other chefs and restaurants around the world. >> it's time now not just to say i'm going to do better, but to be radical. >> reporter: dominique kran was one of the judges who voted to award anthony his prize. she spoke at the salesforce tower where she's opening a zero waste cafe this year. >> come there, bring your own cup or drink your coffee there. it's about changing people one at a time. >> reporter: this is the fourth time they've awarded their world prize. in san francisco, kate larsen, abc 7 news. >> we'd like to hear your ideas
about building a better bay area. share them by joining our better bay area on facebook. you can make something out of nothing, or so one company is claiming. this is crazy. food tech company solar food say it's created a natural protein source basically out of thin air from a mix of carbon dioxide, water and electricity. the company says it's a fully natural fermentation process. solar food says it could hit the consumer market in the next two years. they're hoping that this can replace a lot of our protein source and it's a lot better for the environment. >> i've been joking about eating air sandwiches. that's kind of what that is. >> there you go, reginald. all right, mike. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. >> can't wait to see how that unfolds. let's take a look at walnut creek. looking northbound this time
from walnut creek. you can see it's pretty quiet out there. clouds on the increase. mostly sunny day on the way with a summer s ees. slight cooling starts tomorrow. it doesn't last spread will develop once again weekend. let's take a look at the cloud cover. you can see it increasing from where we are now through 7:00, 8:00 and quickly pulling back to the coast where pockets of sunshine will develop here, also. in most areas, tough around half moon bay. this is the push of marine air that's going to start cooling us tomorrow. for today, how about 80 to about 87 degrees in the south bay with 84 at san jose. as you move up the peninsula, we start in the low 80s and drop to the mid and upper 70s. low to mid 60s along the coast where it's not going to be as breezy as it was yesterday. 70 in downtown san francisco. 89 in santa rosa, one of the
warm spots. mid to upper 70s a or mpatures ier the 80s to mid 90s, air conditioning weather in the east bay valleys. dropping down into the mid 50s to mid 60s with a little more cloud cover tomorrow and a better chance of drizzle along the coast during the morning commute. temperatures you can see dropping into the mid 80s friday and saturday inland. low 70s along the bay. 60 at the coast. just as you started to get comfortable, a little warmth moves inland sunday, monday and tuesday. hey, alexis. >> good morning, mike. no major issues to talk about. we did have a high wind advisory for the san mateo and the bay bridges around midnight. i drove across the bay bridge myself this morning. i did not think it was very breezy. maybe once you get out on the span if you're in a high profile vehicle, you may feel a tug there. just one incident on the board at the moment. that is a crash that happened around 2:30 this morning. a solo vehicle rollover,
northbound 280 at edgewood. another vehicle came along and crashed into the debris from the initial collision. they're still working on getting that cleared. i believe most of it is off to the shoulder. no delays in the area. sprintmi w let you track your pizza delivery with gps. here are your tech bites. a security breach at sprint. >> the carrier says user information including addresses and phone numbers was compromised beginning and late june. sprint says it's reset security codes on those accounts within three days of learning of the breach. domino's is turning to technology to help you track your next pizza delivery. >> you can track your pizza using gps. the company says it hopes to use the data to improve delivery times. today is world emoji day. we'll get a preview of these images with many focusing on
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. we have two of the hottest teams in major league baseball. 670 degrees under a mostly sunny sky. strong shine, you can burn in about 15 to 20 minutes. trust me, i know. i was there, burning, sunday after snoon. mike, thank you. california's troubled high-speed rail project is a step closer to the next phase of construction. the raith authority has moved toward awarding a $1.6 billion contract to design and build the tracks on the first leg of the systtral valley. t the board of directors -- there's a 2022 deadline to start construction or risk losing
billions. cvs is recalling 30 kinds of eye drops and ointments over concerns that it's not sterile. the food and drug administration says the items may not be safe but no problems reported so far. we have a full list of recalled products on our website, abc7news.com. take a look. this appears to be the saturn 5 rocket that carried the apollo 5 rocket to the moon. it's an image projected onto the washington monument for the next few nights. >> that's really cool. >> the projection is part of the program celebrating the 1969 lunar landing. saturday marks 50 years since man first stepped foot on the moon. the monument is a very specific shape. so there aren't that many opportunities to do a projection that will look this authentic. i'm glad they took advantage of it. i'm into it. >> yeah, that was
thursday we've got temperatures, you can see a little cooler, inland and 60s and 70s around the bay. notice, by the time we get to friday, there's only a 90 in clear lake, that's it for the heat. the rest of us in the 60s and 70s and 80s inland. saturday, pretty much the same temperature. so enjoy a little bit of a relief, but starting sunday, warmer weather is on the way. i'll show you that coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. first let's get back to alexis and find out about the morning commute. still looking good to kick things off. a little lineup in the cash lanes, especially on the left side of the bay bridge toll plaza. looks like the right side has tlind out as they open a few more booths. car pool lanes should be open. we should have 25, 30 minutes before they turn on the metering lights. mass transit looking good.
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