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tens of thousands of uc health care workers on strike. and it is going to last until wednesday. thank you for joining us, i am ama daetz. >> i am dan ashley, the disruption is noticeable. >> the uc health system continues to outsource jobs. >> lyanne melendez is live with the story. >> reporter: ucsf had several days, weeks to prepare for the strike, calling in temporary workers. tomorrow is a different challenge as the powerful nurses union joins this strike. more than 12,000 procedures and appointments alone had to be canceled and rescheduled because of the three-day strike. >> we actually had an
overabundance of staff. some staff worked in other areas. and some staff went home. and so we are now preparing for tomorrow. >> reporter: tomorrow, the nurses will join those on the picket lines. those on strike are custodians, cooks, security guards and anyone who is responsible for patient care who is not a doctor or nurse. >> workers stand together against inequality and against outsourcing period. >> reporter: before landing a staff position with ucsf, he was an independent contractor at the medical center. >> the pay wage is a lot different. so it is like, you know, you can go from making minimum wage and no go from making 20 something an hour. >> tired of seeing my job exploit workers. especially immigrants and people of color.
>> reporter: the union wants raises of 20% over three years. >> the hospital has offered 3% over four years. >> i cannot keep up with the rising cost of food, education and mostly the housing. >> reporter: the union has a patient protection task force at the hospital. not all union workers are on the picket line. in san francisco, lyanne lendez. a deadly crash an ambulance on its side at the intersection of hess sperian and lieu wennen boulevard. >> reporter: the traffic is back to normal at this intersection in san lorenzo. it was a tough scene for people to process. let's take a look at video from earlier today. you can see for yourself the
severity of this accident. a fatal accident here. the driver of a white audi sedan was traveling east when it collided with an ambulance that was heading south on hesssperian. a 74-year-old female patient did not survive. two paramedics and a firefighter was taken to the hospital with injuries. >> self-extricated and was able to provide emergency medical care and assisted with coordinating resources. >> reporter: this view from sky 7 showing the extensive scene that is typically one of the busiest intersections. it was closed for the entire afternoon but it opened up about
ten minutes. back here live, t coroner's office will release the name of the victim once next of kin has been notified. i am chris nguyen, abc7 news. investigating the fifth homicide of the year. last night an attack led to a man's death in lucas park. police say they have a suspect in custody. san francisco police arrested this man who they call a prolific burglary. suspected of a series of burglaries primarily targeting tech start ups. police say flanagan has an extensive history of burglary arrest and was on felony probation at the time of the crimes. suspect wanted in san jose in connection with a home invasion robbery.
learned the hard way it is not easy to slip away from police. he jumped into a barrel, it had 50 gallons of grease. >> reporter: the suspect saw these three barrels, he jumped into one and it was filled almost to the top of a day's grease. chasing him after suspected with a home invasion robbery. >> the suspect looked at the officer and did not drop the gun. at this point the officer discharged the weapon at the suspect. >> reporter: it appears the officer fired at the suspect four times. that is the number of bullet holes behind the cali-spartan.
another officer caught up with the suspect who gave up his gun which police later discovered was stole skn and loaded. a second suspect was also arrested. the way a restaurant warrior described it, grease would make the suspect hard to handle. >> they would smell bad. that would be a dirty police car after wards. >> reporter: in san jose, david louie abc7 news. a major step in a monterey county cold case from nearly two
decades ago. prosecutors formally charge a suspect. the suspect appeared in court today 11 years after authorities first issued a warrant after their arrest. >> today is about justice. no parent should ever have to suffer a loss of the child. as a father myself, it is unimaginable. >> charged with murder and lewd acts of a minor under 14. abc7 news reporter wayne freedman has the story from fountain grove. >> reporter: few homeowners who survived the fire storm take
nothing for granted anymore. not even drinking water. he has it delivered. >> once a week. sometimes special request. >> reporter: he and his wife can't drink it. this is what 13 surviving homes heat from the fires contaminated pipes with benzene. they estimated it would cost $40 million to replace five miles of under ground pipe. the work would set back construction and people moving into their newly finished homes by two years. now they think they may have a way around it. >> we found a solution that allows customers that are going to rebuild. >> reporter: providing every home with an activated filtration system. >> do i trust it? i'm not going to use that word at all.
i will always have my doubt. >> reporter: testing showed that benzene levels have dropped somehow. they have to replace some pipes. he just wants it installed sooner than later. he is trying to safe this prize winning yard. >> if i have to wait four or five months to have water, my lawn is not going to survive. so i want to expedite that. >> reporter: third world solution to first world challenges. new developments from the big island of hawaii. a momentary slow down of the lava flow. it has allowed the residents to return to their home to briefly check on their property. they can't stay for more than a short period of time.
35 structures have been destroyed since the eruption four days ago now. one homeowner remembered the panic moment when she was ordered t leave her house. >> i remember telling myself, this may be the last time i come back. and if it is, that's okay. >> just a tough time. look at this remarkable time lapse video showing the oozing lava consuming a for mustang. ordering people to stay away from the area. the u.s. justice department taking a harder stance on illegal immigration. speaking from san diego, jeff sessions vowed to have the justice department prosecute anyone and everyone. >> here to send a message to the world that we are not going to
let the country be overwhelmed. people are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border. >> slammed his announcement most are escaping violence in central america and most should be treated as asylum seekers. to no more than a seven-day supply with up to a 50 morphine milligram equivalent maximum a day. the new policy which will be implemented within 60 days time is aligned with the cdc, sncents for disease control guidelines for opiate abuse. coming up next, which bay area counties are testing out a pilot program involving mail in voting. >> my first ever rescue.
i am feeling okay about that. >> only on abc7 news here this veteran rock climbing story of surviving a fall off el capitan that broke bones in his legs. b.a.r.t. has a multimillion dollar plan to modernize stations across the system. what do you think b.a.r.t. should focus on? modernizing? more trains, safety perhaps? >> get out
today you should start receiving mail in ballots for the june 5th primaries. some bay area counties and abc7 news are offering you new features to help you vote. anchor kristen sze is here with the details. >> voters can come here through election day to pick up a ballot in their language and drop off mail in ballots and use voting to help people with sight and mobility issue >> starting today, is usually when people get their ballots. >> trying to reverse the low turnout trend in midterm primaries. san mateo and napa are two of the counties that are taking part of the pilot progr which includes sending a mail in
ballot to all voters. abc7 news is your resource as you make your choices. check outhe special section on our website. san jose is holding a primary for five city council seats. we invited all candidates to record a video message and answer a questionnaire. we also feature the same for san francisco mayoral candidate and san jose mayoral candidates. you can find it all by going to abc7news.com. thank you. the southwest airline expansion is now complete. southwest celebrated its inaugural nonstop flight between san jose and orlando, florida. for the second time this month, another b.a.r.t. station has added guaranteed car pool
parking. >> drivers who use the app scoop are guaranteed to have a parking spot at the lafayette. passengers say it is far from it. >> we opened up the topic in today's live poll at abc7news.com sla abc7news.com/vote. what should b.a.r.t. focus on. >> vote right now. the results are changing live on the bottom of your screen. >> modernizing facilities about 10%. crime and safety 55%. this week's b.a.r.t. of directors is discussing design guidelines. describing the proposals as putting the customers first.
>> customers will notice it is going to be easier to get around the stations and a more pleasant experience for them as they do that. >> changes include clear consistent signage, upgraded lighting and the possibility of coffee shops and kiosk inside stations. >> let's look at what you think b.a.r.t. should focus on. >> crime and safety seems to be winning at this .54%. >> we would love to hear from you, you don't have to sign up. let us know what you think. check out what one b.a.r.t. passenger found when he boarded. he sent us these pictures saying this is the scene in every car, trash strewn about and seats dismantled. we forwarded it to b.a.r.t. they blamed riders.
when a train reaches the end of the run at the yard, then a walk through is done. gorgeous day around the bay today. >> going to get breezy you say? >> looking at a warm up, a cool down and then an extended warm up and increasing wind. >> still warm. and right now mainly sunny. fog is offshore and breezy and still mild. the winds a up to 21 miles per hour here in san francisco right now. right along the bay, looking at wind speeds about 15 miles per hour. every bay area location is warmer now by several degrees. and right around the bay, six degrees warmer. let's take a look at current readings. this is the view from mt. tam.
oakland 64, mountain view 69. 57 at half moon bay. looking clear at this hour. 77 degrees in santa rosa. 74 at livermore and looking at the sea lions enjoying the sun, these are our forecast features. breezy and cooler. warmer pattern begins on thursday and by the end of the week, high temperatures inland close to the 90-degree mark. fog developing at the coastline and maybe a patch or two at the bay. and then tomorrow will have hazy sunshine, and high clouds. highs will range from low 60s. inland, we will see 80 degrees in a few locations but not the mid-80s that we saw today. providing the current pattern,
we have sunny and mild conditions because of center and high pressure off the southern california coast but that is going to slide east ward. and that is going to be bring us cooler air certainly on wednesday along with reinforcing the increasing winds. looking ahead on wednesday, one day cool down reaching from the low to mid-70s inland. and on the coast, mid to upper 50s. on thursday warming up again. upper 60s to near 70s along the bay. and then it really gets warm on friday and we will probably remain in the same range going into saturday with highs in the inland areas in the upper 80s. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. cooler, breezy, warmer inland thursday and still breezy. big warm up on friday and saturday. close to 90s inlands.
it's a good monday for the market. ending in thereen today. the dow gained almost 100 points. the nasdaq up 50. and s&p 500 added nine. apple first american company with a market value of $1 trillion. news that warren buffett brought more stock. alphabet, google's parent company is worth about 750 billion. bay area winners at tonight's james beard award winners. outstanding baker went to bepat
pat -- outstanding restaurant design for 76 seats and over for in situ. the james beard awards are among the highest honors. tonight's master of ceremony is ca carla hall. you can see deals by looking for this story at our website at abc7news.com. rock climber broke bones when he fell off el capitan in yosemite last week. >> he is back home in the bay area. >> his stories in his own words.
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. fell 20 feet and hit a ledge and my rope caught me five feet later. >> broken bones and will spend a couple of months in a wheelchair. breaking bes in both of his legs. >> he shares his story only with abc7 news reporter laura anthony. >> my first rescue out of 177 times. >> reporter: until thursday when famed bay area climber hans florrine found himself plunging from the face of el capitan only to be caught by a ledge. >> i pulled myself back up the ledge and sat there and looked at my leg being bent and i pulled out my phone and called
911. >> reporter: his partners heard his screams and the sound of slamming against the rock. the father of two teenagers knew right away he was badly injured. bones in both legs shattered. >> i think i will be wheelchair bound for at least a few months. i am already joking that my biceps will get bigger tn my gs. might be the year of one armed pull up. >> reporter: he had the presence of mine to snap photos and post them on instagram. he told us one day soon he will roll himself and his wheelchair here into his diablo rock gym to let everyone know he is okay and determined to return to the sport he loves. he will focus on the words he
likes to tell others. >> do hard things. that is what makes it easier on you, if you choose to do the hard things. i will have challenges to work on for sure. >> reporter: laura anthony, abc7 news. >> glad he is okay. central figure of the iran-contra is about to be president of the nra. calling north quote hands down the best choice to lead our nra board. north will assume the largest ceremonial position within a few weeks. today melania trump launched her initiative called be best.
>> let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong. and encourage them to be best in their individual paths in life. >> president trump declared today be best day. >> few of us would ever say buying a home is easy, but somehow californians are getting that done. >> young california home buyers, it is amazing. a new report find the biggest group of home buyers in the state are also ang the youngest. with california's high housing prices we wondered what people had to do to achieve this nearly impossible american dream. typical home buyers in california. members of generation x. those between the ages of 38 and 52 and the largest group of home buyers in the state.
>> you have to make adjustment here. >> reporter: couple cut spending on little things. made smart investments to increase wealth. and they have already been pre approved for a mortgage. still their search has been long and frustrating. >> it has been pretty rough. searching for over a year. >> reporter: author of young fun, and financially free and founder of black hawk financial. you need to wipe your financial slate clean. >> if you have bad debts, you have to pay that stuff first. get an emergency saving account first and then start investing. >> reporter: suggesting exchange trading funds or etfs which could have lower fees. >> we put in more just to prepare ourselves for the new
home. >> reporter: 40% of home buyers last year in california were generation x. the annual survey from the california association of realtors found the second largest group of buying homes was generation y. >> home buyers are straight to the point. they know the numbers. they know what they want. >> reporter: before you begin your search consult a good mortgage broker to decide what you need for a down payment. >> we stay in touch with them and build that relationship and want to guide them. >> save for a down payment, hawkins suggests putting aside 10% to 20% monthly income each month. why are you still driving a
car? tonight on abc7 news at 11:00 p.m., we will show you how to get rid of that car payment and keep your life in tact. >> thanks. >> stay with us. coming up next. >> i am dion lim. >> and coming up, we will introduce you to the new bay area program matching kids like farel with tutors. snake season. and i am jonathan bloom on why the rattle cholula hot sauce is teaming up with jack in the box for the cholula buttery jack.
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traffic is backed up around lexington reservoir. 17 south, not good. tutoring young and promising students is not new. but new program taking one-on-one tutoring to a different level. how a headset, a working professional and 30 minutes on the computer can change a fe. >> reporter: six-year-old farel stewart is about to experience months in the making. meeting for the first time in real life. >> what is that word? >> reporter: until now their relationship as student and tutor took place via headset and computer screen.
>> that was a very hard paragraph. >> reporter: once a week for 30 minutes, working professionals like dan partner with kids through the nonprofit tutor mate program. >> when i first met him, i was like he is just my friend and when i met him, like all the time, he was my best friend. >> reporter: and the results have been impressive. >> since november, i improved a lot. and i never stopped reading and i never quit. >> he was reading slowly, not fluently in the beginning. and now he will read stories, i am so proud of him. >> reporter: for a kid who wasn't always so interested in books, he is now the ones to encourage his peers to start reading. >> reading is so important you need to read to get stronger. >> reporter: new nickname at school, reading king.
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oh that sound is intimidating. it is a sign as temperatures warm up, rattle snakes are becoming more common and coming out out of hibernation. >> abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom on how to protect yourself against snake bites. >> reporter: that is a sound you don't want to hear. >> never would we handle a snake with our bare hands. >> snakes are just as afraid of us as we are to them.
>> reporter: the fact is rattle snakes don't want to eat us for dinner. they just want to be left alone. the worst thing you can do is startle them. >> we walked around real gently. >> reporter: most people who hike in the bay area see them. if they are threatened, they will bite. >> usually it is involving someone trying to capture the snake, handle the snake or kill the snake. >> reporter: the victim's arm swelled up like a balloon. >> quite dramatic considering this was a pencil size snake. >> reporter: a doctor who is working on a better treatment for snake bites. >> a dose even this small could potentially get you to the hospital alive. >> reporter: that is a big deal in developing countries where snake bites kill over 100,000
people a yea >> the snake's venom is designed to immobilize the prey and start ingesting it. the true test will be if we safe people. >> reporter: it can work for 35 snake venoms. one that will leave you alone as long asou stay far away. >> let's stay away. yosemite national park has two recruits. drifter and sandman. came from the bureau of land management. park rangers use horses to regulate traffic and conduct rescue operations. >> getting them out and getting exposure and near kids and dogs and bikes. and working traffic with us.
and basically exploring all of the different jobs that we have here in the park. >> we need to know and have an awareness that these horses need help and are highly useable. >> by adopting and saving these wild horses it gives them new homes. a baby deer, check out this little one. posting this deer on twitter. checking things out and going for a ride. and eventually, out the passenger door. it is so tiny. deputies reunited the fawn with the mother. >> check out this dog enjoying the sunset. this is nacho. his owner taking this photo. just a moment of repose.
the dog is just thinking. let's go to spencer and find out if our evening is going to be nice as this one. >> how did i know that you weren't tossing it to me when i say now to the cute department. fog is well offshore. it is pretty mild evening so far. overnight here is theog cast forecast. fog approaching the coastline late. and it won't reach very far across the bay. mainly sunny day by tomorrow. and high temperatures well low temperatures tonight mainly i the upper 40s to upper 50s. it won't be quite mild today but still up around 80 degrees today. and low 60s on the coastline. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. it will be cooler on wednesday and quite breezy but start to warm up thursday. look at friday and saturday.
mother's day looking really nice with no extreme. high temperatures. low 60s on the coast and slightly cooler next monday. great mother's day. >> thanks. >> great time in sports. >> anthony flores here with more. >> warriors day off today. after a stumble in game three, the warriors were electrifying in game four. steve kerr is comparing them
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from bourbon street to easy street, the warriors close out the pelicans tomorrow night after a dominating performance in new orleans. they were in control from the opening tip. iguodala was inserted in the starting line up marking the hamptons five started the game for the dubs. reminding steve kerr of former team the one of that guy right there who did this 26 years ago. >> jordan to the circle and
good. the game is over. and the bulls have won. >> the one that i would prepare to ours was in chicago. michael, scotty, rodman and ron harper. that is a long rangy guys who can handle the ball and make a play. that was impressive. >> the celtics up on the sixers. embiid with the put back. 19 points, phillie let by as many as 14. o one -- van gundy is out. he was the head coach and
president of basketball operations. one year left on his deal. pistons had no spark. good news is cueto does not need surgery. the bad news is the elbow sprain will keep him out two months. riding a four game win streak. still having trouble in the early going. three run jack in the first. the shark gave up five runs. this is the bottom of the fifth. hernandez has a beat on it, but goes right, it is a three-run homer by santana. and the phillies lead it right now. the a's will be playing with
heavy hearts. passed away at the age of 55. steven was traded to be closer to his mother. why you -- keep pounding, that is the mantra for the carolina panthers also what they wanted cj anderson to do. spent the last five seasons with the denver broncos. and joins mccafery that finished fourth in rushing last season. ♪ >> used to showing off his arm, he is showing off his pipes.
he joined the mariachi foundation. he stepped up to the mike with no practice. his dad used to sing when he was a boy. he sings in the shower and he has had time to practice a lot lately, currently on the disabled list. >> i sing in the shower all the time and i don't sound like that. >> join us tonight on. 50 orcas gathering. >> the patient impact on the uc worker strike. >> that is this edition. look for breakingews on twitter. we appreciate your time. i am dan ashley. >> i am ama daetz, for spencer