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a fire in san francisco, smoke rising in delores park. we hear it's gone to a second alarm in a multistory building. it's on sanchez street by 18th street. smoke has been rising for several minutes from the scene. the fire started about 10:30 this morning. and sky7 is at the scene. here's a live look. we will keep an eye on this fire. we'll have any updates for you as soon as those are available. we are calling in for more information, including injuries or the cause.
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we can always update you on our app as well. make sure to download our abc7 news app and visit us online. we'll get you the latest on this as soon as possible. thank you for joining us. kristen sze will be in later today. our other big story today, an earthquake swarm in the danville area this morning. in fact, there's been more than a dozen small earthquakes in the last 24 hours. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live in danville and she spoke to peek who felt it. >> reporter: hi, jessica. we are hearing stories about homes shaking, pictures falling off the walls and residents who are very tired this morning. danville residents are needing extra caffeine this morning. another round of earthquakes woke up this town overnight, ending the week just as it started, with interrupted sleep. >> last night the earthquake hit and it was -- jolted our house
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and woke us up at 3:00, 4:00 in the morning. it was intense. >> it's nuts. we have a little dog that sleeps on our bed with us and he freaks out all the time. >> reporter: several earthquakes hit early morning on tuesday, prompting the school district to put school districts on alert after the long president's day weekend. >> we sent an e-mail to our schools asking them to do an earthquake drill this week. it's a good opportunity to remind students and staff about our procedures. >> reporter: then another round of rattling this morning. >> when i came into my office this morning, i was surprised to see that there were some pictures that were hanging on the wall down and some others that were on the shelves. >> reporter: strong enough to knock things around, but not strong enough to scare people who know this is part of living here. >> any area you live, there's stuff that happens. so, if we had to pick and choose, i would rather pick here than anywhere else, so it's okay. >> reporter: no major damage has been reported, no injuries have been reported. people here just telling us they hope this doesn't mean the big one is coming. live in danville, amy
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hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. happening now, thousands of women, including some hollywood celebrities like reese witherspoon and amalclooney are in silicon valley for the watermark conference. it's meant to help boost women in the workplace and call attention to women's rights. matt keller is there in san jose. matt? >> reporter: hi, jessica. reese witherspoon is getting ready to speak at the keynote luncheon that starts in about two hours here at the convention center in downtown san jose. this convention started in 2015 and has a reputation for attracting big-name speakers and also having attendees have big expectations. a big hello this morning to a big crowd. >> good morning. welcome to san jose! >> reporter: for one day only 6500 taepdes and more than 100 speakers are filling up the convention center in downtown san jose for the annual watermark conference for women.
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to promote, communicate and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond. keynote speakers include international human rights attorney amal clooney and actor, producer and activist reese witherspoon. >> you're surrounded with powerful women. you get to hear women speak about issues that are relevant to today's topics. >> reporter: organizers point to a harvard business review survey that say conferences like this one have measurable financial and intellectual benefits such as promotions and raises. statistics show women are dramatically underrepresented in boardroom and executive positions in companies in california. >> i think women need to be in leadership position. you see a big change by having them and giving them a seat at the table. >> we do a lot of talking. there's a lot of talking. i think what we're working at at a company level is how do we turn words into actions. >> reporter: many companies are taking actions in the career pavilion, including samsung. >> when we are developing
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products for such a diverse population, it's important to have everyone's point of view in making our products. so, i think this is just the right place to be for us. as a company. >> reporter: the conference wraps up at 5:00 tonight and then the planning starts for next year. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc7 news. >> thank you. today conservative activists at cpac heard from the president, president trump and it was part policy speech, part campaign rally. we have all of the highlights. >> reporter: among a see of conservative supporters, president trump held a campaign-style rally at a conservative conference in maryland. the president joked with the crowd, asking what they would choose, tax cuts or second amendment. >> go ahead. second amendment, tax cuts. second amendment. >> reporter: before taking off, president trump seemed serious about gun reform, even put
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pressure on the nra. >> the nra wants to do the right thing. >> reporter: the president bounced between topics. >> by the way, you don't mind if i go off script a little bit because, you know, it's sort of boring. it's a little boring. >> reporter: he even brought up his old political foil, hillary clinton. he talked up his record including tax reform and deregulation and then blamed senator john mccain without mentioning his name for the failure to pass health care reform. >> except for one senator who came into a room at 3:00 in the morning and went like that, we would have had health care, too. >> reporter: looking to a tough midterm election ahead, he begged supporters to come out and vote. >> right now we have a big race coming up in '18. you have to get out. you have to get that enthusiasm, keep it going. >> reporter: while his daughter ivanka trump was having dinner with south korean leaders, he announced new sanctions against north korea. president trump eventually hit a more somber tone when talking about the parkland high school
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shooting. he pushed his controversial gun proposal about arming select teachers. abc news, washington. to developing news out of parkland, florida. this morning teachers and staff are returning to stoneman douglas high school for the first time since the mass shooting there. and they're allowed to collect their belongings from their classrooms. students won't be back for class until tuesday. a former student shot and killed 17 people last week. the broward county sheriff is outraged after learning the armed school resource deputy on campus failed to act. he says the deputy was caught on camera standing outside the building. >> what i saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position and he never went in. >> what shut he have done? >> went in. address the killer. killed the killer. >> the deputy resigned after he
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was suspended without pay. new details in the russia investigation. former trump campaign aide richard gates could plead guilty as soon as this afternoon. abc news obtained a letter gates sent to family and friends this morning that says he plans to plead guilty. the terms of the deal are still unclear. special counsel robert mueller filed tax and bank fraud charges against gates and his long-time colleague paul manafort while investigating possible collusion by the trump campaign with russians. san francisco supervisor london breed plans to hold an emergency community meeting tomorrow to discuss the drug- drug- drug-related drugs. their bodies were found near the urban school at page street and masonic avenue early yesterday morning. no foul play is involved in their deaths. investigators believe they might have taken a street drug laced
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with the narcotic and the suspected overdoses do have health officials alarmed that more deaths could happen if drug users don't take precautions. happening today, stanford students will speak out for victims of sexual assault. they will meet where former student brock turner assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in 2015. stanford agreed last year to replace the dumpster with a proper memorial. today at 4:00 p.m. students will read empowering quotes from the victim's letter about the impact of that assault. they'll also discuss how the stanford community can fight against sexual violence. usa swimming is cleaning house following accusations of widespread sexual abuse. susan was a director with a safe sport. it's a program tasked with investigating misconduct and was said to have an intimate relationship with a coach named
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sean hutchinson. who was the subject of a sexual abuse investigation but was later cleared. director pat hogan also resigned after an investigation reveal that usa swimming allowed sexually abusive coaches and officials to remain in the sport. prince harry's bride-to-be targeted in a hate crime. just ahead, the items that were sent to the couple at st. james palace. and a brazen, growing crime taking place at cafes across the bay area after the break how authorities say you can keep your laptops safe. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. let me take you back in time to 2:20 yesterday afternoon when the streak was broken. the 12th longest winter dry spell in san francisco. spanned 27 consecutive days. now, we've got a warm weekend and a dry one, but more rain, snow and hail is on the
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let's get back to our breaking news. sky7 is over the scene of a two-alarm fire in san francisco. this is just a few blocks from delores park and the fire started about 10:30 this morning. we've seen smoke rising for at least 30 minutes from this building. you see firefighters on the roof right now. and the building on fire is a multi-story victorian. firefighters have been inside fighting the fire as well. we have not heard any reports of
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any injuries yet. we have no word on what exactly sparked this fire. the flames appear to have burned the back of the building. there is visible damage to the outside of the house. you see firefighters working on the roof. some hot spots still burning. we're going to continue to monitor the situation. we'll have updates on tv and, of course, on our abc7 news app. new this morning, a scare for the royal couple. british police say prince harry's fiancee meghan markle could have been the victim of a hate crime. they received a suspicious package with an unknown white substance and a note. counterterror officials are now investigating. they say the white substance was harmless. necessity have n they have not revealed what was written in the note but they say it may have been a hate crime. a warning from berkeley police to keep an eye on your laptop. despite the arrest of six
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suspected thieves, more laptops are stolen and many more are stolen at cafes. watch as this robber hangs around and in a split second he runs up to a customer, grabs the laptop out of his hands and dashes out the door. police recommend securing your laptop to the table, take note of your device's serial number and buy tracking software. it's that time of the week again. a little later in the show, don't miss your chance to adopt this week's perfect pet. and are you and your family ready for some lunar new year fun? we have the hot action taking place this weekend all across the bay area. and a live look right now outside from our emeryville camera. meteorologist mike nicco is coming up with ou
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back again for breaking news. take a look at your screens. we have video from the ground of firefighters working that two-alarm fire in san francisco burning right new. you see sky7 is still live overhead. the fire started about an hour ago on sanchez street. that's just a few blocks away from delores park. we can see smoke and occasionally flames coming from that roof of that victorian building. you can see that fire still active right now. a lot of firetrucks in the area right now. please, fire officials are asking you to stay away if you can. let's turn our attention to the weather because we have a really nice weekend if you want to get outside. still breezy over the water as you can see from our emeryville camera. but it's going to be calmer overall, even with sunshine
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today. slightly warmer this weekend and chance of winter weather next week. we started off this morning in record territory once again. we set one in hayward and con cord, died one in livermore at 27. napa, 27, set a new one. santa rosa we tied one at 29 degrees. san francisco is the warm spot at 40. an area of low pressure, another storm coming from the arctic but this time an inside slider heading east. that will open up us for sunshine and slowly warming temperatures. today about 53 to 58 over the next couple of hours. we'll get there about 1:30, 2:00. you can see a gorgeous picture. absolutely stunning how clear the air is. still a chill at 4:00. low to mid-40s at 8:00 and already 34 at midnight inland to 41 around the bay and coast. we'll drop down to frosty levels inland with upper 30s around the bay and coast, 42 into san francisco. let's jump ahead.
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sunday night at 9:00, our next system starts coming in. some of the mountains around clear lake, the snow level will drop down to around 3,000 feet. during the commute monday morning, you can see we're going to have rain. monday morning's commute not very good. that will be around until the end of the commute and then transition to showers and possibly scattered thunderstorms for the afternoon hours. you see that little blip there. there's a chance of snow on hamilton and diablo if it gets -- it one of those showers rolls across it. as has been the case during the winter season so far, the storms have not produced as much rain as the models have put out. right now this is putting 0.1 to 0.2 an inch, which we desperately need. we'll have an update monday morning starting at about 4:30. a look at lake tahoe. it will be colder than average. they'll keep making snow. the next chance of snow is monday.
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my seven-day forecast, you can see temperatures nearing 60 by sunday and a blustery monday on the way. it's a one on our storm impact scale. it will be light. >> for this weekend we get a little break. >> yeah, it will be nice out there. those 60s and sunshine and relatively calm conditions. >> you heard it from mike. it's going to be a nice weekend. smeeking of the weekend, the bay area is packed with lunar new year events going on. abc7 news anchor teamed up with our partners at hoodline and she has the best ways to sit, eat and celebrate. >> it's the perfect weekend to celebrate. there are a ton of events and one delicious way to welcome in the new year. >> some people say we -- i would say it's better boba, which is milk, tea and tapioca pearls. you'll find premium leaves instead of tea bags and house made cane syrup. they spent ten years in the corporate work for timbuktu and
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then they left with explosive action by word of mouth. purr rayed strawberry on the model, milk in the middle, macha on the top. are you seeing the three separate sflaurz. >> it's so beautiful. >> boba guys have six locations, one in new york and soon in l.a. the best part is letting their parents leave a safe job and it's worth it. >> she said she was really proud of me. it was cool to be able to show your parents, you know, this is what we built. this is what we're doing. this is why it's worth it. >> it's crazy to see how far we've come. seven years ago when we started, we would never think it would get this far. >> celebrate the new year with four new flavors, purple rain, ki kiwiguava. crystal jade restaurant includes
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amazing food and special performances. and nothing like tradition, right? saturday at noon the chinese culture center springs festival has amazing performances. you'll see the cal lion dance team. for all that head over to and we'll hook you up with hoodline. >> looks like a fun weekend. animal lovers, don't miss your chance to pounce on this week's perfect pet. a simple test delivers the news. oh, we're having a baby. >> their story next "right this
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for a fraction of what you'd pay elsewhere, you gotta go to ross. welcome back. if you're looking for a four-legged family member or just love staring at cute animals, get to your tv because mike is introducing us to the perfect pet. >> that was ate nice one. i appreciate that. our perfect pet is a cat from our friends at peninsula humane society spca, his name is benny, an 11-year-old tabby. apparently he's a chill cat who loves finding the most comfy spot in the room. not much bothers benny including other cats but he would do better in a home with older kids or adults. his adoption fees are waives through february. call the peninsula humane society spca. >> thank you. benny is adorable. thank you for joining us.
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we want to leave you with one last look at the news we're tracking. sky7 is over an active two-alarm firefighter near delores park. you can see sky map 7 with 18th street and sanchez street. sky map 7 showing us a live look at the fire fight effort still going on. fire started around 7:30 this morning. we're still tracking develops. use our news app for the very latest and also on
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