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woman claims he sexually assaulted her. good evening and thank you for joining us i'm dion lim. a sixth woman has now come forward saying the mayor sexually assaulted her. cornell spoke to protesters today outside the winery dominique popoli co-owns. >> reporter: that's right, and those people are calling for mayor popoli to step down immediately even his own brother is calling for resignation, first a warning, some of the comments in the story may be graphic. >> we want to show the mayor that we need him to be held
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accountable. we need him to resign. >> reporter: five women told the chronicle that popoli sexually assaulted him. the events took place over 16 years. william says she was assaulted after a night of drinking and dancing. >> i said no dominique we're not doing this. rubbing his groin against me and then eventually he started to put his hand down my pants. >> reporter: now a sixth woman is coming forward with windsor county member ester limas says she was drugged and sexually assaulted twice popoli. and popoli accused limas into a sexual encounter then
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against him. >> he does not belong in office. he has no morality to stand on. >> reporter: dominique is no longer an employee of creek winery. >> his brother has been removed from the payroll and must leave his government job too. >> i believe that we should hold our elected officials to higher standards. and for that reason, i believe that my brother should step down as mayor of windsor. >> now the windsor town council has been holding asking for the mayor to resign. >> any indication whether or not he will actually consider
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resigning? >> yeah, dion no indication of that tonight. in fact, he appears to be digging in. in that statement mayor popoli said he would accept responsibility and resign if he had done something wrong. but he says he has not. >> all right, a story we will undoubtedly continue to follow. cornell many thanks to you. and now a look at dominique foppoli. he became the youngest council member and mayor in the history of windsor. in 2014 at the age of 32, he was elected to windsor's council. foppoli was appointed mayor in 2020. last month foppoli was appointed the newest representative to the golden gate bridge highway. he has always as you heard co- owner of crystal creek winery
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which was started by his family. we saw another long line of people waiting to be vaccinated. abc 7 news was at the hospital this morning as people waited their turn. you saw that line stretch down the block kind of like it did yesterday. now the run on vaccinations is partially because of san francisco expanding eligibility groups. >> i wasn't really expecting to get it yesterday because i went at noon. so it was just to try to get more information because it's confusing online. the calls are all, the lines are all busy. so it was more to get information and then if i could get a vaccine that would be great. >> this coming thursday, everyone 16 years and older will be eligible to get vaccinated. to the peninsula where abc 7 news was in redwood city
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today where the effort to achieve vaccine equity brought a clinic to a neighborhood that might not normally bet get this kind of attention. sequoia delivered vaccines to 200 people. holding the event was important. >> we know there's been a number of clinics that are some what larger. and sometimes because of people's work schedule, or transportation they haven't been able to benefit from those. >> they are making appointments and welcome walk ups as well. state numbers released today show more than 27% of people are vaccinated. california has administered more than 80% of its vaccine supply and covid-19 case rates in the state have remained
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steady. the state reports 105 deaths yesterday. that number of deaths based on a 7 day average are at the lowest its been since early december. hospitalizations from the virus have also continued to in the the the the the the the nearly 20,000 cases of the uk variant have been confirmed in all 50 states and there's been a 21% increase in the number of americans testing positive for the virus. this as more than 4-1/2 million shots were administered yesterday. >> it's certainly something we're concerned about. i think this is evidence of just how opportunistic and tenacious the virus is and further evidence that although there is a light at the end of the tunnel we are not out of the tunnel yet. >> michigan is among the hardest hit states along with new jersey, new york and
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minnesota. some hospitals are reverting to prepandemic restrictions banning visitors and halting nonemergency procedures. for everything you need to know about covid-19 you can head to our website. there you will find an interactive vaccine tracker with differences between each shot and a place to submit your questions. you can find it all at abc 7 news.com/vaccine. an asian man was stabbed several times late last night when he was attacked and robbed in san francisco's bay view neighborhood. the 53-year-old victim told police he was on exeter street at around 10:30 when a suspect came up from behind, demanded money and pulled a knife. that's when he was stabbed and the suspect stole a backpack, got into a car and escaped. san francisco police say right now there is no indication the crime was racially motivated. and race and social justice just one of five issues we focus on to build a better bay
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area. today a rallying cry in support of the aapi community. >> a group of japanese drummers joined an anti asian hate march in mountain view this afternoon. demonstrators marched from the city's transit center they say served as a processing point for japanese american interment. their message was focused on calling out anti asian hate. >> stop all the senseless violence. people have to know about this stuff, you know. we have to get the awareness out. >> reporter: the group aapi mountain view says its purpose is to uplift asians and pacific islanders and recon with mountain view's history of racism. looking ahead a local church is relying on faith to fight hate. up next a first step in healing for a pastor who says he was the target of a racist hate filled rant during a virtual service on easter. and the school bell is
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about to ring again for the first time in more than a year for students at san francisco. what we know about the district's plan to get back to class. >> and i'm meteorologist drew tuma, we're wrapping up a sunny but breezy weekend. is your family ready for an emergency? you can prepare by mapping out two ways to escape your home, creating a supply kit, and including your whole family in practice drills. for help creating an emergency plan, visit safetyactioncenter.pge.com
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sunday services at san jose's grace baptist church looked a little different this morning a week after a racist rant interrupted their easter zoom services. it was more of a community town feel. the congregation was still hurting from november's deadly stabbing that killed two people at a church shelter. he says they've had to take some security measures to protect worshipers. >> we did secure our zoom a little bit better. but it also helps that we had armed security here. we had protection from san jose police department. >> grace baptist is among the most progressive church in the south bay among them reverend oliver says zoom has been able to identify at least one person involved in the racist rant. a part of building a better
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bay area area area area area ar how to, they're asking the board of trustees to use available covid relief funds from the state to rebuild the school. a big day tomorrow for parents and students in san francisco. some public schools will reopen for in person class after a year of distance learning. 22 prek through second grade schools will welcome students back tomorrow while 11 early education sites will also reopen. by april 26th every student through 5th grade will be on campus five days a week. distance learning is still an option though for families. just ahead a roving street celebration made its return
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today. you remember this site, because coming up, celebrating the restart of a program that has become a san francisco fixture. >> and taking a live look outside, how picturesque is this. a mild start to the week with meteorologist drew tuma and your accu weather forecast. >> coming up in sports the >> coming up in sports the latest on james let's get back to talking smack with a side of mac and cheese. before we can safely come together, we need the facts on covid-19 vaccines. to get the facts, visit getvaccineanswers.org so you can make an informed decision when vaccines are available to you.
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today marks the spring relaunch of san francisco's sunday streets program in china town. its the start of what's being called the rise together season as part of the china town walk way weekends. grand aver was closed to vehicles between california and washington from 11:00 to 5:00. people came in to stroll in the streets, take in the sights and sample the foods in some local eateries. the space also provides the perfect opportunity to visit the oldest china town in the u.s. >> so great to see the community come alive especially when we're seeing weather like this. >> and we're going to be stuck in this pattern pretty much for the next week. we'll see the winds pick up.
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and the winds will bring in w armer temperatures by the end of the week. we're gusting close to 40 miles per hour right now. essentially along the coast that on shore breeze. you can see any where from 16 to 20 miles per hour with that wind. in fact, sutro tower live look you can see it's bouncing around in that breeze right now and get used to that breeze. it's going to be with us in the afternoon. again tomorrow and again on tuesday. we're at 54 in the city with that wind. 59 at oakland. 65 in san jose right now. pretty comfortable on this sunday evening. half-moon bay is at 50 degrees. a little calmer in terms of the winds. mostly sunny skies some high thin cirrus clouds over head. all in all a pretty picturesque end to the weekend. 67 in santa rosa. 68 in napa. we're mainly in the upper 50s in the north bay right now. much warmer in fairfield.
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73 that current temperature in livermore. air quality with that on shore flow. brings in pretty fresh air. we'll stay mainly in the high category. but all in all those pm 2.5 levels they are pretty low over the next two days. tonight numbers again like last nightfalling into the 40s. so 48 in the city. 48 in oakland. 40 in san jose a little bit fog developing in the immediate coastline. there's that thin marine layer but it burns out pretty quickly for the afternoon. tomorrow 77 morgan hill. along the peninsula 69. downtown san francisco it's breezy at 63 for a high. 62 and sunny in daly city. the north bay 76 petaluma.
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78 sonoma. 79 in vallejo. 70 san leandro. 80 for concord tomorrow. the same in livermore about 78 for san ramon. morning clouds along the coast to sunshine. breezy and cooler here on tuesday. then there's winds back off midweek. we bring in some warmer weather and by saturday and sunday temperatures any where from to 15 degrees above average. stephan curry can pass chamberland tomorrow night against the nuggets. steph just 18 points away from passing the big dipper but will have to do so without james whiteman and maybe for the rest of the season. wiseman went down awkwardly awk this dunk attempt. wiseman under went procedure for a torn meniscus. it could be season ending. steph curry spoke last night
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about the rookie's improvements this season. >> it seems like when he he he a couple of strides he gets dealt this. he's definitely made a big improvement there and will continue to get reps and continue to gain confidence. >> baseball giants have a chance to sweep the rockies. mom letting dad handle the they're a handful aren't they. alex dickerson give it is baseball to right center. giants fans will like it. rockies pitchers will not. 1-0 on his second of the season. going to get out of it. fool justin fuentes just so with his bat. 6 scoreless, 8 strike outs. belt toward the cove.
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it's going to stay out. no it's not in the became but it's out of the ballpark. that's a good thing. 3-0 giants. they sweep the rockies 6-0. the reds coming to town tomorrow. >> i think we pitched very well. the starting pitching was good. our bullpen did a tremendous job throughout the series. i think we're still not where we can be offensively and i think that's one thing that has a chance to be exciting if that starts to click. >> anybody who has watched has noticed our offense has not been where it's going to be or where it could be right now. and we're still managing to win baseball games. i think that's just, a testimony to how great the pitching staff has done so far. play good defense as well. we have a lot of different ways we can win baseball games and that's a great feeling to have. golf final round of the masters being played for the second time dustin played in
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and sofley beautiful augusta georgia had a bogey at 15. matsuyama was cruising looking to become the first japanese man to win a major. his second shot you see it goes rolling on into the so he bogeys the hole. his tee shot not the time to do this. it's going to find the water. he would triple bogey the hole. you just want to bite through your club after a shot on a hole like that. will zalatores was born in san francisco. his first ever appearance and just second majors ever. and here's matsuyama making history for his country.
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>> hopefully i'll be a pioneer and many other japanese will follow. and i'm glad to be able to open the flood gates hopefully and many more will follow me. >> very cool sight there at augusta georgia. that's a bucket list for a lot of people and i hope to be able to go one day. and tiger woods tweeted his congratulations to matsuyama. >> hoping you can travel again for sports here soon. chris, thanks. coming up next, we'll check out an event that prays
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recent wave of anti-asian crimes. all of the artists who took part were asian or black. good to see once again that show of solidarity between the different communities. something i think all of us need especially here in the bay area. that's it for abc 7 news at i'm dion lim, for all of us here at abc 7 news thank you so much for joining us. taking a live look outside at the sunset as we'll see yo ♪ for deb, living with constipation with belly pain was the same old story for years. trying this. doing that. spending countless days right here. still came the belly pain, discomfort, and bloating.
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