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drafted into the nfl. he will be playing for the pittsburgh steelers. how his bay area roots led him to where he is today. and the magic, returning to disneyland today. we have a live look right now at main street, the theme park will be open to the public for the first time since it closed for the pandemic last year. we are excited to see that. good morning, everybody. it is 6:00 this morning on friday, april 30th. now that's a good way to start a friday, mike. >> yes. i will try to top it with the sunrise this morning. but seeing disneyland opening, i don't know if you can top that. did morning, kumasi, jobina, and julian is with us this morning. let's take a look outside with the live doppler 7. you can see a lincoln of clouds covering us to go underneath it, there is around santa rosa and around the monterey bay. you can see that gorgeous sunrise i was talking about, as
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we look from san jose 101 and 880. now that fog is going to hang around for the better part of the morning commute. i don't know if it's going to spread much, but we will keep an eye on it. we, meaning jobina of course, they will be banked against the coast for the better part of this day, 50, mid-50s there in the san francisco, load upper 60s around the bay and 70s inland. so the cooling that hit the coast and bay yesterday is running inland today. it'll go even deeper tomorrow, before big time warning trend naponee accuweather seven-day forecast. see you in a bit, here's kumasi. thank you. we are on the vaccine wash this morning to give teens and kids the shot. kids across the country could get the shot by the end of the year. and today, students at one south bay high school will be getting the shot right on campus. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield joining us dive live at over felt high school with the details on this. good morning. >> reporter: hi, good morning. check this out, a high school turning into a vaccine clinic that they are focusing on 16 and 17-year-olds.
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clics arou the officia say the turn their attention to this segment of the population. she said they will really make a push to get those teenagers to get their shots. the big question is, when will the 12 to 15-year-olds be allowed to get the shot? pfizer is ready to go, and has applied with the fda for approval that is expected to come in may. doctors who have been following the studies and trials say they like what they see so far. >> the safety signals are really good. we anticipate that they won't be different for children.for c. >> reporter: as for all children, those 12 and under, dr. fauci is saying, we might have approval for them by the end of the year. the clinic here at over felt high school in san jose will be open today and over the weekend. today it opens at 11:00. officials plan to hold a press conference here, to really make their push for why teenagers should get out and get their shot. live in san jose, amy
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hollyfield, abc7 news. for my thank you, any. new this morning, astrazeneca sold a whopping $275 million worth of its covid-19 vaccine already this year. that is without the shot having fda clearance here in the u.s. astrazeneca released new financial information estimating it's delivered around 68 million doses worldwide. most of them sent to europe. pfizer is going to start making smaller shipments of its covid-19 vaccine available. this will give smaller doctors offices a chance to get the vaccine, and make it easier to reach people who still aren't getting vaccinated. studies show getting the covid- 19 vaccine from someone's personal dr. can help alleviate vaccine hesitancy. happening today, fremont pharmacy is opening of exhalation clinic for people who want the pfizer shot. they currently have no waitlist, and the clinic will be opened this afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. the hours tomorrow and sunday are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
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our vaccine tracker on abc7 is keeping tabs on the progress across california. right now, it shows 39% of residents over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated. more than 29 million doses have been given out you can find this and more at /vaccine. today, this funeral service will be held for mckee o'brien, the club is, ohio, teenager that was shot and killed by a police officer during a confrontation at her foster home. lycc another girl, leading an officer to fire his weapon within just seconds. her family says, they don't want the teenager to be remembered by the incident, that ended her life. the family of a man who died after being restrained by alameda police officers is taking legal action against the police department. jobina fortson is at the live
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desk with new information coming in this morning, another one of these startling debts, jobina. absolutely, julian. the attorney for the family of mario gonzalez told abc news, they plan to file a civil like lawsuit. gonzalez complied with the officers, they say, and his rights were violated. the incident began with 911 calls about a disorderly person in the area. when police encountered gonzalez, he appeared to be incoherent, but not aggressive. when the officers tried to arrest him, he resisted. and they pinned gonzalez to the ground for several minutes, with one officer placing his knee on gonzalez's back gonzalez lost consciousness, and he later died at the hospital his family's attorney is speaking on gma today. >> alameda police apartment needs to explain why a perfectly healthy man, who was never charged with a crime, was killed in their custody. >> that was the mario gonzalez speaking. the three police officers are on administered leave as they investigate the lawyer for the officers says they are heartbroken that gonzales died,
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but he was very intoxicated at the time. alameda city council has scheduled a meeting for may 8th to look into how police respond to mental health calls, julian. >> we will be staying on top of that, thank you, jobina. police are tracking down a second suspect in a series of smash and grab robberies in the bay area. more than 30 robberies are being investigated in san jose, hayward, newark, new midcity and oakland. please say the suspects have been following their victims in shopping center parking lot, smashing their car windows and take off with their purses and other belongings. you can see that happening in the video here. most of the victims are asian american women, but investigators have not said if race is a motivation for the crimes. one suspect has been arrested.b. san francisco city leaders held a kickoff celebration to mark the start of asian american pacific islanders heritage month. this year, the theme and celebrate brazilians and uplift voices, for the challenging year many asian americans have faced. >> we know that this community has had a really challenging
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time over the past two months. with the xena phobia and his termination, ever since this pandemic began. >> the month-long solution will include events that are both in person and online. there will be talks musical performances, and other demonstrations highlighting api culture. this year, there will also be gatherings, as a part of heritage month, aimed at bringing communities together, and calling out violence, targeting internet americans. asian americans. a part of the bay area fighting for racial and social justice. we don't have all the answers, but we do have a lot of added, local resources. if you want to find out more about how you can take action and be an ally, you can head to abc7news.com /takeaction. be happiest place on earth is welcoming the public back this morning. disneyland, reopening today, to
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california residents. >> a reporter with our sister station kdbc has a preview from the skies above the theme park. >> reporter: julian and kumasi, good morning from anaheim, california, where the magic is back. here is a beautiful shot of disneyland and california adventure. now formally, both parks are open today. it's been over a year, yocan co here. now you need reservations in advance, and have to have a valid ticket for anyone over the age of three. telephone residents only allowed in groups of three households is the maximum, that is still a lot of family members that can come enjoy the park. there are a limited number guest per state, covid-19 regulations, as well as the park being open, disneyland grand californian hotel and spa is open, as is downtown disney. so the magic is really back. it's been well over a year since you can come and enjoy the park, and disney is doing what it does best, making people happy, and of course putting those big smiles on those kids faces. over in anaheim, scott raff, julian and kumasi, back to you,
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san francisco. thank you, scott. still ahead, five people arrested in connection to the kidnapping of lady gaga's french bulldogs. what police are saying about the suspects. and a special furry guest stops by the abc7 news studios after the nfl draft, why this giant rabbit is to travel all over the world come and even intend some games too. that's awesome. here's another vantage point from tam, showing a gorgeous sunrise developing. any outdoor activities today, watch out for the breezy conditions that are going to deve
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good morning. it's about 6:11 am on a friday.
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a little fog and mist along the coast around half moon bay and pacifica. and we got temperatures around 50 for most of us, until you get around redwood city and menlo park, mid-40s there. cooler temperatures in santa rosa, 39 with the fog, mainly 50 around the bay and south bay. 50s and 60s in inland east bay neighborhoods. another vantage point of this gorgeous sunrise from san rafael, south on 101. 50s at the coast, mid-60's around the bay, we will warm into the 70 to 77 degrees range for inland and bay by 4:00, which is a little bit cooler than yesterday, significantly inland.
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middle area on north on 101, just before hellyer. their injuries have been reported and the fire department is blocking at least one lane right now, bringing you a live picture from the bay bridge toll plaza, looking very clear this morning. no metering lights on, so that is a good news for anyone who needs to make their way into san francisco. live picture here in san rafael, showing off 101, we arrived there as well. and i just want to bring this income our drive times, if you rely on the bridges, everything is green across the board. six minutes if you are traveling southbound on the golden gate bridge, 10 minutes traveling westbound on the bay bridge and 30 minutes if you are traveling westbound on the san mateo bridge. also this morning, i want to let you know, all four in pittsburgh are back open this morning after a freeway shooting causing accident last night, we are learning that the driver of the blue honda you see in the video here is expected to survive after being cont ct astoonofs ing haedbya b rig. officials say, it was not a
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random shooting, but the victim said, he did not know who the suspect was, kumasi? thank you, jobina. new details this morning, five people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of lady gaga's dog walker, and the theft of two of her french bulldogs. the dog walker has recovered now from the shooting emma back on february 24th. los angeles police say one of the people arrested is a woman who said that she found the dogs and returned them to police after lady gaga offered a $500,000 reward. officials say they believe the motivation for the attack was the value of the dogs breed, rather than the celebrity owner. still ahead, and nfl draft dream comes true. bay area native gets the call of a lifetime. he becomes the first round draft pick. >> how google is helping to keep formerly incarcerated people out of jail, the program now expanding in the bay
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someday, looking back on the pandemic, you'll want to be proud to say i did everything i could. i found the strength. i looked out for everyone. i did what i could to keep my family safe. i will say, i did my part. while is in the air, i did what i could to keep my family safe. please, protect yourself and others. wear a mask, keep your distance, and get vaccinated when it's your turn. santa clara county. stay strong. spread hope.
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welcome back, everyone. the first night of the nfl draft was a thrilling one for bay area nati rris. alabama running back and former antioch high school football star was drafted by the pittsburgh steelers. and abc7 was right there as harris was surrounded by family and friends in emeryviin emeryvi he grew up in numerous places. antioch, oakland, and in 2010, when he was just 12 years old, he spent time living in this richmond shelter. >> it's all in god's plan, you know? my roots will always be in the bay area. >> so what's next for harris? he's on a flight out of town this morning, heading to pittsburgh. pennsylvania. >> yes. now would be a very short flight otherwise, right? we are very happy for him coming guy, and gives back to the community. such a great way too. the rabbit that went viral last week after stealing the
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spotlight at a giants game came in handy after the nfl draft. alex the therapy rabbit along with his owners came on during after the game last night on abc7. and abc7 news sports anchors larry beil and chris alvarez, they had a little bit of fun with alex. alex became a social media star when he went to san francisco giants game last week. while on the show, the owner explained why she went with rabbit. >> my boyfriend had a 16-year- old lion head and he said, why not get a bunny? he is more clear, he's a lot more fun and people just love him. >> where is he going, where's he going? don't let him go off the edge. >> especially for this type of therapy, so i thought this would be a better idea. >> when larry said over, that was funny. okay, so the therapy rabbit is only a few months old, but already, you can see, alex is a
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world traveler. you been to vegas, santa cruz, and rodeo drive.rodeo drive.rode our coverage of the nfl draft is continuing today, round two begins at 4:00 pm right here on abc7. that will be followed by a special edition of abc7 news at 8:30 pm. the rabbit, the party. >> exciting thursday night across the bay area. >> i was sleeping but apparently everything was happening. >> we didn't play the full package, did you hear the watch party there? but that champagne shower. yeah, they have lots of fun. kudos to him. >> i like how jr smith had the perforated tire on, he had some waterproof jacket on, full rain gear. >> bunny alex there, he almost, he really did. alex tried to be a bad bunny and get away. >> alex said.
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>> mike is going to work this bad bunny reference all morning. >> yes i am.i am.i am.i am.i am. daughter seem cool and hip somehow. let's take a look at what's going on with the weather. you can see, we've got a gorgeous sunrise developing across the south bay. we are looking at 101 and a 80. no low cloud here, but definitely a lot of high clouds out there. here's where the high clouds are, from town, another gorgeous look at the sunrise. such a soft hue of colors this morning. we use this with our background, our accuweather headlines slower sunshine, cooling breezes retell of our neighborhoods today. we've got may gray, tomorrow. may 1st, and our coolest afternoon in a warm to hot monday and tuesday afternoon, the warmest days. you can see the stream of high clouds that are going to be unlimited as we had throughout the day today. so there will be some pics of sunshine. that'll help us warm to some comfortable leather levels. most of the south bay in the upper 60s to low 70s low 70s lo
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69, quite a spread on the peninsula. only mid to upper 50s along the coast into downtown and south san francisco. also the northbay coast. sausalito, 60, a little bit milder. but once you get into the valleys, low to mid 70s to the northbay. along the east bay shore, mid to upper 60s. richmond will be the cool spot at 62. as you head inland, barely some 80s in fairfield, pittsburgh, antioch and brentwood, videos falling to the 70s. around the state, 96 in fresno, 106 in palm springs. record high yesterday today, we are close at 73. more snow melting. some drizzle, you can see along the coast tonight, as the marine layer will be thicker. temperatures a little bit milder, low to mid 50s. because of the may gray tomorrow, it'll be cooler everywhere, and then we rebounded sunday above average in our warmest days near 80 inland, or near 80, excuse me, for the bay. near 90 inland. 60s at the coast. have a great weekend. back to you.
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620 1:00 am as you wake up with us here on this friday. let's turn to ginger zee , with a look at what's coming up on gma this morning. hey, ginger. >> reporter: good morning, julian and kumasi. great to be with everyone this morning. coming up on gma, we will start with a hopeful sign in the battle against the coronavirus. i know you've been reporting this. cases are falling across this country. finally, with more than half of the adults in the united states getting at least one of their vaccines joining us live, dr... breaking news from israel, 40 people were killed in a stampede i know is 150 were injured. the chaos erupted during a religious festival, so we will get into that. and then that game changing announcement about cruises. the cdc said it is good to go this summer, many cruise ships getting ready to set sail by july and what you need to know about vaccinations before you get on board. then we are kicking off our new series, rise and shine, taking you to some of the most
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google says it is planning to expand a program to help formerly incarcerated people get job training. the company will work with five nonprofits across the u.s., including last mile and here in the bay area. grow with google plans to provide training to roughly e of year. trnings will mplljob sear, sk skparatio and project management. at the end of an era for a san francisco bakery, known for its famous honey cakes.
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the chronicle reports 20th- century cafe in hayes valley is permanently shutting its doors after eight years. the owner says,owner says,owner, slowed down when indoor dining resumed. she says, fewer people became interested in getting cakes to go. the cafe is expected to stay open at least through june and possibly into july for cooking classes, cakes, and sitdown meals. hate to see that. things are getting a little nutty across the bay area. the planners not mobile is bringing mr. peanut the town. we were in los gatos park town plaza for one of the stops on the nut mobiles cross-country tour. you see him dancing there, plenty of fans stopped by to take pictures with mr. peanut and the 26 foot long nut- mobile. >> we are travelingare traveling west, not cracking fast. the whole idea is to make people happy. it's been a really tough year
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for a lot of people and our whole goal is just a spread smiles. everywhere we go, we are still honking at people, waving, passing out stickers. >> today, the non-mobile will be on state street in downtown los gatos. tomorrow, you can see in san francisco at sunset wellness on 37th avenue. somebody's got a lot of energy. >> c, can't even focus. there's all the energy. >> is that what you were focusing on this time? >> last time too. i know he said, but i also saw. >> there you go. next up at 6:30, a look at a new mural in san francisco the ames to lift up the latino community. a big break for some of those small businesses hit really hard by the pandemic. governor newsom, during a $6 billion lifeline. as we head to break on this friday morning, a
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc7 news. >> now at six:30, more than 40 people dead after a stampede in israel. how chaos broke out during a religious celebration. present by come promoting his plan for american families, after the history making address to congress, he is taking his agenda on the road. parents anxious to get their kids vaccinated may finally have some answers this morning. health officials releasing an estimated timeline. good morning, everybody. happy friday, it is april 30th. we are checking in with mike nicco for the friday forecast. hi, mike. >> hey, kumasi, julian, hi, everybody. pretty cloudy outside, even a little miss along the coast, and up into our hills this morning. that'll continue through about 9:00. here is a look at the wind is. you can see they are fastest in
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fairfield. that means we got the stout sea breeze. with the crowds that dragged across the golden gate bridge, and through the east bay and into the delta. that is why we are going to have a little bit slower sunshine today and temperatures are going to be cooler across the board. most of the cooling was along the coast yesterday, but you can see, it's going to move inland today. we will hang out in the 50s to the morning commute, staying in the 50s to the coast, 65 to 74 at noon bay and inland. 70 to 77 4:00. back into the 60s at 7:00. some of the fastest wins will be blowing. dress for conditionsfor conditis bit cooler than that. enjoy your evening. we will talk about weekend forecast, coming up. here is kumasi. new overnight, a family in san jose, dealing with the aftermath of a car slamming into their house. firefighters were looking at the damage, this is around 1:00 this morning, near the corner of willow street and westwood drive. homeowner says, she was asleep when this loud bang just shook the whole house. she discovered that a car had crashed through the front room.
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>> we just finished this house, a remodel about a year and half ago. so, yeah. it's just devastating. >> just heard a huge screech and then like a huge bang, you know? it was really kind of a big accident. >> san jose police say the driver of the car left the scene of the crash but now they are investigate in this incident as a hit and run. a major push today to get some teen vaccinated in the south bay, on vaccine wants this morning as students at one san jose high school will be able to get their first shot right on campus. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at overfilled high school, where an announcement is expected in just a few hours. take away, good morning, amy. >> reporter: hi, good morning. well, check out is huge push here. the sign greeting high school students, letting them know that pfizer shot is here for
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them in san jose, telling the teams to come and get it here at overfilled high school. demand has dropped so much at vaccine clinics, officials are now turning their attention to the 16 and 17-year-olds, making sure they know they are eligible and doses are avaifor them. the big question now is, when can the 12 to 15-year-olds get vaccinated? pfizer says the vaccine it has created is tested and ready, and the company has applied for fda approval. and many are expecting that to come in may. doctors say, the sooner we can get it to the younger kids, the better. 16 greater we talked to said, she is ready. >> at first i didn't want to get it, but if me getting it means i will be able to go back to school, and play sports and do things that i like, i will get it. >> even before school, it'll make a big difference this summer. people want to get out reporter: and for the kids
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younger than 12, dr. fauci is saying, they could possibly get approval for those kiddos by the end of the year. but for now, the 16 and 17-year- olds will get all the attention. they are eligible and officials want them to know and they want to push them to get that shot, so they will be holding a clinic here. it'll open up today at 11:00 am. will be open also over the weekend. reporting live in san jose, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. contra costa county has now administered more than 1 million covid-19 vaccines. that is several weeks ahead of its july 4th goal. today the county is not is temporary walk-up vaccine clinics. one is at the pittsburgh youth development center and the other is that st. john missionary baptist church in richmond. you don't need an appointment for either of these sites. they are only for eligible county residents pick it's open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and tell may 2nd. if you need any answers about getting the vaccine where you live, you can ask our abc7 news vaccine team, go to abc7news.com/vaccine to submit
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your question. san francisco and marin counties could advance into the less restrictive yellow tier next week. this means an increased capacity of up to 50% for places like gin, movie theaters, and entertainment centers. but the biggest change will be the bars that don't serve food. they will be allowed to reopen indoors at 25% capacity. the yellow tier status would also allow life performance venues to increase their capacity to do. a new mural in san francisco's mission district is aiming to uplift the city's latino community. the artwork located in clarion alley was unveiled yesterday. it features a his grandmother, with text reading, you are my other knee, in spanish. the artist behind the mural, elizabeth says, it serves as a reminder that we have to take care of each other during these challenging times. >> that is gorgeous, right there. from happening today, travis air force base will be setting a third shipping of supplies to
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india. as you know, they've been devastated by the coronavirus right now. ac five m aircraft is scheduled to leave for fairfield at 7:30 this morning. the base already coordinated shipment of test kits, masks and oxygen tanks. they need oxygen so desperately there. that's all set to arrive in india today. over now claiming 208,000 lives in the country, as cases continue to surge. at least 44 people have been killed in a massive stampede in israel. the chaos erupting during a religious festival. jobina is at the live desk with what we are learning overnight. thank you, julian. officials say it's unclear what started the stampede, but an investigation is underway. police were seen desperately tearing down metal barriers to thmorushing through the area. in addition to dozens of deaths, more than 100 people have been injured, at least three dozen critically wounded. people are still waiting for help this morning. rescue efforts were delayed by the festivals remote location. >> all of a sudden, we saw paramedics running by, like mid
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cpr. >> prime minister nan yahoo has visited the site and has confirmed tragically, there are children among the dead. sunday has been declared a national day of mourning, kumasi. >> thank you, jobina. >> reporter: developing news in oakland this morning, police say they have made an arrest after the head of the chinatown chamber of commerce was attacked. you've likely seen carl chan on abc 7 news before, because he's been speaking out often on crimes in chinatown and against asian americans. he said he was walking near broadway and eighth street in downtown oakland yesterday, when a man yelled a slur and then pushed him on the ground. he was only scraped up, but he said it could've been much worse. >> and one away i say i got lucky, but i just don't want to see this happening over and over again, not only with me, i don't want it to happen, it against any seniors. >> he said he snapped a couple
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of photos of his attacker, while he was getting away and was able to give police a description. santa rosa city council is looking to report that police use excessive force against black lives matter protesters last summer. according to the press democrat, the city hired an outside investigator to look into these allegations, surrounding protests following the killing of george floyd. now the report claims, officers fired technical projectiles at peaceful crowds. those are typically used to break windows. one of those rounds severely injured a demonstrator who was there. the report also claims officers targeted people unnecessarily with rubber bullets. new developments here in the effort to recall the mayor of windsor. it's now moving forward. this week, paperwork needed to oust mayor dominic foppoli was refiled and accepted as valid. the organizers of the campaign to recall the mayor had to start the process over, because originally, it did not include his correct title. foppoli has refused recalls to
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resign after sexual assault allegations. fire crews are taking on specialized training in the cal fire and the cooperation with the california national guard have formed a task force rattlesnake. 13 hand crews set up throughout the state with cal fire's santa clara unit, taking on two. chief cole perea says together, the teams consist of four cal fire captains, eight seasonal firefighters, and 48 cardmembers. >> we haven't really had established and crews in the past. so with this entity and being able to have these two fire crews, it'll be a huge asset for the surrounding communities, and for the santa clara unit also. >> the cal fire santa clara unit or scu battled the lightning complex, which ignited last august. that was active for 44 days and it torched nearly 400,000 acres across five counties. look at this, troubling images shows the extent of
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california's drought, as mike first told us yesterday, a lot of the bay area is now in extreme drought. you can see those areas highlighted in the red. now democrats in the california senate are taking action. they have outlined a proposal to spend $3.4 billion to combat drought. this money would pay for things like trucking and water for small communities, and encouraging conservation. supporters say they need to take advantage of the budget surplus. that map is really tough to look at. it looks like things are getting worse. >> yes, they are getting worse. and he will continue to get worse. there is no way of sugarcoating it, because, well okay, we could sugarcoat it a little bit, but not enough to stop the bleeding, if you will. the we will sugarcoat is by showing you what's going on right now, and how bad it was at the end of 2015. that is what you are seeing. you are seeing the latest on the left, and where we were
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october 13th of 2015, when the drought was the worst. when you get to the extreme and exceptional, that is really where you see the difference between the drought we are dealing with now and the drought we are dealing with then. unfortunately, there is no real rain in the forecast. we've got like a 10% chance tomorrow morning, thanks to some drizzle out there. but it's really, the focus is going to turn more away from the drought monitor itself, to our reservoirs, which are going to get exceptionally low, maybe even worse than they did during the last drought. that's what scares me. there's a rain chances. the drizzle won't do anything. miss along the coast in san francisco, mostly cloudy, 49 to 51 degrees. 41 in hallsburg for the cool spot and about 56 in pittsburgh for the mild spot. the kids, heading off to school, keep them dressed for those 40s and 50s. we will stay in the 50s at the coast, 60s around the bay and 70s inland from 11:23. here's a look at your commute
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planner. it'll be windy everywhere, and breezy everywhere, so that is going to cause issues on the bridges. and on the bay, it'll be quite choppy from 3:00 this afternoon to 9:00 this evening. more on the weekend forecast, coming up. let's get to jobina and talk about the commute. hi, jobina. good morning, everyone. i want to bring you to the maps first. we are following a crash in south san jose. this is specifically in the edenvale area on north on 101 before hellyer avenue. in the commute direction. you can see speeds are down to around 60 miles per hour. the fire department is there, blocking at least one lane and injuries have been reported. bringing you a live picture here, the bay bridge toll plaza and check that out. what is everyone doing this morning? because, no one is there, no metering lights, really great. if you do need to head out the door this morning, chp has canceled the high wind advisory for the san mateo bridge, as we take a live look here, much busier though, parent compared to the other bridges around the bay area. that is traveling toward the
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peninsula. julian and tomasi? >> nobody coming to work on friday. coming up, highlights from the nfl draft, get to know the future quarterback of the san francisco 49ers, who didn't even say san fran once during his post-interview. looking live right now the big board, the new york stock exchange down right now by about 135 points. another update on the market, next. a furry surprise in the east bay, was going to happen to the skins rescued by the fire department? as we head to break, taking a live look outside over disneyland in anaheim. nice friday shot for you. the theme park is reopening to telephone your residence today, and if you want to see more of this shot, we
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welcome back, gauche of founder derek almeida will back in court today. he pled guilty in january to 36 counts in the deadly oakland warehouse blaze. and he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in march. almeda may spend the remainder of his term at home as part of a plea deal. a judge also ordered him to pay about $181,000 to the victims families. later this morning, they will be a restitution hearing, where that is expected to finalized. president joe biden is hitting the road today to continue pushing his major infrastructure plan. this comes just two days after the president delivered his first address to a joint session of congress. jobina fortson is at the live desk with what's to come today. good morning, jobina. >> in morning, julian pick the president of his message to georgia yesterday, meeting with former president jimmy carter. he will continue to tout his american jobs plan later today. biden says the massive recovery plan is a blue-collar blueprint
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to rebuild america. he is calling for more than $4 trillion in new spending by proposing a massive childcare and education plan that includes universal pre-k tuition free community college, and paid family leave. biden says the plan will create millions of jobs republicans are calling it a spending spree. >> he could have done his speech in about 30 seconds. he could've walked up and said, i'm president biden, thank you for watching, here's my message. i want all of you to send every bit of your money and freedom to washington. >> today, president biden will stop in philadelphia where he will commemorate the 50th anniversary of amtrak as the senator, biden was a fixture on amtrak trains taking it from his home in delaware to dc. he continued writing as vice president, kumasi. thank you, jobina. california small businesses will get more than $6 tax breaks under legislation signed by governor some. the governor visited with several small businesses in the san fernando valley yesterday. many of them devastated by the
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pandemic. the legislation will allosmall expens a ate taxe those exnsre forgiven. >> the stress, the anxiety, the fear that so many people have had to struggle with over this last year, the pandemic indu session, the impact that has had on this economy, and impact that has had on small businesses. >> the bill could cost the state $6.2 billion over the next six years and it comes as california is seeing a one-time budget surplus that might be as much as $16 billion. article i look at the new york stock exchange as trading gets underway this morning. still down to about 135 points. you might soon have a chance to buy a ticket for a journey into outer space. jeff bezos space tourism company wants to send paying customers on brief drawer guides for the end of space. they will get to ride 60 miles
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above earth, and spend several minutes in weightlessness, before the capsule parachutes back to earth. blue origins website says that more details are coming on may the 5th. >> have to be a strong drink to get me on that thing, kumasi. >> for real. >> i know some people are definitely going to love it though. some people will love this too. firefighters and contra costa county were treated to a furry surprise. the fire from and there's is a woman and her son pulled up to the station and told them, their cat was stuck in their car engine. animal services officer was called out to help, when he loosened the engine/cover, he discovered this. five newborn kittens, hidden inside. look at them right there. the kittens are being checked out right now by a vet and will soon be put up for adoption. thankfully, the family noticed the cat was there. and then discovered the too. it's not just humans who
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are excited for some summer fun, especially as things are reopening. if there's too. look at them. four bear cubs seen waiting patiently for their mama there. bathing in the swimming pool in arcadia. the homeowner shot this video and said it's not the first time the bears have visited the property to take a dip, one bear cub gets left behind, oh no. after the mother gets out of the pool, she says, come on. i told you several times, when i said i'm ready to go, i'm ready to go. >> don't make me come over there. >> right, she finally returns to nudge the little one to rejoin the family. you know it was a long talk on the way home. what i tell you, showing out over somebody else's house? adorable. >> don't be acting up. >> just wait until we get home. >> right? i gave you the speech before i left the house. exactly, mike. >> yes.
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that's the one i always got. my father was like cllike home, because dinner was on the table at a certain time. we knew he would be home. as soon as mom sorted fixing dinner, the anxiety rose. a lot. a lot. i love eating. not that they reminded us on twitter, it is adopt a shelter pet day. i thought that was great. she adopted one and of course the perfect pet partners would love for you to, you know, hit them up. i'm sure they have plenty of wonderful pets you can add to your family and give them a forever home. look on twitter, i listed them all. here's a list of mount tam. slow sunshine today, cooling breeze started yesterday, coast and hearts of the bay spreads to the neighb partly cloudy tonight with drizzle and fog, especially in higher elevations and near the coast, the drizzle that is. fog will settle into the
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valleys. a cool start for the weekend. the coolest day is tomorrow, but a nice read on sunday. here's a look at why today will be cooler. a look at the low clouds, they never completely leave the bay and they absolutely hardly ever open up the coast. with how quickly they return, already by 7:00, marching well into the east bay.east bay.east. temperatures will drop significantly, but still pretty close to average, 68 to 73 across most of the south bay, 80s around morgan hill and gilroy. mid to upper 60s for the peninsula, 61 san bruno, the cool spot. mid to upper 50s on the coast and downtown. valleys mainly mid to upper 70s, along the east bay shore, mid to upper 60s, richmond at 62. you can see the breeze up the canyon into san ramon, 73 there. 75 in pleasanton, 80s around pittsburgh, antioch, and brentwood. going to the game tonight, brisk one, rain central coliseum, down to 55 degrees by the end of the game. you can see some of that mist and drizzle, especially along the coast, those are the green dots you see, low to mid 50s. now as far as pollen is going
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to be up through the weekend, and the uv index will also increase a little bit. take care. the coolest day tomorrow, look at that, rebound sunday. the hottest day, near 80 to near 90 around the bay monday and tuesday and then we will taper back to the average by thursday. have a great weekend. back to you. >> thanks, mike. from happening today, day two of the nfl draft after a very exciting start yesterday. >> the san francisco 49ers select drylands, quarterback, north dakota state. san francisco 49ers their quarterback of the future, trey lance. and elite level athlete when it comes to size and speed, but he did play against lesser competition while at north dakota state. during his time there, he scored 30 passing touchdowns and just had one interception. is accurate. he was a very unexpected pick, so much so, the niners were keeping this on the hush. >> we had been on him since the beginning,
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since day one. yes, the person everyone else is speculating about, we liked him to. >> this is exciting. i know the guys in the court akron will push me and help me to be in help me learn. that's the biggest thing i'm just looking forward to. >> speaking of the quarterback room qb jimmy g, he will likely still be starting in the upcoming season. of course we will have to wait and see what happens. our coverage of the nfl draft continues today. round two begins at 4:00 pm right here on abc 7. that will be followed by a special edition of abc seven news at 8:30 pm. looks like san francisco will be getting its own, con in 2022. fan expo hq is committed to hosting the event for five years at muscogee center. while there is no official date just yet, it scheduled for three days in the fall of 2022, and organizers are expecting 50,000 people to attend. here's a sign people are looking forward to the life after this pandemic. tickets for outside lands sold out in two hours after they went on sale yesterday. there were widespread reports
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of technical glitches, but the ticketing system tickets went fast. three-day passes were already sold out, so these were just the one day passes outside lands returns to golden gate park on halloween weekend. >> sorry, kumasi. >> i really tried, julian. i had like two computers and my phone out. >> and you are refreshing all of them at the same time. >> that littleville was like, no no. >> who are you looking forward to see? >> i wanted to see burner boy, who else was on sunday, i wanted to go on sunday, nelly. >> yes, i thought tae and pala. so many good artists there. i forgot to set my calendar reminder altogether, so i didn't even have a shot. >> i feel like i'm going to be blessed and by bless i mean outside the gate listening. >> claimant, somebody will throw you a ticket. >> we will see, i won't gi
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it is 6:57. if you are just joining us, here's the seven things to know this morning. number one, the men of a family who died after being restrained by alameda police is planning to file a civil rights lawsuit against the police department. mario gonzalez died earlier this month, after officers pinned him to the ground, for several minutes, now three officers involved are on paid administrative leave. number two, there's a new push in san jose to get younger residents vaccinated. overfilled high school is holding a vaccine clinic today. 16 and 17-year-olds will receive their shots. number three, travis air force base will send a third shipment of covid supplies to india today. more than 208,000 people have died there in the current su is sending test kits, masks, and oxygen tanks. number four, today is day two of the nfl draft. yesterday, the san francisco 49ers selected trey lance from
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north dakota state to be qb. number five, today and tomorrow, our coolest days moving forward with the fastest wins tomorrow. there will be a little bit of a rebound sunday, but really hot next week. number six, we are taking a live look right now at the san mateo bridge, definitely our busiest spot this morning. and if you are headed into san francisco from the east bay on the bay bridge, we do not have on metering lights. number seven, everyone, the wait is over. let's take a live look right now at disneyland. in just two hours, the park will be reopening to california residents for the first time in a year. it looks so beautiful this morning. now, only 25% can come because of the pandemic, and you need a reservation, so don't think you will go down there right now and go in. although it is tempting. disney is the parent company of abc7 news. it's just nice to see it, right, mike and mark >> and people are already lined up. we saw the traffic there a
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short time ago. people cannot wait. >> i want to go. i want to go good morning, america. turning point. more than half the country now reporting a decline in covid cases over the last week, as the former epicenter of the virus, new york city, gears up to reopen july 1st. plus, the new headline about cruises, the major ships setting sail this summer and what to know about vaccine requirements before going on board. breaking overnight, dozens killed in a stampede overseas. chaos erupting at a religious festival. what sent the massive crowd into a panic. demand for answers. the investigation now underway into the deadly arrest of this california man. >> it's okay, mario. >> oh, my gosh. >> we're gonna take care of you. >> body camera video showing the struggle with the police, officers appearing to restrain him using their knees and

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