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>> we have been following the story and have a look at what happened in today's meeting. >> i want to say for the a's, this is a good deal. we have been negotiating in good faith. >> reporter: the oakland city council put their best foot forward as six members voted yes to a nonbinding term sheet that outlines plans for a new ballpark at howard terminal. oakland made a major concession, in that the city offered to take responsibility for $352 million in off-site transportation infrastructure, but the a's were blunt. they did not like it. >> the current term sheet as it is constructed and with its current language, is not a business partnership that works for us. >> if the a's are not happy with what was produced today and are still talking about leaving after the city has bent over backwards, i don't know where we go from here after doing somersaults.
after receiving insults. after being disrespected. >> reporter: councilmember carroll fife abstained. the site is in her district. councilmember noel gallo was the only no vote, saying the stadium should stay at the old coliseum site. >> we are looking for a waterfront ballpark, but in las vegas there ain't no waterfront. >> reporter: some of the anger was reflected in public comments. >> the a's are like an abusive boyfriend and you need to stand up to them. >> this is a billionaire looting the city. put this on the ballot, it will lose. >> reporter: others held on to hope that the a's would somehow stay for jobs and for prestige. >> they are very much of the oakland identity. >> we are unified in keeping the a's rooted in oakland in a way that protects our community. >> reporter: next up, the city would approve a final version of the environmental impact report in october, if the a's
stay at the table. despite today's vote, they could pull the plug at any time. i am leslie brinkley, abc7 news. >> in a statement, the east oakland stadium alliance said that they applaud the city council for pushing back. writing, while the current nonbinding agreement is a better deal for taxpayers and residents than the draft, it still does not adequately protect the city, residents, and workers. it will continue to encourage a no vote on any agreement that refuses to take the needs of the entire oakland community into account, and quote. the vote came at the same time the first pitch was made at today's game at the coliseum. outside, fans expressed a desire for a deal to get done. the sense of uncertainty was palpable. >> people out here really support the a's. we really want to see a resolution that is positive for the community and the a's at the same time. >> they should stay here.
there is money here. let's finance it and get a deal done. >> there is a lot of history, family ties, pictures, a lot of stuff and memories here and i would hate to see that end. >> from what i heard, vegas is offering a lot more money. i'm going to assume that they are going to go. >> the looming threat of a move to las vegas is real among these fans. it should be. a's officials plan to visit the area again tomorrow. >> so what does all this mean? larry beil joins us with his perspective. >> we spoke with a's president dave kaval moments ago. both are disappointed that the city did not vote on the team proposal, but they are not walking away from the negotiating table. >> we were disappointed that the city did not actually vote on our proposal or one that we agreed with today. they did have a 6-1 positive vote, but it was on a proposal
we actually only saw today. a lot of the language and amendments are things we did not see, so we will take time and understand what all that means and how it impacts our project. how it relates to our original proposal that we want voted on and we want to be thoughtful about analyzing that right now. from our perspective, we want this project to happen, but we want a framework that they understand and we understand and make sense moving forward. >> all right, where does that leave us and what is your take on everything that took place today? >> basically we have a city council not even unanimously support the city deal and then ignore the a's proposition. so we have two different deals. can they come together? it remains to be seen. the second thing, we have deals, but also a timeline. you were speaking with the a's and they made it very clear that this is not just about the deal but whether or not oakland can get it done or does
it kick the can down the road and maybe this and maybe that for another year or so? in the meantime, they will be looking elsewhere. >> well, dave kaval mentions repeatedly that the lease is up in 2024 and we have got to get going. the timeline, the timeline. it is something of an artificial timeline, because they could easily go to the joint powe can you extend our lease two years? we want to stay. >> and the odds are, they are going to get it. so they don't have to go anywhere. there is no push. on the other hand, they can take their time and decide what it is they want to do next. i thought one of the biggest things that change today or in the arena now is something the public should be, if not concerned, at least aware of, and that was the city of oakland committed $352 million of infrastructure money for this deal and that is federal money that will be coming to the area, to the port. state money that will be going to the port and other projects
and local money. in effect, we are all in this deal now and that is big. >> right. and rebecca kaplan, the vice mayor, came up with this concept. the money is there. up until, let's say, five days ago, there was not a real push to take that infrastructure money that the government says is available to use for this project. so to your point, everyone in oakland who is affected by this would say wait a second, do i want it used for this work for that? >> right, do i want the potholes fixed or do i want the ballpark? where is it going? that is a question that is now out there. with this, both sides have a way out. the city council and mayor voted yes, so they can say we did our part. the a's are taking that and saying, you did not do our pl d e a's have the next move. whether they exercise that
today, they are not, because they are still reviewing that. it's bad politics walk out and slam the door. you say thank you very much and go about whatever your next move will be. >> and the commissioner of baseball a few minutes ago released a statement that said we will immediately be in conversations with the a's to chart a path forward. >> you have to talk to the a's, the county, the city council, the city administrator. >> nobody said it will be easy. >> it is all over. >> just to give the overall sentiment from some of the councilmembers, they took the a's to task today. they scolded dave kaval several times, including one councilmember who said he would vote yes, but kind of wanted to throw up afterwards. >> that is really encouraging. >> so, shovel in the ground soon, dan. to be continued. back to you. >> a lot more to talk about. right now we will move on
and talk about major wildfires burning in california. and several western states. major ones include the beckwith complex which has burned 105,000 acres and is 38% contained. the dixie fire is threatening hundreds of structures, consuming 60,000 acres. it is 15% contained. there is no containment of the fire and alpine county. it burned 40,000 acres. the largest fire burning in the west is the massive bootleg fire in oregon. that is 569 square miles. the fires in california and oregon are sending smoke across the country. how bad is it? drew tuma is here with a look. >> these fires are emitting a lot of smoke over the last week or so and with a changing climate, a problem here can become an issue for millions, thousands of miles away. that is what we are seeing across the eastern half of the
u.s. this is new york city a few hours ago. we have seen this picture before, but for folks on the east coast, this is a new picture for them with all of the smoke from the western wildfires pushing east and settling over the major urban areas. the wildfire smoke is coming from a lot of places. the dixie fire. they are admitting all of the smoke and you can see on the wildfire smoke map, all of that pushing east and really the mid- atlantic and northeast getting hit hard by that smoke right now. it is all because of this pattern. high-pressure situated in the center of the country, setting the jet stream to the north and east, transporting all of that smoke across the great lakes and the northeast. that is not changing anytime soon. the smoke forecast continues to show smoke sitting over the mid- atlantic, but for us on the west coast, you can see behind me, we have clear skies. it is a matter of where the winds are and right now they are pushing all that smoke to
the east. >> you can see live updates on all the fires burning in california with our wildfire tracker. find it on our website, abc7news.com. no one was hurt after a car went through a fence and landed in a pool at a san jose apartment complex this afternoon. sky 7 was over the scene on fruitdale avenue near meridian. judging by the video it looks like the car wound up in the shallow end. firefighters pulled out the driver who they say was shaken, understandably, by what happened. no one was in the pool and ol a word on what caused the crash, but no injuries. now to the north bay and the ongoing effort to crack down on people using cell phones buying the wheel. >> the crackdown is not new, but the penalties are. it is $150 for a first violation and $250 for a second. >> wayne freedman has the details. >> reporter: there is one in almost every crowded intersection. it's all right if the passenger
has a cell phone, but the minute a driver gets involved, he or she could become the business of santa rosa police officer tom walsh. are you always looking? >> oh yeah. >> reporter: especially since july 1, when california governed its laws against distracted driving with a mobile device. get caught twice in six months and it is now as bad as a speeding ticket and now the state's funding agencies to form special units to hasten enforcement. >> i noticed it looked like you are looking down. were you on the phone at all? >> no. >> what were you looking at? >> the cell phone is in my purse. >> reporter: she did not mind being stopped, because these devices have played a role in 15% of injury crashes and 9% of fatal ones nationally. >> i think getting stopped makes a difference. inhes a dif as well. >> reporter: though he does
have discretion. >> you had your cell phone in your hand when you were driving. >> i don't think anyone likes writing tickets. you don't want to be somebody's bad day, but sometimes it is necessary. >> reporter: in this case the 16-year-old behind the wheel admitted his mistake. when dealing with officer walsh, honesty can be the better policy. he got off with a warning. >> i'm assuming this is his first traffic stop. he was honest. give him a break and hopefully next time you won't be using a cell phone now that he knows. >> reporter: and now the rest of us are reminded. in santa rosa, wayne freedman, abc7 news. covid surge. the warning for the unvaccinated and how it could still affect you. taking off, making history in space. long lines. this is not for cell phones. the tech product drawn
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check out these lines. apparently the place to be overnight was best buy, where a line of gamers showed up to buy a new graphics card. amy hollyfield explains what the fuss is all about. >> reporter: they have been in this line for so long, the days started running together. >> i got here the same time they did, so around 5:45 p.m.
>> reporter: on monday. >> oh yes, that is yesterday. >> reporter: this was the line on tuesday morning at the san francisco best buy, with more than 200 people waiting to buy a rtx series graphics card for their computer. they started lining up monday morning in the bright sunshine. >> my friend brought me some sunscreen. >> reporter: by tuesday, the fog rolled in and made for a very cold night. >> pretty miserable. i am wearing 2 to 4 layers, but i need more. >> reporter: as the doors opened at 8:00 tuesday morning, these gamers forgot the pain and focused on the prize. >> it's worth it. >> a good feeling. i made it to my destination. >> reporter: best buy sold one card per person, to try to prevent scalpers from hoarding the cards for the resale market. as customers made the big purchase, they told us they do
not plan on reselling them. >> i don't want to let it go, so it is going right to my computer. >> reporter: immersed ellis this card will improve their videogame playing experience. >> i can play basically everything. >> reporter: there are different models of the card, so they range in price from $500-$1500. best buy does not know when it will be getting more in. this was just announced a couple of days ago. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. today, governor newsom committed california to making its largest investment to bridge the so-called digital divide. new some travel to an elementary school where he signed legislation to expand public broadband access. the governor says the funding will help even the playing field for thousands of californians who do not have high-speed internet. >> you are not apparently born a coder because were born in silicon valley. it is about opportunity,
access, familiarity. that is what this is about. >> a recent survey found nearly 10% of residents do not have high-speed internet access at home. for the first time in a few years, the super bowl champions paid a visit to the white house. the team was congratulated by president biden and tom brady even joked about people still doubting th tampa bay buccaneers could have won the game. >> not a lot of people think that we could have one and in fact i think about 40% of the people still don't think we one. >> i understand that. >> understand that, mister president? >> i understand that. >> the reference to the presidential election, kind of funny, right? tonight, the milwaukee bucks could win it all in game six of the finals. >> there back home in milwaukee after thrilling finish in game five to take the lead. the suns are looking to force a game seven, which would be back
in their own arena. >> at 5:30, nba countdown gets you ready. tipoff is at 6:00 and then stay tuned for after the game with larry beil. for the moment let's turn our attention to the weather forecast. >> what does it look like, spencer? >> the term cooling onshore flow is over worked these worke but that is what we have. if you have a better way to say at the fits into a producers timeframe, let me know. right now we have gusts at 32 miles per hour. 20 miles per hour in san francisco. all around the bay area it is quite breezy. pleasantly slow and cooler than yesterday. three degrees cooler in san francisco. seven degrees cooler in concord and livermore. on we go to the view from emeryville, looking back toward san francisco. you can see the marine layer deepening and approaching the coast. 60 degrees in san francisco. 66 in oakland. mountain view, 71.
75 in san jose. 86 in morgan hill. here is a view looking down on the marine layer from mt. tam. 83 at santa rosa. novato, 86. napa, 75 and mid to upper 80s at fairfield, concord, livermore. here is a view of lots of blue sky over the bay from our rooftop camera. fog will continue expanding overnight. patchy, morning drizzle, which may produce damp spots on the roadways for morning commuters and we will have only minor temperature changes through the rest of the week and weekend. here is what will happen overnight. more low clouds and fog will reach across the bay. it does not look like it will be an imposing layer, but it will be there. 5:00 tomorrow morning, patches of low clouds will linger, but most of the day, after the midmorning hours, will be sunny. the interior valleys and much ofhetline, as a matter of fact, will see clearing.
low temperatures mainly in the low to mid 50s and tomorrow's high temperatures will range from 59 half moon bay to 63 in san francisco. 69 in oakland. north bay, low to mid 80s. inland east bay, mid to upper 80s, but up to 90 in antioch. san jose will top out at 76 degrees. here is the accuweather seven day forecast and it will be a steady pattern with inland highs around 90, maybe 92 degrees. around the bay shoreline, low to mid 70s. maybe early next week, minor cooling, but again, it will be a steady and even temperature range for the next seven days. >> very tolerable. thank you, spencer. >> it won't generate complaints. the secret behind the magic. the new show that reveals what it takes to create the happiest
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deaths were from let's move now to some of the consumer headlines making news. >> this affects everyone, because everyone has costco. >> costco is backtracking. we told you about this the other day, now they are changing their policy. they are returning to their pandemic policy and now say they will keep senior hours at stores nationwide on tuesday and thursday. you may remember stores have been reserving 9:00 through 10:00 a.m. for shoppers aged 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems. costco initially planned on ending the senior hours next week, but that policy, because the masks are back, is going to remain indefinitely. taco bell is warning its customers that they might not be able to order their favorite foods, citing national ingredient shortages and delivery delays. the fast food chain announced on its website that its restaurants may be out of some
items. taco bell did specify which items it might be short on. taco bell isn't the only chain reporting problems with shortages. kfc, owned by taco bell's parent company, said in april that it, too, is having trouble keeping up with demand. then moe is switching things up. consumer advocates like this. in a significant overhaul, venmo will no longer feature a public feed of user transactions. venmo has been criticized for making transactions public by default, prompting security concerns. venmo will ask the global feed, but leave the friends feet as it tries to strike a balance between privacy and the apps social nature. i don't know if you remember, but a lot of people did not know that anytime they were buying something, anybody could go look. so we would track people down and it was amazing. >> i never understood the social aspect of knowing what
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building a better bay area. moving forward. finding solutions. this is abc7 news. what we are seeing now absolutely could and should have been prevented. the numbers are more and more convincing as we look at this. this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. >> the pandemic of the unvaccinated. the warning from doctors.
>> the centers for disease control says the delta variant now makes up i 83 83 the united states. the increase is happening most in areas with low vaccination rates. a white house staff randy senior aide to house speaker nancy pelosi have tested positive for covid. they are both fully vaccinated. the california seven-day rate is up to 4.2%. it was 2.7% just one week ago. now to our vaccine team. as the delta variant becomes the dominant strain, hospitals are gearing up for what they say is a preventable fourth surge. >> we spoke to the general hospital about what they are seeing lately. >> reporter: they are seeing more than 99% of those hospitalized with covid-19 are unvaccinated. the concern is hospitals will be overwhelmed in the next 4 to
5 weeks as infection rates increase in sin we could be entering a fourth wave. it is the fourth covid-19 surge. medical professionals from the cdc to the bay area say it is preventable. >> this that we are seeing now could and should have been prevented. this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. >> reporter: in california, 4700 new covid-19 cases reported. the last time we had those numbers was during the winter surge, five months ago. doctor chris caldwell, chief at san francisco general hospital, is noticing a distinct difference from last year. while infection rates are on the rise, now there are multiple vaccines available. >> we see rates going up at the rate they are now. hospitalizations are coming next, so we are already seeing an increase in hospitalizations and the rate of infections going up, we know these numbers tas hold, accounting r and
nearly 50% in california. the zip codes with the lower vaccination numbers are the focus. >> we are talking about informationse a now we have come prepared. >> reporter: we embedded ourselves with the san francisco latino task force outreach team. today they went door to door in the bayview neighborhood, offering vaccinations at home or at the vaccination site nearby. >> i think about 45% of the people in this vicinity have been vaccinated, which means we have a sizable number of people that can be vaccinated. >> reporter: it is working, but the question is, will the spread of the delta variant be faster? >> if we don't change our behavior and that includes masks, social distancing, and getting people vaccinated, we are going to see hospitals being more and more impacted
and potentially overwhelmed. >> reporter: doctor caldwell is also noticing that in some cases those coming in now with covid-19 are developing stronger symptoms than patients who came in last year. in the newsroom, luz pena, abc7 news. >> before you go, as we see the number of people getting sick with covid increase, if they decide to get the shot afterwards, they won't be able to for a long time. is that right? what is the suggestion? >> reporter: that's correct. according to the cdc, if you are infected with covid-19, you should wait 90 days to get a vaccine and that lapse of time, depending on the person's antibodies, they could be exposing themselves to a second round of infection. today on our 3:00 p.m. show, getting answers, i talked with an infectious disease specialist at uc berkeley. he says not knowing who is vaccinated and who is not leads to tremendous confusion and he is in favor of everyone masking
up indoors. i asked him why he thinks people who are fully vaccinated should have to put a mask on if they are protected from severe illness. >> vaccine people like me and hopefully you are paying for the fact that unvaccinated people are going into public places, indoors, not wearing masks. this is a way to get everybody who potentially could be a superspreader, to have a mask on and prevent those types of events. >> he says he believes the delta variant and a full reopening of california last month, together, are causing our covid surge. school districts around the bay area are putting the final touches on the return to in- person learning plans. one district released theirs today with an emphasis on safety, addressing learning loss during covid and rebuilding relationships. education reporter lyanne melendez has the plan in
school district. costa >> r one months schools in nt coa are scheduled to reopen, usual protocols will be in place. everyone will wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. maintain a distance of three feet when they can. practice proper hygiene and at- homecrbe required. things tamara williams says she already learned to do to st safe. >> people around you, you can be close to people like that, so interacting with people won't be the same. you have to wear masks, so you can't see people's face. >> reporter: you feel safe? >> yeah. >> reporter: west contra costa unified says schools will be 100% in-person for their 28,000 students. for the first six weeks, teachers and staff will focus on building relationships with students and address their social and emotional needs. duriud ents to measure if and how much learning loss they experienced during covid, when students
were doing work online. >> they can really key in on where the gaps are with students and their learning and then being able to put in the strategies, the teaching, and the interventions. and the acceleration practices, as well, to move students forward. >> reporter: many students acknowledge there is much work to do. >> i am not excited about going back to class, because the woth will be a lot more, but it will be good to see my friends. >> reporter: for parents wanting more information on the return to in-person plan, the district will have a series of information sessions the week of july 26. in richmond, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. >> remember, whether it is about heading back to school or the vaccine, if you have questions you can ask the vaccine team. just go to abc7news.com/vaccine. the age-old question. dan, i am sure we have lost
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sheet and move. the main sticking point is $350 million in infrastructure costs and how it should be paid for. bottom line, both proposals are nonbinding and nothing is finalized. the whole thing is very much in the air. for fans and city officials there is a lot of tension. they lost the raiders, lost the warriors. a lot of people don't want to see the a's go anywhere, but the train is moving down the tracks rapidly. >> it seems that way. i'm a huge fan and would love to see them stay in oakland. i would like to know what the terms are of the of the because i don't know how far apart the team and the city are at this point. >> there are competing proposals. the mayor put out one, the city council has one. very complicated, everybody wants something and the city is trying to get as much in terms of affordable housing and costs paid for as possible. it is tricky. >> i was hoping for a more conclusive outcome.
i think a lot of people were hoping from that. we heard earlier that they have not even seen this term sheet that was approved, 6-1, so they still love to look over the details. what is to say they couldn't take this and ask vegas if they can match it or another city like that? it will be an interesting road ahead, but the message is, this continues for another day. >> and they make it clear they are continuing to talk to vegas. you guys had strong opinions about this one. i will put it out there now. the women's beach handball team from norway was fined this week for wearing shorts for the game. according to the international handball federation, women are required to wear bikini bottoms. each team member was fined $176 for improper clothing. the federation says it has repeatedly complained about uniform requirements since 2006. the international federation is planning to discuss changing the requirements in november. >> i will take it over for you.
come on, get with the times. they are playing a sport, it is not a bathing suit competition. >> i am good, now. >> go ahead. drew, take it away. >> adding shorts, if they want to wear them, that does nothing to the ability to play the game. it is another rule like we have talked about before in other games that doesn't make any sense. >> women beach volleyball players have to wear bikinis as part of the uniform. my daughter is a volleyball player. the girls have to wear the short shorts and men play the sport in shorts, gym shorts. there is no performance issue. you can't say one is better for performance. come on. >> i'm only okay with it if they both have to wear bikinis. >> me too, me too. five time emmy nominated actress marla gibbs received a star on the walk of fame today. during the ceremony, the - arld h me the her
her son stepped in to make sure she was okay. she was brought inside and came back outside for the official unveiling. she later told abc she was overwhelmed by the honor, but is fine now. she is best known for her role as florence johnson on the jeffersons. iconic. a sweet moment. that show was so popular when we were much younger. >> it was a great show, with a great cast, and she stood out. they were all fantastic, but she made the show. i am so glad to see her honored in this way and her health, i hope she is okay. >> that would be overwhelming for someone of any age. >> she looks great. >> she does. >> she has a star, she is living her best life. she had a hiccup today, that's okay. she got back out there. >> congratulations. heinz ketchup is hoping to change something that has been
a problem for a while. the packaging mismatch between hot dogs and buns. you see the hot dogs usually come in a pack of 10, while buns often come in packages of eight. heinz is calling on people to sign a change.org petition that urges companies to find an answer once and for all. the national council says buns usually come in packs of eight because they are baked in clusters of four in paeans designed freight buns. >> they are just trying to sell us another package. >> right? it's what happens. >> it is a great competition. i can't wait to see who will be the winner. >> you are just hot dogging it. >> it is weird, though. why do you have 10 hot dogs and a buns? it doesn't make sense. >> i hold onto them because i don't want to waste them. >> then they go bad.
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into space with its first passengers and no pilot. >> marci gonzalez is in west texas with the new chapter for humans in space. >> reporter: launching into space and history. >> our first human crew. >> reporter: blue origin's new rocket with founder jeff bezos and three other passengers inside the capsule at the top, traveling at more than three times the speed of sound, reaching space and just three minutes. >> max view is confirmed. beautiful burn on that engine. >> reporter: the capsule separated leaving bezos, his brother mark, 82-year-old aviation pioneer wally funk and 18-year-old paying passenger oliver daemen with a few minutes of weightlessness to take in the view and even play catch before returning to earth. the booster, landing first. followed by the passenger capsule, parachuting safely to
the ground. for bezos, mission accomplished. >> what we are doing is the first step of something big. >> reporter: funk, who first trained to travel to space the 1960s and did not get to go until now. a long-awaited dream come true. >> it was wonderful. i want to go again, fast. >> reporter: funk is now the oldest person ever to go to space. oliver daemen is the youngest. history made in the west texas desert with the first of what bezos says will be many trips bringing passengers to space. marci gonzalez, abc news, van horne, texas. another stunning moment to talk about. it has been 52 years since neil armstrong took one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. the anniversary of the apollo moon landing was celebrated today at the science center in
oakland. it is getting ready to open the nasa experience later this year in partnership with the center in silicon valley. nasa says these partnerships are incredibly important. >> they also enable us to reach the next generation. the kids today who will choose what areas to study and choose whether or not they are going to go into a field that will maybe work with the aerospace industry in the future or become a scientist. >> the visitor center will bring to life the thrilling, challenging, and inspiring process of scientific discovery. it fuels the imagination in so many ways. >> and so close, we can go visit. let's see how the weather is , pretty steady right now. >> it will remain steady for quite a few days to come. here is a look at what the forecast features, so you have an idea of what is coming our way. low clouds and fog expand overnight. there is a possibility of early morning drizzle that may produce damp spots for morning commute and overnight, low fog.
low clouds and fog near the coast and bay. overnight lows mainly in the low to mid 50s and tomorrow, mainly sunny skies. even along parts of the coastline. highs range from upper 50s at the coast, to 70s along the coastline, to about 90 at the warmest inland spots. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast and you can see, a steady pattern of high temperatures. near 90 inland. near 60 on the coast. that is how it looks, nice and steady. >> spencer, thank you. you ever wonder how disney comes up with all those ideas? >> for rides, you mean? a new show lifts the veil and share some of the magic. details, coming up. get the facts. >> this can be a game changer in getting the most vulnerable vaccinated.
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followed by after the game and jimmy kimmel game night. at 10:30, jeopardy. and then abc7 news at 11:00. you can catch wheel of fortune overnight at 3:00 a.m. want to learn more about behind-the-scenes at disney? behind the attraction is a new series on disney plus the gives you a look at how the rides and experiences that theme parks are created. jose sanders talks to people who know how all that razzle- dazzle comes together. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: behind-the-scenes, imagineers are coming up with spectacles like these and inviting us to join in the fantasy. what is an imagineer? >> we are crazy, but we thrive on that. we like to make the impossible, possible, and we like making magic. >> get ready for a ride of a lifetime. discover the true stories behind disney's most iconic and beloved attractions across the
globe. >> every episode could have been four hours long. one tiny piece of one tiny attraction, you can have seven things you want to say about that one piece and you would have to pick one. >> reporter: so hold on tight for a ride so amazing that it inspired a movie with this guy. >> it is tantalizing and away. you don't know what is around the corner. >> are you worried about, i don't know, ruining the magic by going behind-the-scenes and explaining how some of these things work? >> you can go into the parks and still experience the rides and have a great time, but if you want to know how it is made, it will knock your socks off. it is really mind-boggling. >> reporter: how challenging is it to create these new and exciting attractions in the world we live in today, where people will inspect it? >> most recently we opened star
wars: galaxy's edge and we just opened adventure campus and have spiderman flying through the air. >> and what is that? that dreams are made of. >> everything we strive to do is not just with one person in mind. we do it for all of our guests around the globe, transcending gender, age, religion, country you are from, whatever language. there is something intrinsic and magic about making those memories and feeling these things. >> reporter: jose sanders, abc7 news. >> i always wanted to go behind- the-scenes, so lots of secrets there and worth watching. you can catch behind the attraction starting tomorrow, only on disney plus. and a reminder, disney is the parent company of abc7 and disney plus. you can get our live newscast, breaking news, weather and more with our abc7 bay area app on apple tv,
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