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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc7 news. there they go roaring engines, packed stands, the raceway at sonoma running at full capacity the first time in the pandemic, but it all comes during a surge in covid cases. thank you for joining us. good evening. i'm dion lim. you're watching abc7 news at 5:00 live on abc7, hulu live and wherever you stream. well, this certainly is another sign of california's reopening. fans are back at sonoma raceway this weekend. they're watching drag racers duel it out at the nhra sonoma nationals. abc7 news reporter cornell barnard is live at the raceway with details and certainly big crowds this weekend, cornell. >> reporter: yeah. it's been a big weekend, dion, here at sonoma raceway. this grandstand back at full
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capacity the first time in a long time. the powerful drag racers are making a lot of noise. you've got to hear it to believe it. this is nhra drag placing at sonoma speedway topping speeds of 330 miles per hour. it demands respect and lots of ear protection. >> it's fun, but it's loud. >> reporter: tyrone reed thrilled to be back at the raceway for drag racing after a two-year covid delay. >> when you come through those gates, it's a different world. i just enjoy the event, people getting back out, you know, the crd in the grandstands up to 15,000 fans. >> it's exciting to see all the fans back, to see the biggest stars in drag racing here. >> reporter: with a rise in the covid-19 delta variant, health restrictions are still
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in place. >> we encourage anyone who has not been vaccinated to wear a pack mask. >> finally get to go out after all the covid restrictions, all the guys having fun. >> have t-shirts, hats, stickers. >> ice cold lemonade. >> reporter: buster robinson brought his refreshing lemonade from houston. >> don't be shy. just give it a try. >> reporter: he's happy to be back working again on the racing circuit. >> i love being out here smiling and having fun with the people, have that spirit of life is coming back to normal. >> reporter: , yeah, back to normal, we certainly hope we will get there. this facility totally outdoors, so many folks saying they felt comfortable coming here today with their families and i found out there's a reason they sell
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ear protection on site because it's incredibly loud but lots of fun today. >> glad you were able to get a pair for yourself, many thanks. to the peninsula where masks will be mandatory starting tomorrow at all san mateo county facilities regardless of a person's vaccination status. that mandate applies to employees and visitors alike. the county says it is due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases and the aggressive delta variant. in san mateo county the latest test positivity rate is 2.6%. it was about 0.4% just a month ago. dr. anthony fauci says he is frustrated about the unnecessary predicament of soaring covid-19 cases. he says new national mask guidelines even for vaccinated people are under consideration. abc news reporter maryalice parks explains. >> reporter: across the country more than 25,000 patients are being treated for covid-19 in the hospital, up
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36.5% in the past week. the vast majority of those patients are unvaccinated. >> it's really an outbreak among the unvaccinated. so this is an issue predominantly among the unvaccinated, which is the reason why we're out there practically pleading with the unvaccinated people to go out and get vaccinated. >> reporter: dr. fauci acknowledging revising the mask guidance for vaccinated individuals is under active consideration by the biden administration. well over 100 million americans eligible for the vaccine still have not rolled up their sleeves. brian parisi is among them now battling covid in a california icu but has not changed his mind about getting the vaccine. >> we were waiting for the emergency authorization to work its way through. in retrospect i honestly don't know if it would have made a difference. >> reporter: louisiana, arkansas and florida are now seeing the highest case rates. florida's infections are rising from 23000 two weeks ago to 73,000 on friday.
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new york city's mayor encouraging private employers to impose vaccination requirements. >> if people want freedom, if people want jobs, if people want to live again, we have got to get more people vaccinated. >> reporter: there have been some breakthrough infections among the vaccinated. >> we are seeing some breakthroughs here. they tend to be in older patients. it's very possible there will be a selective recommendation for use of boosters in the future. >> reporter: the cdc has not yet said whether it is moving towards recommending booster shots for seniors or the immunocompromised, but says it's exploring multiple options and notes more evidence is needed. maryalice parks, abc news, washington. santa cruz police revealed new details on the two men accused of vandalizing a black lives matter street mural. saturday morning police started receiving reports a car intentionally burned rubber over the mural in front of city hall. the police chief said the community responded with information and videos.
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some even did some detective work. two local men ages 19 and 20 were arrested on felony vandalism and conspiracy charges. >> for those who seek to minimize the events that took place, to negate the responsibility of oh, they're just kids fooling around, shame on you. >> strong message there. a hate crime charge has not been filed, but the chief says if they find additional evidence, he will make sure the d.a. sees it. both suspects have been released on bail. civil rights activist robert moses has died. moses helped register black voters in the south in 1964 during what was known as the freedom summer. he was shot at, beaten and jailed. he later started the algebra project to help minority students with math. moses was 86 years old. in the east bay police are looking for those responsible for a shooting last night on highway 4 in concord that left
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one person dead and another injured. we're told it happened at about 6:30 p.m. when the victim's car crashed into a guardrail at the top of the port chicago off ramp. according to the highway patrol, this is the fifth shooting on highway 4 since the beginning of april. in the north bay a shooting in downtown san rafael that killed two people appears to be gang-related. that is the word from police. the shooting happened friday night near a nightclub on third street and luten's place. four people were wounded including a 62-year-old man. one of the men who died was from stockton. the second was left outside a hospital. bullets blew out the windows of a downtown hair salon. police have not made arrests. to developing news now with california's wildfires, firefighters are finally making gains on the tamarac fire south of lake tahoe. further north in butte and plumas counties is the dixie fire. that is the largest in the
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state and has taken a destructive turn. the dixie fire in butte and plumas counties merged with a smaller fire and is moving east. flames have charred several buildievacuating while others refuse to leave. >> i'm old enough i don't care. i'm okay. god loves me and i'm ready. if it comes down to that, take me. >> it was raining ash. it was just dark skies. everyone kind of had this worried ominous feeling, you know. you could tell there was panic. >> i just hope there's a house to go back to. >> the nevada guard posted this video of a water drop on the dixie fire which has been burning for 11 days. that fire has grown to 298 square miles and is 21% contained. meantime the tamarac fire is becoming a growing threat along the california/nevada
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border. flames have destroyed 104 square miles and threatened at least 10 buildings. that fire has claimed about two dozen structures. containment now stands at 27%. smoke is impacting air quality in the north shore area of lake tahoe. don't forget you can see live updates on all the fires burning in the state with our wildfire tracker. it's at our website www.abc7news.com. to get updates on each fire, just click on each icon. well, just ahead they stand with britney, the movement backing the singer in her effort to end her conservatorship takes over the streets of san francisco. we'll take you to this colorful rally. were. plus jeopardy fans asked and their wish was granted. we'll tell you who the guest host is this week. i'm meteorologist drew tuma. tomorrow is comfortable. much
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10th. volunteers are looking for anything search teams may have missed. so far search and rescue teams have canvassed the area using drones and search dogs and made attempts to track him using his watch. move over, full buck moon. we have a light show from last night that caused a rumble literally, what was responsible for lighting up the night. and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we have a pretty nice finish to the weekend today, but much of the new week ahead will feature some hot temperatures. he would have when kids need medical care, they face life-changing experiences. they miss out on the things that make being a kid fun. starlight children's foundation programs entertain and inspire hospitalized kids. learn more at starlight.org
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light up as the meteor passes over. people actually reported hearing a rumbling sound and part of meteor may have broken off and landed near the capital city of oslo. i didn't know you could tangibly feel something like this. >> oh, yes, if they're big enough and get that big flash. >> that one was blinding. >> weatherwise you've got a comfortable start to the heat tomorrow. issues around tahoe, if you're trying to go up there, i've talked to folks who have been up there the past couple of days. smoke is an issue. it continues to be an issue because of the dixie fire nearby putting that smoke over the lake. now the air quality anywhere moderate to unhealthy around lake tahoe. earlier today it was very unhealthy. so we'll continue to see air quality issues there tomorrow. we're expecting air quality issues around lake tahoe to be unhealthy. at home green acrossthe board with good air quality. some good news around tahoe,
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some showers developing. that will help clear some of that smoke out, could bring some beneficial rain to nearby fires right now. these showers are not going linger that long. there's the onshore wind, 28 current wind gust at san francisco, 20 at sfo, 17 in oakland. tomorrow the onshore wind continues keeping our a quality rather good. the air quality tomorrow, those pm2.5 levels, that particulate matter, most areas below 50 which means we have fresh air across much of the region. numbers now slightly cooler compared to yesterday, 61 in the city, 66 oakland, 75 san jose, 73 in santa rosa. mid-80s to lower 90s in our warmest spots inland this hour. here's live doppler 7 along we' tracking, a lot of showers around the four corners. this monsoonal moisture will begin to press into california, first tomorrow moving into southern california as you can see it's doing now and then on
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tuesday some of that moisture will move into northern california. it could spark an isolated thunderstorm. overnight tonight coastal cloud cover, fog around the bay shoreline with that increased cloud cover finding temperatures a little warmer compared to last night, mid- to upper 50s, if not low 60s in our warmest inland spots. here's the cloud cover coming back tonight. first thing tomorrow morning you'll wake up to mostly cloudy skies. we should be able to squeak out a few throughout the afternoon. tuesday morning some of that moisture will try to move north. this is 3:30 early morning tuesday, future weather showing you it's trying to pop a shower in parts of the bay area. there is the chance one of these showers could contain lightning. i think that chance is really low. it's something we'll track. i think the better bet is we'll find thunderstorms near lake tahoe tuesday. tomorrow it's the coolest day of the week, 80s in our hottest
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spots inland. the accuweather seven-day forecast, cooler but cloudier tomorrow. there's that morning chance of thunder, dion, tuesday. temperatures are really going to take off this week wednesday, thursday, friday not only hot inland, you'll feel warmth around the bay, mainly low 80s, even low 70s along the coastline. >> this means chris needs another one of those summer suits. are you going to bust it out? >> it's over there. >> go grab it. >> he'll wear it for 6:00. coming up in sports team usa basketball begins olympic play with a loss against france. plus put
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after winning three of four in l.a. petwo in a row to pittsburgh, san francisco looking to avoid the sweep in the final game before the dodgers roll into town tuesday. here's the definition of business casual. maybe i should wear this. that's a look. lamonte wade jr. hit a home run last night, keeps his swing going, 415-foot leadoff dinger. if one is good, two's better. wade jr., his first career multihomer game, 12 homers of the game. 2-1 giants. alex woods got in trouble in the sixth. gabe pulls him. jackson comes in to up a big mo swing, wood a sigh of relief.
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he earned win number nine. three-run giants and the offense is rolling here, 5-1, next up three-game series with the dodgers tuesday night at oracle. a's fans hoping series flit in series split in seating. matt olson, way out, 2-0 oakland. tony kemp and olson got that handshake down in the dugout. trouble for cole irvin in the third. game tied at 2. next batter, r.b.i. knocked to left. 3-2 mariners and next batter tom murphy to shallow center, can't make the play. seager scores. top nine a's down a run, runner on, base hit to left and matt
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chapman out at third, what a throw by jake bowers so close. the a's lose their third straight one-run loss. team usa has their first olympic loss to france since 2004. they led by eight with four minutes to go. jrue holiday scored a team high 18 and he's not pressing the panic button. >> there's times where we're up nine, up ten and at those points we got to keep going. we got to break that barrier. i'm very positive about tonight. france is a good team and we'll just get better every game. it's leah pruitt. >> nhra nationals, fan favorite
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britney force goes down, her dad losing in round one. pruitt made it to the finals and loses to steve torrance by a nose literally and pro stock motorcycle final karen stauffer calls sonoma her home track because she raced her first finals win her as a pro by 0.005 of a second. that looked like dion and drew racing. >> listen, i know you don't go above 85 degrees -- well, 85 miles an hour. not ideal for chris alvarez. good to know. just ahead we are going to play a little jeopardy. the answer he was hi, i'm debra. i'm from colorado. i've been married to sthrt for 35 years.
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ask and you shall receive. lavar burton will be the guest host this coming week on jeopardy. there was a huge online push by fans to get burton to host. more than 250,000 people apparently signed it. the star track and "reading rainbow "star says he was nervous about hosting. he gets to host the entire week and you can catch lavar each night right here on abc7 starting at 7 p.m. monday. david faber and joe buck are slated to be guest hosts later in august. a permanent host is expected to r onsaid he was kind of nervous in aof pressure. >> that's my childhood right
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there. >> it was my favorite show. that's it for abc7 news at 5:00, everybody. we'll see you right back here in about 30 minutes for abc7 tonight, the delta variant causes covid cases to climb in nearly every region across the country. dr. anthony fauci is sounding the alarm. the nation's top infectious disease expert warns, we're going in the wrong direction. the u.s. daily case average surging by 314% since mid-june. hospitalizations rising nearly 40% just in the past week. we hear from doctors on the front lines, sharing patients' "undeniable regret" of not getting vaccinated. florida is one of the hardest hit states. in miami, officials open five new mobile vaccination and testing sites. tonight, what dr. fauci is saying about booster shots, and the potential for new mask guidance, even for vaccinated americans. team usa's first gold. bouncing back from a rough day one in tokyo. american swimmers taking first and second in the 400 individual medley.

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