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>> now from abc 7, live breaking news. >> that is in the east bay, alameda county supervisor wilma chan was hit by a vehicle and killed while walking her dog. she suffered a serious head injury and was rushed to highland hospital where she sadly died. she took office in 2011 and represented alameda county district three. her career spanned 30 years in public service. she is survived by two children and two grandchildren. >> also breaking, he is the best known player on the san francisco giants. there are reports that buster posey has decided to retire.
i am on my dates -- ama dates. >> i am dan ashley. >> this was a surprise. i don't think anyone saw this coming. some speculate about athletes wanting to go out on top and the way they want to. not being discarded by a team or traded. buster posey goes out in style. it would have been much nicer after 107 wins if the giants went out tasting champagne but if you look at his resume, 12 years in the big leagues, seven-time all-star. he did have a significant number of injuries. he had an echo surgery, a hip surgery, he took last year off because of covid to spend more time with his family. he has two new babies.
and he had been openly speculating about this for a while. he said maybe i will just play one more year and we will sit down and talk it over and honestly, they have talked it over. buster is deciding it is time. he has had a lot of concussions through the years and you want to be able to walk away in good health and safely. i am sure that is part of the equation here in terms of the able to do what you want the rest of your life. this is not a decision made lightly. the giants would have picked up his contract option next year for $22 million. >> he certainly did it all. he walks away from the game having accomplished everything. >> he is a first ballot hall of famer. no question about that.
he helped the giants to world series titles. the giants have a huge hole to fill. he was the face of the franchise. you don't find buster posey replacements at the bus stop. >> from naval base to welcoming a new neighborhood. there are signs of major progress as the infrastructure for creating more housing and transportation years completion. san francisco's top officials toward the site to see the transformation. melanie woodrow has the details. >> city officials traveled across the bay by ferry today on what will be new regular service between the san francisco fairy building and -- ferry building and treasure island. they have housingportatd >> it is amazing to see what
this place is going to become for people and how this place is going to become alive again. -- to, live again -- this place is going to come alive again. >> parts of treasure island are raised three feet for sealevel protection. geotechnical work has strengthened its foundation and insured its seismic zillions a. eventually there will be -- seismic resiliency. eventually there will be a thousand new homes. >> there will be 105 apartments that are 100% affordable housing for formally and currently homeless veterans. the complex is expected to open in 2022. >> this is a former military base >> this shows the commitment to making this a good place for
everyone by the city. >> they will boast stores, restaurants, offices and 300 acres of new parks. r oject is expected to create 2000 union construction jobs. melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> one day after the cdc gave the endorsement of the pfizer covid vaccine, 15 million doses of the shot are on the move. they are being shipped to cities all over the country. santa clara rolled out some of the first pediatric covid vaccines. the county best -- estimates it will vaccinate 2500 11 euros on wednesday. this is the youngest covid vaccine eligible group yet and they are lined up with their parents for a pfizer shot. >> our sites have been preparing for a week's knowing that this time was coming. we have identified staff, on
boarded staff, we have trained them about the difference in the dosages. >> appointment can be made for your child to receive the covid-19 vaccine on the county website. drop in clinic's will begin the ettrick vaccinations tomorrow -- pediatric vaccinations tomorrow. >> the shot a positive experience for their children and some parents are flat out opposed. >> at the public health office, preparations are underway to begin vaccinating young children. kathy taylor works at this medical center and is the founder of ouchless er project. they have been gathering donations to purchase these large cut up posters, liver bandits -- carla band-aids. anything -- colorful band-aids.
anything to make this more accessible to kids. the first vaccination site will open this saturday at miller creek elementary school where they held this clinic earlier this year for teenagers. the sites will rotated different public schools throughout the county this month. the hope is that these detonations and -- decorations and distractions will make this a little less scary. >> you want to give them something to look at her bubbles to distract. the shot is nothing. not every parent sees it that way. parents were part of a walkout. >> i don't want the government playing russian roulette with my child's life. >> i appreciate the choice but i don't appreciate being told this is something i have to do. >> this protest is representative of how divisive these vaccines have become. the parents here did not want
their kids to get the covid shot but the county tells us their phones have been ringing off the hook with parents eager to get their kids the vaccine. >> there has been strong support all along. >> he says even in this he understands there are parents who have concerns. >> this is a very big decision, we don't minimize that but we are so clear this is the right thing to do. >> abc 7 news. >> protesters rallied in san jose in opposition to the pfizer vaccine for young children. >> we are out here to let joe biden know that he needs to quit the mandates right now. they are illegal and harming people. >> they say they left to work or school to stand up for liberty and against what they say are illegal mandates and government overreach. children's health defense run by robert f kennedy junior organized the event nationally. >> as we have been reporting in
san francisco, the schools are facing budget cuts. schools are trying to tackle declining enrollment. other districts in california are seeing the same. we hear about one option to change the placement process. >> that is where you write your name, write a message, draw a picture. >> schools are funded by the amount of students enrolled. take san francisco unified. the district had about 60,000 students before the pandemic. during the pandemic, it saw 3500 students leave the district. a loss of 6%. >> i think some of our families who had the means during the pandemic look for schools that were open outside of the district. >> some families moved to other cities because of the high cost of living in san francisco. that 6% decline translates into
a potential loss of $35 million in state funding. >> we are working on a lot of different strategies. >> that is the director who is working to change how parents take their schools. it would be called a zone-based process. >> instead of selecting your top choices anywhere in san francisco regardless of where you live, the school district would have parents opting for the ones located in their zone. giving them more neighborhood school options. >> trying to help people not have to travel too far. to create these zones where there is some flexibility and some consistency. >> the rollout of this zone-based process is expected to begin in 2024. in the meantime, right now, the district will have in person workshops for parents.
they will do outreach on social media and start knocking on doors. >> we will be going to people's homes that we know have young kids and helping them flout their applications -- fill out their applications. >> sometimes, drastic measures call for drastic -- drastic times call for drastic measures. >> a little bit of wet weather is making a return to the bay area. dan: it is not inspected to be very heavy rain but for the details, let's go to sandy. >> the beneficial rain it beneficial rain. it won't be heavy. it is a very well-defined storm system. the energy is going into the pacific northwest. scattered and light showers, under a third of an inch for most areas. it will be breezy at times. the hourly forecast, 8:00 still off the coastline as we go into 11:00 p.m.. northbay is getting wet as we go
into the wee hours of the morning, the wet weather will shift into the south and east day. by 5:00, there will be scattered showers for the morning commute. plan accordingly. i will be back with a closer look of when the next one comes in -- next storm comes in. >> a deadly crash involving a former las vegas raiders player. the district attorney said he was driving up to 156 mile per hour and had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. level twice the legal limit. >> your eyes. beautiful on the outside, but if you have diabetes, there can be some not-so-pretty stuff going on inside. it's true, with diabetic retinopathy, excess sugar can damage blood vessels, causing vision loss or even blindness. so remember this: now is the time to get your eyes checked. eye care is important to your long-term diabetes management. see a path forward with actions and treatments
groups of vandals. he says school surveillance shows one group egging nearly every building. one group wrote homophobic slurs. one was smashing pumpkins. any information will remain anonymous. >> officers that keep us safe at the airport have a new place to train. today was the grand opening of the sfo police training facility. it includes a fire range -- firing range and training center created for the law-enforcement agencies that provide support at the airport. the new space will allow more officers to train more often. >> new details on the deadly shooting that occurred on the property of rebecca, doris -- oo rebecca. police arrested benjamin calderon in connection to a
deadly shooting at a halloween party. the da says it will not file charges pending an investigation. a large fight broke out at the party, four people were shot. >> it was a promising trendrendd attributed to the pandemic. a new study suggests the reduced carbon emissions we had seen our rebounding and faster than before. what climate scientists are saying about that, coming up. >> alzheimer's exhausts family finances and futures. please join me at the walk to and alzheimer's on saturday or and alzheimer's on saturday or you can walk from home in y and alzheimer's on saturday or you can walk from home in y ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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he was driving 150 mas an hour when he rear ended an suv, causing it to -- miles per hour when he rear ended an suv, causing it to burst into flame. >> a person causing district with a crime driving in excess one -- in excess of 150 mas per hour. -- miles per hour. >> the raiders have released ruggs from the team. >> pg&e has settledettledettledt involving forest fires. they would pay a $40 million fine to the state general fund and another $85 million for removal of abandoned transmission equipment. fire investigators determined the fire started near the geysers geothermal fields and
was ignited by electrical transmission lines. it destroyed 74 home -- hundred 74 homes. it burned nearly 30,000 acres -- it destroyed 174 homes and burned nearly 30,000 acres. >> another storm will greet us later on in the week. let me show you live doppler 7 right now. it is -- this rain is up around crescent city. this is the first sign of any of the wet weather. it will slip southward into our region later tonight. we have clouds to our north and a lovely view. the coast is clear. temperatures around upper 60's. look at san jose, morgan morgan it feels more like spring than fall. we are seeing blue skies right now. that will be changing later on tonight.
74 degrees in livermore. a little bit of haze out there, rain late tonight and through tomorrow morning. fall back savings time ends. we are looking at scattered showers under a third of an inch for most areas but it will be breezy at times. as we time this out for you, the rain is in the northbay. it starts to move in across the central bay and by 4:00, it is in the eastern and southern part of our viewing area. scattered and light showers for our early morning commuters. 7:00 a.m., a few early showers still around. by noon, it is all gone. in terms of rental totals, we will get a few hundredths of an inch in the east bay. a little more than that to the north of us but overall it is
just enough to dampen the ground and slow your morning commute down. plan accordingly. afternoon highs coming down. it will not be as warm as today. low 60's to the low 70's. we will have a mix of sun and clouds. we want to fast-forward to the storm coming in. this will be on monday. some showers ahead of the storm and then as we go into monday night and tuesday, that is when the main energy comes in. the accuweather 7-day forecuwear morning showers. a drive friday. saturday, it looks -- dry friday. don't forget to go back to standard time on saturday. >> fewer cars on the roads and fewer planes in the skies in the
-- during the pandemic helps reduce carbon emissions but we are quickly returning to pre-pandemic levels. focusing on the climate is part of us make a better bay area. >> as the economy rebounds, so is the level of covid emissions -- carpet -- carbon emissions. it is back close to pre-pandemic levels. >> as soon as the infrastructure comes back into service, it is the same polluting infrastructure that was there before. >> professor jackson shares the carbon study now in its 16th year. economic growth does not have to mean or carbon emissions. he points at japan and mexico where they were cutting emissions. > i don't think there is a
tight connection between economic growth and emissions. >> due to tight power supplies, coal mining and coal burning are ramping up manufacturing. internationally and in california, ev sales are breaking records but electric vehicles only represent 10 or 11% of the market. it will take years before today's gas powered vehicles go out of service. >> when we clean up the transportation sector, we don't just solve climate problems, we save lives and make our air cleaner and healthier. >> progress can be difficult in washington. >> the clean energy bill is mired in congress. we have not done much for clean energy. >> david louis, abc 7 news. >> still ahead, are you beginning to get into the holiday spirit? we
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sugar bear -- fir nicknamed sugar bear. it will appear on the the holiday season. >> the holiday ice rink in union square held its opening celebration this morning. the holiday ice read will be the only outdoor rink in san francisco this season. special events include free beginners lessons, 80's themed flashback fridays and drag queens on ice. it will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.. you must be vaccinated to get in. always fun. >> world news tonight with david muir is next.
tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. the major republican victory in virginia. the message to president biden and the democrats. also thousands of children now getting vaccinated. and the nfl star revealing he has covid and won't play in the big game. now questions over his vaccination status. tonight, after the republican victory in virginia, president biden now sending a message to democrats in congress, saying the democratic party needs to, quote, produce for the american people. and urging congress to pass those two bills held up by in-fighting among the democrats. tonight, virginia's republican governor-elect glenn youngkin celebrating his victory in a state president biden won by ten points just a year ago. rachel scott standing by tonight. the first covid vaccinations now under way for children ages