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struck and killed when taking her dog for a walk in alameda. tonight there is a vigil for her in oakland. cornell barnard is their lives were many people are remembering her amazing legacy tonight. cornell: dan, it has been a tough 24 hours. many still trying to process the sudden tragic death of supervisor wilma chan. a memorial has started about 30 minutes ago. friends and family gathering outside the county administration building, paying tribute to the politician who many described as a humble, selfless advocate and a quiet warrior. colleagues cried and hugged outside alameda county administration building, trying to process the sudden loss of supervisor wilma chan, who dedicated 30 years of her life to public service. >> i considered her not just a colleague, but a friend. cornell: the oakland mayor said she work safely with her
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on many issues from promoting leadership, to addressing racial disparities around the pandemic. >> she was an amazing champion, a quiet champion for the vulnerable, for public health. cornell: chan was struck and killed wednesday when walking her dog in alameda. first elected to the alameda county board of supervisors in 1994, becoming the first asian-american woman to hold the post, chan would go on to serve in the california state assembly, and would be later reelected to the board of supervisors in 2010. oakland chinatown chamber of commerce president carl chan says the bay area has lost an important advocate. >> i think her legacy is about how to make our county in working condition, so that everyone that deserves help will get h cornell: oakland unity council, a nonprofit advocate for
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immigrant families, credits chan for supporting affordable housing projects like casa arabella in oakland. >> because of her advocacy and efforts within the council, we were able to build affordable housing units for families, low income families, especially immigrants. cornell: 20 years ago, at a time when building a children's hospice in the east bay was unheard of, wilma chan helped george marchal's house founders secure land in san leandro. >> she has been an advocate, and one of her strongest -- one of our strongest supporters for the care and services we provide. if not for wilma, it would've never happened. cornell: we are back lives at this candlelight vigil, where many are continuing to talk about what an amazing life wilma chan had. we have heard that a lot today, how she gave her time to make life or for many.
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some say she leaves behind a legacy of advocacy and finding solutions, that tonight is a time to reflect and the time to grieve. in oakland, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. dan: people thought so well of her, and we are hearing so much of that in the last 24 hours. has anybody said what will happen to her seat on the board of supervisors? cornell: her chief of staff told us today that a temporary appointment will be named in the days and weeks to come. we don't know who that person will be. an election will be held next june. dan: cornell, thank you very much. ama: the intersection where supervisor chan was hit and killed had been identified as a high injury intersection by the city of alameda. sky seven flew overhead today. using our technology to show you, it is shoreline drive at grand street. i team reporter melanie woodrow has the story. melanie: there were enough high injury accidents at this intersection of shoreline drive
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at grand street, between 2009 and 2018, for the city to include it in its vision zero action plan. >> it is just not happening soon enough. . melanie: the bike work alameda what president says the beach just steps away, more needs to be done. >> it should be a safe place for pedestrians. melanie: element a police say a driver hit and killed supervisor wilma chan at the intersection while she was walking her dog. officials tell that i team that alameda added protected bike lanes and reduced the number of travel lanes for cars on shoreline drive. but safety changes to the intersection may not have come soon enough. >> we have a female on the ground bleeding and the driver of the vehicle standing by. melanie: investigators tell that i team there in the process of going through evidence. preliminarily, they say they believe chan was crossing shoreline drive, and the driver who hit her was driving east on shoreline drive. the trust petition coordinator lisa foster tells that i team,
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20% of alameda's roadways have been identified as high injury corridors. alameda ranks the corridor where she was killed as yellow, meaning the city considers it one of the least dangerous of the high injury corridors. >> we have not had time to look at every relevant intersection or corridor closely at. melanie: foster says the city will look at and possibly reprioritize the intersection, but only after police get along in their investigation, which could take as long as six months. >> the drivers going through there, they never come to a complete stop. melanie: sky seven over the intersection today as several cars, including a u.s. postal service truck blew over the line. the city transportation coordinator would not speculate what improvement could help, but she speculated that it would not be a traffic light. . the city council will consider the vision zero action plan on december 7. >> let's stop the analysis and start making the improvements. melanie: in alameda, for the 18, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news.
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dan: it is the end of an era for the giants. today catcher buster posey officially announced his retirement. larry beil is here. larry, his announcement got everyone, you included, a little choked up today. larry: i tell you, we started talking about madison bumgarner walking in from the boat and in kansas city during the world series, and i had chills. it was like i was right back there. a few moments brought back memories. buster was struggling himself with emotions and numerous points in the news conference, understandable, of course. his stats are only part of the story as to why he is beloved here -- seven-time all-star, rookie player of the year, three times world series champ, i could go on. as to why he is retiring, you could see for yourself right here. it is all about this shot -- all about his family, buster, his wife kristin, their four kids, the long time away from family so much, plus the pain
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playing the position for catcher convinced him this was the right time to walk away. a huge loss for the giants as well as the city. >> this is a really big loss and the end of an era. i wish him well and, you know, i am hoping he will still be back with his family to visit us and see some games in the future. larry: the vintage buster hug right there. reporter j.r. stone was at that press conference and talked with buster. jr, understandably, they don't want him to go. j.r.: no. there were some joking about that. somebody recently told me that buster posey was the heart and soul of the san francisco giants over the course of the last 12 years, and when he was speaking today, i could not help but think about that. he was thanking one person after the next. what a class act. and then what a moment it was when the president of baseball operations asked -- are you sure
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this is a done deal? take a listen. >> i don't know if this is the right time but i just wanted to ask, is this indefinite black for sure thing? [laughter] i just had to ask -- for [laughter] j.r.: buster posey who walked in with his wife and kids made it known this is it, saying, quote, i want to be able to do more stuff from february to november with my family. physically it is much harder now ." this is someone who for 12 years gave it all for his team. he was asked if opting out during the covid season had anything to do with this decision. he said it may have played a role as he talked about the importance of time with his family. nevertheless, he talked about those great memories with his teammates and here are couple of those. >> there's parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins that can still remember exactly where they were when edgar hit the
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game-winning homerun in texas, or when sergio romo stood on the round shook me off from throwing , a slider, which still scares me to this day, [laughter] when madison bumgarner came out of the bullpen in game seven in kansas city, and 45,000 people went deathly silent, because they knew at that point, the game and the world series was over. j.r.: wow. the memories that he gave the giants organization and that he gave fans, the memories he gave san francisco and really the whole country was something else. everybody seems to have their buster posey memory. somebody talked about the hugs he used to give players. and there was a fan last night who said jr, my dad grew up with joe montana, and i am proud to say that i grew up with buster posey. larry, back to you. larry: thanks, j.r. great job out there.
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the emotion, the attachment and the connection was so clear with the fans. today we are also hearing about his work off the field. he will continue his philanthropic work focused on pediatric cancer research. abc 7 news reporter luz pena spoke to a bay area nonprofit that has benefited from the work because he has done over the years. luz: he is the greatest catcher in giants history, but his legacy goes beyond baseball. >> i think we were among, if not the first nonprofit that he really got involved with. so i like to think that we helped shape him and his family's philanthropy. luz: in 2014, buster posey and his wife kristen visited the george mark's children's house, a pediatric palliative care center. here, he met one of the patients, justin. >> they basically just sat and talked baseball. justin was a baseball fan and it was just wonderful for him to have that opportunity. luz: two years later in 2016, the family launched the bp 28 foundation, focused on pediatric cancer research.
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>> if it is not in the millions, it is in the high hundreds of thousands of children that buster has supported. luz: one of the factors that moved the poseys early on, was learning that only 4% of cancer funds raised in the u.s. were going to pediatric research. his foundation has raised over $5.5 million and created partnerships with multiple cancer research institutions including ucsf children's hospital. how often does it come? -- does he come? >> he comes at minimum five times a year. luz: now that he is retiring baseball, he is officially not retiring from the work here? >> right, and we hope you can come visit us even more. [laughter] luz: this is justin, one of the first patient he met several years ago. for him, meeting posey is still a highlight of his life in recovery. how is justin doing today? >> he is 25. we haven't seen him for a few years, but i spoke with his mother a little bit ago, and he
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is actually doing really well. luz: one of the many people thanking buster posey today, who will now devote his time to being a dad of four children. in san francisco, luz pena, abc 7 news. dan: so many lives touched in a positive way. the giants mentioned they would like to have buster remain in the organization that it is not clear in what will yet that might. complicated because it sounds like the poseys will move back to georgia at some point. somebody else will catch it next season for the giants, but nobody replaces buster posey. will have lots more coming up in sports. dan: are we sure this is that dan deal? [laughter] larry: you and a few million other wish it was not a done deal and he could come back. i think it is pretty final. dan: we wish him well. he left his mark, for sure. ama: turning to other news. san francisco police are investigating a shooting that killed one person on one of the
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city's most famous streets. it happened this afternoon or the intersection of haight street and masonic avenue. a second person was injured. sky seven over the scene, showing a lot of police activity in the area. a section of the street was shut down for much of the afternoon. the two people charged in the killing of 19-year-old lenny beauchamp appeared in court today. during the court hearing, it was decided that the hearing for the suspect who are brother and sister would yet again be moved to next friday. prosecutors say jessica intentionally shot and killed a teenager at a halloween party on saturday in fairfield on sunday, her remains were found in monterey. investigators say jessica's brother marco quintanilla harbored, concealed, and aided his sister so that she could avoid arrest. >> i haven't received any discovery. i cannot make any comment. >> no response to the allegations against --
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>> obviously, i believe they are innocent. yes, absolutely. ama: the shooting took place at the home of juan peralta, an active-duty air force base air man who has also been taken into custody. prosecutors have not decided whether to charge me at. dan:. dan: they hit the road. tonight we take you along with santa clara county's mobile efforts to get kids vaccinated against coronavirus. and they have a goal to meet. ama: the battle over the future of solar power. there is more at stake than you might think. spencer: i am spencer christian. our weekend weather is looking mainly dry, but not so dry early next hi, i'm pat and i'm 75 years old. we live in the mountains so i like to walk. i'm really busy in my life; i'm always doing something. i'm not a person that's going to sit too long. in the morning, i wake up and the first thing i do is go to my art studio. a couple came up and handed me a brochure on prevagen. i've been taking prevagen for about four years. i feel a little bit brighter
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dan: our work to build a better bay area means protecting your health, even more of a priority because of the pandemic. president biden made it official today, businesses with more than 100 employees will have to get everyone vaccinated. under the rules, workers must be vaccinated against covid-19 by january 4. if not, they must submit weekly testing. and vaccinated employees must also wear our mask at all times while in the workplace. officials say the rules allow for religious and medical exemptio the new requirements will apply to about 84 million workers at medium and large sized businesses. ama: santa clara county is taking its mobile vaccination vent on the road, stopping at schools with the goal of, getting 75% of children five to 11 vaccinated by the end of the year. our reporter was there of the van made its first stop and talk to kids who were in line.
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reporter: as a kid, wouldn't it have been great to be the first student in your school to do something historic? that's the chance these lucky few had today as they received the vaccine on campus. how does it feel to be another first kids in your school vaccinated? >> it's awesome. i like it. >> it was easier than i thought it would be. doesn't hurt as much as i thought it would. reporter: how did it feel? >> good. reporter: santa clara county is bringing shots to the communities that need it most with pop-up clinics at schools thanks to the mobile backs van. today was the first stop. >> the elementary school is one of the first in more than 80 schools in santa clara county that is going to provide pediatric vaccinations into the little arms of five to 11-year-old students who attend school here. it will keep our children safe from illness and allow them to engage in more and more of typical childhood experiences. reporter: complete with music and costumed vaccine workers,
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the goal is to keep the process fun and stress free for everyone. [applause] she brought her kids after her entire family survived a battle with covid. she believes the shot gives her son the best chance to be safe, and encourages other parents to do the same for their kids. >> even though you hear a lot of negative comments about it, what i feel is that if you want to keep you and your family safe in the future, it is better to bring your kids for them to get vaccinated as well. reporter: to find a location to get your kids vaccinated, visit abc7news.com. in san jose, dustin dorsey, abc 7 news. ama: and if you have questions about vaccines or policies, ask our vaccine team. go to abc7news.com/vaccine, and click on the big new box. and tomorrow, we have a half hour dedicated to answering your questions about vaccines and children. don't miss it on friday from 430
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to 5 p.m. you can send your questions on abc7news.com/vaccine, and tomorrow, you will be able to ask them live over facebook and youtube. dan: should be great. stay with us. there are storms in the seven-day ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ matt sakai like when we get a little sunshine and rain and then back to unchained.
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dan: it is the perfect pattern. spencer: right now the weather is cool and calm. much like ama. [laughter] current wind speeds are light across much of the area, but we have 20 miles per hour wind at sfo, 13 miles per hour in oakland. it has turned cooler in the last 24 hours. notice the temperature change. , nine degrees cooler in san francisco than this time yesterday evening. as clouds are thickening and rain is approaching, give it a little time to arrive. here is a review looking over san francisco under mainly clear skies, 61 degrees in the city and in mountain view. 63 at oakland, san jose and morgan hill. 57 at half moon bay. clear skies over the golden gate. other temperature readings, 62 a in both santa rosa and napa, and livermore as well. 61 nevada. mid-60's in fairfield and
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concord. the view from emeryville across the bay bridge and these are forecast features -- clouds. they will increase overnight. isolated showers, light ones, may develop in the north bay on saturday, but most of the area will be dry through the weekend. next term arrives monday into tuesday, a winter system that may produce isolated sprinkles. our forecast animation starting at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow shows high clouds and fog near the coast and bay. during the day, bright skies. but late tomorrow, a wave of light rain will arrive in mendocino county, reaching to the southernmost part of sonoma county and that will move through. during the overnight hours into early saturday morning, another sprinkle or two as far south as cloverdale and santa rosa. that will be the extent of any rain going into the weekend. let's move forward and look at projected rainfall estimates -- about 0.01 inches of rainfall, up at clearlake. 0.04 at cloverdale.
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a very weak system. tonight's conditions, and are increasingly cloudy skies, low temperatures will drop to the mid-to-upper 40's, a little cooler than last night. 50's around the bay shoreline and on the coast. tomorrow, filtered sunshine with a few high clouds lingering. high temperatures will range from 61 at half moon bay, mid-60's around the bay shoreline. inland, they will warm up to the upper 60's tomorrow. we skip ahead to monday afternoon at which point the rain will be approaching. monday evening, we will see it sweep through the bay area, moving to the sierra as a mix of rain and snow. it will be wet through the remainder of monday and tuesday, and tuesday evening before it starts to wind down a bit. rainfall estimates for that storm, quite a bit more than what we showed you for this saturday morning sprinkle, just under half inch here at san jose. moving up into the north bay, over one inch.
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here is the accuweather seven-day forecast -- don't forget to turn the clocks back to standard time over the weekend going into sunday morning. amelia dry weekend. monday and tuesday, we get partial clearing. brighter and warmer conditions on thursday, dan. dan: spencer, thanks very much. a san francisco apartment for $700 a month? they are renting now near the embarcadero, and you will get a look inside one. these units, though, are not for everyone. reporter: bank of america gave refunds for some victims of the zell scam, but not
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plus for a limited time, ask how to get a $500 prepaid card when you upgrade. call today. announcer: building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. dan: transformations can take time. this example took 30 years. the embarcadero in san francisco has been undergoing a noticeable transformation. ama: it now includes much-needed effort of the housing. reporter leanne melendez was at the grand opening of a 178 new unit building.
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lyanne: families are now giving the area much-needed life. >> 3, 2, 1! [crowd cheering] lyanne: the two new housing developments are called broadway cove and 735 davis. one side is affordable housing. the other, apartments for seniors. those considered very low income seniors pay only $769 for a one bedroom in what is considered a prime location. >> legions of san franciscans of all incomes and ages are going to live here with dignity for a long time. lyanne: that was the dream of the late developer john stuart, who was honored today for his commitment to building affordable housing. >> so many people to thank along the way. let me start by thanking god, for the loma prieta earthquake. [laughter] lyanne: after god, apparent did his work, the freeway was demolished in 1991.
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as many things in san francisco, it took time to get here, 30 years to turn car space into people space. >> it took an act of god to get san francisco to hear more about his people than the cars that drive its people around. lyanne: that is sam of the mission housing development corporation. . he says 10 years ago, affordable housing did not enjoy the support it now has. >> housing has started to affect middle-class white people, so our country is finally taking notice. dion: no one better than this mother of three to give her perspective on what this development means. she moved here from low income housing on patrol hill. >> i have never had a dishwasher. i have seen them before, but i have never operated one. when i realized how simple it is to just put the dishes in the dishwasher, walk down the hallway and do a load of laundry while i am doing dinner or homework, i was, like, life
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can't get any better than this. lyanne: in san francisco, leanne melendez, abc 7 news. ama: democratic leaders are pushing for a vote on the president's build back better spending bill as early as tonight. as reporter elizabeth schulze explains, it comes as lawmakers work to finalize the legislation. elizabeth: a new sense of urgency among top democrats on capitol hill to take action on president biden's economic agenda. thsen. tillis: he the more results we can produce in the way people understand, the better it is. elizabeth: house speaker nancy pelosi is wishing for votes within days of the president's two signature pieces of legislation, the $1.7 trillion build back better spending bill investing in climate, childcare, and education, and the roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill focused on roads, bridges, and high-speed internet. >> they want us to get this bipartisan infrastructure package across the finish line. elizabeth: the joint committee on taxation out with their analysis of the bill today
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, saying it will raise $1.5 trillion over 10 years mainly by targeting large corporations and the wealthiest americans. democrats bow the plan will be fully paid for. but moderate senator joe manchin is still sounding the alarm about its price tag, insisting on cnn, "democrats must slow down and assess its impact on the deficit and inflation." >> people are scared to death in west virginia about the rising costs of gasoline and food, now utilities, the basic needs of life is going up and making it more of a burden on them. no matter how much money we send out. elizabeth: acknowledging all 50 democratic senators must be on board for the spending bill to pass majority leader chuck , schumer is aiming for a senate vote by the end of the month. >> the senate continues to achieve progress in our goal of passing build back better before thanksgiving. that's our goal. elizabeth: president biden says the election results in virginia and new jersey are showing big gains for republicans and are a message from voters that they want congress and the white house to get things done.
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elizabeth schulze, abc news, the white house. on a widespread scam targeting of america and selle customers, imposters treat customers into sending the money through zelle 7 on your side, help some folks recover some money but, we are learning banks are not refunding all the victims of fraud. 7 on your side's michael finney is here. michael: it is a wild west out there. you get to pavement apps like zelle, your money gets transferred instantly, non-reversible, and mostly nonregulated. for our viewers, it means the bank decides who gets a refund and who doesn't. >> i got a text message asking me if i had authorized a transaction. >> i didn't authorize a $3500 transfer! >> i called them right away.
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michael: they are all victims of the zelle that is spreading around the country. >> he told me he could help me out to get the funds back. >> they started giving me instructions. >> he said, ok, we are going to get you that $3500 back. you are going to go to zelle and send it to yourself. michael: in reality, they are sending the money straight to the scammers. >> $3500 gone. >> probably one of the worst weeks of my life. >> i cried, i cried, i cried. >> it was an eye-opener. michael: each filed a claim with bank of america and each was denied. the bank said victims had authorized the payment, so they were responsible for the loss. and zelle offers no protections. >> i called bank of america and said, this is wrong. >> you are not going to ensure this money? >> and there is nothing we can do? michael: however, 7 on your side pointed out scammers had tricked
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the customers into transferring their money. and without saying why, bank of america reversed itself and refunded the money to all these victims. >> that means i get my money back? oh, yes. then i started crying. [laughter]. >> oh my god, my money is back. >> we will all be ok, thanks to you. michael: now comes whitney, of san carlos. >> i am still lost. how do they decide my case should be denied? michael: she also received a call from an imposter claimant someone was draining her account, persuading her to transfer $1000 through zelle. maher money is gone too. that be of a denied her claim and stop to that decision. >> my money was taken from my bank account. it was from a phone call from a scammer. >> it will probably take banking regulators many years to catch on with what is going on with zelle. michael: consumer advocate bob sullivan says there are no regulations for meant apps while scammers are exploiting them
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more. a federal law known as regulation e products victims of fraudulent money transfers. the consumer financial protection bureau said that includes those who are tricked into giving access to their account. that that interpretation is not written into law, which leaves banks acting on their own. >> i am so much at the mercy of the person who was analyzing the case. michael: bank of america told winnie it denied her claim because she authorized the zelle transfer. but so did the other victims did get refunds. >> if bank of america can give them money back, why are they discriminating my case? michael: bank of america did not say why customers get refunds and others don't. it says it considers each case individually. now, consumer advocates say now is the time to put rules in place requiring refunds, just like with credit cards. dan: yeah, this will definitely keep happening. michael: it is. dan: thanks, mike.
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dan: it is dinner time, and a bay area company is producing meat in the way you have never seen before. we toured a lab in emeryville, a place they say is the future of food production. reporter: gauges, meters, flashing lights. it is all futuristic at this lab, and it is all designed to make real meat. the main difference, they are not harvesting it from animals. >> we're just trying to make the same product people have loved their entire lives in a different way. reporter: eric is the president of upside foods a company trying new way to create products we eat. they let us inside for a look at their lab. the way it works. -- they take sales from animals and grew the meat. >> we take a small sample of
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cells from an animal, muscle tissue, bring it to this facility behind me, and we grow them, them like they would be fed in an animal. and we can produce a lot of muscle tissue directly from a very small amount of sales, and we feed it to other people. reporter: according to them the food looks like the meat he would find it a grocery store. this is footage from a recent cooking segment. this way of food production is something scientists say they have been researching for several years. this type of production but he says he doesn't think what upside foods is doing the work long-term. >> can you grow them at scale and in search numbers that you make it competitive with beef or any other poultry or fish question mark our answer to that based just on well-known principles of fermentation processes, it doesn't look very good. reporter: however, upside foods says they are confident they can
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produce meat at high numbers. >> instead of going for 18 months to make a cow and 14-21 days, we have the same beef on a grocery store shelf. reporter: in emeryville, ryan curry, abc 7 news. dan: looks like an oil refinery. the investment into this. ama: it's incredible. i bet it tastes the same, right? dan: it is made from animal cells. we will see. ama: we have a few dry days before the next round of wet weather arrives in the bay area. spencer lays it out in the seven-day forecast, and the all-important weekend.
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focus on building a better bay area. reporter david louis looks at the battle over the future of solar in california. dan: for years, homeowners have had a financial incentive to install rooftop solar. credits are given for energy they don't need that is transported to the power grid and that lowers their electric bills. it has led to 1.3 million solar systems being installed across the state. however, the states public utilities commission is reviewing the program, called "net energy metering." it has triggered a battle with very unusual alliances and very graphic lobbying, such as this message carved in sand at huntington beach. >> it can be reformed to continue to grow rooftop solar in california, which we all support, and it can also be reformed to make it more fair and equitable so that people from disadvantaged communities are not shouldering the burden. david: fairbanks represents affordable energy for all, a coalition of consumers, seniors, social justice and business groups which are known to but t heads with utility giants. however, pg&e and san diego gas and electric are part of the coalition.
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they argue that the poor subsidize wealthier homeowners who get solar energy credits in , and the poor cannot install solar if they are renters. many other groups are providing recommendations to state regulators as the program -- as they assess program revisions. the solar industry is also weighing in concerned that , reform could be harmful at a time when there is more focus on clean energy. >> nobody is going to go solar if it costs you more money to do that. nobody. and we are going to lose tens of thousands of jobs. we are going to lose hundreds of illnesses, and will have no relief from blackouts, wildfires, and rising rates. david: the cpuc is expected to release its recommendation in december. david louis, abc 7 news. dan: abc 7 is dedicated to combating climate change to help build a better bay area and the planet, for that matter. you can see our climate watch coverage on the abc 7 bay area connected tv app.
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downloaded wherever you stream. ama: one last check of our weather for the evening. dan: yes, spencer is tracking it. more rain coming question mike spencer: a sprinkle on saturday morning in the north bay. but more measurable rain will come next week. tonight we have mainly cloudy skies and a little fog. lows in the mid-40s to the high 50's. highs tomorrow and the bright skies but with clouds lingering. low 60's at the coast. mid-60's at the bay. upper 60's inland. saturday morning may bring a sprinkle or two in the north bay, but the weekend will be mainly dry. we set our clocks back one hour saturday morning -- sunday morning as we fall back to standard time, system will arrive bringing rain monday evening through tuesday. we start to dry out mid-week next week. ama: sounds great. thank you so much, spencer. dan: alright, sports director larry beil is back. larry: more on the retirement of buster posey. we will hear from the man who managed him for a decade.
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and also try alevex topical pain relief. >> now, abc 7 sports would larry beil. larry: good evening. fans see the home runs and the world series trophies. they do not see the recoveries from devastating surgeries, exhausting road trips, time away from family. that factored into buster posey's decision to retire. so many signature moments, but
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that grand slam in the 2012 division series, that was pretty special, part of what should be a hall of fame resume for buster. he mentioned today, pain. countless. foul balls off the mask. and if you see the close up here. look at the paint chips flying off the mask. that takes its toll. despite that, posey hit .304 this season, numbers that make you want more especially if you are farhaan, who now has to find a new catcher. >> don't know if this is the right time for it, but i kind of just wanted to ask, is this like a definite, like, for sure thing? [laughter] i just had to ask. >> i went into this last season feeling like it might be my last. just gave myself some space in my mind to be ok with deciding otherwise, if i wanted to keep playing. and i just never really wavered.
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i think it really allowed me to, not that you don't give it your all, but really empty the tank this year like i never have before among those on hand today, buster's board manager, as well as his most recent skipper bruce. he flew into the news conference -- no way he was going to miss a day this special. >> this is a special moment for me to be here and to honor him. when he called me a couple of days ago and told me about his decision, i'll be honest, i was a little surprised. but at the same time i was happy for him. just going through it a couple of years ago, i know that the same emotions going through his head. >> he was going to support but he was also going to challenge and he was going to expect a lot from his leadership group, which you don't see that very often from professional athletes. but this is where his thoughtfulness stands out. larry: that is part of what made him special. some football news.
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the 49ers offense has not been the juggernaut in years past. part of that is that absence of george kittle, out for a month with a calf injury. he is back now. he is not only a great receiver, his blocking springs so many home runs. having him back opens up the play before kyle shanahan. arizona and the rams in the next two weeks, key division games. and george kittle is ready to go out and hit some people. >> i feel good. doing whatever i can to be prepared for sunday. been practicing since green bay week. definitely a bit of rust up there. it is like. . riding a bike just got to catch the ball and hit some people and play football. larry: pretty much sums it up. that will be good for jimmy garoppolo and company to have him back on the field. one last -- baseball is a game of numbers, statistics, all that. there is only two players in all of major league history to win a rookie of the year award, an
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m.v.p., and three world series trophies -- buster posey and pete rose. ama: wow. larry: select company for esther buster posey. dan: indeed. ama: coming up tonight at 8:00, catch the queen family sing-along. followed tonight by queens. big sky at 10:00. then stay with abc 7 news 11:00. you can watch our newscasts live and on-demand to the abc 7 bay area connected tv app, available on apple tv, android tv, fire tv, and roku. downloaded now and start streaming. . that is it for this edition of abc 7 news. thank you for joining us, i am ama daetz. dan: than i am dan ashley. for all of us here, we appreciate your time. have a great evening and will see you tonight for the news at 11:00. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy, visit ncicap.org]
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