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moving forward finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. more excitement than trepidation in the east bay today as contra costa county kicked off. its school vaccine clinics aimed at children ages 5 to 11. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm on a date and i'm dan ashley. you're watching abc 7 news at five live here on abc 7 hulu live and wherever you stream glad you are with us. well, the clinics were held in richmond and san pablo abc news reporter leslie brinkley visited one of the sites where families were grateful that the vaccines were made. accessible i told my mom about it and then she said okay, let's go and get it. this six-year-old said it was a piece of cake to get the vaccine especially in a school library with disney music playing and plenty of cookies while you're here to tell other kids it was okay. yeah.
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what should they do? they should listen. and go get their shot. yeah. that's perfect. others needed some persuasion here at eastern elementary school on day one of a pop-up vaccine clinic for five to 11 year olds. he was actually really excited about coming. he just got a little bit nervous when it was time. to happen to his arm. i covid-19 vaccine first shot. three weeks. i'm gonna get my second shot here. do you want to show us your vaccine card? that's pretty cool. we really want to focus on schools because we wanted to bring the vaccination efforts to the community and meet families and kids where they're at. the school is really a trusted messenger for families a trend to stay for children and families clinics will continue on wednesday at tara hills elementary school in san pablo and right here at nystrom and highland elementary schools in richmond by friday and saturday. the school clinics will extend all the way out to pittsburgh
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some clinics. but only by appointment just for students and their immediate families others are open for anyone in the community to walk in each. clinic is different. so you have to check it out online or talk toour school in contra costa county. i'm leslie brinkley abc 7 news and remember for information about vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 throughout the bay area. just head to abc 7 there we have full list of vaccination sites county by county in alameda county first responders are now being told to get vaccinated or be tested. it's a new mandate similar to those already announced another bay area counties abc 7 news reporter. dustin dorsey has the details. in the city of fremont. the riding is literally on the wall covid knows no age race color or religion an alameda county says getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others from the virus. they are doubling down on that notion with a new vaccine mandate for first resp.
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first having people vaccinated when you're exposed to thousands of people whether it be in our jail setting or out in the public it makes everybody safer. so it makes the first responders safer and the people that we come in contact safer if everybody's vaccinated for the nearly 4,000 emergency personnel in the county like fire sheriffs and emts a new choice get fully vaccinated or take weekly tests and wear a mask while in the presence of patients or residents while entering high-risk health care facilities, alameda county. health officer dr. nicholas moss said in a statement today quote unvaccinated providers entering. risk health care facilities can spread covid-19. this order is necessary. to reduce that risk and protect older and medically vulnerable residents and staff alameda county sheriff gregory. ahern says his office already has a similar mandate in place for their 1700 employees 54% of them have shown proof of full vaccination to this point sheriff. ahern says he respects those who
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choose to not get the vaccine and he hopes the mandate doesn't lead to the loss of more critical first responders since they also have the choice to get weekly covid tests. we need every badge personnel we can dealing with the shortages that we have in staffing now. so even one two, three people leaving because of this would be very detrimental to our agency the county employees have until december 21st to provide proof of vaccination and a booster shot is not required in alameda county dustin dorsey abc 7 news. the move from alameda county is similar to action already taken by several others contra costa marin, san francisco, santa clara and sonoma county's have also implemented vaccine requirements for their first responders. california is reversing course in the battle against covid-19 with cases climbing. once again, the state is up. 6,000 new cases per day hospitalizations have jumped 4 percentages two weeks. let's put the state back in the red category for high transmission an experts say the next few months are critical for
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weather. we'll see another winter surge. we're approaching winter more people are coming inside as we're starting to lift mandates and people are becoming more complacent about what's been going on for the past 18 months. so as we're seeing in europe this is a setup for more transmission more local outbreaks. dr. patel goes on to say that he's worried about travel over the holidays. he says with the us just lifting the travel ban for 30 countries as we reported yesterday and more people traveling domestically. the possibility of transmission is high. it's now official san francisco district. attorney. jason boudin will face a recall election next june today department of election. boss. john arnes announced organizers behind the effort collected more than enough valid signatures to force a vote on boudin's future booting isn't commenting. however called the friends of chase abudin, it says the announcement wasn't surprising in their confident voters will reject the quote republican funded and endorsed effort the san francisco board of deng psa thats gng o
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would allow san francisco sheriff's deputies to provide private security to stores battling retail theft now that's after the san francisco police. officers association expressed some concern about deputies doing those jobs abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow explains. why? these viral videos highlight the retail theft problems in san francisco from handbags at neiman marcus to toiletries at walgreens this video shot by abc 7 news reporter liam melendez for about a year. i've been ringing the alarm supervisor asha safaii recently proposed san francisco sheriff's deputies provide private security for san francisco stores similar to the private security san francisco police officers, sometimes provide the store's hiring the officers or deputies pay for their overtime many sellers were saying they wanted to hire more law enforcement, but they're just were not enough. officers available the board of supervisors was supposed to take up the proposal today, but yesterday the san francisco.
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officers association requested a meet and confer to discuss their concerns. thereby postponing the board's plans before anyone else joins the party. we just want to make sure that all the rules are met poa vice president tracy mcrae says those concern include deputies training and ability to investigate because they work in such a control environment, which is the jail, san francisco sheriff paul miyamoto. it's obvious by saying that they're not familiar with the training that we have. we all have what are called crisis intervention technique training. we have a criminal investigations unit already manages all of our arrests follow up investigations. yes, a poa's meet and confer will happen tomorrow with the board of supervisors potentially taking up the proposal next week instead we it will suppress this retail theft that's impacting our city. i'm actually looking forward to making sure that we can reassure everybody as to our skill set and our ability to rapid death as it is now. probably a guard to come in. it's be at every store in this
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city in san francisco know when you would row abc 7 news san francisco supervisor, matt haney announced plans today to introduce to introduce a resolution officially apologizing to chinese americans for a century and a half of mistreatment much of early part of san francisco's history was defined by anti-chinese racism and people need to know that we have to tell that history. we have to confront it. we have to be honest about it. haney says the racism continues to this day evidenced by the rise in violent attacks against people of asian descent since the pandemic began. he says the effort is not just symbolic. he says more investments in the chinese-american community need need to be made antioch, san jose. angeles have issued similar apologies this year now, we should know any minute now what will happen to a controversial statue in san jose right now. the city council is discussing whether to take down the statue of former mayor thomas fallon, it currently stands near san pedro square the statue depicts fallon raising the us flag in
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san jose in 1846 on what was then mexican land. he was a captain during the mexican-american war critics if you him as an oppressor something's probably familiar a lot of parents that not in your stomach. that i had no -- choice. i had to cancel that trip. next up five governor newsome opens up about abruptly canceling his plans to attend a un climate change conference nearly two weeks ago plus fast food workers across the state on strike today what they are demanding from local and state leaders. abc 7 when it comes to flooring, i'm hard to please. so, i go to floor & decor where i find every imaginable tile, wood, laminate or stone without compromising my design. cause one aisle doesn't cut it. i need an entire store. explore floor & decor in person or online.
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away from public appearances and working quietly in sacramento turned out to be one of the most productive weeks since being governor. he spoke today in monterey at the economic summit. you weren't abducted by aliens or had no there was some twitter accounts of that i think we'd all do well. taking some time away from social media. that's just a thought some had speculated that the governor had a bad reaction to the covid booster shot something the governor's staff denied then two days later california's first couple abruptly canceled their trip to scotland where they were scheduled to attend the climate change summit. it was in fact for individuals ages 5 to 12 who forced the governor to have an intervention at the dinner table just days before i'm def. myself, you know, i gotta go. i mean this and that and life was going to go as well and mom and dad missing halloween. for them. it's like worse than christmas
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missing christmas, and i woke up that next morning with. something's probably familiar a lot of parents that not in your stomach. that i had no -- choice. i had to cancel that trip abc 7 news insider phil, mate weighed in and with joe biden now in the white house rather than donald trump jerry brown's and gavin newsoms and arnold schwarzeneggers of the world. really. needed there and it turns out that gavin was actually needed at home newsome admitted. he's those responsibilities particularly to fathers that may not be doing as much that's being honest as the moms have been doing in the last few years the fact that governor newsom made news without having a single media appearance for days seems to show that he is still very much a rising. are in his party other democrats wouldn't be getting this kind of attention. so he has to be considered as a
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serious possible candidate next time they have a presidential run in san francisco. lyanne melendez abc 7 news. a big step today in the ongoing effort to get more affordable housing in san francisco public and private partners took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for a 100% affordable mixed-use transit oriented housing development in the outer mission. project is being built in a parking lot next to balboa park bart station and will provide residents with intensive social employment and training services. we have space in san francisco to build affordable housing for our low-income communities. we have lots of space there are lots of parking lots just like this all over the city and so whenever someone tells you that we people just need to move away that there isn't enough room that just point them to this place. the 131 unit project will take two. to complete it's the first affordable housing development app. under a state senate bill that streamlines legislation for
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housing construction in california fast food workers in the bay area went on a one-day strike today to protest what they claim are unsafe working conditions and lack of covid precautions the strike at a jack in the box in oakland is part of a state. i'd walk out workers blocked entrances and the restaurant closed. we demand that they protected while being on this job. fast-food employees in san jose held a protest outside of burger king in campbell a few state lawmakers joined the rallies to show their support support for a bill that would create. food sector council to determine minimum working standards for the industry. a medical breakthrough made by researchers here in the bay area that many hope can minimize the effects of traumatic bra when you hear... ♪cough cough ♪ ♪ sneeze sneeze ♪ [ sneezing ] it's time for... ♪ plop plop fizz fizz ♪ [ loud fizzing ]
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have made a discovery they hope
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change millions of lives. it's a potential way of treating patients with severe brain injuries abc 7 news reporter stephanie. sierra has the details. from the battlefield explosions to violent sports injuries millions of patients suffer the lifetime effects of traumatic brain injuries and treating the symptoms is often a frustrating challenge, but now there's hope for a possible breakthrough. this is a pretty big deal in her lab at san francisco's gladstone institute researcher sean pause studies the circuits that relay messages in the brain trying to understand how they change after a traumatic brain injury also known as tbi using animal models her team recording those signals they ultimately identified a disruption in a key area of the brain possibly linked to a host of long-term symptoms from sleeplessness to seizures and along with it a possible suspect after the traumatic brain injuries. there is an upregulation in this molecule called c1q and especially in a deep brain area
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called the thalamus and when we blocked the molecule we were able to prevent the chronic neuronal loss and the chronic inflammation and the sleeve disruption in other words major symptoms of tbi the blocker they used was anybody being developed by south san francisco-based annex and biosciences tedknock is chief innovation officer. so it's really interesting about dr. paz's study. is that even 24 hours after the injury. she found that she could treat treat. use our treatment. to walk this process of the company has already conducting clinical trials. the inhibitor for treating als and other conditions and could potentially expand to tbi in the future and with causes ranging from car crashes to simple falls some 69 million people around the world are believed to suffer from traumatic brain injury every year stephanie holden who worked on the gladstone team believes a post injury treatment could be life-changing and the hope that there might be a
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potential. went for the symptoms that they experience would be really really powerful in san francisco stephanie sierra abc 7 news. and besides als the annexonnnexn biosciences is also conducting trials of its inhibitor for huntington's disease an autonomous vehicle company is rolling into the south bay and bringing hundreds of jobs with it crews is a division of general motors that focuses on driverless cars it plans to open a tech hub in sunnyvale next year employing about 400 people cruz is awaiting final approval from california's public utilities commission to launch a fleet of driverless. robo taxis in san francisco all right. well we dried out a little bit today, although i think i randomly got hit by some sprinkles midday today. yeah, there were some sprinkles late into the day meteorologist sandhya patel is here with what's a head now sandy? yeah, what's ahead is what you're gonna see here in just a moment dan and alma and that is plenty of sun from our san jose
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camera. just a gorgeous post sunset view right now a nice color is there. yeah. we have a few clouds around certainly is a moist environment still low 60s from santa rosa to novato concord 61 more 64 degrees most areas have been in the low to upper 60s and we are seeing some gray skies from our emeryville camera low 60s from san francisco to oakland, san jose 65 half moon bay 59 degrees. well, how could you forget the last 24 hours? it was a stormy night. and yes, we did have a few showers linger into this afternoon. so when you take a look at what happened here that storm the atmospheric river came through the sierra saw snow anywhere from 1 to 7 inches there now all is quiet as you take a look at those. rainfall totals well, you did get about almost three inches there in kentfield. so it's quite a soaker or close to two inches santa rosa 9/10 in san francisco. just under that in oakland. you will notice about a half an inch in livermore and san jose. i know you get left behind but by the time the moisture gets
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over the santa cruz mountains, there's not a whole lot left. so you're in the rain shadow 300th of an inch there golden gate bridge. showing you what you're going to face tomorrow morning gray skies. so foggy for the morning commute brighter and milder in the afternoon, and we do have a warming trend going into the weekend hourly forecast 7 o'clock tonight. definitely fog around watch out as your commuting tomorrow morning. there will be some thick pockets of fog at 5 am continuing into 8 am and then that fog will just burn off by noontime and you will see a lot of sun out there temperatures ranging from the 40s to the 50s. so a good idea to parabolite jacket before you go and then for the afternoon you're looking at 69 and half moon bay 65 in the city 68 in santa rosa, san rafael 66 oakland 68 degrees in san jose and 62 and half moon bay plenty of sun expected for your wednesday afternoon a few heightened wispy clouds to the north as you check out the accuweather 7-day forecast notice that it's a foggy start, but the temperature is bounce
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back nicely low 70s sunnier and milder for veterans day observations low 60s to low 70s. and as you take a look here, really the numbers will peak on saturday 74 degrees for our warmest spots. coastal areas in the mid 60s temperatures will change very little for the second half of your weekend and then cloudier skies are expected early next week with a little bit of a cool-down on tuesday, but i hope you got your fill of the rain because you notice the next seven days. i don't have any on the forecast there amend in well little son will be nice. thanks, sandy. well, we have some sad news. share out of the oakland zoo to tigers that called the zoo home for the past decade have died molly and milo who were sisters were put down this morning the oakland zoo staff made the decision because both tigers were declining in health in their old. age both had advanced kidney disease and arthritis molly and milu were brought to the zoo in 2011 after being rescued an exotic pet breeder.
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texas but they had good care there at the zoo. they sure did absolutely. well still ahead. he was a fan favorite as a running back for the san francisco 49ers and now there are reports. he's taking up a new sport. to be a thriver with metastatic breast cancer means asking for what we want. and need. and we need more time. so, we want kisqali. women are living longer than ever before with kisqali when taken with an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant in postmenopausal women with hr+, her2- metastatic breast cancer. kisqali is a pill that's significantly more effective
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at delaying disease progression versus an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant alone. kisqali can cause lung problems, or an abnormal heartbeat, which can lead to death. it can cause serious skin reactions, liver problems, and low white blood cell counts that may result in severe infections. tell your doctor right away if you have new or worsening symptoms, including breathing problems, cough, chest pain, a change in your heartbeat, dizziness, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, tiredness, loss of appetite, abdomen pain, bleeding, bruising, fever, chills or other symptoms of an infection, a severe or worsening rash, are or plan to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. avoid grapefruit during treatment. ask your doctor about living longer with kisqali.
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view of the action from the comfort of their couch. xingxi is one of thirteen marvel movies that will be available in imax's expanded aspect ratio for the first am ever on disney plus which is owned by abc 7's parent company disney the imax format offers up to 26% more picture meaning fans get a better view of all the thrills and listen to this black panther and iron man are also part of the new releases they'll be available in the new format on friday. and friday is also disney plus day. it's a celebration of the disney plus global community and we're giving away 10 free annual subscriptions to new customers. just go to abc 7 to enter we will announce 10 winners on friday, and we're excited to do that. all right, chris wanted tolowski retired from major league soccer over the weekend, but he's staying with the san jose earthquakes in a new role the 38 year old. danville native is now a special assistant to the general manager. he will work with young players and advise the gm wantelowski spent 14. is with the quakes he had planned on retiring after last
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season but stuck around for one more hadn't the fans and being able to. to experience it with them being able to celebrate with them that made it special and that made it, you know, kind of gave me some closure as well. you know, just this is a great. waiting for wandolowski scored his 171st career goal on sunday. he is major league soccer's time leading scorer and i'm a great to have him still with organization. yeah, absolutely. that is awesome. wow, what a career. right finally tonight 49ers all-time leading rusher frank gore. is now a boxer. yeah, you heard right? he'll be fighting former nba player darren williams in florida on december 18th. it's the professional boxing debut for both men the 38 year old gore has not retired officially from the nfl according to our sister network. espn gore has been training in boxing for years. not bad. he declined advances from nfl teams this season in order to on boxing incredible.
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alright. well world news tonight with david. neuros next. i'mn a date and i'm dan ashley for sandy patel all of us. we appreciate your time. we'll see you again. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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