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controversial statue in san jose. will it stay or go? >>
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>> another recall election certified for san francisco's embattled district attorney. what this election means not just for san francisco but the whole country. >> a controversial statue in the south bay is coming down for good. tonight's decision by city leaders and what happens next. >> the postal service says they are starting to get busy. expect things to ramp up as we get closer to the holidays. details in my story. >> when it will burn up, coming up. >> abc 7 news at 11:00 starts right now. >> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions this is abc 7 news. >> it's official. another recall is on the ballot. san francisco voters will get the chance to decide whether the district attorney will keep his job. i am dan ashley.
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ama: i am ama daetz. kate larsen spoke vot both sides tonight. kate: they certified a recall election for the embattled district attorney. >> san franciscans are set up and tired. kate: she is an organizer. the campaign submitted 83,000 signatures, 32,000 more than required to land her on the june 7 ballot. >> it is about san franciscans not feeling safe under this district attorney when he does not hold to account and act responsibly when it comes to repeat offenders. >> he has fulfilled his campaign promises to increase public safety and reform the criminal justice system. kate: the campaign manager says with all the money raised on the probe recall side, it's no surprise the measure made it to the ballot. he says his team strategy is to educate voters.
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that is our job for the next eight months, to make sure we can counter this false narrative coming through from the recall folks and paint a picture of what is actually happening. kate: boudin will not be running against anyone. if he is recalled, mayor london breed would appoint a replacement, meaning voters will make a decision based on what they feel boudin has or has not done for the city. >> we had an ideological movement and it was promised a new tomorrow. not everyone is happy with what tomorrow has brought. this is an emotional issue. kate: the boudin recall has attracted national attention. the recall is not just about san francisco. >> it's not just chesa boudin. it's a whole philosophy about how america should handle its crime, justice system. that is what is really at stake here. kate: kate larsen, abc 7 news. ama: mayor london breed said she
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announced the recall of three board members. according to the chronicle, read said the priorities -- breed said the priorities had been misplaced. february 15. dan: after decades of public protests and community debate, the thomas fallon sculpture in san jose is coming down. issues of social justice are a key area. amanda del castillo has more on the debate tonight about the statue and fallon's legacy. amanda: the san francisco city council made it clear that the statue is coming down. it sets out west saint james and julian streets and it will soon be moved into storage. >> thomas fallon is not someone who deserves this level of honor in our city. amanda: a unanimous vote. the city pointing to three
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specific required reasons for removal. significant adverse public reaction, issues with security, and the need for excessive maintenance, especially after demonstrations by the community. >> this has nothing to do with vandals. this has absolutely everything to do with the immoral and unethical practice of acquiring land and a sense of superiority. amanda: paul soto and others calling out fallon. former city mayor viewed by some as a colonizer and oppressor. he was depicted raising the u.s. flag in the mid-1800s on what was then mexican land. >> it is a beautiful work of art but it is racist in meaning, message, and event. amanda: it will cost $450 to take down. some tense moments as the former mayor took questions from counsel. henry, who was instrumental in putting up the statue, maintain
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history matters. >> scenes and oppression and mistakes, all of those happened under each flag. and they deserve to be excoriated, and they have been. amanda: many say they not only want to see it go, they want it gone. the city cannot destroy the statue because doing so would be against federal and state laws protecting and artists work. i am amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. dan: when it comes to issues of race and social justice, abc 7 is helping you take action. tech out our list of resources on how to find your ally. go to abc7news.com/takeaction. ama: a newly released audit seems to verify claims about the director of youth development apartment. -- department. he used federal money to pay his friends are the auditor found the director channeled 75,000 dollars through the parks and recreation foundation to defraud the city.
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in one example, a friend was paid $4500 to coach and oakland employee by phone for five days. the city auditor says four of five allegations were verified. it is unclear what will happen to the directors position. >> the rain has moved out but is not quite clear tonight. let's get to abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. sandhya: we have some fog tonight so plan on a slower and longer commute tomorrow morning. let me show you some live pictures from san francisco to san rafael. foggy views tonight. visibility down to a quarter-mile so dense fog. half moon bay, .75 that storm pounded parts of the bay area and certainly brought one to seven inches of snow to the sierra and all is quiet in terms of the rain. what did it leave behind? an inch in napa, three inches in canfield, 8/10 to 9/10 in
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oakland. look at san jose. you can hang up the umbrellas. i will let you know about some changes that are in store for the rest of the week, coming up. ama: thank you. the community is calling for change after a toddler was killed by a stray bullet in a freeway shooting. jasper wu was shot on saturday as his family drove along i 80 in oakland. one east bay leader says we should look to contra costa county as an example. in 2015, it installed cameras along 80 and highway four. consent, freeway shootings have dropped 68%. >> cameras that are capturing license plate readers that are capturing information in real-time can certainly be a great tool for law enforcement in solving crimes. ama: the chp is still trying to solve the crime that killed jasper wu. the official gofundme has been
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closed to new donations after it far surpassed the initial goal. dan: let's move to the coronavirus. pfizer is asking the fda to authorize booster shots for emergency use for americans 18 years of age and older. rena roy explains that this request comes just as one california city implements a new vaccine mandate. rena: more american adults could be eligible for an extra layer of protection against covid. pfizer requesting fda emergency use authorization for its booster shot for adults 18 and up. this has more vaccine mandates go into effect. in los angeles, people required to show proof of full vaccination at many indoor businesses. >> we are getting burnout on covid and this is the easiest way to make sure we are moving forward. >> the justice department is asking them to lift the temporary block on president biden's mandate requiring employees at all businesses with 100 or more workers to get vaccinated. >> the president of the administration would not have put these requirements in place
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if they did not think that they were appropriate and necessary and the administration is prepared to defend them. reena: emotional reunions continue coast to coast. the u.s. reopening its borders to vaccinated international travelers who show proof of a negative covid test. seeing her grandson for the first time in 1.5 years. >> no words. you cannot describe this feeling. you know? reena: local businesses also hoping to see a boost. >> this reopening comes at an especially critical time because it allows businesses to seize the economic opportunity presented by the holiday shopping season. reena: the tsa says 40% of their workers are unvaccinated but a source tells abc that potential firings coming from the november 22 deadline for federal workers to get the shot will not affect thanksgiving flights. reena roy, abc news, new york. ama: federal health experts say a treatment pill likely could be available within a year. >> one has already received an
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emergency use authorization. it was shown in a clinical trial that if you give it to people early in the course of infection, you diminish by 50% the likelihood that they will be hospitalized or die compared to placebo. ama: in addition to that drug, dr. anthony fauci said pfizer asked the fda for emergency use authorization for a covid treatment pill. sergey gave the update during a virtual town hall meeting held by a palo alto congresswoman. if you have questions about covid-19 vaccines, you can always ask our vaccine team. they are dedicated to getting answers had to abc 7 -- answers. headed to abc 7 -- head to abc7news.com. >> all of the packages here, they are preparing for the holiday surge. this year is a little different from last year. i will tell you why, in my story. >> also here, governor newsom
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back in the public eye. the so-called intervention by his kids that led him to canceling a trip abroad. ama: some california icons have been vaccinated against covid- ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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distribution center in oakland. online shopper laura woodfall started ordering holiday packages more than a month ago. she is well aware of the demand out there. >> it has taken a little longer to get things from the usps. even amazon kind of slowed down a little and things are a little delayed. j.r.: this year, those delays could be due to supply shortages or retail shipping delays from overseas. last year, the usps saw a 40% -- 48% increase in package demand. expect those high package numbers again. this is the second year this automated sorting system will be used for the 30,000 packages that will soon be coming through this oakland facility everyday. >> it's all about efficiency and consistency. >> knows from the postal service say typically, the week of december 13 is there busiest of the year. however, this year, that date could come earlier because of supply chain issues and the push that so many are making to
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byerly. >> we are receiving things a little slower but i'm feeling good about it. i have everything i want anyway, anything else coming is just because. j.r.: while this new sorting machine is automated, usps says they are still in need, looking for thousands of seasonal workers across the bay area to help them get these packages and presents out for the holidays. in oakland, j.r. stone, abc 7 news. ama: today, governor newsom addressed what has been on the minds of some people, where he has been over the last two weeks. governor newsom had not held a public event since october 27 and canceled meeting at the climate change conference. he said his kids wanted to spend halloween with him. governor newsom: my kids had an intervention. they said that they could not believe i had to miss halloween. i was defending myself and my wife was going to go as well-paid i woke up that next
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morning with something that is familiar to a lot of parents, that knot in your stomach. i had no choice had i had to cancel that trip. ama: tomorrow, -- i had no choice. i had to cancel that trip. ama: tomorrow, he will highlight ongoing efforts to increase vaccination rates. dan: soon, you will be able to buy fresh crab straight from the boat. the port commission voted to allow the sale of dungeness crab from fishing boats at fisherman's wharf. it will be a one-year pilot program. not clear just when the crab will be available. state wildlife officials delayed dungeness crab in some areas to protect whales and sea turtles from becoming entangled in lines. ama: some southern california animals have received their covid-19 vaccines have the age sea otters at the monterey bay aquarium have all gotten their shots. vaccine made by an animal drug company is different than the human does. >> vaccination process, once we
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have the animal, it is done in a matter of seconds. they do not get a sucker. they do not get a band-aid either. ama: they are missing out. the aquarium's director of veterinary services said the otters have had no side effects. it is believed the aquarium is the first in the nation to have a sea otter vaccination program. there is evidence that sea otters can get covid-19 and since they are endangered, the veterinary director said it is all the more important to protect them. dan: better safe than sorry. after a nice pattern of rain the last few days, we are getting a nice pattern of sunshine. sandhya: a little break and milder weather coming our way. i want to show you a timelapse from our kgo roof camera just a short time ago. you will notice that the bay bridge is shrouded by fog. this ability was fluctuating all night and that is what we are expecting tomorrow so watch out for dense fog. on live doppler 7, tracking it tonight, unlike last night,
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visibility ability over two miles in half moon bay, just over a mile in napa. 2.5 miles in livermore. definitely give yourself a little more time tomorrow morning. you are going to need it. 5:00 tomorrow morning, you will notice widespread fog. 8:00, it is still around, but by noon time, the fog layer is shrinking. the sun will break through and it should be a nice-looking day. temperatures in the 50's and 60's. with the rain we received recently, how did we do? when you look at october 1, six inches of rain in sfo, oakland, anywhere from 525 to 470% of average, ahead in san jose compared to last year. just over 13 inches in santa rosa and san francisco, just over eight inches, putting you at 543% of average. i hope you enjoy that storm because high-pressure is building in. you can see the curvature of the clouds and the rain and snow is going to be staying in the pacific northwest, so the next several days, it is a
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drive one. misty -- dry one. a warming trend is going to take you into the weekend. your morning temperatures will be in the 40's, 50's. give yourself a little extra time. perhaps grab a pumpkin spice latte to keep you warm. for the afternoon, you will need those shades. temperatures in the low to upper 60's. a few high clouds in the north bay. for the rest of you, plenty of sunshine afternoon. thursday, it's going to be comfortable as well. mid-60's to low 70's. friday, bumping the temperatures up a couple of degrees in our inland communities so it will be fine for weather for you. for those of you who want to enjoy some sunshine, we need the rain. veterans day for the parades, a warming trend. countable weather. as you will notice, 70's right on through the weekend inland. around the coast him in the 60's. we will have fog every single night and morning.
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looks like monday and tuesday, starting to cloud it up. a little bit cooler. for those of you keeping tabs, november 18 and 19th, we may see some rain. dan: ok. ama: what is going on? dan: set the alarm. [laughter]
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dan: country music's biggest night is coming to abc tomorrow. ama: the 55th annual cma awards will be live from nashville. preparations are underway at bridgestone arena. this video shows the stage being built. luke bryan is hosting the show and there will be several all-star collaborations. carrie underwood and jason aldean will perform their hit "if i didn't love you" for the first time in front of a live audience. even jason aldean admitted he's a bit nervous. >> i keep getting these duet partners who are the best female singers of our era and i have to go toe-to-toe with them. i don't know why i keep doing that but it is going to be fun. dan: jimmy allen and chris stapleton are nominees, each with live -- five nods.
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tune in tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. should be a great evening. football on hold because of covid. ama: larry beil is here with sports. larry: confusion, misconduct haitian. makeover crisis resulted in their game with
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>> abc 7 sports, sponsored by river rock casino. >> good evening. the first game to be postponed by covid, the cal usc game scheduled for saturday. they were without 24 players and five coaches last saturday in arizona. the outbreak has spread. berkeley healt healt
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states 10 days in isolation is required even if players test negative after testing positive. it has caused a lot of confusion and frustration. the game rescheduled for december 4. stanford and kharlton state were once known as the plow boys. now, they are the texans. harrison ingram had 16 points. this game was tied with 12 minutes left. stanford, a big run. silva, another new guy. 62-562-562-5 saint mary's hosting prairie view a & m. this is how you want to start. first hoop of the year, alex dukas with authority on the putback. they had the team back from last year. logan johnson getting fancy on the reverse. they open the second half on a 17-3 run. dukas leading the way.
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6-13 from deep. 87-60 eight. sharks fans having fun in calgary. dancing. sharks missing players because of covid, but brett to a streaking alexander. his first of the year makes it 1-0. to the third we go and we are tied at 1-1. logan couture with his fifth, 2-1 sharks. this was a tight game. the sharks with a couple of empty matters late to put it away. 4-1 is your final. the danville native retiring. he scored an mls best 171 goals in 17 years and moved into a new role, special assistant to the dm. >> it is slowly sinking in but i think it will sink in next preseason when all the guys are starting off but i am enjoying it right now. >> what are you going to remember the most? >> running on the field, being there with my teammates in the locker room. the practice is that i love the
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