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>> winter is coming. winter is here. as we are want to be reminded at should be reminded, last year we had a challenging winter. >> governor newsom and state officials preparing for a winter surge as we are prepared to see a surge in coronavirus cases across the state. ama: gearing up and getting ready. preparations are underway by the state to undertake a rapid increase of covid cases. >> we enjoyed the summer. the lowest number of cases over the summer. then we moved to 16th lowest.
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th mov rr kli say that net whate but to caution people. >> case rates and test positivity rates are plateauing with rates rising in some counties. he says it is a troubling sign of what is to come. state health officials say the most important thing is to get vaccinated or a booster shot. >> if you think you would benefit from getting a booster shot, i encourage you to go get supplies available. >> in general, he urges californians to get boosters if someone in their home has a medical condition or if they work around other people. >> a similar push for booster shots was made here in the bay area. melanie woodrow explains what health officials are saying about all this. she is in the newsroom for e ory. >> stear this time, there was no vaccination for the holidays. health officials are encouraging
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those who were vaccinated to get their booster ahead of thanksgiving. >> santa clara county health officials say everyone is eligible for a covid-19 booster shot. a message that may not have been clear earlier. >> i think with the public heard is i need to be 55 aura shouldn't get a booster. that is not correct. >> when you factor in other medical conditions and those with increased exposure to the virus, there are very few if any people who don't meet the eligibility criteria. >> we know that detection fades from the original vaccine series. >> a little more than 200,000 people have received a booster but more than one million people are eligible to get a booster according to dr. cody. the covid-19 vaccine officer says those who are 65 and older and even higher risk. only 39% have been vaccinated with a booster. >> we urge people out there who have underlying medical
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conditions and who are over 65. everybody is pre-much eligible for a booster. >> there are nearly 200 providers in santa clara county from hospitals to clinics to retail pharmacies. when asked if the county is being more lax than those retail pharmacies, the county health official said retail employees are looking for you to state what criteria you believe you meet a booster and that pushback is unlikely. >> nobody would be turned away. >> the important of getting a booster would be highlighted by the county covid-19 cases. dr. cody says the county is not down to where it was before delta and is slowly drifting up. >> health officials say booster takes one to two weeks to be effective. if you're planning ahead for thanksgiving travel or getting together, the time to get your booster would be now. in the newsroom, melanie woodrow. >> what about side effects? have health effects seen any significant issues with booster?
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>> health side effects with a booster maybe even more significant than what individuals experienced with the earlier doses. they say it is well worth it. >> thank you. >> this weekend game against u.s. he has been rescheduled after more than 40 players and staff tested positive for covid. these seem to be breakthrough cases. abc 7 news reporter leanne melendez tells us how this happened and the location's going forward. >> last saturday, when cal lost a terrors on her, it was because they were playing with a depleted roster. those out had tested positive for covid. another test revealed an outbreak. a total of 34 players and coaching staff had been infected. the athletic director, jim milton said early on players and staff were tested every day. as the season continued and 99% had received the vaccine, they only tested those who were symptomatic. >> that is how we worked our way
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through the season. symptomatic, any symptoms, we immediately had the availability here on campus. >> berkeley public health erected differently, saying cases emerged in an environment of ongoing failure to abide by public health measures. people in the program did not get tested or wear masks indoors. while the football team follows different covid protocols than the general campus, we found there was confusion about testing among the greater student body as well. >> what is the policy if you are fully vaccinated? >> i just know because i am a freshman. if you are the nning in the dorms, you have to get tested once a month. >> to be honest, i don't know the policy. i think it is pretty unclear. >> there were some questions regarding the team being able to play against stanford on november 20.
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>> i really feel good. we have tested our student athletes three times. we see we are at the back end of this. we are going to stay vigilant but i am pretty confident that when we kick off next week and start preparing for stanford, we will be in a great spot. >> this game will be played on december 4, the last home game of the year. uc berkeley, the end melendez, abc 7 news. >> sonoma county is expanding its cap the health order to include flu vaccinations. congregate facilities will need to get vaccinated. this order applies to all workers in adult and senior care so these licensed by social services. in home care workers, including home health aide, hospice workers and regional centers.
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this is country club lane near ridgecrest drive. a fallen tree we will continue to bring you this breaking news in napa. >> this morning, investors search to the home here. these photos and video leaving the house. he resigned as mayor after being accused of sexually assaulting multiple women over a 16 year period. he was not home at the time of the raid. investigators spent two hours inside his home. they were seen leaving with a backpack.
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is proof of the former mayor's assault on his client that the sheriff's apartment says photos and videos can often be used as evidence in the mystic violence cases. >> the oakland mayor is calling for more police officers in her city after a shooting that took the life of a 23 month old boy named jasper. >> this tragedy is heartbreaking, sickening, infuriating. that this level of gun violence has taken another beloved child. no matter what age, you are someone's baby. the toll of this violence is untenable. not just in oakland but in our entire country. >> she said good, targeted policing can cut down our good violence. according to the oakland police officers association, there have been 650 murders and shootings
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in oakland this year. >> an oakland oakland oakland made it clear she is running for open mayor. she lost her campaign about one hour ago. she is looking to replace mayor libby schaff. >> oakland is from oakland to afford housing crises. all exacerbated by the pandemic. i feel an even more urgent calling to serve and lead this beatable city. >> she is the american to be elected to city council in the state. in september, council member loren taylor announced his plans to run for open mayor. >> and oakland journey returned to guilty verdicts in the december 2019 death of xiao zhang. he was killed well trying retrieve his laptop after it was stolen.
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the jury convicted the 24-year-old of voluntary manslaughter. two men will be sentenced in january. they's -- they face 15 and 12 year prison terms respectively. >> could there be a major change coming? the proposal to redesign several busy streets near the uc campus. >> plus, the tragic death from fremont now inspiring new safety equipm
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avenue, fulton street and dentistry. according to the berkeley side, one plan is to reserve one lane of telegraph for buses and raise the streets to sidewalk level. some say they are concerned about the impact on customer parking at traffic congestion. >> mayor london breed is throwing her support behind recalling three san francisco school members for missed priorities during the pandemic. >> after careful consideration, i decided to support the recall wholeheartedly. my hope is that we get this behind us so that we can begin to put our kids first. >> comments come nearly three weeks after election officials certified the recall of gabriela lopez, and commissioner allison collins. supporters gathered 240 signatures, claiming the board spent too much energy on things like renaming schools instead of
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focusing on issues that mattered to the community. opponents called the effort of power play. >> next at 5:00, household debt is topping pre-pandemic levels. this as inflation is going through the roof.
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increase in credit card balances. the mortgages make up the larger portion of consumer debt by $230 billion. this is partially attributed to increased homebuying activity with more americans working from home, they wanted bigger places compared to before the pandemic. for consumer goods, they are up 6.2% over last year. that is the highest 12 month increase in three decades. the consumer price index is often used as a barometer of inflation. it increases .9% due to increased man, supply chain backups and labor shortages. president biden said today that addressing inflation is a top priority for his administration. airbnb making it easier to work from home while away from home. there are 50 upgrades, including
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a verified wi-fi search option wi-fi. the company has also expanded its i am flexible feature. you can search the site for lodging up to one year out. there are four new categories. they are off the grid. ski in, ski out, lux and beat homes. >> we will focus on catalytic converters. that is paying off her son -- for some law enforcement agencies. this led to the arrest of 40 suspects. investigators say suspects also confiscated 91,000 -- haywood police are crediting one of their officers for the arrest. the devices are coveted by thieves because they contain
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precious metals. they confess between 50 and $250 each from recyclers. >> at least there is a little bit of sunshine to bright your day. crimes everyone is smiling more because of the sunshine. it is gorgeous outside. i want to show you a life picture outside. as we look toward the golden gate bridge, we will pan around and show you what it looks like. really it is absently gorgeous this evening. this is just a sign of what is to come. let's check out the satellite and radar. notice that everything is going over the top of us. that is where the rain will remain over the next several days. i know we need the rain but i don't see any just yet.
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57 in half moon bay. a little bit parts of the bay area. this is post sunset view. napa, six doing. 64 in fairfield. quite comfortable. from the golden gate bridge camera, a lovely view. mainly semi, mild through the weekend. we do have a color pattern coming your way early next week. i want to show you the hour-by-hour forecast. the high clouds will continue to increase. the clouds may prevent a lot of fog from forming. we will have some fog for the morning commute. some of the fog will hang around near the coastline. expect that tomorrow. morning temperatures will be in the mid-40's to low 50's. a cooler start tomorrow. you will want to grab a sweater
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or jacket and then for the afternoon, look how nice it is. it will be mild in the south bay. 69 in sunnyvale on the peninsula. you are looking at 71 in here. bright skies for half moon bay. 61 in daly city. northbay numbers, 60 here. be with sunshine for your thursday. veterans day is looking nice. 71 in concord. i want to show you where the rain is going to be over the next seven days. rain. veterans day is looking good. it is mild fall weather. a little warmer for your friday.
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temperatures trending down by just a few degrees tuesday and into wednesday with more cloud cover. 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 at delaying disease progression versus an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant alone.
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kisqali can cause lung problems, or an abnormal heartbeat, which can lead to death. 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. >> we are just a few hours away from the country music awards
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featuring dozens of live performances, things we have not seen for a long time because of the pandemic. >> as laura anthony explains, several bay area restaurants stepped up to help those who worked behind the scenes when they lost their livelihood. >> for every big-name star on the country missing awards, there are hundreds of people behind the scenes. they are often called roadies. they encompass almost every aspect of every live show. >> started with the stagehands who install all of the equipment that the artists see on stage and the sound systems. we have our catering staff. the backstage hospitality team. the security staff. >> the music and the work stopped when the pandemic hit in march of 2020. >> most people went into their savings and hopefully they have some sort of savings.
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with the pandemic, pandemi at a minimum of 18 months lost income. >> enter the alliance that partners with restaurants, concert promoters, the van, green day, the san francisco giants and companies like colgate are providing hot meals. this stepped up to help. >> they did not have a lot of lifeline. restaurants are getting a lot of attention. >> this year, the music returned to san francisco with outside lands. with shows and music acts returning to the bay area, all of those who work behind the scenes are also slowly getting back on their feet. financially. laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> tune into the show tonight.
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world news tonight with david nur is next. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪
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tonight, an explosive day in court. kyle rittenhouse taking the stand in his own defense. at one point, breaking down in the courtroom. rittenhouse describing the moments he opened fire, claiming one of the men he shot and killed threatened to kill him. but the prosecutor pressing rittenhouse, who came to kenosha and was armed with an ar-15. did he expect to be in danger by going to kenosha? and the other moment making news, when the judge lashes out at the prosecution for something he believed they were about to do. >> don't get brazen with me. >> tonight, the defense calling for a mistrial and what the judge is saying about that. also tonight, the major news on covid. nearly 1 million children 5 to 11 have now been vaccinated already. and this evening, the new covid cases with the colder weather
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here on the rise now in at least 20 states.

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