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a teenage girl has been abducted. police just issued an amber alert. the information they want us to share about the suspect. >> the vote is in after a rally to safe school in hayward. the plan to close two campuses as the school tries to balance its budget. >> today, tens of thousands of more than california kaiser workers walking off the job. >> ready to help the supply chain crisis, by doing that might not be as simple as it seems. we are explaining why. >> good morning. it is thursday, november 18. you are watching abc seven mornings. >> let's start the check of our forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. mike: good morning. we will start by looking outside, opening the weather window with what you will see. a real lack of fog. it is quiet all the way over to the east bay. we have fog developing in the
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central valley. three mile visibility at fairfield. it is getting close to highway four super commuters. let's take a look at what is going to happen with the winds. they will blow a little bit offshore. some of that may try to stick to the east bay. for the most part, we have high clouds. that will get thicker throughout the day geared that will keep temperatures cooler than yesterday after starting off about the same this morning. mid-40's to around 50 degrees. we will be 60 at noon and around 60 at 4:00 and as we head into the evening hours, that is when our storm on the mpeg scale will start to move into the northbound with a random shower here or there. the rest of us will get our chances tonight and i will show you that with future radar, coming up. >> we are tracking breaking news out of the north bay. an amber alert has been issued for a from vallejo. . authorities say she was taken by
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several men yesterday afternoon at an gas station in santa rosa. police say she was forced into a gray chrysler minivan with temporary texas license plates. police released this image of the suspect, 21-year-old. he is 5'6" with a than build. she has long black hair and was last seen wearing a green and black sweatshirt. investigators say that vehicle may have headed to the l.a. area. jobina: focusing on education is a big part of her effort to build a better bay area. two schools will be closing after a vote despite parents rallying to keep them open. amy hollyfield is joining us live on what this means. amy: the vote was a bit of a compromise. they decided to close two schools instead of four, which was the proposed plan. including this school,
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strawbridge elementary school in hayward. many parents did not want any school closures and there were some rallies yesterday to fight to keep them all open. the superintendent says the district has too many schools and not enough students. he says the buildings they have near repairs. doing repairs on all of the buildings could be expensive and prevent them from doing much needed upgrades. students, parents, and district employees questioned the need for closures. >> we have a great school and great teachers. why should we have to close? >> even if enrollment is down, we still should not be closing the school because of that. you need to advertise and get people to come out to come back to hayward and want to live in hayward. amy: officials say the district has had a 25% decline in students over the last 20 years and that number is expected to keep going down. they voted just before 11:00
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last night. it was late night. they decided to close strawbridge and allman elementary. they left the door open to vote on more closures after next year . next year's plan is now in place. these schools will be closing for the next school year in 2022. reporting live, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. people gathered to remember a beloved educator who was killed outside of elementary school last week. >> he was a good soul. i am heartbroken. >> students are among those who shared memories and heartbreak at this vigil for 30-year-old angela zeman last night. he was walking outside the school when he was hit and union and franhlnaniellided at wahe vigil.sheal heaexeestrafett every san francisco school. >> to the family, i am so sorry.
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and to all of you, we promise we will do everything we can to make sure our streets are safe. >> police arrested a 70-year-old woman in connection with the crash and she is facing charges for vehicular manslaughter and running a red light. happening today, engineers at kaiser permanente who have been on strike will get a show of support. labor leaders say more than 40,000 workers will take part in a sympathy strike that starts at 7:00 this morning. they will pick it at seven facilities, including the kaiser medical center in san jose. striking engineers repaying your -- repair and maintain medical of women. "we are offering employees wages similar to other employees, but union leadership once more, asking for unreasonable increases far beyond any other union at kaiser permanente." jobina: every american adult could soon become eligible for covid-19 boosters. the fda is expected to authorize
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pfizer and moderna shots as soon as today. >> sources tell abc news a approval today could clear the way for the cdc to get final approval tomorrow. if the approval timeline goes as expected, all adults might be able to start getting booster shots as early as this weekend. at least one dozen states including california are offering the shot to all adults. officials are citing the growing number of breakthrough cases and more evidence showing waning immunity after six months. cases and hospitalizations are climbing across the nation. at least 27 states have seen an uptick in daily cases in the last two weeks. >> although the highest risk are those who are unvaccinated, we are seeing an increase in emergency department visits among adult aged 65 and older on a which are now again higher than they are for younger age groups. >> the white house is also
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encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated. the administration says about 2.6 million kids, almost 10% of those eligible have gotten the shot. in order to be fully immunized by christmas, children should get their first dose by this sunday. kumasi: thank you. california's my terran website is open for booster shot appointments. this is the first time that all adult californians are able to sign up on the site to get the shot. last week, the state announced that all adults should be eligible to get a booster, but many found it difficult to get an appointment. you have to be at least 18 and be fully vaccinated at least six months ago. >> osha has suspended enforcement of its vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 employees. this comes after the fifth circuit court of appeals ordered a motion to hold off until further court rulings. the court said the mandate is fatally flawed and the lawsuit would likely succeed because the mandate exceeds osha's
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authority. this is being implemented nationwide, including california. cal osha says it is following federal guidance. kumasi: governor newsom says the port of oaklan rdy t of tstf soheifnia. speaking in long beach yesterday, the governor said two ships have already been diverted from long beach to oakland this month. another diversion is happening next month. port of oakland officials say they are ready, but a local company says while there may not be gridlock come and there is a delay for truckers getting containers to their final destinations. >> we should be able to do two moves in the day. we cannot even do one. it is horrible. unless we get in line, pick up the content of the day before, then we have to deliver it the next day. kumasi: trucking companies can incur penalties for late deliveries. those late fees can hit $550 per day per container. >> let's take a look at current temperatures if you are about to
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leave us, you are stepping out into the 50's. 50 in the sunset to 55 in chrissy failed, bayview, anti-excelsior. -- bayview and the excelsior. on the pleasanton at 42. palo alto and santa clara along with petaluma at 43 degrees. 51 in richmond. 50 in colma. let's head back to san francisco where we may see a little bit of sunshine trying to break through that veil of high clouds this morning. that veil gets thicker and actually are sunshine, keeps our temperatures much cooler than yesterday. a lot of us in san francisco may pop out right near 60 degrees for a couple of hours this afternoon and drop down to 55 by 8:00. it is mainly dry all 12 hours of that forecast for san francisco. that view from east bay shows there is not much fog this morning. that is nice. light breeze is on the bay. it is chilly this morning. make sure you grab the coat.
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when will you need the umbrella? the bulk of the storm is in the pacific northwest. we are waiting for this cold front and it will tonight with showers. during the day, you can see a lot of the cloud cover out there mate stray shower possible in the northbound. most of the moisture is at about 15,000 feet and there is a very dry layer below that. most of this during the evening hours will be virga, but as we head toward midnight, a better chance of the rain reaching the ground in the northbound and sweeping across the rest of our neighborhoods during the commute tomorrow at this time. as we head into the afternoon hours, we will see sunshine break through the crowds -- clouds. we will take a look at the weekend forecast. jobina: good morning. we are starting with a live look at the san mateo bridge and the good news is we have a very rninr commute so far this no advisor is coming in from the chp or blocking issues so that is good news.
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traveling in the westbound direction for your reference. checking in with the drive times , right out of tracy is not bad. tracy to dublin will be 39 minutes. antioch to concord, 14 minutes. also on time from san rafael to san francisco at 15 minutes. reggie: inside the new infra structure built and what it really means for americans. vice-president kamala harris bringing it down in a gma exclusives. kumasi: a big-city dilemma moving to smaller towns. the solution to tackle dangerous cleanup like needles on the streets. reggie: a stanford astronaut set to make history in space. the records he will set on the mission launching next year. kumasi: taking a live look outside right now at 5:11. we will be right back. hi, my name is cherrie. i'm 76 and i live on the oregon coast. my husband, sam,
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cars parked in the garage were damaged. firefighters say there was construction happening on the property at the time. a cause has not been identified. the driver of this car was taken to a hospital after a rollover crash overnight. this is at the intersection of old piedmont road and piedmont road. the car slammed into a tree and rolled over onto its roof. there is a big mess on the roadway. firefighters managed to pull the driver out of the car and into an ambulance. kumasi: a growing problem for business owners and residents in santa rosa. unhoused people leaving waste, trash, and needles on the street. liz kreutz shows us the frustration and what the city is doing or not doing about it. liz: in downtown santa rosa, there are bustling restaurants and businesses in benches with charlie brown sculptures, but tiffany moore who owns empire optometry says the charm of 4th street is often overshadowed by
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things like this. >> are you surprised to see that? >> no, not at all. liz: moore says she reached a tipping point. when she showed up for work, there was a pile of used needles at her storefront where a homeless person had been sleeping. >> it has gotten so bad, but other businesses are dealing with this. >> it is so hard to balance. liz: a puerto rican restaurant. one of her employees recently quit because she did not feel safe. >> she did not realize that it was as bad as it was being >> this is an unfortunate situation we are seeing more of to her hypodermic needles that are being left by people using drugs in our community. liz: the police captain said please stop responding to calls to pick up needles because of low staffing. instead, the city has created a degree-removal team to address the issue.
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they will remove needles in public spaces, but not private property. moore says as a business owner, the issue can feel overwhelming. >> we are getting to that point that we need some help. liz: in santa rosa, liz kreutz, abc 7 news. reggie: this morning, one on one with kamala harris. she is sitting down with storch stephanopoulos with what she has to say about inflation, the infrastructure bill. kumasi: the vice president told george stephanopoulos the infrastructure bill signed by the president is a win for all americans. >> it is historic in nature. the biggest investment in infrastructure in america. when we are looking at an issue like internet access and affordability to high-speed internet, ask any parent who lives in rural america or lives in an area where either internet is not accessible or it is not affordable. what we are doing is bringing internet to families, understanding this is about their children's education, it
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is about the ability to run a small business. kumasi: this discussion focused on more than the infrastructure bill. he also talked about what the biden administration is doing to bring down inflation, migration, and the 2024 presidential race. you can see much more of george stephanopoulos's interview coming up on gma at 7:00. >> it is not like you need an extra reason to stop by starbucks, but today there is a freebie. the coffee chain is giving away for usable cups. if you buy an fall beverage, you will get one while supplies last. the cup is made with 50% recycled material. this is the fourth annual red cup day giveaway. >> i still have mine from last year. >> nice. >> are you going to get one today? >> i am. i don't know why i cannot resist this. it makes no sense. it does bring joy. >> would you like to put an
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order in today? >> yes. the sugar cookie. i have to say, the sugar cookie has been out for many days in a row so we will see what happens today. >> you just burst my bubble. we wanted one yesterday. >> we made it too popular. we talked about it. [laughter] so dramatic. >> was in it? -- wasn't it? tonight, we will have a phenomenon happened that we will never see before in our lifetime. it is a partial owner except -- lunar eclipse. nasa says it will cover more than 97% of the moan. it is expected to last 3.5 hours into tomorrow morning. via clips will be visible from anywhere in the country as long as the sky is clear and that is the key. it is going to be cloudy tonight. just to give you an idea of what is going to happen, this is tonight through tomorrow morning at a lot -- at about 11:20, the
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partial eclipse begins. by 9:00 in the morning, 97 -- 90% of the moon is covered. this is going to be pretty impressive. these will be mid and upper level clouds. it will not be the low clouds where you can get up in higher elevation and look over them. most of us will not see it him unfortunately. here is some of the fog that is starting to move into the east bay. we are watching that fog again this morning. this afternoon, a stray shower in the north a here one on our storm impact scale. -- the one on our storm impact scale. a dry weekend is on the way. 59 at half moon bay to 60 francisco, vallejo, antioch. 59 in napa. 58 in lakeport. we may get to 65 in san jose and morgan hill, a little less cloud cover early. tonight, not as cold as this
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morning. my car thermometer hit 39 degrees this morning on the way to work. you can see what that moisture does. 39 to about 53 degrees. let's look at the rainfall totals and they are even less. less than a 10th of an inch when we wake up tomorrow morning and that is about it out of the storm. and then an elongatedated pattern will develop starting saturday. a little fog in the morning. writer and warmer on sunday. dry monday, tuesday, and for traveling wednesday. kumasi: thank you. michael is talking about the lunar eclipse and we have some other fun space news to share. jessica watkins is set to make history next year. she will become the first black woman to join the international space station crew. watkins will serve as a mission specialist during the six-month mission set to launch in april. >> mayor london breed joins south asian community leaders to participate in a belated ceremony last night.
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you can see the mayor taking part in the lighting at the municipal marketplace. she was joined by other city officials as they celebrated india's biggest and worst -- most important holiday of the year. coming up, the seven things to know this morning. reggie: plus, new fallout from the deadly shooting on the set of alec baldwin's movie, "rust." >> what leaders in a community are asking california's to do. reggie: wow, no braces, everything's hands free. i wasn't so lucky. invis is not your parent's braces. invis is faster than braces and the clear aligner brand most trusted by doctors. invisalign.
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>> if you are dressed joining us -- if you are just joining us, here are the seven things you need to know this morning. an amber alert has been issued for a 15-year-old girl. a 15-year-old was taken by several men yesterday afternoon at an article gas station in santa rosa and they could be headed for l.a.. reggie: 40,000 workers will take part in a one-day strike in support of kaiser permanente engineers. those engineers have been on strike for two months over wages. kumasi: parents say they are not happy after the school board voted to shut down two schools. strawbridge elementary is set to close next year.
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the superintendent says the district has too many schools and not enough students. reggie: the oakland unified school district is hosting a vaccine clinic today as a new push to get families and students vaccinated before, during, and after the thanksgiving holiday. the clinic runs from noon to six a clock p.m. at markham elementary school. kumasi: the fda is expected to authorize covid-19 booster shots for adults as early as today. if the cdc does the same thing, all adults could get boosters as soon as this weekend. mike: our best chance of rain on the forecast is tonight or tomorrow with some light showers on this one light storm. less than a 10th of an inch of rain likely. jobina: we are following a fire along the freeway in oakland. heads up if you are traveling northbound 880. thankfully, it is not causing a slowdown in rcm camera. reggie: there is a strange new twist in the case of a missing
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chinese tennis player. the head of the association was casting doubt on a claim that says that she has retracted her sexual assault allegation. mona kosir-abdi is details from today's gma coast -- first look. mona: new details on the mystery gripping the world of tennis. where is peng shuai? the 35-year-old has not been seen in weeks following allegations she was sexually assaulted three years ago by a former chinese vice premier who has not commented on the allegations. >> there are a lot of sensi and centered topics in china. one of the most sensitive is any type of allegation against a high-ranking chinese, party leader. mona: sierra cooke explains what signs from the mill have are concerned. >> it is the wording of the email that is creepy because it is so close to somebody of these other statements from people who are in detention for something very similar. mona: we will have much more on
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this international mystery coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your first look, i am mona kosir-abdi, abc news, new york. kumasi: a new accusation in the fatal shooting involving alec baldwin as another crew member files a lawsuit against baldwin and other producers of the movie, "rust." this group supervisor alleges that the scene that baldwin was rehearsing did not call for the firing of a gun. she claims he intentionally fired that gun, killing cinematographer halyna hutchins and injuring director joel souza, even though protocol was not to do so. investigators say baldwin did not note that the gun was loaded with a live round. baldwin has not commented on whether he intended to pull the trigger. reggie: leaders from california's latino community are calling on lawmakers to be fair and mindful during the redistricting process for the 2022 midterm elections. according to the latino community foundation, there are currently no people of color on
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the state commission that draws up electoral districts. they say that could impact the way california counts the latino vote. civil rights activist dolores more tests says that economic power of latino voters should not be ignored. >> the max irving decided on what those electoral -- the maps are being decided on what those electoral districts will look like. reggie: according to the group, there are nearly 9 million eligible latino voters in california, the largest latino voting block in the nation. a safety plan for san francisco schools. kumasi: the new recommendations for families over thanksgiving and one on one was opens police chief. >> this brings drama. it brings her to. it brings pain and fear. -- it brings hurt. it brings pain and fear. >> first, a live look outside this morning people everywhere living with type 2 diabetes are waking up to what's possible...
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area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. reggie: now at 5:30, an amber alert issued after a bay area teen is about dad. the search for her and what we know about the suspect. kumasi: one on one with oakland police chief as the town grapples with gun violence. why it -- he fears it will get worse before it gets better. reggie: parents rally to save schools in hayward, but did they get their wish? the decision by the district as it tries to save money. good morning. it is thursday, november 18. abc seven mornings is live wherever you stream. kumasi: let's start with a check of our forecast. mike: hi, everybody. i want to show you what is trying to speak into our neighborhoods and flank us from the east is some vodka -- fog. some of that is making it into places like discovery bay and possibly oakland, antioch, and brentwood and a little bit right
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now around nevada. that will increase as we head through the morning. it was walnut creek. it is foggy in walnut creek this morning also. the commute will tougher in those areas. temperatures, there is a lot of dew on the ground. most of us in the 40's to near 51 degrees in san francisco. you can see plenty of gray today with temperatures of 58 to about 64. 64 being the exception in san jose. most of us will be around 60. we will not warm much this afternoon. upper 50's 50's to low 60's. as we head deeper into the evening, showers start to move into mendocino county. i will show you future radar and when they sweep across the rest of our neighborhood, coming out. kumasi: we are continuing to track breaking news out of the north bay. an amber alert been issued for a teenage girl from vallejo. this is her picture. this is 15-year-old georgiana bambaloi. authorities say she was taken by several men yesterday afternoon at an gas station in santa rosa
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at the corner of kernville and fulton road. police say she was forced into a green chrysler minivan with temporary texas license plates. police released this image of the suspect, 20-year-old semino. 5'6" with a thin build, she was last seen wearing a sweatshirt and black jeans. the vehicle may be headed to los angeles. reggie: some hayward parents and students are upset this morning as they are dealing with the fact that their elementary schools will be closing next year. the school district says they do not have enough to keep these two campuses open. amy hollyfield is live at one of the schools. amy: take a good look at strawbridge elementary school here in hayward. this school will be closing after this school year.
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the school board voted late last night to close this one and also moment elementary. parents fought hard to keep them open. they rallied yesterday along with some kids and district employees and many spoke out, more than 50 people gave their opinions during the meeting, but the superintendent says kids are leaving the district. they did not have enough students to fill up the schools they have and many of those buildings need repairs. >> even if we did just minimal repairs, it is a significant amount of money for each of our aging facilities and that does not even get to getting in the kind of classroom upgrades we want for our students. amy: here is a look at the declining enrollment. it is down 25% over the last 20 years and it is expected to keep going down. last night's vote came late, just before 11:00 last night and it was a bit of a compromise. they decided to only closed two schools instead of the four they were considering.
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bowman and trowbridge will finish this school year, but will not open in the fall of 2022 and they did leave the option of closing more schools in the future on the table, saying they have a $14 million deficit here in the school district. live in hayward, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. kumasi: happening today, a major push to get east bay students and families vaccinated before, during, and after the thanksgiving holiday. the oakland unified school district is hosting a vaccine clinic. it will include a visit by the state epidemiologist. the clinic runs from noon to 6:00 p.m. at markham elementary school. the district is planning 21 vaccination pop-ups this week and offering covid testing and take-home test during the break. reggie: after more than a year apart, many families are planning to travel and hold get-togethers next week for thanksgiving. san francisco has rolled out a plan to encourage everyone to do
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that safely. jobina fortson is live with a look at what health offenders -- health officials are suggesting. jobina: this is the true definition of the saying what a difference a year makes. san francisco school officials are asking everyone to play it safe and that involves getting tested frequently. this week, public schools began handing out these self swab kids to anyone who is symptomatic or who has been in contact with someone with covid-19 jobina: that is in addition -- that is in addition to mobile testing sites. the public health department offered this update. >> as people gather and engage in the busy holiday season, contact rate will increase and therefore, there are more opportunities for the virus to spread. jobina: here is what the health department recommends. families should delay travel until everyone is fully vaccinated. if they do need to travel, to
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test before and after the trip and there may even need to be a quarantine period when everyone gets back, regardless of vaccination status. as of today in san francisco, 13,000 children ages five to 11 have received their first dose of the vaccine. that is 30% of the kids in that age group. kumasi: thank you. there are new charges in the corruption scandal at san francisco city hall. an indictment was filed tuesday that accuses roderigo santos, a structural engineer, of asking clients to contribute to the san francisco golden gate rugby association. the indictment claims santos intended to influence bernard curren, who was active with the organization and with the city building expect at the time. federal investigators say the two engage and a conspiracy for nearly three years. reggie: new developments in a gas station robbery in oakland. the retired police captain who was wounded is now out of the hospital.
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police chief baran armstrong tales chronicle that veteran is now recovering at home. he was shot six times at a downtown gas station last month. joyner was in critical condition. one of the armed suspects was fatally shot by joiner. joiner was legally carrying a firearm at the time. chief armstrong says they are looking for the other two suspects. speaking of the chief, the shocking level of gun violence in oakland recently is the result of unprecedented firepower on the streets. he fears that crime will only get worse as the number in his force shrinks. >> it has been a wake-up call for all of us. it can cause so much damage -- damage to families, but also the communities. reggie: there were 200 rounds of gunfire in a shooting last week. on sunday night, a mother and her daughter were shot in their home. 11 days ago, a boy he not even two years old was killed by a
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stray bullet while riding in a family car on interstate 80. there are 681 officers right now, but that number is expected to shrink as they direct resources away from traditional policing. >> it is about our ability to regain the trust of our communities safe -- so they do not believe unless the police make them safer. reggie: only one third of open homicide cases result in the rest and charges -- in an arrest and charges. that low clearance rate is tied to the number of investigators trying to look at double the number of homicides in oakland. kumasi: it is not often that a patient receives a welcome party when arriving at a hospital, but that is just what a man got when he arrived at santa clara valley medical center. he returned toostal treatefo covid-19 for nine months. he is the hospital's longest patient since the onset of the pandemic.
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abc 7 was there when he left the hospital earlier this month and got to see his dog for the first time in a long time. when he returned to the hospital yesterday for rehab, he says he could not believe the outpouring of love from his care team. he considers this to be another homecoming. >> i miss my dog and my family when i was here and now i miss the hospital. it is crazy. it is like switching. kumasi: his journey continues with his rehab treatment at santa clara valley medical center. talk about a turnaround after flood damage put a holiday tradition in danger. abc7 viewers answered the call to save the day. reggie: toys for tots is back. the work happening in the south bay to bring christmas for every child. first, a check on the weather. mike: jobina and i are tracking this fog and it is starting to move into our east bay neighborhood. watch for rapidly changing conditions. the later you leave, the more
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likely you will run into that reduction in visibility. look how chilly it is. san ramon, 41. danville, pleasanton, 42 degrees. our usual warm spots in the mid and upper 40's. only martin is at 50 is pretty mild this morning. we also have 50 in france and carlos. 53 in san francisco. look at places like pacifica, 45 degrees. hayward, 49. mountain view, 44. you definitely want to dress warmly. the fog and clear temperatures through 8:00 and a lot of cloud cover. average high about 65. we will be lucky if we get back to 60 to 61 degrees and that will only be the spike in the high. most of the day will be in the upper 50's. your activity planner come a look at all of that fog. it will be dry during the day. if you have any outdoor activities you need to finish or complete before the rain tonight, you have the time. onlythere is future radwngweavs.
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you can see how gray it will be today. a stray shower in the north bay, more likely virgo. a lot of virgo through 6:30, 7:00 and by midnight, some of the rain starting to reach the ground. this time tomorrow, you can see scattered showers. as we head toward lunch, that will be complete we over and more sunshine as we round out friday. we will take a look at the weekend coming up next. here is jobina. jobina: good morning. i'm going to start with a look at the overall map. we have a fire being reported on northbound 880 along the freeway. this will be at 90 8th avenue. according to chp, one lane is blocked and i was just reading a report that said that they heard some booms in the area. the northbound traffic on northbound 880 is looking pretty good. you can see those taillights moving.
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>> new jobless claims have reached another new post-pandemic low. jobina fortson at the live desk with the weakness on employment report released. jobina: we are seeing continued improvement in the labor markets recovery. 268,000 claims were filed last week. that is down 1000 from the prior week. it is the sixth straight week initial claims were below 300,000. continuing claims decreased to just above 2 million. that is down 129,000 from revised figures from the prior week. both numbers are post-pandemic lows. reggie: instacart is introducing
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a shopper safety alert. the feature will notify shoppers of nearby critical incidents drawing from police, social media, or local news. instacart shoppers will immediately see the alert depending on the degree of risk. instacart may halt operations entirely in some stores or regions. the company says it is committed to shopper safety. kumasi: next week, pokemon go trainers have a chance to see the squad along with grammy-winning singer ed shearon. a virtual concert will be held monday night at starts at 11:00 a.m. in the end game new section. the performance will include "bad habits" and "thinking out loud." they are the first to hold concerts after the success of the concerts and at fortnite's virtual show with ariana grande. reggie: just beginning with that first sentence of that story, it
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took me on a journey. kumasi: this has been the week of virtual world. reggie: i guess you are right. good observation. we are all living in a videogame. kumasi: get ready. the virtual skin. remember that yesterday. ? mike: you had to bring that back. kumasi: context. [laughter] mike: let me put that in the rearview mirror. i'm trying to put the fog in the rearview mirror. we are still having issues with that. but not in oakland. we are looking north from the coliseum. pretty quiet there. a gray sky with cooler temperatures. it ready for wet roads thanks to light showers tonight through tomorrow's morning commute and our afternoons will be brighter and milder this weekend. it will be nice to be outside, especially sunday. today, most of us around 60 to 63 degrees. cooler in half moon bay, 59.
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napa. 58 in lakeport. warmer in san jose and morgan hill may get more sunshine. 65 degrees there. tonight, you can see the green patchy areas on the map due to the scattered light tonight. the moisture will keep temperatures of around 49 to 53 degrees. let's take a look at the rainfall amounts. up until 11:30 tonight, the clock is about to strike midnight. it is mainly lake and mendocino counties that receive anything measurable. santa rosa, possibly a few sprinkles as we get up to the midnight hour. while most of us are sleeping, that is when the best chance of the rain and showers will fall so we could wake up to slippery conditions tomorrow morning. jobina and i will be here to get you through that. it is a one on the storm impact scale. it is our coolest day. 58 to 62 tomorrow. we will wake up to some fog saturday and that will hold temperatures down. sunday, one of our warmer days
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and the clouds will start to come back and so will the fog and we drop into the low to mid-60's but dry monday, tuesday, and wednesday. reggie: a prolific retail theft suspect is due in court today facing more than 120 charges. the woman is accused of stealing more than 45,000 -- $40,000 worth of items from target over the past year. the district attorney says this is a highly unusual case. some business owners say they deal with theft on a daily basis and they think law-enforcement should prosecute offenders more often. >> some of these people are chronic offenders. the police know who they are. when they are going into walgreens and brazenly filling bags. >> whatever we can do, we will do. we want you to reach out and step up to help us help you. reggie: target asked the officer to investigate the woman. even more charges could be added against her. new at 6:00, airbnb's number one listing. the company just picked its top rental in all of california and it is right here in the bay
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area. kumasi: three weeks ago, a food pantry was underwater but today, they are celebrating a flood of gratitude. reggie: toys for tots ramping back up in the area after having to scale back last holiday season. a look at efforts across the south bay to help kids in need. kumasi:
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collecting toys as we enter the second holiday season under the pandemic. covid-19 cut the number of donation drop sites in 2020 from 370 to 73. this year, an improvement. the coordinator says they doubled locations and seeing the return of local donors. >> a lot of companies have been in contact with me saying, i was not able to contribute last year because of the pandemic, but we contributed a couple of years ago so we are glad to know that those companies and organizations are reaching out. reporter: with just two toy collection sites, small business owners from japan town and local social media influencers at san jose foods are building the san jose toy drive from the ground up. a grassroots hybrid holiday donation effort was in person and online contribution options. state of grace owner says the humidity is helping the community. >> there is a really rich multicultural tapestry and we are seeing that with this event. if you look at the list of
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donors, they come from all walks of life come all different occupations, ethnic backgrounds, cultural backgrounds. that is what san jose is about. reporter: in the end, it is about the kids. >> the main thing is unity. everyone wants to do things on the own, but once we come together, great things can happen. we are not a nonprofit. we are just a bunch of people. reporter: people who understand that some may need a little extra help during the holidays. >> we try and get toys in the hands of his many less fortunate kids within the -- as many less fortunate kids within the county as we can. >> the thought of them not having a great christmas 10 break -- can break your heart. reporter: be sure to visit abc7news.com and click on this story. reggie: a seasonal tradition is back in san ramon. the christy yamaguchi holiday ice-skating park picked off the season with a grand opening and yamaguchi was there. the civic center is open daily from known to 9:30 rain or
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shine. tickets range from $15 to $19 a person. mike: i'm going to get some of those tickets later this morning. cannot wait to do that. let's take a look at the drought monitor. as you would expect, we have not had much rain. it really has not changed. the most extreme still covering 38% of the state. 80% is covered by the extreme and then the exceptional, 92%. we are almost in severe across the state. we still have that one area in mendocino county that has dropped down to sit there while the rest of us are either extreme or exceptional. with one chance of rain tonight over the next several days, this probably is not going to change for a while. we will try to look at your forecast for next week. i am putting them together right now in case you are traveling. i will see when the next half hour. reggie: thanks getting has arrived early for more than 100 north bay families in need, but
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it almost did not happen. abc 7 news covered this story several weeks ago. the storms that hit the bay area last month left the center in san rafael flooded and heavily damaged. thousands of dollars of donated food surprised -- food supplies had to be trashed. thanks to some generous viewers who stepped up to help, yesterday's food giveaway went on as scheduled. >> the good news is thanks to abc7 airing this segment about the flood, the public listened and responded. i opened their hearts. they opened their wallets and received $20,000 in donations. reggie: that is amazing. this donation has helped buy more supplies, allowing the food pantry to reopen. he also paid for some new office furniture damaged -- they also paid for some new office furniture damaged in the storm. kumasi: meet the german shepherd that is selling his lavish miami mansion. reggie: plus, unclog the backlog. the port ofland gets high
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praise from governor newsom for leading the supply chain solution. one group says they are missing the real problem. kumasi: san francisco bouncing back at thethe restaurant that g down in the future with a long-term investment. reggie: first, a look outside. we can see the ferry building from here. we will be right back. >> i am not hearing from victims all across the country. their bank accounts were drained in seconds, but the banks without refund their money. until -- >> you do not know how excited i got. >> my money is back. >> i want to cry. >> i could not be anymore thankful to 7 on your side. >> we will all be
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skies later tonight. have not seen in our lifetime and might not if it is cloudy. [lr] just being honest with you. reggie tnk you for being transparent. good morning on this thursday come november 18. you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. first, turning to mike. mike: you took that balloon, stuck the needle right in. kumasi: i don't want you to be up in the middle of the night looking into see a cloud. mike: may, though. may, we could have another chance. our one lone chance of rain in the entire seven day forecast is tonight. the same time as the almost full lunar eclipse. this morning, here is what we have. mother nature challenging us once again with the fog moving into the east bay valleys. the north bay is going, we deal with this all the time. it over it. but in all seriousness, it

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