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cities over the weekend, san francisco. friday saturday and sunday walnut creek, saturday, hayward, saturday and san jose sunday in each case thieves broke into the stores grabbing what they could and then in many of these cases got away before police could respond all in a matter of minutes police say they won't put up with it residents are rattled retailers want action. steps like these affect more than just the retailers. they affect your quality of life. we have team coverage today with crews at the hot spots across the bay area abc 7 insider film meteor had a one-on-one conversation with san francisco. police. chief bill scott and 7 on your side's michael. finney will have a look at what you could face if you inadvertently buy some of these goods. all right. now it all began friday when a large mob of people ran into the louis vuitton store in san francisco's union square. they also hit a burberry, bloomingdale. yves saint laurent stealing more than a million dollars in merchandise abc 7 news reporter
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amy hollyfield was at union square today. louis vuitton is still boarded up and closed police have a presence here. this is what the monday after alluding spree. looks like workers here know what happened and feel nervous it could happen again. hello smith scared. i'm a security guard. so it just makes it a little bit worse video posted on social media shows a swarm of people running from the louis vuitton store friday night with merchandise in their arms, they jump into waiting cars and escape. are in the board of supervisors that need to be changed this business owner who did not want to give his last name or the name of his store is fed up with what he sees happening here. we need to clean up. the shopping district is that it's the economic heartbeat of the city. he isn't worried about his safety on this sunny monday, so i'll be out of here before it's dark but some who do work here after dark are worried. it will happen again. do you feel safe? no, not at all.
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not not right now you know, it's around. the time christmas time so there's gonna be a lot more people, you know doing this. so just gotta stay on my ten toes san francisco police shut down the streets here in union square to cars this weekend saying they needed to do that to keep the area safe but reopen them at 6:00 this morning in san francisco. amy hollyfield abc 7 news. alright, this is a look at union square today. you can see there's a heavy police presence nearly a dozen police cars. near macy's right next to where the louis vuitton store was hit on saturday. eaves hit the nordstrom in walnut creek. with walnut creek officials who say they are fed up. for many businesses in downtown walnut creek the start of the they shopping season has been anything but peaceful what we're hearing is a major concern on saturday a group of around 100 people robbed the nordstroms at
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broadway plaza bob lynchside is the president of the walnut creek chamber of commerce. he says following saturday's events major retailers in the city are looking to hire more private security. our businesses are the same. basically, you know, we want to have some certainty of safety but not every business in walnut creek can afford to do that. their own lynn nice the owner of labels luxury consignment says she's had to board up her store three times in the last year and a half. nice says she's working with other small businesses in the area to try and protect their stores and employees if police aren't able to give us enough coverage higher some security to patrol. our small downtown merchant area walnut creek mayor, kevin wilk tells me the city has indeed stepped up its police. since in the downtown area in addition to blocking off certain streets wilkes says the city is also working to ensure the contra costa district. attorney's office holds those responsible to accounts. we've made it very clear that we
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intend to work with them to press charges, but it's not just a local response walnut creek officials are looking for they say they want to work with cities and counties around the bay area to find a solution. saturday's robbery is one of several that hit the bay area this weekend and woke says in order to make coordinated. acts like this stop. it's going to take everyone working together. this has to stop. and we need to work with all the cities and all the counties and all the sheriff departments and work statewide and nationally to ensure that the bay area is not going to take this in walnut creek tim johns abc 7 news and it happened again on sunday this time. south bay two organized robberies happened within minutes at two major shopping malls abc 7 news reporter dustin dorsey explains that san police are warning others thinking about attempting something like this. santana row is decorated for the most wonderful time of year, but not everything as mary and jeffrey grant was working
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security a few stores down from lululemon when a group of eight people ran out with 47,000 of merchandise, so they saw me chasing them and they hopped in their vehicles across the street. i went to try to stop them, but they indicated that they were willing to run me over so i i ceased that effort makers market has a store in santana row just steps from lululemon and another one near the nordstrom that was robbed in walnut creek employees are concerned. changes to their system are being made. we always have two people now closing we used to just have one person closing. we're not doing that anymore. so hopefully we can be aware of our surroundings and what's going on. meanwhile at the same time the robbery was going on at lululemon. another crime was in progress just across the street at another shopping mall. another organized group attempted a big robbery at valley fair mall thankfully security on hand recognized the situation unfolding and prevented something bigger. happening the immediately notified the officers working at
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the mall as soon as the officers appeared those vehicles fled however in that particular case two suspects made of their way into the sunglass hut at valley fair where they stole sunglasses and excess of seven thousand dollars sjpd sargent christian camarillo says the suspects had covered license plates at both locations, but says, it's unclear if the robberies are connected. this is the first major organized robbery in san jose and the police have a stern message for others. we do want to put these people on if you come to san jose we are going to find you. we are going to arrest you and we are going to bring you back here to face charges with zero bail and other pandemic related policies. it's unclear how charges or jail time will stick santa clara county district attorney. jeff. rosen did not want to comment on the robberies in san jose the city and mayor sam. licardo also declined in san jose dustin dorsey abc 7 news. because it affects so many cities governor gavin newsom called these robberies. well orchestrated crimes of opportunity clearly abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez was with the governor today and is
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in the newsroom with more on what he had to say leah. well as he usually does the governor talked all in one breath about what may have prompted these robberies the temporary solution to these crimes and also talked about for the very first time about including more money in the budget next year to address this huge public. relations nightmare while people are still trying to make sense of all the retail store robberies over the weekend governor newsom had his own unconfirmed suspicions. the governor hinted that the robberies were time to take place in areas where thieves may have expected protests after kyle writtenhouse was acquitted for killing two men and shooting another the idea was to overwhelm police timing was rather interesting around the rittenhouse decision, and we're tryingo take that i mean that this that's a there's a crimes of opportunity, but they're very all governor's office acknowledged. meeting some have larger police
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presence that's why today you will see an increased presence in and around large retail centers. shopping malls all throughout the bay this deter any future robberies, we've all seen the images. that was the governor last july after a reenacting the crime of organized retail theft task force that has the california highway patrol working with the retail industry. newsom says that collaboration is working walnut creek directed support. by asking us to get more folks on 680. we already did that moving ahead the governor. state budget to address this type of crime exponentially larger than what we've done in the past because we cannot allow
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this to continue period full stop. well, we were told that district attorneys in the bay area have been talking trying to come up with ways to be more aggressive now already san francisco's da tweeted standby for felony charges in the newsroom leanne melendez abc 7 news leanne in the wake of this people talking about making changes to prop 47. i know police chiefs we talked to often point that as a problem. that's right. well prop 147 as you know says if you shoplift $950 or less it is considered a misdemeanor now these louis vuitton bags if you will are worth a lot more than that, and that's why i chase a boudin tweeted get ready for felony charges but to answer your question not a peep from anyone today on changing or reforming prop 47. i don't think you will now the only one who made reference today was the san francisco police chief bill. said people are doing this
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because they know they can get away with it. odd liam, thank you. well just moments ago oakland police chief laurent armstrong addressed the unprecedented weekend of crime and he is pleading now for more resources to deal with it. the chief says a 17 year old was gunned down saturday night police also shot and killed a carjacking suspect. evening also there was a series of outrageous commercial burglaries including several cannabis businesses in one incident. the chief says 175 rounds of ammunition were fired. time as many as 500 cars gathered for this a massive unabated sideshow near 90th avenue and macarthur will have more on this developing story ahead on abc 7 news at five, but that is just coming into the newsroom right now. also confirmed the arrests of three people in connection with a gas station shootout involving retired oakland police captain. ursi joyner joyner was ambush and robbed as he pumped gas at an oakland chevron station last month, perhaps you saw these
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pictures. he was shot six times and was in critical condition at one point, but thankfully has since recovered enough to go home during a fatally shot one of the suspects one suspect was arrested in houston the other two were arrested in elk grove stolen good have talked a lot about the crimes, but they could have an effect on you. even if you don't see the crimes happen 7 on your side's michael finney on what could happen if you end up buying some of the stolen goods and later abc 7 insider film meteor talks with sfpd chief bill scott about what's being done to put an end to these crimes. koba cases rising growing concern across europe, but there are some good news here in california. i'm spencer christian thanksgiving week is here and so is a rather pleasant weather. i'd look i'll have the accuweather. cast coming up when abc 7 news cast coming up when abc 7 news at 4 continues your eyes. beautiful on the outside, but if you have diabetes, there can be some not-so-pretty stuff going on inside. it's true, with diabetic retinopathy, excess sugar can damage blood vessels,
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well, we've shown you the video of this weekend's thefts around the bay area just staggering to see authorities. tell us much of these goods end up for sale online. so, how can you afford avoid buying some of this stolen merchandise 7 on your side's michael finney is here with the legal consequences for buying these items and michael. let's start with this. can you be prosecuted for buying the items say stolen last weekend. could you go be in trouble for that you can do.
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now, that means you don't have to buy it. you don't even have to possess it. you just have to have control of it. so let's say one of these thieves offered a sell you an item and you say yes illegal if they offer to give you the item and you take it illegal if they say i'm going to leave it in your garage. you have received stolen property. you control it so you can go to jail. to have some common sense here too if anything like this happens. yeah, what are the penalties for this? wow. okay. yeah. it gets a big complicated. that worth $950 or lessr less leanne was just talking about. it's a miss to me and here and you could be looking at a year in jail more than that you could be looking at a felony in up to three years in jail. and of course you have to give the yours. that subject this is great information. you're bringing is you paid for it.
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let's just say you end up inadvertently buying something that was told you paid for it, but you can't keep it. right? no because you paid the wrong person. you today the rightful owner, even if you don't know it is stolen police can take a back and it to the rightful. sure, so we just because you paid means. okay. well, here's the question. how can we know if something's storing you go online and things are offered all the time. how can you tell what do we look for? wow, i mean, that's why it's impossible it is hard if you're buying from a thief who says i stole it. okay now, you know if you buy it from a retail store that is authorized a sale the brand sell the brand i should say. you can be pretty sure the item is not stolen everything in between is really up in the air and prosecutors will look at the circumstances surrounding the purchase and you can find stolen things. i imagine on all kinds of sites like craigslist ebay other right has been plenty of of cases
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where people buy stolen goats off of ebay what they look at is pretty simple if you're buying a $600 purse for 50 bucks on a street corner red flag. you probably know what you were doing. yeah pay five hundred dollars on ebay. you probably did. okay. thanks michael great stuff. thanks. when i newsome says efforts against a recent uptick in covid cases in california seem to be working. in the last 10 or 11 days, we've seen some stability. some good signs. that is good news. in fact today. we lay claim to having the lowest. positivity rate in the united states of america 1.9% the governor hailed the state's efforts during a visit to a san francisco clinic today. he also encouraged vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 and promoted the availab. of booster shots for adults to prevent a spike during the holiday now according to newsome 4.9 million californians have now received a booster 450,000
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children ages 5 to 11 have gotten their first dose of the vaccine and overall 91.3% of all eligible californians have received at least one. all right with that in mind with more people vaccinated let's talk about what the weekend what the thanksgiving forecast is going to look like kristen as we get toward the holiday and people gather. i know and looking pretty nice right spencer. the entire weekend is looking pretty nice leading up to and through thanksgiving and happy to say let's take a look at current conditions. it's a sunny and relatively calm afternoon around the don't even have much of a breeze 10 miles per hour in san francisco 12 miles per hour in oakland. so let's move along and take a live view from sutro tower looking out over san francisco where it is currently 64 degrees. also 64 in oakland mountain view 67, san jose 68 54 and morgan hill and 63 at half moon bay. here's a view at the golden gate works guys are blue and conditions are calm and mild 60 degrees at both santa rosa and novato and napa 6365 at fairfield at 63 a piece at concord and livermore. and the view from emeryville
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looking toward the golden gate and these are our forecasts features. we'll see some high clouds passing through overnight associated with a dry cold front which will bring a slightly cooler weather tomorrow afternoon, but it's still going to be dry and we'll have mainly dry mild rather through the weekend. here's our overnight forecast anim. the passage of those high clouds is that dry front that weak front tries to sweep into northern california notice. there may be some showers offshore way up north we are not likely to see any shower activity here in the bay area and we'll have a bright sunny day tomorrow with a few high clouds, which we call filtered sunshine overnight low temperatures as the clouds increase will be mainly in the mid to upper 40s a little bit chillier and some of the in ali's low 40s over in the inlet east bay and some low 40s in the north bay as well then tomorrowh temperatures ranging from low 60s at the coast to mainly mid or mid to upper 60s around the bay and inland so not a very wide range of temperatures there, but it'll be pretty mild as we look at the thanksgiving. here's your day planner in the early morning hours.
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we'll have lingering clouds. he'll be a little bit cool, but then later in the morning partly cloudy with more sunshine peeking through by one o'clock in the afternoon thanksgiving day lots of sunshine temperatures ranging from 57 to 60 degrees going into the late afternoon is looking lovely with temperatures rising into the low 60s. now if to travel this week it certainly within state in california all the travel conditions all the days rather bring us lovely travel conditions sunny and mild and dry conditions if you're looking to travel across the 48 contiguous states, you can see that on wednesday, which is the big travel day west coast will be mainly calm except for some rain up around seattle the opposed and down into the gulf coast pretty calm as well, but there'll be a line of showers reaching from the eastern great lakes of the ohio valley down through the central part of the country and into texas. that'll be the only weather disturbance so far. going up on travel day. so here's the accuweather 7-day forecast notice against a little bit milder by a couple. degrees on thursday thanksgiving day and going into friday weekend even milder with high temperatures reaching into the
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was fleeing another crime at least five people were killed and more than 40 injured when 39 year old. darryl brooks plowed his suv into the parade route among those injured were 18 children one video shows a child dancing in the street as the suv speeds by matthew booze was watching the annual event with his. i didn't know what was happening. i just didn't keep my take my eyes off for the suv, but at the imo's grabbing my children and the next thing i knew my back was against the wall. that was the worst thing i've ever seen in my life. that was the worst thing i've ever seen in my life. brooks was arrested earlier this month for using his car to run over the mother of his child after punching her in the face police say he was involved in a dome. disturbance with another person just before you drove into the crowd. he faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide. elizabeth holmes returned to federal court today to take the stand for the second time the former theranos ceo testified for hours about the company's testing technology and
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involvement with pharmaceutical companies abc 7 news reporter stephanie. sierra was inside that courtroom today. much of elizabeth holmes testimony today focused on the extent of knowledge of specific technology and clinical studies thereinos did with big pharmaceutical companies and more importantly her role in those decisions day two of testimony for elizabeth holmes the former third o ceo walked into federal court monday with a new level of confidence what we've really heard from her in the last two days is a scene setting we heard about her life growing up in houston dropping wh hiotelo and reay enge the more on that technology homes began her testimony answering questions about how the company's blood testing device was supposed to work admitting to her defense attorney kevin downey the company's attempt to partner with the department of defense. there was a lot of ambition to have a relationship. the department of defense, but she clearly said in her testimony today that that
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partnership never materialized throughout the hearing downey asked about several clinical studies. there are those did with pharmaceutical companies like merck astrazeneca and pfizer defense attorney. holding green says, it's all a common defense strategy to build homes' credibility among jurors. i believe she just trying to lay the groundwork that she really was an entrepreneurial. she was trying to to create a way of doing something better and more efficient green has worked in state and federal court for 21 years. he says he's not surprised homes maintained a calm composure throughout questioning. there was never a point where elizabeth seemed tongue-tied or questioning what she was going to say green says if homes continues to perform well on the stand, it's likely the prosecutions cross-examination set to resume following the thanksgiving. holiday weekend will take much longer. i just can't imagine it would be less than a couple days holmes has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of fraud if convicted she could face decades in prison court will resume tomorrow for a
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full day in homes is expected to take the stand again for the third time in san jose stephanie sierra abc 7 news. we'll get back to our coverage of those frightening mob thefts across the bay area abc 7 insider film material sits down with sf. chief bill scott, why do you think this warming thing is happening. now when you have that many people coming at one time. it's a bum rush, you know, they they get overwhelmed and these things a number of minute. what the chief is saying needs to be done to stop it. stay with us. ahhh. beautiful day in baltimore where most people probably know that geico could save them money on car insurance, right? you see the thing is geico, well, could help them save on boat insurance too.
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luxury union square store on friday and made other attempts around the city this weekend similar incidents happen in walnut creek hayward and san jose just wild this weekend. now, these bold robberies are not necessarily new but they are up in frequency abc 7 news insider film meteor spoke with san francisco's police chief today find out what's being done to prevent these attacks and to stop them. chief you've been in law enforcement for going on how many years going on 33? why is this happening now? i think it's a combination of things and number one. it's people who are getting away with it sometimes and accountability is a part of it. property crime is typically doesn't have consequences as other types of crimes. let's just call what is theft theft broadcast robbery property crime, you know when there's not violence involved. so there's a good chance if you go and do these things. even if you're caught there's
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there's less consequences. that's for sure. i mean if you're in that business and that's what you do for a living commit crimes is you're going to probably go toward the crimes that are less likely to have consequences that's likely to be caught particularly when you have 40 to 50 people rush in at one time. why do you think this warming thing is happening? we've never seen that before this year. well, it makes it hard to respond. the tactic is the tactics that we have seen the groups are coming in large numbers. they overwhelm. store even some stores have security guards there and when you have that many people coming at one time. it's a bum rush, you know, they they get overwhelmed and these things happen a number of minutes. but this time you were actually there you had officers there. how did that happen? well, we were heavily deployed a couple of things number one. we've increased our deployment in union square. the other thing was because of the kenosha verdicts. we didn't really know what to expect so we were deployed in case something jumped off there.
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so our our deployment strategies work we were able to get there quickly and arrest at least some other people that that committed these acts on friday night. would you guys have like live cameras or anything like that to help you out license plate lead readers well, we can't that thee sfpe cannot live footage city county ordinances. is that is great. so if there's a camera perched up and on union square that's showing live what's going on in a possible swarm. you can't watch it in real time like on a weekend night. is correct. we cannot. because of local laws, that's correct. all right. oh, would that help if you had live camera? oh live cameras. yes. i mean if we're able to as things are happening. have a situational awareness. have you asked for it to change? well, we have had many conversations about it and the result no, no results. so no consequences. no live cameras to assist you. so you're how do you get your in?
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is what might be happening? well, we get it from we can watch video footage after the fact definitely we do our due diligence with sources of information from the community at large. we network with other law enforcement agencies, so we get it. however we can get it and and look we just have to work with what we have. speaking of what you have. how many cops do you have? what's your staffing at these days? we have 18 just over 1800 full duty officers, right? how many do you need? need about 2200 so we're about 400 short. what does that mean? it means we have to do a lot of overtime. and thankfully we have had some of our overtime budget restore. we have to fill the gaps feel. i mean really as you see in union square this weekend. we have a lot of folks working a lot of that is over time, but people feel safe. it makes it and we've had people we've had people come in saturday night we believe and try to do more of this. of activity, but we were there that was on union street and chestnut street exactly other
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places exactly other places in the bay area. where does this stuff go? how are these groups organizing? where's it go online fencers buy it. people buy it. i mean look if you buy a thousand dollar bad back $400, you're probably know a stolen. this stuff is going everywhere some of us going overseas and say it definitely is organized to a degree or the penalties for doing it. what i'd like to see is the fullest extent of the law exercise when when the evidence is there so you want hard prosecutions. yes, i do. so look. i i understand that. there's a balance, you know, and for the last decade, you know, we've been trying to figure this out. we eat the criminal justice system the the legislators of the balance between the appropriate jail sentences in the appropriate consequences as opposed to the crime committee. i totally understand that and support that. however, when the evidence is there there has to be some
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accountability, you know, there has to be some accountability when people commit crimes the evidence is there and they get caught. are these swarm thieves armed? some of them are friday night two of the eight. we arrested eight two of them were armed. so this isn't just this has the potential of getting violent and deadly well, absolutely. i mean you never know what you're going to walk into and these things happen. and that possibility is made even more real by another issue that law enforcement is facing across the country the proliferation of cheap ghost guns that are easy. i easily available and a lot of times these groups are armed and island over the weekend we had swarms on pot clubs and there were shootouts right as we reported here these ghost guns big problem getting bigger all the time. time. what is the chief say can really be done to reduce these crimes. one option is just shutting down or limiting vehicle. to the area, but you know you cut off the easy exits by car,
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but then you also have it, you know impact not only on the immediate neighborhood and shopping but on the whole image of the city, i mean the idea of a lockdown union square is not exactly what we call appealing and it could hurt the stores by the way because as the central subway we closed down that area when we built that and that regresulted in poor sales and a lot of places are going down, but dan it's it's one of those things you have to have the perception that it's safe. but you don't want it to look like an armed encampment right or even now with all around union square standing there to reassuring but it's a little unnerving at the same time exactly. you know, they keep it going. they're 400 police under staffed not in walnut creek they can maintain that in san francisco. there's a real question about it. i don't even know how long they can maintain it walnut creek to be honest. so they made some arrests and they stopped some issue incidents this weekend. but who are these guys? well what they are is just people that have decided that this is the lifestyle they want to pursue for whatever reason
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it's the same thing. we see with side shows us cars. those rallies and stuff. it's a crime of opportunity. i could say, you know, you could say okay, they're poor or something like that. but if you took a look at the cars that were in walnut creek and in nordstrom, oh bmws, right? so it is a it's people that think that they can get away with it. and what it's attracting, right? a little scary to watch very yeah. thanks phil phil very much phil mature. appreciate it. a protest and lockdowns in europe and a touching moment right here in the bay area at a vac. panic the 4 is next. what makes salonpas arthritis gel so good for arthritis pain? salonpas contains the most prescribed topical pain relief ingredient. it's clinically proven, reduces inflammation and comes in original prescription strength. salonpas. it's good medicine. 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
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four at four we begin with covid in europe and dream spencer joining this conversation. so authorities there are call. patients amend more shutdowns as covid cases spike again protest marches have been held in multiple countries as people say they've had enough in germany there have been more than 30,000 new cases in the past. 24 hours and icu beds are nearly exhausted the health minister today said something that's really attention getting they said by the end of this winter everyone in germany will either be vaccinated recovered or dead. wow. yeah, he's got thoughts on them kind of going backwards. what are the protesters processing restrictions? yeah, they're tired of yeah the child. okay. i mean i know we're tired of the virus. they're tired of the lockdown. yeah. i mean, this is just the world we're living in.
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i mean you go back to a year and a half ago, and we had a lot of scientists predicting. this is what's gonna happen this dance that's gonna go on for years. we're living with this. we have to lock down when it surges we can live a better life when it's you know, the case rates are low. so at this point, i mean we know the answer. yeah, we know the answer is you get vaccinated and you assess. risk about where you're going what you're doing. so at this point if you're not getting vaccinated, you're just contributing to the problem. yeah, that's good point drew everybody. we're all sick of it, but we can we can't control necessarily what happens we can control how we react to it and some of this pandemic is is within our own capability to solve. yeah, you know, what scares me guys is that shreya has something like a 66% vaccination rate and we're at 59. enemy us right it just i mean you can see what happened. that's the frustrating part is that we know what can happen and then we see it happens and then everybody gets upset that it happened, you know, so it's like, you know, this is gonna happen if you know it you know it. yeah, so don't get frustrated when it happened. that's right.
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all right. well governor newsom experience what he called a very human moment during a visit today to a covid vaccination site in san francisco. allows some feel good comforting? this is i'm back at home. is that that that that that for the child whose cries momentarily interrupted the governor's news conference the govern? crypt that the moment probably won't appear in a public service announcement encouraging parents to get their kids vaccinated all of us with kids. we've all been there and we can relate but actually i thought it was a really charming mom. spencer it absolutely was and i i can sort of relate because my i have two grandsons four and a half and six and a half the six and a half year old was recently vaccinated. he didn't scream or cry but was sitting on his dad's knee of my son-in-law's knee when he got the shot and he was brave little guy so proud of him. i mean, i've always been okay with needles even as a kid.
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sister on the other hand when she had a vaccine is because she locked herself in the doctor's off this refusing to come out and that's when you're you know, your parental bargaining skills. come in handy. is she any better now? she actually is in the funny thing is that her daughter is now doing so living. so now you gotta you know repeating the past is kind of funny for her. i was just gonna say forget the kids. that was me that was i thought they got me on camera really sure yesterday. yeah, i know. a lot of facts but that it's worth it for the protection right target announced today that it stores will never open. again on thanksgiving the company already said target stores would be closed this year because of the pandemic on thanksgiving, but the company ceo said he decided to make permanent after hearing from employees who just wanted to stay home for the holiday. a lot of stores will be closed for the holiday, but none has decided to make a permanent for those who are on shopping on
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thanksgiving whole foods starbucks and sears say their stores will remain open who likes this. i love it. i do. yeah, unanimous, right? yeah. i think it's a thoughtful thing to have let the employees have the day off and there are other places we can still shop if we want to totally and grocery store or whatever. yeah, and i've had to work retail on thanksgiving day. it is not it's not pleasant, right people are stressed. yeah, and other than that drew i would say more than that. it's good for the employees to be able to be at home. it's good for all of us not to be tempted to go out. let's just stay. yeah many enjoy. family and friends. that's right. i actually think this will be a good recruitment tool too for target right where to apply i'm gonna go with target knowing i don't have to work on thanksgiving. well spotify is making a change long requested by users and artists actually, but it took a tweet from pop superstar adele to get it done effective immediately spotify is removing the shuffle option as a default when premium users play an album the move comes after adele made the request and a tweet on saturday writing quote. we don't create albums with so much. aaron thought into our track
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listing for no reason our art tells the story and our stories should be listened to as we intended spotify responded anything for you adele as not and that makes sense, you know, you can shuffle around on your own if you want, but if an artist released an album, they really do intend you to go one two, three, four five and listen to and to a certain order makes sense. what do you think's let's start with you spencer. yeah. i know. i totally agree. i fully agree, especially since it well with any artist, of course not going to right adele from the pack but especially for adele right? well and drew what you know spencer and i and even christian can relate to this, you know years ago. this was an option when we had eight track and just set tapes right? you know you we were much more limited in our options. you lift the needle yeah, i mean, i mean good for her. i'm surprised how fast this happened and how much power she had to do this. she's got a lot of streams that's millions of people behind her and spotify is not gonna mess with that but good for her. i agree you want to listen to it in the way the artist intended.
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right? right. she tells the story. so listen that way and the listener can always jump you like on your fine, you're not restricted from doing that. that makes sense if you think of the whole album as a story right and like if you were beating a book you wouldn't skip chapters right telling a story or sometimes. it's an arc in terms of the type of song or the pace that the tempo of the song and they want it in a certain order. so make sense. how of adele that's it for the ford four we'll be right back. i'm morgan, and there's more to me than hiv. more love, more adventure, more community. but with my hiv treatment, there's not more medicines in my pill. i talked to my doctor and switched to fewer medicines with dovato. dovato is for some adults who are starting hiv-1 treatment or replacing their current hiv-1 regimen. with just 2 medicines in 1 pill,
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certainly a big week for holiday travel and before you head out. there are a few tricks to help you find your way to grandmother's house. here's abc news reporter. will gantz with some tips. what is the season for major airport meltdowns? the travel industry lost 8.2 million jobs between march and april 2020 and those jobs are only slowly returning so with fewer and newer employees there to help you along the holiday road some tips to make sure your trip is five star embrace tech this year most hotels also now allow you to check in online you have to download their and what's really cool is you can use their app often as a mobile key so you don't even need to get a key from the front desk. you can just hold your phone up to the door and never have to talk to a person and check in this vacation. you can also trim down on security wait times with apps like clear which use biometric data and allow you to skip to
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the front of the line. there is a right way and a wrong way to complain should something go wrong break that down for a sally. i actually recommend turning to social media rather than it sit on hold. i did call their customer service line and they said it would be two hours on hold. i didn't want to listen to hold music. so i actually just tweeted at southwest and customer service agent responded to me via twitter. they were able to get me on a different flight they were able to give me a fight and that whole transaction. end it through my twitter dms and just in case understand if there's airports nearby if your airport suddenly cancels your flight. can you fly out of one? that's a half an hour drive away bring it back up plan with you because you might actually need it headphones, too. will gans abc news, new york? american businesses and government organizations are being told to take extra precautions against hackers this thanksgiving holiday weekend the advisory from the fbi and us
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cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency comes after multiple ransomware attacks during previous holiday periods. organizations areeirgedo inigilant cyr at all kristen. we guard all the time these days. all right with that in mind. it is thanksgiving just about so let's check. spencer and see how the weather is looking for us as thanksgiving approaches. the weather is looking rather pleasant. here's a look at what we can expect overnight a dry cold front. sweep through and as a result, we'll see the passage of some high clouds, but it will remain dry overnight overnight low temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s in the inland valleys upper 40s to near 50 right around the bay then highs tomorrow. are filtered sunshine with some lingering high clouds will range from low 60s at the coast to mainly mid-60s around the bay shoreline, maybe some mid a few upper 60s inland, but it won't be much mildeven about 66 67 degrees inland tomorrow on wednesday. maybe even a couple of degrees. inland then on thursday thanksgiving day lovely weather
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mainly sunny skies still relatively mild and it'll get even milder or warmer as the weekend approaches. we'd love to have some rain, but we also love the weather coming our way and of course it's so true. all right. thanks spencer. well a big night for dancing with the stars fans. another season comes to a clonie across the country their bank accounts were drained. seconds, but the banks were not refund their money until you know, how excited thank god. oh my god, my money's death. so happy i want to cry and just couldn't be any more thankful to 7 on your side absenting be good instead of bad. it's it's just really life for being we is struggling to manage your type 2 diabetes knocking you out of your zone? lowering your a1c with once-weekly ozempic® can help you get back in it. oh, oh, oh, ozempic®! my zone... lowering my a1c, cv risk,
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i've no sympathy. no empathy whatsoever. people smashing and grabbing stealing people's items creating havoc and terror on our streets. none period full stop. we want real accountability. we want people prosecuted and we want people to feel safe. governor newsome promising assistance to stop the rash of organized retail crime scene across the bay area over the weekend good evening, and thanks for joining us. i'm on a dates and i'm dan ashley. you're watching abc 7 news at five live here on abc 7 hulu live and wherever you stream the swarm of organized thefts happen in these five bay area cities, san francisco oakland, walnut creek, hayward and san jose groups of thieves smashed their way into stores stealing as much merchandise as they could possibly car. before running away and tonight as we look closer at this widespread issue plaguing the bay area. we're also looking at solutions and the impacts on our communities and our effort to build a better bay area. we have team coverage hearing from the oakland police c

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