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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. dion: count them down. black friday officially begins just six hours from now. it is going to be different for this year, and not just because of the pandemic. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm dion lim. you're watching abc 7 news at 6:00. now we hope you've enjoyed thanksgiving date, but we are already looking ahead to tomorrow, black friday. those two days sometimes seem to merge into one. for years, many stores opened their days on thanksgiving so shoppers could get a jump on black friday. that was stopped last year and as laura anthony says, it seems it's become a permanent change. ♪ laura: the holiday music was loud and festive at walnut creek's broadway plaza, but playing to no one as it seems our controversial trend of stores opening on thanksgiving day has come to an end.
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>> i kind of like it. it's not about shopping. it's about family, getting together, and just celebrating. laura: perhaps the huge shift of online shopping, reil macy'd old navy t had in the creep of black friday into thanksgiving day, most stores returning to what used to be traditional, a 5:00 a.m. start on friday. >> well, i am here for the ps5. laura: one exception, gamestop, in pleasant hill, where about a dozen people are here in anticipation of today's 5:00 5:0 p.m. opening. >> because prices are more doable and also a lot of places that are open for you to get whatever you need as far as like electronics, games, stuff like that. >> i told them i'd be late for dinner. laura: dollar tree was one of the few other stores we found open this thanksgiving day. besides a few good deals, shoppers will also find extra
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security this black friday in the wake of a series of brazen smash and grab robberies in the bay area, including at nordstrom last weekend.adlye it to the nordstr's store was broken into and looted. which was quite a shock for my. -- for my partner because she moved here the week it happened. laura: now, the main street at broadway plaza's blocked off with bright orange barricades and beefed up police and private security presence, adding a bit of ominous to what is supposed to be a festive time of year. ♪ in walnut creek, laura anthony, abc 7 abc 7 news. dion: on the topic of safety, we are on alert following a slew of crimes. and it's apparently not just happening here. last night, there was a brazen robbery at the nordstrom store at the topanga mall in los angeles.
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a security guard g sprayed with some kind of chemical. he is expected to be ok. suspects are dealing with another problem we are familiar with here, power outages due to the risk of wildfires. there are high winds and a red flag warning in effect. the power was cut to more than 64,000 customers across five counties by noon. shut are possible for another 148,000 customers tonight. about 200 new covid cases per day, but that jumped to 1200 yesterday and 2500 today. the world health organization's technical working group will meet tomorrow to discuss the variant and decide whether to give it a name from the greek alphabet. the u.k. band flights from south
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africa and five other african countries. all across the bay area, volunteers worked to bring meals to people in need. abc 7 news anchor liz kreutz shows us how much this effort means to those who received a visit. >> so you have what looks like for deliveries. liz: in san rafael, volunteers lined up to pick up warm thanksgiving meals to deliver to people in need. >> so the people who are getting meals today are homebound older adults who don't have the ability to do their own grocery stopping. they are alone on thanksgiving day. >> everything is all packaged up per person. liz: the nonprofit calls this operation thanksgiving. they made sure anyone alone and in need of a meal today could get one. >> and we had over 150 meals that we're delivering today. and we have about 40 volunteers, 40 cars i should say, that are coming in.
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and they're filled with family , grandparents, grandchildren, every mixture of family to have this great experience together. liz: what a great way to start your thanksgiving. >> exactly. it'll be the highlight of my day. >> we're really grateful. we feel so privileged in life. we want to give back. >> the gravy. liz: each meal included all the traditional thanksgiving dishes. turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and a sweet dessert, as well as handmade thanksgiving cards made by local girl scouts. >> hopefully it will feel like home to them even if they're alone. liz: we joined volunteers nicole and her partner, david. >> hi. >> hi. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving to you. liz: they are here to give a thanksgiving meal to a 73-year-old woman who lives alone in novato. >> it's nice to spend thanksgiving with your friends. >> oh, yes. liz: we saw firsthand just how much it can mean to get a warm male and a friendly visit. >> oh, i can't express the gratitude to meals on wheels,
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especially on a day where i would've been alone. liz: a reminder that on this thanksgiving that a simple gesture can go a long way. >> it's about our community health. it's about their social health. it's about their nutritional health. you know, it's about just really, what can you do to make someone's day better, someone's week better? >> it really makes a difference. i'm really happy today. liz: in marin county -- >> thank you, thank you. liz: liz kreutz, abc 7 news. dion: spreading that holiday cheer. today, the salvation army is delivering 4000 traditional thanksgiving meals to people who need them in san francisco. for over six decades, the salvation army has held a thanksgiving meal event in the city. people usually gather together. but for the second year in a row, it looks a little different because of the pandemic. salvation army has partnered with a catering company to help prepare meals and distribute them safely. >> right now with the urgency and importance of serving people in need, the salvation army is
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taking this day, not only in san francisco, but throughout the nation and possibly throughout the world, to do the most important thing, sir people in -- serve people in need. dion: what hasn't changed is the meal itself self, turkey, gravy, much more. as you saw, thanksgiving is not just about giving things, but giving to others as much as you can. you can help the family of this pediatric cancer patient. sandhya: nice weather for the holiday. i'll let you know if this pattern is going to persist for the rest of the weekend coming right up.
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nature's bounty gives you more, so you can live bountifully. dion: another reason it feels like the weekend is the great highway is closed the cars. usually it's only saturday and sunday when cars aren't allowed on this road and the entire highway is for pedestrians and cyclists. the highway was closed to cars for almost a year and a half because of the pandemic to get people more s tcepa raleo wopent despite opposition from some in
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the neighborhood. for thanksgiving, there are a lot of cars on the road. take a look. we are looking live at i-80 going through emeryville. it's a lot thicker than we expected. francisco international airport. it was expected to surpass the peak of pandemic travel that was seen this past summer. nationwide, the tsa screened more than 2.3 million passengers yesterday, exceeding expectations. it is at 88% of pre-pandemic thanksgiving traffic. more than 2 million people have passed through tsa checkpoints every single day for the past seven days. a local nonprofit the offer support to families of children with clinical illnesses is asking for help this thanksgiving. amy hollyfield tells us about a fundraising campaign that kicked off and how you can help.
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picked up some new clothes and diapers today for his daughter, three-year-old marley joe. marley joe will need to be in the bay area for six weeks, where she will get radiation for her stage iv cancer. >> they've made life so much easier on us. it's been a blessing. amy: joe says when she was first diagnosed, they didn't think they needed any financial support. >> things changed really fast when you think you're ok. and this comes up, money gets depleted so fast you don't even realize what's going on. amy: they not only come there with fun stuff like coloring books and games, but also basics like gas cards for when the family didn't have enough money to drive to and from radiation treatments. but during covid, corporate sponsorships and fundraising parties for the nonprofit dried up, and they're feeling the pinch. >> we have seen a 150% increase in the number of families we are serving since the beginning of the year. and so we're having a hard time keeping up with the demand. amy: so they're making a push for a holiday drive.
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you can go to the website and sponsor a family who has a critically ill child, a family like the lino's, who will be supporting marley joe's radiation and chemotherapy treatments until february. >> so for them to be able to help so many families and give them what they need be on food, it's a blessing to all of us. amy: amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. dion: we hope they get the support they need. now, as amy mentioned, you can go online and support the group. the website is there. of course, you may be hearing a lot about donations because tuesday is giving tuesday. we've created a list of vetted organizations that make a big impact to help the a better bay area. you can find that list on our website, now, giving back doesn't have to wait until tuesday. see how oakland high school students served their community this holiday season. meteorologist sandhya patel. -- sandhya: i'm meteorologist
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sandhya patel. i will let you know what your black friday and we can forecast looks like when the news continues. >> coming up a chance to become bowl eligible. the curry brothers discuss what it's like to play ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪
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dion: well, you've got to before you could run, right? and for some, you've got to run before you can eat. a turkey trot this week. runners and walkers completed the 5k loop around the lake, finishing on grand avenue near macarthur boulevard. nearly 3,000 people participated . and you couldn't get any better weather. sandhya: that's right. if you're going to step outside and go for a walk, it's still comfortable outside. high-pressure dominating our weather. pacific northwest getting precipitation. we need the rain, but it's not in the cars for the next seven days. high temperatures in the low to upper 60's. but get down towards gilroy, santa cruz, low 70's, even mid-70's. hard to believe the high-pressure ridge is providing us with the down sloping wind, which brought the warmth. it's also responsible for red
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flag warning's going for southern california until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night as the fire danger is high. san francisco is decked out tonight. san francisco is 57 degrees, low 50's from mountain view. san jose 56. san francisco, downtown looks so nice this evening, 53 in santa rosa, 49 in fairfield. it's starting to cool off a bit. from our santa cruz camera, we are looking towards the coast. cool start in the morning, drive for black friday shoppers, and warmer weather for the upcoming weekend. if you were going to hit the malls tomorrow morning and it's outside, there's going to be a morning chill. make sure you bundle up. writer skies at 8:00 a.m., a little bit milder as we head into the noon time 4:00 p.m. our so you will be able to get away with one layer at that point. temperatures in the mid 30's to upper 40's, lots of high clouds in the afternoon.
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a comfortable to mild day in the south bay, 68 in san jose, 69 in santa cruz, temperatures above average, 68 in brentwood city, downtown san francisco, south city, mid 60's, 66 in san raphael, near 70 in santa rosa. 67 oakland, hard to believe it is late in november and we are still talking about weather like this. fairfield 67. i want to show you where the storm track is going to remain right over the pacific northwest as a series of system goes through some atmospheric rivers. it will be continuing to see the rainfall through the next seven days. the computer models through december 2 keeping us try what that high-pressure ridge locked in. the accuweather 7 day forecast driver shoppers tomorrow, warming trend for the weekend, including hanukkah, more late fall weather, in the end, mid
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60's, and that dry pattern carrying on into one week. >> now, abc 7 sports with chris alvarez. chris: san jose state football playing. with a win, they will become bowl eligible, all while keeping the trophy. spartans took the field. down 10, nick nash trying to make a play. fumbles and the bulldogs recover. two plays later, jay kaner finds a wide open jordan mims, 45 yards. spartans trail, 23-9 at the break. dirt gets -- derek gets the rock, tough 31 yard gain. spartans move the ball, but no touchdowns. that was critical. fresno state opening up here. how about a reverse? they get it back to haner, who throws it back to the first guy, who is jaelyn. he goes in for the second
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touchdown of the game, 33-9 bulldogs. the spartans finished on a three-game losing streak. fresno state wins. they take back the valley trophy. vegas coming out aces, carr to former start sean jackson, number one turns on the objects -- the jets. las vegas led by as many as 11. three minutes left, cowboys down eight, dak prescott to stanford man, 32 yards and in, all tied up at 30-30. it goes into overtime. daniel carlsen kicks in the field goal as vegas wins in overtime. warriors fans, you have a lot to be thankful for. 16-2 after last night's win over philly. stephen curry taking on brother seth, steph tweeting this after the game, "family things."
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mom sonja also in attendance. most of the game, seth was outscoring steph. but stefan finished one point ahead, scoring a game-high 25, leading the warriors to a 20 point win. look at this dance right here. afterwards, the brothers talking about sharing the court. >> that dude is playing unbelievable basketball and it's fun to watch. he's continuing to get better. it's impressive the way that he's playing and the way that he's stepped into his own identity in this league, as a sport, playmaking and all that. proud brother. >> it's still special every time. you don't want to take advantage. it's a dream come true. you don't know how many times you got. it's still hard to believe we're at this level and playing against each other. chris: that is so cool. number seven women, stanford that is, taking on number four indiana. 10 points. closehroughout, but she was
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dion: coming up, catch the magic maker. you can always watch all of our newscasts live and on-demand through the abc 7 bay area connected tv app. it's available through apple tv, amazon tv and roku. just download the app now and start streaming. castleman high school students and staff and other volunteers served meals at the campbell village recreation center in west oakland. all of the food was prepared at castle mont high this week and dished out buffet style. >> three days leading up to the day, we were actually at castle
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mont high school doing prep work for three days straight. and then we served here in west oakland on thanksgiving day. and so students helped with the prep work and they also helped today. dion: that is awesome. the dinner is an annual event put on by regina's helping hands. they expected to serve about 400 people today. way to go. and that's it for this edition of abc 7 news at 6:00. i'm dion lim. for chris alvarez and all of us here, thanks so much for joining us. we wil my auntie called me. she said uncle's had a heart attack. i needed him to be here. your heart isn't just yours. protect it with bayer aspirin. be sure to talk to your doctor
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