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in south africa. the u.s. will impose a travel ban. bay area scientists say the next few weeks are crucial. and spectators and players ducking for cover as panic is in the stadium. good morning, everybody. it is saturday, november 27. you are watching abc 7 live at 6:00 a.m. i am liz kreutz. before we get to those top stories, let's send it over to lisa argen. good morning. lisa: hi, liz, good morning to you. it is a sunny day with high-pressure building in as the jet stream continues its track to the pacific northwest, leaving us high and dry. 45 san mateo, and a little bit of fog in santa rosa.
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39 degrees in dublin, the coolest temperature around the bay. we are anywhere from 2 the 14 degrees cooler from the east bay to half moon bay well a little bit milder in the east bay. temperatures in the 60's. that's where we should talk, as temperatures will be about average. by 4:00, 5:00, temperatures in the 60's, 70's, temperatures around average north end of the bay, south end of the bay. we talk about the second half of the weekend and next week coming up, liz. liz: all right, lisa, thank you. two people were hurt after a shooting near a high school football game in campbell. the gunfire sent panic through the stadium. >> stay down. stay down, please. thank you.
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high schools were playing for the championship. the game was at westmont high school, where gunfire broke out just before 9:00 last night. video posted online shows one team dropped to the ground, while the other ran for cover. thankfully, nobody in the stadium was hurt. another man was taken to the hospital. both are expected to survive. the game resumed about half an hour after the shooting. sarah clenched a playoff berth. but still very, very scary. all right, that new covid-19 variant detected in south africa has the world health organization concerned. already, the white house says the u.s. is going to restrict travel from south africa and seven other countries in the region, starting monday. abc 7 news reporter luz pena has more on the variant and what it could mean for our vaccines. luz: the world health organization declaring omicron a variant of concern. >> it looks like the worst variant that we have come across so far. luz: it was first detected in south africa in early november. two weeks later, new cases have been identified in hong kong,
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belgium, and israel. >> south africa was having about 200 cases per day for many weeks. all of a sudden, they were having 2000 cases per day. luz: dr. deepak is the president of the gladstone institute. do we have any idea how this variant emerged? >> it is thought that this may be arose in one person immunocompromised, so the virus could divide in that person and be suppressed a bit but not enough to prevent it from mutating. luz: scientists created this mutation map to understand how to tackle this new variant. oma cron has 50 -- om omicron has 50 mutations, more than any other variant, including the delta variant, which only has 19 mutations. >> these separate mutations that we have seen come together in this particular variant.
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luz: to understand how transmissible this new variant is, experts say more data is necessary. they are pointing to the next three weeks as crucial. >> it is very likely that, no matter what we do, this will spread to other countries. it may be that in the next few weeks, we have to go backwards a bit. luz: we need a robust, global vaccination plan. >> a vaccination strategy will be effective. the question is how effective. against this particular variant. and, another point to make, these antiviral pills that are coming online, they are targeting parts of the virus that have not mutated in this particular variant. so they should be just as effective in this new variant. luz: in san francisco, luz pena. abc 7 news. liz: dozens of people who flew to amsterdam yesterday from south africa are believed to have covid-19. hundreds were tested. the dutch government has banned all air travel from southern africa. pfizer and moderna are testing
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their vaccines already against the new variant. pfizer says it will have more concrete answers in two weeks and modify the vaccine if necessary. new york's governor issued a state of emergency that allows health officials to limit non-essential procedures. to ensure hospital capacity. if you have questions about covid-19 vaccines, you can ask our vaccine team. go to abc7news.com/vaccine. and click on that big blue box. happening now, l.a. police have declared a citywide tactical alert after an uptick in retail theft. one was last night at a home depot, where more than a dozen robbers cleaned out the tool section of all the crowbars and sledgehammers. the robbers jumped into getaway cars and drove off. this is the latest in a string of organized thefts, including one earlier this week, wnserapei from a nordstrom's. the tactical alert allows more officers to be available.
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shoppers were back in san francisco union square for black friday after that brazen mob theft at a louis vuitton store. it was almost impossible not to see police there with patrol cars and a command center. abc 7 news reporter dion lim shows us the lengths that some businesses are going to prevent theft. dion: this black friday could not look more different. along with a return to in-person shopping also comes with round-the-clock security at the whopping cost of $30,000 a month. >> it can be daunting and overwhelming if you try to calculate in your head what we would have to sell to make that worthwhile. dion: they closed earlier this year to protect staff from retail theft. general manager patrick russel was held at gunpoint for laptops in this video. he says, despite the cost, safety for workers and customers will come first. profits later. patrick: we will make that up. we will do that in the future. right now, our priority is
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safety. the people will come if we create that experience. dion: the electric bike shop across the street delayed their opening to install cameras across the gates. >> hopefully it pays off. and insurance as well, of course. [laughs] dion: the extra precautions come at a time when retail theft mobs have hit across the bay area. from the high-profile louis vuitton robbery in san francisco's union square to independently owned wellspring pharmacy in oakland. 80 people stormed the nordstrom location on wednesday. also the topanga nordstrom wednesday. shoppers we spoke with noticed the security measures friday. >> there is more of a presence of police today. for sure. the enter and exit points are closed down. dion: which seems to be reassuring. even for those who may have had concerns about shopping this black friday. >> a little bit. [laughter]
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i mean, a little bit for me. >> not when there is 30% off. >> yes, that's true. dion: in corte madera, dion lim, abc 7 news. liz: today is small business saturday, the perfect chance to help your community by shopping local. small business saturday launched back in 2010. 78% of independent retailers say holiday sales will impact their ability to stay open next year. that is according to a nationwide american express study. as businesses battle the covid crisis and supply chain problems, every little bit goes a long way. on tuesday, it is the day of giving. we have created a list of local organizations that make an impact in helping to build a better bay area. you can find the list on our website, abc7news.com/takeaction . all right, lisa, let's get a check outside. it is cool out there. lisa: it is. when the sun comes up, not a lot
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of fog. nice and clear. that gives you an idea. visibility is good. some haze around from time to time. moderate air quality and above average temperatures. we will talk details in a few minutes. liz: thanks. it is the holiday season. events across the bay area getting into the spirit with tree lighting and appearances from favorite characters. plus, remembering the great stephen sondheim. we take a look back at his life there's never been a better time to switch to xfinity.
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sondheim passed away yesterday. here is lindsey davis with more. >> ♪ i like to be in america ♪ lindsey: for more than six decades, stephen sondheim has been writing the music and lyrics to some of america's most celebrated and beloved performances on broadway and in the movies. from "westside story" "sweeney todd,," sondheim revolutionizing what audiences saw on broadway for generations. stephen sondheim: theater needs surprise. i like to surprise myself. linsey: and surprised he did. ♪ in 1970, "company," the first musical without a defined plot nominated for 14 tony awards. his first full score was in 1962's "a funny thing happened on the way to the farm." born in 1930 in new york city, sondheim was brought up in the
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theater, learning from broadway legend oscar hammerstein. stephen sondheim: he taught me how to structure the kind of lyric he wrote, which is a story lyric, with vague beginning, a development, and a conclusion. linsey: sondheim would go on to win tony's, grammys, and an oscar. sondheim spent the day celebrating thanksgiving with his friends. he was 91. stephen sondheim: if i must leave tomorrow, one thing before i go, you have made me see the passion of love, and i thought you should know. linsey: linsey davis, abc newssy new york. liz: he will be missed. moving on now, a fire in the east bay nearly consumed a church yesterday morning. it started in the back of the st. james cathedral church of god and christ in pittsburgh. the flames consumed the building under construction. it was supposed to be a children's church.
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firefighters were able to save the main temple. that area sustained smoke and other damage. it will not be open for sunday services, but still that is not going to stop the pastor from celebrating mass this weekend. >> we had church in the parking lot for a year and a half when this pandemic hit. so i am going to have church outside, and we are going to rejoice. liz: the children's church was built in honor of the pastor's sban wsed awghters have not detd what caused the fire. check this out. a coyote is safe after nearly drowning in san francisco. some quick thinking bystanders are to thank for this. they made a lasso to keep the coyote's head above water until it could be pulled to safety. firefighters treated it persevere hypothermia. they named it phoenix. the coyote is now recovering at a veterinary care center. people spent the day after thanksgiving picking out their christmas tree. it is a tradition for some families.
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abc 7 news is at this tree line in san francisco. it just opened up yesterday. they have a large selection. they are open every day until christmas. >> every tree that you buy not only helps you celebrate christmas, but it helps us , you know, generate income that keeps our doors open, to give people the opportunity to turn their lives around. liz: they have multiple lots, two in san francisco and one in oakland, and one in el cerrito. the holiday lights are on at san francisco's ghirardelli square. it was one of a series of events getting people in the holiday spirit. for many, it was a night they had been waiting for. ♪ reporter: the holiday spirit was alive and well in san francisco.
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a packed crowd came to hear -- came here to ghirardelli square. >> having the crowds and getting into the mood and festivities of christmas. reporter: layla came here with her daughter to see the square light up. they did not do much last year because of the pandemic. seeing the square reminds her of the days before covid. >> it is nice to have this in the city and have people visit our beautiful city. reporter: it was a joyous night, with kids seeing santa, local vendors selling to the community, and a variety of christmas trees designed by students. >> the significance for families and people to get together. last year, we participated during the pandemic. the turnout was good. but it was not as big as it is today. reporter: it was not just san francisco. christmas in the park returned to san jose this year. many came by to see the lighting of their giant tree. something many in the south bay were eager to see once again. >> we are super grateful and just excited to be part of the event and the great tradition.
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reporter: whether it is the city or the southbay, the message is clear. the holiday season in the bay area has begun. >> it is beautiful in the christmas time, holiday time. it is very magical. we love to see it. light up again. >reporter: ryan curry, abc 7 nes . liz: hanukkah is returning to san francisco's union square. it begins tomorrow night. the afternoon, including music and food. the ceremony will take place each following night to light a candle up until the eighth and final night of the holiday, december 5. two lake tahoe ski resorts are open. they have enough snow to get a ski run going. it is now open seven days a week for the season. heritage tahoe also partially opened yesterday. the resort says crews have laid down enough of a snow base to open up one beginner lift.
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i think a lot of people are going to be heading there, if they are not there already, lisa. lisa: yes. temperatures this morning mainly in the 40's, a couple of outlying areas in the upper 30's, and the closer you are to the bay, it has been kind of mild, all in the 50's, due to high pressure. a stagnant weather battered overhead, as -- pattern overhead, deflecting the system to the north. kind of on track for what we call the southern oscillation, as predicted. we are in that lending you pattern, and that is allowing for less rainfall -- la niña pattern, and that has been the case for the last decade, hasn't it? elsewhere across the bay, 47 in oakland as well as hayward. 41 to the north, santa fe oryza -- san araiza -- 41 to the
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north, santa rosa. clear and cool this morning, looking at sunny and warmer weather for today. temperatures come up through the 60's. the drive pattern holds into early december. look at saturday, as we get through the afternoon, maybe a few high clouds, otherwise patchy fog in some valley locations. 70's. let's take you through your sunday, where we have a continuation of the study pattern. as we get into monday, a system to the north will bring in a few high clouds, and that will bring the temperatures down just a little bit in the monday afternoon, so numbers in the upper 60's over the weekend downtown to near 60. that sea breeze kicks up, and as we get into tuesday, we will reverse that trend and allow for
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temperatures once again to climb to the mid 60's to near 70 on tuesday afternoon. as we look at the city today, 67 acromateo. santa rosa about 71. same deal in san jose. we have got the notre dame game later on today at sanford, 5:00. should be comfortable. hanukkah tomorrow, festivities, very nice with a cool evening. as we get into your monday, still above average the first day of december will be drive. sunny and mild pattern into friday. we are certainly losing ground, and we need more rain.
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remember those days fondly with the heavy precip. they will be back, maybe the second week of december. liz: we really need it. i hope so. lisa, thanks. shipping holiday packages, why some are already worried their gifts wi ♪ ♪ when the chapstick goes on. it's on. get yours on at chapstick.com
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recommending buyers local. it is all ahead on "gma." liz: people in the southbay are openly expressing fears their holiday packages are not going to get to their destinations on time. 7 on your side's michael finney has more on their experiences. michael: reviews on yelp give this federal express facility just 1.5 stars. a thread on next-door generated 200 comments blaming the same facility for packages being delayed several weeks. >> the location is like a black hole right now. >> my package was stuck there two or three weeks. >> it was really annoying. and time-consuming. michael: fedex blames the delays on a labor shortage and high-volume due to the pandemic and is asking for patience. christopher testes said a camera flash he ordered arrived in new
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york and did not leave for his home in mountain view for one full week. christopher: the following day, the status said arrived at newark facility. and nothing changed. michaemichaemichaemichaemichaeme at stanford and shoots photographs as a hobby. he sent $1400 worth of camera gear. two weeks after arriving in newark, the package had not left the facilities. mark: they basically admitted they had not started to look for it. michael: these were all the diapers alice had left when her shipment of diapers sat at the newark facility for two weeks. alice: you have got to come on time. otherwise you have poop everywhere. [laughter] michael: fedex says it is going on i hiring binge. we are accelerating our efforts to bolster capacity, which includes a focus on people, facilities, and technology. it says the last day to ship packages in time for christmas
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is december 22 for two-day service and december 23 for overnight service. >> whatever the problem is, i just hope they fix it. i mean, i hope act together. michael: for 7 on your side, i am michael finney. liz: if you have your gifts or online orders in, it is time to ship. many of the major carriers have been busy this week. it is expected to pick up over the next couple of weeks. fedex is anticipating it will deliver 100 million shipments more this year over 2019. it should break records. the busiest days will likely be cyber monday. the week of december 13 will likely be the busiest of the season. a transgender oakland woman is making history in "jeopardy!" amy schneider has won eight games in a row. that has earned her a spot in the tournament of champions. she is the first trans person to qualify, winning four consecutive games or more.
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the tournament is set for next fall, but before that, schneider will be back on "jeopardy!" on monday to try to continue her winning streak. so far, she has won $295,000. she says she would like to use take a little bit of time of her job as an engineering manager and use that money to travel to ireland. you can watch "jeopardy" weeknights at 7:00 on abc 7. still to come, it website started as a joke, but now one north bay man is using it to help police attract people looking to hire a hitman. plus, food bank crisis.
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look at the weather was meteorologist lisa argen. i hope you had a nice thanksgiving with your family. lisa: you, too! it has been pretty magnificent with a lot of sunshine. it looks nice, the sun coming up officially at 7:02. 47 in oakland with 46 in san jose, 43 along the coast, and look at that beauty from santa cruz. low 70's today. open the north bay, we have some fog, santa rosa 41, fairfield and the low 40's as well as livermore, concord at 44. over in the east bay committed learner. -- over in the east bay, it is cooler. about 9:00, it is in the 50's for most of us. a lot of sunshine throughout the day. a few high clouds by the middle of the afternoon, but still temperatures continue to climb into the upper 60's to lower 70's today, so that is above average. we will keep that trend going
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into the first week of december. i will let you know in a few minutes, liz. liz: all right, lisa, thanks. there are growing concerns about a new coronavirus variants, eight african countries, including south africa. here is abc news reporter christina sloan with the latest. christina: scientists struggling to learn more about a new covid variant that is tanking the global stock market. the world health organization naming the strain omicron, naming it a variant of concern. >> this variant has a large number of mutations. christina: scientists say omicron was first discovered in southern african countries. more than a dozen countries moving swiftly to restrict flights from southern africa.
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in cape town, the rush of travelers catching flights out of the region, looking to beat the bans. >> looking to catch a flight today. christine: airlines for america, the group that lobbies on behalf of major airlines, releasing a statement, saying international travel is critical to reviving economies around the globe. going on to say, "it is critical that government decisions regarding travel restrictions be rooted in science." though much is known about the variant so far, experts say the current science is worrisome. current evidence suggests omicron may pose a higher risk for infection and may be more transmissible than the delta variant. dr. anthony faucher on cnn cautioning it is too early to know for sure. dr. fauci: we are finding more about it, and it is literally something in real time we are learning more and more about. christine: health officials zeroing in on the unvaccinated, urging them to roll up their sleeves. >> we are not out of this pandemic.
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here we are, on thanksgiving i , expect to see a bump in cases across the u.s. next week. christine: christine sloan, abc news, new york. liz: food banks across the country are in crisis this holiday season. the pandemic and record inflation are not the only problems when it comes to helping people in need. abc reporter andrea fujii explains. andrea: the pandemic and record inflation leaving more americans in need. feeding america says 42 million people, or one in eight,,,,, going to bed hungry this year. in some areas, the need is even greater. >> we are seeing one in four people in alameda county need our help. we need to be strategic about the way that we are sourcing items. andrea: the food bank in oakland says the cost of seven core items it needs rose by $60,000 in one month, forcing them to
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trade chickens over turkeys this thanksgiving. getting turkeys is too difficult or expensive. food prices have increased by nearly 3% compared to last year. and next year, they are expected to rise another 2.5%. extreme weather hitting crops nationwide and supply chain issues are creating more challenges. supplies of canned foods stuck overseas due to a lack of shipping containers. >> previously i would put an order in that could get here in six weeks. but having visibility on the trends that are happening with shipping and the backup at the ports, i extended that lead time to maybe eight or nine weeks. andrea: but these obstacles are not stopping volunteers. in north carolina, members of the carolina hurricanes hockey team helped give out 1000 turkeys to people in need. >> i'm so excited! andrea: and in indiana, a high school football team joined volunteers going door-to-door
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with meals. >> you know, to help our community be better. as a coach that is what i want , them to do. i hope they learn from me. andrea: andrea fujii, abc news, new york. liz: now to a strange website that is drawing in the wrong kind of people. what started as a joke has led one man to help out law enforcement track would-be murderers looking for a hitman. i spoke with the north bay man behind rentahitman.com. >> it started as show and tell. liz: in a quiet park in fairfield. >> the case is from indonesia. liz: wearing dark sunglasses to protect his identity. bob: emails. liz: bob inez showed us pages and pages of printed emails. bob: this is just a lot of solicitations from people around the world. liz: inez has been getting these messages from over a decade from people hoping for
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help. how would you describe this? bob: cyber crusader, yeah, i am the webmaster of rentahitman.com. liz: yes, inez runs rentahitman.com. a website he launched into 2005. bob: it was a play on words. rent as in hire us, a hit as in on a website. liz: he had hundreds of unread messages with several dark requests. bob: "what is the best way to handle it?" liz: the game-changing one came from a woman who wanted three family members murdered. bob: i responded back with a simple email. do you still require our services? would you like me to put you in contact with a field operative? she responded yes. liz: inez responded to law enforcement, and helen was arrested.
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bob: so that was the case that started it all. liz: since then, he says he has prevented 150 murders. just this month, a woman in michigan pleaded guilty to using his website to attempt to hire a hitman to kill her husband. bob: there are several red flags on the website. there is a banner ad that opens up the internet crime center run by the fbi. liz: a lot of these people are not very bright. bob: no. low-hanging fruit. [laughter] they are not rocket surgeons. liz: despite multiple news reports about the website, the requests keep coming. some are hoaxes. some are very real. bob: it is scary. because they walk among us. i have had cases out of lake county and stockton and l.a. i am working on a case with the l.a. sheriff's department. it really makes you wonder -- who is out there? are they your neighbors? are they business associates? you never know. liz: thankfully, bob inennes is
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here to stop them. bob does see the dark humor in all this. his website has a hitman privacy information statement. k says it is surprising -- he says how surprising it is how many people fall for it. moving on now, we are following up on an environmental project we first told you about last year. the goal to encourage oysters to make the san francisco bay their home. coming up, a look at how it is going. here is a live look outside. the sun is just starting to peek - hi, i'm steve. - i'm lea. and we live in north pole, alaska. - i'm a retired school counselor. [lea] i'm a retired art teacher. [steve] we met online about 10 years ago. as i got older, my hearing was not so good
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♪ ♪ ♪ (phone ringing) ♪ ♪ ♪ every home should be a haven. ikea. liz: this weekend, volunteers will gather at grace cathedral in san francisco to help put together a unique holiday tree. the world tree of hope is the largest origami tree in the world. it stands over 23 feet tall and is decorated with 17,000 origami cranes and stars. each one is hand folded and inscribed with wishes for the
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future of the world. the tree will be lit on december 6. in the east bay the piedmont scouts and their supporters will over new a holiday tradition. for 50 years, the scouts have raised money by selling trees in piedmont. this has been their biggest fundraiser since 1969. customers will have their choice of silver tips, douglas, and firs. the scouts typically sell about 1500 trees per year. the lot is on red rock road in piedmont. this weekend, start your holiday shopping by supporting local businesses and artists. it is the 50th anniversary of the crane way craft fair. it is at the crane way pavilion in richmond. more than 200 exhibits will be featured with arts and crafts items, clothing, accessories, and more. the fair runs tomorrow from 10:00 to 5:00. admission costs $12. everyone 12 and up must show proof of vaccination or a recent covid-19 test. and one of the better deals this
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holiday week comes from the streaming service hulu. ♪ >> are you kidding? liz: the streaming service is offering memberships for just $.99 per month for an entire year. the ad-supported membership regularly costs $6.99 per month. so that is an 85% savings. disney is the parent company of both hulu and abc news. have you started your holiday shopping yet, lisa? lisa: a little bit. and weather is good for that. well above average in the city. 61, 67 today. the look at the partial week of december, next. liz: thank you, lisa. also next, steph curry leads the warriors to their 10th straight double-digit victory at home as they beat the blazers. chris alvarez will have the highlights, co
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liz: it is a beautiful view out there. a few people are out there this morning, enjoying this saturday. tonight, stanford closes out their 2021 season, hoping to end a six-game losing streak. the golden bears battle ucla at the rose bowl at 7:30 tonight. cal needs to win tonight and again next week to qualify. today, the warriors are flying to l.a. ahead of tomorrow's game against the clippers. last night, the dubs won their sixth straight game, beating the trail blazers. here is abc 7 sports anchor chris alvarez. chris: good morning. steph curry entered friday night 50 3-pointers away from breaking ray allen's all-time record.
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steph curry and golden state looking to extend their winning streak to six. second quarter, tied 4-2. golden state goes on a big run. jordan poole had 14 straight points. then a handoff to steph. six-point lead, and that, the lead kept growing. first half winding down, steph curry and draymond green in sync. w's up at the break. draymond green lobbed to wiggins. he had a quiet 25. warriors up 20. portland cut into 8, but steph came to the rescue. not just one three, but how about two clutch threes down the stretch? 44 away from the record now. w's move their nba best record to 17-2.
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hockey now. great truck. great hat. what is in that backpack? sharks hosting toronto friday night. first period, nick benigno, second of the year, we are tied at 1-1. he gave up three straight goals after that. john for various -- john and then aiden hill would replace him. the sharks lose. todd goldman, usf looking to improve to 8-0. taking on uab in the invitational final. johan, that was good. coming up huge in the second half. he had 23. uab had a chance to win at the buzzer, but the shot no good. the dawns now 8-0. women's hoops, seventh-ranked stanford and south florida in the bahamas. game-high 23, lacey hall go ahead three cardinals up one. but with five seconds to go, usf's sidney harvey will break stanford's heart.
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57-54. kelsey turnbow and the santa clara women's soccer team in the quarter, first half they scored , twice in five minutes. izzy scores twice. turnbow last one. they will play in the semi's next friday at home. that is your look at sports. let's send things back to you. liz: all right, lisa let's get a , check of the forecast. i'm sure a lot of people will be out shopping. but also getting outside. lisa: yes, a bike ride, a walk, a run. it is rainy and cool. actually, they are not getting as much snow as they would come up because it is high elevation snow in the pacific northwest, and that is really what happens we have this lending your pattern, along with decreased precipitation around the bay area, bridge of high-pressure, san francisco in the clear. 47 in oakland, 41 in mountain
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view, 46 san jose, 43 morgan. nice and sunny out there. 41 santa rosa, 43 in nevada, napa 41, and livermore with 44. 20's in the sierra nevada. you can see a light breeze here as we look at san francisco with clear conditions, sunny and warmer over the weekend with temperatures anywhere from four to 10 degrees above average, as the dry pattern continues into early december, which is wednesday. but then as we look into the second week on the we still hope for a little bit of rain out there. we look at your saturday. we have got some high clouds on tap for your afternoon, otherwise, it is blue sky and temperatures approaching 70 degrees. . here is sunday. very little pattern with the -- very little change with the pattern holding steady. let's check out the chances of rain for the end of november, early december.
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you notice there is nothing going on into early next week, the northwest storm track continues. and then into saturday, dry. we are not looking at any rain as we get into the first couple days of december. high-pressure weakens a bit. on the peninsula, palo alto, later today, mid-60's for the game, dropping to the upper 50's. but by the afternoon, it is a nice day. 3:00, 70 degrees. san francisco at 67. miles today. a lot of sunshine in the north bay. 67 in napa. as we head over to the east bay, it will be about 70 in hayward, tester valley in the upper 60's, a beautiful afternoon. heading inland, we are looking at temperatures from the 40's right now to the upper 60's by about 3:00, so you can enjoy 68 in concord.
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the accuweather 7-day forecast featuring much of the same and to hanukkah tomorrow. a nice evening for the festivities on monday, still above average, slightly cooler on tuesday, so a little bit of change there. wednesday, as we start december, it is dry, sunny and mild thursday and friday. moderate air quality out there today and nice temperatures. we kind of lose the layer throughout the afternoon. liz: that should be nice, as everybody has family out and about this afternoon. thanks, lisa. we are about a year into the experiment at chrissy field. an interesting experiment. the early results of a future blueprint on how we might build to deal with climate change. abc 7 news weather anchor spencer has the details. spencer: wildlife ecologist jonathan young is sloshing into the waters of the presidio's newest title waters to see the
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difference a year makes. his focus -- oysters now making , their home in prefabricated pods and panels, put into service. jonathan young: to get them under these panels to grow. recruitment to settle along these panels. spencer: the project began with the opening of quartermaster reach, a restored tidal marsh allowing salty bay tides to mix with a historic freshwater base dream. young showed off raised panels removed for inspection during a recent dive with dome-shaped pods placed in the marsh itself. they provide the native olympia wasters a home to attach themselves to. jonathan young: all of them are oysters. and that is the goal we want more oysters.
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spencer: it is an ongoing experiment in urban ecology. it is affected by climate change. the textured fiberglass panels were specially designed, created with the help with evan jones and designers of the california college of the arts. evan jones: i think it is part of a very new way of thinking about infrastructure, design, and ecology together. >> you know the san francisco , seawall, they are going to be protecting both airports. the port of oakland is looking for different strategies. this kind of works in farms. spencer: young says the presidio team is still learning about the physics of the tidal marsh, which areas they might thrive in and in which areas might benefit. and as the project continues on chrissy field, the marsh will evolve as a kind of living petri dish, potentially giving ecologists and engineers innovative designs that can be duplicated around san francisco bay. jonathan young: things are
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changing. we need to adapt. these are opportunities to use science to advance our knowledge. liz: that was spencer christian reporting. a number of cities, including seattle, are experimenting with urban designs meant to bolster local fish and wildlife populations. it will be interesting to continue to follow this. ok, next, a san francisco christmas tradition is returning today. what it takes to make this fairmont hotel staple massive gingerbread house.
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liz: today is the return of a san francisco christmas classic. the two-story gingerbread house is back at the fairmont hotel. engineering and culinary teams have been planning since july. crafting 8000 gingerbread bricks. the display is made up of 1000 pounds of powdered sugar, 150 gallons of egg whites, and 1900 pounds of candy. it took more than 500 hours to put it together. there is going to be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the gingerbread house at 11:00 this morning.
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it will be up through the entire holiday season. lisa, let's get a final check of the weather. it is really feeling like the holidays. hanukkah starts tomorrow, and holiday shopping is in full swing. lisa: that is right. it is busy out there. if you need to get out and get out of that traffic, it has been mild if you just want to enjoy a sunny day, today will be beautiful in the east bay. upper oakland as well as fremont. 67 in napa, san francisco, above average with low 70's incentive crews --in santa cruz. your accuweather 7-day forecast, high-pressure is in control, keeping temperatures above average. liz: all right, lisa, thank you. and thank you all for joining us here on abc 7 mornings. i am liz kreutz along with lisa argen. look at how pretty that sunrise is. abc 7 news continues at 8:00 a.m. "gma" is next. have a great day.
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