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heard of chickenpox parties, and now people are considering getting covid on purpose. it is worrying doctors. our reporter explains why an infectious disease specialist believes it could lead to bigger issues for you, others, and the entire world. reporter: in a world where we are still asking what is next, we have a new answer. are you telling me people are actually trying to get mccrone to just get it over with? >> i have heard multiple reports from people in the community. i think there is a sense of fatalism, like, i am going to get it anyways, so why not just get it and get it over with and maybe i will not have that much anxiety trying to protect myself? gone are the days people had chickenpox parties. now people are talking about getting covid on purpose? >> the difference between a chickenpox party and getting omicron on purpose is, people are still dying from omicron.
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we are still recording over 1000 deaths per day in the united states. it is a very different ballgame. reporter: the ucsf doctor says it is a bad idea because of what it can do to yourself, to others, and to the virus. >> if you try to get it intentionally, you will probably get a huge unpredictable dose of virus. reporter: dr. chin-hong says it could lead to a more severe case of omicron than someone who got it by chance. you could end up getting long-hauler covid symptoms, and stressing the health care system more than it is, or pass it onto the more at risk population. >> the more people get sick, the higher the chance other people in the community will get sick. reporter: and well omicron symptoms are milder than other variants, dr. chin-hong says the more transmission we have, the higher likelihood of an even worse variant in the corner. >> we know that for fact. the more we have a control of
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the number of transmissions, the better it is not just for yourself, but for all of us. reporter: dr. chin-hong says this can best be avoided if you don't get sick on purpose. his advice is to hold on. the surge is peaking, and better days will come soon. dustin dorsey, abc 7 news for the second day in a row, california recorded number infections -- a record new number of infections. students who live on campus are required to get a corporate test before they return, must test again when they return, and they will be tested every week after that. oakland unified is preparing for a teachers see sick-out tomorrow which could mean more schools have to close. today one academy experienced a teacher stick out, and in a statement, the superintendent says, quote, our schools are among the safest places for students to be.
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schools have excellent ventilation and air purification, and many people especially in secondary schools are vaccinated. in the west contra costa school district, the superintendent returned to the classroom for the day to help fill staffing shortages. it is an example of how close to the breaking point many schools are. senior education reporter leon melendez found both teachers and parents are already exhausted. lyanne: the head of the west contra costa schools dr. durst stepped in to teach today as more teachers called out sick. >> honestly it gives you an appreciation of what teachers do. lyanne: credentialed staff arrived at two schools including this elementary school enrichment because teachers there were absent. the schotrt told us, since school resumed after the holiday break, they are seeing on average 265 sick. there are 3400 teachers and paraeducators in west contra
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costa unified. >> mentally tired of being overworked with the covid situation, students not showing up, teachers not showing up. everyone is just worried. lyanne: maria, a parent at michelle obama school, picked up her side after he became in contact with another student who tested positive. >> it is scary. we're just trying to do our best to keep a safe distance, washing our hands and sanitizing. lyanne:. lyanne: the contra costa county health department is reaffirming the importance of keeping kids here learning at school in person. but with the number of teachers getting sick, the district says every day is a challenge. west contra costa unified is giving every teacher 2 kn95 masks a week for the rest of the school year. the district also added three testing sites, and, governor newsom has also given school districts permission to be more flexible when hiring substitutes.
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>> we are going to be doing and executing a massive campaign where we are going to be reaching out to parents and community members that meet the criteria so we can get them in quickly. lyanne: the hiring flexibility provided under the governor's order will expire in march. in richmond, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news today is the first day of sonoma county's new restrictions. indoor events are capped at 50 people. if you are at high risk, the maximum is 12 unless it is a family gathering. the county is recommending but not requiring that people leave their homes only for essential activities like work, school, and grocery shopping. other bay area counties are not amending their health orders, at least not yet. for example, alameda county is in making changes. on midday live today, he spoke with the oakland mayor, and she explained the changes she is making personally because of the omicron surge. >> personally i am limiting my
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out of the house appointments, for example i am part of the advisory group for the golden state warriors' thrive center. i was invited to a game this week. i will not be attending. i just canceled my registration at the u.s. conference of mayors' annual in washington, d.c. next week. . it is sad for me, it will be my last annual meeting in d.c. as mayor, but i don't think it is prudent to travel and be around a lot of people you don't know. ama: next month oakland will begin requiring proof of vaccination for people who go into restaurants, bars, gyms, museums, theaters, city hall and more. advisories will go up at the end of this week so people are prepared. the city of san jose now has a booster shot mandate that applies the big events at city-owned facilities, including the sap center, and the convention center. it also applies to venue staff and requires city employees to get a booster if eligible.
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dan: the cdc says it is planning to update its information about masks to explain which ones work best. today the cdc director dr. walensky made no official announcement. dr. walensky: the cdc continues to recommend any mask is better than no mask and we encourage all americans to where a well fitting mask to prevent the spread of covid-19. the recommendation is not going to change. dan: as you can see today, she wore two masks when she testified on capitol hill yesterday. the ucsf doctor was really clear about which masks are best when we spoke with her live on our 3:00 p.m. newscast called "getting answers." >> it is n95, kn95, double masks with cloth or surgical on the outside, or hopefully cloth with several filter papers inside it. those are the best masks to wear, six of them.
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dan: here is the list again if you didn't catch it -- n95, kn95, kf94, ffp2, surgical mask over a class mask, or wearing a class mask with a filter. now if you have one of the ones that she listed her can you be sure it is real? 7 on your side's michael finney warns that many consumers may have unknowingly purchased counterfeit masks. michael: the new york times reported that in november alone, companies that sell fake masks wrapped up $34 million in sales. chances are that if you bought a mask from a third party seller, it is counterfeit. photo after photo of a fake masks can be found at the cdc website. the amount of fakes out there are rampant, yet they remain a hot seller, because n95 and the very similar kn95 masks, when
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legitimate, block out 95% of airborne particles. michael: right now with how contagious omicron is -- >> wearing and n95 mask will give you optimal protection even in a school setting. michael: on monday the oakland school of the arts announced an emergency closure the rest of the week caused by what the principle described as a surge of cases. according to an an email to parents, when students return on january 18, they will be required to wear n95 or kn95 masks. other districts are at recommending the use of those masks by both teachers and students. that may prove difficult for some families, as many retailers are sold out. some families have turned to online third party sellers to purchase their masks. kn95 masks made in china are particularly worrisome. some estimates say that 60% to 70% of kn95's sold online are counterfeits.
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michael: n95 masks are made to be worn snugly over your face to maximize effectiveness. many prefer kn95 masks, because they are considered more comfortable to wear. dr. patel says that because they are manufactured outside the u.s., they are harder to vet. to make sure you are not wearing a counterfeit, go to the cdc website, where there is a list of government approved n95 and kn95 masks. if you discover you bought a fake, should you throw it out? dr. patel says -- not so fast. >> it is still safe to where it. it will still give you some level of protection, but may not give you the level that is actually indicated by the product. there is a lot of counterfeits out there. michael: i am michael finney, 7 on your side. dan: we have a link to the list of certified, government-approved n95 and kn95 masks on our websites. just go to abc7news.com and click on the 7 on your side section. ama: the state continues to expand testing.
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governor newsom visited m folksy here at the site. it is open between the hours of 7:00 at night seven days a week. ama: the site is run by optimum serve. there are 50 sites in the state right now, but there will soon be 80. more national guard members are also being deployed to help run things more efficiently. dan: governor newsom spent the morning in san diego cleaning up a homeless encampment, and talking of his latest efforts to end the homeless crisis. tonight our guest agendas live to talk about how this could do better bay area. >> i am meteorologist sandhya patel. changes are on the way. i will let you know what is in store for the weekend, coming up. reporter: the vallejo potholegate vigilantes added again, despite getting a cease and desist order from the city. reporter: do you recognize this? is the first product of a bay
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dan: we are working hard to build a better bay area, and we are doing that with the help of abc 7 in snyder phil matier. we are talking homelessness tonight. phil: yes we are. so is governor newsom, who says that his budget which he is submitting this week includes money to clean up and move people out of homeless encampments in the state. we have seen a lot of them here in the bay area. the idea is to get people into housing and into mental
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health or job programs. it is a tenfold increase in spending from last year. the governor helped clean up and encampment himself in san diego today. his multimillion dollar plans talk about spending $14 billion in the next few years to address the problem. gov. newsom: these encampments in california are an acceptable. the dirty streets in the state are unacceptable, the graffiti is an acceptable. we have to do more and we have to do better. phil: the governor also wants to reform conservative ship laws, the ones that say that people who need mental health and don't take it possibly can be committed. he wants to spend $3 billion to rebuild the behavioral health system that was basically dismantled in the 1960's and 1970's and not replaced. the idea was that we closed down mental institutions so that people with mental health needs would go into group homes. but those homes never came into fruition. he wants to build those homes.
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dan: and here we are today as a result. what is your take on the governor's plan? phil: it will be interesting because we are talking more money. republicans have already pointed out, we have spent $10 billion so far, now we will be talking $14 billion. what are we actually seeing here, what are the results? looks like the problem hasn't gotten any better. as a matter of fact, it might have gotten worse. so there is a question about accountability. it's one thing to spend money, it's another to make sure it is being spent properly. that is yet to be spelled out completely in the governor's address. also the idea of changing mental health laws and making it easier for people to get committed if they are out there walking around with nothing else but a sleeping bag on, those details he hasn't released either. that will be a real political fight. dan: let's talk about the money. san francisco as an example used to spend $200 million on the homeless every year, then we
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passed a measure a few years ago taxing companies over $50 million in revenue, effectively doubling the amount of money we spent on the homeless in san francisco, but the homeless population exploded. dan: because people came here to get this free hotel rooms we were offering during the covid pandemic. it is always a very tough situation. california and other west coast states are finding themselves in. one, the weather is better here. second, we offer programs and benefits which make it an attractive place to come to. so what we need is not just a change in spending, but also a change in direction. as we are hearing london breed and other mayors say, it is time for a change in culture. we are humanitarian, but we must say, there is a reciprocal from this -- you have to change as well. , ", "we will get you off the streets but you have to stay off the streets and do your part as well." that will be a tougher one because you just can't write a
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check, you have to change things. dan: that's true, money does not solve it on its own. thinking so much, phil. as you know we are all about building a better bay area here. to get you involved, would love to have you as a partner. go to abc 7.com/betterbaya ama: san franciso mayor london breed is proposing legislation to get golden gate park attractions free to city residents. she says every san franciscan should have access to cultural institutions in the city. today would have been a nice day to check them out. dan: a little milder today, though foggy in spots. sandhya: late today we started seeing clouds increasing and changes getting underway. a beautiful day to get outside and go to the park like ama said. here is a live look from our camera.
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the bridges all look good. we want to show you what is happening. changes are underway, low pressure approaching the pacific northwest. higher clouds due to a disturbance over the southern california coast and because of this you have probably noticed that clouds around. it almost feels like it is starting to change more towards winter. the clouds will continue to come through, preventing much in the way of fog from forming. we will have patchy fog but not quite as much. the system could bring sprinkles around the northwest russian of the state. tomorrow, clouds begin to cannot late in the day -- begin to thin out late in the day. the forecast headline is cooler tomorrow afternoon, dusty winds in the hills on friday, and dry for the holiday weekend. let's check out the holiday weekend -- warmer for saturday. patchy fog. temperatures cooler around the bay and inland. coast, about the same.
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mlk junior day, clouds will increase, but remaining dry. air quality has been suffering today. moderate for most of you right now. we don't have the wind to stir things up, so we will continue to see this pattern for the next four days, moderate air quality across the entire bay area. temperatures tonight with cloud cover all in the 50's. tomorrow morning, don't worry, it will not be too cold. numbers will be in the 40's. tomorrow afternoon, 50's and 60's. 60 in oakland. 63 in san jose, so a little cooler than today. 59 in antioch, vallejo. 61 in santa rosa. the 7-day forecast, is a cooler thursday afternoon. . winds will begin to increase, gusting offshore winds on friday. saturday temperatures begin to rebound and it will be a bright day sunday. . so if you want to get outside and enjoy the weather,
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increasing cloud cover. but all three days, you are good to go for outdoor plans. tuesday and wednesday, the pattern still remains dry. temperatures will be about average for this time of year. and just a reminder, in january, we get these dry spells, it is almost a certainty every year. it could go a week, two weeks. no need to panic. hopefully the storms return as we head into february and into the springtime. i'ama: if
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ama: thredup with potholes on city streets. that describes people in vallejo. they are bending together and taking matters into their on hands. we have seen this happen before in cities like oakland. our reporter was out on the streets today to see getting a better bay area in action. >> so far we did those ones over there. reporter: they call themselves the vallejo potholegate vigilantes. >> watched a youtube video on how to repair asphalt. this is easy patch, dry wrapped up to about 60 right now. >> 60 or 70. reporter: how many more left?
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[laughter] they started last week by unifying the community on social media to take action, take responsibility for their city. >> we wanted to avoid people driving over potholes and damaging their vehicles or having to avoid potholes and damaging other vehicles are causing accidents. at this point it is a public safety concern. reporter: but on monday, the city of vallejo sent out a stop work notice, saying the work was not permitted. a spokesperson told abc news on the phone that the proper materials are not being used and they have environmental concerns that the asphalt could lift out the patches and get into storm drains, making the city liable. the citizens group admits the city has been out repairing potholes, but they say it is not enough, so they are ignoring the stop work notice. it will even accelerate the pothole repair thursday by handing out buckets of asphalt
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to neighbors to take back to their streets and alleys. a gofundme page has raised over $2400, enough to furnish plenty of supplies. >> you can see it coming up from 20 feet. i think that is the really deep one. reporter: so potholegate continues. in vallejo, leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. ama: it is so easy to be frustrated over potholes, dan. dan: oh my gosh, they are everywhere. they have obviously had enough of them in vallejo. i can sympathize with folks, "if the city is not going to do it, we would do it ourselves." the city ought to get moving. still to come, another story of success involving teenagers and their mental health. new research out of stanford tonight shows what can help. russ -- >> i want 2022 to be a safer year for the residents of oakland and the people that
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dan: year, new prior oakland police chief has plenty of them. the department struggles with staffing shortages and an increase in violent crime. ama: reporter stephanie sierra spoke one-on-one with the chief about what the department plans to do this year, and what still hasn't been done. reporter: 2022 brings a lot of uncertainty for oakland -- staffing shortages. a record homicide rate, and silence on the kevin nishida murder investigation. police chief ron armstrong announced the department was closing in on a third suspect. is that suspect in custody at? >> know, and we haven't had those cases charged yet. i believe we are very close. reporter: could it be a matter of days? >> we will see. sometimes these things take more time. reporter: armstrong says one of the two suspects believed to be involved in his murder has since been released, by the department, will not identify either suspect or confirm when the release happened. reporter: i want 2022 to be safer for the eight of oakland.
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reporter: nishida's murder was one of hundreds of homicides in oakland last year, the most reported since 2006. chief armstrong says this year that must change, adding that his priority will start with staffing. reporter: in six months i am hoping we get as close as we can to authorize hiring, 737 officers, and we went to hire more local officers as well as see an increase in women officers. reporter: to put it in perspective, a decade ago, the department have upwards of 800 officers on staff. today the number is 110 officers short, compounded with more than 50 officer positions cut last year. oakland mayor libby schaaf is working with the city council to unfreeze some of them. >> the freezes in place right now are to reflect the reality that no matter what you put in the budget, if you don't have that many bodies. reporter:, it really doesn't matter. reporter: in the meantime -- >> we are just balancing the
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patrol resources. reporter: resources are being reevaluated and redeployed. the chief says on january 22, 48 officers will move to east oakland, an area that accounts for 60% of the city's 911 calls. stephanie sierra, abc 7 news. dan: the wrongful death case against hillsborough heiress tiffani li has been settled out of court weeks before the civil trial was scheduled to start. in 2019 a jury found her not guilty of killing keith green, the father of her two children. the jury deadlocked on the guilt of her former boyfriend, have a biot. the district attorney tried not to retry them. li was being sued for a wrongful death greens mother in court. today lawyers are not they have reached a settlement. $100,000 will go to green's mother, $50,000 will go to green's estate to pay for burial and other expenses, and an undisclosed amount will go to the couple's.
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ama: children. ama:, today a study out of stanford shows that transgender youth who get access to gender affirming treatment have better mental health outcomes than those who wait later in life. reporter julian glover spoke to the study author about how the study could combat anti-trans legislation. jillian: we have seen the legislation unsuccessfully pop up statehouses across the country from arkansas to texas. now real research out of stanford interjecting scientific findings into this cultural debate. >> then you were approaches show that the resulting mental health outcomes. julian: he is the lead author of the study. his research focuses on analysis of a 2015 survey of more than 27,000 transgender adults in the u.s., and found early access to gender affirming treatments like
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puberty blockers and hormone therapy improvement to health outcomes, especially for youth that started treatments in the early teens. >> people who ask for hormones as teens are less likely to have thought about suicide in the past year julian:. they were also less likely to struggle with alcohol abuse or drugs. >> all the groups had better mental health than people who were never able to access hormones. people who accessed them during adolescence had better mental health. julian: he hopes these findings will dispel information about the effects of gender affirming treatment that are often the focus of anti-trans policy debate. >> some of the narrative we are hearing today are very hostile and damaging, especially toward younger transgender people. julian: cecelia chong, a long time transgender activist and now civil director of the transgender law center is hopeful the research will help in the fight to win policy battles and hearts and minds.
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>> we have more family expecting their transgender children. it is not something that we could even imagine 40 years ago when i first transitioned. julian: julian glover, abc 7 news. ama: for help with mental health issues no matter what your age or identity is, you can find resources on abc 7.com/takeaction. ♪ [cheers and applause] dan: double-digit gains on wall street today across the board. the dow closed up 38 points. the nasdaq gained 34 points. the s&p 500 added 13 points. also up -- as you have no doubt noticed -- inflation, noticeably affecting monthly bills for things like groceries and rent. and inflation, according to the federal reserve, is a severe threat to the economy reporter chris wayne explains what is driving the rise in costs, and how the federal government is responding.
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reporter: prices for just about everything rising at the fastest race in decades. >> i can't keep hybrid vehicles on my lot. th ybefore seanaon x se 7in adjust climb since 1982 according to statistics. >> when customers are coming in, they are expecting full retail price for their preowned vehicles, and those are things we are having to conquer. reporter: food costs also went up slightly. the pandemic impacted the global supply chain. the central bank, now shifting to fight inflation, after months of trying to prop up the economy. >> if we see inflation persisting at high levels longer than expected, then we will, if we have to raise interest rates more over time, we will. reporter: but even though prices went through the roof last year they are still nowhere near the historic highs of the 1980's. >> even with fred rate hikes
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penciled in, the interest rate will continue to decline and we should be back to the full unemployment by the end of the year. reporter: the biden administration optimistic inflation will come down. >> we are not sitting on our hands, hoping that these forecasts are right, we are doing everything we can to ensure that that is the outcome. reporter: in washington, i am chris dan: a bay favorite is closing up for good. tonight we are showing some nostalgia. ama: plus, the red cross is in dire need of
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ama: this week the red declared a nationwide blood shortage crisis, the first ever. reporter zach fannin test tells us a study is looking for bay area participants. reporter: right now a major group of people who may be willing to donate blood hand because of fda policy. in 1983 they enacted a policy that kept man who had sex with men from ever donating blood. since then the policy has somewhat changed. >> the regulation is that any
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gay or bisexual man or man who has sacks man, and is sexually active in the last six months is not able to donate blood. reporter: still, more changes are being called for. the red cross in a statement says, quote, "the red cross believes blood nation eligibility should not be determined by methods based upon sexual orientation." we reached out to the f.d.a. who said, changing blood donor policies, payment the f.d.a. has made forward progress in this regard and has been actively engaged in re-examining the issue of blood donation for men who have sex with men. they pointed to a pilot program. red cross is a participant. it is underweight in -- underway in san francisco and oakland and other areas, and aims to lead to a significant change in current policy hopes. >> that we can move from the current deferral, so that it would not be a blanket deferral anymore. reporter: the study in the bay
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area needs more participants, men ages 18-39 they. will be asked questions over a series of visits and a blood sample will be collected. while many gay and bisexual men can't do more now to help with the shortage, participating in the study may help in the future. reporter: if you aren't eligible to donate you want to see things like the current policy change come find out about the advanced study and participate in that. reporter: zach fannin test. reporter:, abc 7 news are you enjoying this nice weather for january. entresto is the number one heart failure brand prescribed by cardiologists and has helped over one million people. it was proven superior at helping people stay alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant;
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>> the long managing director of the berkeley repertory theater is stepping down. she will depart this summer at the end of the company's current season, it's 53rd, by the way. she had been a member of the staff for 32 years and leaves an incredible legacy as managing director. the nonprofit represented more than 80 -- resented more than 80 premieres and nurtured 34 shows that made it all the way to broadway. she also oversaw the unveiling of the theater, the renovation of the peach theater, and the creation of the school of theater.
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ama: a beloved sticker company in the north bay has announced it is significant downsizing and moving out of state. as abc 7 news anchor liz kreutz reports, it is a change rts, its emotional for both the owners and their local customers. >> we had probably 250 people a day visiting. liz: for nearly 30 years, this quiet petaluma warehouse had been a bustling factory. >> this is where we had our stickers listed so everyone could see every sticker we ever made. liz: but today the walls are bare, the printing machines quiet. he is packing up, stacking boxes filled with memories. >> it's extremely sad. we have been an institution here forever. liz: jason is the owner of misses grossman's paper company. his mother was the original misses grossman. after decades in the area bringing joy to thousands of kids and customers, he has decided it is time to downsize. the company is ending all wholesales and moving out of state, to utah.
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>> of course, the pandemic changed things. i found moving out of the state easier for business. i need everything easy, i am getting old. [laughs]. >> we are very sad to see them go. liz: michelle leopold owns a mom-and-pop shop in san francisco that has been selling misses grossman stickers since the company began. it started with this red heart, misses grossman's first sheet of stickers rented in 1979. 40 years later it is still a customer favorite. >>. >> i love the story of my father-in-law who met up with andrea when she came into the store with a rule, i believe hardship stickers and said, here is a crazy new product. do you have any interest in selling this at the five and 10? my father-in-law, who also took chances with big pins and hula hoops said, let's give it a try. liz: the rest, as they say, is
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history. . since then misses grossman has printed enough stickers to go around the world. >> it is amazing how it attracts people and how much they love it and adore it. >> so innovative and fun and liz: and. liz: that's the thing about misses grossman stickers. even though times have changed, more people using emojis rather than pasting a sticker on the card these little pieces of art are timeless, and beloved gardeners of hr generation. >> we have grandmothers who gave them to their daughters who then give it to their daughters. so it just keeps going. liz: and misses grossman's will keep going. in petaluma, liz kreutz, abc 7 news. ama: wow. dan: i hate to see that change, absolutely. dan: let's turn to the forecast, including the weekend, amedeo. sandhya: are we getting that close already? [laughter] we are almost there. i want to show you a life
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picture from our exploratorium camera. san francisco is looking good tonight. high clouds. in case you have been wondering what is going on with the mild weather, tree pollen is moderate the next few days -- the corporate will be juniper, cedar and pine, so if you are sniffing a little bit, you will know why. it will be a mild afternoon tomorrow but not quite as mild as today. so we are going with a cooler forecast, upper 50's. to the low to mid. here is the beachfront 60's. here is a beach view from santa cruz. 60's in santa cruz and monterey. the rest of you in the upper 50's. a look at the accuweather 7-day forecast which includes the weekend, and it will be a warm up on saturday. sunday, temperatures go down. martin luther king jr. day, increasing cloud cover, but the pattern on the 7-day forecast is dry. dan: sandia, thanks very much. ama: sports director larry beil is live with sports.
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>> now abc 7 sports would larry beil. larry: good evening, after an epic battle in the 90's, the niners and cowboys square up for
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the first time since the nfc championship game january of 19 95, the old candlestick days. here is abc 7's chris alvarez looking ahead to the playoff matchup in dallas. chris: how closely the niners come close to not being in the layoffs against the cowboys? with two minutes to go, the niners were given less than half percent chance of winning. they came back in regulation and won in overtime. now a road trip awaits in dallas against the rival cowboys. >> we know we have a chance to do something special. it is -- you don't get that opportunity every year. >> it's going to be one of those games where you will just have to fight through the glitz and glamour at the beginning of the game and settle in and just execute. >> you kind of cherish these moments. it is hard to make it to the postseason. you don't get so many opportunities, so we definitely got to do our best to make this one count. >> it is a big game.
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that's how it is. it is a rivalry game that goes all the way back, and for this to be in dallas on a playoff game, it don't get no better. >> you can see why they are in this position. defensively, offensively, special teams, their numbers are on the charts. >> i have been on a number of teams that went to the super bowl, but there is a feeling. you want to make them count as long as you can. larry: unlike the 2019 playoff run, the niners will have to do this on the road. 100,000 fans will pack the stadium and what they are calling a white game. chris alvarez, abc 7 sports. dan: a lot of niners fans will be heading larry: worriers started the season 18-2. since then, 12 and eight. klay thompson is back but draymond green is out. sounds like he will not be joining them on the road trip.
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steph curry has fallen into a shooting slump. not used to seeing him lunch air ball's. he was 2-9 last night. well below his normal average. this is very much a work in progress. >> we are going to shuffle the deck a little bit and try different combinations and try to get everything in order for the stretch run into the playoffs. >> sticking with the program. we have a good record right now and nobody likes losing so it is always a nice shock to the system. larry: focal length damian lillard has been out since new year's eve and he will not be playing anytime soon. he needs abdominal surgery, an injury aggravated at the tokyo olympics last summer. he is expected to be out from 6-8 weeks. good luck blazers. funny stuff last night in toronto. devin booker at the line in an empty arena, and he is upset
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because on the far right, the raptors mascot is busy jumping around, trying to disrupt his concentration. and it worked because booker told the referees, move the dinosaur, he is bothering me! [laughter] booker made both free throws and assigns ended up winning the game. you think, you play in front of 18,000 fans all the time, yelling and screaming and calling you names, and there is one guy in a costume and that is what is bothering you? [laughter] dan: it is easier to tune out a whole group rather than one person. ama: and it is a dinosaur. [laughter] larry: danger. ama: coming up tonight on abc 7 at 8:00, it's the goldbergs, the wonder years, the connors, home economics, then abc 7 news at 11:00. you can watch our newscasts live anytime on the abc 7 bay area news app available on roku, apple tv, android tv, and fire tv. download the app now and start streaming. that will do it for this edition
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of abc 7 news. thank. you for joining us tonight. i am ama daetz. dan: and i am dan ashley, from larry beil and sandhya patel, thank you for joining us. we will see you again. have a good night.
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♪ from the alex trebek stage at sony pictures studios, this is jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants-- a physical therapist from pittsburgh, pennsylvania... a government effectiveness associate manager from sunnyside, new york... and our returning champion-- an engineering manager from oakland, california... whose 30-day cash winnings total... and now hosting "jeopardy!"-- ken jennings. [applause] thank you, johnny gilbert. welcome, everyone. our 30-day champion, amy schneider, credits her mom with instilling in her
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a lifelong love of learning and of facts, and that gift is certainly paying off for her on this show. in yesterday's game alone, amy responded correctly to 41 of the 60 clues in the first two rounds, and her average clue accuracy is a little over 95%. what that means is when she buzzes in, and she is very good at buzzing in, she is nearly always right. the only question about this new "jeopardy!" legend remains how long can this streak continue? emma and ally, welcome to the show. good luck to you. let's play "jeopardy!" here are the categories you'll be dealing with in the first round. first... then... then... and, of course... -amy, where to first? -uh, iron man, $200.

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