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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> this morning high concerns over the omicron variant as families gear up to spend the holidays together. doctors giving their best advice for celebrating if you're planning to gather this year. good morning, everybody, it's saturday, december 189, you're watching abc 7 news live at 5 and on hulu live and wherever you stream. i'm liz and let's start with lisa. it sure is cold out there. lisa: it is. we have fog. as you look at live doppler 7 it's clear. the visibility is reduced from
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quarter of a mile in fairfield and santa rosa and can't see anything at all in nevado. be careful out there. 47 in union city. look at 34 in fremont and mountain view as well as santa rosa and temperatures will continue to drop the next few hours. we're certainly colder, 3-7 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. lingering fog. temperatures in the upper 40's and 50's elsewhere. we talk about a cool second half of the weekend and multiple rounds of rain returning, liz, for next week and beyond coming up. liz: let's get to the latest covid developments. two of the most populated regions are reportingle day case counts. new york state saw 27,000, the
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most of any day during the pandemic. l.a. recorded more than 3200 cases and the highest in the city for nearly four months. a federal appeals court reinstated the biden administration's vaccine mandate. the arkansas attorney general has already said she intends to appeal to the u.s. supreme court. the concern of omicron is increasing as families are getting ready to celebrate christmas one week away. we spoke to the bay doctors. >> during the pandemic they informed us and now discussing the plans for the holidays. are you feeling comfortable when it comes to traveling? >> we're not going to travel. we have family members older and are at risk and in part because
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we want to be safe. >> i still plan on visiting my mom who lives in new york. i haven't seen her for a long time. i'm not letting the fear of omicron disrupt my plans. i'm vaccinated and boosted. >> dr. gandi is traveling to see her parents with her 13 and 11-year-old sons and strategizing airplane ventilation. >> the one not fully vaccinated, he had his first dose, we always put him in the middle and turn his vent on above him because he was the one that couldn't get vaccinate the until november 4. >> the three doctors believe you should be safe to valve if fully vaccinated and boosted and don't have any pre-existing health conditions. please remember the situation we're in. the variant is very transmissible and could be less severe. >> the early data shows the omicron variant is four times transmissible than the delta
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variant but with vaccination numbers increasing this doctor believes -- >> it might an window period and there will be a bunch of spiking occurring after christmas. and then that may not go down until the end of january or february. >> according to experts if you're in a room where everyone is vaccinated and boosted, you have the chance of -- cut the chance of being infected by 95%. but this stanford epidemiologist is not convinced this is the best time to travel. >> it transmits so well it produces explosive outbreaks. when it enters a gathering it can affect everybody in the gathering. >> in dr. caldwell's case he's getting his two sons coming from college who also are fully vaccinated tested, something these three doctors recommend when gathering with elderly family members. >> certainly before any family gathering that we have. >> in san francisco, abc 7 news. liz: the students begin their winter break, the school
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districts and c.d.c. are reminding families about the importance of testing. the c.d.c. said testing children who were exposed to the virus has proved to be a safe alternative than just pulling them out of the classroom and quarantining them. in the bay area, many school districts have come up with plans to ensure students can get tested before classes resume in january. for san francisco students, testing will be offered at school district headquarters on january 2 and 3. >> they test to make sure they're negative so they can come back to the schools to be safe so we have a safer community. liz: pfizer will test a third dose currently in testing for toddlers 6 months to 5 years of age. doctors found a two dose regiment isn't as effective as it is in older children. if you have questions about covid-19 vaccines ask our vaccine team. just head to
5:06 am and click on the big blue box. moving on now, new developments, the family of mario gonzalez who died earlier this year with this incident with alameda police are now suing the officers involved. abc 7 news reporter tim john spoke with an attorney representing gonzalez's son. the family says they want not only justice but reform. >> mario gonzalez who died earlier this year filed a lawsuit against the officers involved and the city of alameda, being filed on behalf of his 5-year-old son and comes one week after the coroner's office ruled his death a homicide and the event took place in april when three police officers tried to arrest him and thought he was under the influence and might have been involved in theft. >> they got on top of him with their weight. >> little mario has just been missing his father terribly.
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he still asks his mother why his papi doesn't wake up. >> they're asking for financial payment to be paid to his family and aside from the lawsuit they're calling for the alameda county district attorney to bring criminal charges against the officers involved as well as reforms including requiring all law enforcement to undergo crisis intervention team training. >> which helps officers recognize when a situation is not a law enforcement situation and that is more of a mental or behavioral health situation. >> similar calls have grown louder since gonzaga's death and on thursday the city of alameda launched the pilot program for the care team, a nonpolice alternative for certain cases. >> the hope is we make contact in the street and get them to help in the after care they're needed and get them on a better pathway to success. >> the three officers involved in the incident are currently on administrative leave.
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tim johns. liz: a mom accused of hosting drunken sex parties tries to get out of jail the second time. shannon o'connor was denied bail when she was arrested. according to her media partners the mercury news, she's not entered a plea to 39 criminal counts. if convicted she does face up to 20 years in prison. and in court yesterday her lawyer said he will file a motion for bail. that hearing is set for january 18. today following u.s. soldiers will be remembered with holiday wreaths. it's part of the wreaths across america. the cemetery at the prosidio will be decorated with wreaths and starts at 11:00 this morning. if waking up in san omameh county, you want to bundle up before going outside, a freeze
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warning is in effect until tomorrow morning and is selected to be the coldest of the weekend and sonoma county is providing housing on a first come first serve basis. locations include the reach for home shelter at st. paul's episcopal church at heelsburg and redwood at gospel mission and the dream wood emergency shelter both in santa rosa. the city of san jose has opened overnight warming shelters for unhoused residents as temperatures drop there as well located at evergreen branch library on aborn road and community center on center road. the evergreen library will accept walk-ins this weekend and both centers operate on a referral basis through the end of april. lisa, it really is cold out there this weekend. lisa: it is freezing at livermore at 32 degrees and add in the fog you could have
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freezing fog and visibility reduced all over the bay area. it's a nippy start and we watch the rain and snow and another atmospheric river on the way and talk about it coming up. liz: the recall election is two months away and who is expected to foot that bill. a sneak peek of the nut cracker people everywhere living with type 2 diabetes are waking up to what's possible with rybelsus®. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ ♪ my only sunshine... ♪ rybelsus® is a pill that lowers blood sugar in three ways. increases insulin when you need it... decreases sugar... and slows food. the majority of people taking rybelsus® lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than 7. rybelsus® isn't for people with type 1 diabetes. don't take rybelsus® if you or your family ever had medullary thyroid cancer, or have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or if allergic to it.
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invis is the clear aligner brand most trusted by doctors and more predictable. invisalign. >> san francisco unified school district will have to pay the bill for the upcoming school board re-election. the chronicle reports on wednesday the board supervisors voted on a proposal for the city to pay the district's $3 million share for february election. the proposal did not receive enough votes to pass. supervisors are expected to revisit the issue and take a vote in the coming weeks. for the second year in a row the population of california dropped. new state data shows a net loss offed 173,000 residents between
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july of last year and july of this year. the bay area and l.a. county lost the most people. about 64,000 people left the bay area. this is the first time that both areas lost population in the same year. many blame the state's high cost the living and officials blame high cost of birth rates, migration and increased coronavirus deaths. san francisco mayor london breed declared a state state of emergency in the tenderloin and safety is what we focus on to build a better bay area. the emergency declaration will allow the city to respond to the drug overdose crisis. melanie woodrow has the details and reaction from the community. >> images like these have become too common in the neighborhood prompting london breed to declare a state of emergency here and more than 700 people died due to drug overdoses last year in san francisco.
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>> we are in a crisis. >> they need help and this is a statement of the urgency that's on the way. the director of emergency management will spearhead the effort. >> a emergency declaration allows san francisco to cut through the red tape and obtain the contracts and resources and personnel we need to address the crisis conditions in the tenderloin. >> it's welcomed by community members. >> residents need action and they're excited to see somebody is paying attention to the residents. >> christy is the director of community organizing and resident voice at the tenderloin community benefit district and says last week mayor breed met with approximate 50 tenderloin residents. >> she listened to their stories about getting harassed or assaulted on the streets or hiding from gunfire in the middle of the day at a park. >> the group spoke with the mayor's policy advisers about changes they'd like to see in the neighborhood.
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>> they hope the help that's offered is long lasting. >> mayor breed says it is. >> the goal is to not let anyone stay out in the streets. >> everything that was said today only enhances our ability to do our jobs. enforcement, we have to enforce. we have to arrest drug dealers and have to arrest people assaulting people. >> intervention, people who live and work here say has been needed for some time in san francisco. melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> governor newsome announced his own safety proposal yesterday, the $255 million plan would create a team focused on stopping organized retail heft that's plagued the bay area and other parts of california. >> you break a window, you smash and grab, you take other people's property, that's wrong, period, full stop. period. no justification for that. >> funding would provide more resources to the state department of justice to go after the ringleaders who are organizing the smash and grab robberies and would expand the
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highway patrol's presence across the state to investigate the thefts. but as abc 7 news insider explains, the funding will take a while to approve. >> the governor's funding, a lot of that has to go through the state legislature and will mean months down the line when they put together the new budgeting. liz: something else the legislature needs to approve is the idea to use cameras on the ramps and in the city and governor newsome says it's something he plans to address. the trial of elizabeth holmes is now in the hands of the jury, deliberations begin monday, holmes faces nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the failed blood testing startup. prosecutors said she knowingly misled the investors though her attorney said she didn't mislead anyone and if convicted could face 20 years of prison. in the east bay, a blood
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breakfast restaurant in lafayette closed its doors after 46 years in business. mili's kitchen on oak hill road was named after the original owner. the current owner taped a note to the door saying with great sadness, mili's has decided to retire and will be remembered for its coffee cake, french toast and giant sized portions. in the south bay this weekend, curtains up. a special audience was invited to preview the san jose nutcracker finally back after two years. abc 7 news reporter was there. >> a beloved holiday show with a san jose twist. on friday a special performance of the san jose nutcracker brought magic to the california theater. from the live orchestra to dancer and designers and more, new ballet's official performance came just in time for the holidays. >> all of us involved in the theater, none of us have done what we loved to do for almost two years now. >> the artistic director said it
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marks the first time new ballet is taking place at the restored theater, a special occasion for a very special audience. 200 families were given the opportunity to preview friday's show at no cost. >> i think the opportunity is ours. we are so excited to invite into the audience today local families, kids from local elementary schools in downtown san jose and also families affected with sensory and learning disabilities. >> the event was hosted by the councilman who represents the downtown neighborhoods. >> so many of our youth in san jose don't get to take advantage of theater performances here in the california theater so for us to be able to host them was really terrific and give them a little bit of exposure of the theater in this historic venue as well. >> the show gave this woman's family a reason to reunite. >> it brings us all together especially since we haven't seen our god parents in a while. so it kind of brings us more as a family together.
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>> for lopez, family is everything and friday's preview offered her family an experience they won't soon forget. >> the music especially and the performance just amazing in every kind of way. able to tell a story without seeing anything. >> in san jose, abc 7 news. liz: so good to see that back. lisa, certainly feels like christmas, the nutcracker, the weather. lisa: that's right and we have another round of some pretty interesting weather headed our way after a dry weekend. as we head outside right now and look at live doppler 7, you notice the storm track is to the north of us but also, you are probably noticing that tully fog in the central valley and is an issue from the east bay to north bay as well and we'll go in closer and take a look at the visibility in miles and to a quarter of a mile in fairfield and santa rosa and very hard to see anything at all, three miles
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in livermore and half a mile in concord and the rest of the bay not doing too bad but the cold temperatures, 33 in pleasantton and san ramone and 41 in blackhawk. as we look at mountain view and livermore at freezing right now. 44 san francisco and no matter with where you go this morning, it's cold, potentially foggy and going to be chilly right on through the afternoon. there's a look at emeryville, nice and bright out there and cold mornings with areas of frost and fog for the weekend and then we have sunshine mixed in with a few high clouds for this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon and rainy days return next week through christmas and includes christmas eve. it's a long way out there, it's hard to pinpoint the actual rainy days and the snow levels but as we go through the weekend you'll notice that at 3:00 this afternoon we have partly cloudy skies into your sunday afternoon, a few more clouds and then get into some moisture
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offshore here allowing for maybe a few areas of sprinkles but overall, monday stays dry so the onset of the first rain looks to be early on tuesday. here we are 4:00 on monday, notice the rain. offshore there, 10:00 monday getting going in the north bay but the rest of the bay area is dry. more likely we'll get wet tuesday morning for the tuesday morning commute and then it looks like heavier rain at times as we go through next week. so in terms of amounts, it's looking pretty aggressive. now, there is a low that's going to set up offshore and depending where it sets up will make a huge difference. this is overplayed perhaps in the south bay with that rain shadow effect but we're looking at anywhere from 3-4 1/2 inches in the north bay and you see widespread amounts of three inches across the bay area but still several days out. if we look in the mountains, it looks pretty aggressive as well but this, too, could change
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because we could see initially a rain-snow mix. snow levels starting ohi uortunl feet of snow we have now and then look what's forecast once again just numbers that are mind-boggling. 52 today over in fremont with partly cloudy skies and look for 353 in san jose. it's a cool afternoon and the accuweather seven-day forecast, dry this weekend and cold mornings with that fog and then as we look into the week ahead before christmas we have a chance of showers late on monday, level 2 on tuesday and at this point it looks like light activity on and off throughout the week but is apt to change, liz and we have a thing about cutoff lows and they're very uncertain where they set up and is going to really help us project the rainfall amounts so be sure to check back. liz: thanks, lisa. shop local, the holiday street
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liz: shoppers race to get the last minute gifts and online scammers are just as busy. there are a record number of militia shopping sites, nearly 180% more compared to earlier this year. morgan norwood has more on how you can avoid becoming a victim. morgan: it's the most wonderful time of the year but also a time when experts say you should be most watchful, especially when shopping online. >> you really have to be aware and understand where you're doing your shopping. >> this woman from north dakota received a text on what she thought was a legitimate michael kors online sale but when the bank declined her reaction she realized it was fake. >> it was a moment it caught me offguard and only half paying attention and browsing. >> cybersecurity from checkpoint
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said hackers are sending consumers enticing links to supposed deals through text messages, emails and social media and some claiming discounts as high as 85% off on popular brands and showed our rebecca jarvis two malicious websites side by side with the real sites and at first glance you could hardly tell them apart. >> as you scroll down lieu at this. >> everything's on sale, really supersale. >> some of the text is off. these are telltale signs. >> look for lock next to the browser's name telling you the site is secure and to check the url address. >> immediately dispute any suspicious charges directly through your bank or credit card company and report it directly to local law enforcement followed by the internet crime complaint center. abc news, los angeles. >> with one week until christmas here's a look at the shipping options. the deadline for priority mail is today.
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for priority express it is december 23. for u.p.s. delivery by christmas eve, the absolute last day is december 23. you'll have to pay for next day air. the 21st is the deadline for three-day freight and express saver. in the east bay today, can you get your shopping done at the telegraph avenue street fair in berkeley. hundreds of artists have their best work on sale there. there will be festive lights and colorful decorations as well plus music, food and drinks and runs 11:00 to 6:00 on telegraph avenue between dwight and ban croft next to the cal campus and it will be open the 23rd and health. still to come on abc 7 mornings, states continue to take more precautions in response to covid. the omicron variant now predicted to eclipse delta within weeks. and carbon monoxide warning, as temperatures drop, a warning from fire officials to is struggling to manage your type 2 diabetes knocking you out of your zone?
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announcer: building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. liz: good morning, everybody, watching abc news on hulu live or wherever you stream. we'll start this hour with a look at the weather and get to lisa on this chilly saturday morning. lisa? lisa: hi, everyone. it sure is. we've got the cold air and fog draining into the valley of the east bay and also the north bay. current look at temperatures, don't want to scare you but 32 degrees and also in santa rosa and palo alto, 33 and 35 san mateo and cold for the peninsula and 35 in clover dale and the visibility is getting worse at times. in concord and fairfield, livermore right now went from nothing to pretty good. in the north bay it's reduced p. at 9:00 we're in the 30's as we
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get towards 11, only in the low 40's for antioch and livermore, mid 40's and in the afternoon upper 40's to near 50 and chilly and partly cloudy skies. we'll look at another dry but cold start to sunday. and we're going to try to time out the rain for you when we see you next. liz? liz: thank you. this morning a warning from fire officials in the east bay as the temperatures drop but beware of carbon monoxide poisoning and claimed one life and sent three other to the hospital. we have the details in the neighborhood. >> on thursday night, emergency crews went to vincent street for a welfare check on a pittsburgh home. once they got there, they found five people exposed to carbon monoxide. one woman dead and four others, a man and three children were taken to the hospital. >> right over there over my shoulder is where one neighbor says that home had the carbon monoxide leak. she says when she got back from work her whole neighborhood was blocked off as police try to investigate what happened.
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>> the possible cause of the exposure, a heater. >> in this case winter heating, weather looks like it's the culprit, carbon monoxide poisoning. >> steve hill with fire protection said carbon monoxide poisoning is too common around the went earth. 10,000 people die each year due to carbon monoxide exposure and something he says is entirely avoidable. >> every single home and every level on every single home should have a working and regularly tested carbon monoxide detector. that's the silver bullet that can protect us from these tragic incidents. >> you can't smell it or see it but it is deadly. the winter makes the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning higher, as the temperature gets colder, more people are using things to stay warm. >> any thing that burns any kind of fuel are producing carbon monoxide so it's important they be well maintained and used properly according to the manufacturer's instructions. if you haven't done so already now is a good time to check your monitor. >> almost exclusively it
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involves pushing a button labeled "test" probably once a month to make sure you get the right signature beep according to your unit to let you know the thing is working. >> if it's not working, he says they're easy to find at any local hardware store. having one that works properly could help save a live. in the east bay, ryan curry, abc 7 news. liz: u.s. officials are calling for unvaccinated americans to get the shot in the face of the new omicron variant. an appeals court reinstated a nationwide vaccine or testing covid mandate for large businesses which covers 80 million workers. abc news reporter christine sloan has the details. christine: as states take more precautions in response to covid, an appeals court is allowing the osha vaccine or test mandate to move forward again. the appeals court dissolving a stay issued by another court just over a month ago. in the meantime with just about a week until christmas, the u.s. is bracing for a bigger surge in cases, fueled by both the delta
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and omicron variants, the omicron strain reportedly doubling every 2-3 days. >> for the unvaccinated, you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and in the hospitals you may soon overwhelm. >> the virus having a big impact on sports, several nfl and nhl games are being postponed and dozens of nba players are on covid lists. that's as a new study not yet peer reviewed finds omicron could spread up to three times faster than delta and that the risk of being reinfected with omicron is more than five times higher than with delta. >> the minute you walk outside, you're taking some risk so you need to do everything you can to mitigate that risk. >> omicron now detected in at least 42 states is predicted to eclipse delta within weeks. new york state breaking a single day record for new infections. over 21,000 and with the holidays approaching, hundreds are lining up to get tested and
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there are similar scenes across the country. >> with what's going on in wisconsin right now, like, we're going to get tested now and then we're going to do a rapid test before we leave on monday. >> health officials say americans should use the next few days before christmas gatherings to make sure they're protected. christine sloan, abc news, new york. liz: today the wars from thrive constituent are hosting a holiday spectacular at winter wonderland and will be live music and an art san market and live reindeer feedings and more. guests get to indulge in seasonal treats and take photos with santa. unfortunately today's event is sold out but tickets are available for thrive city's new year's eve on the 31st. disney owned stations and networks including abc 7, espn, fx, free form, the disney channels and "national geographic" are currently no longer available on youtube tv. disney says, quote, we've been
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in negotiations with googles youtube tv and unfortunately have declined to reach a fair deal with us based on market terms and conditions. as a result, their subscribers have lost access to our unrivaled portfolio of networks and we stand ready to reach an equitable agreement with google as quickly as possible to minimize the inconvenience of youtube tv viewers by restoring our networks. youtube tv says we know it's frustrating for our customers and not what we wanted and will continue conversations on your behalf in hopes of restoring their content on youtube tv. affected customers can go to for additional information. still ahead on abc 7 mornings, the highly anticipated matrix filmmaking its u.s. premiere tonight in san francisco but not everybody is happy about the red carpet event. business owners in the area are upset they didn't get enough notice. and here's a live look outside this morning. time right now is 5:36.
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only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty. ♪ liz: thousands of san mateo county families will receive extra joy for the holidays. samaritan house is hosting a drive-through toy and gift card event at the san mateo event center. 700 children will receive brand-new toys and 600 households will receive $600 visa gift cards. they've already given 6,000 card through the program. today's event is for samaritan house clients. in the south bay, hundred of underserved families will receive christmas gifts and food from the salvation army. the toy and joy holiday drive is scheduled morning at the s.a.p. center in san jose. more than00ered families will receive toys, holiday food boxes, turkey and a wal-mart gift card. the salvation army collaborated
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with the san jose sharks to organize this event. in marin city, the organization of performing stars is asking for donations for its annual holiday toy giveaway and looks for toys and books for infants to 11-year-olds or financial donations for gift cards for 1-17-year-olds. drop off locations are listed on your screen and can you donate online at performing stars. org/donate now. the toy give away will be held thursday. today in san francisco more than 1,000 children will get a toy for the holidays, part of the second annual chinatown winter wonderland. the event focuses on serving underprivileged children in the community. there will be a bounce house cookie decorating and even falling snow. kind he's hospital will be offering covid vaccinations to kids ages 5-11 as well as booster shots for adults. the festivities run from 10:00 to 4:30. all right. lisa, let's get a check outside, whatever you're doing today, bring a jacket. lisa: you think it's cold here,
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it's 37 degrees in lake tahoe going for a high of 40. back home, widespread 30's and freezing in plenty of our valleys, east bay in particular with the fog moving in. we'll talk about the weekend and a rainy day ahead coming up. liz: with a three-point record in the books steph curry scores 30 points against the celtics as steve kerr goes for win 300. larry will have how powerful is an invisalign smile? so powerful you can face anything ... ...even these faces. invis is a powerful thing. invis is the clear aligner brand most trusted by doctors and more predictable. invisalign.
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lisa: let's talk sports. later today the warriors will be back in action closing off the five-game road trip and the doves face the raptors. steph curry, andrew wiggins and draymond green won't play, giving them an extra day to recover from the long road trip. last night golden state took on the celtics hoping to break a five-game losing streak against
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the celtics. here's abc 7 sports director larry beil with the highlights in this morning's sports. larry: good morning, everybody. covid is wreaking havoc across the country and pro sports not immune. warriors without jordan poole in boston and could be out 10 days. steph curry is feeling just fine. that's the secret dance before the game. first three point attempt of the game. catch and shoot. actually a four-point play because he was fouled. curry, 16 in the quarter and 28 at the half. gary payton ii does this almost every night. that was a reverse slam on the lob. andrew wiggins looking to score more with poole out, 24 rat the half and finish with 27. warriors up 20 and blew the lead. jayson tatum, here he comes. 27 points. celtics roar back and take a brief lead then the warriors jump out on top. three-point warriors lead, steph going one-on-one and think he's going to shoot a three but instead a floater, game high 30 and warriors hold on, win number
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400 for steve kerr. warriors in toronto today. let's check out college hoops. santa clara hosting florida a&m down 10 in the first half. second half different story thanks to jalen williams. 18 of his team high 25 come in the second half as the broncos surge ahead. carlos stewart to the hoop. we call this throwing it down. santa clara wins easily and st. mary's lost to san diego state. well, the nfl originally said teams would forfeit games if they couldn't play because of covid and have walked it back. raiders-browns scheduled for today moved to monday. cleveland has 25 players out. washington-philly and rams-seahawks move to tuesday. 49ers-falcons remains sunday. kyle shanahan thinks postponing some of these games is the right move. >> i couldn't imagine playing a game with missing 25 guys. it's hard when you're missing seven, you know, so i couldn't imagine with 25. that to me, i'm not paying attention to who and what and
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stuff but sounds like it makes the most sense to me. larry: another step forward for the howard terminal project, the release of the final environmental impact friday. 3500 pages. the city says it has the $352 million needed for infrastructure upgrades. the goal now, get the city council thumb's up vote in february. >> the hardest part of these processes like we did in san jose getting the political approval and getting that and getting the vote to the city council is key to the project and why we're pushing hard to have it happen as soon as possible. larry: larry: great to see tiger woods back on the golf course and able to play in a father-son event with young charlie. tiger recovering from the horrific car accident. look at the approach from young charlie here in the practice round. the kid has got some skills. not surprising when your father's tiger woods. that's a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend, everybody.
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i'm larry beil. liz: bay area residents are headed to sierra resorts eager to start their holiday around several feet of snow. skis, snowboards and boots were going fast at san jose. this is the second place where one family stopped after their usual go-to rental shop ran out of inventory. >> we didn't ski last winter, so been two whole years since last time we go anywhere, actually. liz: what should you expect if headed to the mountains? first it will be very busy and a lot of it says has to do with the pandemic. >> more people interested in outdoor recreation and think it's a lot because a lot of people discovered it last year or were able to be home and said hey, what do i want to do and they got outside. liz: one important piece of advice is check the resort's covid policies. you may need proof of vaccination to be indoors.
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a lot of people will be happy seeing that, lisa. [lisa: looking at good travel to get to the mountains today, tomorrow and even monday. after that we'll see several waves hit the bay area for rain here, snow in the mountains and looks like we could see a rain-snow mix and all of next week will be particularly tricky to get around, unfortunately. the stormtracker well to the north sending the precipitation to the north and looking at the valley fog into the east bay and into sonoma county and reducing visibility all over the place from concord to livermore and fairfield. any of these places here through on about 9:00 there's going to be issues. closer to the water not doing so bad but everyone in the deep chill with numbers near freezing in some spots, 33 in allen rock and santa teresa as well as santa clara and looking at 35 on
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the peninsula of redwood city and 31 in nevado and will be a chilly afternoon. here's a look outside where you see clouds from our camera. a little frost and fog out there and we'll see sunshine the week. monday stays dry and looks like tuesday we'll get rain and it's going to be with us, heavy at times throughout the week. still way too far out to pinpoint when we're going to see the heaviest rain. this is about an area of low pressure and subtropical moisture linking up next week. 3:00 in the afternoon notice we're mainly sunny as we look at your sunday forecast, a few more clouds here and then there's a little bit of precip offshore and should pretty much stay there. could even see a little misandriesle into monday but as we get into monday night, notice we're pretty much dry up in santa rosa, maybe a few sprinkles, it's 10:00 monday night and the front still not able to push on into the bay area.
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we look into the future for the week before christmas, the system i showed you, mountain snow piling up and i'll stop it on wednesday and this is when we see know levels rise in the middle of the week. this is christmas eve and another look at heavy rain and right into friday night, christmas eve looks pretty complicated there. as we look at your rain totals for santa rosa down through san francisco, 1-2 inches through friday. now when we get into that accumulated precip right in through the weekend it looks a little bit higher than that along the coastal hills. so preliminary estimates are going to be quite impressive. we need the rain. we want it but the timing of it not too great as we get into the holiday week. 52 in free month, looking at 51 in isn't rafael. about 50 san francisco. it's a cool and crisp afternoon. the accuweather forecast featuring much of the same for your sunday, maybe a few more
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clouds around and looking at a chance of rain come monday night, level 2 system on tuesday and winter arrive with the short, short day and we'll begin to gain daylight as soon as we get into wednesday and level 1 systems after that wednesday, thursday and friday. so certainly welcome rain and snow but we'll have to time things out for you as we get closer into next week when these systems get right at our doorstep. liz: for sure, it will be tricky for everyone traveling but we need it. thanks, lisa. a historic east bay theser is one step closer to reopening and a group has been working to save lafayette these foreyears and they finally performed the movie house and plan to open it in 2023. they're revving up efforts to pay for a $5 million renovation. the park theater opened in 1941 and shut down in 2005 and one of the last remaining single screen theaters in the state.
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the newest matrix film "resurrection" making its premiere in san francisco tonight but not everyone is excited about the red carpet event. store owners in the castro tell abc news reporter street closures around the event are killing their business. >> i've had dreams that weren't just dreams. >> fans have been waiting a long time for this one. the newest installment of "the matrix." recent reductions was filmed here in -- resurrections was filmed here in san francisco and where the movie will make its premiere. crews are busy with the setup in front of the castro theater but not everyone is upset. >> i'm so upset. i better stop. >> the president is upset. the city and studio which made the film, warner bros., didn't give advance warning to businesses that castro street would be closed to traffic all weekend. >> it was planned without any notice, any outreach and
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everyone, all the merchants, all of our members are extremely disappointed. >> they say the timing is bad, the last weekend before christmas. >> this is the busiest retail shopping event of the year and they're getting shut down, kind of like shutting down times square on new year's eve for a private party. >> here's what the setup at the theater looked like from sky 7, no street parking including a city parking lot. >> you can't take parking the weekend before christmas. we're counting on this. we only came ahead of 2020 numbers, nowhere near prepandemic numbers last weekend. >> the cliffs variety owner says her business was down 20% friday. >> the communication with the neighborhood, with the merchants in particular, with our office has been absolutely terrible. >> supervisor says merchants are owed something. >> i don't see how they can be made whole short of like a payment. but i think they ought to get it.
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>> abc 7 news reached out to warner bros. studio in hollywood about the premiere setup in the castro but so far have not heard back. the san francisco film commission told us this premiere is putting san francisco and the castro on world stage and realize this production is causing inconvenience and hope the additional foot traffic as a result of this event will make up for this impact. merchants hope their hollywood ending comes true, a profitable holiday season. in san francisco, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. liz: next, an interactive arts display, the first location in the u.s. makes its debut here in san francisco. we'll tell you where you can check out this
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check out the winter fest silent disco and tomorrow night 5:30 to 9:00 watch a holiday movie double feature. make a wish upon a dandelion in san francisco's japan town, a popular tokyo based artist opened the interactive dandelion exhibit at the center mall and is the first location in the u.s. and you're encouraged to make a wish for peace and blow upon the dandelion and the seeds float to a dandelion at another exhibit and produce another flower there. participants will use their smart phone to send their seeds rather than blowing. visitors can create a virtual dandelion seed with their name on it. really cool thing to check out and admission is free. next on abc 7 mornings at 6:00 a.m., as winter break begins, school districts are sending reminders to families. how one district is helping kids get tested when they come back from break. plus, the family of a man who died during an incident with alameda police demanding justice
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. liz: over the omicron variant as families gear up to spend holidays together. doctors giving their best advice for celebrating if you plan together. good morning. saturday, december 18 you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00 a.m., live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. i am liz kreutz, and let's start with lisa argen. lisa: winter couple of days away , arriving tuesday, and we are feeling that with cold temperatures, rain, snow, and there is more on the way for the week ahead. the weekend starts off dry with fog inland east bay and temperatures that are at freezing. redwood city


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