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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 at 32.
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bellemont 36. menlo park only 33. we are looking at cold numbers from the peninsula to inland valleys to the north bay and fog slipping in from the east bay. half mile visibility to nothing at all for concord, nevermore, fairfield, and the golden gate bridge not bad. into the morning it stays chilly. numbers only i the 40'sn -- members only in the 40's. by noon, maybe a 50 degree reading with partly cloudy skies and several days of rain for the week ahead. liz: thank you. let's get to the latest covid developments, two of the most populated regions of the u.s. are reporting alarming single day case counts. new york state saw more than 21,000 new cases yesterday, the most of any day during the pandemic. l.a. reported more than 3300 new cases, the highest number for the city in nearly four months. a federal appeals court
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reinstated the biden administration's workplace vaccine mandate. the arkansas attorney general has already said that she intends to appeal to the u.s. supreme court. concern about omicron is increasing this families across the country get ready to celebrate christmas. now just a week away. luz pena spoke to multiple doctors about their own travel plans and their best advice for celebrating. luz: for the past two years, the guided -- they have guided us, and now they are sharing their personal choices during the holidays. what is your plan for the holidays? are you feeling comfortable when it comes to traveling? >> no, we are not going to travel. we have older family members at risk, and in part because we want to be particularly safe. >> i am still planning to visit my mom in new york. i have not seen her for a long
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time. i am not going to let the fear of omicron disrupt my plans. i am vaccinated and boosted. luz: one doctors traveling to boston with her sons and strategizing airplane ventilation. >> i have one who is not fully vaccinated, he has his first dose, and we always put him in the middle and turned the event on above him. luz: these doctors believe you are safe to travel if you are fully vaccinated and boosted and don't have pre-existing health conditions. >> please remember the situation we are in. this variant is transmissible, but it could be less severe. luz: early data shows the omicron variant is four times less transmissible than the delta variant, but with vaccination numbers increasing, one doctor believes -- >> this might be a window period.
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there will be spiking after christmas, and then that may not go down until the end of january, february. luz: according to experts, if you are in a room where everyone is vaccinated or boosted, you have the chance of getting infected by at least 95%, but one doctor is not convinced this is the best time to travel. >> it transmits so will that it produces explosive outbreaks. when it enters a gathering, it can affect everybody. luz: in one doctors case, he is also getting his two sons, coming from college, who are fully vaccinated, tested. something these doctors recommend when gathering with elderly members. >> before any family gathering we have. luz: luz pena, abc 7 news. liz: as students begin their winter break, school districts and the are reminding families about the importance of testing. the cdc said testing has proven
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to be a safe alternative to just pulling kids out of the classroom and quarantining them. in the bay area, many school districts have come up with plans to make sure students can get tested before classes resume in january. for san francisco students, will be offered at school district headquarters at january 2 and third. >> a test to make sure the comeback with a negative result so they can come back to the schools and be safe, so we have a safer community. liz: pfizer will evaluate a third dose of the covid vaccine currently in trial for toddlers six months to under five. a two dose regimen for that age group is not as effective as it is in older children. if you have questions about covid-19 vaccines, you can ask our vaccine team at abc7news.com /vaccine, and click on the blue box. moving on, new developments, the family of mario gonzalez who died earlier this year during
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this incident with alameda police is suing the officers involved. abc 7's reporter tim johns spoke with an attorney representing his son. the family says they want not only justice, but reform. tim: the family of mario gonzalez, who died during an incident with alameda police, filed a lawsuit against the officers involved in the city of alameda. it is being filed on behalf of gonzalez's five-year-old son comes one week after the coroner's office ruled his death a homicide. the incident took place back in april, when three alameda police officers attempted to arrest him. they thought he was under the influence and might have been involved in a theft. >> they forced him facedown on the ground. they got on top of him with their weight. tim: julia is one of the attorneys filing the suit. little mario has just been missing his father terribly. he still asks his mother why his dad does not wake up. tim: the lawsuit asks for financial damages to be paid out
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to his family, but julia sherman says side from the lawsuit, they toainst 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 it is more of a mental or behavioral situation. tim: similar calls have grown louder since his death, and alameda launched its pilot program for their so-called care team, a nonpolice alternative for certain cases. >> the hope is that we get them to help in contact and aftercare they need and on a better pathway to success. tim: the three officers involved are currently on administrative leave. tim johns, abc 7 news. liz: a low status mom accused of throwing secret drunken sex parties for teenagers will try to get out on bail for a second time. shannon o'connor was denied bail
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back in october when she was arrested. according to our media partner "the mercury news" she has not entered a plea to 39 criminal counts. if convicted, she faces up to 30 years in prison. her court lawyer said he would file a motion for bail and the hearing is set for january 18. today, fallen u.s. soldiers will be remembered with holiday wreaths as part of the annual wreaths across america event. headstones of thousands of fallen soldiers of the san francisco national cemetery at the presidio will be decorated with remembrance wreaths. los gatos memorial park will hold a similar event. they both start at 11:00 this morning. if you wake up in sonoma county this morning, bundled up before going outside. a freeze warning is in effect tomorrow morning and this morning is expected to be the coldest of the weekend. sonoma county is providing shelter at several locations on a first-come, first-served basis, including the reach for
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home shelter at st. paul's episcopal church, redwood gospel mission, and the dream center emergency center, both in santa rosa. the city of san jose is opening overnight warming shelters for an housed residents as temperatures drop there, as well, and they are located at evergreen branch library on a born road and the community center on center road. information is on the screen. the evergreen library will accept walk-ins this morning and both centers will operate on a referral basis through the end of april. lisa, it really is colder. dangerously so for some. lisa: yeah, and we do this in the wintertime, a couple of days away were temperatures hover around freezing in many neighborhoods. combine that with fog, and you will want to stay where you are for a little bit. we will talk about a dry weekend and a return to rain and snow for christmas week, coming up. liz: also ahead, the school
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liz: san francisco unified school district will have to pay the bill for the upcoming recall election. "the chronicle" reports the board of supervisors voted on a proposal to pay the district's $3 million share of the election. the proposal did not receive enough votes to pass. supervisors are expected to revisit the issue and take another vote in the coming weeks. the second year in a row, the population of california has dropped. new state data shows a net loss of 173,000 residents between july of last year and this year. the bay area and a l.a. county loss to people, about 64,000
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left the bay area. this is the first time both areas lost population in the same year. many blame the state's high cost of living. state officials blame declining birth rates, a drop in immigration, and coronavirus stats. london breed declared a state of emergency in the tenderloin. obex safety is something we are focused on as we work to build a better bay area. the emergency declaration will allow the city to move more quickly to respond to the drug overdose crisis. abc 7 news reporter lenny woodrow has details and reaction from the community. melanie: issues like these have become too common in the tenderloin neighborhood, prompting the mayor to declare a state of emergency. more than 700 people died to drug overdoses last year in san francisco. >> we are in a crisis. melanie: supervisor matt haney -- >> they need help, and this is a statement of the urgency that help is on the way. melanie: maryellen carroll, the
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executive director of the department of emergency management will spearhead the effort. >> it allows san francisco to cut through the red tape, to obtain the contracts, the resources, and the personnel that we need to address the crisis, conditions, and the tenderloin. melanie: it is welcomed by the community. >> residents need action. they will be excited to see that someone is finally paying attention to the neighborhood and residents. melanie: christy is the director of community organizing, and resident voice at the tenderloin benefit district. she said last week, the mayor met with approximately 50 residents. >> she listen to their stories about getting harassed or assaulted on the street, hiding from gunfire in the middle of the day at a park. melanie: they also spoke with policy advisers about changes they would like to see in the neighborhood. >> i hope to help that is offered is long-lasting. melanie: the mayor says it is. >> the goal is to not let anyone stay out in the streets. >> everything said today only
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enhances our ability to do our jobs, enforcement, we have enforce, arrest drug dealers, people assaulting people. melanie: people who live and work here say an intervention has been needed for some time. melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. liz: governor newsom also announced his own proposal yesterday, a $255 million plan that would create a team focused on stopping organized retail theft that has plagued the bay area and other parts of california. >> you break a window, you smash and grab, you take other people's property, that is wrong, period, full stop, period, there is no justification. liz: it would provide more resources to go after ringleaders organizing and to go after the ringleaders who are organizing the smash and grab robberies. it would also expand highly patrol presence to investigate the thefts, but as abc 7 insider
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explains, the funding will take a while to approve. >> the governor's funding, a lot has to go through the state legislature, and that will be months down the line when they put together new budgeting. liz: legislature needs to approve his oakland's request to use license plate readers and cameras along highways and on ramps in the city. governor newsom said that is also something he plans to address. the trial of the theranos founder elizabeth holmes is in the hand of the jury. deliberations began monday. she faces nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the failed load testing startup. prosecutors say she knowingly misled investors while the defense said she did not mislead anyone. if convicted, she could base up to 20 years in prison. in the east bay, a beloved breakfast restaurant has closed its doors after 46 years in business. milly's kitchen on oak hill road was named after the original owner.
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the current owner taped a note to the front door saying "with great sadness, millie's has decided to retire." it will be remembered for its coffee cake, french toast, and giant portions.in the south bay, curtains up . a special audience was invited to preview the san jose "nutcracker," back after two years. amanda del castillo was there to see it. amanda: a beloved holiday show with a twist. on friday, a preview performance of the san jose "nutcracker" brought magic back to the theater. from the live orchestra to the dancers, designers, and more, new vale came in time for the holidayst. >> none of us have done what we love to do for almost two years now. amanda: the executive director says this also marks the first time new ballet is taking stage at the new restored theater, an occasion for a special audience, 200 families given the opportunity to preview
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the show at no cost. >> i think opportunity is ours. we are excited to invite into the audience today local families, kids from local elementary schools in downtown san jose, and families affected with sensory and learning disabilities. amanda: it was hosted councilman raul, who represents the downtown core and surrounding neighborhoods >> we have so many youth here that don't get to take advantage of theater performances here in the california theater, and, for us to be able to host them, it was terrific to give them exposure of theater and the historic venue, as well. amanda: i gave on extended family a reason to reunite. >> it brings us together, especially since we have not seen our girlfriends in a while, so it just brings us more as a family together. amanda: for one family, it is everything, and the preview offered them an experience they will not forget. >> the music, especially, and
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performance was amazing in every way, able to tell a story without saying anything. amanda: amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. liz: speaking of "the nutcracker" in the cold weather, it is feeling like the holidays. lisa: a couple of days away to the official start of winter, but it has been cold. we have had a good deal of rain and snow. i will show you the sierra nevada water equivalent and a statewide summary in a moment. right now, live doppler 7 showing you storm track to the north for the weekend and the fog visiting us in the east bay valleys in the north, reducing visibility. it is cold. i was in the fog, a relatively clear skies, and we have the radiation of cooling starting, and then the temperature and dew point allowing for the clouds to reach the ground and creating visibility issues from concord to livermore, where you cannot see anything at all up in the north bay. it is restricted to quarter-mile
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visibility and three quarter mile visibility in fairfield. current temperatures are in the 30's, near freezing, in palo alto at 32, 34 in nevada, six degrees colder than yesterday at this time. certainly allowing for that big chill this morning. it stays cold through the afternoon. inland valleys only in the 40's today. there is a look at a foggy san rafael. some frost with the fog out there. we are looking at partly cloudy sunshine out there, mixed with high clouds throughout today and tomorrow, and then rainy days through next week. tuesday and thursday or tuesday into christmas eve can pretty wet, but this is timing that is way far out, and it will change. as we look at the sierra snowpack, before the rain, we are at 11, 12, 13% of average, and then what a boost we had last week, where we are about
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98% average for the mountains. 102% for the central sierra. 105% down in southern california. doing great. we will get more snow, but levels will be tricky as we get into the middle of next week. sunshine today, more clouds for sunday, maybe a little bit of mist and drizzle sunday, and then into monday, the rain holds off shore. 4:00 in the afternoon, a dry evening commute, but it looks at the rain heads and overnight. by tuesday, looking at showers. we are adding several days of rain until christmas eve. this is going to change. it always looks overdone where we have that rain shadow effect in the south bay. santa cruz mountains four inches to five inches, the coastal hills looking at maybe five inches. elsewhere, widespread two inch to three inch amounts for now. i talked about the changing snow levels, so it looks like several feet of snow, major travel impacts, so you are going to
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want to check back on the forecast. has today from upper 40's and learned to about 50 san mateo, 54 in morgan hill with hazy afternoon sunshine. the accuweather 7 day forecast, a little drizzle tomorrow, chance of rain late monday, tuesday is wet and windy, and then level 1's through the rest of the week, but it is certainly going to be unfortunate with folks going places and trying to shop, but, you know, this is what we need, and we will stay on top of the forecast. liz: we need it, but it will be tough with a lot going on. just ahead, shop local. the holiday street fair
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morgan norwood has more on how to avoid being a victim. morgan: it is the most wonderful time of the year, but a time when experts say to be most watchful, especially when shopping online. >> you have to be aware and understand where you are shopping. morgan: one woman said she received a text about what she thought was a legitimate michael coors sale, but when her bank climbed the transaction, she realized it was fake. >> it was one of those moments where it caught me off guard. i was half paying attention. morgan: one cybersecurity firm said hackers are sending enticing links to suppose it deals to text messages, emails, and social media, some claiming discounts as high as 85% off on popular brands. they showed us two religious -- two malicious websites side-by-side and at first glance, you could hardly tell them apart. >> as you scroll down -- >> everything is on sale, like super sale.
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> also if you notice, some of the text is off. >> these are telltale signs. morgan: they say to look for a law to the browser name, telling you it is secure, and to check the url address.dispute suspicious charges to your bank and credit card company, and reported to local law enforcement, followed by the internet crimes complaint center. morgan norwood, abc 7 news, los angeles. liz: with one week until christmas, here is a look at shipping options. the deadline for priority mail is today. for priority express, december 23. ups delivery by christmas eve, the absolute last day is the summer 23rd. you will have to pay for next day air. the 21st is the deadline for three day freight and express saver. in the east bay, get your shopping done at the telegraph avenue holiday fair in berkeley. hundreds of artists have their best work on sale, and there
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will be festive lights and decorations. a lot of music, food and drinks. it is from 11:00 to 6:00 on telegraph avenue between cal campus. if you cannot make it today, it will also be open tomorrow the 23rd and 24th. still to come states continue to take more precautions in response to covid. the omicron variant now predicted to eclipse delta within weeks. and carbon monoxide warnings as temperatures drop. a warning from fire offi people everywhere living with type 2 diabetes are waking up to what's possible with rybelsus®. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ ♪ my only sunshine... ♪
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ask your healthcare provider about rybelsus® today. >> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. liz: good morning. you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and
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wherever you stream. we start with a look at the weather, so back to lisa argen. a really chilly start this saturday. lisa: you will want to stay in bed. it is cold with temperatures around freezing. visibility issues in the north and east bay. as we look at current numbers, down to 34 in castro valley. 33 in fremont, and looking at numbers in the low 30's from mountain view to redwood city. 42 san francisco, and fog has not moved. it is getting worse in spots, so half-mile to nothing from santa rosa through fairfield and livermore. it will stay rather tricky through 9:00 to 10:00, and we are still in the 30's at 9:00. 11:00, low 40's, plenty of sunshine that does not help us out too much. by the afternoon, upper 40's inland and 50's around the bay with partly cloudy day on tap.
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we enjoyed another dry day for sunday, but another chilly start. we are tracking rain all week next week. liz: thank you. a warning from fire officials on the east bay that as temperatures drop, the aware of government not -- be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning. it claimed the life of one woman and said three children to the hospital. he went to the neighborhood and have details. >> on thursday night, emergency crews went to vincent street for a welfare check. once they got there, a five people were exposed to carbon monoxide. one woman is dead, and for others taken to the hospital. right over there over my shoulder is where one neighbor said that home had the carbon monoxide leak. she says when she got back from work, her neighborhood was blocked off as police try to investigate. the possible cause, a heater. >> in this case, enter heating, weather looks like it was the culprit, carbon monoxide
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poisoning. >> steve hill says carbon monoxide poisoning is to, during the winter. he says around -- istoo common around the winter, and says it is avoidable. > every single home and every level on every single home should have a working and regularly tested carbon monoxide detector. that is the silver bullet that can protect us from tragic incidents. >> you cannot smell or see it, but it is deadly. makes the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning higher. as temperatures get colder, more people use things to stay warm. >> anything that burns fuel reduces carbon monoxide, so it is important they are well maintained and used properly, according to the manufacturer's instruction. >> if you have not done so, now is the time to check your monitor. >> almost exclusively, it involves pushing a button that says test once a month to make sure you get the right signature beat according to your unit and
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to make sure it is working. >> if it is not, he says they're easy to find at the hardware store. finding one that works properly could save a life. ryan curry, abc 7 news. liz: u.s. officials are calling for the unvaccinated 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. christine sloan has details. christine: as states take more precaution in response to covid, an appeals court is allowing the test mandate to move forward again. appeals court dissolving a state, issued by another court over a month ago. meantime, with one week until christmas, u.s. is bracing for a bigger surge in cases, field by the delta and omicron variants, with the omicron strain reportedly doubling every two days to three days. >> for the unvaccinated, you are
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looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm. christine: big impact on sports, with several nfl and nhl games postponed, and dozens of nba players are on covid lists. that is as eight 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 a little more than five times higher than with delta. >> the minute you walk outside, you are taking some risk, so do everything you can to mitigate that. christine: omicron not detected in at least 42 states and 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 there are similar scenes across the country. >> what is going on in wisconsin right now, like, we are going to get tested now and then do our
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rapid test before we leave on monday. christine: health officials say americans should use the next few days before christmas gatherings to make sure they are protected. christine sloan, abc 7 news, new york. liz: disney owned stations and networks, including kgo, espn, fx, free-form, disney and national geographic are no longer available on youtube tv. disney says "we have been in ongoing negotiations with youtube tv, and, unfortunately, they have declined to reach a very deal based on market terms and conditions." subscribers have lost access to the unrivaled portfolio networks as a result. "we stand ready to region equitable agreement with google to minimize inconvenience to youtube tv viewers by restoring our networks." youtube tv says, "we know this is frustrating for our customers and not what we wanted. we will continue conversations with disney on your perhaps in hopes of restoring their content on youtube tv." affected customers can go to
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keepmydisney.com for additional information and kgo is available free over the air and you can stream it on abc7news.com and our apps. still ahead on abc 7 mornings, the highly anticipated "matrix" film premiere tonight in san francisco. but not everyone is happy about the red carpet event. business owners in the area are upset they did not get enough notice. we will explain. here is a gorgeous live look outside this morning. beautiful sunrise here. time is 6:36. we will check in with how powerful is an invisalign smile? so powerful you can face anything ... ...even these faces. invis is a powerful thing.
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liz: happening today, thousands of san mateo county families will receive extra joy for the
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holidays. samaritan house is hosting a drive to taurean gift card's recent event at the san mateo event center. 1700 children will receive brand-new toys and 600 households will receive $100 visa gift cards. samaritan house has already given 3000 target gift cards through their holiday program. today's event is for registered samaritan house clients. in the south bay, hundreds of underserved families will receive christmas gifts tan goods and food from the salvation army today. the toy enjoy holiday drive is this morning at the spca center in san jose. more than 400 preregistered families will receive toys, holiday food boxes, turkey, and a walmart gift card. they collaborated with the san jose sharks to organize the event. in morant city, the organization performing stars is asking for donations for their annual holiday toy giveaway. they are looking for toys and books for infants to 11 euros or financial donations for gift
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cards for 12-year-olds to 17-year-olds. drop-off locations are listed on the screen. you can also donate online at performingstarts.org/donatenow. the toy giveaway will be thursday. lisa, one week until christmas. going to be busy. lisa:lisa: and a wet week ahead. it is shaping up to be an active weather week, but it is dry and cold. temperatures are in the 40's here, but inland valleys hovering around freezing with fog, so we will talk about your weekend and wet week ahead, next. liz: with a three-point record in the books, steph curry scored 30 points against the celtics as he goes for win number 400. larry beil has highlights in sports. sports. with less moderate-to-severe eczema, why hide your skin if you can help heal your skin from within? dupixent helps keep you one step ahead of eczema with clearer skin and less itch. hide my skin? not me. don't use if you're allergic to dupixent.
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tip-off is at 4:30. the warriors announced several key players, including steph curry, begins, and green will not play. they are giving them an extra day to recover from the road trip. golden state took on the boston celtics last night, hoping to break a five-game losing streak against them. here is larry beil with the highlights in this morning sports. larry: good morning. covid is wreaking havoc through the country and the warriors are without jordan poole last b night inoston and could -- poole last night. first three-point attempt for steph curry of the game, four points because he was fouled. gary payton and the second is this almost every night but that was a reverse slam on the lob. andrew wiggins looking to score more with poole out and finishes with 27. the warriors were up 20.
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jason tatum, here he comes, 27 points. celtics were all the way back and take a briefly but in the warriors jump on top with a three-point lead. steph going one-on-one, and he has a game-high of 30. the warriors hold on and they are in toronto today. let's check out college hoops. santa clara hosted florida a and m, down 10 in the first half. second half friend thanks to williams. second half was the broncos surging ahead. carlos to the hoop. santa clara wins and saint mary's lost to san diego state. the nfl originally said teams would forfeit games that they could not play because of covid. they have walked that back. the raiders and browns are scheduled today but moved to monday. cleveland has a 25 players out. washington, phillies and the rams and seahawks moved to tuesday.
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49's and falcons remained sunday. postponing some of the games they think is the right move. >> i cannot imagine playing a game missing 25 guys. that is hard when you miss seven. i cannot imagine with 25. to me, i am not paying attention to who and what, but that sounds like it makes most sense to me. larry: another step forward for the a's howard terminal project, the release of the final environmental impact report on friday. 30 500 pages. the city says it has the $352 million needed for the structure upgrades. the goal is to hit the city council and get the thumbs up vote in february. >> i think the hardest part of the processes from when we did the one in san jose is getting political approval. i think getting that binding vote in city council is key, and that is why we are pushing hard to have it happen as soon as possible. larry: this is great to see, tiger woods back on the golf course, able to play in a
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father-son event with him charlie. they played today. tiger is still recovering from that horrific car accident. look at the approach from young charlie in the practice round. he has skills, not surprising when your father is tiger woods. that is a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend. i am larry beil. liz: bay area residents are heading to sierra resorts, eager to start their holiday around snow. skis, snowboards were going fast at home of sun valley in san jose. this is the second place were one family stopped after the usual go to rental shop ran out of inventory. >> we did not ski last winter, so it has been two years since the last time we go anywhere. actually. liz: what should you expect if you head to the mountains? it is going to be busy, one, but those who work in the business say a lot of that has to do with the pandemic. >> more people interested in outdoor recreation, and we think it is a lot because a lot of
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people discovered it last year or were able to be home and say, hey, what do i want to do when i get outside? liz: one piece of advice, check the covid policies. you may need proof of vaccination to be indoors. a lot of very happy people, lisa, this christmas without snow. lisa: yeah, we are going from 19% of average from the sierra nevada before we had that rain, 1090% statewide average, so we needed it. there is more to come with fluctuation in the snow level next week, but we are watching the storm track with a focus to the north, and for the bay area, dry. we are looking at the fog in the east and north bays. temperatures close to freezing. looking at visibility from east end north bay from a mile half-mile from concord to santa
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rosa and fairfield. the rest of the bay area doing fine but colder, about six degrees in inland valleys. 42 san francisco, 37 oakland, 30 six san jose, 35 morgan hill, 40 three half moon bay, santa cruz 36. as we look at the sutro, we have fog. 36 novato, also looking at low 30's for livermore, upper 30's by the delta and concord. bundle up and stay inside and under the covers if you can. as we look at santa cruz, pretty day on the way, but chilly, 50's and starting out in the 30's. cold mornings with frost and fog today and tomorrow and mainly sunny with high clouds and a few more on sunday. it morning drizzle, and looking at rainy days next week. heavy rain at times. as we look at the rest of the day, 3:00 with a few high clouds, mainly sunny, and then
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we will increase some clouds for sunday. this is noontime. the rain stays offshore into monday. this is monday morning. you can see the precipitation but it is the front we are waiting for, and late monday at 4:00, the evening commute looks drive it overnight we should get wet. as we get to tuesday, it is going to start, a weather pattern that will be with us through the weekend, wet and active. as we look at christmas eve, we are at 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches of rain in this forecast model, but this is more conservative. we are looking at the coastal hills, santa cruz mountains, upwards of five inches of rain. it will be a cutoff low that interacts with an atmospheric river that allows for fluctuating snow levels. we are looking at several feet of snow but it could be a rain-snow mix at times.check back with us as things change the next few days. 52 in oakland, 49 in napa,
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concord at 47, 53 in san jose, and the accuweather 7 day forecast waking up to a little fog tomorrow. another cold start, perhaps drizzle late in the day, and as we look at monday night, cloudy with a chance of showersin the north bay and level two could be with us as we start winter on tuesday through the afternoon. right now we have level 1's on wednesday, thursday and friday. it is looking like a lot of rain for christmas eve. that could be a level two. we will track those snow totals at once again are looking at 4 to six feet next week. liz: people have been waiting for that and happy to see it. a historic east bay movie theater is one step closer to reopening. they have worked to save lafayette spark theater for years and they finally purchase the movie house and plans to reopen it in 2023. ramping up efforts to pay for a
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$5 million renovation. it opened in 1941 and shut down in 2005. it was one of the last remaining single screen theaters in the state. the newest "matrix" film " resurrections" is premiering in san francisco tonight, but not everyone is excited about the red carpet event. store owners tell abc 7 reporter cornell barnard that street closures around the event have been killing their business. >> i have had dreams that were not just dreams. cornell: fans have waited a long time for this, the newest installment of "the matrix." "resurrections" was filmed in san francisco and is where the highly anticipated movie will premiere. crews have been busy with red carpet set up outside the castro theatre for the saturday premiere, but not everyone is starstruck. >> i am upset. cornell: the castro association president is upset that the city
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and studio, which made the film, warner bros., did not get advance warning to businesses that castro street would be closed to traffic weekend. > it was planned without any notice, any outreach, and everyone, all the merchants, all the members, are extremely disappointed. cornell: they see the timing is bad, the last. weekend before christmas >> this is the busiest retail shopping weekend of the year, and they are getting shut down. that is like shutting down times square on new year's eve before a private party. cornell: here is with a set up at the theater look like from sky seven. no street parking, including the archean lot. >> you cannot take -- including the parking lot. >> you cannot take parking before christmas, we only came ahead of 2020 numbers, nowhere near pre-pandemic numbers, last weekend. cornell: cliffs variety co-owner said her business was down 20% friday. >> the communication with the neighborhood and merchants in particular, with our office, has been terrible. cornell: the supervisor believes
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merchants are owed something. >> i do not see how they can be made whole, but short of just like it payment, but i think they ought to get it. cornell: abc 7 reached out to warner bros studios in hollywood about the premier set up in the castro, but, so far, we have not heard back. the san francisco film commission said it is putting castro on the world stage. we realized the production is causing inconvenience and hope the additional foot traffic as a result of the event will make up for the impact. merchants hope there hollywood ending comes true. a profitable holiday season. cornell barnard, abc 7 news. liz: next, an interactive art display. the first location in the u.s. debuts here in san francisco. where to check out this dandelion exhibit, co
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liz: today, salesforce park is
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hosting free holiday events. the festive fund begins at 10:00 this morning with an arts and crafts cart with live music and carolers all weekend. tonight from 5:00 to 7:00, check out the winterfest silent disco. tomorrow night from 5:30 10:00, you can watch a holiday double feature movie. more than 1000 children will get a toy from the holiday -- for the holidays as part of the second annual chinatown winter wonderland, focused on serving the underprivileged. there will be a ounce house, cookie decorating, and falling snow. they will also offer covid vaccinations to kids five to 11, and booster shots for adults. festivities run from 10:00 to 4:30. make a wish upon a dandelion in san francisco's japan town is an interactive deadline exhibit at japan center mall. it is the first location in the u.s., and visitors are encouraged to make a wish for
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peace and blow upon the dental lien. then the seeds float to the dandelion at another exhibit and produce another flower there. participants will use their smartphone to send their seeds rather than blowing. visitors can create a virtual dandelion seed with their name on it. also good news, admission is free. really cool event. lisa, one final check of the weather this morning. lisa: good morning. very chilly out there. we are looking at colder temperatures this morning. visibility has been reduced to half-mile to a quarter of a mile in our inland east bay, and numbers are in the 30's. leader today, 50's out there, partly cloudy to mostly sunny, and looking at another dry day on sunday. rain does not begin until overnight on monday, but when it does, it will be with us each and every day, likely to christmas weekend. liz: thank you. thanks for joining us on abc 7
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morning straight i am liz kreutz, along with lisa argen. abc 7 news continues at 8:00 a.m. we hope to see you then. "gma" is next. have a great day.
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