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>> the important thing is that we're all here and it's another day. >> i know. >> going to check in now with mike nicco. mike, what do we have in store? a windy day today? >> same areas that were windy yesterday will be windy again today. absolutely. good call there, reggie. good morning, everybody. another thing i noticed by sheltering in place and walking around the neighborhood, really get to see the beauty of mother nature. every day it seems like something new is blooming. on this earth day, maybe that is something to reflect upon. live doppler 7 a few clouds along the coast. we have a storm system passing us to the north. that is going to induce some high clouds this afternoon and bring some marine layer clouds along the coast as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. right now as you can see, it is clear over san francisco and as we look back towards the very quiet financial district from pier 15 and the exploratorium and 58 to 41 is where we'll stay
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through the 6:00 hour. 60 at the coast where the rest of us try to reach 70 at noon and mid 70s at 4:00 and back down to the upper 60s. a gorgeous evening on the way. low clouds at the coast this afternoon. kumasi. >> thanks, mike. new overnight, a person who was barricaded in san francisco's glide memorial church for more than 15 hours has been taken into custody. abc7 news was at the scene at ellis and taylor streets this all started around 7:00 yesterday morning. police were responding to the report of a man with a knife. the person ran inside the church and was hold up for hours. police announced it all came to a peaceful end just before midnight and thankfully no one was hurt. governor newsom expected to give an update on when california can reopen its economy and begin to ease our shelter-in-place. the governor will provide a timeline and discuss testing and contact tracing. one of those things that experts say is needed to reopen comes
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straight from the white house guidelines. states can begin a gradual reopening if there is a decrease in covid-19 cases over 14 days. that has not happened yet. nearly 36,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus here in california. also, make sure today that you have that face covering when you go outside. new rules are in effect and being enforced in six counties. you could see this now includes alameda, contra costa, marine and sonoma counties. abc7 amy hollyfield is live this morning. amy? >> hi, good morning, reggie. it goes into effect today. if you forget, no worries. there's a sign here at this safeway reminding you, you cannot come in here without a mask. they aou goin a bank or the grocery store. if you are out for a run or a bike ride, officials say you don't have to wear one, but they want you to have it with you just in case you encounter someone. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear one.
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health officials say this could help slow the spread of covid-19. earlier this week when we talked to people about it, they say they seem to be getting used to the idea. >> so, we feel like if we can do our little part to help keep this from spreading. >> we do what we can. >> of course we will. >> i usually wear it if i'm in close quarters with people but i'm usually just out on a run and not next to somebody for a while. >> reporter: it doesn't have to be a medical mask. you can cover up with just a bandanna or a scarf, something you already have at the house. and this doesn't replace the main measure. they say staying six feet away from others is still the very effective thing we can do to help stop the spread of this virus. that's according to the experts. but they say this mask idea that wearing a mask will really help, too, especially if you're in a store and someone does get closer than six feet to you if you're in a crowded situation.
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this is enforceable by law. you could be cited and fined if you ignore this mandate. reporting live in lafayette, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. now an abc7 news live update. >> i'm tracking the effort to find a coronavirus vaccine. germany is moving forward with live human testing of a potential vaccine. the german biotech company developed the vaccine. it will dee done in two phases. first, the vaccine administered to 200 healthy adults and then tested on more people including those at higher risk for developing the disease. they have been working with pfizer and may conduct human trials here in the united states, if the german tests are successful. that is some positive news there. >> thanks, jobina. new developments this morning. california is now the first state to ease restrictions to allow some asymptomatic people
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to get tested for covid-19. these changes will apply to people living or working in high-risk places like nursing homes, prisons and even some private homes. "los angeles times"ng be supplies available and increased capacity in labs. they're on the front lines of this pandemic, but some doctors and nurses are seeing their hours and pay cut. local hospitals haven't seen the surge that they initially prepared for and they're also scaling back nonemergency procedures. abc7 news reporter amanda del castillo has more on this difficult decision that is happening locally. >> reporter: in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, some front line workers are now up against cuts to hours in pay. >> having to foot the bill for the surge that never came. >> reporter: the nurse we spoke with did not want to reveal her identity, so we agreed to alter her voice. in an e-mail she shared with abc7 news, stanford health care
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officer told workers the anticipated surge did not come, but adjust to the financial impacts of these extraordinary events. launching a temporary workforce adjustment. a stanford's spokesperson said it is navigating the economic impact of covid-19 and as part of this effort is implementing a temporary reduction in hours across the organization. >> we're being asked to time off and file for unemployment until july or for another ten weeks, if not longer. >> reporter: according to documents provided by the nurse, employees can expect 10% paycut for ten weeks. >> i hope they reconsider because all of those fruont lin workers. >> reporter: once deemed essential, now searching for answers.
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>> even if it meant going out into the unknown and risking our lives and putting our loved ones at risk. >> reporter: many hospitals had to cut back on nonemergency and elective proermsh procedures d pandemic. shc said in part, this is a difficult but necessary decision to sustain the long-term health of the organization so we can continue to provide critical services to the community. in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc7 news. contra costa county has given renters more protection from using their homes and the ordinance bans landlords from evicting tenants who don't pay rent if they lost their jobs or have to pay medical expenses related to the coronavirus. a grace period of 120 days to pay back any rent owed. placed a moratorium on rent increases. if you live in richmond, you will have to pay rent. the city council voted against an emergency order to suspend
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rent and mortgage payments. it failed by a 5-2 vote. it's unfair to expect people to pay their largest bills while many of them are out of work. but council members expressed fear it would get sued to enact a rent and mortgage moratorium. some people who live in clayton are upset about a flood of people looking to get out and hike mt. diablo. cars are lining the streets and police have been issuing some parking citations. the issue came up during last night's city council and the mayor had this suggestion. >> my preference would be to add at least the area that is the downhill slope right above the entrance to the park and put that on barricades. that's not handicap accessible. it is not blocking anybody's pathway but sends the message that there is no parking up there at all. >> clayton's police chief said another option would be just to
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tow people who keep coming up there and parking. all right. let's talk about what is going on temperature wise. we'll start with what is dpogoi on at the peninsula and 48 in redwood city and upper 40s around half moon bay and also as we head deeper into the forecast around pacifica. low to mid 50s everywhere else. here's a look at some other temperatures and you can see it's a pretty mild morning out there, pretty seasonal. east bay hills gorgeous shot as we look back towards san francisco. exercising, extra pollen and high uv index. wear that sunscreen, you'll need it. if you're around the neighborhoods, the most comfortable time to be outside is early this morning because it will get rather warm this afternoon and stay away from the beaches. all right, here's a look at the north bay. 48 this morning. you'll have the most high clouds this afternoon, but you'll also reach 70 easily by noon. upper 70s for serbl hoveral hous afternoon before dropping down to 72 at 7:00.
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the east bay in the 50s through 9:00 and a few low clouds this morning and then mostly sunny, high clouds, a little breezy and that will keep us in the low 70s for several hours and our last stop will be san francisco where the average high is about 63 degrees. we'll be there at 11:00 and we'll make a run at 70 as we head towards 3:00 and then the breezes will kick in and some clouds will line-up along the coast and drop down to 73 degrees. take a look at the weekend forecast. not quite as warm as the next couple days. first, let's get over to jobina and take a look at what our essential workers and commuters are dealing with this morning. hi, jobina. >> hi, mike. good morning, everyone. we are continuing to follow this sig alert on southbound 680 at involving a big rig. it does look like it was carrying around 6,500 gallons of fuel and diesel spilled on the roadway. caltrans is setting up a closure right now. one lane is blocked as well as
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the sunol off ramp. be aware of that. the additional lanes are open and our essential workers should be able to get by. one other story to get to regarding speeders. you've heard me talk a lot about this because the chp has been adamant about having people slow down. although there are fewer cars on the road, more wrecklereckless . check out this photo. the speeding car went air born and crash under to a home over the weekend. the governor highway association reports a severe spike in speeding. some drivers in l.a. are speeding up to 30% more than the speed limit. i do want to add here, also, that thankfully as wild as those photos looked, no serious injuries reported there. but the road is clear, so, slow down, everybody. you'll get there just fine. >> people. jobina has been telling us this. >> that is crazy. >> i know. >> i don't know. i'm glad nobody got hurt. all right. >> shaking my head.
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so, coming up, we'll share the seven things that you need to know this morning. also, a warning to stay away from a san francisco beach and not just because of the stay-at-home order. and a stolen tree recovered. police say the thief knew exactly what he was doing and we're going to tell you what makes this tree so special. also, abc7 has launched new streaming apps. wherever you are, you can get our live newscast and breaking weather and more. it is on our new abc7 bay area app and apple tv, and android what we do now will forever change our tomorrow. so let's do the right thing, today. let's stay at home. let's wash up. let's always keep our distance - please, six feet apart at least. let's look after ourselves, as well as others. it will all be worth it. we can all do our part. so those on the front line can do their part. and when this is over,
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and we're still on the road. solving critical issues as they arise. ♪ go to thank you. welcome back, everyone. it's 5:14. here are seven things to know this morning. governor newsom is scheduled to give details on when the shelter-in-place order might be lifted. provide details and discuss contact tracing in the state. you can watch the press conference right here on abc7 at noon. number two.
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starting today, facive coie ivc rules will be inan teo aonoma countan francisco. you'll have to cover your nose and mouth in public, especially when you're unable to maintain proper social distancing. a package stimulus package and it will help coronavirus testing efforts. number four. the head of the cdc says a second wave of coronavirus could be worse. robert redfield says we could see the seasonal flu and a resurgence of covid-19 at the same time in the winter. earth day. temperatures are going to surge higher than average anywhere from three to ten degrees and even warmer weather coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. number six. we're following a sig alert in sunol on southbound 680. injuries reported. this is involving a big rig and one lane as well as the off ramp
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is blocked. and number seven. today is earth day. the planet is becoming cleaner because people are staying home. air pollution is down 30% in the northeast u.s. coyotes and other wild animals have been spotted wandering around our cities. all right. switching gears now. police in vallejo are investigating a murder/suicide. investigators say the woman's partner, 50-year-old raymond jackson shot them before turning the gun on himself. jackson was arrested last month for misdemeanor domestic violence and he was not allowed to have a gun. the woman's 12-year-old daughter found her mom and sister with gunshot wounds yesterday at the house. she escaped by running to a neighbor's house and calling 911. if you or someone you love is dealing with domestic violence, take action and call resources on domestic action and other issues like suicide and
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bullying. a hump back whale has washed up on baker beach in san francisco. abc news arrived shortly after they examined the animal yesterday. a juvenile female that is badly decomposed. highly unlikely the ship struck the whale since there aren't many boats out there right now. >> no container ships and nothing going on out there right now. that really does stand to say that it probably is this starvation event which they'll be able to judge by checking out the fat. >> that is sad to see and hear. officials are telling people to stay away from the whale, especially with the stay-at-home order. here's some better news, a chp officer saved a baby deer stuck on a freeway. dublin posted the photos of the rescue yesterday on facebook. the officer got a call on the deer stuck and he picked up the deer and gave it a ride off of
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the freeway and then set it free into the wild. the deer's expression is killing me. police in the east bay have recovered a stolen tree. this isn't just any ordinary tree. the banzai tree planted 41 years ago is worth $20,000. fremont police say the suspect carefully removed the tree, roots and all because he knew it was worth something. the tree was taken from the chapel of angels in fremont earlier this month with the help o surveillance cameras and license plate readers, police located the tree in newark. the suspect admitted to stealing the tree. it has since been replanted. >> stop it. all right. today is earth day. and it will have to be celebrated virtually because of coronavirus. experts say this is something that could pay off in the long run for the planet. >> the global pandemic that we're seeing right now is devastating. but, when we look at it in
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relation to climate change, there is a very small silver lining. we are seeing so many events and travel transition to being online. to having virtual gatherings. and this is something that we should hopefully continue after the pandemic. >> activists say one of the potential negatives, though, from the outbreak is a shift in resources from climate change to fighting the pandemic. national geographic is launching a creative way that we can all celebrate earth day this year with all of us staying at home. it's called neighborhood safari and it encourages parents to have their children create works of art featuring animals. when it's finished, you can share your safari art through social media using the #natgeohurthd#natge #natgeoearthdayathome. this is the 50 t th annivery of earth day and i'll celebrate by taking a nice walk outside and breathing the clean air that
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we have in the bay area and all across the country and that will be a good way to celebrate. >> i like it. >> me, too. the thing, the disturbing thing i've noticed lately if i can do a little public service announcement here. think twice before you drop that glove or mask on the ground. i'm sure there's a waste basket really close where you can drop it there properly. i'm just seeing a lot of disturbing pictures on social media of how much trash is being left on the ground lately and mainly masks and gloves. i wanted to point out that. i wish we could pick it up without contaminating ourselves. i would do that on my own. the bay bridge toll pla it's 53 degrees andou there, we a few clouds and mostly sunny day on this earth day and a warmer day. it will be milder tonight with limited clouds and fog and as we head into the weekend, not quite
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as warm as the next two days because the sea breeze will increase. in fact, you'll see the sea breeze bring some clouds up to the coast as we head to the afternoon hours and 65 at half moon bay and 69 in san francisco which is still warmer than average. mid 70s around 73 to about 76 for our bay communities and inland around 77 to about 81 degrees. now, here's where the breezes will be fastest. just like yesterday. bay bridge southward but they start about two hours earlier. expect more in the way of gusty conditions for a longer period. tonight, look at all those 50s out there, 60 in antioch. that is milder than this morning. here is a look at the high pressure that will dominate our forecast. the storm tracker will stay to the north and dip down closer to us and places like saeunday and monday and ease off the warmth just a little bit and the high reasserts itself like it is doing the next couple days tuesday and wednesday and those are the days when we can reach 80 around the bay and possibly 90 inland and the coast you'll
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the oldest known meteor shower dating back to 687 bc is going on right now and peaking right now. sunrise at 6:24. you have about another 45 minutes to take a look up at the sky. you have to give yourself a few minutes to get your eyes adjusted and then 15 to 20 meteors per minute. >> wow. all right, thanks, mike. mcdonald's is saying thank you to some of the essential workers still on the job. starting today, health care workers, police frsofficers and firefighters can get a free meal at participating restaurants. t . some insurance companies
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will be giving you money back. they're saying that because fe fewer people are driving their cars, premium relief for customers like so many of you. here's abc's becky worley. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look" you changed your life to deal with coronavirus and now time to get some money back. many car insurance companies are offering money back because we're driving left. >> we contacted 20 insurers and majority are giving premium credit to policy holders. . >> reporter: looking at the nation's five biggest auto insurers, state farm says you25 ge geico discounting 15% for your next policy term progressive giving 20% credit at the end of may and allstate offering 15% for april and may and usaa on two months worth of premiums and not just auto insurance. coming up at 7:00 a.m., other
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simple ways to get some of your hard-earned money back in your pocket. with your "gma first look" i'm becky worley. warrior star stephen curry is staying busy during the covid-19 pandemic. he is taking up typing because his daughter riley is taking up typing in her second grade class. he is taking up home schooling her and taking mixed reviews. >> my daughter gave me mixed reviews. i got some room for improvement, let's put it that way. >> yesterday curry also made a surprise call to the boys and girls club of san francisco, letting them know that they would be receiving more than $62,000 from the warriors hoops for kids program. altogether, the warriors and their partners have donated $500,000 to eight youth organizations. >> also, i was checking out, i know this is not the main point of that story. i was checking out that trevor
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noah's hair grown out looks cute. >> does it? >> you don't think so? >> i guess i was looking at -- let's not go there, friend. this is a really nice thing that the warriors are doing and steph curry is staying busy in all the good ways. >> okay. >> that's great. >> all right. i was, i thought it was cute. so, coming back with another full 90 minutes of news including empty airport. the eerie sight at sfo. >> happening today, the day that many people have been waiting for when governor newsom will begin to release information of how the state of california could begin to reopen.
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now your health, your safety, this is abc7 news. now at 5:30, we could finally get an idea today on when california can start
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reopening. the fight against coronavirus. a sobering new development in tracking the introduction of covid-19 in the u.s. the first confirmed death in the country was here in the bay area two months ago. good morning to you, glad you're with us on this wednesday, april 22nd. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. here's mike. >> thank you very much, kumasi. reggie, hi, everybody. it's earth day and let's take a look at what mother nature has in store for us. a few clouds along the peninsula coast and into the east bay hills and otherwise very quiet on live doppler 7 and the winds from yesterday, temporarily restrained but they will be back later on this afternoon. that will hold our temperatures around the bay into the mid 70s. along the coast, mid 60s to upper 60s into san francisco and notice the marine layer clouds. they try to make a resurgence during the afternoon and into the evening hours. inland, we've got upper 70s to low 80s with most of the 80s in the east bay valleys and up in the north bay valleys, but more
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on the way in the accuweather seven-day forecast. i'll see you with that coming up. let's get to kumasi for the news of the day. happening today we expect to get more information from governor newsom for reopening the state's economy and easing our shelter in place rules. julian glover is live with the details and on what some experts are saying about this. julian? >> hey, kumasi, good morning. we don't know exactly if the governor will be giving an exact timeline of when these restrictions, the lock down will begin to be lifted on the state level here in california, but we know it's something that he has been getting a lot of pressure abo about from the protesters at the state capitol on monday and other states across the country. let's get you up to speed on that. we know in some states like south carolina, for example, they have been opening up department stores as of tuesday with 20% capacity and public beaches opening there, too. next week residents will only be recommended to stay home,ot required to do so in colorado.
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so, we're beginning to see what is happening in other states. while it's unlikely the lockdown will be lifted as quickly, newsom said tuesday the state's ability to test is a big factor happening here in california. >> practicing physical distancing has worked to keep those numbers relatively modest in terms of growth. but if we pull back too quickly, those numbers will go through the roof. >> certainly something we don't want to see happening. white house guidelines suggest states can begin gradual. if there's a decrease in covid-19 cases over 14 days, but this abc7 news graph shows cases in the greater bay area going back since march 1st and still seeing a flattening of the curve, cases are going up, even moderately. governor newsom has given power to local governments to ease those restrictions. as long they don't intervene or collide with the state guidelines that are still being put out in place. obviously, this is all a
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delicate balance of reopening california's economy, getting us back to work. some normalcy of life restored while, of course, balancing public safety and public health. we'll have to see what he says today. reporting from home, julian glover, abc7 news. >> thank you, julian. reminder that abc7 news will carry the governor's news conference at noon today. happening now, most bay area counties are enforcing mandatory mask rules alameda, co orcontra costa, marin and sonoma have put guidelines in place. you have to cover your nose and mouth in public, especially when you're unable to maintain proper social distancing. new developments, test results reveal the earliest deaths in the u.s. from coronavirus happened in santa clara county and in february. the cdc says tests on tissue samples indicate two people who passed away at home on february 6th and february 17th were positive for coronavirus. they died, they died three weeks
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before the first publicly reported death in washington state, which was in early march. this finding adds to increasing evidence that the virus was in the u.s. earlier than first thought. now, people usually die of covid-19 about a month after they are infected, so, the deaths suggest that the two patients were likely infected in early january. democrats and republicans on capitol hill have come to an agreement on a new economic stimulus deal. jobina fortson is at the live desk with more on that. jobina. >> good morning, reggie. the new economic stimulus package is worth more than $480 billion. the house approved the deal yesterday, or excuse me the senate approved the deal yesterday. the house is expected to vote on it tomorrow. about $383 billion will help small businesses and fund the paycheck protection program. >> we're feeling our way along here trying to do the best we can to get money to our people
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and to our small businesses. to get us through this period so we can begin to get back to normal. >> $75 billion will go to health care providers and $25 billion will fund coronavirus testing. if the house votes on the deal by tomorrow, it could reach the president's desk by the end of the week. kumasi, i'll send it over to you. >> thank you, jobina. the head of the cdc says a second wave of coronavirus could be even worse. robert redfield said we could see the seasonal flu and resurgence of covid-19 at the same time in the winter. all right. we're going to tell you more about this in a little bit. i'm having a little bit of issues. we'll listen to what he's saying about that. >> together, that represents a real threat to our health care system. that's why we need to not only flatten the curve, but we need to raise the line to get our
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hospitals ready for what may be coming in the future. >> redfield emphasized the importance of flu shots to reduce flu hospitalizations and said that it may save a hospital bed for your mom or your grandmother who may end up getting coronavirus. scared, stressed, frustrated. that's how some of our grocery store workers are feeling right now as they go to work every day. one safeway employee in the south bay has a desperate plea to shoppers. she says be patient and stay home unless you really need something. on monday, employees held signs. they said things like stay home, we're in this together and social distancing can be beautiful. >> i understand people are, you know, they're having cabin fever and they want to get out but they're going shopping just to get cookies and ice cream and spend an exponential amount of time in the store when it's not necessary. >> in an e-mail safeway reps tell us they have supplied all store associates with masks and safeway added sneeze guards and
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one-way aisles. happening today, san francisco's flower market will reopen under strisk social distancing guidelines. they received special permission to resume operations. mny local florists rely on them to buy their merchandise. governor newsom says a new program ames to mobilize healthy residents to help out. selected former novato mayor to run it. >> we're asking all californians who are healthy to stand up, to step up and to help connect and make a difference in your community. >> there's a new website where you can sign up to volunteer. volunteers asked to delivering meals to donating blood. you can find a link at restaurants are one of the most visible economic victims of the pandemic. some owners are already planning for changes when it's time to reopen.> and ighborhood in san francisco is taking a big hit
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from coronavirus. neighbors want to know what's being done to help them. and here at abc7, we're honoring the class of 2020 who had to forego graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic. alex is graduating and he is a winner in the classroom and on the football field. he's worked hard to earn good grades and win football awards, but more importantly, says -- >> share the details on our website, and we'll give them a shout out on tv or online. please, no professional photos. on the site, check out a photo gallery of all the senior weirs honoring. very nice. congrats, alex. but, first, we talk to mike nicco and what it looks like on ths earth day. >> thank you very much, reggie. again, congratulations from me, aso.
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appreciate that. 49 and the sunset right now. most of us 50 to 51 degrees. a lighter breeze and slower breeze and pretty cool temperatures in san francisco. warmer temperatures in places at richmond at 54 and 56 out in pittsburg and cooler in places like santa clara and belmont 49 and petaluma at 45 and american canyon 44. emeryville 42 degrees and looking at traffic coming south from the north down 80 and heading towards the maze where it's going to be pretty clear. the only thing i have to really talk to you about maybe concerning will be the evening commute with some low clouds banking up against the coast. all right, so, let's jump in to just how warm it will be today. we'll start with the east bay valleys where we start at 53 and high clouds and sunshine this afternoon. we'll reach 80 around 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 and down to ful en t. nice evening for a walk. for the south bay, we'll be at 58 at 9:00 and low to mid 70s with the least amount of high
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clouds but the breeze coming off the bay will keep you from reaching 80 today. and how about the peninsula where the breezes will pick up and so will the high clouds. we'll be about 70 at noon and then some mid 70s for a couple hours this afternoon down to 67 at 7:00. we'll talk more about the remember waing tre warming trend coming up next. hi, jobina. >> hi, mike, thank you. good morning, everyone. checking in on traffic here. we're still following a sig alert this morning in sunol on southbound 680 involving a big rig carrying around 6,500 gallons of fuel. diesel has spilled along the roadway and caltrans is working to clear that up and one lane is blocked as well as the off ramp there. for our essential workers that need to make their way through sunol, you shouldn't have too much of a problem, jut expect minor delays in the area. another traffic story to get to in san francisco. so, srt a slow streets program. that means limiting traffic
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along 13 miles of residential city streets. initially, the 12 streets you see here on this map will be closed to through traffic. the idea is to make it easier for people to maintain social distancing by allowing them to walk in the street without having cars whizzing by. >> it allows people to spread out. we're usually dodging, moving around people. trying to stay safe. >> i think it's good because i can ride my bike all over the streets. >> on friday, the mta hopes to roll out the first lincoln in will also close. residential parking and cross traffic will still be permitted. we will be right
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showing clear sky over san francisco that i just talked about. 48 to 52. high clouds and sunshine this afternoon. we're already to average at noon and above average with mid to upper 70s away from the coast and a gorgeous evening on tap. a little chilly at the coast, 58. the rest of us in the upper 60s at 8:00. look at the santa ana winds already back in socal and look what it does to the temperature there. low to mid 80s through the central valley and 60s across the sierra. check out the 90s in sacramento for friday and saturday and also for the same time in los angeles. we'll try to touch some of that heat coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll take a look at that next. here's kumasi. this morning, san francisco has more than 1,200 cases of confirmed covid-19. a large portion of those are in the mission district the heart of the hispanic and latino communities. officials say 25% of positive coronavirus cases are among latinos although they only make up 15% of the san francisco
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population. district 9 supervisors hillary roanen has been concerned for weeks. overcrowded housing and the fear has contributed to these cases. >> weekly outreach explaining how to protect yourself and what services are available to you. we've been working with ucsf to create the first study of its kind. >> a testing program will start in the mission on saturday. at least 450 people have already registered. later today, san francisco supervisor walton will announce what is being done to stop the spread in mission district and district 10. a special section on our website to answer questions related to the pandemic and stimulus, checks, unemployment help and the new rules about face coverings. we also have a guide to the virtual entertainment that is hap pg pening online. restaurants are facing unprecedented challenges during this pandemic.
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and while some are busy by using take out and delivery orders, the future is ensuring food and customer safety and to adapt. >> how do you figure out spacing people apart when the way your kitchen is designed and all the different stations, there just isn't fundamentally space for that. >> restaurant groups are working with the governor's task force to retrain employees and change restaurant operations. abc7 is partnering with iheart radio to help support local businesses being hit hard during this pandemic. thousands of bay area stores and services are still open offering to help with essential needs and many are hiring right now. go to to find resources and click on support the bay. hardly anyone is flying these days. nd you aren't likely to realize the impact until you actually step into the airport, which you shouldn't do yourself. but, you should do right now by watching abc7's wayne friedman.
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>> reporter: imagine a busy aiu. empty buses circle the airport by habit, almost like drones. and a passenger entering the terminal, might frighten you with the noise. this is sfo, covid-19 style. as one sign says, welcome to san francisco. stay healthy with six feet of space, warns another. as if that is going to be an issue. >> attention, to help reduce the strain of covid-19 -- >> reporter: on an average day, sfo sees roughly 150,000 passengers coming and going. with covid-19, 4,000. and those who remain are not very socialable. can you talk about flying today? >> no. >> reporter: you feel like talking about your experience up there? >> no thank you. >> reporter: if you're one of the people who felt that crowds when traveling tend to make us feel isolated, this is the opposite.
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so slamming of bags, no pushing, no jostling and it's experience. no words this woman sa eerie. >> sad. >> reporter: but it's what we have been dealt. a long singular moment. history unfolding every single day. all we can do, make the best of it. at sfo, wayne friedman, abc7 news. well, if you're looking for a new learn from home option, abc7 news drew tuma has you covered. super science with drew. he tweeted about it with all the supplies that you need and his special guest host is his dog, dapper. it will be 30 minutes of quick and safe at-home science experiments that are perfect for kids of all ages. today's show is about the water cycle which is super important for our weather. it will be streaming on ab
5:49 am and our connected apple tvs for apple tv, androidtv, fire tv and roku. if you do miss it live, the show will be available on demand on all of those apps, too. this is going to be fun. i don't know what drew is cooking up. >> look, i was scoping out that list of things that you needed to do this experiment and i saw small plastic baggy and then i saw matches. >> it says fun and safe, reggie. we should be fine. >> okay. >> we'll see. >> i will be watching. >> absolutely. sit down to breakfast or lunch for us and learn a little science. sounds like a great way to spend the morning. let's take a look at what is going on. we'll talk about some science here and the fact that we have less cloud cover in san jose than yesterday. means it's a little bit cooler. 49 degrees right now.
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going to be remember warmer thi afternoon and a few high clouds will join our sunshine this afternoon. even warmer tuesday and wednesday and that's when iar. rain, it's absent from the rest of this month and for the beginning of may, also. we are locked into a dry and warmer an thanchaverage pattern. today we boost the temperatures above average and the 80s that stick out in the east bay and north bay and mid to upper 70s in the south bay and mid 70s around the bay and 72 to 76 degrees and mid to upper 60s. 65 at half moon bay and 69 in san francisco with late returning marine layer clouds this afternoon and evening. the breezes will return, but they're coming back about two hours sooner than they did yesterday from the bay bridge, excuse me, the bay bridge southward. those bridges, yep, high-profile hiclesa bross wind. tonight, much milder than this morning with a lot of mid to upper 50s. even a few 60s like in places
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around antioch and brentwood. here's the high pressure and it's going to hang around in one form or another for the next several weeks. it will be strongest today, tomorrow and friday. it will loose a little bit of its strength saturday and and reinserts sunday and monday. the marine layer and localized sea breeze. that's what it looks like. back to you guys. you probably noticed shortages of toilet paper and hand sanitizer and now the ceo of kroger is saying when those items will be back
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thwe've never seen it look quite like this, but there's no mistaking it. and it's our job to protect it... because the best people to fight for our communities are those within them. so, if you've just bought a volkswagen or were thinking of buying sometime soon, we're here to help with the community driven promise. welcome back, everyone. in the south bay, people who don't have health insurance
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could soon be eligible for discounted or even free care. santa clara county supervisors have approved a plan to get thousands of uninsured residents access to health care. here's one example. a family aof four making less than $170,000 a year and not eligible for medical could get coverage. the plan is easing the burden on emergency rooms which the uninsured turn to for health care. national college decision day is may 1 st and that means the pressure is on for seniors to decide where they're heading sajose sta . looking forward to admitting more than 10,000 students and their families to campus. they're going online with sjsu first ever virtual open house. >> students and families can take a look at videos and really learn about their college that they're planning on attending. >> it was really a bummer. honestly, i wanted to meet
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everyone. meet the new students and i didn't really get a chance to do that. >> college admission counselors say it's important for high school seniors to do their research and connect with student-led organizations on campus via social media to learn more. you can soon make group calls on what's app. the chat service rolling out this new feature to devices with the latest ios and android beta update. up to eight people can do a group video or audio call and menlo park owns what's app. spotify created playlists and they say there is something for everyone. murder monday is for true crime fanatics. okay. who run the world shines a spotlight on women supporting other women and this week in hollywood has entertainment news. spotify will update three playlists on a weekly basis. they are best podcasts of the week, crime scene and brain
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snacks. spotify says this will help people discover new podcasts. nothing like murder monday to brighten your week. hi, mike. >> yeah, that's what we need right now. and even i of all the dark shows that i have been watching, "better call saul" and "ozark" not sure i will go there. i just checked outside and too bright. but one more chance to view the oldest known meteor shower dating back to 687 bc at 10:00 a summer spread today rrow. from 65 in half moon bay to 69 in san francisco to 80s inland and it only gets bigger the next two days. kumasi, reggie. planning for the "friends" reunion is still going on despite coronavirus. new at 6:00, how you can be part of the show. >> i'm so tired of hearing about
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this "friends" reunion. we have been talking about this for months. >> but coronavirus. also, a serious spike in speeding during the pandemic. we have crazy new photos. this is really something of a car that ended up crashing into a house. plus, people with no symptoms will be allowed to be tested for coronavirus. why california is changing testing requirements. two things now that you shouldn't leave the house without, your s
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now, your health, your safety. this is abc7 news. now at 6:00, make sure you have a mask or face covering before leaviix bay area counties. ac7 news reporter amy hollyfield will break down everything we need to know. growing concern this morning about america's food supply. many grocery workers are out sick and this morning the ceo of kroger is trying to ease everyone's concerns. jobina has his reaction from the live desk. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday april 22nd. it is earth day. happy earth day. and it's going to be a nice, warm earth day for us to celebrate, right, mike? >> yeah, for most of us. the coast is going to be a little bit cooler and marine layer clouds there now and the breezes will pick. for everybody else, temperatures above average. our first 80s of the week could show up to


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