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but bounce forward. call or go online to find out more. -- here in martinez, the black lives matterer mural was fixed over the weekend, then early this morning, another street painted with the logo white lives matter. >> president trump and education secretary betsy devoss say they want schools opening up, and the differing opinions on that directive. >> we have a break in the heat and a full look at the forecast is coming up. abc news at 11:00 is starting right now. >> building a better bay area. >> dad's been shot, i think he is dead. the whole thing was crazy. >> new details tonight, surrounding the shooting death of a danville doctor over the
weekend. abc7 news reporter amanda decastillo had the latest developments. >> in the thick of the forest, his 15-year-old son jack made a call to authorities reporting that a man had shot his father. a random act of violence at the hands of 40-year-old john conway. a man who made butte county's most wanted list. the danville doctor took his son on an off roading trip that morning. at some point the people came across conway while on a dirt road, and conway started shooting. a witness who asked to remain anonymous heard gun shots short way from where she was camping. >> we thought it was just target
shooting. it's legal to shoot guns in a national forest. so we did not think anything of it. ten minutes later, we heard another couple of gun shots and then screaming. >> reporter: after learning about a gunman on the loose, they packed up and headed on out, they saw a number on of deputies. gershman's son was on his own 30 hours, spending the night alone in the forest. family members said after he called 9-1-1, he called his cals paige. >> jack's phone went dead after he made these gut wrenching videos to paige about what he saw and how he is so sorry. >> reporter: on the afternoon of the 4th, officers located conway in their attempt to stop him, they say, conway tried to run over two wild life officers. he crashed in to a third officer, which led to an officer involved shooting.
charges are expected soon. gershman leaves behind three children and his wife, paige. in danville, abc7 news. new developments tonight, racial tension flaring in the east bay, where the words white lives matter were paint odd a road, it comes after two people were caught on camera, painting over a black lives matter mural over the weekend. abc7 news reporter j.r. stone is in martinez. >> white lives matter are words that can be seen in this picture and words that were painted on this street in martinez. >> our gates open up around 5:00, and it was there. >> what i saw was hate speech written on the ground. and we are not going to tolerate it. >> when word got around opportunity of what had been painted, groups of people showed up and one person started to cover over the words. >> we are not going to tolerate this in our neighborhood. we are not going to take this kind of hate. >> these writings are the latest in what was a tense four days in martinez.
a couple was seen vandalizing the black lives matter movement with black paint. a day ler ahe area was cleared, someone drove by yelling. -- >> flipped us off, and i got on the skateboard to follow him and get the plates. >> reporter: witnesses say that man who was later will arrested pulled a gun on people. those accused of vandalizing the black lives matter mural, have been identified. both now facing hate crime charges in the latest scene, police say the roadway was illegally painted saying white lives matter and then unlawfully covered with black paint. >> yes, all lives matter. but until we stop getting can killed in the streets and slaughtered, this whole humanity won't matter. >> reporter: no arrests have been made, and no description has been released of those that
originally wrote white lives matter. join us on thursday as we host an hour long round table discussion on the importance of allieship. thursday at 4:00 p.m. right here on abc7. education is one of the main areas that we are focusing on here at abc7 news as we work to build a better bay area, especially during the pandemic. despite spikes in cases of the coronavirus, the trump administration is making a push to get kids back in the classroom. >> we want to reopen the schools. everybody wants it, the moms want it, the dads want it. >> earlier today, president trump hosted a round table discussion on how to safely reopen schools. a petaluma private school student was invited to the discussion, he said that he is anxious to return to class. >> it means a lot to be able to get back out and it means a lot
to our emotional and mental health to be out there with our friends because a lot of us don't have that opportunity. >> president trump's comments were echoed by betsy devoss, who slammed distance learning plans that has educators and medical professionals alarmed as we have kate larson explaining. >> reporter: during a call with governors education secretary betsy devoss criticized distance educations and split level plans saying schools must reopen. >> it would -- ultimately, it's not a matter of if the schools need toop, it's a matter of how. schools must fully open and musting fully operational and how that happens is -- >> reporter: many of the educators feel differently. this is a drama teacher in
skyline high school in oakland. she is in favor of distance learning in part because she is not sure how kids get to schools safely. >> 45% are latino, and 45% are african-american, and 10% other. and a thousand of the children travel by ac transit and they are packed in like sardines and i have not heard discussions around under safety, physical and social distancing. what does it look like on a bus. >> reporter: and at school, they say they often run out of basic health hsupplies. >> soap runs outve month. toilet paper runs on out. >> reporter: the medical perspective of returning to school is nuanced. >> young er children are somewhat less vulnerable to infection. and if infected they are less likely to transmit the virus. once you are in middle school and high school, all bets are off. >> reporter: a ucsf
epidemiologist and pediatrician said why. the younger children have fewer receptors that the virus binds to, and as they get older they have who and more receptors. >> they feel a mix of the distance learning and inschool learning is the best option. >> the university of california board of regents, named the furs black president in its 152 year history, dr. michael drake will take over for janet nananananana he was the most recent r areegef ohio state university. he has strong ties to the bay area, having graduated from stanford, he acknowledged the ongoing pandemic and the fight for social justice. >> -- is one is one equipped to meet the challenges.
so solve them, but not single handedly, but to be fully engaged in finding solutions. >> she was the uc system's first appointment. he was approved by the regi regents. >> santa clara county said more businesses can reopen starting monday. napa county will again shut down dine-in restaurants, bars and indoor tasting rooms on thursday and san francisco is pausing indoor dining indefinitely. more than 131,000 lives have been lost to covid-19 in the u.s. a new model projects the nationwide death toll. >> the u.s. has had more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases. in arizona, testing sites are packed and labs are backed up.
he isolated himself after being tested positive and waited 27 days to here a negative result. >> i was sitting in a lab in phoenix, for maybe what, three weeks, so is the test result valid? >> in texas the u.s. military is sending nurses and respiratory specialists to hot spot, san antonio. >> we are days away from overrunning our hospitals. >> reporter: a world health organization has acknowledged emerging evidence of covid-19 being airborne, particularly in areas with little ventilation. these scientists now say that they may stay in the air longer and are as tiny as aerosolized particles. >> it's a problem for in door environments, in buildings and rooms where the ventilation is poor and virus can build up, especially if there's a lot of people in the room.
>> new cases tied to restaurants and bars have pushed several cities and states to roll back openings of in door businesses. >> and as president trump promised, the u.s. will formally withdraw from the world health organization next july and joe biden s biden said he will rejoin if re-elected. >> living with the coronavirus means constantly evaluating the risk level of activities, from summer camp to shoulding in--r camp. >> a birthday celebration ruined by racism, see how an outraged employee takes action. >> come on, let's go. let's go. >> can't be in this country? >> a family takes a hike, takes a shocking turn with the lady behind the verbal attack is telling abc7 news.
>> a seventh former ebay worker has been accused of cyber stalking and this one has law enforcement ties. >> i will show you how much warmer it will be coming up. >> a look at what is coming up on jimmy kimmel live, with guest host anthony anderson. >> if you fall asleep on me, i will take it personally. >> like, i saw bubba wallace driving around with a this cheeseburger is the best! it's about to get bester baby! ♪ menutaur! make it a double, yeah! nice mane! try my $5.99 southwest cheddar cheeseburger combo and make it a double for a buck more. order now with no contact delivery. every year, you can see spectacular celebrities at aids walk san francisco. this year they are coming to you! ette midler gloria estefan matt bomer
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having fun. >> reporter: when that fun quickly disappeared, when you see the man in the background began rand itly. >> i suddenly here a man's voice saying -- asians. >> reporter: the daughter started recording. >> say it again, he on, now, you are shy. >> reporter: he gave them the finger. >> you need to leave. >> you do not talk about us like that. >> you asian piece of -- >> oh, my god. >> he was full of hate and anger. it's sad that there's still people that are like that in this world. let alone in this country. >> reporter: a lucia employee stepped in. >> you will not talk to our guests like that, get out. >> who are they? >> they are valued guests. >> are they? >> yes, they are. >> i admire here for that.
>> reporter: the restaurant ownership said we are proud of our employee keeping with our core values. and the ceo said his behavior is appalling and he made hurtful and devicisve comments. i was taught to respect people of all races and i will take the time to reflect on my actions and work to better understand the inequality that so many of those around me face every day. >> he is just saving face, i think. i think he really meant what he said and did, i don't believe his had words. the actions speak louder. >> they say the actions in part have additional instagram comments that was directed at one of the family supporters that include come near me or my people and you are expletive
dead. he did not comment on the post or as his role of a san francisco based tech company. >> i cannot say what he did was acceptable or right, no. it isn't. it isn't. a lot-of people will probably disagree with me for saying i forgive him. but i do. >> reporter: abc7 news. >> nl a family said they are th victims on of a racist confrontation while on a hike in the north bay. >> can't be in the country? >> can't break the law. >> an asian american family's hike on july 4th took an uncomfortable turn. a woman approached him and his family and she was upset that they had their dog on the trail permitted, he said it then turned ugly. >> you can't just step in front of us and tell us go back to your country. that's dehumanizing. >> the woman has been identified
as beth taska, she worked at the topa equities that accepted her resignation. that her words were muscle e mub the mask that she respects the rights of all people. >> go to abc7.com/take action. we are there for you. you will see local resources and guides like how to talk to your kids about race. lernoasiedt theeaes in 1997, whe was convicted of raping a 12-year-old student. she gave birth to a child fathered by him. served six months in a plea deal and ended up serving the entire seven year sentence, after being
caught with the child. >> one person died, a second survived when the small plane crashed in south lake tahoe, it crashed two miles away from the airport. deputies say they found the plane crumpled and up side down, and the woman who survived the crash was seriously hurt. >> someone knows who shot and killed a 6-year-old boy in san francisco and his grieving family is pleading for help to find his kill er. the parents were surrounded by support. he was with his older sister when he was killed on the fourth of july. >> he was different. my son was different. my son mattered. my son was going to be somebody. >> no more death! >> no more destruction in the black community. we have a chance to do something different! >> a man was also shot, he survi survived, it was not a random shooting but the victims were
not the intended targets. there are no suspects. >> now newevopments involving allegations of cyber stalking by ebay employees, a seventh form er employee has been charged. philip cook was a police captain with the santa clara police department, there he is. and supervised ebay security. the suspects are accused of targeting a couple who was critical of the platform. >> she is accused of stealing from the league for two years before resigning in may of 2019. the league launched an investigation after her own bank found apparent fraud activity. >> firefighters are making progress tonight on a wild fire burning in the south bay that destroyed one home and damaged another. the crew fire that burned 5400
res since the fourth of july is 50% contained. cal fire said the terrain is creating a bit of a challenge. you can see why from the aerial shots. the road is closed from highway 152 to gilroy hot springs. we will stay on that of course. speaking of of hot. was a little warm and a little bit breezy out there today. although, that is changing somewhat. >> yeah, meteorologist sandia is here with what is coming our way. >> yeah, we will be seeing the heat intensifying over the next few days. today, consider it a bit of a break. i want to show you a dramatic view of a large plume of smoke from the number s fire in nevad, you can see it pushing across. this is the time of year where we start to see the fires. we are dealing with the cruz fire near gilroy, most of the state of california, is in the good to moderate air quality, but we are going to see changes as the days go on.
air quality advisory through tomorrow for the south bay, it has been extended due to the cruz fire, because smoke impacts will continue it looks like as we head in to tomorrow, there are periods of poor air quality, so keep it in mind. because fires are breaking out, i want to share with you, bring your pets inside, and put the air on air circulate. we are seeing patches of fog along the coast, that will be changing as we head towards morning. we are not expecting extensive fog tonight. temperatures anywhere from the 50s to the 70s, look at the gorgeous view from the camera, looking at san francisco tonight. foggy areas near the coast in the morning and we are looking at it to remain hot for inland valleys over the weekend. so, here is a look at how much warmer compared to today, 67 in the city today, tomorrow, it will be 2 degrees warmer. up 2 degrees in oakland, a few
defwreez in san jose, fremont up 4, from 76--80, and napa 70s. the fog will clear away, it will be a lovely afternoon. do expect it to be a warmer day. first thing in the morning. temperatures in the 50s, 60s, clearer skies inland and if i can fog near the coast and forevfor the afternoon, up to 84 in san rafel, and mid 90s antioch, fairfield, and 85 in san jose, and 82 palo alto, and here's a look at the forecast, a warming trend, next few days near 100 inland on thursday. mid 60s coastside a bit of the drop off on saturday. you will notice, it will be sizzling again on the inland areas on sunday. at least it will be comfortable near the coast.
new development, the vote by the city's board of supervisors extended the -- -- -- health emergency is over. >> in the east bay, a renowned restaurant in the bay area is suing due to losses caused by the covid-19 shutdown. they claim the insurance company wrongfully denied coverage under the business interruption insurance, other restaurant owners have filed similar suits against their insurance companies. >> and tapping out the first fif
now, abc7 sports with larry beale. >> major league sports are stumbling to a start. the giants had to stall, t stal have been waiting for covid-19 tests. they had plenty of time to line up multiple labs to handle the volume. manager gabe kapler said glitches in the matrix are going to happen. >> we will be better, four or five days from now, than we are now, we will have more information and we will have gone through a lot of these testing protocols and so, i have trust that things are going to get better, and run more
smoothly. and i think that is true for, for the league, but also for our club. >> kapler accenting the positive, the a's went to the summer camp with the coliseum, with virus levels rising and the testing looks iffy, they are wonder if there will be a season. >> there's a little part of everyone that thinks this whole thing will be shut down. and i think everyone has a little bit of fear. they may not say it, but there's a bit of fear in everyone's head that it may happen. if they don't get it figured out, i mean, you can't have teams not practicing a day or two in a row. and we have two weeks until the regular season starts. like, that's, there's just no way that should happen. >> he is right. and the nfl and philadelphia eagles have come out and condemned the hate speech in social media post business receiver desean jackson over the week. the former cal star has apologized but, when youn yr
there's really no excuse. >> all right, time for abc toni with quite the arm. braden shoe is ten years old, quarterback of the next level flag football team. scanning the field, brady like, floats the deep ball down the sidelines and touchdown. nice. >> wait, looks right and left, to the back of the end zone. got his man. and when it's time to drill it between the defenders, braden zips it in for the score. braden shoe, we just called your play, on abc. >> use the #call my play so we can put you on tv. it's a beautiful thing.
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fwmpt hley. see you tomorrow. . >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live" with anthony anderson. tonight, d.l. hughley, and bubba wallace, and now, anthony anderson! >> anthony: hello and welcome to "jimmy kimmel live." my name is anthony anderson. this is my second night in a row guest hosting the show. i actually do a lot here on abc. i'm on "black-ish," "to tell the truth," and for the past 11 years, i've been playing the role of george stephanopolis on "good morning america." i have to be honest, i'm feeling a little sentimental tonight. we looked it up, and this is my 41st appearance on this show.
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