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for up to five years on select models and exclusive lease offers. vallejo police released body camera video shows the moments a 22-year-old looting suspect was shot and killed by officers. the greek system is at the center of a covid outbreak at uc berkeley. how students say it started and what it could mean for the fall semester. and thousands attend a virtual town hall in san francisco. the big question, how will students return to soo ahe seve you when. abc 7 news at 11:00 starts right now. building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is abc 7 news. developing news tonight. san francisco mayor london breed says she is waiting on covid-19 test results after being exposed to the virus. >> she tweeted this evening saying she was informed today that she was at a recent event with someone who knew they had
tested positive. breed also said she's take all the recommended precautions for someone with moderate to low exposure and will limit public events for the next ten days. we'll bring you any updates as we get them. as well as the mayor awaits her covid-19 test results. uc berkeley has a member for students tonight, knock off the partying. the university is seeing a jump in coronavirus cases linked to recent frat parties. >> abc 7 news reporter kate larson went to fraternity row where the university says the outbreak originated. >> i think it's really stupid. >> reporter: members of uc berkeley sororities and fraternities are disappointed but not surprised that a covid-19 outbreak was traced back to a series of parties connected to the greek system. >> i actually live sandwiched in between two other fraternities and i have personally definitely heard things going on until 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. >> reporter: according to university health services 47 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in one week. which tripled the number of total university cases over the
entire pandemic to 70. >> i know a lot of people who have said they've gotten sick or friends have told to me that they have friends who have gotten sick in the greek community. >> reporter: were people social distancing or wearing masks at these parties? >> no. >> reporter: several students have specified a specific fraternity here that held the parties, but the university hasn't said yet which house is responsible. >> just in the streets you see massive crowds of, like, women, individuals, men, like, gathered and just ready to go to, like, some house. they're dressed in party attire. >> reporter: chris is the president of pi lamda phi. he says they explicitly instructed fraternities to not throw parties. uc berkeley proposed a combination of in-person and online classes in the fall, but according to a university spokesperson -- >> if we're seeing this level of increase at this rate in covid cases then we may have to rethink our plans for the fall. >> it really bothers me. it puts, like, our classes at risk. it puts other people in the area
at risk. like been it's not just students who live here. >> reporter: cal says the outbreak did spread to households and people outside the greek community. kate larson, abc 7 news. after weeks byslyjoe finally released body camera video of the controversial deadly shooting of sean montarosa. j.r. stone is in vallejo. >> reporter: these are the gunshots fired by police through the windshield of an unmarked pickup truck. shots that proved to be fatal for 22-year-old sean montarosa. >> no, we don't have dash cam video. >> reporter: vallejo police released this body camera video on wednesday. it shows the response to a looting call at a walgreens location. none of the video shows montarosa before the shots, but after you can hear an officer driving what he had seen. >> he pointed it at us. >> i know, man. >> hey, he pointed a gun at us.
>> [ bleep ] stupid. >> well, i thought he was armed, too, dude. >> you'll be all right, dude. >> not what i needed tonight. >> i know. >> calm down. take some deep breaths. take some deep breaths. >> reporter: officers have confirmed that montarosa did not have a gun but a large hammer in his waist belt. >> he was in a crouching, half kneeling position. his hands were towards his waistband when he turned towards the officers. the officers perceived the butt of a gun and they shot. >> reporter: family members of montarosa are upset, saying what happened shouldn't have happened. >> not only do we want to prosecute, it shows we need williams to step down, too. >> reporter: who has been in charge for just seven months wouldn't comment on that, but did confirm to us where montarosa was shot during what the department is now calling a half kneel. >> he was struck in the back of the head. >> reporter: the chief of police
would not say if any disciplinary action has been taken against the officer who fired those shots. he also wouldn't say if that officer is still on the street. in vallejo, j.r. stone, abc 7 news. joining us tomorrow as we host an hour-long roundtable discussion on the importance of allyship in our communities. allies in action, a bay area conversation. will air tomorrow at 4:00 right here on abc 7. building a better bay area focuses on the big picture issues that affect us all, including education. and right now school districts around the bay area are struggling to devise the best way to resume classes this fall. in the east bay, people who want schools to remain closed during the pandemic took their demands to oakland school district headquarrs. >> no school reopened. protect our children. protect our children. >> they held a rallying following a car caravan that began at east oakland pride elementary. the group included parents and teachers who want free mass covid-19 testing and tracing and schools to stick with distance
education. >> any attempt to force special education students, young students on to the campuses is really a death sentence. we're in the middle of a pandemic. it's hard. it's hard. >> oakland unified plans to hold the first day of school on august 10th and says it continues to work on scenarios for how classes will be held. tonight, thousands of people attended a virtual town hall on what school could look like in the fall for san francisco unified students. abc 7 news reporter amanda del l castillo has the story. >> reporter: there is no doubt fall learning will look very different. >> i think the upcoming school year is really going to test people's ideas of what equity really means. >> reporter: one elementary schoolteacher with the sf unified school district asked to remain anonymous as she described the difficulty and contention behind deciding what might be best for parents, students and teachers.
between colleagues, she says covid-19 has brought a change in job expectations. >> some teachers don't feel comfortable with technology. some teachers don't feel comfortable having their image sort of recorded constantly. some people have immuno compromised family members at home or themselves are immuno compromised, so sort of that tension is very real. >> reporter: while she's ready to get back, the district is hosting a series of town halls to answer questions from families who aren't. more than 3,200 viewers were tuned in wednesday. if conditions allow, guidance from the sf public health department would require face coverings. it would recommend stable student groups, physical distancing, maximizing outdoor space and would limit nonessential staff and visitors. the district is also allowing parents to answer school-specific surveys, exploring what would be best for their student. superintendent dr. vincent matthews says the district will take that feedback and use it to shape a recommendation to the
board of education. >> who knows where we're going to be two weeks from now, so we're making the best decisions to ensure everyone is as safe as we can possibly make them. >> reporter: updates are expected at july 14th and 28th meetings. in san francisco, abc 7 news. in the north bay, the santa rosa city school district just voted to approve a plan to reopen schools on august 17th. 8,000 students would be at school two days a week and then switch places with a second group of students distance learning from home. the fifth day, everyone would be learning virtually. when in class, only 16 students allowed per classroom and some teaching could be done outside. >> exactly what a lot of people fear. tonight hospitals around california are preparing for a surge. governor newsom says in the previous 24 hours the state saw 11,694 new cases of coronavirus. that does include a backlog of cases from los angeles county. the seven-day average of people
testing positive grew to more than 8100 with a rate of positivity growing to 7.1%. as cases across the state reach a record high, three more counties, including napa, have been added to the state's watch list. 26 counties are being monitored bsed on on a high rate of new infections, positive tests and increasing hospitalizations. we have now surpassed 3 million coronavirus cases in the u.s. and more than 132,000 deaths. tonight new images from inside one of the nation's overflowing icus. abc news reporter za rine shaw has the story. >> reporter: houston's united memorial medical staff tried everything to save this 66-year-old world's life. >> come on. good compression please. >> reporter: rebooting her heart with their hands. pumping oxygen into her lungs as seen in this video shot by the associated press. like over 132,000 americans, they could not save her, placing another call to a family telling them their loved one did not
make it. >> i'm very sorry. >> reporter: while texas is a hot spot, other states have more recorded cases in the past week than many other countries. like arizona, florida, where icus at over 40 hospitals are full, and south carolina. health care workers there asking the national guard for help. dr. deborah birx asking multiple states including arizona, florida, texas, and california to further reverse reopenings. >> really asking the american people in those counties and in those states -- in those states to not only use the face coverings, not going to bars, not going to indoor dining, but really not gathering in homes either. >> reporter: but the president in an interview on great tv pushing back against his own experts. >> i disagree with them. you know, dr. fauci said don't wear masks and now he says wear them. he said numerous things. don't close off china. don't ban china. >> reporter: president trump also going against the cdc's recommended guidelines for reopening schools this fall.
which includes social distancing between desks, keeping open windows and avoiding the cafeteria and playground, if possible. he is now threatening to kill funding in districts that do not open their doors. >> we're very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools. >> reporter: new york city's governor not taking it. >> he then says, don't listen to the cdc. i disagree with them. oh, really? do you know, mr. president, better than your health experts how to protect the health of students? >> reporter: the nation's largest school system in new york city planned to reopen this fall with a combination of remote learning and 3 out of 5 days in class, depending on parents' comfort left. abc news, los angeles. living with coronavirus means constantly evaluating the risk level of different activities from summer camp to shopping. we put together an interactive quiz where you can guess the risk and see what medical experts think.
it's on abc7news.com. a surprising twist in this viral video from central park. the birdwatcher says he won't help the prosecution. >> do not talk to our guest like that. get out now. >> who are these [ bleep ]. >> only on abc 7 news, meet the waitress who stepped in to stop a racist rant in carmel valley. and a big blow to bay area college sports as stanford makes deep cuts. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. get ready for the summer sizzle. i'll have a look at those temperatures coming right up. first, a look at what's coming up tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" with guest host billy eichner. >> thanks, dan and ama. >> that's not something that betty white could do. >> oh, my god. >> did you ever -- >> i could never do that.
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that word tonight from investigators. the actress went boating and swimming near los angeles with her 4-year-old son. her boat was found with only the boy on board. crews found no sign of rivera during a search and rescue operation. her younger brother michael rivera played with the oakland raiders for four years until 2016. new developments, the black man who filmed a white woman calling the police on him at central park in may says he will not cooperate in the criminal investigation. the manhattan d.a. is charging amy cooper with falsely reporting an incident. christian cooper told "the new york times" that amy cooper has already paid a steep price. a lawyer for amy cooper says she lost her job, home, and reputation. now to the man who was filmed making racist comments to diners in carmel valley before being kicked out by the waitress. the video has been shared all over the world. now that waitress is speaking out in an exclusive interview with 5i7 news reporter melanie woodrow. >> say that again. >> reporter: it was those words
that caught janica cochran's attention. the carmel valley lucia waitress said she had been watching michael losthouse all night. she wasn't serving him but saw him switch tables and send back food multiple times and even be rude to her manager. the final straw. >> asian piece of [ bleep ]. >> get out of here. get out. you are not allowed here. >> i already put my [ bleep ] money down. >> do not talk to our guests like that. get out now. >> to hear the emotion coming out of my voice, to see my mannerisms, i -- it was unbelievable. you know, it was -- there was just something that came over me and i just -- i just -- i did what needed to be done, and i think, you know, i did what anybody else should or would do in that situation. >> reporter: cochran's entire life is about service. she's worked in hospitality for 20 years. and has been teaching yoga for ten years. >> i felt very protective of them, you know? it was, yeah, you don't come in
here and you say those kinds of things to people, you know? especially people feel so raw coming out of the quarantine, right? most of the people, this is the first time they've been out to dinner, right? and you have someone attacking you. it was just, no. no. i don't have time for this. >> reporter: cochran wasn't even the wait list for the family who was celebrating a birthday. she was just nearby. >> i'm not a mother, but it felt almost maternal, right? like i'm -- this is my family and i will take care of them and i will do whatever i can to protect these people. to have somebody hate you just because of the way that you look, that's just -- that's beyond me. i don't understand it. it's not something that i will condone ever again. being silent. >> reporter: and she wasn't. >> get out! >> losthouse issued a written statement apologizing to the family. >> i think it's the standard-issued apology that you get from racists. people who believe those things
and that's -- they get called out for them. that's -- that's the right. i don't believe a word of it. and especially a ceo of a business in san francisco? no. no. >> reporter: cochran has a message for the family. >> i love you. i've got your back always. i will always speak up for you. and please come back to bernard's. i'd love to buy you a drink and please just know that those words are not the values of the people that live here on the monterey peninsula. >> reporter: she also has a message for you. >> if you see something, do something. stand up against -- against racism and hatred in any form, any time you can. >> and one final message. cochran says be kind to your servers. she says it's a really tough job. to that end, people are being very kind to her. there are three separate gofundme pages, and that is in addition to money that people are sending to her via venmo.
all of it totaling well over five figures. she says that it will help her do more of what she loves, which is to teach yoga, and she is also giving a lot of thought to where she can donate that money to other people in need, including in the service industry. in the newsroom, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> as the bay area confronts these challenges of equality, justice and race, we have resources to help. for advice on how you can take action on she's issues, go to abc 7.com/takeaction. tonight a dire warning from united airlines. the company announces it is sending potential layoff notices to 36,000 employees. that's about 45% of its front line staff. the chicago-based airline employs about 13,400 workers. in the bay area. no word how many could be impacted here. united is the largest carrier at sfo, operating about 290 flights three in normal circumstances. the furloughs would not happen right away. airlines cannot lay off workers
until october 1st under provisions of the federal c.a.r.e.s. act. stanford students say they're stunned after the university announced today it's cutting 11 varsity sports. they include wrestling, fencing, field hockey, squash and men's volleyball. stanford projects a $70 million shortfall over the next three years, made worse by the pandemic. tonight there's already a change.org petition to reinstate wrestling. a recent stanford grad said he's worried about his friends who are still students there. >> it's heartbreaking for me because i know that i needed to be able to finish my career. that wrestling was something that brought me some sort of solace. it brought me an escape from the world. >> stanford is one of the wealthiest universities in the country with a nearly $27 billion endowment. it's eliminating more sports than any other school. and today the ivy league said it ruled out playing all sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. the decision impacts eight universities in the northeast
and 70 nationally ranked teams. we are still seeing what's coming down the pipe from this. the outbreak. all right. so let's take a look at what's coming weather wise, dan. >> yes, ama. it is going to get pretty hot over the weekend. with the forecast. >> yeah, try triple-digit heat this upcoming weengd, dan and ama. a beautiful sunset from tonight from our east bay hills camera. sun going down at 8:33 and it was just absolutely gorgeous. as a matter of fact, we didn't even have any fog around. now it's redevelop. it's right along the san mateo coast. half moon bay is reporting a little bit of fog, but it is very patchy tonight. temperatures right now mainly 50s, 60s, but the outlying areas are in the 70s. here is a live look from our san jose camera as we look at the shark tank. a beautiful view as well. above average temperatures in most areas. we are looking at the fire danger on the rise tomorrow. so let's take a look at the fire danger index. you will notice the winds begin
to pick up a little bit. it is so dry out there. humidity will be running low. 7:00 p.m. tomorrow evening, we are looking for some areas in the moderate to high category for fire danger goes. 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, humidity is still fine. but watch what happens as the morning goes on and we head into the afternoon, those values do drop, continuing to lower in the afternoon. 23% in fairfield, 21 in antioch. this is not what we want to see, but it is the time of year where fire danger does increase. temperatures first thing in the morning the low 50s. few patches of fog right near the coast. otherwise, sunny day in the south bay. get ready for the heat. 95 in morgan hill, 94 gilroy. 88 in san jose. pretty warm in milpitas. 80 in san mateo. 68 degrees half moon bay.
downtown san francisco, 72 degrees. it's going to be mild because of the sea breeze right around daily city and the sunset district, mid to upper 60s. north bay temperatures, the summer microclimate here. 66 all the way to 96 in calistoga. 94, santa rosa. east bay, it's going to be a warm day. 84 in fremont. 82 oakland. 86 in hercules. inland areas, this where you feel the heat tomorrow afternoon. 96 concord. your accuweather seven-day forecast does feature the heat. cooler at the coast, though, on friday. mild to hot for saturday and then it's going to be sizzling inland, topping 100 degrees in our hottest inland valleys sunday. the heat moderates as we head into next week. but sunday you're going to have to figure out a clever way to keep cool because it is going to be hot. ama and dan? >> looks like it. sandhya, thanks very much. tomorrow on "good morning america," amy schumer and husband chris fisher chat about their documentary, "expecting
in the east bay, new attempts to save the oakland zoo from permanent closure. under current restrictions, the zoo can't reopen unless it's reclassified or granted an exception or variance from the state. if the zoo does run out of money, responsibility for the animals would fall on the city of oakland. >> i'm encouraging officials at either the state or county level to allow the zoo to open safely. it is just such a community the a its procolan p i
limited reopening. just needs permission. washington redskins fans won't be able to buy any team gear from amazon. team's merchandise from its online store, adding pressure to the team for a change of name. target, walmart and nike have also said they would stop selling redskins merchandise. the team is doing a thorough review of its name every year, you can see spectacular celebrities at aids walk san francisco. this year they are coming to you! join bette midler gloria estefan matt bomer stars of queer eye rupaul's drag race superstars. for aids walk san francisco live at home, streaming on july 19 to benefit prc
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makes 4.5 million a year. the giants got almost all their covid-19 test results back. able to resume summer camp workouts, but first baseman brandon bell out for five to seven days with a soar heel. gabe kapler hoping things will be fine for opening day, just over two weeks. >> it's probably smart to be patient and take a look at where she in a couple of days. i think making an assessment for the opening series against the dodgers probably a little bit premature. i talked to him today. he was feeling fairly confident. >> live sports, major league soccer, inside the bubble. orlando city and inter-miami starting things off, pregame, a strong black lives matter statement. an all-inclusive 8:46 of silence with messages on shirts, kneeling and raised fists. early in the second half, miami's juan agudello, the first bubble goal for the mls is back and the expansion team has the lead. tied 1-1. in extra time, it's the atlanta
captain, shoots and scores. 2-1 the final. the quakes play their first game on friday. hey, time for abc 7 call my play. you send me the video. i call the action. a first appearance by a bunny. >> meet snowball, the lop-eared rabbit who lives in oakland. this 2-year-old is so quick she makes bugs bunny look slow. not really sure whether snowball sees some invisible foe on the other side of her cage, but she darts around back and forth. maybe just getting cardio in. then in a flash, snowball has left the building. hey, snowball, we just called your play on abc 7. >> send me your videos. make sure you
host billy eichner with amy schumer. we'll see you tomorrow. good night. . >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live" with guest host, billy eichner. tonight, amy schumer and jaime harrison. and now, billy eichner. >> hi, everyone i'm your guest host billy eichner and welcome to another night of entertainment in our disease-ravaged, fascist state. bryan adams once sang "summer of '69" but this is the summer of n95. good evening, welcome to "jimmy kimmel live." now, if you don't know me maybe you're looking at the screen and thinking "did john krasinski have some type of terrible accident?" but no, i'm billy eichner. i'm here filling in for jimmy kimmel tonight because when i think about who deserves two months off from work it's definitely public school teachers and the man who won an emmy for producing a one night