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people aren't taking this serious, and this is my life. this is my business. >> and i think it's more important to keep the virus from spreading than anything else. >> i'm at a point where just tell me when it's all over. >> as the statenters its second shutdown, we're hearing from a lot of people about what it will mean for their businesses, their education and their daily lives. good afternoon, i'm kristen zse. >> and i'm larry beal. millions of californians reeling today after the governor's reclosing announcement so you have businesses that had just reopened or were about to. they are now locking their doors once again. it's all because of the numbers. california has now had 329,000 confirmed cases of covid-19, more than 7,000 in the state have died. here in the bay area there have been 36,359 cases, including 651 deaths. the death rate went up by 20% in july, and that's the reason there's so much cause for
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concern, and remember the number 1.1. for every one person who contracts the virus in the state thundershower people on average are now infected. the state wants to drive that down to 1 or below as quickly as possible, so we asked just how bad is it right now? are we essentially back to square one with all of inform? nbc 1's news joins us know. >> reporter: there's good news and bad news. the bad news is cases are on the rise, the good news things being things are really not as bad as they could be or compared to the rest rast state. as coronavirus cases rise and california reverses plans to reopen it's clear the bay area is not out of woods yet, but just how bad is it? >> the counties when you look at the entire bay area are not as bad as some of the worst hit counties in california, not as bad as los angeles, not as bad as imperial. >> reporter: to break it down, take a look at this graphic
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showing daily cases rising in the bay area. on july 10th there were 809 new cases, not including at san quentin and now compare that to los angeles county. on july 10th they had 2,628 cases, more than three times the bay area. still, cases and hospitalizations are surging in every bay area county, even in san francisco which is one of the two bay-area counties not on the state's watch list. dr. bob walker says the number of patients in the city's hospitals is nearly three times what it was at the lowest point a month ago. there's also new concern about the reproductive rate, the average number of people that people will spread it to. the average number was three but the shelter in place turned that around. at one point bringing that number in california to as low as .84 but no more. >> now california's numbers are up to about 1.1 which isn't as bad as other states that are 1.3, 1.5, but it's -- if it's
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above 1 then the virus is going to go. >> reporter: dr. wachter says california's initial success of battling coronavirus and the bay area as ability to ward off an early surge can be attributed to early action and good habits by a lot of us, but it's also a good hike. >> i liken this a little bit to a vegas casino that you can beat the house on a few hands and then you say i'm pretty good at this and event hi the house is going to win and the house here is the virus. we let our guard down. the >> that reproductive rate we talked about, we haven't talked too much about it. it is 1.25 in san francisco. the director san francisco department of public health says that's the number right now that's keeping him up at night. >> so, liz, we talked about, well, we're going back to square one here, but what's the difference though between the surge that we're seeing now and surge that we saw at the very beginning of this pandemic?
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>> reporter: there's a lot of difference. -- [ inaudible ] >> even though we're still capable of a big surge like at the beginning of this pandemic, we're more prepared and have contact tracing and more testing and so we're prepared if we do see that surge so that's a lttle bit of reassurance despite some of this unfortunate news as we're seeing cases rising. larry? >> a little bit of good news there. thank you. a major breakthrough in the research for a covid-19 vaccine. massachusetts biotech company moderna says it will begin its late-stage trial testing onpotential vaccine on july 27th. the company will enroll 30,000 adults in 87 locations as part of the experiment to see if its potential vaccine is effective and safe. participants will be monitored for up to two years. moderna's experiment contains
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messenger rna which may induce immune response to covid-19, data from an early stage trial which showed the advantages own produced neutralizing antibodies of the virus in at least eight participants. until that vaccine is approved we'll still need to deal with coronavirus, that or another one, and all the inconveniences that come with it. here in california they include the mandate to wear a mask in public, but how do we enforce that? who bears the burden? abc 7's wayne freedman looked into the prague matix today. >> reporter: it's the new modern look at universe. >> it fogs my glasses but something we all have to do so i put up with it. >> reporter: it's mandatory says the state and that leads to a new quandary for anyone who owns a business. should it be their job to enforce this? >> it's awkward and upsetting. we shouldn't be police. >> reporter: kelly smith owns united markets in marin county of they have been prodepressive in dealing with coronavirus from
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the beginning and like a lot of stores they already had signs outside and rules about masks. no customers allowed inside without one. employees have taken on the role of enforcing that nicely. >> we do provide masks to the public. >> reporter: not that wearing a mask has been much of an issue in marin county. here as this business -- >> usually it's pretty innocent, a quick remark is enough for most people. >> reporter: but ask people anywhere where they wear a mask. >> doing it out of respect for my neighbors and community. >> reporter: what began as social distancing has evolved into social enforcement. lorraine and her son richard sell statues outside. just window shopping here can be a relaxing experience but they never sold buddha with a mask before and never had to remind people to wear one before. what would puda say? >> buddha would say do what you have to do. >> reporter: in this world that would be mask up and put up. >> i believe people should be accountable for themselves. i'm tired of government always being accountable for us. >> reporter: in marin county,
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wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> add starbucks to the list of places where you will need a mask to get service. starting tomorrow, you'll need that face covering when visiting starbucks stores anywhere in the united states. in places where the local government does not require one, customers will have to either go through the drive-through, choose curbside pickup or have their coffee delivered. masks have been a requirement for a while in the bay area, obviously you all know that, when people are out in public, and businesses do have the right to refuse service to anybody who is not wearing a face covering. east bay business owners are facing the devastation of being closed again. instead of booking restaurant reservations and hair salon appointments many are shutting had off services like their internet because they can't pay the bills. here's amy hollyfield. >> i'm not surprised at all, and i think it's more important to keep the virus from spreading than anything else. >> reporter: there is some understanding on the streets in
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contra costa county this morning as the county faces new shutdowns, but others are feeling defeated. >> i don't really care. i'm at a point where just tell me when it's all over. i'm in lockdown fatigue, and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: but in here it is emotional and financial stress. >> i was devastated. >> reporter: hair salons in contra costa county are shut down again after opening for about a month. the closures come as the number of cases of covid-19 is on the rise. more than 2% of tests in contra costa county game back positive in the last week. >> what i don't understand is we didn't have any cases can, you know here. we -- we kept everything up to code, you know, disinfections, sanitizing, you know, social distancing. i just -- i just don't understand why we have to close. >> reporter: we were here the day insignia and walnut creek reopened complete with shower curtains between the chairs and temperature checks and excited energy. the salon has been booked solid
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ever since. today, it is quiet, and the phone calls they are making have a very different tone. >> first thing is going to be, you know, i have to talk to my landlord and figure out, you know, another game plan on how to, on what are we going to do with the represent the i'm still not recovered? still pay off the first time. >> reporter: now they will look at options as possibly setting salon chairs up outside, anything to reopen. >> we are communicating with the city, the state and the county to be able to see what our options are to continue. >> well, we're used to seeing restaurant tables out on the streets and the sidewalks. now maybe we'll see salon chairs right next to them as we try to balance the economy and public health. in walnut creek, amy hollyfield, nbc 7 news. >> haircuts in the streets could be the new normal for the time being. let's move on to the reopening schools, the hot topic this morning with the directors of disease control during a webinar
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with the buck institute in marin county. he seemed optimistic when the moderator asked about students returning to classes ant touted the benefit of restarting the education system. >> i think there's actually a majority of counties in this country that are in a position to reopen their schools based on the data we have now. the greater risk is actually to the nation to keep these schools closed, you know. a lot of kids get their mental health services, over 7 million, in school. a lot of people get food nutrition in schools. >> the cdc is planning to release even more guidelines when it comes to reopening schools. in the bay area we've seen several distrekts in recent weeks lay out their plans for the upcoming school year. as good as it sounds some people are doing their wills and trusts during the pandemic. 1 on your side's michael finney explains what you'll find online next. >> and a big reversal -- >> are we doing this in stereo or should i take it?
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. the trump administration has reversed course on controversial policy announce just last woke that would have forced international students to transfer to other schools or to leave the united states. that policy would have stripped those students of their visas if it the school they were attending transitioned to all online learning because of the pandemic. colleges across the country immediately filed suit against the government. that including stanford, usf, st. mary's and caluria university. california attorney general javier basra also filed a lawsuit against the federal government. moving on to consumer news. some people are turning to do it yourself wills and trusts during the pandemic just in case. >> 7 on your side's michael finney has more on what you'll find online. michael? >> reporter: and christin, what we have found is that companies during this pandemic that are selling do-it-yourself wills are doing quite well and you potentially could do well by filling one out. the coronavirus pandemic may have you thinking of finally
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writing that will that you've been putting off, but perhaps you can't actually make an appointment for a face-to-face meeting with a lawyer or you're just looking to save some money. the answer could be at your fingertips. >> online wills can be completed in an hour for $100 bucks where it might cost you around $1,000 if you go to a lawyer. >> reporter: companies like legal zoom and quicken will-maker office basic online wills starting at around $9, but if you're going the online do-it-yourself legal docs route be careful. many are one size fits all form which not surprisingly doesn't actually fit everyone. that can make online wills pretty ambiguous which could lead to a court battle to settle the estate. still, some kind of will may be better than none at all. >> if you die without a will, state laws will determine who gets what and where your kids will go. if you choose to make a will online, you'll eventually need witnesses, and depending it on your state a notary public.
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>> reporter: it's also important that once your will is competed, you tell people who are named in it where the document is located. other end-of-life documents you can fill out online include an advanced directive which spells out the medical care you wish to receive at the end of your life and forms to appoint a health care proxy which is someone you appoint to make medical decisions if you can't speak for yourself. you can found these forms at the aarp, the national hospice and palliative care organization and prepare for your care websites. i have day digital information all posted at kristen, it larry, something to think about, especially think about your colleagues and what you want to leave them in your will. >> especially -- >> michael, i've thought about it. >> i've thought about if. >> yeah, yeah. >> i bet you have. >> all right. good information.
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thanks, michael. >> a community center that runs summer camps for kids in east oakland is turning into a real force in it the black lives matter movement. several alums have organized marches in the city and that includes a former student who is now a golden state warrior. abc 7 news >> reporter: a march was organized by another golden state warrior, anderson. >> come out here and be heard. >> reporter: a proud moment for regina jackson. >> reporter: jackson is president of the east oakland development center. arnson is a former student and so is jamil brown. >> they tell me like having a sense of like community and a sense of family like, you know, making your community your family. >> reporter: marches are nothing
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new for kids who come to the center. every year it holds a march against violence during its summer camp. >> marching teaches them about everything. one of the things that we say to them is it's very important to be seen, so part of that is learning to advocate for yourself. >> reporter: the center's mission was tested with the stay-at-home order after being closed for months. it finally reopened two weeks ago for its summer program. >> be very, very strong. >> reporter: we are the place that gives them so many first time experiences. young people need to have places to be where they can be safe, where they can have vision. >> reporter: besize learning about careers, arts and wellness, the kids are also getting another important lesson. >> we'll be making african masks that resembles us. >> this mask-making class is part of a lesson on african history. >> reporter: the center teaches you things you don't learn at school committee you learn the true meaning of your skin color, belds you confidence, teaches you to hold yourself. >> reporter: milan drake has
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been coming to the center since he was 5. he's now a youth coach mentoring the next generation. >> i think it's good to show the kids that not everything in history has a negative light on the people that you look like. >> this is an historc treasure. we're only 41 years old but there are at least three generations that can point to this place and say it saved my life? ama daetz, aches 1 news. >> the weather continues to be fairly comfortabling right? >> that is true, yeah. it's a mild day. no extreme temperatures one way or the other. we had a lot of lingering fog this, mo. right now us a look at the 24-hour temperature change under mostly sunny skies, can you see that most locations are several degrees warmer at this time today than they were this time yesterday with the exception of santa rosa which is two degrees cooler so let's move along. as we look back at san francisco from emoryville, take a look at current temperature readings. 65 in san francisco, oakland 14. it's 80 at both mountianview and san jose. gilroy is 75 and a cool 56 at
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half moon bay. and as we look northward from the golden gate, 76 degrees right now at santa rosa, novato 84, one of our warmest locations, mid-80s at fairfield, concord and livermore, and here's the view of blue sky over the embarcadero looking from our rooftop camera. widespread clouds, low and high clouds and fog for morning commute that will thicken the clouds overnight. seasonal temperature range for the remainder of the week with just minor ups and downs and then we'll have a warmer pattern over weekend. >> here's our forecast animation taking us in the late night and overnight hours. notice the expansion of the clouds and fog and the coast across the pay and to many inland areas. it will start to burn back in the morning hours giving us a mainly sunny afternoon over the bay and inland. overnight low temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 50s. relatively mild in some spots and cool ker at the coast. tomorrow look for highs at 63 at half moon bay and san francisco
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mainly 70s right around the bay shoreline. inland areas will generally be in the mid to upper 80s though one or two places like antioch and cloverdale might top at about 9 is, 92 degrees and here's a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice going through friday, just minor changes, a couple of degrees, down and then for saturday and sunday look for high temperatures moving up into the mid-90s inland up to around 80 degrees around the bay shoreline. mid-60s on the coast and gradual cooling going into early next week. now, let me remind you aids walk san francisco is just five days away, the virtual walk kicks off sunday, this sunday, july 19th at 10:00 a.m. proceeds benefit pra and 20 other bay area hiv/aids service organizations. there's still time to register and raise funds. visit call 415-615-walk. >> it looks like it will be a
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nice weekend for virtual walk, kristen and larry. >> thanks, spencer. >> all right. >> "hamilton" setting another record -- >> we're doing it again. >> again. >> we should sing it in stairio. i think it's more exciting that way. >> i don't think anybody wants to hear either of us singing but music is key because some of us can't get it out of our
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took seventh and ninth respectively. the world's best vineyards awards were supposed to be handed out in sonoma county this year, but the pandemic forced the organization to release the list online. well, the start of school is just weeks away. an update on how some bay-area districts are planning to teach your kids and whatever your travel plans are t
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if your constipation and belly pain keeps coming back, tell your doctor and say yesss! to linzess. more and more bay area school districts are embracing a distance learning model as the state grapples with an increase in covid-19 cases. >> now some parents are relieved and others are just exasperated.
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here's abc 7 news reporter leslie brinkley. >> it may be a struggle logistically and financially for many family, but massive unified district with 31,000 students just made a tough call for fall. >> the board gave very clear directions that they would like to see the district go to 100% distance learning in the fall. >> reporter: last week west contra costa unified with 28,000 students opted to kick off the school year with only remote learning. >> there were more than 3,000 people at our town hall last friday night and who came out here about the framework and from our initial feedback more than 50% are okay with the framework. obviously it's not the best situation for anyone. >> reporter: berkeley, oakland and los angeles are all opening with distance learning only. that's in sharp contrast to orange county in southern
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california where last night the board of education approved a new plan to reopen schools in the fall with no mandatory masks, with no social distancing. >> the health and safety of the children come first, and the teachers and administrators. it's changing day by day and it doesn't seem to be getting better and seems to be getting worse so i think we need to take that into consideration. >> the middle schoolteacher says it's a tough situation. >> the reality i should say of expecting a student to say six feet apart, to wear a mask, to wash their hands, all that is kind of non-sense cam. i'm anxious to be with the kids and i'm anxious to work with them one-on-one but i don't want to get sick either. >> some school officials say it's up to the community to make schools safer. >> reporter: if people wear masks, wash their hands and commit to social distancing we wouldn't be in this situation right now. >> in the east bay i'm leseley brinkly i'm abc 7 news. now, if you're thinking of traveling this summer, things just got tougher, especially if you want a hawaiian vacation. joining me now is chris
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mcginnis, senior travel correspondent for the state of hawaii planning a delayed reopening from august 1st to september 1st and the impact of this move will be talking across the board. you're talking airlines and hotels. obviously travellers who were hoping to visit in august, so put this into some big picture perspective for us, if you will. >> yeah. well, you know, we haven't been able to go to a had a for quite a long time since the governor imposed a 14-day quarantine for everybody -- any traveler arriving there. there was great hope that a new testing program where people could walk into a cvs here in the mainland and get a test and within 72 hours of their flight and then they could go to a -- go to governor saw cases were spiking
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from places like california he decided that, and his staff decided is, that they were going to push it back for a month. a lot of people bought tickets to go to hawaii in august and unless they put up with the 14-day quarantine they can't go. it's pushed back to september 1st and may get pushed back again depending on where the numbers go. >> it's very frustrating it indeed for those of us are from the 50th state and want to go home. how does the extended lockout or lockdown in california, what does that do for the tourist industry. maybe taking it the road trip up or down the state. in california, we were pretty much stuck here. there soo a lot of places we can't go now. everybody knows we can't go to europe. we can't go on a plane and go to new york because we face a 14-day quarantine. governor cuomo came out this week and said very strongly if you go to new york and you don't register and tell people where
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you're going to be and where you're going to be quarantined an if you're caught you get a $2,000 fine, so that means that people are sticking close to home here in california, and that's not a bad thing. the tourist economy here could definitely use the help. you know, we rely heavily on international tourism in california usually about this time of year about anywhere you go in san francisco. you can hear foreign accents and lots of europeans and chinese and japanese here visiting our beautiful city but that's not -- that's not happening this year. so most people in the big coastal cities are headed inland, so places like lake tahoe, shasta, palm springs, these are all doing extremely well. they have opened up the -- the short-term rentals so people are able to, you know, get an airbnb and feel relatively safe in their own, you know, space. so a lot of people are renting rvs and visiting state parks and that kind of thing.
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>> let's talk airlines for a minute because delta lost over $5 billion last quarter, and they are pulling back on plans to expand flights as they normally would ramp up for summer travel, so what does this mean for travelers? >> reporter: yeah, well, you know, it's not just delta. they announced today that they are pulling back. they had big expansion plans. back about a month ago it looked like we were coming out of this thing and the airlines were starting to ramp up and say, hey, a lot of people are flying now or a lot more people are flying now. it's all relative. they came out with grand plans to start really adding to their -- to their schedules in august, and then as the numbers have gotten worse for covid in these -- in these -- and these quarantines have gone into effect, you know, now the airlines are saying, well, you know, people are not -- the demand is not there so we're not going to make these expansions that we were manage on, so it's -- you know, it's not just
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delta, not just unit, almost all airlines are saying hey, compaq is stalling out and -- the comeback is stall out and we're going to cut back on scheduling and until people feel safe getting on a plane the demand will not come back. >> yeah. this is kind of a crystal ball question here, but based on the way things are going, do you think all of the major airlines in the u.s. are actually going to be able to survive this pandemic? >> that's a good question. i think that most of the majors will. the governor has stepped up and given them quite a lot of support. they are ready to, you know, face whatever -- whatever comes. unfortunately, that's going to mean a much smaller airline industry until we do have a -- a good therapeutic or a vaccine, so the airline industry is going to slink dramatically when the cares act goes away in october and the airlines that have taken all this money from the government are allowed to
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furlough and lay off employees. there's just no work for them if the planes aren't flying and people aren't moving around the country so i think come october we can expectancy veer news from the airline industry when it comes to layoffs. i would imagine that their workforces are going to decline to up to about half. >> wow. 50% is pretty dramatic. the tough times ahead, so it appears. chris mcginnis, we always appreciate your insights. check out chris' work at thanks for your time. kristen? >> our four at 4:00 coming up next. next. a possible renaming of one o we are the thrivers. women with metastatic breast cancer. our time for more time... has come. living longer is possible - and proven in postmenopausal women taking kisqali plus fulvestrant. in a clinical trial, kisqali plus fulvestrant helped women live longer with hr+, her2- metastatic breast cancer.
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time for the for you at 4:00. one of the most popular ski resorts in lake tahoe is considering changing its name because it's considered a sexist shrew again native american women. squaw valley is considering dropping the word squaw. the valley got its name from settlers who arrived in the 1850s and saw only native american women working while the men were away hunting. one possibility is to rename it olympic valley since it hosted the 1960 winter games. ama, what's your thought on that? >> you know, we've been seeing a lot of this. honestly i think it's great that
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we can take another look at some of these things and personally i'm just quite fascinated to learn the history of a lot of these words, even if the names don't change. i'm so glad that at least i am learning more about where some of these words came from. i mean, some things you just don't think about, honestly, to be perfectly clear and perfectly honest. >> this is true. i mean, not just you, so many of us. spencer, what do you any? >> yeah. that's true. ama is absolutely right. i remember when hi was a kid, of course i'm older than you guys, tv westerns were very pop lark right, an westerns always depicted the indians as the bad guys, and you heard that -- that word squaw used a lot, and even as a youngster it -- it sort of seemed to me that that was a derogatory term towards native american women, so i'm happy to see this now up for discussion and possibly being changed. >> yeah. i think the guy was in a position to decide one way or the other so i reached out on twitter to native americans for, you know, input and one woman i
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thought had a good point which is she says even though the term to her wasn't inherently originally meant to be offensive, many colonialists used it in an offensive way and it sort of became that and she said what about finding what the native word was for that area way back when and return it to whatever the native people or tribe that was there called it. >> that's a great idea. >> yeah. god idea, yeah, yeah. it's interesting how we're re-examining all these things we didn't really pay attention to before. berkeley, going to reconsider a radical way to reform policing. at its city council meeting tonight, the proposal would ban the city's police officers from conducting traffic stops, so then you ask, well, who is going to be responsible for trafficking and parking enforcement? department of transportation would be created and an unarmed public works official would be in charge. if it passes, nothing would happen actually immediatelism the goal would be to implement this all year. the measure does have the
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backing of the city's mayor and three city council members. spencer, good or bad. what's your take? >> well, i don't know. i mean, what do they mean by traffic stops? does that mean that this new agency is going to chase speeders who are doing 90, 100 miles an hour or somebody who just robbed a bank and is in a getaway car? how do you not have police perform those tasks? i don't know. i think they will have to spell it out more clearly to me, who is responsible for certain types of traffic offenses or traffic vie haitians and who is responsible for others. i don't see how you take all of that out of hands of the police. >> yeah, and in some cases you could see where it would work but in other cases obviously it would be really dangerous. ama, your thoughts? >> yeah. who is going to sign up for this job? like, i know where they are taking the people from, but who is really going to want to be that person to be unarmed and pull someone over? >> exactly.
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>> i wouldn't want to be that person. >> more details needed. >> sounds a little scary. >> all right, a pub manager in england is taking some shocking measures to encourage customers to keep their distance. he installed an electric fence, yup, we did say shock, to stop customers from gathering at the bar. johnny mcfadden was having a hard time getting people to socially distance. when you serve people a drink they change. mcfadden says the barrier is a normal electric fence that had you would find in a field. he says the fear factor appears to be enough of a deterrent. i wonder if we could even legally put something like that in here. i don't know why i'm going to you with this one, larry, but i felt like that that was your topic. >> it's funny. >> yeah. it only gives us more ideas on what we should do with a barrier to the sports department, but there's nobody actually in the sports department anymore so we don't need it, but it is an idea that i think is worth considering can. i mean, look, people are clearly
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not paying attention, and those that are paying attention are just disregarding a lot of the rules anyway, so, i mean, has he really charged the thing up, or is it just a sign to keep people back? i'm not sure. maybe we should get some video and see how it's playing out. i think that that would go viral very quickly. >> spencer, what do you think? >> i agree with harry. i want to see some video on how it's working out and how people are reacting. it seems like an extreme measure. i can't believe he's really, really serious about this, but, on the other hand, he might be, i don't know. >> i don't know. ama, is that a tactic that you would take? >> i don't know. i don't think you can get away with it here, but i just think -- i want to pint out understatement. century. when you serve people a drink, they change. boom. >> yeah, they change. >> who knew! who knew! >> shocking. >> this is fun. >> yeah, very. >> what a revelation. a 2-year-old panel phenom in
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china has become latest internet sensation. videos posted by his parents showing this toddler making some incredible shots here. he started by imitating his dad and now he plays one to two hours a day. kid's got some range and has a nice touch, too. the toddler now has more than 400,000 followers online. this kid --? wow. >> he's so young, doesn't even know how popular -- well, the slammia and came up short right there, but -- so ama, you have a toddler. maybe are you going to think about doing this with your daughter to rack up the clicks? >> that's a good point. you know, we do have the hoop out on the patio. we haven't used it in a while because we're all about the fooker which is the scooter but i was going to say once your sports office goes back up i want to see him take on you guys in the sports office. >> oh, that little -- you don't want to subject that little kid
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to that because it might bruise his ego or mine. >> really? >> actually might bruise mine. >> or other way around. >> hey, we beat the globetrotters straight up. >> oh, okay. >> spencer, what do you think of junior's form there? >> i think we've got ourselves another little splash brother. don't you think he qualifies for that? just call hum the splash brother. >> the parents are saying, quote, whatever he wants to do, we'll support him you can still order all your favorites. because right now, denny's is offering free delivery. just go to for free delivery right to your door. see you at
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this is bastille day in france. it's also celebrated in san francisco, although there was a lower turnout than usual. this is et cetera in the mission. bastille day marks the anniversary of the fall of the bastille in pairies which was a medieval fortress turned state prison. political prissners were often held there but today bastille day meant french crypts, food, music and, of course, wine. i said wine. you see spencer smiling there, larry. >> making me thirsty. >> you're making me thirsty. let me get to the weather now so i can go have a glass of wine later. we're going to have widespread clouds and fog tonight. overnight lows mainly in the mid-50s and tomorrow sunny skies by afternoon over the bay and inland area. along the coast there will be some patches of fog and some snipe. highs will range from 60s at the coast to low 90s in the warmest inland area.
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the accuweather seven-day forecast. not much change in that pattern through friday but it will warm up significantly inland and around the bay over the weekend and then early next week, a gradual cooling trend again. comfortable weather ahead. kristen and larry. >> now the wine. thank you, spencer. >> yeah. kraips and wine at spencer's house sounds pretty good, socially distanced of course. up next, will she ever retire? meet a woman who has worked for the state through ten governors and is still going strong. right now dan is here with a look at the news at 5:00. hey, dan. >> still thinking about the kraips and wine at spencer's. the outbreak and the-of-at san quentin and the inmate who just got out. what he says on living with covid-19. and creating some space to save your house. and pandemic pods and education, two different parents make a pretty good case for how that could work. those i wanted my hepatitis c gone. i put off treating mine. epclusa treats all main types of chronic hep c.
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tonight on abc 7 at 8:00, the last defense, julius jones. at 10:00, an episode of what would you do, and then at 11:00, join us for abc 7 news, you'llo want to tune in. okay, if you need a little inspiration, during these unprecedented times we know someone you should meet. i should tell you we are highlighting the work that
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people are doing. folks are we doing dustin dorsey's story or deon's? dion lim introduces us to a woman who's affectionately called a state treasurer who is still working at 100 years old. >> it's just as easy to do it by hand and fast, and then put it on the computer. >> yellow number 2 pencil in hand, standing at her desk, this is how you'd usually find 100-year-old may lee, a financial analyst for the department of general services before the pandemic. >> i've been standing for the last -- since 1970, so that's the last 50 years aye been standing up. >> that's on top of another 22 years bringing her total years of service to california through a whopping ten governors to 77. her work ethic just as strong today as it was back in 1943. >> she is very meticulous in all the reports that she writes.
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>> an accolade even the state's top politicians want to acknowledge and seek inspiration from. >> most people would look at her and say maybe she should be in a rocking chair on a porch somewhere. she's still contributing and coming. >> may played a role in helping change the california constitution, which once banned the chinese from working in government. >> he invited me to the senate may 12th, 1945. >> downstairs in her second cubicle, she's the only employee with two work spaces, even more evidence of her accomplishments through the years. >> so may lee, tell me about your wall of fame. >> well, there's just all the rewards that were given to me. >> it is possibly her attitude that explains her longevity in life and in work. >> she wants to express, don't focus on the negative. try to always look for the positive. >> while she has no plans to retire, two things are certain, that she'll renew her driver's license later on this month, and
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that she has no regrets. >> i think i did the best i could with my life. i'm happy. >> in sacramento, dion lim abc 7 news. >> and dion tells us may is an avid traveler having visited more than 150 countries. when asked if she plans to visit anymore she says the only thing stopping her is the cobblestones in europe that are not compatible with her walker. you can get the latest news with the abc 7 news app. it has enhanced live video features, more customization and personalized push alerts to get more of the news you want delivered to your phone in realtime. so that's going to do it for now, but just real quickly since we have about 30 seconds, i'm going to tell you what we have coming up on abc7 at 5:00. we're going to talk about a promising covid-19 vaccine. also in alameda county, they're trying to reopen in the midst of all these closures and also
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next at 5:00, the first covid-19 vaccine is tested. it is small step, but it holds big promise. alameda county now trying to reopen in the middle of so many closures. leaders say it's all about controlling its future when it comes to the pandemic. economic whiplash in the south bay, businesses are reeling as their hearts are breaking. in the north bay, enforcing people wearing masks the job seems to change from place to place. also tonight, the state rethinks its coronavirus testing strategy. we'll explain why and you'll hear from a man just released from san quentin about living with an outbreak. building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, this is abc7 news.
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good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. thank you for joining us. we begin tonight with promising news about an experimental vaccine for covid-19. the vaccine is being developed by the federal government and moderna biotech company in massachusetts. researchers say it produced antibodies to the coronavirus in every person tested, but whether the shots work and prevent people from getting infected from the virus is still unclear. a dose of the vaccine was given to 45 healthy people who rolled up their sleeves back in march. all are between the ages of 18 and 55, then a second dose was given about a month later. some did get side effects including fatigue, chills, headache, muscle pain and a sore arm. the next step is to enroll 30,000 people to see if the shots work. >> many believe that any vaccine that does get approved may work in only maybe 50% or 60% of the population, so it's still quite a bit of work to make sure that


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