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in the race to find a covid-19 vaccine. experts say at least one could be ready by the end of the year. we are digging into the new research. >> i'll be sitting right here doing the facial right here. salon services outside. the mixed reaction to a new plan the governor just approved. good morning, everybody. it is tuesday, july 21st. good morning, reggie. >> hi, kumasi. let's check in with mike nicco who is looking at our tuesday. >> hey, guys, good morning. let's jump right into it and some areas of fog developing around san martin. along the coast lifted a little bit at half moon bay and petaluma down to two miles and we'll keep an eye on this as we head throug the morning commute. 32-mile-per-hour wind in fairfield and through the delta and north of the bay bridge we'll have those breezes, again, as we head throughout the day. that is going to keep us below average. we're starting off pretty close to where we have the last couple
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mornings. mid to upper 50s and near 60 at the coast today with the least amount of sunshine and 70 to 76 at noon. 73 to 81 bay and inland by 4:00 with those low clouds giving way to just a few high clouds but grab the sunglasses, you'll still need them. a warmer weekend forecast coming up. here's kumasi. >> thank you, mike. right now we want to take you out to breaking news in oakland. this is at a live look at a fire that burned a building. you can see it the smoke behind this fire truck. this is on martin luther king jr. street and we know this fire started around 3:00 this morning. the roof of the building collapsed and then in just the last half hour we could still see the flames coming out of the building and we could see those firefighters on the roof trying to get everything under control. we don't know much about this building, what it is used for or if anyone was inside and we will stay on top of this and keep you updated throughout the morning. now, to the very latest in the fight against coronavirus in the bay area.
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leaders in san mateo county are bracing for restrictions. this is the only county today in the bay area that is not on the state watch list. three pop-up testing sites popped up today in santa clara county and two in san jose and another one is in gilroy. because of high demand at a drive-thru testing site in hayward officials are moving it . speaking of appointments, you can now get your nails and hair done outside. the governor just gave the green light for personal care services to resume if they're done outdoors. building a better work place for the people who provide those services and that is one of the areas we're focusing on in the mission to build a better bay area. amy hollyfield is live in walnut creek with the adjustments already being made. hi, amy. >> good morning, reggie. you have to think about all the work they did inside.
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they have plexi glass and curtains between the chairs and now that is meaningless. they have to take the operation outside. governor gavin newsom announced salons can offer some services like haircuts and manicures but outdoors only. some salon owners are not sure about this. they're worried about uncomfortable weather conditions and other salon owners say they don't have outdoor space but others are excited and want to try to make this work. >> when i heard that we could reopen, i cried. just balled. i couldn't stop crying. i was so excited and i felt such a relief. we had been closed for such a long time. >> now, there are some exceptions to working outside. for safety reasons, chemical hair services like relaxing or coloring and getting highlights, that's not allowed. shampooing is not allowing and electrolysis and piercing are off the list.
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those cannot happen right now outdoors. as these restrictions all came from the state and they give the salon the permission to do this outside. so, this salon here in walnut creek has a back parking lot and that's private. that's private property and that's what theere they're goine able to do the hair cuts. they can do it on the sidewalk but have to go through the city council for that. so many loopholes and so many hoops to jump through. they're all trying because they want to try to make a living. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you, amy. marin county new civil penalties for health orders related to covid-19 and this morning the marin county board of supervisors will meet for the emergency ordinance. allow the framework to allow county personnel to address safety violations. business violations will be the main focus, but enforcement areas could changed based on
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public health risk and that meeting starts at 9:00. more than 140,000 americans have died since the coronavirus pandemic began but now a glimmer of hope being offered in several new vaccines that could be offered by the end of the year. >> reporter: this morning a sign of hope in the race for a vaccine against covid-19. >> by the end of 2020, we will have one, two or maybe three vaccines that have bipartis s t safe and effective. >> reporter: an experimental oxford vaccine appears to be safe and activates the immune system to respond to the virus. the u.s. government investing $1.2 billion in the oxford vaccine developed by astrazeneca ordering 300 million doses. right now it is in phase three trials on track to be the first to be widely produced. this as new cases rise in at least 40 states. florida considered one of the nation's hot spots with more than 10,000 new cases every day
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for nearly a week. you can see long lines of people waiting to get tested in miami-dade county. protesters frustrated with florida's governor yelling over him at a news conference yesterday. meantime, texas is one of at least 39 states battling an increase in hospitalizations. in hidalgo county patients waiting up to ten hours before an initial exam. on the campaign trail joe biden on msnbc slamming the president's handling of the pandemic. >> there is no leadership here. this guy has no sense of empathy or concern for people. people are dying. dying. >> reporter: the attack comes after president trump tweeted this picture saying, quote, many people say it is patriotic to wear a face mask when you can't socially distance. there is nobody more patriotic than me. as he comes under fire over his handling of the pandemic,
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president trump plans to ramp up his involvement in briefings on the virus after they abruptly stopped in april. on the peninsula, san mateo county jury trials on hold for the next month after a court employee tested positive for covid-19. a jury was exposed to that person and cited a significant increase in cases in the county. the county just resumed trials last month and now on hold until august 17th. right now on our website, experts can help you figure out the risk involved with various activities with everything from riding the bus to getting a hair cuts to sports or summer camp. you can find the interactive quiz at evacuation orders have been lifted from a grass fire in east contra costa county. the so-called holland fire has burned 75 acres and 65%
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contained. it broke out a little after 2:00 yesterday afternoon and it came dangerously close to the brentwood marina. the winds were fanning the flames that threatened one home and led to that evacuation order. yeah, pretty normal conditions there with the winds. thankfully the temperatures were cooler than what we would normally have this time of year. let's look at san francisco, 52 in ocean beach to a whole lot of 55s out there. not enough time to mention them all. it is cloudy, cool with a little mist hanging in the air here. had drizzle around point reyes and east bay hills and couple hundreds and it is definitely damp the closer you are to those clouds. temperatures in the mid 50s to 60. and saratoga at 61 degrees and some of our milder spots. here's a look at the exploratorium. looking to the west back from pier 15 across downtown and no top of the sales force tower. gives you an idea of how low the clouds are hanging. cool to mild today no matter when you're outside.
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sticky clouds along the coast and we still have that small craft advisory through the bay bridge through the delta from 2:00 to 9:00 this evening. here's a look at the peninsula. stuck in the 60s through 10:00 and mid 70s during the afternoon hours and down to 65 degrees under a mostly sunny sky at 8:00. we're in the 60s through 10:00 and a mixture of high clouds and sunshine and low 0s f80s for a couple hours this afternoon. and for the south bay, we're in the 60s through 10:00 and high clouds and sunshine and mid to upper 70s this afternoon and down to 67 degrees by 8:00 this evening with increasing sunshine before that sun sets. almost new moon tonight. if you're trying to think about looking at the comment, it is pretty good. back to you guys. jobina? >> all right, thank you, mike. good morning, everybody. we are going to start with the maps here because i know you heard kumasi mention the
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breaking new s fire that is happening in oakland. we don't typically cover city streets in traffic but we do have a full closure right now on martin luther king jr. way closed between 29th and 34th streets due to the fires. you can see that purple line indicating the full closure and also you can see this red line just to the right of it. that is if you're coming off of 980 off of the 18th street off ramp there. you will run into all of this and causing a slow down, as well. that could potentially impact traffic on the freeway. i will continue to keep an eye out for that. high-wind advisories coming in from the chp right now. the benicia bridge has a high wind advisory and also through the altamont pass and the bay bridge is not windy right now and also here we have some drive times. san francisco to sfo is going to be about a ten-minute ride and highway 238 to the maze and highway 85 to the san jose airport. a ten-minute ride. reggie and kumasi. >> thank you, jobina. coming up, the seven things
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you need to know this morning. >> a new lawsuit against the san jose police department. several plaintiffs how they were impacted by recent protests. here's a question, can you air conditioning spread coronavirus? the s
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it's 5:13 if you're just joining us the seven things to know. number one, breaking news. as you can see here firefighters working to put out this fire in oakland on martin luther king jr. way and 29th street. we know it is a two alarm fire and the roof collapsed. number two santa clara county businesses prepared to shut down because of climbing coronavirus. the watch list today which means salons, gyms and other businesses need to close again. number three. the governor has given state approval for salons to off smr services if they are done outdoors. exceptions to the rule and salons will have to get approval from the cities they reside in. number four. main county is considering
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adopting new civil penalties to enforce city health orders to enforce covid-19. the board of supervisors will meet at 9:00 a.m. to discuss it. another afternoon lacking summer heat. two to seven degrees below average. this weekend, not so much. i'll show you that coming up. number six. we are going to take a live look in oakland right now showing you our 880 at the coliseum camera there. you may run into a slow down. a three-car crash around 98th avenue. the off ramp there along 880. heads up to you if that's a part of your commute. number seven. amazon says prime day has been delayed. the annual online sales event typically happens in july and has been pushed back because of the pandemic and a new date hasn't been announced yet. new video of san jose police firing rubber bullets at protesters just days after the killing of george floyd. the video is now part of a federal civil rights lawsuit
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against the police department. i-team reporter dan noyes spoke with several plaintiffs. >> reporter: accusing the police of violating protesters civil rights and injuring them with rubber bullets and other projectiles during protests. >> a first emundment right under the u.s. constitution to be out protesting. >> reporter: attorney sarah merino on behalf of seven plaintiffs says the sfpd unju unjustifiably to excuse their violent tactics. on the first night of protests, may 29th, brianna contrars was hit in the temple with a projectile. you see him with his hands up but an officer shot him in the groin with the rubber bullet. he may never have children. he is a community activist who trains police recruits about implicit bias and procedural justice. >> the way that they've treated people out there over the weekend has been really
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heartbreaking. >> reporter: during the following night's protest at san jose city hall thomas yelled at police from her third floor apartment. >> they can do what they want and nobody can do a thing about it. >> reporter: police responded by firing 13 projectiles breaking her windows. >> oh, that's two. gonna sue. >> reporter: june 2nd out protesting after the curfew when police released a barrage of rubber bullets. the complaint says an officer tripped him and other officers fired leaving confusions including a nine inch bruise on his leg. jared who has been placed on leave for firing his riot gun has not been trained in its use for more than five years. the manufacturer requires
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certification every two years. >> it's really concerning that officers are out there equipped with deadly weapons and they had received no training. it's unacceptable. >> reporter: eddy garcia declined to be interviewed but he banned the use of rubber bullets against protesters and promised other reforms. >> you're not here for me today in an assertion we're perfect particularly in the face of chaos. i'm sure we made mistakes and we will hold ourselves accountable to those mistakes. >> reporter: sam licardo has pushed for broad police reforms, including not allowing them to investigate themselves. i'm posting his complete statement at for the i-team, dan noyes, abc7 news. >> who has the power? >> we've got the power. >> what kind of power? >> union power. people showing support for black lives matter. multiple walkouts yesterday. this rally was outside oakland's
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highland hospital. called on the alameda county board of supervisors to take control of the alameda health system. a jury trial against elizabeth holmes will not happen this fall because of the coronavirus. this is what a federal judge decided yesterday. the trial was supposed to begin in october but judge eduard devila said it was not realistic with a jury in the middle of a pandemic would not be good for participants. 11 counts of fraud for bilking doctors and patients out of money during their start up. new rules at disney world no more churoes, ice cream or mickey bars as you're walking down main street usa. you can still eat those things but not walk while you're doing it. too many people without masks are getting closer to too many other people. so, guests now have to stay in one place and you have to maintain proper distance when you're eating your snacks.
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disney world reopened ten days ago after a four-month closure. everyone is required to wear masks and get your temperature taken before entering the park. disney is the parent company of abc7. no need to feel guilty eating any of those things today because it is national junk food day. that is a thing. junk food made its way to american life in the 1800s when packaged food showed up. people ate out and traveled more and companies were primed to make more junk food. a san mateo-based company found california's favorite junk food is cheatetos. >> flaming hot or regular. >> let me just ask you, kumasi. which one? >> i don't like cheetos. i like salt and vinegar chips. i will eat the whole bag. >> those are good. mike? and fritos.
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>> probably tortila chips. doritos. >> kumasi, can i just ask you real quick. with the fritos did you ever get it stuck at the top of the mouth and cut you? >> oh, gosh. no. that's traumatic. >> they are kind of sharp sometimes. >> you know what, what is your favorite? don't say vegy chgie chips. >> i eat the barbara version. >> you eat them like this. >> do not get any of the orange on my fingers. >> now you know. >> if anybody can, it's friend. >> no doubt. hopefully we'll see a tiktok or whatever that new thing on instagram is about reggie. >> reels. >> all right. hi, everybody. time to move on. let's talk about what is going on weatherwise.
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let's open the weather window in san jose where it's cloudy and below average temperatures even with a mostly sunny afternoon. a few more high clouds than yesterday where we had none. best for drizzle tonight through tomorrow morning. more sunshine. the preez breezes will back off allow more warmth for the weekend. area of low pressure really keeping the air conditioning on today. look how long it takes the clouds to return back to the coast and even at noon, not all of the bay is open and not all the bay will be completely open during the afternoon hours. look at that quick return to the east by the time we get to 7:00. here's the result. 75 in sunnyvale and 79 in san jose and morgan hill with about 86. 70 to 75 most of the peninsula around millbrae your immediate neighbors upper 60s. right near 60 along the coast. even a 58 in daly city and only 52 in san francisco today. up in the north bay, 66 in sausalito and then mid to upper
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70s. calistoga northward and we have a wealth of mid to upper 60s around richmond, berkeley and oakland and then 70 to 74 for the rest of the east bay. 80 in san ramon to 87 in brentwood. temperatures tonight, again, in. little bit of a rebound thursday and then back to summer-type levels sunday and monday. have a good one. >> all right, mike. with the heat really gripping parts of the country this morning, many are wondering if their air conditioning could be spreading coronavirus. here's abc's becky worley. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look" air conditioners and the coronavirus. >> cooling centers are now open. >> it's extremely hot. >> reporter: temperatures sky rocketing, but the relief of ac suddenly a worry. this scenario in china. nine people in the direct path
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of an air conditioner's blower became infected but those out of its air stream did not. >> if it's blowing the virus in a specific pattern and you're downwind of somebody indoors, then it could blow it farther than six feet. >> reporter: but with temperatures dangerously high and many susceptible to heat-related illness, what can you do? we'll tell you what you need to know to keep you and your family safe while keeping cool. with your gma first look, i'm becky worley, abc news, oakland, california. coronavirus testing protocol for the nfl. the league and players finally come to an agreement. also, layoffs impacting nearly 1,000 people. the bay-area based company making big cuts this week. as we fight the coronavirus pandemic, california is mandating face masks to stop the spread. that's why abc7 wants to remind
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>> 5:25 on a tuesday. the air quality district issued another air quality advisory for smoke from the mineral and now hog fires. it's up in the middle and upper parts of the atmosphere where you'll find the most smoke as you can see from our smoke forecast here and even the lower levels the most smoky or the smokiest will be in the central valley. don't be too afraid to walk outside. >> all right, thank you, mike. golden state warriors are teaming up with the american red cross today to confront a big problem brought on by the pandemic. blood shortages. a blood drive will take place at thrive city at chase center. if you're interested in donating, you can make an appointment with the red cross. masks are required and they will check your temperature. the stay-at-home orders and companies working from home and blood banks hit especially hard because fewer people donating. nfl rookies reporting to training camp today this comes as the league and the players have come to an agreement about
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how to test coronavirus. players will be tested daily for the first two weeks of training camps and after two week physical the positive test rate is below 5%, testing scaled back. if not below 5%, testing will go back to every day until it falls below that number. training begins for most players in one week. coming back with another full 90 empty minutes of news e including alex trebek's new book. a bay area family gets creative when it comes to finding their dream home. how they're trying to beat out the competition. today could be the day that san mateo county is added to the state coronavirus watch list. many business owners in the county, of course, very worried about that 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
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now at 5:30, dimming the switch as coronavirus cases rise. the bay area county racing for possible new restrictions today. president trump threatening to send federal agents to o oakland to deal with protesters. the response from oakland police department and the mayor. >> taking a knee. the protest getting a lot of attention as sports returns to the bay area. time to get up. goodern morning on this tuesda july 21st. >> hope you're having a great start to your morning and we'll make it better because you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> in my lap. can you say hi. there he is. all right. enough of that. let's talk about what is going on outside. hi, everybody. there he goes. visibility has been ping-pong between one and three miles in petaluma. watch out a little fog there. fog in san martin and let's take
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a look at the wind. so, most of that is going to creep in san martin in the south bay and the fog around petaluma could slip southward and look at the winds dropping from 35 last hour to 21 in fairfield now. but that's still a very strong sea breeze that is going to bank clouds up along the coast keeping us in the low 60s along half moon bay and into san francisco and even upper 50s along the coast possible. mid to upper 60s in richmond and oakland and low to mid 70s for the rest of the bay. upper 70s in the south bay and mid to upper 70s in the north bay and barely low to mid 80s in the east bay. let's get over to reggie for more news. >> mike, thank you. new overnight, a busy night for fire crews in oakley. they responded to three fires in eight hours. this was the latest one at a home on dutch slew road. you could see boats and cars destroyed. a man at the scene said he started it by accident. he was putting gas in his generator when it spilled and then sparked a fire. san mateo county the only
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county at this point that is not on the state's watch list, but that could soon change. county leaders plan to announce restrictions later today to stop the spread of coronavirus and to build a better bay area. the county's case rate of 110.4 cases per 100,000 people as of friday exceeds the state's benchmark of 100 per 100,000 residents. the bay area's average rate of cases is about 124 per 100,000. abc7 news reporter julian glover is live with the details on what this new designation might mean. julian? >> hi, good morning, kumasi. we are at the edge of the diving board. that's the way the county supervisor there in san mateo county pretty much summed up the situation that the county is currently facing as it waits to see if it is added to the state of california's coronavirus watch list. for several days, as kumasi mentioned, san mateo the only county not on the watch list. county leaders believe that
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could be changing as early as today and business owners caught in the middle of this, they have been taking advantage of what could be their last day's open for the foreseeable future. >> the landscape of san mateo county is small businesses and we have to do our part. >> if we do get shut down, our best options are to go outdoors. >> if san mateo county joins the rest of the bay area and does get added to the state's watch list, churches, hair salons, nail salons, gyms, barbershops, tattoo parlors will have to close or move operations outside until the numbers go back down. of course, you could expect a push alert from abc7 news on the abc7 news app if it is added to the watch list some time today. reporting live, julian glover, abc7 news. in the south bay, three pop-up testing sites will be open today in santa clara county and the service center
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auditorium and san jose high school and also a testing site in gilroy at the south county annex. certain covid-19 trends in california seem to be stabilizing, but the state still has a long way to go. yesterday california reported more than 391,000 cases total. after more than 9,000 new cases on saturday and then again on sunday, the state reported about 6,800 additional cases monday. the rate of growth for hospitalizations is 16% over the past two weeks. and that does mark a steady decline. >> 50, 28 to 16. that's an encouraging sign. we are seeing a reduction in the rate of growth, but a rate of growth nonetheless. >> the rate of people testing positive for coronavirus in the state is holding steady at 7.4%. so, what about the state's watchlist. where does your county stand?
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you can check out the state at not how long the region has been on the list but why it is keeping there. no thanks to the president trump over the white house's plans to send federal agents to respond to protests in cities nationwide. >> oakland is a mess. we're not going to let this happen in our country. we will have more federal law enforcement. that i can tell you. in portland, they've done a fantastic job. they've been there three days. >> these comments come after federal law enforcement were sent to portland, oregon, because of weeks of protests in that city. that move has angered portland officials with the oregon state attorney general filing suit to remove the federal agents. speaking on midday live yesterday, mayor schaaf said basically no to the president's offer, but asked for federal elp to deal with another crisis. >> i don't need law enforcement
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in oakland. i need testing. i need personal protective equipment. we need direct income support for people who are out of work. >> governor newsom says california will also decline a federal response to protests. the oakland police department says demonstrations have been largely peaceful and the agency would not ask for federal help. the giants and the a's go head to head again tonight in game two of the bay bridge series and this time the game in san francisco at oracle park. the giants beat the a's in game one last night. it was the first time we have seen sports return to the bay area since the pandemic began. jobina fortson at the live desk and she's going to show us a moment that has been trending overnight. jobina? >> yes, reggie, good morning. during the national anthem, several giants player as well as manager gabe kapler took a knee. this gesture follows recent protests after the death of
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george floyd and the push for social justice after the game kapler explained why he joined the players in kneeling. >> i wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we've handled racism in our country. i wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. and i wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions and we would respect those decisions. >> kneeling for the anthem was started in 2016 by former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick in a way to call attention to these issues. giants won last night 6-2 at the coliseum. kumasi? >> thank you. the coliseum looked different at last night's game, too. cardboard cutouts replaced fans
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in the stands and even saw some oversized teddy bears. okay. also, there's this. alyssa nakken of the giants made history. first woman to hold a full-time coaching position at the major league level. coming up, sidelining high school sports. how long football fields are expected to stay empty. also keeping dreams of stardom alive. "american idol" a new way to audition in the middle of this pandemic. but, first, we get to weather and meteorologist mike nicco. >> reggie, kumasi, thank you. hi, everybody. about 5:38 this morning on this tuesday. let's take a look at your conditions down in the south bay is where we'll start. mid to upper 50s for santa theresa, morgan hill, los altos hills and allen rock everybody else 60 to 62 degrees. mid 50s to 60 just about
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everywhere with cloudy conditions and little bit of drizzle near the coast and up in our hills. bay bridge toll plaza where it's 57 degrees and cloudy and little mist hanging in the air as you cross the bay bridge. choppy north and same set up as yesterday. should be pretty comfy on mass transit today. north bay 12-hour break down when it's cloudy and 59 to partly cloudy and 70 at noon to mostly sunny and upper 70s this afternoon. and the sunny 66 at 8:00. for the east bay, not quite as diverse in your temperatures. 59 at 8:00 and cloudy and then mix of sun and clouds and upper 60s for the afternoon hours. a few areas will see 70. down to 62 by 8:00. and san francisco we try to break out of the cloud cover and the 50s around 10:00. we'll be party sunny with mid 60s this afternoon down to about 60 degrees as we head into the evening hours. all right. we'll take a look at the warmer weekend coming up let's get over to jobina and talk about the
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morning commute. hi, jobina. >> hi, mike. thank you so much. good morning, everyone. i'll start off with a look at the maps here so we can see the 101 alemany project fpicked up t 5:00 a.m. bringing this in here. all the northbound lanes have been cleared because that was fully closed and diverted on to 280. now, southbound 101 you can see there that yellow and orange line. we still have at least two lanes closed and hopefully this all picks up very soon because it was supposed to be done at 5:00. also moving over to oakland now briefly just want to, again, remind you because of this fire happening in the area that crews are battling on martin luther king jr. way, they have closed 29th street through 34th streets and this will also impact people that are getting off of 980 at the 8th street off ramp. taking a look outside showing the conditions on the roads currently and seeing what is happening there in walnut creek
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you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. this is abc7 mornings. >> let's look at what is going on outside and you can see some of the mist hanging in the air from pier 15 and looking back to the west across the embarcadero center and sales force tower. temperatures mid to upper 50s this morning. today a lot like yesterday except for the low clouds that give way to high clouds this afternoon and refreshing breezes that keep us in the near 60 degrees at the coast, 70 around the bay and 80s inland. we have a high fire danger today thanks to thunderstorms around tahoe and that high fire danger extends all the way down to almost yosemite as do the thunderstorms. the sea breeze makes it all the way to sacramento today. kumasi. >> thank you, mike. the manhattan lawyer who investigators believe attacked a federal judge's family over the weekend may have carried out a similar shooting in southern
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california. roy den hollander is a self-proclaimed antifeminist and found dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. den hollander killed salas' and critically injured her husband. he held a grudge against her calling her, quote, lazy and incompetent. den hollander spoke with abc news when he filed a lawsuit against night clubs over their ladies night discounts. >> turn the table of equality. >> federal agents are investigating a potential link between den hollander and another deadly shooting in san bernardino county. it left an attorney dead. the mo was identical to the salas attack. the gunman was described as a
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fedex delivery driver. now an abc7 news live desk update. at the live desk presumed presidential nominee joe biden is launching his third pillar of economic policy today. the former vice president will be providing details during his speech in new castle, delaware, this afternoon. all part of his build back better economic policy which promises 3 million new care giving and early education jobs. the plan centers around expanding access to long-term care for elderly and disabled americans, as well as creating accessible, safe child care options. the biden campaign says the plan would create 1.5 million jobs in both fields. rggie. >> thanks, jobina. president trump is bringing back the white house coronavirus briefings. the first one will likely be this afternoon. the announcement comes on the heels of poor polling numbers and for the first time he is publicly encouraging people to wear masks calling it patriotic.
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high school sports in california are going to stay on the sidelines this fall because of coronavirus. football fields will stay empty until december, maybe even until january. the california and scholastic federation decided to shift the schedule saying schools should be worrying about education first. for now there is going to be a season, it will just be delayed. >> prolonging and extending the start of the season does prioritize that. so, i think that, for sure, is by far the most important thing in this whole process. >> now, this change could create a dilemma for athletes who participate in multiple sports and for coaches who oversee several teams because of the potential overlap. well, the new season of "american idol" on abc is going to look a bit different because of the pandemic. starting with the audition process. >> did you know you could audition for "american idol" anywhere from home. >> really. even while playing video games.
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even while playing with my dog. >> even while swimming in the pool? >> sure. >> even while taking a bubble bath. >> it's francisco, so, we're here for it. that is francisco martin with fellow contestant from season 18 knight telling everyone they can audition via video. more details on >> even in the bath tub? >> why can't i hear you? i don't know what happened. >> you can't hear me. it's okay. i said nothing of value. >> oh, my cord came out. >> i guess we'll move on. yeah, it's all good. it's all good. i don't take bubble baths but i do sing in the shower and that's probably the only place you'll hear it. i have to close the window when
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i do it. al 87 degrees right now and cooler than average temperatures thanks to a stout sea breeze, once again. blanket us with clouds and the best chance of drizzle tomorrow morning and then it will be a little calmer this weekend and let off the accelerator and turn the free air conditioning down and turn temperatures in line with where they should be this time of year. bringing us the robust marine layer and look at that cloud deck still hanging around parts of the bay even as we head through the lunch hour and then by about 6:00, you can see it already making that trip back to the east and bringing us another comfortable night for sleeping. until then, how about mid to upper 70s through most of the south bay and morgan hill and gilroy low to mid 60s there. as you head up the peninsula 70 to 75 in most neighborhood. millbrae little cooler and your immediate neighbors at 68. upper 50 to near 60 along both coast peninsula and the north bay. downtown, south san francisco and sausalito. mid to upper 70s through most of
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the north bay valleys from about gurnsville northward mid to upper 90s and east bay shore 66 in richmond to 74 in fremont and as you head into the valleys 80 to 87. how about those mid to upper 50s tonight. look at all that cloud cover. accuweather seven-day forecast. cooler today and cooler friday before a slight cooling trend. here's kumasi with more news. >> thank you. happening today alex trebek's memoir is being released. the "jeopardy" host opened up in an exclusive interview. one big question. who does he think will fill his shoes. i joked with the audience and i joked betty white. someone younger, someone funnier. betty i have beand i have been for a long, long time. >> trebek wrote his memoir whilw
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quarantined at his home. you can see more of his exclusive interview ahead on "good morning america" right here on abc7. >> he really is irreplaceable. let's talk about amazon delaying prime day. it's not canceled. the company confirms the big online sales event will take place some time later this year. they did not announce a date. prime day is typically held in july and offers subscribers on particular items. delayed the event on stocking necessary items and amazon also says warehouse safety is a factor in the delay. coming up new at 6:00, a brand-new abc poll this morning on the black lives matter movement. what it found more americans are thinking about in the calls for racial justice. also the sunnyvale-based company forced to cut more than 900 jobs this week. plus, trying to beat out the competition, a bay area family is getting pretty creative when
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sunnyvale headquarter linked in will cut 960 jobs this week in its sales and hiring departments. corporate hiring has stalled because of the pandemic and that is hitting this professional social networking company very hard. affected employees will receive ten weeks of severance and health benefits for a year. they'll get to keep company issued phones and computers and desks to help them with the transition. notifications will go out this week. the affected roles represent 6% of the microsoft-owned company's global workforce. a high school senior can claim victory in her effort to get trader joe's to rename items that some consider to be racist. she started an online petition to get the retail to stop using names like trader jose's and trader ming's on their international food items. 3,300 people signed it and her
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ultimate goal was to raise awareness. >> i think when anyone chooses to represent a culture especially one that is not their own, it's necessary to take these measures to ensure that they're not, even if this is not the intention that they're not discrimination or prejudice or misunderstanding. >> a trady joe's spokesperson says the chain was already in the process of changing the labels. when it comes to issues as social justs and racial equality, we're here to help you find your ally. go to to find the list of local resources. despite the pandemic and a struggling economy, the bay area real estate market is still hot, especially in the east bay. and that competition has prompted one san francisco family to make an unusual move. so, these are the dugens. they're looking for a new home in lafayette. the family is introducing themselves through mail with these letters. they say the letters went to
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about 500 addresses in two neighborhoods. their goal is to attract a seller that has yet to put their home on the market. >> i think there's definitely more land out there and potential for really good schools, especially in the higher grades. >> the weather is hotter there and in san francisco, the weather is good but usually i'm kind of cold. >> the dugans say they have the leads thanks to their postcard. hey, my intern keeps leaving me. she should come talk to me. i like that. she's already got an awareness of the weather at her age. fantastic. the bay area air quality management district reissued or extended it for smoke from fires and notice their forecast does not show any unhealthy air because most of the smoke is going to be up above where we're breathing. let's take a look at the weekend. you can see we start with very
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comfortable friday and 60s and 70s and 80s but by saturday 90s creeping into the east bay and that's pretty much where they stay with the rest of us in the 60s, 70s and 80s. it will just get us back to average. have a good day. >> thanks, mike. new at 6:00, looming coronavirus layoffs at a major bay area job hub where soon thousands of workers may be out of a job. what happens when moms show up to a protest. we'll show you what happened on the streets of portland. and a researcher at stanford in court today for concealing ties to the chinese military. jobina is tracking what she used as her cover on campus. what do you think about getting your hair cut outside? governor gavin newsom says it's allowed. some salon owners aren't so sure about it. i'm amy hollyfield. that story coming up. we will leave you right now with a live look from our roof camera at kgo looking at
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with the geico giveback. and because we're committed for the long haul, the credit lasts your full policy term. the geico giveback. helping riders focus on the road ahead. building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, this is abc7 news. >> stand in one space for two hours under that heat, i just don't know. it doesn't seem like it would be good. well those salon and barber chairs are coming outdoors. now given the go ahead from governor newsom, but there are a few reasons why it may not be happening where you live.
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good morning, everybody. it's tuesday, july 21st. >> put that chair out and cut this hair, please. >> seriously. >> i am just shocked there is no shampoo and conditioning. >> listen, i text my barber yesterday and i said, where? let me know. >> and. >> he was like, make the appointment, we will figure it out. that's where it stands. i'll let you know when i figure it out. i am excited about this, but i hope all their concerns are addressed. >> yeah. >> yeah, me, too. i'd love to have my hair cut outside. i love when the wind blows through your hair after getting it cut and it tefeels so refreshing. the wind is blowing out there. we have the sea breeze out there, once again. i was faster earlier this morning and 21 in fairfield a


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