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unhealthy air continues to blanket the bay area. we've experienced some of the worst air quality in the last 24 hours. this could affect the 49ers season opener at levispd staysium. it'll be a game time decision whether to delay or move the game because of wildfire smoke and this unhealthy air. good morning, everyone. thanningus.otweek ofpa a alerts. a record 26th consecutive day. let's get right to lisa wid'orecast and improvement. >> we're hoping interest tomorrow. as soon as the second half of the weekend we're anticipating
stronger onshore flows. there's fog out there. in fact, there's a dense fog advisory along the shoreline this morning, and as a result very, veriy foggy so do be careful. it is 59 oakland, 56 fremont. with the fog you can't see anything at all. half moon bay, petaluma, 2 mile visibility sfo, of a mile oakland. poor air quality but as we get into the later part of the day, the overnight hours we're going to see a stronger onshore push. the lighter colors indicate better air quality by tomorrow evening. the spare the air alert takes us through monday. very unhealthy air for us again today, unfortunately, but we will be looking at a more diffuse smoke layer meaning we will warm up a little bit more into some 80s today. a further look at the rest of
the weekend coming up. liz? >> all right, lisa, thank you. sports are highly in question this weekend for both the san francisco giants and 49ers. they're threatened by problems only 2020 could provide. we start with the giants whose game today is postponed after one of its players tested positive for covid-19. the team was ready to play the san diego padres last night but just minutes before first pitch teams got the news they wouldn't be playing. the name and condition of the giants player is being withheld for now. both teams are undergoing further tests and contact tracing. remember the oakland a's had a pitcher test positive last month and postponed some of their games because of that. the next series the giants have on the schedule is tuesday against the seattle mariners. as for the 49ers, the start to their season is truly up in the air. their scheduled game at levi stadium might have to be delayed or moved because of the wildfire smoke and unhealthy air
quality. kick off against the arkansas cardinals slated for 1:25 tomorrow afternoon. the nfl and local officials say it'll be a game time decision. if the air quality index is above 200 then they'll have to go to a plan b. but this morning levi stadium does remain hopeful. >> we look at the forecast, and looks like it won't be in that unhealthy range for long, which is where the nfl kind of looks into that forecast and making decisions as to whether to postpone or cancel games. >> whenever the 49ers play it won't be in front of fans, of course. sports bars have adapted by switching to outdoor only seating but this bad air quality could hurt their bottom line on game day. the city of oakland has opened two relief centers today to get people inside and away from the smoky air this weekend. bogue open at noon. right now the air quality index is hovering above 200, but just
about the entire bay area -- for the entire bay area which means unhealthy for pretty much everyone. it's especially important for older adults, young children or teens or anyone with heart or lung problems. but we all need to be keeping our time-out doors very limited. so try to stay inside, close your windows if you can. in the south bay the unhealthy air isn't staupg some from venturing outside. it was also the long awaited reopening of a popular san jose card room. amanda del castillo found despite the poor air quality many wir still willing to test their luck outside. >> reporter: the casino grand matrix got the green light to start operations friday night although air quality levels were in the red. patrons piled into this makeshift card room for the first time since the covid shutdown in march.
the bad air quality not limiting the number of customers willing to press their luck. south bay businesses small and large are determined to stay in business despite the >> working in that kind of condition with allergies flaring up and having to take breaks. it is kind of hard. >> it's nature. you have to deal with it now. >> reporter: california is dealing with 28 major fires with 8 coming from around the world including israel and canada. and although unhealthy air continue to loom above the city of san jose friday it did little to stop the birthday celebration for her. >> i feel like the air pollution affecting myself, but i feel for others. it wasn't going to change my birthday plans. i'm still going to do it. >> reporter: over at santana row not your usual overnight scene. the usual crowds thinned out by
thick smoke. >> it looks like all these ashes are falling down, my car is dirty everything, it's crazy. and it's probably unhealthy. >> the sploek is not that bad sitting down, but i can see it's pretty bad out if you look at it. >> reporter: there's no denying you don't have to look very far although air quality experts suggests the view indoors. >> you can keep track of the air quality levels where you live by using this tracker on our website, abc7news.com. okay, developing news on the north complex fire. now the deadliest wildfire in the state this season. the butte county sheriff's office just identified two victims who they say failed to evacuate when they were told. the sheriff revised the death toll to nine people. more than a dozen others are missing. the north fire complex has burned more than 252,000 acres. and a frank and frustrated governor newsom toured the butte
county. california has set a record this year, more than 3 million acres burned. and the governor was quick to shift the focus to climate change. >> hots are getting a lot higher, dries a getting a lot dryer, and the wets are getting a lot wetter. that's climate change. >> pointing to the raging wildfires, extreme drought conditions and record breaking temperatures, governor newsom criticized climate change deniers saying the evidence is right in front of them. >> what we're experiencing right here is coming to communities all across the united states of america unless we get our act together on climate change, unless we disabuse ourselves of all the b.s. that's being spewed. >> the governor signed a bill that will clear the record of prison inmates who work as firefighters. that means they can be hired by fire departments when they're released. and firefighters have had
little to no rest for the past month as they battle fires up and down the west coast. beginning to take a toll or has been taking a toll on so many. kate larson spoke to a bay area non-profit working to keep first responders healthy and on the front lines. >> the level of fatigue is high enough that we're seeing firefighters pull themselves out of engines during an active fire which is unprecedented. >> reporter: without enough resources to adequately staff the 100 fires burning in the west she says firefighters are coming off the front lines in shock. >> i'm having firefighters call unable to speak, physically shaking, not able to breathe, unable to take a deep breath. and those are the guys that are going to go back out until they can't, until we're going to have a permanent problem. >> reporter: she's the founder and executive director of the foundation that focuses on
physical and mental health rehab for first responders and veterans. >> my fear is we're going to continue to see our suicide levels rise, we're going to see our stress leave rise right now. >> you could be on an chain saw on and off with no rest, and all night you're using fire to fight fire. michael musgrove is a training captain with the fire department. he says there's no food and water and certainly no sleep when you're on 32-hour land shifts. >> we're not meant to be in fight or flight for that long a time. >> reporter: he's been with the foundation for a year. he says 75 firefighters more than half the department are now being treated at the facility. >> i'm seeing people stretched thin, but also i see resilience. i see people using these therapies. i see people getting better.
>> and perhaps no more important a day to talk about firefighter health than september 11th. departments across california posted tributes. >> it's a reminder of our job and how serious it is and the risks we do take. >> my wondering today on 9/11 is what would that looked like had those departments been as underresourced and exhausted as we are now. >> reporter: strong and musgrove say there is hope with more resources and funding to keep the front line strong. >> if you or someone you love is dealing with mental health issues we have resources on our website. just go to abc7news.com/take action. ncpeancoening today wi bng a meeting on climate change with leaders of g-7 countries and some special guests. they'll be talking about what their international alliances can do to stop climate change from causing even more damaging health and economic disasters. the dalai lama, bono of you 2
and dr. jane goodal will also speak. you can watch on pelosi's twitter and facebook accounts. lisa, you know i took a two day trip down to the central part of california. it's still smoky. the entire state, everyone dealing with this right now. >> yeah, i have a daughter down there, and she missed the wednesday episode. that was our own special treat up here in the bay area. but today plornt the air this morning is a little bit better. we have that dense fog with us that has helped clean out the lower levels of the atmosphere, so you can barely see the golden gate bridge right here, but that's the case for the rest of your day. better air quality foreek ahead. what changes you're going to see at some grocery stores and at the pump. plus hotels in san francisco are reopening on monday. more on what's being done about hey, my twitter is blowing up!
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the tribute in light shined in new york city to mark the 19th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. a series of memorials began yesterday morning at the hour the first plane hit the world trade center in 2001. vice president mike pence and democratic presidential nominee joe biden both attended ceremonies at ground zero. president trump and biden visited the flight 93 memorial in pennsylvania separately. mr. trump praised those aboard the san francisco bound jet. ceremonies also took place next to where a plane crashed into the pentagon. and new details on the controversy surrounding protests in san jose over george floyd's death. the city's police department has released the first body camera video. ga s shows the officer's view as dung s. po hbeen
itiz hrs worth of footage amid growing pressure from city council and mayor samlocardo. they wanted to video out now even though chief eddie garcia said it could take up to a year to release. and the family of 13-year-old -- is now filing a lawsuit. according to our media partner mercury news they're accusing event organizers and a private security company of being, quote, grossly inefficient in security. they argue the festival was unguarded. salazar and two others were killed. festival organizers haven't responded to the lawsuit. a new report are showing signs of skyrocketing prices at
the grocery store. meat, fish and poultry prices at stores by more than 17%, more than 11 times the cost of living. gas is cheaper over these months it does mean our electricity and utility bills have also seen an uptick. and for the first time in march people in san francisco will be able to get their hair done or hop on a treadmill inside a gym. on monday the city will move forward with reopening more businesses. those include barbershops, salons and indoor gyms. all will be allowed to conduct businesses indoors but at limited capacity. hotels will be open at well allowing people who aren't essential workers the opportunity to stay. the change ends a long stretch for many people that has included furloughs and layoffs.
>> reporter: we first met steve rizzo in march when hotel g like others saw a major drop in customers. >> within a weeks time we saw a massive amount of cancellations so we were heavily impacted. >> reporter: now six months later san francisco has announced businesses including hotels will reopen monday. >> it's a date wave been waiting for and our hotels are prepared to open. they have cleaning guidelines and protocols we've been working on for months with them, and we're excited to welcome back back to our hotels. >> reporter: for those hotels and businesses that pandemic is open. >> just because we have the green light to open our hotels does that necessarily mean that tourists are going to come to stay in the city?
>> reporter: rizzo also questions what the city plans to do with the homeless population that's staying in hotels. >> the hotels opening now would be hotels that aren't participating. >> there are still many, many unknown and while everybody is enthusiastic about reopening we're going to do it sifly and carefully. >> reporter: when san francisco hotels do reopen if guests return surrounding businesses and restaurants may also begin to thrive again. melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. amoeba music plans to reopen its san francisco location this thursday. fans donated more than $290,000 th a gofundme campaign help amoeba and its employees endure the economic hardship of the pandemic. and we're keeping an eye on where each bay area county stands with reopening.
you can find the latest on this map we have here. it is all on our website abc7news.com and on the abc 7 news app. but the big question, lisa, is when is it going to clear up, this smoke? it's so eerie outside. >> maybe later tomorrow, yes. when we're looking at a pattern change as we get into next week. that's several days away and we have a pretty strong onshore push -- well, i should say the fog. and we're looking at limited visibility, so that is mixing with the fog, improving the air quality somewhat out there, but you know overall it's bad, it's unhealthy and this is the 26th spare the air alert and continues through monday. here's a look at live doppler 7 where you can see the fog right along the shoreline there, and as we look further we're going to notice that there's a system offshore. and that system is going to alow for some of that mixing. so let's see if i canads vance
that. yeah, if you look to the west there you'll notice there's just a little bit of a sigtu there, and t going to be an area of low pressure that's going to hopefully clean out our atmosphere. so our dense fog advisory continues to 9:00 this morning. it is very foggy out there. 53 degrees right now in san mateo, 52 redwood city and 54 in daly city. so do be careful, looking at the fog all over the bay area up to about 2,000 feet, and that will be allowing for a very gray start, and we'll see that smoke layer get a little more diffuse out there. we still have a few shadows out there yesterday from the sun. overall not a whole lot of change. it warmed up, though, yesterday as that sun tries to fight through that smoke layer and marine layer. i think we'll warmup, but look at this visibility right now. 0 half moon bay, petaluma, 0.8 oakland, and 1 mile in livermore, a mile and a half. so certainly it's going to take
a while to see and plan conditions. as we look at our current air quality this is what i mean with that air quality in place bringing in some fresher air at the surface here. you can see we're green everywhere except throught pret unhealthy air. we're talking about a fog advisory this morning and better air quality later tomorrow as that system offshore gets kicked closer to the coast. and as that does that'll increase our onshore flow, and that's going to help the air quality and allow that smoke to be pushed a little bit further away from us. so mild conditions and hazy skies through the weekend. that'll continue for sure today, and getting some impacts from this and that system offshore as we get closer to tomorrow afternoon when we get that better mixing. here's your saturday. it looks like it's clear but we know bet, right? we'll have that smoke layer. and looking at our sunday morning better fog making it all the way to our east bay. and then as it pulls back we'll
see limited sun but i think we'll see that better air quality right around the corner and increasing through the week ahead. here's another look what's ahead for your wednesday and thursday. a chance of showers up towards northern california that will slide south down into the north bay and that hopefully will allow us to maybe put a lot of this smoke behind us but not for today. looking at 69 in san francisco. hazy all throughout the bay area. that unhealthy air continues right now. it's not too bad out there. the accuweather seven day forecast looking at temperatures coming up a little bit day to day, and that is because we'll see less of that smoke out there, and into next week feeling like a bit of fall is in the air, liz. so there is definitely some hope out there, so don't get too bummed out. i know i was very bummed out. yeah, the atmosphere is going to continue to mix and, you know,
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all right, animals are ao s signs of distress caused by the poor air quality we're experiencing here in the bay area. luz pena is in brentwood with a family doing their best to protect their animals from the smoke. >> here pretty girl. i know you can do this. >> reporter: this is the constant pep talk 7-year-old dakota gives her favorite goat every day. >> i mean, i'm worried for her. she's like getting sick, i think. but we keep treating her. she's getting better every day. >> reporter: nearly 4 weeks ago the scu lightening complex fire burned this area. threatening their live stocknd
horses. >> before i came all the way down this hill side you see where they, you know, cut out all these fire trails along the ridge and stuff like that, but it was pretty crazy. >> reporter: as the air quality continues to worsen the hawkins family found some other animals dead overnight. >> it's difficult. we've lost a couple of thick chickens. >> reporter: they're also noticing an increase of breathing issues. >> when i noticed her coughing and runny nose and gooey eyes i told my mom. >> reporter: they're treating them every other day and hoping for the air quality to improve. they're now treating their goats and chickens. >> we filled it with a bit of y eucalyptus to help open up their airway. >> reporter: they're hoping this keeps them alive because even though they can't bring inside rto pteheomthe smokar of 7 news..
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with another quick look at the weather. >> hi, everyone. we do have a lot of fog out there. like yesterday we're following suit with what we have this morning, a dense fog advisory. and visibility is really reduced out there. they're combining not only with the fog but haze and smoke. so the dense fog advisory until 9:00, here's a look at those visibilities. nothing, petaluma. half moon bay just under a mile. and oakland looking at just over a mile. in livermore down to 2 1/2 in mountain view, san jose, concord, and napa and just over a mile and a half up in santa rosa. so current air quality changes constantly. and we are lki at from good right at the surface where the fog is to unhealthy for the rest of the bay area. and as we look into the rest of the day today it's not looking so great, but we are looking at the changes coming into the
second half of the weekend. that sun is going to try its best to beat through and it was warmer yesterday. it's going to continue to be a little bit warmer today. i think we'll see some low 80s in our inland valleys, 70s elsewhere, and not a lot of mixing at the coast, so that means it's going to stay gray. we'll talk about the improvements, how we're going to get there and whether they'll last into the week ahead, and it's all looking pretty promising. >> it isn't just california experiencing wildfires, but dozens of other fires are burning to the north in oregon and in washington state. at least 19 people have died with the death toll only expected to rise. in oregon half a million residents are in vacation zones. abc news reporter ty with more. >> reporter: this morning the death toll expected to rise. residents there still frantically racing to escape. 1 out of 10 oregon residents now inbb ema who fear they
won't have a home to go back to. >> we had a neighbor who called us kind of hystericily screaming and said get out, you guys need to leave. >> reporter: portland's mayor declaring a state of emergency as the fire creeps closer to the suburbs. and an arrest friday in the medford area where hundreds of homes burned to the ground. the suspect facing at least two counts of arson. in california 3 million acres charred in 2020 setting a yearly record with over 3 months left to go. one homeowner seeing what used to be her home ravaged by the creek fire reduced to a pile of rubble. telling our fresno station her late father built the home. >> our community is really, really suffering, and just to keep us in your thoughts and any help with rebuilding of the whole community is so appreciated. >> reporter: and one
firefighters' family trying to save homes but losing theirs to california's creek fire. >> i feel like i just got aect bei st a life in prisonane ything a nothi to show for. >> reporter: for those not directly in the fire's path another problem. portland, san francisco and seattle all with the worst air quality in the world right now. satellite images showing the entire west coast blanketed in thick smoke. ty hernandez, abc news, new york. and now to the coronavirus. new evidence from the cdc reveals how young children in school and day care here in the u.s. can bring the virus home with them. abc reporter marcus moore has the details. >> reporter: as schools and daycares reopen their doors new evidence young students can transmit covid-19ected at child care centers who went onto infect 12 others including parents and siblings.
six months after the coronavirus was declared a pandemic dr. anthony fauci warning. >> if you're talking about getting back to degree of normality which resembles where we were prior to covid, it's going to be well into 2021, maybe even towards the end of 2021. >> reporter: dr. fauci says it could take that long before the majority of the population could get protected by the new vaccine, adding he'd be surprised if we had a new vaccine like the one from the measles. >> i would accept a 70% to 75% effective vaccine, which means you still have to have a component of public health. has beenrkg around the clock o t lines of methodist. he worries covid mixing with flu season. >> my concern is within the next few weeks we're going to have another wave, and unfortunately that's going to be covid going to come in with a vengeance.
>> reporter: and the risk of indoor spread is greater. cities like new york and miami now moving towards indoor dining. >> if you go indoors of a restaurant with 25%, 50% or what have you, indoors absolutely increases the risk. >> reporter: as outbreaks pop up across college campuses new research suggests young adults may be at greater risk for covid complications than previously thought. a study published in the journal of the american medical association found 1 in 5 sick enough to be hospitalized needed intensive care. 1 in 10 needed a ventilator. outside dallas a 19-year-old hockey coach losing his life to covid. >> i just want him to be remembered for more than just a person that passed away from covid. >> reporter: marcus moore, abc news, dallas. few of us ever thought remote work would now been its six month for many of us.
it can be isolating and challenging, but a peninsula tech company is trying to make work more pleasant. david louie looks at how they're working to build register is one of 120 workers. she was surprised six months ago to receive these flowers, even posting a photo of them on social media. >> that was a day where i really needed the flowers and just a little mood boost, and it was really nice. >> reporter: every week every work board team member gets flowers delivered to their home as a thank you from the ceo. >> it's a nice way to kind of, you know, bring people together and for all of us to feel unified in a way. >> reporter: no gift card is attached. tom love had some fun and didn't tell his family who was sending them. >> i really wanted to take credit for it, but when it started showing up on week 2, week 4 they knew it wasn't me.
>> reporter: he says his wife appreciates the flowers, too. >> and my wife actually keeps her flowers right next to her. so her first grade class gets to see the flowers, too. >> reporter: the weekly delivery only costs about $10 per person. the joy it >> if i can make a small contribution to just a little bit of delight to offset what's going on in our world right now, it's an easy move, really easy move. >> reporter: david louie, abc 7 news. >> to watch all this week's coverage go to abc 7 news or our news connected tv apps. yu can check it out wherever you watch abc 7 news. okay, still ahead on abc 7 mornings a push to bring pro football back to oakland. and here is a live look from
our bay bridge toll plaza camera. you can see still so hazy out there. almost looks like we're watching a black and white film right now with the fog, the haze. it's obviously still dark out this morning. we'll check in with lisa on what we can expect for it days ahead coming up. stick with us. as we all fight the coronavirus pandemic california is mandating face mask tuesday stop the spread. that's why abc 7 wants to remind you to wear a mask for you, your loved ones and your
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spotted on a remote island off the coast of russia, but not remote enough to be found on the internet. a biologist recently reported this video of what he's calling the ugly duckling albino seal waddling amongst the pacific island colony. instagram has loved it so far. so cute, but it remain tuesday be seen if the ginger furred blue eyed seal will be accepted by his own kind. the russian biologist says the pup is well-fed and not being bothered by other seals which is a good sign. very sweet. i'm sure a lot of people would love to adopt that seal. all right, a popular bay area attraction is allowing ealking about t jose. it'll offer a brand new health guided tour format that allows for physical distancing. staffers say guests will get to experience the house's unique design elements like never before. you can buy tickets online and indoor tours stopped in march at
the start of of the pandemic and began again in july 14th but closed after 4 hours when officials issued a new shutdown order. lisa, that seems to be the case in so many places. until it's open you don't really know you can open. >> yeah, it's like a drive by. is anybody there? yeah. does this look spooky or what? and sad at the same time. santa cruz, 59 degrees right now and, wow, everybody experiencing some smoke and haze and fog. looking at that sun trying to work its magic and burning through some of that smoke, but it's still going to be unhealthy out there. 26th spare the air alert. we'll have a look at better air quality outlook for the week ahead coming up. also coming up next the a's flex their power in texas to dear california, we know these are challenging times... and with summer here, energy bills are rising.
welcome back. here's a live look looking out from our abc 7 roof camera over the embarcadero. it's 5:44 and 59 degrees in san francisco. drive safe and slow if you're hitting the road. former cal soccer star and u.s. national team forward alex morgan will be playing in eng lnldemainder of the calendar year. according to the athletic morgan will be suiting up for the womens soccer league this fall. she's not played for her nwsl team the orlando pride since giving perth to her daughter in may. playing in england will give morgan regular matches while preparing for next year's season and the u.s. womens team quest to win gold in tokyo at the summer olympics. now, in sports a strange scene of petco parks moments before last night's giants, a's
game was set to begin. >> reporter: the giants and padres game was postponed last night moments before it began when we learned a giants player tested positive. we dpoent know who that player is but hopefully they're in good health. today's game against the pudrays have also been postponed. the giants and padres are are also in contention. expect some dors with huge implication. the giants are scheduled to face the mariners on tuesday and the a's on friday. speaking of the a'sa'sa's loaded and nobody out. let's bash. second inning sean murphy with the longest home run of the year for the a's. 464 feet into the upper deck. also the longest homer at the new park. the a's win 10-6. when the 49ers took the field for friday's practice the air
quality index was just below 200. anything over that number and they're forced to cancel. as the 49ers homeowner rapidly approaches the team may have to consider pushing their game to monday in hopes for better air. >> my understanding if the gets to 200 that's when the nfl will really start discussing what to do with the game. i don't think that's my decision at all. i know it's not, thank goodness. so we'll see what happens. hopefully it won't get there, hopefully it'll be safe but got to see what the wind does. >> it's orange out here. it's weird. everything been weird 2020 but we've got to execute. we've got to go out there and execute and win. >> reporter: to the nba, game 7 for the celtics and raptors, toronto struggling throughout but take the lead late in the third. and the raptors bench, they were loving it. boston on the run, jalen brown with a dunk. he had 21, and that looked like it hurt, but he would stay in the game. final minute toronto down two,
norman powell on the run but marcus smart with a huge block. and the celtics go onto win 4-3. they'll face miami in the east finals. i hope you have a wonderful weekend, everybody. all right, let's get a check of the weather now with lisa argen. lisa, i really hope it clears out tomorrow night because i don't know how much longer we can take this. >> i know. i definitely agree it's been horrible and depressing on top of it, but we do see signs of improvements, and that's due to a weather system offshore. here's live doppler 7 we do have a dense fog advisory and visibility pretty reduced out there. this is what i want to show you. there's a little signature out here, an area of low pressure. and the winds are going to increase, more low clouds and fog, so a stronger onshore push. and eventually that system coming to the north of us,
joining forces with another system, and that should have a big impact on our smoke. right now the dense fog advisory along the shoreline here, and it is really foggy out there. right now temperatures in the upper 50s to near sunnyvale, how about that 48 in novato. visibility all over the place is really bad. anywhere from you can't see a thing from petaluma to half moon bay and across the richmond san rafael brirj the bay bridge. down to 0.8 whereas the east bay has about 1 to 2aybo that fog we have the smoke and then some mixing going on with it. so the air quality, don't open your windows yet. in fact, keep them closed. you'll see a bit of sunlight coming through. it should be kind of hazy out there once again and without a lot of mixing and that sea breeze setting up in the
afternoon. we're not going to do much to disperse the smoke layer. we need that afternoon sun or i should say the late morning sun to initiate that sea breeze and doesn't look like it's going to happen. uz whet ack chehe mixed with th quitnot today but the second half of your weekend as that low gets closer and we get some stronger winds. it'll be mild and hazy through the next several days. there's the fog. not much of an impact today as it pulls back. but as we get into your latesied and sunday, look at the fog that makes its way across the bay, and look at some better air quality by later in the day, that system offshore begins to get a little bit closer. so looking forward to that. and can we look forward to any rain? looks like most of the activity will be here in the pacific northwest, and we could see a few stray showers, perhaps a few sprinkles as early as wednesday into extreme northern california, maybe the north bay as we get into thursday.
but really falls apart. but looks like, yes, things are changing, and we certainly have some better air to look forward to. as weit thi current overhead, w get unhealthy out there but try to stay indoors. with 76 in san jose. we've got some low 80s inland, so it warmed up yesterday, and that air quality not great, but member a smidge better than your friday, the accuweather seven day forecast looking at hazy conditions through monday. that spare the air alert through monday. and as we get into the middle of next week it's going to feel a little warmer as we get into more sun, less smoke come tuesday maybe some drizzle on wednesday, and that slight chance of showers in the north bay coming into play on thursday. so we've got to hang in there, liz. >> we really do. all right, let's hope next week at this time we're talking about something totally different. crossing fingers. okay, a moment of unity against racism helped kick off the nfl season opener on
thursday, bullet some fans did not approve. some fans booed the moment at the texans-chiefs game. it comes as sports leagues try to reconcile how to deal with race and social justice issues. abc 7 news is focused on these issues, too, as part of our efforts to build a better bay area. in oakland one group is trying to bring a first of its kind black owned nfl team to the city. ansar hassan has more. >> our community is in a position where we are huge consumers. and it's time for us to become owners. >> reporter: ray is the founder of african-american sports and entertainment group. they want a black owned nfl team. >> we see that nobody wants to just stop this thing at the protest and our voices. we want to see the process of participation and equity be realized. >> reporter: the group sent a letter to the nfl in june and got a favorable rh a framework how to move forward.
they're considering a community owned model like that of the green bay packers. one option is joint ownership with the oakland a's, another to build a new stadium. either way he says oakland just makes sense given its nfl history. >> it would be an opportunity for us to actually come to the table and inject and revisit and reassembly the african-american dollar back into our community. >> reporter: this multibillion dollar plan means building up the surrounding area. they envision an education and convention center, museum and longer-term, more housing. >> anytime an african-american can control and own major portions of of real estate it puts us in a better position to do great things for the community. >> reporter: if approved it would still be several years before a team playspp like the oakland black chamber of commerce, several unions and city government. just in burton a spokesperson for oakland mayor libby shaft
says this vision, would, quote, make oakland the home to the first african-american owned football team in the nfl. we desperately need ity among the fraternity of owners. in oakland ansar hassan. next, saving mount diablo. how you can help how will 2020 census data be used? where there are more people, there are more needs for public services. that's why the census is used by the government to inform funding decisions each year. but that's not all. it's also used by nonprofits to inform services, by businesses to create jobs, and even by students for school projects. understanding how the population changes helps us shape communities across the country for the better. shape your future. start here. visit 2020census.gov.
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and we also got a discount on our earthquake insurance. if there is an earthquake. our house has a better chance of surviving in. . unhealthy air continues to blanket the bay area. we've experienced some of the worst air quality in the past 24 hours. this could affect the 49ers season opener at levi stadium this weekend. it'll be a game time decision whether to delay or move the game because of wildfire smoke and this unhealthy air. good morning, again. it's saturday, september 12th. i'm liz kreutz. thank you for joining us. another weekend of spare the air alerts. today the 26th consecutive day. let's get right to meteorologist lisa argen with this week's forecast and when we can e
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