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people enjoying outdoor dining in san jose suddenly hit by a car. the eerie thing is, this happened again just hours later. i'm leeann melendez -- small businesses the money they need to boost their outdoor dining space with safety always in mind. plus, is this a real place to drop off your ballot? the secretary of state weighs in on whether this is tampering with the election. building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is abc 7 news. twice in one day. in the same city. in fact, within a mile and within hours. one of the most popular ways to enjoy a meal during the coronavirus pandemic becomes a place of danger. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dion lim. out of control cars ran into outdoor signing setups twice yesterday in san jose along story road. one case sent several people to the hospital and in the other a man didn't make it.
abc 7 news reporter chris winn has this story. >> reporter: this video shows the aftermath of what san jose police are calling a tragic accident no which a 69-year-old man plowed into a crowd of diners who were gathered for dim sum at grand century shopping mall on sunday afternoon. >> right now all indications talking to witnesses and collecting evidence is he thought he was using his brake. but accelerated. >> reporter: the driver crashed into this outdoor dining space operated by the dynasty chinese seafood restaurant. eight people were taken to the hospital. two remain in critical condition. at last check, police say it's still unclear if the driver was suffering from a medical emergency. >> the driver stayed there. he's cooperating with the investigation. obviously we still have some things we need to put together. >> reporter: this afternoon abc 7 news learned that the restaurant had not applied for a permit under the new san josal fresco program, which provides city support and approval for proper setup. there is no guarantee that a prior review would have prevented this incident from
happening, but city officials are urging restaurant owners to play by the rules. >> the registration process is very, very easy, and then we'll work with you directly, work with the businesses directly to make sure those activations are as safe as possible. >> reporter: just hours after the outdoor dining crash at the mall, another driver hit a food cart and killed a man at a nearby shopping center. police are asking the public to treat these high-pedestrian parking lots as they would when driving through an active school zone. >> still need to be cognisant of the number one thing should be safety. >> reporter: in san jose, chris winn, abc 7 news. oakland is celebrating a colorful new phase of its slow streets program in which roadways are closed to car traffic. neighborhood residents and mayor libby schaaf joined artist and community activist jonathan b m brumfield for the unveiling of the new planter boxes and art walls he designed.
on plymouth street closed to through traffic to allow residents to safely walk and play. >> all the artwork is inspired by local youth. we actually did zoom meetings and asked them what they wanted to see and put that on each board. we brought the planter boxes kept in mind we're trying to cleanse our systems as we cleanse our souls. made sure we put kale, put greens and also made sure we did all organic soil. >> mayor schaaf says this is the beginning of what she called phase ii of the slow streets program which to date includes more than 21 miles of roads. some businesses in san francisco what permanent outdoor spaces. in a recent survey of 1,600 small business owners, 90% said that outdoor space is what has kept them from closing permanently. abc 7 news reporter leeann melendez has more on the help these businesses are getting. >> reporter: far east cafe in san francisco's chinatown has been fitted from the temporary bushside dining structure that they are allowed to put up only on weekends.
now they are asking the city for a grant to build a more permanent one so they can operate outside seven days a week. >> recently the weather and everything, it bring up a lot of business, come back to chinatown now. >> reporter: the city is putting up $1.6 million in grant funds to help businesses like his build those outdoor shared spaces. local nonprofits are helping small businesses apply for these grants. >> with the shared spaces opportunity and now that the city's offering us a grant, which allows a lot of the restaurants here, hey, we can expand our business outside. >> reporter: the grants ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. lily lo is a local community advocate. >> any amount has helped because any amount helping the small business because, you know, all the small business are struggle. >> reporter: far east cafe has been in chinatown for 100 years. they want to remain open. besides chinatown, the city will focus on other neighborhoods in need such as central market. the mission.
the engine sel strict guidelines for both curbside and sidewalk structure. >> it's visibility and designing your installations so that people can see in and out. depending on the situation, we use -- we also specify traffic control devices. other kinds of standard signage to help especially those who are driving. >> reporter: the grants are expected to help 340 establishments. the program is called sf shines for reopening and small businesses can apply for the grant online at sf.gov/sfshines. in san francisco, leeann melendez, abc 7 news. we're working to build a better bay area during the pandemic, which means taking care of our health. california now has more than 850,000 total diagnosed coronavirus cases. but the number of new cases reported each day has plateaued. more than 16,500 people have died, although that rate is
recreasing. the test positivity rate averaged over 14 days continues to drop and is down to 2.6%. during his briefing today, governor newsom said he's sending a team to florida to see how theme parks like walt disney world were able to reopen amid the covid-19 pandemic. >> we'll be visiting with some of the larger theme parks, continuing those conversations back and forth. we continue in good faith to try to work to get where i know everybody wants to go. that's to get people back to work and also create more entertainment options. >> disneyland and other california theme parks remain closed because of the pandemic while they await long-promised reopening guidelines from the state. disney is the parent company of abc 7. tonight the abc 7 news i-team is digging into the covid-19 vaccine distribution plan. from nursing homes and long-term care facilities. california is one of four states tasked by the trump administration to develop a thorough plan. but as abc 7 news i-team
reporter stephanie sierra explains, there are a few problems with it. >> reporter: scott lost his father to covid-19. a painful experience as he didn't even get to say good-bye. now he's scared for his mom. >> my family is -- is hyperconcerned about -- about what could happen to my mom. >> reporter: he died while admitted at gateway care and rehabilitation center in hayward. now his mom lives in a long-term care facility. >> from my perspective, i think my mom should be one of the people at the top of the list when there is a vaccine. >> reporter: according to federal guidelines, nursing home residents are part of the first phase of distribution. >> we can't afford to get this wrong. >> reporter: mike wasserman is the former president of the california association of long-term care medicine. he is advising the state on their plan. >> at the federal level, it appears that the administration is looking at major pharmacy chains for distribution. and one of the problems with
major pharmacy chains is they don't have a clue as to how nursing homes operate. >> reporter: instead, wasserman is recommending the state health department work with consultant pharmacists and long-term care pharmacies who understand how the facilities function. >> we understand the state has had six weeks to develop this plan. what has been the main problem? >> they don't know exactly what to prepare for. because the federal government has not been fully transparent. >> reporter: lack of transparency paired with concerns over vaccine storage. >> we know that the vaccine that's going to be out there is going to require something called cold chain storage, which nursing homes don't have at their disposal. >> reporter: abc 7's data analysis shows more than 4,500 nursing home residents and 152 health care workers have died from covid-19 in california. and while new data shows both cases and deaths are declining -- >> we are still seeing upwards of 50 and 60 deaths in nursing homes throughout the state every
week. >> reporter: achery is planning he won't have to live through that pain again. >> i know i'm going to lose her one day. but i definitely don't want to lose her like this the way i lost my father. >> reporter: once a vaccine is approved, distribution into nursing homes could start within 24 hours. and wasserman says counties with the higher positivity rate of the virus will likely get priority. for the i-team, stephanie sierra, abc 7 news. >> now, the i-team has looked into the number of coronavirus cases and deaths at local nursing homes during the pandemic. you can see those stories by heading to new at 6:00, oakland police are looking for a man they say attacked a 70-year-old woman outside her home on prospect avenue around 8:00 a.m. last friday. the victim says the man approached and offered her a $100 billion. police say the suspect grabbed her from behind and forced her
to the ground. she screamed and fought off the attacker who took off running. a $7500 award is being offered to those with information that lead to an arrest. police identified the man who was killed at 21-year-old cesar vargas of fairfield. she was shot and killed saturday night after leading police on a chase through the city. investigators say he crashed his vehicle at basket and goff streets and took off running. shot by one officer a short distance away and died at the scene. california's republican party has acknowledged owning unofficial ballot drop-off boxes. that state election officials say are illegal. california election officials received reports about the boxes in fresno, los angeles and orange counties this past weekend. the secretary of state is telling county registrars that ballots must be mailed or brought in to official voting locations. >> unauthorized, unofficial ballot drop boxes are not permitted by state law in the state of california.
and to misrepresent unofficial boxes as official further misleads voters and erodes the public trust. >> state gop spokesperson hector baraha said today that the republican party owns the boxes. he said the state's law governing so-called ballot harvesting allows an organization to collect and return ballots. well, coming up, every california voter is getting a ballot in the mail for next month's election because of the pandemic. so what's the difference between voting by mail and voting by absentee ballot? and is there one? we'll explain tonight. i'm laura anthony at castlemont high school in oakland, joe morgan's high school. coming up, we'll take a look back at his life and times here in the bay area. i'm spencer christian. get ready for a hot and dry gusty weather and increased fire (garage door opening) it is my father's love... it is his passion- it is his fault he didn't lock the garage. don't even think about it!
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celebrate the victory because of the pandemic. tributes are pouring in for hall of fame baseball player and east bay resident joe morgan. he died at his danville home last night at the age of 77. morgan is best known for his time with the cincinnati reds, but he also played for both the a's and the giants. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony takes a look back at morgan's career and his early years here in the bay area. >> people are always telling you you're too small, you can't do this, you can't do that. >> reporter: those who knew bay area baseball legend joe morgan say he was the embodiment of beating the odds. just 5'7", morgan made his way on to baseball's biggest stage. he didn't just make it to the show, he left his indelible hall of fame stamp on it. oakland's nate oliver knew morgan well and played against him in the 1960s and '70s. >> me was a very exciting individual. he had all these skills, he could run, he could field, he could hit, he could throw, he
could hit with power. he was a lot like willie mays in that they were just a half a step ahead of everybody else. >> reporter: morgan's best remembered for his time with the cincinnati reds, but he also played for both the giants and the a's who named a street near the coliseum in his honor. the giants posted this video on facebook of morgan hitting a crucial home run against the dodgers in 1982. morgan taenlded castlemont high school here in oakland where he excelled in three sports, including baseball, but he was not highly recruited. >> coaches and managers don't want to take a chance. >> reporter: longtime bay area sports writer art spanneder says morgan overcame his short stature with his incredible skill set and his commitment to maximize every play every day. >> i remember he once told me one of the things after he hit the ball where guys will stand and watch where the ball went, i just run. if i'm going to first base, i'll be there. >> reporter: and while morgan went on to a successful broadcast career, his greatest
legacy will always be what he did on the field. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> what an incredible life, dion. >> yeah, and spencer, you know, you're a baseball fan. do you have your own memories? >> oh, my gosh. joe morgan is truly -- dan oliver described it perfectly, wasn't of the greatest all-around players i've ever seen. he could hit for average, hit for power, he could run, he had gold glove defensive skills. he was just amazing, like a compact version of willie mays. so probably not ever see anyone else like joe morgan on the baseball field or maybe even in life. let's take a look at our weather, shall we? here's what's going on. we are in the beginning of a major warming trend. look how much warmer it is than this time yesterday. about 4 to 7 degrees warmer in most locations and it's going to get hotter and dryer and gustier as the week goes on. here's the view looking out over san francisco where it is 70 degrees right now.
76 in oakland. low 80s at this hour in san jose. the view of the setting sun from emeryville, gorgeous sight there. it's in the low 80s, low to mid-80s right now in santa rosa, novato and napa, 90 degrees. still at fairfield and mid-80s in concord and livermore. and looking down on to ocean beach from mount tam, these are our forecast features. it will be much warmer tomorrow through friday. gusty winds will develop in the hills beginning wednesday and those factors, the dry gusty winds and the warm-up, of course, will increase the risk of fire later this week. in fact, this is our fire weather watch, which will be in effect for all the hills and mountains in the bay area from 5:00 a.m. wednesday until 11:00 a.m. friday. winds will generally be out of the north-northeast at about 15 to 30 miles per hour, but gusts could reach speed office 50 miles per hour. of course those gusts will be dry, there will be dry fuels. very low humidity and, of course, those are the ingredients for fire weather.
overnight, though, we'll have clear skies. not much of a marine layer. just a little patch of fog may form near the coast and get blown away. so lots of clear skies overnight and certainly sunny again tomorrow. we have pretty good air quality for today and tomorrow. we had a spare the air alert over the weekend for today, but it was cancelled. so expect pretty good air quality, moderate to good tomorrow and wednesday. and then maybe it will taper off a little bit to just moderate category on thursday and friday. overnight low temperatures will be in general in the mid to upper 50s. a little cooler in the north bay valleys where some lows drop into the 40s. tomorrow's high about 70s in half moon bay. low 80s around the bay shoreline. quite warm near the bay. and low 90s in the warmest inland locations tomorrow. notice how the temperatures rise on friday to mid-90s -- wednesday, rather. then on thursday and friday, we'll see upper 90s in the warmest inland spots and some low 90s right around the bay shoreline. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll see highs of 98, 99
degrees in the warmest inland spots thursday and friday. low to mid-90s in the bay. upper 70s to low 80s on the coast. and then we start to get a bit of a cool down on saturday. it will still be warm, but not so intensely hot inland. sunday and monday bring us much cooler weather. much-needed relief. with the dry, gusty, warm winds blowing over the hills, we will have increased fire danger as well as uncomfortable weather. >> we appreciate that update. spencer, thanks. today more than
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small parade yesterday. >> what we're dealing with, not being able to celebrate like we normally do. >> reporter: bill is the president of the san francisco italian heritage festival and parade. celebrated the weekend of columbus day. this year he says the message was less about history than trying to help existing businesses. >> that was our message, support local businesses, support italian businesses in north beach and the greater bay area. while still coming together to celebrate our italian heritage. ♪ >> reporter: meantime, the yearly indigenous people's celebrations were forced online as well. >> happy indigenous people's day. i am so honored and blessed to be a part of this wonderful gathering. >> the yearly powwow in berkeley normally looks like this. but this year it was all on zoom. participants shared what the day means for them. >> keep fighting for indigenous rights, whether you're on the or whether you're at home practicing language or reviving our traditional ways.
keep fighting. >> reporter: as for the statue of columbus, it remains in city storage. discussions about what to replace it with are still ongoing. in north beach, matt boone, abc 7 news. now, if you're dealing with racial or social justice issues, we want to help you find an ally. you can go to abc7news.com/takeaction for a list of local resources. the supreme court hearings for judge amy coney barrett kicked off in washington today. the woman who hopes to replace justice ruth bader ginsburg addressed the judiciary committee and americans across the country. are you voting -- are you voting by mail or using an absentee ballot? there isn't much difference now. we'll have a history lesson next. and thursday, abc news hosts a town hall with democratic vice presidential nominee joe biden. you can watch a special edition of 2020 starting at 5:00 p.m. right here on abc 7.
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hearings for president trump's supreme court nominee just wrapped up on capitol hill. if confirmed, judge amy coney barrett would tilt the ideological balance of the nation's highest court, making it a 6-3 conservative majority. >> abc news reporter in washington with the latest. >> reporter: senator lindsey graham, chair of the judiciary committee, opening day one of the supreme court confirmation hearing, acknowledging what democrats have feared. this is the beginning of a confirmation not a consideration. >> this is probably not about persuading each other, unless something really dramatic happens. all republicans will vote "yes" and all democrats will vote" no." >> yet still, senate democrats seizing the spotlight, focussing on what's they say is at stake if judge amy coney barrett makes it on to the u.s. supreme court. >> and they're scared, judge barrett. they're scared that your confirmation would rip from them the very health care protections. >> reporter: democrats using their opening remarks to highlight some of the millions
who stand to lose coverage if the affordable care act on the court docket a week after the election is struck down. >> our voting rights are at stake. the right to safe ad legal abortion is at stake. >> reporter: republicans firing back, arguing judges should not make policy, but, rather, make decisions only based on law. >> you stand accused of intending to violate your oath before you even take it. >> reporter: gop senator tom tillis encouraging barrett to stay strong through what's expected to be a contentious four days of hearings. >> rely on your faith. i know that you're an inspiration to millions of young women in this country. >> justice scalia taught me more than just law. he was devoted to his family, resolute in his beliefs and fearless of criticism. and as i embarked on my own legal career, i resolved to maintain that same perspective. >> reporter: with voters already casting ballots in the presidential election, democrats
lashing out on the timing. >> the whole thing, just like trump, is an irresponsible botch. >> there's nothing unconstitutional about this process. >> reporter: judge barrett did bring her child with her today. if she's confirmed, she would be the first mother of school-aged children on the u.s. supreme court. abc news, washington. because the coronavirus is spread person-to-person, many states including california will be relying on mail-in ballots to keep people from getting covid-19. what is a mail-in ballot and how is it different than an absentee ballot and is it even safe? abc 7 breaks it down. >> there is no disputing that this year's election will be different than those in the past. it will be relying more on ballots sent through the mail than those cast in the ballot booth. this year california and other states across the country have decided to send all registered voters a ballot in the mail. so what's the difference between
voting by mail and absentee voting? well, it turns out very little. voting by mail and absentee voting are basically the same thing. let me explain. every state offers mail-in ballots, a ballot you, you guessed it, get in the mail, fill out on your own time and send in the mail. an absentee ballot is one you request because you won't be able to make it to the poll. you get it in the mail, fill it out on your own time and then send it back in the mail. now the term absentee ballot has been used since the civil war. it was created to let soldiers on the front lines vote while they were absent from home. back then you needed an excuse to request an absentee ballot. but over the years, that need for an excuse has faded away. today 34 states and the district of columbia allow registered voters to mail in their ballots. in five of those states, the government already sends all voters ballots by mail. just six state, texas,
louisiana, mississippi, indiana and tennessee and south carolina require voters to provide an excuse. this year 190 million voters are eligible to vote by mail. that's because many states have changed their rules to make mail-in voting easier by sending all registered voters ballots or making it easier for them to request a ballot. in the 2016 presidential election, one in four voters cast their ballot by mail. so what about fraud? >> uh-oh. >> ballot fraud is extremely rare. let's look at the state of oregon, which has conducted elections exclusively by mail since 1998. the conservative heritage foundation has warned of the risks associated with voting by mail in oregon. but the organization has only found 14 cases of mail fraud out of more than 15 million ballots cast. that's because mail-in ballots are highly scrutinized. the signature on the ballot has to match voter registration
records to be counted. ballots are printed on special paper and include technical markings like watermarks and unique bar codes that make counterfeiting a ballot difficult. ballots are also not uniform. there's a lot of variation from place to place. local races for mayor or congressional representatives are often very specific to a community. anything out of place gets kicked out for closer inspection. that includes voting twice. a felony in california, by the way. one thing that is uniform is that your ballot needs to be postmarked by election day. so many states offering vote by mail this year, election officials are encouraging everyone to vote early. and mail that ballot in soon if you want to be counted. >> good info from reggie. now, if you have questions about voting this year, we are getting answers. join us wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the abc 7 news facebook page for live question and answer session. we have a panel of experts who will be able to answer any and all voting questions. you can submit your questions in
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all this week we're focussing on efforts to build a better bay area on the status of education. it's been two months since school started in oakland. >> students have gotten use to distanced learning but staying connected proved more difficult without after-school activities like sports or clubs. so today we see how football players and cheerleaders at one high school are preparing for a possible return to action in december. ♪ >> friday night lights, packed house, it's exciting. i really miss it a lot. >> we'd be probably going on week four of our season if we had actually been playing. normally i used to come out here and see the crowd, big crowd out here cheering our boys on and, you know, you miss that. >> kind of sad. i don't know what to do with myself now. haven't had a friday off in 30 years.
>> my name is davion sanders. i played on three state championship teams. i've won two. just thinking about it it's like, it's crazy that we're not having a game. that's heavy on my heart right now. not being able to play football. >> translator: we're hopeful and optimistic that things are going to be in order for december's start and practice and the season to start in january. i tell them to keep the faith and keep working hard and keep doing the things that you need to do. >> he really wants to play at the next level, so if he doesn't get the chance to play his senior season then we don't know. what the future holds. who wants to take a chance on a kid that they only seen when he was younger. >> let's go! >> they were able to showcase play some games, it would really help his college chances, being able to get out there and showcase his talent. >> we're trying to come up with ways to get our kids exposure
on, you know, having them go to fields and do workouts and filming it, send it to me, and then i can send it out to the coaches to get them at least put on the radar. and then hopefully, you know, we get to play this year. if not, we're getting them ready academically. >> august is when it really started to take a toll on me and i just really started to think about it as if, like, well, if you don't play football, what are you going to do? you have to get an education. it really made me take my academics way more serious. that really gave me a wake-up call. academics are way more important than day sport that only lasts so long. ♪ >> my name is shelly couragetur. i'm a senior and a cheerleader. >> covid hit and i kind of
watched everything crumble in front of me. >> it's very important to keep the traditions and to keep as much normalcy as possible. it helps them feel like they still belong to something and it helps with their mental health. >> touchdown, touchdown. >> this year we are over zoom. sometimes it can be a little confusing with, you know, everyone rippling because of zoom communications. >> in-person doing cheer, you can help people with their arm motions. they can really see you clearly. face-to-face. but on zoom, you may freeze in the middle of doing a move. so that can be a little challenging. >> let's go mack -- >> a lot of concern is whether we're practicing for no reason, like maybe sports won't happen. is the football team really going to play in january? is all this really going to happen? and if it does happen, are there going to be fans? are the cheerleaders going to be allowed to cheer? i'm just hoping that the
district does understand that cheerleaders are athletes too, and we're practicing and ready for whenever we're allowed to go back and do what we do. >> they are dedicated and still putting in that hard work. you can watch an extended version of this story and the previous two episodes on our streaming apps. just download the nbc bay area app. >> building a better bay area education team looks at virtual learning. and for those who have returned to class, what in-person classes look like. we'll also hear from teachers and parents about their biggest frustrations and what's working. that's all coming up this week on "education week". coming up next, a look at the warmth that will return this week. temperatures expected to reach the 90s inland. i'm michael finney with the guide to amazon prime day.
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deals. michael, i'm surprised people are still into amazon prime day so much. >> you know, so am i, actually. it's been going on for so long, about five years now. but it is still a very, very big deal. and this year bigger than ever before. now, here's the deal. there's 100 million prime members. and tonight many of them are getting ready for the marathon sale. "consumer reports" deals editor samantha gordon says amazon prime day moving from its usual dates in july and october to now changes things. >> it's part of the holiday shopping experience this year, and what is going to happen is you're going to see really good deals for prime day, and then you're going to see moderate deals through the rest of october and november and you're going to see the really big deals come back again around bli black friday. so where will you fine td the deals? on just about everything,
samantha says, but pay special attention to amazon-branded products. >> there are going to be a million deals for prime day this year. the one they promote the heaviest is their own products. your echo smart smart smart smat fires and kindles and things like that. >> koou100 million americans ar prime members. they pay the least and get free shipping. but anyone can shop on amazon prime day. if you're scouting deals, look at all of amazon's competitors, too. walmart, target and best buy are among the stores offering sales over the next couple of days. the very best deals are reserved for amazon prime members. and as i just said, you also get free shipping. everyone knows that. so if you're not an amazon prime member, here's a workaround. you can sign up for a free
30-day trial. now, you ought to do it tonight. then you can shop the sale. if it's not for you, you can cancel your membership and never pay the $119 annual fee. see? so you can get in on the whole deal, even if you're not a prime member right now. back to you guys. >> that's exceptionally sneaky, michael. maybe i should just say smart. very smart idea. thank you. >> i'm checking the prime day deals as we speak, dion, i'll let you know if there's anything good. all right. this just in. pg&e warns it might have to turn off the power wednesday night in a public safety power shutoff because of wildfire risk. most bay area counties are on the list including alameda, contra-costa, napa, san mateo, santa clara, solano and sonoma counties. pg&e says it's, quote, not expected to be a widespread event in the bay area. again, set for win night and forecasts, of course, as we know, could change by then,
which is why, dion, we have our best on this. they are always tracking our weather conditions. >> i thought you meant spencer being the best on this, right? >> yes, yes, absolutely. >> well, for the next 60 seconds, i might be the best. let me tell you what's going on here. we have an offshore wind pattern that will be developing tomorrow night into wednesday morning. that's going to produce dry, warm, rapidly flowing winds down our hills and out to the sea. it's going to cause quite a warm-up. we're going to have a bit of a heatwave this week. as i mentioned the relative hooumpd is going to be very low. combine that with the dry fuels and vegetation and that increases the risk of fire. a fire weather watch from 5:00 a.m. wednesday to 11:00 a.m. fiday. and looks like the time of greatest concern will be nighttime. now, tonight we don't have much of a concern. we'll have mainly clear skies. the winds will be relatively moderate. and overnight lows mainly in the 50s. tomorrow's highs will range from
70 or above at the coast to low 80s around the bay to low 90s inland. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. ntice how hot it's going to be wednesday, thursday and friday. low 90s around the bay shoreline. we may see some 80s on the coast, but the good news is the cooler pattern will develop over the weekend. but we have to make it until then. >> all right. sounds good. >> all right. thank you so much, spencer. all right. getting to sports now. larry beil joining us now with a preview of "monday night football." hey, larry. >> yeah, dion, ama, the 49ers were billing this year as their revenge tour. the problem is they're on the wrong side of the revenge. they're getting annihilated by even the dolphins. kyle shanahan searching for solutions as thi people were afraid i was contagious. i felt gross. it was kind of a shock after i started cosentyx. four years clear. real people with psoriasis look and feel better with cosentyx. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx. before starting, get checked for tuberculosis.
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your house will be standing and we also got a discount on our earthquake insurance. if there is an earthquake. our house has a better chance of surviving in. now abc 7 sports with larry beil. good evening. a combination of injuries, missakes and some questionable coaching decisions have led to early crisis time for the 49ers. 43 points allowed to the dolphins in a blowout loss yesterday. most the niners have given up at levi stadium. one of the worst defeats for kyle shanahan in his career. richard sherman expected to miss his fifth straight game against the rams because of a calf strain. shanahan says he's optimistic emmanuel moseley can return from concussion protocol. niners need answers in the secondary as well as their offensive line. abc 7's chris alvarez with more
on the 49ers as they face a brutal schedule ahead. >> it was embarrassing. got, like i said, we just got to get back to work and find our identity and get back to playing our style of football. >> reporter: a myriad of injures and inconsistent play has led to a 2-3 start for the 49ers. coach shanahan, however, not one for executions. >> i understand ithand looked good. we've got to get a lot better. there's no secret to it. there's one way to get better, it's practicing. there isn't ever an issue that i thought people were trying their hardest, it would be a completely different situation. >> we've got the guys to right the ship. you know, no one's trying to jump off. no one's pointing fingers. we just got to come in, figure out what we do best and, you know, get to it. >> we got guys in this locker room that know what it takes to win, know how to do it. it's just about going out there and doing it now. >> reporter: jimmy garoppolo was pull pulled at halftime, trying two interceptions and getting sacked three times. >> nothing too bad happened. we got him out of there before
that did. see how he is on wednesday. i expect him to be at least the same, if not better. so hopefully he can get a week of that and have no setbacks wednesday, thursday and friday and hopefully we get him out there sunday night. >> while the schedule doesn't get any easier for san francisco, sunday night they host the 4-1 l.a. rams jared goff at quarterback. they go two in a row, to new england and to seattle. with the 49ers, chris alvarez, abc 7 sports. >> thank you, chris. the tampa bay rays hardly household names but they are halfway to the world series after beating the astros in the american league championship series. game two in sun and san diego. well, we're on to billy bean already. we got to get back to the highlight. i can tell you about billy beane here because his time with the a's may be coming to a close. the a's executive vice president part of a company attempting to merge with fenway sports group which includes the red sox and liverpool football club.
beane has a minority stake in the a's so he would leave baseball to avoid a conflict of interest. beane became the master of money ball with the a's 30 years in the front office, the a's have made the playoffs 11 times but yet to win the world series. all right. let's get back to that game in san diego. 2-1 for the rays in the first. manuel margo connecting for a three-run homer as the rays take an early lead. not the most impressive thing he did. in the third, springer flies to right. amazing catch in foul territory. head over heels, hangs on. he played for the padres at petco previously. never played right field there. didn't matter. 4-1 in the ninth. springer into a double play. scores a run to make it a two-run game. astros reload the bases. nick anderson flies out. the rays, gets alex bregman to fly out. the rays take a 2-0 series lead. "monday night football" highlights with the challengers leading the saints.
kind of a surprise. we'll have that at 11:00. >> thank you. be sure to join us tonight for abc 7 news at 11:00. indoor dining and indoor gatherings across the scary county are likely to get the green light by the governor tomorrow, but capacity limits have business owners concerned. that story at 11:00. kindergarten enrollment is down across the bay area because of the pandemic so hear why this has educators worried. has educators worried. th taking california for a ride. companies like uber, lyft, doordash. breaking state employment laws for years. now these multi-billion-dollar companies wrote deceptive prop 22 to buy themselves a new law. to deny drivers the rights they deserve. no sick leave. no workers' comp. no unemployment benefits. vote no on the deceptive uber, lyft, doordash prop 22. one ride california doesn't want to take.
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