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i'm not willing to stand by and let anything like that happen in my town. >> swastika stickers put up in fairfax. the outcry from people who live there. thanksgiving orders canceled. a restaurant closes after a covid case. now dozens of people are scrambling to find a last-minute replacement. millions of people at airports and on the roads for the holiday as california reports a record day of cases and an increase once again in the positivity rate. >> announcer: building a better bay area. for a safe and secure future.
this is abc 7 news. we were disappointed obviously, and yeah, the first thing we thought of was was there a covid outbreak. >> a scramble in the north bay. a restaurant is forceed to cancel all of its thanksgiving orders after an employee tested positive for covid-19. good evening. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. thank you for joining us'll il fornaio in corte madera is temporarily closed. dozen people who preordered thanksgiving meals caught completely off guard. as abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard explains health officials are now busy doing contact tracing. >> reporter: cleaning crews were disinfecting the interior of il forna. o in court madero after a staff member tested positive for covid according to management officials. >> i made a reservation for outdoor dining. i thought this place would be okay. it's closed. >> reporter: customers found the doors locked and this note out front explaining why. >> we were disappointed
obviously. yeah, the first thing we thought of was was there a covid outbreak. >> reporter: leah burmas and her daughter are one of 42 customers who preordered thanksgiving dinner on its website. it's billed as a thanksgiving feast. but now those holiday orders can't be filled. >> we're visiting them. we were going to have an early thanksgiving today. but now they're getting some chinese food and other things as a backup. >> reporter: in an e-mail to thanksgiving customers i il fornaio said, "we have made the decision to temporarily close the restaurant to have all staff members tested. this was an extremely difficult decision as we hate to diss point you, especially on a holiday. but the health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority." public health officials say this restaurant did the right thing by shutting down right away. now contact tracing can begin. >> our process is to reach out to the establishment, have a conversation with the person who was infected and determine who they might have had close
contact with in the course of their work life. >> reporter: dr. willis doesn't believe any recent outdoor diners were at risk. il fornaio says all customers who preordered thanksgiving meals will get a full refund. in court madero, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. >> look at the numbers. california had a record high increase in cases reported yesterday. 18,350, bringing the total to more than 1.1 million since the pandemic began. the positivity rate and indicator of the spread of the virus is also up. it's now at 5.9% over the past 14 days. that's an increase of 2% from two weeks ago. nationwide there's a new record for hospitalizations with more than 88,000 cases. in the south bay a big jump in covid cases means no more warnings for santa clara county business that's violate health orders. county leaders made the announcement today. covid-19 cases have been spiking in santa clara county with a record high 512 new cases reported yesterday. in the past the county waived fees and gave businesses a chance to make corrections.
that grace period has been suspended from thanksgiving day through sunday. >> we'll be looking at capacity limitations, making sure that stores aren't overcrowded, making sure that those social distancing protocols, that orange check mark has been posted and that the business is committed to doing the right thing. >> grocery stores must limit capacity to 15%. retail stores capital at 25%. the use of face coverings inside businesses will also be enforced. we've all heard the warnings and you've heard officials pleading not to travel thold season. still millions of people are doing it anyway. aaa says nearly 48 million people plan to go on a road trip. that's down a bit from last thanksgiving when 49 people hit the road. sky 7 shows you traffic this afternoon on interstate 680. the cdc issued a travel warning last week and since then nearly 5 million people have boarded airplanes. that's below prepandemic levels. yesterday the tsa screened about 900,000 people compared to nearly 2.5 million on the same
day last year. many passengers say by following safety measures they hope to stay healthy and safe. >> you can't go through life living in fear. we just can't. so we've got to continue on living and going and stepping out. >> we didn't travel for the longest time. and you know, eventually we feel like we just kind of have to get out. >> people traveling to california are advised by the state to quarantine for two weeks. in the north bay the community of fairfax is reeling tonight in response to a video posted on social media. it shows the confrontation between a fairfax resident and a visitor who wandered through town yesterday putting up stickers of swastikas. abc 7 news reporter wayne friedman spoke with noah moen today, who many are calling a social justice hero. >> reporter: in fairfax marin county it's very clear that they wear progressive politics on their proverbial sleeves. everywhere. which makes this visit from an out of towner yesterday all the more brazen to locals. >> let me see your stickers.
don't be putting that up in my [ bleep ] town, bro. >> reporter: that is 21-year-old noah moen behind the camera asking the questions. putting up nazi stickers in fairfax? let me see your face, bro. you keep putting them up if you want, bro. i'm going to keep ripping them off, bro. i'm going to keep ripping them off. >> for him to come here and put up nazi stickers in a place he doesn't even live in the middle of the day thinking that no one's going to do anything about it, that's crazy to me. >> reporter: noah is half jewish and an amateur boxer. which speaks to his restraint despite the expletives in a nine-minute confrontation yesterday. his defense of his hometown relentless. >> not in my [ bleep ] city, bro. go back to your car. >> why? because you're going to take the -- >> i don't care about all that. i want you to get the [ bleep ] out of my city and stop putting up nazi racist [ bleep ], bro. >> which became a moot point when fairfax police arrived and asked some pointed questions. the fairfax police department confirmed that the man in the photos and the video is a
19-year-old from livermore. though they detained him, they would not release his name. they've already sent charges to the marin county district attorney's office. hate crimes, vandalism. is that video evidence? >> it is. it will be included. >> reporter: fairfax police say they want to send the message that they will not tolerate such behavior here. that is a seconded motion to the 21-year-old with a motion as fast as the two fists he didn't use. >> it's just right and wrong. i'm not a hero. i'm just doing what's right zblip want to see you get on that bus and get the [ bleep ] out of my city, bro. >> reporter: in fairfax wayne friedman, abc 7 news. in the east bay crews are expected to be out until tomorrow morning in walnut creek repairing a pipeline that was leaking gasoline this morning. this is along the broadway extension, which is now closed. the pipe has been shut down. police say there is no danger to the public, nothing to worry about. crews seem to have made progress digging this afternoon. but neighbors tell us crews may need to cut down a tree to get better access.
pipeline operator kendra morgan says the cause of the leak is under investigation. the pipeline carries regular unleaded gas between concord and san jose. new details in the deadly stabbing at a san jose church. the multiple system failures officials say led up to the attack. shaping criminal justice policy by the incoming biden-harris administration. sisters of a man killed by vallejo police will play a part in it. and a live look outside. abc 7 news meteorolo
we're learning new details about the suspect in a deadly stabbing at a san jose church serving as a homeless shelter. police say the man has a long criminal history and was deported three times. abc 7 news reporter kris reyes tells us the mayor and police chief say this was a failure of the system. >> the suspect is fernando jesus lopez. he is homeless and has been a
frequent guest at grace and has taken shelter there in the past. >> reporter: the 32-year-old suspect is accused of stabbing five people at grace baptist church sunday night. two were killed. three remain in the hospital in critical condition. chief eddie garcia and mayor sam liccardo held a joint press conference to voice their extreme disappointment that lopez was out on the streets in the first place. >> on three prior occasions lopez had been deported and then ultimately returned to the united states. i cannot understand why a defendant with multiple prior convictions for domestic violence was released without bail on a new domestic violence arrest this june. over the strong objections of our district attorney. >> reporter: lopez's criminal history also includes disturbing the peace, providing false information to an officer, resisting arrest and assault with a deadly weapon. >> in this case i'm told that the county received an i.c.e. detainer request but did not notify i.c.e. of the release. >> reporter: chief garcia and
liccardo say they're speaking out to highlight systemic failures both in the criminal justice system and on providing individuals with safe and secure shelter. >> multiple system failures led to this moment. >> and i want to make this abundantly clear. the actions of this suspect in no way reflect that of our diverse, beautiful immigrant community that we have in san jose. >> reporter: police believe lopez was on drugs, but they're still awaiting toxicology results. police don't believe that the crime was bias motivated. four of the victims were community members experiencing homelessness. one was a city employee. lopez remains in police custody. in san jose kris reyes for abc 7 news. president-elect joe biden delivered a somber prethanksgiving message to americans this morning. >> i know the country's grown grown weary of the fight. we need to remember, we're at war with the virus, not with one another, unwith each other. this is the moment where we need
to steel our spines, redouble our efforts, and recommit ourselves to the fight. >> speaking from wilmington, delaware the president-elect pledged to tap the powers of the federal government to change the course of the disease once he's in office. he says he is hoping the news of the vaccine will convince americans to wear masks and take other precautions. two local sisters may be advising the biden-harris team during the administration's first 100 days. michelle and ashley montrosa's brother shawn was killed by vallejo police in june as we've reported many times. as abc 7 news i-team reporter melanie woodrow explains, the sisters had the opportunity to they're their story with policy advisers. >> reporter: sisters michelle and ashley monterosa have been on a crusade for nearly six months. >> we need to have accountability for police violence. >> reporter: on june 2nd a vallejo police officer shot and killed their brother smaun. the officer fired from the back seat of an unmarket vehicle, hitting and killing monte sf rosa who was outside a
walgreen's where there had been a looting. vallejo police say he was crouched down in a half kneeling position moving his hands toward his waist area revealing what appeared to be the butt of a handgun. it turned out to be a hammer. earlier this week the grassroots law project invited the sisters to be on a call with the biden-harris transition team to discuss criminal justice policy proposals with the new administration. >> i was a little bit taken aback. one of the members of his transition team was like you know, these are great policies, these are great changes but they sound very localized. >> this is not a local issue. this is going on countrywide. police brutality and police violence is happening in every state. >> reporter: also on the call san francisco district attorney chasea boudin who that same day announced manslaughter and weapons charges against a former san francisco police officer for allegedly shooting and killing an unarmed man in 2017. boudin said it was the first prosecution against a law enforcement officer in san francisco's history. the sisters say solano county district attorney krishna abrams
who recused herself from the monterosa case was not on the call. >> you can charge officers. if you see chessa doing it, she can do it as well. i just hope it's a domino effect for other d.a.s around california. >> reporter: michelle and ashley say they were honored to have a seat at the table and they hope it makes a difference. >> that's where i really want to hold them accountable that we don't see more officer-involved shootings under the biden administration. >> reporter: melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. developing news in southern california, where tens of thousands of so cal edison customers could have their power shut off on thanksgiving. it's part of the public safety power shutoff program as strong winds are expected, bringing a heightened risk of wildfires. the possible shutoffs could happen around 3:00 tomorrow. no power shutoffs forecast for the bay area, though. >> which is nice to hear. let's get your accuweather forecast from abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. sandhya? >> yeah, dan and ama. we will have the gusty winds. we have them right now. but like ama said, no power
shutoffs here. santa ana winds down in southern california. so red flag warnings through friday. starting tomorrow. i want to show you our thanksgiving day forecast. you couldn't ask for better weather. hour by hour at noon time if you are feasting outside, breezy and sunny. temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. 2:00 is going to be your best time for outdoor dining. low to mid 60s. that's your mildest weather. once the sun sets temperatures begin to drop but at 6:00 gusty winds and cooler weather. you're going to need the jackets or the heaters. mid to upper 50s. i think lunchtime would be best. golden gate bridge camera a lovely view right now. flags not really blowing. the winds have eased a bit at the lower elevation ppz mid to upper 50s in san francisco. oakland, san jose. 52 half moon bay. today was a little cooler as the winds kicked up earlier in the day. temperatures upper 50s to upper 60s. and a lovely view from our east bay hills camera right now. post-sunset sky. 56 this santa rosa. 58 concord.
57 in livermore. as you take a look at the live doppler 7, everything is going up and over into the pacific northwest. we are in the clear as we head toward tomorrow. the winds are strongest at the higher elevations right now. 26 out of the northwest on mount tam. and they're going to get stronger as we head toward midnight. you will notice around 30 miles an hour at the lower elevations even fairfield as we go into tomorrow morning. still gusty. although the winds will subside right around the time you may be sitting down outside with your families or friends to eat lunch. and as we go into tomorrow night the winds pick up again and will get gusty, gusting to 33 miles an hour in calistoga, 30 in fairfield at 11:00. a lovely view from our santa cruz camera right now in case you're heading to the beach tomorrow just be careful. surf's up right now. 16-footers around point arena. high surf advisory until noon tomorrow. could see the swells as high as 24 feet. first thing tomorrow morning near freezing to below freezing in the north bay. places like ukiah, lakeport.
40s right around the bay and along the coast. you'll be thankful for the winds. that will hold those temperatures up in a few areas. 64 tomorrow afternoon in the south bay and sunny in gilroy, san jose. on the peninsula you're looking at 65 redwood city, 61 half moon bay. downtown san francisco. 63 degrees if you want bright skies you got it in the north bay. mid 60s santa rosa. napa. temperatures coming up tomorrow in the east bay. 65 oakland. hayward. head inland. 66 in fairfield. that's where you'll find the gusty winds. 64 livermore. 62 in pleasanton. the accuweather seven-day forecast, sunny, gusty periods in the morning and at night but around lunchtime it should be good to go for thanksgiving. and then colder nights friday, saturday, sunday with some frost but mild days. a little drizzle is possible monday morning. after that we're going with dry conditions. yaefrl looking fantastic for thanksgiving. ama and dan? >> thanks, sandhya, very much. we two medical societies have strongly recommended to doctors
sfrit-based twitter is going to let you ask for those little blue checkmarks once again. twitter says it will start reviewing applications in 2021 under newly released guidelines. the blue check means twitter has verified a user's identity. twitter is also updating its rules on when identification badges will be revoked, like if a verified user changes their name or bio to mislead people of their true identity. in the east bacon cord is making it easier for shoppers to support local businesses this holiday season. the city and the local chamber of commerce launched a gift card program today. cards can be purchased and redeemed at three dozen concord businesses. and the list is still growing. this is the year to help support local businesses, which are struggling because of the pandemic. >> a lot of people try to figure out how to actually shop local but to buy those giefts that make it work it's not always easy. the other thing is not everybody has the abilities to do gift cards.
that's why this worked great. the chamber's helped us administer the program through a vendor they're using. >> and to sweeten the deal gift card customers will get a 50% bonus for a limited time. so if you buy a $50 card you'll get another $25 on top of that. >> the holidays can be a stressful time, especially now during the pandemic. with warnings to avoid travel there, could be conflict in your family about how to handle thanksgiving and christmas. reporter denise dador of our abc sister station in los angeles has a few tips on how to cope with the stress. >> reporter: many of us are familiar with hectic holiday schedules and the stress that follows. but we're also dealing with a worldwide pandemic. experts say this is already causing heightened tension. navigating family plans or even? many cases no plans can be a minefield. >> we're sighing a lot of conflict and tension between family members about how to handle the upcoming holidays. what's really important is for families to clearly communicate ahead of time, way ahead of the
holidays, what kind of expectations they have, their limits, their boundaries, and what they need to feel safe. >> reporter: cleveland clinic psychologist dr. susan albers says a lot of her patients have expressed feelings of guilt about skipping family parties this year. she says there's nothing wrong with wanting to protect your personal health. the same goes for those hosting a family gathering. don't be afraid to set boundaries for guests. if you prefer they wear a mask, just politely let them know it's for everybody's safety. >> we create a lot of scenarios in our minds about how the holidays are going to play out. and sometimes we create the worst case scenarios. remind yourself that they are possible but not probable. and focus on the positive things that the holidays can bring to you. >> reporter: dr. albers says the upsaid of everything going on is that this year you can forgo some of your usual spints like traveling or cook a big holiday dinner. instead she suggests you focus on your own health, your own
well-being, and relax. this could be the best holiday ever. denise dadur, abc 7 news. >> pretty handy advice. with the threat of covid-19 higher than ever we have a risk calculator. medical experts assess the risk of traveling, shopping and more. you can find this tool on abc7 news.com and on the abc 7 news app as
as we all fight the coronavirus pandemic, california is mandating face masks to stop the spread. that's why abc 7 wants to remind you to wear a mask. for you, your loved ones, and your community. please, wear because you care. coming up new on abc 7 news at 6:00, the i-team finds out exactly how prison inmates are ripping off the e.d.d. at a time when thousands of out of work californians need benefits the most. cybercriminals are gearing up for the holiday shopping season just like you are. silicon valley experts explain how to outsmart them. and if you want a custom license plate, you have to ask the dmv. thanks to a recent court ruling, however, you n more likely to get a yes from the dmv. those stories and a lot more coming up in half an hour on abc
7 news at 6:00. but finally here tonight something, prethanksgiving fun from across the pond. the british don't celebrate our holiday, of course, but they do have plenty of turkeys. >> gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble! gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble! gobble, gobble, gobble! >> okay, that's really funny. this was filmed by a delivery driver on a turkey farm in essex. at least the turkeys were where they were supposed to be. he posted it to social media and said he thought the turkeys must have been really happy to see someone during the pandemic. they're probably like get out of here, we're going to come after you. some of those turkeys, dan, they can be a little feisty. >> they can. they're a little aggressive. >> yeah. all right. that is it for now. "world news tonight" with david muir is next. thanks for joining us. i'm ama daetz.
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