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building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, this is abc 7 news. this is not working and there's no state that's got it right. >> solving the vaccine shortfall, hurdles with the rollout have health experts wonder being a new strategy. could a single dose be enough so more people can get the shot? it's happening as the bay area starts to be hit with the first effects of holiday gatherings. good morning, everybody. it's sunday, january 3rd. thank you again for joining us. i'm liz kreutz. we'll get to the latest in the coronavirus battle. first let's start with a quick look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. good morning, lisa. hey, lisa. >> liz, good morning to you. lots of fog out there this morning. it's dry, but the visibility is reduced. live done lever 7 showing it's everywhere, three-quarters of a mile in santa rosa, down to a quarter of a mile, livermore, novato, concord and at the airport.
we're a little bit better at the coast and just two miles or two and a half in napa. eight miles at the san carlos airport. be careful, the fog with us through the 9:00/10:00 hour. we hang onto the clouds for a mostly cloudy afternoon. numbers in the upper 50s to year 60. dry at 9:00 but shortly thereafter light shower activity as we're anticipating. one of the stronger systems we'll see for the week ahead. it is a level two. it will have moderate rain accompanied by gusty winds. we'll track your monday morning commute, which looks very soggy in just a few minutes. liz? >> lisa, thank you. developing news on a major covid-19 outbreak at a bay area hospital already stretched thin with front line health care workers. kaiser permanent confirms 43 of its staff in its san jose emergency department have been infected with covid-19. the positivest its came back between december 27th and friday. they are investigating whether an air powered christmas costume
worn by a staff member on christmas day may have been to blame for the outbreak. kaiser says the emergency department is undergoing deep cleaning in addition to its regular cleanings. contact trace something ongoing for people who might have been exposed. and this comes as california hits a new state record for the number of covid patients in the icu with more than 4,500 people admitted on friday. here in the bay area, icu capacity has dropped to a record low, now just 5.1%. in southern california, funeral homes are turning away bereaved families because they're running out of space. keeping you informed on the covid-19 emergency and its impact on your health is one of the key pillars of abc 7's effort to build a better bay area. with the holidays behind us, bay area doctors are now reporting the first coronavirus cases from christmas gatherings. abc 7 news reporter luz pena found out it's prompting zuckerberg san francisco general hospital to activate its surge plan. >> reporter: it's a new year, but the thanksgiving
surge has spilled over into 2021 and now medical doctors are holding their breath to see a week after christmas what another surge could potentially look like. >> that's really why it's so frightening. we haven't seen christmas numbers yet and we haven't seen new year's for sure. >> reporter: an increase of cases of three holidays all at once could mean extreme stress to the medical system. ucsf's dr. peter chin-hong says they're waiting on more data. >> that's because a lot of people are closed for holidays in terms of labs, so they're not reporting these numbers until people open back up next week. >> reporter: at zuckerberg san francisco general hospital, dr. calwell says this week they experienced the highest number of covid-19 cases in the last ten months, with 52 cases at the peak. >> it was a predictable pattern of ten days to two weeks where you'll see people starting to get sick. >> reporter: dr. calwell
reported the first covid-19 cases from christmas gatherings this week and automatically implemented their covid-19 surge plan. >> we opened up a new floor just for covid patients. it meant that we are more limited in terms of any elective procedures and surgeries are going to be more limited. >> reporter: the chief of the er dr. calwell has another concern as a possible surge approaches. what's your message to your staff who at this point are so tired and there could be a potential surge? >> probably as much of my time now is trying to address that issue with all of our staff that have been doing this now for ten months and quite honestly, they are, we're all exhausted. >> reporter: in san francisco, luz pena, abc 7 news. as the new coronavirus variant spreads in california, health officials are looking to the uk, where it was first confirmed for a treatment plan. doctors there decided to extend
the time between doses in order to vaccinate more people more quickly. american doctors are now discussing the idea, but not everyone agrees. abc 7 news reporter matt boone looked into the strategy. >> reporter: as the first phase of the vaccine rollout continues with health care workers and answered by dr. bob wachter. he writes "far better than 100 million whoo are 80% protected than 50 million people that are 95% protected particular lay as we are taking on a foe that is smarter and nastier. at least it seems to way to me." in the uk that theory hats been knead moo policy especially the country just approved the oxford astrazeneca vaccine which has a reported 73% efficacy with one dose and a booster at 12 weeks instead of four. >> we recognize that extension to 12 weeks allows us to get the vaccine to more people and protect larger parts of the community. >> reporter: in the united states, that recommendation to lengthen the time between the
doses has not been made, even as more cases of the new variant appear amid post holiday surge. >> reporter: dr. tyler evans the deputy public health officer in marin county says deviating from the prescribed regimen would be risky. >> it's an interesting thought but the evidence just really isn't there. >> reporter: with lower efficacy more people who get the vaccine may still contract the disease which he says could undermine trust. >> that's the most important issue is really having the trust of the community so that they'll come back for their second dose. >> reporter: the oxford astrazeneca trials in the u.s. were paused causing a delay in the results. the fda isn't expected to take that up for approval until later this spring. in the newsroom, matt boone, abc 7 news. nationally, the u.s. is far behind on its vaccination goals. according to the cdc, more than 4 million received the first doses of the covid-19 vaccine, a majority of those are people in long-term care
facilities. here is where that issue lies, that's only of the more than 13 million pfizer and moderna doses that have been distributed so far. the vaccination count is 79% behind the trump administration's goal of 20 million by the new year. and in texas, covid-19 vaccines are being administered now to their phase 1b, it includes people 65 years or with a chronic medical condition. people lined up in their cars yesterday you can see here in houston for the city's first public vaccine clinic but only enough doses for 750 people. hundreds of people called to try to get an appointment causing their phone system to crash. one woman says she wants to get her life back. >> we have to get our country back. we have to get this back. it's not a hoax. people are dying. hundreds of thousands of people are gone and this ignorance has got to stop. we've got to pull back together
as all americans. we are united. >> houston officials say the goal is to administer 100,000 advantage so vaccine this is month. we have a calculator on abc7news.com, by answering a few questions you can see where you may fall in the line. lisa, the good news is that we are seeing some rain to start the year. >> yes, it's a little bit and every little bit helps. we'll call it beneficial rain. no big, huge storms on the way but the biggest one of the week arrives this time tomorrow morning. a quarter-mile visibility for some cities around the bay with fog. so we'll track the fog and the rain headed our way in just a few minutes. >> thanks, lisa. rent rebound. bay area prices plummeted in 2020, but is that about to change? we break down some of the biggest trends that we're seeing. rally to recall? a growing campaign to remove california governor gavin newsom is gaining momentum.
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the pandemic has put restaurants in a tough spot. many dealt with break-ins or stolen money. restaurant owners say people are staying at home, thieves see it as an opportunity to break into businesses. they say police reports rarely result in an arrest, but police continue to encourage people to file a report when crimes
happen. and the faster we flatten the curve the faster we can bounce back and that includes our housing market. real estate agents and landlords are speaking out about new pandemic trends. ansar hassan has a preview. >> reporter: this real estate agent, eli micekin, says right now might be the best time to rent in san francisco. >> $2,000 to $2,500 is the range for one-bedroom. >> reporter: this apartment with a remodeled kitchen and bathroom rents for $2,000 a month, that's 25% less than last year, and the first month is free. >> 650 square feet, classic san francisco apartments in other good time they would have been granted immediately. >> reporter: crystal chen is an analyst at zumper and says 2020 was the year of unprecedented decline for rents in the bay area. san francisco the biggest drop for a one-bedroom apartment in
the entire country down 23% from last year. oakland was down 19%. 15% in san jose. >> the priorities of renters have shifted away from big city amenities like night life and going out and stuff like that toward really space and affordability. >> reporter: many predict people will start to return to the bay area in 2021. lower rents means people priced out before will start to move back. >> i've spent the last ten years having people move from here to oakland and just in the last eight months people are moving from oakland back to san francisco. >> reporter: chen expects a bigger shift come this summer. >> i don't think it will be nearly as expensive and crazy as it was before the pandemic. >> reporter: on the flipside are the current landlords. this group held a rally through chinatown to protest california's eviction moratorium. jenny zhao owns a few and
says with renters behind on payment, her family is suffering. >> we have to pay mortgage, and we have to maintain repairs for the building, so how do we survive? >> reporter: despite the difficulties on both sides, he remains optimistic. >> i think the city is going to be better in the long run, after all this, because it needed a recalibration. >> reporter: in san francisco, ansar hassan, abc 7 news. in the east bay, backers behind a petition to recall governor gavin newsom held a signature collection drive. abc 7 news spoke to some of the supporters of the recall yesterday in dublin. they say they are more than halfway to the 1.5 million signatures needed to trigger a recall vote. volunteers had many complaints about the governor and his handling of the covid-19 situation. >> kids should be in school and they're not except for his kids because they go to a private school. he's doing things that he says we can't do like go to the french laundry. we can't go to a restaurant. he can. >> a spokesperson for the governor's office says newsom was the first u.s. governor to
act boldly on the pandemic. the spokesperson added "californians appreciate his decisive action and support his current focus on distributing vaccines." new details of the police shooting of an unarmed black man. the district attorney in kenosha, wisconsin, is expected to announce whether he'll charge the officer that shot jacob blake. kenosha police officer rustin chesky is accused of shooting blake august 23rd, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. the council is worried that the decision will result in protest. the council is meeting today to vote on addressing any unrest. now this morning to the heroic scene on a beach in hawaii, incredible video of a pro surfer seen diving into the ocean new year's eve and battling rough rip tide waves to save a swimmer. abc news reporter ellen lopez shows you the moments he jumped into action. >> oh, no! he's getting dragged out. >> reporter: a dramatic rescue
on the beach in hawaii. this is the harrowing moment on new year's eve a woman swept away, the rough waves pushing her down. >> you can't save him. >> reporter: pro surfer mikey wright watching it all unfold, handing over his beer and tossing his phone to his wife, still recording, as he jumped over a fence and into action. >> within a matter of, you know, minutes really, like by the time i seen it and run down the beach and had her in would have been, you know, a few minutes. >> reporter: the 24-year-old caught up to the swimmer, battling a massive waves, submerging them both several times. >> i kept having to tell her like she's okay, like we're going to be okay. we're going to get in and i just i made sure that she didn't let go. >> reporter: as they approached the shore a handful of beach goers rushed to help, a wave
lifting them off their feet but they were able to get her to safety. >> this is a nasty situation. this person is going to need help. >> reporter: what's not captured on that video is what happened after, wright says the woman's son rushed over, latching onto him thanking him for saving his mother's life. ellen lopez, abc news, atlanta. in australia, only in australia, a koala was seen taking a stroll along a beach going over surfboards, checking it out, along apollo bay beach in victoria and tested out a few surfboards before headed toward the crowd. koalas are really shy, so it must have been a much needed day at the beach. i love koalas, they're so cute. i hope it's not lost. the kids are so excited, lisa. i would, too. >> he does look out of place there. good morning, everyone. no beach weather here locally. we are looking at a lot of cloud cover. in fact, the fog certainly an issue out there this morning. visibility less than a mile in many locations, in fact, less than a half mile in many locations. so there's really no wind out
there, and we're going to wait for the system offshore to bring us some wind and moderate rain. it is trending drier, not as strong as we had hoped and in fact, that looks to be the trend for the several systems behind it, trending much weaker. so we'll get you through the week, looking at some chances of rain and the best chance with the heaviest amounts coming in tomorrow. quarter-mile visibility for you in novato, at the airport, livermore and concord this morning, so it is just all over the place, except in the south bay, the peninsula doing a little bit better and for our friends over in hayward, looking good there, but just two miles, a little over that in napa and into the east bay. really foggy out there. numbers are mild in the 40s to near 50 in foster city. 48 in redwood city. it's 45 in san rafael, with 44 out towards antioch, and good morning to you, livermore, 47 degrees. so we're keeping this a level two system because we'll see some light to moderate rain at times, with the passage of the cold front out ahead of the cold
front, we'll get some pretty good rain and the gusty southerly winds, maybe up to 35 miles an hour. could see some ponding down the roadways. it is a quick mover so we're not expecting any problems with it. today plenty of clouds out ahead of the system, mostly cloudy 2:00 and then by 10:30, some light warm frontal precip could be with us, not until about 24 hours from now, when we get into the pre-frontal rains here. you can see some returns there up in santa rosa, some scattered showers out through oakland. by 9:00/10:00 tomorrow morning, we're looking at the cold front pushing through by the middle to late morning hours. the afternoon, the rest of the bay area, and quickly moves out of here by the late day hours. so we're looking at some heavy sierra cement in terms of snow. rainfall totals anywhere from 0.1 to 0.2 from the south bay to the peninsula. east bay numbers about a third of an inch and maybe a half inch as we get up towards napa and an inch in the coastal hills.
so we talked about the wind. the wind gets going late tonight out of the south. overnight hours, 20 to 25 miles an hour, but out ahead of the cold front, we're seeing the gusts anywhere from about 25 to 35 miles an hour. this is early monday morning. then the front moves through with the strongest winds behind the front, they'll switch around to our northwesterly component and still be windy right on through your monday but monday night, things look to calm down, and 6,000 to 7,000 feet will be the snow levels for the lake ta show basin, the west slope with the winter storm warning, two feet at the highest peaks, gusty winds and a rain/snow mix out there until we get to about 7,000 feet and then we'll see some accumulating snow, maybe about 7 to 11 inches. highs today upper 50s to near 60, with plenty of clouds. we've got the fog this morning, the accuweather seven-day forecast our level two system tomorrow, rain and wind throughout the morning hours, and then we dry out monday
afternoon into tuesday. weak system on wednesday, looks like another system although the models really having a hard time with this, trending much weaker as we go through the second half of the work week, liz, so we'll watch it for pu >> we'll see what happens. much more as "abc 7 mornings" rolls on. it's the sign we're one step closer to the future, home delivery with a robot. where these driverless cars will be deployed in the bay area early this year. but first, coming up this week, the airing of the final new episodes of "jeopardy!" hosted by alex trebek. tomorrow's episode contains a powerful message about the season of giving from trebek. trebek worked up until ten days before he died of pancreatic
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tan harris joins us from new york to tell us what's coming up at 7:00 on "gma. >> coming up on what is expected to be the busiest travel day since the pandemic began, experts worry about the risks -- >> oops, sorry about that. okay, meantime this morning, palo alto based tesla says it reached its 2020 goal of making 500,000 cars for the year. production and deliveries are up by a third compared to last year even though covid-19 shut down the company's main factory in fremont for a couple months in early summer. tesla's stock price makes it the most valuable automaker on earth. earlier in the year, elon musk, who is the second richest person in the world, said he expects tesla to be making 20 million electric vehicles by 2030. and the next step in the future of home delivery will roll out early next year, using fully autonomous vehicles. silicon valley-based neuro is
the first company to get state approval to launch its delivery right to your doorstep. it's sure to change the workplace and that's one of the pillars of building a better bay area. david lui shows us how and where it will operate. >> there it is. >> my gosh. there's nobody driving this. >> there's nobody in that. >> reporter: a potential game changer as demand grows for home delivery during and after the pandemic. the green light from dmv gives mountain view's neuro the ability to launch a fleet of autonomous vehicles to make commercial deliveries using public streets. it has developed a prius along with this custom made vehicle called the r2. >> it is a zero occupant vehicle, so there's no space for a human inside of it. it is smaller and narrower than a standard passenger vehicle. however it is fully road legal and the vehicle has two compartments. >> reporter: the compartments can be customized to keep pizza hot or groceries cool. customers will be notified when a delivery is left so they can track arrival and be curbside to take delivery. neuro has been testing its autonomous vehicles in the phoenix and houston areas. the initial service will be
portions of san mateo and santa clara counties in and around palo alto. when deployed early next year, the vehicles will operate on their own to obey traffic signals and to move safely around pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles. top speed is limited to 25 miles per hour. >> that was part of the process with the dmv to review both the safety and the reliability standpoint of the vehicles. >> reporter: so as a requirement for $5 million in insurance. neuro's lining up restaurants, grocers and retail stores to handle their deliveries. contactless driver-free deliveries are coming with no tip expected. david lui, abc 7 news. all right, still to come on "abc 7 mornings," a new development in the covid-19 crisis, plus presidential pushback, the latest on the attempts by some senate republicans to stop joe biden's inauguration. and not just house speaker nancy pelosi, now senate leader mitch mcconnell hit with vandalism at his home.
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patients. local health leaders are out with a new plea to keep the emergency under control but perhaps the new development beginning to bubble up. good morning, everybody. i'm liz kreutz. we'll have more on the state's covid-19 crisis in a moment but if you are just joining us this half hour, let's get a look at the weather with lisa. >> hi, everyone. good morning. super foggy out there and a few areas that aren't affected. you can see from our roof camera, it is a quiet start to your sunday in san francisco. 50 degrees. 53 over in oakland. it looks pretty mild out there with all the cloud cover, 51 san jose. morgan hill is at 50. here is the airport, quarter-mile visibility there, with upper 40s in most locations, and as we look at the rest of the bay area, we've got a quarter mile concord, livermore, novato and a half-mile at the airport. so two to three miles from oakland to napa, and it's better in san carlos and san jose. so give yourself some extra time but we will hold onto a lot of cloud cover, upper 50s to near 60. when does the rain arrive?
it's tomorrow. we'll track it for you in the next few minutes. liz? >> thank you. it seems to be records every day in the country's losing battle against coronavirus. the death toll surpassing 350,000. and with warnings to keep travel at a minimum through the holiday spikes tsa projects today will be the busiest flying day since the start of the pandemic. abc news reporter christine sloan starts us off with the latest. >> reporter: the coronavirus pandemic continuing to ravage the united states into the new year. california's health care system buckling, many hospitals at or nearing capacity. ambulances waiting hours to off-load patients. los angeles county is arguably the nation's current epicenter of the pandemic. director of the county department of public health pleading with residents. >> we're not asking people to forego getting together with people for the rest of their lives. we're asking people to forego it for the next few weeks, while we ramp up our vaccination. >> reporter: officials in north
carolina building a field hospital to help handle a surge in cases. central massachusetts seeing a 60% increase in hospitalizations since thanksgiving. >> just over the past three days, we've surpassed the number of patients in the hospital that we saw in the spring. >> reporter: four states have not vaccinated one-half of 1% of their population. in knox county, ohio, half the health department and 60% of ems workers opted to forego vaccination for now. >> we're not going to make them but we wish they had a higher compliance. >> reporter: many are eager for those shots. houston's mayor visited the city's first public vaccination clinic, which planned on distributing 750 shots. they got 250,000 calls. christine sloan, abc news, new york. developing news in washington, d.c., as the 117th session of congress begins today
but there are still two key races this week to determine which party will have its control on politics in the new year. abc's alex prechette has the high percentage runoff cases in georgia and a veto to president trump. >> reporter: in a rare new year's day, the senate handed president trump the first veto override of his presidency. >> the bill on reconsideration is passed. >> reporter: passing a defense spending bill with a super majority. >> we passed this legislation 59 years in a row. now it's time for us to deliver this bill. >> reporter: the $740 billion national defense authorization act includes a 3% pay raise for troops and a boost in hazard duty pay. it provides billions in upgrades to military systems and requires the renaming of military bases that honor confederate generals, one of the points the president opposed. friday's override comes days before the january 6 meeting to affirm the results of the electoral college. a gathering generally considered a formality. abc news learning mcconnell said the january 6 vote will be the
most consequential vote of his life, but mcconnell urged senators to vote their conscience. senator josh hawley along with several other senators are joining 140 conservatives in the house objecting to the state tallies. on the other part of the party's split, republican senator ben sasse of nebraska warning "the president and his allies are playing with fire." the 117th congress will be sworn in on sunday. republicans will begin the session with a 51-seat majority in the senate, but control of the upper chamber is still undecided. two senate seats are up for grabs in georgia's runoff election this tuesday. more than 3 million georgians already voted, a record turnout for a runoff. >> tremendous turnout. everyone's engaged in this race. >> reporter: president-elect joe biden and vice president-elect kamala harris heading to georgia to campaign for democrats raphael warnock and jon ossoff. president trump and vice president pence will visit georgia on monday to throw their support behind kelly loeffler and david perdue. alex prechette, abc news, washington.
>> you can see more on the georgia runoff election this morning on "this week with george stephanopolous." martha raddatz goes one on one with stacey abrams for a breakdown of the races that could decide control of the senate. watch the full interview on "this week" coming up at 8:00 a.m. on abc 7. vandals have hit a second leader of congress' home with graffiti. the words "where is my money" were sprayed on mitch mcconnell's front door. "mitch kills poor" and expletives were written on the senate majority leader's house in luizville kentucky. police say it happened early saturday. it is a reference to mcconnell's gop-led senate blocking the house's attempt at a $2,000 stimulus relief check. mcconnell released a statement saying "vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society." it's just a day after someone targeted nancy pelosi's san francisco home as we told you yesterday morning on the garage door with fake blood and a pig's head and a message demanding
increased stimulus checks. a special investigations unit is looking into that case. and the economy is one of the areas we're focused on to build a better bay area. small businesses are looking for some much-needed financial help right now. the city of lafayette's business assistance program starts up again tomorrow. it ran for five months at the beginning of the pandemic. nearly 100 businesses and nonprofits received more than $1,500 in federal assistance. the mayor of lafayette will host a webinar this week to provide information about the new funding. and if you're looking for more information on small businesses, or how you can help small businesses in your neighborhood, go to abc7news.com/takeaction for a complete guide on how to step. still ahead on "abc 7 mornings," covid's extreme mental effects on your brain. >> i wanted to climb out of that bed and jump out the window and just crazy, crazy things. >> one local man shares his story of developing psychotic
welcome back. a live look from the golden gate bridge camera. it is foggy out there this morning. so drive safe on the roads. it's 49 degrees right now in san francisco. new this morning, two men are wanted for base jumping off the top of a nashville hotel, causing mass panic. >> oh, my god. oh my god! yes, oh my gosh! they're gone. oh, my god! >> officers arrived at the grand hyatt hotel new year's day after getting calls of the base
jumping. when they got to the rooftop bar the men approached the ledge and jumped over, scaring other guests. they parachuted across the street to a parking lot where they got into a parked car and drove away. security says the men were guests at the hotel. they were evicted and banned. it's unclear if they'll face any charges. that would be scary to watch, but quite the thrill. all right, lisa. >> liz, we have some scary fog out there all across the bay area, where visibilities have been reduced. it's going to improve but we're not going to see probably any sun out there. we're looking forward to the rain, level two system moderate rain with some gusty winds for your monday morning commute and then kind of an iffy rest of the week. i'll explain next. >> thanks, lisa. also next, warriors' reason to worry? a poor start to the hopeful season, raising the panic meter for some. what the dubs' leaders are saying needs to happen now before tonight's game against the promising portland trailblazers.
in sports the san francisco 49ers are wrapping up their disappointing injury plagued season. the team squares off against the seattle seahawks in the niners new temporary home, state farm stadium in glendale, arizona. kickoff at 1:25. on the hardwood, the golden state warriors face formidable portland trailblazer, tip-off at 5:30 at chase center. the dubs have been struggling to find their way so far in the early season. abc 7 sports anchor chris alvarez shows you how the team is responding in this morning's sports. >> good morning. warriors center james weisman twe tweaked his ankle in the home opener saturday night. steve kerr said he had no issues saturday and expects to play tonight against the blazers so they go again. golden state opened the seven-game home stand with a 25-point loss to portland, their
lowest margin of defeat. the other two losses were by 26 and 39. damon lillard, c.j. mccollum had 62 points. draymond green was held scoreless in his regular season debut and with the warriors off to a slow start, there's a lot of work to do. >> i think every team is a work in progress. if you are a team that don't think you're a work in progress, you'll be looking in july trying to figure out where did you miss the work. if you're not a work in progress in six or seven games, good luck. >> we were embarrassed last night and the team is just starting to figure out each other and grow together and i'm very confident with our leadership that we have internally and the competitive level of guys, we're going to come out and bring plenty of energy tomorrow. usf taking on gonzaga, and jalen suggs crashes into one of the few places people can actually sit. they've been please to upsetting the zags the last time. 16 points in the first half and
final seconds corey kispert from steph curry range. bulldogs by ten at the break. the dons never got into the single digits. steal and game high 26. dons fall 85-62. san jose state basketball playing in the greater phoenix area calling grand canyon university home. lost by 50 to boise on thursday. richard washington on fire, sparty takes the lead with just over 09 to go, 40 seconds to go now, washington step-back triple is true, spartans go up one. boise state took the lead on a lay-up, final chance for the spartans. washington needs space, got a rise in fire and it is off the mark. he had 26, needed 29. spartans is a tough one, 87-86 pac-12, jared haas and the cardinal in eugene taking on the ducks. spencer jones the steal and the showtime for two of his 12 second half stanford up two.
oregon follows with a shot and what a play that was. slams it home. he had 13. 4 of 5 oregon starters in double figures. the cardinal scored five points in the final seven minutes. chris duarte had five by himself. cal at oregon state, matt bradley turned his ankle in the first half, did not return. early second, up double digits, joel brown cutting to the hoop and cal is up a dozen but they battle back. thompson with the rock, dribble drive, and scoop to the hoop gives them the lead with six minutes to go. straight to crunch time. bears still down two, and brown gets a good look at a three-ball off the mark, andre kelly has a chance to tip it, it is not good. beavers grab the rebound. kelly is clearly frustrated. bears fall 73-64 cal still winless in conference play. that is your look at sports. let's send things back to you. a soggy start to the first weekend of 2021 in the bay area,
no matter where you were on saturday, it probably looked something like this, wet, gray, dreary. i stayed inside, played cards. >> we wish we had more, looks like it should be raining more, and you're right, only 20% to 30% of normal is where we stand for the season so far. so our drought continues, our deficit, and we are going to make up for not much of it as we get through the week ahead. our strongest storm system is tomorrow and it's just a moderate one. we will see some brief downpours, and some gusty winds. it's the best we can do. in fact the forecast models have been trending drier with this system and trending weaker with the subsequent systems, so unfortunately, doesn't look like a whole lot of rain, not as much as we would like. a lot of fog out there. half-mile at the airport. the visibility reduced to a quarter of a mile. concord, livermore and novato and the delta over a mile. looking good in hayward, four to five miles in the south bay and on the peninsula and up in the
north bay, just over two miles. so the temperatures are mild with the cloud cover, upper 40s to near 50 in alameda. richmond it is 50. 53 in oakland. looking at 48 santa rosa and 51 in san jose. calling it a level two. we've got gusty winds ahead of it, behind it and moderate rain at times. rainfall totals anywhere from about an inch in the north bay, a quarter to a half inch for most of the rest of us, and as it comes down pretty hard in the morning, could see a little bit offing on the roadways. a lot of cloud cover for your sunday, 2:00 in the afternoon, we're mostly cloudy. 10:30, maybe some light rain here. otherwise it's toward sunrise that we're looking at the rain pushing into the north bay, and then as we get towards the mid to late morning hours, it begins to push to the east and south of us, so it looks like a lot of rain from 10:00/11:00 in the morning. of the winds keep it gusty and the south bay will pick up a little bit before we all clear out by the afternoon. so amounts we're going to be higher, but still looking at
maybe a half inch to an inch in the north bay. a third of an inch in san francisco, looking at 0.2 in d redwood city and south bay a tenth for our friends in san jose. the mountains could pick up an inch in and around santa cruz. here comes the south winds gusty out there, 25 to 30 miles an hour. into the overnight hours and it is breezy to gusty south winds for us and ahead of the front and behind the front, we still have some winds that are gusting in excess of 30 miles an hour. the reds and then the purples here when the passage of the cold front should happen for parts of the north bay, later on for the rest of the bay, but it's still windy by 5:00 and finally things begin to quiet down. this is a heavy, wet snow expected for the sierra nevada. 6,000 to 7,000 feet will be the snow level and up to two feet but that's above 6,000 feet here for the west slopes and when you get into the lake tahoe basin it's going to be that cement.
to two to eat inches above 6,000 feet and have to get over 7,000 feet to see that foot, and then we're looking at the very gusty winds, maybe 75-mile-an-hour winds in the mountains. about 60 today in fremont. we'll be dry, clouldy. 59 in santa rosa. a lot of fog through the morning hours, then it's a mostly cloudy afternoon. our level two system with the rain and wind for your monday, monday night looks dry, as well as tuesday. weak system on wednesday, looks like we could see another system friday, not too sure about that one, liz. we'll have to wait and see. so kind of interesting for your monday morning. >> absolutely. sl lisa, thanks. it could be a scary development and what we know about the covid-19 virus, patients with no history of mental illness are developing psychotic symptoms. we do want to say episodes are rare, but they are being reported around the world. keeping track of your health is just one key way abc 7 is working to build a better bay area. this morning, abc 7 news reporter kate larsen spoke to a san francisco man who struggled with delusions while being
treated for covid. >> i thought i'd been kidnapped. i couldn't speak, so i made a little sign for my son to get an ak, his gun. >> ron's delirium became after he came out of a medically induced coma treated for covid at ucsf in the spring. >> i wanted to climb out of that bed and jump out the window and just crazy, crazy things. >> reporter: abc 7 was there when, after 61 days, ron was released from the hospital to much celebration. now seven months later, he's experiencing a painful relapse. >> now i consider myself a long hauler. i've been very emotional, crying, upset, thinking you know, when is this going to end? >> reporter: ron believes his delusions were caused by a combination of sedatives given to him at the hospital as well as the actual covid disease but there are other covid patients with milder cases requiring no medication who have also had
severe delusions, and psychotic episodes. >> the kinds of things that i have seen is patients who have a sudden onset of a change in their behavior. they are much more suspicious of their family members. they're worrying or believe that people are trying to harm them or kill them. they believe that the nurses are talking about them or are poisoning their food. >> reporter: dr. vivek dada is a ucsf neuropsychiatrist. he's treated several patients with no history of mental illness for psychotic symptoms a few weeks or months after a covid infection. >> these kinds of symptoms can be as or more disabling than the physical symptoms that we also associate with covid. >> reporter: although doctors across the u.s. and around the world are reporting similar cases, dr. dada says it's quite rare. why would a virus cause these psychiatric symptoms? >> there are a few theories. one is that the virus itself may
be directly attacking the brain. the second which is probably more compelling, is that when you have an infection, we produce an inflammatory response and some of those chemicals might be toxic to the brain, if the body's immune response goes into overdrive. >> reporter: at this point, dr. dada says it's too early to know if the psychotic episodes are a short term reaction to covid or long-term health concerns. kate larsen, abc 7 news. next a new therapy technique is all the rage. where this woman's breakthrough business is turning trash into stress releasing treasure. details ahead.
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frustration we might have. finney's concept came to be after the local glass recycler stopped taking glass because it's heavy. she turned glass bottles into targets of destruction. yes, there's lots of anger right now. she says some of her biggest clients include businesses hosting team building events. a lot of people have a lot of pent up frustration after this year so it might appeal to some. >> i can't see a thing behind you due to the fog. we have a nice view usually there but with that the visibility across the bay area, not just in san francisco, but to the north and east of us quarter-mile concord, livermore, at the coast 1 3/4 miles, two miles in hayward, getting worse there. everybody pretty much experiencing this kind of scene. looks neat from san francisco. so foggy this morning, cloudy afternoon, rain and wind arrive tomorrow with our level two system, so we're expecting this in the morning hours from sunrise through about
12:00/1:00, and then we're drying out through tuesday, much weaker system wednesday. fridays we're seeing a level one here but we have to wait and see. the systems are trending weaker as we go through the week. we're happy to see that level two, liz. >> we certainly there. lisa, thanks. thanks for joining us on mrpg"a mornings." i'm liz kreutz along with lisa argen. abc 7 news continues at 9:00 achl. until then you can find everything on abc7news.com.
good morning, america. out of control. the new grim milestone with more than 350,000 americans losing their lives to covid-19. hospitals overwhelmed. larry king the latest celebrity battling the virus. >> i just want to get back to life. you know, i just want to get back to normal. i want to see my kids. i want to go back to work. >> the huge demand for vaccines with questions about just who's getting them. plus, how the outbreak is affecting the nfl. playoff rosters decimated. heading home on what could be the busiest travel day during the holiday season. the crush at airports with yet another weather system threatening to mess up plans in the air and on the roads. our weather team with the latest. objection to the electn.