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$4 sauced & loaded tots— with cheddar bacon or jalapeño ranch. building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is "abc 7 news". an unprecedented day ends with an epic fireworks show and messages of unity. >> democracy has prevailed. >> tonight the united states has a new president, joe biden taking the oath of office today as the nation's 46th commander in chief. >> we must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. >> oakland's own kamala harris making history as the first woman, first black american and first person of south asian descent to become vice president. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> the seismic moment a reason for many in the bay area to
celebrate. >> i am so blessed to see this historical event happen today. >> here is a live look at the capitol hill building tonight where it all happened. crews spent the evening starting to dismantle security fencing and barriers around the capitol building and around that area of washington. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. abc news reporter elizabeth schulze is at the capitol to take us through this historic inauguration. >> reporter: it is the moment he has waited for his entire political career. joe biden sworn in as the 46th president of the united states. and delivering a speech pledging to unite a divided country reeling from health, political and economic crises. >> to overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of america requires so much more than words. it requires the most elusive of
all things in a democracy, unity. unity. >> reporter: it was a ceremony of firsts. kamala harris making history, becoming the first woman, black american and person of south asian descent to be vice president. and in a capitol building still scarred by the mob of pro-trump rioters, a special honor given to officer eugene goodman who physically stood up for democracy. >> at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed. >> reporter: the new president then laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery at the tomb of the unknown soldier. he was joined by former presidents bush, clinton and obama, but not trump who skipped the inauguration. ♪ >> reporter: in an emotional moment with the new first lady, biden arrived at the white house, ready to get to work. he immediately signed 15 executive actions, many aimed at undoing trump's policies, including rejoining the paris climate agreement, putting an
end to the so-called muslim ban, cancelling the keystone xl pipeline permit and imposing a mask mandate on federal property. tonight there were no inaugural balls as is tradition, an event taking place virtually instead because of the pandemic. yet another testament to the enormous challenges ahead for the new president. >> there isn't anything we can't do if we do it together. >> reporter: the president and the vice president weren't the only ones to take the out of office here at the capitol today. three democratic senators were sworn in officially giving their party control of the senate. elizabeth schulze, "abc 7 news". lady gaga, jennifer lopez and garth brooks all sang at the inauguration today, but it is a rising star who took the mike who is going viral. >> somehow we have weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken, but simply unfinished. >> it was incredible.
22-year-old amanda gorman from los angeles is the youngest poet to ever read at a presidential inauguration, and she's the country's first national youth poet laureate. some of gorman's former educators say they are not surprised. >> i think she is the embodiment of a young woman who liberated her potential. >> this afternoon gorman tweeted her two books have gone to the top of amazon's best seller list. she also gained hundreds of thousands of followers on both instagram and twitter today. coming up tomorrow she is joining "good morning america" for an exclusive first interview. you can watch it at 7:00 a.m. right after "abc 7 mornings". a real star is born. back here in the bay area, san francisco and oakland city halls lit tonight in red, white and blue to celebrate the inauguration. today marked a fresh start for some bay area politicians. east bay congresswoman barbara lee, also a long-time friend of kamala harris, attended the inauguration. >> oakland and berkley and the east bay is in the house, i mean
in the white house. progress is slow but we're moving forward, and so today is a very emotional day for me, and it is a really reflective day but it is a very joyous day because now we can move forward and take care of the business for the people. >> for east bay congressman eric swalwell it is trump's upcoming impeachment trial. >> sadly, this conduct by former president trump is not something we can just sweep under the rug. i do think there is unity in holding him accountable and standing up for the victims of the attack. >> the house charged trump for inciting the insurrection as you know at the capitol. president biden signed more than a dozen executive orders today. "abc 7 news" reporter j.r. stone spoke with bay area political experts about what we can expect in the coming days, weeks and months ahead. >> reporter: deal with covid, deal with the economy. those are the two big, big things. >> reporter: and the things that
president joe biden and vice president kamala harris will face right away. henry brady is the dean of the goldman school of public policy at uc berkley. he says covid and economy go hand in hand. >> it is not just that the government has stopped the economy. people have stopped the economy. people don't want to go out as long as it feels dangerous to go out. so you can't solve the problem just by fiat, by saying, let's open up. we're not opened up. you have to solve the covid problem first. >> reporter: doctors we spoke with say organization from a federal level is key to try to reach president biden's goal of 100 million vaccines given out in 100 days. >> supply chain and support and coordination, and i think we can do it. what we really need is doses and coordination, and i just know our workforce will be there trying to h■elp. >> reporter: amidst covid-19 and the economy, there's also a hope to unify a divided country. how do you unify a country when you put a former president on
trial who still has supporters? >> reporter: so many question marks, but certainly lots of hope, especially when it comes to the pandemic. >> as he said, he's going to manage the hell out of this and he's going to try very hard to make sure that it happens. >> reporter: j.r. stone, "abc 7 news". mr. biden also released a sweeping immigration bill designed to create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, but as "abc 7 news" reporter matt boon explains some undocumented residents say it doesn't go far enough. protesting president biden's plan in san jose tonight. >> reporter: it started with a car caravan through the streets of san jose, ending with a few dozen people gathering outside san jose city hall, demanding papers for all. nali cruz was there. >> hey, you promised all of these things for immigration and we're going to hold you accountable. >> reporter: the bill would create a pay to citizenship for undocumented people in the country, allowing for green card
applications in five years and citizenship in eight, even faster for daca recipients, those with temporary protected status or farm workers. >> we are hoping we don't have to wait five years, but immediately. >> reporter: gabriel manrique is undocumented and has been in the country for five years. he recognizes the current proposal would require a big fight in congress. >> it is not a done deal yet. >> reporter: the bill would allocate funding for more resources and technology at the border though not for more construction of president trump's wall. >> it is not to open america's gates to anyone who wants to come here. >> reporter: he is a senior fellow at the migration policy institute, though not likely to satisfy everyone he calls this a holistic approach to immigration reform and a stark contrast to that of the trump era. >> it is a bold attempt at reframing american immigration policy and the fact it was done on day one was the right signal to send. >> reporter: in san jose, matt
boon, "abc 7 news". donald trump was greeted by supporters today on the way to his mar-a-lago country club in florida. trump departed the white house this morning, skipping the inauguration. he did leave a note for president biden which biden called generous. trump has hinted some sort of comeback but hasn't revealed his post-presidency plans, but much will likely depend on the outcome of the impeachment trial. many tier 1a long-term care facility residents still have not been vaccinated. i'm kate larsen. coming up, why the pharmacies in charge like cvs say the rollout has been so slow. san francisco wants to vaccinate all residents by the end of june. the key challenge to meet that ambitious goal. and dream big. young girls celebrate kamala harris's historic moment. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. get ready to make the switch from spring-like to winter again. i will let you know when coming
up. >> thanks a lot. more ahead, but first a look at what is coming up on "jimmy kimmel live." >> jimmy: thanks, dan and ama. tonight's show is unprecedented. you seem to be in front of a backdrop they would take baby pictures in front of at sears. >> yes, it is halfway between a sears photo and burn boy. >> it shouts, it's a boy is
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medical attention within 24 hours after getting the vaccine in san diego. at least five bay area counties received doses. frustration and confusion over the slow rollout of covid vaccines for the high-risk residents of long-term facilities. abc 7 reporter kate larsen looks at who is responsible. >> they have no idea when they will be vaccinated. >> reporter: her 88-year-old mother is in assisted living. long-term residents and staff members account for 39% of deaths in the u.s. >> it feels like it is a race to try to get my mother vaccinated before she gets exposed to covid and could possibly die. >> reporter: along with health care workers, long-term care residents like dora are in tier 1a. her 95-year-old father lives at home in santa rosa but managed to get vaccinated before dora. >> it was just a stroke of luck. i got him to the kaiser website on friday evening and got him
appointment. >> reporter: who is in charge of making sure residents of long-term care facilities get vaccinated? the trump team partnered with cvs and walgreen's to offer vaccinations. cvs says they started vaccinating as soon as they were authorized by the states. in california it was december 28th for skilled nursing facilities and january 11th for assisted living facilities. but a leading physician says california set the dates in part because cvs was slow to organize. >> there's also been just chaos that needs to be brought highest risk aren't getting vaccinated first. it basically invalidates the tier system or you have to wait for the tier system, which means everybody else who could be getting vaccinated isn't because you're waiting on walgreen's and cvs. >> reporter: she says if cvs and walgreen's can't immediately
schedule all vaccines for long-term care facilities they should turn the process over to local health departments. kate larsen, "abc 7 news". conflicting information tonight about a plan by san francisco officials to fully vaccinate every resident by the end of june. word of that vaccination goal comes one day after mayor london breed said the city will likely run out of vaccines by tomorrow. still, city public health leaders say they have a goal to vaccinate 10,000 people per day through june to cover all 900,000 residents. a supervisor expressed frustration today with the vaccine rollout. >> from the feds to the state to the local level, so far it has been a mess, and we need clarity. >> tonight the city's department of emergency management said in a tweet that its goal is to have everyone vaccinated by the end of the year. "abc 7 news" is monitoring the covid vaccine rollout in california with our vaccine tracker. it is at abc7news.com. our vaccine tracker also shows you when you might be able to
get the vaccine in california. you can find it on our home page. again, abc7news.com. new at 11:00, someone won the powerball jackpot tonight. clearly not us. >> yeah. >> it was a ticket purchased in maryland. >> yeah. ama, we don't know who won. we know who didn't. the jackpot was worth $731 million. that's the fourth largest in powerball history. here is a look at the winning numbers. 53, 60, 40, 68, 69. the powerball is 22. the tickets sold in several states, including two in california, matched five numbers which earns a $1 million prize, which is not too shabby at all. if you still want to try your luck the jackpot for the mega million drawing is now $970 million. that's worth getting involved in, ama. that's real money. >> i think you're right, dan. yeah, yeah, we have a chance with that one, definitely. >> not. >> sandhya, what do you think? you in? go buy us some tickets.
>> absolutely. odds are in our favor, let me tell you. let's do it, dan and ama. let me show you what is ahead. really good news to report since we are in such a huge deficit in the rainfall department. we have winter returning to the bay area over the next several days, a series of storms, much colder weather and low elevation snow possibility coming your way as we head towards the middle of next week. right now enjoy the calm as you look at a live picture from our san jose camera. here is a look at live doppler 7. clear skies across the bay area but it is going to change on friday morning. temperatures right now are falling because of the fact we don't have clouds to insulate us so from the 30s to 40s for most areas except san francisco. expect a colder night as temperatures are running colder than where they were 24 hours ago. so tomorrow morning, 31 in napa. 32 degrees in santa rosa. this is a time when you will need the heavier jackets. 35 in livermore. down to 38 in san jose. here is a look at your afternoon temperatures, anywhere from the
upper 50s to mid 60s with extra high clouds around. it will be cooler than what we've experienced in days past, but things are really going to change up. so we have level one storm coming on friday. light to moderate showers, slippery morning commute, and it is going to be breezy at times. the hour-by-hour forecast showing you 3:00 a.m., some light to moderate rain moving across the bay area. 5:00 a.m., the focus is the east and the south bay, so definitely give yourself extra time if you are commuting friday morning. 10:00, pops of yellow indicating the moderate showers moving through. at noon time, the showers continue. very scattered by that point and they will be gone by the time the evening commute begins. in terms of rainfall totals, most of you will be under .4 of an inch, but there could be a couple of spots that pick up a little more than that. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. we haven't seen this in a while. a little cooler tomorrow. that's what i'm referring to we haven't seen, but the level one systems friday, sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, we have basically ones on there. cold showers on friday. a short break saturday. look what comes your way, more
it took vice president kamala harris just a minute to recite her oath of office. >> it did, but for young girls and especially girls of color, it was a historic moment. >> please raise your right-hand and repeat after me. me. me. i, kamala harris, do solemnly swear. >> i kamala harris, do solemnly swear. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> against all enemies, foreign
and domestic. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear truth faith and allegiance to the same. >> that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of the office on which i'm about to enter. >> the duties of the office upon which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. ♪ >> inspiring, isn't it, seeing all of those young girls watching, paying attention? they're seeing what
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my cluck sandwich combos. only at jack in the box. ♪ sports on abc 7 is sponsored by your local toyota dealers. good evening. the warriors played their best half of basketball this evening tonight against the spurs, fitting with a theme okakland forever. the dubs rocking the "we believe" jerseys. those are sweet. speaking of sweet, steph curry splits the d, then the fake, show and go for the layup. steph is making dudes look silly on "d". he went for 26 points. three plus the foul here. four-point play as the warriors built a 21-point lead. what a great first half. james wiseman making his large presence felt. career-high 20 points for the rookie. but wait, there's more. gregg popovich not happy. he doesn't want to see more. draymond with the hoop.
wiseman, seven feet tall and you can't teach that. kellie oubre jr. looks like a new man. this is classic, with authority. warriors role, 121-99. the warriors celebrated inauguration day with a video presenting vice president kamala harris with a vintage jersey. little stella in this video, so adorable, looking at her role model. here is the presentation for kamala. >> madam vice president. >> not saying you have to put it up in your office at the white house, but it probably would be a good idea. congratulations. blazing your own path. we're all rooting, supporting you the whole way. >> oh, this means so much to me. >> how cool. the sharks' eternal road trip continues, taking on the blues again. blues in second, sorenson, the diving goal. sorenson soaring. that is incredible. end up going to a shoot out. martin jones, like wall, 24 saves. stopping him there.
a good night game, drive home safely. the sharks wins. 2-1. the pac-12 parting ways with long-time commissioner larry scott who held the job for 11 years. the conference of champions has fallen behind other major leagues in tv money, recruiting as well as results on the field. larry scott was making $5 million per year. abc 7 sports, sponsored