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and why we have a team on vaccine monitoring the distribution. to monitor the distribution. and make sure the people who need the vaccines the most get them. abc 7 news reporter luz pena is part of this team. she joins us now live from the newsroom with a milestone met in san francisco today. luz. >> reporter: dion, it's a monumental day for this community. latinos are the demographic with the highest number of covid-19 cases not only in san francisco but statewide, and this hub means the city is listening. their plan is to vaccinate 120 people a day and then work their way up from there. the mission district is san francisco's covid-19 hot spot. today the city's first vaccination hub opened, giving this community hope. >> it has arrived and it is such an amazing moment for community, especially a community who is o .>>orter: bng to this point wasn't easy. it actually started across the
street where for months ucsf and the latino task force tested thousands of people at this 24ths and mission test site, making that effort the reason why today so many trust the vaccine. >> about 86% of people said they were likely to or very likely to get it when it's available to them, which is great. and a lot of people said they wanted to get it in a community site. >> reporter: today state senator scott wiener praising their efforts. >> it is a model for the country about what community engagement is. >> reporter: mayor london breed announced this will be one of multiple community hubs across h first tier and 65-year-olds and over. > we know sadly that our atosco been hardest hit. of the over 30,000 cases they have been about 42% of those
cases. and what that means is that we as a city, we had to take action. >> reporter: so far san francisco has administered over 106,000 doses. out of that number 83,557 people have been vaccinated. held back.cond doses are bng >> right now we're following the fda and the cdc recommendations as well as the state that everybody needs to get a second dose. so those doses are scheduled for this week. >> reporter: and several san francisco doctors telling me today the city needs to do more to prioritize vaccine distribution within this community. dr. colfax said the city is scheduled to receive 11,000 doses this week. in the newsroom luz pena, abc 7 news. >> luz, real quickly here, the coronavirus as we have covered continues to mutate. one would think vaccinating as many people as possible would be the best strategy here. >> reporter: dion, several ucsf
doctors have told me the second dose is important but the virus continues to mutate and become more infectious, it's actually better to vaccinate as many people as possible, at least with the first dose. but today dr. colfax said they're following the cdc's recommendations and will continue to store those doses for those people who have second appointments. >> all right. we appreciate you staying on top of this very important story. luz, many thanks. statewide latinos make up more than half of california's coronavirus cases. that's according to the latest data. and nearly half of all deaths. today's numbers show an overall slowdown in coronavirus activity statewide from test positivity rates to new cases hospitalizations and deaths. all metrics are decreasing or below average according to today's numbers. and the progress is apparent here in the bay area. the rolling average of new cases is down significantly from the peak set in early january less than a month ago. there's a new national mask mandate from the cdc taking effect at 9:00 p.m. our time. it requires everyone to cover up
while on airplanes, buses, trains, subways, taxis and any rideshare vehicle. the bay area already had t requirents.joe bi w tn senors therelief bill. the meeting came after the lawmakers asked him to negotiate a deal rather than ram through his relief package solely on democratic votes. the gop is proposing a $600 billion aid package, a third of biden's $1.9 trillion plan. >> i support passing covid relief with support from republicans if we can get it, but the covid relief has to pass. >> the two sides disagree on the amount of direct stimulus payments most americans should receive, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and whether to give billions in aid to state and local governments. some see this as president biden's first chance to work across the aisle and bring unity back to washington. kaiser permanente sent an
e-mail to its patients over the weekend addressing concerns around its vaccine rollout. the ceo says kaiser cares for 9.3 million californians and it's received only 300,000 doses. that's just 3% of all kaiser patients. abc 7 news anchor liz kreutz joins us now live. and liz, at this rate it's going to take a long time for kaiser to vaccinate all of its patients. >> reporter: a very long time. we're talking years. now, hopefully it doesn't stay this way. but at the moment it's very frustrating for kaiser patients and now the ceo is essentially apologizing but saying it's out of their control. california's largest health care provider is acknowledging their vaccine rollout is not going smoothly. in this mass e-mail sent to patients over the weekend kaiser permanente chareg adams addressed concerns about a lack of available vaccine appointments. >> my overall feeling is i'm extremely frustrated. >> reporter: jeanine wilson is both a patient and outside medical provider for kaiser and is considered part of their
group 1a for vaccinations. yet she still can't get an appointment. she recently tried and was put on hold for 42 minutes. >> after 42 minutes i went through another round of questions, only to be told that yes, i was eligible but there were no vaccines and no appointments and i should call back in a week. it seemed really willy-nilly and almost felt like i was trying to get a really difficult to get concert ticket. >> reporter: in the e-mail from adams he explained that it comes down to supply. he said kaiser cares for 9.3 million california sxnz they've only received 300,000 doses. if you do the math that averages to about 43,000 doses a week. if that rate continues, it means it would take roughly 216 weeks, or just over four years to have enough of the first dose for all of kaiser's california patients. >> oh, my goodness. wow. >> reporter: that is a staggeringly slow pace.
but thankfully experts are expecting it to pick up soon. dr. mike wasserman, who is a member of california's vaccine advisory committee, says he's anticipating a big change in the next three to four weeks. >> i do think with a new administration in washington i'm expecting the amount of vaccine that's available to start going up. and i think the challenge for all of us will be we just need to know how many vaccines are going to be made available in the next couple weeks, in the next couple months. >> reporter: transparency is what dr. wasserman wants. he said he's also a kaiser patient and he got that letter from the ceo himself. he thought it was a good step forward in terms of being transparent about the numbers. essentially kaiser saying at this point it's out of their hands, it's up to what they get from the federal government. live at home, liz kreutz, abc 7 news. >> so liz, what's kaiser's plan once it does get more vaccines? are administrators confident
they're going to be able to distribute it more efficiently? >> yeah, so in this e-mail, ama, they did say they are preparing to get more vaccines and the pace to speed up a little bit and they are ready and prepared to vaccinate about 200,000 people per week. they have the capacity for that. at that rate it would take a little less than a year to vaccinate all the kaiser patients or at least give them all one dose. they're operating under the assumption this will happen, and so they are preparing to open up more locations to vaccinate people as well as use mobile clinics. >> all right. liz, thank you so much for your update. statewide 62% of vaccine doses delivered to california have been administered. we're monitoring progress with our vaccine tracker. it's available on abc7news.com. well, we are on storm watch because of a light storm that will bring rain to the bay area tonight. and as you can see, in some places it is also raining. as you can see on live doppler 7. >> yeah, good amount of green there. abc 7 news weather anchor spencer christian is tracking
the system, which ranks 1 on the abc 7 news storm impact scale. spencer. >> reporter: that's right, ama and dion. look at live doppler 7 right now. you can see that there are pockets of heavy downpours right now. the rain is reaching from the north bay down into the golden gate and into san francisco where the heaviest rain right now isust movg on in lower marin county and into san francisco. so there will be quite a few wet spots tonight. again, the storm ranks 1 on the abc 7 storm impact scale for tonight and tomorrow morning we expect light to moderate rain although there will be some occasional downpours. strong wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, a few morning showers will linger. it will be a wet commute. i'll give you an hour-by-hour look at the movement of the storm a little bit later. dion and ama? >> all right. sounds good. we're looking forward to it, spencer. thanks. the show-stealing performance by amanda gorman at joe biden's inauguration a few weeks ago was made possible in part by another poet, one who became the first female inaugural poet in american history, dr. maya angelou.
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our work to build a better bay area means fighting for racial and social justice. nearly a month after the attack on the u.s. capitol a group that tracks hate and extremist groups in the u.s. is releasing new findings about how many of these groups are living among us. abc 7 news race and culture reporter julian glover spoke to the people behind the report.
he now joins us live. and julian, there was a key finding in how these groups are organizing. tell us more. did. >> yeah, good evening, dion. the groups and people who support them are increasingly moving and the shadows at this point. instead of formally joining a hate group they're instead equitying with like-minded folks online and then carrying out these attacks in the real world. today a snapshot of domestic hate and extremist groups released by the southern poverty law center a month after far right pro-trump groups stormed the u.s. capitol. >> throughout the four years of trump's presidency we witnessed a growing threat to our democracy. during that time the white nationalist movement surged. >> reporter: the report by the splc, the organization that tracks racism and xenophobia, found the number of active hate groups declined from 940 in 2019 to 838 in 2020. the number of hate groups in california also dropped from 88 to 72.
but don't be fooled by the numbers. people looking to join these groups are taking the hate online. >> online spaces have really helped facilitate a more diffuse structure within the far right. extremists can join a number of facebook groups or telegram channels and get the same sense that they are part of an in group or they are participating in a movement they may have gotten from joining a more formally organized structure in years past. >> reporter: in california the groups range from anti-lgbtq groups with chapters in the south bay to white nationalist organizations like the proud boys with a footprint all across the state. the group has been vocal, r a capitol in sacramento, and joining the siege on the u.s. capitol last month. >> let me flip this around. >> they're out there, they're angry, they're disenfranchised, they're upset that president trump lost. >> reporter: people like ian rogers of napa. the fbi announcing charges against them last week for allegedly plotting an attack on democrats. it's cases like this that led the department of homeland
security to release a rare joining las ek.splc also warnst >> lockdown protests created opportunities for crossover between factions of the far right. >> reporter: the center is also urging the biden administration to take action. the splc recommended that the administration establishes offices within the department of homeland security, the justice department and the fbi that are dedicated to monitoring and also prosecuting these domestic terrorism cases. reporting live, covering race, culture and social justice, i'm julian glover, abc 7 news. >> i especially appreciate you taking a deeper dive beyond those initial numbers. julian, many thanks. now, if you have a story for julian, you can always reach out to him online on twitter and facebook. you can find him @juliangabc7 and on instagram. he's julianglovertv. the theme for our black history month coverage this week is history happening now.
recently national youth poet laureate amanda gorman made history at the inauguration, following in the footsteps of one of the world's most celebrated poets, dr. maya angelou. dr. angelou has very close ties to the bay area and is still celebrated here today. here's abc 7 news anchor jobina fortson with a look back at her legacy. >> reporter: as millions of americans clung to the poem flowing from youth poet laureate amanda gorman -- >> being american is more than a pride we inherit. it's the past we step into. >> reporter: it was hard not to draw connections to a scene in that same spot decades earlier when dr. maya angelou became the first female inaugural poet in u.s. presidential history. in gorman's words, if you can't se it it's hard to become it. >> i think honestly it's beautifully poetic, the ways that their work weaves together and also the impact that it's had just on our community at
large. >> reporter: this interest ignited a dive into maya angelou's complex and inspiring life story. with some of her chapters spent right here in san francisco. born marguerite johnson, angelou had a difficult childhood. she was raped at 7 in st. louis. her abuser was killed, and that caused angelou to stop talking. in her silence she read poetry, and during world war ii was sent to family in arkansas and then eventually to oakland at a short time and san francisco. >> it was here when she started going to school. she went to the california labor school in san francisco. and that's where she was really getting into art. she studied dance and acting and we know maya for her writing and her poetry but she was hugely accomplished. >> reporter: at 15 in her summer off from george washington high school angelou wanted a job. >> working on transit vehicles in san francisco was always a white man's job. there was racism. there was sexism.
>> reporter: in her 1969 award-winning autobiography "i know why the caged bird sings" angelou wrote, "the thoughts of sailing up and down the hills of san francisco in a dark blue uniform with a money changer at my belt caught my fancy. she wanted to be a street car conductor, and she thought it was cool. >> i went back to my mother and i said, they wouldn't even allow me to apply. she asked me why? do you know why? i said yes, because i'm a negro. she said yes, but do you want the job? i said yes. she said go get it. >> reporter: with her persistence she became san francisco's first black female street car conductor. >> her mother did not think it was safe. so her mother followed her in the family automobile on her first run of the day when it was still dark. so that her daughter would feel safer. it's really an exceptional story of her personal courage in fighting racism and sexism.
>> reporter: angelou would later sing calypso and blues at the purple onion and then became a civil rights activist, educator, one of the world's most celebrated writers. ♪ she found faith, making glide memorial her church home and beloved reverend cecil williams her friend. >> i thank god for the 30-year journey in this time. >> it's an incredible honor but also an awe-inspiring responsibility. >> reporter: lava thomas was selected to create a monument in front of the san fracisco public library thelma bodies all of these elements of angelou. thomas's non-traditional design was approved by officials, rejected, and then reinstated. it's a separate story involving race, art, and equity. >> that journey for me speaks to the enduring power of maya angelou's legacy and the fact that the monument will embody those principles through that
journey to me is profound. >> reporter: thomas has designed a nine-foot-tall bronze book that on one side will read these words from angelou. >> information helps us to see that you're not alone, that there's somebody in mississippi and somebody in tokyo who all have went, who all have longed and lost, who've all been happy. so the library helps you to see not only that you are not alone but that you are really not any different from anyone else. there may be details that are different, but a human being is a human being. >> reporter: thomas says while the monument is rooted in black art and aesthetics it's also grounded in angelou's insistence of shared humanity, a message desperately needed in our deeply divided world today. jobina fortson, abc 7 news. >> what a remarkable woman and a fascinating look back. i love seeing all those photos and the video. abc 7 is celebrating black
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we got a break but not a long one. >> yeah, get ready for more rain but then also feeling a lot more , spencer. >> that is true. that'll come later after the rain. but right now we've got the rain. here's a look at live doppler 7. you can see a wide path of rain from the north bay down to the peninsula right now. the heaviest rain at this moment is moving right into southern marin county and into san francisco. we've got? downpours right there. here's a view of part of the san francisco sky from our exploratorium camera. currently 56 here in the city and in san jose. 60 in oakland, 57 mountain sxru morgan hill, 54 at half moon bay. and the view from emeryville where it does not appear to be wet yet, looking back at san francisco, 52 degrees in santa rosa. mid to upper 50s at novato, napa, fairfield and livermore. concord stands at d. the view from our rooftop. it does look a little wet there on the embarcadero. these are our forecast features. rainy and gusty overnight with a slippery morning commute. scattered showers return on
wednesday and we'll have a warming drying trend beginning on thursday. the current storm, the one for tonight and tomorrow, ranked 1 on the abc 7 storm impact scale. wind gusts may hit 40 miles per hour. there will be a few morning e forecas amaon aer iestergh yoo midnight up until about the beginning of the morning commute but then into the midday hours we get a little bit of a break tomorrow before the wednesday showers come in. and in the sierra a winter storm warning will be in effect from 2:00 a.m. tomorrow to 6:00 a.m. wednesday. we expect a foot to a foot and a half of snow generally in the sierra. overnight low temperatures will generally be in the upper 40s to low 50s. highs tomorrow mainly upper 50s to about 60 degrees around some bay shoreline locations and inland. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. once again showers on wednesday, a little bit cooler on wednesday as well. then on thursday the drying begins. and then a four-day stretch or more of sunny dry and mild days with high temperatures reaching
into the mid to upper 60s. by the way, i want to thank the wonderful third-graders at valhalla elementary school, pleasant hill. ms. smithulaire's class. i visited them by way of zoom. we talked about weather. they had some great questions and they had some great answers to my questions. it was a real feat to visit with students who were so interested in weather and other sciences. so thank you, ama and dion. >> i bet they learned a lot and had a lot of fun. i bet you had a lot of fun too, spencer. thank you. >> i did indeed. coming up over the past few years california's population growth has slowed while it has increased in other states. so where are people going? it's all part of our new special series called "california dreaming." next. a simple little mistake costs a local man $15,000. i'm michael finney. coming up on 7 on your side, the easy solution one federal agency refused to make.
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today we are launching a new series cle"c lookn issuehais threate calornia dntrodu you to ndingolns to the ob it's a collaborationta in loanle >> over the past few years california's population growth has slowed down while other states have picked up. tonight's episode "state of the state" examines what's behind this flux. >> i think the california dream is changing. the idea of driving out to l.a. and sort of making a go of it on a waiter's salary maybe isn't as realistic as it once was. >> when people say things like the dream is over because we're not growing as fast as arizona or texas, that's comparing as it were apples and oranges. and that's because they entered th growth game later than we dd.
you can't have super high levels of population growth forever. >> reporter: california has had more than a century of rapid growth, spurred by the gold rush and industrial booms in farming, l drilling, hollywood, aerospace and big tech. but in recent decades its growth has slowed more than ever and more people are now leaving the golden state than those moving in. >> one thing we know is that since the 1990s california has been losing more residents than it gains from other states each year. some of the big places you see folks going to are texas, nevada, arizona. but also when you look at black californians in particular you'll see a lot more folks going to the southeast like georgia and north carolina. so it varies a little bit depending on who you're looking at. >> i think the best way to understand this is to think of three groups -- high income, middle income, and low income. they have different patterns. and that's actually what we're seeing in cali and san francisco. they are still quite attractive
to high-skill, high-income people. there's still a net inflow of those kind of people. right now we're not attracting low-income or low-education people. then in between these two groups is theid and that's becauseve wider set of locations tcapontl you know, wanted to leave for business purposes and for tax reasons and things like that. as a business owner it just didn't behoove him. me personally, what really moved the marker was when covid hit and there was this indefinite idea of remote learning. and as a straight-a student my daughter has never struggled. but in this case she was really not doing very well. so i made a very abrupt decision
to relocate to texas. and one of the things that i negotiated with my husband was that we could find something on a lake so i could have a lakefront home, a dream home that i could never otherwise afford in california. >> americans, they're choosing where they go on the basis of my family preferences, what kind of climate i like. many other factors. but that in addition to that we might be seeing people choosing places according to whether people share my political views. >> i think some of the most interesting movement is people who are staying in california in search of better opportunity. so if you're willing to look at some of these other areas, they're building housing, they're looking to draw people inland to say why don't you consider this different version of the california dream. one thing we're seeing in the central valley, and you'll hear this from people, like the incoming mayor of fresno, is a lot more people looking at moving inland to the central
valley during this current moment in the pandemic. >> now, when you talk about the end of a dream, though, there are some problems. part of that, though, is weirdly enough it's our success story because we have so many high-income people. the bottom line is how can we deal with income inequality that would enable people at all levels of income to keep living in our s >> so actually, california was once again leading the way in population growth and now other states are catching up. >> tomorrow we're looking at the threat of wildfires across the state and what's being done to prevent a repeat of the 2020 fire season. join us all week at 4:30 and 6:30 for our special series "california dreaming." and we'll have a 30-minute special this saturday at 9:00 p.m. but if you can't wait you can stream an extended version on demand right now on our abc 7 bay area connected tv app. download the free app now on roku, fire tv, android tv, and
apple tv. well, a common mistake proved costly for a danville man. 7 on your side's michael finney joins us now with the story behind the misplaced decimal point which made a big difference here. >> reporter: dion, you know, sometimes it's just the little things that end up costing you the most. so tonight i have a case in point. as you just said, a decimal point. russ bernard looks to be in pretty good shape. it's a good thing because he had to do some pretty heavy lifting after making a careless mistake. he sent in an online payment for what he thought was for $1,695.60. when he received verification of his payment, he discovered he inputted the decimal point in the wrong place. the payment ended up being for $16,956. >> so i freaked out. and obviously if the numbers were right but the decimal was put in the right place.
>> reporter: russ called wells fargo asking a stop payment to social security for his medicare b coverage. the bank told him it couldn't do that. >> it was an electronic transfer and not a check. that i'd have to contact social security. so that's when all my woes began. >> reporter: social security told himt cld geim a crit refund for the overpayment. that was the policy. >> it just kept going on and on and on. and he just couldn't get anything -- or anybody to stop it. >> reporter: russ appealed to a manager. he learned on christmas eve that social security denied his appeal. that same day his wife, carla, came down with covid. >> all of the sudden the room went sideways and i said i'm sick. and i was sick. >> reporter: still, carla had enough strength in her to suggest russ call 7 on your side. >> and i said if anybody can get this fixed it's 7 on your side. call them. >> reporter: he did. and we contacted social security. a spokesperson told us she reas.
it refunded $15,000 back into russ's bank account. >> 7 on your side can't be beat. >> i'm grateful. 7 on your side did a wonderful thing for us. >> reporter: we're also happy to report carla is fully recovered from covid-19. now, if you have a consumer issue i can help with please let me know about it. go to abc7news.com. and dion, watch those little dots. >> i think we'll all be a little bit more careful after that. michael, many thanks. coming up next, a troubled past may have no future in san jose. days could be numbered for the statue of a former mayor because of the actions of the current mayor. and in san francisco a different issue.
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for the third time in as many decades san jose is weighing whether to remove a controversial statue of former mayor thomas fallon. after all these years it appears lally go through with it after the city's current mayor threw his support behind the idea. abc 7 news reporter chris nguyen has the story. >> reporter: at the western gateway to downtown san jose a piece of art with a troubled past is once again sparking heated debate. >> it was wrong then.
it's wrong now. >> reporter: stanford history professor al camarillo says this 16-foot-tall statue of former mayor thomas fallon should have never been built. >> it reflects a history of oppression, of conflict, of the worst aspects of manifest destiny, genocide against native american people because that was part of it as well. >> reporter: the statue commemorates fallon planting an american flag into the city's soil in 1846 to claim the land for mexico during the mexican-american war. it was commissioned by the san jose redevelopment agency in the late 1980s and championed by former mayor tom mchenry. today in a lengthy medium post, current mayor sam liccardo issued a formal recommendation for its removing saying, "statues in museums teach history. statues in prominent outdoor spaces glorify history, often without reflection. we should reconsider what we glorify. liccardo's statement comes just
days after a virtual meeting on public art in which the overwhelming majority of comments called for the city to take action. >> i think that this would be a really good place to start in healing our relationship with marginalized communities who the city has repeatedly failed. >> i see every day as a displacement, a continuous displacement in this community, displacement of our people, people who can't afford to live here, people who can't afford to purchase homes. >> reporter: the was to remove and relocate. a final decision is expected by june. >> portions of our community do not see that artwork as fostering a sense of inclusion, equity and belonging. so that's really at the heart of the conversation that we'll be having. >> reporter: a chance to review the symbols of the past with today's eyes. in san jose chris nguyen, abc 7 news. if the rain hasn't arrived >>i'm morgan, and there's more where yoto me than hiv. more love,... more adventure,...
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tema oken titled "white supremacy culture." oken told me that our culture perpetuates racism when things continue to be written down in a certain way. yet the san francisco unified school district uses so many acronyms on a daily basis that if you go to their website there's a section that tells you how to find out what their acronyms or abbreviations mean. when we asked mayor london breed for her opinion, she was confused and thought we were asking her about the issue of renaming schools. >> we definitely need to have a robust conversation about what we need to do but not a rushed conversation. >> reporter: so does that mean that the acronym sota, which stands for school of the arts, so zhou be called the ruth asawa school, period? >> in the same spirit of getting rid of acronyms i do believe in calling it ruth asawa. >> reporter: the school district told me there's no official policy or effort under way related to acronyms
districtwide. in san francisco lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. all right. some folks are already startg to get som r.>> sps standgyit mo on thest youre i tsewsnd yb even a couple oranges showing up there, indicating patches of heavy downpours. mainly up in the north bay but also down into san francisco right now pushing over toward the east bay. so it's going to be wet tonight and wet tomorrow morning as commuters are out and about. the storm ranks 1 on the abc storm impact scale for tonight we expect light to moderate rain for the most part. but there will be occasional downpours and gusty wind up to 40 miles per hour at times. and a few lingering showers even beyond the morning commute. here's the forecast animation. going into the late night and us d tth over to the east as many o en after about 8:00 tomorrow
morning get a little bit of a break, maybe even some partial clearing but there's more rain on the way. it will be coming in on wednesday morning or late tomorrow night into wednesday morning. and looks like it's going to be mainly scattered showers. rainfall totals by 7:00 p.m. wednesday will be generally about a quarter of an inch to half an inch, in? locations down in the south bay under a tenth of an inch. and there's a winter storm warning that will be in effect from 2:00 a.m. tomorrow to 6:00 a.m. wednesday in the sierra where a foot to a foot and a half of snow generally will fall. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. after wednesday's showers we'll get clearing on thursday and drying and then warming up on friday through the weekend with sunny skies all the way into early next week. ama and dion? >> we're just flipping back through the seasons. thanks, spencer. all right. turning over to sports now, chris alvarez in for larry beil tonight. hi, chris. >> hi, dion. super bowl gone virtual. we'll highlight tom brady and passric mahomes.
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now abc 7 sports with chris alvarez. >> the warriors are going to be without rookie center james wiseman for at least the next week and a half. the 19-year-old seven-footer sprained his left wrist after falling awkwardly on an alley-oop in saturday's win over the pistons. the team says wiseman will be reevaluated in seven to ten days. he's played well of late with his new role coming off the bench. you see him fall right here.
with marquise chris rehabbing a broken leg golden state was already thin up front. w replace his 1.6 rebounds and 21 minutes per game. steve kerr thankful the injury news wasn't worse. >> that's the good news when it's a wrist or a hand. you yan still run. get your conditioning in. keep your wind up as best you can. it's a bummer but at least it's not anything worse. >> it's a concern anytime you lose anybody for any stretch of time and especially a guy that's in the rotation. but we'll figure it out. injuries are obviously a part of every season. no matter when they come, you've just got to be able to adjust. so just all hands on deck. >> warriors and celtics tomorrow. the sharks were originally scheduled to play their first home game in arizona today but due to those covid issues with their opponent those games have been rescheduled. the sharks scheduled to play the golden knights tonight and wednesday of course they've bee jose. the sharks are taking advantage of the return to the home ice both on and off the ice, that
is. after spending more than a month on the road they're happy. >> there was just a sense of this is dragging on a little long. we'd love to get home. you know, there's an opportunity to get home. let's get home. and now we're here and the energy is completely changed. guys are excited, refreshed. a lot of smiles. >> as we can br twter, look at that. super bowl opening night a whole lot different this year. usually a huge party. hundreds of thousands of people. look at last year in miami, how much fun larry and i and the crew were having. man, i missed that jacket. i wish i would have had that. as for this year's super bowl, brady and passric mahomes focused on one thing, and that's w winning. >> it's a tough game to lose, let me say that. i've had some really tough losses in this game. those stick with you for a long time. i've had some incredible wins. and i'd much rather be in the game than not be in the game, that's for sure, because the only way to win the game is to be in it. >> if you're not fired up to play the super bowl i don't know what else can make you get any more fired up. it's going to be a great opportunity for me to get to
play against tom, all-time great, the goat, everything like that. packers quarterback aaron rodgers is the front-runner to win league mvp this saturday night. the nfl honors. the former cal star was visibly disappointed after losing the nfc title game. multiple reports say the rams looked into trading for rodgers before getting matthew stafford over the weekend. packers sai of course rodgers w the ultimate decision on where he plays but today packers head coach matt lafleur said he wants rodgers back. >> is that a trick question? >> no. >> absolutely. there's no doubt about it. you're talking about the guy that's going to win the mvp of the league. like we're not in this position without him. so yeah. absolutely he will be here. for a long time. i know i said that before, but for a long time. >> frrp frrn fans are hoping they can somehow swing a deal. there's a lot of talk about what they're going to do there. back to the super bowl last year, just how different it is. you saw that tweet from brady. heavgeds of
people just swarming him. i tweeted a picture of just how many people were at those kind of media days. it was one of the most fun things we did in miami last year. it's so different this year. but a huge game. mahomes and brady on sunday. that is going to be a lot of fun. but the atmosphere's a lot different. >> i remember you were on cloud nine when you came back from miami. i am still willing to bet you somewhere in your closet. it will emerge somewhere. >> i'd have to go get it from the guy i used it in miami, i just like stole it for a second, can i use this on tv? >> a-ha. >> i have to go back to miami now to get it. >> chris, thanks for that report. well, here's tonight's primetime line-up on abc 7. at 8:00 it's "the bachelor" followed by "the good doctor" at 10:00. then stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. and you can watch all our newscasts live and on demand through the abc 7 bay area connected tv app, available for apple tv, amazon tv fire tv, and roku. download it now and start streaming. but that is it for now. thanks for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dion lim. for spencer and chris and all of
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