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the tampa bay buccaneers celebrating a victory this morning. highlights from the halftime show and the performance. good to see all you guys. mike, beautiful weekend. >> hard to stay inside, wasn't it, with that gorgeous weather. this week, maybe a little easier to stay inside. won't be as warm and we have several chances of rain. jump in to what's going on this morning, the fog that's out there. nice to see all three of you this morning. the fog shows it's thick across the north bay, say up in napa valley and along 101 in sonoma. a little less so in marin valley. or in marin i should say. there you go, the brighter the white the thicker the fog and visibility couple in santa rosa and petaluma and tw mes i na. noh to sth and a lookrom our east bay hills camera and you can see if you've been with us all show we're seeing less
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and less of the bay bridge and also of san francisco and that means this fog is drifting south along the east bay sat. right. here's a look at your day planner, 39 to 46, temperatures in the low to upper 50s, barely 60 at 4:00, 49 to 53 at 7:00. not expecting rain out of these clouds. i will have that coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you, mike. new this morning, firefighters are investigating a boat fire at the bethel island marina. east contra costa fire says the man is missing and his vehicle is in the parking lot. police say the living quarters collapsed in on themselves not allowing them to search until the hot spots can be put out. the hull of the boat is intact so it's still floating. abc 7 working to build a better bay area and part includes tracking education and
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the push to get students back in the classrooms. an important step in alameda county as teachers and staff will start getting vaccinated. amy hollyfield is live in fremont with more on phase 1b vaccinations. good morning, amy. >> hi, good morning. the county says this is an important step toward getting teachers and kids back in the classrooms and getting these schools open. educators are part of the phase 1b tier 1 on the state's vaccination plan. alameda county says there are a lot of people they have to get to in this tier. it has 325,000 people in this phase to vaccinate and, of course, limited supply of vaccines. county officials say educators will need to be patient as they work to get to everyone. they are advising people in this tier to first contact their health provider about the vacce. he suggest looking for outreach from their employer or community
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groups. alameda county school districts are preparing to return to in person learning on their own timetable. each district has its own timeline based on the needs in each community, but they're working on getting reopened while the county is working to get teachers here vaccinated and that starts the is week. big progress here. reporting live in fremont hollyfield, abc 7 news. parents are planning to protest for not reopening schools for older students. the district reopened elementary schools to hybrid learning in october and planning to bring sixth graders back in march. there are no plans to bring back older students until this fall, which has many parents filling in the gap with private schools. today's protest is from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the palo alto unified school district offices. key metrics in california show things are improenchg around the state. the number of people
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hospitalized has dropped below 12,000. a month ago it was nearly 22,000. the seven-day positivity rate keeps falling and stands at 5.4%. that is a good indicator of the spread of the virus. the state did report more than 15,000 newly diagnosed cases yesterday which is about the daily average for the past week. covid-19 health care heros were honored at the super bowl and national poet amanda gorman performing the first ever poem to be read at the big game. >> let us walk with these warriors, charge on with these champions, and carry forth the call of our captains. we celebrate them by acting with courage and compassion by doing what is right and just for while we honor them, today it is they who every day honor us. >> 22-year-old captured the nation's attention, of course, when she read a powerful and
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deeply moving poem at preside ugatio lt tampa bay beat the champs the chiefs in a 31-9 victory and after the super bowl thousands of fans flooded to celebrate despite those health orders. jobina is at the live desk with a look at some of the celebrations. >> thank you. experts are worried because so many fans gathered we might see another surge in covid-19 cases. the celebrations went on as florida reported more than 57,000 covid cases in the last week. you can see this bar here filled with dozens of mostly maskless people cheering after the cs victory. many took to the streets and stopped traffic for hours after the game. last month the mayor of tampa issued an executive order requiring everyone to wear a mask in event zones and entertainment districts during the game. those who aren't wearing a mask could be cited $500 but it was
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likely difficult to enforce with thousands of people celebrating across the city last night. kumasi? >> thank you, jobina. former secretary of state george shultz died at his home on the stanford campus over the weekend and his l and out of government casts a long shadow after joining the marines. schultz was named an economic adviser. later president nixon schochose to become secretary of labor the four of cabinet offices he would hold. only one other american has ever done that. the depression steered him into public service. >> i was worried about the unemployment and the loss of production that we needed and it made a big impression on me. >> in later years schultz was known for his philanthropy. he and his wife split time between homes in palo alto and
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san francisco. george shultz was 100 years old. house speaker nancy pelosi released a statement saying, quote, george was known and esteemed as a person of honor. while we disagreed on issues including the central american wars and use of force in iraq in 2003 i always respected him for his integrity and patriotism. still ahead, the airline that will temporarily cut flights from the bay area to hawaii because of the state's travel quarantine rules. >> just thank god. >> a father has been reunited with his kids after that weekend amber alert in the city. his response to the overwhelming support from the community. its denite getting look off utro towards the east. it won't be as mild as yesterday so you will have to dress just a little bit warmer. in fact, when we come back after this break, i'll show you the
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welcome back. thanks for sticking around. want to take a look at south bay temperatures and milpitas should be 41, not 4,841 degrees. i apologize. upper 30s around saratoga and morgan hill for some of the can cooler spots with alum rock. 38 in lafayette and danville, 48 in alameda, 47 in san francisco. a look at thursday we start off quiet but you can see this is the european model, rain rolls in during the evening hours and it's gone by froou morniiday mo then saturday this brings the rain in sooner during the morning hours but gets rid of it
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for valentine's day, which would be kind of nice because i know you have some neat plans for this sunday. here's a look at the rainfall totals and that is the wrong sthimts. we're going to get a quarter to half inch of rain out of these two systems. that's pretty good. we just need about three or four more of those in the next week or two and we're doing well. all right. let's see how we're doing on the roads and turn it over to jobina. hi jobina. >> hi, mike. thank you. good morning. happy monday. the chp issued a foggy advisory for the venetia bridge and we have metering lights on the bay bridge toll plaza that came on at 5:51. a live look so you can see the conditions and the big backup, wow, probably one of the largest ones we've seen in a while and sluggish from the toll plaza alh itl u maouaywa ticre of the richmond-san rafael bridge where conditions are better here, clear across
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towards the north bay where you will run into fog this morning. our other hot spot as we check out the graphic is in san jose. we have a crash involving multiple vehicles here. this is goingnorthbound 101 bas at allen rock. at least two lanes are blocked right now. liz? >> thank you. three lanes of the central san rafael exit on northbound 101 will be closed from 9:00 to 11:00 tonight and then the entire off ramp will close to traffic from 11:00 to 6:00 the next morning. those traveling to san rafael during these hours will need to take detours at the north san pedro road or san francisco boulevard exits. the closure is part of the harbor bay bridge replacement project. still ahead, airline workers get the shot. one company will start offering the covid vaccine to employees today. >> very, very happy about tampa bay and tom brady and the great team.
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>> this man is cashing in on the super bowl win. the big b
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new overnight, rescuers are looking for survivors after part of a himalayan glacier fell into a river trapping more than 100 people. that sent an avalanche of water, dust and rocks down a mountain which crashed through a dam. at least 180 people are missing right now and 19 people are dead. most of the people who are missing are workers, part of two hydro electric projects working in tunnels. crews have drilled drilds through a mile and a half of tunnel to try to get to them. a father is thanking first responders and the public for helping find his children. they were inside a van that was stolen over the weekend. this is one of the most clicked on stories right now on this morning. you may have gotten the amber alert over the weekend.
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both kids were thankfully okay when police found them in the bayview district. their dad, jeffrey fang, was making a doordash pacific heights around 8:45 on saturday night when he was carjacked and an amber alert was issued. a massive search began and the kids were found about four hours later. >> the response from the neighborhood, the bay area, the city, warms my heart. there is still humanity in all of us, i guess. >> the suspects were still on the loose. san francisco police chief william scott is asking those involved to turn themselves in. fang set up a gofundme page to help with the search. those funds will now let the family take some time off. we have a link to the page on our website head's up if you are planning a trip to hawaii. you might not be able to get there on southwest. the airline is suspendingts k auai
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next monto e island's stringent entry rules. the island requires a ten-day quarantine for visitors because of the pandemic unless very specific requirements are met. southwest says it's stopping flights from oakland and san jose from march through may. starting today, delta in is offerg vaccinations to georgia employees who are 65 and older. a health care provider will administer the vaccines in a section of the atlanta airport and space at the delta flight museum. the airline ceo said nearly 700 of 75,000 employees reported receiving at least one vaccination shot. the atlanta airport says the workers fall under the category of essential workers. the super bowl entertainers delivered buzz worthy musical performances last night. ♪ we don't even♪ ♪ you can turn me ♪ >> grammy winning singer
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wowed the performance flanked by bandage faced dancers. everyone was practicing social distancing, of course, but you might be asking why bandages. the artist has been wearing them for nearly a year in public as a critique of hollywood culture. ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ >> that is grammy winning native her. she delivered a rendition of "america the beautiful" right before kickoff. she tells abc 7 news she's proud of her bay area upbringing and opportunity to showcase her talents on a national stage. her performance brought people to tears and jobina said she did a shout-out to vallejo during her performance. >> yes. you know what, she gave a shout
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out to abc 7 during our interview, this is our hometown tv station. it was as cool for her to talk to us as it was to her. her and her. get it. but if you missed the interview, you can see it on our ctv app under the featured section. >> i love it. that looks so good. >> did you like the halftime show? i danced in my living room? >> i found it funny they chose the weeknd. tiktok is influencing performers at the super bowl now. that's a popular tiktok song and i loved amman ga dorman. >> mike, we know you were dancing in the living room. >> it was fun. >> yeah. looked just like tom cruise in "risky business." it did not. let's take a look at what's going on in san jose this morning. sorry for putting that image in your mind.
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all right. we've got fog almost everywhere this morning. even down in the south bay here we go. 42 degrees as we look north bay from san jose international from the shark tank. mostly cloudy today, cooling back to average. temperatures back in the 50s, the low 60s. no more 60s and 70s like this past weekend. mostly cloudy, milder tonight with fog and a light storm. we've got one thursday, friday and saturday and sunday. let's see what's going on. to the south of us near santa barbara, we're getting blow off in the form of high clouds. ten degrees cooler than yesterday. mid to upper 50s half moon bay, san francisco, san mateo, valle. the rest of us 60 to 62 degrees. for the rest of the stay 51 in eureka, 47 in tahoe and 60s
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everywhere else. for tonight won't be quite as colds as this morning, temperatures in the low to upper 40s. cooler tomorrow as the onshore breeze continues. most of us in the 50s, a little more sunshine for wednesday, may jump up into the low 60s but we're back mainly in the 50s thursday, friday, saturday and sunday with the 1, very light storms on the impact scale. hopefully a quarter to half inch when all is said and done. let's get back to liz and kumasi. >> thank you, mike. we're checking in with ginger for a look at what's coming up on "gma" at 7:00. good morning. >> hey, kumasi, hey, liz. great to be with all of you this morning. coming up here on "gma" i will be in snow again. we got another halfhat foot ando or three last week. we're going into february strong. of course, we're going to be in tampa where they don't have the snow but they're celebrating winning the super bowl. tom brady leading his new team to the title puts the seventh
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title for him. we are going to talk to one of his teammates la von ta david about the message brady sent his team they say helped win the big game. of course, we're going to talk about the weeknd's halftime show and concern about the super spreader event the super bowl could cause around the country. people getting together for the big game. a study showing how fast the uk variant is spreading here in the united states. and then at least some positive spin here, the new hope as pfizer ramps up its vaccine production. "black panther" star michael b. jordan will join us. he had his super bowl ad debut yesterday and we will bring you the latest with him live and we are going to speak to katy perry, lionel richie and luke bryan, "american idol" coming back, season 19, gearing up and getting ready and our vocal warmups in and get ready to sing. >> a lot of cool interviews on the show today. thank you, ginger. we
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a pair of teenagers is leaving an artistic imprint on a san francisco neighborhood. 15-year-old eva nessbalm fost and 16-year-old sophia reaganbogeyen won a design competition for students at the san francisco school of the arts. their designs will be on two new apartment buildings in the tenderloin for middle income workers. >> a lot of famous jazz musicians that played there and i picked one highlight who is miles davis and i kind of based my design off of one of his more famous songs. >> there is a hand reaching down and a hand reaching up and dell seymour really liked that because he thought he was showing how people are reaching up for help but people are also reaching down to help others. >> my friend dell. okay. so the designs will be paying tribute to the tenderloin's jazz
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history with the patterns based on sheet music and the developer fo delmes sob ght-storousing units. and new developments this morning, a texas furniture magnet known for multimillion-dollar sports bet has won the largest wager on super bowl lv. jim, known as mattress mack, won $3.4 million after betting the box would beat the chiefs. the bet through draftkings was the highest wager this year. >> $3.5 million was on tampa bay and they had a great night so i'm very happy about tampa bay and tom brady and their great team coming through, so powerfully in the super bowl. >> not only did mattress mack score big. anyone who spent $3,000 or more on mattress at his store will now get their money back. so i suppose the takeaway when
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in doubt bet on tom brady. >> i guess. i'm so happy he followed through on that part of it. i guess he can now. he won. coming up next at 6:30 the tentative deal that's been reached between the san francisco unified school district and the teachers union, when schools may reopen according to this agreement. and this morning, astrazeneca responds to a report that its covid-19 vaccine isn't very effective. they said it couldn't be done but you managed to pack a record 1.1 trillion transistors into this chip whoo! yeah!
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building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, this is abc 7 news. >> we are green to go back into school buildings with our students. now at 6:30, san francisco teachers are preparing to return to the classroom. the deal their union struck with
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the school district. >> and one country has stopped administering the astrazeneca vaccine citing a study that found the vaccine isn't very effective. the drugmaker responding this morning. and glory for the tampa bay buccaneers. what quarterback tom brady is saying this morning about their big win. >> good morning, everybody. it is monday, february 8th. you know i'm from florida, close to tampa bay and the buccaneers have been going through it in their history so i know they are really, really happy today. especially my dad, okay. >> hopefully he was not celebrating in those crowds. >> he was not. he was in the house. i had to make sure. >> good. good. yes, the worst franchise by win percentage won the super bowl, how about that. that's awesome. kind of wearing that color in honor of them. very happy for tom. tom. i call him by his first name.
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we're like this. mr. brady, if you will. seven-time super bowl champion, hello. yeah, that was fun. let's talk about the weather and we're moving on but we'll circle back to the super bowl and you can see mother nature is doing her best to paint almost all of our neighborhoods with fog. it was in the north bay but rapidly moving into the east bay valleys down the shore into the south bay. look for rapidly changing conditions as a light breeze is going to continue to move this fog around, especially north to south. in fact, the east bay hills when we started the show at 5:00, you can see san francisco and now you can't. that gives you an idea of how much it's moving. 39 to 46 at 7:00, mainly 50s ow for the warmest part of the day. tracking a couple chances of rain and have that couple. let's talk about that commute and the fog with jobina. >> thank you, mike. good morning, everyone. so i want it bring you a live picture of the bay bridge toll plaza because we had metering lights come on at 5:51 due to an
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issue that was on the bridge. break.p had to run a t while that has cleared but you can see this backup here is pretty extensive and it's going to be stop and go all the way to the tunnel once you make it through there you have a clear ride into san francisco. also, fog is impacting your commute, especially around san jose. so i will have another update on that in a few minutes. >> thank you, jobina. as abc 7 works to build a better bay area one of the areas we're focusing on is education. san francisco is one key step closer to reopening school campuses. the teachers union reached a tentative agreement with the school district. amy hollyfield joining us live to break down the timing on this. good morning, amy? good morning, kumasi. as san francisco might want to look to alameda county where we are as an example. this county is going to be key ep toward getting schools to like this one reopened for in
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person learning. that is one requirement in the new tentative agreement between the san francisco teachers union and the school district. the teachers say they will go back if the city is in the red tier and all educators have been vaccinated. teacher vaccinations have not started in san francisco and the city is in the purple tier. but the union says this is a path to reopening. >> that's true in the red tier. if the county gets the orange tier we do not require that vaccines be available to teachers. so we are not requiring that people who will be still continuing to teach from home be vaccinated to be clear. so it will be the teachers who will be returning to classrooms. >> reporter: this tentative agreement still needs to be voted on by the school board. it comes after the city of san francisco sued the district last week saying the district needs a reopening plan. san francisco is still busy vaccinating its over 75 population and health care
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workers so they haven't moved down to that lower tier yet. they do have mass vaccine sites open and ready to serve. officials say the issue is they need more supply. reporting live from fremont, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >tain sonoma thank u. county will vaccinate people 70 and older at county clinics and some safeway pharmacies. 11 stores are offering vaccinations by appointment only. each pharmacy will have the capacity to administer up to 20 vaccinations week days only. others include the fairgrounds, and sonoma valley high school. ambitious benchmarks for san mateo county. health provider ramped up vaccination efforts and plan to vaccinate 10,000 a day starting today. vaccinations will be done at the san mateo event center and by appointment only for eligible patients. traffic there is changing to help manage the influx of visitors so be careful driving if you are in the area.
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the nation's top health experts say vaccine rollout is getting momentum. the centers for disease control says that more than 2.2 million doses were given out on saturday. that brings the seven-day average to 1.4 million shots a day, but still not enough to meet demand. however dr. anthony fauci says the supply issue should start to improve. >> even though there's a clear discrepancy between the demand and supply that will get better as we get through february into march. >> the cdc is reporting that 9% of americans have received at least one shot. officials are also counting on the fda authorizing a one dose vaccine from johnson & johnson later this month. south africa is suspending the use of astrazeneca's vaccine. id it ges just minimal protection against mild to moderate illness in cases caused by the more contagious variant that is
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dominant in the country. it wasn't clear if the vaccine protected against severe disease. if it does south african health officials will consider resuming its use. astrazeneca issued a statement overnight saying that study was small and mostly with young healthy adults. they also said, quote, we believe our vaccine will protect against severe disease caused by the new variant as neutralizing antibody activity is equivalent to that seen with the other covid-19 vaccines. new this morning an apartment complex in san jose was evacuated overnight because of a carport fire. the san jose fire department says three vehicles were in flames by the time they arrived at the complex around 1:00 a.m. you can see what it looked like as crews were mopping up in this video here. two units above the carport were damaged by the fire. nobody was hurt. and the senate impeachment trial of former president donald trump is set to begin tomorrow. jobina joins us from the live desk with a look at the differences between this trial and his impeachment one year
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ago, jobina. >> thank you, liz. he's facing a single article of impeachment here accusing him of inciting the january 6th riot on the capitol. the former president will be the first to undergo an impeachment trial after leaving office. he's also accused -- he also is the first to be impeached twice. but there are key differences between this trial and the first. first of all, trump is no longer president and therefore cannot be removed from office. another contrast from trump's first trial, no republicans voted to impeach. this time ten lawmakers crossed party lines including wyoming's liz cheney who stands by that decision. >> we've never seen that kind of an assault by a president of the united states on another branch of government and that can never happen again. >> it would take 67 senators to vote to convict trump, meaning democrats would need the support of 17 republicans to secure conviction. meanwhile, a new abc news/insis
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poll says the majority of americans say trump should be convicted barring him from holding federal office ever again. the biden administration plans to rejoin the u.n. human rights council that comes nearly three years after former president trump withdrew the u.s. from it. the trump administration pulled out of the council in 2018. they accused the u.n. body of biased against the u.s. ally israel and failing to hold human rights abusers accountable. the u.s. will return as a nonvoting observer through the end of the year. the biden administration is hoping to fill one of three full member seats. new at 6:00, tampa bay buccaneers head coach bruce airns and celebrating this morning. d the buccaneers to a 31-9 ive victory over the tdefending cha the kansas city chiefs. the victory gave brady his fifth super bowl mvp and a record seventh super bowl win.
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he said there were a lot of tough games leading up to last night but made it all worth >> being in the league for a long time rarely does the season go small sailing. to go to new orleans and watch the defense play against the saints team which was really, you know, beat us pretty well two times this season, then to go up and play the mvp of the league and watch our defense play the way they did and then again last night was pretty spectacular. >> coach airns plans to get the dollars right to keep the team intact for next year. president joe biden spent his super bowl sunday talking about plans for his first 100 days in office. he says that he will work to reopen most k through 12 schools and can expect the cdc to issue guidelines for schoolnings as early as wednesday. he also said the trump administration's handling of covid-19 w
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doses available. president biden said he will accept nfl commissioner roger goodell's offer to use all 32 stadiums to host mass vaccinations. the 49ers have made levi stadium available. the president said he spent part of his day calling u.s. troops. every year service members around the year gather to watch the super bowl and tonight i called in to watch parties in kabul and the "uss nimitz" to thank them for their service. we are forever in debt to those who sacrifice so much to keep us safe. all right. coming up, this robbery caught on camera in san francisco. what we're learning about the suspect's possible links to other cases. >> and let's take a live look at the big board right now at the new york stock exchange. we are up right now about 175 points. another update on how the markets are doing next. and the super bowl is sink or swim for advertisers. did you have a favorite?
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we have reaction coming in for some of the most talked about ads. >> did you guys hear a lot of people talk about the oakley ad with the ceo playing the piano singing that song? >> full disclosure, i'm filling in for reggie today so i am fully embodying reggie i did not watch 100% of the super bowl. >> that's okay. i googled the commercials afterwards to see what people are talking about and a lot of people are talking about that one. >> way to step into character there, liz. >> mike, fill us in. fill us in. >> oh, just the alaskan airlines one reminds me, that sticks in my head, based to an '80s song and i'm an '80s kid. there were a couple others that caught my eye, just can't i'll watch them just like kumasi said, i'll watch them later. here's a look at what's going on. i'm sure i was getting food at that time. it's 37 in menlo park, 38
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redwood city, low to mid 40s with fog becoming an issue not only on the ocean side but bayside. the fog in the south bay, east bay, north bay, black ice a possibility in santa rosa with 32 and thick fog where it becomes dangerous. here's a look from sutro tower and you can see some of the fog as you look over towards the east bay. here's one of the few places that doesn't have fog up in the north bay. san rafael, you're giving us our most gorgeous sunrise right now about 44 degrees if you're stepping out. we talked about the fog taking over san jose. look at that from mineta san jose international. pretty foggy and look at this in walnut creek, south on 680, 38 and fog becoming an issue. that's yourte to contend with during the commute. that's mainly this morning. all right. let's take a look and move ahead to thursday. the pattern changes and we have a couple light storms, one on the storm impact scale coming in thursday morning into the afternoon hours. gone by friday and another one coming in saturday evening
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through early sunday. you can see there's just not a lot of moisture with these storms, but the possibility of a quarter to a half inch of rain always look forward to that when we're in the middle of a drought. we'll keep an eye on that and we're also keeping an eye on traffic with jobina. have you heard of any issues in the north bay with that freezing fog, jobina. sorry to put you on the spot. i was wondering. >> yeah. no, thankfully no. no issues there. >> good. >> our biggest problem has been at the bay bridge because it's been so busy because we had an trfibr you can see how crowded it is at the toll plaza. traffic traffic jammed from the 880 overcrossing and 80 past powell street and emeryville. head's up if you're coming from the east bay. i want to talk about that fog that mike was mentioning as well. we're going to start in san jose here showing you 101. a gorgeous sunrise over the mountains as well. you can see a little bit of fog lingering here.
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i just want to point out some other things i have here on my maps starting with san jose and 87 here. you can see people traveling towards all of that fog, lots of gray in the sky and same thing goes in walnut creek. a bit darker here but looking at 680 here as people travel south. just be aware of all that fog. thankfully no major blocking issues. our biggest hot spot is for anyone coming from the east bay
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new information this morning on an assault and robbery in san francisco. this one in the lone mountain neighborhood. we want to warn you this video is alarming to see. a 79-year-old man was punched and robbed in the area of kittredge and turk on thursday. sources tell abc 7 news that vehicle seen leaving the scene
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is part of a series involving at least four robbery victims. sfpd is asking anyone with information to reach out. new video from oakland shows a 70-year-old grandma knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse. this video is also disturbing to see. a woman's grand daughter says it happened when her grandmother was coming home from the bank last week. the video was taken in the area of 6th avenue and international boulevard and this incident comes as the oakland/chinatown chamber of commerce reports 20 assaults and robberies in nearby chinatown in recent weeks. police chief is getting sworn in. laronne armstrong is taking over for interim chief susan manhimer at 10:00 a.m. the department shared a photo with a cake and armstrong is being promoted from deputy chief. and in the north bay marin county supervisors are considering an ordinance for rent increases for the rest of the year. the ordinance would provide
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protections for marine city and northern parts of west ma republican. the development agency proposed the ordinance to provide relief for the counties hit harde the pandemic. the agency is seeking $7.6 million in emergency rental assistance from the u.s. treasury department. the board meets this morning at 9:00 a.m. now to your morning money report, some of the most popular tv ads during the super bowl certainly had star power. bruce springsteen was in his first tv ad ever for jeep. >> the middle has been a hard place to get to lately. between red and blue, between servant and citizen. >> this ad was filmed in lebanon, kansas. apparently that's the exact center of the lower 48 states. springsteen is seen cruising the roads in his own jeep and the ad ends with a dedication to the reunited states of america. now it is getting some mixed reaction online. some people love the idea and others called it tone deaf.
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on a lighter note, actor michael b. jordan is starring in an ad for amazon as new alexa. the ad imagines alexa in jordan's body. the ad was posted on youtube this week and viewed more than 72 million times. this morning we are hearing from the 33-year-old star, michael b. jordan is on good morning america talking about burning up the screen. >> you seem to be working that sexiest man alive title given to you by "people" magazine. >> how many tablespoons in a cup? >> being in a super bowl ad is something you ever imagined you would do? it was on my bucket list. if it happened great, if not that's okay. it happened so everything kind of timed out perfectly and sexiest man alive title, i figured i would put that to use a little bit and we came up with the creative way to make that work. >> so the conversation with
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michael b. jordan continues on "gma" at 7:00 after abc 7 mornings including the new movie project that he's working on and "black panther" two. >> a live look at the new york stock exchange as trading gets under way. we're up right now about 210 points. >> okay. clearing snow can be fun. yeah, this woman dressed up in a unicorn costume in wisconsin to clear the snow from her driveway and now millions of people across the country are getting ready for a polar vortex which brings below freezing temperatures. why does that look so funny in that costume. >> it is funny in windchill temperatures could be as low as 40 degrees below zero. mike says the arctic air will make it painful to be outdoors. oh, my goodness. >> yes. >> the back view. the risk is high for frostbite an not dressed . it is nny ic
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plinike i's dangerously c woman is around here trotting around in that unicorn. it is not that warm in there. >> i imagine it's not. she gave us a laugh. >> yeah. i wonder if she has a space heater in there or she's probably under like nine layers. i mean seriously. have any of you lived in that condition? >> no. >> ever? >> no. >> no. just new york city which seems nothing. i thought it was bad, nothing compared to that i imagine. >> i tried to explain to people having lived there for three years, three very long years, it's just a different way. it's a much harder lifestyle than we have here because the weather doesn't impact us in ways that it does there like when you go outside and the windchill like i'm showing here is 9 below in milwaukee, 35 below in duluth you go from being in bed about 85 degrees to
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outside where it's minus 35. that's a what, 110 degree swing? >> no. >> so kids, go to the bus stop by yourself. i'm going to wait here and watch. i mean, that's what you're dealing with and the snow and sand and salt. it is a much tougher lifestyle than what we're used to here. fog. that's 680 in walnut creek. i'm so busy working on the other map i forget to change that. limited sunshine, cooler today. close to average and dry through wednesday and two light storms thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. today we have an area of high pressure that brought us the wonderful weather over the weekend. it's getting inundated and overrun by high clouds and that's why that along with it sinking to the south and the clockwise flow is going to bring us an onshore breeze and limited sunshine temperatures from 54 in half moon bay to 62 in the north bay, east bay valleys for our
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warm spots. around the state 51 in eureka, 60s most of us in the lower elevations, 40s in the mountains and we will be in the 40s tonight, low to upper 40s with mostly cloudy and a little fog to contend with once again. tomorrow even cooler. today if we make it to 60 that will be it. a little more sunshine wednesday so a few low 60s and then we cool once again with the storms coming in. one on the storm impact scale, hoping for a quarter to half inch of rain by the time the rain is supposed to end sunday morning. so valentine's day evening plans hopefully will be dry. something to keep an eye on. back to you. >> thank you, mike. a little girl just five years old is doing her part to celebrate black history month and honor powerful women throughout history. so, this is rosy white and she likes to dress up like notable women including like rosa parks, serena williams and queen of soul aretha franklin. this morning we're in for a special treat because rosie is
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impersonating tina turner on "good morning america." >> miss turner, good morning, miss turner. >> good morning america. >> so tina, tell us a little bit about yourself. >> okay. i am -- me as tina turner. i'm the queen of rock and roll. >> okay. so rosie also likesig activists like 5-ld wl be getting a special surprise on "gma" at 7:00. it is right after abc 7 mornings. listen, she is on it with all these impersonations. >> she is such a ham. she's so cute. we need to like get her like in some movies and acting roles. so cute. >> i feel like she can do it all. >> totally. adorable. cannot wait to see the full interview. >> love it. coming up next, the seven things you need to know today.
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it is 6:57. just joining us the seven things to know this morning. number one, school leaders in
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san francisco say that they have reached a tentative agreement with the teachers union to get students back in classrooms. this deal comes after the city of san francisco sued the district last week saying it needed a reopening plan. number two, teachers and staff in alameda county will have the opportunity to get vaccinated starting today. it's part of the county's next phase to get students back in the classroom. number three, starting today health providers are planning to vaccinate more than 10,000 people a day at the san mateo county event center. vaccinations will be done by appointment only. number four, a new way to pay for a tesla. the palo alto company announced this morning that it will soon accept bitcoin. tesla also revealed it has invested more than a billion dollars in the digital currency. interesting. all right. let's take a look at what's going on at sutro tower. you can see the fog overspreading our neighborhoods and that will be around for the commute. that with more high clouds and
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onshore breeze means we lose 6 to 10 degrees. no more 70s like in san rafael. most of us around 57 to 62 degrees this afternoon. number six. taking a live look right now in emeryville, and look at that. all of those headlights are making their way westbound. traffic backed up past powell street and the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights came on at 5:51. number 7, the super bowl apparently clearly wasn't the only big game going on this weekend. team ruff won animal planet's puppy bowl with just under 1 minute left. this event featured 70 puppies from 22 different animal shelters nationwide and they all usually get adopted after the game. hopefully that happens in this instance too. >> they're so cute. i did see one commercial and that was the first family's dogs made an appearance in a commercial during the puppy bowl. that's kind of cute. >> i like that. just all kinds of cuteness.
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thanks for joining us this monday. "good morning america" starts next. good morning, america. oh, that super bowl. >> tampa bucs super bowl lv champions. >> tom brady and tampa bay on top of the world, a record-breaking night for the g.o.a.t. >> i think we knew this was going to happen, didn't we? >> leading the buccaneers to the title and winning his seventh super bowl and fifth mvp. >> yeah, we're coming back. >> tampa's fierce defense shut undown the cs,patrk mahos an. star linebacker lavonte david joins us this morning. superspreader fears. as fans flood the streets of tampa to celebrate the victory, concern it could fuel a new outbreak of covid cases as an alarming new study reveals the uk variant is doubling in the u.s. about every ten days.
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