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now at 5:00 it is vaccination day at cvs. what you need to know to sign up as the pharmacy rolls out its shot plan. >> the hopeful message about when everyone will get their turn. >> and cdc set today on reopening schools. now information what their guidelines could include. and a sonoma county restaurant owner explains why he is shutting down over a controversy over his face mask policy. >> friday, february . good morning, jobina, kumasi, francis, hi everybody. on this friday morning still a few light showers in higher elevation either side of the south bay. may leak from 101, san jose, morgan hill the next hour or so. into motion, the northwest floe, that is going to be a natural area for a few showers during the morning commute.
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the rest of us see slowly-clearing conditions. and right now no fog is formed but that is a possibility deeper in the morning commute. 50 astro tower. and temperatures mid- to upper-40s by 7:00. mid- to upper-40s at noon and same thing at 4:00 and a little breezy close to the coast. chances of rain this weekend coming up next. abc7 isworking to build a better area by bringing new information every day about the controversy vaccination. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield. >> reporter: cvs is going to be having the same issue that all vaccination sites are having and that is limited supply. and because of that, they aren't releasing which stores are going
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to have vaccines, which locations. just the cities. we got a map of all the cities for you. and that is because the stores that have the vaccine could change based on supply. but this map shows you the 16 cities in the bay area that will have the vaccine. so that is going to be cvss from san francisco, oakland, vallejo, to lafayette. and you do need an appointment and as of right now they don't have any appointments available. they will be giving shots 65 and older and healthcare workers. these doses are from the federal government. they decided to use pharmacies as distribution sites and send them to stores like cvs and right now cvs has 250,000 doses nationwide to admin. about 82,000 here in the bay area. they will add locations as they get more vaccine. and today is the first day that cvs will be giving out shots.
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reporting live in lafayette, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. rate i'd pharmacies will also start administering covid vaccines in seven states today including california. rite aid is expecting to get at least 100 doses per participating store to start. the pharmacy cautions that appointments will be difficult to come by at first but it expects that to get better within the next few weeks. vaccine eligibility is based on state guidelines. president biden says there may be enough vaccine to deliver to 300 million americans by the end of july. biden says the government has secured 200 million more doses from pfizer and moderna for a total of 600 million. the president also highlighted another 100 million doses promised by june will now be delivered by may. this morning on gma, dr. anthony fauci says the vaccine will be open to all americans, not just high risk groups, possibly as soon as april. >> once you get past the
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priorities, then you can essentially say anybody who is anybody can just get vaccinated. i refer to that sort of to make people understand it as open season. no matter whew you are. you can get a vaccine and when you have enough vaccines do that, then you are going to see a great surge in the number of people who get vaccinated. and that is what's going to happen as we go from april to may to june and then hopefully by july we'll be at that point where we have enough vaccine for virtually everyone. >> you can watch george stefanopolis's interview coming up at 7:00 on gma with dr. fauci. >> the variants on the coronavirus now here in the bay area. some exploring the idea of providing patients with a second booster shot. one study worldwide calls for mixing and matching, giving boosters with a different vaccine than they originally received. the goal would be to increase supply and broaden protection for a virus that is proving to be a moving target.
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>> it is quite likely that we're going to need to boost versus vaccine products to adjust to the evolving variants and i think we need to study mixing and matching of vaccine platforms. >> experts say cutting engine messenger rna vaccines like those from pfizer or moderna could be followed up with a much lower tech dead virus vaccine like the one used in china. coming up later today, abc7 news is answering questions about covid-19 vaccines. members of our abc7 news vaccine team including me, kate larson and dr. lope patel will all be there as part of a discussion with expert panelists today at 4:00. expected to release new guidelines for opening schools. the plan will focus on five key strategies. they include hand washing, masking, social distancing, cleaning and ventilation. as well as contact tracing, isolation and quarantine. the guidelines will not suggest
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requiring staffers to be vaccinated, which is something many teachers unions have been demanding. president biden wanted schools open in the first hundred days of his presidency but that is in question now. former president trump may have been much sicker with covid than his doctors revealed. the "new york times" reports trump's blood oxygen levels were extremely low. he also had a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by coronavirus. the times says his condition was so poor officials believed he would be put on a ventilator. this information raises questions about whether trump's condition was worse than his doctors acknowledged. now to the impeachment of former president donald trump. trump apparently doesn't want bruce castor to speak during his
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defense. this after graphic and compelling video from the january 6 insurrection. andrew dymburt an what question expect today. >> reporter: yesterday a moment of emotional and searing moments as house democrats continued to play never before seen video on the capitol riot. and today we hear from the defense. house impeachment managers wrapping opening nights in the case against donald trump. would you bet the lives of more police officers on that? would you bet the safety of your family on that? would you bet the future of your democracy on that. >> the prosecution pleading to senators that the rioters felt
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encouraged by trump and believe they were following his direct orders. today it will be the defense's turn. >> they ar making a movie you know they haven't in any way tied to it donald trump. >> -- in the day asks weeks leading up to the insurrection are protected under the amendment. before trump's team even presents their case, house managers were already taking aim. >> there is nothing in the first amendment or anywhere else in the constitution that can excuse your betrayal of your oath of office. it is not a free speech question. >> democrats meanwhile never called any witnesses instead relying entirely on emotional and visceral video from interest deadly siege. ahead of trump's defense. democrats with one question for republicans who might still not be convinced. if this is not impeachable, what is? >> he struck a match. and he aimed it straight at this building. at us. >> reporter: and like the prosecution, the defense will have up to 16 hours over two days for their counterargument.
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but trump's defense team has already signalled they may not use all of their allotted time and could wrap up within three or four hours. a conviction by the way is still highly unlikely. reporting in washington, d.c. andrew dymburt for abc7 news. they will have gavel to gavel special coverage of the impeachment trial today. expected to start around 9:00 this morning. coverage here an abc7 and zreeming on the app. all you have to do is download the app by searching abc7 bay area. a restaurant owner is defending his mask policy and announcing changes after a controversy with a former work. all began when kim stout quit her job at the girl in the fig restaurant after not being allowed to wear a billy hamilton mask. the backlash against the owner has been intense. threats have forced him to close the restaurant ib definitely.
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he says he supports the billy hamilton movement but he stood by his uniform policy. >> the anger is there. and it gets directed in ways that i think are -- i don't understand. >> i think that they valued a uniform policy over showing support for marginalized lives. >> in the meantime he's announced diversity training for his staff, along with increased support of black-owned businesses. oakland's lunar new year celebration koifx virtually today. looking at it as an opportunity to highlight traditions from different asian countries. >> historically when we've had our onsite lunar new year, it is mostly focused on chinese cultural traditions and how we celebrate. we wanted to invite in vietnamese new year, traditions, green new year and so on. we're very happy and excited to roll this out for everyone.
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>> meanwhile, san francisco's public works department is cleaning up historic china town in preparation for the new year. cleaning crews have power washed the sidewalks, alley ways, trash cans, cleaned up graffiti on the streets and the broadway let's talk about what is going to happen today. mostly cloudy conditions along the abby shore from 47 in places like richmond, san lan droe and castro valley. 54 if oakland. clear and cooler around santa rosa, 42. that would be the hotspot for fog formation. we'll keep an eye on that. as we look at today's activity planner. looks like it is going to be nice outside. especially this afternoon when we'll have a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures close to average. but it is a little damp this
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morning and it will be definitely damp tomorrow morning scattered light showers and drizzle. not a lot. up to a tenth of an inch of rain and tomorrow is going to be more brisk than today. a look at future radar. mix of sun and clouds. into the evening hours a slight chance of a few light showers across the extreme north bay. there is one wave and another coming in when most of us are waking up. and break doubt into a mix of sun and breezy in the afternoon for saturday. as we head into sunday i'll show you that coming up. first we want to take a look at the rainfall amounts. you can see there is just not a lot there. less than a tenth of an inch. as far as what is going to happen on the roads we're hoping for --. 6 hi francis. >> roads are friday light but a crash reported in the danville
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area, south bay 680. not too much slowing because traffic is light. so i want too take you outside to show you 680 in walnut creek. south bay traffic on the right-hand side. so friday before the three day holiday weekend and we also have chinese new year today. bay bridge toll plaza is light but you can see the roads are damp and the flags are blowing. so be careful on your drive this morning. but so far, no major delays there. and here is a look at 87 in san jose right now. traffic is moving northbound on the right-hand side. and as you can see, we've got green traffic around the bay area. but keep in mind if you are heading to tahoe you will need chains right now. kumasi, jobina? >> coming up the first additional tief tax season and the irs is now accepting rurps. >> like everything else the pandemic has changed some things for filing and expert advice. we have all that. >> and bay area restaurants gearing up for more rain this weekend. why the timing may be bad for them but good for some other businesses.
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2. tears from a mother who is now a widow after their son was hit and killed. >> he worked for me at two different companies. he was extremely loyal. he told me once wherefore you go i'll go. and i'm thinking about that today. >> reporter: seen her roller skating, he was a dartmouth graduate who spoke five languages, recently received his green card and had just moved with his family to san francisco. the driver suspected of causing
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the accident, jerry lions was believed to have ran a red light, driving a stolen car and under the influence when he krachd. >> sorry to what happened to you in your city, was born and raised here and this is not the city i remember it. >> reporter: arrested recent times in numerous months and in a interview last week, the district attorney was blamed for allowing him to be out on the streets. the san francisco sheriff was in attendance along with a pla and just condition concerned citizens. >> i don't think people with five, six, seven arrests should be allowed to be out on the streets doing this. >> i ask that we take a moment in silence and honor the life of my husband and best friend. >> reporter: jr. stone abc7 news. clean up will continue today on a texas freeway where 133 vehicles were involved in a mazz ipileup. at least six people killed and 65 hurt. police in fort worth say ice was
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likely a factor. one person who stopped just short of the crash said when he got out of his car it was like stepping on to an ice rink. closer to home here the winter weather is creating a headache for people headed to tahoe. drivers on i 80 and highway 50 are seeing rain, snow and windy conditions. chains are required from king vail to donner lake on i-80. chain controls are not in effect on highway 50. and the way i understand this is always going to be for people leaving when they are trying to come home from the long weekend. >> yeah there is definitely a lot of snow up there. at least the potential for the weekend. so yes, we'll keep an eye on that and have that forecast coming up sortly. but they just exited a winter weather advisory, up to a foot of snow fell yesterday through the this morning. pretty cloudy around san jose.
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87 looks pretty wet. we do have showers either side of the santa cruz mountains in the diablo range. most of us pretty dry and we'll see increase in that dryness as clouds dominate this afternoon with seasonal temperatures. drizzle of light showers tonight. and chance of wet weather sunday into monday. temperatures today 57 to about 62 degrees our spread and that is just about spot on. tonight, around the state, low- to mid-60s central valley. 60s along the close. 75 palm springs and few snours in tahoe.w showers in tahoe. upper-40s to low-50s tonight. and out of this storm right here, drizzle coming through. sunday a moist on shore in the morning mostly cloudy, chance of light showers the
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afternoon and evening before the cold front pushes through monday and brings a better chance of rain. now, there is not a lot of rain but keep an eye on live doppler 7 and have an umbrella sunday afternoon into monday because up to a quarter inch of rain is possible. and that is the last of the three storms. tuesday, wednesday and thursday we're breaking out with sunshine and temperatures a little bit above average. upper-50s to mid-60s. here is kumasi. >> thank you, mike. in the north bay, businesses have mixed feelings about the rain that is on tap for the weekend. home improvement stores love the business they are seeing from roofers, home owners, looking to plug up leaks but restaurant managers have a different take on the wet weather. they are concerned couples might be canceling valentines day reservations for outdoor dining at a time they really need the business. >> we have to bring in tarps and block out the drips. we'll do it. wouldn't be the first time. we're going make it happen. we'll tape up umbrellas if need
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approximate. >> a spokesperson says reservoirs are at 57% of storage and normally it would be at 84%. so clearly there is a lot of ground to make un. up. coming up next the seven things to know this morning. and later oakland's new police chief meets with china town owners to talk about the crime hitting the neighborhood. a loo it's time for the ultimate sleep number event on the new sleep number 360 smart bed. what if i sleep hot? ...or cold? no problem, with temperature balancing you can sleep better together. can it help keep me asleep? absolutely, it intelligently senses your movements and automatically adjusts to keep you both effortlessly comfortable.
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it is 5:23 if you are just joining us, here are the seven things to know this morning. number one. starting today cvs will begin offering covid-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers and people over 65. the shots will be available at select stores in 16 bay area cities. you do need an appointment though. because cvs says that walk-ins will not be accepted. >> two, president biden says the u.s. will have enough vaccines for 300 million americans by the end of july. that is enough to vaccinate every adult in the country, but the white house warns it will still be months before most people can get these shots. >> three t cdc is expected to
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release new guidelines for reopening schools today. they are expected to include five key strategies, including hand washing and of course wearing a mask. mandatory vaccinations for staffers though will not be part of the plan. >> four today, former president trump's lawyers will present their defense in his impeachment trial. you can watch it live here on abc7 news starting around 9:00 this morning. our first storm is behind us and for five we're going folks on our second storm coming through tonight through tomorrow morning. drizle with light showers but less than a tenth of an inch of rain. >> and six, roads are slick, traffic is light and there is a new crash in pittsburgh. it is on westbound 4 t onramp trillion railroad avenue to westbound 4. >> seven, the irs will begin accepting and processing tax returns. the irs is encouraging
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electronic or efiling with our direct deposit if you want the return faster. britney spears's father has lost his bid to retain sole control over her estate. abc's kenneth moton has the details in today's gma "first look." >> reporter: in the "first look" today the battle of britney spears conservatorship. >> i just hope britney feels the support that we all are sending all the love and support. >> reporter: lawyers for her and her father jamie conspiracy fighting over who controls her estate. -- spears has requested for her father to be her sole conservator in --.
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up i'm kenneth moton, abc news new york. san francisco sup matt haney has a giant problem on his hand. where is he going to put part of the giant coca-cola billboard that was dismandeled last year. the chronicle reports coca-cola actually saved the letter c or one of them from the billboard. haney wanted the entire sign reserved but says he'll just take the c. coca-cola is giving the c a new paint job, doing restoration on it. the company will keep the letter in its bottling plant while haney tries to find it a permanent home. the sign was up 83 years until coca-cola decided it was time to shift technologies away from billboard advertising to digital platforms. i'm glad they saved at least
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part of it. >> me too and i really liked looking at it too going home. >> i wonder how big it really is. when they take it down and put it somewhere? where is it going to go. >> we need to stand next to it and find out. >> i know. >> coming up another full 90 minutes of news including expert advice as we head into tax season. why your coronavirus stimulus check is not considered taxable income. >> plus the major hurdle for mass vaccination sites in the bay area. what makes keeping them open so unpredictable. >> as we head to break
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walgreens. the pharmacy joining several others in the push to get the shot to more americans. emergency to reopen san francisco schools. the city has evidence about how much students are suffering. >> reporter: and abc7 news catching up with oakland's new police chief. his mission to make the city safer as recent crime makes national headlines. good morning everyone, it is friday february 12th. >> before the stories we want to check with mike nicco for a look at the forecast. good morning, mike. >> good morning, kumasi, jobina, are hi everybody. thanks for join us. few scattered light showers possible across the south bay next couple of hours as we have still a moist northwest northwet flow. up to 30 at the coast. breezy from time to time, also going to usher in drier air throughout the day and that means a break in the cloud cover and sunshine. temperatures pretty seasonal this morning we're a little mild, mid- to up upper-40s.
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mainly mid- to upper-50s at noon, 4:00. few offo of us hit 60, 62 this afternoon. tonight 50s. let's get to jobina and talk about the news. as abc7 works to build a better bay area we are tracking the challenges to getting the covid vaccine to everyone who wants it. mass vaccination sites are facing logistical issues with supplies that are limited and unpredictable. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at a cvs in lafayette where vaccinations will begin today. >> reporter: some cvs stores will start offering the shot today but they are about to experience the same issue other vaccination sites have had to deal with. and that is a lack of supply. it is such an issue that l.a. county had to shut down five sites. including the one at dodgers stadium because there just isn't
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enough supply. temporary shut down but for now they had to close them. and organizers say this is an issue that makes it tough to plan. they can't offer appointments to people unless they have a shot for them. it also makes it tough to staff these large locations. >> are you concerned about what's happening in l.a. county, having to close down sites because they don't have enough supply? >> yes, i am definitely concerned. that continues to be a challenge for all of us. the unpredictability of the supply makes it very difficult to plan, particularly for large vaccination events. >> reporter: so far bay area locations are carefully spreading out their vaccines, as carefully as they can. so at this point no sites are at risk of shutting down at this time. but there are no appointments available at cvs pharmacies like this one here in lafayette. today is the first day but because of that limited supply everyone has already grabbed all of the available appointments.
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the key is the same for cvs as it is everywhere. just keep checking back. as soon as they get more supply they will release more appointments. live in lafayette, amy hollyfield abc7 news. thank you amy. happening today solano county health will hold its second covid-19 vaccination clinic for healthcare workers and residents over the age of 75. the first was held last saturday at the solano county fairgrounds in vallejo and it will be there again today from 1:30 p.m. to 3k p.m. only open to eligible individuals who have preregistered. in the east bay preparations under way at the oakland coliseum. it will be open as a mass vaccination site starting next week. the site will get its doses from the federal government directly. planning to get .6,000s a day. bart says it will also be offering a free ride home for anyone who gets a shot there. new this morning,
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neighborhood pharmacies will join the race to vaccinate as many people as possible against covid-19 today. 64-year-old marsala thompson became the first to be vaccinated a at a wall greens in the u.s. she received the shot live on gma and inside the raleigh, north carolina pharmacy she routinely goes to. the federal government is hoping to provide one million doses to pharmacies across the country. walgreens, rite aid costco and cvs are the businesses that have signed up but supplies are limited and shots are being offered only at select pharmacies. that will be one resource for people looking for vaccinations. >> the other is the standing up of at least a hundred vaccine centers, community vaccine centers. and the other is to use mobile units to get into not easily accessible areas. >> dr. fauci says he anticipates it will be july before the federal government has enough vaccine for everyone. coming up later today abc7 news is answering questions about
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covid-19 vaccines. members of our abc7 news team. kumasi, indicate larson and dr. alok patel will be here as part of the discussion today at 4:00 p.m. the city of san francisco filed a new emergency court order to force its public schools to reopen. the city alleges the decision to keep classrooms closed is violating students constitutional right to attend school. included testimony from hospitals, doctors and parents on the emotional toll that distance learning is taking. children's hospital has seen a 66% increase in number of suicidal children in the er since schools have been closed for almost a year now. the court hearing on the order is set for next month. governor newsom is saying a deal to reopen public schools in the state could be reached as soon as today. during his appearance wednesday at levi's stadium the governor said he's working with lawmakers on a 6.6 billion dollar early
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action package to allow kindergarten through 2nd grade to return safely to school. oakland reassuring business owners in china town amidst a rash of assaults and robberies in the neighborhood. more than to incidents have been documented in recent weeks. yesterday chief armstrong walked the streets meeting one on one with merchants. >> i think the fear that we've seep over the last month or so is something we as a department understand that we need to have a greater presence in china town. we need to have our officers on foot and our community needs to know who to contact when something happens. we want to reassure them that if an incident happens in china town. we want to know about it. >> one business owner in china town says because the community feels a bit safer he's seeing an up tick in business. the recent attacks against asian americans has gained the attention of actor daniel wu and
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commentator --. both joined us on the show yesterday to talk about race here in the bay area. >> it is not about one race against another race. it's that we've been under attack as an asian community and no one is talking about it. and we want people to talk about. >> we look at each other why are we fighting with each other. and we have to look another outside forces. jendifications the tech money, price of living has gone up so much. the people in the bay area, many can't afford to live here anymore. >> we need empathy and compassion for each aero as human beings. this is beyond race. the country in the past couple years we've shown our ugly side. and we need to get back to our good side. >> as the bay area deals with issues of race and social justice we are hear to help. head to our website abc7news.com/take action for a list of local resources. coming up a bold new plan by the biden administration to welcome migrants from mexico into the u.s. plus the impeachment trial
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of former president donald trump, today his lawyers get their turn, what we're learning about their strategy. and a piece of the san francisco opera comes to the drive-in. the series kicks off tonight at fort mason. first mike and our forecast for today. >> thank you, kumasi. good morning on the friday we're waking up to clearing conditions across our east bay valleys. in fact it is clear and 50 in concord but mostly cloudy in livermore and 48, and through the san ramon valley mid- to upper-40s. 42 in santa rosa the cool spot because you have been void of clouds the longest. lot of 50s around the bay. 54 in oakland. south bay we've had more than a half inch of rain yesterday. watch out there are some damp spots still. otherwise pretty quiet the rest of today. let's talk about tonight through tomorrow morning. drizzle and light showers, a few
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waves of light showers but still very very light under a tenth of an inch of rain. they will usher in breezy conditions most of saturday. friday, mix of sun and clouds throughout the day. here is a slight chance of a few light showers in the north bay late this evening. and you can see one wave move through after midnight. another wave moving through when most of us are waking up tomorrow morning and once it passes we have a mix of sun and clouds and some breezy conditions for the rest of the day. let's take a look at rainfall amounts. it will be nowhere close to what we received from yesterday. look at that, some of us receiving nothing. the rest of us outside of cloverdale less than a tenth of an inch of rain. possibility of wet weather valentines day as another storm comes in. that coming up. other to francis and the morning commute. hi francis. >> hi mike, good morning everyone. we'll start with good news. the crash in pittsburgh, it is an injury accident on the railroad onramp to westbound 4 has been cleared and the traffic is moving very quickly, 70 miles
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an hour and above on westbound 4. the drive time antioch to concord is green at 14 minutes. also good southbound 101 san rafael to san francisco. live shot at golden gate bridge. but a heads up there's been reportes of a dead deer as you make your way through the robin williams tunnel. chp is on route. and at the bay bridge toll plaza it is looking like friday light but roads are slick so be careful. windy and breezy out there as well. and getting into san francisco looks great across the span. problem free right now on the peninsula and t
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everyone remembers the moment they heard... "you have cancer.” how their world stopped and when they found a way to face it. for some, this is where their keytruda story begins. keytruda—a breakthrough immunotherapy that may treat certain cancers. one of those cancers is advanced nonsquamous, non-small cell lung cancer, where keytruda is approved to be used with certain chemotherapies as your first treatment, if you do not have an abnormal “egfr” or “alk” gene. keytruda helps your immune system fight cancer, but can also cause your immune system to attack healthy parts of your body. this can happen during or after treatment and may be severe and lead to death. see your doctor right away if you have new or worse cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, severe stomach pain or tenderness, nausea or vomiting, rapid heartbeat, increased hunger or thirst, constipation, dizziness or fainting, changes in urine or eyesight,
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muscle pain or weakness, joint pain, confusion or memory problems, fever, rash, itching, or flushing. these are not all the possible side effects. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including immune system problems or if you've had an organ transplant, had or plan to have a stem cell transplant or have lung, breathing, or liver problems. today keytruda is fda-approved to treat 16 types of advanced cancer. and is being studied in hundreds of clinical trials exploring ways to treat even more types of cancer. it's tru. keytruda from merck. see the different types of cancer keytruda is approved to treat at keytruda.com, and ask your doctor if keytruda can be part of your story. new this morning, the biden administration says it will begin admitting people forced to wait in mexico under the trump administration's migrate protection protocols.
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officials tell abc news phase one of the new admission program will start next week. including an estimated 25,000 asylum seekers who have been designated to wait for their u.s. immigration court date on the mexico side of the border. it is still unknown which ports of entries will begin accepting cases. officials are warning against anyone rushing to the border, saying individuals should wait further instruction. now to the impeachment trial of former president trump. this morning trump's defense team present that you are counter to the democratic house managers case. and it is only supposed to take about three to four hours. the democrats wrapped up opening arguments yesterday after two consecutive days of compelling and graphic video from the january 6 insurrection. now it appears that trump's legal team may be at odds with itself. this morning, abc news chief washington correspondent jonathan karl says he spoke with many people on ore close to
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trump's legal team. >> reporter: spoke with bruce castor who gave that rambling initial performance won't be heard from at all. trump doesn't want him to speak at all. and also heard from someone caster will take the lead and even been talk they might bring in entirely new people to help make the case. >> you can watch george stefanopolis' entire interview with john karl at 7:00 this morning on gma. and abc news will are have gavel to gavel special coverage at around 9:00 this morning, right here on air as well as streaming on our connected tv apps for roku, apple tv, amazon fire and droid tv. happening tonight if you are looking for something fun to do, how about an opera in san francisco? fort mason is hosting a popup drive-in theater tonight in the parking lot on the water front. tonight at the san francisco opera will be screening toksa.
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it was originally scheduled for december but postponed due to san francisco's stay-at-home order. force mason has a limited capacity of 98 cars per showing. tickets are $49 per vehicle. 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. screenings tonight, tomorrow and sunday night. and there is another one too someone was telling me about. this organization called "performance stars." they are doing a drive-in show tomorrow at 6:00 in marin city and honoring black history month and showing red tails and hidden figures. and mike they have been asking me all week, are we going to get rained out? >> no, no they are not. they are going to be fine. it is just going to be really kind of cool. temperatures in the upper-40s to low-50s during that time frame. so yeah, bundle up that sounds like lot of fun. let's take a look at what's going from the roof camera, where we had nearly a half inch of rain south towards the ferry building and the bay bridge.
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we'll use this backdrop, second down and clouds. dry, seasonal afternoon. drizzle and waves of light showers tonight, a one on the sporps. and sunday into monday, sunday afternoon and evening trending a little wetter than it was just yesterday. and it is a one on the storm impact scale. for today we'll be pretty close to average temperatures, about 57-62 degrees. if you are heading out this evening, yes a much better evening for outdoor dining. albeit kind of chilly, even some wind chills as the winds will be breezy at times. so dress for temperatures that will feel like the upper-40 toss low-50s. again at least it is going to be dry. we'll drop into the upper-40s to low-50s under increasing clouds with the rain tonight. in fact it is this fast-moving cold front that brings us the drizzle to light showers. let's look at what is going to happen sunday. you can see as we wake up in the morning. increasing clouds. noth by the afternoon hours there are waves of some very light showers possible and those continue into the evening, overnight and then our best
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chance will be monday morning and then we'll have some clearing monday afternoon. rainfall amounts with this system? not very impressive. up to a quarter of an inch of rain which will be much more than we get tonight but not nearly as much as we got yesterday. so those are the two biggest games in town. once we get past that. a little warmer than average with more sunshine, tuesday, wednesday and thursday. hope you enjoy it. >> starting today the irs will begin accepting and processing tax returns. the pandemic creates a number of issues though. abc7 news reporter david louie had advice from the experts. >> reporter: a jab in the arm isn't the only pain caused by the pandemic. covid-19 during tax year 2020 may require you to go down a checklist so you don't forget about ppp loans if you applied for one to keep your business afloat. federal stimulus checks and unemployment benefits. you might have reafricansed your home mortgage as interest rates dropped.
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covid might have led to your retirement. be careful says the chief tax information officer at jackson hewitt texas service. >> stimulus checks are not taxable. they should not be put on your tax return as taxable income. if you pit it on your tax return the irs will not likely peel that off and give you a bigger refund. put uncorrect information on your tax return, especially extra income it will stay there. >> if you receive unemployment benefits you do need to declare the amount from 1099-g. >> many beneficiaries may get one, two or more 1099s and some say off the download it. so it will be very important totally up the 1099s and make sure you have got them all. >> reporter: because the irs will have the records and compare them to what you listed
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on your return. business who is got ppp lens will be able to take deductions. the irs is encouraging electronic or efiling with direct deposit for faster refunds. about 9 out of 10 individual taxpayers do. if you are due a refund check the status by downloading the irs to go mobile app. they say most refunds come through in less than 21 days. abc7 news. fight over wages, over the age -- building a new ballpark at the --. oakland tenants filed appeal hours after alameda county superior court judge dismiss ad suit filed against the a's. the disagreement centers on whether the a's met a january 2020 deadline to demonstrate
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that the howard terminal ballpark meets thresholds for greenhouse gas emissions. new at 6:00 the border collie set for life. >> i'm looking forward to that. but first if, dream it, or rather disney dreaming it, then you can draw it. how we can all create a piece of the disney magic right from home. >> let's take a live
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smart bed plus free premium delivery when you add a base. ends monday. you can now recreate the magic of disney in your very own home. disney imagine nears will guide you with designs inspired by your favorite park icons and attractions. launched a new series image from home and now you can stream it. >> a one of a kind disney
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experience. >> today we're going to draw some castles. >> i wanted to draw something inspired by thunder mountain railroad. >> fireworks other the disneyland castle at night. >> an exclusive series guided by disney >> take things around the house and find new and interesting ways to use them. >> start with the mine shaft down below. >> you can take a rubber band and just wrap it around. >> let's count it down. three, two, one. get inspired, get created. use what you have at home and have some fun. >> imagine from home.
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so cool. in episode one you can design a magic castle using supplies from inside your house. you can stream all five episodes of "imagine from home" on demand. this music is making me miss disney world right now. i want to go see the castle. i don't know how you feel mike but all of this is like, oh, i miss dinlz. >> oh, yes, absolutely. i'm rightsney. >> oh, yes, absolutely. i'm right with you. it is a tradition around this house and one that hasn't been upheld for what, 12 months almost? a whole year. those are fun. they did'em for us as a cast members for a while at the beginning of the pandemic. now they are offering them to you. so take advantage of them. they are pretty cool. here is a look at what's going on down in the south bay. live doppler 7 detecting light showers. and these will be around for a couple of more hours. just a parting gift from the
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storm system as it won't leave for another couple hours. also that northwest wind is going to keep that around. and around the states pretty quiet today. a few snow showers in the high country but the real snow returns at 10:00 tonight through noon tomorrow. about 5500 feet. another six to twelve inches of snow is possible. be careful heading up that way. kumasi, jobina? an historic theater in san francisco's west portal neighborhood is closing for good. another victim of the pandemic. sin arts at the empire dates back to 1985cinearts at the emp back to 1985 the lease on the space is up, cinearts have decided not the renew. long time residents say it is the neighborhood fixture. anyone who's grown up in the area has seen a movie there. sad to see it go.
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up at 6:00 we are on vaccine watch. for when teachers, child care providers and first responders can get the covid-19 vaccine. and impending announcement from the cdc involving the return to inperson learning. and lunar knew year celebrations in the bay area today. >> a live look outside from our exploratorium camera. we'll be right back.
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enter the golden state, with real california dairy. building a better bay area, for a safe and secure future, this is abc 7 news. >> now at 6:00 6:00, pharmacs l cvs, rite aid will get covid-19 vaccines in california starting today. what you need to know about making an appointment. coming up, house impeachment managers wrap their opening arguments in the case against donald trump and now it is the defense's turn. i'm andrew dymburt. the effort to preserve a piece of the iconic coca-cola
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sign which faced drivers on i-84 for decades. >> this is an interesting story. good morning, everybody. it is friday, february 12th, we'll get to that in a moment, we promise. we want to check in with mike for a look at our forecast for this friday. hi, mike. >> hi, kumasi, jobina, frances, hi, everybody. it is a little wet out there. let me set the table for you and show you why we have leftover showers and why the rest of the day will be free of showers. look at the winds on live doppler 7. out of the northwest and they're hitting the santa cruz mountains and the diablo range and that's naturally lifting this moist atmosphere and you can see some radar returns in the santa cruz mountains, the south bay and also over towards the diablo range. watch out for some light showers throughout the morning commute. maybe another hour or two or so before those dry up. san jose, looks like some light rain is falling there right now. dress for temperatures in the mid to upper 40s at 7:00. mainly in the mid to upper 50s at noon, 4:00 and low to mid-50s if you're heading

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