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sticking to pandemic precautions because we have to stay safe. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. we'll get to the weather forecast in a second. but first governor newsom came to chinatown today, visiting small businesses celebrating the lunar new year despite the pandemic. coronavirus is just one of the challenges they're facing. but the year of the objection could become a year of opportunity as well. abc7 news anchor dion lim joins us live with the community. dion is feeling hopeful, but certainly also sending a message. >> dan, that's right. this community has been through so much this past year. not just health wise with the pandemic, but economically. and after a wave of attacks on the asian american community, part of the celebrations today included a call for allyship. usually the opening of a playground wouldn't warrant such a grand celebration. but for san francisco's chinatown, this $14.5 million nearly ten-year-long project is
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in a way symbolic of the challenges this neighborhood has endured the past year. >> hopefully it's more of a sign that chinatown, which has been battered by this pandemic, is coming back. it's going to attract more people. >> reporter: covid-related xenophobia and hate battered this community early during the pandemic. as many as 90% of businesses in some wares forced to close. this playground is a way to welcome people back. >> park users to play, eat, work into chinatown. >> reporter: along with the firecrackers, a message after a wave of attacks, many of them targeting seniors in asian american communities in recent weeks. this horrifying video from the city's alta vista neighborhood where an 84-year-old man died after an unprovoked assault. >> the threat on anybody's parents or grandparents is a threat to all of us, and we won't tolerate it here in san francisco. >> reporter: so as the year of the objection gx gets under way
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for unity and allyship during troubled times. and to take action for a better year ahead. >> everyone is galvanized and everyone wants to do something. we should all take this moment to go ahead and do that. >> and so many great organizations to support, clueing the community youth center and chinatown community development center who are raising funds to bring meals to vulnerable seniors in this very densely populated area. in the newsroom tonight, i'm dion lim, abc7 news. >> yeah, they're really doing such great work, as you point out. let's go across the bay for a moment. what about oakland's chinatown heading into lunar new year? >> i'm really glad you asked. similar in that many of these brazen attacks have been in their chinatown. i walk the streets with oakland's new police chief leronne armstrong yesterday and saw more people out and about buying sweets and supplies to celebrate at home along with this renewed optimism because of new foot patrols and security measure there's. we will have much more on their celebrations tonight on abc7
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news at 11:00. with that, dan. >> to you as well. thank you, dion, very much. the city of san jose is home to the largest population of asian americans. 1/10 of the city is of asian descend. chris nguyen looks at the struggle of business owners during the pandemic and how they're hoping the start of the lunar new year will be a turning point. >> reporter: at first glance, business appears to be thriving inside one of the largest vietnamese focused malls in america. yet a closer look reveals empty storefronts and few people spending. >> it's hard. it's hard to see businesses suffering and then see, you know, new year. that is not the same anymore. due to covid and all this. so it's tough. >> reporter: in previous years, thousands from throughout northern california would come to san jose's little saigon district to usher in the lunar new year.
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over time, grand century mall has become an unofficial gathering place for families looking to celebrate. but now business owners like angel pham say they're barely hanging on. >> a lot of people have the new year in the very happy. >> reporter: in fact, sales at angel beauty are down 90% compared to a year ago. just a few doors away, delight has been a staple for two decades. she is happy to see regulars but worries what the next few months will bring. >> i want them to know we are available and open every day. >> reporter: many businesses such as the ones at grand century mall have been uniquely impacted by the covid-19 crisis. although reports of anti-asian violence have made local and national headlines, not enough has been said about the cultural and historical barriers that asian americans suffer when asking for help. we visit with the asian american
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round table in san jose. >> the pain is felt in not just that businesses closed, it's the result of a person's life, decades of investment is now gone. >> reporter: and while the american dream is at risk for some of these entrepreneurs, the community can play a role in helping to preserve it. >> at the end of the day, we're all in it together. so hopefully people will come out and support the businesses, support the local business and the vietnamese community. >> reporter: a chance to mobilize a many try to start anew. in san jose, chris nguyen, abc7 news. >> and there is some rain mixed into this holiday weekend, dan. >> yeah, there is, ama. just how much? we'll find out. spencer christian will show us when and where. spencer? >> okay, dan and ama. we're going to have periods of rain actually through the entire three-day weekend. let's start with the approaching storm, which is a storm of light intensity. it ranks 1 on the abc7 storm impact scale.
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that will move in tomorrow morning, bringing spotty light showers. we expect under 0.15, but it will be a blustery afternoon. we'll have gusty winds with the storm. here the forecast animation starting at midnight. notice in the early morning hours you'll see a little bit of rain beginning to push down into the cloverdale, parts of northern sonoma county, and it will continue sweeping southward and eastward into the mid morning hours, and it will be all over after that. and there will be snow in the sierra. we have a winter weather advisory there until 10:00 tomorrow morning. but there will also be periods of rain on sunday, which is valentine's day and monday, which is president's day. a little bit later, i'll show you how wet or not so wet it's going to be. dan and ama? >> thanks, spencer, very much. we're building a better bay area by focusing on our health. every week we work on putting covid in context for you. we want to better illustrate where we stand with the pandemic by focusing on one number. this week's number, 10,000. a threshold that california finally dropped below for the
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number of new cases per day. but people still need to take precautions because about 10,000 new cases every day, that's enough to fill up 2 1/2 grand princess cruise ships, or about 24 of the most recent boeing 747 airplanes every single day with new coronavirus patients. today california's number of new cases is slightly above 10,000. numbers haven't been this low since november, proof the pandemic is dwindling, even though it is far from over. and california's expanding the list of people eligible for the covid-19 vaccine starting on march the 15th, people between ages 16 and 64 with health conditions that put them at high risk can get in line for a shot. dr. alok patel is part of the abc7 news vaccine team. he says the challenge will be determining which conditions qualify as high risk. >> and so there are some out there that are high yield i should say like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, people who are
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immunocompromised. but then there is a fine line does this count as a high risk medical condition or not? what about my treatment? and i think that's where physician, nurse, health providers are going to have to assess the individual situation. >> the new guidelines mean an additional 4 million to 6 million residents can receive the vaccine starting next month. and today cvs and walgreens began giving covid vaccinations by appointment only. abc7 news reporter wayne freedman found the process went smoothly for people who did get those appointment, but those still waiting feel a bit frustrated. >> reporter: here is the good news about registering online for a covid-19 vaccination. you have a computer at your fingertips. now the bad. so do a lot of other people. are you patient? >> not really. >> reporter: we found maria in san anselmo, hoping for a walgreens or cvs appointment who discovered a long line of stores
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already listed on the first day as being fully booked. are you disheartend? >> yes. frustrated. >> reporter: welcome to the reality where in this case some cliches still have merit. >> it's one of the things where the early bird gets the worm. >> reporter: at this cvs in rohnert park this morning, we found plenty of them. how early? >> i got up on thursday morning at 4:30. >> i got up yesterday at 5:00. >> it was pretty seamless. >> and i had two computers and two ipads on. >> reporter: cvs has more than 100 locations across the state. they hope to give as many as 82,000 shots a week. as to how the process went today? well, people say smoothly. >> i envisioned being in line in a big complex like a fairgrounds and waiting in a car. >> reporter: not at all. people walked in. they registered. they received their shots. no complaints. >> the process couldn't have been any smoother. it was perfect.
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>> reporter: if nothing else, it is good news for those of us still waiting. >> call tomorrow. keep trying. >> reporter: in the north bay, wayne freedman, abc7 news. governor newsom is hailing state and local efforts to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. today the governor toured the mass vaccination site at moscone center in san francisco, calling it a state-of-the-art facility with platforms that will soon be used at centers statewide. the governor says after a slow start, california is making progress with more than 5.5 million vaccines administered so far. >> we're now averaging roughly 200,000 vaccines being administered each and every day. that's double where we were a few weeks ago. what this site proves is that the only limitation in our capacity to do more is supply. >> governor newsom says california will receive 1.2 million vaccine doses from the federal government next week, a modest increase over previous deliveries. earlier on abc7 we had a
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special town haul on covid vaccinations, and our panel answered your questions and covered a wide range of topics. >> what can people take? what type of over-the-counter medications are safe to take after a vaccine? and how many hours after the vaccine is it safe to take? tylenol, ibuprofen, advil, what are your thoughts? >> i preface this by saying you should definitely talk to your doctor about it, because you may have a reason for not being able to take one or more of these medications. but many people taking tylenol a few hours after the vaccine is fine. or advil, making sure you take it with food. but for people who are having side effects, it's helpful. and as dr. aronson said, many of the people i'm seeing have not had very many side effects from that second dose. >> just to reemphasize it, that the vaccine, as far as we know today, does not prevent the spread from one person to another. i hope that we will learn that
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it does, but we don't have that data now. that means that we believe that you can be vaccinated well and protected from becoming significantly ill or dying, but still transmit this virus to other people. >> we are continuing to follow these important stories, and we will keep you informed and connected to resources that may be helpful to you. we've been covering the progress on covid-19 all week. you can find all of our reporting at on the abc7 news app and anywhere that you stream. long-awaited guidance from the cdc is finally out on how to reopen the schools. we are digging into its advice, and we're hearing from bay area teachers and parents about what i'm made to move.
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buildig a better bay area is about looking toward the future, and that's why we include education as one of our key issues to focus on. today the cdc released its new blueprint for reopening schools. as abc7 news reporter stephanie sierra explains, at least one local doctor says the cdc's self-proclaimed science-based approach doesn't follow the science. >> reporter: after promises from the biden administration to open more than 50% of our nation's schools by his 100th day in office, the cdc is finally laying out the details weeks from the deadline. >> the president will not rest until every school is open five days a week. >> reporter: cdc director dr. rochelle walensky says in order for that to happen, five key mitigation strategies need to be followed, like correct use of masks, six feet of social distancing, hand washing, cleaned facilities, and use of
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diagnostic contact tracing. >> i want to underscore that the safest way to open schools is to enure there is as little disease as possible in the community. >> reporter: the cdc has outlined four color coded reopening zones to measure transmission. the zones indicate whether schools can offer in-person instruction based on a county's number of new cases per $1,000 people. blue and yellow point to lower transmission, where as orange and red point to higher transmission, resulting in virtual only instruction for middle and high schools. >> so that was a big disappointment. >> reporter: ucsf er doctor dr. jean nopele disagrees. >> our latest studies show schools can be operated safely regardless of the number of covid circulate manage the community. >> reporter: the covid emergency response team has spent months researching covid transmission in schools, including two major studies in north carolina and wisconsin. >> kids were back in school when positivity rates were up to 40%, and there were still just seven
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school-based transmissions over a three-month period. >> reporter: the cdc encourages vaccinating and weekly testing for teachers and staff, but does not deem either as essential to reopen. in the meantime, walensky says if new covid variants push transmission past the red zone, the guidance is subject to change. stephanie sierra, abc7 news. for bay area school districts, the cdc guidelines really just reinforced what many of them are already doing to get their kids back in the classroom. abc7 news reporter laura anthony has that part of the story. >> reporter: for bay area school districts, the new cdc guidelines provide little new information. but certainly an affirmation of what many of them are already doing. to bring students back in person. >> the good news with this information today from the cdc is that it really does reaffirm that we're on the right track already. we've been getting all the necessary ppe in place. >> reporter: the cdc's five key directives like wearing masks, physical distancing, and hand
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washing are already an integral part of any reopening plan. and are already in action in some districts like orinda, which brought some students back this week. >> and i want to acknowledge there is a lot of anxiety from parents and from teacher, but we do believe based on what we've put in the mitigation layers that we are confident that we're feeling -- that they're safe. >> they recommend testing and teacher vaccinations as sort of supplemental mitigation levels that you can do additional layers of mitigation in addition to those five primary layers. and we are doing weekly testing in orinda. >> reporter: even with the cdc guidelines, most local districts will continue to act independently of one another. for instance, while oakland and san francisco public schools have yet to set opening dates, alameda is aping for a march 8th start date, provided the district can finalize an agreement with its labor unions. >> the teachers want to be back
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and are afraid to be back in large measure. >> reporter: laura anthony, abc7 news. >> and the state has a new online tracking system that shows the reopening status of schools. this is the bay area as of right now. it's an interactive map that's color coded, and there are plans to add more data, including if there is a report of an outbreak. you can check on elementary, middle or high school status and search by district. stay with us. today was the break between storms. spencer is tracking another round of rain that arrives tomorrow. but for snoung by harnessing california's abundant wind and solar energy, we have the power to take on climate change. use less from 4 to 9 pm to keep california golden.
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for the first time in ten years, the port of oakland has a direct link to china. today the port welcomed a container vessel from global shipping company cmacgm. the ship is part of a fleet that will carry goods between oakland and two ports in china. look how massive those things are. it's just insane. the port of oakland officials say the new shipping service will help goods travel faster. producer and i were just talking to each other during the break. they look huge here. can you imagine being right up next to it, dan? >> no. i'm struck at the same moment you were, am marks at the size of those things. you logistic at them at a distance as you drive across the bridge. you know they're big. but when you see them up close, they're massive. i can't believe they can float that much metal.
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>> yeah. >> they make us feel so tiny, don't they? and insignificant. well, we have a tiny amount of rain copping our way, but it's not insignificant because we need the rain. i'll give you a look at live doppler 7. we have a patch of moisture traveling through air right now. there is no rain hitting the ground at the moment. here is the exploratorium camera, looking back at the cityscape of san francisco. 52 in san francisco and in half moon bay. 54 in mountain view and morgan hill. san jose, 55. oakland is the mildest reading there at 57 degrees. and a lovely view from emeryville looking westward back across the bay bridge and across the bay towards san francisco. oh, talk about uniform temperature readings. 54 degrees right now at santa rosa and novato and napa and fairfield. 53 at livermore and 57 at concord. and here is the view, sort of, from the golden gate bridge. and these are our forecast features. we'll see a few showers early tomorrow morning. also, a chance of showers on sunday, which is valentine's
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day. and another light storm will bring light rain in on monday. so we just can't get away from the rain right now. but it's much needed rain. so let's just deal with it. here is a look at our storm impact scale. the first of these approaching storms. ranks 1 on the impact scale. it will start to move in the wee hours of the morning during the overnight hours, it will produce spotty light showers. we expect under 0.15 of rainfall generally across the region, and it's going to be blustery. we've got some strong gust which wind coming our way. let's take a look at the forecast animation. starting at midnight, at which point it will be mostly cloudy. and then in the early morning hours around 5:00, 6:00, the first wave beginning to push into northern sonoma county. and it will swing southward and eastward. it will produce light rain or scattered showers for the most part. by 9:00 tomorrow morning, we'll see the bulk of this system will be down to the south bay. and then by noon, it should be all over. and we also expect rainfall totals by noon to be pretty much
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in the light side. generally, as i said earlier, under 0.15, but most locations will actually see under a tenth of an inch of rain. but it will be gusty. here is our wind gust animation, starting at midnight. notice how strong the gusts get going into the midmorning hours, 25 to 35 miles per hour. and even stronger going into the evening hours. up to about 40 miles per hour along the coast tomorrow night. and the wind will finally begin to taper off a bit early sunday morning. in the sierra, winter weather advisory in effect until 10:00 -- actually until 12 noon tomorrow from 10:00 tonight until 12 noon tomorrow. we expect 3 to 6 inches of snowfall generally. higher totals in the higher passes. now let's skip ahead to sunday, and we'll show you the forecast animation for the next storm arriving on valentine's day. it will be another light storm, another week bringing light scattered showers. many locations will probably receive no measurable rain at all from this storm, but there will be some wet spots.
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to current conditions sort of. tonight we'll see clouds thickening, overnight lows mainly in the upper 40s to about 50. it will not be very chilly tonight. tomorrow windy at the coast. high temperatures ranging from mid-50s a the dos upper 50s near the bay to low 60s inland. and here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. we get sort of a break on sunday. it will be a little bit threatening with a chance of showers here and there. but they shouldn't amount to much. monday will probably be a wetter day with scattered showers. and then we get a dry break tuesday, wednesday, thursday with mild and sunny days ahead with just a slight chance of showers late thursday into early friday. dan and ama? >> all right. sounds good. thank you, spencer. today in donald trump's impeachment trial, the defense got its turn. coming up next, you're going to hear their arguments to counter democrats, next. working at home? you may have some tax deductions coming, but maybe not too. we'll sort it all out.
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>> the article of impeachment now before the senate is an unjust and blatantly unconstitutional act of political vengeance. >> and with those words, lawyers for donald trump mounted their defense in his impeachment trial today. >> here is abc7 news reporter faith abubey in washington. >> donald trump's legal team opening with an aggressive defense of the former president, turning the spotlight directly on the democrats. >> a deliberate attempt by the democratic party to smear, senn censor and cancel. >> reporter: accusing the house managers of manufacturing evidence against trump to boost their case that the twice impeached former president is singularly responsible for the deadly january 6 insurrection. >> they cut off the video before they showed you the president's optimistic patriotic words that followed immediately after. >> reporter: trump's attorneys using their own selectively
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video montage, taking both of the former president and democrats out of context. >> throw a punch. >> donald trump, i think you need to go back and punch mihm the face. >> reporter: the defense lawyer's case hinging on three main arguments that the trial lacks due process, it's unconstitutional, and that trump's words before the deadly insurrection amount to everyday political rhetoric using a more than nine-minute sequence of democrats using the word "fight" to try to make their point. >> we're going fight and we're going to continue to fight. >> i am going to be fighting. >> it's a word that people use. but please stop the hypocrisy. >> reporter: the defense team urging senators to vote to acquit trump, branding the impeachment trial nothing more than political theater. >> it is constitutional cancel culture. >> reporter: and late friday afternoon, the trial moving into a question-and-answer session. >> isn't it the case that the violent attack and siege on the capitol on january 6 would not have happened if not for the
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conduct of president trump? >> to answer your question very directly, donald trump summoned the mob. he assembled the mob, and he lit the flame. >> reporter: the trial will resume tomorrow. both sides will get to make their final arguments before senators cast that decisive vote on whether trump is guilty or not guilty of inciting an inside rebz. faith abubey, abc news, capitol hill. abc is providing gavel to gavel special coverage. it could start as early as 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. watch it streaming on our connected tv app for your roku, apple tv, amazon fire and androitv. download thepp■s by searching abc7 bay area. "the view" was preempted today that will air overnight at 3:00 a.m. so let's move on. if you're fortunate enough to be working at home during the pandemic, you may be wondering if you can take a tax deduction for extra expenses. the answer depends on your circumstances. 7 on your side's michael finney is live to sort out the confusion.
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michael? >> reporter: that is good thinking, dan. nothing about the tax law is ever simple, however, but let's sort it out. i mean, we try to make it as simple as we can. let's say your office shut down during the pandemic, so now you're working at home. you buy a desk, a chair, maybe even a computer. are those extra expenses deductible? what about the extra costs in utilities such as heat, electricity and water because you're spending more time at home? is that deductible on your federal tax return? >> no. >> whether or not you can take them, it doesn't really matter. there is no place you can deduct them. so if you're an employee, you're out of luck. >> that's norm goldman, the tax expert and enrolled agent. he says the 2017 tax reform measure signed by president trump did away with itemized tax deductions. now, what happens if you turn in receipts to your company and you get reimbursed? about one out of three companies
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are doing that. is the reimbursement taxable as wages? you'll be happy to know the answer is no. >> it's not going to be included in your w-2, and you don't get a deduction. >> reporter: but what if your employer gives you a monthly stipend of $100 a month towards your expenses? unfortunately, that answer is yes. >> then, yeah, that $100 a month is going to be in your w-2. >> reporter: that means you'll pay taxes on it. there is some good news, though. many of these deduction disease be taken on your state income tax return, perhaps even your home office. if your office is used exclusively for work and doesn't have a dual purpose, its deductible on your california tax return. >> let's say you have a thousand-square-foot apartment, and you have a 10 by 10 room. that's 100 square feet. 100 over a thousand is 10%.
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so you would take 10% of your cost. >> reporter: that's true whether you rent or own a home. but if you're working in your living room, that room is not deductible because it's not exclusively an office and thus isn't deductible, even on your state taxes. >> i'm sorry. it may not be fair, but that's -- don't use fair and tax form in the same sentence. >> reporter: expenses such as utilities are only deductible on your state taxes if your home office is used exclusively as an office. if you're an independent contractor, those deductions are also available for your federal tax return. dan, were you taking notes? >> i was actually taking notes. and i particularly like -- i was. don't use spare and taxes in the same sentence. that's pretty handy. thanks, michael, very much. >> yeah, he is funny. >> good stuff. all right. do you have to pay tax on stimulus checks? while we're talking taxes.
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here is the answer from mark steber at jackson hewitt tax services. >> stimulus checks are not taxable. they should not be put on your tax return as taxable income. if you put it on your tax return, the irs will not likely peel that off and say oh, here is a bigger refund for you. >> so there you go. you'll find 15 minutes of his tax advice for free on our abc7 bay area connected tv app for roku and other devices as well. that's also where you'll find our exclusive new series called imagine from home thanks to the disney imagineeers. here is a sneak peek. >> it's a one-of-a-kind experience. >> today we're going to draw some castles. >> i wanted to do a drawing inspired by big thunder mountain railroad. >> fireworks over the disneyland castle at night. ready to get started? >> an exclusive series guided by disney imagineeers. >> the goal of the project is to take things we have around the
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house. >> a simple soap bottle. >> and find new and interesting ways to use them. >> start with a mine shaft down below. >> you can take a rubber band and just wrap it around. >> let's count it down. three, two, one, fireworks time! get inspired. get creative. use what you have at home and have some fun. >> imagine from home. experience the magic now
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our work to build a better bay area means righting for racial and social justice, and calling out injustice when we see it. a story that first aired here on abc7 news at 6:00 is getting a lot of attention online. it's about a marin couple that almost got cheated out of half a million dollars. here is part of the story from race and culture reporter julian glover. >> it was work, but it was exciting. >> reporter: paul and his wife tenicia austin feel like they captured a slice of the american dream in 2016 when they purchased their first home together, this original marin city pole home. but it wasn't without challenges. >> as soon as the house came on the market, you go in and put your bid in, and then you get outbided by 100,000 or more
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rather quickly. and that can be, you know, a little bit depressing. >> reporter: they bought the home off market from another black family hoping to make home ownership a reality for a young black couple. after moving into the home built in the 1960s, the austins staged major renovations, adding an entire floor and more than one thousand square feet of deck, along with a deck, new floors, a fireplace and new appliances. then they got it appraised. >> i read the appraisal. this is unbelievable. >> reporter: the family tells me the appraiser was an older white woman and they're convinced race was a factor. the home appraised for $980,000, just $100,000 more than the austins got it appraised for before they started the work. despite $4,000 in renovations. >> it was like, you know, it was a slap in the face. >> reporter: the austins immediately called their lender and pushed back. after a month of escalating their complaints, they were approved for a second appraisal. when the date came, they got creative. >> we had a conversation with
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one of our white friends, and she was no problem, i'll be tenicia. i'll bring over some pictures of my family. she made our home look like it belonged to her. >> and it worked. >> it appraised for 1.482, which is 50% more than what it appraised for by a couple of weeks prior. >> almost 1.5. $500,000 more. >> reporter: the austins were outraged and believe this is another ugly result of larger systemic issues. >> there are implications of the ability to create generational wealth or pass things on if our house is appraised for 50% less than what it's valued at. >> what a huge difference that was. you can see julian's full story online, and that's also how you can reach out to him directly. you can find him on twitter and facebook. on instagram, he is julian glover tv. well, it's going rain this weekend, but not the whole weekend. find out when and where in spencer's valentine's day
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abc7 news community journalist melissa pixcar visited the restaurant to check out what's included. >> so we have a very, very strong fundamentals of the chinese cuisine. so the food we use top quality ingredients as well as presentation. it's called palette tea house. we're located in the historical building of ghirardelli square in san francisco. chinese new year is a time for families to get together. for this year, the year of the ox. that according to chinese tradition ox is a hardworking, it is very honest. i think it is what we need right now at this time. this year for chinese new year, we came up with a set. one is for four and one is for six. so focusing for a smaller celebration, first are the dumplings, but the shape almost looks like the golden nuggets they used back in the days when
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there was no money. those are always a symbol of prosperity. also, we did lobster noodle that also symbolizes longevity, long life as well. and of course the groonts of lobster symbolizes wealth. we also add a couple of dishes with beef since it is the ox year. black pepper rib. it is one of the most popular in hong kong. with the pandemic, we're not able to visit our friends and family. we hope to bring those dishes to give us some kind of comfort. and we're just very grateful for that. >> okay. does that look fabulous? the lunar new year meal packages are currently sold out for tomorrow and saturday, but will be available on sunday. let's turn our attention to the weather. ama, it's a shame these cam ares don't have a nose because i bet that smelled fantastic.
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>> i bet you are right. it looked so good. all right. so how is the weather going to be for the weekend? let's get to spencer for that. >> okay. ama and dan, i have a nose for news, and the news is rain is coming our way. it's going to be a light storm ranking only 1 on the impact scale, producing light spotty showers tomorrow morning. under 0.15 for most people. a blustery day tomorrow. lots of wind gusts, especially near the coast and the bay. highs tomorrow will range from mid-50s a the coast to only upper 50s near the bay to low 60s inland. and here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. more rain will come in late sunday night into monday. but most of the day valentine's day looks like it's going to be dry. and we get a warm-up midweek next week. sunny and dry days with high temperatures in the mid-60s. looking good. dan and ama? >> all right. it does look good. thank you, spencer. on to abc7 news sports director larry beil. a lot going on to talk about tonight. larry? >> oh, it is the return of the
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slim reaper, or kevin doesn't urant. his thoughts on facing the warriors in the new arena that could have bee ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (beeping sound) ♪ ♪ ♪
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or have severe kidney problems. taking jardiance with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. lower a1c and lower risk of a fatal heart attack? on it with jardiance. ask your doctor about jardiance. now abc7 sports with larry beil. >> good evening. jordan spieth was once the number one golfer in the world, but he has gone winless since 2017. that could change this weekend in the pebble beach pro am.
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round two today. no fans, be the views are still spectacular. five-time pebble champ phillip dorsett did not make the cut. 8 over on the day, but splash on 10 with a birdie kplip the rough. nice. daniel berger also found himself chipping from the rough. drains this for an eagle. 6 under 66. 11 under par. that is one stroke behind the leader jordan spieth playing spyglass hill. 5 under 67. 12 under for the tournament. spieth's first 36-hole lead since 2017. when kevin durant joined the warriors, he turned them into a super team. after two titles, a rift with draymond green, some friction with steve kerr and a blown out achilles, kd decided to take his talent to brooklyn. he returns tomorrow night with a new super team. tip-off 5:30. durant and the nets blew out the dubs in the season opener, but both teams are really different.
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steph curry is playing completely out of his mind. meanwhile, the nets added james harden, giving them a new big three along with kyrie irving. durant has been out the past week because of covid protocol. he is happy to be back on the court at chase, the arena he could have starred in. >> looking forward to playing a again and being out there with the team and try to build some chemistry. that's my main focus. i have some great years in golden state. look forward to being back in the bay area. but it's a shame the fans won't be there. >> that's for sure. after 12 games on the road the start of the season, the sharks are finally back at the sap center. they'll host the first place vegas golden knights led by san jose's old coach, peter deboer. devon dubnyk day to day. he'll need martin jones to step. an 865 save percentage, that's even worse. after giving up three goals on the first six shots to the kings last night, jones was challenged
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by his coach. >> you know, i deserved it i'm sure. you know, any time you get challenged, you want to be able to step up. and, you know, respond in the right way. and just wasn't able to come up with the big save last night. and you need those if you want to win in the league. i just have to find a way to be better and give our team a chance to win. nfl news now. the dismantling of the houston texans continues. they got rid of deandre hopkins. desean jackson wants out and today j.j. watt got out. he wants to play for a contender. star defensive end has been with the texans for ten years. when healthy, he is among the best players in the nfl. why houston didn't explore a trade to at least get something back rather than outright release remains unclear. finally, the legend bill russell turned 87 years old today. the 11-time nba champ grew up in oakland. went to usf and starred with the celtics. and he blows out every single
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candle. nice! it took a few huffs and puffs, but russ got them all blown out. he'd been in kind of shaky health there for a little bit. so it's just great to see him. but dan, ama, this is a new doctors test, a test of your health. if you can blow out all the candles whatever your age is, then you're okay. if you can't, then we have another conversation. >> then you've got a problem. >> yeah. >> all right, thanks, larry. coming up tonight on abc7 at 8:00 it's shark tank followed by "20/20" at 9:00. and don't miss abc7 news at 11:00. you can watch all our newscasts live and on demand through the abc7 bay area connected tv app. it's available for apple tv, android tv, amazon fire tv, and roku. download the app now and start streaming. well, finally tonight, a few thoughts about what really matters. it's been 11 months, 11 long months since we masked up and locked down in california. but no rest for the weary. we still have a long way to go before any kind of herd immunity
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protects us. thankfully the vaccines are here and more are coming. as of this moment, about 10% of the state's population has received either the pfizer or moderna vaccine. we are expecting emergency youth authorization for the johnson & johnson version to ship in perhaps just a matter of weeks. in the months ahead, two more companies may have vaccines available. all of this is very encouraging news, and we can find great comfort in it. comfort, but not complacency. we've come a long way in a short period of time. and while we focus on a brighter future, what really matters is to stay in the present. coronavirus is still a dangerous and deadly threat, one with new variants emerging and posing new risks. inoculation is not immunity from staying smart. i always love the hear from you. let me know what you think. follow me on twitter and facebook @dan ashley abc7. >> all right. and that is going to do it for this edition of abc7 news.
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we thank you so much for joining us tonight. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. for spencer christian, larry beil, all of us here, we hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and that we'll see you again tonight at 11:00. bye for now.
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♪ this is "jeopardy!" introducing today's contestants-- a ph.d. student from madison, wisconsin... a communications coordinator from chicago, illinois... and our returning champion-- a software team lead originally from el paso, texas... whose 4-day cash winnings total... and now, here is the guest host of "jeopardy!"-- ken jennings! [cheers and applause] thank you, johnny gilbert. thanks, everyone. welcome to "jeopardy!". now we've had some very big winning scores on this show this week, all of them earned by our returning champion, john focht.
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good luck to you today and to alejandra and lance. one of you is going to spend this valentine's day weekend as a reigning "jeopardy!" champion. let's go to the board. here are the categories in the jeopardy! round. we start out with... then... after that, time for a little... and finally... in partnership with olay, we're continuing to bring attention to the gender gap in stem fields. presenting today's science category is proctor & gamble's molecular biologist dr. markaisa black. john, you're our returning champ. - where do we begin? - game theory, $200. - john. - what is "all in"? - that's right. - game theory, $400.


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