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citing it exceeds the fda standards. it only requires one dose and it's much easier to store. it can stand in most refrigerators for at least three months. the key concerns raised reinvolved around the vaccine enhancing to establish more testing for patients 75 and older and pregnant women. in addition to studying reinfection rates on those who have already been vaccinated.
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but this support far outweighed long-term concerns. since johnson & johnson's vaccine was tested and detected rather in south africa where the dominant strain believed to be more contagious was found, experts questioned whether the single dose shot will be more effective at fighting the variant. >> it did come at the meeting today that this vaccine by chance happened to be tested in brazil and the south africa and the u.s. so areas that have variants right now. and it started being test ed the big trials right around the time the variants started to show up. this is a good test of how this vaccine could work against the current variants. >> reporter: dr. maldonado's biggest concern is what she calls a race to get as many people vaccinated brushfire the variants start circulating. johnson & johnson's vaccine will
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play a huge role. the company is on track to deliver 100 million doses by the end of june, and more than one million are expected to arrive in california next week. stephanie sierra, abc7 news. >> stephanie, the clinical trial really impressive the percentage of hospitalizations that were prevented from johnson & johnson's vaccine. give us some more specifics, if you would. >> yes, dan, 100%. that's what was so remarkable about that study. one shot from this vaccine prevented 45,000 people from getting sick enough to go to the hospital in the clinical trial. and the side effects are not excessive, as dr. maldonado pointed out. patients may experience only mild to moderate flu-like symptoms. >> that is encouraging. thank you, stephanie. congresswoman barbara lee and dr. nadine burke harris spoke about the impact of covid-19 on the black community. one of the issues they addressed were vaccine hesitancy and poor access to the vaccine. >> we in the black community and other communities of color,
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there is a pandemic upon pandemic. we have this crisis, first of all, of health care and the pandemic and the underlying conditions, of course. >> we have a vaccine that is safe and effective. so when we are talking about to our african american communities and talking to our communities of color, right, that's when i want to say y'all, we need to be first in line, not the oh, i'll wait and see and hit me up in a couple of months and i'll see how it goes with other folks. >> preliminary data from the state shows less than 3% of california's black population has been vaccinated. a new vaccine clinic opened up in san jose today, part of santa clara county's continuing outreach to disproportionately affected communities. the east valley clinic is located on mckee road in san jose. orr: ts afternoon, a new covid-19 vaccination site is now open in east san jose as part of an ongoing effort to make doses available to those need it most.
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>> my grandson goes to the other places. a long line. but in here, we're lucky. there is no line at all. >> reporter: santa clara county now has nine county-run vaccination sites. today's opening was one of three that were set up this week alone, including san jose's emanuel baptist church and gilroy high school. east san jose and gilroy have been disproportionately impacted by the virus since the start of the pandemic. >> i want everybody to know if you are eligible now, go ahead and get in line, sign up, or go to one of these sites and get the vaccine as soon as possible. >> reporter: county officials are currently vaccinating nearly 9,000 people a day, and say they have the capacity to do more if the state were to provide additional doses. until more supply becomes available, the county is focused on community outreach and educating the public on where they can get the vaccine. >> equitable vaccine access is paramount.
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we're not waiting. we're razor focused on closing whatever disparity exists. >> reporter: the effort comes as the county prepares to expand vaccine eligibility this sunday to more sectors of essential workers. officials say the county could also move into the red tier as early as next week. >> people are fortunately continuing to take precautions, particularly with masking, hand hygiene, and social distancing. >> reporter: but despite the progress, a reminder to the public that more work is still ahead. in east san jose, chris nguyen, abc7 news. anoegan teach toy. minierone repit smooth >> i went online, signed up. as soon as i got here, i gave my information. within seconds, i had my paperwork and my shot. it was painless. >> just that simple. educational workers are part of the state's phase 1b, tier 1.
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the state will be reserving 10% of vaccine doses for educators beginning on monday actually. that's part of the changes that are coming next month to streamline the vaccination process statewide. vaccine eligibility rules will become uniform across the entire state, not a patchwork of procedures. currently the rules vary by county. the goal is to vaccinate three million people per week in california. we're currently vaccinating at about half that rate because of supply issues. something governor newsom touched on today at an event in fresno. >> in fact, the only constraint now is supply. we are administering more vaccines now formally than we are receiving from the federal government. it's not an indictment. it's all now about manufactured supply. it's the only constraint in terms of our capacity to do more and better. >> the state is in the process of switching over to a centralized vaccine appointment and delivery system which will be run by blue shield that should be complete by the end of
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march. this just in. san jose schools have set a date to reopen for in-person learning. it's about two months away on april 21st. not all students will come back to class. some will stay in distance learning. meanwhile, three california counties are participating in a pilot program to administer rapid coronavirus tests to students and staff, which could be a big step in reopening schools. lyanne melendez went to one of the pilot program sites in san mateo county. >> reporter: for 5-year-old nisi vaca, testing for the coronavirus -- >> oh, you are good at this. >> reporter: has become part of her safety routine at school. twice a week with the guidance of a site coordinator, she knows how to gently insert a swab in both nostrils to test for the virus. >> 13, 14, 15. that's it! >> the test, it is a nasal swab, but it is not the deep swab that goes up into your brain, which honestly, i've seen videos and it made me feel anxious.
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>> it feels like it tickled. >> reporter: similar to a pregnancy test, the results show up within 15 minutes. >> the two times a week is to catch any infections that are coming in before they have to a chance to spread. >> reporter: there are three counties in california that are part of this pilot program, los angeles, merced, and san mateo. san mateo county has three school districts participating. redwood city school district, ravenswood city school district in east palo alto, and la honda pescadero unified. the idea is to eventually make it accessible to other school districts in california. >> we think we with make those school buildings as safe as conceivably possible which will allow teachers to come back confidently and not be worried about contracting a disease that could theoretically kill them. >> reporter: the california endowment is an organization that brings health care to underserved communities. they and other partners are funding the program at a cost of $2.4 million.
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so if these kids can be tested frequently twice a week, the expectation is the number of cases in these communities is likely to eventually go down. a total of 300 kids in the ravens wood city school district alone will continue to be tested.>> high-five! excellent! >> reporter: abc7 news. a lot more to come. more than a ballpark. the oakland a's have plans to build housing and shopping along with a new place to play near jack london square. details of the plan came out today. see what's involved in making them reality. that's next. i'm spencer christian. the evening winds are gusty. they're going hang around for part of the weekend. i'll have the people were afraid i was contagious.
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developing news. a 14-year-old from san francisco who had been missing for more thanks to an eagle eyed city worker. you may have seen katlin gallaread on a flyer. we've now blurred her face to protect her privacy. pittsburg police say a landscape worker spotted c ted katlin her dad thanked everyone who helped locate katlin. moving on for the oakland a's and their request for a waterfront ballpark. today is the city released the draft and environmental impact report for the privately financed project near jack london square. mayor libby schaaf says the report makes sure the waterfront is treated with care. >> the environmental impact report shows that there are so many ways that we can make sure that a new ballpark on our
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waterfront does not impact our water quality, our air quality, or traffic congestion. >> the plan also calls for new housing, a hotel, parks, and commercial and retail space. opponents say the ballpark will cost jobs at the port. they want the a's to stay at the coliseum site. a 45-day public comment begins immediately followed by public hearings. the a's are hoping for city council approval. the draft environmental impact report is a big step in moving the project forward, but it is raising concerns for critics and fans alike. anser hassan has reaction now from oakland. >> reporter: dominic miranda lives in pleasanton, has a boat at the oakland marina, and wants bay area sports to stay in the bay. >> i'm a bay area fan. i think i'll support the a's and hopefully it gets done. >> reporter: he is talking about the new oakland a's waterfront
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stadium being propose at the port of oakland. the draft environmental report was released on friday. a big step in moving the project forward. >> the way the plan i've seen it is really well thought out well, and there is a lot of -- a lot of buildup that's going happen, right, and a lot of jobs i think will come from that. >> reporter: mike jacob is vice president of the pacific merchant shipping association. he isn't as enthusiastic. they're reviewing the draft, but already have big concerns. jacob says the proposed location is zoned for industrial use and bringing in office space, tourists and housing will create problems. >> those are 24/ uses that are not just the stadium, and when you invite those types of uses, especially housing into an industrial area, those uses aren't compatible with what we do. >> reporter: jacob says the future success of the port of houston is based on the ability to grow its access to cargo and overseas markets. he thinks this project puts billions of dollars and
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thousands of jobs at risk. >> if this project moves forward and doesn't address our ability to do business and con strips our ability to grow, then our members who are the tenants and the investors in the infrastructure at the port of oakland won't be reinvesting here. >> been an a's fan since i moved to california in 1972. >> reporter: john wilson, a die-hard a's fan doesn't want the city to fast track the plan. traffic he says will be the biggest obstacle. >> i seen when it's projected, thre is no way you can put that many people on a tram and move them at that distance, that time, that speed. it just can't be done. >> reporter: the public has until mid-april to comment on the report. in oakland, anser hassan, abc7 news. >> the pictures sure are pretty, and it was very pretty outside today too, except for that breeze blowing around. 've beebout the is hit hestio
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coitions. >> ama.theze h become a gust. we've got clear skies across the bay area. and one reason for that is the wind is so strong, it's blowing out any cloud that dares come near us. here is a look at some of the gusts near the coast. we have the gustiest winds ranging from 30 to almost 40 miles per hour. sfo 38 miles per hour. the inland areas right now at the surface at least are experiencing breezy but not gusty conditions. but in the higher elevations above a thousand feet, it's even gustier, up to 45 miles per hour right now at mount tam. so you can see it's one of those evenings. and the 24-hour temperature change indicates that most locations right now across the bay area are several degrees cooler than they were at this time and yesterday evening. so we'll just call it the bay area's version of a windchill factor. here is the view from the exploratorium camera, looking back at the cityscape in san francisco. and temperature readings don't vary very widely right now. 53 in san francisco to 59 at oakland and mid-50s at mountain
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view, san jose and morgan hill. 48 at half moon bay. that's the cool spot. clear skies over the golden gate right now. looking up north and east temperature readings in the mid to upper 50s at santa rosa, novato, napa, fairfield. concord 59 degrees, one of the warmer spot, and 55 in administrat livermore. under clear skies all across the region. these are our forecast features. gusty winds are with us now and will be with us through tomorrow. we'll see sunny skies tomorrow and sunday. and there are some hints of rain showing up late next week. so get to that in just a moment. for tonight, clear skies, chilly conditions in our inland valleys, where low temperatures will drop into the mid- to upper 30s. and tomorrow's highs will range from mid-50s at the coast. it's going to be windy, right around the bay shoreline, mainly mid or low to 60s. and that's about as warm as it's going to get tomorrow. let's take a look at our wind gust animation starting at 5:00 tomorrow morning. along the coast gusts ranging from 35 to nearly 45 miles per hour.
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and it will be pretty breezy everywhere else as well. this gusty pattern is going to remain with us through the day tomorrow in through tomorrow evening. we'll see maybe some of the winds easing up a little bit tomorrow evening, but still pretty strong. breezy to gusty through tomorrow night into early sunday morning, on sunday, even though it will remain pretty breezy near the coast and around the bay, we'll see wind gusts beginning to taper off a bit. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. gusty winds tomorrow. a bit cooler than today. breezy and milder on sunday. we'll see high temperatures up around 70 degrees inland on sunday. there will be a minor dip in temperatures on monday, but under sunny skies. partly cloudy on tuesday. still mild. wednesday, high temperatures in the low 70s. inland up to almost 70 degrees along the bay shoreline. it remains fairly mild all the way through thursday of next week. and friday we get that little chance of rain, which i'll tell you more about a little bit later. dan? >> outstanding. spencer, thank you. building a better bay area sometimes only takes one person.
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next, me an author who started writing books about black boys because she couldn't find them on store shelves. did you know you can recreate the magic of disney in your very own home guided by disney imagineers? it's part of imagine from home. you can watch the whole series on demand with our abc77 bay area connected tv app for roku and other devices. here is looking at the episode 3 project. >> my name is reed and i'm a costume designer with walt disney imagineering. i studied architecture in school, but there is a storyboard artist, there is more technical people who are interested in how things are put together. today i wanted to do a drawing inspired by one of my favorite attractions, big thunder mountain railroad. one of the first projects i worked on is a model over at the disneyland hotel. i've always loved this ride because of the cool landscape, a lot of the q structures, and because it's a fun ride. and i wanted to include a lot of
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that into this one drawing. so happy drawing. like, seeing my mom. it's unthinkable to me that i can't see her and i can't hug her. not being able to hug is just like somebody has to tie me down. touching someone to say i love you, to hug you... those are the things that i miss.
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when a new mom in the east bay couldn't find children's books in stores that featured
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black boys on the cover, she picked up her pen and changed that. >> she sure did. her book, "my brown skin" has led to a feature on netflix. a line of self-published books, and more importantly representation for young black boys everywhere. >> abc7 news race and social justice reporter julian glover sat down with thomishia booker who is changing her community for the better. >> what were you seeing in other children's books with black kids, black boys as the protagonist that really wasn't satisfying to you and you thought i got to do something different here? >> really, they didn't exist a lot. there were a lot of book, especially written by self-published authors and traditional published authors that existed. but i do remember specifically walking into target, walking into walmart and not being able to find books with black boys on the front. they were missing from the shelves. and it was a problem for me. you would find books with black
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girls on the front, but black boys were just missing. >> reporter: how do you start this process? i can only imagine how daunting of a task it might be to start with an idea and for to it blossom into a line of children's books. >> the carter children book series is inspire beside my son carter. >> in the room with my head held high. that's you. a lot was inspired by seeing my son. when i laid eyes on him, it was really a love letter to him and other black boys. during the time that i was pregnant, it was a very difficult time for me emotionally, just thinking about what it meant to be a new mom. so many unknowns and what ifs. i turned to writing myself as a positive outlet to just express myself. we live in a world where little black boys grow up to be feared as men because of the color of their skin. and i wanted to change those narratives. i started to write the fist book which is "my brown skin" which is all about appreciating the things that we love about the
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color brown and building that positive association with that color brown. you know, many children don't even pull out brown as their favorite color in the crayon box. they associate brown with a lot of negative things. there is so much to love about our melanated skin and so much to love about the color brown. >> what would you say to a young black child who hasn't found your books yet and place in the world? what would you say to him? >> it wouldn't be something i say. it would be something i would sk them to do. what i would ask them to do is go to the mirror they can find, look themselves in the face and repeat this. "i am amazing, i am brown boy joy, i can do anything," and just continue to repeat those affirmations. i think our joy is inside our heart. it's inside who we are, and sometimes it just takes a little reminder. but sometimes that needs to come from within.
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>> she is inspiring. you can watch more on the abc7 connected tv app. it's on roku and of course anywhere you stream. >> check that out. fantastic. now still to come, the coronavirus pandemic is a race between vaccines and variants now. will the virus mutate beyond what our vaccines can control? stanford researchers have reasons to be optimistic. also, remember the days when you had to fight to find parking? as pandemic restrictions lift, those days could return. redwood city is thinking ahead to help drivers find a spot
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building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is abc7 news. >> today's big headlines, a unanimous vote at the fda has put a third coronavirus vaccine one step closer to reality. a panel recommended johnson & johnson's single dose shot for emergency use. the fda is expected to authorize it tomorrow. starting monday, california will be reserving 10% of vaccine doses for educators. vaccine eligibility rules will become uniform statewide rather than varying by county. the goal is to vaccinate three
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million californians per week. the big battle in the pandemic is which can adapt the fastest, the virus or the vaccine makers. >> yeah, and experts we spoke with are confident in our ability to adjust quickly to new variants. with dangerous new variants of covid-19 appearing worldwide, including california, manufacturers are racing to keep their vaccines a step ahead of the virus. and the speed at which they're able to tweak the formulas is breathtaking by historic standards. >> we've all clear how quickly rna vaccines can be made. >> reporter: a professor and infectious disease researcher at stanford says the cutting message rna technique used to make the pfizer and moderna vaccines gives both companies a powerful advantage. it's the ability to quickly rewrite genetic instructions, the formulas used to trigger an immune response rather than developing new vaccine components from scratch. >> you just have to know the sequence and then you can design the mrna quickly. we've seen that. >> reporter: moderna just announced it's already
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designated an updated version of the covid vaccine to combat the south african strain and sent to it the national institutes of health for evaluation. pfizer and partner biontech say they're also studying new booster formulas. although the new johnson & johnson vaccine uses a different technique which employs a disabled virus to carry the vaccine into the body, it can be tweaked much faster than older techniques. >> if there are differences in the variants, they can be included into newer versions of both these types of vaccines. >> reporter: the extra protection could be delivered in several ways. some have suggested a booster shot with existing vaccines. maybe enough for the short-term. a variant specific booster could also be added to the regimen to target new strains. while some researchers believe a new vaccine could target elements of both the old and new strains in what's called a multivalant booster. >> in this way even though you're boosting the immune response towards the south
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africa strain, you still make sure it remembers the original wuhan strain. >> whatever the strategy, experts we spoke with expect a quick roll-out if necessary. historic speed to confront a fast-moving enemy. and johnson & johnson says it will be ready to update its vaccine if necessary, whether it's adding maybe a second shot to the single dose regimen, or reworking the original formula. starting today, you can gather outdoors in santa clara county. activities like youth sport, performing arts and gatherings involving multiple households are allowed. masks are only required if you're within six feet of someone outside of your household. indoor gatherings are still not allowed. movie night is back in the bay area with precautions. cinemark reopened three theaters. one in marin county and two in san mateo county. both counties just moved to the red tier. cinemark says it's offering staggered show times and is disinfecting between screenings. mask-wearing is mandatory. >> they block every two row,
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they block them and then they separate you. >> it's been well over a year. i think the last movie we saw was what, jumanji? >> yeah. >> i've been waiting for the movies for months now. it's my daily activity. >> the theaters that are open include century heater in san bruno, redwood downtown and centurygate in san rafael. more are expected to open next week. well, talking about reopening. as theaters, restaurants and stores slowly begin to reopen in some counties, the next challenge could be finding a parking space. remember those days? one bay area city is anticipating that, and abc7 news reporter david louie shows you a new system, a first in the nation that takes luck and karma out of parking. >> reporter: redwood city's 245 downtown stores, restaurants, theaters and businesses have been waiting for a rebound. the availability of parking is a good indicator of the pain caused by the pandemic. demand for parking dropped by as much as 90%. it now stands at 50%. with a recovery on the horizon,
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the downtown district is installing new technology to make parking easier, especially on busy friday and saturday nights. it's called clever city. installation is under way on a network of sensors mounted atop light poles can that can identify empty spaces. not just the 400 ones in the street, but in surface spots and 11 garages. identify empty spots. 360 l.e.d. signs mounted 20 feet up display turn by turn directions where to find empty spaces and how many are available. >> the real way to find a space is through data. and if you know for sure in which direction you have to turn, and there will be parking space, you don't need to use the just luck anymore. >> reporter: it's the fist system to be installed in the u.s. by the german company. redwood city received bids from 11 companies. whilst downtown has 2700 city-owned parking spaces and access to 2500 private ones at night and on weekends, drivers have complained it can take 15 to 30 minutes to find parking
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during peak times. >> during weekend it's pretty packed. and sometimes i had to go very far to basically find parking. >> reporter: clever citi is projected to start operating this summer. >> we're focused on respond, restore and reimagine. as the city picks up in the coming months, this program is going to help support our businesses. >> reporter: downtown has lost some parking spaces with the creation of parklets for outdoor dining. the city hasn't decided yet what their future will be. i the system works up to reduce search time by 45%, that will give people more time to shop or dine or to run errands faster, allowing others to grab an empty space. in redwood city, david louie, abc7 news. coming up next, building a better bay area through allies in action. meet women who are making
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since as early as the 1920s, san francisco's tenderloin district has been a home for transgender residents, and that's still true today. now within a six-block section known as compton transgender cultural district, three trans
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women are building a better bay area. a safe and better neighborhood led by trans people, for trans people. ♪ >> everyone around me in my life told me that i would have a better life when i came to san francisco. so many trans people come here like refugees from other cities in the united states. >> when we talk about trans women of color, there are so many layers of oppression that they have to deal with. >> we live with this extra layer of fear and anxiety of being black and trans. >> as a black trans woman, as a teenager in san francisco, i learned very quickly while san francisco affirmed me legislatively, socially, i have walked into job introduce been laughed at. i have been spit on in the street. >> in a lot of way, we've been dehumanized. we've been denied access and discriminated against in many,
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many ways. i think that's the biggest part compton's transgender cultural district is a safe place for queer and trans to come to san francisco and find a more welcoming place, finding a more resourceful place. >> providing housing, entrepreneurship programing. >> if i could describe the transgender cultural district in one sentence, it would be for us, bias. >> its mission is to cultivate an atmosphere that celebrates the presence, the resilience, the culture. >> making sure that we're providing them with the opportunities to succeed and the tools that they need in order to succeed is a huge part of what the trans cultural district is doing. ♪ we stand together, we stand as one, we will not be broken, we'll overcome ♪ >> we realized that if we didn't do sometng, that the tender
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loin was quickly going to become gentrified and our history was going to be erased. trans people have been a part of this history of liberation when it comes to the lgbtq civil rights movement. right here in san francisco we had the cafeteria riots. it was the first collective uprising or at least documented collective uprising of lgbtq people in this country in 1966, just three years before stonewall. >> i think the transgender district affirms that rich history and gives trans people and the broader public access to those moments in history that i think define gay and transliberation that we know today and the freedoms that we have. >> we decided we'll ask for the district, really thinking about a one-block radius. and we were fortunate enough to get a six-block radius. >> i think the work that is happening in the transgender district is laying a foundation for transgender-owned businesses and for transgender people to have housing and be in a area
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that celebrates their existence and their lives and provides opportunities. >> what trans people have to look forward to is having a place that they can come to and say, like, this is for me. this is a place that is welcoming of me and celebrates me and where i can be myself and don't have to be afraid or ashamed. >> i think a future for trans people in san francisco looks like social, cultural and economic empowerment. true empowerment and true inclusion. >> find out how you can help and see more allies in action at action wherever you stream abc7 news. what a powerful piece. >> indeed it is. a new california senator alex padilla unveiled his first piece of legislation today, the citizenship for essential workers act. that legislation would offer millions of undocumented essential workers and their
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families a pathway to citizenship. padilla says it's time to reward these workers who are putting their lives on the line during the pandemic and who contribute so much to the u.s. economy. >> undocumented immigrants can contribute an $11.7 billion in state and local taxes and $12 billion in social security revenues annually. >> according to the chronicle, the bill is likely to face stiff opposition from republicans who have long opposed pathways for citizenship formeedimgrt, unles th str future illegal immigration. we can expect some sunshine this weekend, along with lots of wind. spencer has the details where you live, next. now more than ever, it's important to keep yourself and your community safe. stay at home. and if you must good out, wear a mask. we'll
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kites. here is a nice beautiful view of clear sky view from emeryville looking back towards san francisco. these are our forecast features. gusty winds are with us now will, be through tomorrow. sunny skies this weekend, both days. and there are hints of rain late next week. for tonight, no hints at all, a lot of wind and clear sky. overnights in the 30s. mid- to upper 30s. low 40s around the bay and on the coast. tomorrow sunny and windy gusty. highs will range from mid-50s at the coast to low 60s around the bay shoreline to mid-60s inland. it won't be a very warm day tomorrow. the forecast animation starts tomorrow morning, 5:00. takes us into next week. there will be rain moving to our north, and even some little areas to our south the next few days. but no rain will be approaching the bay area until the end of next week. perhaps next friday into next saturday. so let's take a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. lots of clear skies, sunny days ahead. mild weather the middle of next week, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, highs up to and even
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above 70 degrees in some spots. but on friday, partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of some early showers coming in just ahead of the weekend rain that is expected. dan and ama? >> all right. thank you, spencer. >> all right. over to abc7 sports director larry beil, and more on the a's new stadium tonight. tacking feathers, inside, though, dan. hopefully, the a's will build their stadium out of something more substantial. but build it and they will come? it sounds simple, but can the a's actually get approval to build at howard termin
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now abc7 sports with larry beil. >> good evening. the a's have been trying to build a new stadium for a long time. in oakland, then fremont, then san jose. then back to oakland in multiple locations. and as we reported earlier in this newscast, the environmental impact report draft for the howard terminal site was released today. that proposal is for a 35,000 seat stadium along with housing, hotel rooms, restaurants, retail. the draft did not indicate any major roadblocks, though one group is suing to try to stop this project. a's president dave kaval told me earlier despite the a's 50ty ways, the team has the resources and the desire to build this waterfront park. >> this is the second project that the fisher family and i have worked on in the bay area.
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we successfully developed the network around norman mineta airport in san jose with the associated coal line development. there is a track record of doing a development like this. obviously this one in oakland is bigger, but it's the same type of thing. and obviously the project in san jose was a huge success, and we hope to accomplish the same things here at the waterfront in oakland. >> if you cannot get this project built at howard terminal, what is the a's future in oakland look like? >> well, we're focused on having success at the waterfront. this is our year to get the political approval. but this is our time to bring this to the community, to the city council to determine if they feel it makes sense. we think it can be an incredible project, transformative, with many community benefits including a new privately financed ballpark. we only have a lease through 2024 at the coliseum. time is running out. well need to find out this year. >> there all in on this. they do not want to build at the coliseum site. that is very clear. the warriors, they're back
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home tonight. they're hosting charlotte. steph curry missed golden state's game with the hornets in charlotte last week because of an illness, but he is good to go tonight against his hometown. the warriors again will try to win three in a row that is something they have tried and failed to do seven times this season. steve kerr a little concerned about fatigue after four games back east. >> coming back from an east coast trip and then quick turnaround to play this game, always a difficult set of circumstances. so hopefully we can shake off the cobwebs and get going right away and not fall behind right away from being tire order jet-lagged or whatever. >> kevin durant has been at the past six games for brooklyn, and he won't be back until after the all-star break because of a hamstring injury. he'll miss the next three games which includes unfortunately
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tomorrow night's prime time game here on abc7 against dallas. even without kd the nets are rolling. they have james harden and kyrie irving rolling. they won eight in a row there will be a slam-dunk contest. not sure anybody can beat. this robin on ice cross downhill skater, and that is with authority. he laced up the skates. and did he go airborne. he flew 25 feet in the air. it took a week to build that icy track in quebec for a video that has gone crazy viral. oh, dan, you're our resident ice skating expert. i'd love to see you lace them up, don the skates and hammer one down. >> the trick is the landing at this age, i think. >> even robin, i think he went down hard. one final thought on the a's. one thing that's different this year than in previous proposals we've seen that have failed with the a's, there are a lot of other suitors that would line up
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if they can't get something done in oakland. nashville wants a team. vegas wants a team. portland wants a team. if this doesn't fly, there's going to be some consequences. and oakland could be facing going 0 for 3 with warriors, raiders, a's. they don't want that. >> all right. thanks, larry, very much. coming up tonight on abc7 at 8:00, it's shark tank followed by "20/20" at 9:00. and then don't miss abc7 news news at 11:00. well, finally tonight, a few thoughts about what really matters. we're coming to the end of black history month. four powerful weeks to focus on the rich contributions and the shameful mistreatment of black people in america. it's the end this month, but the conversation will end with the beginning of something else that is very exciting. starting next tuesday, abc will air soul of a nation focused on the black experience in america. prominent guest hosts, reporters, activists, and scholars will lead you through a
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conversation that this country has historically had a hard time having. thankfully, that is changing dramatically as politicians, the media, corporations and universiti are increasingly driving the conversation and demanding change. abc says that this historic series will prevent viewers with a unique window into the authentic realities of black life, diving deeper into the critical moment we are having now of racial reckoning. soul of the nation is about black people, but what really matters is that it is for all people to enjoy, to confront, to discuss, and to absorb. i always love to hear from you. let me know what you think. follow me on twitter and facebook @dan ashley at abc7. >> that is it for this edition of abc7 news. thank you for join us tonight. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. for spencer christian, larry beil, all of us here, we appreciate your time. hope you have a nice evening and that we see you again at 11:00.
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