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714 days. that show long racing fans have been waiting for this moment. there were some new rules during this race. thank you for joining us. you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00 live here on abc 7, hulu live and wherever you stream. well, racing fans got their high octane rush today during the nascar race at sonoma race way. a sold out crowd in the stands. you can see open seats with capacity capped at 33%. abc 7 news reporter says most people were thrilled to be there despite some covid restrictions. >> for nascar fans it is like old times. >> it is great to be back. we have missed it for
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year now. >> drivers! start your engines! >> sonoma race way revving back to life after a long hibernation. >> we are thrilled to have our fans back. it has been 714 days since nascar last raced here in the sonoma valley. >> this is our first nascar race. >> richard and son r.j. are excited to be doing something fun together. >> we go to a lot of monster trucks shows. we love to get out there and it has been the first time we can get back out and we -- we just jump to the chance. >> last year it wasn't happening. i. it was sad. >> at 33% capacity it is a sold out crowd. normally there is room for 47,000 people here. >> there were star sightings off the track like basketball superstar michael jordan.
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now a nascar team co-owner. 49ers head coach kyle shanahan served as race grand marshall. he said the experience is giving him hope. >> being at a sport where there is fans is the best feeling. i don't want to go through another year without fans. those cardboard cut outs only do so much. >> no cardboard cut outs here. many of those fans are happy to be back home. >> i love it. we will be bag. >> at sonoma race way, abc 7 news. >> well certainly looks like he had a good time there. we will have highlights of today's race coming up in a few minutes on abc 7 sports. moving along now. abc 7 news is committed to helping build a better bay area and that effort includes a focus on issues of race and social justice with san francisco police today releasing the latest hate crime numbers. data through june 4th shows the most targeted group in the city is asian-americans. the victims of 39% or 11 hate
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crimes this year. that is up from a total of nine crimes for all of last year when hate crime against the black community were the most prevalent. so far this year 18% of hate crimes, a total of five targeted the black community followed by four anti-jewish crimes. the city reports a total of 28 hate crimes as of last friday. that number was 48 for all of last year. a group gathered in san francisco today to rally for justice in memory of shawn. the 22-year-old was killed one year ago by vallejo police outside of a walgreens where there had been looting following a george floyd protest. california attorney general rob's office is conducting a review to determine whether charges should be filed against the officer. his family said they hope new protocols will be established for investigating police shootings. >> there are hundreds of families like ours whose loved
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ones were unjustly taken and whose pleas for accountability went unanswered. we hope that our struggle and sacrifice will build a bridge between impacted families and legislators and elected alwayses who have the power to bring justice to our loved ones. >> he was kneeling when he was shot from the back of an unmarked police vehicle. police say the officer thought he had a gun in his pocket but it was a hammer. happening now vice president kamala harris is heading to guatemala to discuss migration issues. abc news reporter ike explains how a technical issue delayed her departure. >> vice president kamala harris giving a thumbs up before switching planes. a technical issue during take off forcing her to turn around before continuing on her trip to guatemala and mexico. she's already met with the leaders of both nations virtually but will now sit down face to face. >> it will be an honest and real
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conversation. i do -- i'm there to listen as much as i am to share perspective. >> her mission, to slow surging migration from the region now at levels not seen in decades. >> gloria is a nurse in guatemala. she says many parents leave because they can't find work. the world food program estimating nearly 4 million guatemalas now struggling with acute hunger and food insecurity. more than 46% of children under 5 have stunted growth. in april the u.s. committed $310 million in immediate aid. the stark contrast from the trump administration that halted nearly all aid to the area. the biden at ad tasked humanitarian groups. >> the administration is trying to address the challenge of lifting some of the more restrictive trump administration
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policies but also not encouraging another period of increased arrival. >> this honduran mother reunited with her children. she said she sent them alone across the border in search for a better life telling abc she cried everyday when they were apart. but she felt she had no choice. >> like any other mom wants the best for her children. she had to make the hardest decision. i don't know i could have made it. >> the kids had been placed with a foster family in ohio last november after crossing the border illegally. their mother stayed behind to wait on her asylum case. back to you. on the peninsula today is family pride day at the san mateo county fair. flag was raised this morning near the kiddie carnival. the aids memorial is also on display in the hall. tonight's free concert features a queen tribute band. the fair runs through next sunday. we have put together a history of pride month along with a list of the many events that will be taking place this month. you can find it by
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website watch any of our premium pride month content on our abc 7 bay area connected tv app available for apple tv, android tv and roku. the agency is adding more trips as ridership increases. there will be 26 more trips monday through friday and 16 more trips on saturdays. the hours will stay the same with the last trains departing the end of the line at 9:00 p.m. bart will return to near pre-pandemic service including staying open till midnight starting august 30th. also tomorrow ac trance it will only require three feet of distancing on buses harry and meghan are now parents of two. they welcome d a baby girl into
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the world. the two women they named their baby after and reaction from the royal family coming up also people in the east bay opened up their homes to anyone today as part of an effort to go green. see how environmental home design is going way beyond solar. and i'm metrologist drew. it is cooler and it is breezy out there on this sunday afternoon. tomorrow those winds get even stronger. wind advisory goes into effect on
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that's why, at recology, we're proud to be 100% employee owned with local workers as diverse as san francisco. we built the city's recycling system from the ground up, helping to make san francisco the greenest big city in america but we couldn't do it without you. thank you, san francisco. gracias, san francisco. -thank you. -[ speaks native language ] let's keep making a differene together. welcome back. several wreaths were placed today at the american cemetery in france to commemorate those
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involved in the d-day landings 77 years ago today. [music playing] it was scaled at the american cemetery with virus travel restrictions preventing people from the u.s. and other allied countries from going to france on d-day. more than 150,000 allied troops landed on the beaches of normandy, france. in total more than 4,400 lost their lives. 2,500 of them americans. the assault led to the -- [ indiscernible ] prince harry and meghan have welcomed their second child. meghan gave birth to a baby girl friday morning. there are no photos yet. this is the statement that came from the couple's press secretary. the baby's name is a tribute to queen elizabeth and her middle
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name diana honors harry's late mother. the royal family all extended congratulations to harry, meghan and also archie. well bay area homeowners, this weekend are showing off their efforts to go green to help others who are thinking about being environmentally friendly at home. one homeowner shared you can even go green pouring the foundation. >> it releases a tremendous amount in the production and in the curing of the concrete. it releases that amount of carbon dioxide. >> that homeowner said by adding fly ash the concrete becomes sustainable. well a chimpanzee here in the bay area who made national history is being fondly remembered today. if you visited the san francisco
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zoo chances are you have met colby. up next what made him so special what and how the zoo is remembering him. and i'm metrologist drew. stronger winds arrive here tomorrow as a wind advisory goes into effect
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lower a1c and lower risk of a fatal heart attack? on it with jardiance. we are committed to making jardiance available and affordable. with our savings card, eligible patients pay as little as $10. welcome back. sad story here. the san francisco zoo is mourning the loss of colby. the oldest male chimpanzee in u.s. history. 63-year-old colby had a distinguished gray beard and was a long time visitor favorite. zoo officials say he died yesterday. he recently had been ill and age was a contributing factor. the zoo said colby was a gentle soul and a calming presence to
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the zoo's troop of seven chimpanzees. an innovative bike share program specifically for people with disabilities has relaunched in san francisco's golden gate park. the program allows cyclists of all abilities to rent hand cycles, trikes and side by side tandem bikes for a fun sunday ride. rentals are free for people disabilities. this program started in the summer of 2019 but was put on hiatus because of the pandemic. it will run every sunday through november 21st. we are joined right now by metrologist drew. a little breezy out there. pretty spectacular. >> you notice those cooler temperatures today. we will find that cooler trend continuing tomorrow and those winds will strengthen. we have a wind advisory that will go into effect for a lot of us starting at noon tomorrow. we will show you that sunshine right now. it is beautiful looking out there. that camera it is bouncing all around right now.
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you those winds gusting miles per hour. it is a breezy, be not windy day. we are about 5 to 10 degrees cooler right now than this time yesterday. 63 in the city with that we are near 90 in santa rosa right now. it does stay rather breezy overnight. those winds are active anywhere from 15 to 35 miles per hour and then they strengthen area wide for our monday. by monday afternoon 4:00, 5 oeg -- 5:00 you can see thosehoe winds. we expect higher gusts along the immediate coastline. it is for that fact a wind advisory will begin at noon
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tomorrow for the north bay mountains, the inland east bay, the city and the entire coastline. for the northwesterly winds 25 to 35 miles per hour. we could even see wind gusts as high as 55 miles per hour. i think that wind gust in excess of 50 miles per hour. the best chance of that would be along the immediate coastline. overnight tonight breezy along the coast, mid 40s to mid 50s. tomorrow that cooling trend continues. highs in the south bay mainly in the upper 60s, lower 70s. 70 in san jose. 69 in cupertino. along the peninsula it is a windy day. 67 palo alto. 66 for san mateo. downtown tomorrow 61. it is a cool day. windy and cool in daly city at 59. the north bay will drop degrees. 70 vallejo. the east bay is windy. 65 in oakland tomorrow. 67 union city. inland we are in the 70s. with that wind it is pretty comfortable. a lot of sunshine 74. 78 for brentwood.
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here is the 7-day forecast. it is a windy day tomorrow. remains breezy on tuesday. the winds back off a bit wednesday. wednesday is also the coolest day we have of the week and then a warming trend gets underway next week and does look to be warmer than we were this weekend. >> thanks so much, drew here is chris with sports. >> coming up in sports both baseball teams in action and racing goes overtime. here in san francisco the u.s. women's open goes to a each of us has a purpose.
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championship sunday. a beautiful day at the olympic club in san francisco. the fans in attendance were treated to a great day and a sunday full of drama here on the golf course. such a great location in san francisco. the sun was out. high school junior is stanford bound. started in contention but a double bogey and fell off. she finished tied for 14th. here on 11 a bad chip and the wheels begin to fall off for lexy. birdie is on 16 to get to minus 4. she waits and now here on 18 she is just amazing on the back 9. a chance to win it out right right here but slides on by. lexy needs this par to get into the play off and her back came up short. she finishes in third place.
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it goes to sudden death. saso with the birdie to win it. at 19 she ties as the youngest u.s. women's open champion in history. all right. giants going for a four game sweep of the cubs. drink your juice, wear young sunscreen. the kids know what is best. first pitch swinging. 362-feet and gone. 1-0 san francisco. 3-1 giants in the 4th. patrick wisdom his second homer of the game, two run shot to dead center ties the game at 3. he has seven home runs in just eight starts for the cubbies. chris bryant makes thees the catch. the giants fall 4-3. a's also going for the sweep in colorado. surprisingly low scoring game there. bottom of the 3rd we we scoreless. rbi knocked to
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1-0 rockies. it is off the wall. missed a homer by that much. rbi double. that was the only run. they lose 3-1. did you >> drivers! start your engines! >> 49ers head coach kyle shanahan your grand marshall. only 14 weeks till the season opener. here is the look at road racing social distancing optional on the racetrack. near the finish ryan and gets on to the dirt tries to come back. cody gets him not once but twice. we go to overtime in nascar. elk grove native kyle larson dominant most of the day and win for the first time at sonoma race way. his third win this year and second straight trip to victory lane. jr crazy day in the sports department. this last year i was looking up some of the things i was doing. i was tweeting about haircuts. we are doing so much better a year later.
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>> they were saying michael jordan was out there today as well. wow. >> i mean, yeah. michael jordan was there. i did see some of that video. what a great event that was. i wish i could be in the p pits like he was. >> i think we are both a little jealous. >> totally. they are not fast enough for nascar but some classics were on nascar but some classics were on display the ups and downs of frequent mood swings can take you to deep, depressive lows. or, give you unusually high energy, even when depressed. overwhelmed by bipolar i? ask about vraylar. some medicines only treat the lows or highs. vraylar effectively treats depression, acute manic and mixed episodes of bipolar i in adults. full-spectrum relief for all bipolar i symptoms, with just one pill, once a day. elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis have an increased risk of death or stroke. call your doctor about unusual changes in behavior
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welcome back. a spectacular new rural has been unveiled in san francisco called the world is on fire. brings attention climate change and protecting the environment. the message is pretty clear. encourages people to break froou free from using fossil fuels like cole. in the east bay a trip back in time today. way back there. abc 7 news was at the ranch museum where the walnut creek historical society hosted its first cars show for nothing but fords ranging from vintage mustangs to the famous model t. the own of a rare 1915 model told us he was all set to name his beauty after a famous disney character. >> i got the little carriage and stuff like that for cinderella and all of that. that is the way i was going to go with it. i couldn't get license plate. >> he couldn't get it. for some car owners this was
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their first show since the start of the pandemic thank you so tonight, the record-breaking heat wave gripping the nation. images coming in today, some of the largest beach crowds since the start of the pandemic. record temperatures from north dakota to new england. boston and washington, d.c., declaring heat emergencies. cities opening cooling centers. rob marciano standing by with the forecast. also tonight, news about the covid vaccination rate slowing in the u.s. is the country at risk of missing president biden's goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose of the vaccine by the fourth of july? the u.s. now reports 300 million administered shots. first lady dr. jill biden and dr. anthony fauci here in new york city, hoping to convince more adults to get vaccinated. gun violence erupts across the u.s. this weekend, chicago, to miami, to new york. a 10-year-old boy killed in his home by a bullet fired fro


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