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i am dion land. thanks for joining us. you are watching abc 7 at 5:00, right here on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. the first preseason game of the year. this is a game fans have been waiting a long time for. >> a homecoming like no other. the faithful are back. >> four :00 a.m. we got here at 4:00 a.m. this morning. >> ruben gonzalez from san jose was so excited, he showed up 13 hours before the niner game. >> last night i could not even sleep, you know what i mean? it is just crazy. but we are out here with friends and family, showing the love. >> that love been missing for a long time. the preseason magic versus the chiefs is the first home game in front of fans and about 500 days. remember the nfc championship game versus the packers in january 2020? that was the first on a full capacity crowd was allowed
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inside. >> it is time to get back to normal. it has been weird, you know, you're in a, whatever it has been. >> go niners! >> there are new rules for niner fans. >> coming into the stadium, there is only one rule you have to follow, and that is put your mask on when you go inside. whether you disagree or not, you have to wear it. >> that is the priority, people. keep your family safe, keep yourself safe. >> no capacity limits as i, and you don't have to show proof of it vaccination. >> i am vaccinated, so i am not worried commit i will wear a mask inside the stadium. >> the classic tailgate pre-party tradition back in full swings. ruben has a message to keep his niner gang happy and healthy. >> if you are sick, staying on. if not, come out here and do it, for the big 408! >> we are back live outside of levi's stadium.
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the niners say it is a near cello game tonight, 68,500 tickets have been sold. the niner gang extremely thrilled to be back, but i think you gathered that by now. live from abc 7 stadium, i am cornell barnard. dion: i love your outfit. we will see you at 6:00, cornell. at least four people were killed in a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked haiti. abc news reporter faith of moving -- faith abubey says residents are under the rebel. -- rubble. faith: it was followed by a series of quakes.
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a tsunami warning was issued a short while later. the u.s. geological survey reporting the epicenter was 70 miles west of port-au-prince. a church was badly damaged, a crowd running through the center. major devastation also reported in a town not far from the epicenter. this disaster coming on the heels of last month closing assassination of president enjoy moies. government officials are assessing the damage. president joe biden's has offered immediate u.s. response, naming samantha powers, he the u.s. data administrator, to court made the efforts, and now haiti is facing another threat as a tropical storm heads toward the island. an earthquake shattered the country 11 years ago, killing more than 200,000.
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faith abubey, abc news, washington. dion: that country has been through so much. i spoke with a woman who felt the earthquake. keep in mind, the city of port-au-prince is about 100 miles away from the epicenter and was not hit quite as hard as other parts of the country, but the powerful quick sent people running into the street. >> i feel that something happened, but i did not know, because for the first earthquake, we did not know what was it, so after these years, i was quick to go outside, and on so people outside and start yelling, like they usually do. dion: at least 1300 people have been injured in that earthquake. as information comes in about the quake, we are sending out instant push notifications. you, too, can be among the first to know via downloading the abc 7 bay area app and allowing
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push-ups occasions. now to afghanistan. president biden is allowing 5000 u.s. troops to be deployed to kabul. it will help with the evacuation of u.s. diplomats and those who may be in danger as the taliban closes in on the capital. in the past week of the taliban has seized more than a dozen major cities. fighters appear to grab a major , which could give them control over routes to central asia. moving to your health, a focus and our commitment to. building a better bay area. . . on vaccine watch today, a supplemental dose, new information. santa clara county is offering a third dose to those with weaked immune system. this comes one day after the cdc approved the supplemental shot. those who are eligible 10 books of the county's website or through their health care provider. health officials are planning to do mobile clinics starting next week. among those who are eligible are cancer patients an --
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and organ transplant recipients. covid-19 booster shots for those with compromised immune system. you may soon need proof of vaccination at businesses in san mateo county. david tells abc 7 news that the board will discuss the measure. it will be similar to an organist san francisco issued on thursday, which requires bars, restaurants, clubs, entertainment venues, and indoor gems to get proof of vaccinations from customers and employees. the university of san francisco welcomed 500 students back to campus for the first time since the pandemic began. after a year of virtual learning, the second-year student class moved into lone mountain east, the campus' newest residence hall. it is the first dorm built on campus for student housing since the 1960's. for one student and her family, it was a multigenerational celebration. . her grandmother and her mom both
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graduated from usf. she is now studying for her own degree after your home. >> i think what i have learned so far, through this entire pandemic, is how important my family is. dion: all of the students are required to be vaccinated, and they will have to wear masks indoors added at any large gatherings outdoors. looking ahead, a set and battle against california's largest wildfire. just ahead, the latest information on the firefight and why some evacuees were delayed getting back to their homes after evacuation orders were lifted. also, classic cars and covid testing. a community event today in the bay area just to the times. drew: and i am meteorologist drew tuma.
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dion: well, the weather has taken a turn, allowing the spread to spread overnight to 500 40,000 acres or 843 square miles. the chance of thunderstorms cancel the return of some of the evacuations to parts of plumas county. chester is one of the towns where people were going to be allowed back in. a few of the people, though, who stayed behind say that they were disappointed. >> it is kind of heartbreaking, you know. everyone is displaced from their home right now, you know. a lot of people are calling a touching base with me, and, you know, everyone is anxious to get back home. they are stressed out ready to get back to their normal lives. dion: you,
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updates on all of the 18 major wildfires burning in california with our wildfire tracker pure you will find the interactive tracker on a website, a low rider car show, a bay area classic, returns today along with the covid vaccine. it is the 40th anniversary for the event, which got its start in san francisco's mission district back in 1981. painted and customized cars took center stage as well as the famed contest. they are urging -- organizers are urging patrons to get vaccinated. >> there are a lot of people in our community that just don't trust the government. they don't trust pharmaceutical companies. in the past, they have used them as guinea pigs. dion: masks were required. they were free custom-made low rider masks for all attendees. to another form of transportation down, you may notice more buses around san francisco.
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some big service changes when into effect today. 16 bus routes have been restored to service running 5:00 a.m. until midnight. those include the emotion view metrorail, 20 eighth nineteenth avenue, 31 balboa, and 52 excelsior. the new roots just launched service along john near drive and slow boulevard. next month, cable car service is expected to return for all three lines. a rally is set for tomorrow to keep san francisco great highway car free. last week, the mayor and other city officials announced the high we will partially reopen the vehicles during the week. it was limited to pedestrians and bicyclists during the pandemic. the city now wants to allow cars during the week, then only on weekends -- banning them only on weekends. the great highway was used by over 20,000 people weekdays during the pandemic. san francisco's bayview neighborhood is making a name for itself.
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take a look. our work designed to help create a new identity for the community is unveiled today. drew: i am meteorologist drew tuma. we are tracking you doing okay with those new spicy tiny tacos, jack? yeah, it's funny some of those people you see, they... they can't handle it at all right? no, they can't. that's not you. that's not me. no. try my new spicy tiny tacos starting at $3.50.
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i don't know which is better, the spice or the price. try my new spicy tiny tacos starting at $3.50. only at jack in the box. dion: past and present poet laureates from san francisco and beyond celebrated the life and legacy of janice merrick ohtani today. she passed away on july 29. o >> janice was absolutely a giant amongst us, not just because of the high heels she wore. >> what i will always remember about her is how truly great she was. dion: m
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francisco's poet laureate. san francisco bayview neighborhood is making a name for itself with a big and bold statement. take a look. abc 7 news was there today for the official unveiling of the eight foot tall letters that greet people at third street near mead avenue. the letters, spelling out "bayview," are installed at the end of april and are supposed to be visible from highway 101. cruise wrapped up the project with landscaping and covering the letters with colorful tiles that come from the neighborhood. it is really nice to see that revitalization. hopefully the weather matches. drew: we have that wide range of temperatures beyond. comfortable temperatures inland. we are not only dealing with hot temperatures but also some moderate air quality. certainly see some haze in our sky right now. let's see pictures outside, we will start with emeryville. our marine layer beginning to make its way inland from the coast right now. we will take you to san jose right now. we have a lot of sunshine of back bay.
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you will notice that haze in the atmosphere, all of these smoke from wildfires in northern california, the dixie fire is ashley, and now we see some of that smoke linger in our atmosphere. location is key when it comes to your air quality right now. we have got the sea breeze, most of us very close to the shoreline dealing with good air quality. you hop inland, and you notice that air quality climbed a little bit. in the east bay, moderate air quality at this hour. the worst air quality is really to our north, close to the fighters, where we flush with between unhealthy and very unhealthy air quality at this current moment. hour-by-hour we go, this is the smoke forecast over the next 10 to 24 hours, and tomorrow, we are expecting a very similar sky. that haze in the afternoon, our air quality in the moderate category, so the worst air quality will remain away from the bay area. as you head into monday, though, we get a fresh sea breeze, a strong sea breeze kicks in monday afternoon.
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we are expecting better air quality. a lot of that smoke in our atmosphere right now is going to move out of the bay area. air quality tomorrow across the entire region, in that moderate category, meaning your pm2.5 levels slightly above 50, and that puts you in the moderate levels over the next 24 hours. not only the air-quality but we are clearly at 105. 62 san jose, we will hang on to some of the warmth inland. 70 in antioch. 57 in the city, 59 in oakland, and 60 in redwood city. 10:00 a.m. come in the 60's and 70's close to the water come about by noon, 90 degrees in our hottest spots inland. tomorrow, again, it is a hot day away from the coast appeared 100 again in antioch, we at 106 in
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cloverdale, we do have a heat advisory in effect for all of lake county. 82 in freemont, 66 at the sea with the sea breeze. here is your accuweather accuweather 7-day forecast, moderate air quality, hot inland to we get better air quality monday, but still hot. it is not until tuesday we drop those temperatures significantly, and it becomes breezy, it turns cooler, and that is a steady pattern for much of the 7-day forecast. dion: just hold onto it we can do it. all right, drew, thanks. moving on to sports. chris alvarez joins us from the safety of his own. hey, chris. chris: the first day back at home, the light goes out. i will try to fix that on the break. [laughter] the perils of working from home. football is back. we are all excited about it. the bright lights are on the 49ers
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fans are just as curious as him playing with the 49ers are. >> i am excited to see him play, as much as everyone else is. i think trey is going to make the team, so he does not have to go out there and freak out about but he knows eyes will be on him, and sometimes guys want to go out there and make some plays and show everyone what to be excited about. i always try to tell them it is just like practice, it's that they can hit you, so just calm down and do your job like you try to do out here every day, because that is what quarterback is going to be every single day. chris: it is going to be a lot of fun at levi's stadium, and it is going to be fun at oracle park. the giants have a six-game win streak on the line tonight, it is "star wars" night along with fireworks night at oracle park. brandon crawford to not play last night but received a standing ovation when he, just hours after signing a two-year extension come a big deal for the giants to lock up cross, now
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along -- lock up craw, along with brandon belt, crawford hinted that other extensions are in the works. brandon: i think there is a correlation between some sort of continuity and success a lot of times, so we have seen that a lot here in the past, and, i mean, i think that would be great to see, you know, a couple more guys stick around for a little bit longer. >> get the old guys paid. [laughter] chris: good stuff fromm giants. it has been a busy off-season for the warriors. the biggest move this summer without a doubt locking up that guy, stephen curry, a $15 million extension. curry skipped the olympics in order to rest up for the upcoming warriors season, playing the finals last year,
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playing with a cracked tailbone. here is bob myers on keeping steph in a uniform. bob: he seems genuinely happy. he is never demanding, always pleasant, collaborative. he has always been that way since i have known him, but he is in a very good ways. i think i got a glimpse into how we were trying to construct things in the draft and free agency. chris: well, hey, did you see this? ron andern andern andern andernn absolutely taking a camper to the school. do you want to play in the nba, young man? a great move. the campers go wild. jta make sure to give the kid some props, and this kid is proud to be embarrassed come a fight makes any sense. if you're going to be embarrassed, you may as well be embarrassed by a local star. the light is out here we will get it back to we will see you
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nearly 2000 athletes on the 45th escape alcatraz triathlon tomorrow. i am dion lim. seo 6:00. breaking tonight as we come on the air. the catastrophic magnitude 7.2 earthquake in haiti. hundreds killed. more than 1,000 others injured. those numbers expected to climb. new dramatic video tonight of a woman and child being pulled from the rubble. rescuers desperately searching for more survivors. hospitals overwhelmed with wounded patients. the violent quake presenting a new crisis for a country already in political turmoil. many still haunted by the earthquake disaster of 2010. what we're learning tonight about the situation on the plus rob marciano standing by as tropical storm grace threatens to complicate the rescue efforts. also breaking as we come on the air, president biden announcing the u.s. is sending more troops into afghanistan to
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