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>> look from the wild fires in northern california, forcing officials to issue a spare the air alert today. it is gotten to unhealthy levels in the bay area. good morning, everybody. you're watching abc 7 news at 5 a.m. live here on abc 7, hulu live and wherever you stream. let's start with a check of the weather with lisa argen. good morning, lisa. it's going to be pretty rough in some parts. >> a lot like yesterday.
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it was hot out there. not as bad as what our friends in nevada are facing with that unhealthy air. there's live doppler 7. no fog to speak of. you mentioned the spare the air alert. poor air quality for the east bay today, a lot like yesterday, where temperatures will be well above average. widespread 90s on the peninsula. 100 inland. by sunday a late sea breeze should help us out during the day late in the afternoon but it's still going to be near 100. here's a look in the orange which indicates the moderate to poor air quality all over the bay as we get into your 5 p.m. time frame. it's still bad. it will still be until sunday afternoon where we get any relief at all. that will be at the coast. as we look at san jose, a hot day there. hazy 100 inland. we'll talk about that cooldown in detail coming up, liz. >> thank you. >> developing news out of afghanistan. the u.s. embassy in kabul has
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issued a warning of security threats at the kabul airport. americans are being urged to avoid all airport gates. the abby gate was the site of thursday's isis attack. this comes as u.s. central command says the military launched a successful drone strike last night against a planner with isis k. there's no link between the target and thurbz day's suicide bombing but they were involved in planning addition at attacks. no civilians were injured in this strike. president biden vowed to retaliate after the isis-k terror group took credit for that deadly attack near the kabul airport. christine sloan has more on the u.s. operations in afghanistan. >> reporter: after a deadly attack at kabul airport that killed more than a dozen u.s. service members, u.s. central command is confirming it has carried out an unmanned air strike against an isis-k planner
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in afghanistan. officials say the target who was killed was involved in possibly planning additional attacks. but there is no link between the person targeted and thursday's suicide bomb attack at kabul airport. that attack killed 13 american service members and 170 afghans. the pentagon revealing 11 marines, one navy medic and one army soldier among the fallen including navy medic max skobiak of ohio and riley mccullem of wyoming and hundredor lopez of california and david lee espinoza of texas. >> i am proud of him. as a mother, you know, it's hard, but he did serve. he did do what he wanted. but it's hard. >> reporter: hours after that attack, the president vowed to punish isis-k in afghanistan, the group behind the attack. >> we will not forgive. we will not forget.
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we will hunt you down and make you pay. >> reporter: president biden warned by his national security team that another terror attack in kabul is likely, calling the threat specific and active and saying the next few days will be the most dangerous period to date. >> they are taking maximum force protection measures at the kabul airport and surrounding areas with our forces. >> reporter: christine sloan, abc news, new york. >> members of the afghan community in the east bay are leading relief operation to help refugees who may be arriving in northern california. donated relief supplies are being received in heyward. collecting toys, clothes and food for refugees for those who may be arriving with nothing. abc news spoke with some of the families hoping to give a lending hand. >> we want them to feel at home. we want them to feel safe.
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they came here, they had nothing. >> organizers will continue collecting donations through the weekend. a world wide protest for afghan lives is happening at 2 p.m. at san francisco united nations plaza. demonstrators are asking leaders to speed up the process. protest is part of a world wide movement involving more than 30 cities. and there are a lot of ways that you can help afghanistan refugees. for ideas go to abc news 7 action. on that same page you'll find supportive resources especially for veterans during this difficult time. okay. developing news this morning on the state's wild fires. there are new e evacuation warnings as the raging fire continues its march toward the tahoe basin. fires are sending massive amounts of hazardous smoke and ash across northern california and now the bay area.
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abc news 7 reporter ryan curry reports from the east bay where some out door events are still happening despite the air quality. >> reporter: air quality throughout the east bay rose to the unhealthy range causing numerous high schools to postpone their opening football games. but some other events still went on despite the bad air. eric swallow held his first in person town hall event since the pandemic began. he said he didn't want to postpone it. >> i saw just as we pulled up that high school football games were postponed and so i'm going to limit my opening remarks. we're probably going to have to cut it short. >> reporter: his constituents who gathered at castro valley high school didn't want to miss it either. >> i feel okay. i'm not going to be out here too long. >> reporter: and in pleasanton the weekly festivities on main street went on as usual some
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people saying they didn't want their evenings ruined by the smoke. >> given the pandemic and everything and every business trying to reopen again, i don't blame them if they want to be out here despite the air quality. >> reporter: bay air quality management district has put out a spare the air alert throughout the weekend. they say anybody who experiences trouble breathing should stay inside. >> take precautions. that might mean, depending on your health conditions you may want to stay indoors if you are already somebody who has a preexisting condition. >> reporter: those we spoke with say the air quality is something they may be mindful of as the weekend progresses. >> luckily for me, i'm okay. >> reporter: in the east bay, ryan curry, abc 7 news. >> air quality in lake tahoe continues to worsen because of smoke from the fire. data shows aqi is currently 529. anything above 520 is hazardous.
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the area in lake tahoe is worst in the country right now. residents of south lake tahoe are already leaving ahead of evacuation warnings. the fire jumped both sides of highway 50. flames have destroyed 469 homes and 11 commercial buildings. more than 145,000 acres have burned and the fire is 19% contained. abc 7 news reporter stephanie see era has more from the front lines of the fire fight in strawberry. >> this is where it goes down. >> reporter: the caldor fire is inching closer to south lake tahoe, southwest of the mountain resort town. how would you rank the risk level having a mandatory evacuation order. >> i don't believe that will occur tone. i believe the risk is low. >> reporter: cal fire's henry herrera has been working the
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front lines of the fire for nearly the past two weeks. he expects the next three days could be the worst. >> going to be about 100 this weekend with the wind. it has continued to align with the canyons burning primarily in the northeasterly direction. >> reporter: the northeast corridor includes the town of strawberry where some of the 3200 firefighters are stationed to be redirected despite the fire lines just south of us. cal fire issued cal fire warnings along the community of meyers and the community of strawberry where most of the active fire is burning with hot spots trailing. we drove through the fire line. all that's visible, thick smoke. an outline of trees submerged in orange sky, threatening 18,000 homes. >> majority of the people have been evacuated and following the issues. >> reporter: for south lake. >> the concern is high. that's the direction the fire is headed. >> reporter: notice the air
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quality worsening by the hour. flames are headed northwest into south lake tahoe but again they understand what is dependent upon what happens in the next three days is low humidity levels, dry conditions and, of course, the excessive heat we're expecting. stephanie sierra, abc 7 news. >> you can track the air quality any time with our real-time weather tracker. this tool is live on our abc 7 bay area app. you can download the app wherever you stream. just search abc 7 bay area. okay, lisa. let's get a check outside. >> liz, 69 half moon bay, 102 in gilroy. right now in san francisco, it is mild out there. numbers are in the 60s. how about right around 60. 78 for a high today so you want to head to the beach. we'll talk air quality and how long the heat will last. a marin county
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infected 13 students with covid. a new boo f a former san francisco chronicle reporter takes an in depth look at the 2018 campfire. what went wrong and how paradise is picking up the pieces years later. we sat down with author liz
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sign up for flex alerts today. we come back. mosquitos infected with the west nile virus. the diseased insects were found in santa clara and sunny dale. west nile was found in gilroy. monday night officials will spray with chemicals to kill the mosquitos. gilroy was sprayed thursday. officials say people can stay inside and close their windows during the spraying but it is not necessary. we're learning new details about the unvaccinated north bay teacher behind a covid outbreak. the teacher infected more than a dozen students and some parents.
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luce pena spoke with marin county officials on what they are planning to do to prevent another outbreak. >> reporter: may 2021, the school year was ending and marin was on the cusp of reaching a milestone, the county with the highest vaccination rate in the country. but behind the scenes this happened. >> we had someone let their guard down. >> we had a symptomatic person, an unvaccinated person an someone who took their mask off to read to children occasionally. >> reporter: the cdc published this study providing insight into a covid-19 outbreak at an unnamed elementary school. 22 students infected with covid-19 by an unvaccinated teacher. >> students were sitting in front of the classroom closer to the teacher. >> reporter: the lead author of this public health epidemiologist tracy lamm hyde. she said contact tracing led them to this teacher and
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confirmed that even though this group of students were too young to get vaccinated, they were not severely sick. >> the most common reported symptom was fever, headache, cough. >> reporter: according to marin county school district out of 6,000 staff members, about 200 are vaccinated. all staff have to wear a mask indoors and get tested if they are unvaccinated because vaccines are not mandated. do you believe teachers should be mandated to get vaccinated? >> i do. >> reporter: marin county superintendent of schools says this outbreak is making them look into the outbreak of requiring vaccines for teachers. >> it will be likely that you won't be able to continue working with children. >> reporter: requiring teachers to get vaccinated is not part of the plan now. >> when everyone is wearing their masks indoors and
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outdoors, when people are staying home when they're sick we don't see school based transmission. >> reporter: in marin county, luce pena. intelligence community has released findings of where covid-19 has come from, that as cases continue to climb with the delta variant maintaining a strong hold across the country. abc news reporter morgan norwood has the latest. >> reporter: director of national intelligence releasing the findings into the origin of covid-19. four agencies assessing with low confidence that covid-19 spread to humans from natural exposure to an infected animal. one agency assessing with moderate confidence that it came from a laboratory incident. there was more agreement that the virus was not made as a biological weapon. president biden promising the effort to learn the origin of the virus will continue. the toll of the pandemic rising by the day. more than 1,200 deaths reported in just 24 hour, the highest single day total since early march.
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>> i think the hardest thing is watching these young people get sick or dying. >> reporter: all 50 states saying high community transmission. in oregon hospitalizations up nearly 10 fold in the past six weeks and in kentucky the admission count breaking records. the governor fed up. >> i'm going to admit up front today, a little emotional, little raw. >> reporter: pediatric hospital admissions are climbing 514% since july 4th. a glimmer of hope as millions of students head back to the classroom. new data shows vaccination rates among 12 to 17-year-olds are improvin improving. >> school age cases remain lower than cases in the community because of prevention efforts. >> reporter: morgan heyward, los
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angeles. >> california is in the midst of another catastrophic wild fire season. after the fires are out, what happens to the countless communities impacted by this devastation? as a reporter for the san francisco chronicle, liz seu johnson was there in 2018 as the campfire fire wiped the town of paradise off the map. she stayed there long after to talk to hundreds of people who lost everything. she's written about the experience in her book paradise one town's struggle to survive an american wild fire. i spoke with johnson about what she learned as she documented the disaster. >> thank you very much for joining us. i'm excited to talk about your book. i know like so many californian journalists you covered a lot of fires. why was paradise different for you? why did you then decide to write the book? >> yes, i had been covering fires for awhile before the paradise fire. that fire was just unparalleled in terms of destruction, the number of buildings that burned, the number of people that died. it was just the first time we had seen a town wiped off the
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map like that before. so it stuck with me. i wanted to understand what the town had been and what it would look like as they tried to rebuild and figure out how to make a life there again. >> it's so timely right now. once again we're in a time of horrible magnifiers in the state. what did you learn about how much climate change played a role in terms of negligence. >> it's hard to pick apart because all of these different factors combined causing the fires. obviously climate changes creating dryer conditions and making fire season longer. pacific gas and electric company has infrastructure that hassen been hardened and maintained which causeses those fires as well. then there's also the fact of how we build in the state and where we're putting housing. it's all of these things interacting as one fire. so devastating. something pretty eye opening that you include in the book is about the former ceo of pge who
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resigned. she went on to sell her home for more than what pge had to pay out for starting that fire. >> right, yeah. pge was fined $3.5 million for starting the fire and that shook out to about $10,000 per person killed in the fire. so it just, you want to think their lives were worth more than that. courts aren't set up in a way where people feel like they are given justice. >> there are so many incredible stories of survival from paradise. i was also up there covering it. i remember that day we all rushed up there. it was horrifying. of all of the people you've interviewed and the stories you've heard in the course of your reporting, is there one moment that sticks with you the most? >> yeah. so there was a woman i interviewed for my book. she had given birth 12 hours before the fire hit town. when the hospital was evacuated she got separated from her husband, put in a stranger's
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car. there was this moment where they were stuck in flames and weren't sure if they were going to make it out. she looked at him and said, if it comes to it, please take my baby and run. as i have recording the book, i thought about that moment over and over. a day that started perfectly normal and then having to make a decision like that. >> what do you hope people take away from the book "paradise?" >> i want people to understand, these fires, once they go out, it's not like things go back to normal. you'll notice maybe a year after what the anniversary looks like or two years after. you forget what these places were and how your sense of home changes, that calculus changes. increasingly more and more people are going to find themselves in that place as climate change worsens in california and across the west
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as wild fires get worse. there's something we can learn about how paradise handled that fire. what pair die was before the fire and how the town is enduring now. >> have many people moved back? >> it's not nearly as close as to as many people were there. it was a town of 26,000. after that, the governor classified that as a rural area. some people are coming back but it's nowhere close to what it was. >> lizzie johnson, author of "paradise." thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> i enjoyed that. "paradise" is on book shelves in bookstores across the country now. just those images, lisa. it just takes you right back to 2018. it just keeps getting worse and worse. >> it's one of those days where
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you remember where you were. so sad. so sad. what a thoughtful and nice interview. good morning everyone. we are looking at hazy conditions. ridge of high pressure that has trapped the smoke around the bay area. not a lot of improvement today. if you're right at the coast, it should be interesting. comfortable and hazy. not looking at clear skies until late tomorrow. there's a look at the fog. we want to take you to cuba where hurricane ida is emerging. this will quickly intensify in the gulf of mexico, allowing for devastating impact tomorrow around louisiana and mississippi. right now it's a category 1, with winds 85 miles an hour moving west at 15. look how close it goes from c category 1, 2, 3 and 4. they are making preparations here. 10-14 foot storm surge with flooding. this low lying area will have
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some big problems with that. as we look at temperatures, it is mild. 73 in vallejo, 56 in santa rosa. still hot around the bay but excessively hot here up in the north where we're looking at lake county and mendicino county around lake port and clear lake where temperatures will be well into the triple digits. right now critical fire conditions where the winds are bree breezy. we're getting some of the winds in the upper elevation around napa as these winds continue to descend and downslope into parts of the north bay. we are looking at the high temperatures, the low relative humidity through this morning then those winds will begin to dial back. so conditions certainly could be worse with the red flag warning more widespread. you know how dry it is. looking at hazy conditions smokey throughout the day. air quality improves tomorrow.
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we were at 80 yesterday in san francisco. we'll be hazy though. sea breeze will come late. look at that 86 in santa cruz. as we look at highs throughout the bay area today, once again risk of heat related inland val where highs will be over 100. 102 in concord as well as livermore. more 90s in san jose. we had 90s yesterday among the peninsula. late day sea breeze, 96 in napa with 86 in oakland. another scorcher today, looks to be the hottest day out there. spare the air alert. we'll get patchy fog tonight and then temperatures tomorrow will be better with more of a sea breeze along the coast. still hot inland with upper 60s along the shore line. 80s tomorrow around the bay. that's a bit of improvement with 100 inland. then we'll get better air on monday. the trend continues into tuesday and wednesday with more breezy
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afternoons. thank goodness it won't be widespread and we don't have those gusty off shore winds. it's bad out there with some areas looking at their a q i, 2.5 levels over 100, liz. not great out there for sure. >> got to be careful. all right. thank you. just ahead a bay area teen is hoping to make it big on disney's magic bakeoff. hear what she hopes to do when he grows up. homelessness, housing, taxes, water, electricity, crime, wildfires. [sfx: bear roar] gavin, you've failed. we have to immediately cut taxes twenty-five percent. fix housing and homelessness. and make life in california affordable again. i'm a businessman, the only cpa running.
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and use less energy from 4 to 9 pm when less clean energy is available. because that's power down time. >> a bay area teen is hoping to turn her passion for baking into a winning recipe. she is competes on disney's magic bakeoff. she and a teammate will design her idea of a modern day princess in the form of a cake. the pandemic inspired nevas to get into the kitchen after her activities like swimming and dancing got cancelled. now she has big dreams for her future. >> since i'm only 14, i still
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don't know for sure, but as of now i want to be a pastry chef at disneyland. >> what a cool job. i hope she does that. you can watch her compete on disney's magic bakeoff streaming on disney now. it is the parent company, disney is the parent company of abc 7. still to come on abc morning. >> hurricane ida represents a threat to the people of the city of new orleans. time is not on our side. >> the mayor of louisiana says time has run out for a mandatory evacuation before hurricane ida reaches louisiana. how hospitals are preparing for the worst. and a new study shows the coronavirus may be learning to outsmart our immune system. what researchers say as
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good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us live on abc 7, hulu live or wherever you stream. we'll start this half hour with another check of the forecast with lisa argen. >> hi, liz. good morning. starting out with air quality, which you know has been poor around the bay area. we're looking at a lot of yellows here locally. look at the reds around south lake tahoe. certainly looking at poor conditions the further out you get in our inland valleys by altima and also san jose. that's going to remain unchanged as we have the very unhealthy and hazards there in the sierra nevada. conditions in the upper elevations mount st. helena, winds 22 miles an hour. we're watching breezy off shore winds through later on this morning. it continues to dry out the atmosphere and bring down that warmer air to the surface and also dry things out even more so. 64 in san leandro.
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it's mild. 66 san jose, 49 pacifica. mid 70s inland. look at those reds come into play. noon time is 90 inland. what about 100 by the delta. we'll talk about when we see the fog and the cooldown coming up. liz. >> all right, lisa. thank you. residents in louisiana are bracing for what could be a category 4 hurricane. the mayor of new orleans said time has run out before hurricane ida reaches the state. >> hurricane ida has developed and has been developing more rapidly than anyone was prepared for, and there are no indications at all that it will weaken. >> a hurricane warning is now in effect. people are getting sandbags ready to try to protect their homes. hospitals are filled with covid patients and are unable to move them since they've been sheltered in place. victor ikendo explains. >> reporter: with an expected hurricane taking aim, louisiana
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hospitals already deaning with a surge of covid patients are now preparing to shelter in place. dr. jeffrey elder telling me this is a worst case scenario. >> this is a large hurricane. we know we are going to have higher incidents because of the covid patients in the hospital. we' preparing for both simultaneously. >> reporter: louisiana has one of the highest covid case rates in the country. the storm already forcing some testing and vaccine sites to shut down early. as residents race to prepare and evacuations begin, ida is forced to make landfall 16 days to the date of hurricane katrina in 2005. we met dr. tanner, skill in his scrubs, now preparing to board up his home. one of the doctors we spoke with explained how hospitals have been hit hardest since hurricane katrina. in the event where they have to
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basically be cut off from the rest of the world for sometime, they're ready. abc news, new orleans. new developments the man convicted of assassinating senator robert f. kennedy in 1968 has been granted parole. he was initially sentenced to death when the california supreme court declared the death penalty unconstitutional though. his sentence was commuted to life in prison. two of kennedy's surviving sons robert f. kennedy jr. and douglas kennedy offered their support for parole. governor newsom could still potentially block the release after a 90 day review period. it will be up to him. the coronavirus may be learning to outsmart our immune system. researchers found that 78% of infections of fully vaccinated people were caused by variants with antibody resistant mutations, compared to 48% of cases among unvaccinated people who are an easier target for earlier generations of the virus.
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the study suggested as the virus evolves it will become even more resistant to the vaccine over time. researchers say vaccinated people are still protetected moe than unvaccinated people. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow spoke with the woman at the helm of their efforts. >> reporter: she understands covid-19 vaccine hesitancy. >> i almost gave my own self a heart attack when i first got a headache. oh my god, something's happening. >> reporter: after coming around herself, thibodeaux has made it her mission to encourage others. she says it's a team effort at the southwest community corporation at ip bookman community center. >> even when i'm out talking to one person, someone else is answering the phone. we have a foot team out in community. >> reporter: thibodeaux estimates they've encouraged approximately 1,500 people to get vaccinated. >> you can't beat covid single
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handedly by yourself. so for every one person that we get vaccinated, it has taken five and six people to outreach the information, to schedule their appointments, to talk to them, to overcome their fears about the vaccine. >> reporter: an anonymous donor who learned of thibodeaux's efforts during the pandemic gave her money to buy this van, which she uses to deliver food to elderly residents and provide transportation to those who need it so they can get vaccinated. >> i'm a negotiator. i went to five different places. i was able to get two vehicles for the price of one by talking about what we're doing. >> reporter: program manager michael perkins sometimes drives the van. >> at first i didn't think i was doing that much of a difference, but then once the seniors started coming out and talking with me and stuff, then i realized how big a difference i was making. >> reporter: you might call thibodeaux the vaccine queen but no matter how you refer to her,
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thibodeaux, who is in remission for lupus, said she'll keep on keeping on. >> i have work to do. >> reporter: melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> the federal government wants to help bart get back on track. department of transportation announced this week that it's issued a grant of nearly $331 million to the transit agency to help it recover from the pandemic. the funds are intended to help bart maintain staffing and service levels. many businesses in japan are voicing their concerns over the possible sale of a hotel that would provide permanent housing for the homeless. for many it's not a not in my back yard issue. the one that could have a devastating financial impact on the area which relies on tourism. finding solutions to address homelessness are key to building a better bay area. >> reporter: the buchanan hotel
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is located at sutter and buchanan streets across from the well known plaza, a favorite destination for tourists visiting. phil king announced a $5 million investment by the state to make necessary upgrades to the buchanan plaza. >> to ensure that this hub of the skwrap paoez american community is really hub of our san francisco community remains preserved, remains vibrant, strong. >> reporter: yet the city has sent letters to all businesses here stating it wants to purchase the hotel and convert it to permanent housing for the homeless. ben was born in an internment camp in idaho and told us this is not an issue for many japanese american business owners. >> we have experience in being homeless and having our homes being taken away. we're very very sympathetic to those kinds of issues. >> reporter: instead, many fear
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the loss of business which comes from tourists. the question many here are asking is, why take away one of only two hotels located within a four block area? >> for the visitors to the city and to the tourists who stay here and are the life line of our businesses. >> reporter: since the beginning of the pandemic, the city has been using the 133 room hotel as a shelter in place location for the homeless. >> it has worked very very well for us in terms of the quality and the amenities that it includes. so this along with three other properties were identified as possible acquisitions. >> reporter: the department of homelessness and supportive housing promised no decisions will be made until after hearings are conducted at city hall sometime after september. in san francisco, leanne
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we're learning about what food an drink vendors will be there. celebrity chefs including guy fieri will be at the cooking stage for live cooking demonstrations. they will be alongside performers. if you want to go, you can request tickets on bottle rocket ticket exchange site. one day prices start at $159. happening today the quarry camp ground opens at the foot of the dunbarton bridge. it is 63 camp sites, showers and
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a playground. future plans call for an event center, camping fees are $65 a night plus an $8 reservation fee. it took 12 hours to rebuild the quarry's pit using dirt and fill from the san jose bart extension. san francisco central subway and other projects. >> camping sounds fun but maybe not this weekend with the air quality. >> absolutely, liz. we're looking at another day where temperatures will be ten degrees above average in san francisco. upper 70s. it is 60, mild out there and 70 in the hills or low 70s. we're talking triple digits again with the haze. stay tuned. i have light at the end of tunnel with better air quality, cooler days next. also next the bronx bombers fleck their muscles at the coliseum. giancarlos stan don't hits a shot you'll have to see to believe. high lights coming up in
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the college football season is here. kickoff at 7:00 p.m. also today a's will face the yankees. first pitch at 1:07 p.m. giants will try to bounce back from last night's loss to the braves at 4:20 in atlanta. last night the a's battled the bronx bombers, hoping to turn around their recent stretch. >> reporter: good morning. on one hand, you have the yankees riding a 12 game win streak. on the other hand, you have the a's. they've lost five straight. the outcome, sort of predictable in this one. gamesmanship in full effect before a pitch. the umpires didn't like the color of his glove. come on. in the 4th, giancarlo stanton, whoa! 472 feet. 2-0 yankees. aaron judge clobbers this one.
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not nearly as impressive as the stanton shot. a's get on the board in the 7th. madison sneaks one through the infield defense. chad penders scores. the ball gets away. how fun is it to watch starling. the yankees would run away with it. two-run homer. yankees win their 13th street. a's reach in 6. 8-2 the final. giants facing the braves for the first time since 2019. bit of orange in the atl. buster posey swinging 3-0. skwraoeu giants still up in the 7th. first pitch over the wall. three run homer. braves jump out to a 6-4 lead. in the 9th giants not done yet. wilmer flores, he'll be there for you. will smith. 6-5. two outs. tommy lasalle looking to tie it
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up with one swing of the back. it is high, it is deep, it is caught! braves snap the giants win streak. 6-5 the final. 49ers final preseason game is sunday against the raiders. jimmy g is obviously going to be named the starteder for week 1 whether they want to announce it or not but expect lance to be involved in the game plan to keep teams guessing. >> still working through everything, seeing what they're good at, what they can help us out, how to balance stuff out. never been in a situation where i had a skill set where i had two guys that you could practice it. that's what we're finding out. >> this is awesome. maryland native kevin durant zoomed into a university of maryland football team meeting with a big surprise announcement. a scholarship for walk on player greg rose.
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the team bent berserk. such a great moment for that young man and the whole team. that's it for sports. have a great morning, everybody. let's get a check of the m lisa argen. air quality not so great. >> we're looking at moderate air quality to unhealthy for sensitive groups in our east bay, south bay. that would indicate yellows and oranges around as we have high pressure putting a lid on the atmosphere. you notice there's no fog to speak of. we are fog free. should come back a little bit tonight. as we look closer at our near surface smoke, you'll notice we're in the orange here. in the orange. had been confined to the sierra nevada. we were in that blue shade. notice we have the oranges and yellows through the afternoon. then as we get into sunday, conditions begin to improve along the coast and peninsula as a stronger on shore flow gets going, but it's not going to bel
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61 in dublin. looking at 64 in con cord. 65 in nevada with mid 60s on the peninsula. it will be a hot one again for mendicino county, where temperatures have been averaging about 103, 104. we'll do that again today elevating the risk of heat related illnesses. and then the red flag warning continues through the morning hours. we're getting breezier winds 25 to 30 miles an hour right now at the ridge top. they're out of the north. that's bringing the line down to 15%. the good news is they're going to continue to get lighter in the next five or six hours. there's san jose. looking at hazy smokey air today as the air quality improves tomorrow. good news is we're going to have cleaner and cooler l ao produce
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winds. pinks indicating those 90s returning for san jose and santa clara. how about 98. hazey conditions in the south bay. looking at mid and upper 80s. sea breeze should kick in to cap numbers in the low 90s for redwood city. along the coast, we're going to see 70s. warmer than we should be, hazy conditions. up in the north bay, 101. 97 in sonoma, napa a scorching 96. as we get into the east bay, mid and upper 80s for oakland and san leandro. little change here. numbers over 100 for you in pittsburg, 102 in livermore. another day of excessive heat so try to take it easy, stay indoors out of the sun.
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accu weather seven day forecast hot but not that hot. air quality late in the day will be better. that trend continues. we'll have breezy winds still exceptionally dry through the week, with temperatures getting much cooler by the end of next week. liz? >> all right, lisa. thank you. food that goes to waste produces methane when it gets sent to waste disposal sites. communities are planning for a new law to recover food that could feed the hungry instead. david louie shows us what santa clara county is doing to imphrement a new initiative and help build a new bay area. >> reporter: santa clara is saving millions of pounds of food from being wasted thanks to groups that redistribute it to feed the hungry. in just four months a new climate law aimed at reducing carbon emissions from discarded food takes effect state wide. >> it is a real opportunity to get food to people that need it and to also divert food that could be eaten from the waste stream instead of just throwing
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it away. >> reporter: robin france martin who over sees the county's initiative that will cast a wider net to include large supermarkets, food processors and eventually restaurants to stop tossing out healthy food. it will be a shift in mind set. >> they have to make sure it either gets sold or ends up with an organization that can redistribute that is a new way of thinking and could have a huge impact in making sure the food is not wasted and we feed all of our neighbors in need. >> reporter: food panries have long depended on surplus foods. volunteers have been key in sorting it and distributing it. now there will be growing demand. >> we believe we should be able to motivate and get the resources out there so that it could be distributed to the needy. >> reporter: teams from the san jose conservation corps have been reaching out to the first
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group of food outlet. joint venture is starting an eight month supply of supply, demand and logistics. unlike many other counties, santa clara has a well established network to handle the new food. david laurie, abc news 7 news. silicon valley pride returns this year. how you can take part all weekend long.
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officials are forced to issue a spare the air ahrer today. air quality has risen to unhealthy levels in parts of the bay area. good morning, everybody. it is august 28. you're watching abc 7 news at 5 a.m., live on abc 7, hulu live and wherever you stream. let's start with a quick check of the weather with lisa argen. the big story is the bad air quality in the bay. >> definitely. it's been quite a while since we've seen this yesterday. we've been spared all summer long with our on shore flow and fog. you notice that's missing. current air quality now in th st
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