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numbers since may in the u.s. why has said 2.2 million doses were administered between yesterday and this morning. kristen: president biden unveiled new plans to fight the omicron variant of covid-19, an attack he says is based on science and speed, not chaos and confusion. >> pino covid-19 has been very divisive in this country. it's been political, which is a sad, sad commentary. it shouldn't be, but it has been. now, as we move to the winter and face the challenges of this new variant, this is a moment we can put the divisiveness behind us, i hope. kristen: mr. biden laid out his new speech at the national institute of health in maryland. it's a multipronged reproach -- approach. the plan requires a negative covid test for an inbound travelers within 24 hours of departure for the u.s. a new campaign will be launched to encourage booster shots for
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100 million eligible americans, as well as vaccines for kids ages 5-12. it also includes making in-home rapid tests free of charge. the u.s. will export 200 million more vaccine doses to high-risk countries in the next 100 days. larry: travelers at sfo did not seem to be too troubled by the travel requirements. amy hollyfield has reaction. amy: travelers at sfo's international terminal says the omicron variant is on their mind as they head out on their trips. >> it is going to be probably bigger than the last delta variant was. and we should be more careful. >> i think it's a good idea to take necessary precautions and make sure people are entering the country safely. that might be slightly more inconvenient to have to do the tests the day before we come back, but it's what we have to do and the reality we have to. keep safe. amy: international travelers
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have told stories of missing flights for the united states because test results did not come back in time. travelers are aware that this will tighten that window. >> i have heard of that. it can be a bit of a pain. i have to say the airlines have done a better and better job of walking you through if you watch the directions closely on their app to make sure that you have the right tests. amy: some we talked to were relieved that there were no new quarantine rules, and say these new rules strike the right balance for now. >> i don't think it's too much. no, i think it's enough. but i don't know. maybe we have to do more. amy: at sfo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. kristen: a california woman urging pregnant women to get vaccinated. she was unvaccinated, got covid-19, and had to deliver her daughter. seven weeks early she said her doctor recommended the vaccine but she wanted to wait for a variety of reasons, including two previous miscarriages. at 30 weeks pregnant, sarah, her
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husband, and her child were exposed to covid-19 by a family member. her husband was fully vaccinated but sarah's progression got worse. >> i couldn't breathe. it was the scariest situation i've ever been in in my life. and i remember looking at the doctor and i said, please help me. kristen: sarah's daughter, naomi, was born via c-section seven weeks early and she couldn't see her daughter for several days. once she was able to receive treatments, her health improved. she has received both vaccine doses and will be fully vaccinated as of tomorrow. we discussed today's new developments with abc 7 news with dr. patel. what he told me about the omicron variant and the new travel rules, that's coming up at 4:30. larry: a defeat for the city of oakland by the raiders, the ninth circle court of appeals
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overruled the ruling that choices made by the nfl violated federal antitrust laws. the judges ruled oakland failed to prove the nfl interfered without competition. the city claimed the league made it too challenging for oakland to counter the offer by las vegas. the raiders officially moved to vegas last year after winning approval in 2017. kristen: san francisco superior court is battling a backlog of criminal cases. now, san francisco supervisors are demanding answers. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow has a look at the problem. reporter: san francisco supervisor hillary ronen held a hearing today. 451 felony cases and untried defendants remained in custody past their deadline. >> every single person has a right to a speedy trial. reporter: representatives from the public defenders office, district attorney's office, and sheriff's office were present. noticeably absent were rep as it is from the san francisco superior court. >> the judge rejected the
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invitation. if the courts aren't open already, why is that? reporter: a spokesperson told abc 7 news because the case backlog dispute is part of the pending lawsuit, he couldn't discuss it. supervisor ronan said the courts have cited the covid-19 pandemic as an excuse despite the many public services that have reopened. >> people who have exercised their right to a speedy trial or told to wait. reporter: the public defenders office called it a humanitarian crisis and emphasized the racial disparities. >> failure to afford the most wonderful and oppressed members of our community a speedy trial should give us all pause. reporter: the district attorneys office said crime victims also suffered. >> long delays deprive victims of the justice they deserve. reporter: solutions export included using several departments for civil cases and using alternative san francisco locations for trials, something the sheriffs's office addressed insecurity changes that could be necessary.
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they prioritize criminal trials and safely reopening courtrooms with a positive recommendin sane woodrow, abc 7 news. larry: today marks the fifth anniversary of the daily go ship warehouse fire in oakland. that fire broke out during a concert that was being held in the building that was converted into an artist collective and living space. 36 people were killed. the building's master tenant was sentenced to 12 years after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges. he was released during the pandemic, currently under house arrest. a jury acquitted the codefendant of all charges. the ruling still stands, but has remained vacant since the fire. the building's owners, as well as pg&e, have paid out millions to several civil -- settle civil lawsuits. kristen: commissioners voted 3-2 to fine pg&e $125 million for its role in the 2019 kincade
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fire. the 77,000 acre fire started in geyserville, but spread into santa rosa, windsor, and hillsboro. calfire determined it was caused by pg&e transmission lines. also today, the cpa announced new measures to reduce the likelihood of rolling blackouts starting next year. those include increasing energy high demand times. the cpu see also approved a settlement tube or related to data on sexual harassment and assault. uber will pay $9 million for payment to respond to requests for information from the cpuc. the money will go to the victims compensation fund and to address physical and sexual violence in the industry. larry: coming up, helping the homeless. a last ditch effort for students at san jose state. a big blow to a north bay community after a cvs store announces plans to close its doors. and a new dish, triple layout
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with something new. but this one is a little unexpected. spencer: i'm spencer christian. record warmth is leaving the area. i'll explain to be a thriver with metastatic breast cancer means asking for what we want. and need. and we need more time. so, we want kisqali. women are living longer than ever before with kisqali when taken with an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant in postmenopausal women with hr+, her2- metastatic breast cancer. kisqali is a pill that's significantly more effective at delaying disease progression versus an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant alone. kisqali can cause lung problems, or an abnormal heartbeat, which can lead to death. it can cause serious skin reactions, liver problems, and low white blood cell counts that may result in severe infections.
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larry: san jose state students are putting pressure on its outgoing president to fulfill an agreement to provide homeless students with more support.
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the student alliance said there are more hurdles making a different set of beds for the homeless. but the university says that's not true. abc 7 news reporter david louis has a look at both sides. david: students planted 4000 flags in the long to represent the number of students who told san jose state they have been homeless at some point. the student homeless alliance negotiated an agreement with the university to provide temporary housing assistance nearly two years ago. they claim hurdles are preventing students from getting promised help. >> in the first one half of the semester, over 100 students requested for housing assistance and only one person was granted an emergency bed. david: while san jose state has made temporary beds available, the student alliance lanes unclear eligibility rules and efforts by caseworkers to assess the applicant's financial resources for the lack of assistance. that left the impression they would have to take out loans. >> we ask, is equitable for students experiencing homelessness to be asked to further their debts and the education system when they
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cannot even afford proper housing after the thousands of dollars spent to pay for school? david: the associate vice president believes the complains are not valid. an eight-member office has been crated for students to apply for help. a food pantry has also been created. >> we do not turn students away. if they need assistance, we will help them. we will work with them. if it's housing assistance, food assistance, financial literacy, financial support, we [indiscernible] david louis, abc 7777 larry: 10 african summer news. kristen: seven undersides michael finney is here. michael: here is moreover news,
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three new safety features. one is the ability to let writers and drivers record audio of the right. the audio is saved onto a personal device and only shared if either party wants to file a safety report. the feature is being tested in kansas city, louisville, and raleigh, durham, uber is introducing a feature that checks up on riders and drivers if a ride goes too far off course or ends unexpectedly finally, writers -- riders receive a notification on their phone to remind them to buckle up. new chevy volt electric vehicles through january 24. the automaker says it needs to focus on recalling and replacing new batteries in 130,000 recalled volts. the batteries carry the risk of starting a fire. the automaker has issued free recalls since november last year.
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the recalls and replacements are costing gm and battery maker lg nearly $2 billion. and it's official. tesla has changed its headquarters from palo alto to austin, texas. the company made the move in paperwork fire will -- filed yesterday. what does that really mean? that's unclear whether any of the 10,000 employees currently based in palo alto will be moving to the new headquarters. tesla's electric car factory in fremont will also remain here and operating. the change comes after musk threatened to move his company out of california. he became upset over alameda county's strict of covid rules during the height of the pandemic. but that factory stays here. that's not going anywhere. larry: they are building crazy and austin. the last thing they want is more californians in texas. trust me on that one. [laughter] michael: sure.
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kristen: what's wrong with california? patera is taking on starbucks with its own version of a holiday cup. this one has a tryst -- twist. they have reusable ugly christmas cups. they feature misspelled words, badly drawn snowflakes, and a not so perky gingerbread man. panera said it wanted to bring customers some joy and laughter this season. i could go for the ugly gingerbread man, but misspelled words bug me. i don't think i could. spencer: i have some money lines but i'm going to take the high road for a change. kristen: why now? spencer: really hazy today. little bit of haze, a built up some matter in the atmosphere. we need windier patterns to mix that out. right now we don't have a windier pattern, as you can see. the wind is really calm all around the bay area. but what you may have noticed since yesterday is a sharp
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cooldown, which is no surprise given we had record warmth all around the bay area yesterday. right now, it is 30 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. half moon bay nine degrees cooler in san francisco, and all around the area you can see rather significant cooldown. although it's still relatively mild. here's a look, a buildup of clouds in the upper atmosphere, mid-level clouds and low level clouds, as well. these are current temperature readings, 62 in san francisco, oakland 623, 67 at both san jose and morgan hill, 54 at half moon bay. golden gate, crowds becoming lower and increasing in volume right now. it is currently 67 degrees up in santa rosa, 65 at napa and concorde, 63 at livermore. from sutro tower, you see those clouds at various levels of the atmosphere. increase in clouds and fog in the money. mild and dry days continue through the weekend.
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and we can expect light rain or, as the national weather service has been saying, aggressive drizzle possible on monday. we'll get to that in just a moment. for tonight, we see passing high clouds and increase in low clouds of fog, as well. there may be some patches of reduced visibility for morning commuters, but generally expecting bright skies and sunny days tomorrow. low temperatures mainly in the mid-to-upper 40's, chillier in the farther north, where ukiah will drop to 38 degrees, and lakeport 31. 61 in san francisco, low-to-mid 60's around the bay shoreline, and then mid-to-upper 60's in the inland areas. let's skip ahead and take a look at the possibility of rainfall the next few days. the forecast animation shows on monday morning, we see an approaching weak cold front that will bring light rain or aggressive drizzle to the bay area. but it won't last very long. 6:00 in the evening, it should be out of here. it should be mainly a north bay event.
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and the rainfall totals from this system will not amount to more than more than .01 inches in the bay area. weekend, mild although a on saturday. temperatures pump on sunday. early next week, an increase in clouds and chance of aggressive drizzle. the rest of the week looks pretty dry. larry: bring on that aggressive drizzle, spencer. spencer: it's coming your way. larry: buckle up. the holiday is in full swing at the nation's capital. joe biden and first lady jill turned on the lights at the national christmas tree. this comes from peak farms in north carolina. the theme this year's gifts from the heart. closer to home, dubnation can get into the holiday season with the kickoff of a winter wonderland at chase tanner. sky seven was over the 90 foot christmas tree, where our tree
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lighting ceremony will be held tonight. the former warriors center will be on hand to light the tree. also, live entertainment, including a performance by en vogue. the event starts at 6:00 p.m. kristen: one man's battle to keep his christmas dream alive. why the town he lives in one's him to go down. larry: making time for pie. your eyes. beautiful on the outside, but if you have diabetes, there can be some not-so-pretty stuff
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that deadly shooting on the set of the movie, "rust," an excessive interview with george stephanopoulos said alec alban said he did not -- alec baldwin said he did not pull the trigger. kristen: now the lawyer for the assistant director is backing up those claims. morgan norwood has a preview of the interview that is airing tonight on abc 7. >> it just doesn't seem real to me. reporter: an emotional alec baldwin talking to george stephanopoulos about the set of his film, "rust," that injured a director and killed the cinematographer, alina hutchins. baldwin telling abc news that he didn't pull the trigger on the prop gun that investigators said contained live rounds. >> i didn't pull the trigger. >> never pulled the trigger? >> no, no, i would never point of the gun at someone and pull the trigger ever. reporter: the lawyer telling killing hartung it was a misfire. >> the entire time, baldwin had
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his finger outside the trigger guard, parallel to the barrel, and that he told me since day one he thought it was a misfire. i know. and until alec said that, it was just really hard to believe. but dave has told me since the very first day i met him that alec did not pull the trigger. reporter: as a 30's continue to investigate, reviewing the evidence, the supplier who provided the guns and ammunition also pricking their silence, showing abc 7 news the invoices saying they did not provide live rounds, and claiming the life ammunition that detectives seized don't match what was discovered on the set. >> they found four rounds that were close enough to take in with them. they're not a match, but they were closed. there's something unique about the live rounds found on "rust," but we've got to wait for the
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fbi to do its job. reporter: that's a player abc news they are fully cooperating with the investigation. morgan norwood, abc news, los angeles. kristen: you can see the full interview tonight on abc 7. you will also be able to stream it on hulu. larry: the omicron variant, first found in the bay area, now in at least four other states. just ahead, abc 7 vaccine team's dr. patel on what this spread really means. kristen: anger and anxiety in the north bay as a long-time pharmacy announces plans to close its doors. first psoriasis, then psoriatic arthritis. it was really holding me back. standing up... ...even walking was tough. my joints hurt. i was afraid things were going to get worse. i was always hiding, and that's just not me. not being there for my family, that hurt. woooo! i had to do something. i started cosentyx®. i'm feeling good. watch me.
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larry: about an hour ago, new york's governor announced five cases of the omicron covid-19 variant found there. so now it's in at least four states, including california. san francisco health officials says it's very likely there are already more cases here in the bay area. abc 7 news reporter stephanie sierra spoke to experts about what we can expect going forward. reporter: health officials stress there are no immediate plans to impose additional restrictions at this point. we simply don't know enough about omicron yet. the other experts say per the memory data from south africa -- for the merry data from south africa suggests it could only be a matter of time. with growing fear, the omicron variant is not only here in the bay area, but could be more infectious than delta. we're left wondering, should we change our behavior? usf says not yet, but words be careful. >> there is no evidence yet that it would be causing serious disease. that might change.
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reporter: dr. john moore is a professor of immunology and microbiology at cornell. he's been following the latest reports on omicron coming out of south africa. >> they're seeing evidence that it is more capable of inflections -- infections are people who have recovered from earlier infections. reporter: unlike delta, infected patients in south africa are not having symptoms of loss of smell and taste. >> that alone would say there's something funky about this variant. reporter: omicron came out of nowhere in november and makes up 60% of the iselin's in south africa. but it's -- >> south africa is a hard, example to draw from because the vaccination coverage is so low. it's only 21%. and there's a lot of people with hiv infection, uncontrolled hiv infection. reporter: is dr. george rutherford points out, there's still too many unknown variables to determine if omicron will be more deadly than delta, but
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added if in the weeks to come the data shows otherwise, it's very possible some restrictions will be back that may reduce the chance of death and hospitalizations. >> if that means having more outdoor masking, then i'm sure they would do it. reporter: for now, the main focus? >> we need to be moving quickly to get people boosted. reporter: he says if omicron becomes more than 1% to 2% of our cases, rising fast with waning immunity, he'll switch to n95 masks, think twice about traveling, and stop eating indoors. but for now, it's too soon to tell if we'll get there. kristen: and we hope we don't have to. stephanie, thank you so much. president biden announced today that all travelers coming into the u.s., regardless of nationality or vaccination status, must have a negative rapid test within 24 hours of travel. that will go into effect monday. we talk with abc 7 news vaccine team member dr. patel today about the potential to just tickle challenges.
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dr. patel: i think the logistical challenge offhand is going to be implementation. let's see how we're going to be able to verify those, and make sure they are going to be followed up on. is it going to be a quarantine period if you don't get testing? and i don't want to put this out in the atmosphere. what is going to be the penalty if people don't do it? and that's different. we've heard all over the world, some people say you go to a specific center where they monitor you, you get rapid tested before you get out and leave the airport. i'm curious to see what that's going to look like. but in theory, this does make sense, especially people traveling to other countries. we're unsure of their vaccination status. it would be easier if we could verify status prior people getting on the airport tish -- airplane showing there's a benefit to getting the vaccine. if you have a travel plan, you may want to think about the fact you may be quarantine in another country for a long period of time. they may say it's two weeks before. you can do anything and that might completely derail
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your plans. that might change at a moments notice. kristen: president biden also extended the federal mask mandate for public transit through march 18. it is going to expire in january. larry: in the north bay, anger and exciting over the imminent closure of a longtime cvs store, i'll be succumbing days before christmas. kristen: local advocates say the store has been a lifeline as the last thing there underserved community needs. larry: cornell barnard has the story. >> yes, another one. you know? >> is the last one. we don't want to lose it. cornell: from the moment our cameras arrived, we heard strong reactions from shoppers about the impending closure of this cvs store near marin city. >> i've been here almost 20 years and this store has been here since i moved in. it's very convenient. we don't have much here and this would be a loss to the community. cornell: the store has been a lifeline to hattie cook. she has no car, only her
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scooter. >> i feel bad and i don't want a closing. it's the only thing left from when they rebuilt this thing. cornell: the cvs store is located inside the marine gateway shopping center. >> lots of people come to the store. i don't understand. there's a lot of seniors that come get their medication here. cornell: cvs declined to say why it's closing the store, but in a statement to abc 7 news, a representative said we made the difficult decision to close. the closure of this store is not reflection of the hard work and dedication of our employees. in fact, our colleagues will be given the opportunity to transition into comparable roles at other cvs locations nearby. store officials say prescriptions will be transferred to the cvs pharmacy inside this nearby start -- target store. but community advocates say it's not the same. >> it's just pitiful. it's just another one gone down. and while -- look how desolate it looks. cornell: marin outlook advocate
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says her underserved community deserves better, now left with fewer shopping options. >> this community deserves our help, and not everybody has cars. so, i think it's a shame that this is happening. cornell: lorain county supervisor stephanie moulton peters tells as the loss of cvs in the shopping center is a loss to the community, but i'm glad that marin city residents continue to fill prescriptions and shop locally at target. >> they getting consult the committee -- student consult the community, telling us. this is putting us at a different -- disadvantage. >> something new is going to come out of all this. cornell: this cvs is slated for closure december 22. in marin city, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. larry: turning to the lighter side, some holiday ice cream, peanut butter with chips? oh,
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larry: time now for the forever for, ama is joining us. i think because she knows ice cream is going to be served in a few moments. the first, just as tesla makes texas its headquarters, it's out with the perfect gift for kids with wide open spaces. tesla began selling the cyber quad for kids. it looks rugged. it's a small, four with a lithium ion battery, that charges it for 14 miles, top speed of 10 miles per hour.
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tesla says it's suitable for kids ages eight and up with a maximum capacity of 150 pounds. sales for $1900, but it's already too late to get one. they sold out this morning. aw. kumasi: bummer -- kristen: bummer. ama? ama: i am too cheap for that, $1900? kristen: but does your kid have a toy cart they can drive around in? ama: she does not. larry: my kids had the toy cars. it wasn't ready for the highway, which i didn't want it to be anyway. this might be a little bit too much. larry: i want to see the rollover studies for this thing. kristen: does it have self-driving? ama: that's probably next. kristen: for $1900, i hope so. i think my kids went to miles per hour. the one where the little feet moves it. larry: it's not the flintstones.
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kristen: no, but there's the little red car with the yellow on top. whatever. larry: moving on. ama: some people say cilantro taste like soap. i tend to love it. chipotle has released a cilantro soap. you can buy online for eight dollars. the restaurant chain says it's one of the most debated ingredients among fans on social media. earlier this year, chipotle posted a picture on instagram showing a cilantro soap package, which was thought to be a joke, but it does exist. this was made with organic oils but no cilantro. huh? it's cilantro soap with no salon trip? does that mean when i order steak tacos from them, does it not have steak? larry: it will have soap in it. [laughter] the whole thing is a little weird. although i think this is the first item that chris and i agree on, because alexa glatch
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are awesome -- also. ama: and i dislike it very much. i won't say it tastes like soap because i don't regularly taste soap. kristen: you have to try it once. chris: does it make you smell like cilantro? ama: i don't know. so many questions. larry: too many unanswered questions for us. ama: i'm still freaking out on agreeing with larry or something. larry: imagine how i feel. if you like the combination of sweet and salty, reese's peanut butter cups with potato chips. what? social media users reported seeing them in stores. hershey's did not say when it would be on the shelves and available. this is the latest reese's cup to mix sweet and salty. last year, they introduced a peanut butter cup with pretzels. whose in? kristen: i would try it. ama: the pretzel, definitely.
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i love everything peanut butter and chocolate. gives it a little crunch, right? chris: i'll take the chips. larry: with a side of cilantro? ama: let's not muck it up. i enjoy chocolate covered potato chips, so i don't see why i wouldn't enjoy this. larry: i think it will be a hit actually. ama: we agree once again. gosh darn it. it's thursday and you know that means, time for another edition of tasty thursday. ama's holding up delish's ice cream. even though the weather is starting to cool down, it's always time for ice cream. we'r within upe holiday flavors. three new flavors for the holiday season, spiced apple, peppermint cocoa, coconut macaroon, and they've teamed up with next door to create chai spiced caramel. larry? introduce the guest. larry: i'm having ice cream. kristen: larry's eating?
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larry: i know. here we go. robin sue fisher is joining us live. i apologize. i jumped the gun on the asking because a hawaii guy is going to go for the coconut every time. kristen: you got the coconut? larry: i got the coconut. sorry, kristen. tell us about what makes it unique while i.e.. >> sure thing. we make everything fresh from scratch and we only put in what tastes good because we make it fresh. so there's no extras whatsoever. it's just impeccably pure and tasty. kristen: mine says nondairy. >> that, too. we're making an organic coconut cream-based product absolute devised of my favorite flavors actually. kristen: i wouldn't know the distance. it tastes really good. ama: what we have here are some of the seasonal flavors.
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spiced apple, which is delicious. how do you come up with these flavors, especially the seasonal ones? >> we have an amazing culinary expert and tries to create vocal flavors that were sort of agreement on an old-fashioned -- remake on an old-fashioned agreement. chris: i just went for vanilla and it's great. it's really good. >> we're nationally shipping right now. it's the gift that's never returned. go to our website and ship it anywhere. larry: when do you change flavors or how do create new flavors? >> we change flavors every two months. and literally, it's based on the season and sometimes based on a partnership. right now, we're doing an awesome partnership with next-door. and we had the community both on this flavor that's one of our seasonal specials, which is sugar and spice. it's actually chai spiced
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caramel. chris: do you have a team of test tasters who get to sit around and taste -- kristen: because we're willing. ama: didn't you have the kamala harris flavor? >> we did, yeah. that was our madam vice president m.v.p. flavor. ama: what was in it? >> it was a multi-salted cream of wheat. it was one of my favorites, as well. and we had a local artist [indiscernible] larry: so what's the easiest way for people to purchase smitten ice cream? >> thank you for asking. you can either go to any of our bay area stores. you can order through any of the delivery apps. or you can go to smittenice an order for in-store pickup or gift anywhere in the u.s. kristen: i will attest to the
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yummy nest of your ice cream. one time i want to do a special weekend with my daughter. i was like, where can we drive to in san francisco just for the food item itself? and she chose us mittens and what their. it was so good -- went there. it was so good. thank you for the memories. chris: i'm totally smitten. larry: how many stores do you have in the bay area? >> we have five. larry: you want to give us the cities so people know where to go easily? >> sure, we have three in san francisco, one in oakland, and one in san jose. chris: --larry: excellent. kristen: we should end the segment so i can run over to larry and try the coconut. ama: i don't know if he'll let you. larry: we've been agreeing a lot today. that is something we are not going to agree on. the coconut is staying right here. rob and sue -- robin sue fisher, thank you so much for making this a fantastic thursday. >> thank you, gu
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larry: want to give you a live look over sky seven in the east bay this afternoon, you can see really quite hazy out there. the air quality management district keeping an eye on the weather right now and case they need to declare a potential spare the air alert for the weekend. spencer, the weather has been nice and warm, pretty mild, but the haze caused by surprise today. spencer: that's true. what we need is a change in the wind pattern, and stronger winds to mix the haze out of here. right now, we still have
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moderate air quality. that's a good thing. overnight, we can expect low clouds. another mainly sunny day with a few high clouds hanging around. low temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 40's, generally. highs tomorrow still pretty mild, but nothing like yesterday's record warmth. upper 50's on the coast tomorrow, low to mid 60's around the bay shoreline, mid-to-upper 60's inland. and here's the accuweather 7 day forecast. a little bit cooler on saturday and then it warms up four or five degrees on sunday. we get increasing clouds on monday with a chance of some light rain or drizzle, when the in the north bay. and the remainder of the forecast period will be dry, dry and mild. kristen: spencer, thank you. it's pie o'clock somewhere in san francisco. you can get scrumptious slices from three vapes bakeshop. but they're about so much more than just good pie. >> and it is ne and it is ne
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pie. ♪ crest. -- crust. i'm going to finish this in a couple of minutes. >> we come to the fair building and this is one of our stops. >> very much like grandma made, like legit. >> very it's one of my favorite pies and i don't really share it when i get it. >> i dreamed of someday having a stand here because it's where all the best food is. ♪ >> we are here at the ferry building farmers market and we're here every weekend just selling slices and whole pies. it's the biggest market in san francisco. it's kind of a culinary destination and it's just an amazing place to come and sample everything that northern california and san francisco has to offer. >> they highlight seasonal foods
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and they put it into their pies. they're baked fresh. they're putting it into their products so you know you're getting good produce. >> that's good. ♪ i worked hard this week. i deserve this slice of pie. >> this is a classic as -- apple pie. the, liked sugar on top is really getting me, in addition to the way it's super flaky. i'm all about that crust, r ight? it looks like it's been homemade. >> our classic apple is the platonic ideal of a classic apple pie. inside, we have local apples. for us, the nutrition in the apples and the thin layer between the skin and the flesh, so we like to keep it on. >> here we go. are you ready? you can tell it's been freshly baked.
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this is phenomenal. ♪ >> we use brown rice syrup rather than corn syrup, which provides an extra sort of nutty, delicious favor -- flavor. >> this is what it's all about. >> every time i come here and get the pumpkin pie, they are always sold out. so eventually i had to say enough is enough. i need the pumpkin pie and i come at 9:30 in the morning. >> these are all better crusts. we have some that are made in our graham cracker crust. >> the thing i like is the emotional connection people have to our products. sometimes i run into people, and they say this is where i went on my first date. being part of peoples own stories is probably the most exciting thing. we're here to make pies, first and foremost, but the place exists to be the best place it can be for the people that work for us. >> it's hard to make it as a small business owner. i'm a former employee.
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we founded this new deal to bridge businesses through the pandemic. we've done more than $30 million in small-business support since the start of the pandemic and almost 3 million meals. and so much of the reason i have a small business is to create jobs and give people a better life. that will always be part of my work. ♪ we have the ice can and the pie. put them together. perfection, right? coming up, a childhood dream becomes reality. >> we got out one day and started putting lights on the house and one thing led to another. kristen: - i'm norm. - i'm szasz. [norm] and we live in columbia, missouri. we do consulting, but we also write. [szasz] we take care of ourselves constantly; it's important. we walk three to five times a week,
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on now. open enrollment ends december 7th use the plan finder at to compare medicare health and prescription plans. comparing plans really pays. paid for by the u.s. department of health & human services kristen: coming up tonight at 8:00, and abc special, alec baldwin: unscripted, followed by the finale of the great christmas light fight. don't miss abc 7 news at :00. a southern california family's having a very different kind of christmas light fight. they have turned their home into a scene from national lampoon's "christmas vacation." but not everybody is happy about what they're seeing. just good to know that tells us why people are so fired up. >> it's a holiday classic capturing more than this homeowners heart. this is the fourth year movie,
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national lampoon's christmas vacation takes over jeff norton's front yard. >> you know, as a kid, we loved this movie. it just kind of grew on us. and then i had that fantasy to just build into it and got out one day and just started putting lights on the house. and one thing led to another. >> every year norton's street closes down, he says he welcomes hundreds across the street nightly to walk up to the scene, adding more annually. >> from the motorhome to the police tree -- >> it takes weeks of labor, even painting his house permanently to make it just right. >> the whole deal. >> but this year, the fake second-story not sitting well with the city of la mirada. they want that part down. >> i said there's no way in this world i would remove that until january 1. it is a makeshift, fake facade that i put up on the roof. >> the city manager tells eyewitness news they encourage
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his christmas spirit, even awarded him the holiday decorating program award in the past. but norton built this section without permits and city staff says they don't want it flying off the strong wind or accidentally hurting someone. if norton doesn't comply, citations will come starting at $100 and working their way up weekly. >> i will more than happily pay that fine. i'm not necessarily happy, but i'll do that to keep this up for the entire community. i'm not going to take this down, no if's, and, rebuts. >> norton has until this weekend to take down the display before warnings start to keep -- kick in. jessica de nova, abc 7 new. kristen: you can get live news, breaking news, and more. just search abc 7 bay area and download it now. that's it for abc 7 news at 4:00. abc 7 news at 5:00 is coming up next.
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i look and feel better. ask your dermatologist if cosentyx could help you move past the pain of psoriasis. >> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. dan: good evening, thanks for joining us. ama: you're watching abc 7 news at 5:00. developments tonight is more omicron cases have been detected. we just learned one in whitey, one with no history of travel. new york reported by cases earlier today. there are air cases in the bay area, colorado and minnesota. the seven-day test positive the rate has jumped to 3.7%. the highest daily faxing number since may in the white house, two point 2 million doses were administered between yesterday and this morning. dan:


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