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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. >> this certainlyinlyinlyinlyiny distressed. they were in a commercial building. we were able to take them into custody without incident. lisa: the parents of the to gauge are accused of killing four students now in custody. another person could face charges for helping them hide. good morning. it is saturday, december 4. you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. i am lisa argen. we will get to that story in a minute. first, we want to talk about the weather. we have a dense fog advisory
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through the delta. this will last until noon time. this ability down to a quarter mile. you get out toward the delta, wa have a half-mile. here is a look at san rafael. plenty of clouds this morning. the clouds will thin out. due to all the cloud cover, it will be cool. look at all the 50's. the warmest spot should be in san francisco today, near 60. an early sunset, 4:50. we will talk about a chance for rain on monday in just a few minutes. the parents of the 15-year-old boy accused of killing four students at a michigan high school are set to be arraigned. james and jennifer crumbley were arrested early this morning. authorities say they are looking
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for a person who aided them getting into a building. some charges might be filed against the person let them inside. they said the couple was likely trying to flee to canada. >> we have taken them into custody. james and jennifer crumbley. >> the parents of a teenager charged in the oxford high school shooting are in custody. >> they certainly appeared to be distressed. as i indicated, they were in a commercial building. we were able to take them into custody without incident. >> the couple lasting at their son's arraignment, they were due to surrender in front of their own arraignment but did not present themselves. the fbi and u.s. marshals office help the sheriff's office in the search, with u.s. marshals announcing an up to $10,000 reward for any information. >> there are a lot of things the
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could have been simple to prevent. >> a timeline started with james crumbley's purchase of a pistol on friday. this instagramamamamamamamamam this one captioned testing out his new christmas present. there were several in classroom incidents where prosecutors say one teacher conference on spec searching online for ammunition on his phone. jennifer crumbley allegedly texted her son, i am not mad at you. you have to learn not to get caught. another incident happened the morning of the shooting, when prosecutors say a teacher confiscated and alarming drawing showing a gun, blood, and the words the thoughts will not stop. help b. -- help me. >> he returned back to class
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with his backpack, where we have reason to believe the gun was stored. >> the shooting happening hours later. jennifer crumbley texting her son, don't do it. his dad calling 911 minutes later that his gun was missing and that ethan might be the shooter. >> the notion that a parent could read those words and also know therir son had access to a deadly weapon that they gave him , i think it is criminal. lisa: new developments. alameda county is confirming five new cases of the omicron variant. all five adults are adults living in alameda county. they were among 12 bay area people who attended a wedding in milwaukee county last weekend, including one who recently traveled outside of the u.s. not every covid test has been
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sequenced. so far, we only know of five omicron cases out of the 12. the cases are mildly symptomatic and no one has been hospitalized. in the north bay, dozens of students from elementary school were forced to quarantine after the parents of one student knowingly sent them to class after a positive covid-19 test. abc 7 was at the school. >> there was a thanksgiving break unlike any other for dozens of families at the neil cummins elementary school. >> there is frustration and disappointment. >> around 75 students had to quarantine after one parent knowingly sent their child to class after they tested positive for covid-19. dr. brett geithman is the superintendent. he said school officials only found out about the positive case after a call from marin public health, asking whether student's infection had not been
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uploaded to the school database. >> we learn the student had not been reported to us and the student attended school for the last seven days. >> parents received a text message the night of the 18th to bring their child to the gym so we could conduct testing before anyone enter the classroom. >> eight students tested positive. he said the school district has been clear about covid procedures since the start of the pandemic. >> in terms of an explanation about why they chose to send their children to school, their initial explanation was they were uncertain of the covid protocols. >> despite the outbreak, the superintendent said the system in place works in the situation is under control. several parents said it has been shocking but it is more of a one-off experience. some say they are happy with how the superintendent handled it. >> i have great respect for the
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job he has done with our community. >> it has been one month since kids ages five to 11 at been able to get vaccinated. the vaccination rate among this age group is lower than it was for older children. the cdc found one month after becoming eligible, 16% of kids ages five to 11 have received their first dose. in mid june, a month after children ages 12 to 15 came eligible, 27% had received their first shot. on our website,, you can find the latest on covid-19. just head over to a family is reaching out to the public, hoping someone has video lit into a fatal shooting. >> we have heard there have been people who were doing video with their cell phones. i beg you to please come
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forward. >> the retired police officer was shot while guarding a reporter in oakland last week. his wife said knowing what happened would bring justice for her husband and provide a sense of closure. they are not forgetting one of the things that meant a lot to kevin. >> the dog misses him very much. it is hard to see the dog very sad, as well. i always put her in his blanket so she can still smell him. >> police are searching for a white 2004-2008 acura cl.l.l.l.. there is a $32,000 reward for ciea scraget mo officeetsmia surge in
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violent crime. the latest homicide, a predawn shooting next to 980 which claimed the life of an adult transgender person. more police on the streets sounds like a plan, a reporter found out not everyone on the board, including the police union. >> with violent crime skyrocketing, the oakland mayor announced a plan to beef up her dwindling police force. now well below 700 sworn officers. >> we have put forward a new police hiring plan that will increase staffing by 60 officers. it will maximize recruitment and training of new officers ended next year's fiscal year, we will unfreeze 20 positions that are currently frozen. >> increased staffing would come from seven police academies. shaid her $5.8 million plan
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would be funded by cost savings from equipment and salaries, not by taking away from any other city programs. >> the defund the police initiative and what has been done with it is significant. she is just trying to get back to where we were. >> other leaders question the mayor's plan. >> they have not hired for what they are currently authorized for. how does another academy fix the issue if they are not even staffed up with what they can do? >> a councilmember wants to offer a $50,000 bonus to experienced officers willing to move from other departments to oakland. >> a traditional police academy approved today would not get new officers on the ground until 2023. oakland is facing the highest homicide rate in almost a decade. >> the oakland police officers
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association does not believe officers from other communities would suddenly want to go to work in oakland, even with a $50,000 bonus. oakland is losing about 10 officers per month and 80% of those are taking jobs in othepan retiring. >> the spartan race at oracle park will take place today. 6600 athletes, kids and adults will test their limits at the ballpark. adults will race in a 5k and face 20 obstacles. participants will have to navigate staircases and tunnels throughout the park's five levels. kids will raise one mile. the races start at 7:00 this morning. lisa: welcome to the weekend, my friends. good morning. there is fog toward the delta.
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>> a san francisco icon after battling cancer. she was 88 years old. she held unpaid position for 51 years altered she was in charge of san francisco's parties. a member of the board of supervisors says there was no one like her. >> she was irreplaceable.
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her elegance and her grace and professionalism were one-of-a-kind. >> her husband, the former secretary of state, died earlier this year at the age of 100. the ceo of planned parenthood northern california said they are already seeing increase in patients from texas as the supreme court discusses abortion rights. planned parenthood expects to see a surge in women coming across state lines to have procedures. the ceo said this could put a strain on the state's clinics. >> if the supreme court does damage to roe, we estimate 26 other states will begin to deteriorate abortion access for the residents in their states.
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it is estimated that california could see a 3000% increase in patients coming to us. >> governor newsom said the state is standing by to help those and provide funding support. california's attorney general announced the names of five major players in an organized retail theft case. in september of last year, boxes of stolen goods were found in a warehouse in walnut creek. the items had been stolen over three years. it was described a a a largest organized retail theft operations in the state. the five people involved have pleaded guilty for knowingly buying stolen goods in order to resell them for profit. they also admitted to money laundering. >> you will be held accountable. you will face consequences. >> the ringleader will be
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sentenced. if you are heading out downtown to san francisco, do not forget to look up. city leaders kicked off amanda as a look at the event organizers hope will draw crowds. >> 3, 2, 1. >> a friday night countdown and cause for celebration. let's glow sf, will cover buildings downtown. >> we want people to fly into san francisco, drive or take public transportation, book hotel room nights for this kind of event. >> the goal is to activate the area and get people out spending money. san francisco is said to be defined by a number of viral
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videos depicting crime. >> by coming together and showcasing this incredible, incredible light show has everything to do with our resilience, with setting up our own narrative and defining who we are as a city. >> i am hoping everything will improve. >> 18 laser spread across four different locations. this display is that 1 bush plaza. >> we could all use some inspiration and a little bit of beauty in our lives. that is what we would really like to see people experience. >> to measure success, the district plans to check in with restaurants, bars and other businesses to monitor sales. >> tonight, we will glow. >> let's glow sf runs until
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december 10. for more information, go to >> the christmas fair returns. it has transformed into a drive-thru event to provide a safe experience for all. you can take a short drive and enjoy live music, shopping and great food from the comfort of your car. it starts today and goes on for the next three weekends this month. $25 per vehicle. for tickets, we have a link on our website, the national weather service has issued a blizzard warning on the island of hawaii. the island's highest mountain has winds and snow. meteorologist lisa argen is tracking our forecast. what is going on? lisa: they have a ski team in
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hawaii. >> that story took me on a jury. snow? -- that story took me on a journey. snow? hawaii? lisa: there are signs that things will be coming our way as we look toward later on in the next upcoming week. i know that sounds far-fetched, but we will wait and see how that pans out. we look at live doppler 7 rightt now, it is all about the fog. visibility is reduced out by brentwood, more so in the sacramento valley. some of this will creep into the east bay. it is 50 in san ramon. closer to the bay, temperatures in the mid-50's. it was cold yesterday.
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that fog settled in and never cleared for most of us. it did in gilroy and other spots that brightened into the 60's. overall, a dramatic change. the delta, a colder mile visibility. elsewhere around the bay, nine to 10 miles. there is a look at our advisory through noon time. you could see the visibility be reduced to about a quarter mile. use your low beam headlights. nobody on the golden gate bridge. the fog is not an issue. cloudy skies, looking for the clouds to thin out. hazy conditions in the afternoon. we are looking at cool temperatures. there is nobody out there. rain arriving on thursday. everybody is sleeping. you can see the clouds.
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moderate air quality today, tomorrow, monday and tuesday. high pressure allowing for a hazy sky. coastal flood advisory until 3:00 on sunday. the king tides are back. a look at the cloud cover, you can see it is forecasted to thin out as we get into the afternoon. sunday, northerly winds takeover. the outlook for a weak storm system arriving thursday will bring us a quarter inch of rain. 60 in oakland. palo alto, about the same. san jose should be brighter and warmer. hazy afternoon sun, mild and warmer for sunday. possible drizzle from a weak system on monday.
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i know it is way out there, but the next week is looking better in terms of rainfall. jobina: we really need it. thank you. just ahead, christmas tree lane in alameda almost ready
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jobina: the transformation to christmas tree lane in alameda is underway. residents along thompson avenue are putting the finishing touches on the christmas displays that decorate their homes. it is considered one of the best holiday light shows in the bay area. >> it will be a lot of fun. the dancing christmas trees are coming down the street again and there will be a few other surprises. jobina: festivities kickoff tonight. the dancing christmas trees will make an appearance on the 17th. there are still plenty of fun
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things you can do in our communities and many are covid safe. i have your guide to a better weekend. so many of our holiday favorites are back this year, like the deck the halls pop-up bar in san francisco. grab a cocktail. or keep your spirits bright with a jolly old-fashioned. as a partner of the san francisco firefighters toy program, guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy might find a baby jesus, which is hot cider. deck the halls is collaborating with local restaurants for food options. this place is made for your instagram or tiktok. the san francisco youth ballet is celebrating its 20th annual production of the nutcracker. the performance features professional guest artists and
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youth talent. it is a great way to introduce children to the holiday ballet tradition. if you are looking for something outdoors, how about swinging by golden gate park? peacock meadow has transformed into an enchanted forest with ever-changing lights. a winter wonderland where visitors can explore paths while practicing social distancing. i have done that, too, and i am telling you, it is cute. so much to do and it is all going on this weekend. on our website, you can find even more options. that is up right now on still to come on abc 7 mornings, kiana reeves coming to the bay area. an atv for kids. tesla unveiling a vehicle.
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. thijobina: good morning. you are watching abc 7 news. we are starting this half-hour with a look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. lisa: we will try to warm it up a little bit today. yesterday was awfully cold. we are mild to start, 54 in oakland, 47 in cloverdale. we have a dense fog advisory until noon time. the visibility out by the delta is poor at a half mile. san jose has some hazy, foggy conditions. as we get toward 11:00, clouds will thin out.
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by 3:00, hazy afternoon sun with moderate air quality. mid to upper 50's, with some low 60's where the sun is shining. we have a warmer sunday on tap and we are tracking a level 1 system. jobina: omicron variant cases have been identified in at least 12 states. starting monday, all international travelers will have to show proof of a negative rapid covid test 24 hours before departure for the u.s. president biden said as of now, no testing requirements will be needed for domestic travel. >> we are actively taking steps to stay ahead of omicron. >> cases in the u.s. have had mild or moderate symptoms and no reported hospitalizations. what is driving hospitalizations, the delta variant, comprising 99 point 9%
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of u.s. cases. the cdc's director said that could change. >> we could see more omicron than we have delta, and we will be following that carefully. >> early data suggests the omicron variant could be spreading twice as fast in south africa than delta and omicron could be more likely to infect people who have already had the virus. >> some mutations have shown to increase the infectiousness of the virus. >> it will take weeks to know if omicron is more contagious and how the vaccine works against it. dr. fauci said vaccination remains the best weapon. dr. fauci: there is every reason to believe that if you get vaccinated and boosted that you would have at least some degree of cross protection, very likely against severe disease, even against the omicron variant.
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jobina: a drugmaker said it is voluntarily recalling 58,000 vials of remdesivir. a company said it has received a complaint about glass particles in its vials. the glass could reach blood vessels in the heart, which could cause a stroke or death. outrage and disbelief over the vandalism of a statue at one of san francisco's oldest museums. the greek statue on the grounds of the legion of honor was heavily damaged. members of the community are reflecting on the loss. >> oh my god. who would do this? >> he cannot believe it. he walks by this greek statue
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almost every day on the grounds of the legion of honor museum. the statue was vandalized. >> i do not know who these people are and what their end goal is, but this is a sham. >> it is really sad -- >> but this is a shame. >> this is a piece of public art that has been vandalized. >> a curator said vandals knocked the heads off of two sons of a greek god. >> it shows the with serpents and his sons. it is not a happy subject. >> here is what it look like in. the piece was given to the museum in 1930. curators say san francisco police are investigating the crime. none of the cameras captured the
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vandalism and progress. there are other outdoor statues on the grounds, like joan of arc. none of them were damaged. the sculpture can be repaired but it will not be easy. >> what we would like to do is recover the missing parts. that would be most essential. >> they hope a tip from the public could help solve the crime. a true greek tragedy. jobina: now to a live look at interstate 80. this is a live look from our camera. i-80 will be shut down between red top road near fairfield. caltrans is closing both directions so crews can remove the old bridge to highway 12. the closure will last until 9:00 tomorrow. signs will be put up to guide people to the detour routes. the next challenge facing major
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cities will be air traffic. the result of autonomous aircraft to transport people to goods and services. you are already familiar with drones. the next step is air taxis. abc 7 david louis takes us at at look at how san jose and others are scrambling to manage them. david: if congested streets and airways are not difficult enough, there will be an explosion of air traffic from delivery drones and transport vehicles known as air taxis. air taxis are projected to do 1.5 million rides per year over silicon valley. >> that is four times what is flying today. how do we integrate that into the area with safety and quality of life was to mas.s. >> trying to get ahead of the technology. the group's vice chair.
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>> we need to make sure the systems are operated in a safeway and without light, buzzing blades across your house constantly. >> developing software to help manage the technology. electric scooters suddenly appeared. that led to a scramble to regulate them and in some cases to geo-fence them. >> moving from that world to thousands of drones and air taxis and using software to manage it, cities will have to come up with a learning curve rapidly. >> test flights are making their deployment and perhaps three or four years. where will they pick up and drop off passengers? all of downtown san jose is in a flight path. >> the idea that these devices would spring up over these
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buildings into the flight path of larger plans is probably a nonstarter. jobina: future story? tesla has unveiled an all electric vehicle for kids. the four wheel atv features a steel frame, adjustable suspension. it is powered by a battery with up to 15 miles of range and travels at 10 miles per hour. it is for kids eight and older. it costs $1900 what is currently out of stock. the latest installment in the matrix movie franchise have its premier right here in san francisco. the castro theater will roll out the red carpet for the matrix resurrections on december 18. much of the movie was filmed in
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san francisco. keanu reeves will attend. tickets will not be available to the general public but fans will get the chance to see the stars outside of the theater. still ahead, a holiday art fair returns to the east bay and local artists are counting on customers for their support. here is a live look outside. we will be right back. ♪give my regards to broadway!♪ ♪remember me to herald square!♪ ♪tell all the gang at forty second street♪ ♪that i will soon be there!♪ ♪whisper of how i'm yearning♪ ♪to mingle with the old-time throng!♪
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in hollywood, this would be the end. but our here, we are just getting started. introducing the all-new nissan frontier. jobina: today, san jose is holding its annual stuff a bus event. you can drop off toys for children up to 14 years old. bring a toy and you can meet the san jose earthquakes goalie. donations will be accepted from 9:00 to 5:00 today. today is a sixth annual smart holiday inn express toy drive.
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smart is setting up a socially distanced drop-off with festive anhodagoie ay tickets for future rides on smart. abc 7's parent company disney is helping, as well. we are proud to support the disney toy drive. for more information or to donate, visit we will check in with lisa for a look and what is coming up this weekend. lisa: visibility, you can see the city, so you know we do not have much fog. there is a dense fog advisory toward the delta. another chilly day, but not as cold for your saturday. i will explain, and have a look at some rain coming our way, next. jobina: i definitely watched this game.
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jobina: in sports tonight, the california golden bears close out their football season. kickoff is at 8:00 p.m. the warriors take on the spurs at 5:30. last night, the dubs try to reclaim the best record in the nba and snap the sons winning streak. here is larry beil. larry: the warriors went looking for payback. they were beaten in phoenix on tuesday. the rematch last night with the sons ri -- suns riding an 18 game winning streak. first quarter, splash. the highlight of the night is coming up right here. anderson with authority.
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the bench is going crazy. steph, 6-11 from deep. curry now 28 3's away from ray allen's nba record. the susn could not match the dubs' fire power. dubs with 51 points off the bench. draymond green with the assist. jta with 17. warriors snap the suns' 18 game winning streak. >> we are trying to catch them. we know they are the best team in the west until someone knocks them off. it is fun to go against them. larry: sharks continuing their
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east coast road trip, visiting the rangers. the new york goalie stopping everything. 1-0, new york. that was the only goal of the entire game. sharks' three game win streak comes to an end. pac-12 title game, utah-oregon. oregon got blown out these teams played a couple weeks ago and it happened again. 14-0, still in the first quarter. utah wins their first-ever pac-12 championship. they are going to the rose bowl for the first time. women soccer, santa clara-byu. this is off the post.
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no score at the half. santa clara sending it in. it gets knocked away. the goats of penalty kicks. -- they go to penalty kicks. that is a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend everyone. jobina: we are going to get a check on our bay area forecast with meteorologist lisa argen. lisa: we are starting out foggy by the delta. the cloud deck is elevated. fog is creeping into the east bay. visibility concerns come into play around sacramento. the rest of the bay bay elevated deck with mostly cloudy skies. this dense fog advisory until noon time around fairfield,
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vallejo. we will look for this to stay in place for much of the day. a lot like yesterday. locally, we are looking at our cloud deck thinning out this afternoon. mid 50's around redwood city. look at the 39 by the delta where the fog is in place. the winds are calm. we are looking at good visibility. the dense fog in the east bay by the delta this morning. hazy in the afternoon with sunnier conditions. warming up for your sunday. a level 1 system on thursday. air quality has been moderate to poor in some spots. yesterday, without much sun, you probably did not notice. we have had the same air mass trapping pollutants, not mixing
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them aroundhem in monday, better air quality. a weak system will arrive and allow for some winds to clean things out. a coastal flood advisory until 3:00 on sunday because of the king tides in place. the shore could see some minor flooding. as we are looking at the 6:00 forecast animation, we are all underneath the cloud cover. over the next couple of hours, it clears out through the midday and then we are looking at the fog coming back by sunday. sunday afternoon, a sunnier and milder day. here is what to expect for monday. the system will miss us but it is enough to bring us sprinkles and windy conditions. look at what happens into thursday.
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not only are we looking at rain in the bay area, we are looking at solid snow in the mountains. this is a very cold system.we ce higher elevations around mount hamilton locally. for the rest of the day today, hazy conditions, near 60, cooler than average. the seven day forecast. warmer on sunday. a slight chance of showers on monday. breezy and mild on tuesday. our level 1 system arrives on thursday. we are still cool as we get into next weekend. jobina: this year's holiday season includes the return of the holiday art fair in oakland. it is a significant source of income for local artists. >> after years of working as an art teacher, she was hitting her
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stride in 2019 as a professional illustrator. >> it was the first year i started selling my work in person. when covid hit, how can i pay rent? >> she was not alone in feeling that despair. arts and crafts fairs are more than just a place for artists to sell goods. they are a community gathering place. >> other vendors, we are out there all day. you should sign up for that. i think you would be good at that. >> she estimates 80% of her income disappeared when art fairs were canceled. >> my business and my job imploded. i went through housing issues. >> the pandemic hit hard at the crucible. the industrial arts center offers classes on welding, ceramics and more. it had to close and furlough teachers. >> a lot of folks who rely on
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teaching their crafts, a lot of folks could not afford to live here. we lost a good number of faculty members. >> they were able to get about $75,000 in grants and set up a free pantry to help struggling instructors. it is now bringing back its holiday art fair. >> i am happy to provide a platform for local artists to display the work they are doing. >> there is a lot of talk about supply chain gifts and whatever but there are local people making amazing art. when you put money into those artists, you put it back into the community and it spreads for everyone. >> to meet people who come to the events, that is rewarding for me. i usually passed out after working a show. >> some of that stuff looks so great. the show will take place today
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and tomorrow in oakland. there will be live demos of glassmaking. after a year off because of the pandemic, the holiday train is
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