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little asked planning to putting on where you are flying. but first, this life look from our camera. as you can see, it is foggy once again. this has been a pattern on many of our weekdays. mike has more on that and a chance of rain for tonight. the morning on this monday, to simmer six. you're watching abc seven mornings, live on abc 7, who live, and wherever you stream. mike: good morning. i am looking for the grinch that stole our sunshine. here we go again. monday, a new week, same verse. up in the north bay and east bay, our inland neighborhoods, eight dense fog advisory. this is through 10:00 this morning. our other big story is the rain that comes in later this afternoon, especially tonight. it is a number one on the storm impact scale through tomorrow morning. here's look at san jose tomorrow morning. nobody is immune from the fog this morning.
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53 to 56 at noon, 55 to 56 4:00. all of us have a better chance by 7:00 for rain. we will talk more about this coming up. kumasi: thank you. how the officials say the omicron variant is spreading quickly throughout the country. reggie: a new study is showing just how transmissible it might be. jobina is here with more on those jobina: findings. jobina:cases of the omicron variant have been included in 17 states, including here in california. it may have borrowed genetic material from the common cold, making it more infectious. even though it may be more transmissible, reports out of south africa indicate hospitalization rates have not alarmingly increased. dr. anthony fauci warns we still need information. >> we really have to be careful before we make any determinations that it is less severe or really does not cause any severe illness comparable to delta. thus far, the signals are a bit
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encouraging regarding the severity. jobina: another new study, this one from johnson & johnson, shows mixing and matching their booster on top of an original pfizer vaccine prompts a strong immune response. health officials continue to urge people to get vaccinated and get their booster shot. 6 million people across the country received shots on friday. kumasi: thank you. whether you have a vaccine or not, you need to follow a new set of rules to enter the u.s. stick a look at sfo this morning -- let's take a look at sfo this morning, where any international traveler needs to show a negative covid test within 24 hours of traveling. amy hollyfield is joining us live in the newsroom. amy: this starts today. president biden put this into place in response to the new omicron variant. international travelers now need a negative covid test within one day of returning to the u.s.
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that is a shorter window. the rule used to give travelers three days. some travelers tell us even that was stressful. here's one man who came in from turkey. >> even three days was harder because when i took it, i got it saturday night and sunday was my flight. it was stressful and that i had to upload it and it there was a delayed upload time to get it done. amy: another traveler told his hotels in mexico are offering tests at $30 and the process is pretty easy there. it sounds like the key is just being aware, knowing where you can get a test in the country you are visiting, and how quickly you can get it back. that is what i wanted to do this morning, to make sure you note this change starts today, especially with people having holiday travel plans on the horizon. reggie: thank you. any questions about the cover 19 vaccines, you can ask our team. you can go to abc7news.com/vaccine and click
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on the big blue box. kumasi: a thrift store struggling to get by after having his store broken into for the second time in the month. the thief used a drill to cut through the glass doors at 4:30 yesterday morning. a person it took several cash registers, as well as close off the racks. 's the store's security system alerted the owner. reggie: a store that wanted its hours due to theft now installed security gates. this was at the safeway on market street. the gates prevent would-bewith shopping carts filled with items. errors were also added around the self checkout area, funneling customers out through one exit. this safeway used to be open 24 hours. last month, it started closing at 9:00. happening today, san mateo county is launching a new program to address mental health emergency calls. mental health teams will work
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with law enforcement, starting's 's in the county largest cities. the goal here is to provide appropriate care for anyone undergoing a behavioral health crisis. san francisco wanted to start an alternative a similar alternative last year for nonviolent individuals. kumasi: relief is coming for drivers using i 15 to get from southern california to las vegas. this freeway is constantly congested and now there is a possible fix. the freeway goes from three lanes to two lanes for about five miles near the california-nevada straight line -- stateline. caltrans will soon allow drivers to use the shoulder during the most congested period. >> there's a deeper urgency for us to meet this moment. i want you to know that. we are not interested in trying to episodically solve this. we are here for the long haul. kumasi: the freeway is
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recognized as an economic lifeline cord or because of its role in the supply chain. it is also a connector for the economy and tourism between southern california and las vegas. you don't need us to tell you that they rich commuters are back to reliving the pre-pandemic traffic nightmares. hoping to alleviate some of this. reggie: fashion holiday season is having a showdown this weekend. the holiday contest re-hold the power. mike: it might be ground fog day again, but we will remain pretty
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mike: on this foggy monday morning, let's see what the
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temperatures are. 51 in ocean beach, 50 in financial, 50 in park presidio. that is as warm as it gets into san francisco. most of us around 48 to 49. you can see we have near 50 degree temperatures in several areas. everyone else is in the middle to upper 40's. for the peninsula, your average high's right around 60 degrees. no chance of making that today. fog will linger all the way through about noon, returns over to hayes. 56 is about as warm as it gets. the 8:00, you may want to have your umbrella handy. here's a look at what is going on from 680 in walnut creek. dress warmly. there is a lot of fog this morning. there will be cloud cover, so no natural light. if your working from home and walking the dog, watch out because it is little damp this morning. here's our future radar. you can see until about 5:00, our best chances of showers are from the north bay down to san francisco. better chances as we head toward
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11:00 this evening. i will show you future radar for the overnight hours their tomorrows morning commute, coming up next. here is jobina with this morning's commute. jobina: good morning. the fog is a big part of the commute. this is a live picture showing you the san mateo bridge. there is a new fog advisory in san mateo. what we are seeing here is the eastern span of the bridge as you hop on. you can prepare for low visibility as you make your way toward the peninsula. the bay bridge toll plaza is looking better in terms of the fog. once you get off, it is looking kind of dark as you make your way into san francisco. metering lights came on at 5:39. we are talking about the bay bridge, i want to let you know about this. ntc is opening to commuter -- two to meter parking lots. there in albany, near interstate 80 both are intended to be used for carpooling or employee shuttle services.
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it will be free this month and next. after that, it will be three dollars per day or $60 a month. parking attendants will be on site. kumasi: thank you. the u.s. is set to skip the winter olympics. the reason behind this historic decision this week. reggie: plus, protecting your health from a blood pressure spiked. the study showing those disproportionately hit by the pandemic. kumasi: happening right here in abc 7, insync, boys to men, get on the block, just to name a few. reggie: but we have to say bye-bye bye. kumasi: i see what you did.
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old. it will remain at half-staff through thursday. how speaker nancy pelosi shared her memories of dole among the kennedy's honor event last night. sherman but him for how he bridged the aisle. >> for our country, it it it tremendous loss to lose bob dole p he was a towering figure, a great leader. he and elizabeth dole crossed the aisle, crossed every divide in our country to bring kind to bring our people together. it is a big loss. kumasi: he represented kansas in the senate from 1969101996. reggie: he ran for republican -- he ran for president several times. before that, he enrolled in the army and fought in world war ii. it left him with lifelong bedouins. he lost his right arm, making him permanently disabled. decades later, he played a key role in the americans with disabilities act.
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>> is a message to all the people with disabilities. if you just hang in there, you are going to be able to cope with it. reggie: i should say he lost use of his right arm. he passed away in his sleep yesterday at 98 years old. he will be remembered as a world war ii hero and for his determination in advocacy for military vets. the biden administration is expected to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 winter olympics in beijing. this will allow the u.s. to send a message to china without preventing u.s. athletes from competing. u.s. lawmakers have advocated for a boycott to protest china's human rights abuses. president biden raised these concerns at last month's summit with
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is pay. sabr one. organizers say this is going to be a great way for small business owners to unwind after such a busy holiday season. you can find a full list of those participating on visit oakland.com. reggie: there is an event being hosted all season. families in need picked up christmas trees, along with holiday decorations, all while enjoying a winter wonderland. warriors guard was on hand to spread some holiday cheer and help families pick out their tonight, members from some of the biggest boy bands come together for a night of holiday cheer. kumasi: yes. it is called a very boy band christmas. it is only here on abc 7. you can watch several boy bands all joining forces for a night of holiday harmonizing. two of them are on gma talking about the special. >> i think people want to go to
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a similar time of their life, a time when the biggest complexity in their life was, which video was going to be number one on trl that day. i think it is important, in the sense that people want to be able to go back to that. kumasi: trl. reggie: i know. trl. kumasi: you can watch gma for the rest of that interview, plus a fund in there playing the rest of the holiday season. it is at 7:00, right after abc mornings. then, the boy band christmas airs at 8:00 right here on abc 7. reggie: tell us about your brush with fame. kumasi: you know i love boys to men. i did not know i was going to get the vip ticket. i met a lady and she said i could just have hers. i was in the first row, living
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my entire life. they have this part with a handout roses where they sing one of their songs and i had one of them give me their rose. i'm in the video. we are singing like this and swaying and i am like, yes. i was done. that is all i need. reggie: that is such a great story. kumasi: i'm trying to find you the video to show you. i asked people to please record this. this is the moment of my life. and then i got to meet them afterward. reggie: you got the backstage pass to? kumasi: hooked up. mike: and she spends every morning with us. that is amazing. congratulations. i am so happy for you. if you are about to head out, just don't be mad at the messenger. look at this san mateo bridge. you can barely see a couple of hundred feet there. this is looking back toward the financial district and you can't
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really see the top of the buildings there. mists and fog this morning. sure was coming in during the afternoon and evening hours. more showers tonight or tomorrow morning, with the heaviest amounts the closer you are to the coast. this weekend, a winter chill, but at least it is trending drive for your outdoor activities. here's a look at the clouds. we will go back over future radar. if you enter spots are possible this afternoon in the south bay. uarinhe 50's.you n see scatterh as we head into the evening hours. that may move out of the way and look over the ocean. that read, that is a possibility of thunderstorms of the ocean. if those get close to the coast here, you can get some heavier rain out of that. that would be the exception. the farther inland you are, the much less the amounts will be. i tomorrow, a few areas of drizzle and showers hanging around until noon, or we have a lot of sunshine and even warmer temperatures. our warmest day will be
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tomorrow. as we head toward the evening hours, san francisco, east bay make it a little bit. everyone has rain in the overnight hours. as we go from a couple of hundredths in the east bay shadowed areas, to the coast. those have about 2/10 of an inch. here's my accuweather 7 day forecast. we have a chance of a low to middle 60's tomorrow. that is our only chance. middle to upper 50's on thursday, with a level one on the storm impact scale. with that extra sunshine, still mid to upper 50's. reggie: now we will bring in ginger z with a look at what is happening at gma at 7:00 this morning. >> hello, great to be with everybody. you know we have to start with the fast spreading omicron variant. now in 17 states and health officials know that that number is going to rise. this morning, we are going to take a look at the new u.s. travel regulations that are
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going into effect. also, the parents of the tenet suspected of opening fire at his michigan high school are being held in the same jail as their son, each facing four involuntary manslaughter charges. we will hear from the prosecutor who follows charges life on gma. plus, medical breakthrough type one diabetes. we will meet a man who has suffered from this for decades and it has progressively gotten worse. after this new treatment, he says he feels like he is getting a second chance at life. and how to beat inflation this holiday season. you don't want to miss the shopping hacks. getting you new tricks, free shipping, and the cast of the tender bar, george clooney and ben affleck. you're not going to watch gma? reggie: we were just talking about this special that is on abc tonight with all the boy bands. kumasi, her favorite was boys to men. how about you? >> yes. i was just going to say i was
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texting this morning and i said i was so excited and i love seeing them on my show. we danced together. i told him, i can't wait for your part. i'm going to go boys to men. reggie: just talking about him, he is so good. also -- >> our friends would want to be like, let's play boys to men, and i would say i am him. i don't want to be the guy who just does the lowest. i am not here. -- i am not him. [laughter] reggie: and all the philly steaks you can eat. [laughter] >> always forget those. [laughter] reggie: anyway, we love him. [laughter] reggie: ok, we will see you at 7
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mike: let's take a look at what's going on as far as wednesday. it will be a cloudy day, with a chance of drizzle over of the day. the best chance of showers will be up near the sierra, especially on the upslope there. her neck system develops just about on top of us on thursday, with our best chance of rain developing in the southern half of the bay. look at all that snow in the sierra. doesn't that look good? we desperately need it. why? let me show you that snowpack. it is not very good. it is 17% across the entire sierra. but on the low end, it is tahoe at only 11%. reggie: thank you. new this money, a study about blood pressure spiking in adult during the pandemic, more so in women than in men. possible factors include an increase in alcohol consumption,
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emotional stress, and a decrease in physical activity and ongoing medical care. one doctor says the fact that women may manifest stress differently could also contribute to higher blood pressure. >> when you talk about management and screening, number one, we have to remember that if you are diagnosed with hypertension and it cannot be controlled with lysol modification, medication is indicated and necessary. reggie: hi pressure comes with many risk factors, including heart disease and stroke. the new cutoff is now 130/80. it is the holiday season and san francisco is not into holiday music yet. kumasi: spotify shows san francisco doesn't like holiday music is much u.s. cities. it records -- it ranks seven out of 10 when streaming holiday songs. the most popular song is "
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reggie: making news travel restrictions now in effect. the extra planning you will have to do kumasi: if you want to go abroad. kumasi:plus, outbreak aboard. this is going to sound familiar. a cruiseship dealing with a positive covert case. everything we know about the norwegian clues line their vaccination policy. reggie: this will also sound familiar. another foggy morning commute. a live look outside. ike is tracking a chance of rain for later tonight. kumasi: good morning, it is monday, december 6. you're watching --you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. mike: the morning. i was just putting the final touches on this graphic because we have a lot going on, even though it doesn't seem like it. we have that dense fog advisory until 10:00 this morning, which means we have visibility down less than .25 mile in some areas. it is especially dangerous in the north bay valleys and east bay valleys. there is enough mist in the air that you will find some slippery
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conditions not a lot, but there are a few out there. now, if you want the preconditions, look at what's going to happen tonight. we having level 1 on the storm impact scale up to 25 inch of rain. tomorrow morning, you may looking that she may be looking for fog instead of mists. we are back into the 40's this evening. you can see showers increasing. more on that with radar coming up. reggie: thank you. starting today, international passengers flying to the u.s. have to get there covert test a lot closer to their departure time. kumasi: the three-day testing window just shrunk. here's amy hollyfield on how passengers are figuring it out. amy: if you're leaving the country, you need this information. starting today, you will need a negative covid test taken within one day of your return to the states. that used to be a three day window.
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now, it is just one day. travelers have already said the three-day restriction was stressful, as they waited for results and hoped they made it in time. the key is going to be coming up with a plan, doing your research , something frequent travelers say has become the norm during covid. >> there have been different research and's each time i have traveled this year. it is just checking the restrictions each time and making sure you have the most up-to-date info. amy: it's official say they're trying to do this to catch more omicron cases before they make it into the states. passengers have already been required to get -- i'm vaccinated travelers have already been required to get this test before travel, but now it applies to all passengers. the cdc recommends, but does not require, getting another test three to five days after income. reggie: thank you. at 6:00, the mayor of new york
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city just announced a vexing mandate for all federal employees. de blasio, who is set to leave office at the new year, causes a print of strike. the city will also require proof of full vaccination for anyone ages five years old and up for indoor dining, entertainment, and fitness establishments. kumasi: seven more cases of covid-19 have now been identified on a norwegian cruise line ship that first set sail in new orleans. that brings the total number of cases to 17. the ship left louisiana on november 28 and stopped in belize, honduras, and mexico. more than 3000 people were on board. they all had to be tested before getting off. norwegian says it requires all passengers and crew members to be vaccinated before departing. reggie: health officials are raising concerns about another twin-demic. the first cases have been detected in marin county.
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on average, influenza kills between 20,000 to 50,000 americans every year. infectious disease experts say we are about two weeks away from seeing how fast influenza will spread this year. that is about the same time scientists say they need to see the transmission rate of omicron variant. marin county is starting to see the first flu cases earlier than usual. >> it's looking like it may be a challenging winter for us. we have shown that influenza is darting to ramp up across the region. typically, mid december is when we start to see a spike in influence of cases. reggie: nationwide, there are reports of influenza cases in recent weeks. 80% are in children and young adults. if you have questions about the flu shot or covid-19 vaccines, we do have resources available at abc7news.com/vaccine. you'll get the latest updates. kumasi: federal investigators are looking for clues to find out what brought down a plane in
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southern california. it went down just 16 seconds after taking off on saturday night. people on the plane died. sheriffs deputies say the conditions were really foggy at the time, but it is not clear if whether officially played a role in the crash. reggie: now to the michigan school shooting investigation. we are learning more about the parents of the 15 euros suspect and their actions for they got arrested over the weekend. jobina has more, as all three of them are now in the same jail. jobina: yes. authorities found the parents inside an empty commercial building early on saturday morning. the man who owns the building says he has a friendly relationship with them and he invited them to stay at his art studio. according to that man's attorney, he was not aware the authorities were looking for them. officials say the couple with through $4000 from an atm before the manhunt ended. their lawyers insist they were not turned runaway. >> our clients were absolutely
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going to turn themselves in. it was just a matter of logistics. >> they are not speaking to us, any of them, and they are all in my jail, all segregated in separate cells and constantly monitored. jobina: investigators say the father bought a gun on black friday, days for his son allegedly used it to kill students. they have all pleaded not guilty. seven teens and the detroit area have been charged in copycat threats, which forced more than 80 districts take kansas school a suite. reggie: thank. the so-called dancing grannies group appeared for the first time in a parade after the death of several of their members when an suv plowed through a christmas parade. granny's link arms yesterday to honor those members. people in the crowd also held signs in support. they hope to get back to dancing next year after they recruit new members.
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kumasi: it is a story getting top attention now on abc7news.com. san francisco's restaurant's decision to deny police p officers. reggie: another update just a couple of minutes. kumasi: new at 6:00, goodbye to got milk. the reason why it more california dairy farms are closing up shop. first, checking in on our forecast with mike. jobina: we're going to get to my can just moment we are going to start with traffic. a crash where following in the south bay right now. we have a pretty big backup in san martin on 101 northbound. injuries are involved, several lanes are blocked. speeds are down to around 12 mph. the other big story we are following for your commute is the fog. look at this, the san mateo bridge. the chp has issued an advisory
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for 92 up to 80. once you up off the western span, this is the east side looking like that it's well. metering lights came on at 5:30 night. this 5:39. let's check in with mike. mike: good morning. i'm glad there are two of us watching that fog. it can be so dangerous, especially with the high moisture content making it some -- making it slick. i apologize for my voice. i have a head cold. you can see that visibility is down and pretty dangerous. it will be that way all through the morning commute. don't expect it to improve much. you can see a little bit more of this span then we could about an hour ago. this will be the ebb and flow to the fog and the mist hanging in the air this morning. caution for every form of commuting. grab an umbrella if you're going to be heading home around 7:00
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or later, because the rain will be starting by then. 42 in castro valley right now. every body else for the east bay, middle to upper 40's with the fog. temperatures running from 42 in livermore to 50 in saint carlos. here's a look at the peninsula, or we have temperatures running from the 50's to about 56 this afternoon. advertise are about 60 degrees. heading down to the south bay, even you will be jumping into this cool weather today, right around 58. sunshine and 63, then we tank into the middle and upper 50's for thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday. i will show you the reason why. it has to do with what weather. i will show you more on the temperatures. i will show you more on that right now. besides story is in theaters this friday. ♪ tonight, tonight ♪
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kumasi: new at 6:00, 6:00, 6:00, says maxwell is subjected to a shocking daily regime. they have written a letter to u.s. attorney general, claiming the bureau of prisons and u.s. marshals have deprived axel of adequate food during long trial days. they also say she was declined soap or hand sanitizer for her hands. maxwell is on trial, accused of
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helping her former boyfriend, jeffrey epstein, recruit and grim underage girls for sex. reggie: escalating between u.s. and russia over a buildup of russian troops on the ukrainian border. nearly 100,000 russian soldiers are said to be nearby. in a statement, white house press secretary says president biden will be bringing up those concerns about russian military activities. kumasi: family avenue per driver is searching for answers this morning after he died in a shooting in san francisco. he was a 31-year-old afghan refugee from south sacramento. he was in the bay area early last week for work when the shooting happened. speaking through an interpreter, his wife said he was sitting in his car when someone walked up, tried to steal his wallet, and that is when he was shot. >> he was a caring man. he cared about his family andvit
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the time. san francisco police are looking into the murder. reggie: new details about a san francisco restaurant decision to turn away three on-duty police officers. in north beach, we restaurant owners have now issued an apology. >> i'm so sad. reporter: the business owner was sad to learn that three on-duty police officers were recently denied service at this restaurant on union street, just two blocks from a >> central station. >>i hope one day, they don't need the police, don't need help. reporter: this happened on friday, when three uniformed officers were seated and then asked to leave because staffers
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became uncomfortable. the co-owner told us exclusively on saturday that it had nothing to do with who they were, but what they were carrying. >> is not about the fact that we are anti-police, it's about the fact that we do not allow weapons in our restaurant. we were uncomfortable and so we politely asked them to leave. reporter: she says they were welcome to come back to the restaurant when they were off duty, without their weapons. the decision ignited a firestorm of controversy on social media, or some called for a boycott of the restaurant. negative yelp reviews started piling on, giving the eatery one star. late sunday, a surprise develop it. an apology from restaurant owners. in a statement, they said they made a mistake and apologized for the unfortunate incident. they are grateful to all members of the force and hope it will be a teachable moment as they repair and continue to build bridges with the sfpd. but for some, the damage was done. the san francisco police
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officers association told us three officers looking to you or they patrol work treated without any tact or classify this establishment. fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants that don't discriminate and will welcome the officers working to trying keep all san francisco safe. >> it is my second time here. i had pancakes and avocado toes. reporter: this woman says she will keep supporting the restaurant. >> i think this is been blown out of proportion for a blue lives matter type of being and it is really just about the weapons, not the police. reggie: the golden gate restaurant association put out this statement, saying they strongly support nondescript nation for everyone. they encourage everyone to get to know their local police officers and hopefully this can be a learning expands to build a bridge. kumasi: the ceo of better.com laying off more than 900 employees were for the holidays. those employees found out last week.
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the ceo of the new york-based company says the reasons for the firing included market efficiency, performance, and productivity. he considered it stealing from customers and coworkers for being unproductive. in may, better.com announced it would go public and it received $750 million in cash last week as a part of that deal. reggie: for your morning money report. making a potential move to your stock portfolio. many of you may be thinking about rearranging your investments. due to the topsy-turvy market in recent weeks, experts say that in order to avoid paying capital gain taxes after selling stock, it may be entered to aim toward more conservative assets. new at 6:00, higher prices for cow feed and water, combined with our major drought, are making it tough remote farms across the state to state in business. according to the wall street
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journal, some farmers have already shut down or moved to growing crops. this brings in more than $20 billion a year. the state is expecting more dry weather this winter, which has everyone concerned about water supply. the price of bitcoin cryptocurrency bounced all over the board this weekend, dropping more than 17%. it is now trading at a little more than $48,000 for one bitcoin. this is down from $57,000 on friday. investors were looking to sell and fleet risky areas of the market, and the fears about what the new omicron variant means for economic recovery. here is alive look at the new york stock exchange as we get underway this morning. up for 51 points so far. kumasi: happening today, you can take a walk with prince william. he is starring in an apple podcast. he is taking part in a special christmas episode of " time to
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walk". this is to take time to walk for mental health over the holidays. william says this provides an opportunity for him to clear his mind and gain perspective. he is not getting pain. instead, apple is donating to three mental health charities selected by prince william. look at this feature. this is new from facebook messenger. it will help you split the bill. it is called split payments. it allows you to pay joint expenses that you share with other people, like your roommates. once your information is in the app, it can be linked to your bank account. tests on the system begin in the u.s. is weak. today, the jamaica anchor is starting training on his first launch into space. reggie: training will start with getting used to the capsule. they will learn what is going to look like and feel like.
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>> the tough thing today is keeping the energy and a drill in an in check -- adrenaline in check because it is classroom time. is your first time in your training capsule, the first time you are with your crew, getting ready. it is time to buckle down and use of classroom training to get ready. reggie: coming up on it she may come out looking at the special memento he will be bringing with him to space. that is right after abc 7 mornings. what would you bring? kumasi: i don't know. mike: that's a good question. reggie: something for good luck, right? mike: sure, yes, eight given. kumasi: i wonder what kind of snacks they have out there. mike: you are weightless for three minutes. can they serve you that quickly? [laughter] kumasi: can i bring skills? -- skittles? mike: i was thinking who is
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going to cry and who is going to do this. it will be fun to watch. here's something to look at that is maybe not so fun. you can barely see the top of salesforce towler. -- salesforce tower. you're seeing high clouds increase and that is one of the reasons why the fog is never going away. we have no sunshine in this forecast. p.m. showers increasing. bring the umbrella for the first time since november 9, 27 days ago. with measurable rain coming our way, leaving us with a slippery day tomorrow morning. we will be unsettled again wednesday and thursday. here's a look at our store. it is a level 1 on the storm impact scale. new the ocean, we have a chance of thunderstorms. heavier rain there and also up in the hills. most of us will be around 1/10 to 2/10 inches of rain tonight. you can see the clouds than a
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little bit tonight. it may be a little brighter from time to time, but it will be a great day -- gray day. you can see the steadier showers moving in after 5:00. most of them are green, but notice that over the ocean, we have read. that is where the thunderstorms are most likely. watch the yellow and orange. it mostly hug the coast. you will have some heavy rain and local dusty conditions. we will wake up in the green tomorrow morning. a few showers through 9:00. then, look at that rush of drier air and sunshine that is going to be rolling in. tomorrow is our warmer -- warmest day. build upper 50's today, possibly 60 in the south bay. low to middle 60's tomorrow with sunshine, more likely with 50's and drizzle coming back on wednesday. that will set the stage for another of the one on the storm impact scale for thursday. notice if you upper 50's, with a little bit of sunshine friday, saturday, and sunday.
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kumasi: more women are now prepared to rejoin the workforce. a nonprofit held this holiday soirée in san francisco yesterday. as the first time the organization has had an in person event since the start of the pandemic. it prepares women to reenter the workplace as we transition from virtual to in person working again. a group had to come up with new ways to address covid. >> that presented a unique challenge, where a lot of our women did not have digital hardware to get them back online. we started a digital equity program that gives laptops and ipads to the women in our programs. kumasi: dress for success looks for ways to get women back on their feet, helping with resumes and interview skills. reggie: a long-standing south bay tradition took on a new form because of the condemning. the firefighters holiday toy collection.
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firefighters safely took the donations from people who drove up to their locations. kumasi: hundreds of onlookers are visiting this beach in spain to see the world famous nativity scene made from sand. it is before, but it took seven days for artist to complete it. the past 15 years, artists from around the world have taken part of this event to kick off the holiday season. it takes around 2000 tons of stand -- sand to complete the scene. at least 200,000 people visit the exhibition each year. from sand to water, in italy, is floating nativity has appeared in the northern part of the venice lagoon. a local grocer created the magical scene. he uses wooden stakes to plant each figure in the water, including joseph, mary, and baby jesus. the nativity scene will remain in place throughout christmas.
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reggie: ok. the sand one. that kumasi: is really good. kumasi:it's magical. up next, the seven things you need to know today. reggie: as we head to the break, it is foggy. except for right here. the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier hero faces seemingly impossible challenge. tension builds... the plot twist
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the hero prevails in hollywood, this would be the end. but our here, we are just getting started. introducing the all-new nissan frontier. this holiday season, we want to enjoy the gift of being together. for peace of mind, take the first step in knowing. because it might just be a cold, but you want to be confident. the binaxnow covid-19 antigen self test has the same technology used by doctors and detects multiple variants. so in just 15 minutes, you can test, know, and go. available in stores and online. ♪ ♪
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kumasi: it is 6:57. here the seven things to know this morning. number one, health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated as more cases of the omicron variant emerge. it comes as johnson & johnson found that mixing and matching its booster on top of an original pfizer vaccine promise a strong immune response. reggie: number two, bill de blasio just announced a vexing mandate for all private-sector employees. he calls the mandate a preemptive strike. it goes into effect the summer between seven. kumasi: number three, stricter
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testing rules are now in effect for international travelers. passengers need a negative covid test within 24 hours of returning to the u.s. it used to be 72 hours if you are vaccinated. the change is in response to the omicron variant. reggie: number four, flags are flying at half-staff in honor of bob dole, the longtime politician dying yesterday at 98 years old. flex warming that way through thursday. mike: number five, it is a soupy start to our date with a dense fog advisory until 10:00 this morning. get your umbrellas ready and get ready to drive on slippery streets tonight and especially tomorrow morning. jobina: number six, fog has been a big issue for our commute this money. this is a live picture at emeryville. this is also alive look at the golden gate bridge, which is completely fogged in as well. kumasi: number seven, tonight it is a very boy band holiday. many boy bands are joining forces for a night of holiday fun. you can watch it all at 8 p.m.
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right here on abc 7. reggie: and there is the video proof. kumasi: that is my moment. mike: look at you living your best life. kumasi: the spotlight is over. [laughter] reggie: that is the best part. this is kumasi meeting boys to men at the front row of their biggest concert. kumasi: i was so happy. jobina: i love it. reggie: because of issues, it is ♪ we come together at the end of the road and i can't let go, it's natural, you belong to me, i belong to you. ♪ kumasi: we love you. jobina: t t t
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reggie: what a moment. mike: you are a very lucky person. reggie: ♪ good morning, america, for our viewers in the west. as we start another week with you, the new covid variant on the move across the country. on alert. the omicron variant now in 17 states. officials warning that the number of cases will rise. as we hear from the man who tested positive after attending that packed convention in new york city. this morning, the new travel restrictions going into effect. arctic blast on the move. ginger is tracking the wild weather across the country, the dangerous wind and crashing temperatures sweeping east, and the major flooding in hawaii with more on the way. rising tensions. russian troops near the border with ukraine,

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