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>> fighting to fight crime. >> will scott peterson
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>> those in the san francisco tennis community are average -- outrage, a backout agreement that would have built a tennis court. >> police academies are headed to oakland. city council sticking action to boost the police force. >> warning about young people mental health, the nation's top position putting focus on challenges. >> stronger storm in the seven-day, i will have the forecast coming up. >> abc7 news at 11:00 starts right now. >> moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> i would like to drive down the street during the day without being worried about
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being shot or attacked. >> after hours of testimony, there is a plan to boost the police force in oakland. good evening. our porter listened in on the virtual meeting today. >> this meeting lasted for several hours and included some passionate commentary from people debating over how to best keep the city safe and stop the rising violence. >> after hours of debate and commentary -- >> we need action now. >> the city council voted to approve two new police academies as well as a new police recruiter. >> i think it is a good start. >> it increased the police force
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by 60 officers. the president of the oakland chinatown chief of commerce says they should add more police academies than those that are just approved. >> many of the seniors and children are afraid to come out to the street. that is not something we want to see is a community. >> others disagree with the need for more officers. >> let's have them stop towing cars, have them stop dealing with animals. let's have them stop issuing traffic citations. >> one of the founders of the project, what they need is not more policing but a focus on preventing the causes of byler crimes. >> the intention is to backtrack. >> the surgeon violence has put pressure on leaders. -- the sur sur sur sur pressure on city leaders.
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they know they have to address the growing concern over the dropping number of officers. >> a recent poll shows that the majority feels that having as many or more police than before -- >> they are on track to have the deadliest year in 2021 if current trends continue. the other takeaway is the council can -- consider a separate proposal with signing bonuses in an attempt to attract experience officers. thank you. soon you will see them providing -- ama: thank you. there is a measure that will allow police officers to work overtime at no cost to taxpayers. this is inspired by the recent uprise in retail thefts. >> it will help deal with what
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is plaguing our city right now. ama: san francisco police chief says the department was a -- unable to meet the demand. overtime is voluntary and will not affect staffing levels. both departments have 60 days to come up with a way to equally feel -- phil staffing. when we sent out the alert when the council voted tonight. if you want breaking news alerts like this in the future, the app is free to download. dan: san francisco tennis players are upset after a developer change plans to rebuild the tennis center in the city. the former san francisco tennis club was used by residents and a nonprofit for youth players. as our reporter explains, they are making a last-ditch effort to help get help from the city. >> this may look like nothing more than a fenced off construction site blocks away from oracle park, it is the site of a former tennis club and there is now a battle. >> i feel like i have been
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doublecrossed. the question is, is san francisco for sale to the highest bidder? >> that from the head of the nonprofit group for sports and recreation. he says the club sold the former tennis property in 2019 to the real estate equity group which presented their plans to the city's planning board at the time. a new tennis club was listed as the number one principal, a site that would also have office space, affordable housing and retail was then approved. at 2021 revision of the plan eliminated the tennis club. according to recent documents, a zoning administrator said, the elimination was not a significant one. it was an agreement between the nonprofit and the owner, the tennis club was not a code requirement. the executive director says this move will negatively impact 350
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kids from underserved communities who play tennis in san francisco. they currently play on outdoor courts and indoor courts at a temporary facility. >> san francisco tennis club facility has been generous to us over the years. they have been giving us court time for our kids tooo to work out in the clinics for free. >> their group is appealing to the board of appeals on wednesday. the greats like serena williams and arthur were involved in the last tennis site in hopes aboard will see the real issue here. >> the loss of this -- over square feet, roughly three acres. >> i reached out to those at the real estate to get their side of things. i have yet to receive a response.
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in san francisco, j.r. stone, abc 7 news. ama: rain in the forecast. go to our meteorologist with what we can expect. sandhya: we will see some spotty showers and then we have a sober coming our way. i want to show you a live picture right now. this is what you will deal with tomorrow morning. part of san francisco fading in the fog tonight as you look at that live doppler. visibility reflects this. we start off with the fog, a little bit of drizzle at 8:00 a.m. and as a weak system brushes us, just like the last one, tomorrow afternoon we are expecting spotty showers. rainfall totals will be anywhere from nothing measurable to about .5 or .6 of an inch. the system that has been drenching hawaii will be heading in our direction. we have another storm right
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behind it. i will be back with a closer look in all of this, coming up. dan: thank you. the new variant has been detected in at least 20 states. health officials say the delta variant is still the threat as they ask more people to get vaccinated. our reporter has more. >> covid numbers are on the rise, deaths are up in the last week, more than 1100 people lost their lives to the virus every day. pediatric rates are also surging, 200 children a day now being hospitalized. >> substantial numbers of people are unvaccinated. they will continue to be important vectors in the spread of the delta. it is still in many parts of the u.s. >> experts say the delta is the largest to blame for the uptick, they are watching the new omicron variant to learn more. >> it appears with the cases
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are seeing, we are not seeing a very severe disease, and may be less severe as shown by the ratio of hospitalizations per number of new cases. hopefully in the nesttt we will get a much clearer picture. >> still, they are urging people to still get vaccinated, get boosted, wear our mask. >> the co says they could have a vaccine by next year, if needed. >> if there is a reason, we will have one in march. >> reporting the highest number, including booster shots -- ama: the omicron has been in wastewater into counties,
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sacramento and merced. this means that the variant is circulating. monitoring wastewater is one way scientists have been tracking the virus. when delta was detected, they saw an increase in concentration. they will be looking to see if the same thing happens with omicron. dan: scott peterson, back in the courtroom tomorrow. what we are expecting at the resentencing and whether he will speak. ama: the nation's top doctor is calling for action to address mental health of young people. how the organizations are doing their part. dan: pearl harbor veterans mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers decorate with the best bargains ever! ross has savings on everything you need to get the party started. because who waits for shipping anymore?
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is demanding focus on the mental health of young people. especially during the pandemic. the doctor says the too many children are struggling. health is a key part of building a better bay area. tonight, our reporter spoke with local health experts about possible solutions. >> these 53 pages list mental health effects from the pandemic and others experienced by the younger generation. >> rates of suicide have increased, feelings of anxiety and depression have worsened. loneliness as well. >> the doctor puts part of the blame on the pandemic. mental health experts admit the issue is more complex. >> every 20 minutes, a new crisis that is/over media and elsewhere. no wonder they are traumatized. no wonder they suffer from depression, anxiety, suicide, the rest. >> what was a crisis has become
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an emergency. >> the director of stanford center for youth and mental well-being. he has offered insight into the efforts. the doctor also pointed to safe space designed with a for youth. there has long been a need for youth support and increase access to care. >> this was before the pandemic started. over the course of time, we have seen lots of stress within families of our young people. struggles around school, grief and loss. >> an extensive list of other or problems is now highlighted, demanding awareness and action. >> even if you do not know what to say, you can start with that. >> tips on how to start the conversation. that mental health agency has served thousands of schools over the decades. >> we have not seen anything like this. this is where the term
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unprecedented has come in. >> in the south bay, abc 7 news. dan: being there for our community to find solutions to mental health struggles as part of building a better bay area. if you or someone you know is in need, had to our website for some lu will sources. ama: a family in the south bay hopes a christmas tree will bring justice in an unsolved murder. this year's christmas in the park includes community decorated trees honoring those no longer with us. including one who was shot and killed leaving a charity event in march. his family held a memorial tonight at the street. the murder remains unsolved. >> i remember coming to christmas in the park within two years ago. he was just like a kid. have a lot of great memories and i will never give up on finding out who did this to him. ama: he was a father of two with a soft spot for animals including his dog. he was a diehard raiders fan.
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a gofundme for his family is on our website. dan: developing news with scott peterson. he will be resentenced tomorrow in san mateo courtroom. he will receive life in prison without the possibility of report -- parole. there is a chance he will speak at the hearing. the death sentence was thrown out last year. there is a hearing next year on his murder conviction which he is seeking to have overturned. he was seek -- he was convicted in 2004 of killing his wife and unborn son. ama: the trial of elizabeth holmes is nearing its conclusion. they spent several hours grilling her today. they're trying to prove she knowingly misled investors customers and patients. in one instance she was asked about the projected revenue and did not have an answer. >> it seems to me that she is not recalling those detai.f
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misrepresentations, she lied about the stuff, than that goes to fraud and the jury can convict her. ama: she will be back on the stand tomorrow. dan: an amazon server outage is causing problems today for alexa, ring, disney plus and more. the outage caused slow loading times and failures for those services and others. amazon web services host a significant chunk of the internet. people start reporting problems at 745 this morning. amazon said that most services had recovered today. they did not give a reason for the outage. ama: in the south bay, you will dying at the park lets until next year. restaurants can serve customers outdoors through next december.
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possible hybrid street closures on certain roads. dan: a holiday tradition to help support at risk kids return to the oracle part tonight. the holiday here is event is held by an event and abc 7 is a proud sponsor. well done. ama: absolutely. we need to talk about the weather and one more rain is coming our way. dan: sounds like we are moving into another good, wet pattern. sandhya: we are in it will continue into next week. i want to show you our raining season to date. anywhere from 99-28% in santa rosa. this is just for this time. where still very much in a drought. you will notice, 15%, same with the northern part, southern is a little better.
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statewide, we are averaging out to 50%. i think it will get a boost, especially with more snow coming. winter weather advisory until 4:00 p.m. thursday. passes will be impacted. i will be prepared for winter driving conditions, 15 expected for the highest peaks. tomorrow evening into thursday, we are expecting spotty showers. this starts off as drizzle. just like the last round. slippery roads are expected. tomorrow morning when you get going, watch out, it is not just fog. we will deal with slick roads because of the drizzle. noontime, spotty showers. then, the rainfall will pick up. thursday, 2:00 am, the south and east bay getting a few showers. this is a quick moving system. fog tonight.
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temperatures at this hour are in the 40's and 50's. a live look from our camera. you will notice that that the bay lights are visible. stronger storms are coming our way sunday into early next week. bundle up tomorrow morning, you will fill that show. 40's, 50's, fog, showers. today, nice rebound. 5-10 degrees higher than yesterday. tomorrow we are going down. then, coming down will be several inches of rain between sunday and tuesday. bay area rain totals, anywhere from 1.5 inches to almost three inches are expected. this is a rough estimate of what we are expecting in the mountains. we are expecting of snow at some of the resorts.
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