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good medicine. >> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. dan: to the bay area as the second system of the week arrives. some, that means mudslide concerns in burn scar areas where there have been wildfires. tonight we aren't storm watch once again. ama: you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00, live on abc seven, hulu live in dan: wherever you stream. dan:you can see the conditions my live cameras. pretty great ama: right now. ama:it is fogged in ama:. so far doesn't seem that widespread. let's get straight to sandhya patel. sandhya: let me show you let
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picture from our san rafael camera, the rain is coming down, live doppler 7 showing you where the focus of the rain is. in the north bay right now, old adobe road, moderate pockets run sonoma, petaluma avenue. as you go to other areas, the panoramic highway, still some beach getting some heavier rainfall at this hour. you know how hard it is to travel across this region. it is a two honor storm impact scale. we are expecting the rainfall to continue to move across the region through the night. heavy at times as we head into early tomorrow morning, we will still have some showers. winds gusting to 33 right now at half moon bay. solano county under wind advisory until 10:00, dusts 45 to 50 miles an hour. you will want to tie down any holiday decorations or loose objects. ama: our team coverage continues
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with abc 7 news reporter who is in santa rosa where that rain is causing some concerns for residents. reporter: some drivers as we are on highway 101. it is a windy commute this afternoon. our van is getting tossed around. slow going for drivers. a lot of anxiety at their for some, whose flooding a few months ago. the rain was falling again in santa rosa today, windshield wipers were on, umbrellas deployed around town. no takers for the ice skating rink. we found neighbors shoveling leaves down in bennett valley away from the same storm drains which backed up during october storms. neighbors say lorna bill creek was the culprit, it was recently dredged of debris.
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the santa rosa fire department is watching burn scar areas tonight, which brought flooding almost two months ago. >> burn scars burn scars locally -- are are are concerned locally. it fills our creeks quicker than it typically would. reporter: the firefighters say so far so good on those burn scar areas. a couple of works crews were visit -- busy vacuuming storm drains to keep the moving across town. chp says if you're out tonight be very careful, take it slow. the faster you drive, the harder it is to slow down and stop. pavement is definitely wet. it is windy. live in santa rosa. ama: always got to be careful. don't forget, you can keep an eye on the rep -- weather, including live doppler 7 a time. demo the app.
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it is available on roku, apple tv. dan: enrichment, there was a large police presence swear someone was shot and taken to the hospital. sky 7 brings you this video the intersection of market and truman. streets in that area are closed. you see yellow police tape. the shooting happened round 2:30. you can see police cars, focused on upper and truck. we will bring you more as soon as police give us more information. ama: targeted crimes against the api community have increased since the start of the pandemic. six men are being charged with hate crimes after san francisco police arrested them. reporter: person acting's and attacks on the asian-american community. th's thst two years, across they
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-rea. resides in san jose to be fearful this holiday season and beyond. >> while we live in different places and our families came from different countries, we take your safety seriously. and we take it personally. reporter: san jose police made six arrests since september after an extensive investigation. these men have been linked to at least 170 incidents of robbery, theft and burglary that targeted members of the a api community. they specifically specifically i than 100 women because they were asian-american. >> as americans, wee entitled to equal and fair treatment under the law. we should all treat one another with respect. because of those reasons, we charge this is a crime. reporter: police as well as county and city leaders met with community members at grand century mall in east san jose to
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further build the bond between law enforcement and residents. the same bond that helped officers arrest the suspects. >> the community being long to come forward and the cards victim to come forward to say i'm not going to be a victim, i'm not really do this to meet was critical. it was the purest example of collaboration. >> the city of san jose stans together to ensure the safety of people in little saigon. we will not stand for he crimes here at all. reporter: at least one of the suspects is facing upwards of 95 years in jail if found guilty. dan: san francisco signed legislation to help curb commercial retail theft, which has become a big problem. this legislation will allow retailers to contract sheriff's deputies to provide additional law enforcement. private security, essentially.
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a similar program allows for contracted police officers, including the sheriff's department. our reporter has more. reporter: with retail theft like these, more businesses have told san francisco officials they want to hire uniformed law enforcement officers to help protect their spaces. the demand for independently contracted officers was so great, independently contracted deputies are now needed to fill the gap. >> there's plane of work in san francisco, plenty of demand, we haven't been able to meet that demand. reporter: this afternoon, the mayor signed the 10 a legislation, which will allow for those independently contracted deputies. >> we need help. that is what law enforcement partners do. they help one another. reporter: in order to have a single part of contact, the requests will continue to go through sfpd. what officers cannot fill, they will pass along. >> they will begin immediately putting together their
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administrative plans. >> we are much stronger together than we are apart. this is a part -- a time when we have to pull together in our city. reporter: the board of supervisors past 10 a with an 8-3 vote. >> it is an historic step for san francisco. reporter: the assignments will be voluntary overtime work. businesses will pay for the contracted deputies. >> hopefully, our businesses, our community will feel a safe as we do right now because of all the deputies standing around us. reporter: the san francisco district attorney's office announced it will expand victim services to include to property crime advocates. it will support victims of residential burglaries and businesses have experienced vandalism. ama: has recovered $200,000 worth of
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stolen merchandise in storage facilities in san francisco and vallejo. they have arrested two suspects. recovered merchandise was stolen from retailers including cbs, victoria's secret and nordstrom, among others. one suspect was arrested at his residence in plato and another at a storage facility in san francisco. dan: i new statewide indoor mask mandate is in effect, starting today, but it is creating confusion in the bay area. we are going to break down what it means for a local mask policies. ama: - 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, a couple miles at a time. - we've both been taking prevagen for a little more than 11 years now. after about 30 days of taking it, we noticed clarity that we didn't notice before. - it's still helping me.
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ama: now to the latest on coronavirus. today, the state implemented new universal indoor masking requirements for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. several bay area kinds lobbied for exemptions. it is causing confusion.
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a lot to sort through. reporter: unlike it sounds, the state's decision to bring back universal indoor asking rules isn't universal. there are some counties, like san francisco and marin that were able to keep their existing rules, allowing for some exceptions. to mask or not to mask, that is the question. it seemed straightforward when health and human services secretary said this on monday. >> we will require universal masking in indoor spaces statewide. reporter: it's become more complicated. here is why. the state's updated guidance specifically says activities and businesses, masks are required for all people as practice double, while playing indoor sports, exercising or conditioning. last night, san francisco announced it does not apply to them. just ask this gem owner. >> first hand, you do not have to wear a mask if you go to
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a gym. reporter: san francisco public health director says since the city already have an existing mask mandate, prior to the state's announcement, the state will allow the county to keep it. that means in san francisco, mask social required in restaurants in indoor businesses, but not gyms and office spaces, so long as everyone is vaccinated. it gets more confusing, marin county announced it will also revert to its previous mandate that was lifted last month. this means if you're vaccinated, masks will be optional in certain places, like gyms and office spaces. >> from the public's perspective, if there was consistency, people would have more confidence, rather than what seems like a whack a mole approach. reporter: that is not what
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happened here. ama: we asked the state if they plan to allow other counties, or other counties with high vaccination rates to do what marin did, try to get an exemption to these new rules. but the state did not give any indication that will happen. ama: indication that more restrictions could follow? reporter: certainly, that is a question on all our minds. he did make it clear that the rules surrounding indoor masking and additional testing requirements to attend events are precautionary ahead of the holidays. he says they will reassess a month from now. dan: the warriors and chase hunter are updating entry requirements for children, starting immediately, children in age group will need to provide either proof of full vaccination or a negative covid test, administered within 24
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hours, for an antigen test or 48 hours for pcr. the updated policy will be enforced starting with friday at's metallica concert, taking place at the arena. some health experts have started to question how effective mask mandates are. we look at solano county, or some cities have had mask mandate and others not. reporter: as california reinstates its mask mandate, it has reignited the question of how effective they are against the spread of the virus. health officials in the bay area are split. >> the experiment, which is it making a difference in disease transmission. reporter: he says his county can be looked at as a microcosm for understanding masking. in recent months, only vallejo has had a mask apartment. the rest of the county did not. >> ironically, disease rates are higher in states with the
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mandate them without, not uniformly, but on average. reporter: bully hoe, which did have a mask mandate recently, has a higher case rate than fairfield, which recently did not have one. the highest case rate in the county is in vacaville, a city that has not had eight mandate. >> from those numbers alone, it is hard to occlude -- conclude whether it led to a decline in cases. california's health and human services secretary told reporters that masking in public spaces does make a difference. >> even a temper say in indoor masking can reduce transmission significantly. reporter: dr. colfax, the san francisco public health directorate says mask mandates are about using all mitigation efforts at our disposal. >> i think it is it is it is its we all continue to mask. reporter: that might be true, east says he believes the real
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spread of covid is happening not in public spaces, but among friends and family. >> that is where the disease was spreading. it wasn't spreading walking through a clothing store or hardware store. dan: coming up, calling for murder charges. the family of a man who died in police custody is responding to [ sneeze ] are you ok? oh, it's just a cold. if you have high blood pressure, a cold is not just a cold. unlike other cold medicines, coricidin provides powerful cold relief without raising your blood pressure be there for life's best moments with coricidin. now in sugar free liquid. hey, angie! you forgot your phone! hey lou! angie forget her phone again? yep. lou! mom said she could save up to $400 on her wireless bill by switching to xfinity internet and mobile. with nationwide 5g at no extra cost. and lou! on the most reliable network, lou! smart kid, bill... [laughs] so true. and now, the moon christmas special... gotta go! get a great offer on xfinity internet, and you'll get 12 times the speed for the same price
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involved in his murder. if the county is unable to bring justice, the state must intervene.". ama: more than 100 low-income families on the peninsula are getting some financial help. one city is launching the first guaranteed basic income program in san mateo county. >> they struggled to get basic needs due to the high cost of housing. families are struggling because wages are insufficient to make ends meet. ama: 160 south san francisco families are benefiting from $500 monthly payments over the next 12 months. it comes with no strings attached. each family had to apply and was chosen through a lottery. applicants had to show they make less than 30% of the basic income. dan: we are once again on storm watches another round of rain is returning. ama: sandhya patel is here with
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the timing. sandhya: it is wet outside. i want to show you live doppler 7, where the rain is falling right now. it is picking up in intensity, we have moderate pockets. let's get to street-level radar, right around airfield, airbase parkway, the rain is coming down . at this rainfall, -- at this hour, went to nine inches an hour. we are seeing light to moderate rain around the san francisco, san mateo coast. tracking this moisture, moving into san bruno, into sand matteo at 5:53. temps right now in the 40's and 50's. it is cool. seeing a few raindrops, a few -- a beautiful view -- hang onto your ceiling -- steering wheels, it is because he out there. wet and dusty tonight, showers tomorrow, dry saturday -- friday
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and saturday. cold nights. an atmospheric river is setting up late sunday into early next week. current system is a level two through tomorrow morning. the ground is already saturated from the recent storms. adding rain, moderate to heavy at times could add to flooding at times. up to our north, a better possibility of snow. the heaviest rain, 6:00, still in the north bay, 7:00, same for in -- vicinity. at 10:00, we are going to see moderate to heavy rain tubing through, tomorrow morning the in commute will include what roadways. -- wet roadways. give yourself extra time. by noon, it is gone. in terms of rainfall totals, not as much as the previous storm. looking at about .11 in san jose to .9 in napa.
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higher elevations will pick up more. winter storm warning with windy conditions in the mountains. the warning isn't until 10:00 tomorrow above 12,000 feet. two to three -- best to hold off, you are have the opportunity friday and saturday. 30's, 40's on those temperatures in the morning. you will still need those umbrellas, and a jacket for the afternoon. partly cloudy, you will see 50's for most of you, a few upper 40's. i'm going to fast forward to sunday afternoon through wednesday. this is leading into the holiday weekend. you will notice rainfall totals could be over six inches for our wettest north bay locations. a level one through tomorrow morning it becomes a level one, friday, saturday, cold starts. sunday, a one, it becomes a two monday and tuesday.
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lingering showers for wednesday. ama: cold, rainy weather. we invite you to join -- enjoy the holidays. you will find the virtual fireplace on our app. stream it through abc7news.com or are bay area connected tv. ama: nice, right. dan: still had, steph curry sending out a message, one day after breaking the all-time
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tiredness, loss of appetite, abdomen pain, bleeding, bruising, fever, chills or other symptoms of an infection, a severe or worsening rash, are or plan to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. avoid grapefruit during treatment. ask your doctor about living longer with kisqali. ama: it appears and fixes on the wait for that humming sound on the golden gate bridge that has prompted complaints from local residents. the proposal it believes will silence the humming when winds hit the new railing. the solution involves attaching aluminum clips to all pout -- 12,000 vertical slats. >> on the inside of these clips we will be installing rubber inserts that will dampen the vibrations, thereby eliminating or reducing the noise to one
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that is barely audible. ama: the work is expected to last at least a year at a cost of $450,000. dan: finally, tonight, steph curry is a talented and grateful man. >> i appreciate you all so much, everybody who reached out, showed some of last night. that's more to do. i appreciate you all. ama: curry is basking in the glow of sign the nba record last night for most three-point baskets and a career. is not only the greatest shooter of all time, he is an incredible teammate. he handed out engraved rolex watches after the game for helping him to break the record. reports a klay thompson will be getting one, too. dan: talk about a class act. that is fantastic. world news tonight is next. we appreciate your time.
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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. bracing for severe weather tonight. nearly 100 million americans now under alerts. high winds and possible tornadoes yet again in several states. at this hour, a rare tornado watch across at least six states in the upper midwest, including minnesota, which has never had a reported tornado in december. and then that system keeps moving east, including those states just hit with the deadly tornados. meteorologist rob marciano is standing by to time this out tonight. also just in, the national weather service now saying it was an ef-4 tornado that tore across much of kentucky, including mayfield. winds up to 190 miles per hour. the governor there breaking down today as he introduced the president, and what president

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