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>> building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> last-minute shopping of the season's hottest items. covid tests are flying off the shelves as families prepare to get together with loved ones for the holidays. bay area residents excited to get together safely and healthily. this is abc 7 news at 9:00 live on abc 7, hulu live and wherever you stream. let's start with a quick look at the weather with lisa argen. good morning. lisa: we still have another day to two days to prepare for what is going to be a prolonged wet week as we look at live doppler 7. a lot of fog and cloud cover out
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there. visibility was at an eighth of a mile. elsewhere not as bad but it is gray much everywhere but here. temperatures in the mid 40's in san francisco, 38 in san jose, 48 at half moon bay. 40 in santa rosa. 37 in livermore. santa cruz with cloud cover and temperatures staying in the 40's right on through most of the morning and by the afternoon, breaking out into partly cloudy skies around the east and south bay for some low to mid 50's, but only in the 40's up in the north and east bay valleys. we'll talk about the cloudy start to your work week and the rainy tuesday morning commute and where we will see the heaviest rain for the holiday week. liz: with christmas less than a week away, bay area shoppers are hitting the stores this weekend to try and find some last-minute
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items. as tim johns tells us, it was more than just gifts on people's minds. tim: at the holiday shopping season enters the final stretch, shoppers are hitting the stores all around the bay area. one of the most popular spots is the village. >> i found it more busy than it was last year. tim: while some bought many items. >> i'm so excited. i got some sparkly sweaters. tim: the others, not so much. >> i don't have a plan of what i'm going to get. i just here -- i'm just here trying to find stuff. tim: after a hard season last year, many retailers say they are happy to see shoppers at it again. >> it has been bananas. today has just been ongoing traffic back and forth. tim: despite not having the restrictions of 20/20, many shoppers told us the new omicron variant was still on their minds. >> i have all the grandparents
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and people i want to look out for. tim: one of the season's hottest items are at home covid-19 tests. >> you get together with people, you don't know where they were, and you just want to have it on hand. tim: covid isn't the only factor. some tell us the prices are playing a role. >> in comparison to years past, it is at least 10% to 15% higher. tim: despite the challenges this holiday season may bring, any say they are looking forward to spending time with their loved ones. >> we are all doing what we can to stay healthy and safe but at the end of the day, christmas, i have to be with my family. liz: a big night in san francisco as the castro theatre rolled up the green carpet for the u.s. premiere of matrix resurrections. all the stars were there, including kiana reeves. luz pena spoke to him along with
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other familiar faces. luz: roll out the green carpet and look up. green lights. san francisco went green to honor the premier of the anticipated matrix resurrections movie. >> san francisco brings a lot of memories. luz: even the mayor had a short cameo on the film. >> it's my dream to have the matrix and other hollywood films come to san francisco film. luz: the top-secret filming began in 2020 in san francisco, under the codename project ice cream. >> right before the pandemic, we got so lucky because we actually wrapped as the world was shutting down. luz: back in 2020, images of keanu reeves jumping off of a 46 story building 19 times went viral. what would you say was the highlight of shooting in san francisco? >> walking the streets, the light.
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leaping off of that building. that was a pretty big highlight. luz: one of his biggest fans is our very own former giants player, andre pentz. are you inviting him to the ballpark? >> of course. >> i'm pretty sure there is an open invitation at all times. luz: sharing how the matrix inspired him throughout his career. >> i threw all of my energy into mimicking morpheus's posture. this is the first time i ever mentioned that to anybody. luz: keanu had a message for pentz after the invitation. >> thanks, man. luz: the movie is about bringing people back together. >> i brought two characters back to life. luz: this film also brought together a diverse cast. >> as a latina to be a part of this? >> i think every production should look like the world. luz: now that the fourth is
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coming out, we had to ask. will there be a fifth matrix? >> i can't say. liz: and san fra f has matrix mania. numerous landmarks turned green for the premier. it wasn't just the castro theater. city hall lit up in green, even san francisco international airport all lit up in matrix screen. moving on, more than 1000 children in san francisco now have a toy for the holidays, part of the second annual chinatown winter wonderland. the event serves underprivileged kids in the community. first responders from the san francisco fire department shared the spirit and along with that falling snow there were train rides along grant avenue in the heart of chinatown, and to make sure everybody is safe for the holidays, chinese hospitals also offered covid vaccinations to kids ages five to 11 as well as booster shots.
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>> chinese hospital has been focusing on creating walk-in clinics, also participating on local events so people can walk up to our tents and get it. liz: the hospital has plenty of vaccines available for children and adults. on the peninsula, hundreds of san mateo county families received help for the holidays. 1700 children got brand-new and 600 households were given $100 visa gift cards. congresswoman jackie spear helped out at the event, and she spread the word about staying safe from covid over the holidays. >> stay masked, stay six feet apart and get your booster. and you will be safe. if you notice, we all have our masks on, and all the people in their cars have masks on. liz: samaritan house has already given 3000 target gift cards through their holiday program.
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it serves 25,000 low income residents of san mateo county. lisa, it is dry right now but it is cold this weekend. lisa: don't look for a warm up. that is the short term because we have plenty of clouds today. average high's in the upper 50's. today is the only day where we will get a little bit of sun. i will tell you where, we will add up those rainfall totals. still very generous for the week ahead. liz: also ahead, preventing wildfires. the investments that lawmakers are making to protect communities from devastation. continuing a christmas tradition. how the san francisco guardsmen are helping hundreds of families.
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marshal after a man was stabbed. officials opened the gate at the venues to the concertgoers could disperse. lapd told our sister station, that a stabbing victim was hospitalized in unknown condition. reports that the wounded individual was a performer at the mesic festival have not been confirmed. dozens of artists had been scheduled to perform on the concert's three stages including snoop dogg, $.50, ice cube and -- no arrests have been made. preventing wildfires is one of the components of the federal infrastructure investment and jobs act. president biden signed into law last month and house speaker nancy pelosi and other lawmakers toured one bay area neighborhood yesterday, a neighborhood that was devastated by wildfire four years ago. investors -- officials say investments may prevent future tragedies.
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>> this was santa ground zero for the tubs wildfire. 3000 homes lost across the city. more than 1000 of them right here in this neighborhood. the catastrophic loss is still hard to fathom. >> we lost lives, businesses, livelihoods, homes. >> north bay congressman mike thompson and house speaker nancy pelosi toured the part where many homes have been rebuilt. >> you have suffered so much. you came together so beautifully. you listened to each other, in terms of how to build back better. >> pelosi speaking to fire survivors at this news conference, touting the passage of the infrastructure investment and jobs act, providing $1.2 trillion in funding for jobs, and wildfire prevention in california. >> we can improve our
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infrastructure, our preparedness, and these things can help prevent the kind of catastrophic damage we live through in 2017. >> a wildfire survivor, lisa is still bit -- still building her home. she says preventing future wildfires is crucial. >> we love our family but we don't want any more fire survivors to have to join us. >> the new funding could pay for new engines, fire prevention technology and fire stations. >> for the city, we are looking at things like eating three fire stations within the urban interface so there is potential funding for that. we need a fire station in an underserved area that has been marginalized for quite a long time in roseland. >> the investments can't guarantee more wildfires won't happen, but to tools can keep resilient communities safer and better protected. liz: the salvation army is hard at work in the bay area, helping
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thousands of families make sure this holiday season is a 1. the san francisco chapter is handing out toys and holiday cheer as part of their angel tree program. 2000 children will receive a big bag of gifts. families did have to preregister to receive the holiday goodies. the salvation army says this past year has been an especially tough one for many. >> we are seeing an increase in the number of people asking for help, and unfortunately we are seeing a decrease in the number of donations. i think there are a lot of issues with inflation and the pandemic. there has been a lot of concern about crime. liz: here in the bay area, the salvation army says there are fewer donations coming in through the red kettles near busy shopping centers. they are trying to get the word out that they need more donations. happening today, a christmas tree giveaway for people living in bayview or hunters point
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area. every year, the guardsmen sell christmas trees to help at risk youth. today's giveaway will be in the bay view on jennings street starting at 1:00 this afternoon. there will be another giveaway tomorrow in the fillmore. the urgent threat posed by climate change is driving an intense search for solutions. spencer christian has a look at some that are homegrown. spencer: if you want to see the future of climate sustainable architecture, you can look under this floating lab in san francisco bay, or maybe examine the oyster friendly panels embedded in this marsh, or perhaps like me, you can visit the california college of the arts, where the floating lab and oyster project were engineered, and where architecture students are now building on what they have learned. >> like using wing -- like using locally sourced materials to enrich our local habitats. spencer: the current student
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projects were assigned by a professor with many incorporating native dogwood used by indigenous bay area peoples. several student created prototypes have been placed under the college's floating research platform near the port of oakland. to learn more about the sea life they might support. other uses expanded from there. >> my challenge was what could you designed with this material that is easily sourced with the seed of your design going to the water as something that could begin to take on life above or below water that they care about. spencer: like the floating lab and oyster platforms, the idea is to create architecture that supports native organisms. engineered habitats that help structures like buildings, levies and seawalls adapt to climate change. like the environment itself, the concepts are broad and diverse. >> my idea is to make a bunch of little nests that become an ecosystem. >> for my project, i want to
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explore the creation of a bio plastic. it would be paneling. spencer: what inspired you, all of you, to focus on this particular project? >> we all they be subconsciously dug into what we care about and then tackled that and i think it comes from the idea of hope. spencer: over the years, students from california college of the arts have competed in many design competitions, producing the kinds of ideas that are already funding their way to real-life projects from parks to levees to urban seawalls and ultimately turning their education into action. >> they are architecture students, they know the impact of their profession on the environment. spencer: and potentially on their future. liz: that was spencer christian reporting. the design class and those projects you saw are part of the college's architectural ecology lab which fosters collaborations between designers, researchers and benefactors.
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ok lisa, it is the last weekend before christmas. people are going to be busy shopping today. at least there is no rain yet, but you have to bring your work home. lisa: i was talking to people on the east coast and they said you are colder than we are and we have been well below average, about eight to nine degrees below average. we will have some rain on top of that in then by the end of the week, it is going to get cold around here. that will thin out our rain totals but that could mean some low snow levels. we will back off a little bit on the predictions, not too much. we have a lot of sierra snow, gusty wind and messy travel. live doppler 7 showing you we are shrouded in clouds and the fog is pretty bad, from san jose, send carlos, overthrew livermore. elsewhere it is just gray out there but there are pockets of clearing taking place already. here is a look at the
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exploratorium camera. 44 san francisco, 44 in oakland. morgan hill, the typical cool spot. looking at temperatures from the low 40's for most of you in the north bay out towards the east bay. not as cold as it was but we will not warm up that much in the cloud cover will be slow to clear. we will only have pockets of sun out there. sfo, what a busy place. partly cloudy skies for you in the east bay, the south bay, and looking at a chance for rain coming in late on monday. maybe some sprinkles and light drizzle between now and the time of the cold front arrival, tuesday morning. here is a look at sunday. notice the clouds are slow to part. you can see the east bay looking at a little bit of brighter conditions, but as we get into late afternoon, it is kind of
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cloudy out there. stopping this early monday morning, we just have a few spotty showers. the bulk of the day is dry. cloudy skies into the morning hours, the afternoon and that cold front sits offshore until the overnight hours. here we are into early tuesday morning, that morning commute is looking soggy with heavy downpours into tuesday morning, gusty wind, it will overspread the entire bay area and we will look at this not leaving us until late in the day. even the afternoon commute will have some spotty light rain showers and maybe some moderate rain. a look at 11:00 on tuesday. this is the first in a series of rain that will come through the bay area. the focus will be in the north bay with an inch and a half to two inches. here is the tuesday system. look what happens on wednesday. we are still wet with mountain snow.
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friday, still wet. christmas, we seem to get a break late in the day into sunday, so that is what we have in store. the accuweather 7 day forecast, a level two system, winter arrives on tuesday. somewhat slighter rain on thursday, so we will see it in waves and it will be raining continuously. that is the good news. we are not looking at flooding problems, just tricky out there with sierra travel really not advised. liz: a lot of people traveling this week. just ahead, not the face covering you are used to. why this man says he wore a pair of underwear as a mask on a flight. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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industry also -- is on the verge of collapse. more than a dozen advocates and experts put their case in a letter to the governor. they want immediate tax cuts and a rapid expansion of retail outlets. they say the heavily taxed and really did industry cannot compete with the widespread illegal economy, where prices are lower and sales are double or even triple the legal business. a fort amman is now banned from flying united airlines for now, over what he used as a mask. he wore a pair of women's underwear over his nose and mouth while waiting for takeoff. the airline noticed it and kicked him off the flight. >> you have to get off the airplane. >> why? . >> you are not mask compliant. >> you can see the bright red underwear on his face as he walks off the plane with the video taken by another passenger. he says he was trying to show why the rule doesn't make sense to him. >> there is nothing more absurd than a, having to wear a mask
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until i get to cruising altitude so that i can order chinos by the double and snack on pretzels, and illustrative that absurdity by wearing women's underwear on my face sounds perfect. >> shortly after he left, other passengers started to speak up. >> to he just get kicked off ordering a mask? >> this man chose to leave the flight as well. >> forget it, i'm out of here. >> he says several passengers ended up getting off the plane to support him. >> thank you to them because they saw something, and justice, something that did not make sense and they stood up. >> afterwards, he received this email from united airlines saying he is banned from united flights until his case has been reviewed by the passenger incident review committee. he says he still feels like he was in the right. >> your rights end where my mcginn. you don't get to tell me how i conduct myself. liz: according to united's
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website, masks should not have any vents or openings and should fully cover your nose and mouth. he says he believes his underwear mask followed those guidelines, but he says he was also kicked off a delta air lines flight for wearing underwear as a mask. still to come, president biden's build back better bill. what democratic senator joe manchin is now saying this morning about his swing vote and how the white house is now responding. plus the last kmart in california is closing its doors today. what will take over the big-box location.
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and office chairs. $200 off any stressless recliner and office chair, and $200 off each stressless sofa seat. don't wait, it's time for stressless. shop today. >> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. liz: good morning. m thanks for joining us here on abc7 news, live on abc 7, who live, and wherever you stream. we start with another look at
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the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. cold start to this morning. lisa: really cold. peninsula, south bay still in the 30's. looking at fog. half a mile visibility into livermore, san carlos, and san jose. as we look at santa cruz, where temperatures are in the 40's, you can see clouds overtaking. 38 in san jose. not review, 39. morgan hill still in the low 30's. emeryville trying to brighten up. low 40's for nevada and napa. throughout the hour, we will see a few more 40's arriving. mid to upper 40's by 11:00. partly cloudy skies for the afternoon today on sunday. below average by about 8 degrees. we continue with cloud cover on that theme to start the work week. it remains dry for monday. nice little break before we get to a very what pattern. liz: -- wet pattern. liz: thank you.
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senator joe manchin says he is a no on the bill back better package. the west virginia democrat says he has worked as diligently as possible with his colleagues to determine the best path forward, despite his serious reservations. manchin says he cannot take the risk of reshaping society that leaves the country more vulnerable to the threats we face. he says he will continue working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address the needs of all americans and do so in a way that does not risk security and way of life. the white house just released a response. jen psaki said senator manchin pledged repeatedly to finalize on the bill after negotiating in good faith. she says just as senator manchin reversed position, we will press him to see if you will honor his prior commitments and be true to
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his word. as we approach the holidays, the cdc predicts the u.s. will see one million new covid cases the week of christmas. president biden will speak to the country about the omicron variant tuesday. abc news reporter marcus moore has the details. marcus: less than a week before christmas, deja vu in the u.s., facing another unrelenting surge of covid cases. at the end of october, the nation was averaging about 64,000 new cases. soaring demand for testing nationwide. long lines at an at-home test giveaway in philadelphia. some stores nationwide are giving a limit on the amount of tests that can be purchased. >> as we go into the holiday season, testing is really important so people can gather safely. marcus: record-breaking covid numbers reported in new york, the governor's office saying nearly 22,000 positive cases within a 24 period. wisconsin has one of the highest
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case rates in the country, seeing a testing surge in front of the holidays. >> what is going on in wisconsin, we will get tested now and take a rapid test before we leave monday. marcus: ohio financing it will bring in the national guard, hospital once again feeling the strain as well. doctors at houston methodist hospital say almost half of all patients being treated there are infected with omicron variant. that variants are to become the dominant variant in the country, health officials warning it could be more transmissible than delta. >> it creates so many more cases that you get more hospitalizations and more deaths. it is really going to hurt our health care system. marcus: no sector of the economy or society is immune. >> where is everybody? >> haven't you heard? >> what come about that thing going around? >> yeah, covid. marcus: the show playing older
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skits. and the sports world also taking a hit. both the nfl and nhl postponing games come along with u.c.l.a.'s men's and women's basketball teams canceling their games because of covid. in the nba, kevin durant becoming the 8th brooklyn nets player to enter health and safety protocols. >> there is very much a sense we have been here before, but health officials say we have more tools in the fight to stop the spread they hope people will come to testing sites like here at dodger stadium and get vaccinated. liz: this morning on "this week," dr. fauci says omicron is spreading rapidly across the country, but he says if you are vaccinated, should feel comfortable traveling for the holidays. >> if you are vaccinated and boosted and are prudent when you travel to be wearing a mask all the time -- you have to be
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wearing a mask on a plane. do not do things like go to gatherings where there are people who you do not know what their vaccination status is. if you do these things, i do believe that you can feel quite comfortable with a family setting, the dinners and gatherings around the holiday season. liz: dr. fauci says you can also go the extra step of getting tested before you go to somebody's house. the last kmart in california is closing today. it is located in grass valley. the nevada county store is the final kmart on the west coast. everything there is for sale, even the fixtures. locals say the store will be missed. >> the poor kmart, finished come over with. >> i used to work here, so i got to come by and say goodbye. it is kind of -- a sweet and sad
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moment at the same time. liz: kmart began as a dime store in detroit. it eventually grew to nearly 25,000 stores across the country. in 2002, k-mart filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. there are only a few dozen k-marts left in the u.s. this one in grass valley is now set to become a target store. this holidays season -- this holiday season's shipping crunch is underway. we are live at a fedex distribution center and ideas to avoid crowds as you snatch up the gifts. >> whether the content are magic mixy's cauldron, squishmallows or games, carriers are working around-the-clock the clock to deliver packages on time. >> this weekend will be the last time to get stuff in priority mail and still get it to you. >> more than 90% of packages are
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making it on schedule. fedex giving weekend at gma exclusive access to its sorting facility in new york. >> we are geared up, positioned to do really well. we have hired additional staff. we have additional vehicles. we have technology improvements. >> but demand is greater than ever. >> we were looking at about 100 million more packages than 2019 and up to about 10% year-over-year. >> toy companies are also burning the midnight oil to make the christmas deadline. the ceo of mgm into him it produces popular toys like lol surprised. >> usually this time of year, in december, we are not working. but our tradition center is up -- our distribution center is up and working 24/7. >> if carriers are full capacity, what if you are the last-minute chopper?
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>> you can get products delivered -- >> for some shoppers, convenience and timing are key. for others, it is about staying out of crowded stores. >> we are setting to see shopping behaviors change because of covid variants. >> instacart has partnered with retailers like sephora and bed, bath & beyond. target and walmart als als als s same-day delivery services. experts say they want retailers want happy customers and are doing everything they can to make sure gifts are where they should be -- under the tree. liz: still ahead, welcoming new businesses. who has a new storefront in one of san francisco's most iconic buildings and the products they are offering. and here is a live look outside at pier 39. you can see if you see lions hanging out.
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introducing the all-new nissan frontier. liz: holiday shoppers at vintage oaks shopping center enjoyed some seasonal carols. ♪ liz: cornell barnard. these carolers have been entertaining audiences since 1977. the singers come from opera and theater companies throughout northern california, and they perform new arrangements of familiar holiday songs, accompanied by sleigh bells, finger tambourines, and kazoos. "the nutcracker" is returning to the oakland valley today. it is the first in person performances the pandemic. there's only one show left at the paramount theater, and the
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valley is going out all the stops. performances include 20 professional dancers, 40 local students, the oakland symphony, and the east bay oakland children's choir. tickets are available via ticketmaster or visit to get more information. it certainly feels like winter and the holidays. lisa: like the way it used to. this is the way we would expect. 36 in morgan hill. 50 and -- 50 in half moon bay. golden gate bridge in the fog. we will track the rest of your weekend. cloudy monday, rainy tuesday, and beyond, coming up. liz: also, the warriors wrap up their five-game east coast swing, sending only 9 players to toronto. could the short-handed dubs pull out a win? chris
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liz: welcome back. this afternoon, the 49ers will be back at home for the first time in three weeks. san francisco takes on the atlanta falcons. with teams fighting for a wildcard spot. kickoff is at 1:05 at levi's stadium. the warriors will be back at che center tomorrow night against the kings play last night, they wrapped up a five game road trip in toronto. here is chris alvarez with the highlights. chris: good morning. just 9 warriors made the trip to toronto. 6 players including steph curry and draymond green flew back early. 50% capacity in toronto. toronto ricky scotty barnes, -- toronto rookie scotty barnes. there he is dribbling. warriors on offense. get the ball to jonathan coming up -- jonathan kuminga.
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elevate. kuminga working on his shooting here, one of four triples he hid in the game. definitely making the most of his minutes. 17 point game. barnes, hoop and foul. early third, raptors running rag away. the law made it a 26 point game. let's go back to kuminga. nice pass. team-high 26 for him. the warriors lose 119-100 k is now back to the bay for a monday night match up against the kings. >> big success to go 3-2 on a tough trip with back to backs and very shorthanded tonight, obviously. proud of the guys. now we have got to get some rest and bounceback pretty quickly with the game on monday night. chris: top 10 showdown in women's hoops. number three stanford.
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hayley jones, team-high 18. tennessee cut the three -- lead to three. stanford goes back up 6. 11 straight points in the fourth, finishing with 12 total. stanford wins 74-53, handing tennessee their first loss usf men's basketball team -- just over a minute to go. down one. three point game. 40 seconds to go. they need a stop, and they get this deal. now defense to offense. the triple is good. they made it a one-point game. but usf missed two chances at the buzzer. saturday night football, max jones and the patriots taking on the colts. punt blocked. e.j. speed will recover in the
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end zone. the colts lead 20-0 after 3. the colts need a closed -- down to shut it out. the colts win 27-17. that is your look at sports. liz: and let's get a check of the forecast now. it will be a messy week. a lot of people traveling, then all the rain. lisa: that is right. but the latest forecast models are consistent with the wet week but less so on the intensity. that is a little bit of good news. we need the rain, but we do not want a level three and heavy downpours throughout the entire week this will just be a set up where we see waves of rain visit us. an area of low pressure taps into sub tropical moisture throughout the week starting tuesday. right now, it is about fog from the peninsula and south bay, anywhere from half a mile to redwood city in san jose, although there is hazy sunshine mixed in. a look at our exploratorium
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camera, where you can see it is gray. temperatures mildest here in the mid 40's. elsewhere, mid to upper 30's. san jose finally up to 36. marin county, another chilly day up through sonoma and napa. low 40's. upper 30's for livermore. here is an interesting shot. pretty gray out there. foggy and chilly throughout the morning. cloudy skies for some of you. chance of rain and sprinkles comes into play monday. the main event, that level two system, pretty moderate one. it will arrive tuesday morning. a look at noon time where we are holding onto the clouds in the north bay. east bay and south bay writer. by 5:30, still partly cloudy. showers offshore may visit us overnight into monday the bulk of the day monday is cloudy. no issues here.
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the winds will pick up with the system. heavy downpours for the tuesday morning commute. as we get towards the afternoon, it is right over the bay area. if you have to get to the airport or are doing shopping, it will be a soggy one tuesday. even in the afternoon, spotty showers through late tuesday. here are the rainfall totals, anywhere from recorders of an inch for most of you to about an inch. you can see the rain shadow effect for san jose, maybe one third of an inch. an inch and a half in santa rosa. an inch for the santa cruz mountains. this takes us to simmer 26th, where we could break some records for the snowiest season so far into december, where we are forecasting up to six feet of snow for the ski resorts. but likely two to three to four feet for many. once the winter storm warning goes up, likely it will be extended right through the holiday week. difficult traveling. they closed some of the roads
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the past couple of days. you may want to rethink your plans. certainly stay tuned to the forecast. low to mid 50's but partly cloudy skies east and south. level two system arriving early tuesday. by wednesday, still breezy but scattered showers. thursday, we have a system that will bring in more moderate rain come christmas eve, taking us white -- taking us right through christmas day. certainly going to be to be cautious of. there are a lot of people out there all the time now. liz: absolutely. we have seen so many businesses close during the pandemic. now, new businesses are coming, many owned by immigrants or people of color. issues of racial justice are important for us as we work to build a better bay area. here is kumasi aaron with a look at doing business in one of the
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city's most iconic fillings. kumasi customers in is the smell. it is fragrant soy candles are most popular, followed by goat milk soaps. >> we dip it into soy. kumasi: the company started 10 years ago as a passion project paid its owners never imagining they would be selling their products in their own storefront in one of san francisco's most iconic buildings. >> luckily, we have been given an opportunity by the ferry building. we have been doing better than ever. we are proud to say that it started from humble beginnings. kumasi: derek jin says they have been at this location for about a year. >> we get a ton of people from around the world but also a lot of natives coming through. so you see this huge mix of people, and you get a lot of exposure to really what everyone
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around the world might want to see. and if you stick there, then you know that you're offering something that people really want. kumasi: soon, even more bay area small businesses will have their own stores in the ferry building. >> we're really excited to welcome a handful of new businesses to the ferry building this year. kumasi: lillian brauner heads programming and marketing at the ferry building. she is proud that five of the new businesses are owned by immigrants or people of color. cholita linda, a latin american eatery. grand creperie, a french creperie. obour foods with gourmet dips and spreads. tsar nicoulai, sustainable caviar producer. and yes pudding. >> we feel the ferry building needs to represent the bay area community as a whole. so having immigrant-owned or black-owned businesses is such an important part of representing the bay area. we're thrilled that businesses like red bay have been so popular -- lines out the door every day, and i think that
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really speaks to what people want to see and what's important to show. kumasi: maison verbena hopes their new neighbors will share their story of success, with the help of the san francisco icon. >> everyone needs that luck. nothing comes super easily. but you need to be prepared and you need to be hardworking. and once that luck hits, you'll take off. kumasi: at the ferry building, kumasi aaron. liz: next, an inaugural christmas event. what is on tap at the ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ visit your volvo retailer
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can shop for last-minute gifts. the block party runs from 11:00 to 5:00. given that it is dry today, the malls will be packed today, i imagine. lisa: tense of people out on the roadways. partly cloudy with temperatures in the low to mid 50's. the sunshine from the east bay to the south bay. a few more clouds and cool in the north bay and far inland valleys, only upper 40's. accuweather 7 day forecast, maybe a chance of rain. level two tuesday ending on wednesday. some showers thursday. another system for christmas eve. looking a little soggy for christmas day, but that is just a level one, so merry christmas everyone, and take care on the roadways. liz: thank you. thank you for joining us here on abc7 mornings. i am liz kreutz along with lisa argen. abc7 news continues at 5:00 p.m. have a great day and great final week of 2021. ♪
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