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called out sick. >> you are watching at 6:00. we began with the confusion and frustration involving covid safety in schools. >> our reporter has some last-minute changes the districts are making. >> right. some teachers are planning a walkout because they feel the district has not done enough to protect them and students. this is not a union-sponsored event, but 500 have signed a petition supporting this walkout. the union told us us us us us us so many educators out for the day related to the omicron variant. san francisco unified confirmed
more than 600 educators called out sick. >> we have been filling some with substitutes, but we don't have enough. >> this parent picked up her daughter who came in contact with the student who tested positive. >> he toldoldold safety is our priority and every parent should be as responsible. the teachers union said they would meet tomorrow to take more decisive measures to keep students and staff safe, including testing at all schools. at this point, only teachers are given n95 masks. >> we do not have an to provide n95 masks for the students. the only thing available at some schools is surgical masks. >> the union is trying to avoid a walkout like in chicago, where teachers called the district safety protocols lacking. >> we did receive the kits from
the state yesterday, and are working to getting those two schools. >> san francisco unified has hired an outside company to distribute these kits to every school. other districts are being asked to also distribute n95 masks to everyone in school. one teacher at skyline high in oakland tested positive right before class resumed. >> it is exhausting, scary, and a lot of teachers feel like they will be the next one out, that it is cascading and moving quickly. there is a lot of fear. >> back to the proposed walkout tomorrow in san francisco, some teachers will be gathering at school district headquarters at noon. will they be at school in the morning? some will, others won't. honestly, i picked up the phone
and spoke to a number of teachers, some homesick, others said they had to go to school tomorrow because there aren't enough teachers and we cannot do that to our children, even though they say we support those walking out. ama: it is tough. thank you. california's state superintendent of public education says masking in schools will be a key part of keeping students and faculty safe. he appeared on our program this afternoon. >> there is only limited social distancing that is an important part of the equation, masking, testing, and vaccines and boosters, and seeing how boosters are available to younger children. ama: the superintendence is the bay area is leading the way in the state with the percentage of students fully vaccinated.
he says these measures are here to stay so we can keep classrooms open for in person learning. he also says he is moving forward with the plan to recruit 10,000 mental health clinicians to help students. dan: in east bay, take a look at this, our reporter spent the day in fremont, where the weight for free tests was so bad that police and out an alert and help to direct traffic. >> lines of cars stretched in multiple directions around the fremont unified school district offices. >> it has been a nightmare. >> i thought i would drive in and drive out. i was not expecting a line. >> the tension and frustration could be seen and heard. >> yeah, horns honking we had to be assertive. otherwise, people will not let you in. >> the congestion not just impacting people trying to get
tested, but general traffic, leading the police department asking people to avoid the area. >> faster. >> i walked down the street and now i'm about to wait another 45 minutes. >> the district apologized and took responsibility. he helped to direct traffic. many say that event could've been handled differently. >> they should have provided the kits to the school and everybody should have divided it up. it would've been better that way. >> the districts that they have another event tomorrow, and additional locations ■for it wee under consideration. despite the frustrations, most agreed on this. >> it is a weight, but worth it. >> we need the kids to be safe. it is worth it to keep the kids
safe. dan:n:n:n: the state health officials. california's indoor mask mandate has been extended from january 15 to february 15. it will be reevaluated at that time. officials say the record increase in covid cases now, especially among children. more kids have been admitted to hospitals in the last few days then where admitted last winter. >> the good news is that the pediatric hospitals and hospitals that take care of young people have been well supported and are able to take on the current demand. many people admittedittedittedit are not being admitted to the icu. dan: he says the state is better prepared to handle the current surge, and there have been no discussions of new business
closures or further limitations on businesses or schools. if you want to stay up-to-date on the latest covid headlines or find a testing site near you or have questions about the vaccine , we have that information our website. just had to abc7news.com /coronavirus. ama: we now know the identity of the alameda sheriff's recruit killed 24 hours ago. he is david wy the 28-year-old was supposed to graduate next month. he was driving home on 580 towards the bay bridge when someone shot into his vehicle. he was taken to the hospital, where he died. the bay area law enforcement community is in a state of shock. >> this is not usual for the 172nd academy, to come to work when their fellow mate is no
longer here. ama: tonight, the highway patrol is urging witnesses to come forward with whatever informational video may lead investigators to the killer. that shooting is the fourth deadly shooting on the highway in oakland since may. all remain unsolved. we have a look at what more can be done. >> the tragic shooting tuesday night that took the life of a sheriff's recruit now marks the fourth unsolved deadly highway shooting in oakland in the past eight months. >> there were people on the open line, screaming. >> last may, two people were killed in a party bus. in october, a toddler was killed . in november, another killing you the bay bridge toll plaza. it is leaving many asking why is it so hard and
when will it stop. >> we have to band together and put an end to the trauma that is plaguing our communities. >> that is the oakland mayor. last month, she sent a letter to the governor asking for license plate readers and surveillance cameras. antioch mayor advocating for cameras. >> we can advocate, yell and scream, but the highways are controlled by the state. >> the governor's office did not respond today about plans to install highway cameras, but the mayor is hopeful it will be part of the governor's upcoming 2020 to budget. >> he recognizes -- the 2022 budget. >> he recognizes it and has pledged to work with me in the state legislature. >> an assistant professor of criminal justice says that while cameras can help solve crimes, the bigger problem is the number
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up. >> the ingredient costs could go up. packaging and transportation. if you look at refrigerated transportation, that has gone up 12%. regular transportation, 5% to 10%. >> those costs are driving prices at fast food restaurants. there have been price changes at multiple different restaurants. >> for example, it cost $8.99 this location, up $.60. >> the pressure is on to shop wisely. orange juice is up $.14. chicken breasts $.55 more. beef is up $.58. bacon is up $1.48.
a loaf of bread is up $.18. she shopped for her family of four. >> you have a list, check your pantry, freezer, fridge first, that's what i do at home. from there, i make meals with what i have. i just add to that. >> with reports this mustard may go up 10% or more soon, perhaps it is time to use those condiment packets we sometimes discard. dan: better bay area focuses now on the climate and environment. there are new water restrictions for all of us that include a ban on watering lawns for 48 hours after rainstorms, or letting sprinklers run onto the sidewalk. the state water resources control board adopted the rules yesterday. those who don't comply could face a $500 fine. those regulators stressed it is
not their intention. enforcement is up to local officials. ama: we hit a dry stretch. dan: we did. more rain is on the way. we are tracking that. >> that's right. later on this week. before that, rain tomorrow morning. tonight, let me show your life picture. you can see it is soft in -- socked in. visibility is 3.5 miles in half moon bay. there will be heavy fog tomorrow morning. overcast skies back toward san francisco. mid 50's. our sing somesing somesing somee seeing clouds. temperatures in a narrow range.
one other live picture looking up a financial district. dense fog, patchy drizzle tonight. a system arrives friday morning, foggy. dry weekend. sunday night, some drizzle ahead of the system on monday. tonight, some fog around from 7:00. more in terms of coverage tomorrow morning for the commute . if you are commuting, be aware and allow extra time. noon time, some fog clears, but not completely. morning 40's and 50's. not too cold. for the afternoon, mid 50's to the low 60's. clouds linger into the afternoon and evening. scattered light showers friday. wet for the morning commute. we need umbrellas mainly in the morning. under 0.25 inches for most areas.
4:00, it is the northern en our viewing area. 7:00 a.m., scattered showers in the east bay then :00 a.m., some light spotty showers. it is: except for an isolated showers to in the afternoon and evening. rainfall totals will be on the low end. were not expecting much. it is a weak system. it will pick up a few areas with 0.25 inches. the forecast is foggy, misty mim level 1 storm for friday will bring us light showers and it will be out of here quickly. your weekend is primarily dry. we will see the fog, drizzle, then sunday night into monday, our next opportunity for some rain. after that, milder weather. upper 50's to the low 60's. ama: thank you.
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more common. a california lawmaker wants certain thefts to be misdemeanors. we have a look at the new plan. >> i feel like everybody forgot us and said whatever happens is acceptable. >> they have been the victim of theft on more than one occasion, each time in broad daylight, people taking off with their price electronics. the shop competes with retail giants, so having a display is a must. >> you can't keep everything locked away because they come here to touch a camera that they can't touch online. >> it is a trend on the rise across the country and state, smash and grab thefts targeting high-end retailers to beauty stores. a new bill proposed hopes to crackdown. it would drop the minimum value of stolen merchandise for the
crime to be considered a felony to $400. >> it would discourage more theft. if it does, then we are moving in the right direction. >> a part of it passed in 2014, which increase the threshold to $950. >> it was maybe an experiment. it failed. it is time to change things. >> when thieves get off easy, they are more likely to steal again. >> they become so emboldened that their crimes become more and more serious. >> she says the initiative would be a game changer in the way suspects are charged and convict. >> whether or they stay in jail, the bail amount, the seriousness of the offense, it goes to prior convictions, that this could be very detrimental to somebody who has a criminal history. ama: joining us now, do you
think getting rid of it will make a difference? >> not on its own. it could change the law and dropped the value to $400. that would increase arrests and prosecution. it will take a combination of things, including time served. there is a growing feeling in california that something needs to be done. we approved the proposition and voted on it. it passed by 60%. that is very big. lawmakers in sacramento are not jumping on board to change that, although i did talk with one assembly person who said he has offers and expects more. he said the main thing is we will build a better bay area in california, but we have to start somewhere, and he says we have to honestly appraise and
discusses rather than pushing it to the side and acting like everything is ok. >> it is hard for those business owners to compete, but can't have his cameras out because people steal them. does this signal shift in how california views crime? >> this is what we will watch for this year. it will be a question for the lawmakers. do you want to take this on? this is not asking for a total dismantling. it is a move on the toggle switch. i spoke with the governor about this. he's reluctant to change laws. he wants to see if what we have now works. a lot of people say it is not. the history of california is this, if lawmakers don't act on this, don't talk about this, don't get it out there, then there is a good chance somebody will put something more drastic on the ballot and take it out of their hands, so they have a chance now to discuss it, and that is what this assembly wants to do. he says we have to start
somewhere and we should start with this. ama: it is so hard for the business and everyday people, the consumer. i can speak for myself. you want to go out and help the businesses during covid. you just want to get out and do something, see other people, but now it is in the back of your mind, i don't know what will happen. >> you just hit on the underlying feeling that people are having. it's not just the thefts, it's what if you are in the store and see what you're seeing on the screen now. how'd safe you feel when you go out? how safe you feel going shopping when somebody can come in and start hammering away and grabbing things? ama: it is frightening. we want to save our families. >> you want to save your businesses, but you have to be able to go to him and feel safe. ama: yep, yep, thanks. dan: as we move on, learning about omicron. health experts are analyzing data and sharing their findings, the new that could help everyon.
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familiar with the term spreading by wildfire, now used for omicron, because of where it lives. >> it is in the big areas of the lungs. it is closer to the nose and mouth. you are expelling it more. >> due to its lingering longer, there are more places it can be risky. students who tested positive after the holidays were surveyed. many traveled out of state, participated in sports, and attended gatherings. >> not just indoors, but spending a long time, more than an hour, more than 30 minutes, then you have to increase your precautions. >> you can be contagious for two days before symptoms in three days after, and he says the symptoms are often mild, since the infection is not in your lungs. >> were not seeing so much
inside infection like fever that causes the body to be sick. we are seeing more outside infection, runny nose, congestion, ear aches. >> that last symptom is being recognized as more common than once thought, ear pain. a stanford doctor and her team re-created it and exposed it. they learn it can lead to enter your covid symptoms. >> if you notice hearing loss, ringing in your ears, don't dismiss it. have it tested formally. in some patients, we are seeing hearing loss was the only sign of covid infection. >> the ears were likely infected through the nose, highlighting the importance of proper mask use. ama: message from the school district, close next friday and
monday. the schools were under a deep cleaning friday. the district says the virus and absences is putting immense strain on the system. ama: the director of covid response expects the number of omicron cases to peak in seven to 10 days. >> there are five studies showing omicron is less severe, the illness is less severe and it replicates in the upper airwaves, causing more of a common cold, less replication in the lower airways, causing pneumonia or serious disease. dan: she does not expect and hospitalizations despite. she says 13 people have been admitted for covid in san francisco and oakland, fewer than previous surges. all patients were unvaccinated or immunocompromised.
new guidance from the cbc -- cdc , if you get covid, you should isolate for five days. they zero is the day you test positive for the day symptoms started. after five days of isolation, take a test. if it is positive, go back into isolation. if it's negative, then you can end isolation, but where a mask around other people for the next five days. even with a negative test, you still may be able to transmit the virus. ama: authorities in philadelphia are working to determine the cause of a massive fire that killed 13 people. the fire broke out after 6:00 a.m. in the building. firefighters say this is the worst of their career. investigators say that these 26 people were living inside two apartments in the building, 18 in one unit. a family member expressed regret
not being able to help his cousins. >> one of them felt that i could be there at the moment. man, i just feel so bad. i can't forgive myself. ama: the fire chief says there were four smoke detectors. none were working. investigators do not consider the fire suspicious. dan: tomorrow marks one year since the u.s. capitol insurrection. the investigation is reaching out to sean hannity. our reporter has the latest on the investigation. >> as americans prepare to mark the anniversary of the debate january 6 u.s. capitol attack, merrick garland in a rare speech to staff affirming the violence and threat to american democracy will not go unpunished. >> we will follow the facts
wherever they lead. >> the investigation has netted 700 arrests, 170 have pled guilty, and 75 have been sentenced, but hundreds more remain at large. the attorney general is facing pressure to go after former president trump and his allies, who stoped supporters with false claims of election fraud that led to the attack. >> the justice department remains committed to holding all january 6 perpetrators at any level accountable under law. >> the committee also investigating the insurrection requesting sean hannity to share his detailed knowledge regarding trump's state of mind during the riot. text messages showed sean hannity was concerned, allegedly texting mark meadows, "i am very worried about the next 48
hours." 's lawyers have not formally responded to the committee, but more allies were sharing first-hand accounts of the reaction as the mob stormed the building. one quit her job in the white house, i think the insurrection, now sitting down with an interview with the panel. he recently said this about her former boss. -- he recently said this about her former boss. >> i am terrified of him running for president in 2024. i don't think he's qualified for the job. >> the panel has not ruled out a criminal referral to the doj, if it finds trump committed any crimes related to january 6. ama: to wait. awards and plans over covid concerns change. >> it was a way to communicate even though he was at a vegetable state. dan: sharing a life lesson, a
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ama: authors find many ways to be inspired. one mother was inspired to write a book. the author. >> a day at the park may seem like a normal family outing, but it was an unimaginable moment a few years ago when she first noticed her son was walking strangely. >> he could not hold his posture or his legs correctly. >> she took him to the emergency room. >> six days later, he became nonverbal. he was put on a feeding tube. he lost his ability to walk. he became a vegetable. >> he was diagnosed with encephalitis, caused when antibodies attack the bahrain. -- the
>> he got violent. he was strapped down. >> that is when she and her husband remembered something he said before he got really sick. >> i started trying to attack my family. my mom told me to calm down. i told her there was a ninja inside me that i cannot control. >> he says i have a ninja inside me and he is mad. >> what he told me cap coming to me. -- >> she worked on the book next to her son's hospital bed. >> i would ask him what color we should do the tree, put flowers on it? it was a way to communicate with him even though he was at a vegetable state. he could still move his eyes.
even if it was hyperlink or -- a link or -- blink or or or he was trying to talk to me. >> each section of the book is a stage in the diagnosis. it symbolizes the struggles with movement. when he hurts himself, it represents the violent outbursts when he would hurt himself. >> it allowed our family to express how we truly felt emotionally. >> a year later, he started to improve. he is healthy and playful. his mom says working on the book help her son to recover and avoid the memory problems it can develop. >> i could do it. ama: it is now on sale. dan: what a powerful story. the sundance film festival has
moved the entire event online because of covid. this year was initially scheduled as a hybrid. the annual event is the largest independent film festival in the u.s. and is scheduled for january 20. last year's festival took place entirely online because of the pandemic. grammys have announced a postponement of the show set for january 31. a new date has not been set. they are trying to figure it out. ama: the lights are still out in the frustration is growing for thousands. dan: at least one county is stepping up to help those who lost
since the christmas winter storm. pg&e is working to restore power. 60,000 have been impacted, but one county is working to bring firewood, propane, food, and supplies. customers have been without power for more than two weeks. yosemite national park has transformed into a winter wonderland, after record snowfall in december. look at that. it is incredible. ella month, making it the snowiest since 1980. the previous high was 143 inches. that looks incredible. sandhya: yes.
those pictures do not do it justice. it was amazing. i want to show you how it is doing. april 1, 57%. tonight, 147%. so much snow. amazing. if you're traveling tomorrow, good to go. friday, snow in tahoe. rain-snow mix at yosemite saturday and sunday. friday is the day you have to watch out for. here is alive look. can't see anything. we'll notice we are tracking the fog, clouds -- you will notice we are tracking the fognds ead. drizzle tomorrow morning. friday, some rain. another opportunity for wet weather monday. take a look at the forecast. foggy morning. level 1 system friday. weekend is dry.
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larry: ira shanahan has not decided -- kyle shanahan has not decided who would start the rams. it's another week of subterfuge to prepare for two different quarterbacks. jimmy garoppolo did practice, but heavily limited. you can see his thumb. he was able to throw pretty well. how much it swells up will be key. he was asked what it is like to throw with a torn ligament. >> it hurts. i don't know how else to describe it. it feels like the web in your hand is tearing. i'm trying to get to 100%. i won everything in my body to be out there but you have to be smart. >> we have to be careful. waiting helped, but each day is a new experience, so it will be
at his pace, making sure he does not push it to her. larry: may not know who will start until sunday. the nba, they, they, they, theyy national tv. tonight, warriors in dallas. the mavericks retiring number 41 after the game. 19-19 in the first. driving, up, under. dallas led by 14. he was dominating. nice ball movement. corner three. that was the first three. the warriors struggled shooting. he missed 14 straight. opens the third quarter with the three. warriors up. deep in the second.
he throws it down. dallas quarter, under four minutes. after missing 35 games, kai, irving made his debut -- kai, irving made his debut tonight. last check, he had 12 points in 24 minutes. if you think california covid rules are strict, australia is even tougher. novak djokovic australia, believing he was getting an exemption to play, only to be detained for eight hours, then they told him you're not allowed in the country. he is also not vaccinated. aaron
one of the vote ■said he will nt vote for aaron rodgers. he says this has nothing to do with his play on the field. it is because he would not get vaccinated. today, aaron rodgers responded. >>'s problem is i am not vaccinated. if he wants to go on a cruise -- his problem is i'm not vaccinated. if he wants to go on a crusade and come up with the next letter just for the season, then make it the most viable vaccinated player, then he should do that, but he is a bum. larry: i had to laugh. every week with another class. i have heard that before. it will not help. he doesn't care. he is rich. he's a great quarterback. all that. anyway. never mind. dan: thanks. tonight, the goldbergs from the
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