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i'm jr stone. the first 4th of july fireworks show this year here in the bay area is set for tonight. richmond's long tradition of fireworks on july 3rd returns in just a few hours after a two-year pandemic hiatus. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard explains how there's a big push this year to get people to watch sanctioned show and stay away from illegal fireworks. >> five people for 11:30 a.m. reporter: taking lunch and dinner reservations at the richmond marina. >> this is a panoramic view here from the bar here. reporter: customers will have a front-row seat for richmond's annual july 3rd fireworks show. it will be a full house. >> it's a big deal, yes. especially because i think we haven't had it in two years. so people are kind of excited, the regulars are. >> it's a great opportunity to get out again and just kind of enjoy the fireworks out here on
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the water. reporter: the big show is back after a long pandemic pause. >> it's very exciting. i think people were excited to get back out and see the fireworks again. this has been a huge richmond tradition. reporter: the mayor hopes people will leave fireworks to the pros. >> this year, i'll have seen less illegal fireworks than i can remember. reporter: fireworks may not agree. officials say three fires in antioch and one in pittsburg were started overnight by illegal fireworks. no injuries or structures damaged, but in the past two years, crews have put out dozens of grass and structure fires sparked by fireworks. the message this holiday. >> our vegetation is very dry and although we're experiencing cooler weather, it is still very dangerous and illegal to set off fireworks in the county. reporter: his department needs staffing crews for the holiday to be ready. mario brown and his grandson hope the weekend is festive and
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safe. >> you don't want a firework to start a major catastrophe for people losing their home. reporter: abc7 news. >> hopefully, everyone can be safe this year. san francisco's fireworks are set for tomorrow night, starting at 9:30. it's just one of many events happening around the bay area to celebrate the holiday. we've got all the information, including the list of fireworks shows on in the north bay, take a look. these are world war ii explosives found inside a house in petaluma. someone called police to report three japanese grenades, an artillery shell and approximately six additional munitions, all found inside the home of a deceased relative. the bomb squad detquad determine grenades and shell were live and considered highly explosive. a specialized explosives expert from travis air force base safely removed them. several police in
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akron, ohio, are now on paid administrative leave following the shooting death of a black man. abc news reporter em nguyen reports graphic body cam video released today is raising questions and evoking outrage. reporter: protesters in akron, ohio, demanding answers for jaylen walker. >> we want justice. reporter: sunday afternoon, officials released graphic body cam footage showing the moment police shot and killed the 25-year-old black man, appearing to be unarmed when he was shot according to the police chief. >> the video you're about to watch is heart-breaking, and it's very tough to take in. reporter: walker was shot early monday morning after officers tried to pull him over for a traffic and equipment violation. >> wwe want to know why he was shot down like a dove, simple as that. why was that necessary? reporter: authorities say when walker didn't stop his vehicle, officers chased him for several minutes. they claim and body cam video appears to show a single gunshot was fired from inside the vehicle. when the car slowed, police say
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walker then ran away into a parking lot, adding actions by the suspect caused officers to perceive he posed a deadly threat to them. the video shows multiple officers fire what appears to be dozens of rounds at walker as he fled on foot. >> at the time, he was shot more than 90 or 60 or whatever the unbelievable number will be, he was unarmed. reporter: police chief said the medical examiner's report indicates over 60 wounds to walker's body. he spoke directly to walker's family during sunday's press conference. >> you have asked for peace and an environment t -- in an environment that is ripe for aggression and reflection. if jaylen reflects the character of this family, you raised a good son and again, my deepest condolences. reporter: abc news, washington. >> to the south bay where san jose police say they issued
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nearly 500 citations during a side show last night. officers say it happened around 11:00 p.m. when about 200 vehicles took over the intersection of south 10th street and alma avenue. police released a photo showing several police vehicles blocking roads surrounding the sideshow. they made seven arrests on various weapons and firearms charges and confiscated two guns, five cars including this one were towed and will be impounded for 30 days. san jose police department says, despite understaffing, several officers stayed well past their shifts to help break up the sideshow. we first told you last night at 11:00 about someone smashing the windows of several vehicles in san francisco. tonight, a man faces charges. this happened along lake street friday afternoon. police today say they made an immediate arrest, thanks to information from witnesses as people say a man used a
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sledgehammer to break the windows. officers arrested 35-year-old charles shelton of san francisco. govern newsom is picking a political fight with florida's governor. >> i urge all of you living in florida to join the fight or join us in california. >> in his latest political ad, he warns that freedom is under attack in florida. what he says motivated him to release it. much more than a celebration of pop culture. a look at this year's essence festival, paying tribute to the distinguished history of black americans and passing on lessons to the next generation. >> i'm spencer christian. the 4th of july will start with clouds and fog and drizzle, but how will it end? i'll have the forecast coming up when abc7 news at 6:00 continues.
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empress of: you're american. and then you come home and you're honduran. marianne: totally relate to that. it's like a double personality kind of thing. ♪ ♪ >> welcome back. governor newsom is inviting residents of florida to fight for their freedom or move to california. >> freedom is under attack in your state. your republican leaders are banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors. i urge all of you living in florida to join the fight or join us in california where we still believe in freedom,
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freedom of speech, freedom to choose. >> newsom's governor campaign committee posted this ad on youtube. it's set to start running in florida tomorrow. he says he rolled out the ad because florida governor ron destantis is a likely 2024 presidential candidate, representing much different politics than the kind newsom favors. newsom has previously said he has sub-zero interest in running for president. governor newsom is running for reelection in california so why run tv ads in florida? earlier, abc7's kristen sze asked insiders to shed some light on the strategy. >> he's becoming as what he sees as the self-appointed democrat in action. he is taking on what is left of the trump administration. he's taking on republicans. he wants to take the fight to them. he is saying i am going to be the embodiment, whether it's on choice, the environment, whether it's on guns, california is
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going to do it california's way and show the rest of the nation and oh, by the way, there's a presidential race down the line and if joe biden doesn't run and kamala harris doesn't, he's there as the leading democrat with a big national following and he gets it by tactics like this. >> newsom's add is only running on fox stations in florida. well, it's the final day of the essence festival in new orleans, which has become the largest african american culture and music event in the united states. abc news reporter darla miles has highlights. ♪ ♪ reporter: the cultural institution that is the essence fest made a post-pandemic comeback like nobody's business. >> after being on hiatus for two and a half years, we need some joy, right? reporter: for three full days, the new orleans superdome, drawing hundreds of thousands of people auto beauty carnival, the fan zone, the vendor marketplace and other main attractions of the 27-year festival.
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and as the exclusive entertainment partner, disney brought its own iconic magic to the big easy. from abc7 on center stage, and hosting talk backs for the disney sponsored film festival to characters from aconda to an influencer brunch, disney was right at home. >> with disney bringing the magic, as well as the black joy for us in essence, bringing that black joy, i think it's an incredible partnership made in heaven. reporter: but the essence festival is not just about high fashion and fun and games. it's also about high-impact issues affecting the african american community, like health, economic empowerment, and social justice. >> in many of the states that are attacking a woman's right to chchoose, they're attacking votg rights. >> and a fire side chat with kamala harris, all part of the
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celebration preparing the next generation to continue the fight. >> passing on the lineage of knowledge, experience and dedication that the forefathers brought to america and making sure that they lead the future generation in the right direction. >> in new orleans. >> our parent company disney also owns hulu and you can catch tonight's essence concert featuring new additions streaming on hulu. one east bay man gets emotional over a life-saving gift from a person he barely new. >> it renews faith in mankind and humanity. >> a chance encounter that both people say was fate, a self-less hero gives a desperate man the gift of life and a live look outside. we'll have a drizzly start to the 4th of july. we'll find out if it will impact the fireworks. >> and coming up, ahead in sports, the bay area baseball continues and he's kevin durant, but back to the bay?
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>> welcome back. an east bay man is getting a second chance at life thanks to the kindness of the community.
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michael'sstory first aired on ab of 2021. he was searching for a liver donor. a woman who barely knew michael signed up to be a donor and was a match. in total, 11 potential donors came forward. today, four of those 11 volunteers met for the first time to celebrate. in march, michael and amy lisa underwent surgery for a liver transplant. >> it renews faith in mankind, or humanity. if she hadn't qualified, who knows where i would be? we wouldn't have any more donors in the works. >> michael and amy lisa's surgery was successful and they are doing well after recovery. >> i got to give a man a second chance at life. who else can say that? i wouldn't change that for the world. if i was able to do it again, i would. >> the two were here acquaint acquaintances before the surgery. joined by spencer christian. i've had a chance to meet a number of those donors out there and they are true heroes.
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>> they really are. life-giving heroes, such a great story. let's take a look at what's going on with our pre-4th of july weather. it's breezy out there. windy in some spots. we have gusts near the coast now, over 30 miles per hour. it's been pretty windy throughout the day. nonetheless, even with the on-shore flow, it is a few degrees warmer right now than most locations than at this time yesterday so let's take a live view, you can see a few clouds over the bay but skies are mainly blue at the moment. town san francisco, 61 degrees. oakland 63. we have upper 60's in mountain view, san jose and santa clara at 59, half moon bay. a lovely blue sky over the bay from the emeryville camera, but lots of low clouds in the distance there and we have temperatures in the mid- to upper 60's at santa rosa, concord and livermore the warmest spot fairfield at 71 degrees and as we look down onto the bay, check out our forecast headlines. we'll see low clouds and patchy drizzle expanding overnight and into the early morning hours. patchy drizzle more likely in
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the north bay than anywhere else, but it could also happen down along the coast line and across the bay to the east bay. sunny or milder tomorrow afternoon. 4th of july, and warmer pattern begins, much warmer near the end of the upcoming week. for tonight we can expect that expansion of low clouds and some high clouds and a weak storm moving onshore well to our north will produce a likelihood of some well heavy drizzle or light isolated showers over the north bay. well, into the morning hours, dissipating by midday and giving way to mainly sunny skies but notice the surge of low clouds and fog again tomorrow evening, just before most fireworks displays are scheduled to begin. overnight tonight, look for low temperatures, generally in the mid- to upper 50's, highs tomorrow, low 60's at the coast, low to mid-70s around the bay shoreline so a little bit milder than today and we'll see upper 70's to about 80, 82 degrees inland tomorrow. fireworks forecast for tomorrow evening around 9:00 in the evening, we expect low clouds and fog to be expanding along the coast and moving onshore, but across the bay and inland it
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looks like skies will be mainly clear, so fireworks displays at locations other than san francisco will probably have pretty good viewing conditions tomorrow evening. it's still iffy here in the city. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice the temperature range will remain rather steady through wednesday. a little bit of a warmup on thursday, further warming on friday and next, weekend it starts to get warm to hot with inland highs in the low to mid-90s. >> now abc7 extorts with chris alvarez. >> coming into today's series finale, the giant issue lately has been the defense and it was ugly again today. show off the bling, young man. bullpen game was for the giants top third. this should have been an inning-ending double play, but donovan walton throws it away, another error and the inning continues. one strike of escaping, but robert, the flare, falls, and
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it's 2-0 white sox. top of the eighth, 7-1 white sox, bases loaded, santa rosa native and cal product andrew vaughn adds on, 9-1 chicago. top of the ninth, giants down 11-1, catcher austin became just the third player in giants history since 1900 to catch and pitch in the same game. makes it 12-1 on that double. giants get swept 13-4. they've lost 10 of their last 13. a'sand mariners, play of the day. sign him up with a snow cone. oakland starter very first pitch of the day, julio rodriguez, there it goes. 1-0 mariners. he was pulled after one inning. that fueled had trade rumors, but after the game, the manager says he just felt some shoulder tightness. he'll be day to day. top of the seventh, 2-0 game, make it 2-1, elvis andrus left the building, fifth of the year but the a's fall 2-1. the warriors and lakers playing right now in summer league action at chase, four time nba
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champ and finals mvp stephen curry in the house. last night, of course, the popcorn and a night-night. second-round draft pick santos was the warriors different leading scorer against sacramento. the brazilian scored 23 points on 7-13 shooting from the field. even more impressive considering this is his first game in the united states, more than 6,000 miles away from home. >> i was nervous because it's a different game here. i'm playing outside of my country. my family's not here so i was a little nervous. i need to do well, to show what i can do. in brazil, we don't have a lot of guys coming down to see the brazilian players. so i need to introduce myself. that's what i use to push me up during the game. >> let's fire up that rumor machine. we know kevin durant has asked out of brooklyn. there is talk about durant potentially coming back to the warriors. he says in order to get durant, the warriors would have to give up, get this, jordan poole and
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jonathan caminga and andrew wiggins and james wiseman. if that's the price, it is a no-deal for me. actor habilitation. durant said he was upset with the front office and not draymond after that blowup. formula one, british grand prix today. gran young collides with several others and flips, and this was just wild. lands upside down, skids all the way to the secondary fencing. amazingly, he was okay, and able to walk away. obviously, checked out and he said afterwards the halo, which is the extension on the car that goes above his head saved his life. undoubtedly there. carlos sines won the race for his first f1 victory. very scary, but fortunately, we have things and safety in racing that saved a man's life today and all is well that ends well. jr, 10 weeks from now, do you know what it is? >> what? >> week one of the nfl season. niners and bears, come on.
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>> i'm looking forward to the hotdog competition happening tomorrow. >> oh, okay. >> the sport of hotdog eating with joey chestnut, can we just get to that already? >> i can't watch that. i'll have you watch it for me. that just grosses me out. >> the question is are you taking joey chestnut to win it yet again? supposedly he's on crutches tomorrow. >> it doesn't affect his eating right? >> thank you so much chris. well, they're getting creative in alameda. an event featuring the art of 75 bay area artists from comic books to clothing.
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>> welcome back. well, tonight on abc7 news at 11:00, take a good look at this garage. it is at the center of an illegal fireworks bust in the san diego area. investigators reveal just how many pounds of explosives they confiscated. wow. a 4th of july tradition is definitely back here in the bay area. you'll hear from some of the people already staking out their turf for tomorrow's parade. good stuff right there. in the east bay, the alameda
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summer art fair and maker market return today for the first time since the pandemic began. over 70 bay area artists were able to display their unique artwork from paintings, jewelry and clothing. spectators were able to support local artists, enjoy music, art and live demonstrations. that's it for abc7 news at 6:00. for chris alvarez and spencer christian, i'm j.r. stone. we'll see you back here at 11:00.
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