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announcer: building a better bay area -- moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7news. >> growing concerns about the monkeypox outbreak as san francisco is about to hold a major event today. good morning, everybody. let's start with a quick look at the weather with lisa argen. a great start to the sunday. lisa: a lot of cloud cover and we are feeling muggy. we have our usual low cloud deck but on top of that, mid-level clouds and high clouds, so there is some moisture, well up into the atmosphere, not reaching the ground. by tonight, we will see a better chance of that moisture headed our way. this is mount tam and temperatures are in the 60's for most of us. 62 in oakland, 64 in san jose. a look at the airport where you
can see all the low clouds. mid-60's and our inland valleys. temperatures were missed there and there is pier 39 -- don't count on a lot of sun in the city. mostly partly cloudy and inland, some sunshine but it will feel muggy or. the chance of shower increases tonight, even a thunderstorm possible. that takes us through monday, the first day of august. liz: we have breaking news this morning in san jose -- police found a man dead inside a burning car. they found the car burning at the intersection of mota and barnard avenue. they got the call about what they are calling a suspicious car fire just before 6:00 a.m. both police and fire to prince are working on the investigation and we will keep you posted if we get any more developments. developing news in the east bay chp investigating another freeway shooting. this was first reported as an accident last night on interstate 880 south of the marina exit.
two victims inside a white suv were taken to the hospital. investigators say the suspects ran from the scene before suspects arrived but left the green toyota they were driving. shell casings were found in the suspect car and victims vehicle. officers recovered two guns which were carried away in a brown paper bag. no word on the conditions of the victims. today marks the return of the up your alley fair in san francisco which is drawing people from across the bay area. it comes as there's concern about the monkeypox outbreak. but as tara campbell tells us, there's growing frustration. >> this is the scene saturday in san francisco's soma disk -- so let district, home to the up your alley event. top of mind is monkeypox. >> the challenge is not having a response from the government agencies that supply the vaccine. >> he's the owner of the san
francisco eagle bar and eagle plaza. he says frustrations are mounting. >> definitely feel like this could be taken care of really easily. >> steve floyd and larry jackson are visiting from portland, maine. >> i contacted my doctor a month ago and said we were coming to san francisco and said is there any way to get a monkeypox vaccination and he said there was not an option. >> the couple has been together 30 years and did not want to miss out on the event. >> we've always wanted to go to folsom or dori alley. it's a fun event. >> they are already putting safety precautions into action. >> it's time to avoid contact with other people. the event we were at, we stayed out of the outer skirts of that. >> angel is the executive director of folsom street, the nonprofit being on the event. they have been working closely
with the department of public health. >> we are putting informational banners at all of our entry points that have a qr code that takes you to the department of public health informational website. >> they've also been filling their social media feeds with messaging, letting people know how to stay safe. while vaccines won't be available, testing will be. >> we will be offering monkeypox testing here and eagle plaza. >> a little relief for those trying to say -- stay safe, but some say it's not enough. calling again for the vaccine. >> it's frustrating. it seems like a simple solution. i hope they ramp it up quickly. liz: san francisco health officials have requested 35,000 doses. 4500 are expected this week. that would bring the total number of shots to roughly 12,000. new york city has declared monkeypox a public health
emergency as positive cases continue to soar. the city has over 1200 cases. most were found in men. it comes just two days after san francisco came the first city to declare an emergency. the new york city mayor says about 150 thousand residents are at risk of becoming infected. new york state has received over 100,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine. we have everything you need to know about monkeypox, including vaccine and treatment, just had to our website, abc7news.com. developing news out of southern california where another wildfire is burning out of control this morning. the mckinney fire near the oregon border has burned nearly 30,000 acres and destroyed many homes. containment numbers have improved from zero to 1%. the popular pacific crest trail has been closed in some areas. j.r. stone talked with a hiker
from san francisco who was stranded in etna, california last night. >> devastating fire images coming from far northern california, close to the oregon border, where the mckinney fire has exploded in size and is now the largest fire in california this year. >> really erratic winds from the start of the incident all the way up until now. >> homes have been destroyed and evacuations are in place, but it's not just homeowners being put in life-threatening situations. >> things are looking not great. it's very smoky here, you can smell it, you can see it. >> catherine is hiking the pacific crest trail and was stranded in etna, california, with dozens of other hikers. we spoke to her on the phone saturday evening. >> i saw a big plume of smoke and was like that's not good. it was quite scary. i knew it was smoke.
it was scary. >> because of the smoke, pacific crest trail was closed all the way to ashland oregon. nearly 47 square miles make up the current fire zone as crews try to get a handle on the situation. >> people are having to turn around and come back because the smoke was so bad. we started to see the smoke and it was settling in the valley. we realized it's time to get out of here. >> when we learned of her situation, we posted about it on her facebook page. dozens of viewers responded with recommendations and possible solutions. liz: the oak fire in mariposa county has been the largest wildfire in the state this year. that has burned over 19,000 acres since starting last friday.
cal fire reporting it is now 59% contained. the fire has been destructive, destroying over 150 buildings, including several homes. calfire hopes to have it fully contained by next weekend. this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the year california firefighters memorial ceremony in sacramento. last year's ceremony was the first time it had been held for three years because of the pandemic. >> today, we are renewing this emotional but noble tradition of recognizing those who gave their lives in the service of california. liz: the fallen firefighters were honored at the convention center. nearly half of the firefighters died because of fire-related cancer. their names were added to the wall in historic sacrament apart. >> jason andrew cortez, san francisco. liz: after the ceremony, there was a procession to the memorial
wall that pays tribute to more than 1400 firefighters who have died in the line of duty. this morning, at least five people are under arrest for a smash and grab robbery at the apple store and walnut creek. the theft happened yesterday morning. the suspects were caught in los gatos. police say there were two vehicles involved. one had stolen laptops, phones and ipads in it. they found two guns, one of which was a ghost gun. uc berkeley has the green light for housing for those in need at people's park. a superior court judge said any ruling on friday that the university could move forward with its controversial plan. work on the site can begin when the judge issues an order. that is expected to happen this week. preservationists have sued to stop uc berkeley for building a dorm for more than 1100 students at 125 and housed people at the site. they say the university has other properties it could use
for student housing and plan to appeal the ruling. building a better bay area with a focus on the environment -- a call to action in san francisco against plastic in e-commerce. scott weiner joined activists and community leaders who gather to highlight plastic from online retailers. the group spoke out in support of a bill that requires online retailers to reduce plastic packaging materials. >> we cannot recycle our way out of it. we are drowning in plastic and it's time to turn off the tap. liz: the bill awaits a vote in the senate. if it passes, california would become the first state in the nation to limit e-commerce plastic packaging. lisa: socked in with that the low clouds at the coast, but we have monsoonal moisture moving out from the south. there are opportunities for
showers and better chances tonight into monday. we will talk about it and the potential for today, tomorrow and even into tuesday. liz: a community on the comeback -- one of the oldest china towns in the nation celebrates its history and resilience. and they are still rolling in the east bay. how a community stepped up to save a rollerskating rink. save a rollerskating rink. save a rollerskating rink. that was quick. and rewarding. i earn 3% cash back at drugstores with chase freedom unlimited. that means i earn on my bug spray and my sunscreen. you ready to go fishing? i got the bait. i also earn 5% on travel purchased through chase on this rental car. that lake is calling my name! don't you get seasick? we'll find out! come on. and i earn 3% on dining including takeout. so much for catching our dinner. some people are hunters. some are gatherers. i'm a diner. pow! earn big time with chase freedom unlimited with no annual fee. how do you cashback? chase. make more of what's yours.
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we want to try to donate and help women everywhere. liz: donations will go to the women's reproductive rights assistance project. in the east bay a show of solidarity in chinatown where a's -- where a festival is raising awareness for anti-asian violence. cornell barnard has the story of trying to overcome challenges. ♪ >> a new drumbeat echoing through oakland chinatown, signaling safety and resilience. >> this event is to help revitalize chinatown, to bring businesses back in. >> stuart chen helped organize the oakland chinatown summer festival as a way to hit the reset button and welcome people back after the pandemic and numerous anti-asian violent crimes rock his neighborhood. >> you know chinatown has been inundated with a lot of crimes.
>> most recently, an uber driver was murdered on july 17 as he started work near little saigon. >> and asian driver was shot and killed in a senseless act of violence on sunday. >> oakland police have committed to increasing patrol in chinatown. >> a lot of the safety is because the community has gotten together and joined forces with the police department to have a bigger presence. >> some business owners are feeling safer. >> it is more safe here and many people come here and it is very good. >> even with an increased police presence, some acts of violence and vandalism are going unreported in chinatown. >> there is a certain percentage that go under reported. we still have to stay vigilant. >> more than 50 food vendors and businesses were in for the festival, signaling a new start
for a resilient neighborhood experienced -- that has experienced so much. >> events like this are to bring the crowd back in. we are here, chinatown is open for business, welcome and please come back. liz: in west oakland, a block party was held with the purpose of reconnecting residents to resources and local organizations. carol fife spoke at the event to talk about her plan to invest in local lack communities through the black new deal. the deal would focus its investment in arts, culture education, safety and more. the event also featuredf us. after being slated to close this opoing ofupport fm the community. hnlad h skates to trit out himself. >> look at it from the outside
and it looks like it has seen better days. but go inside and you will discover one of the last remaining rollerskate rings is having a renaissance. men dorothea has been the general manager for the last 25 years. he says the boost in attendance is a recent phenomenon. >> starting in 2000, it went down every single year. before the pandemic, we thought we would close down because we are not easy at all. >> it was set to close down at the end of july and be transformed into housing units. but news of the closure spread throughout the community. there was such a surge in attendance that they are set to stay open for the foreseeable future. i just finished lacing up my shoes. i haven't done this in 20 years or so. but i'm exactly the type of
person they are trying to get to come back. also people like william who came out to skate with family and friends for the first time in decades. >> 40 or 45 years ago. >> he says establishment like golden state are more than a place to have a good time. it's a place to create memories, grow a sense of community and pass down traditions generation to generation. >> someone to enjoy it -- somewhere to enjoy themselves and door, beat together and listen to music. >> for now, the golden state will remain open. if the people here have any say, it will stay that way for a long time to come. in san ramon, tim johns, abc7news. liz: glad to see that is thriving and staying open. i'm not as glad about this weather but it's summer in san francisco. lisa: the entire state is
looking at a lot of cloud cover and much more shower activity in the central coast into southern california as this monsoonal moisture moves our way. we are looking at a system lingering off the oregon and california border. that is what we call our triggering mechanism and that will interact with some of this moisture. a better chance of this tonight into tomorrow and that will allow the shower activity and hopefully no lightning with that. you will see we have green to the east and west and this will continue to stream, it will increase later on today. a lot of cloud cover and high clouds in are visible imagery shows there is a little sun in concord and we have some sun around hayward and you can see on top of mount tam, although multi layers of cloud cover, we will be mostly cloudy today, partly cloudy in the afternoon
and temperatures have been milder or muggy air. the dew points coming through the upper 50's, 60 in the city, 62 and oakland. a mile visibility and shark tank with the gray sky here. mid-60's by the delta, so we will be looking at a gray scene for the bulk of the day but afternoon sun -- it doesn't get much more gray than that. cloudy with the afternoon featuring a higher humidity and a few peaks of sun, a chance of showers coming into play. it could be anywhere. the challenge is the timing and intensity. most of it will be in the mountains and foothills. the randomness of the moisture here, here we are at 10:00. you can see the cloud cover in
the east bay right on through the afternoon. partly cloudy is a safe bet and as we get through the evening hours, another surge of moisture here. the central coast into the mountains and into your monday afternoon, we are still in the atmosphere will or -- where we will see the potential for an isolated showers. if you do see some of that moisture, it will be in the form of rain. usually we see dry lightning. back home through wednesday, you could see a couple of hundreds painted in that forecast well. 60's and 70's with partly cloudy skies and you go inland, it is warm and muggy, perhaps a couple of 80's. the humidities -- the humidity stays with us and a chance of a thunderstorm through monday, even tuesday, extra cloud cover and as we get into the middle of the week, we are looking at more usual weather. then there is another system --
looking at the latest forecast model, remnants of hurricane frank that could bring us extra moisture next weekend. liz: kind of active. but we will look forward to warmer weather next week. liz: efforts to bring high school students into the field of health care. the program that could help fill the upcoming vacancies which are estimated to be in the frosty time is kinda like "you time", if "you time" tasted like a frosty. hey willie! can i get a hand with this?
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banana, these south bay high school students have gotten insight they will never forget. >> i wanted to be a doctor since i could talk and walk. >> she's one of 42 chosen out of 200 to be part of this program giving students hands-on experience in medicine. the goal is that the weeklong program will encourage the students to enter the health care field. the pandemic has highlighted not only the need for health-care workers but shined a light on how challenging their jobs can be. despite it all, dr. francis chu says it's a rewarding career. >> we are privileged to be able to be there with people at a difficult time in their life and be able to help them do something that is it -- that is a positive impact on their life. >> when challenge is getting the next generation to realize that. the u.s. bureau of labor statistics says losses are projected each year over the next decade. workers transferring to other fields, leaving the workforce
altogether, or retiring. but professionals are working hard to recruit. the doctor even donating his body to science and students soaking up every minutes of the hands-on experience. >> that was the first time i've done an ultrasound, let alone connected to a phone. >> the goal of the program looks like it is being accomplished. >> before the program, i was hesitant because i wasn't sure, there was a lot of stigma around it. but after this program, i think my pathway is way more leaning over the medical field. liz: still to come on abc seven mornings, tales of survival -- people who managed to escape the devastating flooding in kentucky are sharing their stories. we will have the latest
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thanks for joining us. let's start with other check of the forecast. lisa: we are used to seeing the cloud cover but we have overlaid the moisture and there is that to come as well moving up from the south. the possibility that by later on today, a better likelihood of a shower or isolated thunderstorm. low to mid-60's with higher humidity as the moisture moves up from the desert southwest. the exploratorium camera -- don't expect a lot of son in the city. mid-60's inner inland valleys. 62 the high in the city. early cloudy skies and through the afternoon, we will climb through the 70's and 80's but you will notice the extra cloud cover feeling a little sticky. by tonight, a better chance of a shower, the possibility of a thunderstorm more likely in the mountains and sierra foothills, but the chances there. it will be different for the
next before 248 hours, so we will pinpoint what we can with that outlook and talk about a slight warm-up in london a few minutes. liz: now to a new thread a flash flooding in kentucky as the state's trying to recover from the historic floods there. the death toll rising to 28, coming from kentucky's governor this morning. he says the number could climb higher and there's a desperate search for the missing. >> this morning, battered kentucky communities prepare for more rain, hoping it doesn't lead to more flooding. >> this is still an emergency situation. we are in search-and-rescue mode. >> while first responders conducted more than 1400 rescues, many are missing. authorities desperately searching for survivors, still struggling to reach remote, hard-hit areas. >> when you have some kind of
disaster, it's in a geographically defined area. the geographically defined area here is everywhere. >> he says what concerns him is the unknown. the state opening 15 emergency shelters for those who have lost everything. morgan thomas is usually the one helping folks in emergencies but after losing his home in the flood, this emt needs help. with the potential for more rain in the forecast, officials are trying to prevent more damage like this. they have requested received -- requested and received resources and evacuated people out of flood zones and them in temporary shelters, hoping for the best, but preferring for the worst -- preparing for the worst. liz: take a look at this video -- it appears to show images of a chinese rocket booster burning up in the atmosphere over malaysia. it was taken at around 12:50 a.m. local time. u.s. space command confirms it's the remnants of a massive
chinese rockets space debris. the rocket was on an uncontrolled dissent after delivering a new module to its space station. you can see people saying wow and videoing this happening. it is remarkable to see but it has led to accusations that china is mishandling space debris from its rocket stage for the third time. three days after president biden was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation, he has tested positive again. his doctors say it's one of the uncommon cases of rebound positivity after finishing a course of the antiviral medication, paxlovid. >> in a rebound case, president biden tested positive for covid-19 again. pres. biden: i tested positive this morning and will be working from home for the next couple of days. i'm feeling fine, everything is good. >> the president dr. writing
saturday that biden has no symptoms and there is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time. the president first tested positive for covid-19 on july to be first and immediately began taking the antiviral people, paxlovid, given to people with mild-to-moderate symptoms considered at high risk for illness. the rebound case came after the president tested negative for four straight days. he ended his initial isolation on wednesday and held events at the white house thursday and worked on friday. >> he is a symptom addict. the majority of these cases are a symptomatic, nothing more than a minor inconvenience. >> doctors telling us they do not know why some people have these rebound cases. though rare, dr. anthony fauci had a similar rebound case, but hopes people will stay confident in the job. >> paxlovid is doing what it is
supposed to do, it is keeping people out of the hospital, preventing disease. liz: that was maryellen parks reporting. with the ba.5 variant running wild here in california, it seems like nearly everyone has had a brush with covid. there are exceptions. leslie brinkley caught up with some people who never got the virus despite some close calls. >> is getting covid inevitable? not according to those who have somehow walked through the covid minefield unscathed. you could call them covid virgins like this woman who took care of her mom and sister unmasked. >> i was lysol in the house, i put a towel under the door, everything was getting sprayed with disinfectant, but i didn't catch it. i don't know how i didn't. it was a miracle, for sure. >> just a few weeks ago, my dad had it and i'm living at home this summer with him. he went upstairs and lived in his room and i tested negative.
>> these two friends avoided covid despite a college roommate testing positive. >> i've just always managed to test negative, which has been lucky. >> for people out there who have still not gotten covid, i think it take combination of what their community looks like, including their close contacts, their level of protection, and luck. there's some research out there to suggest it might also be genetics that there's nothing definitive about that yet. >> this man says he did not get covid despite sitting next to someone recently on a plane to had it. >> i would credit to overall lifestyle and health, going to the gym, watching what i eat, so if you are thinking that it is probably 80% due to my lifestyle and 20% just due to luck. >> for anyone out there who has not yet got covid-19, please know that it sucks. and assume you are going to run into it. >> whether you credit masks,
vaccines, luck or genetics, getting the ba.5 variant is likely but not inevitable. liz: still ahead, making movie magic right here in the bay area. >> visual effects create the magic that makes people want to go to the movies. liz: meet the rock stars of visual effects behind the scenes with the masters at ilm. here's a live look outside this morning. a gray, cloudy start to our sunday. we will check in with what we can expect for the week ahead,
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is allowing the vineyard to catch up so long as it is not too hot. a wet fall could also spell trouble if the weather stays dry, they will be in good shape. while they may be making less wine, it will be a high quality. because of the drought in the bay area, large and lush green lawns are not a thing or they shouldn't be a thing. however, small, sustainable, drought friendly gardens can be done and not only enhance your home but the world around you. >> our garden is an extension of us. >> the garden is part of a broader whole. as your garden grows and health, you are helping your environment. >> that is if you follow some simple rules -- buy from local nurseries and choose native plants. >> native plants need or require no extra water. >> no chemicals, no extra water, they are suited to the climate and can take the sunlight. less maintenance for you also. >> number two, reduce your lawn.
>> why have grass when you can have food? you have this thing doing things for other elements. >> instead of a white picket fence with a green lawn, it's a pollinator lawn. >> share and conserve, don't let that rainwater go. >> another simple step is composting. two and half times the water saved and if we all did it, it would be like taking 7.8 million cars off the road every year. there such rate power we have even in our garden. liz: let's get a check of the forecast outside. it is still gray. lisa: very gray. here's a look at emeryville where it will feel humid. temperatures not changing too much but we have a chance of showers as the atmosphere changes. we will have a chance to talk about it and pinpoint does
liz: here's a live look looking out over the bay bridge and embarcadero. windy and great to start the sunday. late this afternoon, the giants will try to get there record back to 500 with a win over the cubs. san francisco faces chicago at oracle park at 4 p.m. you can watch it on her sister network, espn. giants fans at a couple of things to celebrate. here's chris alvarez with the details. chris: number two but he too will never be worn again i a san francisco giant. will clark's number was retired as he becomes the 13th player in franchise history to earn that distinctive honor. will clark, what a legend he
was. giants -- what a great time. will clark is still dad's favorite. austin slater nearly goes deep to left center. darin ruf scores. the very next pitch -- mercedes with a base hit to left and slater scores easily, 2-0 san francisco. gonzales, deep to right, a two run shot making it for-zero. will having a great time. a solo shot to left, his seventh of the season. clark is living what he sees but a scary moment in the fifth. strada hit in the head by this pitch. he would stay down for a bit before being helped off the field. he did rally for a bit. all smiles for this 1 -- the top of third, 80's up one-zero.
that was his 15th of the season. oakland, bottom of the seventh, gavin sheets on the ball is long gone. to the right, tied at two after that swing, liam hendriks trying to keep it tight. the winning run on third, the pitch is wild and that is the ballgame. a's lose 3-2. frustration building with espinoza. got a yellow card. the game tied at one at the half. a golden opportunity but an amazing save to help out his goalie. look at that -- saving a goal for sure. espinoza -- that is a goal, 2-1
but salt lake breaking san jose's hearts. san marino scores. that is your look at sports. liz: it is the final day of july. august 1 tomorrow. lisa: we are turning on the page -- turning the page on the weather as well as a surge of monsoonal moisture will bring linda for showers. for the bay area, we could see little moisture drift to the west. these are really high in the atmosphere, so we will continue to watch that for you. it means more cloud cover, feeling a bit more humid and the outside chance of a few isolated showers tonight into tomorrow and a slight possibility of a thunderstorm.
anticipating in the mountains is more certain for sure. as we look outside, you see the flag with all the cloud cover. 63 and in oakland, more 60's. 59 in half moon bay. you can see the deck of low clouds eating compressed air. mid-level high clouds and sunshine on the way. low 60's in napa. from mount tam, pretty gray out there. cloudy skies this morning and partly sunny. that humid feel throughout the day will continue into monday. it gets better and more widespread for more moisture headed our way tonight into monday. you will see it in the sky cover and feel it in the moisture and possibly have a few sprinkles out there. as we go through the rest of the day, you could see the potential for that moisture in the atmosphere and then it fades away. sun and clouds throughout the
rest of your sunday. this is where the moisture is coming into play for the southern sierra into fresno county and you could see a piece of that moveout westward. this is in the afternoon on monday. forecast holds with the extra cloud cover and humidity and a slight chance of a shower. as we look at the rainfall estimate, this is right on through tuesday. not much out there. if you get under the shower, maybe a little more than that. tuesday, we get into our more typical regime but as of today, you can see the cloud cover out there. on the peninsula, mid 70's for san mateo and mountain view. 65 downtown, below average. upper 70's to low 80's with that
partly cloudy sky. you had inland and it will be breezy through the delta with temperatures in the mid and upper 80's. you've got q midair and the slight chance for a thunderstorm are likely tonight. a mix of clouds and sun on tuesday. as we get toward the end of the week, we will begin the warm up and have more cloud cover by the end of next week. stay tuned. liz: the folks at industrial light and magic are considered special-effects superstars stop now the story on how this company came to life is playing out on a six episode series on disney plus. >> visual effects create the magic that makes people want to go to the movies. movies are special-effects. >> george lucas certainly knows
that. industrial light and magic is a division of lucasfilm. we go behind the curtain to capture its history with the disney plus series light and magic. >> who was behind it? who stirred them on? what directors made wet demands? >> when i was writing star wars, there were no special-effects houses in the world. so how are we going to do the effects? >> in the case of george, even though he was very tough, he created an atmosphere where people could take a chance, or people would come up with things no one had thought up before. it would be reinforced by this gang of outsiders he had assembled. >> today, ilm is the gold standard for special effects and animation. in its 47 years, the company has won 16 hucksters -- six teen
oscars and been involved in more than 350 movies. the promo says the only thing more special than the effects are the people who make them. those are some of the stories shared here, including creating the world of star wars. >> just drawing really quickly, it could be this, it could be that. >> when you say tell me how this happened, that's a rich starting point. liz: all six episodes are available now on disney plus. disney is the parent company of disney plus and abc 7. avocado day.
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indulge in guacamole, it would be this day, national avocado day. as californians, we are known for our avocado enthusiasm. and what's not to love? they're healthy come have a creamy taste, have fatty acids, vitamins c and loads of potassium. a celebration of this fruit, restaurants like opio loco and many more are offering special deals. aaa is selling their signature glock for only a penny. rubio's is giving out free chips and glock -- and guac. i like to think every day is avocado day but i grew up with avocado trees in my parent's back yard. lisa: that one sentence sounds really good. we are looking at a lot of cloud cover out there. we are getting into partly sunny skies and the entire state looking at the possibility of a few showers.
the eastern sierra to the southern sierra, the bait area, an outside chance is there. early sunny, 70 in oakland. mid 80's in livermore. low to mid 60's and another cool day in san francisco with the cloud cover. a slight chance of a thunderstorm tonight into monday and a mix of clouds and sun. temperatures budging very little until we get to the end of the week where we see a slight warm-up. by that time, there could be more moisture headed our way. we are stuck in this pattern but we will watch it for you today. liz: we will look forward to a little bit of sunshine in the coming days. thank you for joining us on abc seven mornings. abc7news continues at 5:00 p.m. have a great and safe sunday.
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