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answers, but we did talk to different day care providers today, and they are responding differently to what the governor said on monday. >> child care is already allowed with conditions and criteria and specifications and modifications in the existing phase we're in. so it's not part of phase 2 because it's already in place. >> the question is what are the new conditions? for example, one of the largest child care providers in the country, bright horizons only kept a few of their locations in the bay area open. ones that serve essential workers they told abc7 that for now they have no plans to open to the general public until the shelter-in-place order is lifted. seabird preschool in downtown san francisco wants parents to know that they're ready to open for business this friday. but right now they're having trouble filling spots. >> this one we're available to open, but we don't have enough demand. >> reporter: with touchless bathrooms and even personalized toilets, they're prepared to follow all safety guidelines.
now it's just a matter of getting parents to sign on. >> i think many parents are afraid to bring their child back to child care facilities until the shelter-in-place order is lifted. also, many parents moved out of the city for this period of time. >> child care centers have been able to remain open for families of essential workers or children in vulnerable groups. this new government web portal lists all available centers. as more parents go back to work, at seabird, they said it's not their responsibility to check a parent's work status. >> we have availabilities. we would like our existing students to come back as soon as possible, as well as we open to the new students. >> so seabird told me they actually need about a dozen students to open this friday. so they're waiting to see if any parents are signing on. that just tells you that different providers have very
specific circumstances to deal with before they can open, despite directives that they are allowed to open. am marks dan? >> chris, so if you're a parent that can now go back to work, what can you do? >> if the first thing to do is to go to my child care.ca.gov. i have to tell you, i did that today. i called about a dozen different day care providers. some answered. some didn't. so you're really going to have to do the legwork because different providers, as i said, are dealing with different circumstances. live in san francisco, i'm kris reyes for abc7 news. >> okay, kris, thanks. state level shelter in place rules will relax on friday as we enter stage 2. it's not clear if county restrictions will lift as well. abc7 news anchor liz kreutz joins us now live with the latest updates on the governor's plan to reopen. liz? >> ama, that's right. it's unclear how the bay area is going to decide to implement phase 2. we have heard from some people
who are eager to see it happen and others who say it's still too soon. what we do know is when we can reopen businesses are ready. as california prepares to open phase two later this week, questions still about whether bay area counties will choose to be part of it. on midday live today, san francisco mayor london breed said friday might be too soon for businesses to reopen. >> it doesn't mean that we can't provide permission. again, this is going to come from our county health officer. so we're not going to just make this decision unless it is okay to make the decision. >> even if the bay area doesn't begin phase 2 this week, work is under way across the state to help businesses get ready for when they can reopen. governor newsom visited a small gift shop in sacramento today that is planning to begin curbside pickup on friday. >> this business display california is sort of a personification of the businesses all throughout the state and across the rest of the united states that are struggling to make ends meet, to
hold things together. >> later, newsom held this round table with manufacturing workers and small business owners. included on the call, pamela kahn, president of a manufacturing company based in pittsburg. she said keeping social distance can be a challenge with heavy machinery. >> what advice do you have in terms of what we can do to be helpful o yous we roll out guidelines and we really try to navigate the next month or two as we hopefully move into a new phase still? >> i think first would be to have really clear guidelines. when there is county guidelines coming out, there is state guidelines comie ing out, it's tough. >> as california begins a gradual reopening, it is with caution. despite pressure and protests, some say it is still too soon. a university of maryland poll says the majority of americans currently feel uncomfortable shopping at a retail store or sitting down at a restaurant.
california is not yet at this point, but it reveals another hurdle major business also face when they reopen. >> people are really concerned and scared. there is a lot of people scared to actually come back to work. >> and governor newsom also gave some other good news for small businesses. that is in this next round of ppe, california should get roughly three times as many loans as they did in the first rounds. that's good news. liz kreutz, abc7 news. >> certainly. liz, did the governor give any more specifics on phase 2 what business also be able to reopen? a lot of people are wondering about hair sal long, gyms? as we know, those are considered more high risk. >> we got a little more clarity. malls are not going to be allowed to reopen yet. no stores within a mall can reopen, even for curbside pickup. and even though he is allowing for counties to move through phase 2 at their own pace, he was unequivocal. hair salon, gyms, hair salons, those are not going be allowed to reopen until we get to phase
3. and for counties that are allowing those stores to reopen, he was pretty blunt. those people are putting all of us and all the progress we've done at risk. ama? governor newsom announced his approval to open three more beaches in orange county. the beaches are dana point, huntington beach and seal beach. walking, running, hiking, surfing, swimming and bike riding are all okay with social distancing. loittering and sunbathing, though, prohibited. orange county became a focal point last week after crowds flocked to beaches to escape the first heatwave of the year. all right. it is cinco de mayo and taco tuesday, but celebrations look a lot different this year. abc7 news reporter chris nguyen explains how local mexican restaurants are adapting. >> on this cinco de mayo, life is different in so many way. >> in the battle of puebla what it taught us more than anything is having perseverance against those insurmountable odds. >> under normal circumstances
today would be the busiest day of the year at luna kitchen in campbell. but with the coronavirus crisis, restaurants are adapting to takeout and delivery. >> showing that resilience. i think we're all going through our own battle right now. any business or person even, their own personal battle. >> gone for now are the festivities that go along with the in-person dining experience. but in san jose, zazil at santana row is getting creative by partnering with a band to live stream a concert through zoom and facebook to accompany tonight's orders. >> we want to make sure we continue to serve as we once knew it. what the future holds is going to be a little different. we're trying to combine virtual with reality. and i think that's where we're headed. >> on the east side of the city, bravo house of enchiladas expects to see a boost in business heading into dinner. the restaurant is known for its magical micelabas, with shrimp and veggies on top.
>> we started getting calls just to see how we're doing. see if we're still going the stay in business, and asking what they can do to help us. so we are really appreciative. >> and regardless how customers are celebrating, these restaurants say they're just glad to be a part of it how ever they can. >> we try to have a heart of gratitude and do what we can eery day, wake up every morning and do the best we can. hopefully we get better every day. > serving up some love to those who continue to show their support. in the south bay, chris nguyen, abc7 news. abc7 is partnering with iheartradio to help support local businesses being hit so hard during this pandemic. go to abc7news.com and click on support the bay. today is tuesday, may 5th. it's day 50 of the bay area's shelter in place. so how long until life returns to normal? it's a question a lot of us are asking, and today abc7 news anchor kristen sze put that question to dr. george rutherford, one of the leaders of contact tracing in san
francisco. his answer took her breath away. >> two years. it's going to take a long time to vaccinate 40 million people in california. if you do -- if you set up sites where you can do 50,000 vaccinations a day, you're going to need 800 of those to happen, okay. so it's a formidable task, and it's going to take months to get done it done. maybe 18 months. a year from now. >> that's sobering. >> that exchange happened during our weekday special called "getting answers" which you can watch on tv and online at 3:00 p.m. we ask experts your questions every day to get answers for you in realtime. join in on facebook live, youtube live and the abc7 news app. we're just getting started here. while scientists all over the world are racing to make a vaccine for covid-19, another critical area of research is figuring out how to prevent
future paems that story is next. new at 6:00. . i'm laura anthony in oakland where the first of this city's unsheltered residents will soon begin to move in to these trailers. i'm spencer christian with a look at weather going from breezy to warm to hot. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up. >> thanks, spencer. and abc77 has launched new streaming apps so wherever you are you can get our live newscast, breaking news and more with our new abc7 bay area app on apple tv, android tv, fire tv and roku. search abc7 bay area and download it for fre
viruses that move from animals to people. >> it's no surprise that covid-19 came from a wild animal. we suspect based on the genetic evidence that it came from a bat species. >> christine johnson with uc davis one health institute is one of california's top disease detectives, looking for clues about what might trigger the next pandemic and how to stop it. >> we think actually most infectious diseases came from animals over a century. so domestication of animals brought about a lot of the major human diseases, things that we dent even recognize as having come from animals like hiv. even measles and mumps are suspected, like genetically, evolutionarily to have come from animals. >> even so, domestic animals are not the biggest concern right now. >> the more worrisome trend is emerging infectious diseases that have emerged in the last 20 to 30 years have almost entirely come from wildlife. these are viruses we've heard of. for example, ebola virus. >> so should we blame wild animals for the new diseases?
>> no, we should not blame the animals. the animals are sort of victims in this as well. >> johnson's newly released research looked at 142 viruses believed to have jumped from animals to people and points to human activities as the driving force. >> those same activities that cause species to go extinct are the same activities that are causing increased public health risk. >> johnson says biodiversity helps regulate disease. but as people change the environment, we end up with either too many or too few of certain species, and that ups the risk of another pandemic. habitat destruction is a critical part of the puzzle. some wild species adapt and move into human communities, bringing their mutating disease was them to infect people. other wild animals are forced into human contact. >> these are species that had been hunted or overhunted. they're in the wildlife trade, are typically brought out of the wild alive. they're put into cages with others in very dense sort of
crowded conditions. and that fosters disease transmission. >> there is widespread scientific agreement that is the most likely source of covid-19 and is leading a growing call to shut down wildlife markets. but johnson says we need to pay attention to entire environment as well. >> if we start to recognize that and think more carefully about habitat change and how that's affecting wildlife, we can start to reduce disease spillover of viruses and animals into humans and minimize pandemics. >> fascinating work they're doing and important. the study's authors say their latest findings are an important remind they're when it comes to preventing disease, yes a global community that needs to work together. the deadly microbes do not respect national boundary, obviously. >> great point. well, we're learning new details about another lawsuit against carnival and princess cruise lines over coronavirus. this is a wrongful death lawsuit filed by san francisco-based lawyer mary alexander on behalf of the family of a pennsylvania
man. he was on the grand princess voyage from san francisco to hawaii in february. on the ship's previous voyage to mexico, some passengers had complained of coronavirus symptoms. the lawsuit claims princess knew this and still let people from that trip continue on to the next, exposing the new passengers. >> the right thing to do would have been to cancel the cruise. give everybody back their money, that there is nothing more important than the safety and the lives of people. instead, princess put profit before people. >> more than 100 passengers on the grand princess tested positive for the virus. [ closing bell ] optimism about reopening the economy helped stocks rise today. the dow added 133 points, ending the day at 23,883. for perspective, this year it's ranged from roughly 18,000 to nearly 30,000.
so turbulent. the nasdaq was up almost 100 today. the s&p gained 25. for the first time since the 2008 recession, the u.s. service sector shank. most americans work in the service sector. it includes jobs in education, health care, banking, retail, recreation and more, also severely affected by the coronavirus. san francisco-based airbnb is laying off about a quarter of its workforce. roughly 1900 employees as demand for travel plummets worldwide. virgin atlantic is cutting more than 3,000 jobs. the airline will stop operating any flights at london's gatwick airport. delta is limiting seating capacity on planes by roughly 50% for the next two months. some window and aisle seats will be blocked off. middle seats have been blocked since mid-april actually. disney, the parent company of abc7 today reported second quarter profits went down 91%. theme parks, hotel, and cruise ships are all closed during the pandemic, but shanghai
disneyland is scheduled to reopen on may 11th. as part of its efforts to get its most vulnerable residents off the street during the coronavirus pandemic, the city of oakland unveiled operation home base. it's an rv trailer community right next to the oakland coliseum. abc7 news reporter laura anthony has the story. >> a new neighborhood has emerged in the shadow of the oakland coliseum, one designed to provide shelter to the city's older or medically vulnerable homeless population. a safer place to live amid a pandemic. >> these are our unhoused residents from east oakland. >> oakland mayor libby schaaf unveiled operation home base on a once vacant lot now teeming with 67 new rvs provided by the state office of emergency services. >> operation home base will be giving safe respite to around 130 of our unhoused residents who are particularly vulnerable to covid-19. >> while we bend the curve at an aggregate level, we have to stay
focused on the details and the specific demographics of our residents. and that means our most vulnerable. >> each trailer house two people who already share a household. and each comes equipped with bedding, household supplies, and all utilities. >> engineered for water, electric and power. we have about 4500 lineal feet of trenching in order to accommodate the sewer. >> the first residents will begin moving into these trailers tomorrow. there will be plenty of precautions for the coronavirus, including regular testing. with this new community, though, comes the realization that for all those invited to live here, there are hundreds more still on the streets trying to stay safe during a pandemic. in oakland, laura anthony, abc7 news. all right. hope you enjoyed today's warm weather, because temperatures are going to get a lot hotter. spencer shows you just how hot in the seven-day forecast.
and abc7 news is celebrating the class of 2020. we're featuring as many high school seniors as possible right here on abc7. michael wright, a moraga native, graduating from colorado college. michael's mom writes michael has worked incredibly hard in college, balancing academics with being on the school swim team. this past semester, michael was finishing up a thesis while also looking for a post graduation job. good luck to you, michael, and congratulations. to get your grad or a senior class featured on abc7, post your candid
that could mean an increase byin energy bills.. you can save by setting your heat to 68 or lower... unplugging and turning off devices when not in use... or just letting the sun light your home. stay well and keep it golden. new at 6:00, a fire in fremont damaged 16 vehicles this afternoon. the fire department posted this video on twitter, showing firefighters responding to the mercedes-benz dealership. they were able to contain the fire to one repair shop. fortunately, no one was hurt. now droneview7 shows you the traffic mess this overturned big
rig trailer caused in oakland today. the trailer overturned on the westbound 80 flyover to west grand avenue. that's near the bay bridge toll plaza, the last real overpass before you get to the toll plaza. it took nearly seven hours for crews to upright the trailer, first by unloading all the contents, of course. the connector ramp reopened about an hour ago. all this time it was closed. no one was hurt. that's the very good news. all right. around the bay area today, just >> that's right.geous day.- and spencer christian is here with how it's going to warm up. spencer? >> it is going to warm up, ama. it's still going to be sparkling, but it wil be a lot warmer. here is a look at live doppler 7. we've got mainly sunny skies right now. low clouds and fog are building along the coastline, and it's breezy out there right now. we've got wind speeds of 15 to about 25 miles per hour generally across the bay area. and it's a bit cooler now than it was at this hour yesterday. and that's mainly because that cooling breeze along the
coastline is bringing the marine layer, or a little bit of it back. we're 4 to 7 or 8 degrees cooler right now in most spots than at this time yesterday. currently in san francisco, it is 62 degrees. oakland 67. 69 redwood city. 70 in san jose. gilroy, 73. and 58 at pacifica. on we go with a look at northern -- north bay readings up in santa rosa. 71 degrees. 68 in napa. look at eastward just a bit, 73 in concord. and 69 in livermore. and these are our forecast features. coastal fog tonight will be gone by early morning, giving way to sunny skies. a summer-like heat will be with us. thursday and friday especially in our inland areas. we can expect cooler weather for mother's day weekend. and the reason it's heating up is that big ridge of high pressure been showing you the last couple of days centered to our south. it is the dominant feature in our weather, and will be for the next few day, bringing us sunny and warm the hot weather.
it will be especially hot a little bit east of the bay area over in the central valley. right now we see the shaky emeryville camera in the strong breeze there looking back towards sutro tower. this is a look at temperature readings we're projecting for friday. high temperatures and a comparison with the average. concord with a high of 93 will be 19 degrees higher than the average. san jose 17 degrees warmer. napa 16 degrees warmer. all across the bay area, we're going to have temperatures well above average on saturday. overnight, we'll see that little area of fog kind of getting swept away by the breezes blowing down along the coastline. long before sunset, we'll see skies clearing, and that will give way of course to a sunny day tomorrow. overnight lows will be mainly in the upper 40s to low 50s. and tomorrow's highs will range from upper 60s at the coast to mainly upper 70s near the bay to mid and upper 80s inland. then on thursday, it gets even warmer. friday will be the peak of the warming with high temperatures inland.
approaching the 98-degree mark in some spots. then we start a cooling trend on saturday, which leads us into mother's day. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. after a couple of summer-like days on thursday and friday we get quite a bit of cooling on saturday. sunday is looking lovely. sunny skies, a couple of clouds here and there. highs 60 at the coast to mid-70s around the bay to low 80s inland. and then early next week, a slight, slight chance of some light rain coming our way. but let's enjoy mother's day first. >> absolutely. thanks, spencer, very much. it was a horrible feeling. >> broken into from san francisco to the east bay. tonight a warning. . stimulus checks are being sent to dead people. now
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safety. this is abc7 news. >> do you believe that's the reality we're facing, that lives will be lost to reopen the country? >> it's possible there will be some. >> president trump talking about one of the most difficult decisions facing the united states and him during the coronavirus pandemic. the president made his first major trip since the outbreak hit the united states, visiting a plant that makes protective equipment in arizona. >> and this is how the president responded to a question from abc7 "world news tonight" anchor david muir about the possibility of people dying as the company reopens and states ease restrictions. >> it's possible there will be some because you won't be locked into an apartment or a house or whatever it is. but at the same time we're going to practice social distancing. we're going to be washing hands. we're going to be doing a lot of the things we've learned to do over the last period of time. and we have to get our country back. >> while in phoenix, the
president took part in a round table discussion. he talked about the economy and a turnaround, but not before reflecting on the physical toll the virus has taken. >> for those people that have lost somebody, for the people that have lost a loved one, even a close friend, you know, nothing can ever happen that's going replace that. you know, i don't care what kind of a year you have from an economic standpoint. nobody is ever going to replace that. >> the president also plans on phasing out the coronavirus task force and shifting toward reopening the country. we have told you about the millions of americans still waiting for stimulus payments. maybe you are. for some families, there is a different issue to talk about here tonight. the government is sending stimulus checks to possibly millions of dead people. their families don't know what to do with those checks. so they came to 7 on your side's michael finney to get some answer. michael, what an interesting dilemma. >> yeah, can you imagine? it's a real shock for grieving families to receive these checks
after someone has passed. a loved one has passed. and it's all because of a weird quirk in the c.a.r.e.s. act. i told you earlier about robert lynch of san francisco. he lost his wife jacqueline to brain cancer two years ago, and now an eerie reminder. >> it's one of those things that you don't expect to come out of nowhere. >> to his shock, robert discovered a stimulus check in jacqueline's name deposited in his bank account, and he isn't alone. terry in the east bay writes my father died april 3rd, and yep, wednesday, his stimulus check for $1200 was right in his account. darryl in the south bay writes my mom passed away a little over a year ago. today i get a $1200 check made out to her. >> i say almost all the people that passed in 2019 will be receiving a check. >> cpa jim mchale says the irs is sending out stimulus payments
to untold numbers of dead people across the country. >> i'm guessing it's probably in the millions. >> why is this happening? well, under the c.a.r.e.s. act, americans receive a check based solely on their tax return for 2018 or 2019. so if a person died after filing a return of those years, chances are they're getting a check. >> under the letter of the law, if you file the tax return in 2018 or 2019, the law says you're entitled to this payment. they draft these laws so quickly, they didn't include. but if you die during the interim, you're not entitled to a payment. >> mchale says the irs computer is so outdated it couldn't filter out taxpayers who have not. >> they're still using black screens with green letters. so this is -- they're not up to date. >> previously an. >> spokesperson told 7 on your side the agency had no rules on what loved ones should do with the extra payment. however, treasury secretary steve mnuchin recently told "the
wall street journal" that families must return the money. >> final word on this is not out. we believe based on moonuchin's comments they expect to get the money back. >> and a general irs agent warns the irs could charge interest on mistake the irs makes to you. >> it's always better to nip it in the bud and not have a problem with the irs. but returning a payment can be a hassle. according to the irs, overpayments should be mailed back or reimbursed at the bank. then consumers should call the irs to say why it was sent back. try doing that when offices are closed. >> i'd recommend sending the money back, especially if you want to return it, to help out everyone during this time of crisis. >> if you want to return a deceased person's check, i've got a bunch of information on our website, abc7news.com. but i have to tell you, many
experts, cpas are say g on the check until they have exact instructions from the irs. when those come out, i will of course report back. >> thank you so much, michael. with stimulus checks and unemployment checks in the mail, the post office, along with some bay area landlords are warning residents about an increase in mail theft. abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow is on the story. . >> porch pirates wearing n95 masks grabbed this package in oakland just 20 minutes after it was delivered. two days prior, overnight also in oakland, a woman broke into this apartment building near lake merritt and grabbed armfuls of mail from a 66-unit complex. she left with all that mail in a basket. >> at this time there are many things of an attractive nature moving to the mail system. >> u.s. postal inspector jeff fitch. >> stimulus checks, the unemployment checks, tax refunds, or your medication. >> east bay management company
bay apartment adviser says this theft was one of five their properties experienced between april 27th and may 4th. mailbox break-ins for more than 200 units and approximately 300 residents. elise kay gets it. >> it definitely triggered a whole bunch of emotions that nobody really need right now in this time. >> the mailbox is outside kay's apartment building were broken into a couple of weeks ago. >> see how it's taped right now? that was pried open. >> kay was expecting a stimulus check, unemployment benefits, and past payments from clients. >> then i had to question have i received them? were they actually in that day's mail? as well as what else did they get from me that maybe i didn't know what's coming. >> for now the building's mail is being dropped in this slot. a neighbor found much of the discarded mail dumped at fort mason. >> my gut tells me that's why they were opening up anything that looked like it was from the government. >> kay reported to it the united states postal inspection
service. >> these are federal offenses, potential penalty up to five years in federal prison. up to $250,000 fine. >> a spokesperson with bay apartment adviser says they also reported the theft from their properties. but the oakland woman who shared this video said initially she didn't because it was only a shower curtain stolen. fitch encourages people to make the report no matter what is taken. >> they're probably not just hitting that one house or apartment or condominium. they're hitting others, attacking their neighbors as well. reporting makes all the difference. >> you file a report on the uspis website. there you'll also find a 24-hour hotline. the u.s. postal inspection service also suggests filing a report with local law enforcement. melanie woodrow, abc7 news. i want to solve the biggest problems of our time. and unfortunately, those problems are only growing with this pandemic. >> andrew yang ended his presidential campaign. now he is taking on a california phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones.
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former democratic presidential candidate andrew yang is helping to lead a new anti-discrimination effort called the all americans movement. >> these are strange times, but remember, guy, kindness wins the day and courage wins the day. >> covid-19 is hurting all of us right in different way. >> dave chappelle and lisa ling are among those appearing in a public service announcement for this movement. yang and entrepreneur bing chen spoke with kristen sze on midday live. yang says the movement is an effort to get americans to stand together in support of marginalized communities like asian americans who have been targeted by racial attacks. >> you have to say that's not acceptable. we're all in this together. and certainly you can have difficulties with a foreign government without ascribing the virus to an entire community, an entire race of people. >> proceeds raised by the all americans movement will go to covid-19 relief for marginalized communities.
here at abc7, we are making sure those communities have a voice. we work on this all the time. after addressing issues facing the asian american and african american communities, this week we will also focus on the latino community. join us this thursday at 4:00 p.m. for race and coronavirus, a bay area conversation right here on abc7. you can also watch it live online at abc7.com and on the abc7 news app as well. scooters by lime are coming back to oakland. the company made the announcement today pointing out that scooters are a socially distant way to travel and provide alternatives to ride share and public transit services which aren't as appealing during the pandemic. last week lyft pulled its scooters from oakland. uber and lyft are being sued accused of not following the state law requiring them to classify drivers as employees. tony cabrera from our sister station in los angeles explains the situation.
>> california attorney general xavier becerra joined city attorneys from los angeles, san diego and san francisco today to announce they are suing uber and lyft for not playing by the rules laid out in ab-5. a new labor law forcing companies to reclassify certain independent contractors. >> uber and lyft gained an unfair and unlawful competitive advantage by inappropriately classifying massive numbers of california drivers as independent contractors. >> instead, they believe drivers should be classified as employees who would be entitled to workplace protections like unemployment insurance, disability, and workers comp. >> in this crisis, there is no question that the drivers for uber and lyft are exposing themselves to great risk as they transport first responders and essential workers and family members to grocery stores or get medicine. >> lyft released a statement saying we are looking forward to working with the attorney general and mayors across the state to bring all the benefits of california's innovation economy to as many workers as
possible, especially during this time when the creation of good jobs with access to affordable health care and other benefits is more important than ever. an uber spokesperson said at a time when california's economy is in crisis with four million people out of work, we need to make it easier, not harder for people to quickly start earning. we will contest this action in court while at the same time pushing to raise the standard of independent work for drivers in california, including with guaranteed minimum earnings and new benefits. some drivers believe ab 5 does more harm than good, saying it was really only meant to beef up labor organizations. >> definitely saw this coming. they drained the state unemployment fund to place the burden on uber and lyft to refill it. >> as for the lawsuit, it was filed in the bay area and will proceed from there. it's now in the hands of the court to set a time frame. tony cabrera, abc7 news news. circumstances there a single cheeseburger available? >> yep. >> yes, you can get a single, but not a double, or heaven
happening today, it's takeout tuesday, a chance to support local restaurants. the executive chef at canela in san francisco's castro district shared with us how they're trying to survive without dine-in. matt schuster says in addition to takeout, canela created an estore and is offering kits, baskets, and is selling housewares. he says the restaurant's financial strug legal continue after it opens. >> in san francisco in a small restaurant setting, 25 diners is not something that we're able to survive with. so we're trying to figure out how we maintain other sources of revenue even after we're able to open back up. >> schuster says the thing they're most concerned about when they reopen is how they're going to be distancing and serving food in a safe way. of all the impacts from covid-19, no more cheeseburgers? believe it.
the wendy's fast food chain, which made it's name with big patties has had to cut back. more now from wayne freedman. >> if the ageless and iconic wendy could talk, she would not want to be answering this question. >> where's the beef? how you doing? >> at one in every five wendy's, beef is in limited supply. >> is there a single patty available? >> after covid-19 struck meat processing workers across the nation, beef and pork production are down by 25%, and they're feeling that impact at a wendy's in petaluma. do not order a double or a triple. >> every sandwich that comes with two meats is only one meet meth right now. >> how come? >> there is a beef shortage right now. >> i don't understand why they're out of beef. >> they're currently facing production challenges, said wendy's in a statement this morning. quote, some of our menu items may be temporarily limited at some restaurants. the fast food chain is working hard to minimize impacts to
sometimes skeptical customer. >> you know what? i think it's a hoax that they can double the price of the beef. big, threw is a flip side to this burger and beef crisis in. in santa rosa, sonoma county beef reports meat prices rose so high. >> i haven't had time to look that numbers. >> they buy and sell local, which seems to matter a lot right now. people like knowing where their meat comes from. >> they're looking for a consistent, high quality meat source. >> we've been slammed. but it's also been a pivot, because we did a lot of service to local restaurants. >> but clearly, they are not selling to the nearby wendy's. >> same thing with chicken? >> chicken is fine. we have an abundance of chicken. we're trying to push chicken right now, actually. >> pushing chicken. bad for the chickens. >> in petaluma, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> all right. well, there is no shortage of sunshine around here. spencer christian is tracking the forecast for us. spencer? >> so right about that, dan.
more sunshine in the days ahead. quite sunny expect along the coast where we have a building marine layer. it won't last long. just into the wee hours of the morning. overnight low temperatures will range from upper 40s to low 50s generally across the bay area. and tomorrow, certainly by early morning, we expect mainly sunny skies. it will still be breezy, especially at the coast. high temperatures tomorrow will range from upper 60s at the coast to upper 70s to near 80 right around the bay shoreline. and it will be warming up inland with mid- to upper 80s there. and the warming will continue thursday and friday. as a matter of fact, sheer look as you watch the marine layer pushing up against the coastline right now. a look at projected high temperatures for friday. compare with the average temperature for friday's date, may 8th, and look at the difference. concord will have a high of 93 degrees. 19 degrees warmer than its average high for that date. san jose 17 degrees warmer, as will be hayward, 17 degrees warmer than average. here in san francisco, a high of 74 will be 10 degrees warmer than its average high. so here is the accuweather
seven-day forecast. two-day warm-up to summer-like levels will been on thursday and friday. over mother's day weekend, we'll see temperatures moderating. a nice pleasant day in store for mom on sunday. and monday and tuesday, a few clouds come in and possibly a shower. dan and ama? >> all right, thank you so much, spencer. so let's turn our attention to sports. larry, i think you have something for us to watch? >> finally. baseball and backflips. if you like both of those things, have we got the league for you. but there is one little catch. you're going to have to stay up a little late to watch these guys. sports is coming up next. some companies still have hr stuck between employees and their data. entering data. changing data. more and more sensitive, personal data. and it doesn't just drag hr down. it drags the entire business down -- with inefficiency, errors and waste. it's ridiculous. so ridiculous. with paycom, employees enter and manage their own data in a single,
nc dinos. the stands were packed with painted fans, and no humans allowed. first pitch kid in a bubble baseball which seems appropriate. sixth inning, dinos 2-0. sukman park, high, deep and aloha means bu s bye. it's back-to-back jacks. and look at the bat flips. i got your unwritten rules right here. they love bat flips in this league, and so do i. the dinos, who i may adopt to be my favorite team go on to win 4-0. nfl football news. it seems like frank gore is just going to play forever. the former 49er is going to sign a one-year deal with the new york jets. gore will turn 37 in a couple of weeks. if you're a running back, that's like playing at 100 years old.
spent last season in buffalo. played in every game. scored only two touchdowns. they didn't use him a ton. frank gore is the leading rusher in 49ers franchise history. the glory days right here. ten years with the niners. he ran for over 11,000 yards and 64 touchdowns. and get this. his son frank jr. is going to be starting his college career at southern mississippi in the fall. good genetics in the gore family. and if we do actually get nfl football this fall we may get more beast mode. marshawn lynch, pride of oakland. he returned to the seahawks last year before week 17, and he played in their postseason games. lynch appeared on the scott van pelt show from his car in hawaii, of all places, confirming that his agent has indeed spoken with seattle. >> i mean, it's almost expect the unexpected. what i do know is my agent has been in talks with seattle.
so like i said, we'll see what happens. >> okay. >> if it work out, and i get back up there, it is what it is, and if not, i'm living good. so i ain't really trip together much. >> marshawn's never trippin. today is national teacher appreciation day. the warriors community foundation is contributing $250,000 to the oakland and san francisco unified school districts to aid in covid-19 relief. with head coach steve kerr making a personal contribution of $100,000, and today the coach participated in the call with oakland high school teachers to make the announcement. >> we understand how difficult it is to do your jobs and how many kids need technical support and help. and so we're trying to help where we can. so thank you so much. and it's great to see everybody today. and again, thank you. thank you so much for all the work you're doing.
>> really letting that beard grow out. time for tonight's edition of call my play as we revisit the animal kingdom. >> oh, the fur is flying in san jose. >> we're going to try you out for the olympics. >> lola the dog and sarah the cat in a sidewalk dust-up in a battle of lightweights. look out for the big dog on the block. here comes lady to show everybody who's boss. scram! having made her point, lady leaves and guess what? lola and sarah go right back at it in their pint-sized battle for supremacy. we just called your play on abc7. >> that was funny. >> that was funny. remember when you send us your video use the #abc7 call my play. and who knows? we may see you on tv. send your videos. we love seeing all of them. and dan, ama, if you're interested, i'm checking the schedule here. the dusan bears are playing the
lg twins in the korean league at 2:30 a.m. california time on espn 2. so you'll want the stay up for that. >> okay. noted. thank you, larry, very much. >> yes. all right. be sure to join us tonight for abc7 news at 11:00. >> i'm kate larsen in the newsroom where i've been speaking to dental hygienists today who are afraid to go back to work during the pandemic. so tonight at 11:00, you'll hear from those hygienists, as well as an employment lawyer who has important advice for anyone who is concerned about returning to the workplace. right now san jose police are breaking up cinco de mayo celebrations. will crowds stay away? we'll find out tonight. "jimmy kimmel live!" comes on at 11:35. night line after. tonight's focus is on the restaurant industry. but thank you so much for joining us tonight. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. for spencer christian, larry beil, all of us, we appreciate your time and hope to see you again at 11:00.
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