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has filed a request for a temporary restraining order against governor newsom and others to open hair and nail salons. they filed a lawsuit in federal court last week. today is the second day in san francisco and some other bay area counties for retail curbside pickup. officials say they'll will watching the data to determine whether to relax more restrictions on retail offices and schools. >> this is just the beginning. and over the next period of two to four week, we will continue to watch the data to see if we can enter into that next phase, the 2-b face. >> they caution further reopening is contingent on people continuing to follow social distancing and mask requirements. 22 public companies in the bay area are holding on to roughly $52 million in federal funding that was intended for small businesses. and despite demands from congress, one company in particular is still refusing to return that money. abc7 news i-team reporter
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stephanie sierra has been tracking this for weeks and she joins us with the latest. stephanie? >> congress has single out quantum corporation, a data storage company based in san jose for refusing to return $10 million in federal funding. and as of today, it's not looking likely that will happen. >> if there is anybody out there that misuses this program, we will find you. >> this is house minority leader kevin mccarthy nearly a month ago. the congressman urging big public companies to return federal funding intended for small businesses. >> you will not want the reputation that you will soon get if you take advantage. >> but it appears that warning doesn't cushion quantum. the data storage giant someone of five u.s. companies singled out by a congressional select subcommittee that quantum return funds immediately and clearly pointed out the company that has a market value over $150 million doesn't meet the qualifications to be eligible for the help.
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>> it is possible that they will get in trouble. >> i spoke with danielle bryant, the executive director of a federal government oversight group based in washington, d.c. we know quantum's deadline to respond to the subcommittee has passed, and we have yet to hear if any of the funding has been returned. what happens now? i it is possible that they set themselves up for real problems because treasury has set a standard that says you have to certify as a company receiving these funds that it was necessary to have them in order to continue your operations. >> what penalty could the company potentially face here? >> it's a felony to lie to the federal government about needing these funds if they don't need them. so this is not a minor infraction for them, if that's the case. >> we reached out to quantum for further comment and was provided the same statement saying this ppp loan is saving american jobs at quantum. without it, we would most certainly be forced to reduce head count. but when i asked the company to
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confirm if the $10 million is being used to keep their employees on payroll, i didn't get a response. >> those who do not need it, do not take it. >> but there are severe consequences. >> give the money back. >> only three public companies in the bay area have returned the money, totalling roughly $18 million. while the remaining 22 have yet to return a dime. >> by the time accountability can start happening a few months from now, many businesses may already be out of business. >> now, we have a full list of those 22 public companies in the bay area that have not returned the money. they're all posted over on our website, and i want to point out there are interactive graphs detailing how much money each company received. it's a total of $52 million. for the i-team, stephanie sierra, abc7 news. >> all right, stephanie, thank you. because of the pandemic, our efforts to build a better bay area are now focused on four key areas, health, education, the economy and our changing workplaces. today the economy in the east bay got a boost.
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contra costa county joined seven other counties in phase 2 of the state's reopening. retail stores like this boutique in lafayette are can now offer curbside service. owner lauren plateau has been connecting with customers by showing clothes in her instagram feed and delivering clothes to customers' homes. she isn't expecting a rush today, but she is still offering the service, which means bringing back her employees. >> it's allowing me to staff my store again, because i need to have someone here all the time in case a customer comes to pick up. all the girls are super excited to come back in. >> plateau said she also wishes the county would allow for window-shopping, something that is not allowed there, but is in other bay area counties. as more retail starts to open up, including shopping malls and curbside pickup, we wanted to experience what it feels like to be a shopper in this new normal. so we sent kris reyes to different stores in the bay area. as she found out, there is a list of challenges and bright sides to this new shopping
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experience. >> hi there. i am in my car right now in san francisco. i'm going to try to hit four stores doing curbside pickup today. it's just a little after 10:30 in the morning, and we're going try to see how much we get done in this new shopping normal. so first the shopping process. i picked four chain stores, banana republic, blue mercury, barnes & noble and party city. it was far from a seamless process, and pretty time consuming to navigate different websites. so that was really a fun process, but you have to be patient with these businesses because their websites aren't really designed to do this. it took me about an hour and a half to get in all my orders. but there are some bright sides. my orders at banana republic, blue mercury and barnes & noble were ready within the hour. i got text messages with instructions. so i just did my first pickup here at grant avenue, banana republic. the toughest part was getting this parking spot. we're lucky to have this. but the whole street is full. we didn't want to show the employee. she was wearing gloves, a mask, very friendly, and she dropped
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off my package. i'm heading now to my second pickup in burlingame. that order was ready immediately after i made the phone call. so we didn't have to wait at all. parking wasn't an issue here. found a spot in front of the store. and when we got there, the store employee was super friendly. she was wearing a face shield and gloveses and dropped the bag into my back seat. >> hi, thank you. >> the then next is the shopping center with designated parking zones for curbside pickup. macy's, nordstrom, dsw and barnes & noble the growing list of stores offing curbside pickup. all i needed to do was let them know i'm here. >> thank you for your service. >> of course. thank you so much. we really appreciate your business. >> so the party city, i'm still waiting for a text message to let me know my package is ready. that was about four hours ago. my biggest takeaway from all of the shopping is this is yet another way for businesses to just survive. it's far from a perfect system.
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so like anything else in this new reality, we have to be patient because it's all a work in progress. kris reyes for abc7 news. >> and it is a work in progress. a new effort is under way to help struggling farmers and ranchers in california hit so hard by this pandemic. abc7 news reporter david louie is live to talk about the new buy california grown campaign. >> that's right, dan. you know, agriculture in california is a big business, producing more sales than ten other western states combined. now this new campaign is designed to make consumers aware just who they're supporting when they go food shopping. almost six out of ten farmers surveyed by the california farm bureau say they've lost sales due to the pandemic as demand abruptly ended among large customers. >> over a million meals a day that are normally consumed in restaurants or hotels or school cafeterias were like completely shut down. >> that was a blow to farmers and ranchers who ring up almost
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$50 billion in business a year. three commodities, milk and dairy progress, grapes, and almonds account to a third of that. so a major marketing campaign called buy california grown has been launched to support the state's estimated 124,000 growers and ranchers and the half million or more farm workers they employee. california grown labels will tell consumers that they're buying local. the presidents of mackel voy ranch in mendocino, marin and san francisco also points out they donate over 160,000 pounds of food to food banks. >> as more of our community becomes dependent on food bank donations, keeping farmers employeed to help with that entire supply chain has amplified benefits. >> strict social distancing guidelines have revived farmer's markets. california grown berries and asparagus are in season. peach season is starting. >> we can no longer do sampling of that fresh fruit or the products that you have available. but our farmers are pretty good
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at helping people spot what is the ripest. so it will be the most flavorful. >> now secretary ross says safety is ingrained in the cultivation, harvesting and processing of our food for everyone's safety. we're live, david louie, abc7 news. >> david, thank you. now to a san francisco company that claims it's giving options to people working from home who need a break from their spouse or kids. globe lets you book an apartment or a home by the minute when you need some peace and quiet. tonight there are questions about whether a glove violates health orders. abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow has the story. >> globe is advertised as a booking app that lets you find a nearby empty home or apartment when you need peace and quiet. >> everybody is working from home right now. you come to the globe app. you search the inventory that we have in your building or a few blocks away, and you find an empty unit to find a place to get work done. >> founder and ceo manny banfo says guests are charged anywhere
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from 25 cents to $1.50 a minute. most stay for an average of two hours. during covid-19, he says globe is appealing to roommates, significant others, and parents who can't escape to the office or elsewhere. >> what we have done is provided you that reprieve right in your building. >> san francisco is one of globe's most popular cities, according to banfo. but there are questions about whether globe violates the city's health order. in an emailed statement, the city's attorney office tells abc7 news, quote we are investigating these operation. short-term rentals may only be used for limited purposes under the health order, like providing place to stay for first responders or people needing to self-isolate. banfo tells abc7 news he doesn't view globe as a short-term rental because people are not staying overnight. globe is available between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. in its statement, the san francisco city attorney's office also writes "between occupants, the owner must thoroughly clean
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and sanitize the unit in accordance with covid-19 health guidelines." banfo says hosts certify the checklist that they have cleaned everything in between guests. >> all the countertops, all the light switches, the turner in, the couches. >> but he admits globe is taking them at their word. having gone through in his words, a great deal to qualify as hosts. he says globe is also making sure guests are healthy. >> you do have to send us your temperature. you got to take a picture of a thermometer reading, send it to us. >> san francisco deputy health officer dr. susan philip. >> not everyone who has covid we now know has a fever. it may not be broad enough to cover all the bases for infection. >> the san francisco city attorney's office said it could not discuss specifics of the ongoing investigation. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc7 news. coming up, bay area churches
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pulling together to help save lives. the donation they're making to help people at risk also, santa rosa's homeless. moving from here to there. the new site designed to help during the pandemic. and child care compximany f closure, just as parents need them more than ever. i'm spencer christian. memorial day is coming up, and temperatures will be coming up as well. i'll have
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the oakland a's are refusing to pay $1.2 million to the coliseum authority. that's according to "the mercury news." the a's are required to make that payment annually to use the city and county-owned stadium. the authority says it is willing to negotiate, but the general counsel for the a's says the team is deferring payment until it has a better understanding of when the coliseum will be available for its use. in march it was announced that the coliseum would potentially be used as a covid-19 patient
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site . now to the critical state of child care. abc7 news is committing to showing you all the ways life with coronavirus will be changed as part of the effort to build a better bay area. we know we'll have to adapt to a much different world. and tonight that different world very much includes day-care centers. abc 7 reporter desley brinkley has more. >> the love & care learning center in walnut creek usually has 100 children or more in their care. now there is only 10. >> we did lose some clients because the families lost their job and some families are reluctant to return. it's hard to say if we can accept children because the restrictions that the state gave us doesn't allow us to operate at our full capacity. >> a new study out of uc berkeley center for looked at 2,000 preschools in california in late april. only 34% of child care centers were open while 72% of home-based child care was open. looking ahead, the study painted
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a bleak picture. >> in a lot of cases, folks are hesitant to return to child care. families are return. and some programs just are not able to reopen for financial concerns or safety concerns. we can expect a lot of closures. we're anticipating mass closures across the state. >> 62% reported having trouble getting ppe and sanitizing supplies. >> i don't know. 100 time a day we wash our hand all the time. and i sanitize the floor every night. >> the owner of this home-based business reopened in may. >> i know is much more work for me, but i have to make money. >> she is hearing of challenges her peers are facing. >> employees not wanting to come to work because unemployment is paying them more than they're receiving. >> the berkeley report concludes that child care needs a bailout. as the summer wears on and more warrants want to go back to work, they may find child care
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centers have gone out of business. in walnut creek, i'm leslie brinkley, abc7 news. some bay area churches have joined forces to donate two million masks to local nursing homes, faings and hospitals. 14 churches in all teamed up for the christian love in action donation events. pallets were delivered to organizations in need. two foundations, the sandhill property and prince of peace helped source the masks which are arriving in big shipments through the end of the month. >> we know that we have to give back. we are pressed by god to press others. >> the mask distribution is one of the largest of its kind arranged by private organizations in the bay area. in the north bay, santa rosa has approved a new model for homeless shelters that encourages social distancing. wayne freedman son that story. >> they're both an experiment
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and a necessity. tents in a parking lot placed by the city of santa rosa. when having a roof over your head used to refer to an underpass, this is one solution to the problem. >> we're doing it because the city council sees this as the right thing to do. we're trying to keep people safe, keep the community safe from this pandemic. >> if you pace them off, you'll notice every tent is social distanced. the first people moved in yesterday. the city expects 15 more today. maybe as many as 85 by next week, and they stress this is not an end. it's a beginning. >> it's all about safety. >> half of sonoma county's 3,000 homeless live within santa rosa. some of the people moving here will likely be refugees from the joe rodota trail, a two-mile long encampment on county property that angered neighbors and people living inside. >> i have three kids. they can't play out here. >> the city and catholic charities which will run this camp will promise safety and much more. >> we have rest rooms, showers. we'll have a laundry service.
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three meals a day. >> but some of the homeless who came here for a look do not appreciate the accommodations. james johnson has been on the street for two years. >> no water. there is no chairs, no place to sit. you're in the sun in the parking lot all day. >> and he doesn't like that it's managed with a curfew and security cards, but that's the price of social distancing for santa rosa's homeless. and maybe a look at the future. >> when the economy changes and people are losing jobs, those are all future indicators of increases in homelessness. >> i wish i would have never came to california. which that, james johnson walked away today, destination unknown. in santa rosa, wayne freedman, abc7. we haven't seen air this clean since 2006. yes, the pandemic is helping to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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[ closing bell ] >> stocks fell for the first time in four days today as shares of retailers like nordstrom, macy's and walmart sold lower. the dow industrials average dropped 390 points. the nasdaq composite lost a half percent of its value, and the s&p 500 slid 31 points. pier 1 imports is preparing to close all of its stores. the retailer announced today that it is seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin winding down operations. the company says it will begin liquidation sales once store locations can reopen. there are 17 pier 1 stores in the bay area. pier 1 is still accepting orders online. you've probably noticed how clear the air has been. now scientists confirm that in april, the amount of carbon dioxide that humans generated fell 17 compared to the year before. that's about the same level of pollution that we produced in 2006. most of it was coming from
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manufacturing, power generation, transportation, shipping, and aviation. however, scientists and environmentalists are not optimistic that it will stay at these levels once the pandemic subsides. but a pretty decent day outside today, though. >> very nice outside. spencer christian is tracking the forecast as we head into the long weekend. spencer? . >> it is going to be a nice long weekend, dan and ama, and a much warmer one. right now we have mainly clear skies across the bay area. it's a bit cooler than average. whoops, for just a second i lost my video. this is the reason we're having rather unusual weather. this upper-level low that has brought us cooler than average weather. and even some isolated showers yesterday has moved its center over into nevada. but you see the counterclockwise circulation around that low sweeping moisture into the bay area and producing some rather robust winds as well. wind speed right now at the surface ranging from 25 to 35 miles per hour. 35 in san francisco right now. so pretty windy out there.
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here is a live view from emeryville. 60 degrees in san francisco. 61 at pacifica. and we have mid- to upper 60s in oakland, redwood city, san jose and gilroy. moving along, we'll take a look at other temperature readings right now. 70 in santa rosa, and mid- to upper 60s at petaluma, napa, concord, livermore, and 74 degrees in fairfield. that's our warm spot. and as we look out towards alcatraz from the sutro towercam, we'll continue to have gusty wind overnight. patchy morning fog will develop. it will be sunny and a bit warmer the next few dayses, turning much warmer over memorial day weekend. now here is our forecast animation study. at 7:00 this evening, notice how some high and low clouds will form over the south bay and the santa cruz mountains and along the peninsula coastline overnight. but those cloud will be swept away by midmorning tomorrow, giving way to mainly sunny skies and a slightly milder day than we had today. overnight lows will be generally in the low 50s, and tomorrow's
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highs will range from about 62 at half moon bay to 66 at san francisco. 72 at fremont. 70 in oakland. 77 at santa rosa and fairfield and concord. 73, san jose. and it's going to get a whole lot warmer. skipping ahead to saturday. notice inland highs warming up to mid to upper 80s. around the bay mid- to upper 70s. on sunday, some low 90s will pop up in our inland areas. and monday, memorial day, we'll have mid-90s in the warmest, or should i say hottest inland areas. around the bay shoreline, look for mid-80s on monday. and on the coast up to 70 degrees. so here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. we will have just a gradual change to milder weather over the next few days. in fact, from thursday to friday, there might even be a slight dip in temperatures by a couple of degrees. but then that warm-up kicks into high gear on saturday. sunday we'll see low nines inland. and there you go, monday memorial day and tuesday. mid-80s around the bay shoreline.
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mid to or mid- to upper 90s inland and mid- to upper 60s on the coast. it is going to be quite warm and summer like as we get into memorial day. dan and ama? >> thanks, spencer. all right. a bay area team that may be closing in on a potential treatment for covid-19. how their work relies on our own immune system to fight off infection. also, the crisis in the tenderloin. the number of homeless people living in tents is growing. i-team reporter dan noyes looks into what the city is doing about it. two months into the pandemic, and gig workers are still having trouble getting their unemployment checks. what gives? i'm michael finney. 7 on your side is coming up. and abc7 is partnering with iheartradio to help support local businesses being hit hard during the pandemic. go to to find
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building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is abc7 news.
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>> and we have breaking news. effective immediately, restaurants in napa county can reopen for dine-in service. that's if they have made adaptations that meet state guidelines. napa county has been approved to move further into phase 2, which includes dine-in restaurants, retail store, shopping malls, and swap meets, all with those adaptations. schools can also reopen effective you know 1. wineries and tasting rooms will remain closed. napa county businesses that reopen are required to meet state standards, show customers and employees the establishment has reduced risk and post signage of their social distancing protocol. now to look at some of today's other headlines with coronavirus. >> and there are many. treasury secretary steve mnuchin warned congress there is a risk of permanent damage to the economy because of all the shutdowns, but he added he expects the economy to pick up at the end of the year. los angeles county is now targeting reopening around july 4th. it has been the hardest hit county in the state by the coronavirus.
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new york is going to allow for memorial day gatherings, but they can only have a maximum of ten people. today at the white house during a cabinet meeting, president trump defended his use of the drug hydroxychloroquine. >> very powerful drug, i guess, but it doesn't harm you. and so i thought as a front-line defense, possibly it would be good. and i've had no impact from it. i've had no -- i feel the same. i haven't changed i don't think too much. and at some point, you know, i won't take it. it might be soon. it might be a little bit -- it doesn't seem to have any impact on me. >> the fda has warned the drug can cause heart problems. it is typically used to treat mlaria and lupus. a bay area team may be closing in on a potential treatment for covid-19. it relies on our own immune systems to fight off the infection. abc7 news reporter chris nguyen has the story. >> in the race to find a cure for covid-19, there is new hope
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from bay area scientists who have been working around the clock. >> good to have big dreams. big dreams got us to the moon. >> you might recognize dr. jacob glenville from the disease "pandemic." he is the president and ceo of distributed bio, and they're developing an anti-to treat the coronavirus. >> once we have this therapy in our hands, if you have to go the hospital or their loved ones has to go to the hospital, give them the antibody therapy. >> three independent laboratories, including one at stanford university have confirmed that multiantibodies that were previously used in treating sars are potent in covid-19. the antibodies are able to block the coronavirus from infecting human cells. >> we definitely need vaccines, but they can take quite a time to develop, and you can't give them to people who are already
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sick, because vaccines often take four or five or six weeks to take effect. >> it's encouraging news to infectious disease experts who say any possible cure or vaccine will need to be scaled for maximum reach. >> we think this virus can be conquered. we think we have the technology to do it. we just need to be very careful to make sure the products made are safe. >> centivax hopes to conduct a human study by august. if approved by the federal government, a possible treatment could be ready by september. in silicon valley, chris nguyen, abc7 news. the department of justice has sent a letter to governor newsom warning him the state's reopening plan could raise civil rights issues. it specifically points to restrictions on gatherings by religious groups while restaurants and malls can open up at a quicker pace. the letter adds while it does not seek to dictate how states ropen, it is responsible for upholding the constitution. the number of homeless people in tents is soaring during the coronavirus pandemic,
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and that's putting intense pressure on some san francisco residents. one family couldn't get help from public officials so they turned to the abc7 news i-team. dan noyes has been investigating the issue and looking for solutions and joins us now. dan? >> ama, i spoke to as many stakeholders on this issue as i could. the neighbors, the homeless, a and the public officials who are scrambling for answers. block after block, tents with homeless are spreading across san francisco's tenderloin and into surrounding neighborhoods. officials tell me they counted 400 tents before the coronavirus pandemic. it's now past 1100, and that's putting pressure on those who live in nearby apartments. is it a stretch to say that you feel like a prisoner in your own home? >> absolutely. absolutely. i feel 100% like a prisoner. >> lisa russell lives with her husband, son, and father in this lower building that backs on to an alley. one large tent within arm's reach from their window.
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that vent leads straight into they're worry they'd could get sick, even though they are sheltering in place. >> and we are scared that by no fault of our own and by following the rules, we're going end up getting covid and it could be deadly for both my father and myself. >> lisa has severe asthma. and her father, at 73 years of age is in a high-risk group. >> it's a virus that is so close, it could easily be brought in. if you open these windows or you're basically having anybody who is that close inside your room, you might as well invite them inside your apartment because they're that close to it. >> they tell me they see drug use daily and witness fights, but it's the threat of fires that keeps them up at night. >> jesus. >> twice in recent months, tents caught fire, sending smoke into the building, and just last night, lisa again smelled smoke. it turned out to be a barbecue grill at the tent below her window. she says her 11-year-old son worries. >> it was so traumatizing that when my son smells smoke or thinks that there is something going on, the last time he heard
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a fire alarm, it caused a whole lot of panic in him buzz of that incident. >> lisa tells me the police haven't been much help, and that she and her father have called and emailed several public officials from the mayor to the district attorney, the fire department, and their supervisor, but never heard back. after i called, supervisor aaron peskin met me at the site. >> and my heart goes out to the unhoused and my heart goes out to the housed. and in terms of real solutions, let's be real. our options are not great. >> at the very least, lisa and her father would like the tent under their window to move across the street in front of a commercial building. but supervisor peskin points to cdc guidance issued may 10th against moving homeless encampments because that increases the potential for infectious disease spread. peskin counted off the distance. the tent is too large to fit on the other smaller sidewalk. >> it would be there. >> another option, peskin says
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the city has arranged 3,000 hotel rooms for the homeless. you would take a hotel room if it was offered to you? >> of course. >> but we want to offer all of these folks housing to get them off of the street, to keep them safe from covid-19, to reduce the impacts on local neighbors and neighborhoods. >> but one woman staying in the tent, jasmine mixon tells me she is frustrated after repeatedly trying to get housing from the family. >> i already inquired about it. i called 311. they keep saying it's supposed to start. it's suppose stodd start but it has not started. >> another public official, district attorney boudin did finally email lisa russell. he told her to call police if a crime has been commit, and added the city has not adequately invested in supportive and oyed forable housing for the most marginalized members of our community. we did see workers cleaning streets in the area, and the city is setting up encampment squares so the homeless can
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pitch tents at a safe distance. that's not enough for lisa and her family. >> after 15 years of living in san francisco, it's where my heart. i love this place. and it kills me inside to see what is happening, because we do not have city officials stepping up and doing their job. >> the people who live in that tent tell me they'd move if someone just asked them, but lisa says with all she has seen and heard over the past weeks, she has not been out of her house in more than two months. for the i-team, dan noyes, abc7 news. dan, ama? >> all right, dan, thank you so much. three foreign airlines are planning to resume san francisco flights next month. that's according to sfo. all nippon airways plans to resume flights from tokyo narita, swissair from zurich and lufthansa plans to bring back flights from munich. sfo hasn't seen nonstop flights from europe since april 1. the federal c.a.r.e.s. act
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promises unemployment benefits for the first time to gig workers and the self-employed. but the state's employment development department really was not set up to provide benefits for these workers, at least not until now. there is an adjustment period going on. 7 on your side's michael finney is live with the story. michael? >> the self-employed gig workers were thrilled when they found out that for the first time they would actually qualify for unemployment checks. the problem is as you just said, dan, the state isn't geared up to send them out. so many have still not even received their first check, including one east bay stylist who came to me for help. just weeks ago, alicia orbela's oakland hair salon was buzzing. >> i can easily do eight to ten if not more services in a ten-hour day. >> here it is today, empty, silent. banished by a pandemic. >> arms are only so long. there is no way we can stand within six feet or more back from the clients.
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>> the work she had been doing for 24 years was suddenly illegal, forbidden, a public health threat. all hair salons were ordered shut. overnight her income was gone. >> the immense amount of tears that were shed and sleepless nights we're never going to get pst that. >> so alicia did something she's never done before. she applied for unemployment. >> as a self-employed individual, we've never been -- it's never been an option for us to apply for benefits. >> the the c.a.r.e.s. act extends benefits for the fist time to gig workers and the self-employed. but for week, actually getting benefits was impossible. >> we got to the part where it says are you willing and able to accept work? and so i put no because we're in a pandemic. and that's an automatic denial. >> the edd application said she must be willing to work, but the state mandate said she must not. a classic catch-22. >> if i could cut hair legally
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with a ppe hazmat suit, i'd be doing it. i've never wanted to work so bad as i do right now. >> alicia and colleagues across the country shared tips on how to get past the road trips and tricks to get through on the phone. >> the immense amount of stress of logging back on to a website, doing the same things over and over and then having to read information. am i doing something wrong. we were told that we were going get benefits. why are we not getting benefits? that's keeps me up at night. >> alicia focused on reopening in a new world. >> i removed our seating area so we don't have chairs sitting next to each other. >> and then hope. the edd website opened a new portal for independent workers.. and st aci finally got paid. although she says her friends still have not. >> it did feel a sense of relief. at least i know i can pay some rent june 1st, which is great. >> here is more good news. the edd is hire mortgage
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employees so that they can answer the phones and answer the emails on that new portal. we'll be keeping track of that. we'll check back in. and by the way, tomorrow, i'm going to introduce you to another group of workers who also can't get checks. they are workers that have been laid off and can't find a way to apply. it's pretty interesting. wait until tomorrow. >> all right. look forward to hearing from you more. thank you, michael. well, the pandemic has taken a toll on kids forced to shelter in place. >> boring, really. just not -- i just want to me my friends and stuff. >> up next, the frustration of being stuc
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better bay area, and one of the areas we're focusing on is health. that includes mental health. the stay-at-home order is hitting some teens especially hard. most are studying from home and being asked to refrain from doing the one thing they love most, hanging out with their friends. abc7 reporter lyanne melendez took a personal look at the issue. . there is a lot of frustration, even loneliness. what else are teens feeling these days? i went to the source. i talked to my three kids. so come on. follow me. >> hey, guys. >> hi, mom. >> hi, how are you? thanks for doing this and being so candid. just to clarify, we're not wearing masks because we all live together. so if i were to ask you one word for one word to describe the stay-at-home order and how you're feeling, baxter? >> boring, really. i just want to see my friends and stuff like that. >> i feel like i'm counting down the hours for the days to go by,
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just waiting until i can see my friends and do things outside the house. >> so let me tell you that you're not alone, and i want to invite sahara lake from do she is going to zoom with us. >> hi, guys. i'm sahara. i'm at do all your feelings of frustration and anxiety and just going a bit stir crazy, you're definitely not alone. young people across the country are feeling the exact same way. >> that's right. hold on to that thought for a second. we'll be right back. now let me ask you this. so what do you guys miss the most about hanging out with your friends or being at school? >> i just miss the connection with my friends. >> i really miss the freedom i had. atave you guys been doing to keep yourselves entertained? >> when i leave the house, i go skateboarding because it's the only fun thing to do outside. >> let's bring in sahara one more time. see sahara, what do you recommend? >> exercising, taking a walk, journalling, singing, writing
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poetry, painting. >> all god advice. so there is a lot of things to do. and do has a whole list of things you can do because it's going to be a really long summer. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. i need to go to work. bye, guys. >> bye, mom. >> and off she goes. stay with us. the birthday gift one san francisco 4-year- [music]
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[music] especially in times like these, strong public schools make a better california for all of us.
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strong public schools make a better california family is all togetherect... and we switched to geico; saved money on our boat insurance. how could it get any better than this? dad, i just caught a goldfish! there's no goldfish in this lake. whoa! it's pure gold. we're gonna be rich... we're gonna be rich! it only gets better when you switch and save with geico. the son of two san francisco frontline health care workers received a special gift. 4-year-old connor walsh could not believe his eyes as a long line of trucks paraded past his home. his parents said they wanted to do something special for connor, who was born prematurely and suffers from some chronic health issues. connor loved it so much, he blew kisses their way. >> this became something so much bigger than what i originally had thought it could be.
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so i'm just a little bit overwhelmed, but it's a good overwhelmed. >> it sure is. the walshes received help organizing the parade from aaa, which provided a vehicle, as did the san francisco fire and police department, pg&e, cemex and others. even neighbors were getting into the act. connor even got the chance to sit on a real police motorcycle. happy birthday to connor. ama, is that the sweetest thing? >> that is. we love seeing that. and it was a nice day to do it. spencer? >> it certainly was. and it's a pretty nice evening as well, although a bit breezy. it will remain breezy with low temperatures in the low 50s. and then tomorrow's look at the accuweather seven-day forecast, you'll see a fairly mild day. but we don't get any really warmer until the weekend arrives. memorial day weekend. and by memorial day, we'll see high temperatures in the mid 90s in the inland areas. big warm-up is coming up, dan and ama. >> thank you, spencer.
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on to sports. sports director larry beil has a lot to talk about today, including a's baseball. >> yeah. this is an odd one. the oakland a's have a billionaire owner. so why aren't they paying their rent at the
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now abc7 sports with larry beil. >> good evening. controversy surrounding the oakland a's who have chosen not to pay their rent at the coliseum, at least for now. "the mercury news" broke the story. the county claiming that because the a's haven't been able to play, the team doesn't have the 1.2 million in rent that is due. this is according to a county official. the a's claim because the coliseum was identified as a possible site in case of a surge of covid-19 case, they can invoke a clause allowing them to defer payment, but still eventually pay. country yul bad look by a franchise that operates on the cheap. the own estimated to have a net
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worth over $2 billion, but doesn't want the pay at a time that the oakland government needs every cent. jimmy garoppolo has heard all of the critics. then came the tom brady to the 49ers rumors and you can be sure the aaron rogers to the 49ers will come. jimmy g. is tremendous in the locker room. the stats 69% passing last year, threw for almost 4,000 yards, 27 holidays touchdowns. he will always have garoppolo's back. >> i feel like i've been jimmy's bodyguard this off-season, but i've never been tired of it. i'll continue to do it right now. it's crazy to me that he doesn't get the respect that he deserves for what a phenomenal season i think he had, with the numbers he put up, the way he led this team. he was no doubt our leader on of super bowl. and within seven minutes of winning one. so for him not to get the respect that i feel he deserves
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is pretty wild to me. now to the forgotten man in the niners backfield, jerick mckinnon. his nickname is jet. starting to look like his former start. the niners signed him in 2019. he hasn't been able to play a single game. he had acl surgery and acted up at training camp. this video of him working out is promising because when healthy, this jet can fly. the nfl officially opened training facilities today. no coaches allowed to be on hand with the players. the opens are contingent on local health guidelines. so the 49er are not among the teams returning for the time being. half the teams in the nba have opened up their training facilities. but when the nba season may gu this point. lebron james firmly in the camp of players that want to see a conclusion of this nbc season. lebron's lakers t the west. he spoke out on his media platform saying he is not ready to give up on the season. >> definitely not giving up on the season.
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you know, not only myself and my teammates, the lakers organization. we want the play. it's a lot of players that i know personally that want to play. and obviously, you know, we don't ever want to jeopardize the health of any of our players or any of the players' families and hopefully this 2020 season can continue. all right. time for another edition of abc7 call my play. today we feature a 9-year-old who is not letting this pandemic slow her down. >> alissa hempler is a triple threat. the family courtyard has turned into the wide world of sports. this is regulation-sized tennis court. solid strokes forehand and backhand. when that's done, time for some hoops. the bank is always open for alissa. softball season canceled, but this 9-year-old is still bringing the heat. name the sport, she plays it. hey alissa, we just called your play on abc7. >> send me your videos.
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be sure to use th the #abc7callmyplay. so we can put you on tv. pretty good workout routine alissa's got there. she is doing it all. dan and ama? >> she's got some skills. thanks very much. all right. be sure to join us tonight for abc7 news at 11:00. >> dentist offices are going back to work here in the bay area. but wait until you hear about some of the specific challenges they face. that story tonight at 11:00. are you worried about catching coronavirus in public rest rooms? what health experts want you to know. tonight on abc7 at 8:00, it's "after the dance" with stephen a. smith, a sport center special. at 9:00 "the story of soaps." the impact of soap operas. and stay with us for abc7 at 11:00. >> "jimmy kimmel live!" comes on at 11:35. and abc7's "nightline" airs right after at 12:05 a.m. that will do it for this edition
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of abc7 news. you can look for news any time on the abc7 news app. we thank you so much for joining us tonight. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan dn. for all of us here, we appreciate your time. hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and join us again tonight at 11:00.
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♪ this is "jeopardy!" introducing today's contestants-- a consultant and figure skating analyst from new york, new york... a consultant pharmacist from louisville, kentucky... and our returning champion-- a television director from cadillac, michigan... ...whose 1-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!"-- ex [ chrs alause ] thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. well, watching ben become champion was an exciting event for all of us here at "jeopardy!" he was up and down more often than a yo-yo.
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