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building a better bay area for a safe sean secure future, this is abc 7 news. this morning, a monumental moment as the first shipment of the pfizer vaccine begins at the facility in michigan. this is just the start of one of the nation's most urgent vaccination campaigns ever. good morning everybody. it's sunday, december 13th. i'm liz kreutz. we have much more to get to on the pfizer vaccine that is on its way to several states, but first before we get to that, let's get another quick look at the weather with meteorologist frances dinglasan in for lisa argen this morning. good morning, frances. >> good morning, liz. good morning, everyone. depending on where you are you can hear the rain moving through. we saw it through san francisco and the heavier rain is starting
to move through the east bay. here is live doppler 7. you can see mod hat rainfall in yellow and orange starting to move east right now and the system will continue to slide southeast throughout the day so some heavier rainfall along interstate 80, through oakland, also as well in san leandro and hayward. check out heavy rain moving across the dumbarton bridge there, that red is causing some driving difficulties in that area. here's a look at outside with your day planner for today. the storm system ranks one out of five on the storm impact scale. widespread rain over the next couple hours. temps in the 40s and 50s. lighter by noon as the system continues to slide south but it will be breezy in the hills and then turning into scattered showers this afternoon before lingering chances this evening and drying out overnight. liz? >> frances, thank you. the first doses of pfizer's covid-19 vaccine will soon be on the way to california and the
bay area. about half an hour ago, fedex tweeted that video there, saying the vaccines are in their network and they're delivering them to their destinations soon. earlier this morning, the first doses of the vaccine were loaded into boxes at the pfizer facility in kalamazoo, michigan. this is what you're watching here. pfizer says the semitrucks are not full because these are the specific orders they had for today. the first shipment will be going to all 50 states. an army of medical personnel is ready to take delivery here in california. as abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard shows us, the vaccine countdown is on. >> this is really a bright, shining time, even though the weather is not so great today. >> reporter: ucsf chief pharmacy executive desi codas is excited for a special delivery about a thousand doses of the vaccine, she's leading the distribution. >> we hope to receive vaccine at ucsf monday. tuesday at the latest and we'll
start vaccinating on wednesday. >> reporter: front line health care workers will be first in line to get the first of two doses of the vaccine. ucsf, one of seven medical facilities in the state to take delivery first. codas says the vaccine won't be mandatory for ucsf health employees. >> folks can decline. folks can pause and then maybe a few weeks or a month later decide they want to become vaccinated. we're not making it mandatory. >> reporter: ups and fedex will be transporting the first doses from pfizer's plant in kalamazoo, michigan. governor gavin newsom tweeted "california has spent the last few months preparing for the arrival of the covid-19 vaccine. we expect our initial 327,600 doses as early as this weekend. hope is on the horizon." >> it's game on. >> reporter: marin county public health officer dr. matt willis expects his first doses by monday. first stop, the county's emergency operations center,
where these ultra cold storage unit also be standing by to keep the pfizer drug stable at 94 below zero fahrenheit. local hospitals like marin general will be the next stop. >> we're prioritizing those most at risk and most essential for our response so that's our essential front line workers on the emergency department's icus, as well as staff and skilled nursing facilities so hard-hit by this pandemic. >> reporter: san jose state professor mark schwartz warns the rollout may not be perfect. >> we'll have problems but for the most part, we've had time to plan and i think it will come off reasonably slowly. >> reporter: experts say the challenge will be getting enough doses for everyone who wants one. that will take time. ucsf and marin county say they expect to receive more doses later next week. in the newsroom, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. as the wait for the pfizer vaccine continues bay area countsies are all on standby.
abc 7 news reporter lu st pena explains some counties might get more doses of the vaccine than others. >> reporter: counties across the bay area are on standby, as they wait to receive the first batch of the pfizer covid-19 vaccine. >> the county doesn't have any say in the priorities, but we're given a tier system and we help to allocate those doses that we get to the hospitals to make sure they receive what they need. >> reporter: some counties will receive more vaccines than others. santa clara county is expecting more than 17,000 doses as their covid numbers increase over a thousand cases a day. >> the health department is going to take it upon itself in our county to provide vaccine for the staff at the skilled nursing facilities, the nursing homes. >> reporter: also among the first to get the vaccine are veterans in long-term health facilities. the palo alto va was selected as one of 37 va sites to receive the first doses of the covid-19 vaccine. >> this is just the first
allocation, so people should realize this is just a very small amount of vaccine, and we will see vaccine shipments hopefully each week for the next hopefully months. >> reporter: john muir hospitals in contra costa county have two freezers ready for the pfizer vaccine, one in concord and a second in walnut creek. >> we're setting up time slots for our front line workers to be able to come through and be vaccinated first. we're getting all of that in place, and making sure that we have all of the logistics down. >> reporter: how many doses of the pfizer vaccine is your hospital projected to receive? >> we did put in a request for 4,875 doses so nearly 5,000. we don't know if we're going to receive that many. >> reporter: contra costa county will receive roughly 10,000 doses. luz pena, abc 7 news. a vaccine can't arrive soon enough because california continues to set the wrong kind of records with the coronavirus. there were more than 35,000 newly diagnosed cases a single
day record yesterday. more than 12,400 people are hospitalized with more than 2,700 in icu, also single day records. the bay area's capacity edged back up to 17.6%. the state's threshold is 15%. the 14-day positivity rate in the state is at 10.2%. we're dedicating this week to bringing you in-depth coverage with our team of reporters and medical experts. if you have questions about the vaccine, we'll try to answer all of them. just head to abc7news.com/vaccine to submit your question. tomorrow night at 10:00, a special edition of "20/20: the shot, race for the vaccine." this will cover the safety, access and timing of the vaccine. ten san francisco community organizations will receive more than $5 million in grants to reduce the spread of covid-19 in the city's most impacted neighborhoods. it is part of the health department's equity strategy which focuses on disparities in
covid-19 case rates. currently latinos make up 15% of san francisco's population, but they account for 45% of cases. the money will be used for testing, contact tracing and other covid-related health services. and san jose has said good-bye to their police chief. yesterday was chief eddie garcia's last day after almost 29 years with the department. in august, he announced that he would be retiring. he joined the force in 1992 and became chief in 2016. yesterday in a tweet he wrote, "thank you, san jose, to my men and women. it was an honor fighting for you. stay the course." frances, let's get a check outside this morning. >> yes, definitely, liz. i want to show you a live shot outside, rain falling. it has been even light to moderate at times, and we had some heavy rain move through san francisco helded into the east bay right now. we look towards pier 15, we can still expect scattered showers throughout the afternoon. i'll let you know how much
rainfall we expect from the system throughout the day. >> thanks, frances. also ahead, ground-breaking musician charlie pride has died. a look back at his storied career in country music and tributes from artists he paved the way for. plus, it may seem like it, but not everything is canceled this holiday season. we'll take to you the east bay where hundreds of people are coming out to i'm greg, i'm 68 years old. i do motivational speaking in addition to the substitute teaching. i honestly feel that that's my calling-- to give back to younger people. i think most adults will start realizing that they don't recall things as quickly as they used to or they don't remember things as vividly as they once did. i've been taking prevagen for about three years now. people say to me periodically, "man, you've got a memory like an elephant." it's really, really helped me tremendously. prevagen. healthier brain. better life.
abundant wind and solar energy, we have the power to take on climate change. use less from 4 to 9 pm to keep california golden. ♪ hanging off the brim of my hat, sure is cold today ♪ >> ground-breaking country musician charlie pride has died from the coronavirus. he was 86 years old. tributes have been pouring in. you saw dolly parton calling pride one of her dearest and oldest friends. darius rucker writing "pride destroyed barriers" and was one
of the greatest people he knew. reporter stephanie elam has the journey from the son of sharecroppers to legendary musician. ♪ oh, the snakes crawl at night ♪ >> reporter: charlie pride was country music's first black superstar. he fell in love with country music after listening to grand ol' opry radio shows in his youth. >> i've always loved entertainment. i've always loved to listen to not only just singing but the radio shows. >> reporter: yet he first found success in a different field. >> that was where i wanted to make my mark, baseball. i saw jackie robinson and i was picking that cotton in mississippi. hey, here's my way out. >> reporter: pride entered the negro leagues at the age of 16 and eventually became an all-star player. he sang in local music clubs in his spare time, and after a failed tryout with the new york mets made music his focus. pride's race proved to be a hurdle for country labels at the time, but legendary country guitarist and record executive
chet atkins took a chance on him. ♪ pride's first singles were released without any mention of his race or even a picture of him. but in due course, country music fans discovered who he was. ♪ just between you and me >> reporter: his 1967 breakthrough single "just between you and me" was a top ten country hit and earned him his first grammy nomination. in the decades that followed, pride would score more than 50 top ten country hits, and sell tens of millions of records. ♪ kiss an angel good morning >> reporter: his 1971 grammy-winning number one crossover hit, "kiss an angel good morning" was his most successful song. selling more than a million copies. in his later years, he picked up cma and grammy achievement awards and was inducted into the grand ol' opry and the country music hall of fame. ♪
>> gosh, he will be missed. all right, another interesting story to tell you in san jose. the owner of a high-end wine shop believes a professional wine thief is behind a break-in, where his most valuable bottles were stolen. the break-in happened at the joseph george wine shop at 2:30 yesterday morning. according to the owner, the thief passed up many good bottles and went straight for the mona lisa of his collection as he calls it. several magnums of harlan estate cabernet, a vintage from each year from 1992 to 1997. the prized collection is so rare and valuable, it could be worth as much as $45,000. owner burt george says whoever did this knew what they were going after. >> this was a professional wine thief, and it's a professional thief, number one, because they're not going to enjoy it. they're just going to -- i think they did it for somebody else for some reason, i have this
feeling. >> san jose police are investigating the wine heist. harlan estate in oakville called george asking what they could do to help. generous donors raised more than $55,000 for safari west the private wildlife reserve in sonoma county that's closed because of the stay-at-home order. >> that's our plan to bring safari west and sonoma county locally to california, to the u.s. and the world. that's our goal. >> safari west debuted its streaming live show as part of a virtual fund-raiser. the streaming show gave children and families everywhere a chance to take a tour of the 400-acre santa rosa wildlife park from the safety of their homes. proceeds from the online auction and donation drive will help fund the program. a few of santa's proudest helpers received a boost to brighten the holidays for thousands of children. macy's donated $3,000 to the marine corps reserves toys for tots program in san francisco's union square.
the marines will use that money to buy items for children. they also accepted donations of new toys. one marine shared what giving to others means to him. >> it means a lot to me, come from a back ground was raised to not having so much, so i can feel for the needy children, something to look forward on christmas day. >> the marines partner with several nonprofits to deliver toys to children across marin county, san francisco and san mateo county. and the holiday spirit is in full swing in san francisco for the first christmas in chinatown. the non-profit delivered 600 toys to immigrant kids and single resident occupancy housing. many received gift certificates to local restaurants which help keep them stay afloat during the holidays. san francisco community bay resources helped sponsor the event along with volunteers. we've been asked to stay home this month and not gather with anyone outside of our
household. as abc 7 news reporter matt boone shows us, there are still ways to enjoy the holiday season. you just have to stay inside your car. >> reporter: the lights just as bright as crippsmas place in fremont, but some changes, no walking around. you have to come in your car, causing a little bit of a traffic jam as hundreds of people came out just to get out of the house. >> paw patrol, calvin and hobbes. >> something to do on say saturday, with the whole shelter in place, supposed to stay at home, this is a nice place to get out. >> reporter: cruising slowly through the brightly lit streets carmen says everything seems surreal this year. >> christmas shopping is not the safest place to go. you get into the christmas spirit and it's nice for family. >> reporter: it's not just the lights and cartoon cutouts drawing families in. >> you get some fresh air. >> reporter: there's a sense of community. the fun designs custom for each family on the block. >> and just representing all the joy that we have here.
>> reporter: francine madrigal helps transforming cripps place into crippsmas place each year. this has been going on since the '60s. they had to adapt. it would have been disappointing to do nothing, she says. >> it's emotional the situation we're all in. we thought it was really important to still bring the spirit to everybody and just to see the true joy and excitement that kids get just is heartwarming. >> reporter: what does she want for christmas? >> for all this to end soon. ♪ >> reporter: the line of cars was long over at our lady of guadalupe church in san jose for a modified day of the virgin of guadalupe drive-through celebration. >> our message for the people was to stay at home. >> reporter: father bernardo offered prayers and holy water as parishioners would stop by. he knew some people would show up but not this many. >> i was expecting less people. >> reporter: he did not sanction the vendors selling lights and masks, as if 2020 was already a thing of the past and not at its
worst peak yet. >> i know this will pass. we know that, but i think we need to become more aware. >> reporter: reporting from the south bay, matt boone, abc 7 news. >> nice to get creative this time of year. i think frances, we can all agree, all we want for christmas is to get back to normal life soon. >> yes, all we want for christmas is the coronavirus vaccine and to be able to gather with our friends and family. oh my gosh, i'm looking forward to that. in the meantime, liz, today is another great day to try your grandma's recipe to bake cookies. it's an indoor day today with all the rain. i'll show you live doppler 7 looping over the past hour. you can see this line of rain and wet weather sliding from the north bay starting to slide towards the southeast and that's the pattern we're going to see throughout the rest of the morning hours, and here's what it looks like right now at 6:19, some of the heavier rain moving through the peninsula and into the east bay. the areas of yellow and orange there, that's the more moderate
to heavy rainfall. it can be heavy at times briefly but it will pass through the area quickly, and we also had some more heavy to moderate rain moving through newark and fremont and heading east as well. so i picked the san mateo bridge camera to show you some more moderate rainfall, you can see the cars moving through, headlights are moving eastbound towards hayward and san francisco right now it's 51 degrees. mountain view 54. san jose 54 as well as half moon bay. so temperatures will be fairly uniform throughout the day as well, with all this rain. live shot at the bay bridge toll plaza shows some light rain moving through the area right now, and some 40s out there in santa rosa. 48 and foggy. novato is 48. napa is 50 and foggy as well and some mid to upper 40s through fairfield, concord and livermore. our abc storm impact scale ranks each storm and this is a light one, one out of five. the heaviest rain will be right now in the morning. it will taper off in the
afternoon to scattered showers and a slight chance of thunder through parts of the north bay. here is a play-by-play for the next couple hours. so 8:00 this morning, we'll still see the line of heavy rain moving through the peninsula, san francisco towards vallejo. you can see there and by 10:00, it continues to slide south, hitting more parts of the mid part of the peninsula, lower part of the peninsula into the east bay and then by lunch time, the north bay will get a bit of a break, while the light rain continues in the south bay and san jose. fw gilroy heavier but it's not over yet. we'll see possible scattered showers in the afternoon before the system continues to move east and it will bring snow to the sierra through tomorrow as well. rainfall amounts range for today anywhere from half an inch, maybe less to a quarter of an inch and there's a high surf advisory as well. be careful out there, noon today through tomorrow, some massive waves up to 20 feet and in addition to that, there's a
coastal flood advisory through tuesday. we can expect some localized flooding especially during high tide, when it reaches over seven feet each morning. a winter storm warning in effect, not a great time to go to the sierra and tahoe because of the coronavirus and also because of bad driving conditions today and tomorrow. highs today mid to upper 50s for almost everyone, so fairly uniform. tomorrow will be pretty chilly in the north bay, some low 30s and mid-30s there and here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. rain showers today. our next chance of rain thursday. liz? >> all right, frances, thank you. just ahead, hundreds are
it's super important to me. i was noticing that i was just having some memory loss. it was really bothering me. so i tried prevagen and it started to work for me. i wish i had taken prevagen five or ten years ago. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. dan harris joins us to tell us what's coming up at 7:00. >> historic moments as the pfizer vaccine travels across the country to shipping centers, taking on the challenge as
hospitals prepare to receive the doses. this as america sets more terrible records in the pandemic. plus violent clashes between trump supporters and counter demonstrators, one person shot in what authorities are calling a riot. finally sarah fuller makes college football history again, becoming the first woman to score in a power five football game. her reaction to an epic moment. it's coming up on "gma." see you soon. the past nine months of the pandemic have been hard for many people, especially those in the service industry currently out of work. in san jose there's a non-profit organization that's stepping up in a big way to ensure they don't go hungry during the holidays. abc 7 news reporter chris wynn shows us how. >> reporter: we know times are tough, but for those in the hospitality sector -- >> we were the first to go and we're probably going to be the last to come back. >> reporter: an extra layer of uncertainty in the heart of silicon valley. >> the mental stress of not being able to go to work, still having to pay bills, support your family and whatnot is very hard.
it's very difficult. >> reporter: but in san jose the nonprofit organization hunger at home is providing a safety net for thousands of out of work families who would otherwise go hungry. many are connected to hotels and restaurants locally. >> i'm scared for the future. we are going to learn a lot after this pandemic, because before we working, we working and we never know what's going to come. >> reporter: hunger at home has given out food equal to 2.6 million meals since the start of the pandemic. >> it's amazing when community comes together and people helping people, community helping community. >> reporter: the organization relies on support from the public. law lacabral from sandis civil engineering stopped by to see her company's donation put to use as nearly 700 cars lined up for food. >> it was emotional, rolling up. i was looking for a place to park and there were just cars everywhere lined up. i honestly wasn't prepared for that.
it made it much more real. >> reporter: a real need, but a real appreciation as recipients give thanks. >> people are out here voluntarily to help out. it's like a family, and it's a blessing that we have this wonderful organization to help us out. >> reporter: looking ahead to whatever happens next. >> i don't think there's going to be a normal anymore but we'll get back to work and start again something new. >> reporter: in san jose, chris wynn, abc 7 news. two anti-homelessness nonprofits were awarded millions in grant funding. the money comes from the day one families fund. $2.5 million will go to the east oakland community project and more than $1 million will go to the time for change foundation. the san bernardino based group with the hayward project founded by amazon's ceo jeff bezos. they are two of 42 nonprofits across the country to receive this grant money. still to come on "abc 7 mornings," the tuition for some california universities could be going up. why uc chancellors want its
regents to consider aytuition hike in the next few years. supporters of president trump clashed with counter protesters in d.c. details on the injuries and arrests made at so the called stop the steal rally. so, i go to floor and decor where i get rock-bottom prices. on tile, wood, stone and laminate. plus, i score free in-store design services. now that's time well spent. explore floor and decor in person or online. people are saving hundreds on the most reliable in a land not so far away, network with xfinity mobile. they can choose from the latest phones or bring their own. and choose the data option that's right for them. they even get nationwide 5g at no extra cost. and since they are on the carrier rated #1
building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, this is abc 7 news. >> we have everything scheduled in detail and we're ready to go. >> i'm excited. the team is excited. we're ready. we're signed up. we have our schedule day. let's do this. >> hospitals across the country have been preparing for what's to come, the first covid-19 vaccine is set to be shipped this morning to facilities nationwide. the first doses expected to arrive tomorrow morning. good morning everybody. we have much more on the rollout of the pfizer vaccine in just a moment, but first, if you are just joining us this half hour, let's get another check of the rainy forecast with frances. the vaccine, some good news, we
need it. >> we could really use some good news. i'm looking forward to it and looking forward to a time when we can all be together and over the past hour on live doppler 7 we've seen some moderate to heavy rain slide from the north bay into the east bay right now. as you can see it looping over the past hour, and so this rain will continue to slide south and east throughout the morning hours and here's what you can expect throughout the day, with this live view from emeryville. widespread rain in the next hour, temps in the 40s and 50s. it becomes lighter by noontime, as it continues to slide south, so some of the heavier rain will continue to move to the south bay. by this afternoon, still some scattered showers popping up throughout the afternoon hours and then mostly dry this evening with some lingering chances and it will be cooler tomorrow morning, and i'll tell you when our next chance of rain will hit the bay area, with the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. liz? >> frances, thank you. this morning begins a new phase in the coronavirus
pandemic, and one of its most complicated missions in the nation's history. the rollout and distribution of the first vaccine given the green light by the federal government. two trucks are making deliveries today. tomorrow, there's an order for about 400 boxes of the vaccine, according to pfizer and on tuesday, there's an order for slightly less. abc news reporter ty hernandez has the details. >> reporter: today a major undertaking in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic begins. the pfizer covid-19 vaccine will start shipping from its kalamazoo, michigan, plant, less than 48 hours after it was given emergency authorization use by the fda. ups planes specially equipped with ultra cold freezers will move the precious vaccines to hospitals and other holding facilities around the nation. the first vaccines are expected to start monday.
hhs secretary alex azar and general gus perna are monitoring. >> my job to ensure this precious commodity is received by each state. i expect the first shipments to arrive monday morning. >> reporter: hospitals say they have preparing for this day. >> we've actually been practicing, because there's some special handling requirements for this vaccine, so we have everything scheduling in detail and we're ready to go. >> reporter: health care worker also be among the first to receive the vaccine. >> i'm excited. the team is excited. we're ready. we're signed up. we have our schedule day. let's do this. >> reporter: an independent panel recommended to the cdc that people 16 years and older get the vaccine. the benefits of the vaccine on total cases isn't expected for several months. so medical experts say people need to continue to wear masks and socially distance. ty hernandez, abc news, new york. dr. anthony fauci says serious allergic reactions from two vaccinated health care workers in the uk should not deter americans from getting vaccinated.
>> you stay alert for it and you keep a situation so that if it happens again, that people are in a facility that can take care of them. >> bay area counties are prepared for the arrival of their allocated dosages in the coming days. contra costa county says it is ready. they shared these pictures their health department did of the ultra cold freezer that they have that can hold up to 30,000 doses. it expects to receive its first shipment this week and will start by immunizing health care workers. coming up on "this week" fda commissioner stephen hahn will talk about what's next in the effort to fight covid-19. you can watch the full interview on "this week with george stephanopolous" at 8:00 on abc 7. the san joaquin valley has no available intensive care beds for the first time, according to health officials. this comes two days after available capacity was at 4.5% across the region of 12 counties.
the san joaquin valley had been under california's stringent covid-19 stay-at-home restrictions due to plunging icu bed availability. today parents of san francisco public school students will hold a rally calling on mayor london breed to reopen schools. yesterday they rallied near city hall. some parents argued children are safer in schools than out of them and schools are not drivers of covid-19. they also say remote learning is harming children through missed socialization, lack of attention, and unreported child abuse. and president trump attended the army/navy football game outside new york city, where he did that yesterday, meantime his supporters went to d.c. and rallied there. at least nine people, including four people were stabbed. people were arrested and stabbed. they were taken to the hospital with injuries from the demonstrations in washington. nearly two dozen people there were also arrested. abc news reporter rachael scott has more. >> reporter: president trump traveling to west point for the
annual army/navy game as his supporters gathered in washington for a so-called stop the steal rally. the president tweeting "didn't know about this but i'll be seeing them." the protests coming on the heels of the u.s. supreme court's refusal to hear a case in a texas lawsuit that challenged four battleground states -- michigan, georgia, wisconsin and pennsylvania, seeking to prevent those electoral votes from being cast for joe biden. the president lashing out on twitter saying the supreme court really let us down. no wisdom, no courage. the high court, including the three justices the president appointed, saying the lawsuit lacked legal standing. president-elect joe biden continues his transition, making a promise on twitter writing, "on day one of the biden-harris administration, we will rejoin the paris agreement." amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, the incoming president says the current president should show some leadership. >> we're in a crisis and this
nation needs presidential leadership right now. presidential leadership that is willing to model the steps we should be taking to save our own lives and lives of our families. >> reporter: the president-elect giving a thumbs up on saturday, after receiving a follow-up scan of the hairline fracture in his foot he suffered two weeks ago. his doctor saying he's on the mend. rachael scott, abc news, washington. several university of california chancellors and campus officials are urging its regents to consider aytuition increase for the 2022 school year this is because of a budget crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. according to the "l.a. times," uc leadership at five of the nine campuses say they are facing multimillion-dollar budget deficits because of the pandemic. leaders at uc berkeley and uc santa cruz are among those asking for tuition hikes. in-state tuition for undergraduates is more than $12,000 a year. still ahead on "abc 7
mornings," san francisco's presidio is opening a new opportunity to the public this week. when and where you can check it out. and here is a live look as we head to break looking out over the bay bridge. you can see the raindrops on the camera. it is raining so drive safe. stick with us. we'll talk to fran
♪ blow a kiss into the sun ♪ we need someone to lean on ♪ blow a kiss into the sun ♪ all we needed somebody to lean on ♪ ♪ ♪ the volvo xc90 recharge plug-in hybrid. ♪ ♪ welcome back. a live look from our san rafael bridgical rah. you can see the wet roads. good to see the rain but drive safe. ghirardelli chocolates resumed a tradition, the chocolatemaker hosted the one-day blowout for the past 15 years. customers bought items for holiday presents and baking. others enjoyed discounts on items like caramel squares. ghirardelli adapted the event to comply with social distancing. the company began in san francisco in 1852. happening today the jewish
community center of san francisco is hosting a free baking class inspired by hanukkah. culinary artistas will teach the class, a group of chefs that de creativity, inclusivity and celebration. in today's class learn how to make dreidel cookies. you must sign up in advance on the jewish community center's website. the lessons on zoom and starts at 10:00 this morning. frances, you're saying it's a good day to stay inside and bake some cookies. >> definitely, liz. we can try here, grandma's recipe. i can try it, too. send it over to me. a live shot in san jose of 101, where the rain has started to move in as well over the past hour. we had some heavy rain moving through the bay area, and we've already had 0.1 of an inch in san francisco and parts of the east bay. i'll let you know how much more rain we can expect and how long this wave will last, coming up with the full forecast. >> all right, frances, thank
you. also next, steph curry is back with the new pregame tunnel shot. there it is. chris alvarez has the highlights of how he -- oh yeah -- and the warriors did in their first preseason game, coming up in sports. so strong. so... not ripped. what're we talkin about... that's the hefty ultra strong bag hefty! hefty! hefty! (whispers) gimme. (confused) give me the bag? get hefty ultra strong at a low price just how much visibility your car's headlight bulbs
let's take a live look outside there from our roof camera, looking out over the embarcadero this morning. 51 degrees in san francisco and a little bit rainy. in sports, this afternoon the 49ers will face their former quarterback alex smith for the second time since trading him seven years ago. the niners take on the washington football team at state farm stadium in arizona. the game is being played there instead of levi's stadium because of santa clara county covid-19 protocols. kickoff is at 1:25. warriors head coach steve kerr called it a sight for sore eyes. steph curry returned to the floor as the warriors played their first exhibition game ahead of the regular season. here is chris alvarez with highlights in this morning's
sports. >> good morning. nine months and two days after their last game, the warriors finally played in a game that counted. sure, it was only preseason but the warriors are finally back. a new pregame tunnel shot. how cool will this be when the fans are back at chase center. nothing but net from splash curry. warriors firing threes out of the gate. andrew wiggins a step back. that's good and steph to come off the screen. of course we'll show you splash and then the new guy, kelly oubre from the corner. brad wannamaker to kent bazemore. curry played 20 minutes. vintage steph, transition, pull-up and splash. he had ten and the bench just loved it. dubs led by as many as 20 and hold on 107-105. next preseason game tuesday in sacramento.
for steph, the biggest adjustment isn't all the new guys. it's not playing with the fans. >> definitely weird environment, you know, pulling up to the chase center with no fans around in the building. once the ball tipped, it was kind of, you know, that good feeling that you have, just playing basketball. >> i'm excited. i think we're going to get a lot better as the season goes on and this was a good start for us, a good week and a good first exhibition game. about an hour before their scheduled kickoff, the cal bears game against washington state was canceled. the golden bears were short the required number of players because of a cal player testing positive for covid-19. the player and position group are in quarantine, the third canceled game for the golden bears this year. stanford at oregon state, practicing in corvallis all week because of covid restrictions. third quarter down five. flea flicker, davis mills to simi fihoko, ruled a touchdown
but he was actually down. mills would sneak it in to get the cardinal the lead. early fourth, designed qb rollout. cardinal down five. they go for two and go up by three. 30 seconds to go, crunch time. cardinals up three. crunch time. oregon state quarterback chance nolan scrambles. the ball is slapped loose into caleb robinson's hands. cardinal win 27-24. they're now 2-2. insane finish western michigan down three. vol state with three seconds to go, they're going to try to do that stanford cal lateral play. western michigan eventually tried 13 laterals on the play. we had to speed it up. this play took a very long time. lateral after lateral after lateral, and they're going backwards. what is going on? and then it's going to get really weird. eventually, i told you, there are a lot of laterals. the ball is on the ground, still loose. vol state didn't realize it and
they rush the field so the ref let the play go. western michigan players are confused. the coaches are yelling no whistle so they keep going, break loose for the score and after all of that, one of those 13 laterals was a forward pass so the play didn't count, and western michigan lost. that was crazy. that's your look at sports. let's send it back to you. all right another check of the weather with frances. more rain in the forecast for the coming week, frances? >> we have a few chances of rain in the accuweather seven-day forecast and right now, the system is moving through from the north bay onto parts of the peninsula and east bay. i'll show you that with live doppler 7. moderate rain moving through as well, heavy briefly at times. the area of yellow and orange indicating the heavier rainfall, so widespread rain around much of the bay area at this point, and check out the areas of livermore, you see some heavier rain along vasco road and 580.
a live shot in san jose where we're also starting to get some more moderate rainfall. headlights are northbound 280 and highway 17. to give you an idea of where this shot is, we've got gray skies throughout the day. san francisco's currently 51, oakland 54. san jose at 53 degrees. morgan hill cooler at 50 degrees. a live shot of sfo shows lighter rain at this point, but they already got about 0.1 of an inch in the past hour and it's been cool through other parts of the bay area and the north bay and some of the inland areas. santa rosa 48 as well as novato. napa is 50 and foggy and 46 in fairfield, also in livermore. on our storm impact scale, it's one out of five. it's a light storm. the heaviest rain is happening right now during the next few hours in the morning. it turns into scattered afternoon showers, slight chance of thunder through parts of the north bay. and here is the forecast animation, so 8:00 this morning, we'll still see that widespread
rain and some more moderate rainfall moving through 10:00 this morning through the south bay, peninsula and even into the east bay. by lunch time we'll get a little bit of a break but still expect some pop-up showers throughout the afternoon. so it's not quite over. don't be surprised by a pop-up shower if you're headed out this afternoon, and then by 11:00, mostly dry with a slight chance of a shower. then it looks like it will be dry for the next couple of days monday and tuesday. total rainfall amounts from half an inch to maybe less than that, a quarter of an inch in some spots, and there's a coastal flood advisory as well. we've got some king tides moving in, high tide over seven feet each morning, look out for localized flooding for those areas highlighted in green along the coast, and through parts of the north bay and in addition to that, massive waves expected noon today through 7:00 tomorrow with breakers up to 20 feet right now, current wave heights are four to six feet but be
careful if you're headed to the beaches to do some wave watching. not a great idea to drive to and from tahoe with the winter storm warning through tomorrow morning, up to a foot and a half, even more in the highest peaks. temperatures today will be fairly uniform, mid to upper 50s, under cloud cover, and scattered showers this afternoon, and tomorrow morning will be very chilly, with some numbers dropping into the mid to upper 30s through parts of the north bay, around the bay. look for mid to upper 40s, san francisco 47, san jose 45. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast, so morning rain to afternoon showers today, brighter skies, slightly warmer on tuesday, as high pressure builds and then our next system looks like it might move in as early as wednesday afternoon, wednesday evening. thursday is our best chance of rain, light rain at this point, and then it looks like friday will be cool and breezy before another system moves in. this weekend, we're keeping an
eye on that. it's looking light as well and probably will impact mostly the north bay. liz? >> frances, thank you. san francisco's presidio is planning to open an amazing, new opportunity to the public this week. it's the trail that runs through a native marsh, being restored near chrissy field. abc 7 news anchor deon lim has a look at what you can expect. >> reporter: the view from drone view 7 shows the dream taking shape. the newly flooded quartermaster reach in the presidio. a marsh that will look like this eventually, connecting a natural creek and watershed to chrissy field and san francisco bay and now you'll be able to see it up close for yourself. >> there's going to be an amazing walk that will enable people to look at this newly restored salt marsh from a bridge and trail that will extend all the way up through the watershed to the top of where the springs form that come down into the bay. >> reporter: the restoration is decades in the making. not far away from the site of a
native american village. >> ilama village called petlanook. they were here, a shell midden in the vicinity and we named the creek that runs through this watershed after that village, the petlanook creek. >> reporter: the presidio team recently opened a newly constructed spillway to allow bay waters to flow in. a few weeks before that, they seeded the area with oyster pods, designed to let a few weeks they designed to let oysters anchor and thrive in the marsh. when reeds and other plants flourish the area will give visitors a sense of walking back into history. >> we're digging right into the old bay muds that formed the salt marsh so we have a good sense of this connection to the past. >> reporter: deon lim, abc 7 news. >> the presidio is planning to officially open this trail on friday the 18th.
a homeowner in tracy has been making spirits very bright this holiday season by creating a magical experience. ♪ the magical lights show is set to music and storyline consisting of more than 70,000 lights. this year's show took about 400 hours to program. the creator says it is his way of giving back to the community and it is all for a good cause. the show raises money for the mchenry house, which is a local family shelter in tracy, and brighter christmas, that provides food and toys to families in need. >> it's always been important to me to create a show for the community. this year i feel it's more critical than ever. when i see people really
enjoying themselves, it's sometimes surprising because i'm just doing this for fun. >> you can enjoy the magical light shows weekend evenings from 6:00 to 8:30. pretty nice. definitely gets you in the spirit. >> i could see it and i love the music as well, liz. if you are planning to look at the light show, tonight should be okay. it will be mostly dry by 6:00 with a little bit of a shower. the heaviest rain is happening right now the accuweather seven-day forecast. the morning rain will turn into afternoon scattered showers and then looks drier monday and tuesday before our next chance of rain on thursday. >> frances, thank you and thank you all for joining us here on "abc 7 mornings." i'm liz kreutz along with frances dinglasan this morning in for lisa argen. abc 7 news continues at 9:00 a.m. "gma" is next, followed by "this week."
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