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building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is "abc 7 news". it is just -- i couldn't wait. >> for some today in the east bay the wait is over, but many others are left wondering when they will get the covid-19 vaccine. with that we say good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm dion lim. a focus on our health and the vaccine distribution debacle in our ongoing commitment to help build a better bay area. today a promising development. "abc 7 news" reporter cornell barnard went to a drive-through clinic where all appointments
were taken and the covid-19 vaccine was getting into the arms of hundreds who so desperately want it. >> we feel good that we're able to make a little bit of a dent in this problem. >> reporter: the playground at stanley elementary school in lafayette transformed into this drive-through covid vaccination clinic for seniors. >> it is the best deal. >> reporter: many have been frustrated trying to get the vaccine, like wayne hahn. >> i feel relieved. i live in rossmor and they were unable to get the county to come to that community which has 10,000 elderly people looking me. >> it is incredibly frustrating and patients are really afraid. >> reporter: walnut creek physician rebeka parish partnered with the city of lafayette and local senior organizations to get the vaccine into the arms of those who may be home bound or tech challenged. >> you know, i was really impressed how well organized this is. >> you better believe these vaccine doses are like gold, and finding 500
clinic wasn't easy. >> i'm pretty sure somewhere in there i promised somebody my first born child. >> reporter: parish says she lobbied contra costa county for 500 doses of the vaccine and finally got them. >> we're going to be vaccinating over 240 people today here. >> reporter: those living in fremont gave shots to assisted living residents and staff, a partnership with cps. but multiple states now have more appointments than doses. president-elect joe biden says speeding up vaccinations is top priority when he takes office next week, aiming for 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office. >> because the health of the nation is literally at stake. >> i'm so emotional. oh. it is just so amazing. >> reporter: back that lafayette, lisa applegate was overcome the moment she got the shot. >> i didn't realize how much hope i would feel. >> reporter: more free vaccine events are planned in the future. cornell barnard, "abc 7 news".
san francisco started vaccinating people 65 and older as part of its new massive vaccinating distribution plan. mayor london breed tweeted photos today, one of the first department of health community clinic. san francisco's goal is to vaccinate 10,000 people a day through clinics like that one and three high-volume sites including the moscone center, city college and the sf market in bay view. >> the state of california and a lot of cities across the state have to move faster to make sure we get more folks vaccinated, and that's what we're attempting to do. >> the city college site will open next week with the other two following soon. on tuesday, san francisco will launch a website for people to find out when it will be their turn to get the shot. to the peninsula now. san mateo county says it is n r 65 and older to get the vaccine. this despite the governor announcing on wednesday the residents of california who are at least 65 are eligible to get
a shot. san mateo county posted on its website that it is still in phase 1a of itsibutioan only in care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. well, we are posting updates on california's vaccine rollout at our website, abc7news.com. so far nearly 33% of doses received have been administered. you can also compare our state's progress to the rest of the country and see where you fall in line to get vaccinated. to the latest state figures now in the pandemic. california health officials report more than 40,000 new cases. that brings the state's total to more than 2.9 million cases. 669 people in california died in one day from the virus. that is the second highest total since the pandemic began. los angeles county announced today it has reached more than 1 million cases, the highest in any county in the nation. l.a. county continues its trend of at least 100,000 new cases a week.
even still, some cautious optimism with the governor saying hospitalizations and positivity rates are still high, the percentage of people tested who have the virus declined over the past seven days. people of all ages living in san francisco's tenderloin district got free covid-19 testing today. a temporary site was put up on turk street between jones and eleven worth. the tenderloin is one of the hardest-hit areas of the city, reporting the fourth highest case load since the pandemic began. the latest numbers come in at 1,600 cases and 13 deaths. and "abc 7 news" sent a push alert this morning that california reported more than 600 deaths and 40,000 new coronavirus cases in one day. you can get pandemic updates sent directly to your mobile device through the free "abc 7 news" app. now to developing news. from a distance you can't see anything unusual but the area around the u.s. capitol has been transformed into a fortress of
fences and barbed wired. abc news reporter has an update. >> reporter: just days ahead of the historic inauguration it is all hands on deck to keep americans safe. fences and barricades are up and up to 25,000 national guard mens are expected in the nation's capital by wednesday. federal authorities warning the danger for law enforcement and the general public is, quote, substantial. >> i don't know if anyone has raised their hand to say, "we are coming, we will be there," but we are preparing as if they are. >> reporter: the fbi concerned about possible improvised explosive devices and the ongoing threat to political nce >> reporter: investigators say in the capitol hill siege likely emboldened extremists. at least ten states activating their national guard troops. some capitol buildings now boarded up. michigan legislators suspending sessions next week over credible
threats around the state capitol. >> what you saw on january 6th shows me that people are taking moll ticks now to the violent realm obviously. >> reporter: horrifying video show the violence that day. d.c. officer michael fano stun gunned, beaten and overtaken by the angry pro-trump mob. >> it looked like a medieval battle scene. it was some of the most brutal combat, you know, i have ever encountered. >> reporter: the department of justice opening nearly 300 investigations related to the riots. emily hernandez, a missouri woman, facing federal charges after she was seen in viral videos allegedly holding a broken sign from house speaker nancy pelosi's door. jacob chansley, self described at the qanon shaman, taken into custody. he felt he was answering the call of president trump. >> he was there at the invitation of and request of our president. >> reporter: chansley allegedly leaving a note for vice
president mike pence saying it is only a matter of time, justice is coming. reena roy, abc news, new york. the state capitol is also seeing changes as the chp preparing for the possibility of armed protests. right now there are no permitted events at the capital in sacramento through wednesday. lawmakers and staffers have been directed through e-mail not to go to the building for their safety. massive barricades have been set up and the fbi has established a command post in preparation. they are working with washington, d.c. headquarters to identify anyone who took part in the siege on the nation's capitol. an east bay city is denouncing a divisive message. it is this. a banner readin, "white lives matter." how police are responding to it tonight. also, the dangerous find inside a mobile home that forced the evacuation of a san francisco neighborhood. and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. what a warm start to the weekend today. we've not only got more warm
in the east bay a disturbing message found and removed. a "white lives matter" banner was discovered this morning in union city on the corner of smith and dire street. city leaders and the human relations commission have condemned the act. they say the act of vandalism is especially jarring on the weekend of the martin luther king jr. holiday, and less than a week since the attack on the capitol. a police report has been filed and officers will remain on alert for any hate-fuelled crimes or acts. materials to make explosives
have been found inside a man's mobile home in san francisco leading to his arrest. "abc 7 news" went by the scene on gillman avenue near donahue street earlier today and it was still blocked off. people were evacuated from the area as a precaution. police siidentified the suspects kyle fulsom and he was taken into custody last night and faces multiple charges. to the north bay where a man is held on $5 million after deputies say they found explosive devices at his business. ian rogers of american canyon was taken into custody yesterday. "the napa valley register" reports that the squad was called to napa yesterday. they say they found suspicious devices and were able to disarm them. the family of oscar grant held a virtual town hall today. they are calling on prominent black leaders and activists to challenge a decision not to charge a second b.a.r.t police officer in connection to grant's death. a 2019 independent report found officer tony peroni, circled
here on your screen, struck grant in the head and kneed him in the 2009 incident at the fruitvale b.a.r.t station. however, a newly released report by the alameda county district attorney's office found there was no injury to grant's head or neck. former officer johannes messerly who fired the fatal shot was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, but grant's family wants peroni charged with felony murder. >> we want to set a precedent, set a blueprint, a model of how to start getting convictions for these rogue officers that are killing our people and getting away with state-sponsored and state-sanctioned murder. >> grant's family says 50,000 people have signed the petition demanding that perone be charged. san francisco honored martin luther king jr. today by holding > d we'll also check out a celebration of culture through comics. a local group shares stories
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a powerful message is being shared this weekend in honor of dr. martin luther king many a national teach-in took place today and san francisco mayor london breed was among those on the panel. the group discussed a number of hot topics that have swirled around america's reckoning with race and social justice, from the protests over the death of george floyd to the entire black lives matter movement. >> this movement is more than just a movement. it means something to people's livelihoods. it can't just be you show up for a protest in order to take a
picture and put it on your social media page. you have to be in this in your everyday life and what you do. >> breed holds the distinction of being the first black woman to become mayor of san francisco. a co celebrates people of color and their work in the comic world is taking place this weekend. the annual black and brown comics art festival went online this year because of the pandemic. you're looking at a round table discussion from this morning on the comic book classic "box of bones." the festival is keeping with its tradition of holding events over the weekend leading up to martin luther king jr. day. well, both the excitement and jackpots keep building with the mega million and powerball jackpots now worth nearly $1.5 billion combined. tonight's powerball jackpot is $640 million. that is the game's eighth night's $750 million mega millions jackpot. the next mega millions drawing is tuesday night with $850
million up for grabs. drew, i feel like i need to say that our forecast is worth at least a million bucks. you know what? i mean it really felt like spring out there today, dion. we had temperatures in most spots into the 70s, and we'll tack on a couple more days of this warm weather. but tomorrow night we'll track some gusty winds developing. we will talk more about that in one second. we'll show you sutro tower out there this evening. a live look. almost looks like summer, this pattern, with some fog rolling through the golden gate bridge right now. along the coast today, the fog kept us cool, in the 50s, but away from the coast was a warm day, in the 70s. right now it is 50 in half moon bay with some of the fog, but it is 72 and mild in concord right now. 66 in san jose. 63 in santa rosa. earlier this afternoon, san francisco got into the 60s. we've cooled off now since that fog is rolling in with the temperature currently at 55. a high surf advisory in effect
along the coastline until 7:00 p.m., so just a few more minutes out there, about 90 minutes or so, but we still he the northwesterly swell creating a risk of sneaker waves and rip currents. so overnight tonight we'll keep some of that coastal fog, but away from the coast it is a mainly clear night, and numbers falling into the mid and upper 40s over the next 12 hours. tomorrow it is a warm, sunny day. almost 10 to 20 degrees above where we should be this time of the year. widespread 70s across the bay tomorrow. it is a warm day. 70 in oakland. 73, the high in san jose. up to 76 in santa rosa. we will be in the upper 60s in san francisco. a high of 68 degrees. 79 in fairfield. a high of 72 in palo alto. but tomorrow night on the heels of that warm weather, winds will begin to ramp up. so it is for that fact we have a wind advisory going into effect for the entire bay area starting at 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night,
and a high wind watch in effect for solano county. this is a pretty long duration wind event. we are talking a couple of days, lasting through tuesday evening. so we will feel these north winds develop, anywhere from 15 to 30 miles per hour, but on our ridge tops we could see gusts over 50 miles per hour. so future tracker wind gust, tomorrow evening it is pretty calm, but early monday morning those winds begin to ramp up and really in the north bay first thing. monday is a pretty breezy day, but we're watching again monday night into tuesday morning for another round of those offshore winds to develop. it will increase our fire danger. not as high as it would have been, say, in september or october since we have seen some rainfall, but we have these winds and these warm temperatures, it is something we will keep our eye on over the next several days. the accuweather seven-day forecast, warm sunshine tomorrow. those warm winds monday and tuesd tuesday. we'll cool off, and it looks like the next chance of rainfall
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cal bears backers guaranteed a win today. over 9,000 packers fans at lambeau, most wearing shorts. of course, you have the cheese heads. late second quarter, rodgers rolling right says, i'll take this in myself. touchdown for a-rod and then he fires the ball into the stand. 16-3, packers. goff and the rams trying to stay in it. the marin county native finds the rookie jefferson for the score. l.a. down nine at the break. third quarter, l.a. down, 25-10. they're using the wildcat cam acres. bull doses his way in. add the two-point conversion and the rams, well, they're within seven. but rodgers showing you why he is likely the league mvp, looking for alan lazard. 58-yard score is the back breaker. rodgers, 296 passing yards, three total touchdowns. packers win, 32-18. green bay will host either tom brady and the bucs or drew brees and the saints next week for the nfc title. like the 49ers, san jose sharks
are calling arizona home for a while. their scheduled eight-game road trip, again taking on the coyotes. the hope is they can have the home opener in san jose february 1st. we'll see. martin jones getting the start in net for the sharkeys. they strike first. to the net and tipped in. arizona scores the next two. you talk about a good bounce here, meyers' pass goes off the defenseman's skate, in for the goal. all knotted up at 2-2. arizona would score the next three. kessel redirects the shos past jones, second of the day. after giving up five goals, jones is pulled for debut. he ols faced tstopped them both. dubnik likely will get the start on monday. the warriors have now faced their postponed game when last night's contest in phoenix was
called due to issues with covid. they're looking into expanding the roster to avoid the postponed game. gold ep states has a couple of days of practice ahead of monday's game against the lakers. dubs dropped three of the last five. any chance to build chemistry on the practice floor, that's a welcome opportunity. >> you know, the thing we are trying to do right now is establish who we are. we don't have an identity yet, and that's the main message. i don't really care right now who we play, it doesn't matter. it is all about us and making internal improvement. >> this season we're not going to get much practice time, so, again, it is really good for us to just get in here, get some more chemistry. >> obviously it is going to take time for, you know, guys to, you know, figure out spots, but i mean i like where we
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finally now, they may be nothing more than a fungus, but they are worth celebrating. east bay regional parks today held its fifth annual and first virtual-ever tilden fungus fair. the fungus fun included an update on a mushroom monitoring project in the santa cruz mountains. viewers also got a look at the world of urban mushrooms at oakland's lake merritt. of course, what would a mushroom festival be without recipes? you see that demo there. there are hundreds of species of mushrooms in california and even a facebook group to help identify them all.
now i'm feeling hungry. that's it for "abc 7 news" at 5:00. we will see you right back here at 6:00. tonight, america on high alert as president trump readies to leave the white house and the nation inaugurates a new leader. military trucks rolling through the nation's capitol, now a fortress. checkpoints and barriers in place. around the country, state capitols boarded up. the michigan legislature canceling sessions over what they call credible threats. tonight, the new report that capitol police were warned about a potential threat to members of congress days before the attack. the fbi now making new arrests and some rioters asking for a pardon, saying they were just following what the president called for. president trump remaining mostly out of sight during his last weekend in office. moving vans spotted outside the west wing. what we're learning about how the president plans to leave office, heading straight to