tv ABC7 News 400PM ABC January 20, 2021 4:00pm-5:00pm PST
good afternoon. thanks for joining us. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm liz kreutz. lady gaga will do that to you. wow. what a moment. weeks, months of buildup and fragile anticipation. president joe biden takes the helm as the 46th president of the united states, leading with y,it the world is watching, watching all of us today. so here is my message to those beyond our borders. america has been tested and we've come out stronger for it. we will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again, and we'll lead not merely by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. to overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of america requires so much more than words. it requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy, unity. >> the swearing in marking a
transfer of power like we haven't seen in quite some time. oaths of office on the very steps where exactly two weeks ago a violent mob of trump supporters stormed the u.s. capitol, fighting the results of a fair democratic election. former president trump only made himself seen much earlier in the morning, skipping the ceremony all together. former vice president pence represented the administration by passing the baton. he stepped aside to history in the form of the bay area's own kamala harris. >> iam harris solemnly swear. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution -- >> born in oakland and raised in berkeley. now the first female black american and woman of southeast asian descent to hold the office. history made in many ways today. vice president harris sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor, the first latina supreme court justice.
and 22-year-old poet amanda gorman of los angeles delivering her vision for america's future from the hopeful voice of a young america. >> we ask ourselves where can we find light in this never ending shade. somehow we do it. somehow we weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished. we the successors of a country and a time where a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can only to find herself reciting for one. >> performances ushering in biden's overall promise of this day of unified resilience as america confronts this historic time of crisis and division. >> amanda gorman was unbelievable today. east bay congresswoman barbara lee attended today's >> i've been to many inaugurations. this was unlike any i have been
to. i tell you, just like everyone is telling me and people are saying it feels like a huge heavy-duty weight, the weight of the worrell has been lifted. >> lee has been a long-time friend and supporter of now vice president harris. >> black and brown girls now see that they can do it. they can move forward and be whoever they want to be, in spite of the barriers. kamala has many barriers, she broke, many glass ceilings just to get to where she is today. >> lee has a part of harris' family history makes her uniquely poised to meet this moment. >> kamala harris is a woman whose mother was a scientist, and she believes in science. and i really look forward to working with her on all of their initiatives, but especially right now on the covid response. >> lee also spoke highly of mr. biden's speech today, calling it one of the best inauguration speeches that she has ever heard. >> and now let's get to
congressman eric swallwell joining us from washington, d.c. good to see you. >> thanks for having me back. >>first, tell us what it was like being there at the inauguration today. we just heard barbara lee's reaction as well. it's such a different image of the capitol than we saw two weeks ago. >> i want to frame it as three wednesday. so two wednesdays ago, the capitol was invaded. last wednesday, we impeached the inciter, donald trump, who invaded and incited the invasion of the capitol. and today we renewed our democracy by nothing rating joe biden. but i tell you, it was not ideal. there were thousands of troops, multiple perimeters, and not i tyris the last because of ce inauguration i ever receive multiple text messages from friends and family who tell me be safe. that can't be the way it operates here in america, but a peaceful inauguration was pulled
off, and better days ahead. >> absolutely. thankfully it was peaceful in the end. let's talk about what's next for impeachment, because obviously that is the backdrop of all of this. you're one telephone impeachment manager, meaning you're one of the house members now tasked with arguing this case to the senate. so is this trial going to move forward? and if so, when? >> it is, and the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, will announce that soon. but it's going to be a unity impeachment. you know, we had the number three republican in the house and double-digit republican support in the house to put this impeachment forward. and we believe as we make the case that the president invited terrorists to washington. aem and told them to storm the capitol, a and did nothing to help the people inside once they did, that we will see a unity conviction, republicans and democrats holding the president accountable, deterring anyone from doi in theutenghis and disqualifying someone who disdains democracy from ever
running again. >> you know, you say it's going to move forward. we haven't gotten that date yet. obviously there is the argument you're going to be distracting from the first few days of the biden administration and everything that biden and congress wants to get done. do you think it will be a distraction? >> well, we're going to have to work harder because there is a covid need, as far as stimulus checks that have to go out and millions of arms that need the shot, the vaccination to go in. so that's the top of mind priority. but i hope i serve with people who can do more than one thing at a time, because we're going to have to. sadly, this conduct by former president trump is not something we can just sweep under the rug. and i do think there is unity in holding him accountable and standing up for the victims of that attack. >> all right. we'll see what happens. i'm sure we'll be checking in with you in the coming weeks as well. thank you, congressman. >> my pleasure. president trump departed the white house in marine one around 5:15 our time this morning.
the former president flew to joint base andrews to give his final speech. the first lady joining him on stage and spoke briefly. >> i wish theew n great luck and great success. i think they'll have great success. they have the foundation to do something really spectacular. >> of course, traditionally, the president stays in d.c. to watch his successor get sworn in. and as we know, mr. trump skipped today's events. looking ahead to 2024. the vice chair of the bay area chapter of the california gop says every transition of power is a time for the losing party to rebuild. he predicts the republican party will also become more diverse over the next few years. >> there is a gradual shift of minorities republican party, realizing that they're far more conservative than people have made them out to be, whether it be financially, whether it be morally, people who take on and
espouse more conservative values than they thought. so i think that you're seeing a shift now, and you'll see that bu i. see diversity as being one of the pillars of the republican party's future. >> jonathan madison adds that seeing vice president harris make history today goes beyond partisan lines. seeing a black woman make this achievement is something exciting and worthy of respect, he said. students across the bay area were watching today's inauguration with anticipation and some hope, but many young ent.le have a lot of questions d abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has reaction. >> did you feel anything? what about the emotion. >> i felt excited because i'm going to have a new president. >> novato teacher libby silvestre wanted to watch the inauguration of joe biden with her third grade class. there were lots of observations. >> i saw people in gloves and fancy suits.
>> reporter: the students at lou sutton elementary saw pomp and circumstance and made a list of what stood out. >> words i collected. america a better place, kindness, police department, people, respect. >> maylin has big expectations for biden and vice president harris. >> make stuff that are not fair, fair. and make people not argue in america. >> reporter: others created their own oval office on paper. >> two chairs and two computers. >> school for many students is an anchor, and i think having a new president brings the hope that there is going to be some sort of new normal. things will get back to normal. >> cities are getting hotter. >> eighth graders at willie brown middle school in san francisco have been busy on this video project. what issues the new president needs to tackle, from animal rights to equal pay for rkers.
alexander ramos says food insecurity is an issue that he has lived. >> sometimes in the family, it gets rough, and we have to look for places to get food. but right now things are blessed. >> reporter: but alexander is hopeful. >> i'm curious to see what's going to happen in the future with this president and we'll see. >> in san francisco, cornell bernard, abc7 news. members of the oakland branch of the naacp joined together on zoom this morning and they watched today's inauguration with great pride and celebration. >> i am so blessed to see this historical event happen today. and may we all continue to love each other. there should be no hatred at all around us. and let us work together. >> that express of unity and hope was echoed by nearly every member who spoke after watching the inauguration. one member added she is praying
that the new administration will carry the country forward in a positive direction. all right. mass vaccinations. san francisco's new deadline. and reuse and recycle. how you can get your hands on an old bart train car. plus inauguration day. our coverage continues. coming up, a bit of history from the woman who has known kamala harris since childhood. i'm spencer christian. are you ready for some cool and rainy weather? it's in my
er to lower my blood sugar and a1c. because i can still make my own insulin. and trulicity activates my body to release it like it's supposed to. trulicity is for type 2 diabetes. it's not insulin. and i only need to take it once a week. plus, it lowers the risk of cardiovascular events. trulicity isn't for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. don't take trulicity if you're allergic to it, you or your family have medullary thyroid cancer, or have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. stop trulicity and call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction, a lump or swelling in your neck, severe stomach pain, changes in vision, or diabetic retinopathy. serious side effects may include pancreatitis. taking trulicity with sulfonylurea or insulin raises low blood sugar risk. side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, belly pain,
and decreased appetite, which lead to dehydration and may worsen kidney problems. i have it within me to lower my a1c. ask your doctor about trulicity. where can a healthier heart lead you? for people with heart failure taking entresto, it may lead to a world of possibilities. entresto helped people stay alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto entresif pregnant;ople it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren, or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, ask your doctor about entresto.
in the south bay, police in milpitas say a 7-year-old boy was hit and killed by a driver in a stolen suv. as abc7 news reporter chris nguyen tells us, one suspect has been taken into custody. another person who was also in that vehicle remains at large. >> reporter: a small bouquet marks the spot where a 7-year-old boy became the victim of a deadly hit-and-run collision in milpitas. >> it could have been any one of us. >> reporter: neighbor recalled the tragedy steps away from her home. >> when things like that happen, yu really can't do much about it. >> reporter: monday afternoon, police say a woman driving a stolen white lexus suv was fleeing police when she hit the boy, who was out riding a bike well his family. this surveillance video shows them attempting to clear the intersection at park victoria
and kennedy drives seconds before the crash. the child was taken to the hospital but died of his injuries. those who live nearby say speeding has been an issue in the area for a lot of years. there is a lot of people running fast, a motorcycles and cars, they don't care. >> reporter: the driver, 36-year-old crystallinea patch chenko was arrested on possession of a stolen vehicle and felony hit-and-run. the police say she ditched the vehicle a mile north of the site and ran off but was eventually caught. but the passenger was able to escape the scene. that person has not been found. the vehicle, which police say was used in an armed robbery at the shoe palace in san jose was later located in newark. >> someone's child and a family member, a human being passed there. >> reporter: a community shaken to its core as the grieving continues. in milpitas, chris nguyen, abc7 news. and now to the coronavirus
pandemic. today california became the first state to top three million total cases ith more than 22,000 new cases in the last 24 hours. the state has 694 deaths reported today. that's the second highest number since the pandemic began. in the bay area, we have had more than 350,000 diagnosed cases since the pandemic began. and san francisco's department of public health announced today that its goal is to vaccinate everyone in the city by june 30th. the declaration came during a special hearing of the board of supervisors, public safety and neighborhood services committee, and one day after mayor breed t of vaccines tomorrow. so far a total of 45,000 doses of the vaccine have been given to city residents. that number doesn't include kaiser and sutter health care patients. committee members blasted the speed of the roll-out so far. >> from the feds to the state to the local level, so far it's been a mess. and we need clarity.
we need answers, and we need plans to be able to get clear information to our constituents that are asking us questions every day.vir ronan and her colleagues expressed optimism that the overall response should improve as the biden administration gets up to speed. we'll see. abc7 news is monitoring the covid vaccine roll-out in california with our vaccine tracker at abc7news.com. our vaccine tracker also shows you when you might be able to get the vaccine in california. you can find this on our home page at abc7news.com. all right. i know spencer christian was glued to the inauguration ceremonies earlier today, and now he islu his ppler. i mean, not literally, figuratively, not literally. rain, maybe, spencer? >> yeah, it's not showing up on the dopplerradar yet, but it's closing in on us. so it's riomgh ct now we're locking at skies and just mild conditions all across the bay area.
here is the view from sutro tower looking over san francisco, where it's 64. it's 67 in oakland, mountainview, san jose, morgan hill. 61 in half moon bay. looking toward the golden gate from emeryville, more temperature, 67 in santa rosa. novato 68. napa ird 'tepor65t in. the last hour. 68 degrees at concord. 66 at livermore. and looking down on to the bay from mount tam, a at our forecast features. much cooler on friday with occasional showers developing on friday. in fact, they will be with us early friday morning. cool unsettled pattern will continue through early next week. for tonight, though, look for mainly clear skies with just a few passing high clouds. overnight lows will drop into the mid and upper 30s in the inland valleys. mainly upper 30s to low 40s around the bay, and around 40, 41 on the coast. tomorrow under filtered sunshine, we'll have high temperatures ranging f umrooa s
around the bay shoreline and 62 to 64 degrees in most inland locations. now the tomorrowysm approaching friday ranks 1. light intensity. mainly scattered showers is what we're looking at. but it will probably produce, the storm will, some wet roadways for the morning commute. so here is a look at the forecast animation starting tomorrow night, going into early friday morning. notice lines of showers or waves of showers moving through, 5:00 friday morning as the commute gets under way. there will be lots of wet spots on the roadways that first wave will be followed by occasional showers or scattered showers for the remainder of the day. and finally we get partial clearing friday. but don't expect much clear sky in the next seven days. by the way, rainfall totals from this system will generally be under 0.3. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. a little bit of a break on saturday. partly sunny skies then. but then wet and breezy on monday. rainy and windy, wet and breezy on sunday, ieg b
rainy and windy on monday. showers likely on tuesday and rainy and windy again on tuesday. we have quite an unsettled but welcome wet pattern comin our way. glarry and liz? >> all right, spencer. bring it on. thank you. pearls in the white house. not exactly new, but this new vice president is bringing a style all her own. and we told you about my body is truly powerful. i have the power to lower my a1c. because my body can still make its own insulin.
and trulicity activates my body to release it, heirst dose. once-weekly trulicity responds when my body needs it, 24/7. trulicity is for type 2 diabetes. it's not insulin. it isn't for people with type 1 diabetes. don't take trulicity if you're allergic to it, you or your family have medullary thyroid cancer, or have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. stop trulicity and call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction, a lump or swelling in your neck, severe stomach pain, changes in vision, or diabetic retinopathy. serious side effects may include pancreatitis. taking trulicity with sulfonylurea or insulin raises low blood sugar risk. side effects include indigestion, fatigue, belly pain, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting which can lead to dehydration and may worsen kidney problems. i have it within me to lower my a1c. ask your doctor about trulicity.
moment. and i truly wish that we were all together on the national mall, celebrating together, because, you know, this is definitely one for the history books. >> history indeed. that's co-chair of california's south asians for biden who worked to help bring kamala harris to office. now few people know vice president kamala harris like her long-time friend carol porter. the berkeley native sent us this video of her watching her childhood friend being sworn in today. tears there, you can see. porter and harris lived around the corner from one another, and were bussed to thousand oaks elementary school together. today porter beamed with pride as she spoke with abc7 news race and social justice reporter julian glover about her friend and the barriers she is tearing down. >> she brings everything, all of the young girl, all of the young women of color, black women, jamaican woman, indian women, she brings us all with her right through that door with a seat at
the table. >> so help me god. >> porter said today's experience was absolutely amazing for her to watch. she welled up with emotion as she thought about her brand mother and the other woman who came before her and kamala harris and the struggles that they face, which she says america's new vice president encompasses. thousands of american women inspired by kamala harris paid a tribute to the first female vice president by copying her iconic style. one group decided to make it chucks and pearls day. abc7 news reporter lyanne melendez joins us now with that. hi, lyanne. >> hey, larry. you've seen vice president harris showing off her pearl, and she wears heels, yep, like the rest of us. but she has another side to her, the cool and down to earth kamala. this morning i woke up to pictures of friends and women across the country wearing what until now i believed was a
walking contradiction. they showed off their glamorous and coveted pearls and sneakers. not just any sneakers, you know, chuck taylor converse shoes. i was clearly encountering a symbolic moment for many celebrating the swearing in of the first female vice president. >> this symbolizes all the work that kamala did to get to where she is at. but with the tennis shoe, for me, we got to hit the ground rung. we have to work. >> reporter: kamala harris was the first to come up with this iconic style of converse sneakers and pearls. she even appears on the cover of "vogue" magazine wearing the peculiar combination. >> she really is an ordinary woman that just blends everything from her family to her beliefs and ideology. and we love her. >> reporter: just like in previous years when many women wore white to remember the fight for equality, today a group of
thousands embraced what they called chucks and pearls day. amelia ashley ward is the publisher of the newspaper "the sun reporter." she showed us a picture of influential bay area women in pearls. >> i couldn't sleep for the last two nights, waiting on this. because at last, you know. hallelujah. it's unbelievable. and when i saw her get out of that limousine today, i realized that it was real. >> reporter: perhaps it's easier to break down those barriers while wearing sneakers. as many witnessed today vice president harris, a black and south asian woman was sworn in by a latina, jusce son sotomayor, both from underserved communities, raised by single moms achieving the unimaginable. >> and it was vice president harris who asked justice
sotomayor to perform that swearing in. last night i was searching the internet and found a group on facebook that calls themselves chucks and pearls day. they have, get this, larry, nearly 97,000 members. i think they're on to something. >> wow. i see you have the pearls. do you have the sneakers on as well? >> well, thanks for asking. these pearls belonged to my mom. so that's very significant for me. and well, of course i do. so now i'm part of the in crowd. >> nice. >> i have to say they're comfortable and they do wonders fob your ego, larry. i hear the vice president has them in different colors and styles. there you go. >> and maybe you can jump higher as well. you got to post that on twitter and facebook. people will love it. thank you, lyanne. >> that's great. the bidens are in the white house officially, but what will that mean for the co
it's not getting in my way. joint pain, swelling, tenderness...much better. my psoriasis, clearer... cosentyx works on all of this. four years and counting. so watch out. i got this! watch me. real people with active psoriatic arthritis look and feel better with cosentyx. cosentyx works fast for results that can last. it treats the multiple symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, like joint pain and tenderness, back pain, and helps stop further joint damage. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx. before starting, get checked for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections and lowered ability to fight them may occur. tell your doctor about an infection or symptoms, if your inflammatory bowel disease symptoms develop or worsen, or if you've had a vaccine, or plan to. serious allergic reactions may occur. i just look and feel better. i got real relief with cosentyx. watch me! feel real relief. ask your rheumatologist about cosentyx.
building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, this is abc7 news. >> they're going to help change the course of the covid crisis. going to come back, climate change in a way we haven't done so far. >> new president biden getting to work in a flash, signing a flurry of executive orders as he starts to settle into the oval office. also acknowledged the letter that was left for him by former president trump. re p>>ntdesite w >> president biden getting to work. so what does that mean for the country? "san francisco chronicle" insider and abc7 news contributor phil matier joining us live now.
all right, we have the change of leadership. let's talk what this means specifically for the state of california, which battled the trump administration for the past four years on a litany of issue. >> yes, everything from climate change to covid to wildfires around the state. it's been a rough four years for the democrats in california as they battled the administration in washington, but now that's all changed, as we saw with the beginning of the signing of the executive orders on everything from immigration to the requirements for gas on cars, another point of contention between the state. but larry, if politics is brass knuckles, let's get down to it. yes, kamala harris is the vice president. that's great. but the real powerhouse is still nancy pelosi. she is from california. the minority leader in the house is from california. and we've got a new senator, alex padilla up there. so i tnk that california is in a good position going forward. and governor gavin newsom wasted no time. he sent a letter off to biden. and being gavin newsom, it was
two pages of letter plus two attachments which basically said send money, send money, send money, on everything from covid to -- gavin's not short o he in. for school openings, for high speed rail, for water projects. send money. that's what they're really hoping washington is going to turn on the tap big-time. >> he could have done that in a text, if it's just send money, send money, send money. a slew of executive orders. the shot of mr. biden with the stacks of orders that he had there i thought was kind of humorous. so you have president biden, who is trying to underdo much of what president trump did, who was undoing much of what president obama did this. is not the most efficient system in the world. >> . no, it isn't. and it's sort of a statement of the problem we have in the united states right now is it's so tough to get anything done. the reason why george w. bush and barack obama and donald
trump even signed executive orders was they couldn't get it through congress. so one would sign one and the other doesn't sign it. the thing with that, larry, wher and you say we're going to do it without the congress, you're letting congress off the hook. and it's just a temporary solution. we've still got to resolve the issue of immigration. and president biden is putting forth in addition to signing some executive orders, putting forth a plan that calls for a path for citizenship. it would take eight years for millions of people who are here undocumented. that's got to make its way through congress. the $1.9 trillion aid package that everybody is so eager for. we'll have to see if that goes. everything, the vaccines, gavin newsom is asking for billions of dollars to help in vaccines. is that going happen? you can't do it all in a pen ons good, and it makes the country feel good that we're off and rung, even if it's just a couple of steps. >> now mr. trump did not attend today's inauguration, although
he did leave a letter, which is part of the tradition. the first president not to attend since andrew johnson in 1869, who by the way was also what does this mean, if anything? >> this is historic as well, larry, because, yes, johnson was impeached, but donald trump is impeached twice and going through impeachment proceedings even today. it would have been a little strange for him i think to be at that presentation, especially at the events of the couple of weeks ba so what does it mean g.oingck forward? this is going to be the first sort of big challenge for the biden administration and for the democrats. do they go ahead with impeachment? do they do it now or hold off? how does it affect biden's confirmation hearings for his cabinet positions? how does it affect the ability to get going on the virus, on schools reopening and the economic package? how do you unify a country when you put a former president on trial who still has supporters? all secnst tveofohat i come down and couly
well influence the days and weeks that shortly come after this momentous day of inauguration. >> it's certainly a tricky balance. >> yes. >> especially with the first 100-day agenda that mr. biden has. so we'll see what they decide. thank you, phil. by the way, a reminder, everybody, you can read phil's suay a dnesley.hronic ever thank you. and the swearing in of kamala harris as vice president is making this an extremely proud day for so many people right here in the bay area, as we've been talking about. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield brings us reaction from the woman who ran harris' first political campaign nearly 20 years ago. >> i'm over the moon personally. i have known the vice president-elect since the mid-'90s. >> reporter: rebecca prozan became kamala harris' campaign manager in 2003. she says the race for san francisco district attorney was a rough one. they were just hoping for a win. the thought of kamala harris being sworn in as vice president
of the united states was not on their mind. >> when ikoo t rve o manager, it was labor day, and she was at 8 points in the polls, and nobody was taking her seriously. there was no time to talk about washington it was time to talk about which muni stop she was going to work, which fundraising call she had to make that day and what she had to do to secure the endorsements and the and the support to win her first race. >> she says there is a special sauce in san francisco politics that prepares leaders here to tackle the country's issues. she is not surprised at all that harris made history and became the vice president. >> did i think about it at the time? no. did i always know she had it in her if she wanted to go this route, absolutely. >> prozan hopes to visit vice president harris in washington very soon. she also sent her a text message this morning before the inauguration. >> i think i just wanted to acknowledge what a journey it's been for her personally and how the country needs her right now. >> prozan says she feels so
proud to have worked for her. >> given the rough and tumble campaign in 2003 and her winning that first office, it's really awe-inspiring to think i had a small role to play in that long journey of hers. >> reporter: prozan says she was little bummed for vice president harris that the inauguration was muted becau of pandemic and se security concerns, but she says all the more reason for a big celebration on down the road. she believes the best is yet to come. if you'd like to watch the full interview, we have posted of it on our website. in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. making history in washington, d.c. washington, d.c. so which moments had the ups and downs of frequent mood swings can take you to deep, depressive lows. lly ghnerg e. overwhelmed by bipolar i? ask about vraylar. some medicines only treat the lows or highs.
vraylar effectively treats depression, acute manic and mixed episodes of bipolar i in adults. full-spectrum relief for all bipolar i symptoms, with just one pill, once a day. elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis have an increased risk of death or stroke. call your doctor about unusual changes in behavior or suicidal thoughts. antidepressants can increase these in children and young adults. report fever, stiff muscles, or confusion, increawhicmay ann children lifehreaningeaction,s. which may be permanent. side effects may not appear for several weeks. high cholesterol and weight gain, high blood sugar, which can lead to coma or death, may occur. movement dysfunction, sleepiness, and stomach issues are common side effects. when bipolar i overwhelms, vraylar helps smooth the ups and downs.
all right. time now for the four@4 as ama and spencer join us. it's all about the inauguration this afternoon. special moments. this one with singer garth brooks after his performance of "amazing grace" appeared so joyful, greeting people on the podium, going back and hugging people as he saw them. not that we should be hugging right now, but you understand the emotion of the moment right there. we're going to go around the horn here and just pick what touched us. and i'm just blown away by amanda gorman. 22-year-old poet laureate from los angeles. and her words were so moving, incredible. where can we find light in this never ending shade? a nation not broken but simply
unfinished. and recognizing that she was standing up there like mr. biden has dealt with a speech impediment saying a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one. this woman is amazing. and to top it all off, oprah winfrey is a fan of hers. not the other way around. i'm sure it's mutual admiration. but oprah is a fan of amanda's. that's all youd to know right there.ee li nz? >> she was just phenomenal. she is going places. so many great moments. but this man right here, not sure if you recognize him with his mask on, but he is officer eugene goodman. he is that heroic officer who was seen diverting the rioters on capitol hill two weeks ago, making sure that they did not make into it the senate chamber where the senators were. and so he is such a hero. and it turns out he made an appearance today because he has been promoted after that moment. he is now the acting deputy
sergeant at arms for the capitol, and he was tasked with escorting vice president kamala harris today. so everybody is rooting for him. we're so proud of him. he is such an american hero now. and it was great to see him there with that promotion. spencer? >> oh, i'm sorry. i didn't hear anybody tossing to me. >> sorry. >> yes. there were so many moments there that i loved. there are so many, it's hard to pick one. but i did pick one. it was a moment when president biden, during his inauguration speech was talking about the challenge of heiech a a sound b. >> this is our historic moment of crisis and challenge and unity is the path forward. and we must meet this moment as the united states of america.
>> choked up and misty-eyed. there were so many, but that one was special. >> okay. so i think it's my turn. i knew you guys would all cover the really important moments, so i wanted to talk about the surprise yay moment for me, you know, lady gaga. i am such a huge fan. and i didn't realize that she would be doing the anthem. and i just got so giddy, not because she always knocks it out of the park, but because of what she stands for. you know, her song "born this way" she talks about inclusivity and being your authentic self and everything this country should stand for. i got chills. and you can tell that the moment, the history, and the honor of being able to sing the anthem was just not lost on her. and i don't know how it could not give you goose bus.mpamazin moment for me. >> totally. >> it just is inspiring and it was just wonderful. >> she was phenomenal. and speaking of lady gaga, there was a whole lot of fabulous fashion as well of course at the
auguration today from lady gaga's peace bird to michelle obama's stunning maroon pant suit and even vice president harris' stepdaughter stood out today with her skinned boots. and the new first lady had some sparkle of her own as well. i just got to say, though, bernie sanders also kind of stood out to me for his anti-fashion. if you saw him today with his gloves. people joked that he looked like he was on the way to go to the post office and run some errands. no big deal, swing by the inauguration. >> i actually felt bad for bernie. i'm always cold. and so i can just seeing him like this with the gloves and everything, that's the way i look most of the time anyway. you know, i feel for bernie. >> yeah, so we got to move on, but vice president harris' secret service code name now is pioneer, we're told, and it's a nod to harris taking her place in history as the first black
woman indian vice president. the name was chosen when she was the presumptive nominee over the summer and will likely stay with her while in office. what do you think, pioneer? >> yeah, it's very nice. and it's very, i don't know, the whole thing is just amazing, you know. i was talking with my friends. we're texting the play by play this morning. and talking about the significance. they have daughters who are a little bit older. and i was choking up, talking about the significance of this to my young daughter. and it's just the whole thing kind of takes your breath away. >> yeah. >> it's a lot different from the past four years. for sure. vice president harris now has a special memento from her birthplace of oakland to show off in washington, d.c., courtesy of the golden state warriors. warriors star steph curry presenting the vice president-elect with her very own autographed jersey.
that jersey honors the we believe uniform of the late 1990s. and steph with it right there and "madam vp" on the back. "oakland forever" on the front and a nod to the team and vice president harris' former hometown. i should add there is a video that goes along with it. you saw that video there. go to twitter, whatever platform you want, the video was put together by corain works on the warriors video team. and it is amazing. it is so good. and youee shat little girl and intercut with pictures of kamala, and you see the little girl being inspired. it's almost like she is a minicam mala. and i know carina posted that she had basically spent the past five days working on various versions of the video. and she also knocked it out of the park. it is fantastic. you got to check it out on twitter. any of you guys see it? >> i did.
and spencer, i'd love to hear from you and your perspective on what you thought of this moment and sort of her bay area ties and all the little girls that are going to look up to her now? >> oh, i loved all of that. i just loved all the messages spoken and unspoken messages that you can be what you want to be and reach for the stars. and gender is not an obstacle. i just loved it all.
i am robert strickler. i've been involved in communications in the media for 45 years. i've been taking prevagen on a regular basis for at least eight years. for me, the greatest benefit over the years has been that prevagen seems to help me recall things and also think more clearly. and i enthusiastically recommend prevagen. it has helped me an awful lot. prevagen. healthier brain. better life.
. all right. san francisco's mta has extended operating permits for lyme, scoot, spin for up to two years, but the mta is hiking bike rack rental fees from 75 to $100. and the city is ordering the companies to make a pilot program for scooters for people with disabiesytili. also gives muni boss broad new powers to suspend permits if a company racks up too many health and safety violations. bart has over 600 old train cars, and it's hoping it won't have to send all of them to the scrap heap. for the next couple of months, it's seeking proposals for creative ways to reuse them. david louie reported there are some strings attached, but that's not deterring a railway museum. >> reporter: some see 50-year-old beat up train cars. others see an opportunity to reimagine them. bart has 669 of these legacy cars for people or groups with a
good plan to use them. so it opened the basket this week for interested parties. >> throw your ideas in here and then we'll evaluate all the ideas. it's kind of an open basket right now. >> reporter: are there strings attached? well, yes. bart will clean up the cars and put them on a flatbed truck at its haywood yard. at that point a hefty bill. >> we would expect it's going to cost anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000 to move that truck and get it to wherever it needs to go and use a crane to put it where you want it. >> reporter: the western railway museum in suisun city has already launched a gofundme campaign with a goal to acquire three of the bart cars. the museum already features an extensive collection of railcars open to the public. it would some day like to be home to a bart history collection. >> we have a very large archive of material and historical information, documents, and photos of the entire bay area history of transportation.
so this is a perfect add-on to our museum. >> reporter: the cars stayed in surface for decades, far longer than expected, which is a credit to the engineering and design work of the late 1960s and early '70s. decommissioned railcars elsewhere have taken on a variety of new purposes. bart is hoping to see creative and public benefit use of these 700-square-foot cars. application details are on the bart website. david louie, abc7 news. all right. vice president kamala harris, vice president kamala harris, bay area grown and now being ♪ here's to the duers. to all the people who realize they can du more asthma thanks to duwipixent, ls esthe add-on treatment for specific types of moderate-to-severe asthma. dupixent isn't for sudden breathing problems. it can improve lung function for better breathing and help prevent severe asthma attacks.
it's not a steroid but can help reduce or eliminate oral steroids. dupixent can cause serious allergic reactions including anaphylaxis. get help right away if you have rash, shortness of breath, chest pain, tingling or numbness in your limbs. tell your doctor if you have a parasitic infection and don't change or stop your asthma treatments, including steroids, without talking to your doctor. are you ready to du more with less asthma? talk to your asthma specialist about dupixent. if your financial situation has changed, we may be able to help.
on abc7 at 8:00 is an abc news special inauguration of joe biden followed by tom hanks. catch the conners by call your mother and abc7 news at 11:00. remember yesterday we told you about submit en's mvp ice cream named in honor of vice president kamala rris. it's not the only company developing new flavors for the new leaderships. abc7 news photo journalist mackenzie stock checked some of them out today. >> kamala means a pink lotus in the root indian language sanskrit. when kamala harris became vp elect, the name kamala kind of clicked this thing in my head. oh, we could use kamala seeds. the response has been very good.
i wept for many reasons. the fact that i could see someone whose name sounded familiar, who looked like me, was the first woman after over 200 years of american history to be in this position was, i don't know, it was overwhelming. >> it was a very positive mood right now. i hope it stays this way. like she's made history for everyone in oakland, just her being in the white house and being from where we all are from is a big step. it puts oakland on the map a little bit. that's him there. they've known each other since they were teenagers. their families became very, very close, derrick johnson as well as ms. kamala. he went down for the inauguration. he was one of her personal guests. he sent us pictures. we actually have a pan of lasagna over here, the chicken lasagna. we've created a meal based off of her and her love for collard greens, of course. oh, wow, it's almost gone. we've had so many customers this morning. before we opened the door they
were already standing out there waiting on us. >> instead of doing our usual italian food which we're really well known for, we're doing some hot links which are smoking back here. baby back ribs. we also have some clam chowder, delaware clam chowder. celebration oakland style barbecue, to recognize kamala harris, and we also have apple crisp and coleslaw, potato salad, and also mac and cheese. watching the guys back in the day, growing up in an urban setting like this with the amount of diversity there is, i think she'll bring some of that representation with her. >> and, by the way, that ice cream named after the new vp, it's a malted salted vanilla ice cream laced with chewy pecan pralines. sorry, you're probably hungry. thank you for joining us for my body is truly powerful. i have the power to lower my a1c.
because my body can still make its own insulin. and trulicity activates my body to release it, lowering my blood sugar from the first dose. once-weekly trulicity responds when my body needs it, 24/7. trulicity is for type 2 diabetes. it's not insulin.di et trulicity is for type 2 diabetes. es. don't take trulicity neoplasia syndrome type 2.ly hee stop trulicity and call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction, a lump or swelling in your neck, severe stomach pain, changes in vision, or diabetic retinopathy. serious side effects may include pancreatitis. taking trulicity with sulfonylurea or insulin raises low blood sugar risk. side effects include indigestion, fatigue, belly pain, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting which can lead to dehydration and may worsen kidne y proble.ms belly pain, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting i have it within me to lower my a1c. ask your doctor about trulicity.
sensitivity and gum issues. dentists and hygienists will want to recommend biden takes office as the 46th president of the united states, and a daughter of the east bay becomes the first woman vice president. plenty of bay area reaction from both democrats and republicans, plus the new way women are honoring kamala harris. >> also ahead, day one of the new administration is already marking the end of the travel ban. a sigh of relief tonight from bay area muslims. and how the new vice president helped change california see its own history today. >> announcer: building a better bay area, for a safe and secure future, this is abc7 news. >> i, joseph robinette biden, jr., do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> office of president of the united states. >> and i will well and faithfully discharge. >> t duties of the office upon which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office upon which i am about to enter.