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dry winter coupled with previous dry winters. high temperatures and windy conditions. fire season is early. right now, exceptional drought. exceptional fire danger. brush fire flaring up in the north and east bays sparking fears of an early and explosive season to come. firefighters are getting to work. good morning, it's sunday, may 23. you're watching abc7 news. i'm liz kreutz. let's get to this fire conditions and a quick look at the weather. even though we don't have
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the offshore winds, any wind at all, dries us out. it has been breezy out there. today, no exception. we have a marine layer. you can see the clouds along the coast. the low cloud deck has pushed across the bay into oakland. clear in concord as well as livermore. 43, nevada. 20 miles per hour san francisco. 22 gusts at concord. we will start with clouds. then we are sunny. low to mid-60s noontime. it stays cool at the coast. we will have breezy afternoon winds. today temperatures continue to and up a little, getting closer to average. we will talk about your monday which should be the warmest day the weekend with the winds will do for the rest of the week, coming up. we start in the north bay.
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sonoma county is under control after destroying at least one building along the weay and healdsburg. flames broke out yesterday afternoon. at one point forcing a temporary closure 101 over concerns of spot fires. flames scorched firefighters at the upper hand. nobody was hurt. investigators are trying to determine if it started in the building that burned or brush nearby and then spread. another reminder that this year is setting up for one of the earliest and potentially longest fire seasons on record. a year after the most destructive season ever, the state can barely take much more. abc7 news laura anthony has that part of the story. >> reporter: it's go time for these goats as they play fire s heating up months ahead of schedule. with fires like this eight acre event on a may day that wasn't particularly warm, all signs
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are pointing to a what season that's approaching its peak way too early. >> we are experiencing fire danger and fire behavior that we normally don't see until june or july. >> reporter: the contra counter is wrapping up with ongoing wildfire training and hiring of hand crews to supplement those provided by cal fire. the goal is to be ready now. >> the dry winter coupled with previous dry winters, early high temperatures, windy conditions and fire season early. >> reporter: goats r us changed its model dramatically to meet the need. 10,000 strong with herds working throughout the east bay to reduce grasses to help turn a small fire into a devastating fire storm. >> the number of people using the goats has ramped up. the people who have steep hillsides, a lot of open space. they don't want to use idicanofy.'twaus
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dealing with the. >> reporter: in contra costa county, the heightened concern comes as a deadline is fast approaching for property owners to manage their visitation, get rid of tall grasses like this. >> defensible space. anything driver dead around the house, it has a significant impact on how ferocious and fast a fire can spread. >> reporter: it will take everyone doing their part to keep this year's fire threat in check. we send regular forecast alerts on our free news app. you can use it any time to check weather conditions down to your neighborhood. it's free to download in your app store. one of san francisco's most recognizable churches, grace cathedral, will reopen for the first time since the pandemic started. the church last held in-person services in march 2020.
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now that worshipers are being welcomed back inside, the choir will return as well for live choral singing. grace cathedral is requiring masques and capacity is limited to ensure social distancing. services will be live streamed. more than a dozen churches around the bay area are honoring the memory of george floyd has this week's marks one year since his death. riche and social justice is one of the key pillars of building a better area. cornell barnard shows us even a well-known nba name showed up to offer his thoughts. >> we are stronger together. >> reporter: faith leaders spoke up and prayed outside palo alto city hall. >> as we call up for justice and righteousness. >> reporter: all in memory of george floyd. >> we are here to remember him and pray for god to be at work to come against racial injustice
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in this country. >> more justice. more peace. unified goals we should strive to reach. >> reporter: several hundred showed up for this vigil. >> everybody unite. it's been amazing. >> reporter: including former nba player jeremy lin who offer this prayer. >> give you peace today to african-american families, police brutality and racial injustice. >> reporter: george floyd died after former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes. floyd repeatedly said he couldn't breathe. derek chauvin was found guilty of murder and awaiting sentencing. >> i'm grateful for the verdict. it was the right one, but we still lost a man, a father, an american and we're here to remind each other of that. >> reporter: others say came over the outrage of hate and violence against the asian community. >> racial justice is for our
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elders and us in the present and, our children. >> reporter: many say stopping hate and racial injustice sounds impossible, but many faith believers they have a start. >> having cross-cultural relationship. get to know people who come from different backgrounds. these are part of the solution. >> to find out more how you can be an ally in these discussions of race and social discussions, go to action for ideas information support. a rental assistance pop-up to help people experiencing hardship because of the pandemic. is run from 10:00 until 3:00 at the marin county fairgrounds exhibit hall. registration is not required, t u ed tog urf of e county willhavainesen't goenyh
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and applications for assistance with pg&e. abc7 is on vaccine watch. we saw a first of its kind pride themed event. people 12 and older get the shot at east ridge mall. organizers from the nonprofit project more say it was important to create an inclusive opportunity for anyone who wanted the vaccine. >> lgbtq are some of the most marginalized within our area and we want to make sure they have the fair opportunity in an affirming environment to get the vaccinations they deserve and need. >> another vax with pride event will happen wednesday at the indian health center in san jose. hours are 10:00 until 4:00. it's open to anyone 18 and older. you don't need an appointment. let's get a check outside. >> we have low clouds and fog visiting us. it will be with us each and every day.
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san francisco when the low 50s going to the low 60s today. here at will be breezy. a subtle warming trend continues elsewhere. this week it will be quiet. we will talk about seasonal temperatures in just a moment. san francisco suffering. crawling out from under covid- 19. one another epidemic was far more deadly. the problem is likely to be worse this year. these roller coasters. the carousel, the concessions, bay area theme parks are back. there is some doubt how the 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.
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thousands of people in a major city spent the night outdoors after a volcano erupted. molten lava sent homes on fire as it slowly spread. officials say the eruption seems to have subsided.
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the volcano last eruption in 2002 killed 250 people and left 100,000 people homeless. it's one of the most active volcanoes and considered among the most dangerous. we hope everybody is okay. san francisco is a just dealing with the pandemic. data shows there's a deadlier crisis at hand. drug overdoses have been deadlier and this year could be worse than last. the chronicle reports a city is on track to suppress the record- breaking overdose deaths. there have been at least 252 deaths from january until april compared to 181 over the same time period last year. over a dose deaths started to spike in 2019 when fentanyl enter the drug supply. the public health department is working on maximizing prevention and intervention. new details inside a grocery store. they are apologizing to a black child falsely accused of shoplifting in a san francisco
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store. the pleasanton-based chain wrote we want the child and the community to know we are deeply sorry this happened and we will do better. protesters spoke out yesterday in front of the market street store where it happened. the 11-year-old boy was accused of stealing a sandwich last month. safeway said it was a third party security guard who asked the boy for a receipt. when the mother asked to speak to a manager, they offertory $25 gift card. >>, and safeway., corporation. do what's best and apologize to his mother and father who raised him the right way. >> protesters are demanding a who marched to the store earlier this month and were ignored. a special tribute to the first openly elected official, harvey. in his honor since the pandemic became, the course gathered in
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person singing for an open audience. san francisco observed harvey milk day and it would've been his 91st birthday. governor newsom issued a proclamation declaring may 22 harvey milk day statewide. the oakland a's propose new ballpark is getting tough questions for the teams president. oakland has a committee to decide home hundreds of millions of dollars would be spent three community benefits agreement. he was challenged about the teams commitment to staying in the city. >> the proposal we have made that's public now, we think will not only create profits for the a's because it will, but for the city too and the county and for the community. hopefully, we can all agree that is a positive. that can be used in a positive way to address a lot of the challenges the community faces.
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>> the a's made big news threatening to move out of town if they didn't ac th'smetrnt tompro, moores opening up across the bay area including several theme parks. matt boone got a taste of great american in santa clara. >> ♪ >> reporter: with a touch of fanfare and some good weather, california's great america powered up the roller coasters for the first time since new year's eve 2019. >> we been waiting for this for quite some time. >> reporter: she recently came on as general manager just could open as early as april 1. >> there certain things i have to happened. ride inspections for instance which can slow you down because there's lots of regulations. hiring the staff. >> reporter: the employee about 2000 people each season. a driver for the south bay
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economy. >> we see ourselves as part of the recovery of california. tourism is starting to come back and theme parks will be vital for that recovery. >> reporter: the chance to write a real roller coaster. >> that was amazing. >> reporter: much more enjoyable than this roller coaster of a year. >> i thought we were want to be able to go here. >> reporter: she came for her birthday. both she and her mom pleasantly surprised they didn't have to spend another celebration in isolation. >> we get to do something fun outside with the kids. >> reporter: masks are required throughout the park with reminders to social distance and sanitize. they are still figuring out what it will look like after june 15 when the state reopens. >> we are incredibly excited. we have been looking at the guidelines and we will continue to do that. >> reporter: gilroy gardens
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welcomed back visitors as well. they are offering adult tickets for the price of kids admission. at great america, if you want to go inside, operators say you have to go online first and make a reservation. let's get a check of the forecast. we saw the winds in the north bay. >> kind of typical for spring. we will see that again in the afternoon. they still dry things out. my yard is in sad shape in terms of the water and the flowers. that's what's going to happen with the wind as we see it whether onshore, offshore is much worse. throughout the afternoon, getting breezy again for the next several days. here's the system that finally it is moving into nevada with a few snow showers, live doppler 7, a little bit of fog from the coast across the bay.
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50 in san mateo as well as mountain view. 52, concord. 47, santa rosa. here's a nice clear shot of san jose where we are looking at a sunny day with temperatures in the 70s. low clouds around the coast and pay. a sunny and breezy afternoon on the way. we are looking at tting ondaup n tuesday we cool off. wednesday looks a little warmer. all having to do with the ebb and flow of the clouds, the fog, in the afternoon sea breeze. high pressure that's trying to build in. 10:30, noticed the cloud cover from marin down to san mateo. then it pulls back but the clouds will linger at the coast. we are looking at a sunny afternoon. this is monday. very little change. temperatures will come up a little bit. here's the afternoon. winds at 15 to 20 miles per hour. elsewhere, 25 to 30 miles per
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hour. monday will look breezy. temperatures on monday in the low to mid 80s for oakland. concord, low 80s. sausalito, 70s. that's the warm-up. a bit of a dip in tuesday and numbers come back to warmer readings on wednesday. here's a look at numbers. close to average for san jose. 74. 78, concord. upper 60s, richmond. afternoon sea breeze gets going with the clouds lingering here, cloudy and cool. half moon bay, 54. downtown, 60 with mid-70s in nampa. the accuweather seven-day forecast looking at temperatures just about 80 by fairfield today. the breeze will keep a comfortable. 68 around the bay. mid-50s along the shoreline. bit of a warm-up monday. temperatures down slightly
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tuesday. then the pattern changes little with warm afternoons and clouds in the morning. a pretty incredible site in the santa monica night sky. it was lit up with iconic disney characters in honor of national streaming day. the drone show about the famous pier was created to promote disney's bundle with disney+, hulu, and espn. fans can subscribe to the content. take a look. >> ♪ >> ♪
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american idol will crown it's next winter in the three- hour live finale right here on abc7. the final three contacts since take the stage to perform one last time and you get to decide the winner. abc7 news reporter has a preview of the drama ahead. >> ♪ it was only to be >> reporter: grace kinsler is one of the three finalists comp american idol up against willie spence and chayce. >> i don't think he knows how cool he is.
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>> reporter: in one sense he's already a winner thanks to his number 1 hit on the country charts. >> ♪ now i'm 23. >> we would all love to win, but he being here in this moment and getting to embrace all this love and energy, i think it's a most important thing to focus on that. >> reporter: the judges think anyone of them could win. >> everybody has their own lane. when they do their job, they blow it out of the park. >> ♪ >> willie spence is a natural mover of your soul and your spirit. >> reporter: he's gifted with natural grace as well. listen to how he views as competition. >> i we said each of us has a
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right now at 5:30. the return to normal. california's reopening date fast approaching while other state showing the floodgates are fully wide open. good morning, thank you for joining us on abc7 news live on abc seven, hulu live, and wherever you stream. we will start with another look at the weather. let's get over to lisa. low clouds and fog not only at the coast but they've made a minor push across the bay. waking up with gray sky but also slightly warmer numbers. upper 40s, san jose and mountain view. 53, newark. 46, novato. the winds maker breezy toward concord, 22 miles per hour and 15 miles per hour sfo. sea breeze gets going later on.
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patchy fog through 9:00. it's about a lot of sunshine away from the coast. numbers almost near 70 at noon time. afternoon, mid to upper 70s entering the east bay valets. it will stay comfortable upper 60s from oakland to fremont. the fog comes back tonight and that will be a major player for the weather for the week ahead. the last week of may and we will talk about it in a few minutes. and a little more than three weeks, california's rector reopening hits a finish line. june 15 target date means everything can be back open and full. this useful tool from our abc7 data team logging cases since the pandemic began. high vaccination rates leading to encouraging case drops in the bay area and statewide. perhlilemu e y the tiktok video invite turned into thousands showing up,
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fiwowell. police issuing an emergency curfew to control the crowd. across the country, life is speeding back towards normal after a year of lockdown, this morning abc news reporters showing what's getting done to have shots in arms. >> reporter: the daily average of coronavirus cases plunging nearly 90% since early january. event is reported deaths are decreasing, an average of 500 people have died from covid every day over the last week. incentives still being offered to get people vaccinated. los angeles, people who got their shot at a pop-up clinic got the chance to win free tickets to hamilton. >> covid happened and we couldn't see a. this is definitely a good thing. >> reporter: rhode island the eighth state with 70% of adults having received at least one dose. president biden wants the
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entire country to reach that milestone by july 4. >> i believe it is an attainable goal. you will see a greater decline to the point where cases on a daily basis are not of a concern. >> reporter: kyle regrets getting the shot. she spent two weeks in the hospital and home with covid complications. >> if i could go back in time after everything i have gone through, i would give a lot to have been able to get the vaccine. >> reporter: with nearly 128 million americans fully vaccinated, signs of returning to normal. in las vegas, in new orleans,nts opening to more than 10,000 fans for the team's first playoff game. >> i'm fully vaccinated. i feel very safe and i'm excited to see the game. on our website we have an
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entire section dedicated to reopening california including information on the 215 reopening date. what it means for your masks and social distancing. head to for the latest updates. developing news in southern california where this morning the california highway patrol is trying to track down the suspect in a terrible road rage shooting that killed a six-year- old boy. the family of the play, aiden, says his mom was driving him to school friday when the incident escalated on highway 55 just south of anaheim. police say the suspect shot through the trunk of their car and the bullet hit aiden. >> pulled out a gun and shot my little brother in the stomach. he said mommy, my tummy hurts. so she picked him up and he was bleeding on her. >> it's just horrible. a memorial is now growing on a
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freeway overpass. chp is trying to acdown da cam bodyca shs the moments b greene died. a warning this confrontation with louisiana state troopers from 2019 may be difficult to watch. >> i beat the ever living out of him. then all of a sudden he went limp. >> new finishes troopers punching and dragging him before he died. he is heard moaning and trying to turn over as troopers tell them not to before medics arrived. his family said they were told greene died from injuries sustained from a car crash after authorities say he led police on a high-speed chase. >> we haven't been allowed to do that because of the cover-up and deceit. >> the footage of what they did, there's no other way to explain a. they have to be prosecuted.auy ed cocaine
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was in his system as well as head injury and physical struggle. all factors in his death in addition to the crash. two of the troopers have been reprimanded but no one has been charged or fired in connection to the incident. israeli palestinian conflict. tony blinken will travel to the middle east on wednesday where the fragile cease-fire is holding between israel and hamas. palestine is reeling after several nights of israeli airstrikes. 50% of the water network is destroyed. thousands are returning to the bombed out homes they fled. abc news reporter shows some of the destruction. >> reporter: were told 50 lived in this building. you can see the bloodstains from where people to escape. when you come up to this blown off facade, you can see the extent of the damage from the missiles. every home you see destroyed.
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>> president biden has promised an aid package as long as the cease-fire holds. coming up on this week, secretary of state blink and we'll talk about president biden's quiet diplomacy approach and what's next for addressing the underlying conflict. you can watch the full interview at 8:00 this morning right here on abc7. a world war ii veteran is celebrating his 101 birthday. >> happy birthday! >> thank you. >> police officers, firefighters, and military service members took part in this drive-by celebration for edward, a parade. there he is. a parade of cars passed by as he waved and saluted them. he fought on the beaches of normandy and was awarded a purple heart. happy birthday, edward, and hank you for your service. a midnight mystery. a string of bright spots of
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lights seen in the bay areas overnight. as many found out in 2020, parks were our salvation. >> it's a place of belonging. >> from deserts to coastlines, state parks showcase some of the best beauty. they are under threat. a park in san francisco is a model of how we can protect this precious land and the california dream. let's take a live look outside. it's 5:37. thank you for waking up with us. the clouds are so pretty. the clouds are so pretty. we will check in with is your family ready for an emergency? you can prepare by mapping out two ways to escape your home, creating a supply kit, and including your whole family in practice drills. for help creating an emergency plan, visit
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a little preparation will make you and your family safer in an emergency. a week's worth of food and water, radio, flashlight, batteries and first aid kit are a good start to learn more, visit if you saw this strange site across the bay area night
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sky, it's kind of hard to see, don't be too alarmed. they appear to be orbiting spacex starling satellites. the viewer sent this video others called reporting seeing a couple dozen satellites. highway patrol dispatchers said people were calling them. starling is a spacex project to launch satellites into space and beam internet to earth. i have seen this before. year like what is that in the sky? not a ufo, unfortunately. >> we have a go eclipse. you might want to do stargazing but the fog will be with us each and every morning. walnut creek, scattered clouds. temperatures have been comfortable. we can't seem to get rid of the spring breeze. we will talk about that and how warm numbers will get in the next few minutes. the warriors pain is very real this morning but stephen
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thank you to all involved in our clinical trials. it's special sears california dreaming, taking a closer look at issues threatening the california dream and the people working to keep it alive. a focus on the 280 state parks. there some of the best in the country but they face threats from climate change and lack of funding. with the new state budget proposal, there is hope. >> state parks to the history and story of california in landscapes and cultural sites. there's almost 300 miles of coastline in california that is state park land. there accu wod. state parks where you can see gorgeous dessert scenes. you can think of the system is having a lot of the magical places in california set aside for the public to enjoy.
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>> probably the biggest threat that our state parks are facing is the threat of a changing climate. we are seeing droughts and more extreme heat and sea level rise. all of those things pose a huge threat to these special places and to the plants and animals that call them home. >> this last year we had the worst fire season in california's history. 28 state parks were affected by wildfire. big basin, the oldest state park in california was completely burned. i think of big basin is being an opportunity to create a park that looks like the parks of the future for california. parks that are truly sustainable. that protect resources, allow the public to come and enjoy these places. we are looking at a number of the threats we have in state parks and thinking about not
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just prevention, but adaptation. the world is changing. >> we are at candlestick point recreation area in the 70s it became the first urban state park. over here we have yosemite slough, california state parks foundation has been working with the local community to restore it to its natural systems. what we have done over here is taken away the seawalls and restored acres and acres of wetlands. we modeled this park so we can see how the natural systems can absorb the sea level rise, extreme title events i come in. urban parks like candlestick point are essential for the health and wellness of local communities. >> all of these plans, literally thousands of california native plants, taking them into the field and stically he en excluded klands.
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from parks. currently, the staffing and the use of california state parks doesn't necessarily reflect the diversity of urban communities. >> working with state parks is a new territory for me. i had no experience being in a state park until i started working here. i love candlestick, working here. the last year, i have a soft spot for it doing the work we have done here. >> i really love the idea of families when they think of parks, for them it is a sense of place. it is a place of belonging. >> as many of us found out in 2020, parks were our salvation.
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it was the only place we could get outside and escape the stress of being locked down during a pandic. weave oprt insilient for climate change, and more people the beauty and benefits of parks. >> now we continue our special sears california dreaming. it takes a closer look at the issues threatening the california dream and the people working to keep it alive. today we take a look on our state parks. as we talk about the california dream, sometimes it can be really challenging with all the fires and the fire danger, lisa. >> that's right. mornings likthve low clouds and fog makes us feel more stable, because that is the staple weather pattern that will be with us today and the next several days. as we look at live doppler 7, here's the system that doesn't
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want to get out of town. it's finally moving into nevada. taking you to the mountains where you can see the foreboding clouds where we will see dry conditions instead of showers and thunderstorms in the sierra nevada. 51, san francisco. 53, oakland. another look at the sierra nevada and you can see the chair lives with a fog. they did pick up some snow. good for them. we enjoy temperatures not too hot. we will have the afternoon sea breeze again. 51, livermore. 53, concord. santa rosa, 48. golden gate, partly cloudy and you can see the fog drifting over the bay. not making it too far inland. low clouds around the coast and be. sunny and breezy this afternoon. we warm up today and tomorrow a little bit then cool down on
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tuesday. low clouds and fog will hang tough at the coast. don't plan on much sun there. inland, it's sunny and mild. li you have to be far out though. this afternoon, 15 to 20 miles per hour winds. sfo event gustier than that. monday, the winds continue to pick up. out of the northwest. that will be cooler air at the coast. here's a look at temperatures with the low 80s to mid-80s arriving monday afternoon. 70s around the bay. tuesday, the numbers come down a little bit. still warm as we get for the delta and antioch. wednesday, another warm-up. minor fluctuations to 4 numbers around where they should be for late may.
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the rest of today, mid-60s for the afternoon in oakland. 72, fremont. 74, palo alto. 77, santa rosa. the sea breeze with a fog hanging tight across the forecast. the accuweather seven-day forecast. warmer for monday. low clouds and fog that will be with us each and every day keeping numbers chilly at the beaches after the slight dip on tuesday, we settle into a low to mid-80 pattern inland and mid to upper 60s around the bay. pretty average out there throughout the week. let's talk sports. the giants have fallen out of first place, trailing the padres. this afternoon san francisco will try to avoid being swept by the dodgers. first pitch, 1:05. the al west a's will try to sweep the angels. that starts at 1:07.
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tomorrow, the warriors general manager and head coach steve kerr will hold their end of season press conference. hears her sports anchor with her stephen curry and draymond green are looking at the road ahead. >> reporter: the warriors were one win away from making the playoffs, but after two losses to the lakers and grizzlies, their season is over. whether or not stephen curry claims his third mvp is to be determined. he's been playing with a hairline fracture in his tailbone. no doubt the dubs will look different when they return healthy next season. here they are on the future of the franchise. >> i expect to be extremely involved. it's the way it's got to be. i think there were a lot of successes that came out of this year but we did not win a championship safe to go back to the drawing board and figure it out. >> there are decisions that
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need to go into the summer. let's keep it real how we become that team again. we will figure that out as we go. from 15 winds to where we are now, that's not what we're used to but it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: baseball, giants and dodgers, he's making his first appearance in five years. max muncy doesn't like great stories. how about blasting one deep. they allowed only the one run. dodgers were dominant most of the day. here comes buster posey, two run to left. the new doctor giving a bat to a young fan. this is the way to make new fans. >> a's and angels in anaheim. pitched into the 8th inning. gave up five hits and allow two runs. top of the sixth, a's up.
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he tees off his 11th of the year. how about this? two run shot for his seventh of the year put the a's up. they win. >> pga championship. fred merrick, one of two amateurs to make it to the weekend. tied for 72nd. what a way to get there. here on 10, he gets a 10 under. five shot lead. he bogeys. 13, the t shot headed for the water and a double bogey. seven under. he leads by one stroke. the lefty struggles. brooks koepka. he drains the birdie. finishes six under in second- place. it should be a good one.
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there's something lurking of the water of the california coast. you may not like to hear it but it's the number of great white sharks. the same research say it's the good thing. marine experts who spent 20 years studying the predators from santa cruz up to 10 mile's point all the way to the island north of that. >> it's indicative that the ecosystem we have are healthy. it's healthy enough to support. they are healthy enough to support this population, stable population of big predators. >> some different environmental
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strategies to protect the predators appear to be working. each has a unique dorsal fin which makes it easier to track. scientists say the population increase does not mean we will see more attacks. that is also good news. next on abc7. two separate fires saturday sparking fears of what's to come. details and what firefighters have up their sleeves and are ready deploying to get ahead of a potentially catastrophic fire season. toward floyd prayer vigil. the nba name you might recognize that paid tribute on the peninsula.
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several previous dry winters, early high temperatures, fire season is early. >> right now, exceptional
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