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forecast coming up outraged tonight in hayward as nine schools could be closed in the next three years to cut costs. i'll tell you what the district is saying 30 years later the oakland hills fire storm. remember what tonight's tree lighting means to the victims of that fire racist graffiti homophobic explorers and physical attacks tonight at south bay community trying to stop the abc 7 news starts right now building a better bay area moving forward finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. tonight bay area residents are still feeling raindrops here and there as the first of several storms moves through but more serious weather systems are still on the way. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley and i'm a dates. let's get right to abc 7 news meteorologist, sandhya patel sandia. yeah, dan and alma get used to these views because we're gonna to be seeing a lot more rain than we're experiencing now. let me show you live picture and you will notice that it is slippery on the golden gate
bridge live doppler 7 showing you some wet roadways in the east bay at this hour around alvarado niles road, union city paseo, padre parkway and fremont on the peninsula. you will notice from portola road out towards fairway drive and half moon bay still seeing some light rain this system from yesterday just stalled out. it's a light level one. system and feeding that moisture right into our area so when you look at the hourly forecast scattered showers for the 5 am commute start time and then moderate pockets as we head into 11 am a stronger storm this weekend with an atmospheric river may bring us rainfall in inches rainfall far over an inch in santa a quarter of an inch hayward you're looking at about just under a half an inch in san francisco. so not bad. i'll be back with a full look at the hour by hour forecast going into the weekend coming up dan okay. sandy. thanks so much rainfall in inches. well, obviously we need the rain desperately in this parched state, but it also causing is
causing some problems tonight fallen trees power outages and fender benders on slick roads. just some of the problems we've seen today. sirens combined with the sound of falling rain today in san rafael wet roads contributing to several crashes including this one on highway 101 involving four vehicles. we're inside in the kitchen and we just heard a loud crunch. we said what is that another crashing sound this time a large pine tree toppling into david burns yard in mill valley taking down power lines along with it. i just walked around the block and every other business is closed power outages affected several neighborhoods across the bay area. like here in oakland's montclair village, wherever businesses without electricity had to shut down surface was restored hours later. i think it was scary outage is also left parts of a peninsula berkeley el cerrito and albany in the dark. pg&e says some of those outages are due to pole fires caused by
rain turning dirt on the power lines into mud which conducts electricity and can start fires. san francisco got a good soaking. and warnings are going out as we prepare for even more rain a sandbag station is now open in santa rosa mill valley issued a winter storm alert on its website. there is reason for concern and some of these burn scars that a lot of northern california has experiencing right now. thousands of people on the bay area are without power tonight. this is a look at pg&e's outage map right now the green dots indicate relatively small outages. everything else is a larger outage right now. the biggest outages are near fremont and newark more than 8,000 customers are without power the cause of most of these is under investigation. and remember you can always check live doppler 7 and the weather conditions where you live on our abc 7 news app anytime it's free to download in the app store just search abc 7 news bay area tonight a lot of upset parents in hayward sounded off in a town hall about school
closures digging into approaches to education is a key part of our efforts to build a better bay area the district recently announced plans to possibly close or consolidate nine schools because of a major funding shortfall abc 7 news reporter jr. stone has more on parents specific worries. wednesday evening hundreds of hayward community members attended this town hall zoom meeting about a plan. the district says would close and cons. a these nine schools over the next three years and an additional five according to these charted plans parents teachers and even students sounding off and one of my teachers are going to work in doordash and over that's unacceptable, but while jobs are a concern the superintendent says that no teacher would lose their position also saying that there are major money issues that need to be addressed we yes, we have a budget shortfall of 14 million dollar. it's even if that's addressed. we have the 900 million dollars
in facility repairs. we need to make which we just don't have those resources school administrators referencing this graph that shows the gradual decline of students in hayward unified since 2005 5,500 fewer student. now attend parents and teachers though not happy about a plan to close neighborhood schools. they say this move will disproportionately affect minority families in many locations. it's an attack in our community to the time when we're still of dealing with all of the social emotional impact of covid how many people can you jam in there? and how many people should you put in? there are two totally different numbers? that's not playing y'all playing games. y'all need to just stop between us and the other two schools are a couple freeways. so they're what are they going to do? they can't walk they're gonna have to bus, how much does that cost? you can't get bus drivers in this day and age school officials say they are evaluating that and the other points made here so that they can vote on a finalized measure by the end of the year jr.
stone. abc 7 news the pandemic now the food and drug administration has authorized booster shots for people who receive the moderna or johnson & johnson vaccines, but it's not a done deal yet a cdc advisory committee and the agency's directors still have to give their sign-off on that plan this week. the fda is recommending boosters of moderna at least six months after the second shot for many people considered high risk jnj booster can be given at least two months after the original shot the fd. as it will also allow people to get a different brand booster mixing and matching in other words than their original vaccine also today the white house detailed plans to get shots into the arms of kids ages 5 to 11. the biden administration says it has enough supply to vaccinate 28 children, they're enlisting pediatricians schools and pharmacies to administer shots and fda advisory committee is scheduled to meet next week to consider pfizer's emergency use authorization request a cdc advisory panel will meet the
week after that new developments tonight involving a death at a fish concert in the chase center. san francisco will now conduct a safety review the department of building inspections is responding to a complaint claiming the guardrails are not high enough and that the steps are too steep in the upper arena. say a man from new york died during sunday's concert and may have jumped from a balcony. chase center says the venue is up to state code tonight cal fire announced the estrada fire in santa cruz. county present contained fire broke out friday when a prescribed 20 acre burn jumped after winds picked up near watsonville spread to 148 acres no structures were damaged in that fire more trouble for pg&e tonight. five northern california counties are suing the utility for damage done by the deadly dixie fire the dixie fire broke out in july and burned more than 963,000 acres plumas butte lassen shasta and tehama counties are suing for damages
for lost revenues increased expenses and destruction of interest structure among other things their lawsuit alleges pg&e. equipment caused the fire cal fire says the cause is still under investigation. however in a statement tonight pg&e says in part we have not been able to review all of the evidence cal fire collected as we've said previously pg&e believes. we operated our system prudently. now to a moving ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the deadly oakland hills firestorm the tree of hope was lit to honor those who lost their lives abc 7 news reporter kate larsen was at the ceremony tonight where families of victims shared their memories. thirty years ago to date hills of oakland in berkeley caught fire two months after the devastating fire storm that killed 25 people in destroyed more than 3,000 homes a nursery owner. wanted to give sur. or something to look forward to so we planted a 35-foot christmas tree at the top of pe.
aubrey's backyard firefighters saved aubrey's home in the 1991 fire and every year since he's lit a new kind of treat a tree of hope those lights shine and sparkle for. the spirit of people who are here before lewis dudley mcneary jr. died near his home in the oakland hills trying to save a neighbor in remembrance his family rang a bell. i just hope he didn't suffer and i just hope that if what happened happened quickly tony and alicia were in their 20s when their dad died when i see all these other fires that happen every single year. it just brings up the memories all over again, and i'm just like, what does this keep happening? how can we all this, how can we fix this so that it doesn't happen to any other families the oakland and berkeley fire chiefs and mayor spoke with the ceremony to address just that along with their own memories 30 years ago. my dad lost his home and i came here. with my sister to go through the
ashes oakland mayor libby chefs is the bay area is safer because of hard lessons learned during the fire storm the fact that have interoperability that is fit on the fire hydrants in every city that the radios can talk to one another neighbors can take solace that 30 years later rain is washing away fire danger for at least a few months in oakland kate larsen abc 7 news. and we have put together a special on the deadly fire including footage not seen since the day of the inferno to watch firestorm the east bay hills fire had to abc 7 news.com or abc 7 bay area streaming app on your tv leaders in palo alto giving residents of behind the curtain. look at how hate crimes are investigated. it comes after several incidents this year targeting asians not crackers part of an east bay holiday tradition, we're smashed and destroyed the community effort.
throwing secret drunken sex parties for teenagers was denied bail shannon o'connor also known as shannon bruga appeared in court today investigators say she got teens as young as 14 don't get our home and encourage them to take part in sex acts sometimes non-consensual o'connor faces 39 counts district attorney. jeff rosen explained one of the
charges one of the crimes that we have charged involves committee in the crime for sexual gratification so we can certainly say that sexual gratification is one of the motives in this case. now her two teenage sons have been removed from her custody faces up to 20 years and eight months in prison if convicted on all counts. in the south bay now palo alto is addressing a string of incidents involving racist graffiti homophobic slurs and anti-asian attacks tackling issues of race, and social justice is a critical key to building a better bay area and here's abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo with tonight's community meeting. there isn't a community across the south bay that hasn't suffered a hate crime word from the santa clara county da's office, which joined the city of palo alto its police department and others wednesday to take on the topic a hate crime is always associated with an actual crime. there has to be a vandalism there has to be a threat there
has to be a a battery lately palo alto has seen a string of hate crimes and hate incidents racist graffiti. covered in a public bathroom more at a downtown parking garage a customer's racist tirade directed at a restaurant owner and most recently the arrest of this man who police say was rolling anti-gay slurs and fighting with people downtown wednesday's community conversation meant to give residents the confidence to report incidents and the background to understand how these crimes are investigated and prosecuted hate crimes are one of the few crimes one of the only crimes proving motive is imperative among the hate crime cases brought to the da's office so far this year deputy district attorney. erin west says the asian community is suffering the most so far eight cases considered to be the most violent reasons why councilman greg tanaka says, he's remained a vocal advocate. he's kind of and since keep on happening, right and without without do justice, and he's not alone. the city says it's kept its
focus on race and equity for the last two years. we've been going through a series of things with our human relations commission with our council. coming over use of force policies with our police safety engage the community and stop hate crimes in palo alto. i'm amanda del castillo abc 7 news. and remember when it comes to issues of race and social justice abc 7 is helping you take action check out our list of resources on how to find your ally go to abc 7 news.com/take action vandals and san leandro damage to beloved symbol of the holiday season, they destroyed at least 15 fiberglass nutcrackers valued at more than 16,000 now nutcrackers are part of the annual tree lighting and are placed on the city corners by the downtown san leandro community benefit district someone broke into the group storage building sunday night. there's a gofundme to raise money for new nutcrackers.
llma doorsfcali s and grass valley in december target will eventually replace it at that location at locals. worried that they'll be left left in the lurch until then. i think it's going to cause a pretty decent hardship for some of the people who rely on kmart here and the things that they have, you know, even if it's just cat food and cleaning supplies. kmart was one of the biggest discount stores in us history with 3,500 stores throughout the country in 2002 the store brand filed for bankruptcy and since then stores have steadily been shutting down in the north bay a mountain lion found in roanoke park will be euthanized tomorrow because of its neurological condition. it was captured monday after getting close to two elementary schools sonoma county wildlife rescue have been tracking the mountain lion since march veterinarians confirmed the animals health has worsened over time and wouldn't be able to survive in the wild. it's too bad right turn to the
weather. i'm a rain tonight, but more coming. yeah plenty of it sandia. absolutely, especially this weekend. make sure you have the umbrellas by the door tonight amma and dan before you head out the door tomorrow morning because here's what's happening on live doppler 7 tonight. we do have some showers as we get you into street level radar really light stuff around union city senola across 84 mission road street level radar on the peninsula from city to san mateo edgewater boulevard, you will notice some showers there as well now. we do have a flash flood watch for the burn scar areas tomorrow night through friday morning and with good reason when you take a look at the rainfall totals in that area. i mean, we're talking over seven inches right around portola. so debris flows and flash flooding is going to be a real possibility. for the burn scar areas exploratorium cameras showing you a rainy view tonight of san francisco showers off and on through tomorrow next system arrives friday morning, and we do have a stronger storm sunday with an atmospheric river tomorrow morning what you need
to know about wet roadways low visibility. it is going to be breezy in spots visibility right now down to three quarters of a mile in half moon bay. so definitely something you'll want to wchut for give nt oim with the south wind temperatures are in the 50s 60s really mile out there. it's a light level. system through tomorrow, you're looking at scattered showers moderate in pockets breezy at times. so definitely be ready for wet weather pretty much throughout the day tomorrow with the focus shifting northward later in the day 5 am you see those scattered showers as we go into 11 am some pops of oranges and yellows indicating briefly moderate rain moving through the region and then for the afternoon and evening the north bay is where the wet weather is until friday morning when our next storm comes in temperatures in the morning will be the 50s for most of you a few 60s afternoon highs coming up the low 60s to the mid-70s for your thursday now when a fast forward to that friday system, it comes in early in the morning brings us rain at the sierra is pretty much
looking at a rain snow mix but snow at the very highest elevations sunday, we have the atmospheric river sunday night going into monday morning. that's what that has the potential t bring us a drenching for a couple of days in the sierra. it'll amount to heavy snowfall. through early tuesday. so rainfall projections taking you through tuesday could be about a half a foot calistoga more than that ukiah for the rest of the region. we're talking about one to three and a half inches of rain saturday for the walk to end alzheimer's in san ramon, though. we'll have a little bit of a break in the wet weather 50s 60s, so nice weather accuweather 7-day forecast. we need the rain level one for thursday friday saturday night and and then a potent storm sunday. day, it's a level two before we go back to a level one on tuesday, dan and alma. alright, here it comes. thanks, sandy. surgeon general gives his best tips for dating during covid his thoughts on how to keep things
pandemic. it's it's not simple, but it's definitely possible a lot of people have the us surgeon. general is now on hinge, but dr. vivek murphy is not looking for love. his office today launched a new campaign to help singles go on covid-19 safe dates during the holiday season murphy posted an advice video on the dating site. he said don't be afraid to ask your date about covid safety. everyone's got to do. these questions in the style that they feel most comfortable with but the most important thing to do is to be respectful in the conversation and to ask open-ended questions to solicit input. i recognizing people may have different points of view on things. the times we live in right murphy's tips to stay safe on dates include getting vaccinated having dates in outdoor settings and other tip and as extra precaution people get a rapid
test within 24 hours of the date. all right. well, the 49ers will have to fight through a lot of injuries to break a game losing streak. yeah, they reveals here with sports larry dan ama boy's not a doctor jimmy g admits might have slightly misdiagnosed his calf injury. guess who's gonna be back starting at quarterback for the 49ers on sunday that is next in sports.
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and meaningful way. kind of speaks to our depth and how we want to play going forward so excited about that. it's gonna be one of trophies and the quakes hosting austin fc at paypal park scoreless 47th minute until trophies right place right time goal one nothing earthquakes to the 59th minute major league soccer's all-time leading scorer. chris wandoloski is 169th career goal and the earthquakes. to win rather easily for nil sports on abc 7 sponsored by river rock cas
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