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to an arrest. this morning, investigators searched a home owned by dominic the poli, accused of sexually assaulting multiple women over a 16 year period. these photo and video show sonoma county sheriff's detectives leaving the house in this quiet windsor neighborhood with a backpack. >> the detectives were able to obtain some evidence. i don't have the information or i cannot share the information of what evidence items were confiscated at the residence. liz: police say they were not home when the warrant was served. the people staying there put up this handwritten sign, telling reporters no comment, go away. >> it has come to our attention that he is he is in italy currently. liz: spencer coven was formerly from a reality show. >> sharing the details of exactly what they are doing becomes they cannot. we were encouraged to see the
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actions they took this morning. liz: coven says abraham believes there is proof of the assault on video. the videos can often be used as evidence in the vested violence cases. >> those are evidence of items we will be looking for. electronic equipment that could either approve -- either prove or disprove a crime occurred. liz: multiple women came forward with allegations. after growing public outrage, he reluctantly resigned as mayor but continued to maintain his innocence. >> i know i have done nothing criminally wrong and will eventually be cleared. liz: coven says abraham will not have closure until this. >> she would like to see him behind bars. liz: miss abraham's attorney says she is still suffering from the assault and that she is seeking medical treatment and therapy. as for this investigation,
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police say that he is not formally a suspect but they are currently looking into multiple allegations against him. in windsor, this kreutz, abc 7 news. -- liz kreutz, abc 7 news. larry: if you think you are not eligible for a covid-19 booster, think again. just about anybody who wants to get a booster, just go do it. >> i really want to spend a moment on the message of boosters and making sure that we are driving home how important it is for those who have had their primary series, moderna, pfizer, more than six months ago, they completed it, johnson & johnson, more than two months ago, that if you think you will benefit from getting a booster shot, i encourage you to go out and get it. supplies available. there are many sites across the state, thousands in fact, available today to help provide you your booster. it is not to make to get it this
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week, get that added protection for the thanksgiving gatherings that you may attend. certainly going into the other winter holidays, it is important. what we are seeing is that more cases among those who are vaccinated early, we are concerned about what it means for hospitalizations, and pressure on our health care delivery system, but ultimately for your safety and protection, so now is the best time to consider getting that shot and while you are there, ask and inquire about getting your flu shot if you have not already. larry: in general, he urges californians to get boosters if somebody in their home has a medical condition or if they work around other people. this is a bit more liberal than the cdc's booster eligibility which advises boosters for people who received their second dose of moderna or pfizer released six month ago or 65 or older or 18 or older and either live in a long-term care setting or had an underlying medical condition, continuing or at increased risk due to social
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inequity or work or live in high-risk settings. boosters also recommended for anybody 18 or older who got the johnson & johnson vaccine at least two months ago. you are not the end of his comments, the doctor mentioned getting your flu shot as well. he was with governor newsom today at a combination covid vaccine and flu shot clinic in los angeles county. the government says people need protection from both viruses. >> we want to avoid the twindemi c can get the flu shot. i got my flu shot about one week prior to getting the booster shot. some people i was just talking to got the flu shot the same day that they got the booster shot. larry: the governor said the overwhelming majority of people getting booster shots are getting them at their local pharmacy. he also says almost 90% of californians have received at least one shot. kristen: take a look at this map from the cdc. most states are in the red tear which means the spread of covid is still high in those states. the hope is that boosters will
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help boost people's immunity. thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away. santa clara county is urging widespread boosters just like dr. galli did. melanie woodrow is in the newsroom with the story. melanie: hard to imagine perhaps but last year at this time, there was no vaccination for the holidays. health officials are encouraging those who are vaccinated to get their booster ahead of thanksgiving. santa clara county health officials say everyone is eligible for a covid-19 booster shot. a message that may have not been clear earlier. >> with the public heard was i have to be 65, otherwise i should get a booster. that is not correct. that is not correct. melanie: dr. sarah cody says when you factor in underlying medical conditions and those with increased exposure to the virus, there's very few if any people who don't meet the eligibility criteria. >> we know that protection fades from the original vaccine series. melanie: in santa clara county,
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200,000 people have received a booster but more than one million people are eligible to get a booster according to dr. cody. the covid-19 vaccine officer says of those who are 65 and older and at even higher risk, only 39% have been vaccinated with a booster. >> we urge people who have underlying medical conditions and who are over 65, but as dr. cody mentioned, everybody putting much is eligible for a booster. >> there are nearly 200 providers in santa clara county, from hospitals, to clinics, to retail pharmacies. when asked if the county is being more lax, the health officials said retail employees are looking for you to state what criteria you meet for a booster and pushback is unlikely. >> nobody will be turned away who wants a booster. melanie: it might be highlighted by the covid-19 cases. dr. cody says the county is not down to where it was before delta and is slowly drifting up.
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health officials say the booster takes one week to two weeks to be effective so if you are planning ahead for thanksgiving travel or getting together, the time to get your booster would be now. in the newsroom, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. kristen: some folks are worried about the side effects with the booster. have health officials seen any significant issues with the booster in that regard? melanie: side effects with the booster might be similar or even more significant than people experience with those earlier doses so they warm that it is possible but -- warned that it is possible but well worth it. kristen: thank you. if you have questions, you can ask our vaccine team. just go to and click on the big blue box. now to move from oakland. just into our newsroom, police are investigating a shooting that took place around 2:30 this afternoon on telegraph avenue near 19th street in uptown oakland. officers say a woman was hit by
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gunfire and taken to the hospital. we don't know the severity of her inrirr a jury in oakland rembrner 2019 death of a 34-year-old, who was killed while trying to receive his laptop after it was stolen as he was sitting in a montclair starbucks. the jury convicted byron reed of second-degree murder and another of voluntary manslaughter. those two will be sentenced in january. they face 15 year and 12 year prison terms respectively. a third suspect pleaded no contest to robbery before kristen: the trial began. kristen:libby schaff -- the trial began. kristen: -- a freeway shooting took the life of a boy. >> this tragedy is heartbreaking. it is sickeningly. it is infuriating. that this level of gun violence has taken another beloved child. no matter what your age, you are
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someone's baby. the toll of this violence is untenable, not just in oakland but in our entire country. kristen: schaff appeared today saying good, targeted policing can cut down on gun violence. according to the police officers association, there have been 650 murders and shootings in oakland this year. the number of oakland police officers recently dropped below 700 for the first time in six years. the outpouring of support for the family of jasper wu has been tremendous. the gofundme effort raised nearly $180,000, far surpassing its goal of $35,000. larry: last week's fatal shooting of a 21-year-old on haight street is calling for london breed to have more police officers. >> we used to have an ambassador program for people part of the
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community. sadly, there were some challenges with the organization and net program went away. what we are looking to in order to keep the community safe is working to try and provide an ambassador program, one where there are eyes and ears on the streets so people can feel safe. larry: the mayor helped launch a two-year, 12 million dollar ambassador program to try and reduce crime near union square, pier 39, as well as along the embarcadero. last week's shooting is still under investigation. sources tell abc 7 news he was shot while trying to rob somebody. it was the latest in a number of high-profile shootings in that area in recent weeks. as part of a statewide effort to address acts of hate, the city of san jose hosted an anti-hate roundtable discussion this afternoon. city and committee leaders welcoming the community leader who has prioritized the prevention of hate crimes across the state. >> california, the largest state in the nation, both progressive,
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deeply blue state, but still not immune to the forces of hate. that's unacceptable. it is not who we are. it is not who we want to be. larry: the roundtable comes as the attorney general plans on visiting the 13 biggest cities across the state talking about hate crime prevention. last month, he held a similar discussion in sacramento. his office reported that last year, the states i've 31% increase in hate crimes. kristen: vaccine porsche -- states saw a 31% increase in hate crimes. kristen: the childhood disease making a big comeback across the globe. country's big night, the cma awards. why the hostess says he is ready, sort of -- why the host says he is ready, sort of. >> when might we see our next
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ask your doctor about living longer with kisqali. kristen: kaiser permanente is facing a series of strikes from employees. today, nurses hit the picket line, accusing the hospital system of enacting a profit over patient care plan. amy explains why the nurses are so upset. amy: they are picketing but they did not walk off the job. these nurses are using their free time to stand out here and protest. >> it shows how angry nurses are about what kaiser is trying to do to our patients. amy: they are holding
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information pickets -- informational pickets today at kaiser centers across the bay area to protest a program kaiser calls medically home, which provides care for a patient in their home rather than in a hospital. >> it's very upsetting and disturbing because we know as nurses at these patients are safer with us than at home. >> they are doing it to save money. if they can send this out to contract agencies, you use nonunion labor and have some at a stopping by for an hour. amy: kaiser officials would not answer questions on camera about the nurses concerns about the program but released a statement saying it is not focused on cost savings. it also read "there are no plans to limit the role of nurses in hospitals and any acute care at home programs at kaiser permanente. nurses will continue to work in brick-and-mortar hospitals and medical office buildings, caring for patients, and responding to their needs." these employers are not the only ones disappointed in kaiser
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right now. kaiser engineers are currently on strike and pharmacists are planning a strike. these nurses say they believe that shows something is terribly wrong at kaiser. >> i think it's a sad state of affairs that it has gotten to this point. amy: this picket is only scheduled for today but the engineer strike is ongoing and the pharmacists are set to strike next week. kaiser is warning patients to get their prescription filled before that strike is set to start on monday. abc 7 news. larry: uber is being accused of violating the americans with disabilities act. the justice department filed suit against the company today, accusing it of charging wait time fees to passengers who, because of disabilities, need more time to enter a car. suit seeks civil penalties and for uber to stop discriminating against individuals with disabilities. uber says the lawsuit is surprising and disappointing, saying it has been in active discussions with the doj about
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how to address any concerns or confusion with its wait time policies. kristen: san francisco city leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony for the community youth center in richmond today, funded in part by a grant provided by metta, formerly facebook. it is part of a commitment to support racial justice for marginalized communities. they hope to expand education and employment opportunities for young people. once completed, it will feature a workforce development center. >> on the west side, we don't really have a place where young people are able to congregate so this is just an opportunity to really invest in our future, in our children, and have a safe base for them to go. kristen: the facility will serve as a resource center where residents can get connected to a variety of mental health services and get information on social services and food programs. larry: the bay area's number one once again when it comes to priciest place to live in the country. property shark just released its
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list of most expensive zip codes in the u.s. psuakes the t spot for the fifth it also hit a new record for median home sales. the average home now goes for almost $7.5 billion. $7.5 million. that won't be my neighborhood anytime soon. san francisco, very pricey as well. it has the highest concentration of most expensive zip codes of any city. ross in marin county also kept its ranking on the list as the fourth most expensive zip code. so i guess because the weather is so great here, kristen. >> that's what it is. exactly. kristen: even at those prices, we cannot buy our way out of the drought. >> at least we can celebrate the pleasant weather we have right now as we wait for the next rainfall. here is why we are not going to get any rainfall for a while. the satellite radar shows high-pressure building in and that will be the dominant feature for the next several
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days. it is deflecting the storm track well to our north but there will be reining in the pacific northwest. over the next several days, rainfall potential in the bay area is just about zero. notice the farther north you go towards portland and ghetto, the wetter it will be. we get are enjoying what we have right now. in the north bay and in the east bay, it's about two degrees to four degrees warmer than at this time yesterday so our warming trend, we have been talking about the last couple days, is underway. this view from the tower, it is 63 degrees in san francisco and oakland right now. 67 at san jose and morgan hill. 59 at half moon bay. blue skies over the golden gate. mid-60's right now at santa rosa and napa. 69 degrees at fairfield. concord, 60 five. livermore, 67. lovely view at emeryville. a few high clouds. those clouds will increase over the overnight hours but right now, bright skies and these are our forecast features.
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a few low clouds overnight. mainly sunny and mild days my ahead into the snowy -- into the weekend and we can expect a cooler pattern early next week. overnight as we show you the forecast animation, notice moisture and showers off the north coast. nothing moving inland and of course it will be dry in the central part of the bay area with mainly sunny skies again tomorrow. overnight, as the clouds increase just a bit, though temperatures dropping into the upper 40's. many of our inland valleys closer to the bay and the coast. those in the low 50's and highs tomorrow will range from about 63 at half moon bay and mid and upper 60's from san francisco to oakland. up to 70 degrees in the mildest locations and inland areas all the way around the bay area, highs tomorrow in the low 70's. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. not much change on friday. find fall weather through the weekend. a little bit of a mix of clouds and sun. more clouds on sunday then on
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saturday. monday, cloutier and breezier and going into the middle of next week, we will see a little bit of a cool down but it looks like no rain. larry: thank you, spencer. it is disney plus today, ace alliteration of the disney plus global community -- it is disney plus day. go to to enter and we will announce the 10 winners. disney is the parent company of abc 7. kristen: a first of its kind diagnosis. a doctor says a woman is suffering from climate change. larry: the new technology that cl
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larry: new technology developed by a menlo park based company could help detect cancer in its early stages. kristen: tim johns spoke with a biotech company about how it could impact the way we treat the disease going forward. tim: after years of research -- >> covid is a pandemic but we have been fighting the cancer pandemic for years now. tim: a new technology is being heralded as a potential game changer. leading the charge is a menlo park based company called grail, who has helped develop a new blood test that can detect up to 50 different types of cancer at once, many of which are not routinely checked. >> we simply cannot win this war by screening one cancer at a time. we have to take a multi-cancer approach to this. tim: dr. sara mosley works at
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grail. she says the way gallery works is by analyzing dna in the blood to determine whether or not cancer cells are present. >> we have known for a long time that cancer cells shared dna in the blood but it has taken a long time for the technology to get to a point where we can do this in a highly specific and sensitive way. tim: it's not just grail who is excited about the long-term benefits. local health experts say the technology could change again for how we detect cancer. that early detection could make a world of difference for patient outcomes says dr. sam brumfield. >> the difference between a curable cancer versus a not curable cancer, when they are caught early, they can often be surgically removed and cured, whereas if they are left in the body for long enough, they may well start to spread. tim: he says while technology like this is a major step forward, at this point in time, it should still be treated as a supplemental tool used by doctors. >> people should still be doing
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the screening test recommended by their doctors to detect cancers early like mammograms and other testing for different types of cancers. tim: the gallery test is by prescription only and currently costs a little less than $1000, but dr. mosley says grail is working hard to make it more accessible as time goes on. >> we are very committed to doing whatever we can to reduce the cost, make this accessible to populations who don't have access today so that we can have impact in the communities where cancer is a real issue. tim: in menlo park, tim johns, abc 7 news. kristen: a canadian woman is believed to be the first patient to be diagnosed as suffering from climate change. the doctor who diagnosed her said a deadly heat wave and poor air quality brought on acute breathing problems in the 70-year-old woman. he says if doctors are not looking at the underlying cause and just treating the symptoms, we will keep falling and further behind.
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following the diagnosis, he and fellow doctors formed a group they say is working to improve human health by protecting the planet. larry: they warning about a childhood disease that is making a comeback and how the pandemic is playing a part. kristen: a new incentive to get parents to vaccinate their children. larry: saving the world one tree at a time. the organization helping bring back a giant redwoods with is struggling to manage your type 2 diabetes knocking you out of your zone? lowering your a1c with once-weekly ozempic® can help you get back in it. oh, oh, oh, ozempic®! my zone... lowering my a1c, cv risk, and losing some weight... now, back to the game! ozempic® is proven to lower a1c. most people who took ozempic® reached an a1c under 7 and maintained it. and you may lose weight. adults lost on average up to 12 pounds. in adults also with known heart disease, ozempic® lowers the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death.
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this request comes as the nation reports a slight uptick in daily virus case numbers. reena roy with the latest. reena: they were turned awayy wt the first time from this sweeping booster shot request. >> dr. perlman voted other doctor voted no. reena: pfizer is back, asking for emergency use authorization for adults 18 and older, pointing to data showing a third shot increased protection against symptomatic disease 295% across all age groups and sources tell abc emergency use authorization could come before thanksgiving. >> it will be very likely that everyone will be able to get a booster within a reasonable period of time. reena: this as the country sees a rise in covid cases with an average of 71,000 cases a day, up over 13% in the last two weeks. to anyone states are seeing and -- 21 states are seeing an
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uptick, nearly all of them transitioning to colder weather, forcing people indoors. in colorado, 5% of icu beds are available. health-care care workers are overwhelmed. >> we are going into this surge with fewer people and everyone is tired. our hospital's nicus are filling up -- hospitals and icus are filling up with people going on ventilators and many of them dying. reena: vaccinations for children continued by the end of the day today. an estimated 900,000 kids ages five to 11 will have gotten there first shot according to a white house official. that is 3% of the 28 million newly eligible children in that age group. reena roy, abc news, new york. larry: a company is recalling its covid-19 tests due to the potential of false positives. it is a class one recall, the
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most serious. it says this is the same issue it warned about last month. the company has identified additional affected lots totaling around 2 million. the fda is working with the company to assess its corrective actions. kristen: it can be a tough sell to get younger children vaccinated but a creative way to address that is being developed in san jose with a focus on reaching out to underserved communities. abc 7 news reported david murray has a look at the new incentives that might help. david: for children, a visit to the museum can be an educational and fun experience and it can be a way to entice the five to 11-year-olds to get vaccinated. >> for parents, it's a much easier thing to tell your children you are going to get a vaccination but then we are all going to the museum together. that is a much easier selling point. david: the executive director thought what a great way to overcome kids reluctance about shots. she shared the idea with the health trust, who have agreed to help underwrite the cost of free
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museum tickets for the entire family. no tickets for nonmembers usually cost $15 per child. >> we both put low income households, immigrants, community of color -- communities of color, those who are most vulnerable, we put them at the center of our work and that is what this vaxx pop up will be doing. david: a goal to stage the pop-up event possibly in early december. it is an innovative approach to turn a potentially intimidating process to one that will lead to higher rates of demonization. >> the -- immunization. >> we have decided to work together to try to market this opportunity heavily to those families. david: a recent study indicated black and hispanic students 12 to 17 years old in santa clara county have a vaccination rate much lower than white and asian students are so a museum pop-up event could help to prevent a similar disparity between kids five to 11. david louis, abc 7 news.
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introducing the all-new nissan frontier. kristen: time now for the four at four. portugal does have new laws they hope will attract new remote workers including making it illegal for employers to contact employees after work hours. they also have to pay for household utilities incurred while employees work from home. other rules include a mandatory face-to-face meeting with the boss every few months to "offset loneliness." [laughter] >> wire we all laughing about that --why are we all laughing about that? kristen: which ones do you think are yeas, and which ones do you think are eh? spencer? spencer: i don't ever feel that lonely. [laughter]
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larry: interestingly enough. that's a funny idea. >> imagine if our bosses could not contact us after working hours. what if there's breaking news? they have to be able to contact us. >> it simply doesn't work. sure, we all want our off time. i don't mind doing a little work off hours and i expect to be on the clock sometimes when people need you. that's not a big deal to me so i don't mind it. but i'm not that lonely. >> we will find other ways to ease our loneliness. [laughter] kristen: i think it's nice when they pick up some of the expenses like the electricity, the internet, because you are using it for work. >> moving on, some dog owners might not be able to recognize when their pet is frightened by strange noises, especially common household noises that maybe you don't get out much. according to a uc davis study, even a vacuum or microwave can be a trigger. researchers say high-frequency
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intermittent noises are more likely to cause a dog anxiety. panting, turning their head away, stiffening their body and more subtle signs a dog might get scared. experts say, learn to understand your dog's body language to remove them from potentially frightening situations. these dogs are also cute. how many of us here have dogs? dan, i think you might be the only one in the group. dan: we have a new dog that's about a year old that we found, no chip in her collar, and it has become our dog. what's interesting, you know how sensitive a dog's sense of smell is and also their ears. things that we don't hear, i noticed little snowball picks up and reacts to you, certainly noises that are unfamiliar. you can see sometimes the nerves, or little dog gets startled or confused by them. larry: we had a dog that suffered from all kinds of anxiety. you know, mostly when left
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alone, but basically putting much afraid of everything. i think you took on my characteristics. -- he took on my characteristics, jane channeling the inner me. >> you can imagine it would be alarming to pets. kristen: when their senses are exaggerated -- dan: and they don't understand necessarily. kristen: all right. time to talk about this, anyway, people magazines annual toys for sexiest man alive. it is paul rudd. his humility, green eyes. he stars in the sequel to ghostbusters which comes out next week. he says he hopes his new accolade will get him invited to dinners with previous winners george clooney, brad pitt, michael b jordan. funny that i read this one. do you guys agree with this choice? >> no. you are laughing. you are laughing about it. even harder than you are
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laughing about the bosses loneliness. >> the three of us are just upset because we were snubbed yet again. >> exactly, once again. >> that's a good choice. we are not necessarily the greatest at judging sexy man, but i would say he has got sort of an urbane quality, attractiveness. he seems to be a nice guy which also makes him very attractive, so i think it's a good choice, why not? cannot always be the hunky type. >> he played antman, dan. is antman your sexiest man alive, really? there might be somebody out there -- >> they have run through so many. who else do they have to choose? kristen: i guess i will weigh in as the one -- as the woman on the panel. he gives those of us in our 50's a lot of hope that we can look great at that age and become more attractive as we age. i think that is true for him and in part, you are right, dan, is
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because of his personality, so approachable, so earnest, good-looking but not in a threatening way. >> yes, he is a movie star, but not a movie idle way. kristen: like "i'm so perfect." > accessible kind of attractors. kristen: sexy is in the eye of the beholder so you guys could certainly be the sexiest man alive. >> we are all approachable. >> if approachability is number one on the list -- [laughter] >> i meant spencer and me. [laughter] >> man. >> you walked into that one. >> i did not see it coming. kristen: how did this dynamic developed that it's always mary is going to -- larry is going to -- >> arby's does not just have the meats anymore. they have vodka, too. now, you have my attention. i need that after the toll roads story. the georgia-based chain will be
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selling two french five inspired -- french fry inspired vodkas. for the truly bold, there is curly fry vodka, distilled with cayenne, apricot, onion, and garlic. according to arby's, preserves the distinguished flavor profile of curly fries. vodkas are being sold online in 12 states including california. $60 per bottle! wow, that seems a bit pricey. >> you must need to really want some fries to go for that. >> if i use that to wash down the fries, what am i going to drink to wash down the taste of that? kristen: more fries. i know, when you slapped arby's name on a bottle of anything, it doesn't make me want to pay more for it generally. >> it' interesting that theys would even pursue this line. is there a demand for that? they must think that there's going to be. >> the brief marketing they get
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from it. >> if you put the name chanel on it maybe. kristen: that kind of brand partnership may be more sense. >> i think that's it unless spencer wants to take another unprovoked shot here. >> vicious. kristen: we have time for that. >> we do? >> approachable but mean-spirited. [laughter] >>
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larry: the bay area is home to many tech giants, but 500 years ago, the bay area was ruled by giants of a different kind. kristen: bill weir looks at how one organization is looking to bring back the giant redwoods with the smallest hands. >> since they are an all too rare tourist attraction today, it can be hard to believe that giant redwoods used to line hundreds of miles of northern california coast, living for more than 2000 years as the tallest organisms on earth. ♪ now, david mullark and tree archive is trying to plant a new generation of giants. he takes clippings from the tops of the oldest and largest, some 400 feet tall, back to his lab in michigan. there, specialists use use use e technique called micro-propagation to grow them into saplings. he says, from a single sample, a
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team of scientists can grow an unlimited number of clones. the problem, how to get them all in the ground. it would probably take an army. ♪ and that is where these little soldiers come in. they are free-scho free-scho fro tree-schoolers in san francisco. you heard right. they attend outdoor classes to learn about ecology and sustainability at an early age by getting their little hands dirty. >> today is particularly important because we are planting some very special trees, which is why we had some special helpers with us today. bill: keeping their focus is sometimes tough. >> these redwoods and sequoias have been cloned from some old redwoods. and sequoias. you plant them the same way. you have to make a hole in the ground. you are going to learn how to do that with us. >> i know how to make a whole.
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-- hole. bill: when it is finally time to get to it, these budding foresters could not wait to dig in. ♪ on this day, about a dozen redwood trees made it into the soil. and steve duffy says the forestry department plans to plant about 100 more by the end of the year. >> growing up in the city can be kind of lacking as far as nature goes so to get kids out with native plants, with trees, they can all work together and i think it's pretty special. bill: according to save the redwoods, more than 95% of the natural redwood forest has been lost due to deforestation, wildfires, and yes, climate change. and for him, plantings are just a start. he hopes to plant millions of redwoods all over the world using our littlest citizens to help so the seeds -- sow the
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seeds for a healthier planet. >> we have been planting thousands of these redwoods in the seattle area. england, wales, ireland, australia, british columbia. the schools are calling and saying we will need a heck of a lot more of these redwoods and sequoias because we want our schoolchildren to start reinforcing. don't be surprised in 10 years when you drive up. they will be 30 or 40 foot tall. bill: as the old proverb goes, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. the second best time is now. the meaning may not don on these tree -- dawn on these children yet. even the tiniest of hands can make a huge difference. >> the whole world needs that message of hope. there is something each person on this earth can do to help reverse climate change. there's two dozen or so three to
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four-year-olds who helped us do this. if they can do it, what is your excuse? larry: wow, that is an incredible program, isn't it? kristen: first, the kids are having fun. second, the connection they will have with nature and our earth will be forever. larry: this is a technology we need. we need more trees all over the world. spencer: we certainly do. let me give you a quick look at overnight conditions. we will see a few passing high clouds, maybe a couple of low clouds, but the evening starts out clear and we will see no temperatures from upper 40's inland to low 50's just about everywhere else and then tomorrow, mainly sunny skies with highs in the low 60's at the coast, upper 60's to near 70 around the bay shoreline, and low 70's inland. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice how mild and dry it's going to be for the next few days. mild through the weekend, getting cooler early next week but there is no rain in sight for the next seven days. a. larry: thanks. -- larry.
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larry: thanks. it's a go for the spacex launch. >> and lift off. larry: four astronauts will take off from florida's kennedy space center at 6:0 3:00 p.m. they will make their way to the international space station to replace the crew that returned on monday night. they will remain up there for six months. kristen: it's country's biggest night and the host is ready. kind of. >> the plan for me is not having to plan. it's kind of how i got here. [laughter] [laughter] larry: what can yo ♪ ♪ low maximum out-of-pocket costs. more saving. more spoiling. one of many cost-saving medicare advantage benefits from scan health plan for 2022. call today, or ask your agent about scan health plan. for 2022. ♪ ♪ ♪
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from scan health plan for 2022. call today, or ask your agent about scan health plan. kristen: coming up tonight on abc 7 at 8:00, it is the 55th annual country music association awards followed by abc 7 news at 11:00. this year's cma awards will be jampacked with the top performers and not all of them country. reporter sandy from our sister station in new york has a preview. >> it is called country's biggest night for a reason. the best and the brightest stars from today and tomorrow will gather in nashville for a show hosted by luke bryant. luke: i always love the breakout moments, the moments where a star is born moment. i never will forget the justin timberlake moments that put stapleton on the map.
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♪ luke: look for more of those moments. country music royalty performing with stars from other genres of music. >> it is a beautiful marriage where the breakout stars continue the tradition of music. >> stars like jimmy allen, who appeared for the first time at the cma's alongside charlie pride just a month before the election passed away. >> ♪ kiss an angel good morning ♪ >> he is the one who made me feel like i could do country music because he is a guy who looked like me and went through the same struggles that i went through a little bit. i did not go through near as much as charlie did. >> allen's nomination is a sign of greater diversity but he's also part of a continuum. >> country music's roots makes my soul feel like it's on fire. >> that shared history lends an extra dimension to this awards show. >> i was from a small town so i
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did not get to see many concerts. that was my chance to see my favorite artist and see how they performed. ♪ >> kristen: a special on the red carpet at the cma's starts at 7:30 followed by the 55th annual cma awards at 8:00 right here on abc 7. because of the awards show, you will not see willow fortune added normal time. the rest of this week's episodes will slide by one day. that means you can watch it at 7:30 on thursday and friday and at 10:00 p.m. on saturday. you can get our live newscast, breaking news, the weather, and more with our abc 7 bay area app and roku. just search abc 7 bay area and download it now.
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>> winter is coming. winter is here. as we are want to be reminded at should be reminded, last year we had a challenging winter. >> governor newsom and state officials preparing for a winter surge as we are prepared to see a surge in coronavirus cases across the state. ama: gearing up and getting ready. preparations are underway by the state to undertake a rapid increase of covid cases. >> we enjoyed the summer. the lowest number of cases


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