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>> this map perspective on parts of ukraine that are under attack. the white, blue and red dots signify the russian flag. ukraine is essentially surrounded on three sides by russian forces. >> a congressman is far -- calling for unity, saying on midday live that the world is now in a very dangerous place. >> this is a despicable attack on a sovereign country that
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wants to determine its own future and is no threat to vladimir putin. this is a threat to democracy and we have to be united in the west around the world for all people who believe in democracy and with all our faults, we believe not just one person or one man should decide the world's fate. we think these sanctions will have real consequences and hopefully, will prevail in russia and prevail on putin and his advisors to withdraw and be peaceful. >> we know the russians have launched cyber attacks against ukraine. the question is will the u.s. turn the tables and go after russia? the former senior director of counterterrorism at the national security council says that is a possibility. >> cyber command is the lead for military operations from the united states. they have a world-class capability and if so directed by the president, could launch these very aggressive operations
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against russia. but what are the thresholds for those types of operations? i would think they would have to be pretty high because russia would likely retaliate aggressively as well. we have to think through the cost benefit of these. >> today's invasion didn't have a big impact on wall street, at least not what was feared. stocks rallied after a sharp drop at the opening bell. the nasdaq had its best daydaydy the year and closed up more than 3%, the dow up >> in addition, there are concerns about how the russia-ukraine conflict will impact gas prices and groceries. zach fuentes spoke with a local economist who shared his concerns. my grandfather is from ukraine
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and fled the russians in the 1940's. >> with history repeating itself in many ways, matthew, a professor of economics, has lent his expertise to help people understand the impact the conflict could have. >> our economy is pretty insulated from russia. we don't do a lot of trade with them. russia is a major exporter of whale, so the effect -- of oil, so the effect of energy crisis could ripple through the economy. >> global oil prices have gone over 105 dollars per barrel, the highest since 2014. we have seen prices at the pump the highest they have ever been. today, lines of drivers through the bay, filling up, taking advantage of lower prices. i asked how else this could impact daily lives. >> we should be bracing ourselves for groceries to go up. >> we have to be prepared for some, probably moderate increases in energy costs and that will trickle down to other
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areas. i think it is not a situation where we have to brace ourselves for a large impact. >> short-term impacts include today's initial stark market -- stock market drop. investors can only guess what will happen and should stay calm. also unique to this conflict is the pandemic. it may extend supply chain issues, but overall he feels the strength of the american economy will prevail. he reminds everyone, the situation overseas is fluid. >> at this point i would say to the typical u.s. consumer, stay calm and hope for the best in europe. >> a live look over sanver sanvn francisco, people are gathering for a rally in support for ukraine organized by nova ukraine, and nonprofit dedicated to where it -- raising awareness about ukraine and providing humanitarian aid. tim will have a live update on 87 -- abc7news at 5:00.
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stanford students gathered to protest the invasion of ukraine. some protesters are students of ukrainian dissent. one told us his grandparents live in the region that is currently under attack. today's demonstration included the singing of the ukrainian national anthem. if you want the latest info on ukraine, you can get it at that abc 7 bay area streaming tv app, our 27 -- 24-seven livestream. we will have special reports on the crisis as well as live local newscasts, all in one place. the app is available for roku, amazon, apple. search abc 7 bay area. >> moderna officials say they believe a fourth vaccine dose will be needed this fall, along with seasonal boosters in the future. >> the cdc could change the metrics as soon as friday. experts say community levels of disease won't be determined by sheer case numbers alone, but by
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severe cases, leading to hospitalization and death. >> in california, just over 5200 people are in the hospital, the lowest number since late december. >> santa clara county could join the bay area in ending masking requirements in most indoor settings. >> dustin dorsey explains the reason behind the delay and when it could happen. >> a site we haven't seen in some time in santa clara county, what looked to be a smile under the mask of the county health officer as she delivered what she called good and encouraging news. >> given the steady decline in cases that we continue to see, i'm fairly confident that we will be able to lift the masking requirement on march 2. >> three metrics needed to be met to turn the mask mandate into a recommendation. vaccination rates over 80%, check. hospitalization rates steady, check. a seven day case average of 550 or fewer, for the first time
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yesterday, check. >> we committed to metrics last fall and we remain committed to those to protect people who are not protected, because of age or illness or underlying conditions or geography or what have you. the policy is an extension of our core value. >> there is a chance the county falls backwards between now and next wednesday. she says if lovell's of community spread get back to an unstable spot, mask requirements will continue. >> i want to be clear that the data we are following looks very encouraging. we continue to see a downward trend in cases reported, and we continue to see a downward trend in our wastewater surveillance. >> masks will still be required in certain settings, but next week looks to be the next step towards normalcy. >> i know everyone looks forward to the day when we won't need to
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wear masks anymore. and when they aren't part of our lives at least for a little bit. >> dustin dorsey, abc7news. >> a new poll by the uc berkeley institute of governmental studies shows nearly two thirds of california voters support mask and vandy -- mandates among schools, but more than 80% of democrats agree compared to less than 30% of republicans. state officials are reassessing the school mask mandate and have said they will give an update on monday. >> potential layoffs for teachers, delayed for a few more days. facing a huge budget deficit, it is a matter of how many will actually receive layoff notices. our senior education reporter tells us what this means for families. >> next tuesday, the school board will vote to send out the first layoff notices to teachers and staff at san francisco
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unified. by law, they must be notified on or before march 15. still, getting the first notice doesn't necessarily mean they will automatically lose their jobs. between march and may, some teachers might retire or leave for another job. >> our hope is that the number receiving those initial layoffs, that will be a lot smaller by may. >> the district says layoffs are necessary because of the projected $125 billion budget deficit for the next academic year. a deficit that was triggered by declining enrollment. there are 3500 fewer students today in san francisco public schools then there were prior to the pandemic. pension and health care costs have also increased. right now, the district plans on sending notifications to about 188 credentialed and classified teachers. >> this is very easy to be like, there is no future in education.
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>> some administrative and managerial positions will have to be cut. claudia remembers getting a layoff notification more than 10 years ago. >> the last time we got these, i remember gavin newsom was i think man your aunt -- mayor and he tapped into the rainy day fund. >> he saved teachers from layoffs in 2009 and 20 10 after releasing millions from the rainy day fund. for now, the district can't determine if there will be other sources of revenue. they do know that some classrooms need to be restructured. >> there are some schools where classrooms are at the capacity and other schools where there may be half capacity. we need to balance that out. >> in san francisco, leanne
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melendez, abc7news. >> the vote is scheduled for tuesday, march 1. >> crisis in ukraine. coverage continues coming up. answers to some of the biggest questions online. losing battle. the fight against drug overdoses in san francisco. how to make sure you are getting everything you can out of your taxes. >> good afternoon. did you deal with frost this morning? oakland was one of the warmest at 38 but some records were tied and set. we have one more night of this and i will show you san francisco getting below 40 degrees. there is a slight chance of
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>> as part of our effort to build a better bay area, we have been digging into the drug epidemic in san francisco. a 16-year-old was found dead in an alley, presumed a drug overdose. we spoke to the chief emergencyy department and it sounds like the problem is getting worse. >> it is. for the past two years we have been focused on the covid pandemic but experts say during that time, there has been a silent killer in our streets that has taken more lives in san francisco than covid. the latest data from the san francisco medical examiner tells a grim story. 46 people died from drug overdoses this january alone. >> we are seeing between 10 and 20 situations per day.
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prior to the pandemic it may have been in the 10-15 range so it is increasing. >> the chief of the emergency medicine at zuckerberg general hospital has seen a record-breaking number of people die from drugs in the past two years. in 2021, 650 people died from a drug overdose. in 2020, the number was 712. about seven in 10 of those deaths have involved fentanyl. >> for everyone that dies, we see five that didn't but are at risk for dying on their next ingestion. >> fentanyl can be lethal in very small amounts. the doctor has been noticing how this synthetic opioid is being laced with other drugs, making its impact even worse. in many cases, people refuse care. ex post -- >> of folks that died, half had been in a fire department ambulance prior to their death. >> in 2021, san francisco
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launched the street overdose response team. this captain oversees the fire department section for this team. he said their efforts are working. >> data tells us deaths plateaued but overdoses continue to be an epidemic in san francisco. we have fire department personnel, actively engaging individuals after an overdose. we have public health staff following up with them in that critical time window. >> data shows the majority of overdoses happen in the tenderloin and other d d d reflecting other aspect, socioeconomic and health inequities. >> less than 1% of san francisco residents are on house. they are 30% of drug overdose deaths. 5% of san franciscans are black. people of color represent 25% of overdose deaths. >> the san francisco street overdose response three -- team uses narcan but soon they will
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be providing a pharmaceutical that helps with withdrawal symptoms. san francisco's mayor celebrated the one-year anniversary of her dream keeper initiative to reinvest in the city's african-american community. the mayor and a noted political activist participated in a town hall gathering hosted by the human rights commission. she defended her support of the initiative, which calls for spending $120 million over the next two years to improve outcomes for black and african-american youth and their families. >> when you have these kinds of disparities in such a small population, it is your responsibility as a leader to acknowledge it, make the investments, to make the policy changes and to be unapologetic in the pursuit of what needs to be done.
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>> the board of supervisors president co-authored the initiative. she says great work is being done but it is a first step of reparations. >> the mayor of san jose and some of the biggest silicon valley developers are looking into the future, further developing downtown was the unofficial theme of the gathering at the marriott hotel. much of the discussion focused on getting commercial housing and hospitality development deals that were already in place before covid, now back on track during pandemic recovery. >> extraordinary amounts of investment, job creation and affordable housing. all of this is happening in concert with incredible revivals here. i think we have great opportunities if we can get this going. >> city leaders got updates on several large projects, including google's plans for 80 acres it owns downtown. this was the first future of san jose event to be held in person since the pandemic started.
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>> extreme drought is back in parts of the bay area despite the rain and snow. you can see the red creeping into the bay area. that is extreme drought. the majority of the state is in moderate or severe drought. let's get to the weather with mike. let's talk about if rain is coming anytime soon. >> a slight chance in that area as we head towards sunday morning. we still have to talk about those frigid cold temperatures we are dealing with in the morning. san francisco didn't quite make it below 40. officially, 41 but i did find one reporting station in the outer sunset that dipped to 37 for the cool spot. most reporting stations outside the official one in san francisco were around 39. you have to get that official to make it official. couple more cool mornings, but it looks like we will stay above 39 degrees. everywhere but san francisco
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could be dealing with frozen temperatures tomorrow, frost out there once again all the way from 2:00 a.m., 9:00, that is when we have the seven hour window of coldest temperatures. make sure you do the same things you did last night, the same procedure, the same steps to take care of your sensitive plants, your pets, also the pipes and yourself if you're headed out tomorrow morning. a gorgeous shot from the east bay hills looking towards the bridge, clear, calm and dangerously cold tonight. my outdoor highs tomorrow -- milder highs tomorrow. chance of sprinkles this weekend. could be a little warmer for all of us, just not as much sunshine as we have had the last couple days. temperatures well into the 20's and the east bay, right now mid to upper 50's so a nice rebound. looking at temperatures elsewhere mid to upper 50's, even 60 fairfield and 49 pacifica. in the evening, the coast drops down further into the 40's as we head towards 7:00 and you will be joined by inland and bay
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neighborhoods, 30's showing up at 9:00 inland and eventually a lot of us will be into the 30's by tomorrow morning. here is a look at the potential records tomorrow. santa rosa 27, livermore 28, oakland and san francisco could be the warm spots again at already ate at 40 degrees. elsewhere, we have 29 in napa, 38 in oakland, 34 in redwood city. let's look at the highs tomorrow, closer to average, 57 at half moon bay, 59 in san francisco. 61 in fremont, 60 in palo alto. within a degree or two of where we should be. 37.1 million of our 39 point 5 million residents in the state are under the drought we talked about. here is where it increased. the northwest corner or the coastal parts of sonoma county and just about all of this county. we start tomorrow, the increasing high clouds as warmer air comes in, we call that warm
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air infection clouds. they bring moisture towards sunday morning. sprinkles if you are lucky, that is about all. here is the seven-day forecast. 2-4 degrees warmer saturday and even warmer sunday with clouds opening, sunshine in the afternoon. look at the run at 70 monday and tuesday, with upper 60's around the bay. low 60's at the coast and still that odd chance of that one model saying we have rain for wednesday. right now we are not sold but we will keep it in the back of our minds. >> thanks, mike. cross your fingers. we need every drop. rising sea levels. what it means for climate change and us in the bay area. >> tax time is around the corner. some of you are on it. now is the time to get help. now is the time to get help. how t is your bathroom over 10 years old? i'm mike holmes, here with ivan from agm renovations america's kitchen and bathroom renovators thanks mike! bathrooms over 10 years old cause major water damage, flooding, and mold.
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>> citigroup is dropping overdraft fees. the fees have been criticized by consumer advocates for unfairly punishing those who can least afford it. they say the fees will be dropped by the summer. >> leaving change behind happens occasionally. usually not a lot of money involved but -- >> it is a chore few of us relish. united way is doing everything it can to lessen the pain. over 1000 volunteers across the region have set up free tax help centers like this one in cupertino. for this retiree, who lives on a fixed income, he saves from not
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having to pay a tax preparer. >> for me, another $150, 200 dollars per year would add to the groceries. >> the irs certified volunteers are trained to help filers claim credits they may not know about. the earned income tax credit of up to $6,728 for a family with three or more qualified children, and the child tax credit of up to $3600 each child age five or under and up to $3000 for each child 6-17. tax filers who qualify till staff how happy they are. >> this year i'm getting something and they are really excited. we are happy people are getting what they should get. >> last year free tax help assisted more than 32,000 families in eight counties. >> i feel so relieved i can turn it over to them. they don't, they go over very thing step-by-step and catch things i wouldn't have --
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wouldn't catch. >> you can dial 211 or go to the united way bay area website. days and hours of operation very. assistance is available in multiple languages. for united way, the service is essential to its plan. >> it is a critical part of the fight against poverty, to ensure that every family, especially our lowest income families, get every dollar they can through maximizing their tax refund. >> next friday, catch the frid your side tax chat. representatives from the united way can answer all of your tax questions march 4, free until 7:00 p.m. >> russia invades ukraine. the u.s. imposes more sanctions. >> a lot of questions about what this means. we will look for answers to the biggest questions out there. we will tell you what we
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7news. >> a live look at the capital of ukraine. less than 24 hours after russia began the invasion. president biden called this an unjustified attack and nancy pelosi called vladimir putin people. -- vladimir putin evil. announced sanctions as russia bombards ukraine with artillery. >> the russian military launcher more than 100 ballistic and cruise missiles into ukraine last night. president biden says with that,
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president putin declared war. >> putin's aggression will cost russia dearly economically, and strategically. we will make sure of that. >> it offense official tells abc news the president is sending an additional 7000 troops heading to germany to reassure nato allies. president biden today, meeting with his counterparts at the g7, agreeing to move forward on what he calls devastating packages of sanctions and other economic measures to hold russia to account. this as a minority of the 100 50,000 russian troops continue to east. from belarus in the north and from the south in crimea. president putin declared the beginning of what he calls a special military operation in ukraine. ukrainian officials, reporting troops have taken full control of the exclusion zone around chernobyl nuclear power station, including the plant itself. troops, seizing an airport 20 miles away from kyiv.
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president zelensky, addressing its people, saying we are hearing the sound of a new iron curtain closing russia away from the civilized world. he also added that while ukraine has suffered losses, they are fighting back and have countered russian soldiers. many ukrainians in several cities are preparing for the uncertainty ahead, lining up to withdraw money from banks and stocking up on gas and other supplies. western ukraine and poland are bracing for an influx of refugees fleeing the fighting and bombing. >> president biden says he has no intention of speaking with president putin at this moment. he says putin wants to go beyond ukraine and if he goes into nato countries, the u.s. will get involved but he doesn't believe the conflict will last a long time. >> a liveeeeee seven over san francisco city hall where people are gathering
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for a rally in support of ukraine. this is organized by nova ukraine, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about ukraine in the u.s. we will have a live report coming up on abc7news at 5:00. >> people learned more about what is happening in ukraine. many went to google for answers. top questions include sanctions and whether the u.s. is sending troops to ukraine. i spoke to the director of the russian east european eurasian center at stanford university. he answered some questions including why russia said it invaded. >> they are protecting, they invaded to protect russian cities in the donbask region against alleged genocide by the ukrainian government. second, to prevent once and for all ukraine from joining nato. most experts would agree there
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is no basis for any of these allegations. there is no genocide. there is a civil war instigated by pro-russian separatists supported and sustained by russia for the last eight years. second, the candidacy for nato is not a real issue. it is a complex and lengthy process that is not on the agenda right now. >> the other top question people are asking is the u.s. sending troops to russia? >> certainly not. president not sending troops and i don't see us sending in troops to ukraine. ukraine is not a member of the nato alliance. >> people are asking about u.s. sanctions for russia, specifically about what the swift banking system is. here is what he said. >> literally transactions of
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these banks, major commercial banks, down to the level of using credit cards by russian citizens in the russian federation. and also, the use of technology, the transfer of technology. that is throughout these tensions, there is constant transfer of technology that is used by russian citizens and the russian government. >> as you can imagine, this is a complex topic. we spoke for about 30 minutes. you can read more about it on >> you can get more insight on the abc seven bay area streaming tv app. we have the latest information to stream on demand whenever you want it. next, how can you cope with the stress of the bad news coming
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introducing the new mcplant. made with the first plant-based patty worthy of being called a mcdonald's burger. ♪ ba da ba ba bah ♪ >> dan and mike join us with the news of russia invading ukraine on top of two years of covid. you might be stressed out by all the bad news. how do you deal? dr. jennifer ashton has advice. >> if you are tense looking at news or hearing news, limit the intake. a little bit will tell you what you need to know, but too much and really add to the stress. you can take a break from social media because a lot of what we are getting in terms of
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troubling news, you can find unfortunately on social media. and don't forget, not just today but every day, practice stress reducing techniques. deep breathing, meditation, exercise, they all help. >> we all do this for a living, so we have to figure out ways to cope with a lot of bad news. how do you deal with it? >> great question. we have all done this for many years. people ask me all the time, some of the terrible things we cover, i think you have to first be honest with your emotions and recognize that something is stressful for you. i can talk about going to the columbine shooting and that sort of thing. you have to compartmentalize a little bit. it is ok to escape from some of the bad news and get away from it. i would encourage people to do that who find some of what we are reporting upsetting. take a break, a mental break. allow yourself to do something else that is fun for you.
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>> we are fortunate to be able to turn off the tv or get to something else, whatever you want to do to escape. >> my thing is, i live in the east bay so when i go through the tunnel it is like a cleansing, like going throw waterfall. i get on the others and i leave that on that side of the bay. i'm on my side now and i will go to the gym and de-stress and head home, have dinner and hopefully have a good evening. that is the way i do it. >> for some people i know they escape omma they travel and they go somewhere else. you heard of the seven wonders of the world. we have the 10 tiktok wonders of the world. we will talk about. ht dea webte released a list of bucket list destinations. walt disney world was top on the list followed by dubai's burj khalifa and the tallest structure in the world, the
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eiffel tower, the taj mahal, the grand canyon, the las vegas strip, the golden gate bridge makes the list. love that. the hoover dam and stonehenge. is there one on the list -- not on the list that you think should be there? >> i have been to a lot of those. >> tahiti? >> i want to be far away with a beach and warm water. >> that works. i think it is missing somewhere there is like a beautiful beach. a beach, warm weather, somewhere where you can unplug and relax. >> where do you want to go? >> i don't know. there are several on the list that i haven't seen. the galapagos islands, i would love to see that. >> see you, dan. >> i will be back in a month. >> if you don't understand the world of nft's, don't worry, you aren't alone. everybody is confused.
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now it is even stranger, the world's first nft vending machine has launched in new york city. it is by neon which bills itself as the digital collecting platform for everybody. the vending machine would sell digital art to anybody with a credit card or debit card. for every purchase, it will dispense a box with a unique code that is redeemable on the neon platform. this is counterintuitive to the whole nft, the non-fungible token concept, simply because it is digital because -- so you can't, it is not like getting a soda out of a machine or a candy bar. you get the code. >> i'm sticking with the candy bar and the soda. >> it is safer. >> it is meant to support artists. that is their goal for these nft's and the whole purpose of this vending machine. people at home, i think some people are like what's in nft? what is happening?
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what is this barcode i have to scan? >> a little confusing. >> i think they understand vending machines better than nft is at this point. it is a slow build to grasp. >> it is thursday, which means it is time for another tasty thursday. today, an old favorite has returned to mcdonald's for the season. we are talking about the shamrock shake, the original minty green shake that has been around for 50 years. there is also a shamrock muck flurry -- mcflurry. >> a bunch of us couldn't remember if we had had a shamrock shake so we are clearing that up right now on live television. mike, don't feel left out. i offered to give mike my shamrock shake and he was pouting and said no. i have a mcflurry. >> i have a mcflurry. >> what do you think? this has chunks of oreo.
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>> i'm going to save my shamrock shake for somebody upstairs. >> that is nice of you. >> how about you, mike? >> i was worried about it tasting like toothpaste. it's better. >> better than toothpaste? >> what an endorsement, mike. mcdonald's will be calling you immediately. >> this is good, with the oreo in it. this is better than the shamrock shake. i am in oreo fan. this would be good with salty french fries on the side. do you ever do that? >> i don't mix salty and sweet. >> is that your rule? we have worked together so many years and that is the first time i heard you say that. >> i typically don't. >> all right. >> i'm not a milkshake with a burger type of person. >> chicken and waffles? >> that's true, there is the exception.
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>> abc 7 is committed to focusing on the climate and environment to build a better bay area. part of the difficulty of planning for climate change is factoring in so many unknowns.
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>> the phenomenon that could accelerate the threat from sea level rise. >> this follows a sealevel rise report we brought you last week. the report generated a lot of attention. scientists say when you drill down a bit, the scenarios get even trickier. the newest projections may seem concerning enough. a study released earlier this month by nasa and the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, warning coastal sea levels could rise by as much as a foot over the next three decades. potentially, becoming a dangerous force multiplier for our coast. >> on top of that you have all of this natural variability occurring, so tides, el niño, those things are still going to happen, they are going to be that much more of a problem. >> these are researchers with the nasa jet propulsion lab. they say the recent report
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confirms what we know about the short-term and also highlighted a long-term threat linked to something we don't fully understand. the impact of melting glaciers. >> the ice sheets are the wildcards in terms of how much sealevel rise we are going to get. greenland alone has enough ice to raise sea levels by 25 feet. if it melted today. antarctica has 10 times that. >> willis has been measuring northern glacial melt as part of a project known as omg for oceans melting greenland. his team has been dropping sensors, trying to learn more about how warming ocean waters are eroding glaciers from underneath. >> the fact is, we are watching these things melt for the first time in human history so we don't really know how fast they can melt, and that is what determines how fast sea levels can rise. >> recently, much of the climate world's attention has focused on
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antarctica and the thwaites glacier, doomed -- dubbed the doomed date glacier -- the doomsday glacier based on projections that cracking could turn sealevel monitoring on his -- on its head. >> this caused a shift. there is this uncertainty. >> agencies are using sophisticated satellite networks to track shifts in sea levels and ocean temperatures. along with projects like the oceans melting greenland, the goal now is to better understand what could be one of the most destructive impacts of climate change, and when it could ultimately strike. >> we need to figure it out quick because they are already melting. >> a separate study published in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences raised concerns that glaciers on greenland may be melting even faster than previously understood because of heat generated underneath the ice.
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it is melting where we can't necessarily see it or measure it and that could be even faster acceleration of what we are dealing with. >> big laser -- a glacier the size of florida is mind-boggling to think about. a bit of culture and a lot of craft. >> it is a 90 minute stay-cation. >> check out the manikin queen and her headd are you looking to renovate your kitchen or bathroom? i'm mike holmes here with ivan from agm renovations thanks mike! too often, homeowners hire the wrong contractor. ivan, i see this all the time. delays, shortcuts, hidden fees - nightmares. at agm we use the top trades, and each project is finished on time, on budget,
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>> tonight in prime time at 8:00, station 19 followed by grey's anatomy, big sky at 10:00 than stay with us for the news at 11:00. connecting culture with sustainable fashion. the woman known as the mannequin queen is doing that with her headdress shop and workshop in oakland. it is all about beauty, inclusivity and fun. ♪ >> people needed creative that was easy and you could make wearable art in 90 minutes that you can wear for years to come. >> this is a cultural unity event, about bringing the community together. i was excited to see that. >> i know how much art can heal and earning people together who might not normally see each other on a regular basis. for that moment, they can see somebody differently. >> being able to have extreme
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creative freedom, do exactly what you want, and be surrounded by all of these different people, all of these amazing materials, i think is an insane experience and i'm glad i got to do it. >> it is a 90 minute stay-cation and you leave with something you can wear forever. ♪ mannequins for retail stores. we got a lot of materials from flowers shows, window displays. we thought what can we do with the flowers? we had a bunch of mannequin heads, so heads and flowers go together. it is like a circular economy where we can create a new use for something old. >> i thought this was an interesting way of looking at fashion that is different than i really thought. >> when i heard about this i thought it was a great idea for me and my friends to connect.
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>> what is beautiful is that people see their creativity. they are used to having their fingers at a keyboard looking at a computer screen. now they can make something and taking something by hand has been proven to help you with your anxiety, depression, iq happy. don't we need more happiness and joy right now? >> it is therapeutic. it was amazing. >> most people are reluctant, like, can i really make this in 90 minutes? what it is always the people who are most reluctant that do the most amazing things. >> anyone can be creative. we have all kind of different textures and materials. >> there are tons of accessories like flowers, seashells and feathers. >> ribbons, feathers, all kinds of things to put on your headdress. >> it is a lot of fun especially when you find things that are more masculine i guess to make a male headband. >> i felt like it is a great way to explore your creativity.
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>> letting your intuition guide you and that leads you to something you never would have thought about before. >> i definitely found the design as i went along. seeing it come out like this is really great. >> i really wanted to find a way to be creative and have fun. and make something i could wear and feel totally fabulous in, and engage my multicultural identity. this is checking all the boxes for me. >> it was nice to see the fruition of this, but it was nice to celebrate lunar new year like this and hang out with some friends. >> we can have private parties and regular sunday classes. it is sort of like, it works for all ages, all genders. the headdress will fit regardless of your size, weight and height. it is universal. >> it is rewarding and empowering to make something of your own and flaunted. >> beauty and inclusivity and fun. that is with the headdress workshop is.
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>> beautiful. that will do it for abc7news at 4:00. th
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