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news and that breaking news is in redwood city where a motorcycle police officer has been hit by a car. it happened near 5th avenue and bay road. we have learned that the injured officer has been a member of the south san francisco police department for at least 15 years. she was redwood city as part of a step program that involved cooperation among neighboring police agencies. she is listed in stable condition, but apparently sustained major injuries. thankfully you'll be glad to know she is expected to make a full recovery, even though she's badly hurt. we will continue to follow this story and bring you any update just as soon as we get it in the meantime, good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley and i'm a dates our other top story is newly released data showing an increased wild. ir risk across the country the
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risk associated wildfire in the burn probabilities are going to double over the next 30 years. double over the next 30 years the threat of wildfire especially here in the bay area will only get worse abc 7 news reporter leslie brinkley explains new data this and where the increased fire risk is especially troubling. the first street foundation just released a first of its kind of analysis of the wildfire risk for individual properties nationwide creating hundreds of millions of simulations using data on local topography climate metrics and building footprints. we focused our met rics average the risk associated with wildfire in the burn probabilities are going to double 30 years as wildfires grow in terms of the area they cover and intensities of those wildfires and they're going to distribute more embers, which just opens up the reach of the
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actual wildfire exposure in the bay area. the steepest increase in risk was in marin napa and most noticeably in sonoma county according to this study people can log on to risk and input their address to get a fire risk assessment while taking steps to protect your home will certainly help the a concluded that it takes a real community effort to build a real firewall one option is to greatly increase the number of controlled burns according to a just released study out of uc irvine. the problem is climate change, including low humidity and erratic. patterns are reducing the number of days a year. that are prescribed burn could even safely be done. i'm leslie, brinkley. c7 news happening right now fire crews in southern california are
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battling a brush fire just below the griffith observatory. this is in the los feliz neighborhood. you can see just how smoky the area is you chopper there in the foot in the picture as well. there aren't any visible flames from this vantage point which you know might be a good sign. the fire was first reported around 2:40 this afternoon now here in the bay area conditions are warming up and we're getting ready for a fire weather watch and some parts of bay area later this week so for more on the conditions of what we can expect. let's get to abc 7 news media religious sandia patel sandia. yeah, dan and alma we are talking about fire danger rising for solano county. let me show you the fire weather watch that begins at 11 am thursday. it is going to run until 8 pm friday. it's a north wind gusting to 35-45 miles an hour that's going to drop the humidity five to twelve percent and so any fires that develop are going to rapidly spread we're taking into account the winds and the humidity and how critically dry the fuels are take a look at the fire danger index. you will notice the northern
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part of our viewing area which includes solano county in the high to very high category of fire danger. so the humidity values on thursday starting out, okay, but look what happens by luck. i mean we're talking down to the teens lake berryessa 19% fair. 14% which is why we are concerned about fire danger. i'll be back with the rest of the forecast coming right up. right. thank you sandia in san jose three people including a firefighter were injured during an apartment fire this morning happened just before 10 o'clock on fitchville avenue firefighters. say the cause is under investigation, but the fire began in a vacant unit that was under construction two people in a firefighter were taken to the hospital with injuries three apartment units sustained significant damage to adults and a child are displaced because of the fire. a cat was also rescued and reunited with its owner. new details on a double shooting in san jose that killed a man police say his girlfriend now faces charges the motive and
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circumstances surrounding the case is still under investigation. but at this point the female that we have in custody wasn't a dating relationship with the victim. we are clear clarifying that she did suffer a non-life threatening grazing wound bullet wound. jessica garrison was booked into jail following the shooting early monday morning at a home on 10th street. police say she called 911 to say she and her boyfriend had been shot police are not giving specifics at this point about how garrison was shot. right now the oakland city council is getting ready to discuss a proposal to declare oakland a pro-choice sanctuary city. there was a rally earlier today on the steps of city hall to drum up support for the measure. we know that just because something is made illegal. that doesn't mean that there's less abortions that are being had. but we do know a statistics has shown in history has shown that abortions if illegal that would mean the more women will die.
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the proposal is introduced by council president pro tem cheng tau if it passes the city would provide safe access to women who are seeking. have an abortion that includes transportation and even housing in the north bay a residential substance abuse treatment program that's been operating in sonoma county for more than 40 years is on the verge of closing. the decision is devastating to the more than 50 women and children who live at the homes and now may have nowhere to go abc 7 news anchor this course reports that the impending closure even took county officials by surprise. for more than 40 years, athena house a county has been a safe haven for women and their children facing addiction i feel safe on this property a beloved substance abuse treatment home where alumni like v live pamavita and brooke ross say they got their lives back you come in when somebody's just got into the program and they're lost empty, you know, just a whole and and you come back in a
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couple of weeks and see the light in the spark and the hope but athena house which currently operates out of the stone house in santa rosa is on the brink of closure the nonprofit that runs the program california human development says that rising costs from inflation and challenges from the pandemic they can no longer afford to keep it going. they've decided to shut down the program and have told all the women and children to leave the home by the end of july. i was given a phone call and it was devastating everybody from the property. we had a process group and a lot of them cried many of the women who graduate from athena house come live here at this sober living facility hope village, but it's also scheduled to close the women. us it's unclear now where they're going to go. anywhere for these women to go. that's the truth sylvie vatanel de la cruz oversees, athena house and hope village. she says the closure's impact more than 50 women and children many of whom could soon be
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homeless because of athena house. i have learned how to live free of drugs free of alcohol since the announcement dozens of former athena house alumni have shared videos pleading for the program to stay open. have started to go fund me and are hoping someone anyone with money and support will step into help officials with the county say they're also disappointed by the closure and hope to find a solution to keep it open whether that's funding from the federal government the state government county private. i don't think anybody cares where it comes from just as long as it's there and fast. in santa rosa liz kroitz abc 7 news students at a san francisco school walked out of classes today to protest florida's don't say gay bill about 400 students from james denman middle school marched around their excelsior district neighborhood to show support for lgbtq students some held up signs that said queer and proud. the organizers say bills that restrict teachers from discussing sexuality or gender
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identity takes away a critical support system from children. it can be so dangerous for people to not have at a crucial time in their lives to not have this kind of support that we are so lucky to have the student organizers say bills that criminalize gender reassignment or discussion of gender identity will put children at risk of depression and self. aapi leaders and visionaries from across the country attended a reception today at the white house to mark aapi heritage month and abc 7. anchored dionne lim was among those invited to the white house. she's live at the nation's capital tonight deon. you got to meet the president. i did indeed and it was such a surreal moment dan admittedly. i even got a little emotional as i shook the president's hand and told him a little bit about the work i do for abc 7 telling stories of aapi hate and also operations in the aapi community. it was cool though, because at the end he even grabbed my phone
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and we took a selfie together. i'll show that to you in just a little bit but first here are some videos and photos. i took from the rose. in among the 150 or so people there actor daniel day, kim and congresswoman from new york grace meng some cast members even of the movie crazy rich asians were in attendance along with the founders of stop aapi hate some elected leaders from the bay area won the lottery system to be there san francisco city attorney david shu and california assembly member evan lowe. shortly after 4 pm eastern time the first lady and first asian trade representative catherine thai spoke and the president then addressed the crowd and paid tribute to norm mineta former secretary of transportation and once mayor of san jose vice president and oakland native kamala harris spoke about the attacks on asian americans and how hate crimes increased by 339% last year compared to the year before she sent this message to the
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american people it is again a moment. to remember and talk about and reflect on how we treat people and do we live to the greatest and best of our ideals which means treating people all people. with dignity and respect that is a message. we not only share during aapi heritage month, but truly all year long. okay now for that selfie, i promised there are actually two of them this first one. i noticed a really big shadow across my face. so i actually asked the president i said,esident i saidu mind moving your arm, maybe improve the lighting and he gladly obliged he did and that photo i will keep close to me forever. i will never forget. and kristen. well quite an honor a well-deserved and what an important gathering today and glad you could be there. thank you. yeah and waited to the
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president. good job. thanks a lifetime opportunity to have to get no if the pictures no good. it's no fun. thanks. deon. well to be an ally to the aapi community go to ab. action, we have a list of local resources to help support the community. irise co vid-1911, but we'll tell you what parents should keep in mind before getting it for their kids plus. another day another gas record how much californians are now paying at the pump abc 7 news at 5 continues in just a moment. for state controller, only yiu will save taxpayers money. wait, who, me? me? no, not you. yvonne yiu.
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yvonne yiu. not me. good choice. for 25 years, yiu worked as an executive at top financial firms. managed hundreds of audits. as mayor, she saved taxpayers over $55 million. finding waste. saving money. because... yiu is for you. yiu is for you. exactly. yvonne yiu. democrat for controller.
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boosters for children 5 to 11 years of age abc 7 news reporter loose pena is part of our vaccine team and she spoke with the chief of pediatric. pulmonary medicine at stanford about what parents should keep
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in mind before children in this age group get the booster. as covid cases increased throughout the country today the fda authorized a covid-19 booster for children 5 to 11 years old. this group would have to wait at least five months after. in vaccinated to get a booster. do you think necessary for this age? to get boosted i think necessary depends on whether or not you believe that there's a risk. there's definitely a risk for children dr. david cornfield chief of pediatric pulmonary medicine at lucile pack. children's hospital at stamford says the vaccines protection for children decreases after about five months. it's been seven months since i've seen for this age group was authorized dr. cornfield says a booster now is timely do you recommend for children in this age group to get boosted now, or should they wait for the next school year when they're actually going to be exposed to
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more kids. the best data that i've seen suggests about 30% of kids five to eleven throughout the united states. received both vaccines for kids 5 to 11. i don't believe you should. weight in san francisco the mission wellness pharmacy is gearing up to offer boosters for children 5 to 11 years old throughout the pandemic. they've held vaccine clinics in over 20 bay area schools. now, they're planning to explain the importance of the booster the fact that we have fda authorization is really important particularly for people that wanted to see the data. i think it's really reassuring to many families according to cdc data pediatric hospital admission rates having increased by 57% in the last month if your child got covid dr. cornfield says is best for them to wait 90 days before getting vaccinated or boosted in looking at the data that was submitted to the fda. it seems that there are no
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additional safety. veterans relative to these boosters in san francisco loose pena abc 7 apple has now indefinitely postponed plans to bring workers back to the office for a majority of the week because of the rising covid cases starting next monday the tech giant had hoped to increase the amount of days employees would be back in the office from two days a week to three but according to bloomberg a memo sent to employees today said that plan has been delayed. apple workers have been reporting to the office two days per week and the company expects to continue that requirement but a new date to increase that to three days days has yet to be announced. gas prices hit another record overnight the average price of gas in california top six dollars according to triple-a the prices at six dollars and two cents, you know, that's the highest statewide average ever here in the bay area. of course. the price is even higher in both oakland and san jose the averages six dollars and 12 cents a gallon in san francisco.
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it's 6:24. coming up a controversial plan in one bay area city to kill off hundreds of geese. we'll tell you why the city says it must resort to this option and how residents are responding.
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some questions about why the suspect involved was arrested multiple times and not held. yes on h. recall chesa boudin now. out-of-state corporations wrote an online sports betting plan they call "solutions for the homeless". really? the corporations take 90 percent of the profits. and using loopholes they wrote, they'd take even more. the corporations' own promotional costs, like free bets, taken from the homeless funds. and they'd get a refund on their $100 million license fee, taken from homeless funds, too. these guys didn't write a plan for the homeless. they wrote it for themselves.
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an overpopulation in geese in foster city. it's about to get very loud in the next hour animal writes advocates will rally outside the city hall to protest a plan to kill the birds the number of geese in the city has gone from 180 in 2020 to 323 geese last year residents near the lagoon and beach areas say poop is everywhere. we cannot walk here and we cannot sit on grass is always dirty so they are always fighting with each other and always this road is dirty. and it's not just about cleanliness foster city says it is found bacteria from the feces polluting waterways.
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the city is waiting for approval of a federal permit to kill the geese and then look for other ways to control the population. all right. well, let's move on now and talk about the warming weather. yes starting to feel a bit like spring. yeah and dan. and all them are tomorrow. okay, so we're gonna go from spring like today to summer like tomorrow. let me show you those temperatures. they are up. you probably felt it if you live inland 13 degrees warmer there and livermore up nine degrees in concord two degrees warmer though in san francisco as we look at a live view from our san jose camera shark tank. basking in the sun 81 in santa rosa is 79 in napa in the low 80s from fairfield to concord livermore. you're at 78 degrees beautiful view from our exploratorium camera as we look back towards san francisco 60 here in the city 63 in oakland 71 in san jose and in santa clara high pressure providing us the warmth this system is going to pass through and as it does going on
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thursday is when we're expecting the winds to start to switch direction and begin to increase our fire. major right now on shore winds gusting to 40 at sfo you will notice san mateo is 32 mile an hour winds. that's what prevented the coast from really warming up a whole lot. so there's always a place to go if you don't like the heat from our sutra tower camera you were looking at downtown san francisco sunny and even warmer tomorrow heightened fire concerns, thursday friday, and we do have a wide range of temperatures coming your way for the weekend. so let's talk about those winds still gusting near the coast and that's how it's going to remain tonight at 7 o'clock, 30 40 mile an hour winds tomorrow morning. the wind's ease except near the coast still breezy and then for the afternoon, they'll pick right back up again. you will notice 35-45 mile an hour winds, of course the inland is not going to be that windy, but as we go into thursday those wins increase some more. find that dry cold front and that is what's going to bring. as the north wind is what's going to bring us the higher fire danger for solano county 40s 50s on those temperatures
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first thing tomorrow morning. i think mainly claire's skies to start the day in the south bay. it's going to be warm 90 in gilroy 87 in san jose 89 los gatos on the peninsula low 80s from mountain view to palo alto 64 in pacifica still enough of a sea breeze to really prevent you from getting too warm 73 in downtown san francisco north bay temperatures mix of sun high clouds. in san rafael low 90s from napa to santa rosa heading into the east bay 81 oakland 82 fremont inland areas. i would call this warm to bordering. lot, especially if you're around brentwood and fairfield mid-90s 92 concord 90 in livermore your accuweather seven-day forecast the warmth continues to build build we're expecting those temperatures. to actually warm up and then cool off thursday friday before we uptick in the numbers again heading into the weekend. all right. thank you so much. sandia well, we'd like to take a moment to pay tribute to a retired member of the abc owned
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station family who died on monday walter lists had a decades-long career with abc stations. he worked his work was instrumental in modernizing our stations lists first role with the station group was in philadelphia his hometown as promotions manager for wpvi. he went on to become general manager at kfsn in fresno and wabc in, new york. while at wabc lists oversaw development of live with regis and kathy lee taking the show into national syndication in 1999. he became president of the own station group serving in that capacity for 10 years many of us here at this station new walter in that capacity. he had a passion for local tv. he focused on the importance of how we operated and conducted ourselves within our community. he was very committed to that walter believed that our commitment to community was our most important responsibility. walter list was 78 years old and a friend to us all we'll be
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and roku to search abc 7 bay. and download it a new major music festival is coming to san francisco. the promoter behind coachella is bringing the portola music festival to the city the lineup includes charlie. the che brothers james blake andmical flume and many m. it's happening late summer at san francisco's pier 80 the two-day festival kicks off september 24th single day passes started $200. tickets go on sale friday so look for those. finally tonight outside lands released the daily lineups today. yeah, the big headliner on friday is r&b singer. zah, green day takes the stage on saturday and post malone performs on sunday. also get your credit card ready single day tickets go on sale tomorrow. $175 golden gate club passes cost nearly two thousand dollars the three-day festival begins on friday, august 5th. it will be held at san
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francisco's golden gate park fun to see all just our world news tonight with david myers next we appreciate your time. i'm dana ashley. i'm a dates for sandia patel. us thanks for joining us. we'll for state controller, only yiu will save taxpayers money. wait, who, me? me? no, not you. yvonne yiu.
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yvonne yiu. not me. good choice. for 25 years, yiu worked as an executive at top financial firms. managed hundreds of audits. as mayor, she saved taxpayers over $55 million. finding waste. saving money. because... yiu is for you. yiu is for you. exactly. yvonne yiu. democrat for controller.
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tonight, president biden in buffalo, paying his respects to the victims of the deadly mass shooting. condemning what he called a racist rampage, calling white supremacy a poison allowed to fester and grow in this country. the president and the first lady paying tribute to the ten victims killed and the three people wounded in the deadly mass shooting at the tops market. all of the victims killed were black. the president honoring them, going name by name, sharing their stories one by one. calling the racist attack an act of domestic terrorism, promising evil will not win. and he called out those in media and politics who he says are fueling some of this for profit. mary bruce standing by at the white house. the fast-moving investigation. authorities tonight revealing disturbing new details about
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