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moving forward finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. we're here that you know like four big shot boom. boom. anic and tragedy tragedy after gunfire erupted data neighborhood park. claiming the life of one man and injuring three others and tonight. we've learned the one person killed is cousin of nfl superstar devante adams good evening. i'm amidates and i'm dan ashley. thank you for joining us late today the interim police chief of east palo alto spoke about the deadly shooting calling on witnesses to come forward. and in just about 30 minutes a community vigil is scheduled to take place at jack farrell park where this shooting happened abc 7 news reporter david louie spoke with people at the park
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and has the latest on the investigation city park crews have been trying to restore jack farrell park as a popular gathering spot for families. it will be difficult for the dozens who were here last night to erase what they heard and here that you know like four big shot boom. boom. i'm a girl was playing tag with her cousins as one of them was taking this video when gunfire rang out a shooter one of several was only 10 to 15 feet. way the video is very disturbing. the girl was not hurt. she raced toward the baseball field. we're a church team was practicing but the team and spectators were all so dodging bullets one man was grazed by a bullet to the head we have about maybe 40 plus shell cases recovered police said there were four shooters their identities and motive still unknown, but she even broke the street code. by shooting where kids were
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police say the shooting was targeted not random 34 year old ralph feels junior ab. walter was shot. he died later at the hospital two others were wounded fields was paroled last year after serving two years in state prison on conspiracy charges during a major gang sweep in 2014. he is the first cousin of nfl wide receiver devonte adams who's making headlines as he joins the raiders from green bay last spring adams donated fitness equipment for the park talking to our chris alvarez about giving back to the city where he grew up and what a difference it made for east palo alto families so many long residents privately shared with me how they have seen the city improve from its murder capital reputation when they were growing up they had hoped their kids wouldn't experience what they did now, they're not so sure you put people other families at risk and it just sucks. like i said and to answer your question will bring a chilling effect maybe. palo alto david louie abc 7 news san jose police are investigating a deadly shooting
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that happened tuesday evening near a golf course police found a man with a gunshot wound at zolezi park on south king road near rancho, del pueblo golf course happened at 6:45 in the evening emergency crews tried to save the victim, but he later died authorities have not identified or located the suspect. this is the city's third homicide this week and the 11th this year. at the san jose police department. has come under major scrutiny lately following reports of miscond. at least three officers this afternoon the mayor of san jose and the police chief came together to talk about the state of the department abc 7 news reporter. zach fuentes was at that news conference and he joins us live zach. dan the allegations that have been coming out of this police. apartment if really shocked the community there are at least five different incidents of possible police officer misconduct that's being investigated and today the mayor and police chief unveiled the seven-point plan that they hope will prevent similar incidents from happening and bring more accountability to all who work here.
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a series of disturbing allegations of plagued to san jose police department in recent weeks at least one of which led up to this video of police chief anthony motto walking officer matthew dominguez out the door last week dominguez was arrested accused of masturbating inside a family's home while he responded to a mental health called late april, but that isn't the only misconduct allegation. the department is investigating also in april the department confirmed that they're looking into allegations of an officer showing up drunk to the baby brandon quay our kidnapping investig. station then last week san jose mayor sam. licardo held the press conference addressing accusations that another officer is being investigated for trading a meth pipe with a woman to get information. i spoke with the san jose. officers association after the allegations made against dominguez and the allegations of the officer showing up to the investigation drunk a lot of this especially recent is making us take a very hard. look at our hiring standards our background processes at wednesday's press conference the police chief outlined a new
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7-point plan. these incidents have caused. anger and grief in me and the 99.9% of the women and men who probably and honorably? where and hold themselves to the high standards the plan aims to strength in areas like hiring in background checks using third-party vendors to conduct reviews also strengthening drug and alcohol testing. sources expanding mental health resources and more also in the plan chief mata said, he will be proposing changes to labor laws that keep him from naming an officer or disclosing. stances of an officer's firing even in cases of misconduct like the recent incidents part of what mata says is a commitment to the community. you will not hear excuses. for inexcusable conduct now a lot of what's happening in this police the seven-point plan is going to depend on associations with the san jose police officers association, i reached out to them and they just got back to me about 15 minutes ago
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saying that they are supportive of any effort to improve hiring standards and background investigations of perspective officers. they say that they are actively engaged with city administration in contract negotiations right now right now live in san jose zach fuentes abc 7 news right zach. thank you with his recall election less than three weeks ago san francisco district attorney. jason boudin took part a rally against violence. violence today boudin joined supervisors and community leaders outside city hall to speak out against violence racism and hate. he said his office has a three-step action plan to help combat crime. it includes expediting a lawsuit against gun manufacturers, we will file a motion to move aggressively forward and that ghost gun case to put the sure on the court and on the manufacturers that are profiting off of pain and suffering and violence in our community shame on them. shame on them. boudin said his anti-crime strategy also includes redoubling efforts to get guns
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off the streets and more money for victim services also in san francisco a coalition of city leaders healthcare workers as well as patients and families staged to rally today to save laguna honda hospital. laguna honda say my life. laguna honda help preserve my life. laguna honda is a vital connection in the city and county of san francisco to save and preserve. the lives of many others today's rally comes two days after the hospital released a contingency plan for shutting down the facility and moving patients to other treatment centers. the report is part of the process to try to restore medicare and medicaid funding that's set to end in four months. the hospital was stripped of the funding after inspectors found violations last october and again this spring happening now a gorgeous day around the bay area. this is a live look from our camera in the east bay hills. this comes though as we brace
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for dangerous fire conditions in some areas, including a red flag warning abc 7 news meteorologist. sandia patel is here with what we need to know. yeah that red flag warning going up tomorrow for solano county at 11. am it runs until friday. evening the concern here is the winds are going to gas 35 to 45 possibly higher you combine that with the lowering humidity 5 to 12 percent any fires that develop are going to rapidly spread that has also prompted a wind advisory that starts at 11 pm tomorrow night runs until friday night winds could blow down obviously tree limbs unsecured objects and cause a few outages. so as we go hour by hour tomorrow afternoon winds starting to pick up saint helena 34, fairfield 27 they get stronger as we had towards tomorrow night and that northerly wind is going to dry out the fuels and that's why we are facing critical fire weather conditions. i'll let you know. how long when i come back dan. all right. thanks sandy very much. we'll move from where it's going to be windy to where it's going to be loud in just a little over
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an hour. the warriors will host the mavericks in game one of the western conference finals abc 7 news sports. anchor chris alvarez is live at the chase center with what we can expect in tonight's big matchup chris. dan is loud. it is gonna be she on the baseline up plenty of media game western conference finals you see draymond green one beyond the arc the warriors are in the playoffs after a two-year hiatus, of course back in the western cup finals for the sixth time in eight seasons. meanwhile furthest of mavericks have been since the postseason since they won the title in 2011 golden state led by the championship course stephen curry clay thompson dream on green dallas has superstar luca done oakland's own jason kidd kid father really automatic during the warriors status they could book. trip this place the postseason the words are polished the opportunity back in the position.
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pleased with the progress we've made, you know over the past few weeks. but we can still get better and i think you know dallas is playing so well. they're gonna they're gonna bring the best out of us because that's what's going to be required. this is a young group. and so just understanding a lot of them haven't been in this position, but they are learning on the fly and and so i would say that we are getting better and we're going to be tested. this evening in this series just because the wars have been through this. message application to 833cc corvette photos. so if you aren't here in the building tonight, well, you'd probably running kind of late 19,000 expected all the gold-blooded shirts. get out the thrive city and watch on the watch party. i'm gonna be there for my 650 sportscast. that'll be loud. she had a lot of fun game one of the western conference finals tips off at six o'clock. send it back to you. after the break the latest on covid in california will hear
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from the state's chief epidemiologist on the surging cases in the area and the potential for mask mandates to be reinstated also here 18 years after she was last seen investigators in the east bay are able to offer some closure to the family of a homicide victim how they were able to finally locate the victim's body abc 7 news at five continues in just a moment.
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second vaccine booster shot today. he got another dose of the moderna booster during a stop in current county encouraging others to get their booster to keep their immunity strong a second booster dose of the pfizer or moderna vaccine is available to all californians 50 and older as well as those who are immunocompromised or received the johnson and johnson vaccine. and as covid cases increased throughout the state. how close is california to implementing a new mask mandate. and what's the plan as the latest sub?
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grant continues to spread so quickly today abc 7 news reporter loose pena sat down with california's chief epidemiologist to ask those questions. fournia braces for the latest covid-19 wave was sat down with dr. erica pond. the state's achieve epidemiologist. she's hopeful but realistic this is a time where we are learning how to live with this virus this covid-19 virus according to cdc data the eye of the storm in california is in the bay area. francisco san mateo and marin are counties with the highest covid-19 case rates in the entire state. how did the bay area become california's latest covid hotspot. it's a question that we're all kind of thinking about and looking at quite a bit. i will say this particular virus continues to really throws curveballs and i think it really continues to find people who have not been infected and potentially, you know, we know that we have immunity from vaccines we can get immunity
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from prior infection and if you have both that actually gives you what we call hybrid immunity which is super strong. was it also because the bay area had a lack of natural immunity because so many people were vaccinated. yeah people have been able to avoid being infected and i think this virus again will often try to find people who aren't recently bart reinstated their mask mandate and san jose is requiring city employees to mask endorse again, so we asked is there a possibility that a date could be brought back. i think we should always maintain that readiness and possibility that especially if we see again a large impact on our healthcare system if we see an increase in deaths or really unusual severity that you know again, thankfully we maintain low hospitalizations to know but i think those are all the things that we're all concerned about dr. pond confirmed omic. some variant b8 to 12.1 makes up about half of the sequencing throughout the state meaning it's quickly overpowering other variants despite.
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this she is not highly concerned right now, but says anything change we could have a variant evolved that is more serious and that evades our immunity to an extent that we really have much larger impact on our infrastructure in san francisco loose peña abc 7 news new details the body discovered by a work crew in oakland. is that of a woman killed 18 years ago the corner identified the body as cynthia linda alonso. she disappeared on thanksgiving of 2004. this is video from shortly after she disappeared her body was found wrapped in in a shallow grave two weeks ago on the oakland army base in 2017 her boyfriend eric mora was sentenced to 11 years in prison for her murder oakland police have made an arrest now in a homicide from earlier this month officers found the body of 25 year old shafi kusimi near grisly peak off fish ranch road on may 8th. they're investigation determined cassimi. was shot at a camp in concord
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three days. 28 year old guadalupe robles is under arrest for this deadly shooting detective. say the two men got into. location of some kind at the homeless camp which led to this shooting break a dismal day on. wall sinking more than 1,100 points. we'll see what drove the market, so low
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fanduel and draftkings, two out of state corporations making big promises to californians. what's the real math behind their ballot measure for online sports betting? 90% of profits go to the out of state corporations permanently. only eight and a half cents is left for the homeless. and in virginia, arizona, and other states, fanduel and draftkings use loopholes to pay far less than was promised.
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sound familiar? it should. it's another bad scheme for california. its worst day since 2020 dropping more than 1,100 points today the ninth biggest point loss in history followed dismal results from target further bolstering inflation fears the nasdaq dropped 566 points. it's sixth largest single day drop ever the s&p 500 slid 165 points of 4% drop. stop market is going down the price of gas continues to soar through country according to triple-a the state average price for regular gases $6.05 a gallon here in the bay area. prices have hit a new
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record-breaking high gas prices new record in san francisco at $6.28 a gallon for regular unleaded in the east. oakland gas is $6.15 in san jose average price of a gallon of gas is also $6 and 15 cents. all right. we need to check on our weather because today it did get hot and of course that's increasing concern about some fire danger. absolutely and dan and alma just like the gas prices rising today are concern is for solano county and they hills of the north and east bay for tomorrow as fire danger increases. so today up to 20 degrees. armor and novato compared to yesterday san carlos. you're up 16 degrees the winds along the coa again gusting to about 37 and half moon bay and that's preventing your temperatures from really rising much. so half moon bay in the 60s today. it is a gusty view from our mount tam cam as we look towards ocean beach 90 degrees right now in santa rosa. it's in the mid 80s napa petaluma.
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look at that fairfield 94 degrees it got up to 96 91 right now in livermore santa cruz camera showing you just a beautiful view. day to be out on the beach 68 in the city 7 oakland you're in the 80s from mountain view to san jose to santa clara now for the western conference finals as the warriors take on the mavs at the chase center 6pm is tip off. it's going to be really quite comfortable 60 degrees outside, but later on it will drop down to 60 degrees and breezy so definitely grab that extra layer if you're going suture tower camera showing you the sun shining over san francisco increasing fire danger next two days. it is going to be a little bit cooler during that time period and mild to warm weather for the weekend. so here's what's happening high pressure. bringing us the heat inland this area of low pressure is going to move east and as it does the pressure gradient between the two will increase and that's what's going to lead to our higher fire danger going into thursday and friday. it's not just for solano county. we have a red flag warning for central valley from thursday
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through friday. so let's go hour by hour. look at our fire danger hi to very high for the part of our viewing area also for the north and east bay hills. keep that in mind as that's where acting some of the stronger gusts hour by hour we go tonight along the coast. see as you go into tomorrow morning. although it's a little breezy along the coast. i want you to keep an eye on this. area here tomorrow afternoon evening, 27 to 30 mile an hour winds that gusty wind pattern out of the north. what's bringing us the fire danger for solano county 50s and 60s tomorrow morning if we see a patch or two of fog? it's going to be very it to the coast tomorrow afternoon in the south bay temperatures coming down 79 in san jose 85 in gilroy on the peninsula 75 palo alto 61 in half moon bay downtown san francisco 68 degrees north bay. 78 in san rafael mid 80s, napa santa rosa in the east bay 76 oakland 75 fremont had inland and just a couple of low 90s from fairfield to brentwood accuweather 7-day forecast
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increasing fire danger. it's still remains elevated into friday, but those temperatures are trending lower. weekend they bounce back and then next week. we'll bring in low to mid 90s in lind again 60s coast side. i'm again, right? thank you, sandy. well warmer temperatures across the bay area always mean a greater risk of fire firefighters and conquered say they feel conf. it because they have prepared for a potentially busy fire season. into acosta county firefighters are sending this our spending rather this week setting small fires. and putting them out in rodeo, which provides two benefits to the residents eliminate some of that fuels that is right along interstate 80 and backs up to the houses. the other thing it does it allows us to practice firing operations with our new firefighters. the department has also added to its fleet. they have two new type-six engines giving them four now that can help them get through difficult. terrain. stay with us. us. we'll be right back.
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for state controller, only yiu will save taxpayers money. wait, who, me? me? no, not you. yvonne yiu. 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. away from tip off in the first game of the western conference finals. yeah, warriors fans are still making their way into the chase center and abc 7 news reporter jr. stone is live from thrive city
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with all the excitement jr. this is great. well, we often talk about warriors players heating up. bands are heating up outside. you can see them celebrating outside too. literally because it is hot out here. let me step out of the way fans some of them even had umbrellas out here. that's how hot it is everyone you can see they are all sales fence decked out in warriors gear and that includes paint saw fans with blue and gold wigs on fans with painted blue nails. i spoke with one woman a little while ago who told me. she has not been to a playoff game in three years and will be excited to see curry thompson and green just like good old times. in fact when they do the opening announcements, it'll make me cry when i see the three of them go out together. it's gonna be so fun. it's gonna beun. are you at all worried about the guy? called the name luke man. look a magic doesn't work in san
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francisco man with san francisco warriors now. oh look good. oh, but you know we ride with the warriors tonight. i think the splash brothers are gonna have a pool party tonight. it's perfect weather for a pool party out. here. it is get your floaties dallas. we're about to take over. i like the word and i want to watch them win. go warriors. and while most warriors fans are fun worse for his games. that is our fun. there is some special about the western conference finals. i've seen dozens of cameras out here, you know, it's not just the bay area watching but the entire country watching back out here live for those who don't get to go inside. they also play the game on the screens outside. so good times all around. ivan san francisco jr. stone abc 7 news i love it soaking fun. yeah. thanks jr. all right world. news tonight you're is next and i'm dan ashley for sandia patel all of us here.
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we appreciate your time. we'll see you again in half an hour for abc 7 news at 6 connect hour for abc 7 news at 6 connect 24/7 at abc 7 news.com i joined the district attorney's office to pursue justice for everyone. but like so many of my colleagues, i resigned in protest because chesa boudin interfered in every single case and failed to do his job. the office is absolutely in disarray right now. chesa dissolved my unit prosecuting car break-ins. now criminals flock to san francisco because there are no consequences. we can't wait. recall chesa boudin now.
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for state controller, only yiu will save taxpayers money. wait, who, me? me? no, not you. yvonne yiu. 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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tonigh tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. the new covid concerns here in the u.s. they are raising the risk levels now in a third of the country. and what they're seeing in new york city. and breaking news right now from the white house on the baby formula shortage. first, covid hospitalizations up more than 60% in one month. much of the country now raising that risk level. we'll show you the map tonight. the high risk areas including new york city. and what new york's mayor said just today. there is also breaking news on the nationwide baby formula crisis. president biden will now invoke the defense production act to restock formula. so how will this work? cecilia vega standing by. new reporting in the racially motivated mass shooting in buffalo.

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