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now from abc 7 live breaking news is only happens in this country. and nowhere else nowhere else to little kids go to school thinking that they might be shot that day. breaking news in texas where at least 14 third and fourth graders were shot and killed at school today a teacher was also killed and investigators. say the 18 year old shooter was shot and killed by police a good evening. thank you for yes, i'm dan ashley and i'm on date the shooting happened in. you've all detects us a small farming and ranching community about a hundred miles west of san antonio abc 7 news reporter carina. nova is monitoring the very latest on this story and is in the newsroom forest tonight karina. well, we just heard from the school superintendent saying school is going to be closed for the rest of the year after this tragic incident.
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counselors will be available starting tomorrow morning. the shooting happened around 11:30 this morning and u, texas that's when the shooter shot and killed at least 14 children and one teacher at rob elementary school and we're learning that the death toll among the students is expected to go up that's according to multiple law enforcement officials the school consists of second third and fourth graders. we also know the alleged gunman killed his grandmother before going to the school. the suspect is 18 year old salvador ramos. he was shot and killed on the scene. he was a student at uvalde high school. it's a school that's in that community. vice president kamala harris. just spoke about the shooting at an event and here's some of what she had to say. every time a tragedy like this happens our hearts break. and our broken hearts are nothing compared to the broken hearts of those families. and it keeps happening. so i think we all know and have
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said many times with each other enough is enough. there are multiple people in the hospital with injuries from shooting one of them is a 10 year old who is in critical condition right now people are gathering at a local catholic church to together and uvalde, texas again. that's where pain at least 14 young children lost their lives today. all right, karina. thank you so much for the latest on that and reaction has been. pouring in locally to this deadly shooting including warriors coach steve kerr this is personal for him. dad was murdered in lebanon we go now to abc 7 news reporter tim johns for that part of the story tim. yeah, amma as you can imagine it did not take long for this latest tragedy to generate a response particularly on social media many of them are all too familiar steve kerr spoke to the media about 30 minutes ago in dallas, and he made it clear he was in no mood to talk about tonight's game. he quickly got emotional emotional when talking about the shooting.
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since we left shooter on 14 children. build 400 miles from here and a teacher and in the last 10 days we've had. elderly black people killed in a supermarket in buffalo, we've had asian churchgoers killed. in southern california, and now we have children murdered at school when are we going to do something? i'm tired. i'm so tired of getting up here and frank condolences to to the devastated families that are out there. i'm so tired of the excuse me. i'm sorry. i'm tired of the moments of silence enough. east bay congressman eric swallow took to twitter with the powerful message as well writ. quote. i wish i could look at my three small kids and promise them. i'll always protect them. that would be a lie america arms
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the most dangerous people to the teeth leaving every child vulnerable to being shot. are class california governor gavin newsom was a little more direct saying this is preventable. our inaction is a choice and senator diane feinstein released a lengthy statement that starts quote. i'm just speechless at the evil that is running rampant behind. all of these acts is a firearm after every shooting i ask how many deaths is too many now, i am keeping a close eye on reaction as it continues to come in and we'll have more for you at six o'clock. i'm live in the newsroom tim johns abc 7 news. all right tim. thank you so much. and stay with abc 7 news for in coverage on the texas school shooting you can get breaking news anytime on abc 7 news com and on our streaming app. we're going to continue to update on this story as we go forward, but let's move on for the time being happening now temperatures pushed into the upper 90s and parts of the bay area today. this is video from a very warm, walnut creek. yes, let's check in with abc 7 news meteorologist sandia patel now for more on this heat santia.
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yeah, dan and alma. it is definitely a scorcher summer like even though it is spring let show you the inland temperatures a hundred in fairfield 99 in brentwood has gotten up to 97 in livermore concord at this hour but notice the coast is quite comfortable 63 degrees in half moon bay. thanks to that seabreeze inland areas in solano county. you're under a heat advisory as those temperatures will remain on the hot side even in the overnight hours heat illnesses are possible advisory until 11:00 pm tomorrow solano county. also under a red flag warning until 11am tomorrow due to to those gusty winds and low humidity. any fires that develop will move quickly winds right now 19 miles an hour. it's a northerly wind which dropping that humidity down to the single digits in places like fairfield. i'll be back to let you know when you'll get a break from this hot weather and when the fire danger will subside coming right up ama. all right, sandia. thank you so much and tougher water restrictions and enforcement are now nearly a week away in the south bay a unanimous vote was made that could see who violate the rules
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paying fines of up to $10,000 abc 7 news reporter, zach fuentes has more on who is being. did and have desperately officials say we need to conserve water? indeed. we are in the middle of a crisis of what a shortage crisis and there does not appear to be any end in sight. it's problem statewide. that's not new. lately has gotten worse statewide water use in california went up by 19% in march this week governor newsom said that if people don't start cutting back we could see statewide mandatory water restrictions in a statement. he said that every water agency across the state needs to take more aggressive action in their board meeting today. that's what the santa clara valley water district did unanimously passing a new ordinance and ordinance that would allow us to enforce against water waste it applies to water supply that comes from santa clara valley water either directly or indirectly the enforcement process is mainly complaint-based if a waterways complaint is submitted and
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educational letter is sent a second notice complaint leads to an inspection and first notice if nothing is done after a third complaint the fines kick in it would start with a hundred dollars and then escalate if it's still incorrected to 250 and then 500 we do have the authority as you said to issue a fine up to 10,000 for extraordinary circumstances right now valley water restrictions include thing outdoor watering to no more than two days per week and the after 6pm and before 9 am it's also up to people to make sure water doesn't run off into areas like sidewalks roadways or adjacent property our message is that we're serious about people needing to save water because we are in a serious drought and that we need every single tool in the toolbox. the new rules take effect, june 1st, though. the fines could be steep valley water says it would be a last resort focus would be can continue to be on education zach fuentes abc 7 news the water resources board is telling all water agencies to prepare for water cuts of up to 20% the
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board voted less than two hours ago to require suppliers to move to level two of their water shortage plans. that means you'll likely be asked to reduce outdoor watering the board also banned watering ornamental turf. however, it would not apply to households that need to keep trees and landscaping alive. alright, let's move now to the latest on the spread of monkey pox health officials believe we have our first case here in california abc 7 news reporter. justin dorsey has more about this a possible first case and what local health departments are doing about it. as always with infectious diseases. it doesn't seem to be a question of if it will hit close to home. but when today's sacramento county public health officials likely confirmed california's first case of monkeypox preliminary testing was done. at the sacramento county public health lab, and we received the results. on monday, may 23rd. we are waiting confirmation testing from the centers for disease control public health
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officer, dr. olivia casire could not provide much information, but said the individual alerted a primary care doctor monday after returning from europe what symptoms the person showed and how it was contracted was not shared during the news conference. the individual is in isolation is not hospitalized and is doing well. sacramento county is coordinating with cdph and cdc to identify and evaluate close contacts if it sounds like deja vu with covid you're wrong both are spread as a respiratory virus though. monkey pox is more easily spread through direct touch thankfully ucsf infectious diseases expert dr. monica. gandhi says, it does not pose as much of a threat the general population should not be worried about monkey pucks. this is a really different virus than covid a person is most contagious when showing symptoms highlighted by a distinctive rash and lesions other symptoms include fever headache fatigue and muscle aches. it's mortality is very low. this is a much mild infection than what we used to see. smallpox, and the health risks
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are really the fever the rash takes about two to four weeks to resolve and most all these cases so far have done very well. police santa clara county tells us that no cases of monkeypox have been identified at this time if you show symptoms you are asked to contact your doctor dustin dorsey abc 7 news. and we are continuing to monitor the very latest on the horrific school shooting in texas. the death toll has now increased to 18 students and three adults. you can see at the white house. the flag has been lowered to half staff and we are expecting president biden to talk about the tragedy at 5:30. stay with us abc 7 news at 5. we'll be right back. we'll be right back. i've lived in san francisco for 20 years. i'm raising my kids here. this city is now less safe
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for all of us. chesa boudin is failing to hold repeat offenders accountable. he prosecuted zero fentanyl drug dealing cases, even though nearly 500 people have died of overdoses. i'm voting yes on h to recall chesa boudin now. we can't wait one more day when people are dying on our streets.
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when people are dying were shot in oakland this afternoon police say one of the victims is in grave condition sky 7 was above his officers responded to the scene on 35th street near mangles avenue shot spotter technology indicated gunfire in that area. the streets were blocked off during the investigation. i hit and run in berkeley sent to chp. her to the hospital today have been just before 1 am on 80 near university avenue. the highway patrol says the officer was stopped on the side of the freeway helping a driver with a broken down car when a pickup truck crashed crashed onto the shoulder crossed. excuse me onto the shoulder and hit the patrol car the driver of the truck kept going officers arrested the driver several miles away.
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the chp officer is expected to recover new details on a deadly gun battle at an east palo alto park two people now face charges. these announced the arrests today, but say neither person is considered the homicide suspect at this point the shooting one week ago killed ralph fields jr. from east palo alto and injured three others a girl playing tag at jack farrell park happened to be recording a video when the shooting started mothers against murder is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction indicate. today police say they prevented a mass casualty event by arresting a man officers arrested 43 year. brian velasquez last week on felony stocking and weapons charges investigators say he threatened co-workers at the construction company the fired him in january. he's accused of sending them profanity laced emails and posting pictures of himself pointing firearms on social media police also seized several firearms including ar pattern assault rifles hundreds of rounds of ammunition tactical
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body armor and materials to manufacture and assemble ghost guns. still ahead here. we are expecting president biden to address the nation at 5:30 in the wake of today's deadly school shooting in texas as we've reported the death toll has now increased sadly to 18 students and three adults abc 7 news at five continues in a moment. 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
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communication barriers with those who don't speak english abc 7 news reporter liam melendez tells us it's a matter of knowing the language. take a hole one, man. hey you came from hola mi amor the primalendez diablo. magandang tanghalipo and capo is deputy. jambao. marooning pokemon magsalita attack and indian tagalog. salamatpo, don't just take their word for it. their language skills are spelled out the moment these share of deputies engage with the public having a nameplate which shows that leads itself to opening the conversation making people feel more comfortable. the name tag idea came from clear also sends a message that the city is transparent to get to communicate with them, which is so important. i know firsthand the importance of knowing another language when i visit a hispanic neighborhood people open up to me and i
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gained their trust the moment i start speaking spanish. more than 100 sheriff deputies in san francisco are bilingual certified. we're also asking people questions when things happen and we go out into the community to try and find out how we can make things better or how we can investigate whatever the event is among all the first responders. the sheriff's office has taken the lead on the name plates. the program is expected to grow to include vietnamese russian and arabic. in san francisco leanne melendez abc 7 news our group against a lottery and mission policy at san francisco's lowell high school held a rally this afternoon hours before the school board. is set to discuss this issue the % merit-based admissions has been contentious to say the least and play a role in the recall of three board of education members the board agreed to the change due to issues with grades and test scores during the pandemic and as an effort to help improve school diversity.
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board members tonight are expected to discuss a resolution to extend the interim lottery policy an into the 2023-24 school year. all right. so let's check on the weather because you could really feel that he today too. yeah, it heated up pretty quickly this morning abc 7 news meteorologist. sandy patel is here with the forecast. and yeah, dan and i'm a temperature is a good 15 to 25 degrees above average for this time of year, believe it or not. and as you look at satellite and radar you'll see what's bringing us the heat it's this area of high pressure down sloping winds and you can see those temperatures are up by a good 17 degrees in hayward 11 degrees warmer in san jose 16 degrees warmer in oakland and up 14 in novato. now the wind direction is downsloping atlas peak 14 mount diablo 23, it's not terribly windy. not as gusty as it was earlier in our hills. but to fire danger remains elevated hot conditions the low humidity as we head into tomorrow morning. you can see the focus is still
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around solano county moderate to high and then as we go into the afternoon, it's going to be another hot one. so the fire danger. maine in the moderate to high category for parts of the bay area blue skies right now from our golden gate bridge camera, and those temperatures 96 in santa rosa a hundred and one in fairfield. so this is where you're topping out 96 and concord 97 in concord and livermore hazy skies as the heat has been building from our east bay hills camera 78 in san francisco low 90s from mountain view to san jose oakland 83 degrees in santa clara 94 degrees. all right for game four of the western conference finals. it is going to be off 73 degrees. warriors take on the mavs 10 pm 59 degrees. so definitely comfortable weather maybe not so comfortable watching from outside from our san jose camera. you can also see the haz. is hot again inland tomorrow and high fire danger continuing fog returns to the coastline breezier and sharply cooler for your thursday morning temperatures will range anywhere
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from the 40s to the 70s mild to warm in our inland valleys and also over the higher elevations afternoon highs with higher clouds filtering the sunshine 94 in san jose 93 in santa clara on the peninsula 90 in redwood city 67 and half moon bay downtown, san francisco 75 degrees 66 and daily city north bay. churches still well above average 94 in santa rosa 92 in napa heading into the east bay 82 oakland 89 union city 90 in fremont inland areas. you're going to be cooking again 97 pittsburgh 98 fairfield 96 in livermore. now, here's what i do want to show you which is encouraging high clouds tomorrow, but fog also starts to return later in the afternoon going into the evening that'll increase the humidity and hopefully lesson our fire danger for thursday the accuather seven day forecast. danger remains high tomorrow still hot inland and then we noticed some morning drizzle on thursday breezy much cooler. i mean from 98 to 80 you'll
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notice the holiday weekend is looking pleasant with 60s to 80s on my dan nice change. yeah. thank you. still ahead. we are just about 30 minutes away from game 4 the western conference finals. we will have a live report from thrive city as the warriors look to sweep the mavs in dallas.
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a special ceremony is taking place tonight in mount diablo high school in concord. the school will grant honorary diplomas to 40 former students who were incarcerated in internment camps during world war two according to the chronicle. the ceremony was suggested as a way to respond to the recent surge in anti-asian violence. night the warriors have a chance to advance to the nba finals if they can get one more win against the mav.
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yeah, right now dub nation is out in full force it thrives city and that's where abc 7 sports anchor chris alvarez is live tonight, chris. hi, dan, and i'm a yes. it is definitely packing up here at thrive city 6th above the warriors. of course, they're in dallas for game four and ahead of tonight's basketball game head coach steve kerr address the texas shooting and nothing else. no basketball tonight. he wanted to have his heard about the recent tragedy in texas this afternoon. when are we gonna do something? i'm tired. i'm so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to to the devastated families that are out there. i'm so tired of the excuse me. i'm sorry. i'm tired of the moments of silence enough. we can't get numb to this. we can't sit here and just read about it and go well tell a moment of silence. yeah. jobs, you know come on now. so let's go.
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that's what we're going to do. we're gonna to go play a basketball game. and 50 senators in washington are going to hold us hostage. you realize that 90% of americans? regardless of political party want background check universal background check 90% of us. today for the same time. steve car obviously was some strong thoughts. his father was actually killed by gun violence. so this is an issue. he's been talking about for years and years and years and it's very close to his heart the warriors and the mavericks will play six o'clock tonight. i would imagine a moment of silence before that game as they take the floor with heavy hearts tonight in dallas guys. send it back to you. chris thank you so much. we'll be emotional there. no doubt during the game world news tonight with david muir's next again. we expect to hear from president. about the deadly school shooting in texas within the next few minutes or so. we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley and i'm on a dates for san diego chris alvarez all of us. thank you so much for our next newscast is at 6pm but connect
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tonight, the breaking news as we come on the air. the horrific scene unfolding in texas. the deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in uvalde, texas. 14 children and a teacher killed. the awful images coming in from robb elementary school. about 80 miles from san antonio. late today, governor abbott confirming the staggering toll there. the alleged gunman also dead. the governor identifying the suspect as 18-year-old salvador ramos, a student at uvalde high school. authorities also believe he shot and killed his grandmother beforehand. tonight, what we have just learned about the suspect and the heartbreaking scene now unfolding. the parents gathering late today, waiting for official word on their children. mireya villarreal on the scene in texas tonight. aaron katersky and what he's now learned about the suspect.

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