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announcer: building a better bay area. moving forward. finding solutions. this is abc7news. >> an elementary school has become a battleground for parents determined to keep it open. thank you for joining us. we begin with an impassioned fight to keep it open. parents are fighting, escalated -- escalating efforts to save the school. our reporter explains they want to run it. >> education is unequal and unjust. reporter: the school first opened in the 1920's but had their final graduation last week and some parents never went home. >> a group of mothers and community members and children decided to stay and occupy the school. reporter: one parent says the
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sit in protest involves pitching tents outside the school and others are occupying classrooms inside months after officials decided to close the school and others because of declining enrollment as an effort to reduce the budget deficit. activists say it is not what this underserved community needs. >> they want to take away from kids who need this. reporter: the group says a new reopening and a new name and classes will start tuesday. >> we are offering chess class, stem, math, esl. reporter: but the sitting is being called trespassing. >> we are not leaving. reporter: ousd says they recognize some people are a
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closed but they ask that they choose a different means of protest, one that does not disrupt the need to close out the year. going forward, parents say the tents are not going anywhere, and neither are they until their messages heard. >> we are here until they reopen parker or keep it as a community center. reporter: the standoff continues. >> president biden and the first lady faced an upper as they visited the texas town shattered by the school shooting last week. the crowd shouted do something and he responded, saying quote, we will. a reporter has a look at how the couple paid tribute to the victims. reporter: president biden and first lady biden paid their respects at a memorial site. they attended mass before
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visiting with families of victims, survivors, and first responders of tuesday's deadly shooting. 19 third grade and fourth grade students and two teachers were killed when an 18-year-old gunman used in assault rifle to open fire on two classrooms, firing over 300 rounds. the gunman was inside the classroom for 77 minutes before officers breached the locked door with a key and killed the shooter. >> i do not know what we have to do to ensure that our babies are safe. what do we have to do? reporter: students nationwide are staging walkouts, demonstrating against school violence and the lack of action on gun reform. 300 miles away, nra held their convention in houston. >> it is in our god-given rights to protect ourselves. reporter: senator chris murphy says bipartisan motions on new
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gun laws are underway. >> is inconceivable that we have not passed legislation. gun violence has dramatically escalated. reporter: the 18-year-old suspect purchased his guns legally. alan kinsinger says raising the age to 21 is a no-brainer. >> look at this shooting, buffalo, these people are under 21. we know that the human brain develops and matures a lot between 18 and 21. reporter: the doj's they will conduct a review of the law enforcement response to the horrible shooting. >> steve kerr has spoken out against gun violence. he spoke again today about taking action and spoke about the national anthem protest. >> what is unique about being in
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professional sports, we really have a platform and i do not ever feel like everyone has to use their platform, but if you feel comfortable doing so, it is important to do so. so i applaud gabe for sticking his neck out and i'm sure he will take a lot of flak for it, but again, my view is that peaceful protest is the american way. >> kepler has been avoiding the field during the national anthem is a protest following the texas shooting. he says he my suspense that tomorrow in recognition of memorial day. a fugitive in downtown sacramento has been arrested. they were arrested near the las vegas strip. sacramento police say he had
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opened fire april 3. he and his brothers were each charged with three counts of murder. they are accused of taking part in a gun battle that killed six and her 12 outside a -- and hurt 12 outside a nightclub. in napa county, nancy pelosi's husband has been arrested for driving under the influence. a reporter is in the newsroom with what we know. reporter: paul pelosi was arrested last night, according to the napa county booking report and his bail was set at $5,000. records indicate he was released this morning. he is charged with dui and driving of a blood -- driving with a blood alcohol content above the legal limit of .08%. napa county sheriff's office has not released any other details. we do not know where it happened
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or where paul pelosi was coming from or going. he has been married to nancy pelosi since 1963 and they share five children. nancy pelosi's office put out a brief statement saying the speaker will not be commenting on this private matter that occurred while she was on the east coast. she was in rhode island, to speak at brown university's commencement earlier today. reaction is coming in from across the country and on both sides of the political aisle. we will talk more about that tonight. dion: the pope passed over a prominent arch quik-trip of san francisco -- archbishop of san francisco when he named new cardinals today. early this month, cardinality said he would no longer allow nancy pelosi to receive communion because of her support of abortion rights.
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the pope has not weighed in on the u.s. supreme court ruling on abortion rights but in the past he has denounced the political weaponizing of communion. just ahead, a symbol of pride takes over san francisco. the pink triangle is going up on 10 peaks -- twin peaks as we usher in june. and astronomers are eyeing a possible meteor shower on memorial day. the best time for you to catch it in the bay area. >> low humidity and gusty winds are elevating fire concerns. i will have
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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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dion: the carnival parade returned to mission district today, filling the streets with music and dancing. organizers say they had more participants than they originally expected, and a big crowd came out to take it all in. a contingent lineup of 60 featured 3000 artists representing the cultural heritage of brazil, mexico, cuba, colombia, and el salvador as well as others. the parade made its way down 20 blocks of san francisco's historic latino district. pride is taking shape in san francisco. pink triangles are going up. volunteers spent the day hanging up pink streamers.
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the symbol was originally used to identify homosexual prisoners in nazi germany but now it is used as a shining example of pride month. and abc 7 is proud to sponsor the san francisco pride parade june 26th. you can watch it live right here on abc 7 and see all of our coverage during pride month and all year round at several events this memorial day weekend will honor the sacrifice of the men and women who died while serving their country. the hillsboro memorial day event features a parade at 10:00 a.m. at townhall followed by an observant ceremony and music festival. the annual memorial day parade at mill valley begins tomorrow morning at old mill school. senator alex padilla will be at
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san francisco nationals -- national ceremony at 11:00 and n.l. -- and a remembrance ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m. still ahead, flight cancellations are piling up for the third day in a row. what airline says is to blame for the travel trouble. spencer: gusty winds, low humidity, and rising fire concerns. concerns. we will have i'm 53, but in my mind i'm still 35. that's why i take osteo bi-flex, to keep me moving the way i was made to. it nourishes and strengthens my joints for the long term. osteo bi-flex. available at your local retailer and club.
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dion: at sfo, a bumpy ride for many traveling by air this weekend. more than 1200 flights have been canceled today, according to flightaware. in total, at least 3500 flights
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have been canceled since friday. delta airlines has canceled the most among major u.s. airlines. they blamed yesterday's cancellations on bad weather and air traffic control actions. there is a chance a celestial first is expected in the sky tomorrow night. astronomers say there could be as many as 1000 shooting stars lighting up the sky, or it could be a complete dud. it could be extra special. the parent comet has been disintegrating and that could result in otherworldly light shows. our best chance to see the meteor shower in the bay area will be at 10:00 p.m. tomorrow but i am not encouraged, if there is a chance it might be a dud. spencer: that's true. but at least the skies will be clear. it sounds like a hedging weather forecast. it will either rain, or it
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won't. [laughter] weather-wise, it is certainly windy across the bay area. gusts over 30 miles an hour in many coastal locations. windy conditions extend inland as well. the skies are clear. we have a little warm up from this time yesterday. most locations are four to eight degrees warmer than this time yesterday. looking out at san francisco, 63 degrees. low to mid 70's and santa fara and 57 at half moon bay. you can see how windy it is. the camera is shaking in the breeze. 77, santa rosa. mid to upper 70's in concord and napa. 73, livable. a beautiful view of the bay. mainly clear. clear overnight. sunny and breezy tomorrow. high fire concerns the next
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couple of days in some areas and a warming trend is beginning and will continue through wednesday. cooler at the end of the week. overnight, clear skies. mild. lows in the upper 40's. a little chillier toward north port, low 40's. tomorrow, windy at the coast and occasional gusts and breezy everywhere else. highs in the upper 50's at the coast. low 70's around the bay shoreline. low 80's inland. anyone, santa rosa. faye fields, 83. so it is getting a little -- fairfield, 83. it is getting a little warmer. dangerous low humidity. a red flak -- red flag warning in effect for solano. this extends to the western portion of the sacramento valley. when will be out of the north with gusts up to 35.
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low humidity. dangerously low, 5% to 15% in the afternoon. fire spread quickly under these conditions. gusty in the afternoon, gusts over 40 miles an hour at the coast. when will taper off a little bit overnight and then tuesday afternoon they will intensify again before tapering off tuesday night. relative humidity, very low tomorrow, especially in the afternoon. into the teens. a little more humid overnight. tuesday afternoon, single digit relative humidity, dangerously low. looking at the forecast for highs next week, i will skip through them quickly. upper 80's inland on tuesday. low 90's inland on wednesday. temperatures dropped thursday. next weekend, it gets cooler. there is a chance of sprinkles next weekend. dion: now let's get to chris
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alvarez with a preview of sports. we are closely watching who the warriors will be playing in the finals. chris: only four days away from the nba finals. and we have more basketball to talk about. some rest and relaxation. and dancing. do you do that o
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chris: the warriors find out there nba finals opponent.
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either boston or miami. regardless of that outcome come the warriors begin with home-court advantage. 9-0 postseason and with a clinching win on thursday, they have the benefit of extra rest and the home team. >> i have said it many times. you go to the finals, it is almost a too much journey -- two month journey to be in our own beds. but we still have to go out and do all the work and get the job done. >> we will just continue trying to take care of business at home. >> two years not having fans, you can feel the difference now with the full crowd. they are going crazy. they are giving us an extra boost. chris: giants on the first leg of a 10 game road trip.
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a hot cincinnati day, rides up 2-0. the reds up 2-0. the giants no-hit into the seventh. joc pederson gets the buy into right field. the floodgates open. evan longoria is on a hot streak. fourth home run in four games. giants come up 4-2 in the eighth. two-on-one, two out. luis gonzalez at the plate. into left field. the giants avoid the sweep and win 6-4. v.a. 0-3.
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v.a.'s, 0-3. -- the a's, 0-3. all tied up. at five, bottom line, jed lowrie is a hero. that throw his way off. 6-5, a's walking off. indy 500. 325,000 fans. jimmie johnson switching indy cars after a hard crash almost straight into the wall. luckily he walked away. it forced a red flag. a two lap sprint to the finish. marcus erickson a formula one reason or becomes the second swede to win.
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dion: san francisco police cracked the case of an irate mother doc. this morning, an officer spotted a mother doc -- duck quacking at a storm drain. the cause, her ducklings had fallen through a metal grate and were trapped.
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police posted photos of fuzzy baby ducklings that were reunited with their mother. that is it tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the justice department now says it will conduct a critical review of the police response to the massacre in uvalde, texas after word that officers waited outside classrooms as the attack continued for 77 excruciating minutes. president biden confronted with a community's growing frustration in uvalde. begging him to do something. how the president responded. and tonight abc news obtains new video from that day that shows police breaking windows to rescue children. and new dispatch audio reveals authorities on the phone with students trapped in their classrooms. we're also learning new details tonight about the police response. sources tell abc news how federal officers took action, deciding on their own to finally storm the classroom and take out the gunman.


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