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schools the district plans to close. parents are fighting back, escalating efforts to save the school. cornell barnard explains, they want to run it. >> education is unequal and it is unfair and unjust. >> parker elementary first opened in the 1920's that had its final graduation last wednesday. some parents never went home. >> me and a group of mothers and children and community members decided to not leave, decided to stay and occupy the school. >> this parent says the protest involved pitching tents outside the school. others are occupying classrooms. officials decided to close this school and several others due to declining enrollment as an effort to reduce the deficit. activists say it is that with the community needs. >> the school has good teachers. kids need this. >> the groups says the
liberation of the school means a reopening and a new name. they say classes taught by community members start tuesday. >> we are offering chess class, a stem science class, mathematics, esl. >> the sit in is considered trespassing by the district. >> they tried to chain the back pen -- fences and lock us out of the cafeteria. we are still here and we are not leaving. >> the district says it recognizes some people are upset about the closure. "we would ask they choose a different means of protest, one that doesn't disrupt staff and the need to close out the year." parents say the tents are not going anywhere until their message is heard. >> we plan to be here until the district reopens parker or keeps it as a community center. >> the education standoff continues. cornell barnard, abc 7 news.
>> president biden and the first lady faced an uproar as they visited a texas town shattered by a school shooting. after the crowd shouted "do something," the president said, we will. abc news has a look at how the first couple paid tribute to the victims. president biden and the first lady paid their respects at robb elementary in uvalde. they attended mass before visiting with families of victims, survivors and first responders of tuesday's deadly shooting. 19 third and fourth grade students and two teachers were killed when an 18-year-old gunman used an assault rifle to open fire on two classrooms, firing over 300 rounds according to authorities. the gunmen, inside the classroom for 77 minutes before officers
breached the door with the key and killed the shooter. >> i don't know what we have to do to ensure that our babies are safe. what do we have to do? >> students nationwide are staging walkouts, demonstrating against school violence and the lack of action on gun reform. 300 miles from uvalde, the nra held a convention in houston. >> it is our right to protect ourselves. >> senator chris murphy said bipartisan negotiations on gun laws are underway on capitol hill. >> it is inconceivable that we haven't passed federal legislation trying to address the tragedy of gun violence. the pace of everyday gun violence has dramatically escalated over the past two years. >> the 18-year-old suspect purchased his gun legally. a republican congressman said raising the age urges a gun to 21 is a no-brainer. >> when you look at buffalo, you
look at this shooting, these are people under age 21. we know the human brain develops and matures a lot between 18 and 21. >> the department of justice says it will conduct a critical incident review of the law enforcement response to the shooting. >> a church in alameda set up a memorial for the victims of the uvalde shooting. 21 chairs line the outside of the twin towers united that the discharge. -- methodist church. each chair has the name of the vic m. -- of a victim. one church member says the chair tribute was organized by the pastor and youth members of the congregation, and they hope it sends a message. >> it is like, let's do something so we don't have to do this again. we could go on and on and keep adding more and more because of more shootings and we don't need to do that. >> the public is invited to
visit the memorial and sign a book with condolences for the victims' families. steve kerr spoke out a bounce -- about gun violence. he talked again today about taking action and spoke about gabe kapler's national anthem protest. >> what is unique about being in professional sports these days, we have a platform and i don't ever feel like everybody has to use that platform. i just feel like if you feel comfortable doing so, it is important to do 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 peaceful protest is the american way. >> kapler has avoided the field during the national anthem as a
protest after the texas shooting. he said he may suspend the decision during memorial day. a shooting -- a -- i suspect in a shooting in sacramento has been captured. a man was arrested during the last -- near the las vegas police -- las vegas strip. police say he opened fire on april 3. he and two brothers were charged with three counts of murder. they are accused of taking part in a gun battle that killed six people and hurt 12 others outside a nightclub. developing news in napa county, the husband of nancy pelosi has been arrested for driving under the influence. j.r. stone joins us live in the newsroom with the details. >> paul pelosi was arrested last night, according to the napa county booking report. his bail $5,000 and records indicate he was released this
morning. he is charged with you why and driving with a blood alcohol content above the legal limit of 0.08, both charges misdemeanors. he was booked into jail at 4:13 this morning. the sheriff's office hasn't released other details, nor has chp. the county says they haven't -- county hasn't told us where this happened, where paul pelosi was going or where he was coming from. they have been married since 1960 three. nancy pelosi's office said the speaker will not be commenting on the private matter that occurred while she was on the east coast. she was in rhode island to speak at brown university today. reaction has been coming in from around the country and on both sides of the political aisle. i will talk more about that at 11:00. i just spoke with those from chp who tell me the full report in this case has yet to be released
but they expect it soon from headquarters. >> jr, thanks. the pope passed over prominent archbishop of san francisco when he named 21 new cardinals today. earlier this month, he said he won't allow u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi to receive communion because of her support of abortion rights. it is unclear if that had anything to do with the pope puffs decision. pope francis publicly weighed in on the u.s. supreme court ruling on abortion rights but in the past he denounced the political weaponizing of community -- communion. just after the break, a symbol of pride takes over san francisco. the pink triangle is going up on twin peaks as we get ready to usher in june. we take you along for the installation. astronomers are riding a
possible one-of-a-kind meteor shower on memorial day. the best time to catch it in the bay area. >> strong gusty winds and low humidity combined to elevate fire concerns. the forecast, coming up when abc 7 news 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. sound familiar? it should. it's another bad scheme for california.
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>> the carnivale parade filled the streets with music and dancing. ♪ >> organizers say they had more participants than they expected. a big crowd came out to cape -- to take it in. carnivale includes a street fair, and a 60 contingent line-up featured thousands of artists representing the heritages of his ilk, mexico and other countries -- brazil, mexico and other countries. pride month is taking shape on twin peaks. the pink triangle is going up for the 27th year in a row. volunteers spent today hanging pink streamers and setting up the orders to outline the triangle. the symbol was originally used to identify homosexual prisoners in nazi germany, but san
francisco uses it as a beacon of pride month. it will be illuminated at desk. abc 7 is proud to sponsor the san francisco pride parade june 26. you can watch it live right here and you can see all of our coverage during pride month and year round at abc7news.com /pride. major headaches for flyers as memorial day weekend flight cancellations are piling up for the third day in a row. what one airline says is to blame. gusty out there as we take a live look from santa cruz, where you can see people enjoying the beach. just a little bit of wave in the ocean. in the forecast, spencer christian says areas will be under a red flag warning. >> in sports, four days away from the nba finals right here on abc 7. how the warriors are taking advantage of rest and relaxation
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canceled today according to a tracking website. at least 3500 flights have been canceled since friday. delta airlines canceled the most flights among major u.s. airlines. it blamed yesterday's cancellations on bad weather and air traffic control actions. there is a chance a celestial first is expected to streak across 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 something special this year that lasts one or two hours. all of it because the parent comment -- combat -- comet is disintegrating. our best chance is to's -- about 10:00 p.m. to see it. fingers crossed for a clear sky the shower even happens in.
>> our skies will be clear so that is good news. so we will wait and see. right now, waiting for the wind to calm down. pretty gusty out there. surface wind speeds, 26 miles per hour in san francisco. gusts earlier over 30 miles per hour in the city. strong gusts just about everywhere else. a bit warmer in most locations than yesterday. seven degrees warmer in novato, h degrees in concord. over san francisco, blue skies. 64 degrees, 68 in oakland. low 70's in mountain view, santa clara. 55 at half moon bay. blue skies looking westward. temperature readings, 75 in santa rosa, 68 in petaluma, low to mid 70's in napa, fairfield, concord and livermore. a beautiful live view down to the bay, these are the forecast features. clear skies overnight, sunny and
breezy tomorrow. gusty at times especially near the coast. that will raise fire concerns over the next couple days with low humidity and strong wind and a warming trend has begun. it will continue through wednesday. it will turn cooler by the end of the week. overnight low temperatures under clear skies, mainly upper 40's to low 50's. pretty mild overnight but chillier on the far north. low 40's. tomorrow, pleasant and sunny. it will be windy at the coast and breezy just about everywhere else. highs from 58 at half moon bay to 66 in san francisco. low 70's at the shore. 71 oakland. east bay come up to 80 and antioch, 83. fairfield and further northwest, 78. 81 at santa rosa. the red flag warning will be in effect for solano county from mental -- 11:00 a.m. tomorrow to
8:00 p.m. tuesday, with winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour. humidity will be dangerously low. the fires can spread quickly and the red flag warning extends into the western portion of the sacramento valley are many locations, which will also have similar conditions, strong winds and low humidity. the wind gust animation, starting at 11:00 tomorrow, quite breezy tomorrow into the evening with gusts over 40 miles per hour. winds will be a little tamer overnight, then they will re-intensify tuesday afternoon and evening. the seven-day forecast, a lovely memorial day. tuesday gets warmer with inland highs in the upper 80's. up or 70's on the shoreline. wednesday, hot inland, low. highs around 80 on the bay shoreline. the heat eases up thursday, 80's inland and 70's around the shoreline. clouds come in and it turns
cooler friday, then in the weekend, clouds linger and there is a possibility of sprinkles on saturday and a chance of showers on sunday. >> now, abc 7 sports with chris alvarez. >> the warriors find out their finals opponent tonight. boston or miami. the warriors have horn court advantage. game one is right here on abc 7. the warriors are a perfect 9-0 at home this season. the eastern finals went seven so the warriors have the benefit of rest. >> i have said it many times, you go to the finals, it is almost a two month journey to be in our own beds 11, 12 straight days. it is helpful but we still have to do all the work and get the job done. >> in front of the home crowd, we will do our home routine and take care of business at home. >> in two years, not having
fans, it makes a difference with a full crowd going crazy. glad that chase center is rocking. >> shifting gears, giants on the first leg of a three city, 10 game road strip. they avoided a sweep in cincinnati. a hot cincinnati day, bottom seven, reds up 2-0. ground ball to third, longoria makes the play and he is out. the reds challenge. the call stands. giants no-hit into the seventh, but in the eighth, two outs, two on, pederson, the chopper gets through and the floodgates open. two on later in the evening, evan longoria at the plate and there goes his fourth home running as many games. three run shot gives the giants a 4-2 lead. in the eighth, two on, two out. luis gonzalez at the plate. into the left-field corner, two runs scored. a six run eighth inning. the giants win 6-4.
the a's 0-3 on a 10 game home strand, looking to avoid a sweep the rangers. tied at four in the bottom of the eighth, ground ball to second. the throw home, a collision at the plate. five-for oakland. two outs in the ninth, the pitch gets by murphy. semien scores. bottom of the ninth, base hit into left field. pache headed home and he will score. days walk it off 6-5, lowrie with the walk-off hit. indycar, 25,000 fans, and jimmie johnson makes the switch to indycar. he walked away from that crash. that forced a red flag and a 15 minute delay so the race would not end under caution. a sprint to the finish on turn one of the final lap. erickson holding off the
challenger. he comes in second. it is a victory milk chug and back to the warriors, two of the biggest names in the playoffs hail from milwaukee. poole and looney were asked who is more famous in milwaukee. >> i don't know. jordan is hot right now. >> he has his own streak -- his own street in milwaukee. >> but he is hot right now. >> i don't have a street. once he gets paid, he can buy me a street. [laughter] >> that is a look at sports.
before we go, san francisco police quacked the case of a mother duck. this morning, officers spotted a mother duck quacking at a storm drain in a parking lot. police were able to rescue the ducklings that fell through a metal grate. police posted pictures of the fuzzy baby ducks that were safely reunited with their relieved mother. a nice ending. that is it for abc 7 news at 6:00. we will see you tonight at we will see you tonight at 11porations 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.
>> the fire's starting to crown the trees. we've got both sides of the road engulfing. ♪♪ >> we're just devastated. >> if you look at 20 years ago, and the climate has completely and totally changed. >> fire season is truly year-round. we're seeing fires in january. we're seeing fires in march. we're seeing fires in december. we're in what they call the new normal now. i've seen a lot of changes in the amount of fires, how big fires grow, and how fast they grow and the amount of destruction. >> sometimes it does take a toll. you're away from your families, especially during the summer. but it's what we signed up to do. ♪♪