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hey! what? it's true! and that's all thanks to chase first banking. freedom for kids. control for parents. one bank with tools for both, >> this is abc7news. ama: it's been 10 days since the election and we still don't know who will be the next mayor of oakland. in an update this evening, one of the candidates grab the lead for the first time. good evening. dan: loren taylor had held the lead since election night but zhang tao has been closing the gap. she took the lead for the first time by the slimmest of margins, under 700 rank-choice voting. guess what. it is still not over. it appears pamela price is going to win the alameda county
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district attorney's race. she's ahead by 27,000 votes. there are roughly 4500 votes left to be counted. tara campbell is on top of all of this for us. reporter: a somewhat surprising turn in the race for oakland zoo mayor. the city councilwoman taking over the lead from lauren taylor. what looks to be a possible victory for tao. the county registrar releasing new numbers like this evening showing tao pulling ahead in rank-choice voting while taylor holds the lead in total first choice votes. as we know, it's the range troy system that will determine the next mayor. it's the first time tao has taken the lead in the 10 days since the election. towns team sending us the following statement reading, it's been a long week and a half and we've been humbled to watch the results shift in our favor with each passing day. we've taken the lead with very
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few votes left account. we are optimistic that our lead will hold and that shane cow be the next mayor of oakland. in the race for alameda county district attorney, civil rights attorney pamela price is declaring victory over terry wiley. in the past 10 minutes, he conceded the race and congratulated price. this race putting a black person in the alameda county das office for the first time. price also releasing a statement tonight reading in part, tonight's numbers are a confirmation of our victory. we knew this election was going to be an exclamation point in history for alameda county. the registrar's office said earlier this week, they were aiming to have both races tallied by the weekend. clearly, there is still some uncertainty out there. telling abc7news, they will be looking closely at their process in hopes of improving it for upcoming elections. ama: thank you.
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in a san jose federal courthouse today, elizabeth holmes was sentenced to 135 months in prison for diff robbing investors in her blood testing company. it was despite more than 130 personal letters sent to the judge in support of her. here's a melding -- amanda del castillo you with more on what's next. reporter: once the face of promise and potential, elizabeth holmes was sentenced friday to 11 years in prison. not the max but far from the minimum. homes was convicted in january on four counts of defrauding investors while running her failed blood testing startup. legal analyst stephen clark. >> the only good thing that happened for her today was that she left the courtroom not in handcuffs. reporter: witnesses report seeing her running from court, hand-in-hand with her partner.
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this executive director of the markkula center for applied ethics says the judge sentenced sends a clear message to silicon valley. you can craft the best pitch for your product but it better be true. >> in this case, she is going to suffer the consequences of many bad decisions. reporter: three years of supervision following her eventual release from prison. restitution has not yet been decided but prosecutors wanted homes to pay $804 million, money that would cover most of the $1 billion raised from investors. >> investors would like to believe this is a one-off that could never happen again. yet there's a pattern. reporter: in court friday, holmes took the stand in tears after hearing testimony. courtroom sketches depict the moment she describes taking full responsibility for the company's failures. >> the court took into
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consideration her pregnancy. not so much in the sentencing but in the fact he allowed her to stay out to have her child and gave her time to bond with this child. reporter: she must surrender on april 27, 2023. she suspected to appeal. >> her conviction ultimately was about the investors. there are also all the employees, many of whom weren't in a position to know that it was a fraud. where's the justice for them? reporter: abc7news. dan: some remaining twitter employees reportedly summoned back into the office today by elon musk. musk only asked for coders and employees who write software to show up at headquarters. this comes as data suggests as many as 1200 employees may have resigned. musk told employees he would be at twitter headquarters until midnight and back tomorrow morning. >> he cut the staff in half.
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it seems as though a lot more have walked out the door since. he has to make sure that things are running exactly the way he needs them to. dan: a group of senate democrats including san francisco's dianne feinstein sent a letter demanding the federal trade commission investigate witter security and take necessary action for any breaches of business practices that are unfair or deceptive. ama: one of the victims of a school shooting has died. it's been six weeks since the shooting at king estates, a campus that houses several schools. david zacharia was a carpenter for oakland unified school district and had been hospitalized since the day of the shooting. he died yesterday. students and staff remember david as a valued employee who was always willing to have. -- help. david installed the school's pa system which played a role in student safety the day of the shooting. >> he was a very friendly, kind, respectful, gentle human being who lent a hand.
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ama: david told a cold worker -- coworker he was looking forward to retiring someday. police haven't made any arrests. the contra costa coroner's office has released the identities of the five people involved in a wrong way crash on highway four. this is the scene of the crash early thursday morning. the victims are a 27-year-old, a nine-year-old, a five-year-old, a four-year-old, and a 44-year-old. all five died upon impact. it's unclear why tucker was driving in the wrong direction. police are still investigating. dan: health care leaders are worried tonight as the number of rsv infections among young children continues to rise. the american academy of pediatrics asked the federal government for formal emergency declaration. both organizations say they are
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seeing a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses including rsv and the flu. >> the reality is we are seeing this early, high surge of rsv as well as other respiratory illnesses. i think the worry is, we don't know how high the number will climb. is this the beginning of the surge or are we about to peak? dan: a spokesperson for the u.s. department of health and human services responded to today's plea, saying they are helping communities most in need. more than three quarters of pediatric hospital beds are now in use nationwide. ama: u.s. attorney merrick garland has officially named a special counsel to oversee the justice department's investigation into the presence of classified records at former president trump's mar-a-lago estate. here's abc news reporter and when. reporter: jack smith officially named the special counsel by attorney general merrick garland to oversee the criminal
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investigation surrounding former president donald trump. the doj calling him a political independent. smith began his career 28 years ago at the new york county district attorney's office. most recently serving as the chief prosecutor for the special court in the hague investigating war crimes. his announcement comes days after trump officially declared his 2024 bid for the white house. resulting in these cases not only involving a former president but a presidential hopeful. the first case in question, whether trump mishandled hundreds of documents after leaving the oval office, carrying them to his private revit and. the second related weather to the -- whether the president interfered with the transfer empower in 2020. >> i signed in order appointing jack smith to serve as counsel. reporter: trump slamming the move as political. >> this is a rigged to deal just as the 2020 election was rigged. we can't let them get away with it.
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we can't do it. reporter: smith will oversee both doj cases and will still report to garland who will ultimately have the final say of whether to bring charlie's -- charges. trump's attorneys have denied all allegations. president biden has yet to comment. abc news, washington. dan: more to bring you this friday night. welcome to the driveway dojo. this is what it has come to for one bay area man because of soaring costs. how he's trying to keep his martial arts business alive. ama: stanford has made a big decision. dan: new fallout tonight over the taylor swift concert ticketmaster meltdown. who is now investigating? sandhya: mild and sunny this weekend. we will let you know if this will continue for the holidays, straight ahead. ama: first, look at what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live. >> spend that hour you saved with me tonight. >> saying things like you wouldn't believe.
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ama: an antitrust investigation into life naked -- and live nation. they are the parent company of ticketmaster. ticket sales left millions of fans heartbroken after the app and website failed to load and complete ticket transactions during its verified fan sale. ticketmaster announced general public ticket sales were canceled for today. taylor swift address the issue today on social media, saying she would figure out how the situation could be improved.
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dan: a martial arts studio building a new dojo after covid and inflation forced it out of its facility in oakland. as tim johns explains, for one of the bay area's few black-owned martial arts studios, it's about more than money. reporter: on most nights during the week, you can find kenneth pitts hard at work teaching martial arts. >> i forget about other things that i would normally worry about consistently or be on my mind. i leave that at the door. reporter: for years, one of the few black martial arts masters in the bay area has taught almost every age group. >> we learn stuff. how to defend ourselves. reporter: the past few years have been more difficult than most. the punch of covid and rising costs forced him to close his
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long-running dojo in oakland. now he's teaching students in the driveway of his berkeley home while he builds a new martial arts studio in the backyard. >> the concrete was 8000. it went up to 26,000. that blew a hole in my budget. reporter: the total cost is estimated to be over $80,000 and he's attempting to pay for it on his own. a steep price tag but one he says is worth the money. >> you can't put a price on what i see and what the students are achieving. reporter: while the project starts to get off the ground, a gofundme has been set up to help raise funds. help or no help, he says he's committed to doing the thing he loves and helped pass along his knowledge generation to generation. >> my thing is to inspire before i expire. i feel like if i keep doing this for a long time.
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reporter: abc7news. dan: governor newsom is releasing $1 billion for state homelessness funding that he withheld earlier this month. the funds were paused into local governments agreed to bolster plans to reduce the number of one house people on the streets. some of the agreements include methods to help people get into housing and ways to build housing for poor households. the newsom administration is launching investigations and filing lawsuits against cities that resist. ama: new developments on high-profile schools pulling out of the u.s. news and world reports ranking. stanford announced its law school would no longer participate in the rankings. this follows the announcements by uc berkeley, harvard, and yale. the dean agreed with many of the equity concerns brought up by the other schools. two other law schools also pulled out today, georgetown university and washington, d.c.
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columbia has joined the list of ivy league schools boycotting the ranking. un-old holiday favorite is back in san francisco's union square. adoptable animals on display once again at macy's for the first time since 2019. the san francisco spca unveiled its 36th annual holiday window display. >> is great because we are getting back to normal. we have puppies and kittens. volunteers down here. we are doing this through january 1. it's a great time to adapt a cat or dog. ama: you can stop by the store to see the available puppies and kittens. the animals will be available thursday through sunday. dan: so irresistible. breaking news along the bay bridge. this is a live look at the westbound span of the bridge near harrison street. traffic is backing up on the upper deck. chp officers scouring for evidence and shell casings after a report of shots fired on the
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bridge about 1020 tonight. no one was hurt. two lanes of the bridge are close. the three other lanes were opened just after 11:00. ama: it was a nice night tonight. dan: will it be a nice weekend? sandhya patel is here. sandhya: i will deliver a gorgeous weekend for you guys. good to go for outdoor plans. i want to show you a live picture. look at the serene seen from our emeryville camera as we look back towards the bay and san francisco. temperatures, most areas on the mild side because of the fact that the wind is still down sloping. look at this. 56 in san francisco. it's in the 50's around concord, san jose, santa rosa. as we check out the wind right now, gusting to 42 out of the northeast on mount diablo. we've seen gusts on mount st. helena topping 65 miles per hour. mount diablo has been up there as well. the wind will slowly come down
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as we go hour-by-hour. 25 to 35 mile per hour winds. strongest in the hills. tomorrow, still breezy near the coast. here's what's creating the windy pattern. low pressure moving on. high-pressure building in. the wind funneling from high to low and we were right in the middle of it. southern california, high wind warning. red flag warning for the upcoming weekend. if you are traveling, be careful going down. 75 in los angeles and wendy. 59 in vegas. 45 degrees. not so nice to whether is the historic storm that has just been dumping feet of snow in western new york. already measuring five feet of snow and still counting. many winter storm warnings and advisories in effect through the weekend. be prepared for travel issues. heavy lake effect snow continues.
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look at the embarcadero. it is lit up. mild days this weekend. drive pattern continue through thanksgiving. breezy in the hills. most temperatures in the 40's except inland. afternoon high of 68 in san jose. 66 in milpitas. mild on the peninsula. 63 in pacifica. 64 in the city. north bay numbers. 66 in san rafael. 69 in santa rosa. temperatures coming down tomorrow. 66 in oakland. 66 in freeman. 65 in livermore. big game tomorrow. stanford will be nice and mild. starting off in the mid 60's and dropping to the low 60's. sunscreen and shades is what you will need. it will be a mild weekend. mornings will be chilly as we head towards next week. very little change. we warm it up for you mid with
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70's popping up again just like we saw today including on thanksgiving. low 60's co-side. drive for black friday shoppers. we need the rain. if we can get the rain, might as well be thankful and enjoy. dan: can't control it. thanks. ama: we will be right back
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ama: the world cup kicks off this weekend with the first matches taking place on sunday. the san jose earthquakes have you covered. dan: they are hosting watch parties in san jose. the old wagon saloon and o'flaherty's irish pub are the places to go. you will have to get up early. some of the games start at 5:00 a.m. a.m. ama: larry beil is next with ♪music playing♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪
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it got the warrior's attention. much more focused tonight. happy birthday to the assistant coach rob adams. so much focus on klay thompson, came out on fire. 11 points inandrew wiggins, sol. eight point lead late. curry is just ridiculous. behind the back. flipping it upended. coming off of a 50 point game. steph blowing his own mind with that move. what if i done? steve kerr wants to see ball movement. this is a clinic. splash. curry goes for 24 points and 10 assists. clay looking so much better than he has in recent games. the pass. 20 for clay, his first dunk of the season. warriors 111-101. coach kerr is much happier. >> much better energy.
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they stuck together. really good effort. now we have to do that consistently. i have no doubt that we sell. larry: stanford fans having fun. the cardinals hosting cal poly. michael o'connell with the layout. 47-19 at the half. michael jones and the court. somebody pass it to me. he had 15 points. cal lost to southern. santa clara in the bahamas for the bahama tournament. brendan pick chomsky baseline. broncos up 15 at the break. they hold on down the stretch thanks to a game-high 21. santa clara, 69-61. we'll play ucf on sunday. ncaa women's tournament. penalty kick late in the first. corban albert buries it.
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the irish outshot santa clara 26-0 in the first half. broncos fall to the top-seeded irish to end their season. 40 years after the play, kevin owen. the one 25th addition of the big game is tomorrow in berkeley.
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thank you so much for watching tonight. dan: that's it. ama: we are done. dan: we appreciate your time. for all of us, we appreciate your time. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hi, everyone. very nice. welcome, everybody. appreciate that. i'm jimmy. i'm the host. thank you for watching. thank you for joining us. glad you made it on time. i don't know if you guys -- it's


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