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right now at 7, breaking the rules, the bay area football team that seems to have no regard for travel quarantine. >> they are just focused on the season, trying to get what they can out of it. the climb in california covid cases. changing her tone, what the mayor of a san francisco said just what he five minutes ago about kamala harris's replacement. >> san jose state football team had the best season ever but now it is being shrouded in coronavirus controversy.>> kpix 5's devin fehely is in san jose
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tonight .>> reporter: here is how it is supposed to work, if you travel more than 150 miles, you're supposed to quarantine for 10 days. that team just is not doing that and county officials say even if you are having an unbelievable season, it does not give you a free pass to violate the rules. undefeated season or not, fellow students a that the football team should not be allowed to spike the ball in violation of health orders. >> they are trying to get what they can out of it, it boils down to the whole situation that we need to take cautionary measures. >> the spartans defeat in boise saturday gave them them when in the conference championship. players were then allowed to head home to spend holidays with family. they plan to fly to arizona this coming sunday to prepare for the bowl game on new year's
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eve, shaving a few days off the county's required ten-day quarantine after travel. >> we are in the midst of the largest surge of covid cases and hospitalizations and sadly deaths, that we have yet faced during this entire pandemic. >> the university released a statement saying they believe they are following the health guidelines, explaining "sjsu schedule travel to allow students to leave the county immediately after arriving. this was guidelines for those who pass through the county. those staying in santa clara county will be quarantined at home. but even those quarantining inside the county will not meet the ten-day requirement. >> i work at a grocery store and i will not go home to see my grandma. i got a covid test, don't
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worry, but the same thing should be for everyone. >> so should the county be able to stop players from getting on the plane, they could but there really doesn't seem to be any appetite for a showdown of that nature. the other scenario is that they could face fines and penalties.>> you can watch san jose state take on ball state right here on kpix 5 on new year's eve at 11:00 in the morning. a lot of people are rushing to get tested before the holidays. sfo is seeing a steady stream of travelers despite the warnings. we thought long testing lines before thanksgiving and it looks like we are seeing it again before christmas. take a look at everyone waiting to get tested at emmanuel church in san jose. >> i've noticed more people that we know have tested positive, so we are a lot more cautious than we were in the previous months. you don't want the be the one person to infect everybody. next thing you know, it's like
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oh no, you know. it's common sense that you need to use. >> the status inching toward a record 2 million coronavirus cases. in the past a california recorded more than 32,000 new cases. the positivity rate is hovering around 12%. now the state is facing a shortage of doctors and nurses. >> nothing that we've ever seen before, and so people are burned out, and we have been working shortstaffed for months. >> means that our nurses and physicians who are already stretched and tired must extend themselves even more to care for more and more patients. >> you can get the latest stats and other daily coronavirus developments at another pretty sunset tonight with some clear skies, we have this time-lapse video from our salesforce camera.>> paul heggen is here, and the
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clear skies will not be around for much longer. >> no, we will see plenty of sunshine tomorrow, then more cloud cover christmas eve and those clouds will yield some rain showers into christmas day. let's check out the futurecast, right now there are clear skies over the bay area and it will be chilly by tomorrow morning. but we are going to see a gradual increase in high clouds late tomorrow, and they will thicken as we had through the day christmas eve. some of the forecast models are hinting at some of this moisture making a run into the bay area late in the day thursday for christmas eve. i don't think that is likely but i can't completely cross it off the list of possibilities. it's much more likely that we will be tracking a larger area of rain, making their way into the north bay by mid-to-late morning christmas day. it looks like we will still be dry as the sun comes up christmas morning, but that will not last too long for the north bay, moving across the
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rest of the bay area into christmas night. we will take a deeper look into the forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> make sure to download the kpix 5 app so you can keep track of the wet weather during the holidays. taking a live look at san francisco's city hall. whiplash from mayor london breed. she is now congratulating alex padilla on his senate seat after calling it a blow to the african-american community. governor newsom appointed the secretary of state last night to replace vice president-elect kamala harris. in the last hour the mayor tweeted "this is a historic day, especially for the latino community, we have a lot of work to do to advance the rights of immigrants and people of color and i know you will be leading that fight in dc."
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andria borba is live in the city with what the mayor has to say. >> reporter: there was a sense of disappointment from the mayor over the fact that a black woman did not replace kamala harris and that there are no more black women in the senate. >> i monitored, man. and i'm humbled. >> with that secretary of state alex padilla accepted the appointment to the senate. he will become the first ever latino senator in california. but his election to replace kamala harris is not without controversy. without harris there are not any black woman in senate any longer. among those to be on the shortlist, oakland congresswoman barbara lee who tweeted this out after the padilla announcement. >> the words of support mean so much to me, thank you to all of those who did me up and reported progressive black women and women in leadership. among those expressing disappointment, the san
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francisco mayor london breed. >> we are trying to move this country forward in making sure black lives truly matter and african-americans have a seat at the table, especially african-american women.>> san francisco state professor who teaches political and media studies says that the reaction is understandable. he says there may have been some political calculus and not appointing a black california congresswoman to harris's seat.>> the truth is that the house of representatives lost some seats, and some of that gain that they made in 2018, they gave back in this most recent election. so there is a little bit of a concern of plucking people out of the house.>> a short time ago i spoke with the former mayor about this, and he called the move disappointing, but he said as someone who nominated people in the past, he
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understands the choices the governor had to make an padilla may have been the right choice for the moment. the governor also has some big shoes to fill statewide, including the secretary of state heard he has just appointed shirley weber, the daughter of sharecroppers, to replace padilla, and he still has to replace the state attorney general, javier becerra. up next, at the white house president trump is refusing to sign the new stimulus deal. what he just said during a news conference. also california prison mates are already receiving vaccines. why protesters believe that the priorities are all wrong. for a young guy with a family, this is a tragic end to his life. and the warriors with their first
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outrage tonight over inmates getting vaccines before the elderly. or than 10,000 prisoners have had the virus along with three dozen prison workers. the california healthcare facilities vaccinate people based on risk. but people have mixed opinions about inmates getting the shop before the elderly. >> i feel like they do need it just as bad as we do because they are in that confined area.>> i don't know why they are not full-fledged going into nursing homes, and places like that. they need it just the same. the warriors had a rough start to their season tonight. steph curry saying hello to former team a kevin durant before the game. hall of famer steve nash making his a head-coaching debut and rookie james wiseman got the start and made his presence
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felt, finishing with 19 points and six rebounds. kyrie irving and the nats came out hot, he hits the long 3 at the end of the first half, he had 24 in the first half. brooklyn led by as many as 38 and the warriors turned it over 18 times, maybe just a little rusty. durant throws it down, he finished with 22 points and brooklyn wins 125-99, the warriors are back at it on christmas day in milwaukee. a live look outside. san francisco, nothing but clear, evening skies.>> chief meteorologist paul heggen is back. and we've got two systems to watch out for this week.>> some chances of rain heading toward the bay area, snow for the high tier terrain in the sierra. we will feel some stronger breezes kicking in tonight,
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especially the northbay mountains and east bay hills. dry air continues for tomorrow and thursday, we will get into the details of all of these features. we will start with the wind, picking up to the 15 to 20 mile- per-hour range, with higher gusts as we had farther into this evening. it will continue into tomorrow morning and the fire danger will be out of control despite the stronger offshore winds and then they will gradually calm down. still breezy by lunchtime and then a noticeable decrease as we head into late tomorrow afternoon. it will help the air-quality event, at its worst tomorrow we will be in the moderate category across the entire bay area, so no spare the air alert for tomorrow. looking outside, it looks nice from the top of the salesforce
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tower, temperatures dropping off a bit, into the 40s for a lot of inland portions of the bay area. low to mid 50s around the water and 51 in san jose area and the temperatures will end up in the 30s inland tomorrow morning, even upper 20s and some of the valleys of the northbay with low to mid 40s around the bay itself to start the day. you will see some differences to begin the day but everyone should be in the 50s by lunchtime. then high temperatures will be right around 60 degrees within a degree or two on either side of 60, putting us 3 to 5 degrees above what is normal for the second to last day before christmas. let's take a look at the futurecast. the first rain chance moves into the northbay by mid to late morning christmas day and then it spreads out as we had through the rest of christmas day, continuing into christmas day night. even some lingering showers on saturday, they will be hit or miss. the rain chances will be lower, but they will not be zero.
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in the second wave of moisture will be heading our way late on sunday, with the heaviest falling sunday evening into sunday night. some drink showers for the beginning of the day on monday. that should taper off into the afternoon and evening. so the rain for christmas day and night, under half an inch for some inland portions in the bay area, and over an inch for some parts of the northbay. the second way on top of that, that's when the amounts become a bit more impressive. over half an inch of rain for even the places that underachieve a bit. we will keep an eye on any debris flow issues. temperatures stay pretty close to what is normal for this time of the year, even as the rain moves in. here is a look at your top headlines, president trump is claiming to recently pass them last covid bill. >> the bill they are landing to
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send back to my desk is much different than anticipated. it really is a disgrace. for example, among the more than 5000 pages in this bill, which nobody in congress has red because of its length and complexity, is called the covid relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with covid.>> the relief bill that congress passed gives most americans a $600 stimulus check. the president wants to increase that up to $2000. house democrats are reportedly working on a new bill and good pass it by thursday. >> the bill is not a long-term bill, it's a survival bill. >> congress did it's job this week, and i can and i must ask them to do it again next year. >> the bay area transit agencies will get around $975 million if the bill is signed.
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transit ridership is at an all- time low in the new federal relief me avoid layoffs but it is not a long-term solution. dr. deborah birx says she is making plans to retire. she made the comment during an interview saying she is first willing to help president-elect joe biden with the virus response team. this comes just days after reports say that she traveled out of state for thanksgiving and she later admitted that she went to her delaware property. up next, the community is mourning the loss of a well known bay area surfer that was killed in a freak accident. >> haruwn was probably one of the most positive guys we had surfing in and around the city. plus, the sad news about the business closing after being open for 70 years. plus, the one player that
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is volunteering to be a part of the latest acquisition. >> hopefully it doesn't come to that,
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a well known bay area surfer was remembered today. haruwn wesley was serving at west point a few weeks ago, he was thrown into the rocks by a large wave. he was a father, husband and he also owned a pie shop in pacifica, where he made each pipe by hand. his death is a tragic loss to pacifica and the surfing community. >> he was one of the most positive guys we had surfing, wherever i would see him i'd say hi haruwn, how are you and he would say i'm so blessed. >> he went to pick me up from lowell high school, and he just came in his full wetsuit and walked down the stairs like
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okay, let's go. i was like, never do this again. >> the pandemic is forcing a bay area landmark to shut its doors after 71 years. the albany bowl is closing for good. without any cash flow or government relief in sight, the decision was unavoidable. up next, the 49ers on shaky ground it comes to ts toll on them.
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kevin: jeff wilson is the the 49ers are going to start a c.j. beathard against the cardinals. nick mullens ruled out, got in elbow injury that may require surgery. and then who backs up after? jimmy garoppolo still insured,
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and they will be assigning the former first-round pick josh rosen and they have one volunteer on the roster. >> hopefully it does not come to that, but hopefully it does, maybe cj needs to tie his shoe or his helmet needs fixed or something, i can at least get one pay play. >> that is the attitude coaches want to see, right? >> who knows, maybe he will be the new hall of fame quarterback, we'll see. >> thanks
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