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♪ get both, only at jack in the box. governor newsom sayssell bo reopen this spring. what the san francisco giants are doing to welcome their fans back safely. more questions about the vaccine distribution plan. one county looking for clarity tonight. we'll tell you that story. here in san francisco, we're now in the red tier, but the numbers are good enough for the orange tier. what that could mean for business. i'm tracking rain. finally returning by the end of the week. we'll have the latest timing in the accuweather forecast. "abc7 news" at 11:00 starts right now. >> building a better bay area, for a safe and secure future. this is "abc7 news." ns to cheer about tonight. gofr no newsom says there is a good chance they'll be allowed back in the stands in time for
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opening day. thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. kate larson is in san francisco with what the giants are doing to get ready. >> we're working on the final details. >> reporter: the governor say thing's a chance that baseball stands won't be sitting empty this season. >> i have all the confidence in the world fans will be back safely. >> reporter: fans want to play it safe. >> as long as everyone is social distancing. >> hopefully everyone will be vaccinated by then. >> we're hopeful. wouldn't it be great to get the fans back opening day? >> reporter: he says they're working on a plan to welcome back fans in time for the home opener april 9. >> you have something called fan safe. it will involve sanitizers, checks, it's going the involve pod seating. we'll have menu items, and we will be careful of how they will
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be delivered. >> reporter: they will also stagger fans so everyone is not trying to enter and exit at the time. counties in the orange tier can play to a capacity of 20%. in the yellow tier, 25%. >> baseball is about energy and relationships. you go with your parents or you go with your children. >> reporter: dr. george rutherford works with the warriors on safety protocols. >> we have a lot more people that are immune. >> should people be required to be vaccinated and then show proof to go to public events? >> we may get there. if you're not going to try and have a testing before hand like the warriors are proposing, if you're going to fill stadiums up completely, you know, then we'll have to have another higher level of protection than just masks and lower density. and being outside. >> reporter: the oakland a's are also working on a safety plan
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and are already selling updated ticket vouchers in the hopes of fan-filled games this spring. kate larson, "abc7 news." new at 11:00, california is making major changes to its vaccine policy. the state are vaccinate low income communities to speed up reopenings. 40% of the vaccine supply will be allocated to 400 of the state's lower income zip codes. once 2 million people are vaccinated, the requirements to move to the red tier will be loosened. once 4 million doses are administered, thresholds will be relaxed again. on the peninsula, officials are telling "abc7 news" tonight that they're still looking for clarity on their vaccine supply, even after a call with blue shield this evening.n californi you probably know. as kris reyes explains, a member of the vaccine answers. >> i heard a lot of talk about
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transparency, but we haven't fully seen it yet. people aren't going to be very trusting or local health departments are going to have trouble planning if they don't know what they're getting. >> reporter: he's a member of the vaccine advisory committee and is not surprised that san mateo county failed to get more clarity, even after a call to blue shield. officials said they still don't know how many vaccine dose also be allotted to them by next week and they didn't receive word on a three-week allocation plan. >> this is what has been concerning. there seems to be more questions every day than answers. >> reporter: in a conversation with "abc7 news," blue shield's ceo said the company does haven't the authority to determine how much vaccine allocation goes to certain providers, but will use an algorhithm to make an informed recommendation to the state. >> what is the death rate for
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covid-19 as a percentage of the population? what percentage of the population lives in the lowest indices tracks? because they're at the highest risk. >> reporter: all nine bay area county also be phased into blue field's vaccination network. kris reyes for "abc7 news." the agency operating the federally run vaccination site at the oakland coliseum says there's a location underutilized. business is going better than expected here, with more than 7,000 shots given yesterday, a thousand more than the expected daily total. however, they would like to see more walk-ups to the site from the b.a.r.t. station. >> we wanted it to get out that
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this is a resource. you can take public transportation, you can take the b.a.r.t. services or drive your car and park at the b.a.r.t. coliseum station, walk over the pedestrian bridge. >> a.c. transit is running a vaccine shuttle from b.a.r.t. people with walk-up appointments should not go to the main entrance of the coliseum. instead, use the walk-up access point and avoid the line of cars waiting at the drive-up entrance off 66th avenue. "abc7 news" is monitoring the covid vaccine rollout in california. find this on our home page at abc7news.com three bay area counties are wrapping up their first day of reopening in the red tier.tier.tier.tier.tier.ti. they jo the other four counties remain new the next highest, more
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restrictive purple tier. south bay business owners are hoping the easing of restrictions will provide them a much-needed boost as part of the red tier, su at 25% capacity. gyms and fitness centers can reopen indoors at 10% capacity. red dot fitness in san jose is making final adjustments to meet that protocol and plans to reopen on monday. >> we'll have to reduce class sizes slightly, but it will allow us to expand our class schedule. we've been limited by daylight and weather outside. so inside, we don't have to worry about that. >> zoos, aquariums and muszi mu can reopen at 25% capacity. the children's museum will first make outdoor exhibits available to the public on friday. san francisco just hit the red tier, but the mayor is already eyeing the next move. >> just a few weeks, we'll most likely be in the orange.
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that means we open the city more. >> one to have biggest changes in the orange tier would be non-essential office buildings reopening. but as j.r. stone finds, filling those offices could prove difficult. >> reporter: all quiet in the financial district of san francisco wednesday evening. that could soon be changing if and when we improve into the next tier, which is orange. >> that will be the big change. that will mean we can reopen downtown offices. the big question then becomes will people be coming back to go into those offices? >> our companies that we're working with today are seeing that remote work, work. >> reporter: randy witsman says the health and safety will be first and foremost for companies thinking of reopening offices. the current covid-19 numbers in san francisco are actually good enough for us to be in the orange tier instead of the red. but you can't skip tiers and must be in each one for at least
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three weeks. dr. hong says our numbers are improving, but still not where they were last year. >> we're definitely lower than we were in the dark days of the summer and january. but we're definitely not where we were in october. that's why many people fear because we're handing on a higher set points, it's easier to reverse the progress that we have made. >> when we do get to the orange tier, she believes a hybrid model of home and office work is what we're likely to see. >> in the next couple of months, we'll see a lot change, from what we've been seeing the last year. ultimately, we have a whole new vision of the workforce. >> if the covid numbers here in san francisco hold or improve, it's likely we go into the orange tier on march 23rd. j.r. stone, "abc7 news." a lot more to come here. violently robbed at a san francisco china town laundry
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mat. the new effort to prevent attacks like this. capitol hill is on high alert. the potential of another attack. >> the next stimulus check may be in jeopardy. and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we are tracking rain coming back by the end of the week. i'll have the timing in the forecast ahead. here's a look at what's coming up on jimmy kimmel live. >> thanks, dan and ama. watch this, if you dare. you could be wonder woman, she's having a baby. how awesome.
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just days after a new safety efforts were launched in san francisco's chinatown, new video surfacing of a shocking attack in a laundrymat. this video is hard to watch. dion lim has the story with exclusive information you'll see only on 7. >> oh, my god, he's probably so scared. >> reporter: surveillance video shows the moments a 67-year-old customer is attacked by three people in a launld 23rd. >> it's so concerning. roim you can see him sitting in a chair close to 10:00 at night, isambushed, dragged to the round and robbed. the entire incident happened in less than 45 seconds. >> that's so hard to watch, though. and old man being upside down like that. >> reporter: this attack comes shortly after increased patrols in san francisco's chinatown. on the heels of a number of
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attacks in oakland's chinatown. on february 18th, police community liaison members handed out flyers to raise awareness in chine chinese. since then, the effort hasn't let up. >> if anything, we've increased our efforts in patrols and in the ability to respond to the community's needs. >> reporter: according to documents, the three attackers may be tied to multiple other burglaries in the area. the san francisco police officer's association union is offering a $2500 reward for information leading to an arrest. police continue to ask the community to be on alert to stay safe. in san francisco, dion lim, "abc7 news." sfpd continues to encourage those in the community to report these crimes and have set up a chinese language hotline. find it along with a phone number to call at abc7news.com. developing news, washington
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is on high alert tonight with officials warning that domestic terrorists could be plotting another attack on the capitol building. >> the capitol is fortified like a compound. >> reporter: intelligence analysts have spent week tracking online chatter who believe donald trump will return to power march 4th, the original inauguration date set in the constitution. abc news obtained a bulletin from police, saying "an unidentified group of me lisha extremists discussed plans to take control of the u.s. capitol and remove democratic lawmakers. even though officials described the threats as aspirational, they're not about to get caught flat footed again. the capitol has been a fortress since the january 6th attack. but tonight, police are stepping up security around the complex even more. >> it's scary. i actually am at the capitol right now. i just learned this afternoon that we've been told not to come
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to the capitol tomorrow for votes. >> reporter: the house canceled thursday's session, some leaving town. >> these types of threat that qanon continues to inspire impede us from the work we have to do on covid, on voting rights. >> despite the security concerns, the senate will stay in session and conduct business as usual tomorrow. on top of the senate's list tomorrow, taking up joe biden's $1.9 trillion covid relief plan. but there's a big change. the president agreed to limit who gets those stimulus checks. the $1400 payments would now go to americans making less than $80,000 a year. or house olds earning less than $160,000 a year. these are down from what house lawmakers approved. chris hairson is giving his first interview since stepping aside from "the bachelor. "the host of the show is facing
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criticism for racial insensitivity. he defended a contestant that sh shows -- now in an exclusive abc news interview, he's talking with "good morning america." >> why would you defend rachle? >> it was a mistake. i made a mistake. i'm an imperfect man, i made a mistake, and i own that. >> you can see the full interview with chris harrison tomorrow on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. new developments. the ferris wheel won a four-year extension today. it comes despite concerns from some neighbors and environmentalists. the 150 foot sky star wheel reopens to the public tomorrow at noon. just in time for some wintry
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weather, dan. >> maybe a little clouds and rain, too. meteorologist drew tuma has the forecast. hi, drew. >> yeah, hi, guys. we're going to change our pattern. it's been dry for the past week and a half. we'll welcome back some rain by the end of the week, especially friday night, saturday morning. that's when we expect a return to our damp, cool pattern we expect this time of the year. live doppler 7, we had some rain in southern california today. a storm system moved on in of the past 12 hours, it brought about a quarter of an inch of rainfall to l.a. for us in the bay area, just cloud cover and no rainfall. but the storm we're tracking by he end of the move in here late friday and bring back that wet weather. temperatures right now with that on shore breeze, cooler compared to last night. a lot of cities already down into the 40s like santa rosa, concord, hayward.
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san jose down 49 degrees already. overnight tonight, it's a blend of storms and clouds out there. partly cloudy skies, numbers falling into the mid 30s to mid 40s first thing tomorrow morning. we do have an active ocean current right now. a beach hazard statement will be in effect tomorrow for a northwesterly swell. about 8 to 11 feet, which will increase the risk of rip currents and have some energetic sneaker waves as well along the coastline as our storm approaches california. tomorrow, it is a dry day. we'll start out with cloud cover in the morning. we'll find a fair amount of sunshine in the afternoon. a little bit warmer of a day tomorrow compared to today. 60 in the city. 67 in san jose. 63 in santa rosa. 67 in concord. the storm impact scale by friday night into saturday morning is a level 1 light storm, tracking with light rain, slick roads. it is breezy from time to time. hour by hour we go, friday for much of the daylight hours, the
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rain is pretty much confined to the north bay. after the sun goes down, we see the rain begin to sink south. by 11:00 p.m. on friday night, we have the rain through the north bay, through the city, into the east bay, the south bay as well. as we head into the early morning hours on saturday, the tail end of that front is already moving through, and by the time we all wake up saturday morning by 7:00 a.m., the rain is really out of here. we'll have about a quarter of inch of rainfall with the next storm. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. evening light rain friday night with early morning showers. saturday, much of the weekend is dry, and then more rain early next week. monday, tuesday, and wednesday we'll track more. >> we need california phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones. - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program.
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now california phones offers free devices and accessories for your mobile phone. like this device to increase volume on your cell phone. - ( phone ringing ) - get details on this state program visit right now or call during business hours. 103-year-old emile hopner showed up tonight for his second covid shot he said it didn't hurt at all. after what he's been through, no surprise. he survived the holocaust, fled from hitler and now a second pandemic. >> i thank god every day i'm still in good shape, because my wife takes care of me all the way.
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she's wonderful. she's gold. >> what a nice man. he says he stays at home for now and is looking forward to going out for sunday lunch once it is safe to do. how about mr. hopner, ama. >> it's the little things, sunday lunch. his wife is a piece of gold. >> i like that, too. >> larry beil is here with sports. >> steph versus dame. warriors and blazers
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good evening. last time the warriors played
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portland, steph curry went for 62 points. so who would go off tonight, steph or damian lillardsome chef curry came out cooking. stephback three, splash. dame, the pride of oakland, 3 of 10 from deep, but he is clutch. steph, he hit a couple of absurd shots. are you kidding me? curry with 35 points. remember a couple of years ago somebody could sign carmelo anthony? he can still score. 22 points. warriors by one. dame time. look out! deep three puts the blazers ahead 108-106. then he draws the charge on draymond green as green birls to the hoop. no hoop. offensive foul. close call, and the ws fall
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108-106. to the ice we go. sharks hosting the avalanche. sharks down 1-0 in the third. avenues end up with a puck off the face-off. girard makes it 2-0. in the third, he catches nathan mckinnon on the job. avenues not happy at all. on the power play, he scores. avalanche win 4-0. college hoops. stanford at suusc. stanford down big early. stanford was never in this game. they didn't have a single flaplr in double figures. just kept getting worse and boss. drew peterson the jumper. stanford gets,
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all right. that wraps it up for us tonight. thank you so much for watching. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. for drew tuma, larry beil, all of us here, we appreciate your time. stay tuned right now for jimmy kimmel. daisy ridley is on. see you tomorrow.
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♪ ♪ >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, daisy ridley, justice smith, and music from ashe and finneas. and now, jimmy kimmel! >> jimmy: hello. wow, that's me, everybody. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show, thank you for watching. thank you for joining us on what was, i have to admit, an unproductive day here at work. we were very distracted by this deep fake family tree technology. have you seen this? the website my heritage came up with something they call "deep nostalgia." you upload an old photograph usually of a long-deceased family member and it brings them to life, it animates their face. i tried it with my great grandfather. pasquale cioffi. born in the 1800s.

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