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vaccination site in oakland. we'll tell you why they chose the east bay city. outdoor dining setups like this have been incredibly popular during the pandemic. but how long will they last? one local lawmakers is introducing a bill to answer the question. winter warmth for the weekend. the temperatures coming up. abc 7 news at 11:00 starts now. >> announcer: now from abc 7 live breaking news. and that breaking news late tonight a divided u.s. supreme court lifted california's covid related ban on indoor worship at churches. >> but the high court ruled the state can cap indoor services at 25% of the building capacity. the state can limit singing and chanting at services. the courts threeib justices dissented. the lllenges brought by two southern california churches. >> i think all the stars were aligned but there is a commitment to make sure as we fight for resources they are targeted to where they are most needed.
tonight federal help on the way to the mass vaccination site set up at the oakland columns up. >> it's part of president biden's nationwide plan to get americans vaccinated. luz pena is part of our vaccine team and spoke to fema officials about the choice of oakland and what they have planned. >> reporter: in the war against covid-19 fema is deploying its active duty service members this month. >> we are going to draw on a variety of agencies to bring vaccination staff, medical personnel, and then support staff. >> reporter: fema's plan is to open the first mass vaccination site in the oakland coliseum. and the second site on the campus of california state university in los angeles. why oakland. >> several factors were important in determining oakland. one a large eligible population. and also looking at the communities that needed vaccine. >> reporter: fema officials confirm the goal is to vaccinate
6,000 people seven days a week. and the dose also come from the federal government. now 2.6 miles from the comes yum is one of the covid-19 hot spots in oakland. the fruit veil district. >> february 16th, the columns number opens up. drive in or walk in. fremont high school. >> this council member says that normalizing covid-19 testing helped reduce hesitancy among latinos and black. >> our neighborhood is ready and willing by the emails i get and phone calls. and by people showing up to the testing site. >> representative barbara lee believed that vice-president harris pushed for oakland to be among the first harris sites. >> i know vice-president harris well and i'm confident she weighed in. >> with over 75,000 covid-19 cases in alameda county, representative lee is pushing for more vaccination sites.
>> we should have the sites throughout the state. >> in san francisco, luz pena, abc 7 news. in the south bay levi stadium is transforming into the biggest covid-19 vaccination site. the massive site scheduled to open early next week thanks to a new prrnltship between the 49ers and santa clara county. right now the plan is to serve 5,000 people a day. the end goal scaling up to 15,000 a day once more vaccines become available. >> all of that effort is undermined by our ability to procure the number of vaccines that we know that we can get administered every day. >> vaccines at levi stadium will be available by appointment only, to health care workers living or working in santa clara county and residents 65 and older. we are tracking vaccine shipments and distribution here in california. so far nearly 62% of doses delivered have been given out. you can check the progress any time on the vaccine tracker available at abc 7 news.com. as you know, outdoor dining and parking lot sidewalks and
park lets has helped a number of restaurants. a lot of them in fact. and bars stay afloat during the pandemic. as abc 7 news reporter mat boon explains new legislation could make the features permanent. >> reporter: the tent in the parking lot of honor kitchen and cocktails has been such a hit with customers, manager damarkus murphy says they have no plans to take it down. >> with this we could enjoy the bay area weather, with having the outside. i think with this tent that we have put out we are going to keep this one going. >> reporter: at shakewell in oakland, the owner and chev says the outdoor park let is the key to the future success. >> having this sbas and serving alcohol is essential for the recovery. even when we have people in the dining room. >> they got the permit to build it from alameda county last year and banking on keeping it open indefinitely. >> adding an extra number of seats with the patio is helping us recuperate. >> reporter: now state senator scott wiener wants to make sure they can keep it, proposing a
sweeping new bill to help restaurants and night life. >> one of the things it will do is to make permanent, allowing restaurants to serve meals and drinks in park lets and parking lots and other outdoor spaces. >> among other things it would allow open container zones and streamline the liquor listen process for businesses filling empty story fronts. >> let's not put them through years of permitting. make it shorter. >> the goal not just to have thriving businesses but to allow californians to enjoy themselves too. >> this could be a renaissance after koevrd is done. >> reporter: in oakland, matt boon, abc 7 news. tonight president bide isn't turning up the pressure on congress to move quickly on his economic relief bill. and he has made it clear. we won't wait for republicans to get onboard. with job zbroegt sputteringen a millions of americans sivrpg we called for
swift action on the covid relief plan with or without republicans. >> i'm going to act and act fast. i'd like to be -- i'd like to be doing it with the support of republicans. but they're just not willing to go as far as i think we have to go. >> the house voted to advance president biden's blueprint after the senate approved it overnight with vice-president harris casting her first tie breaking vote. >> the senate being equally divided, the vice-president votes in the affirmative. >> the nearly $2 trillion proposal includes $160 billion for vaccinations and testing, help for small businesses and for most americans $1400 direct payments. on that president biden clear he will not budge. >> i'm not cutting the size of the checks. they're going to be $1,400 period. >> he is willing to reduce the numbers of americans qualified for checks. but republican push back at the overall steep price tag. and say the president isn't interested in real negotiations. >> it looks like you're pushing your agenda with the disguise of
wanting to interact. and then doing it a hundred% the direction you want to go. >> nearly 18 million americans are claiming some form of unemployment and more than 50 million people including one in four children are going hungry. >> what republicans have proposed is either to do nothing or not enough. this approach will come with a cost. more pain for more people for longer than has to be. >> today's jobs report still has some silver linings. the unemployment rate fell from 6.7 to 6.3%. the first decrease in two months. >> new developments, californians losing unemployment benefits late last year now have to wait even longer to have them extended. our 7 on your side team with michael finish du has been tracking problems with the e.d.d. for months. today the sacramento laundromats lawmaker were told that delay in payments is due to a glitch in outdated computer systems.
many people's claims ran out in late december despite a extension. e.d.d. says they have to wait until march 7th, another month. it's unclear how many unkboomt resip antisocial will be affected. and the peninsula law enforcement officials may have to find a new place to house a convicted sexual predator due to be released. yesterday redwood city were notified michael cheek was released there. backlash was swift. >> so many children and seniors. we have a group home vulnerable 'sotppropriate placement. >> now the home owner of the house where cheek was supposed to live tells abc 7 news she is rescinding her offer. it's unclear what officials will do now. keke was convicted in 1980 and 1981 of sexual assault. neighbors can weigh in by contacting police or the san
mateo county sheriff's office. we were so happy to be here, to be on our own. >> a young family's life altered by a tragedy crash in san francisco. the victim's widow shares her heart breaking story. a detour nearly turned into disaster. how a driver wound up stuck in the snowy sierra for a week. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel spring-like weather coming this week. i'll let you know which day is warmer coming up. all of that ahead. but first a look at what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live after abc 7 news. >> thanks dan and ama. it's our 18th birthday this is as close to a party as we get. is this a thing or did you have it kravrted as a joke. >> i can't hear you, jimmy in my
the wife of a man who was killed as the result of at multi-car accident at san francisco's lake merced is speaking out and sharing her pain. abc 7 news anchor dion lim brings is this exclusive interview in which the widow says this tragedy tragic crash did not have to happen. >> wearing the late husband's jacket hannah spoke of the dreams of moving from connecticut to san francisco, the california dream started two weeks ago. >> we saved up every penny we
could for this move. we wanted to find a nice neighborhood that was safe. we really wanted to be in the city. it was really important to me. >> and sharia had been together four years. hannah quit her job as a special education teacher at the beginning of the pandemic to care for her 3-year-old son theeo. >> we were excited. >> but the dreams never had a chance to come true. thursday morning sharia went for a jog on rake merced. when he didn't come home, hannah began to worry. >> i texted him, hey, where are you? i'm freaking out it's about an hour and a half. i have no idea where he is. i tried calling him multiple times. it's ringing, ringing with, going to voice mail. >> with the advise of her sister hannah went looking forer husband. when she arrived at the lake. >> i see seven cars which looked
like 15, like i could have sworn it was more than 10 just completely totaled. one of them had a huge hole in the front. and was completely. you could see the air bags and everything. there were no bodies. everybody had been cleared. and i just hyperventilated >> sharia was gone at the hands, police say of jerry looirns on post release community supervision and had an extensive criminal history. i asked hannah why so soon after her husband's death she found the strength to speak out. >> it only makes sense to push down the grief for a day to share his story, to share just what i experienced yester yest i want to bring his name honor. >> who do you blame for the tragedy? >> i blame the d.a. and so to find out this freak accident was no freak accident.
it was someone who was out in the public who shouldn't have been in the public. it was completely avoidable. completely. there was no reason it should have happened. people need to be held accountable. and i'm not -- i'm not going to stand here and let this happen to another family. >> hannah leaves this message for her new community which has become her california nightmare. >> he always followed that up witho but if i were to die, the next hashtag, i want my death to be impactable. i want it to be a movement. i don't want to just be a hashtag. i want my name to be change, if i'm going to go that way. >>? san francisco, dion lim, abc 7 news. and shortly after dion's interview hannah visited the medical examiner's office to view her husband's body. she'll be heading out of state to spend time with family and grieve. a gofundme has been up you
can find it at abc7news.com. >> we wish her well. larin armstrong is the new chief of oakland police. sources confirmed the news to abc 7 last night but mayor libby schaaf made the position availabled today. >> it's my honor to make you chief of police of oakland california. do you accept? >> thank you, yes, i accept. >> he was excited about it, of course. armstrong is an oakland native has been with o p. d. since 1999. >> i plan to bring a leader grounded in oakland, centered around safety, the savgt of lives, the understanding how important it is that young people in this city grow up in a place any feel safe. >> a swearing in ceremony will be held on monday. he replaces former chief anne kirkpatrick youvrted from the department last year. a man survived a week
stranded in the snow in gps led astray. harald was driving during a snowstorm when his gps led him to an unplowed snow. he lost cell phone service. instead of panicking he used camping supplies in his car to cut wood and build a fewer. . melting snow to drinking water. when the snow stopped he hiked to an area and called for help. he stayed smart and sharp and got himself out of the situation. >> talk about cool under fire and pressure. glad he is okay. let's turn to meteorologist sandhya patel. all the snow you saw up there is good thing. but not any more any time soon it looks like. >> not until at least the middle of next week. the stayedwide snow pack at 69% of average. it was a good thing that man was smart and had all the outdoor survival skills in place. let me show you a stunning view
from our mount tam cam of the setting sun. 5:38 tonight it was absolutely clear. and temperatures today were in the 60s and 70s for most of you, unless near the coast. so it didn't feel like february and it's not feeling like it this weekend, for sure. it's like warm. santa rosa tomorrow ten degrees above average. san francisco, oakland, 5 to six degrees. san jose 78 degrees warmer than you should be. 62 is the panch. but 70 degrees tomorrow. a high pressure ridge is in charge and diverting the storm track. i know we need rain. and it looks like we may seeing in something next week. but until then clear skies on live doppler 7 right now. and the temperatures in the 40s and the 50s, not as cold as the last couple of mornings. san jose camera showing you a lovely view of the shark tank tonight. sunny and mild to warm this weekend. above average temperatures for february. and we are looking at cooler conditions and a chance of showers as we head into the
early to middle part of next week. tomorrow morning in you have early plans layer up be temperatures in the mid-30s to upper 40s heading into the afternoon. i think you could get away with shorts. look at this south bay temperatures 68 in santa clara. 70 in san jose. gilroy 66 in sunnyvale on the south bay on the peninsula. 66 in palo alto. 60 in half moon bay. sun shining in half moon bay. dahl yes snet 70. north bay primarily sixth and 70s. 64 in san rafael. a mild day in the east bay. 67 in oakland. 65 berkeley. 66 fremont head inland and the temperatures above average for this time of year. 70 degrees livermore. 67 in sand rmen. 68 in walnut creek. as i mentioned a possibility of rain coming in tuesday night into wednesday. that means snow in the mountsen. stay tuned because the model have been wishy washy going back
and forth . for now it's a wild mild to warm weekend. the act wrvegt seven-day forecast cooler weather. possibility of showers tuesday and wednesday. both models hint at something. and then thursday and friday, the near average temperatures will continue. so we'll have to hope for a miracle march if february doesn't deliver. but i think even beyond this around mid-february we are looking at possibility of more rain. amma and dan. >> thanks, how about the 70 degrees tomorrow, amma t
the dream is over because yeah not growing as fast as arizona or texas, that's comparing as it were apples and oranges. >> i've been here 38 years. been evacuated a couple of times. and it's never turned into this. >> prepare yourself. >> we have shown our resiliencyy we're better prepared. >> whether it's women's liberation, more progressive ideas about health care or environmental protection, california tends to go first. >> all of this week's episodes will run together as part of a 30-minute special this saturday at 9:00 p.m. you can stream the extended cut of the full series on demand with the bay area connected tv appear app 37 download it now pop roku. fire tv appear apple tv. >> those are great series if you
>> announcer: sports on abc 7 is sponsored by your local toyota dealers. good evening be, tom brady will play in his tenth super bowl on sunday. the third super bowl as an underdog. the other two times brady's patriots won the game. chiefs favored by three points. patrick mahomes looking to win back-to-back super bowls pb his arm strength and speed destroy defers. at age 43, brady says, i'm working on my speed this off season. try to get up the speed up a bit. see all the guys running around. i got to make a few plays. i've been thinking about how i'm going to train. i'd say that's the thing i want to keep working on. >> after having two covid cancellations with vegas, the sharks back in action the first time in over a week in anaheim, ninth straight road game for the sharks. now they dominated early.
duckhree st glsed in the max kumtwa makes it 3-1 after 40 minutes. vaneder kane, logan cotour pokes it in. the first shorthanded goal of the year tied at three. shoot outi tied at fourlgt appear kevin le bang jams it home. sharks win 5-4. warriors play dallas on primetime. dubs love to see another 40-point outburst from kelly oubre junior who struggled this season. his goal, focused on energy, not critics. >> not putting added pressure on myself from all the outside energies and outside forces. and, you know, hone into my qi and access the power i have to go out and perform. >> about the chi. >> stanford hosting colorado.
buffs beat anna wilson russell wilson's little sister, 11 points. lacy hull, three of four from deep. stanford up 22 at the half. kiana williams led the cardinals with 16. stanford. shot of the day from ohio custodian joe orion back to the basket from half court. and this is pure -- and then he gets his vacuum and strolls ou of the gym back to the work. the school's principal tweeted this out and said our custodian is better than yours. .
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matterhorn." and i thought, "okay, that makes perfect sense." ♪ ♪ >> he said, "we saw a backyard roller coaster on youtube, and we were like, 'we can do that, but better.'" >> and so, my brother and i decided if we're gonna make a ride, we're gonna make a disney ride because those are the best. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> when i talk with people, i'll be like, "i was in napa, working on the roller coaster, filming the roller coaster," and they'll be like, "a what now?" >> "wait. are you serious? you built -- what? how?" ♪ the matterhorn is one of my favorites, absolutely. we used to live in southern california, and wh we lid there, we were annual-pass holders. that's our go-to vacation spot. it was something that my parents -- it meant a lot to them when they were growing up.
>> so, the original ride is called the matterhorn. we added the "alpine escape." people see it online, and it looks big, but when you actually stand next to it, and you realize just how much work has to go into a project like this, it sort of takes your breath away. >> it is kind of fun to call and say, "yeah, we need a ton of steel, literally." that was cool. >> i would compare it a lot to the old barn raising they used to have back in the day. it's a lot like that. bring a whole bunch of friends together drawing up plans. >> there was a lot of trial and error. the yeti -- he wasn't in the original plan. and then, eventually, i just thought, "if we're going to all this trouble, we might as well have the yeti." he "pluses the ride," to quote walt disney. >> and i said, "hey, you know, my brother matthew, he could probably print you guys a head, like, a 3-d print, so we could actually design our own monster." and michael's immediate response was, "well, if we can do that, why wouldn't we do that?" >> my "this is awesome" moment was when i rode it for the first time because for me that was when everything came together.
>> during the night, the ride sort of takes on a life of its own. we designed a full-on fireworks-projection show, similar to how disneyland has the lights projected on their castle, and we projected a light display straight onto the side of the mountain, with full music track. that was definitely a fun way to wrap up the whole experience. i couldn't have imagined 2020 turning out like it did. i don't think anybody could have, but i definitely think this made 2020 a lot better for all of us. it's not just the finished project. it's the journey that led to the end of that project. and all the great stories and all the great moments, especially during covid, where it's so hard to have any sort of fellowship, it really felt like, "wow, we all did this. we all pulled this off." it's defina e-in feeling.r thinon sto build an even longer roller coaster, this time modeled after disney's big thunder. >> there's a lot of great memories, joyful moments that i will remember forever. i'm looking forward to the next one. ♪ ♪