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of vaccine misinformation on its platform. good morning, thanks for waking up with us dark and early on this tuesday morning. it is february 9th. >> we want to check in with mike for a look at our forecast. good morning, mike. >> good morning, kumasi, jobina, julian, hi, everybody. let's start with a look at live doppler 7. a possibility of sprinkles solano county, super commuters coming from dixon, fairfield and driving on 80, 680, 780, to napa, may need the windshield wipers a bit. coming in highway 4 and through the altamont pass, we're starting to see a radar showing the possibility of a few sprinkles. what is happening is we have a lot of midlevel moisture above 10,000 feet, a lot of dry air below it. that's why most of this isn't making it to the ground. the best chance of it to make the ground would be during the morning hours and that's why we'll keep it in the forecast through the morning commute. walnut creek, quiet, it is mild this morning, temperatures in
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the upper 40s to low 50s. mid to up 50per 50s for noon. better chances of rain coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. i'll be back with that in a minute. here's kumasi. it is the start of donald trump's second impeachment trial. while he won't be testifying, it will be an undertaking like no other in the u.s. history. the former president is charged with inciting the violent mob attack on the u.s. capitol. andrew is in washington. >> reporter: it has been a month since trump last stepped foot in the white house but he's in the spotlight again on capitol hill, facing impeachment, accused of inciting an insurrection. the rules are set for the historic and second impeachment trial of former president donald trump. each side getting 16 hours over two days to make the case. >> president trump's lawyers have agreed to a bipartisan resolution to govern the structure and timing of the impending trial.
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>> reporter: it is videos like these where democrats are expected to focus their efforts, using them to argue the rioters were inspired by trump's own words that day to storm the capitol. >> you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore. >> reporter: his defense will argue trump's words are protected under first amendment, asserting trump did not instruct anyone. >> everyone here will be marching over to the capitol building to make your voices heard. >> reporter: a scathing op-ed in the washington post, urging senate republicans to convict the former president. right before this trial, officials in georgia announcing they're launching an investigation into trump and a phone call he had with election officials there. that probe is likely to be a part of the impeachment case here. reporting on capitol hill, andrew dambert for abc 7 news. >> abc news will have special
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coverage of the impeachment, starts around 10:00 a.m. right here on abc 7 and you can always watch it streaming at and on our apps. as proceedings take place, capitol hill lawmakers are continuing to negotiate over president biden's nearly $2 trillion covid relief plan. and jobina is at the live desk with what's included in the package. jobina? >> reporter: thank you, kumasi. as this negotiation continues, the democrats have made it clear they want a couple of key items here starting with a child tax credit giving families $3600 per child under the age of 6. and then $1,000 per child ages 6 to 17. that amount drops for single parents earning more than $75,000 per year and couples making $150,000. they also want to raise federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. that is hitting roadblocks. so president biden may work with democrats to work that into separate legislation. as for another stimulus check tomorrow, the house ways and
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means committee will discuss a democrat proposal for a $1400 per person check there. and for those making $75,000 a year or less, those are the details. julian? >> stay tuned. thank you, jobina. now to a story a lot of you are clicking on at this morning. we have developments in the wave of violent assaults on seniors in oakland's chinatown. police have now made an arrest in one of those attacks where the victim was a 91-year-old man. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live for us in the newsroom this morning with more on that and the community effort to improve safety. good morning, amy. >> reporter: the video of what haen tt i shocking, it is really angered and mobilized the community. take a look. the 91-year-old man is shoved from behind, and falls to the ground. one man has now been arrested for this attack and two others against the elderly. 29-year-old yahya muslim is now in jail facing assault charges. community members are now
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volunteering to patrol oakland's chinatown to take a stance against racist rhetoric and attacks. >> we are trying to protect, i don't want nobody coming over here with bad intention and try to hurt somebody. we're not about that. >> we're here to make sure nobody gets robbed, and any violence. >> oakland's police chief, the new police chief is also focusing on the issue. yesterday was leronne armstrong's first day on the job as chief. but he says he already has new strategies to make chinatown a safer community. those victims that muslim attacked -- is accused of attacking were all hospitalized to treat their injuries. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. white house press secretary jen psaki was asked if the president has seen any of the videos of the attacks and what action he might take. >> i'm not aware he's seen the videos, but he is concerned about the discrimination against the actions against the asian-american community, which
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is why he signed the executive order and why he's been outspoken in making clear that, you know, attacks, verbal attacks, any attacks of any form are unacceptable. >> the executive order was issued during the president's first week in office, acknowledging racism being directed at asian-americans and pacific islanders. it also directed the department of health and human services to avoid using language that could be offensive to that community as well. menlo-park based facebook is extending its policies on unfounded covid-19 claims. it will immediately remove any posts with unproven falsehoods about all vaccines, including those claiming vaccines cause autism. this includes any user generated posts and paid ads on facebook and instagram. facebook will be adding helpful data to inform you of the covid-19 vaccine. >> you can see the rate of people who would like a vaccine in your community, the rate of people who are wearing masks in your community, you can take a
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look at whether or not the symptoms in your community are going up or down. >> this week facebook is also e where and when you can get to an appointment. starting next week, people 65 and older in marin county will be eligible to get vaccinated according to the marin ij. reports open up on thursday at noon. county data shows 14% of marin residents have been given one dose of a vaccine. and that is a second highest vaccination rate of any county in california. abc 7 is monitoring the covid vaccine rollout in california with our vaccine tracker. you can use this interactive tool to find out when you might be able to get the shot. you can find it on our home page at coming up, indoor church services are allowed once again in santa clara county. but space is limited. we'll tell you about the restrictions they have to follow.
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welcome back. we'll start with cloudy conditions in san francisco where the temperatures are anywhere from 48 to about 53 degrees. pretty mild this morning. you can see most of us are mild in the upper 40s to low 50s. pittsburgh, 53 one of the warmer spots also. a few sprinkles out there. so far haven't hit any rain gauges yet. so we haven't had anything measurable. but we'll keep an eye on it. better chance of wet weather we promised this thursday. we'll start thursday at midnight.
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increasing clouds through the morning hours. light rain develops as we head to noon, north bay and then the yellow starts to move in late in the afternoon hours and spread southward during the afternoon and evening hours. and a few leftover showers are possible by the time we get to friday morning. this system still looking at a quarter to possibly half an inch of rain. it is still a 1 on the storm impact scale. a couple more are coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. i'll see you with that in a few minutes. over to jobina and let's talk about the morning commute. hi, jobina. >> good morning, everyone. i want to begin with a live look at the bay bridge toll the mitering lights are on. we have a stalled car near the center of the bridge blocking lane now. the backup is beginning to build here. it is extending to emeryville as well. we're going to turn over to that live camera so you can see 80 as well and headlights of people making their way toward the maze. you see how packed it is. we're expecting this to become more full because the chp has not been able to move this car
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that is blocking a lane on the upper deck of the bridge out of the way yet. i twant bng in the maps, we have two issues to talk about. also on our roads, starting in the south bay here, we have a homicide investigation in san jose. santa clara street from 26th hi indefinitely. and also a sig alert in oakland i want to get to here on eastbound 580 at the mcarthur off ramp. that will be closed for the next two to three hours according to the chp. it sounds like the oakland police department is involved in this incident as well. it is a crash, but we do not have the details surrounding it. julian? >> things stacking up on the roads already. thank you. new at 6:00, the world health organization has wrapped up a four-week investigation into the origin of the coronavirus. the team says the virus is not likely to have leaked from a chinese lab. they are considering several theories though, including how it may have jumped from an animal to humans. they said they looked into if
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imports of frozen food may have been involved. the organization says it will continue to conduct a more specific research investigation on how the virus was first introduced to humans. coming up, remembering a founding member of the supremes. mary wilson working on her next album when she died. when it could be released. plus, a closer look at the long-term symptoms some covid patients have been experiencing, even months after battling the virus. as we head to break, here is a now, it is
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welcome back. we're about to learn new details about why the helicopter carrying kobe bryanter gianna c year in southern california. vanessa bryant and other passengers' families have
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accused the pilot and the company he worked for of flying in dangerous weather conditions. the helicopter operator island express is blaming air traffic controllers. the ntsb is set to make a probable cause finding at a hearing in washington this morning. it is also expected to give recommendations to those who regulate the sky to avoid a repeat of last year's crash. one of the founding members of the supremes mary wilson has died unexpectedly. wilson became a star at a young age and kept her light shining bright in showbiz for six decades. the singer was at her nevada home when she died last night. services for her will be private because of the pandemic. and a celebration of her life will take place later this year. wilson was working on a new album set to be released in the next few months. mary wilson was 76 years old. we are tracking developments on the pandemic and reopening as part of our efforts to build a better bay area. santa clara county has givend
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green light to hold indoor worship services. attendance is 20% of capacity. this comes after a temporary order by the u.s. district court saying the county is not exempt from a u.s. supreme court ruling on friday that lifted california's ban on those indoor services. part of our efforts to build a better bay area includes tracking the long-term impacts of covid. patients are reporting difficulty paying attention and problems remembering names and conversations. a ucsf neurologist published a study that shows 20% of participants, one in five, had persistent cognitive symptoms after covid infections. abc 7 spoke with at least two people who are experiencing brain-related symptoms. >> i went to go to the store and i started feeling dizzy and i'm, like, where am i going. i turned around and came home. i'm like an alzheimer's patient. >> i'm not able to do more than one thing at a time well, so i
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have to set up everything to focus on one particular thing. >> it is so interesting to learn all the things these long ha haulers battling covid are dealing with. doctores say physicians should refer patients for neuropsychological testing if they're showing brain-related symptoms post covid. new at 6:00, city by the bay getting love for being the best for your health. this is according to a new report from the personal finance website wallet hub. it looked at the most popular cities in the country basing them off their quality of healthcare, food, fitness and green space. san francisco won the top spot for healthy food options and healthy diets as well as an amount of green space. seattle, portland, san diego and honolulu rounded out the top five. i think this is true, because you can find pretty much anything for any diet you have. i've been trying lowcarb a swe
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and i was like -- they were, like, here. you have options. you're, like, anywhere else it would be like you better get in the kitchen. >> we love all the green space that we have here too, especially during covid, people in the east coast are cramped inside, we get to get outside and stay active, which is a blessing right now. >> and great weather. how come my search doesn't go -- >> you need to figure that out. >> better get that checked out, mike. >> my google doesn't do that. wow. let's look at what's going on from the east bay hills. and you can see pretty cloudy we have sprichkles outside this morning and then cloudy and seasonal for the rest of today. fading clouds, fog forms and cooler tonight. and then we have a chance of rain thursday and again saturday and then dry for valentine's day. sunny before more rain, another chance comes in monday. here we're looking at possibly the car keequinez bridge, and e
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those areas right now the golden gate and the bay bridge don't have any radar returns over them. but we do have some over the san mateo and also the dumbarton bridge. so may be some sprinkles there. a lot of this is evaporating before it reaches the ground. a lot of it, the models saying, is going to continue to fade away as we head through the morning commute. you see the cloud cover out there as we head to lunch. a little thinner late this afternoon with a few sprinkles possible in the santa cruz esun to upper 50s along the coast. 57 to about 60 around the bay. about 60 to 62 inland. and as far as outdoor dining, in the 50s at 5:00, we'll start to see 40s show up at the coast at 7:00 and 8:00 as the rest of us are dropping into the low 50s. good thing it won't be much of a breeze out there. if you sit next to a heater, you should be pretty good. temperatures back to the 30s, deepest valleys, rest of us low to mid-40s. let's look at the accuweather seven-day forecast, on and off forecast once we get past today, on with the clouds, tomorrow,
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off, sunshine warmer, most of friday is off. saturday is on with rain, most of sunday is off. monday is looking wetter also. so every other day have the umbrella handy. julian, kumasi? >> all right, thank you, mike. "good morning america" is coming up at 7:00 on abc 7. >> and ginger zee has a look at what's ahead. >> happy tuesday, julian and kumasi. nice to be with both of you this morning. coming up on "gma," impeachment showdown, the historic second impeachment trial of former president trump is set to begin in just a few hours. what his inner circle is saying this morning. our powerhouse political and legal teams are covering all angles. also ahead, we're going to talk about the coronavirus, of course, and the race to vaccinate. because some pharmacies are getting ready to receive doses. walgreens is making an exclusive and big announcement only here on "gma." and then tv host dr. laura berman revealing her 16-year-old son tragically died after overdosing on drugs that he
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hi, welcome back. january and february are two wettest months of the year. we haven't exceeded 100% in an entire month. we have in oakland, but the longer we go into the month without rain, that will eventually drop. the biggest discrepancy is livermore, 91% last month, 10% this month. san jose 95% last month, only 6% so far this month. and as we head through the next couple of days, you can see rainfall amounts could get up to around half to three quarters of an inch by the time we get through monday's storm i want to turn it over to julian now. i hear he has a fun if not
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adorable video to share with us. >> the koala has a run for its money. a bear cub spotted playing in a hammock in south lake tahoe. this little guy didn't get the memo about hibernation during the winter. rick says he first started the bear after he heard his dog barking in the backyard. he came out to investigate and here's what he saw. the bear cub trying to get into the hammock there. and probably thinking i need a nap. amen to that. having some fun there. the magic is slowly returning to disney's california adventure park in anaheim. next month it will reopen for what is being billed as a limited time experience featuring food and beverages along with some forms of entertainment. here's the catch, though, the rides will not be running. the event comes as restaurants at downtown disney reopen for outdoor dining. disney's the parent company of abc 7. the return of live concerts
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in new york city will bring back the music like we really never have seen before. for the next several weeks the city will put on 60 pop-up performances from empty storefront windows. everyone from classical musicians to broadway stars all getting their chance to shine. the series is sponsored through a foundation that employs artists who lost their work because of the pandemic. to make sure it is social distanced, each show will only be announced on that day. and then what? do you have to get a ticket? you just camp out because you know in new york people will line up. >> for anything. >> anything. >> people don't even know what they're standing in line for. there will be a line and they're going to be there. this is what it is? that's what happens when you don't ask questions. >> i know. >> coming up next at 6:30, former trump adviser kellyanne conway's daughter claudia is well known for her viral videos on tiktok. but could she be the next american idol? you can watch her on the hit
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singing competition. as trump's impeachment trial moves forward in the senate, a new survey finds how many california republicans would vote for him again if he decided to run. plus, california's largest mask vaccination site opens today at levi's stadium. what you need to know before you go to get the shot. and as you wake up with us here at 6:27 on this tuesday morning, a live look outside, we're waking up a lot warmer than we did on monday. meteorologist mike nicco back in a second with a look at that accuweather forecast. advanced non-small cell lung cancer can change everything. but your first treatment could be a chemo-free combination of two immunotherapies that works differently. it could mean a chance to live longer. opdivo plus yervoy is for adults newly diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread and that tests positive for pd-l1 and does not have an abnormal egfr or alk gene.
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stadium in santa clara opens today. state officials have high hopes that this can help stop the spread of covid-19. san francisco's plan to vaccinate teachers in waves, we'll also check in on how other schools are doing after reopening for in person learning. former president donald to washington today. what we're learning about his second impeachment trial now just hours away. good morning, everybody. it is tuesday, february 9th, before we get to all those stories, we want to check in with mike nicco for a look at the forecast. good morning, mike. >> good morning, kumasi, good morning, julian, hi, everybody. thank you for joining us on this tuesday. we'll take a look at muir beach, the possibility of a light shower there while the rest of us are trying to get sprinkles to make it to the ground. if they are, they would be over the richmond, golden gate bridge now. but they have been undercut by very dry layer below 10,000 feet. rural solano county around highway 12 there, there is a
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possibility of some wet weather in venetia and carquinez bridge as well. this is a morning laden system coming through over the next several hours and then we'll have mostly cloudy conditions like we're seeing from sutro tower this morning. so sprinkles possible during the morning commute, and we're starting off pretty mild, upper 40s to low 50s. we'll hang out there all afternoon and drop down to the 40s and 50s by 7:00. more on the next chance of rain, i'll send it to jobina, issues on the bridges she says. >> we're going to start out with a look at the toll plaza. mitering lights came on at 6:05 because of an earlier stall on the bridge. no we have a new stall on the upper deck of the bridge, so check out that backup extending all the way to emeryville right now. so just expect delays there. if we bring in our south beach camera, you get an overall view of the bridge, once you make it through those mitering lights you can see how slow it is. it is going to take you a little over 22 minutes to make your way into san francisco. and one of the lanes looks like
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it is not moving. that might be the lane where we have the stall there this morning. heads up to you if you're making your way to san francisco. also i'm tracking developing news in the south bay this morning. san jose police are investigating a homicide after a man was found lying on a sidewalk. it is unclear how this person died, police say it happened just after 2:00 this morning on santa clara street. police do not have any details on a suspect or a motive. officers say this is the fourth homicide of the year. both directions of the road from 26th street to highway 101 are closed off. and this is a live look we have from the area right now, so if this is a part of your commute as well, please avoid the area. kumasi? >> all right, thank you, jobina. as abc 7 works to build a better bay area, we are tracking when and where you'll be able to get your covid vaccine. today what will be california's largest vaccination site is set to open up at levi's stadium. amy hollyfield is live in the newsroom with more on how many people this site will serve.
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amy? >> reporter: hi,ma. what they can to do are two different things now because of supply issues. they have set up the huge space levi's stadium to be able to vaccinate up to 15,000 people a day. that would be huge. but they don't have enough vaccine for that plan right now. so they will start with 5,000 people a day, still huge numbers. hopefully we'll make a huge difference as we fight this virus. the site will accept santa clara county residents 65 and older, and eligible healthcare workers. and this will be the largest vaccine site in the state. so bragging rights to the bay area for sure. the 49ers do not practice here in the off season. so they don't need the space until august. so looks like they can stay for a while and give out these shots. governor gavin newsom will be there today to kick off this first day of giving people shots. so a big day in the south bay as they start this plan. they do have a website where you
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can book appointments and we have it linked on our website, go to for everything you need to know. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. today a new vaccination center is opening up in the north bay, sonoma county will open the first of three new centers. it will be at the petaluma campus of santa rosa junior college. a second vaccination center opens tomorrow at the gymnasium in windsor and third site opens one week from today at sonoma valley veterans memorial hall. residents 70 and older are eligible. there have been some concerns that california is sacrificing equity for speed in vaccine distribution. and this comes after the state scrapped distribution plans that prioritize essential workers and low income people for an age-based system. some bay area leaders say there has been a lack of access of minority communities, but that things are in san francisco, t drop-in vaccine centers are now
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open in black and latino neighborhoods for people 65 and older. the southeast health center opened in the bay view, one of the hardest hit areas. and infection rates there stand at about 10%. >> i feel relief, believe me, because likely thank the lord have not been sick. but i've been very close to people who have come across it. >> after seeing folks who look like them are getting vaccinate seen and they are okay and they're protected. >> another vaccination site in the mission district is also open at 24th and cap street. appointments are required. we have got new details about san francisco's plan to reopen schools for in person instruction. part of it hinges on teachers and staff getting vaccinated. and abc 7 news learned it will happen in waves. the first wave is made up of 12 schools, five early education sites, six elementary schools. >> the staff at the school is
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first so we can begin bringing back the students. >> the vaccinations are required if san francisco is in the red reopening tier. now, if the city reaches the orange tier, though, vaccinations would not be required for reopening. with the spread of the coronavirus slowing at this point, it is possible the city could move to the red tier by some time next week. today san francisco mayor london breed and health director dr. grant koufax will provide an update on the pandemic. stream it live at 11:00 this morning on and our free connected tv app. sierra high school in san mateo is switching from in person to distance learning for the next two weeks because someone who was on campus last week later tested positive for covid-19. parents were notified on friday, and students on campus were sent home once word got out. sierra tells us the transmission didn't happen on campus, the faculty and students who have close contact with the individual were informed that they were potentially exposed.
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some faculty and staff will need to quarantine and that's why the school is transitioning to virtual classes until february 22nd when some in person classes are scheduled to resume. marin county health officials are touting their reopening of classrooms as a success story. >> this week will reach an important landmark with schools, 1 million combined days in school, physically in classrooms, for children across marin since we began reopening on september 8th. that is something the whole community can be proud of. >> more than 17,000 students have returned to in person learning since september. health officials say there have been just ten cases of suspected in school transmission of covid. also happening today, it is the beginning of the second senate impeachment trial of former president donald trump. jobina is at the live desk with all of the details on how this historic case will be pla
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out. jobina? >> thank you, kumasi. over the course of the next two days each side will make the case for and against former president trump's single charge, inciting a deadly riot against the u.s. capitol. impeachment managers including eric swalwell are expected to use trump's own words against him to show he inspired the violent mob of supporters. abc news chief legal analyst dan abrams is weighing in on "gma" this morning. >> you're going to see a lot of video. you're going to see them trying to tell a story about what happened, starting even before election day, where president trump starts talking about voter fraud, and that the language increasingly becomes more incendiary, more aggressive, leading up to january 6th and then on january 6th itself what he said. >> -- protected under the first amendment. keep in mind incitement of violence or insurrection falls
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outside. if the senate were to convict a second vote could ban him from running for federal office again. abc news will have live special coverage of the impeachment, it starts around 10:00 a.m. here on abc 7. you can always watch it live on and on all of our connected tv streaming apps. julian? >> thank you, jobina. if former president trump were to give it another go at the white house, he may have strong bless frings from califoa republicans. according to a new poll, two in three gop voters said they would be inclined to back another presidential run. just 19% of republicans think trump is to blame for the capitol riot compared to 93% of democrats. ahead of the impeachment trial, 63% of all california voters want to see trump convicted. 11% for republicans, and 92% for
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democrats. falling along party lines there. still to come this morning, people in the south bay share their shock and frustration after vandals deface a historic monument. and you are looking live at the big board at the new york stock exchange, down 100 points. another update on how the markets are doing next. you got to hear this one, scammers were selling fake masks, they look like the real deal, they even fooled hospitals. we're going to share that with you in a few minutes. right now, 6:40 and we're checking in with mike for our forecast. >> all right, thank you very much, kumasi, julian, hi, everybody. let's look at live doppler 7. the sprinkles are falling out there, the light rain in the middle part of the atmosphere trying to make it gown to the ground, having a hard time hitting any of our buckets. it could leave a sheen on some of our roads this morning. that's one of the bigger issues for your commute. it brought in milder temperatures, almost double digits in most of our inland
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neighborhoods. on the peninsula, mid-40s to low 50s to san bruno, 52 degrees. and you see 47 now in santa rosa. 48 in places like san rafael and also livermore. 49 in san jose and also up towards san ramon. most of us in the low 50s after that. here say look at 880, bone dry this morning. no fog to contend with, just sprinkles and seasonally cool conditions this afternoon. here is a look at future radar for thursday's storm. you can see we started at midnight, clouds on the increase, and by the time we get to lunch, looking at light rain in the north bay. by the evening hours, we're looking at moderate rain. yellows moving out of the north bay and across the rest of the neighbors through friday morning. quarter to a half inch of rain is possible in friday's morning commute will be dicier than thursday's evening commute. we'll talk more about that as we get closer. how about we talk about today's traffic. hi, jobina, couple issues you're
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following. >> thank you. it has been a pretty busy morning for our commute, so we're going to start with the maps here because i'm following two sig alerts at the moment. the first in oakland here, so just a heads up that eastbound at macarthur off ramp is going to be closed for the next two hours due to a crash and also an investigation and according to the chp, oakland police are involved there. i want to move over to milpitas, someone crashed into an embankment and car flipped over. so southbound 680 at the montague expressway off ramp, speeds down to 15 miles per hour there. that sig alert. now checking in with the bay bridge toll plaza, mitering lights at 6:05. you see that backup there, once you make it through the mitering lights it will take you 17 minutes to make your way across the bridge. and lastly i want to check in here showing you walnut creek and 680, we have a clear ride there in the
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in the south bay, japan town's community leaders in san jose are heart broken after a beloved monument in their neighborhood was vandalized. abc 7 news reporter chris reyes shows you security video footage of crime. >> the person takes something out of the -- and they know it is wrong, because they hide when cars drive by. >> by monday morning, this is what it looked like, a monument beloved by san jose's japanese community, vandalized. the security footage captured the crime. >> you can't believe somebody would do something like that to something that -- the struggles and the sacrifices of the first generation of any immigrant community. >> reporter: the granite stone honors the issei pioneers who settled in santa clara valley.
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the rock was a gift to san jose from its sister city in japan. >> it symbolizes we are resilient. >> if you look at the struggles and sacrifices of any first immigration family, that endured so much. >> reporter: the monument is so beloved in the community, some residents have been known to hug the stone as a way to connect with their ancestors. the community leaders hope police will find suspects, but they worry the rock has been permanently damaged. >> very disheartening to have someone have total disregard for people who want to deface something like this. >> reporter: so far no evidence the crime was racially motivated. the man accused of causing a deadly crash involving eight cars in san francisco will be arraigned today. 31-year-old jerry lyons faces multiple charges including vehicular manslaughter, felony hit and run and dui.
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police say he was driving a stolen suv, ran a red light, causing this eight-car pileup near sf state university last week. 26-year-old sharia killed. lyons was previously arrested in december for driving a stolen vehicle without a license and under the influence. now to the morning money report. san francisco-based old navy is shutting down its mission bay headquarters and moving in with its parent company gap. many workers have been working from home because of the pandemic. it is not clear when old navy will move out of its current location. gap says all of its units will now be located in two buildings along the embarcadero. now a live look at the new york stock exchange. trading gets under way this morning. you can see we're still down now by about 80 points. chevron says oil may not be its largest business in 20 years. the company's ceo said yesterday that oil and gas will still be a
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big part of chevron's business in 2040. however, expansions into cleaner alternatives like hydrogen, renewable, natural gas, and carbon capture will be a larger part of its business. one thin wl not be investing in solar power. this morning, a new warning about fake face masks. feds seized millions since the start of the pandemic. but counterfeit n-95 masks are being sold to hospitals and medical providers. the department of homeland security and manufacturer 3m say the fake masks have been mixed into the supply chain across the country. officials have not said if the counterfeits are less protective. investigators have tip oz on how to tell the difference between real and those fake n-95s. >> if you look closely at the writing on the mask, it says 3n as in nancy. the quality of the inside of the mask is not as good as the authorized respirator mask.
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>> so the biggest giveaway there, 3m is what you want to look for, not 3n. up ton state received these fake masks. but the extent of their distribution nationally is unknown. experts say if you branded masks, be cautious and skeptical. the newest contestant of "american idol" is already fame ous famous for many reasons. >> i'm claudia conway. >> will she get a ticket to hollywood. >> we want an american idol. >> looks to like both parents of theppeari the epis adviser kellyanne conway and george conway. you can watch claudia's story and see if she has what it takes on the brand-new season of
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"american idol" sunday night at 8:00 right here on abc 7. >> i think this is going to transition into a spin-off show for george and kellyanne conway, because their house has so much drama between the three of them. >> and i haven't even watched firsthand. i'm just hearing about it secondhand and i'm, like, that's a show. it's a lot. >> you don't need plural, you don't need housewives, you don't need families, grown-up hip-hop, you got that one family, huh? >> pretty much. >> exactly. >> nice observation. might actually watch that. here is a look at what's going on in walnut creek, mostly cloudy, few sprinkles possible, 50, pretty comfortable degrees considering we should be in the upper 30s to low 40s. cloudy and cool today with some sprinkles possible this morning. cooler tonight with more fog during tomorrow's morning
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commute. and more rain likely out of thursday's storm than saturday's. we also have another storm monday. so let's just jump into what is happening now. we'll get to that monday forecast. you can see over the san pablo bay, the bridges, some sprinkles trying to reach the ground. the dry air really evaporating most of that below 10,000 feet. if you have a chance, it is over the golden gate bridge, where our best radar return is right now. so let's take a look at what's going on with our temperatures today. because of the cloud cover, close to yesterday, which is around 60 to 62 inland. about 57 to 60 around the bay. and mid to upper 50s along the coast. here is a look at future radar. the models aren't picking up on anything reaching the ground this morning. there may be a slight chance during the afternoon hours. secondary push of energy hits some of our higher elevations. especially the diablo range and the santa cruz mountains. some sprinkles to a light shower there and north bay mountains during the evening. then again, that is just the newest model picking up on that.
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that hasn't been consistent run to run. so for the most part, i'll keep it dry for your evening outdoor planner and just dress warmly. temperatures eventually get into the upper 40s to low 50s. we'll fall to the 30s in our deepest valleys. so it is an off and on forecast. clouds on today, sunshine, off tomorrow, then rain on thursday through friday morning, friday afternoon and evening it is going to be out. saturday features rain through sunday morning. sunday afternoon does not. monday, another chance of some wet weather. julian? >> thank you, mike. east bay city is offering free covid testing starting today for three days. drive through testing will be available in the parking lot of the holly community center in union city. officials say appointments are not required, but they are encouraged and can be made online on the color website. the site is open today through thursday from 9:00 to 3:30 in the afternoon. the city of san jose will continue talks today for hero pay for grocery store workers.
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if approved it would give workers with 300 employees nationwide a $3 an hour pay bump. today the city council is expected to hear more information about the economic impact. the california grocers association says it will lead to higher food prices. and a nevada couple is proving that true love is destiny. they recently remarried more than 50 years after getting divorced. let's meet diane and dennis reynolds. they tied the knot right after high school. they had two kids. but then they went their separate ways after 4 1/2 years. both got married, had more kids, decades went by, they reconnected when both their spouses passed away recently. diane is recovering from a fall in the hospital when she got flowers from her high school sweetheart. they spoke with abc's will ganz. >> my daughter said to me, mom, he's not asking you to marry
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you, he's sending you flowers. never give up. you never know what is around the corner. >> give it time. >> 50 years isn't giving it enough time, i don't know what is. >> they gave tauit all the time didn't they? they shared their secret to staying happy. they say they have tvs in different rooms for when you can't agree on what you want to watch. and it is working? >> listen, you do what you got to do. what if they're also doing the separate beds thing at this point too? kudos and congrats to them for finding love 50 years later. here say cool story for you, a koala is back in the kwild this mo wild after creating chaos on a freeway in australia. the animal ended up inside of a car after causing a five-car pileup during the morning commute. the kw police say no one was seriously
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hurt, thankfully. two people managed to wrangle the koala into a car until rescuers got there. and check it out. this is what the koala was doing once it got into the car. getting comfortable behind the steering wheel, climbing around the dashboard, checking things out. this is too much. >> disrespectful at this point. you already caused a crash and now you digging around looking in my car. >> no one was hurt though. everyone was safe. she said take him back. >> take him back. >> put him back into the wild. >> goodness that was cute though. they're still cute. coming up next, the seven things you need to know today. abc launched new streaming apps so wherever you are, you can get our live newscast, brki news, weather and more with our new abc 7 bay area app on apple tv, android tv, fire tv, and roku too. all you have to do is search abc 7 bay area and download it for free.
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and let's take a live look outside right now at the bay bridge. nice, calm waters this morning. it is 6:55. 6:56 ♪ ♪
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it is 6:58. if you're just joining us, here are the seven things you need to know this morning. number one, south bay, california's largest covid-19 vaccination site is set to open up today at levi's stadium in santa clara. the goal is for 5,000 vaccinations a day, and then for it to expand to 15,000 when the supply increases. vaccinations are by appointment only. number two, a suspect is now facing charges in connection with an attack on a 91-year-old in oakland, chinatown. community members are also stepping up with volunteers walking the streets to improve safety. and number three, san jose police are investigating a homicide after a man was found lying on a sidewalk. it is not clear how he died. both directions of santa clara street from 26th to highway 101 are closed off. number four, the start of
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the historic impeachment trial of former president donald trump charged with inciting the deadly riot at u.s. capitol. live coverage starts around 10:00 a.m. here on abc 7 or wherever you stream abc 7 news. number five, we're starting off cloudy and mild this morning. even some sprinkles are possible. we will remain seasonally cool this afternoon with temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. and number six, we're takinging a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza now and backup there, mitering lights came on at 6:05. expect delays. and number seven, leaving you with a bit of cuteness this morning. a bear cub spotted playing with a hammock. this is in south lake tahoe. apparently this little guy didn't get the memo about hibernation during winter. this is the time to be out, you know, you have it all to yourself. >> taking advantage of it.
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>> thank you for joining us this morning. >> if he can just get in that hammock. >> righ good morning, america. the historic second impeachment trial of former president trump just hours from getting started. democrats set to use video showing violent mobs, arguing trump is singularly responsible for the assault on the capitol. as his defense team calls the trial political theater and unconstitutional. we're breaking it all down this morning. race to vaccinate. major pharmacies rolling out their plans this week starting with 1 million doses nationwide. some chains expected to get shots in arms starting friday. this morning, walgreens is making an exclusive announcement only on "gma." now the cdc warning americans not to let their guard down. >> i'm asking everyone to please keep your guard up. >> amid concern over those new


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