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it outrage tonight across the bay area when it comes to getting a test at a site like this. >> depicted on a black lives matter mural, calling on the city to take action. >> they propose police officers no longer make traffic stops. who is for the idea and who is not so sure. >> steamy summer weather for the weekend. i'll show you how hot coming up. abc7 news at 11:00 starts now. >> announcer: abc7 news at 11:00 breaking news. >> the sheriff's office tells us a suspect is dead. >> they haven't released details on the specifics of the
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incident. it happened in an area known knn knig knightston. one letter depicts a woman who was convicted of murdering a new jersey state trooper. the artist is defending her work. the portrait is sparking a debate about racial and social justice. >> which is a major part of our effort to build a better bay area. abc7 news reporter amanda del castillo has the story.>>eportet black lives matter mural outside palo alto city hall is hard to miss. many people paying close attention to the e in the word matter. a portrait of joanne, also san antonio as shakur. it's different than the photos plastered on the most wanted terrorist list. the black liberation army was convicted and sentenced for a
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new jersey state trooper in 1973. she escaped in 1979. >> these were not social justice warriors as we see today. these were felons, they were criminals, they wer association launched a petition urging city leaders to remove shakur, but the oakland artist behind the painting is doubling down saying in part this is about defending the movements and communities i'm accountable to and work to uplift. this time our work is being targeted by the national police association. she continued, they see her involvement with the black liberation movement as a threat the status quo. around the clock wednesday and for much of the day thursday, artist volunteer guarded the image. >> i was on the e all day long. today i decided to move my car after i learned the truth about shakur. >> eporter: while he said he supports all law enforcement, h speech. palo mal a e as calls to
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preserve the peace, directing me to a city statement which read, in part, in no way does the mural take away from the value we have in our police officers who serve our community every day. in palo alto, i'm amanda del castillo, abc7 news. >> in the east bay, a first in the national proposal to stop police from conducting traffic stops in berkeley, it's part of the city's effort to redefine law enforcement in response to the black lives matter movement. this is the first in the nation effort they're making. abc7 news reporter kate larson has the story. >> reporter: next week berkeley city council will vote on a proposal to create a department of transportation and use employees in that department to make traffic stops instead of police. >> most traffic stops don't really warrant a police officer. >> reporter: darrell owens is e co-executive of east bay for everyone, a housing and traffic nonprofit. he helped pitch the new one year plan t from berkeley
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p.d. to fund the new department. >> a minor traffic violation should not have resulted in the murder of a black and brown body. but at the same time, we can also reexamine the nature of punitive law enforcement and broken windows policing that makes traffic enforcement so deadly to begin with. >> reporter: berkeley is no stranger to radical ideas, but when it comes to this proposal, many of the people i've spoken to here in downtown berkeley may not be ready for this new idea. >> that's crazy. >> reporter: why don't you think it's a good idea? >> because doing traffic stops is also a dangerous job, you know. you don't know who you're stopping. >> i think the police need to be doing what they do best, which is to secure the safety of our population and including traffic violations. >> reporter: berkeley resident tim davis has a different perspective. >> i get stopped when i'm in my car, you know, many times. and there's no straight answer for it. you know what it's it's about skin color. i don't think police should do everything in the city. >> we don't want to inhibit apprehending dangerous criminals
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or, you know, drunk drivers. that is not the intent. >> reporter: along with the mayor, lori drosty is one of three councilmembers sponsoring the proposal. it is unclear where the funding for the program might come from. next week's vote is to begin the community engagement process. kate larson, abc7 news. >> san francisco supervisors will now decide if voters should be asked to revise the city chartered to determine how many officers the police department will have. right now a charter amendment requires san francisco police employ at least 1971 officers. today as supervisors committee decide on putting a measure on th november ballot. if you need an ally when it comes toish use of justice and equality, go to abc7news.com/take action. you'll find local resources and guides. >> the surge of coronavirus cases across california is putting new strain on some bay area testing sites. patients we talk with are having to wait up to two weeks just to get an appointment, and then
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another week to get their results. abc7 news reporter j.r. stone explains why this backlog is happening. >> scary, it's scary. it's really scary. >> reporter: tanishia williams, mother of six with underlying conditions is describing her concern not knowing if she has covid-19. like so many others, she waited in long lines in antioch thursday. that were similar to these recent long lines at a testing center in hayward. she waited eight days to get a test and was told by kaiser antioch to wait another week to get the results. >> if i'm covid positive, i want to know now. it shouldn't take me a week to find out if i'm covid-19. i just think that's the pits right now. >> reporter: in san francisco, there weren't many cars at this free peer 30 testing facility on thursday. but try to get an appointment, and you'll have to wait more than a week. >> i'm seeing the wait times to get a test are really long, like eight or ten days at the embarcadero and the soma sites. >> reporter: earlier this week i
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scheduled an appointment at that embarcadero site for next week. on thursday the place looked dead towards closing, so i asked pointment. move up my employees, not knowing that i'm a reporter said, no problem. similar to others we talked with who came before their appointment date. state health officials responded to complaints of delays, saying that labs are now analyzing tests from other states, not just california, causing backups. they are also prioritizing tests. those officials, though, not addressing backups in getting the tests taken. >> they said, okay, our next appointment is in the 22nd of july and i'm just like, what? >> my nerves are everywhere right now. i'm petrified waiting on this test, and i wish it can come back sooner, but a week, a week out? >> reporter: j.r. stone, abc7 news. aew covid-19 testing site opened in san francisco's mission district today. it's called a low barrier site.
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that means you don't need a doctor's referral or insurance to receive a free test. the site will operate every thursday on alabama street. and if someone tests positive for covid-19, they will receive information on benefits that they can receive for not getting paid while missing work. >> new at 11:00, many california prison inmates are getting time shaved off their sentences due to covid-19. because of the pandemic, credit-earning programs have been shutdown, and now state officials wrote inmates today saying most are getting 12 weeks of time served. inmates with serious rule violations or those sentenced to life without the possibility of parole or death row are ineligible. the outbreak in state prisons is having an impact on cal fire to fight fires. dozens of inmates to work on hand crews are quarantined because of the virus. we are already in peak fire season. the state is now looking for more than 800 people to replace them. >> these are the critical workers doing that really hard
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grunt work, just doing the raking and getting down into the dirt and preparing the line for our firefighters. >> one change this year, if urie evacuated from a wildfire, the state may put you up at a hotel instead of a shelter. >> tonight coronavirus cases are surging in at least 33 states and hospitalizations have hit record levels in at least ten of them. one of the hardest-hit states, arizona, where one out of every three people tested is positive. abc news reporter serene shaw has the story. >> reporter: it's home to the highest rate of infection. in arizona, scenes like these, three generation of one family parked in a long line just after midnight, desperate for testing. >> is it worth spending a night in a car with an ye o d notivenlic s governor coronavirus briefing i
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signing an executive order to reduce indoor dining to less than 50% capacity. >> i also want to emphasize that you are safer at home. >> reporter: kentucky's governor also putting new mandates in place requiring everyone in the state's public spaces to wear a mask starting tomorrow evening. dr. anthony fauci with even harsher suggestions in an interview with 538's podcast saying some states should look at shutting down. >> despite the guidelines and the recommendations to open up carefully and prudently, some states skipped over those and just opened up too quickly. certainly florida i know, you know, i think jumped over a couple of checkpoints. >> reporter: florida, according to "the new york times," with an astonishing 1400% uptick in average daily covid cases compared to who they reopened roughly two months ago. patients facing intense physical challenges and emotional ones. >> one of the worst feelings of
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being there is seeing these patients fight for their lives and not having their families near them. >> reporter: some hospitals running out of places to even put those patients fighting for their lives. texas medical center at 105% capacity. and texas's governor saying the numbers will look worse going into next week. president trump, though, still painting a different picture than the data or his top infectious disease experts. >> we have among the lowest mortality rate anywhere in the world. >> but as a country, when you compare us to other countries, i don't think you can say we're doing great. i mean, we're just not. s. >> sexualisconduct allegations confirmed at a south bay high . what aew rort reveals about decades of abuse. >> the search for missing glee actress tonight, the new video that may provide clues. >> growing frustration over a
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huge backlog of state unemployment claims. 7 on your side gets some answers. >> i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. brief cooling tomorrow will be followed by hotter weather this weekend. i'll have the seven-day accuweather forecast coming up. >> thanks, sandhya. here's jimmy kimmel live. >> i'll make this show all about me. >> all black people are not homophobic and i know that. so i have done an addendum to that post to really specify who i'm talking to. it's a beautiful thing. superfast internet with an xfinity flex 4k streaming device included? even beautiful-er. and now flex also comes with peacock. ooh la la. this rare bird lets you stream tons of movies,
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any developments almost three years after the first reports of past sexual abuse, the leadership of a catholic girls school in san jose admits that for years the staff didn't protect students. tonight presentation high school is releasing the disturbing results of its investigation. the stark truth is that our school did not live up to its commitment to protect you. we added further harm when we
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responded defensively when reports of past abuse began to surface in 2017, end quote. that's the main message of a letter thursday from presentation high school's president and board of directors chair. since september of last year, an investigative firm has been looking into allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by former presentation staff members. the letter says investigators have a, quote, good faith belief that six former staff members engaged in inappropriate behavior with students. the allegations span from the 1980s to 2013. they include acts ranging from grooming students to groping. none of the staff members still works at presentation. investigators also found instances in which two former principals mary miller and marianne stuckey received reports of possible sexual misconduct but took ineffective or no action. current school officials have implemented several reforms and have stripped the school of any honors to the accused staff.
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now, none of the accused individuals has been formally charged. the school has shared the report with the san jose police department and the san jose diocese as well. >> investigators will be working to identify some bones found today in unincorporated san jose. the sheriff's office says a person found the bones in a creek bed near what appears to be a tent or a homeless encampment. the office didn't specify if the bones are human, but did say it's too early to determine an identity or whether the bones belonged to a male or female. >> new details tonight, investigators release security camera footage of actress nia rivera and her son arriving at a southern california lake hours before rivera is believed to have drowned. later you see the boat pull away. she never returned to the boat. rental staff found her son asleep drifting on the lake. he told investigators he and his mom had been swimming. >> the california employment development department, the e.d.d., is coming under
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increasing fire for not doing its job adequately, leaving those in need without money or answers. 7 on your side's michael finney has been talking with some very frustrated unemployed workers and angry lawmakers. >> there is so much frustration, so many inadequate outcomes, it is hard to know exactly when the e.d.d. crossed the line. perhaps it was on june 22nd when the e.d.d. instituted a policy where lawmakers were told to stop trying to help their constituents so much. in this email, the e.d.d. laying down the law. state senators and assembly members may request one constituent referral per week to be expedited. >> the fact that our legislative offices are limited to only sharing one case or a handful of cases every week is just unacceptable. >> assembly member david chiu and scott weiner of san francisco held a news conference
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to say enough is enough. >> but after almost four months of this, at some point the agency has to get it right. >> around two hours after the news conference, the e.d.d. backed off its one a week edict. laura davis has been unemployed for weeks and has never been able to connect with a live person at e.d.d. >> the closest i got to getting through was i got a recorded message that said, we're experiencing an supremely high volume of calls right now. good-bye. >> a group of republican lawmakers may know why she's had such trouble. in this letter accusing the e.d.d. of misleading the public by announcing they had opened phone hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., when specific questions were only answered in the morning. the letter which asked for an audit also accuses the department of misleading legislative offices by claiming they are currently responding to claim inquiries sent on a specific date when the
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department isn't doing that at all. republican assemblyman kevin kylie represents district 6 northeast of sacramento. >> everyone is hearing from, you know, hundreds of constituents who are experiencing these same problems. the question is, is there going to be political will that is bipartisan for actually trying to fix the problem and bring accountability? >> senator jerry hill of san mateo chairs the committee which oversees the e.d.d. >> from a government standpoint, i think e.d.d. has failed us. >> this week the senator met with e.d.d.d. staff, the governor's office and others, and there is good news. those like laura davis who have been waiting the longest for checks will be given priority by the e.d.d. >> now they've taken a different tact where they're going to look at all of the march and april -- those applications from march and april that they haven't been able to process fully, which are about 100,000 or more, and then deal with those first. >> i requested interviews with
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the secretary for the california labor and work force development agency and the director of the e.d.d. both requests were denied. today on abc7 news at 3:00, kristen sze interviewed a representative of the e.d.d. it is an interview worth watching. it's posted on abc7news.com. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> do that. it is worth watching. all right. let's move on, talk about the weather forecast. just a gorgeous out there, but getting hot. sandhya patel is here. >> yeah, we had triple digits inland this afternoon and places like fairfield. dan and ama, we're going to see those temperatures dialing back just a little bit tomorrow inland, and then the heat is on for the weekend. let's take a look at a sunset that was absolutely amazing from our east bay hills camera tonight. skies were clear, and tonight there is very limited fog. as a matter of fact, just a few patches. but that will be changing as we head towards tomorrow morning. so take a look at this stunning
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live picture from our sutro tower camera as we look towards downtown san francisco. areas of dense fog in the morning. it is going to be cooler from the coast and bay tomorrow afternoon. the heat persists inland through the weekend. and fire danger will be elevated, so remain vigilant. one of the biggest factors for this fire danger is obviously it's one of our driest months, but you keep the drought monitor in mind. most of the bay area is in the moderate to severe category, which is why any fires that do develop will quickly spread. just something to keep in mind. now, here's where you're going to notice it's going to get hotter. on sunday high pressure over the desert southwest will be moving westward. and as it does, it will bring the heat with it. low to moderate risk of heat illnesses here in the bay area, particularly inland. dangerous heat is expected in other parts of the state as you will notice 120 in palm springs sunday afternoon. 118 in needles, 113 in vegas. there are excessive heat warnings already in place for those areas. live doppler 7 showing you the
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patch of fog near point reyes. it will be filling in as the night goes on. temperatures, i have to tell you, it's much warmer than 24 hours ago. no major wind. so 50s to 80s, many areas inland, and the 70s and 80s still. as we look at the hour by hour forecast, 5:00 to 8:00 a.m., combination of fog and high clouds. as the afternoon goes on, high thin wispy clouds, particularly in the south and east bay. those temperatures do come down, though, tomorrow afternoon everywhere. temperatures low 50s to mid 60s. as we head into the afternoon hours, 96 in antioch. it's still hot. don't get me wrong, 95 fairfield, 87 in san jose, 76 in oakland. 86 san rafael. 66 in san francisco. 62 degrees and breezy in half moon bay. your accuweather seven-day forecast a little cooler tomorrow. holding steady on saturday. and then sunday the heat is on. it's going to be a summer scorcher. not everywhere. just inland. mid 60s to low 100s, the heat
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eases next week. and by thursday i think most of us will be ready for a little bit of a break. dan and ama? >> definitely. thanks, sandhya. >> well, aids walk san francisco is just ten days away. the virtual walk kicks off sunday, july 19th, at 10:00 a.m. aids walk live at home will stream online and air right here on abc7. the star studded event will feature bette midler, gloria estefan and more. proceeds benefit p.r.c. and 20 other bay area hiv aids service organizations. there is still time to register and raise money so please get involved. visit aids walk.net or chicago 415-615-walk. >> and tomorrow on "good morning america," shaggy performs this cheeseburger is the best! it's about to get bester baby! ♪ menutaur! make it a double, yeah! nice mane! try my $5.99 southwest cheddar cheeseburger combo and make it a double for a buck more.
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and equality in this country has exploded onto the headlines, exploded into our streets and captured the national consciousness. earlier today we hosted a special town hall. my colleagues, liz kreutz, julian glover and i engaged experts focusing on problems and solutions including a growing idea called alliship. >> alliship is critical, not solely as a form of compassion and of sympathy, but actually what kenneth clark used to call racial empathy. it requires allies to look deeply to self-sacrifice, to have generosity, and to actually try to put themselves in the position of black, indigenous people of color that are literally facing a war in this country. >> other panelists suggested that education and learning about past struggles for civil rights can help all of us build a brighter future. you can watch this town hall and our other town halls on race and coronavirus on abc7news.com on
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>> announcer: now abc7 sports with larry beil. >> good evening. every single day is critical preparing for this short baseball season which begins in exactly two weeks. and matt chatman is feeling frustrated by delays in testing, getting the coliseum ready, the schedule. he wants to make sure this team can reach its full potential. >> we're frustrated that we weren't able to start on the 1st. you look around the league and a lot of teams are starting their spring training on the 1st and guys had been flying into cities, you know, days prior to the 1st to get tested and make sure they're on top of it. so i think we're just disappointed that, you know, our organization just, you know, took those extra few days and it ended up costing us even more few days when we were all ready to go on july 1st. >> sounds like giants catcher buster posey might opt out of
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the season. posey missed his third workout this season. he expressed reluctance to play to the media because of covid-19. here's gabe kaplan on posey's absence. >> he is working through a personal issue. i want to respect his privacy, cross any subsequent bridges as they arise. we are going to take the family first approach to this. we will take it on as a responsibility to scramble as necessary. but we don't want to rush these very personal decisions. >> bigge football news. the big 10 announcing fall sports will play conference games only this season, hoping to limit travel for their athletes, prevent covid-19. san jose state were set to play at penn state this year. that game canceled, probably cost the spartans a million bucs. the pac-12 and other conferences may soon make the same move. nba players heading into the orlando bubble. sixers center joel embiid taking
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and that is going to do it for us for tonight. thank you so much for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. for larry beil, sandhya patel, all of us here we appreciate your time. right now on jimmy kimmel stay tuned, guest host billy ikeener
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and billy porter. we'll see you tomorrow. have a great night. . >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live," with guest host, billy eichner. tonight, billy porter and music from kim petras. and now, billy eichner. >> billy: hello, and welcome to "jimmy kimmel live". i'm not jimmy kimmel, and this is not live. but i am your guest host, billy eichner, not to be confused with music star billie eilish. some people confuse us. but we do have similar careers. she's an 18-year-old music sensation who won multiple grammys. i'm a 41-year-old gay man telling jokes to no one in abandoned house. all of you harvard students angry that you'll have to take online classes this fall, how do you think i feel? when i was a kid i dreamed of hosting a late night show. i never once thought it would be on a set that i just had to swiffer.

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