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action approach to keeping home safe from flames. good evening. thank you for joining us on dionne lim more ferocious wildfire seasons in the bay area are prompting people to take new measures to be fire ready an event today in the north bay took a new approach to dealing with wildfire safety abc 7 news reporter cornell. bernard was at today's wildfire prevention festival cornell. i thought this was so creative. yeah, i thought so too and it's been a big day. a lot of families are leaving here. the event is over. but what happens when a concert meets a wildfire prevention fare you get the ember stop a lot of families are feeling safer because of it. and brought some good vibes during this free concert at marin civic center park, but music is only part of what's happening here is really the number one. cause the ember stomp festival a unique way to remind people that
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fire season is here with lots of expert advice on protecting property from wildfire messians the gutters as well. just keeping all combusting anything debris from gathering for making your home ember resistant to creating a fire smart yard with defensible space. so from zero. to five feet from your house the perimeter. it's called zone zero and that's the zone that we don't want any vegetation. this is probably one of the most at risk communities in the nation. we're regarding wildfires a reality check from central marin fire battalion. chief todd lando. he says his drought conditions worsen the odds of a major wildfire increased by the week take this generation. we've sort of forgotten how at risk we are because we've been successful for this date fighting the fires, but that that luck is going to run. organizers say it's a wake-up call for families to be fire safe at home and have a plan in case of evacuation.
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and that means doing each of us doing our part to make our our community safer fires. always a worry the lang family says it's important to be prepared with it being so dry and we haven't had rain in a long time. i guess. it's just super important to know what to do. and what options options there are out there. yeah organizers say about 2,000 people came out today and they hope those who did are leaving here feeling empowered to protect themselves and their homes against wildfire. they say it is now a team effort with the community. we're live. county cornell bernard abc 7 news. yeah good to see that effort working cornell. thanks to you. now in the east bay, this is the reason for wildfire prevention events like that one a brush fire ignited today in contra costa county. just north of bay point near willow pass road. peruse say a set of train tracks is acting as a barrier separating a neighborhood in bay point from the fire. it started at about 9 o'clock this morning and continues to
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burn in marsh area. that fire is now at 20 acres and crews. say winds are pushing the flames. developing news now governor newsom has tested positive for covid. he started feeling mild symptoms this morning and took a test which came back positive. newsome is isolating and beginning five days of pax levid the antiviral against covid. received his second booster shot just 10 days ago. now on friday he was in san francisco for an outdoor event with new zealand's prime minister in golden gate park. this is video of the event the governor's office says newsom will isolate until at least thursday or until he tests negative. moving on now to uvalde texas. we're a heartbroken community has come together to console one another after this week's tragic school shooting. this is one of many memorials around the city 19 child size chairs one for each of the students killed at rob elementary school and two adult
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chairs for the two teachers gunned down in the attack. residents of the tight-knit community are attempting to help each other out coming together for prayer or to share a meal. president biden remarked on the tragedy during his commencement speech at the university of delaware today. we cannot outlaw tragedy. i know. but we can make america safer. we can finally do we have to depict the lives of the people and of our children. the president and first lady will travel to uvalde tomorrow to meet with 21 victim families. those families are still demanding answers and accountability from texas law enforcement after learning more than an hour passed between the first 9-1-1 call and when authorities stormed the classroom well, the vice president paid her respects to the victims in the mass shooting at a buffalo supermarket earlier this month. this is a moment that requires all good people our god-loving people to stand up and say we
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will not stand for for this enough is enough. today kamala harris delivered remarks at the funeral for ruth whitfield the oldest victim in the buffalo supermarket attack. 10 people were killed in that incident which investigators say was racially motivated. harris met bereaved families before the service and afterward made an unannounced visit to the top supermarket site where flowers photographs and notes have been placed. to the latest headlines now in the war in ukraine at least one person is dead after shelling in the southeastern, ukrainian, port city of nikolai where the mayor says a residential area was targeted. leaders of germany and france held a phone call with russian president vladimir putin today pressing him to agree to a ceasefire in ukraine and withdraw russia's troops. the us defense department says it has not made a decision on a request from ukrainian officials saying they urgently need us
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made multiple launch rocket systems to halt russian advances. stanford's ukrainian student association hosted an event in san francisco today to protest a series of rapes in ukraine. organizers say russian soldiers are sexually abusing women during the ongoing military invasion. military protesters female protesters i should say stood in silence with their faces covered by bags and their mouths gagged several major cities here in the us and around the world held protests just like this one today. dueling rallies today for and against the recall of san francisco district attorney chase a boudin. election day is in about a week and a half but early voting is well underway. supporters of the recall rallied in chinatown's portsmouth square urging voters to support measure h some of them included family of crime victims in the city. participants there say boudin is not doing his job.
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he's helping the criminals that he used to be helping because he used to be public defender and he doesn't understand his duty as a district attorney and therefore we're here to let people know that we will not stand for that. across town the district attorney himself and his supporters defended his prosecutorial record. they held a rally urging voters to reject measure age. we have a higher charging rate overall. then my predecessor. we have a higher charging rate than neighboring county district attorneys, and we have a higher conviction rate for homicides and for other serious crimes then under the prior administration. boudin says the pro recall movement is scapegoating him for the problems that have worsened in san francisco during the pandemic. he says recalling him will not solve the city's issues. it is the first day of in-person voting in santa clara county for the june 7th. primary vote center hours are nine-to-five every day and 7 am to 8 pm on election day locations will also be open on memorial day a total of 101 vote
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centers will be open throughout the county and in san francisco. this is the first weekend the city hall voting center is open which will be open next weekend as well. and in person voting centers also open today in san mateo county the chief elections officer tweeted that the san carlos library is among nine locations he suggests people vote early vote centers are open every day. we'll just after the break a truly san francisco event returns this weekend. the an event like none other. carnival is back. the festival returns following a pandemic pause plus. eyes are say this year the event features three new elements. and weekend of remembrance the bay area is marking this memorial day by renewing a long-standing tradition. and we have clouds with an associated cold front moving through the bay area right now. it will be clearer tomorrow, but very breezy love all the
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temperatures and a big warm-up after memorial day with the activator 7 day forecast.
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one of san francisco's most colorful and most musical street events is
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back. what a party. the 44th carnival returns this weekend after a hiatus during the pandemic the two-day free festival features live music and dancing. along with arts and crafts carnival returns with quite a few changes including a health healthy dose of and protection from covid. we have a total of six different stations where you can get covid tested. you can get rapid covid test to go home and you can get the vaccine and boosters. so we really want to encourage people to to you know, stay vaccinated. stay healthy prevent any more of the spread. year ait easy other new community-led cannabis garden a tech and gaming pavilion and an lgbtq dedicated stage carnival takes place on harrison street from 16th to 24th street in san francisco if you couldn't make it today, no worries. it all runs tomorrow starting with the grand parade at 9:30
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and goes until 6:00 pm. well, this memorial day weekend people took part. across the golden gate bridge in honor of our fallen service members and their families. the army' most senior enlisted leader sergeant major of the army michael grinston took part in the walk that included gold star families city officials soldiers veterans and local military organizations. tomorrow grinston is holding a lunch and learn at the marines memorial building in an effort to better build a connection with local veterans and support groups. a longstanding memorial day tradition took place today in san francisco boy scouts veterans and volunteers placed flags at more than 26,000 headstones at the san francisco national cemetery in the presidio a memorial day observed ceremony is scheduled at the cemetery on monday at 10:30. am it was canceled the past two years due to covid people can
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get a rare. look at nasa's water hunting moon rover. check it out. this replica is on display now in the east bay while the real thing gets prepared for a space odyssey that could revolutionize human space travel. and taking a live look outside at the bay bridge where you can see there. yeah that fog rolling into the bay area ab 7 news meteorologist francis deglassen tells us a warming trend is coming our way more details on that. timing in your accuweather forecast coming up in sports just five days to the nba finals. they're right here on abc 7 in draymond green turns up the heat how miami is using his comments as motivation explain it in sports.
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out-of-state corporations wrote an online sports betting plan they call "solutions for the homeless". really? the corporations take 90 percent of the profits. and using loopholes they wrote, they'd take even more. the corporations' own promotional costs,
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like free bets, taken from the homeless funds. and they'd get a refund on their $100 million license fee, taken from homeless funds, too. these guys didn't write a plan for the homeless. they wrote it for themselves. self-driving cars. our power grid. water treatment plants. hospital systems. they're all connected to the internet... and vladimir putin or a terrorist could cause them all to self-destruct... a cyber 9-11 that would destroy our country.
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i'm dan o'dowd and i wrote the software that keeps our air defenses secure. i approved this message because i need your vote for u.s. senate to send a message... congress needs to fix this. people in oakland got their first look today at a rover that is about to go on a water searching mission to the moon take a look the viper rover full-size replica. is now on display at chabot science center. nasa provided this video viper is a mobile. lot, that will go to the moon's south pole to get a close-up view of water ice that could potentially eventually be used
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to sustain human exploration. viper is planned for delivery to the lunar surface late next year. part of building a better bay area includes addressing issues of race and social justice this aapi heritage month. i was invited to speak about my reporting on anti-asian violence for the nonprofit society of a heart's delight in san jose. the audience included members of the chinese immigrant community representatives from south bay supervisors offices and assembly member evan lowe's office. the event was made possible in part through santa clara county's division of equity and social justice. chance a special. thank you to everyone. what a great event a great way to spend an afternoon and really francis compared to the fog that we're having san jose looking real nice out there. yeah, they had more sunshine and warmer temperatures and right now we're starting to see some clouds and a cold front move through the bay area you can see it here with live doppler 7 and the satellite radar image we could see some possible sprinkles in the north bay. and so far the last 24 hours. we only have trace amounts in
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santa rosa and in vacaville and also in fairfield current temperatures right now. range from upper 50s in half moon bay 59 to some low 70s out there like fairfield brentwood even morgan hill at 70 degrees in san jose too hanging on to that 70 and also the winds have been gusting at sfo to 31 miles per hour notice. it has been breezy out there tomorrow. we'llez see conditions especially windy at e b leaivchees. shot from emeryville, and we're seeing all the cloud cover coming in right now, so the clouds will clear overnight it'll push through tomorrow plenty of sunshine, but the breeze will stick around near average temperatures by memorial day. so we're going to climb up a couple degrees tomorrow and then a ceneploure d we have a biggere ea 90set rur i somne of our in'a eyeossible sprinkles
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over the next few hours, but then tomorrow tomorw it's carut strong one hfandg goin mtoostle 48 aal 4e5 degrees, but a tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. it'll bay areae in fact if you're headed to bottle rock a high of 77 in napa in santa rosa, san francisco 66, oakland 71, san jose 74. so plenty of sunshine starting tomorrow, but with this strong winds, we'll start to see the have to especially in solano county. they'll be coming from the north augusta 30 miles per hour in these dry. northerly winds means that fires that start will spread quickly so as fire weather watch in effect for solano ou cmorning through tuesday afternoon and check out the accuweather 7-day forecast. so plenty of sunshine starting tomorrow brighter and windier a little bit warmer for memorial day still breezy though and then more sunshine but even warmer
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temperatures tuesday into wednesday start to feel like her low nineties for the inland areas around the bay upper 70s and at the beach is still cool with that seabreeze low 60s and then things start to cool down into next weekend where some sprinkles are possible next saturday. now abc 7 sports with chris alvarez well as you can see behind me the warriors are still waiting for their opponent in the nba finals miami beat boston game 6 forcing a winner-take-all in game 7 of the easternug the t had enough motivation facing elimination, but apparently draymond green provided more by saying the warriors would face boston in the finals have a look. honest answers you're asking me who i want to play. i'm gonna tell you who i think we're gonna play we're gonna play boston. okay, that's okay. that's what we're gonna play. thank you. just coming over he is so fired up. he wants a message to be relayed. he said tell draymond green. thank you. draymond.
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green said, we're gonna play the boston celtics madonna has them walk over and says, thank you for the inspiration. hey, tell draymond. i said, i appreciate it. you got it. i'll let him know. i don't have his number. red's outfielder. tommy fam has been suspended three games for slapping giants outfielder. jock peterson during a pre-game altercation yesterday peterson said it was over a fantasy football dispute fam says stem from some disrespectful text messages. mike castroemsky's wife in the new baby and the family all in this series starter alex wood almost out of a first inning jam, but kyle farmer. makes it three nothing on this blast to left center the giants though would battle back top of the six down 3-1 at this point evan longoria have yourself a week solo shot to the second deck his third homer of the week giants down three to two top of the ninth tying run on second two on two out wilmer flores liner to right joey bart's gonna try and round third and head home, but this throw from arcetus aquino gets him and the giants lose three two, they're second straight lost the team with the worst record in majors,
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how about the a's ice cream a big hit coliseum oakland hosting the rangers this afternoon top five five one bases loaded for former a marcus simeon his first home of the year is a grand slam 2 rangers win. 11-4 oakland is 2 and 14 in the last 16 home games ncaa softball super regional stanford needs a win against oregon state to face a winner. take all game three tomorrow beaver strike first grace mesmer two out two-run single, oregon state upnothing in a flash sta's best. comes in the fifth. they're the bases loaded with one one out now with two out here. taylor gendelsberger strikes out nz inning and stanford is shut out to nothing. they end their season oregon state advances to their second. women's college world series in arizona number one seated stanford baseball pac-12 tournament roland carter graham 20th homer of the year gives the cardinal the lead and the batman mask. that is the reward very cool, right? get started joey dixon gives up just two runs on five hits with five strikeouts ends of bases
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loaded jam here. stanford wins their 15th straight five four. they advance the first ever pac-12 title game. they'll wait ucla or oregon state matters with the off-season training activities fancy way of saying voluntary practice our first chance to look at second year quarterback, trey lance, and he says he does not hear all the outside noise on social media. in their most respectful way possible. like i really it doesn't change how i feel about you guys as people, but i really don't like necessarily it's not my job to carry with you guys say or anyone else on social media. i mean for me, it's i care about what the guys in the locker room thing and withs my job. you guys unfortunately aren't the ones that are making decisions for me or really have any effect on me in the most again respectful way possible. respectfully we'll be right back.
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abc 7 news at 11:00 and a close call flames race through a home on bethel island, but this fire highlights a much bigger problem the unity is currently facing. and governor gavin newsom is the latest person to get covid as cases trend upward. we talked to experts to see just how concerned we should be about a surge over the holiday
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weekend. well, finally now a new roller coaster at six flags discovery. kingdom is giving people a thrilling safari experience the park shared this video with us and you can see the new sidewinder. safari is one of a kind combination of family coaster and exhibit experience. it opened today and includes a jungle-like setting with live encounters with snakes lizards and reptiles the roller coaster takes people on sideways spins rapid drops and hairpin curves sidewinder. safari is the parks 11 roller coaster have a great night. we'll see you tonight at 11.
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